Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya

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Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya
Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya.jpg
Poster
Directed byVenkatesh Maha
Produced by
Screenplay byVenkatesh Maha
Story bySyam Pushkaran
Based onMaheshinte Prathikaaram (2016)
Starring
Music byBijibal
CinematographyAppu Prabhakar
Edited byRavi Teja Girijala
Production
company
Arka Media Works
Mahayana Motion Pictures
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • 30 July 2020 (2020-07-30)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya (transl. The angry form of Uma Maheswara),[a] also known by the initialism UMUR,[2] is a 2020 Indian Telugu-language comedy-drama film directed by Venkatesh Maha and starring Satyadev Kancharana, Naresh, Suhas, Raghavan, Hari Chandana and Roopa Koduvayur.[3] The film is a remake of the Malayalam film Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016).[4] The film premiered on Netflix on 30 July 2020.[5]

Cast[edit]

  • Satyadev Kancharana as Uma Maheswara Rao, a photographer and proprietor of Komali Photo Studio, Araku Valley
  • Naresh as Babji
  • Suhas as Korra Suhas
  • Raghavan as Manohar Rao
  • Hari Chandana Koppisetti as Swati
  • Roopa Koduvayur as Jyothi
  • Kushalini Pulapa as Mithila
  • Ravindra Vijay as Jognath
  • TNR as Nancharayya
  • Jabardasth Ramprasad as Chandru
  • Sreedhar Reddy as Kung Fu master
  • Ajay Vegsena as Footwear shop owner
  • Karuna Kumar as Karuna
  • Vijaya Praveena Paruchuri as Brinda
  • Venkatesh Maha as Tea seller (cameo appearance)

Production[edit]

This film is Venkatesh Maha's second directorial venture after C/o Kancharapalem (2018).[6] Satyadev Kancharana was signed to play the lead role.[2] Bijibal, who composed the music for the original, composed the songs for the film.[4] The film is produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni of Arka Media Works and Praveena Paruchuri, who previously worked on C/o Kancharapalem. The film was shot in the remote regions of Araku Valley.[7] Debutantes Hari Chandana and Roopa Koduvayur play the lead actresses in the film.[8][9]

Soundtrack[edit]

Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya
Soundtrack album by
Released2020
Recorded2020
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageTelugu
LabelAditya Music
ProducerBijibal
Bijibal chronology
Kozhipporu
(2020)
Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya
(2020)
Singles from Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya
  1. "Ningi Chutte"
    Released: 6 March 2020
  2. "Anandam"
    Released: 6 July 2020
  3. "Rapavalu"
    Released: 13 July 2020

The songs are composed by Bijibal, who composed for the original film. The first single "Ningi Chutte" with lyrics by Viswa and performed by Vijay Yesudas was released on 6 March 2020.[10] The second single "Anandam" was released on 6 July and featured lyrics by Rehman and vocals by Gowtham Bharadwaj and Soumya Ramakrishnan.[11] The third single, "Rapavalu", was released on 13 July and has lyrics by Rahman and Raghukul Mokirala and is sung by Bijibal and Sangeetha Srikanth.[12]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Ningi Chutte"ViswaVijay Yesudas3:27
2."Anandam"RehmanGowtham Bharadwaj, Soumya Ramakrishnan4:34
3."Rapavalu"Rahman, Raghukul MokiralaBijibal, Sangeetha Srikanth3:24

Release[edit]

The film was initially scheduled to release on 17 April 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Producers then explored the option of releasing on digital platforms on 30 July instead of a traditional theatre release.[13] Later in 30 July 2020, it was announced that the film would have a direct release on Netflix.[14]

Critical reception[edit]

Hemanth Kumar of Firstpost praised Satydev's performance and opined that the film is a pleasant drama with a backdrop that’s rarely explored in Telugu cinema.[15] Sowmya Rajendran of The News Minute stated that Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya is a "faithful remake" which retains the spirit of original.[16] Neeshita Nyayapati of The Times of India rated the film three-and-half stars out of five and called it, "The sweetest tale of revenge you'll ever see."[17]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Uma Sahitha Maheswara refers to a soft-heartened person. Ugya Roopasya means anger in Sanskrit. The title refers to the anger of a soft-heartened person: the main character Uma Maheswara Rao.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Venkatesh Maha explains the title Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya – Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. ^ a b "Venkatesh Maha and Satya Dev's next is 'Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya' – Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya Movie Review: The sweetest tale of revenge you'll ever see". Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Venkatesh Maha's next 'Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya' is a remake – Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "'Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya', Telugu remake of 'Maheshinte Prathikaram', out on OTT". The News Minute. 30 July 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Producer of C/o Kancharapalem producer shares the film's director's first pitch video – Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (5 June 2020). "Venkatesh Maha to showcase another close-to-reality story with Satyadev starrer 'Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya'". The Hindu.
  8. ^ Sunita Chowdary, Y. (16 June 2020). "How Satyadev Kancharana approached 'Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya' as a fresh project than a remake". The Hindu.
  9. ^ "Debutant Roopa Koduvayur excited about acting in Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya". The Times of India. 12 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya: Nithiin heaps praise on the team and first lyrical song Ningi Chutte – Times of India". The Times of India.
  11. ^ "Watch Latest Telugu Official Lyrical Video Song 'Aanandam' (Teaser) From Movie 'Umamaheswara Ugra Roopasya' Starring Satyadev And Naresh | Telugu Video Songs – Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya: Nithiin heaps praise on the team and first lyrical song Ningi Chutte – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  13. ^ "'We are exploring options': 'Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya' producer as it heads for digital release". The New Indian Express.
  14. ^ "'Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya' and other Telugu films to look forward to on OTT platforms". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 8 July 2020. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 14 July 2020.CS1 maint: others (link)
  15. ^ Kumar, Hemanth (30 July 2020). "Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya movie review: Satya Dev shines In Venkatesh Maha's heartwarming drama – Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  16. ^ Rajendran, Sowmya (30 July 2020). "'Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya' review: Venkatesh Maha's comedy is a faithful remake". The News Minute. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  17. ^ Nyayapati, Neeshita (30 July 2020). "Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya Movie Review : The sweetest tale of revenge you'll ever see". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 July 2020.

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