Andala Rakshasi

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Andala Rakshasi
Andala Rakshahi Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Hanu Raghavapudi
Produced by Sai Korrapati
S. S. Rajamouli[1]
Written by varun prabhas
Screenplay by varun prabhas
Starring Naveen Chandra
Rahul Ravindran
Lavanya Tripathi
chandravyas
Music by Radhan
Cinematography Murali G.
Edited by Chandrasekhar G. V.
Production
company
Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram
Distributed by SVC Cinemas (Andhra Pradesh)[2]
14 Reels (overseas)[3]
Release dates
  • August 10, 2012 (2012-08-10)[4]
Country India
Language Telugu

Andala Rakshasi (English: Beautiful Devil) is a 2012 Telugu romance film written and directed by Hanu Raghavapudi as his first directorial effort. The film, produced by Sai Korrapati and S. S. Rajamouli under Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram banner debuts Naveen Chandra, Rahul Ravindran and Lavanya Tripathi.[5] The soundtrack of the film was composed by Radhan and cinematography was handled by Murali. The film was released worldwide on August 10, 2012.[6]

Plot[edit]

“Love is the irresistible gravity between hearts that pulls them into the game of fate.”

The story of Andhala Rakshasi is set during the days of 1991. It is centre-staged on three pure hearts Surya, Gowtham & Midhuna and is about falling in love, forgetting and waiting for love. The story celebrates love as well as exposes its dark side of tormenting its patrons in pursuit of it. The three characters resemble the three celestial bodies Sun, moon and Earth. Set in motion by the force of love, the three individuals can neither come close nor cut off but are destined to revolve around the dear ones. In this pursuit of pure love they will be thrown to destinies that they never imagined.

The story revolves around Midhuna (Lavanya), a beautiful small town girl, Gautham (Rahul), a part-time guitarist, and Surya (Naveen), a scrap artist. Gautham and Surya fall in love with Midhuna. She means everything to them but they do not know each other.

Gautham, the only son of a rich dad, working as a part-time guitarist in a local pub falls in love with Midhuna at first sight for her innocence and follows her. Later he goes out of town for a while. In Gautham's absence, Midhuna meets with a fatal accident and Gautham's father helps to cure her, with a marriage proposal in return. Later Gautham reaches the hospital, finds out her name and takes care of her. Mithuna suffers four months in coma. He also finds out Midhuna is in love with another guy, Surya, who died in the same accident. After a few months, on the marriage day of herself and Gautham, Midhuna asks for sometime to forget Surya. Gautham takes her to his house at a hill station. Midhuna is unable to forget the memories of Surya. All the pain suffers Gautham. After many days, Mithuna starts to have feelings for Gautham regarding the respect and the true love of him for her. she asks Gautham to marry her. He feels very happy to hear that but fate plays a twist in their lives. Gautham discovers that Surya is alive and living distant to Midhuna. Why?

A few months ago, Surya, a street guy, falls in Love with Midhuna at first sight while travelling in a bus. Surya makes several attempts to gain Midhuna's love and finally succeeds. Soon after, Midhuna meets with a car accident and her parents are unable to bear the cost of the treatment. Gautham father arrives in the picture and makes a marriage proposal. Midhuna's father requests Surya to leave for her life. Surya who has a heart break revolves on the roads of Anantagiri. After knowing the truth, Gautham tells Midhuna that Surya is alive. She gets emotional but refuses to marry him. Gautham's father plans to kill Surya for the love of his son. Gautham comes to know the plan and tells his father that he is getting killed instead of Surya, in the hands of paid murderers on the telephone. Gautham sacrifices his life for Midhuna after getting stabbed and hitting a vehicle. Before he dies, he feels Midhuna is walking away in front of his car. Midhuna feels heartbreak for the second time. Later Midhuna and Surya meets each other . Gautham's love succeeds when Midhuna asks Surya for time to forget Gautham. Later it is revealed that the dead man at graveyard is Gautham's father who was missing for a while.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Hanu Raghavapudi, a former associate of director Chandra Sekhar Yeleti makes his debut with the film. It was reported that Sai Korrapati, who previously made 2012 blockbuster film Eega with S. S. Rajamouli started the film production in December 2010.[7] The first look posters of the film were released in February 2012. First trailer of the film was released on May 31, 2012 through YouTube.[8] It was announce that the theatrical distribution rights of the film for Andhra Pradesh region were sold to Dil Raju's SVC Cinemas.[9] Later through his Twitter account, Rajamouli announced that he bought a stake in the film and would now act as the co-producer for it.[10][11] On July 31, it was reported that the film was censored by the Central Board of Film Certification and was given a U/A certificate.[12][13] The overseas theatrical distribution rights of the film were bagged by 14 Reels Entertainment and they collaborated with Ficus for the release.[14] The television rights were bagged by Maa TV and was telecast on September 25, 2012 at 7pm.

Soundtrack[edit]

Andala Rakshasi
Soundtrack album by Radhan
Released June 2, 2012
Recorded 2012
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 22:56
Language Telugu
Label Vel Records
Producer Radhan

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Radhan. The audio of the film was launched in Hyderabad on June 2, 2012 through Vel Records.[15] The album consists of six songs, which are penned by Rakendu Mouli, Krishnakanth, Vasishta Sharma and Lakshmi Bhupal. Reviewer from IndiaGlitz reviewed the album and said "Andala Rakshasi could have been a better album by cutting short the length of at least three songs. The songs are situation-based, and like all songs belonging to this category, they could work in the film, more than the audio. Even so, this is a good offering from a team of fresh singing, writing and musical talent."[16] Kathik from Milliblog reviewed the album and praised Radhan for his efforts.[17]

Tracklist
No. Title Lyrics Artist(s) Length
1. "Sound Of Vel"       00:29
2. "Yemito"   Rakendu Mouli Haricharan 04:28
3. "Manasu Palike"   Rakendu Mouli Rakendu Mouli 03:48
4. "Ne Ninnu Chera"   Krishnakanth Ranjith, Veena Ghantasala 03:29
5. "Ye mantramo"   Vasishta Sharma Bobo Shashi 02:47
6. "Manasa Marchipo"   Lakshmi Bhupal Sathya Prakash, Bhargavi Sridhar 04:28
7. "Vennante"   Krishnakanth Ranjith 03:27
Total length:
22:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SS Rajamouli buys shares in 'Andala Rakshasi'". IBN. July 26, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andala Rakshasi sold out to Dil Raju". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andala Rakshasi: Overseas by 14 Reels Entertainment through Ficus". Idlebrain. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Andala Rakshasi to release on Aug 10". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Andala Rakshasi Cast and Crew". andhalarakshasi.com. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Andala Rakshasi Censored and Releasing on Aug 10th". supergoodmovies. Jul 26, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chitchat with Hanu Raghavapudi". Idlebrain. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Andala Rakshasi First Look". Idlebrain. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  9. ^ A S, Sashidhar. "Dil Raju releasing Andala Rakshasi". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Pasupulate, Karthik. "Rajamouli buys stake in Andala Rakshasi". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Rajamouli buys a share in Andala Rakshasi". Idlebrain. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  12. ^ A S, Sashidhar. "Andala Rakshasi in DTS mixing". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  13. ^ Telugu News (June 5, 2012). "Andala Rakshasi is unconventional: Hanu Raghavapudi". IBN. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  14. ^ AS, Sashidhar. "14 Reels bags Andala Rakshasi overseas rights". The Times Of India. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  15. ^ Telugu News (June 2, 2012). "Andala Rakshasi audio releases on June 2". IBN. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Andala Rakshasi Music Review". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Audio Review". Milliblog. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 

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