Homam (film)

Homam (transl.Ritual) is a 2008 Indian Telugu-language thriller film, produced by Kiran Kumar Koneru on Shreya Productions banner and directed by J. D. Chakravarthy. Starring Jagapathi Babu, J. D. Chakravarthy, Mamta Mohandas, Madhurima Tuli and music composed by Nithin Raikwar & Amar Mohile. The plot is inspired from the American film The Departed which itself was based on the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs.

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Directed byJ. D. Chakravarthy
Written byKona Venkat (dialogues)
Screenplay byJ. D. Chakravarthy
Story byJ. D. Chakravarthy
Produced byKiran Kumar Koneru
StarringJagapathi Babu
J.D. Chakravarthy
Mamta Mohandas
Madhurima Tuli
CinematographyBharani K. Dharan
Edited byBhanodaya
Music byNithin Raikwar
Amar Mohile
(background score)
Shreya Productions
Distributed bySri Venkateswara Creations
Release date
  • 29 August 2008 (2008-08-29)
Running time
142 mins


The film begins with hostility between DIG Vishwanath a candid and underworld kingpin Jawaharlal / Daddy. Mallikarjun / Malli the son of a notorious criminal aims to be sincere police and top scores. Anyhow, he repudiated owing to his family history. Therein, Viswanath inspired and experts him as an undercover cop to nab Daddy. Consequently, Daddy rears an orphan Chandra Shekar / Chandu and ruses to designate him as Police for reverse artifice. Time being, Malli enrolls in Daddy's wing, acquires his credence, and turns into his sidekick. Chandu is forged as a sheer cop and owns the best standing. Alongside, Malli loves Dr. Mahalakshmi and Chandu falls for his neighbor Satya. Once Viswanath gets intel from Malli regarding a huge drug trafficking of Daddy. Immediately takes action, surrounds Daddy, and waits for a spot. Simultaneously, Chandu craftily speaks volumes that end with Daddy relatively absconding. At that moment, Daddy proclaims to Viswanath about the presence of his man in the department. Like a shot, Viswanath spells occupancy of his spy in his gang.

In that alarm, several pawns are moved by two teams to get the black sheep. Meanwhile, Malli’s mother is ailing to be happy he states his identity which she does not able to believe. So, Malli secretly rendezvous with Viswanath to disclose him as a genuine person who promises to do so. At this point, Chandu detects the squealer is on hand and notifies Daddy. Forthwith, Daddy arrives therein, when Malli escapes in a bet. But tragically, Visawanath dies in the attack. It forms a severe impact on Malli as Viswanath is the one who knew the truth. However, his piece of identity is preserved in a secret computer. Concurrently, Daddy has laid the groundwork for a new deal when Chandu advises it is not the right time. Accordingly, Daddy mumbles scorn and intimidates him. In bride, Chandu scans the link between Viswanath & Malli when he communicates, and requests Malli to mingle with him for the accomplishment of Viswanath's dream which he accepts. Utilizing Malli, Chandu eliminates Daddy as vengeance and buries his diabolic shade. The next, Chandu asks Malli to collect his ID at his office where Malli realizes Chandu is the miscreant & felon. By the time, Chandu destroys his ID when Malli tactically unearths the truth by entrapping Chandu. At last, Chandu is knocked out in a Police encounter. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with Malli getting his recognition and proceeding to Pakisthan on a covert operation.



Film score by
Nithin Raikwar
LabelAditya Music
ProducerNithin Raikwar

Music was composed by Nithin Raikwar. Lyrics were written by Suddala Ashok Teja. Music was released on ADITYA Music Company.

1."Ye Pagale"J. D. Chakravarthy, Shivani3:52
2."Yey Mister Ninne"Nihal, Shivani, Mamta Mohandas3:31
3."Pedavikidem Kasiro"Jagapati Babu, JD Chakravarthy, Mamta Mohandas4:32
4."Magaallu Mee Maatalo"JD Chakravarthy, Madhusri4:59
5."Katti Naaku Gucchadammo"Mahathi3:31
6."Homam"Vinod Rathod3:31
Total length:23:59


Released on 29 August 2008, the film opened to good reviews. Rediff.com thought that Chakravarthy fared better as an actor than as a director. While continuing in its discussion, it specifically commends Jagapathi Babu and Mahesh Manjrekar for their performances. The female actors, Mamta Mohandas and debutant Madhurima were added to the glamor quotient.[1] Another such review equally praised Babu and Chakravarthy for their histrionics. While discussing the technical aspects of the film, the reviewer thought that Chakravarthy "scripted the screenplay with perfection and did not lose grip on the story at any point of time."[2] From certain scenes and filming methodology, another review thought that Chakravarthy's direction was influence by his mentor Ram Gopal Varma. While the music was termed as tasteless, cinematography and editing were acceptable by the reviewer.[3] Overall, the film was rated as hit and the review suggested that its plot was inspired by the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller Infernal Affairs (which this movie was remade as 2006 Hollywood movie, The Departed, directed by Martin Scorsese). Director Chakravarthy corroborated this fact in an interview where he said that the movie The Departed (remade based on the original Infernal Affairs) was inspiration to some extent, but his film varied a lot in its narration and treatment.[4]


  1. ^ Rajamani, Radhika (28 August 2008). "Homam is disappointing". Rediff.com. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Homam - Different taking style from JD". Indiaglitz.com. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  3. ^ "Homam Review: Tollywood 'Departed'!". Andhra Café. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  4. ^ "Interview with JD on Homam". Totaltollywood.com. 27 August 2008. Archived from the original on 8 September 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.

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