‘Hero’, featuring Ashok Galla and Nidhhi Agerwal in the lead roles, is written and directed by Sriram Adittya T. ‘Hero’ marks the debut of Ashok Galla, son of industrialist and former MP Jayadev Galla and nephew of Super Star Mahesh Babu. The dialogues are penned by A.R. Tagore and Kalyan Shankar, and the movie is edited by Prawin Pudi. The music and background score are composed by Ghibran and the cinematography is handled by Sameer Reddy and Richard Prasad. The movie is bankrolled by Ashok’s mother Padmavathi Galla under the Amara Raja Media and Entertainment banner.
Arjun (Ashok Galla), a struggling actor, is head over heels in love with Subbu (Nidhhi Agerwal). Arjun receives a package from Mumbai one day, containing information of a contract to assassinate Subbu’s father (Jagapathi Babu). What is Arjun’s next move? What is Subbu’s father’s relationship with the underworld? The answers to these questions form the crux of ‘Hero’.
Ashok Galla creates a good first impression. He doesn’t go overboard and is in tune with the film’s plot and conflict. His delivery of language, dances, and fights are all excellent. It’s also lovely to see Ashok dancing to superstar Krishna’s tunes. Nidhhi Agerwal ignites the screen with her presence. Her chemistry with Ashok is spot on and a treat to watch. Jagapathi Babu is cast in an intriguing role and performs admirably throughout the film. His humorous timing was excellent, especially in the second half. Brahmaji’s performance as a mock action hero is pretty amusing and generates a lot of laughs.
The film spans various genres. The first half of the film is thrilling, and the second half is filled with excellent humour. Sriram Aditya’s screenplay is unique in that it combines simple scenes with engaging storytelling. He has done an excellent job of showcasing Ashok Galla and does not make him overact in any way. In the second half, he uses a riveting screenplay to mix crisp thrills with humour and adds enjoyable components to the plot.
WATCH OR NOT Overall, ‘Hero’ is an entertaining thriller with some good comedy and thrilling action in the first half. Ashok Galla creates a strong first impression, and the songs are enjoyable.
Director: Sriram Adittya T Writer: Sriram Adittya T, A R Tagore, and Kalyan Shankar Cast: Ashok Galla, Nidhhi Agerwal, Jagapathi Babu, Naresh, Vennela Kishore, Brahmaji, Satya Music: Ghibran Language: Telugu
Directed by Harsha Konuganti, ‘Rowdy Boys’ features Ashish Reddy and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead roles. The movie marks the debut of Ashish to the Telugu movie industry. The supporting cast includes Sahidev Vikram, Karthik Rathnam, Tej Kurapati and Komalee Prasad. The music and background score are composed by Devi Sri Prasad and the cinematography is handled by Madhie. It’s bankrolled by Dil Raju and Shirish Reddy under Sri Venkateswara Creations banner.
Akash (Ashish Reddy) is a carefree engineering student who falls in love with Kavya (Anupama Parameshwaran), a medical student. After a while, even Kavya begins to fall in love with Akash. Regrettably, the rivalry between Akash’s college and the other college complicates their love story. When they don’t have a choice, Akash and Kavya make life-changing decisions.
Producer Dil Raju’s nephew and Shirish Reddy’s son, Ashish Reddy makes a grand debut with ‘Rowdy Boys’. He performed like an established actor and his dancing skills are very good. Actress Anupama Parameshwaran fits the role to the tee and the scenes between the lead pair work well.
Director Sree Harsha Konuganti tells a routine story in a very unique way. The main highlights of this youthful college romance are Devi Sri Prasad’s music and Madhie’s visuals. The music, background score and rich visuals make the narrative an engaging affair.
WATCH OR NOT ‘Rowdy Boys’ is a fun college drama that will surely appeal to the youth.
Director: Sree Harsha Konuganti Writer: Sree Harsha Konuganti Cast: Ashish Reddy, Anupama Parameshwaran, Sahidev Vikram, Karthik Ratnam, Tej Kurapati, Srikanth Aiyyengar Language: Telugu
Directed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala, ‘Bangaraju’ features Akkineni Nagarjuna, Naga Chaithanya, Ramya Krishna and Kriti Shetty in the lead roles. The supporting cast includes Rao Ramesh, Brahmaji, Vennela Kishore, Jhansi, Anitha Chowdhary, Rohini, Praveen, Govind Padmasoorya, Ranjith and Naga Babu as Yama Dharma Raja. Seerat Kapoor, Meenakshi Dixit, Darshana Banik, Vedhika, Daksha Nagarkar and Faria Abdullah have cameo roles. The music and background score are by Anup Rubens and the cinematography is handled by J Yuvaraj. It’s bankrolled by Annapurna Studios and Zee Studios, the story is by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala and the movie is edited by Vijay Vardhan K.
Bangarraju (Nagarjuna) travels to heaven and lives happily ever after. Satyamma (Ramya Krishna), his wife, too dies and joins him in heaven. She then tells Bangarraju that his grandson, Chinna Bangarraju (Naga Chaitanya) has turned into a playboy and isn’t taking life seriously. Bangarraju is forced to return to earth and correct the situation. As if that weren’t enough, China Bangarraju is also at odds with the village’s main villains. The rest of the story follows Bangarraju’s descent and restoration of order.
