Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi

Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi (transl. What happened to this city?) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language buddy comedy drama film written and directed by Tharun Bhascker, and produced by D. Suresh Babu under Suresh Productions. The film stars Vishwak Sen, Sai Sushanth Reddy, Abhinav Gomatam, Venkatesh Kakumanu, Anisha Ambrose, Simran Choudhary, and Galusheya Daria. The music was composed by Vivek Sagar with cinematography by Niketh Bommireddy and editing by Ravi Teja Girijala. The film released on 29 June 2018. It received highly positive reviews for its humor, performances, writing & dialogues and it went on to become a huge blockbuster at box office.[1]

Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byTharun Bhascker
Written byTharun Bhascker
Produced byD. Suresh Babu
CinematographyNiketh Bommireddy
Edited byRavi Teja Girijala
Music byVivek Sagar
Suresh Productions
Distributed by
Release date
  • 29 June 2018 (2018-06-29)
Running time
140 minutes
Budget2 crore[1]
Box officeest. 6–10.8 crore[1][2]


Vivek, Karthik, Kaushik, and Uppi are childhood friends who dream of a career in filmmaking during their college days. But they eventually give up their plans and settle in other jobs. Vivek resigns his job and lives in isolation, still unable to get over his breakup with Shilpa; Karthik works as a manager in a club and plans on marrying his boss's daughter and settling in the US; Kaushik works as a dubbing artist and wants to become an actor; and Uppi works as a wedding editor. Karthik arranges a bachelor's party for four of them, where they run into Shirley, who joins them to conduct a casual promotional contest in which they narrate her their old friendship, their first short film work and Vivek's love story. Shirley invites them to an event in Goa and leaves.

After a mishap at the party, they all end up in Goa. There they run into Shirley and her friend Dasha, who offer them a place to stay. Karthik loses the engagement ring given by his boss and needs ₹5 lakhs to buy a similar one. So they decide to participate in the Goa short film festival for the prize money. Vivek does not agree to make a romantic comedy film due to his past love failure with Shilpa, but he later agrees as they do not have an alternative. Karthik handles the cinematography, Uppi edits the film, and Kaushik and Dasha act in it. Unfortunately, Vivek could not get out of his past and gives a sad ending to the film. He later gives up on the project as he fears the negative feedback. At this time, when Vivek drank and slept, the remaining three wanted to change the sad ending, but they were caught by patrolling police and end up in a police station.

The next day while editing the film, Vivek wakes up, gets angry at them for changing his ending and yells at Karthik, who is in an online engagement. He reveals that they actually came to Goa because the drunken Karthik requested him. Karthik realizes that he is losing everything else for the social status, calls off his marriage and reconciles his friendship with Vivek. Kaushik gets the confidence to act in films, and Uppi becomes an editor. Vivek finally gets over his breakup, reflects his feelings on Shirley and becomes a cool person without anger issues. After working on a few short films, they start their first feature film, Pelli Choopulu.


Principal cast of the film in 2017


This film has five songs composed by Vivek Sagar and was released By Aditya Music.[3]

Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi
Soundtrack album by
  • 14 June 2018 (2018-06-14)
LabelAditya Music
ProducerVivek Sagar
Vivek Sagar chronology
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi
Falaknuma Das
Track listing
1."Aagi Aagi"Krishna KanthAnurag Kulkarni, Manisha Eerabathini6:48
2."Collegee Agelona"Kittu VissapragadaWilson Herald2:38
3."Swagatham Suswagatham"Cisco ChiCisco Chi2:02
4."Parada Jarupukoni"Kittu VissapragadaVedala Hemachandra4:32
5."Veediponidhi Okateley"Vivek AthreyaVivek Sagar3:07
6."Maarey Kalaley"Vivek AthreyaSooraj Santhosh4:02
Total length:23:09


Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi was released worldwide on 28 June 2018.

Box officeEdit

The film has collected $98,136 from the premiere shows in USA held on Thursday night. On Day 1 on Friday, the film has collected $81,127.The total US box office collection was $179,263.[4][5]

Critical receptionEdit

The film received positive reviews from critics.The Hindu praised the film and stated "With Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi, Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam breaks the second-film jinx that hounds many filmmakers who’ve delivered an impressive first film."[6]The Times of India gave 3.5/5 rating and commented that: "Make no mistake, Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi belongs to Tharun Bhascker. The filmmaker’s flair for comedy once again shines through and his dialogues are terrific."[7]

123 Telugu gave 3.25/5 rating and wrote, "With Ee Nagarainiki Emaindi, Tollywood steps into the buddy comedy genre which has been rarely explored. This movie has no great story but is filled with a lot of fun and precious moments which a group of buddies share in real life."[8]The Hans India gave 3/5 rating and opined that the film was one of the best youthful entertainers in the recent times. "On the whole, the film is enjoyable entirely and even makes us emotional in parts," reviewer added.[9] gave 3/5 rating and wrote, "[It] is a buddy comedy that has good moments and a slow second half!"[10]


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  2. ^ "Tollywood box office report of 2018: highest grossing Telugu movies of year; List of hits and flops". 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". Saavn. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi Latest Collections Report". The Hans India. July 2018. Archived from the original on 3 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  5. ^ "'Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi' box office collections: Tharun Bhascker's second feature film rakes in $179,263 gross in the US - Times of India". Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  6. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (29 June 2018). "'Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi' review: Four guys and a short film". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018 – via
  7. ^ "Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi Movie Review {3.5/5}: A hilarious film which takes you on a roller coaster ride and brings you the unexpected". India Times. Archived from the original on 1 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi Telugu Movie Review". 123 Telugu. July 2018.
  9. ^ "Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi Review & Rating {3/5}". The Hans India. 29 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi review by jeevi - Telugu cinema review - Sai Sushanth Reddy, Vishwaksen Naidu, Venkatesh Kakumanu, Abhinav Gomatam, Anisha Ambrose, Simran Chowdhary". Idlebrain.

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