Pantham

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Pantham
Pantham.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by K. Chakravarthy Reddy
Produced by K. K. Radhamohan
Written by K. Chakravarthy Reddy
(story) Bobby Kolli
(screenplay)
Ramesh Reddy
(dialogue)
Starring Gopichand
Mehreen Pirzada
Music by Gopi Sundar
Cinematography Prasad Murella
Edited by Prawin Pudi
Production
company
Sri Sathya Sai Arts
Release date
  • 5 July 2018 (2018-07-05)
Country India
Language Telugu

Pantham (English: Challenge) is an Indian action film directed by K. Chakravarthy Reddy, starring Gopichand and Mehreen Pirzada. Touted to be Gopichand's 25th film,[1] it also marks the directorial debut of K. Chakravarthi Reddy, who previously worked as the screenplay writer for Telugu action films like Balupu, Power and Jai Lava Kusa.[2][3] The film's music has been composed by Gopi Sundar and also features art direction by AS Prakash, dialogues by Ramesh Reddy and cinematography by Prasad Murella.[4] The film revolves around a brave and fearless young man who tries too hard to achieve his goal in his life.

The first look of Pantham was unveiled on 22 March 2018, with the tagline For A Cause.[5] Previously planned to release in the month of May,[6][7] the film was released on 5 July 2018.[8][9]

Plot[edit]

Vikranth ( Gopichand ) plans a series of robberies on noted politicians. After a major robbery at his house, home minister, Nayak(Sampath) orders for an inquiry. To his shock, he comes to know that the man behind these robberies is Vikranth and why he has done all this.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Release[edit]

Pantham was released worldwide on 5 July, 2018.

Critical reception[edit]

The Times of India rated the film 2.5/5 and considered that: "Despite the commercial elements, ‘Pantham’ would’ve worked if only the screenplay and narrative were a tad bit tighter."[10]

123 Telugu rated the film 3/5 and commented that: "Pantham is a passable social drama which showcases a decent message. Even though the story is outdated, director Chakri has made sure that there is some fun in the first half and climax is satisfactory."[11]

Greatandhra rated the film 2.5/5 and considered that: "Major complaint from audiences has been Gopichand’s movies have turned too predictable of late. Still, the star is not coming out from them."[12]

First Post wrote, "Pantham’s strength lies in what it truly wants to say in the end. It calls for a systematic change in the government’s approach to governance and making politicians accountable. And it also calls out people in general for a wide range of issues. But then it does all this after ensuring that it narrates a story which is sloppy and unimaginative before it turns into a show reel of our apathy towards suffering."[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actor Gopichand's 25th film titled Pantham, first look poster released". hindustantimes.com. 22 March 2018. Archived from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "The first look of Gopichand's 25th film 'Pantham' unveiled - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 1 June 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "Gopichand's Pantham is a commercial film with good message, says producer". indianexpress.com. 5 February 2018. Archived from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  4. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. "Gopichand's 25th film title is Pantham; producer Radhamohan announces release date". ibtimes.co.in. Archived from the original on 23 June 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "Pantham's first look gets a date - 123telugu.com". 123telugu.com. 16 March 2018. Archived from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  6. ^ Banerjee, Urmimala. "Gopichand's 25th film titled Pantham to release in May 2018". bollywoodlife.com. Archived from the original on 14 June 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  7. ^ Toleti, Siddartha. "Gopichand Smartly Positions His Pantham". www.mirchi9.com. Archived from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Gopichand's 25th film 'Pantham' eyeing July release? - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 2 June 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "Gopichand's 'Pantham' gets new release date - Telugu Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com". indiaglitz.com. Archived from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "Pantham Movie Review {2.5/5}: This one is purely for Gopichand fans". indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "Pantham Telugu Movie Review, Gopichand Pantham". 123telugu.com. 6 July 2018. Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  12. ^ "Pantham, Pantham Movie Review, Pantham Rating, Pantham Review". greatandhra.com. Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  13. ^ "Pantham movie review: Gopichand-starrer is a well-intentioned attempt that tries too hard to preach- Entertainment News, Firstpost". firstpost.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 

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