Vishal, though hails from a Telugu family, was brought up in Chennai and made his entry into Tamil films along with his brother Vikram Krishna. While Vishal turned a hero, his brother Vikram Krishna used to produce films. Having an attachment with Telugus, They started dubbing the Tamil films into Telugu and Vishal came very near to the Telugu audiences, with his films like, Pogaru, Pandemkodi and others. To strengthen his bonds with Telugu film industry too, Vishal decided to do a straight Telugu film and paved the way for Salute. However, the film failed to attract the audiences much, though it has a police story in its backdrop and powerful action scenes ruled the roost. Even Nayantara's glamour could not save the film.