Chanakya (2019 film)

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Chanakya Film Poster.jpg
Film release poster
Directed byThiru
Produced byRama Brahmam Sunkara
Written byAbburi Ravi
Screenplay byThiru
Story byThiru
Mehreen Pirzada
Zareen Khan
Music byVishal Chandrasekhar
CinematographyVetri Palanisamy
Edited byMarthand K Venkatesh
AK Entertainments
Release date
  • 5 October 2019 (2019-10-05)[1]

Chanakya is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language action thriller film directed by Thiru and produced by Rama Brahmam Sunkara under AK Entertainments banner. The film starring Gopichand, Mehreen Pirzada and Zareen Khan, is marking Thiru's Telugu debut as director and Khan's acting debut in Telugu films.[2][3] The music of the film is composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar.[4][5]



Gopichand launched his 26th project titled Chanakya in February 2019 with Tamil director Thiru, marking his Telugu debut as director and Mehreen Pirzada as leading lady. The filming began in the same month with shooting at Jaipur.[6][7] Zareen Khan was cast to play a vital role in the film, marking her debut in Telugu films.[4][5]


Soundtrack album by
Released25 September 2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelLahari Music
Vishal Chandrasekhar chronology

The soundtrack composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar, Sricharan Pakala and lyrics by Ramajogayya Sastry.

Track listing
1."Ohh My Love" (Additional Vocals: Shricharan Pakala, Jyotsna P, Ambika Sashittal)Ramajogayya SastrySricharan PakalaPoojan Kohli, Chinmayi Sripada3:08
2."Darling"Ramajogayya SastryVishal ChandrasekharHarini Ivaturi3:45
3."Gulabhi"Ramajogayya SastryVishal ChandrasekharAnurag Kulkarni3:28


The first look of Gopichand in the film poster was revealed on 12 June 2019.[8][9] The official teaser was launched on 9 September 2019, by AK Entertainments.[10] The official theatrical trailer was unveiled on 26 September 2019.[11]

Chanakya was theatrically released worldwide on 5 October 2019.[12]


Critical response[edit]

The Hans India gave the 2.5 stars out of 5 stating, "'Chanakya' is a well-treated story that is presented in an interesting way".[13]

Neeshita Nyayapati writing for The Times of India gave the 2 stars out of 5 stating that "Chanakya is a meandering drama that seems confused about whether it wants to be a spy-thriller that takes itself way too seriously or a commercial drama that has a little bit of everything".[14]

Hemanth Kumar writing for Firstpost gave the 2 stars out of 5 stating, "When a spy drama is treated as a masala movie where characters openly challenge each other, you know it has landed in a quagmire. And we are sucked into it too".[15]


  1. ^ "Gopichand's Chanakya Movie October 5th Release Date HD Poster And Stills". 21 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Gopichand dons a spy's hat for his upcoming film Chanakya". Times of India. 9 June 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Chanakya: Gopichand, Mehreen Pirzada's upcoming Telugu spy thriller gets a title and logo- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Tollywood hates wasting time: Zareen Khan on Telugu debut in Chanakya". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Zareen Khan says Allu Arjun is her favourite dancer in Tollywood - Movies News". Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Gopichand: పవర్ ఫుల్ టైటిల్‌తో గోపీచంద్ కొత్త సినిమా". Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  7. ^ Mulugu, Neelotpal. "#Gopichand 26 Movie Launched : Titled Chanakya". Telugu Film Nagar. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Chanakya poster: Gopichand stands out from the crowd in first look of Thiru's spy thriller- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Gopichand's first-look from 'Chanakya' released | Telugu Movie News". Times of India. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Chanakya Teaser - Gopichand, Mehreen, Zareen Khan - Thiru - AK Entertainments". YouTube. AK Entertainments. 9 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Chanakya Theatrical Trailer - Gopichand, Mehreen, Zareen Khan - Thiru - AK Entertainments". YouTube. 26 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Gopichand's Chanakya Movie October 5th Release Date HD Poster And Stills". 21 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Gopichand's Chanakya Movie Review & Rating {2.5/5}". TheHansIndia.
  14. ^ "CHANAKYA MOVIE REVIEW". TimesofIndia.
  15. ^ "Chanakya movie review: Gopichand's inconsequential spy thriller wages war against human intelligence". Firstpost.

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