Son of India (2022 film)

Son of India is a 2022 Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Diamond Ratnababu, and produced by Vishnu Manchu under the banner of Sree Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures and 24 Frames Factory. The film stars Mohan Babu, Meena, Srikanth, and Pragya Jaiswal.[1] The film was released theatrically on 18 February 2022 to a highly negative reception and was box-office bomb.[2]

Son of India
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Directed byDiamond Ratnababu
Written byDiamond Ratnababu
Produced byVishnu Manchu
CinematographySarvesh Murari
Edited byGautham Raju
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 18 February 2022 (2022-02-18)


The story about a typical person (Mohan Babu). Mohan Babu introduction starts with the much hyped song “Jai Jai Mahaveera Maha Dheera”. Sunil, Ali and Vennela Kishore are reporters who confirm that minister (Srikanth) is kidnapped when he was planning to go to Tirumala.



The first single, a devotional song, composed by Ilaiyaraaja was released on 15 June, 2021.[4]

Production and releaseEdit

The film began its production in October 2020 in Hyderabad.[5][6] Initially the makers wanted to finalize the deal with an OTT platform but it did not materialize.[7] The film was then released on 18 February 2022 with a pre-release event held at Hyderabad.[8]

Critical receptionEdit

The film received mixed reviews from critics. A reviewer from Eenadu reviewed the film and called it Mohan Babu's "one man show".[9] 123Telugu rated the movie with 2.25/5.[10] Surya Prakash from Asianet News gave 2/5 rating and wrote Mohan Babu did an experiment at this age with the movie.[11] Thadhagath Pathi of The Times of India gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5 and wrote "Son of India has a short run-time but the film feels stretched despite that. It’s not a theatrical experience everyone is longing for".[12]

Pinkvilla gave the film 1.5 out of 5 an wrote "'Son Of India' has been made to feel like an ode to Mohan Babu's illustrious career. Most of the actors, for almost three-fourths of the film, are either unseen from the front, or their faces are relentlessly blurred on the pretext of letting the lead man do mono-action".[13] Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu stated "An amateurish narration of an outdated story makes ‘Son of India’ an excruciating watch".[14]


  1. ^ "Mohan Babu's Son of India starts rolling". CinemaEexpress.
  2. ^ "3 Reasons Why Mohan Babu-starrer Son of India Tanked at Box Office". CNN-News18. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  3. ^ Murali Krishna CH (19 February 2022). "Son of India Movie Review: Experiment gone wrong". Cinema Express. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Jaya Jaya Mahavera: First lyrical single from Mohan Babu's upcoming 'Son of India' is out". The Times of India. 15 June 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Mohan Babu film Son of India goes on floors at his Hyderabad home". India Today. 23 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Son of India: Mohan Babu kick-starts the second schedule in Hyderabad". Times of India.
  7. ^ "Mohan Babu gets shocker from OTT platforms". Telugu 360. 6 February 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Son Of India: సన్‌ ఆఫ్‌ ఇండియా ప్రీ రిలీజ్‌ ఈవెంట్‌". EENADU (in Telugu). Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Son of India Review". Eenadu. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Son of India – Strictly for Mohan Babu". 123Telugu. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Son of India review: మోహన్ బాబు 'సన్ ఆఫ్ ఇండియా' రివ్యూ". Asianet News. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Son Of India Movie Review : Tests more than just your patience". The Times Of India. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Son of India Movie Review: Mohan Babu starrer outdated revenge drama is a towering misfire". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  14. ^ "'Son of India' movie review: Indulgent experiment goes awry". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 February 2022.

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