Touch Chesi Chudu

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Touch Chesi Chudu
Ravi Teja's Touch Chesi Chudu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVikram Sirikonda
Produced byNallamalapu Srinivas
Vallabhaneni Vamshi Mohan
Written bySreenivasa Reddy
Ravi Reddy
Keshav
(Dialogues)
Screenplay byVikram Sirikonda
Deepak Raj
Story byVakkantham Vamsi
StarringRavi Teja
Raashi Khanna
Seerat Kapoor
Freddy Daruwala
Music byJAM8 (Apprentice band of Pritam),
Mani Sharma(Background Score)
CinematographyRichard Prasad
Chota K. Naidu
Edited byGautham Raju
Production
company
Release date
  • 2 February 2018 (2018-02-02)
Running time
140 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Touch Chesi Chudu (Translation: Touch and see what happens) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film written by Vakkantham Vamsi and directed by Vikram Sirikonda in his directorial debut in Telugu cinema. It features Ravi Teja, Raashi Khanna and Seerat Kapoor in the lead roles while Freddy Daruwala plays the main antagonist, which marks his debut in Telugu cinema. Pre-production of the film began in July 2016 and principal photography commenced in February 2017 in Hyderabad. The film released worldwide on 2 February 2018.

Plot[edit]

Karthikeya (Ravi Teja) is the owner of Karthikeya Industries. His philosophy is "family is most important". A goon named Selvam robs Karthik's machinery often. Karthik's repeated complaints fall on deaf ears, so he challenges that he can solve the case in two minutes, so the CI makes him CI for a day to fight Selvam. Karthik falls in love with a choreographer named Pushpa (Raashi Khanna). One day, Irfan Lala (Freddy Daruwala) kills a student activist in a pub. Karthik informs this to the police based on Irfan's photo, but the police officer (Ajay) tells Karthik that the criminal died long back ago. Karthik calls the Police Commissioner (Murali Sharma) in Hyderabad and asks for Irfan. A flashback occurs where Karthik is actually a dangerous, reckless, zero family emotions, and duty-dedicated cop who gets transferred to Hyderabad. He goes on a mission to save the commissioner's daughter, who is threatened by a gang. Karthik kills the gang members and retrieves the daughter. Irfan and his father Rauf Lala (Shahbaaz Khan) are two goons who are hoping to win a by-election. Meanwhile, Divya (Seerat Kapoor) loves Karthik a lot. Her parents fix the engagement, but Karthik breaks it due to an important mission. Divya leaves him forever. During a party in an altercation, Irfan kills Shalini (Kaumudi Nemani). It is revealed that Karthik was once the student of Shalini's mother (Suhasini Maniratnam). During a shootout, Karthik fatally wounds Irfan. In the hospital, he searches for Irfan, but his father (Jayaprakash) tells him that Irfan is dead. This is actually a drama played by Karthik's father (Jayaprakash) and the commissioner so that Karthik would be close to his family. Karthik decides to draw balance between professional and personal life, so he kills Irfan, and Rauf dies upon knowing this. The film ends with Karthik meeting Pushpa and both affectionately hugging each other.

Cast[edit]

Production and Story[edit]

Development[edit]

Pre-production of this film began in July 2016 after the script approval from Ravi Teja to Vikram Sirikonda.[1] Raashi Khanna who earlier worked with Teja in Bengal Tiger (2015) was signed in as one of the female lead in September 2016.[2][3]

Pritam was roped in for the music which makes his debut in Telugu cinema.[4] Bollywood actor Freddy Daruwala was signed in to play as main antagonist in April 2017 which marks his debut in Telugu films.[5] Seerat Kapoor was signed in as the second female lead in early May 2017 after considering Lavanya Tripathi and Pragya Jaiswal for that role.[6]

The title and the posters were revealed on 26 January 2017 marking Ravi Teja's birthday.[7] The film was officially launched on 3 February 2017.[8]

Story and Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on 3 February 2017 in Hyderabad.[9]

Soundtrack[edit]

Touch Chesi Chudu
Soundtrack album by JAM8
ReleasedJan 27, 2018
Recorded2018
GenreSoundtrack
Length20:34
LabelMango Music
ProducerJAM8

Touch Chesi Chudu's soundtrack is composed by JAM8 (Apprentice band of Pritam).

Track list
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Touch Chesi Chudu Title Song"ChandraboseMarc D Muse for JAM8Brijesh Shandilya, Sreerama Chandra04.30
2."Raaye Raaye"Kasarla ShyamMarc D Muse for JAM8Nakash Aziz, Madhu Priya03.30
3."Manasa"RehmanKaushik-Akash-Guddu (KAG) for JAM8Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan04.30
4."Rang Barse"RehmanKaushik-Akash-Guddu (KAG) for JAM8Akashdeep Sengupta4.04
5."Pushpa"RehmanAshish Pandit for JAM8Nakash AzizDj Smash Guy04.00
Total length:20:34

Reception And Box Office[edit]

A critic from The Times Of India stated that " If you’re a Ravi Teja fan, or have seen enough of his movies, then you pretty much know what to expect. Good humour, punch dialogues (delivered in his inimitable style) and action-packed storyline had earned him the title ‘Mass Maharaja’, and brought him some of his biggest hits. In Vikram Sirikonda's ‘Touch Chesi Chudu’, Ravi Teja is meaner and leaner than he ever was, but the script has excellent attributes that made him a successful star in the first place. With an excellent screenplay and an good storyline, ‘Touch Chesi Chudu’ is a worthful watch."

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