Hello (2017 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Vikram Kumar|
|Produced by||Nagarjuna Akkineni|
|Written by||Vikram Kumar|
|Music by||Anup Rubens|
|Cinematography||P. S. Vinod|
|Edited by||Prawin Pudi|
Hello! is a 2017 Indian Telugu romantic comedy action Drama thriller suspense film, produced by Nagarjuna Akkineni under his Annapurna Studios banner and written & directed by Vikram K Kumar. The film stars Akhil Akkineni and Kalyani Priyadarshan in the lead roles. The music is composed by Anup Rubens. The film released on 22 December 2017.
Seenu is an orphaned street urchin who has a friend named Junnu, whose family has to transfer many times because of her father's job. The day she was leaving, Junnu gave her phone number to Seenu written on a hundred rupee note, but that note was stolen by another street boy. While chasing him, he was hit by a car driven by Sarojini (Ramya Krishnan) and her husband Prakash (Jagapathi Babu). They later adopted him after taking him to the hospital, sarojini promised the lord that if the boy survived she will do something good to boy. She and her husband adopted seenu because they had no child, and also to fulfil her promise.The boy agrees to live with them.
After fourteen years has passed, Sreenu (whose name is changed to Avinash) / (Akhil Akkineni) along with Junnu (whose name is changed to Priya) / (Kalyani ) are both living affluent lifestyles but are not happy without each other. He finally found her whereabouts on a whim by listening to a tune they created during childhood (in a wrong call) and caller says location is in a music fest but then suddenly a street thug steals his phone. So, he set out to get it back in order to reconcile with Junnu.
Meanwhile, flashback reveals his journey with Sarojini and Prakash as a happy family. Priya is sad in Delhi thinking about Seenu and gets to know that her father is transferred to the States. Before leaving for US, she thinks of finding Sreenu in Hydrabad and to attend her close friend's wedding. Avinash went to airport to pick her mother and he saw Priya there for the first time (Priya and Avinash's mother met on the same flight). And Priya and Avinash met again as Priya was distributing 100 rs to poor children, Avinash seek her out out of curiosity as who is such a generous girl. Then they introduced each other. And coincidentally they met each other again when Priya went to return his mother's ring ( which Avinash's mother intentionally put in her purse in the flight to check her character, as she wanted to set her up with her son) and they eventually became close but one day Avinash heard his mother talking about how he has forgotten Junnu and felt sad again, at the same time Priya is reminded of srennu and they didn't answered each others call and met. Until Avinash's mother calls Priya and invites her to come and meet her. But she run away from there being hurt as Avinash's mother asks her if she would like to marry his son but she said she has someone in her heart.
They meet at sangeet again but Priya is reminded of Sreenu again and runs away. Avinash follows her and accidentally breaks her bangle which was very dear to her and she is heartbroken.
Story returns to present, after Avinash retrieves his phone back from the phone mafia, he finds Junnu's location from caller. Junnu is at the Hyderabad Music Festival. He then meets Priya there, who is still upset about the fight they had at her friend's sangeet/wedding. They forgive each other, Avinash gifts her a new bangle and wishes her all the best for her new life in US. He starts looking for Junnu. He goes to the music stall and starts playing that tune. Junnu desperately runs searching for him but in vain. He returns the violin to the shopkeeper and goes back.
He finds the hundred rupee note with Junnu's phone number on it.
He dials the number repeatedly, but Junnu/Priya cuts the call repeatedly as she's searching for tune player's location in the fest. She finally picks up the call, speaks with Sreenu, but Avinash's mobile runs out of battery, knowing that Junnu is also in the music festival.
He visits again to the music stall where Junnu had played earlier and plays again for final time. Hearing the tune, Priya aka Junnu runs around looking for the player.
Stunned by seeing Junnu with a desperate look, Avinash murmurs identifying Junnu followed by sign of her saying yes and they both embrace each other in love.
- Akhil Akkineni as Avinash / Seenu
- Kalyani Priyadarshan as Priya / Junnu
- Jagapati Babu as Prakash
- Ramya Krishna as Sarojini
- Ajay as Rishi
- Satya Krishnan as Priya's Mother
- Anish Kuruvilla as Priya's Father
- Vennela Kishore as Friend in Song and bridegroom for Priya's friend
- Posani Krishna Murali as Police Officer
- Mikhail Gandhi as young Seenu
- Myrah dandekar as young Junnu
- Praveen as Taxi driver
- Krishnudu as Pani Puri seller
- Raghu Master as musical instruments seller (cameo)
|Soundtrack album by|
|Anup Rubens chronology|
|1.||"Hello"||Vanamali, Shreshta||Armaan Malik||3:33|
|2.||"Anaganaga Oka Uru"||Chandrabose||Sri Dhruthi||5:29|
|4.||"Yevevo"||Chandrabose||Akhil Akkineni, Jonita Gandhi||4:53|
|5.||"Anaganaga Oka Uru" (Female)||Chandrabose||Shreya Ghoshal||4:52|
|6.||"Merise Merise"||Vanamali||Haricharan, Srinidhi||5:20|
All lyrics written by Prashanth Ingole.
|Taqdeer (Hindi) Tracklist|
|2.||"Barse Barse"||Shreyas Puranik, Deepali Sathe||5:10|
|3.||"Ik Aisa"||Jai Lakshmi||2:37|
|4.||"Tarse Tarse"||Asa Singh||3:14|
|5.||"Kitne The"||Asa Singh, Deepali Sathe||4:17|
|6.||"Rap song"||Jay Mehta|
The first look poster was released on 22 August 2017 and also the title was revealed as Hello. The teaser was released on 16 November 2017. The theatrical trailer was released on 1 December 2017. The audio was released on 10 December 2017.
The film grossed ₹25.05 crore worldwide in four days, with a distributors share of ₹14.38 crore. The collections from Telugu states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in four days were ₹15.75 crore, with a share of ₹10.1 crore. In the full run, the film collected a share of 17cr to 20cr share approx.
- Won - Best Female Debut - Kalyani Priyadarshan
- Nominated - Best Music Director - Anoop Rubens
- Nominated - Best Playback Singer – Male - Armaan Malik - "Hello"
- Won - Best Debut Actress - Kalyani Priyadarshan
- Nominated - Best Male Playback Singer - Armaan Malik - "Hello"
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- "Hello 4 Days Collections Report". The Hans India. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2018.