Mr. Nookayya

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Mr. Nookayya
Mr Nookayya.JPG
Directed byAni Kanneganti
Produced byD. S. Rao
Written byParuchuri Brothers (dialogues)
Screenplay byAni Kanneganti
Story byAni Kanneganti
Starring
Music by
CinematographyB. Rajasekar
Production
company
Shri Shailendra Cinemas
Release date
  • 8 March 2012 (2012-03-08)
Running time
140 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Mr. Nookayya (previously known as Mr. Nokia and Mr. No Keyia) is a 2012 Indian Telugu action crime thriller film written and directed by Ani Kanneganti, produced by D. S. Rao under Shri Shailendra Cinemas banner and starring Manoj Manchu, Kriti Kharbanda, and Sana Khan in lead roles. The film score and soundtrack is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, while cinematography is handled by B. Rajasekar. Dialogues of the film were written by popular writer duo Paruchuri Brothers and screenplay was handled by Ani Kanneganti. The film was released worldwide on 8 March 2012.[1] Upon release, the film ran into trouble as the telecommunications company Nokia filed a suit against the use of its registered trademark.[2][3] The film was then re-edited and re-released nine days later as Mr. Nookayya Reloaded.[4][5] The film received mixed reviews from critics, with praise directed towards Manoj Manchu's performance and the soundtrack, but criticized the excessive violence. Nevertheless, the film was a financial success.

Plot[edit]

Nookayya (Manoj Manchu), who calls himself Nokia, is an expert cell phone thief. He has a good heart though, and together with his friends Nampally (Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao) and Charger (Vennela Kishore), he takes care of orphans and abandoned kids. He is deeply in love with Shilpa (Sana Khan), who is a waitress in a pub. Shilpa wants Nokia to settle down in life with a nice car, lots of cash, and a house in order to marry. A desperate Nokia starts hunting for ways to achieve these things in life.

On a separate note, Anu (Kriti Kharbanda), a bank manager, and Kiran (Raja Abel) are a newly married couple. On a trip to Bangalore, Kiran is kidnapped by a gang headed by Shajahan Bismil (Murali Sharma), and they demand a ransom of two crores. Anu then takes the demanded ransom amount from the bank in secret and escapes.

In a curious twist of fate, the paths of both Nokia and Anu cross, and the money is taken by Charger, which is revealed in the end. In the meantime, Shilpa leaves Nookayya and dates another man. Nokia and Anu team up to save themselves and Kiran. After many twists, dead ends and chases, it is revealed that Kiran planned his kidnap with Shajahan for the sake of money. In fact, he had cheated Anu by pretending to be in love and marrying her. In the climax, Nokia is beaten badly by Kiran, who wants to kill Anu. In a fit of anger, Nokia kills Kiran, Shajahan, and their henchmen. It is shown that Anu returns the money in the bank and becomes a good friend of Nokia, but she also gives the proposal for him to marry her.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In February 2011, Manoj Manchu signed a new film with Anil Krishna, who had directed the films Asadhyudu and Junction, and to be produced by D. S. Rao, who had made several films including Drona and Kalavar King.[6][7] On 7 March 2011, the film was launched with a ceremonial Puja ceremony, with Paruchuri Brothers who wrote the dialogues for the film, handing over the bounded script to the director.[8] On 21 March 2011, the muhurat was held at Ramanaidu Studios in Hyderabad and shooting began. The chief guest V. V. Vinayak tapped the clapperboard while Ravindranath switched on the camera. On 25 April 2011, the title Mr. Nokia was registered for the film at the Film Chamber.[9] Manoj Manchu claimed that the director and producer had planned for 75 days film shooting, but since they were following a bound script, the shooting schedule was reduced to 45 days.[10] Producer of the film, D.S. Rao announced that the title of the film was changed from Mr. Nokia to Mr. Nookayya due to undisclosed reasons.[11][12] A reason to this is that the Finnish multinational communications corporation Nokia Communications contacted the producers concerning the use of their registered trademark in the film's name and got a court order that forbade the producers to use the title Nokia or identical or deceptively similar title.[13][14]

Casting[edit]

Manoj Manchu was first insistent on Nithya Menen being signed as the female lead.[15] Pranitha of Baava fame was reported to play another lead female character. The producer roped in Kriti Kharbanda, who shot to fame after the release of Theenmaar. According to sources, the producers dropped her on the third day of the shoot, since she "threw starry tantrums".

Soundtrack[edit]

Mr. Nookayya
Soundtrack album to Mr. No Keyia by
Released19 January 2012
Recorded2011
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length32:19
LanguageTelugu
LabelAditya Music
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Vettai
(2012)
Mr. Nookayya
(2012)
Billa II
(2012)

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, which happens to be his second Manoj Manchu project after Raju Bhai.[16] During the launch of the film, Yuvan Shankar had already tuned two of the songs, while the lead actor Manoj Manchu has also written lyrics for one of the songs.[17] The album consists of seven songs from Yuvan Shankar Raja's earlier Tamil releases, with varied orchestrations. The soundtrack album was released on 19 January 2012 under its tentative title Mr. No Keyia at Rock Heights, HITEC City, Madhapur in Hyderabad,[18][19] with several prominent film personalities present.[20]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsArtist(s)Length
1."No. Keyia" (Who Am I from Vaanam)Ramajogayya ShastryRanjith03:59
2."Oke Oka Jeevitham" (Oru Naalil from Tamil film Pudhupettai)Ramajogayya ShastryHaricharan06:04
3."Pista Pista" (Evandi Unna Pethan from Vaanam)Manoj ManchuKarthik, Yuvan Shankar Raja05:42
4."Pranam Poye Badha" (Uyir Piriyum Valiyai from Kalvanin Kadhali)Manoj ManchuYuvan Shankar Raja02:44
5."No Money No Honey" (No Money No Honey from Vaanam)Ramajogayya ShastryKarthik, Premgi Amaren04:49
6."Ye Janma Bandhamo" (Nenjodu song from Kaadhal Kondein)Lakshmi BhupalRanjith, Priya Hemesh05:29
7."Theme of No. Keyia" ("Cable Raja" Theme from Vaanam)Lakshmi BhupalBlaaze03:30
Total length:32:19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Nookayya to release in March". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Mr Nookayya in trouble again". The Times Of India. 10 March 2012.
  3. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/telugu/news/2012/mr-nookayya-nokia-120312.html
  4. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/telugu/article/79440.html
  5. ^ http://www.ragalahari.com/news/13713/mr-nookayya-re-loaded-on-17th.aspx
  6. ^ "Manchu Manoj's new film". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Manchu Manoj signs new film". ragalahari.com. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Manchu Manoj's new movie launched". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Manoj's film titled 'Mr Nokia'". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  10. ^ "I consider Chinese and Thailand films as real competition – Manchu Manoj". ragalahari.com. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Manoj is now Mr. Nookayya". 123 telugu. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  12. ^ "Mr.Nokia is Mr.Nookayya". idlebrain. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  13. ^ "Nokia Trademarks". Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  14. ^ "Mr. Nookayya bearing the brunt of Nokia". PiedroAillard. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  15. ^ "Manchu Manoj's new film". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  16. ^ "Manchu Manoj's new movie launched". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  17. ^ "Manchu Manoj turns lyricist". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  18. ^ http://www.ragalahari.com/functions/4716/mr-nokia-audio-release-function.aspx
  19. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/telugu/article/76858.html
  20. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/album/listing/entertainment/music-launch-of-mr-nokia-12158/slide/4

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