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Touch Chesi Chudu (transl. Touch and see what happens) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language action film written by Vakkantham Vamsi and directed by Vikram Sirikonda in his directorial debut in Telugu cinema. It features Ravi Teja, Raashi Khanna and Seerat Kapoor in the lead roles while Freddy Daruwala plays the main antagonist, which marks his debut in Telugu cinema. Pre-production of the film began in July 2016 and principal photography commenced in February 2017 in Hyderabad. The film released worldwide on 2 February 2018.

Touch Chesi Chudu
Ravi Teja's Touch Chesi Chudu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVikram Sirikonda
Produced byNallamalapu Srinivas
Vallabhaneni Vamshi Mohan
Written bySreenivasa Reddy
Ravi Reddy
Keshav
(Dialogues)
Screenplay byVikram Sirikonda
Deepak Raj
Story byVakkantham Vamsi
StarringRavi Teja
Raashi Khanna
Seerat Kapoor
Freddy Daruwala
Music byJAM8 (Apprentice band of Pritam),
Mani Sharma(Background Score)
CinematographyChota K. Naidu
Richard Prasad
Edited byGautham Raju
Production
company
Release date
  • 2 February 2018 (2018-02-02)
Running time
140 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Contents

PlotEdit

Karthikeya (Ravi Teja) is an owner of Kartikeya Industries. He looks after his family very well. His philosophy is "family is most important". Karthik and his family live in Pondicherry. There is a goon named Selvam who robs Karthik's machinery often. Karthik's repeated complaints fall on deaf ears. He challenges that he can solve the case in two minutes, so the CI makes him CI for one day to fight Selvam. Meanwhile, Karthik falls in love with a choreographer named Pushpa (Raashi Khanna) a after few silly talks and fights.

One day after Irfan Lala (Freddy Daruwala) kills a student activist in a pub, Karthik's sister secretly watches it. She tells it to her brother. Karthik informs this to police based on the picture of the criminal. The police officer (Ajay) scolds Karthik that the criminal died long back ago. On the road, Karthik suddenly watches Irfan going on the road. He chases after Irfan but misses him, so Karthik calls the Police Commissioner (Murali Sharma) in Hyderabad and asks for Irfan. A flashback is then revealed.

Karthik is actually a dangerous, reckless, zero family emotions, and duty-dedicated cop who gets transferred from Kadapa to Hyderabad. He goes on a mission to save the daughter of the commissioner, who is threatened by a gang to release their leader. Karthik goes and kills all of them and retrieves the commissioner's daughter safely.

Irfan Lala and his father Rauf Lala (Shahbaz Khan) are two goons hoping to win a by-election so that Irfan can become an MLA. Irfan does not let the CM of the state for rallying in his area called Muzaffarpet. Karthik tactically secures the CM's rally and makes it successful, and voting is also successful. Meanhwile, Divya (Seerat Kapoor) loves Karthik a lot. Her parents fix the engagement, but Karthik breaks it due to an important mission. Divya gets hurt and leaves him forever.

During a party in an altercation, Irfan kills Shalini (Kaumudi Nemani). Her mother (Suhasini Maniratnam) starts doing it on the road. It is revealed that Karthik was once the student of Shalini's mother. He promises to take action, so during a shootout, he fatally wounds Irfan. In the hospital, he frantically searches for Irfan; however, Karthik's father (Jayaprakash) cools him down by saying that Irfan is already dead. This is actually a drama played by both Karthik's father and the commissioner so that Karthik would be close to his family. Listening to all of this, Karthik decides to draw a balance between professional and personal life. He returns and kills Irfan in a cool manner. Upon knowing this, Rauf dies. The film ends with Karthik meeting Pushpa and requesting her to forgive him. They both affectionately hug each other.

CastEdit

Production and storyEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Pre-production of this film began in July 2016 after the script approval from Ravi Teja to Vikram Sirikonda.[1] Raashi Khanna who earlier worked with Teja in Bengal Tiger (2015) was signed in as one of the female lead in September 2016.[2][3]

Pritam was roped in for the music which makes his debut in Telugu cinema.[4] Bollywood actor Freddy Daruwala was signed in to play as main antagonist in April 2017 which marks his debut in Telugu films.[5] Seerat Kapoor was signed in as the second female lead in early May 2017 after considering Lavanya Tripathi and Pragya Jaiswal for that role.[6]

The title and the posters were revealed on 26 January 2017 marking Ravi Teja's birthday.[7] The film was officially launched on 3 February 2017.[8]

Story and filmingEdit

Principal photography began on 3 February 2017 in Hyderabad.[9]

SoundtrackEdit

Touch Chesi Chudu
Soundtrack album by
JAM8
ReleasedJan 27, 2018
Recorded2018
GenreSoundtrack
Length20:34
LabelMango Music
ProducerJAM8

Touch Chesi Chudu's soundtrack is composed by JAM8 (Apprentice band of Pritam).

Track list
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Touch Chesi Chudu Title Song"ChandraboseMarc D Muse for JAM8Brijesh Shandilya, Sreerama Chandra04.30
2."Raaye Raaye"Kasarla ShyamMarc D Muse for JAM8Nakash Aziz, Madhu Priya03.30
3."Manasa"RehmanKaushik-Akash-Guddu (KAG) for JAM8Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan04.30
4."Rang Barse"RehmanKaushik-Akash-Guddu (KAG) for JAM8Akashdeep Sengupta4.04
5."Pushpa"RehmanAshish Pandit for JAM8Nakash Aziz, Dj Smash Guy04.00
Total length:20:34

Reception and box officeEdit

A critic from The Times Of India stated that " If you’re a Ravi Teja fan, or have seen enough of his movies, then you pretty much know what to expect. Good humour, punch dialogues (delivered in his inimitable style) and action-packed storyline had earned him the title ‘Mass Maharaja’, and brought him some of his biggest hits. In Vikram Sirikonda's ‘Touch Chesi Chudu’, Ravi Teja is meaner and leaner than he ever was, but the script has excellent attributes that made him a successful star in the first place. With an excellent screenplay and an good storyline, ‘Touch Chesi Chudu’ is a worthful watch."

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