Ongole Githa

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Ongole Gittha
Ongole Githa Poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed by Bhaskar
Produced by B. V. S. N. Prasad
Written by Bhaskar
Starring Ram Pothineni
Kriti Kharbanda
Ajay
Prakash Raj
Prabhu
Ahuti Prasad
Music by G. V. Prakash Kumar
Mani Sharma
Cinematography A. Venkatesh
Production
company
Release date
  • 1 February 2013 (2013-02-01)
Country India
Language Telugu

Ongole Gittha is a 2013 Telugu action comedy masala written and directed by Bhaskar and produced by B. V. S. N. Prasad under Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra.[1] The film features Ram Pothineni and Kriti Kharbanda in the lead roles. The soundtrack was composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar, Mani Sharma also scored one song for the film and given the background score. The film was released on 1 February 2013 to negative reviews from critics and commercial failure at the box office. The Hindi dub of the film was renamed as Mahaveer no.1.

Plot[edit]

The film opens with Narayana (Prabhu) and his son escaping from a gangster Durga (Abhimanyu Singh) who intends to kill them. The film then shifts to 2001 where a young boy named White, an orphan entering the Ongole market. He manages to catch the attention of many people including the chairman of the market, Adikeshavulu (Prakash Raj) who is god to the people of the market, with his tactical ways of business and establishes him as a Businessman there. Years later, White (Ram Pothineni), still a leading merchant in the market is the owner of four shops. On the innaugrational event of his fourth shop, he meets Sandhya a.k.a. Sandy (Kriti Kharbanda), Adikeshavulu's daughter and falls for her. The MLA (Ahuti Prasad) wants to buy the market so he can shift it to a land on the outskirts of the city. During this it is also revealed that Adikeshavulu is not a good man but is pretending to be a good one. Whenever he returns home after difficultly pretending to be a good person he stands in front of the mirror and removes all of his clothes. Out of anger for Adikeshavulu not giving him the market, The MLA makes White the chairman of the market. Adikeshavulu beats the MLA to a pulp and makes him announce Adikeshavulu the chairman. When the White agrees on the condition that Adikeshavulu's daughter must marry him. Out of greed for the market, Adikeshavulu agrees and gets White and Sandy engaged. On the night after their engagement, White goes to Sandy's house to meet her. But she escapes from him and reaches outside the house with her grandmother and mother and complains on White. Just then, Adikeshavulu comes in drunk but controlled but White understands and goes away but his fatherlike business partner in a drunk mode reveals that White has a father who lives in Tripura. Adikeshavulu uses this information and sends Durga to find White's father. But at Tripura, Durga bumps into White while trying to kill an old enemy. It is now revealed that the 'old enemy' (Narayana) is White's father and that White's real name is Dorababu. White's partner finds out and blames White of being the son of the person who murdered his family. It is now that White reveals his past. Years back, Narayana used to be the chairman of the Ongole market. Adikeshavulu was the brother of another man (Jaya Prakash Reddy), who envied Narayana and wanted his post. The man commits suicide as he could not get the post and taking pity, Narayana appoints Adikeshavulu his man and the market continues to prosper with Adikeshavulu pretending to be good. One day, Adikeshavulu starts collecting money from the sellers as the funds for building shelter and giving food for the sellers were insufficient. Narayana comes there, stops Adikeshavulu and tells him that he will give the money. Another man in the market who envies Narayana blames him of acting in front of the people and accuses him of telling Adikeshavulu to collect the money. But nobody believes him and continue to trust Adikeshavulu. Adikeshavulu kills the man along with Durga and it is revealed that it is he who killed his brother. White (Dorababu), decides now to take revenge. Meanwhile, Adikeshavulu kidnaps Narayana and decides to put him in a sack in the market and burn the market to ashes as he will get the insurance as profit. The market is burnt that night but White comes to save it and ends up chasing Adikeshavulu into the announcement office. There, Adikeshavulu reveals everything about himself, including the fact that he was the one who killed his brother, which White accidentally catches on the announcement mike. Everybody outside hears everything and charges at Adikeshavulu who ends up being killed by their beatings. The people welcome Narayana back in the market and finally he gets his post as market president back.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Casting[edit]

In February 2012, Bhaskar approached Tamil actor Karthi, who was not able to give his dates.[2] Later, Bhaskar approached Allu Arjun and finally Ram Pothineni took up the offer.[3] A. Venkatesh was chosen as the film's cinematographer,[4] while G. V. Prakash Kumar agreed to compose the film's background score and soundtrack.[5] Initially the model turned actress Shubha Phutela was selected to share screen space with Ram.[6] She has encountered health problems after shooting for the first schedule in the Guntur mirchi yard. She died due to her illness, and her role was passed on. Later Kriti Kharbanda was selected for her role.[7] Prakash Raj, Abhimanyu Singh, Brahmanandam, Ahuti Prasad, Ajay, Raghu Babu, Rama Prabha, Kishore Das are playing other roles in this film.[8]

Filming[edit]

The team has successfully completed the first schedule in Guntur. The film unit has shot for more than 45 days in this schedule and has filmed important scenes and couple of action episodes at Guntur market yard. The second schedule of the film will be taking place in Tanuku from July first week.[9] The film has been disrupted due to the heavy rains by Nilam cyclone effect.

