Lie (film)

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Lie release date poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Hanu Raghavapudi
Produced by Ram Achanta
Gopichand Achanta
Anil Sunkara
Venkat Boyanapalli (presenter)
Written by Hanu Raghavapudi
Starring Nithiin
Megha Akash
Arjun Sarja
Ravi Kishan
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography J. Yuvaraj
Edited by S. R. Shekhar
Release date
  • 11 August 2017 (2017-08-11)
Running time
145 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 35 crore
Box office 55.5 crore

Lie (Telugu లై ), poster underscripted as "Love Intelligence Enmity", is a 2017 Indian Telugu action thriller film written and directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. Produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara under their 14 Reels Entertainment, LIE features Nithiin and Megha Akash in the lead roles while Arjun Sarja plays the antagonist. Music is composed by Mani Sharma while J. Yuvaraj handled the cinematography. The film released worldwide on 11 August 2017 .[1][2] The film was later dubbed into Hindi under the same name by RKD Studios and crossed 50 million views a YouTube sensation in 2017.The film received mixed to positive reviews and was declared Hit at the box office.


A. Sathyam (Nithiin) is a good-for-nothing son of a widowed mother. He is unemployed and lives off of his father's monthly pension. He is unmarried and fantasizes about marrying an American girl. By a quirk of fate, Sathyam, along with a stranger Chaitra (Megha Akash), who has a dream to win a lot of money. The two end up in Las Vegas, where they decide to only lie with one another. Shortly after, they start to fall in love with one another through their beautiful lies.

At the National Investigation Agency (NIA), a frustrated officer Bharadwaj (Ravi Kishan) is desperate to nab an elusive criminal, Padmanabham (Arjun), who has escaped the long arm of the law for 19 years. Padmanabham is a famous Indian ropewalker and magician. But, he is also a master of disguise. Thus, the NIA has no idea how this criminal even looks like. He is now suspected to be residing in the USA. Bharadwaj has drafted a sharp officer Aadi (Srikanth) to go discover Padmanabham's hideout and identity by following a suit which he has purchases and is assumed to have an obsession with. The operation of this mission is called Sholay, which is implying that Aadi is the showman. All along, Padmanabham tries to go after the team which is trying to trace him, only to end up with Sathyam. Sathyam was a part of this operation the whole time. The rest of the film is about how Sathyam is related to the entire operation floated to crack Padmanabham, and how the hero-villain duo and other characters race against time.

In the end, Sathyam kills Padmanabham for good.



The music was composed by Mani Sharma and was released on Aditya Music Company.

1."Bombhaat"Kasarla ShyamRahul Sipligunj & Ramya Behara4:02
2."Miss Sunshine"Krishna kanthAnurag Kulkarni, Sinduri3:56
3."Laggam Time"Krishna kanthSaicharan & Sahiti Chaganti4:52
4."Freedom"Krishna kanthAnurag Kulkarni & Ramya Behara3:48
Total length:16:38


  1. ^ "LIE first look". Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Twitter Review: Nithiin's LIE". The Hans India. Retrieved 2017-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Lie (2017) Cast & Crew - Movietalk". 

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