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Munna is a 2007 Tollywood action film directed by Vamsi Paidipally and produced by Dil Raju. The film starred Prabhas and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead roles, with Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Rahul Dev in other important roles. The film was postponed several times due to excessive post-production. The film released on 27 April 2007. The film was dubbed in Hindi as Bagawat - Ek Jung and in Tamil as Vetri Thirumagan and in Malayalam with same title. Later this film was remade in Bangladesh named Amar Challenge starring Shakib Khan and Shahara.
Munna (Prabhas) is a college student. His aim is to finish off mafia don Kakha (Prakash Raj) who keeps the entire city under his grip. Munna has a personal vengeance to take on Kakha. An honest politician Srinivasa Rao (Kota Srinivasa Rao) relentlessly works to expose Kakha but is killed. Meanwhile, Munna's classmate Nidhi (Ileana D'Cruz) falls in love with him. The twist in the tale is that Kakha is none other than his estranged father who tries to sell off his mother and was responsible for the death of his mother and his young sister. Another don in the city named Aatma (Rahul Dev), who is the opposition of Kakha asks Munna to join him but Munna refuses his proposal. Munna starts to beat Kakha and the mind game begins. Kakha's second wife, son and daughter leave him and join Munna. After some incidents including the death of his best friend, Munna finds out that Aatma was working for Kakha all along. Aatma's henchmen didn't know that Aatma still worked for Kakha. The two of them plan on killing him in a factory when all of a sudden Aatma turns against Kakha and Munna. Kakha kills Aatma for the betrayal. Having lost everything Kakha worked for in his life, he commits suicide. Thereby, Munna succeeds in taking revenge against Kakha.Prabhas as MunnaIleana D'Cruz as NidhiPrakash Raj as Kamalakar alias KakaKota Srinivasa Rao as Minister Srinivasa RaoRahul Dev as AatmaSukanya as Kaka's wifeKalyani as Munna's motherPosani Krishna Murali as KishanBrahmaji as PurushottamTanikella Bharani as QasimSurya as Dr. Niranjan Chowdary, Nidhi's fatherSudha as Nidhi's motherSridhar as PrakashMedha Bahri as ShrutiSandra as Nidhi's friendVenu Madhav as MohanNalla Venu as TilluRaghu Babu as Satti PanduChalapathi RaoSameer as police inspectorUttej as gun sellerGundu Sudharshan as priestShriya Saran in an item number in the song "Chammak"
The film released on 27 April 2007.
Idle brain rated 3/5 stated The movie starts off on a dull note and meanders aimlessly till the dark secret is revealed before interval. The flashback episode is unappealing. There are a couple of surprises in the second half. The plus points of the film are Prabhas, stylish taking of the director and lavish budget. On the flip side, screenplay and narration should have been better. There is no holistic perspective in the film. Let us wait and see if Dil Raju's 'Midas Touch' works for this film or not! Fullhyd states Munna is perhaps worth a watch for those seeking a testosterone high. Its fate depends less on its own merit and more on the kind of competing attractions at the box office in future weeks. CineGoer.com rated 2.75/5 stated The movie has a lot of style, but lacks the necessary soul and substance. Swanky visuals, crisp narration, a demigod like hero and two major twists fail to elevate the movie's average viewing status. Telugu Cinema rates 2.5/5 stated There is not much entertainment in the film. The romance between Prabhas and Illeana was not properly developed. Too much of action is the undoing factor for this film.
The film had six songs composed by Harris Jayaraj. Lyrics were written by Vishwa, Kandikonda, Anantha Sreeram and Bhaskarabhatla.The soundtrack received highly positive reviews with the song 'Manasa' topping the charts.Harris Jayaraj received a nomination for Filmfare Best Music Director in 2007.
Sadhana Sargam won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer – Telugu for the song "Manasa".
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