iSmart Shankar is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language science fiction action film written and directed by Puri Jagannadh, produced by Puri Jagannadh and Charmme Kaur with music composed by Mani Sharma. It stars Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh, Nidhhi Agerwal, Satyadev Kancharana, and Puneet Issar. The film follows a contract killer who helps the police when a slain police officer's memories are transferred to his brain.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Puri Jagannadh|
|Produced by||Puri Jagannadh|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Edited by||Junaid Siddiqui|
Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies
|Box office||₹89 crore|
The film was released theatrically on 18 July 2019.
Shankar is a contract killer who murders a high profile politician named Kasi Viswanath. The police pursue Shankar, and he escapes with his girlfriend Chandni. Arun, a police officer who is handling the case, is killed just as he is about to apprehend the true murder culprit. The police transfer Arun’s memory to Shankar, with the help of Arun's girlfriend Sarah, to retrieve the case details.
The Hyderabad portion of scheduled filming finished in February. Filming in Goa completed in March. The action scenes of the film were shot in Varanasi during April. Filming completed in mid May.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Zee Music South|
|Mani Sharma chronology|
|1.||"Dimaak Kharaab"||Kasarla Shyam||Keerthana Sharma & Saketh ko||4:40|
|2.||"Zindabad Zindabad"||Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar||Sarath Santhosh and Ramya Behara||4:40|
|3.||"iSmart Theme"||Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar||Anurag Kulkarni||4:12|
|4.||"Undipo"||Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar||Anurag Kulkarni, Ramya Behara||5:09|
|5.||"Bonalu"||Kasarla Shyam||Rahul Sipligunj, Mohana Bhogaraju||5:51|
Marketing and releaseEdit
- "iSmart Shankar Latest Collections: Crosses Rs 75Cr". www.tollywood.net. 3 August 2019.
- "Ismart Shankar teaser out. Ram Pothineni gives fans action-packed return gift on his birthday". India Today. 15 May 2019.
- "ISMART SHANKAR' DONE WITH HYD SCHEDULE, TO GO TO GOA". India Glitz. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- Neeshita Nyayapati (23 March 2019). "Puri Jagannadh and Ram Pothineni's 'iSmart Shankar' wraps up Goa schedule". Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- "'iSmart Shankar' moves to Varanasi". Telugu Cinema. 30 April 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- "'ISMART SHANKAR' WRAPS UP TALKIE PART, LOCKS TEASER DATE". India Glitz. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- Kumar R, Manoj (15 May 2019). "iSmart Shankar movie teaser: Ram Pothineni transforms into Puri Jagannadh's hero". Indian Express. Retrieved 31 May 2019.