Munna (film)

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Munna
Munna film poster.jpg
Directed by Vamsi Paidipally
Produced by Dil Raju
Written by Vamsi Paidipally
Koratala Siva
BVS Ravi
Starring Prabhas
Ileana D'Cruz
Prakash Raj
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Music by Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography Ram Prasad
Edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh
Production
company
Distributed by Sri Venkateswara Creations
Release date
  • 27 April 2007 (2007-04-27)
Country India
Language Telugu

Munna is a 2007 Tollywood action film directed by Vamsi Paidipally and produced by Dil Raju. The film starred Prabhas and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead roles, with Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Rahul Dev in other important roles. The film was postponed several times due to excessive post-production. The film released on 27 April 2007. The film was dubbed into Hindi as Bagawat: Ek Jung, in Tamil as Vetri Thirumagan and in Malayalam under the same name. Later this film was remade in Bangladesh named Amar Challenge starring Shakib Khan and Shahara. "Same name, I don't want create as again and again, said Villayat Hussain. So this movie has been rejected in Pakistan as controversial system for banned by Board of Censorship in Pakistan.

Plot

Munna (Prabhas) is a college student whose aim is to finish off mafia don Kakha (Prakash Raj), who keeps the entire city under his grip. An honest politician Srinivasa Rao (Kota Srinivasa Rao) relentlessly works to expose Kakha but is killed. Meanwhile, Munna's classmate Nidhi (Ileana D'Cruz) falls in love with him. The twist in the tale is that Kakha is none other than Munna's estranged father who tries to sell off his mother (Kaveri) and was responsible for the deaths of her and Munna's young sister. Another don in the city named Aatma (Rahul Dev), who is Kakha's opposition, asks Munna to join him, but he refuses his proposal. The mind game begins. Kakha's second wife (Sukanya), son, and daughter leave him and join Munna. After some incidents including his best friend's death, Munna finds out that Aatma was working for Kakha. The two of them plan on killing Munna in a factory, when all of a sudden, Aatma turns against Kakha and Munna. Kakha kills Aatma for the betrayal and then commits suicide, having lost everything he worked for in his life. Thereby, Munna succeeds in taking revenge against Kakha.

Cast

Release

The film released on 27 April 2007.

Critical reception

Idle brain rated 3/5 stated The movie starts off on a dull note and meanders aimlessly till the dark secret is revealed before interval. The flashback episode is unappealing. There are a couple of surprises in the second half. The plus points of the film are Prabhas, stylish taking of the director and lavish budget. On the flip side, screenplay and narration should have been better. There is no holistic perspective in the film. Let us wait and see if Dil Raju's 'Midas Touch' works for this film or not![1] Fullhyd states Munna is perhaps worth a watch for those seeking a testosterone high. Its fate depends less on its own merit and more on the kind of competing attractions at the box office in future weeks.[2] CineGoer.com rated 2.75/5 stated The movie has a lot of style, but lacks the necessary soul and substance. Swanky visuals, crisp narration, a demigod like hero and two major twists fail to elevate the movie's average viewing status.[3] Telugu Cinema rates 2.5/5 stated There is not much entertainment in the film. The romance between Prabhas and Illeana was not properly developed. Too much of action is the undoing factor for this film.[4]

Music

The film had six songs composed by Harris Jayaraj.The Audio was launched on 23rd March, 2007in the presence of guests like Krishnam Raju,Allu Arjun, Sukumar and Bhaskar. Bhaskar released the audio cassette and presented the first unit to Sukumar, Allu Arjun presented the first audio CD to Prabhas.[5]The soundtrack received highly positive reviews with the song 'Manasa' topping the charts.Harris Jayaraj received a nomination for Filmfare Best Music Director in 2007.[6][7]

Munna
Soundtrack album by Harris Jayaraj
Released 23rd March, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 30:20
Language Telugu
Label Supreme Music
Aditya Music
Producer Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj chronology
Unnale Unnale
(2007)
Munna
(2007)
Bheemaa
(2008)
Track-List
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Baga Baga (Power Of Munna)" Kandikonda Shankar Mahadevan 4:01
2. "Manasa" Kandikonda Sadhana Sargam, Naresh Iyer, Krish, Haricharan 5:51
3. "Vasthaavaa Vasthaavaa" Ananta Sriram KK, Pop Shalini 5:40
4. "Kadhulu Kadhulu" Viswa KK 5:07
5. "Chammakkuro" Viswa Karthik, Anushka Manchanda, Blaaze 5:00
6. "Koncham Koncham" Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar Kailash Kher, Sujatha Mohan 4:41
Total length: 30:20[8]
Vetri Thirumagan
Soundtrack album by Harris Jayaraj
Released 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 29:17
Language Tamil
Label New Music
Producer Harris Jayaraj
Tamil Track-List
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Amsa Vennila" Muthu Vijayan V.V. Prassanna, Vinaiya 4:52
2. "Purappadu Nanba" Sarathi Sathyan 4:02
3. "Puyalukkum Neruppukkum" M.G. Kanniyappan Sathyan 5:07
4. "Thimirai Oru Pillai" Sarathi Padmalatha, V.V. Prassanna 5:06
5. "Adi Vaama En Mayile" M. Arul Pushpavanam Kuppusamy, Hemambika 4:38
6. "Variya Variya" Muthu Vijayan Yugendran, Vinaya 5:32
Total length: 29:17[9]

Awards

Sadhana Sargam won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu for the song "Manasa".

References

  1. ^ "Munna - Telugu cinema Review - Prabhas & Ileana". Idlebrain.com. 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  2. ^ "Munna review: Munna (Telugu) Movie Review - fullhyd.com". Movies.fullhyderabad.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  3. ^ "Telugu Movie Reviews - Munna". CineGoer.com. 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  4. ^ "Reviews : Movie Reviews : Munna - Movie Review". Telugucinema.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  5. ^ "Munna Audio Release". www.ragalahari.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  6. ^ "cinegoer.com". Catchy Numbers, Good Vocals. Retrieved 29 March 2007.
  7. ^ "idlebrain.com". Munna – Catchy but commonplace. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
  8. ^ "Munna - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Vetri Thirumagan - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 1 January 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2018.

External links

  • Munna on IMDb
  • Munna on Vendithera.com - All about Telugu Cinema
  • Munna at BharatMovies.com
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