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F2 – Fun and Frustration
F2 Fun and Frustration.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnil Ravipudi
Produced byDil Raju
Written byAnil Ravipudi
StarringVenkatesh
Varun Tej
Tamannaah Bhatia
Mehreen Pirzada
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
CinematographySameer Reddy
Edited byBikkina Thammiraju
Production
company
Release date
  • January 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)[1]
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budgetest. 32 crore[2]
Box officeest. ₹145 crore[3][4]

F2 – Fun and Frustration is an Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film, written and directed by Anil Ravipudi,[5] and produced by Dil Raju under their production house Sri Venkateswara Creations[6] 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. [7][8] 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.[9]

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 2019. 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.

Plot[edit]

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, numerous frustrating incidents take place caused by Honey and Harika, then 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.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

F2 – Fun and Frustration
Soundtrack album by
Released30 December 2018
Recorded2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length23:51
LanguageTelugu
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Vinaya Vidheya Rama
(2018)
F2 – Fun and Frustration
(2018)
Chitralahari
(2019)
Singles from F2 – Fun and Frustration
  1. "Rechipodham Brother"
    Released: 20 December 2018
  2. "Entho Fun"
    Released: 26 December 2018
  3. "Honey is the Best"
    Released: 29 December 2018

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.

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Rechipodham"Kasarla ShyamDavid Simon3:44
2."Entho Fun"ShreemaniDevi Sri Prasad4:34
3."Honey Is The Best"ShreemaniHariharasudhan3:10
4."Dhan Dhan"Kasarla ShyamHemachandra, Sravana Bhargavi3:48
5."Girra Girra"BalajiSagar, M. M. Manasi4:55
6."Ding Dong"Kasarla ShyamRahul Sipligunj, Malathi3:33
Total length:23:51

Production[edit]

Principal photography began on 11 July 2018.[10] The teaser was released on 12 December 2018.[11]

Release[edit]

F2 was released on 12th January worldwide.

Reception[edit]

Critical Reception[edit]

Y Sunita Chowdhary of The Hindu wrote "This family drama’s appeal stems from good casting. Venkatesh plays his comic part to perfection consistently and capitalises on Ravipudi’s dialogues with great timing and flourish. One is reminded of his glorious projects in the past. Varun Tej also impresses".[12] Firstpost gave 3 out of 5 stars stating "F2 manages to entertain quite a lot and it's well-intentioned. It wants men to understand the importance of saying ‘sorry’ and ‘I love you’ when it matters the most. In the film, Venky and Varun might have learnt their lesson the hard way, but they do unravel the secret to a life of happiness — that you don’t have to learn Venky Aasan, but just follow when Pradeep says right from the beginning till the end — Anthega Anthega".[13] The Times of India gave 2.5 out of 5 stars stating "Give it a go for Venkatesh, who saves this film from sinking into oblivion. But give it a cold hard miss if outdated humour and gender tropes are not your cup of tea".[14]

Idlebrain.com gave 3 out of 5 stars stating "F2 has a lot of fun (first half) and a little frustration (second half). On a whole, F2 is worth a watch for it’s comedy quotient!".[15] The Times of India gave 2 out of 5 stars stating "It might make you laugh if you leave your brains at home, but such an assumption is unlikely to work for the 21st century".[16] The Hans India gave 2.75 out of 5 stars stating "If you like family entertainers, then this movie is for you".[17]

Sequel[edit]

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.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "F2 (Release Date)". greatandhra.com.
  2. ^ http://andhraboxoffice.com/info.aspx?id=5375&cid=6&fid=6042
  3. ^ "F2 crosses 120 marks in 3 weeks". IB times.
  4. ^ http://andhraboxoffice.com/info.aspx?id=5375&cid=6&fid=6042
  5. ^ "F2 (Director)". PINKVILLA.
  6. ^ "F2 (Producer)". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "F2 (Male leads)". hindustan times.
  8. ^ "F2 (Female leads)". News-X.
  9. ^ "IFFI 2019 Announces Official Films Selection for Indian Panorama 2019". 6 October 2019.
  10. ^ https://www.newsx.com/entertainment/tamannah-bhatia-mehreen-pirzada-venkatesh-varun-tej-f2-fun-and-frustration-anil-ravipudi
  11. ^ https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Tollywood/2018-12-12/F2-teaser-review/457496
  12. ^ "F2 - Fun and Frustration: Comedy saves the day". The Hindu. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  13. ^ "F2 movie review: Venkatesh, Varun Tej starrer is a laugh riot until it loses its magic in the second half". Firstpost. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.3/5 stars
  14. ^ "F2 – Fun and Frustration Review". The Times of India. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.2.5/5 stars
  15. ^ "F2 jeevi review". Idlebrain.com. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.3/5 stars
  16. ^ "'F2' review: A little fun and a lot of frustration from Venkatesh's latest film". The News Minute. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.2/5 stars
  17. ^ "F2 – Fun and Frustration Movie Review & Rating {2.75/5}". The Hans India. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.2.75/5 stars
  18. ^ "Dil Raju announces sequel to Venkatesh-Varun Tej starrer 'F2'". The News Minute. 1 February 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.

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