Majili

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Majili
Majili Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShiva Nirvana
Produced bySahu Garapati
Harish Peddi
Written byShiva Nirvana
StarringNaga Chaitanya
Samantha Akkineni
Divyansha Kaushik
Music bySongs:
Gopi Sunder
Background Score:
S.S. Thaman
CinematographyVishnu Sharma
Edited byPrawin Pudi
Production
company
Shine Screens
Release date
  • 5 April 2019 (2019-04-05)
Running time
154 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget₹20 crore[1]
Box officeest. ₹65.90 crore[2]

Majili (transl. A part of a journey) is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language romantic sports film directed by Shiva Nirvana and produced by Sahu Garapati and Harish Peddi under the banner of Shine Screens Production. The film features Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Akkineni,[3] Divyansha Kaushik in the lead roles, with Subbaraju, Rao Ramesh, and Atul Kulkarni in supporting roles. Chaitanya and Samantha had previously worked together in Ye Maaya Chesave, Manam, and Autonagar Surya. This was their first collaboration after getting married.[4][5] The film released on 5 April 2019 and received a positive response from audience and critics.

Plot[edit]

Poorna, who lives in Vizag, aspires to play for the Indian Cricket Team and wants to initially get selected for the local railway team. While trying to get money to get into a cricket team, he runs into Anshu, and after some misunderstandings, they become close and fall in love. However, they later get separated by Anshu's parents and the circumstances that plague them: Anshu, who promises to return to Poorna, never comes back. Poorna falls into a depressed state, turning to alcohol for his pain and pushing away his cricket career.

Meanwhile, Sravani, Poorna's neighbour, had been in love with Poorna, which he is unaware of. When she had learned of Poorna's love for Anshu, she had been distancing herself from him, but she marries him after a few years after seeing his and his father's pain. Poorna marries Sravani due to pressure from his father but maintains his distance and does not go to work, instead reliving his memories with Anshu and relying on Sravani's salary for money to buy alcohol.

When Poorna goes to Dehradun to help select some cricket players for the youth team, he encounters Meera, Anshu's daughter. He learns that Anshu and her husband Kunal passed away in an accident and agrees to take Meera back with him to Vizag for cricket training. While training Meera, Poorna and Sravani decide to adopt Meera so that she can participate in the local railway team and follow her passion for cricket. However, Meera says that she will only agree if Poorna and Sravani act like a husband and wife and not strangers, which they agree to.

During this time, Poorna realizes Sravani's love for him, and he decides to leave his past for a new start. However, Sravani thinks that he is just acting his love for her. So, she decides to get a job transfer to Bhubaneswar, leaving Poorna behind. When Poorna goes to drop Sravani off at the railway station, he tells that he loves her. He was actually going to tell her that he loves her, but she then has decided to leave. Sravani decides to stay, and they embrace, finishing Poorna's journey (Majili) towards love.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The second schedule was shoot in Vizag, at the Simhachalam railway station, where Samantha was seen as a booking clerk.[8]

The movie was wrapped up on 21 February 2019.[9] Dubbing work and post-production was completed on 16 March 2019.[10][11]

Soundtrack[edit]

Majili
Soundtrack album by
Released30 March 2019
Recorded2019
VenueChennai
Cochin
StudioSunsa Digital Workstation
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length22:41
LabelAditya Music
ProducerGopi Sundar
Gopi Sundar chronology
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel
(2019)
Majili
(2019)
Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu
(2019)
External audio
Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music is composed by Gopi Sundar, and the background score is by S. Thaman[12] released on Aditya Music label.[13]

First track from the album was released on 8 March 2019 (Women's Day), "One Boy One Girl" was very catchy and lyrics penned by Bhaskarabhatla.[13] Second track "Priyathama Priyathama" sung by Chinmayi Sripada and lyrics penned by Chaitanyaprasad was released on 11 March 2019.[14] Third track "Naa Gundello" sung by Yazin Nizar and Nikhita Gandhi and lyrics penned by Rambabu Gosala was released on 14 March 2019. Fourth track Yedetthu Mallele sung by Kala Bhairava and Nikhita Gandhi and lyrics penned by Shiva Nirvana was released on 18 March 2019.[15] Fifth track, Ye Manishike Majiliyo, sung by Arun Gopan, Chinmayi Sripada, and Baby Anusha and lyrics penned by Vanamali was released on 21 March 2019.