Release[edit]

Ongole Githa was awarded an A Certificate by the Censor Board due to nude scenes of Prakash Raj.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews from critics. Apglitz gave a rating of −2.25 stating Outdated script with poor direction and screen play[11] Mahesh S Koneru of 123Telugu has given −2.5 out of 5 saying Ram’s energy levels, Prakash Raj’s performance and Kriti Kharbandha’s beauty are the sole redeeming factors.[12] Supergoodmovies wrote The first half an hour gives an interesting feel of the movie and but it impresses you with a few romantic songs, fights and comedy. Second half of the film goes into flashback mode. But the story gets struck in the second half with exhausted narration.[13]

Impact[edit]

Only because of Prakash Raj’s scenes, Ongole Githa was awarded ‘A’ certificate by the censor board. Thus after getting negative feedback about the scenes on day 1, the producer and creative think-tank took a collective decision of removing these scenes from the film.[14][15]

Box office[edit]

Ongole Githa was reported to collect around 14.6 crore (US$2.3 million) in 17 days. Producers were later arrested by the Moral Police of Andhra Pradesh for fake collections. [16]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ongole Githa
Soundtrack album to Ongole Githa by G. V. Prakash Kumar
Released 16 January 2013
Recorded 2012–2013
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 21:51
Language Telugu
Label Aditya Music
Producer G. V. Prakash Kumar
Mani Sharma
G. V. Prakash Kumar chronology
Naan Rajavaga Pogiren
(2012)Naan Rajavaga Pogiren2012
Ongole Githa
(2013)
Annakodi
(2013)Annakodi2013

The music is composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar who worked with Bhaskar for the first time in his career and had also composed the music for Ram's earlier film Endukante... Premanta!. Mani Sharma has also scored one song for the film and given the background score. The audio launch was held on 16 January 2013 at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad. S. S. Rajamouli attended the audio launch function as chief guest and released the audio CD and several others like Ali, Kona Venkat, Vanamali, Bhaskarabhatla, Sravanthi Ravi Kishore graced the event.[17]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Yerra Mirapallo" Vanamali G. V. Prakash Kumar Shankar Mahadevan 3:45
2. "Raa Chilakaa" Vanamali G. V. Prakash Kumar G. V. Prakash Kumar 4:30
3. "Chal Challe" Bhaskarabhatla Manisharma Narendra, Sahithi 4:24
4. "Ye Pilla" Vanamali G. V. Prakash Kumar Ranjith 4:33
5. "Mama Maraju" Vanamali G. V. Prakash Kumar Jai Srinivas, John, Gopal, Mouli, Ravi 4:39
Total length: 21:51

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ram braces up for Bhaskar's film". IndiaGlitz. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "With Karthi saying no, Bhaskar approaches Ram". IndiaGlitz. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ram to team up with Bommarillu Bhaskar?". Times of India. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hero Ram’s New Movie Shooting in Guntur". Times of India. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "I’m more than just ARR’s nephew now : GV Prakash". Times of India. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Shubha Phutela in Ram's Ongole Gitta". Times of India. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kriti Kharbanda in Ram’s Ongole Gitta". Times of India. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ongole Gitta' Audio Release on 12th January". supergoodmovies.com. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Hero Ram's "Ongole Gitta" in Tanuku". Times of India. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Ongole Gittha gets A certificate from censor board of AP
  11. ^ "All Critic Reviews-Ongole Githa Movie Review". APGlitz. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  12. ^ Review : Ongole Gitta – Predictable and outdated. 123telugu.com (2013-02-01). Retrieved on 2015-11-27.
  13. ^ Ongole Gitta Movie Review. Supergoodmovies.com (2013-02-02). Retrieved on 2015-11-27.
  14. ^ "What Went Wrong With Prakash Raj...". GreatAndhra.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Prakash Raju nude scenes removed in Ongole Githa". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  16. ^ HugeDomains.com - Superwoods.com is for sale. Superwoods. Retrieved on 2015-11-27.
  17. ^ "Ongole Githa’s audio launched". 123telugu.com. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 

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