Touch Chesi Chudu
|Touch Chesi Chudu|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Vikram Sirikonda|
|Produced by||Nallamalapu Srinivas|
Vallabhaneni Vamshi Mohan
|Written by||Sreenivasa Reddy|
|Screenplay by||Vikram Sirikonda|
|Story by||Vakkantham Vamsi|
|Starring||Ravi Teja |
|Music by||JAM8 (Apprentice band of Pritam),|
Mani Sharma(Background Score)
Chota K. Naidu
|Edited by||Gautham Raju|
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.
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.
- Ravi Teja as ACP Karthikeya / Karthik
- Raashi Khanna as Pushpa
- Seerat Kapoor as Divya
- Freddy Daruwala as Irfan Lala
- Jayaprakash as Karthikeya's father
- Murali Sharma as Police Commissioner
- Vineet Kumar as Home Minister
- Pooja Jhaveri as Sandhya
- Vennela Kishore as Circle Inspector J. Balram
- Suhasini Maniratnam as Kartikeya's teacher and Shalini's mother
- Sayaji Shinde
- Vijaya Kumar
- Satyam Rajesh
- Shahbaz Khan (actor) as Rauf Lala
- Ajay (actor) as Police Officer
- Kaumudi Nemani as Shalini
- Vajja Venkata Giridhar as Mallesh Yadav
- Jeeva (Telugu actor) as Maulana
- Sandhya Janak
- Anitha Nath
Production and Story
Pre-production of this film began in July 2016 after the script approval from Ravi Teja to Vikram Sirikonda. Raashi Khanna who earlier worked with Teja in Bengal Tiger (2015) was signed in as one of the female lead in September 2016.
Pritam was roped in for the music which makes his debut in Telugu cinema. Bollywood actor Freddy Daruwala was signed in to play as main antagonist in April 2017 which marks his debut in Telugu films. Seerat Kapoor was signed in as the second female lead in early May 2017 after considering Lavanya Tripathi and Pragya Jaiswal for that role.
Story and Filming
|Touch Chesi Chudu|
|Soundtrack album by JAM8|
|Released||Jan 27, 2018|
|1.||"Touch Chesi Chudu Title Song"||Chandrabose||Marc D Muse for JAM8||Brijesh Shandilya, Sreerama Chandra||04.30|
|2.||"Raaye Raaye"||Kasarla Shyam||Marc D Muse for JAM8||Nakash Aziz, Madhu Priya||03.30|
|3.||"Manasa"||Rehman||Kaushik-Akash-Guddu (KAG) for JAM8||Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan||04.30|
|4.||"Rang Barse"||Rehman||Kaushik-Akash-Guddu (KAG) for JAM8||Akashdeep Sengupta||4.04|
|5.||"Pushpa"||Rehman||Ashish Pandit for JAM8||Nakash AzizDj Smash Guy||04.00|
Reception And Box Office
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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