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Pelli Choopulu (2016)

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This is an urban rom-com in a modern setting where tradition still has a strong hold. The story starts with the "pellichoopulu" or arranged meeting of Prashanth (Vijay Deverakonda) and ... See full summary »

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Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam (as Tharun Bhascker), Rahul Ramakrishna (lyricist)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Abhay Bethiganti ... Vishnu
Keshav Deepak Keshav Deepak ... Prashant's Boss (credit only)
Vijay Deverakonda ... Prashanth
Anish Kuruvilla Anish Kuruvilla ... Businessman
Padmaja Lanka Padmaja Lanka ... Prashant's Mother
Gururaj Manepalli Gururaj Manepalli ... Chitra's Father
Priyadarshi ... Kaushik (as Priyadarshi Pulikonda)
Kedar Shankar Kedar Shankar ... Prashant's Father
Sujatha Sujatha ... Chitra's Mother
Ritu Varma Ritu Varma ... Chitra
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This is an urban rom-com in a modern setting where tradition still has a strong hold. The story starts with the "pellichoopulu" or arranged meeting of Prashanth (Vijay Deverakonda) and Chitra (Ritu Varma). Check their journey out in #pellichoopulu

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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India

Language:

Telugu

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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INR 7,500,000 (estimated)
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DTS (Ramanaidu Studios)| Stereo (Tapeloop Productions)

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2.35 : 1
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This movie was made with Sync sound, which records the actual sounds and voices on set, unlike the conventional dubbing which is done in most Telugu movies. See more »

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Remade as Mitron (2018) See more »

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Pellichoopulu is the one of the best Telugu movies I've seen in a while!
13 August 2016 | by vrachakondaSee all my reviews

I watched Pellichoopulu without much hope of being impressed or even of being entertained. Recent Telugu movies have been passable, but nothing that really got my attention. Pellichoopulu totally blew these thoughts out of my head!

The first half of PC was riotously funny, as the gang led by Prashant (Vijay Devarakonda) are goons who engage in the same dumb things college guys do around the world. Koushik (Priyadarshi) was unbelievably funny--the last time I remember laughing that much at a comedian's antics was maybe the Sunil of old (movies like Dhee, Ready, etc.). Ritu Verma as Chitra was awesome--I distinctly remember being amazed that there was finally a true-to-life strong female character in a Telugu movie. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the first half was that it was so current and relevant. Every teenager sees aspects of their group of friends in Prashant's gang, and the insertion of jokes about social media was timely and hilarious. Chitra's determination and modern character makeup was far more reminiscent of today's Indian women than the made-up doll roles that Tammannah, Samantha, and even Kajal frequently find themselves in.

The second half slowed down considerably, as the focus shifted to the emerging love story between Prashant and Chitra. I was a little less enthused about this half, but I believe it to have been very well done in its own way. The tension between the two kept me engaged, and the non-obvious way in which it resolved itself left me more satisfied than the usual fight scenes that Telugu movies use as a way of having a hero save the heroine.

Overall, Pelli Choopulu is a must-watch with great writing, direction, and action. I know I will be watching it again for many years.


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