|Directed by||G. Nageswara Reddy|
|Produced by||Manchu Vishnu|
|Written by||Kishore Tirumala (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||G. Nageswara Reddy|
|Based on||Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (Tamil)|
Rakul Preet Singh
|Edited by||S. R. Shekhar|
|Distributed by||24 Frames Factory (worldwide) |
|Box office||16 Crore|
Current Theega (transl. High Voltage Electrical Wire) is a 2014 Indian Telugu-language romantic action film produced by Manchu Vishnu on 24 Frames Factory banner and directed by G. Nageswara Reddy. Starring Manchu Manoj and Rakul Preet Singh and Jagapathi Babu in an important role and music composed by Achu, while Satish Mutyala and S R Shekhar have taken care of the cinematography and editing respectively. The film was awarded an 'A' certificate by Central Board of Film Certification due to the bold item track of Sunny Leone without any cuts. The film released on 31 October 2014. This film is a remake of the Tamil film Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam. It was dubbed in Hindi as Don Ki Jung. It received mixed to positive reviews from critics and emerged as a "below average" by box office India
Siva Rama Raju (Jagapati Babu), a noted good Samaritan in Parvatipuram who has a bet with Veerraju (Supreet) in the same village that if any one of his three daughters falls in love, he will either kill the man or cut down his ears and he takes a vow that he will marry off his daughters to the grooms of his choice, neither love marriage nor elopement. Kavita (Rakul Preet Singh) is his third daughter. Raju (Manchu Manoj) is a wayward youth who is deeply in love with an English teacher Sunny (Sunny Leone), in a junior college. Kavita is one of Sunny's students. Raju uses Kavita as a courier to love Sunny; as the things proceed, Raju and Kavita fall in love. The rest of the story is all about what happens when they want to get married.
- Manoj Manchu as Raju
- Rakul Preet Singh as Kavita
- Jagapathi Babu as Siva Rama Raju
- Harish Siva as Harsha
- Vennela Kishore as Raju's friend
- Tanikella Bharani as Chandraiah
- Raghu Babu as Siva Rama Raju's henchman
- Supreeth as Veerraju
- Srinivas as Seenu
- Kamal as C.I.
- Prudhvi Raj as Prakash
- Jeeva as Siva Rama Raju's henchman
- Kadambari Kiran as constable
- Gautam Raju as constable
- Siva Reddy as orchestra singer
- Fish Venkat as Siva Rama Raju's henchman
- Tarzan as Siva Rama Raju's henchman
- Thagubothu Ramesh as Raju's friend
- Dhanraj as Raju's friend
- Jyothi as Ganamrutam
- Pavitra Lokesh as Parvati
- Satya Krishnan as a police officer
- Sunny Leone as Sunny (cameo appearance)
- Sampoornesh Babu as Sunny's fiancé (cameo appearance)
- Shilpi Sharma as an item number
|Soundtrack album To Current Theega by|
|Released||14 September 2014|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Achu Rajamani chronology|
Achu Rajamani composed the music for this film. The soundtrack consists of 7 songs and a piece of theme music whose lyrics were penned by Ramajogayya Sastry, Varikuppala Yadagiri Goud, Anantha Sreeram and Bhaskarabhatla. Manchu Manoj sang a "Devadas break up" song, which released on 9 September 2014 along with its behind the scenes video. It was a situational break up song for the climax when the heroine dumps the hero. Nageswara Reddy and Achu suggested him to sing the song who accepted it. It received viral response and Manoj dedicated it to all the girls who inspired him. Chinmayi sang a song named "Padahaarellainaa" penned by Anantha Sreeram.
In the end of June 2014, the makers planned to release the audio in August 2014. Later it was postponed to 14 September 2014 to coincide with the occasion of Manchu Manoj's career completing 10 years. A grand promotional event was organised IN Park Hyatt hotel at Hyderabad. Dasari Narayana Rao and Ram Gopal Varma attended the audio launch as the chief guests. The soundtrack was marketed by Junglee Music.
