“Athi Ratnalu” is a comedy-drama film in the Telugu language, released in 2021. It was written and directed by Anudeep K. V. and produced by Nag Ashwin under Swapna Cinema. The film features Naveen Polishetty, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna, and Faria Abdullah in the lead roles, while Murali Sharma, Brahmanandam, and Naresh play supporting roles.
Jathi Ratnalu Telugu Movie 2021 Cast, Plot, & Release
The story revolves around three carefree individuals who move to the city in search of a better life but end up being wrongly imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit.
Srikanth is employed in his father’s ladies’ emporium in Jogipet, but he dreams of earning the respect of his fellow villagers by securing an IT job. He challenges his father, saying that he will find a job within two months, and sets off to Hyderabad with his friends, Sekhar and Ravi, who are also unemployed.
Finding accommodation in the city proves challenging, but they ultimately secure a residence in the affluent area of Jubilee Hills. Srikanth develops feelings for his neighbor, Chitti, who reciprocates them. Meanwhile, the Jana Balam Party announces that ministerial positions will be awarded only to deserving candidates with relevant experience.
Chanakya, who has inside knowledge of the upcoming Indo-Asian Games in the city, secures the sports ministry position over his rival, Ramachandra. Chanakya, who also resides in the same apartment complex as Srikanth and his friends, throws a birthday party where Srikanth, who has attended several job interviews and secured a job, shows up uninvited with his friends.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Priyadarshi Pulikonda||Shekhar (as Priyadarshi)|
|Keerthy Suresh||Vanajakshi (as Keerthi Suresh)|
|Vijay Deverakonda||Blue Shirt Guy|
|Tanikella Bharani||Srikanth’s Father|
|V.K. Naresh||Chitti’s Father (Sr. Naresh)|
|Giri Babu||Party Pedha|
|Murli Sharma||Chanakya (as Murali Sharma)|
|Vennela Kishore||Chanchalguda Santhosh|
|Subhalekha Sudhakar||Subhash (as Subhalekha Sudhakar)|
|Mirchi Kiran||Bawmaridhi Prabhakar|
|Mahesh Achanta||MLA Abhimani|
|C.V.L. Narasimha Rao||Lawyer Subramanyam|
Born on December 27, 1989, in Hyderabad, India, Naveen Polishetty is a renowned actor and writer recognized for his work in films such as Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019), Chhichhore (2019), and Jathi Ratnalu (2021).
lucky friends portrayed by Rahul Ramakrishna and Faria Abdullah, supported by Murali Sharma, Brahmanandam, and Naresh in their respective supporting roles.
Priyadarshi, who had worked in several films prior, gained recognition for his performance in Pelli Choopulu (2016). In addition to supporting roles, he also starred in lead roles in films like Mallesham (2019), Mail (2021), and Balgam (2022). His exceptional portrayal in Mallesham (2019) was even featured in the “100 Greatest Performances of the Decade” by Film Companion.
C.V.L. Narasimha Rao
In October 2019, the film was announced with Naveen Polishetty, Priyadarshi, and Rahul Ramakrishna as the lead actors. The production was handled by Nag Ashwin under the banner of Swapna Cinema, while the story and screenplay were written by director Anudeep KV. The film’s music is composed by Radhan, and the cinematography is done by Siddan Manohar.
Radhan, who previously collaborated with director Nag Ashwin in Yevade Subramanyam (2015), composed the film score and soundtrack album for Jathi Ratnalu. The album features two songs, “Chitti” written by Ramajogayya Sastry and sung by Ram Miriyala, and “Mana Jathiratnalu” written by Kasarla Shyam and sung by Rahul Sipligunj, which were released as single tracks on 29 January and 19 February 2021, respectively.
|“Chitti”||Ramajogayya Sastry||Ram Miriyala||3:06|
|“Mana Jathiratnalu”||Kasarla Shyam||Rahul Sipligunj||4:16|
|“Chanchalguda Jail Lo”||Kasarla Shyam||Yogi Sekar||2:46|
|“Edo Oka Raagam Pilichestundi”||Arsa||Anuradha||1:13|
“Athi Ratnalu” was released on 11 March 2021. It was later made available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video starting on 11 April 2021.
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|Box office||est. ₹65–75 crore|
|Directed by||Anudeep K. V.|
|Edited by||Abhinav Reddy Danda|
|Produced by||Nag Ashwin|
|Release date||11 March 2021|
|Running time||148 minutes|
|Written by||Anudeep K. V.|
|Award||Category||Recipient(s)||Result||Date of Ceremony|
|Filmfare Awards South||Best Film – Telugu||Nag Ashwin||Nominated||9 October 2022|
|Best Actor – Telugu||Naveen Polishetty||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor – Telugu||Rahul Ramakrishna||Nominated|
|Best Music Director – Telugu||Radhan||Nominated|
|Best Playback Singer – Male||Ram Miriyala – (for “Chitti”)||Nominated|
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