F2 – Fun and Frustration
|F2 – Fun and Frustration|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Anil Ravipudi|
|Produced by||Dil Raju|
|Written by||Anil Ravipudi|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Edited by||Bikkina Thammiraju|
|Budget||₹ 32 crores|
|Box office||₹120 crores|
F2 – Fun and Frustration is a 2019 Telugu language comedy film, written and directed by Anil Ravipudi and produced by Dil Raju under their production house Sri Venkateswara Creations and co-produced by Sirish-Laxman. The film stars Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah Bhatia, Mehreen Pirzada in the lead roles. It also features Rajendra Prasad, Nassar, Prakash Raj, Vennela Kishore, Priyadarshi Pullikonda, Prudhviraj, Raghu Babu, Subbaraju, Srinivasa Reddy, Satyam Rajesh and Brahmaji in the pivotal roles.  The story of the film revolves around Venky (Venkatesh) and Varun (Varun Tej), gets hitched to Harika (Tamannah Bhatia) and Honey (Mehreen Pirzada), after their marriages, they both decided to control their respective wives. However, their chauvinistic attitude often lands them in hilarious situations. F2 was featured in the "Indian Panorama" Mainstream section of the 50th International Film Festival of India
The principal photography of the film was began on 11 July 2018. The title F2 was announced and the first look of the movie was released on 5 November 2018. The music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The cinematography was handled by Sameer Reddy and Thammi Raju edited the film. It was released on 12 January 2019 during the occasion of Sankranthi and stuff competition with three other Sankranthi releases N.T.R: Kathanayakudu, Vinaya Vidheya Rama, and Telugu version of Petta. However, F2 - Fun & Frustration became the highest grosser of not only among the four Sankranthi films, but also for the banner. The film became the highest grossing film in the United States, by grossing $2.11 million. 5 deleted scenes were added to the film on 26 January 2018. A sequel titled F3, is on the making with another hero with the former cast. There are rumors that Ravi Teja is playing a lead role in the sequel. It has been dubbed in Hindi under the same title by Star Gold on TV and Aditya Movies Channel on YouTube.
The film begins with Venky (Venkatesh) & Varun (Varun Tej) getting caught to police and interrogated by an officer Viswanath (Nassar), then Venky narrates his past, as his marriage made by a bureau with Harika (Tamannaah Bhatia). In the beginning, his marital life enjoyable but later on, Harika takes advantages over Venky and starts torturing him. To his misfortune, his life takes another loop when Harika's sister Honey (Mehreen Pirzada) enters into their house and creates more trouble. Now, Varun starts narrating his own story, he is a happy-go youth who loves Honey a lot helps her win cultural fest in her college. Here, Venky observes an incident of Varun & Honey hugging and then challenges with Harika's family that if he could prove Honey has a boyfriend, all of their family must become his slaves and somehow does it. But Harika's family manipulates and covers up that they already knew about it. Despite Venky's warnings, Varun moves on with marriage arrangements. After six days, a humorous incident takes place where Venky & Varun escape with Venky's neighbor Prasad (Rajendra Prasad) when Venky proves that he has two families and is not able to bear the torture of his two wives. Venky, Varun & Prasad leave to Europe. There they find that Harika and Honey have moved on and are getting married to other people as those two decided to teach Venky and Varun a lesson. The rest of the story is how Venky & Varun realize their mistakes and try and get their love back.
- Venkatesh as Venky
- Varun Tej as Varun
- Tamannaah Bhatia as Harika, Venky's wife
- Mehreen Pirzada as Honey, Varun's fiancee and Harika's younger sister
- Rajendra Prasad as Prasad
- Prakash Raj as Dora Swamy Naidu
- Nassar as Viswanath (Indian Embassy)
- Vennela Kishore as John Strow
- Priyadarshi Pullikonda as Darshi
- Prudhviraj as Dora Swamy Naidu's elder brother
- Raghu Babu as MLA Anji Reddy
- Subbaraju as NTR, Dora Swamy Naidu's elder son
- Satyam Rajesh as Dora Swamy Naidu's younger son
- Srinivasa Reddy as Dora Swamy Naidu's servant
- Hari Teja as Rajendra prasad's villain
- Brahmaji as Dr.Albert Narayan Das
- Nutan Naidu as Nutan
- Chammak Chandra
- Rocket Raghava as Salesman
- Sivannarayana Naripeddi as Principal
- Pradeep as Harika & Honey's father
- Satya Sai Srinivas as Marriage bureau owner
- Anasuya Bharadwaj as Anasuya
|F2 – Fun and Frustration|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||30 December 2018|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
|Singles from F2 – Fun and Frustration|
The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad marking his first collaboration with Anil Ravipudi, and the lyrics were written by Sri Mani, Balaji and Kasarla Shyam. The audio rights of the film were purchased by Aditya Music. The video glimpse of "Rechipodham Brother" was released on 19 December 2018, and the lyrical video was released a day later on 20 December 2018. The second single track, "Entho Fun" sung by Devi Sri Prasad was released on 26 December 2018. The third single track "Honey is the Best" was released on 29 December 2018. The audio launch event took place on 30 December 2018, at RK Beach in Vishakapatnam.
|1.||"Rechipodham"||Kasarla Shyam||David Simon||3:44|
|2.||"Entho Fun"||Shreemani||Devi Sri Prasad||4:34|
|3.||"Honey Is The Best"||Shreemani||Hariharasudhan||3:10|
|4.||"Dhan Dhan"||Kasarla Shyam||Hemachandra, Sravana Bhargavi||3:48|
|5.||"Girra Girra"||Balaji||Sagar, M. M. Manasi||4:55|
|6.||"Ding Dong"||Kasarla Shyam||Rahul Sipligunj, Malathi||3:33|
F2 was released on 12th January worldwide.
Neeshita Nyayapati of Times of India gave 2.5/5 stating "Venkatesh is in full form here, saving the film from sinking into oblivion". FilmCompanion gave 2/5 stating "A Half-Hearted Comedy About Frustrated Husbands And Boyfriends".Ajay Mudunuri of BookMyShow stated "F2 is the perfect cocktail of family and fun emotions that works with all sections of the audience. Venky and Varun are at their best".
After the success of F2, Director Anil and Producer Dil Raju are planning for a sequel named F3. Apart from Venkatesh and Varun Tej, they are planning to rope in another hero to join F3.
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