The Times of India called out Priyathama Priyathama which was sung by Chinmayi and Yedetthu Mallele which was sung by Kala Bhairava and Nikhita Gandhi in their review.[16]

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."One Boy One Girl"BhaskarabhatlaRevanth03:50
2."Priyathama Priyathama"ChaitanyaprasadChinmayi04:04
3."Naa Gundello"Rambabu GosalaYazin Nizar, Nikhita Gandhi04:23
4."Yedetthu Mallele"Shiva NirvanaKaala Bhairava, Nikhita Gandhi02:12
5."Ye Manishike Majiliyo"VanamaliArun Gopan, Chinmayi, Baby Anusha04:02
6."Maayya Maayya"BhaskarabhatlaAnurag Kulkarni04:10
Total length:22:41

Release[edit]

The movie was released on 5 April 2019 as Ugadi Special.[17] Moonshine Cinemas, an Overseas distribution company is released movie in USA, Premieres on 4 April.[18]

Marketing[edit]

The first look of Naga Chaitanya was revealed on his birthday. The look featured the actor in a beard, sitting on an old-model scooter.[19] The first look of the film released on 30 December 2018, one day before new year which features Naga Chaitanya with a beard look and Samantha Akkineni holding each other.[20][21] The second look of the film was released on the eve of Makar Sankranti 14 January 2019, which features Chaitanya as cricketer with clean shave look and Divyansha Kaushik by his side.[22][23][17] A new poster was released on 12 February 2019, in which Naga Chaitanya and Samantha were seen happy on boarding bus, and the team has announced the teaser date.[24] Teaser of the movie was released on 14 February 2019 as a Valentine's Day treat.[25][26]

Team has announced a contest my releasing a new poster as 'My Majili Poster' on 1 March 2019, in which Samantha looking at Chaitanya happily which look so adorable, and a cricket kit bag beside Chaitanya.[27] A new poster was released on 3 March 2019 in which Naga Chaitanya and Samantha are seen on bike, in which Samantha looks happy seeing Chaitanya.

A pre-release event was held on 31 March 2019, to which Venkatesh and Nagarjuna attended as chief guests.[28] And movie trailer was also released in the same event.[29]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Majili collected a total gross of 28.15 Crores[1] and share of 17.35 Crores in the first weekend, and became biggest opener in Naga Chaitanya's career.[30] In just five days, the movie collected a total gross of 40 Crores and share of 21.50 Crores worldwide, and recovered 100 percent of its distributors' investments.[31] In the first week movie collected a total gross of 45.60 Crores and share of 27.85 Crores worldwide.[32] In 10 days, the movie collected a total share of 32.93 Crores worldwide.[33] In 28 days, movie collected a total gross of 68.05 Crores and a share of 38.52 Crores worldwide.[34] Movie collected 40 Crores share and 70 Crores gross worldwide in 30 days.[2]

Movie collected US$140,454 through premiers in United States.[35]

Critical reception[edit]

Majili received positive reviews from critics.NDTV gave 3.5 out of 5 stars stating "Seamless in its emotional velocity, Majili neatly weaves together the fluctuating fortunes of three messy lives. There is nothing here that we haven't seen before. But then, who said life is all about constantly finding new experiences? Exploring the inner spaces of the man-woman mythology, Majili hits on a narrative that's moving and rewarding".[36] Firstpost gave 3.5 out of 5 stars stating "Majili is an honest portrayal of relationships. With some terrific performances by its cast, Vishnu Sarma’s cinematography, and fine writing from Shiva Niravana, the film turns into an enriching experience. It does leave you with a hangover of pain and love. Two big thumbs up".[37] News18 gave 3.5 out of 5 stars stating "Majili takes you on a gripping rollercoaster ride, but it's a romance drama with more pain than love".[38] The Times of India gave 3 out of 5 stars stating "Majili takes you on a gripping rollercoaster ride, but it's a romance drama with more pain than love".[39] IndiaGlitz gave 3 out of 5 stars stating " 'Majili' is about events rather than conversations. It could have been a coming-of-age drama but it remains content with situational humour and convenient situations for the most part. Performances and a couple of other elements save the day".[40]

Home media[edit]

Gemini TV acquired the satellite rights for ₹5 crore, digital streaming rights were acquired by Amazon Prime video for ₹3.5 crore and Hindi dubbing rights were sold to Aditya Movies for ₹4 crore.[41] The film is available for streaming on Amazon Prime video since 10 May 2019.[42]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Date of ceremony Award Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
11 January 2020 Zee Cine Awards Telugu Best Actor - Female Samantha Akkineni Won [43]
Best Playback Singer - Female Chinmayi Won

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