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Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummada
Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Sriwass
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by Sriwass
Starring
Music by
Cinematography Palani Kumar
Edited by M.R. Varma
Production
company
Distributed by 24 Frames Factory (worldwide) [1]
Release date
  • 31 January 2014 (2014-01-31)
Running time
156 mins
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 30 crore (US$4.7 million)[2]
Box office 41.8 crore (US$6.5 million)(100 days)

Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda is a 2014 Telugu comedy drama film featuring an ensemble cast composed of Mohan Babu, Manchu Vishnu, Manchu Manoj, Raveena Tandon, Hansika Motwani, Pranitha Subhash, Varun Sandesh and Tanish in the lead roles.[3][4][5] Presented by Ariaana and Viviana, Manchu Vishnu and Manchu Manoj are jointly producing the film on their respective banners, 24 Frames Factory and Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures. Kona Venkat, Gopimohan and BVS Ravi wrote the film's screenplay with Palani Kumar handling cinematography.[6]

The film is partly inspired by the Hindi movie Golmaal 3. This movie and Golmaal 3 have many similarities such as story and direction, many reviewers said "It's imprinted Golmaal 3 and it's an unofficial remake".[7] The movie also marks the return of Mohan Babu on film after a long self-imposed hiatus, sharing the screen with both his sons Vishnu and Manoj for the first time. Raveena Tandon also returned to Telugu cinema after a long hiatus with this film. The soundtrack and music on the film was composed by Bappa Lahiri and Achu. Released worldwide on 31 January 2014, the film featured Brahmanandam, Raghu Babu, Vennela Kishore, M. S. Narayana in other pivotal roles. Upon release, the film received positive reception from critics as well as audience and turned out into a blockbuster at both the Indian and overseas box offices.[8] Its satellite rights were sold for 4.25 crore (US$660,000) including audio telecast rights to Maatv.PPT collected 35 crore (US$5.5 million) in 22 Days. This movie will be premiered on maa tv on 13 July 6 pm.

Plot[edit]

In the Andhra Pradesh-Karnataka border, there are 2 villages named Pandavapuram and Kauravapuram. Dharmanna (Giri Babu) is the Head of Pandavapuram village who is considered as the latest descendant of the Pandavas while Suyodhana (Mukesh Rishi) is the Head of Kauravapuram village who too is considered as the latest descendant of the Kauravas. As expected, Dharmanna is a good Samaritan while Suyodhana is a dangerous criminal who runs a quarry business. Similar to the tale of Mahabharatha, here in this film too, Dharmanna and Suyodhana play the game of cards in which Suyodhana fails which makes him to follow the stipulation of the game - No celebration, marriage and any good events should not be conducted for 14 years. This leaves Suyodhana swearing vengeance and exactly after 14 years, by manipulation, Suyodhana wins the game and asks Dharmanna to give his daughter's hand with his youngest son's marriage. Thus to ensure his daughter Honey (Hansika Motwani)'s safety, Dharmanna sends her to Bangkok along with his friend and his friend's daughter. There she stays with Satya (Raveena Tandon)'s family and starts working with her sons Vijay (Manchu Vishnu) and Gopal (Vennela Kishore) in a successful boat business.

On a separate note, Naidu (Mohan Babu) is a tourist guide in Bangkok and his three sons Ajay (Manchu Manoj), Varun (Varun Sandesh) and Lucky (Tanish) are fit for nothing cons. Naidu, who is a very disciplined man, keeps on punishing them for their misdeeds. On the other hand, Vijay turns into a very short tempered man if one raises a finger towards him and always, in any case, Vijay keeps on breaking those fingers pointing him. Gopal is a stuttering person while Lucky is a dumb person. While Vijay and Gopal emotionally blackmail Satya that they would have been happy if their father was there, Ajay, Varun and Lucky would emotionally blackmail Naidu that they would have been happy if their mother was there as she would support them and defend Naidu. Including Honey, only Naidu and Satya knew that the five men are orphans and Naidu, Satya sacrificed their love to raise them and still remained unmarried as their marriage was put on hold during their young days by Satya's father Subba Rao (Dasari Narayana Rao) as Naidu was a poor man then. Honey somehow manages to unite them and gets them married and makes arrangements to bring all the five men under one roof. Satya's sons and Naidu's sons keep quarreling always till they come to know that they are orphans. They conceal the fact before their new parents that they knew about their identity in order to not to hurt them. Vijay is in love with Honey and when Honey is going to propose him, Suyodhana's son-in-law Siddha (Raghu Babu) reaches Bangkok along with his men and forcibly takes her back to Kauravapuram in India.

