Mithai the film
Mithai is a 2018 telugu dark comedy film directed by Prashant Kumar.It stars Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarshi Pullikonda and tells a story of Sai, a day dreamer is fired from his job and finds himself in a situation wherein he must find the thief in three days to get married. He embarks upon the adventurous, hilarious roller-coaster ride with his friend Jani and one of the suspects they meet, the dude along with his goat Sundari on Sai’s hereditary car Sheru… Will Sai find the thief and get married ??
|Directed by||Prashant Kumar|
|Produced by||Prabhat kumar|
|Written by||Prashant Kumar|
|Screenplay by||Prashant Kumar|
|Story by||Prashant kumar|
|Starring||Rahul Ramakrishna, Priyadarshi Pullikonda|
|Music by||Vivek Sagar|
|Edited by||Garry BH|
Red Ants Cinema Pvt Ltd
|December 07th 2018|
|Budget||INR 2.5 crores|
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It is a dark comedy set in the backdrop of Hyderabad where the city is a part of narrative. Sai is a techie in his mid-twenties but unlike a typical brainy computer geek, he is just hanging out to his job. His only achievement - not to lose his job but even that too will be short lived! While professionally he is struggling to keep afloat, his personal life is also in complete disarray.
Everything around him establishes mess in his life – whether it’s his vintage Premier 118 NE car working only with some jugaad or his phone audible only on speaker mode or his friend Jani, who is happy in his own world sleeping and loafing around whole day with only objective of drinking in the evening.
Sai gets fired but his misery doesn’t end there. He is getting married in three days but he has no remorse and he is daydreaming of Steve Jobs. His only reaction to such situation – drain out all problems through alcohol. And, his only companion is Jani – a jobless alcoholic. They both get drunk and Sai somehow manages to drive back home but crashes outside his house leaving the door open.
Next morning he is shocked to find theft in the house. While he seeks help from police, he receives flak from cops who scold him for being irresponsible and show no interest in solving the case. Sai & Jani again gang up in bar along with few other friends on the invite of a NRI friend, Krishna who is visiting the town. Taking potshot at Sai, Krishna rebukes him for being a loser. Upon realizing the recent development in Sai’s life; Krishna challenges him to prove himself by nabbing the thief and then only get married, in the heat of the moment, he ends up accepting the challenge.
Sai and Jani must find the thief in three days to get married on time, their journey will begin with Dude whom they assumed be thief becoming part of it. When dude also fails he takes them to his detective friend Deepti, a serious method actor, she is trapped in the role of detective and has become full time detective. A crazy female with super crazy stuff around, who herself has taken a vow that she won't get married until she solves her first case. She got few cases but in all those cases clients backed out…will she solve the case, will they find the thief together and will Sai get married ?In the race against time these crazy characters are on madcap adventure.
Dude ends the film on a philosophical note. Life is complex but too short to be tensed about. There is no point in chasing things beyond our control and we cannot hold on to something in life! Using car as a metaphor, it tries to draw this point as the car finally gets ‘liberated’.
- Rahul Ramakrishna as Sai
- Priyadarshi Pullikonda as Jani
- Kamal Kamaraju as Siddharth
- Arsha as Girl with no name
- Bhushan Kalyan as Dude
- Swetaa Varma as Deepti
- Ravi Varma as Krishna
Mithai is produced under the production banner Red Ants Cinema. The film was launched by Vijay Devarakonda and Sandeep Reddy Vanga on 14th January with release of first poster and the website. The first shooting schedule began on February 17th 2018 in Hyderabad. Film was completed with a budget of 2 crores in four schedules spanning 55 days of shoot. Film is currently in the last stages of postproduction, with background, DI and VFX going on. The trailer of the movie was released on 15th October creating a great buzz among the film enthusiast and the critics.
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