Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sunil Reddy|
|Produced by||Dr. Rohin Reddy|
Lakshmi Bhupal |
Harsha Vardhan (dialogues)
Sai Dharam Tej|
|Music by||S. Thaman|
|Cinematography||K. V. Guhan|
|Edited by||Karthika Srinivas|
Sri Venkateswara Movie Makers
Thikka (English: Frenzy) is 2016 Indian Telugu action comedy film produced by Dr. Rohin Reddy on Sri Venkateswara Movie Makers banner and directed by Sunil Reddy. Starring Sai Dharam Tej, Larissa Bonesi in the lead roles and music composed by S. Thaman. Production began on 31 July 2015 in Hyderabad. Tamil film actors Silambarasan & Dhanush have sung one song each in this film. The film was released on 13 August 2016 globally. The film received highly negative reviews, with praise directed to Sai Dharam Tej's performance, but criticism towards the direction, irrational and confusing screenplay and the incoherent script.
The film was later dubbed into Hindi and released under the title Rocket Raja by Goldmines Telefilms in 2018.
The film is a confusion kidnap drama; Aditya (Sai Dharam Tej) is a booze-happy youngster who enjoys his day to day life until he meets a beautiful girl Anjali in an accident. He falls in love with her at first sight itself and also makes her fall in love with him too. After she entered to his life his entire lifestyle changes he leaves one by one all his bad habits, acquires a job in a corporate company and she also separates Aditya from his father Manohar (Rajendra Prasad) who is a big womanizer and drunker than him and also joins Manohar in a rehabilitation center.
The twist in the story arises when complications erupt between the couple and they break up with each other for a small quarrel. Anjali is a daughter of a multimillionaire Madan Mohan (Anand) who fixes her marriage with another rich man’s son Jayanth (Vennela Kishore). Simultaneously in the office, Aditya conned by Kapoor (Ali) who wants to give promotion to his girlfriend Kavitha (Mumaith Khan), so he traps Aditya makes him cheat his childhood friend Stephen (Sathya) which makes the conflict between them.
The frustrated Aditya call for a break up party along with his friends where so many characters enter into his life, Starting from his father Manohar escaping from rehabilitation center along with a girl Kamala (VJ Bani) his lover, who is a daughter of a late mafia don Devraj (Jakki), then a prostitute Padma come into the picture, suddenly two gangs of Sadhu Bhai (Ajay) and Narasimha (Raghu Babu) are after Aditya. A series of mad events follow - they fight with some guys, destroy a restaurant, a petrol bunk is burnt, etc. More on that Anjali elopes from marriage for Aditya and her father Madan Mohan’s men are also behind him and another beautiful girl Virisha (Mannara Chopra) tries to kill Aditya saying herself as his ex-lover. Rest of the story how Aditya comes out from this crazy situation.
- Principal cast
- Supporting cast
- Rajendra Prasad as Manohar
- Ajay as Sadhu Bhai
- Ali as Kapoor
- Vennela Kishore as Jayanth
- Posani Krishna Murali as Inspector P. Hymanand
- Raghu Babu as Narsimha
- Mumaith Khan as Kavitha
- VJ Bani as Kamala
- Anand as Madan Mohan
- Harsha Vardhan as Mental Doctor
- Jakki as Devraj
- Prabhas Seenu as Madanmohan's henchmen
- Saptagiri as Manchi Donga
- Satya as Stephen
- Thagubothu Ramesh as Ramesh Yadav
- Fish Venkat as Sadhu's henchmen
- Dasanna as Constable
|Film score by S. Thaman|
|S. Thaman chronology|
|2.||"Hot Shot Hero"||Bhaskarabhatla||Simbu,MC Vickey||3:37|
|3.||"Dirty Picture"||Bhaskarabhatla||Usha Uthup,Simha||3:01|
|4.||"Nee Kosam"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Revanth||5:05|
|5.||"Vellipoke"||Neeraja Kona||S. Thaman||3:31|
The film received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics, praising Sai Dharam Tej's performance while heavily criticizing its story, many considering it to be very confusing and weak. 123Telugu gave it a 2.25/5 saying "Overall, Thikka is one film which Sai Dharam Tej should immediately erase from his memory. He should stay away from scripts like these which can spoil his career big time. Except for his sincere performance, this film has absolutely nothing to offer in any which way possible. Stay away from this one otherwise, you can end up losing your mind." mirchi9 gave it a 1.5/5 and wrote "One can say the same thing about Thikka as well. There is a huge Hollywood hangover visible throughout the film. The style and the humor are acquired taste and it is not for everybody. Finally, the film is a hit and miss kind of film. There are parts that are truly hilarious and there are parts that are atrocious and make one squirm uncomfortably in their places." telugu360 also gave it a 1.5/5 and noted "Thikka movie’s first half is bad and second half is worse. This movie is one such movie where everything has gone awry. Sai Dharam Tej should be very cautious about his story selection at this point of his career. At Box-office, this movie may have some revenue till first weekend in India. At overseas Box-office, Thikka will end up as one of the lowest grossers in recent years."
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