|Produced by||YVS Chowdary|
|Music by||S. Thaman|
|Edited by||Goutham Raju|
|Running time||157 minutes|
|Budget||20 crore (US$3.2 million)|
|Box office||8 crore (US$1.3 million)|
Nippu (Fire) is a 2012 Telugu-language film, directed by Gunasekhar, starring Ravi Teja and Deeksha Seth in the lead. The music is scored by S. Thaman. Produced by director YVS Chowdary on his home banner Bommarillu, and directed by Gunasekhar; the film received negative reviews. It was later dubbed in Hindi as Main Insaaf Karoonga and in Tamil as Rowdy Raja. The film was a commercial failure at box office.
The story begins with Surya (Ravi Teja) who owns a gym centre and he also has a good friend Sriram (Srikanth). Surya is in love with his friend’s sister Meghna (Deeksha Seth) and after some cat and mouse games, she also falls in love. After a while, Sri goes to Saudi for a job and there he falls in love with Vaishnavi (Bhavana).
The story takes a turn when Surya goes to Saudi to celebrate the birthday of Sri and is shocked when the Saudi police arrest Sriram on charges of murdering Vaishnavi. He is sentenced to death. The only thing Surya can do is to get the signature from Vaishnavi’s parents to acquit Sriram. But her father is Raja Goud (Pradeep Rawat), the bad guy whom Surya has been fighting all along. What happens from there forms the rest of the story.
- Ravi Teja as Surya/Nippu
- Deeksha Seth as Meghana
- Srikanth as Sriram
- Bhavana as Vaishnavi (cameo appearance)
- Mukul Dev as Shankar Khakha
- Pradeep Rawat as Raja Goud
- Brahmanandam as Kaasi
- Gadde Rajendra Prasad as Murthy
- Harish Shankar in a Cameo
- Krishnudu as Subbu
- Ashwini Kalsekar
- Supreet Reddy
- Jaya Prakash Reddy
- Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
- Surekha Vani
- Master Bharath
Ravi teja, gunasekhar and yvs chowdary who were roommates during struggling days before their entry in cinema has decided to make a film together. After his disastrous Varudu, Gunasekhar announced this project. The film's title announced was initially as Kathi, but after facing problems from Nandamuri family Gunasekar gave up the title and changed it as "Nippu".
Deeksha seth was selected as heroine pairing with Ravi for second time.
The film was released on 17 February 2012.
Radhika Rajamani from Rediff, while reviewing the film Telugu film Nippu, has given 2/5 stars and feels that the film is formulaic and hence, disappoints. Producer YVS Chowdary and director Gunasekhar team up with Ravi Teja in Nippu (Fire). One knows what to expect from a Ravi Teja film, and Gunasekhar provides the usual commercial ingredients for the mass hero. There's enough action, half-a-dozen songs (two of them shot in picturesque Turkey) and a middle-class family set-up. However, instead of scorching the screen, the fire seems to have been extinguished by the director himself with his cold and lacklustre screenplay. Even Ravi Teja's presence doesn't seem to prop up the film that has a wafer-thin story. Director Gunasekhar grapples with this story but loses his grip over it and thereby the audience's attention. Some of the scenes give you a sense of déjà vu. The linkages and the sub-plots do not help the story. Gunasekhar's script is tedious and predictable and there's not much clarity in the writing. Ravi Teja has been doing far too many roles of this kind, and though he does it with ease, he has nothing new to add. Deeksha Seth suits her role and plays her part pretty well. For an actor of his calibre, Rajendra Prasad doesn't have much to do. Sriram is impressive even in a small role. Pradeep Rawat, too, has been enacting similar villainous roles and is quite adept at them. Mukul Dev, Harish Shankar (the director) and even Krishnudu make appearances in roles that are not well fleshed out. Gunasekhar's last film, Varudu, met with a disastrous fate at the box office. So there were expectations for Nippu. Unfortunately, this also follows a formulaic pattern.
|Soundtrack album by S. Thaman|
|Released||20 January 2012|
|S. Thaman chronology|
The soundtrack is composed by S. Thaman. Yuvan Shankar Raja was widely reported as the music director of Nippu, however he was replaced by Thaman. The audio was successfully launched on 20 January 2012.
|1.||"Vega Vega"||Chandrabose||Shankar Mahadevan||3:57|
|2.||"Nena Ninnu"||Vanamali||Karthik, Chithra||4:16|
|4.||"Oy Pilla"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Tippu, Harini||4:19|
|5.||"Duba Duba"||Bhaskarabhatla||S. Thaman||4:33|
|6.||"Dhiya Dhiya"||Anantha Sriram||Rahul Nambiar , Krishna Chaitanya , Geetha Madhuri , Deepu , Himabindhu , Sudha , Parnika||4:36|
|7.||"Nippu Slokam"||Sravana Bhargavi||1:38|
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