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Anando Brahma is a 2017 Telugu language comedy horror film directed by Mahi V Raghav and produced by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy. The film stars Tapasee Pannu[1][2] Srinivas Reddy[3] and Vennela Kishore in the lead. Krishna Kumar popularly known as 'K' has done the music for the film. The film released on August 18, 2017 to positive reviews.[4][5] It is dubbed into hindi as kanchana 3 by goldmine telefilm pvt ltd. It was remade in Bengali as Bhootchakra Pvt. Ltd. & Tamil as Petromax and also in Kannada as Mane Maratakkide.

Anando Brahma
Anando Brahma.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMahi V Raghav
Produced byVijay Chilla
Shashi Devireddy
Written byMahi V Raghav
StarringTaapsee Pannu
Vennela Kishore
Srinivas Reddy
Rajiv Kanakala
Music byK
CinematographyAnish Tharun Kumar
Edited byShravan Katikaneni
Production
company
Release date
18 August 2017
Running time
123 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Box office₹15 crore

PlotEdit

Deepa, Taapsee, Vijayachander and Raghu are ghosts staying in their ancestral house. They are shown to be waiting for the wife of Vijayachander to come home. They don't know how they were killed. A family visits their house for tenancy but they scare the family away. The broker who deals with the house is also scared as he spots the ghost of Taapsee and informs their presence to the house owner Ramu (Rajiv Kanakala), an NRI and his cop friend Vamshi (Raja Ravindra). Vamshi is apprehensive while Ramu dismisses it as a concoction while in real, Vamshi connives with Yadagiri to force Ramu to sell his house at a throwaway price by fabricating and peddling the ghost story. Sidhu (Srinivasa Reddy) overhears their conversation and makes a deal with Ramu that he would be sending his three friends to stay one night at the house and if they survived, Ramu would pay some part of the sale price to Sidhu as commission. But his three friends encounter ghosts that night. One of them (Supreeth) is locked in bathroom, his friend (Jeeva) is knocked unconscious and another is scared away. Ramu is convinced that there are ghosts and is about to sell it at the price demanded by Yadagiri. But Ramu after being urged by Sidhu, gives him one last chance to prove that the house is not haunted. Sidhu and his friend Tulasi (Thagubothu Ramesh) meet Babu (Shakalaka Shankar) and Raju (Vennela Kishore) coincidentally and all are in desperate need of money. Sidhu has to take care of his amnesiac mother and needs to have a heart surgery to overcome the problem of hole in his heart. Babu, who is so infatuated by movies that he starts enacting the role he watches, is duped by Bharani who posed himself as an agent of famous cinema producers in Tollywood. Tulasi, a drunkard who drinks only after the clock ticks 9 in the night, in an inebriated state bets on a cricket match and loses his money that he saved for his son's surgery. Raju is deaf and nightblind who often uses his flute when frightened. He is embroiled in a robbery case after an ATM he was guarding was looted and he was caught napping in CCTV. The security agency that hired him tells him to repay the money lost to prevent the agency from getting banned.

As they start staying in the house, all the ghosts decide to scare them away. However, all the four friends manage to stay not scared due to their peculiar habits, and instead start intimidating the ghosts. After the first day, Ramu inquires with Sidhu about the presence of ghosts and decides to give him two more days to finally sell the house. Vamshi does not like Sidhu and his group staying inside the house and sends fake ghosts to scare them away. However, the fake ghosts are frightened away by the real ghosts. On the second night too, Sidhu and his group too manage to stay calm and manage to scare the ghosts. However, on the third night, the ghosts frighten the group and are about to kill them when Sidhu's mother comes to the house looking for him. She is none other than Vijayachander's wife and in a flashback, reveals that Ramu is their son. Taapsee and Deepa have been adopted by the couple. Ramu incurs loss in a business and to cover for the losses, he intends to sell the house. Vijayachander refuses to sell the house which infuriates Ramu and kills all of the family members except his mother. The ghosts realise the reasons for their death and enact their revenge by killing Ramu. Sidhu and group while leaving the house find cash-laden bag in the car of Ramu and take them away. They convert that house into old age home and lived happily with Taapsee's mother and some other old members who are abandoned by their children.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Anando Brahma
Soundtrack album by
Released10 August 2017
Recorded2017
GenreSoundtrack
Length12:20
LabelSaregama South
ProducerK
K chronology
The Ghazi Attack
(2017)
Anando Brahma
(2017)
London Babulu
(2017)
External audio
  Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

Music is composed by K.[6]

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Merise"Krishna KanthS.V. Jananie03:20
2."Aham Brahmasmi (Naa Madhi Ninnu)" (Original Lyricist : C. Narayana Reddy)Mahi V. RaghavMalgudi Subha02:19
3."The Family - Theme Music" (Instrumental)  01:49
4."Ramu, The Son - Theme Music" (Instrumental)  01:39
5."Skeleton Guy and Ghost Girl - Theme Music" (Instrumental)  01:01
6."The Mission - Theme Music" (Instrumental)  01:52
Total length:12:20

ReleaseEdit

Anando Brahma released on 18 August 2017.[7]

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

Anando Brahma collected 15 crore (US$2.2 million) Worldwide gross.[8]

Critical receptionEdit

The Times of India gave 3 out of 5 stars stating "Four men find themselves in a house believed to be haunted and it's a delightful riot of comedy juxtaposed with horror".[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taapsee Pannu all set for a Tollywood comeback with 'Anando Brahma' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Tollywood has always treated me only as a glam doll, says Taapsee Pannu - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Anando Brahma first look: Taapsee Pannu returns to Telugu cinema with a horror-comedy". The Indian Express. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  4. ^ "'Anando Brahma' Review: Enjoyable Horror Comedy". greatandhra.com. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Anando Brahma Review {3/5}: The hero of 'Anando Brahma' is the script". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Anando Brahma Music Review". indiaglitz.
  7. ^ "Anando Brahma". bookmyshow.
  8. ^ "Anando Brahma Final Total WW Collections". andhraboxoffice.
  9. ^ "Anando Brahma Review {3/5}: The hero of 'Anando Brahma' is the script". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 August 2017.

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