The soundtrack received positive reviews from critics. The Times of India called it "a record that will take you by surprise" and rated it 3.5 out of 5. IndiaGlitz "Manoj refuses to be routine. In this album, he gets the songs bear his imprint. On his part, Achu delivers a decent enough output, never mind the inspirations" and called it a "good album from Achu tailor made for Manchu Manoj" and rated it 3 out of 5. In contrast, Milliblog wrote "Karthik is fabulous in his two melodies, the bordering-on-Charukesi Pilla and the short, mellow Kallalo. The soundtrack’s highlight is Padahaarellainaa, which exploits Chinmayi’s fantastic vocals to great effect and layers many interesting sounds onto a dreamy, waltz’y melody. Barring these, this soundtrack is a step down from Achu’s recent form." The soundtrack was a chart-topper and according to Trade experts, it garnered tremendous likes and has been shared in the social media extensively within hours of its official online release who called it a "viral darling".
|1.||"Ammay Nadumu"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Achu Rajamani, M. M. Manasi||4:00|
|2.||"Current Teega (Theme Music)"||NA||NA||1:21|
|3.||"Kallalo Unna Prema"||Varikuppala Yadagiri Goud||Karthik||1:42|
|4.||"Nene Nene Current Teega"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Ranjith||3:50|
|6.||"Pilla O Pilla"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Karthik||4:00|
|7.||"Pothe Ponee Poraa"||Varikuppala Yadagiri Goud||Manchu Manoj||3:43|
|8.||"Yerra Yerra Cheera"||Bhaskarabhatla||Jassie Gift, Kamalaja||2:53|
All tracks are written by Kishan Paliwal.
|1.||"Jhakkas Hain Tu Super"||Khushboo Jain, Ravi Chowdhry, Abid Jamal||04:00|
|2.||"Pyaar Mein Ye Kya Hua"||Ravi Chowdhry, Abid Jamal||01:41|
|3.||"Pyaar Mein Jeena"||Ravi Chowdhry, Abid Jamal||01:23|
|4.||"Dil Haare Sajnaa"||Khushboo Jain||03:27|
|5.||"Zara Dekh Yaara"||Khushboo Jain, Ravi Chowdhry, Abid Jamal||00:35|
The film released on 31 October 2014 in 700 screens worldwide, which is the biggest release ever for Manoj Manchu. The film was awarded an 'A' certificate by Central Board of Film Certification due to bold item track of Sunny Leone without any cuts. If it was not for Sunny's item song, Current Theega would have got a 'U' certificate. The film satellite rights were secured by Gemini TV for an whopping price ₹4 crore (US$560,000) which is high for Manchu Manoj's films.
123Telugu rated 3.25/5 stated Overall, Current Theega starts on a promising note with some well designed entertainment during the first half. The tempo dips slightly in the second half but is made up during the climax. Manoj's electrifying performance, Sunny Leone and Rakul Preet's glamor and some comedy elements makes this film a decent time pass entertainer.Gulte.com rated 3.25/5 stated Despite the shortcomings, Current Theega has enough to be a safe venture at the ticket windows. It is targeted at the rural audience and has the potential to do well in B and C centers. Current Theega can be watched once for Manchu Manoj's performance, music and star cast. Manchus surely have a winner on their hands. We will get to know the range of the film within few days and giving a verdict as Current Theega has Enough Power in it. Indiaglitz rated 3/5 and stated With a story line that is wafer-thin and a genre with inherent limitations, 'Current Teega' is not current. Great Andhra.com rated 3/5, stated Like most films these days, Current Theega also has a message for young lovers as a part of the story. Barring a few scenes here and there, which could have been chopped off at the editing table, Current Theega remains true to the original story and giving final verdict Not Shocking.Tupaki rated 3/5 stated Current Theega is a colorful village entertainer. It will be a definite hit and the biggest grosser for Manoj. Will do well in all centers. Current Theega will be a hatrick hit for heroine Rakul Preet Singh after venkatadri express and loukyam. New golden leg of Telugu cinema. AP Today rated 2.75/5 stated Low Voltage!.Telugu Mirchi rated 2.5/5 stated The movie is an official remake of Tamil super hit ‘Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam’. The film makers have made few changes to the script to suit the Telugu nativity. However, ‘Current Theega’ is the biggest release in Manoj's career at the Box-office. Surely, Manoj's electrifying performance, Rakul Preet Singh's glamour, Sunny Leone's factor and high entertainment quotient forms the major positive aspects for the film. AP Herald rated 2/5 stated An official remake of the Tamil film "Varutha Padatha Valibar Sangam", despite its isolated nature, Tamil version manages to provide concrete entertainment through its bright native treatment. The major letdown in the remake comes mainly from the script work and the direction. The script with more tongue-tied anxiety than sense, fails to capture the nature of the original and G Nageswara Reddy spineless guiding comes across as more concerned with perceived commercial viability rather than pure story-telling craft. The film received positive feedback from fans as well as the audience. HOURDOSE reviewed it by stating Overall "Current Theega" is a pakka mass masala entertainer with decent comedy, high voltage action scenes and nice music. Keeping the thin story line aside, you can surely give this film a shot for this weekend!!!
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