Mithai (film)

Mithai is a 2019 Telugu dark comedy film directed and produced by Prashant Kumar and starring Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarshi Pullikonda.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byPrashant Kumar
Produced byPrashant Kumar
Written byPrashant Kumar
StarringRahul Ramakrishna, Priyadarshi Pullikonda
Music byVivek Sagar
CinematographyRavivarman Neelamegam
Edited byGarry BH
Red Ants Cinema
Release date
  • 22 February 2019 (2019-02-22)[1]
Running time
136 minutes


Mithai, a dark comedy, is set in Hyderabad where the city is a part of the narrative. Sai (Rahul Ramakrishna[2]) is a techie in his mid-twenties, but unlike a typical brainy computer geek, he is just hanging on to his job. His only achievement, not losing his job, will be short lived.

He gets fired four days before his wedding and gets drunk with his best friend Jani (Priyadarshi Pullikonda), a jobless street-smart, self-contained alcoholic with zero ambition. Sai arrives home after the drinking session, leaving his door open unintentionally. A robber breaks in and steals a necklace among other possessions, setting off a series of events that has the characters' lives and fates criss-crossing across three days.

Accepting a challenge from his NRI friend Krishna (Ravi Varma), who rebukes Sai for being a loser, our two friends take it upon themselves to prove him wrong by nabbing the thief before getting married.

The challenge takes us along on a wild ride, encountering a host of unforgettable characters along the way. From ‘The Dude", a wise, composed guy, who has life all figured out, and is living a happy, trippy life with his pet goat Sundari to Deepti (Swetaa Varma), his detective friend. A serious method artiste, Deepti cannot get over the role of detective she played once and has taken a vow that she will not get married until she solves her first case. Will she solve the case, will she find the thief and get married, and will our friend Sai get married? That is the ride the audiences are taken on, as we follow our friends on their crazy adventure.



Mithai was produced on Red Ants Cinema banner. The film was launched by Vijay Deverakonda and Sandeep Reddy Vanga on 14 January 2018.[3]

Shooting began on 17 February 2018.[4] The trailer was released on 15 October 2018.[5] The release date, 22 February 2019, was announced by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.[1]


The movie was poorly received by both critics and audience. Poor story and screenplay were blamed, but the actors Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramkrishna were praised and their performances were said to be the only saving grace in the movie. Cinematogrphy work by Ravivarman Neelamegam was also appreciated.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "Dark comedy 'Mithai' seals its release date - Telugu News". 18 January 2019.
  2. ^ Mithai, retrieved 24 November 2018[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ "Mithai movie launch- news". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  4. ^ "First schedule of Prashant Kumar's 'Mithai' wrapped up". The Times of India. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  5. ^ Staff, Scroll. "'Mithai' trailer: Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarshi on a madcap adventure". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Mithai slows down too quickly, becoming pointless soon". Film Companion. 23 February 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Mithai Telugu Movie Review". 22 February 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2020.

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