Nenu Naa Rakshasi

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Nenu Naa Rakshasi
Nenu Naa Rakshasi poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed by Puri Jagannadh
Produced by Nallamalupu Bujji
Written by Puri Jagannadh
Starring
Music by Viswa, Rehman, Anup Rubens
Cinematography Amol Rathod
Release date
  • 29 April 2011 (2011-04-29)
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 25 Crores
Box office 26 Crores

Nenu Naa Rakshasi (Telugu: నేను నా రాక్షసి , English: Me and my Demon) is a 2011 Telugu romantic drama film that was written and directed by Puri Jagannadh. The film stars Rana Daggubati as a professional killer, and Ileana D'Cruz as the female lead, while Mumaith Khan and Bollywood actor Abhimanyu Singh play other pivotal roles.[1] The film was awarded the ‘U/A’ certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification.[2] The film was released on 29 April 2011, and did poorly at the box office.[3]

Plot[edit]

Abhimanyu (Rana Daggubati) is a professional assassin who kills local gangsters for money. He rapidly falls in love with Meenakshi (Ileana D'Cruz), after seeing her working in a cafeteria. Vikram (Subbaraju) is the local Circle Inspector who has been ordered to track down the owner of a YouTube account called "It Is My Life Boss", an account that uploads shooting and suicide videos.

Abhimanyu contemplates suicide after his mother dies. He contacts the YouTube account, and discovers that the woman who would be filming his suicide is Meenakshi. He decides to live for the sake of his love for her.

Abhimanyu begins to discover why Meenakshi started this diabolical YouTube account. Meanwhile, Vikram succeeds in tracing the identity of the YouTube account holder (Meenakshi) and attempts to arrest her for criminally spreading suicidal thoughts. Abhimanyu helps her escape from the police. At the same time, gangster Ratna (played by Abhimanyu Singh) starts stalking Abhimanyu. Abhimanyu had earlier killed Ratna's father and brother to avenge his own father's murder by Ratna.

Abhimanyu and Meenakshi escaped to Venice. Meenakshi now decides to commit suicide. After a series of fight scenes, Abhimanyu kills Ratna. Meenakshi then narrates the story of her dead sister, Shravya (also played by Ileana D'Cruz). Shravya and Meenakshi were the twin daughters of Vishwanath (Kota Srinivasa Rao), the headmaster of a school. A man called Rajesh flirted with Shravya and made love to her. Knowing she was pregnant with Rajesh's child, she asked him to marry her. On the day of her elopement, Shravya was outed as a prostitute. Unable to bear the insult, Vishwanath died of a heart attack and Shravya committed suicide.

As Meenakshi's mission is now accomplished, she tries to commit suicide. However, Abhimanyu shoots himself before Meenakshi can stab herself, and Meenakshi confesses to him that she loves him. Vikram finds and rescues them both. After 18 months in prison, Meenakshi is released and is reunited with Abhimanyu, who then tells her that he killed Rajesh and his friends.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Nenu Naa Rakshasi
Soundtrack album by Viswa, Rehman & Anup Rubens
Released 4 April 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 19:25
Language Telugu
Label Madhura Entertainment
Producer Viswa, Rehman & Anup Rubens

The film's audio was released on 4 April 2011 at the HICC, Hitech City, Hyderabad. Interestingly, the event looked more like a reality show than a music release.[4] Puri Jagannadh, music director Subbaraju Viswa, Daggubati Suresh Babu, Sekhar Kammula, V.V.Vinayak, and stars like Daggubati Venkatesh, Ravi Teja, Ram, Lakshmi Manchu, Richa Gangopadhyaya, and comedian-turned hero Sunil were present.

Viswa, Rehman, and Anup / Anoop Rubens contributed the music and background score, respectively, and the trio gave six songs. One song is a remix version and another is an instrumental version by Rubens.

Track list
No. Title Lyrics Artist(s) Length
1. "Malli Malli Merupula" (music by Rehman) Rehman Shankar Mahadevan 04:19
2. "Padithinammo" (music by Viswa) Viswa Viswa 04:30
3. "Meenaachi" (music by Viswa) Viswa Viswa, Geetha Madhuri, Rahul Nambiar 04:10
4. "Papam Punyam" (music by Rehman) Rehman Hemachandra, Bhargavi Pillai 04:27
5. "Nenu Naa Rakshasi (Theme)" (music by Anup Rubens) instrumental instrumental 01:56
Total length: 19:25

References[edit]

  1. ^ m. l. Narasimham (2010-12-25). "Arts / Cinema : Nenu Naa Rakshasi: Romancing the Killer". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  2. ^ "'Nenu Naa Rakshasi' bags 'A' from Censor Board - Telugu Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  3. ^ "TFI Hits And Misses – Half Yearly Report". cinecorn.com. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nenu Naa Rakshasi audio launched". Sify.com. 2011-04-11. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 

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