Paisa Vasool (2017 film)

Paisa Vasool (transl. Money recovery) is a 2017 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film, produced by V. Anand Prasad under Bhavya Creations banner and directed by Puri Jagannadh.[4] It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran, Vikramjeet Virk, Musskan Sethi and has music composed by Anup Rubens. The film marks Nandamuri Balakrishna's 101st film on the big screen,[5] and he has for the first time singing a special song in this film with his own voice. The film received an average response from critics and audiences and was an average grosser at the box office.

Paisa Vasool
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byPuri Jagannadh
Written byPuri Jagannadh
Produced byV. Anand Prasad
StarringNandamuri Balakrishna
Shriya Saran
Vikramjeet Virk
Musskan Sethi
CinematographyMukesh G
Edited byJunaid Siddiqui
Music byAnup Rubens
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 1 September 2017 (2017-09-01) (India)
Running time
142 minutes
Budget28 crore[2]
Box officeest. ₹25 crore[3]


Bob Marley (Vikramjeet Virk), a mafia don operating from Portugal, controls Hyderabad remotely using his agents. Unable to bear his atrocities, India's premier intelligence agency RAW Chief (Kabir Bedi) looks for a self-proclaimed criminal through a local IPS officer named ACP Kiranmayi (Kyra Dutt). She finds a gangster named Theda Singh (Nandamuri Balakrishna), who had just then been released from Tihar Jail.

Meanwhile, Singh becomes neighbor to a beautiful girl named Harika (Musskan Sethi), who is in search of her missing sister Sarika (Shriya Saran), last seen in Portugal. Harika lodges a complaint regarding this with the authorities, leading to her safety being threatened by Bob Marley's associates in Hyderabad. Theda Singh always protects her from them, so she starts falling for him. Suddenly, the RAW authorities and Policemen are in for a shock when they realize that Theda Singh is not what he appears to be, he had recently landed from Portugal. Harika also comes to know that Sarika was murdered in Portugal and that the killer is none other than Singh.

The Indian Police Authority arrests Singh. In the interrogation, he reveals the flashback. Theda Singh, a cab driver in Portugal, was no less than a rogue who participated in petty smuggling activities. He once met Sarika as a passenger, who was a journalist and had been doing a sting operation on Bob Marley. Both of them fell in love. Bob Marley came to know of Sarika's operation which would have divulged secrets of many Indian politicians and professionals, so they try to kill her. Theda Singh arrives in time to save her. This is where the real suspense is revealed, that Theda Singh is in fact, a RAW officer named Balakrishna Nandamuri and he has been granted the license to kill, having been tasked to kill Bob Marley. In that attack, Sarika is grievously injured. When Balakrishna was trying to get a shot at Bob Marley, he gets a command from higher authorities to leave him and reluctantly did so. Unfortunately, Sarika died in his lap, due to a gunshot from Bob; before dying, she asks Bala to take care of her family. Depressed and hurt, filled with hatred for his department, he creates an image that he has died due to an injury in the crossfire.

Back in the present, the RAW Chief realising Theda Singh's true identity, starts from his office to meet him and identify him in person. But he is attacked by assassins, since he is the only person knowing the true identity of Balakrishna. Upon consultation by the Police, RAW Authorities reveal that, to find the truth, the only way is to conduct a re-interview of Balakrishna, which he successfully completes and rejoins duty. Meanwhile, the RAW chief recovers and orders Balakrishna to kill Bob Marley. But, to his surprise, Balakrishna reveals that he already killed him on the next day of Sarika's death. But the Indian politicians and gangsters in Marley's payroll created an image that he is alive, to continue their illegal activities. And he eliminates them too. At last, he goes to the next mission.



Paisa Vasool
Soundtrack album by
  • 17 August 2017 (2017-08-17)
LabelAditya Music
ProducerAnup Rubens
Anup Rubens chronology
Nene Raju Nene Mantri
Paisa Vasool

Music composed by Anup Rubens. Music released by ADITYA Music Company.[6]

1."Paisa Vasool"BhaskarabhatlaDaler Mehndi, Uma Neha, Anurag Kulkarni3:58
2."Kannu Kannu Kalisai"BhaskarabhatlaAnoop Rubens, Jithin Raj, Sree Kavya Chandana4:18
3."Mama Ek Peg La"BhaskarabhatlaNandamuri Balakrishna, Divya Divakar3:35
4."Kanti Chuppu Chebutondi (Remix)"AarudhraMano3:11
5."Padhamari"Pulagam ChinnarayanaMano, Geetha Madhuri4:32
6."Theda Singh (Theme Song)"InstrumentalMusic Bit2:00
Total length:18:31


In February 2017, director Puri Jagannath announced on Twitter that he would be directing Nandamuri Balakrishna's 101st film in his next directorial venture to be bankrolled by Bhavya Creations.[7] The muhurtham shot took place on 9 March 2017 in Hyderabad amidst much fanfare. S. S. Rajamouli, Boyapati Srinu, Krish and other dignitaries attended the muhurat ceremony. While Rajamouli gave the clap, Boyapati directed the first shot.[8] The first look of the movie along with the title was launched on 9 June 2017 on the eve of Balakrishna's birthday. On 27 August 2017, as a part of the film promotion Puri Jagannadh released a track called "Jai Balayya" composed by Sandeep Chowta and sung by Sujay Harthi.[9][10][11][12] N.T.Rama Rao's old song "Kanti Choopu Cheptondi" from the movie Jeevitha Chakram was remixed in the film.[13]


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  2. ^ Jonnalagedda, Pranita (28 June 2017). "Charmme gets Rs 4 crore for Paisa Vasool!". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  3. ^ "'Paisa Vasool' Box Office collection: Puri and Balakrishna's film fails to make an impression overseas - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Paisa Vasool (Direction)". Hindustan Times.
  5. ^ "Paisa Vasool: Puri Jagannadh reveals title and first look of Balakrishna's 101st film". 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Paisa Vasool (Songs)". Cineradham.
  7. ^ "NBK101 directed by Puri Jagannadh". Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  8. ^ "NBK101 launched in style". Gulte. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  9. ^ "NBK 101 is Paisa Vasool". Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  10. ^ quintdaily (27 July 2017). "Paisa Vasool Telugu Movie Review and Rating – 5QuintDaily".
  11. ^ "Paisa Vasool Review". Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Paisa Vasool dialogues". Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Paisa Vasool (Remix)". Now Running.

External linksEdit

Paisa Vasool at IMDb