|Directed by||B. Gopal|
|Cinematography||Sekhar V Joseph|
|Edited by||Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao|
|Budget||₹12 crore (equivalent to ₹23 crore or US$3.6 million in 2016)|
|Box office||₹28 crore (equivalent to ₹55 crore or US$8.5 million in 2016)|
Maska is a 2009 Telugu action film. It was directed by B. Gopal and starred Ram, Hansika Motwani and Sheela. It was released on 14 January 2009 with 300 prints in 550 theaters. The movie was a high grosser at the box office. It was dubbed into Hindi as Meri Zindagi Mera Faisala. It was remade into Bengali (Bangladesh) as Onnorokom Bhalobasha in 2012 for Valentine's Day. It was also remade into Bengali (India-Bangladesh joint venture) as Hero 420 in 2016 for Valentine's Day.
Krish (Ram) is a happy-go-lucky guy who lives with his brother and sister-in-law. He was in love with a girl named Manju (Sheela). Manju happens to be the daughter of Simhachalam (Mukesh Rishi). Krish's only intention is to become rich by marrying her and doesn't have any feelings whatsoever towards her.He weaves a love story between him and a girl called Meenakshi aka Meenu (Hansika Motwani)to make Manju fall for him. He also meets Meenu and he starts to like her for real and falls in love with her.
Meanwhile, Simhachalam and Shinde (Pradeep Rawat) run against each other in a presidential election in Delhi. Shinde is a man of misdeeds. Shinde tries to find faults in Simhachalam's personal life so that he can expose him in front of the high command of the party, so that his route will be clear to get the party ticket. Shinde comes to learn that Simhachalam has another wife (Sita) and a daughter who live in Hyderabad. He sends his men to find them.
The story takes a twist when we learn that Meenu is the unofficial daughter of Simhachalam. With whom will Krish tie the knot? Who will win the election? What happens next forms the suspense of the movie.
- Ram as Krish
- Mukesh Rishi as Simhachalam, Meenu and Manju's Father
- Hansika Motwani as Meenakshi (Meenu)
- Sheela as Manju
- Sunil as Krish's friend
- Brahmanandam as Doctor
- Naresh as Krish's Brother
- Pradeep Rawat as Shinde
- Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao as Simhachalam's assistant
- Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as Software Company M.D.
- Telangana Shakuntala as Shinde's sister
- Jhansi as Krish's Sister-in-law
|Soundtrack album to Maska by Chakri (music director)|
|Released||25 December 2008|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Chakri (music director)|
|Chakri (music director) chronology|
Hare Hare Rama - Suraj Jagan
Kalloki Dilloki - Chakri
Bhagdad Gajadongai Vasta - Ravi Varma, Sunidhi Chauhan
The music of Maska was launched at a function organized in song set erected at Rama Naidu studios on the night of 25 December 2008. Dasari launched the audio CD and gave the first unit to D Rama Naidu. D Suresh Babu launched the audiocassette and gave the first unit to the main leads of the film.
The film collected Rs 2.25 crores on its opening day and Rs.10 crores in its first week in theatres. This film had one of the Biggest openings at that time and the biggest in Ram's career and rocketed him to the big league. As per the sources, it is said that the movie is high grosser at the box office.
- "Maska music launch". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
- email@example.com. "'Maska' - 100 days collections in just one week - Andhravilas.com -Telugu Cinema, Telugu Movies, India News & World News , Bollywood , Songs :". Andhravilas.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04.