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Uppena Poster.jpeg
First Look Poster
Directed byBucchi Babu Sana
Produced byY. Naveen
Y. Ravi Shankar
C. V. Mohan
Written byBucchi Babu Sana
StarringVaishnav Tej
Krithi Shetty
Vijay Sethupathi
Vikas Nallajerla
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
Edited byNavin Nooli
Release date
  • 2 April 2020 (2020-04-02)[1]

Uppena is a 2020 Indian Upcoming Telugu-language film directed by Bucchi Babu Sana. The film features Vijay Sethupathi, Panjaa Vaisshnav Tej and Krithi Shetty in the lead roles and produced by Sukumar Writings and Mythri Movie Makers[2][3].




In January 2019, Mythri Movie Makers announced they were launching Sai Dharam Tej's brother Panjaa Vaisshnav Tej in association with Sukumar's Sukumar Writings. The film is being helmed by Sukumar's assistant Bucchi Babu Sana and music is composing by Devi Sri Prasad. The family members of Vaisshnav Tej, Chiranjeevi, Nagendra Babu, Allu Arjun and Sai Dharam Tej graced the event which took place on 21 January 2019[4].


At launch event Manisha Raj was announced as lead actress who is also a debutant[4]. In April 2019, Mythri confirmed that Vijay Sethupathi will be seen as antagonist in the movie[5]. However in May 2019, a week before filming another debutant Krithi Shetty replaced Manisha as lead actress[6].


In July 2019, many reports broke saying Vijay Sethupathi walked out of the film. Later director Bucchi Babu has to clarify that's not the case and he will join filming the following month[7].


The production on the film started in May of 2019[6]. In August Vijay Sethupathi joined on sets for filming his part in the movie. It was also revealed 40 percent of the movie was shot and will wrap production by October 2019[8].


Soundtrack album by
StudioBrindavan – The Garden Of Music
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Sarileru Neekevvaru
Good Luck Sakhi


The film is scheduled to release on April 2,2020[1].


A first look poster of Tej was released on January 23,2020 revealing the release date and first look of Krithi was released on the next day[9]. The first teaser for the film was released on February 5,2020[10].


  1. ^ a b Writings, Sukumar [@SukumarWritings] (23 January 2020). "Presenting the First Look of #Uppena // Experience the Ocean of Love in Theatres from April 2nd, 2020 // #UppenaOnApril2nd // #UppenaFirstLook // Introducing actors #PanjaVaisshnavTej, #KrithiShetty and Director #BuchiBabuSana A Rockstar @ThisIsDSP Musical" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "అఫీషియల్.. 'ఉప్పెన'లా వస్తోన్న వైష్ణవ్ తేజ్". Telugu Samayam. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Panja Vaisshnav Tej's debut film titled Uppena". Indian Express. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Vaishnav Tej's debut film launched". Zee News. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi in Panja Vaisshnav Tej's debut film". Indian Express. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Mangalore belle Krithi Shetty to debut opposite Panja Vaisshnav Tej in 'Uppena'". Times of India. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Uppena: Has Vijay Sethupathi really walked out of the film? director Buchi Babu clarifies!". in.com. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  8. ^ Kumar, Gabbeta Ranjith (21 August 2019). "Vijay Sethupathi joins the sets of Uppena". The Indian Express. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  9. ^ Makers, Mythri Movie (25 January 2020). "Drench in the Ocean of Love from April 2nd, 2020 #Uppena #UppenaOnApril2nd Introducing actors #PanjaVaisshnavTej, #KrithiShetty and Director #BuchiBabuSana A Rockstar @ThisIsDSP Musical pic.twitter.com/aiACL6ncZC".
  10. ^ "Beautiful first wave from Uppena". The Hans India.

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