It’s wonderful to see Nagarjuna and Chay Akkineni acting together on screen. All the scenes between them clicked big time. Krithi Shetty is excellent as the village belle, Naga Lakshmi. This is the first time Chay has played such a colourful character and he does a fantastic job. In all of the songs and dance routines, he wears floral shirts and looks adorable. He excels in the action episodes as well and the climax action scene is the best.
WATCH OR NOT ‘Bangarraju’ is a fantastic entertainer. The Chaitanya and Nagarjuna combination has proved to be a super-hit.
Director: Kalyan Krishna Kurasala Writer: Kalyan Krishna Kurasala Cast: Akkineni Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Ramya Krishna, Kriti Shetty, Rao Ramesh, Brahmaji, Vennela Kishore, Jhansi, Anitha Chowdhary, Rohini, Praveen, Govind Padmasoorya, Ranjith, Naga Babu, Duvvasi Mohan Language: Telugu
On the morning of January 14, fans of actor and producer Mohanlal took to Twitter to celebrate 25 years of his film, ‘Iruvar’. Directed by Mani Ratnam, ‘Iruvar’ (1997, ‘The Duo’ in English) is about the deep and complicated friendship between two men, who are forced to stand against each other in life. A political drama, the film is a fictional take on the relationship shared by politicians M.G. Ramachandran and M.K. Karunanidhi.
The film had a star cast and was the official debut of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who had been newly crowned Miss World. Mohanlal and Prakash Raj played Anandan and Tamizhselvan, while Aishwarya played a double role, one of which is meant to represent the late J. Jayalalithaa. Rai Bachchan, Tabu, Revathi and Gautami portrayed the women in their lives.
Co-written by Mani Ratnam, the film didn’t do well in the box office but is considered to be one of his best works as it won two National Film Awards and the Best Film award at the Belgrade International Film Festival. In 2012, film writer Rachel Dwyer voted for ‘Iruvar’ in a poll conducted by film magazine ‘Sight and Sound’ on the 1000 greatest films of all time.
Here’s a look at how Mohanlal, his fans, and film-lovers celebrated this day.
Iruvar, One of the most enchanting experiences in my cinematic journey!#25YearsofIruvar#Maniratnam @santoshsivan @arrahman @prakashraaj #AishwaryaRaiBachchan @Vairamuthu @gautamitads @Madhoo69 @actornasser @hasinimani #Tabu #Revathi #MadrasTalkies pic.twitter.com/22ac7xEEGI
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) January 14, 2022
He explained on screen what is meant by “deliberate underplay of emotions” in the definition of acting, through the movie Iruvar. When the movie was screened in America, Times Magazine stated “Mohanlal India’s answer to Marlon Brando”#25YearsofIruvar 🖤 #Mohanlal | @Mohanlal pic.twitter.com/AMHeZesmu4
— AKMFCWA Official (@AkmfcwaState) January 14, 2022
Still considered as one of Mani Ratnam’s finest works, #Iruvar is a fictionalised account of the friendship and political rivalry between M.G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi 👌
— Mohanlal Fans Club (@MohanlalMFC) January 14, 2022
— Dheeraj⚡ツ (@Dheerajoffl) January 14, 2022
— Vyshnav (@Vyshnav_LFA) January 14, 2022
— Aman (@cadence99) January 13, 2022
‘Iruvar’ is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Mohanlal’s upcoming film ‘Bro Daddy’ will release on Disney+ Hotstar on January 26.
Written and directed by Puli Vasu, ‘Super Machi’ features Kalyaan Dhev and Rachita Ram in the lead roles. It’s bankrolled by Rizwan under the Rizwan Entertainment banner, the music and background score are composed by Thaman S and the cinematography is handled by Shyam K. Naidu. The movie is edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh and the supporting cast includes Rajendra Prasad, Tanikella Bharani, Naresh, Posani Krishna Murali, Pragathi, Prudhvi, Mahesh, Fish Venkat and Ajay. The film is out in cinemas today.
‘Super Machi’ is a romantic drama. Rachita Ram plays Meenakshi, who is deeply in love with Raju, played by Kalyaan Dev. While Raju initially rejects her proposal, he eventually falls for her. But there’s a twist. There’s a reason behind Meenakshi’s mad love for Raju.
This is Kalyaan Dhev’s second movie. His debut movie, ‘Vijetha’, was released in theatres in 2018. His next movie Kinnerasani will be released in theatres in March this year.
‘Hero’, featuring Ashok Galla and Nidhhi Agerwal in the lead roles, is written and directed by Sriram Adittya T. The dialogues are penned by A.R. Tagore and Kalyan Shankar, and the movie is edited by Prawin Pudi. The music and background score are composed by Ghibran and the cinematography is handled by Sameer Reddy and Richard Prasad.
‘Hero’ is Ashok Galla’s debut. He’s the son of industrialist and former MP Jayadev Galla, and nephew of Super Star Mahesh Babu. The movie is bankrolled by Galla’s mother Padmavathi Galla under the Amara Raja Media and Entertainment banner. The film will release tomorrow, on January 15.
The trailer introduces Ashok as an aspiring actor, who must overcome various hurdles including one in the form of the heroine’s father. The film promises a good dose of humour thanks to the presence of Vennela Kishore and Satya.
Director Sriram Adittya has earlier directed hit movies such as ‘Devadas’ and ‘Bhale Manchi Roju’. ‘Hero’ is billed to be the highest budget movie amongst the Sankranti.