Released in 2019, “Chanakya” is an Indian Telugu-language spy action thriller film helmed by director Thiru and produced by Rama Brahmam Sunkara under the banner of AK Entertainments. The movie stars Gopichand, Zareen Khan, and Mehreen Pirzada in prominent lead roles.
Chanakya Telugu Movie 2019 Cast, Plot, Production, & Release
“Chanakya” not only marks Thiru’s directorial debut in Telugu cinema but also serves as Zareen Khan’s introduction to the Telugu film industry. In addition to the lead cast, the movie features a talented ensemble including Nassar, Rajesh Khattar, Upen Patel, Sunil, Jayaprakash, Raja Chembolu, and Adarsh Balakrishna in supporting roles.
To apprehend Abdul Salim, the trusted associate of India’s most notorious terrorist Ibrahim Qureshi, the chief of RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), Kulkarni, enlists the services of agent Arjun and his skilled team. Their mission is to capture Salim and gather crucial information that could lead to dismantling Qureshi’s network.
As the operation unfolds, Arjun and his team strategically neutralize all the guards, successfully apprehending Salim. However, in a twist of events, Arjun assumes a new identity as a banker named Ramakrishna and resumes his normal life. Meanwhile, Kulkarni informs Arjun that Salim is scheduled to be transferred to a high-security prison as per official orders.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Zareen Khan||Zubeida Khan|
|Rajesh Khattar||Ibrahim Qureshi|
|Upen Patel||Sohail Ibrahim Qureshi|
|Jayaprakash||Central Home Minister|
|Mir Sarwar||Abdul Salem|
|Karuna Bhushan||Aadi’s wife|
|Vineet Kumar||Karachi Transport Commissioner Mohammed Ali Khan|
|Raghu Babu||Bank Manager|
|Bharath Reddy||Home Minister’s PA|
The movie features Jayaprakash and Zareen Khan, a popular Bollywood actress, portraying various characters. Raghu Babu and Sunil add their comedic flair to the film.
In February 2019, Gopichand initiated his 26th project titled “Chanakya,” which served as the directorial debut of Tamil director Thiru in Telugu cinema. The film featured Mehreen Pirzada as the leading lady. The shooting commenced in Jaipur during the same month. Notably, Zareen Khan joined the cast to portray a significant role, making her debut in Telugu films.
The soundtrack composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar, Sricharan Pakala and lyrics by Ramajogayya Sastry.
|“Ohh My Love”||Ramajogayya Sastry||Sricharan Pakala||Chinmayi Sripada, Poojan Kohli||3:08|
|“Darling”||Ramajogayya Sastry||Vishal Chandrasekhar||Harini||3:45|
|“Gulabhi”||Ramajogayya Sastry||Vishal Chandrasekhar||Anurag Kulkarni||3:28|
|“Hookah Bar-U”||Ramajogayya Sastry||Vishal Chandrasekhar||M. M. Manasi||3:08|
On October 5, 2019, “Chanakya” was released theatrically worldwide. Additionally, the film was dubbed and released in Hindi on television and YouTube by Wide Angle Media Pvt. Ltd. on December 27, 2020. Furthermore, the film was dubbed in Malayalam as “Agent Chanakya” and released in 2020.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||est. ₹40 crore|
|Dialogues by||Abburi Ravi|
|Edited by||Marthand K. Venkatesh|
|Music by||Songs: Vishal Chandrasekhar, Sricharan Pakala
Score: Sricharan Pakala
|Produced by||Rama Brahmam Sunkara|
|Production Company||AK Entertainments|
|Release date||5 October 2019|
|Running time||147 minutes|
The Hans India awarded “Chanakya” a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5, describing it as a well-treated story presented in an interesting manner. On the other hand, Neeshita Nyayapati, writing for The Times of India, gave the film a rating of 2 stars out of 5. Nyayapati mentioned that “Chanakya” appeared to be a meandering drama that seemed uncertain about whether it wanted to be a serious spy-thriller or a commercial drama with a mix of various elements.
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