Stalin (2006 film)

Stalin is a 2006 Indian Telugu-language action drama film directed by A. R. Murugadoss. It stars Chiranjeevi and Trisha in the lead roles, while an ensemble cast including Prakash Raj, Sharada, Khushboo, Pradeep Rawat, and Brahmanandam in supporting roles.[1] The film was a super hit at the box office. The film was screened at the International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section.[2][3] The film was later dubbed in Hindi under the same name.

Stalin
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Film poster
Teluguస్టాలిన్
Directed byA. R. Murugadoss
Produced byNagendra Babu
Written byParuchuri Brothers
(Dialogues)
Screenplay byA. R. Murugadoss
Story byA.R. Murugadoss
StarringChiranjeevi
Trisha
Prakash Raj
Sharada
Khushboo
Pradeep Rawat
Brahmanandam
Mukesh Rishi
Music byMani Sharma
CinematographyChota K. Naidu
Edited byAnthony
Distributed byAnjana Productions
Release date
  • 20 September 2006 (2006-09-20)
Running time
176 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget₹20 Crore
Box office₹30 Crore

The film was remade into Hindi titled, Jai Ho, directed by Sohail Khan, starring Salman Khan, Daisy Shah, and Tabu. The film released on 20 September 2006.

PlotEdit

The only mission in Stalin's (Chiranjeevi) life is to help others and make the world a better place. It turns out that he served as a Major in the Indian Army. Although a war hero, he quit the army after a rift with Lt. Col. Nipun Kakar (Mukesh Rishi) when he transfers him to the administrative division from the battlefield as a disciplinary action. His family includes his mother (Sharada) and sister Jhansi (Khushboo), who is not in talking terms with their mother since she married a Punjabi.

Stalin keeps helping a physically challenged girl named Sumati write her intermediate examination, and her suicide disturbs him. The death occurs as none of the people around her extend help. Stalin then plans a chain system. The theme works on a principle that everyone should help others, and in return, they should not seek a mere thanks but tell those who get the help to help three more, with a condition that those who get help from them should also demand the same. Stalin thinks that this chain will develop helping attitude among the people but unfortunately finds that the chain did not work. On one occasion, he bashes a rich boy who injured a beggar.

This goes in a chain reaction, and the rich boy employs goons to attack Stalin. As Stalin disappears from the scene, the goons take Jhansi and her friend Chitra (Trisha) into their custody. Stalin reaches the spot and hacks the hand of one goon which happens to be the henchman of an MLA (Pradeep Rawat), who is the son-in-law of Home Minister Muddu Krishnayya (Prakash Raj). Krishnayya takes it as a prestige issue and tries to eliminate Stalin but loses his son (Riyaz Khan) in the process. When the Chief Minister intervenes to bring in a patch-up, Krishnayya plans to kill him and implicate Stalin in the murder. Stalin saves the injured Chief Minister but gets a severe chest pain due to exertion.

The reason for the chest pain is a bullet which remained in his chest, very near to his heart. Stalin sustains the bullet injury in the Kargil War, and that was why Iqbal shifted him to the administrative department. Finally, the truth prevails, and the CM returns to the hospital to visit Stalin. The "help three people" concept was his brainchild, which saved him from death in the form of a schoolgirl. Finally, the doctors successfully remove the bullet in a very delicate surgery. Stalin comes to know that his "help three people" concept worked well, and the same theme saved his life in the form of an auto driver. He thanks all the people for making his concept a success.

CastEdit

MusicEdit

Stalin
Soundtrack album by
Released22 June 2006 (2006-06-22)
Recorded2006
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length30:30
LabelAditya Music
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Ashok
(2006)
Stalin
(2006)
Raraju
(2006)

Audio of Stalin was launched on 22 August 2006 at a jam pack auditorium of Lalitha Kala Vedika in Public Gardens, Hyderabad. Pawan Kalyan launched the audio of gave the first cassette to Nimmagadda Prasad (Matrix Labs) and Murali Krishnam Raju (MAA TV).[4] The film has six songs composed by Mani Sharma, with lyrics by Anantha Sriram, Pedada Murthy, Kadikonda & Suddala Ashok Teja.

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Go Go Gova"SriramRanjith, Mahalakshmi Iyer5:00
2."Siggutho Chi Chi"Peddada MurthyHariharan, Sadhana Sargam4:59
3."I Wanna Spider Man"KandikondaNaveen, Rita5:07
4."Tauba Re Tauba"Anantha SreeramS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sunitha Upadrashta4:58
5."Suryude Selavani"Suddala Ashok TejaS. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:10
6."Parare Parare"Anantha SreeramShankar Mahadevan5:16
Total length:30:30

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

The film received mixed to positive reviews. Jeevi of idlebrain.com praised the performances of Chiranjeevi and Khushboo and stated that "First half of the film is pretty mediocre as there is no conflict thread in terms of villain. Second half is better from the moment villain enters the scene. The last 20 minutes of the film stands out with very good emotions."[5] Sify.com gave it 3 on 5 stars as well and stated "The much hyped Murugadoss directed Stalin does not have Chiru as the comic book superhero in the first half. He is basically a do-gooder for his fellow-men as he attempts to make the world a better place to live. Chiru in such a role may or may not work with the masses but in this refreshingly different role, he is cool with a capital C." Indiaglitz.com also commented "Director Murugadoss, who made us all sit up and take notice through Tagore (story) and Ghajini, once again underlines his talent for making a wholesome and powerful mass masala movie. In Chiranjeevi, he has somebody who can bring to life any kind of idea he (Murugadoss) has. Chiranjeevi, it seems, has been particular about the 'message' aspect — at his stature and seniority, he had every reason to be."[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stalin strikes gold". Bangalore Mirror. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). iffi.nic.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 April 2016.
  3. ^ Stalin Strikes Gold, 6 November 2013
  4. ^ "Stalin – audio function – Chiranjeevi & Trisha". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 22 August 2006.
  5. ^ "Stalin - Telugu cinema Review - Chiranjeevi & Trisha". www.idlebrain.com.
  6. ^ "Stalin review. Stalin Telugu movie review, story, rating". IndiaGlitz.com.

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