It was a celebration time for Pawan Kalyan's fans after the first look of Panjaa was released. The look of the Telugu actor was so infectious that sporting beard suddenly looked chic.
Talking about the massive response for the first look, Nagesh Muntha one of the producers says, “He was inundated with calls from remote villages wishing nothing but the best for Panjaa." At the risk of sounding pompous he claims, “The movie isn"t your regular four-song-three-fight-one-item number fare. In most movies the characters are sheltered into narrative like passenger strapped to the car seat belt. With predetermined ups and downs the audiences go for a ride, but in Panjaa the characters are well etched out into the narrative."
He continues, “While Ali, Brahmanandam, Jhansi along with Pawan Kalyan drums up comedy, the drama and action are synced well into the story. There are no forced attempts, the blocks fit together very well and at every turn the story is revealing. The director kept a safe distance from unwanted buildups, over-the-top dialogues and exaggerated heroism for this film."
Nagesh Muntha further adds, “The action sequence of the film were not something laid out in advance - this had something to do with the contemporary aesthetics of the film, be it be the the hand-to-hand combat or the high octane gun fight sequences. I think the audiences are done to death with Sumo"s tossing in the air action sequences."
On a parting note Nagesh says, "Be it Sarah Jane Dias, Jackie Shroff, Atul Kulkarni, Tanikella Bharani or the amalgam of finest artists, Panjaa will be remembered as a gangster classic for a long time to come and will set the benchmarks for its technical brilliance."