The new family comes to know about the game of cards, its stipulations and consequences from Dharmanna's friend which makes Naidu to promise Dharmanna that he would bring Honey back to Pandavapuram without any violence. Thus with reference to the Virata Parva of Mahabharata, the whole family enters Suyodhana's house in disguise. First Naidu and Varun enter into the good books of Suyodhana's elder sons Guna (Supreet) and Gana (Bharani) and then enter the house as Graharaja, a powerful astrologer and Upagraharaja, his assistant. Satya, Lucky and Gopal enter the house as Satya Menon, a Malayali cook and her assistants. Vijay makes an entry as Gambler Gopi, a skilled gambler and fan of Suyodhana. Meanwhile Suyodhana's Brother-in-law Bapure (Brahmanandam), a Telugu freak and over suspicious person and his westernized daughter Kuchala Kumari (Pranitha Subhash), KuKu for short whom Bapure wishes to turn into a Traditional Telugu girl. Finally Ajay makes an entry in a female attire as Mohini, Gambler Gopi's sister-in-law who loves Gopi. Ajay in the disguise of Mohini makes Guna, Gana and Honey's wouldbe Gaja fall for her charms and KuKu who knows Mohini's real identity is in Mutual love with Ajay. Though Bapure is fond of commenting and complaining on people, Graharaja fixes him in such a situation that if he does it, he would die the next moment. On the day of marriage of Honey and Gaja, Mohini creates a brawl between the three brothers and fakes her death.

In order to escape from the clutches of Mohini's brother Mohan, a police officer, Graharaja advises to Suyodhana to conduct the marriage of Gopi and Honey so that Mohan, who is a police officer would punish Gopi for Mohini's death. Mohan turns out to be Ajay in a police uniform and since Suyodhana's family does not know about Ajay's identity, they remain silent. The marriage is conducted and after the rituals get completed, the drama is exposed to Suyodhana's family by Guna as he finds out that the corpse of Mohini thrown in the well was a doll. Naidu is shot with a gun by Suyodhana at Naidu's arm which makes the five furious. A riot happens in which Naidu and his sons emerge victorious. Finally Bapure is forced to accept the marriage of Ajay and KuKu after he comes to know the truth since the couple is in love.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was officially launched on 23 April 2013 in Hyderabad and the launch event was graced by Dasari Narayana Rao, Lavanya Tripathi, BVS Ravi, Gopi Mohan and Kona Venkat.[9]

Filming[edit]

Manchu Vishnu and Hansika Motwani paired up to film the first song of the movie in some stunning landscapes and locations in Italy during the month of May in 2013.[10]

Manoj plays three different characters in the movie and teams up with Pranitha,[11] who plays a boisterous, fun-loving girl. She finished a brief shooting schedule in Slovenia during the same month.[12]

Raveena Tandon, previously starring in Bangaru Bullodu and Akasa Veedhilo, marks her return to the Telugu Film Industry after twelve years. She pairs up with industry veteran Dr. Mohan Babu. The pair had also finished shooting a song in Venice.[5]

Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda brings stunning landscapes from Europe including Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia among others. The film also features some beautiful backdrops from Bangkok.

Box office[edit]

Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda (PPT), released across the globe on 21 January, has concluded the first week with a brilliant collection at the worldwide Box Office. While it landed in second place in the domestic market, the movie with high entertainment quotient has led the race in the international market, pushing Puri Jagannadh's Heart Attack to second position.Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda opened to very good response in Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India on Friday. The positive reviews and good word of mouth took its business over the weekend. Its collection went down by 50% on Monday and it continued to drop on the following weekdays. When compared to multiplexes, the movie has done good business in the single screens. The film has raked in approximately 11.50 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the first week.The action comedy family entertainer, which was released in North America, Europe, UK, Dubai, Kuwait, and Africa, also got good opening in the international market and has done decent business in the first week. Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda has collection approximately 1.06 crores nett ($1,70,000) at the Overseas Box Office in seven days. Its first week global collection stands at 12.56 crores nett.[13]

Irrespective of the heroes market Manchu family multi-starrer Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda was made at a whopping budget of 30 crores. Although the movie got a good talk it could not make business to cover the production cost and ends as an average grosser.

The movie reportedly ends with deficit of 10 crores. But thanks to MAA Channel’s generosity, they bought the satellite rights of the movie for good price to bail out the movie.

As per the buzz MAA TV channel has grabbed the rights for a whopping 4.25 crore (US$660,000) which is superb compared to its box office stamina and this would be the highest for any Manchu star film.

The movie features Mohan Babu, Vishnu, Manoj, Varun Sandesh, Hansika, Pranitha and Tanish in the lead. Mohan Babu himself has produced the film under 24 Frames Entertainment.Manchu Manoj lady getup, few hilarious scenes in second half, Supreet (Kaatraju) filthy comedy, Pranitha Subhash, Hansika Motwani glamour are major highlights of the movie.Manchu’s need to thank MAA TV for its generosity.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Achu and Bappa Lahiri. Lyrics of songs were written by Bhaskara Batla, Chandrabose and Anantha Sriram. The audio launch of the film held at the Shilpa Kala Vedika in Shilparamam, Hyderabad on 11 January 2014.[14] Soundtrack got average response. Songs are not to the mark as said by reviewers. Music Mania rated the soundtrack 2.5/5 and stated that Title song is better than all. No song is worth noting.[15]

Track listing
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda" Baba Sehgal 02:23
2. "Guchi Guchi Nuvvu Chudakala" Adnan Sami, Shreya Ghoshal 04:10
3. "Chusa Nene" Udit Narayan 04:50
4. "Saturday Night" Hemachandra, Charu Semvai, Jonitha 03:57
5. "Sathemma Sathemma" Shreya Ghoshal, Mano 03:56
6. "Burra Girra Girra" Achu Rajamani, Ranjitha, Srilekha Parthasarathy 03:51
Total length: 23:09

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