RX 100 (film)

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RX 100
RX100 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAjay Bhupathi
Produced byAshok Reddy Gummakonda
Written byAjay Bhupathi (Story) Tajuddin Syed (Dialogues)
StarringKartikeya Gummakonda
Payal Rajput
Music byChaitan Bharadwaj (songs)
Smaran (background)
CinematographyRam Reddy
Edited byPraveen K. L.
Release date
  • 12 July 2018 (2018-07-12)[1][2]
Running time
153 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Box officeest. ₹27.4 crore[3]

RX 100 is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language romantic action drama film written and directed by Ajay Bhupathi.[4] The film stars Kartikeya Gummakonda and Payal Rajput in the lead roles. Rao Ramesh and Ramki were cast in supporting roles.[5]

Plot[edit]

The story of the film is based on the true-life of SIVA, in the rural village of Godavari where Shiva (Karthikeya), who is a well behaved and cultured heart-throb who is raised by Daddy (Ramki). He eventually meets Indu (Payal Rajput) who is the then nymphomaniac daughter of a local politician. Love appears to blossom between the couple and they start an intimate relationship, but when the time comes to disclose the affair to their elders, the couple gets separated through a very shocking twist. Just like the plot, Shiva is lost when he thinks the elders refuse his love with Indu. He becomes hyper aggressive, later it is revealed that Indu never loved Shiva and she only used him to satisfy her desire for sex and lust.[6] The film portrays how a rather emotional hero, Shiva who owns a movie theater with his dad and regularly plays Telugu movies is unable to see acting and drama in real-world with the acting of Indu. Indu is a very self-absorbed woman who uses people for her needs and is predatory in her actions. In the end, he is left with frustration because his love is discarded and he ends up dying.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Nippai Ragile"Chaitanya VarmaRahul Sipligunj3:28
2."Reppalaninda"SrimanHaricharan3:14
3."Adire Hrudayam [7]"Chaitanya PrasadKarthik4:47
4."Pillaa Raa"Chaitanya PrasadAnurag Kulkarni3:57
5."Rudhiram Marigi"SirasriDeepthi Parthasarathy & Sai Charan3:44
6."Manasuni patti"SrimaniHaricharan, Uma Neha3:44
7."Dhinaku Dhina Da"Chaitanya VarmaVaram4:37

Reception[edit]

It received good reviews from critics.[5][8][9] Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion South called it "a generic angry young man’s generic love story, until a solid twist turns everything on its head"[10]

Remake[edit]

A film is announced to be remade in Hindi starring Tara Sutaria and debutant Ahan Shetty in March 2019.[11] The filming began on 6 August with title as Tadap. It is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, directed by Milan Luthria and presented by Fox Star Studios.[12][13]

Another film which is touted to be a remake is the Kannada movie Shiva 143 starring Dheeran Ramkumar and Manvitha Harish in the lead role. It will be produced by Jayanna and Bhogendhra, directed by Anil Kumar[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RX 100 release date announced".
  2. ^ "RX 100 movie gets dacent release in USA".
  3. ^ "Tollywood box office report of 2018: highest grossing Telugu movies of year; List of hits and flops". 23 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Ajay has high hopes on RX 100".
  5. ^ a b Ajay Bhupathi (16 July 2018). "RX 100 movie review: It's a bold attempt". Deacon Times. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "RX 100 Telugu movie". Newspaper. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Adire Hrudayam Song Lyrics - RX 100". Lyrics India Now.
  8. ^ Manoj Kumar (13 July 2018). "RX 100 movie review: This love story has very few surprises". Indian Express. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  9. ^ Suhas Yellapantula (12 July 2018). "RX 100 Movie Review". Times of India - Entertainment Times. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  10. ^ "RX 100 Movie Review: A Poorly Cast Film That Works Because Of Its Plot Twist". Film Companion. 20 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Confirmed! Tara Sutaria roped in opposite Ahan Shetty for his debut - RX 100 remake". Bollywood Hungama. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  12. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (6 August 2019). "Ahan Shetty - son of Suniel Shetty - begins his journey in #Hindi films... His debut film - the #Hindi adaptation of #Telugu film #RX100 - begins filming today at a South Mumbai theatre... Costars Tara Sutaria... Directed by Milan Luthria... Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. t.co/GU94TuBfJK" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "RX 100 actress on Tara Sutaria being cast in Hindi remake: Nobody can do this role better than me". India Today. 27 March 2019.
  14. ^ [1]

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