F2: Fun and Frustration

F2: Fun and Frustration is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language comedy film written and directed by Anil Ravipudi. Produced by Dil Raju and Sirish–Laxman under Sri Venkateswara Creations, the film stars Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah, and Mehreen Pirzada. The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The plot follows Venky (Venkatesh) and Varun (Tej), who marry Harika (Tamannaah) and Honey (Pirzada) respectively. After their marriages, they try to control their wives.

F2: Fun and Frustration
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnil Ravipudi
Written byAnil Ravipudi
Produced byDil Raju
Sirish–Laxman
Starring
CinematographySameer Reddy
Edited byBikkina Thammiraju
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
Production
company
Distributed bySri Venkateswara Creations
Release date
  • January 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)[1]
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget30 crore[2]
Box officeest. ₹127.2 crore[3]

The film was released on 12 January 2019 during Sankranthi, and grossed over 127 crore against a budget of 30 crore.[2][3] F2 was featured in the Indian Panorama Mainstream section of the 50th International Film Festival of India.[4] A standalone sequel titled F3 began its production in November 2020.[5]

PlotEdit

Venky and Varun are caught by police and interrogated by Officer Viswanath, and Venky narrates his past. Venky has married Harika, who he met at a marriage proposal. At first, his life was enjoyable, but his wife Harika takes advantage of Venky's innocence and starts tormenting him. Harika's sister, Honey, enters their home and creates more trouble between Harika and Venky to stay at their house. Varun narrates his own story, and talks about Honey, who he helps win the culture festival in her college. Venky catches Varun and Honey hugging and challenges Harika's family that if they can prove Honey has a boyfriend, all of their family must become his slaves. Venky successfully proves Honey's relationship and wins the challenge. However, Harika's family covers it up saying that they already knew about it so they do not need to follow Venky's orders. Despite Venky's warnings about Honey Varun moves on with marriage. After six days of incidents caused by Honey and Harika and their mother, Venky and Varun escape with Venky's neighbor Prasad as the three agree that a husband is essential to a woman. Venky, Varun, and Prasad leave for Europe. They learn that Harika and Honey are marrying Dora Swamy Naidu's sons who are businessmen in Europe and Harika and Honey's family friend. Venky and Varun enter the house of the would-be grooms to stop the weddings. After some funny incidents Venky and Varun drink and come to take Harika and Honey with them. Dora Swamy tells them that the girls told him what happened the night before and both of them get arrested. After Wiswanath takes them to his home he explains that men are supposed to understand women and their feelings. After they both go and rescue Harika and Honey from a bridge accident they both take them away and Varun marries Honey. At the end, the movie indicates a sequel, F3.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Principal photography began on 27 June 2018.[6]

SoundtrackEdit

F2: Fun and Frustration
Soundtrack album by
Released30 December 2018
Recorded2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length23:51
LanguageTelugu
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Vinaya Vidheya Rama
(2018)
F2: Fun and Frustration
(2018)
Chitralahari
(2019)
Singles from F2: Fun and Frustration
  1. "Rechipodham Brother"
    Released: 20 December 2018
  2. "Entho Fun"
    Released: 26 December 2018
  3. "Honey is the Best"
    Released: 29 December 2018

The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad, marking his first collaboration with Anil Ravipudi, and the lyrics were written by Sri Mani, Balaji, and Kasarla Shyam. Audio rights to the film were purchased by Aditya Music. A video teaser of "Rechipodham Brother" was released on 19 December 2018, and the lyrical video was released a day later on 20 December 2018. The second single track, "Entho Fun" sung by Devi Sri Prasad was released on 26 December 2018. The third single track "Honey is the Best" was released on 29 December 2018. The audio launch event took place on 30 December 2018, at RK Beach in Vishakapatnam.

Tracklist
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Rechipodham"Kasarla ShyamDavid Simon3:44
2."Entho Fun"ShreemaniDevi Sri Prasad4:34
3."Honey Is The Best"ShreemaniHariharasudhan3:10
4."Dhan Dhan"Kasarla ShyamHemachandra, Sravana Bhargavi3:48
5."Girra Girra"BalajiSagar, M. M. Manasi4:55
6."Ding Dong"Kasarla ShyamRahul Sipligunj, Malathi3:33
Total length:23:51

ReleaseEdit

TheatricalEdit

F2: Fun and Frustration was released in the Telugu language worldwide on 12 January 2019 coinciding with the Sankranthi weekend.

Home mediaEdit

The film was dubbed into Hindi and released on 14 July 2019 by Aditya Movies.[7]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

Y Sunita Chowdhary of The Hindu wrote: "This family drama’s appeal stems from good casting. Venkatesh plays his comic part to perfection consistently and capitalizes on Ravipudi’s dialogues with great timing and flourish. One is reminded of his glorious projects in the past. Varun Tej also impresses."[8]

Firstpost gave 3.5 out of 5 stars and stated "F2 manages to entertain quite a lot and it's well-intentioned. It wants men to understand the importance of saying ‘sorry’ and ‘I love you’ when it matters the most. In the film, Venky and Varun might have learned their lesson the hard way, but they do unravel the secret to a life of happiness — that you don’t have to learn Venky Aasan, but just follow what Pradeep says right from the beginning till the end — Anthega Anthega".[9]

The Times of India gave 2.5 out of 5 stars and said "Give it a go for Venkatesh, who saves this film from sinking into oblivion. But give it a cold hard miss if outdated humor and gender tropes are not your cups of tea."[10]

Box officeEdit

F2 grossed ₹7.2 crore on opening day in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and ₹12.9 crore worldwide.[11] By the third weekend, the film grossed $2 million at the United States box office,[12] and by the end of its full theatrical run, it grossed more than 127.2 crore worldwide and wound up as the fourth highest grossing film of that year.[3]

SequelEdit

After the success of F2, Ravipudi and Raju planned a sequel named F3. The film was scheduled to release on 27 August 2021 but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[13][5]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Mahesh Babu playing extended cameo in 'F3'?". The News Minute. 21 February 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Tollywood Box office report - 2019: Highest grossing Telugu movies of the year". International Business Times. 22 December 2019.
  4. ^ "IFFI 2019 Announces Official Films Selection for Indian Panorama 2019". 6 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b "F3 confirms its release date: Venkatesh and Tamannaah starrer to arrive on August 27 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  6. ^ Kaur, Jasmine (27 June 2018). "Tamannaah Bhatia, Mehreen Pirzada to share screen for F2: Fun and Frustration". NewsX. Archived from the original on 27 June 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  7. ^ "F2 teaser review". www.thehansindia.com. 12 December 2018.
  8. ^ "F2 - Fun and Frustration: Comedy saves the day". The Hindu. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  9. ^ "F2 movie review: Venkatesh, Varun Tej starrer is a laugh riot until it loses its magic in the second half". Firstpost. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.     
  10. ^ "F2 – Fun and Frustration Review". The Times of India. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.     
  11. ^ "'F2' box office collection day 1: Anil Ravipudi's film has a good start! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  12. ^ Vyas (29 January 2019). "F2 USA third weekend box office collections report". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah Bhatia, Mehreen Pirzada starrer F3 concept revealed". Times of India. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.

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