The Accidental Prime Minister, Uri: The Surgical Strike, Petta, Viswasam, F2: Know Your Releases

FP Staff

Jan 10, 2019 14:22:10 IST

This week, the theatres will be swarmed with a bevy of South releases, from Petta, Vineya Viudhaya Rama and F2 to the first installment of the NTR biopic, titled Kathanayakudu. Apart from these, two of the most highly anticipated Bollywood films, The Accidental Prime Minister and Uri: The Surgical Strike will also finally hit screens this week.

Here is a look at the films that release this week.

The Accidental Prime Minister

What's it about: The Accidental Prime Minister is a biopic of Manmohan Singh, based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Sanjaya Baru, who served as Singh's media advisor.

Who's in it: Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Suzanne Bernert, Aahana Kumra, Arjun Mathur

Why it way work: The Accidental Prime Minister has been in the eye of the metaphorical storm ever since the trailer of the Anupam Kher-starrer was dropped. From PILs seeking to withdraw the trailer, to Maharashtra State Youth Congress and Punjabi Cultural Heritage Board demanding that the makers hold special screenings for the two bodies, The Accidental Prime Minister has generated immense amounts of interest amongst viewers. It would be interesting to see how the film has portrayed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Uri: The Surgical Strike

What's it about: Based on the Indian Army's 2016 surgical strikes on militant launch pads of 'Pakistan Administered Kashmir' as a retaliation for the Uri attack, Uri: The Surgical Strike has been directed by dubutant Aditya Dhar .

Who's it it: Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari, Mohit Raina, Swaroop Sampat, Mansi Parekh

Why it may work: Being described as a 'tribute to a brave new India’, the war film may evoke a nationalistic sentiment in the audience members. Further, there is umpteen interest among fans to watch the 2018 breakthrough artist Vicky Kaushal play a unit head of the Indian Army.

 NTR Kathanayakudu

What's it about: Kathanayakudu is yet another biopic releasing this week, based on the life and times of screen legend NTR, who also served at the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms.

Who's in it: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vidya Balan, Rana Daggubati, Bharath Reddy, Hansika Motwani, Rakul Preet Singh, Sachin Khedekar

Why it may work: Kathanayakudu is director Krish's unilateral tribute to  NTR’s larger-than-life persona. Fans of the Telugu screen icon-turned-politician may find enough meat to chew on for 170 minutes of run time.


What's it about: Petta is a action flick about the hero seeking cold blooded revenge on the villain for destroying his family.

Who's in it: Rajinikanth, Vijay Setupathi, Bobby Simha, Trisha, Sasikumar, Simran, Manikandan R Achari, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Why it may work: From the trailer of the film, it is evident that Petta is an out-an-out Rajinikanth film and the makers have left no stones unturned to capitalise on the Thalaiva's trademark '90s swagger. The film has the potential to take audience down the memory lane, as the one-man-army takes over the 70 mm screen with his sunglass-wielding, hand-behind-the-head moves. Petta also marks Nawazuddin's Siddiqui's foray into the South movie industry.

Vinaya Vidheya Rama

What's it about: Boyapati Srinu’s Vinaya Vidheya Rama is a commercial potboiler in which the embittered protagonist sets out to combat a menacing crime lord and destroy his criminal empire.

Who's in it: Ram Charan, Kiara Advani, Vivek Oberoi, Esha Gupta

Why it may work: Vinaya Vidheya Rama is Ram Charan’s first release after the phenomenal success of Rangasthalam, which emerged as one of the biggest hits in the history of Telugu cinema. Moreover, Charan will seen in a full-blown action avatar, with reports suggesting that makers spent a whopping Rs 12 crore on a particular action episode.

F2: Fun and Frustration

What's it aboutF2: Fun and Frustration is a comedy film, produced by Dil Raju under Sri Venkateswara Creations banner, and directed by Anil Ravipudi.

Who's in it: Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah Bhatia, Mehreen Pirzada

Why it may work: The trailer for the film landed on Monday and has been receiving terrific response online. Amongst a hoard of high octane releases, this could be the dark horse.

Updated Date: Jan 10, 2019 14:22:10 IST