Tamil starlet Megha Akash tested her luck in Tollywood with Nithin’s Lie and Chal Mohan Ranga. Unfortunately, both films ended as box office flops which impacted her offers in Telugu. Meanwhile, she got busy with a handful of Tamil films.
Now, she has bagged a plump offer in ace producer Dil Raju’s next film which will have young and talented hero Raj Tarun in the lead role. To be directed by Krishna Reddy, who worked as assistant director for many films in Dil Raju’s banner, the untitled project is going to be launched on Ugadhi. After considering several heroines, they have zeroed in on Megha Akash as Raj Tarun’s romantic interest.
Mickey J Meyer will compose the tunes for the film. Raj Tarun and Megha Akash will be hoping to bag the much needed success with this successful banner.
Superstar Rajinikanth is busy promoting Kaala which will release on June 7th. PA Ranjith is the director and Dhanush bankrolled the movie. Rajinikanth will start shooting for his next film which will be directed by youngster Karthik Subbaraj. The first schedule will kick-start in Dehradun on June 7th and all the principle cast will participate in this schedule. Simran, Bobby Simha and Vijay Sethupathi will be seen in other interesting roles.
The latest update is that young actress Megha Akash has been roped in to play an important role in the film. A look test has been conducted on Megha recently and she has been roped in for the desired role. The actress earlier romanced Nithiin in Lie and Chal Mohan Ranga. Sun Pictures is producing this untitled film which will release during December 2018.
Chal Mohan Ranga Review
TELUGU360 RATING 2.75/5
Chal Mohan Ranga has been creating good buzz among audience as it is a joint production of Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram Srinivas. The breezy trailers have promised a cute romantic entertainer with strong technical values.
Both Nithiin and Megha Akash, who teamed up after last year’s debacle LIE, have pinned a lot of hopes on this film. The audio composed by SS Thaman has received a good response from music lovers and increased the buzz on the film.
Can Chal Mohan Ranga give some respite to Nithin and Pawan – Trivikram production houses ? Let’s find out.
Mohan Ranga ( Nithiin ) ‘s childhood ambition is to secure a job in USA. After his Visa being rejected three times, Ranga finds an innovative way to land in USA on a temporary visa. Being street smart, Ranga finds a person who can sponsor H1B for him to continue in US. Ranga finds Megha in a road trip from New York city, falls in love with her. When it is time for proposal, both back off for a reason. Then Megha’s family moves to Ooty.
Rest of the story is how Ranga wins back Megha and the comedy sequences in that process.
Young star Nithiin has done full comedy-oriented role in this milestone (25th) film. He has shown improvement in comedy timing. Nithiin’s dances deserve special mention for ‘Peddha puli’ song. Heroine Megha Akash is adequate as Megha. Satya, Narra Srinu, Rao Ramesh, Prabhas Srinu, Madhu played comedy roles with good ease.
‘Chal Mohan ranga’ has a predictable storyline but dashed with Trivikram mark witty dialogues and punches throughout. As movie begins Mohan Ranga’s struggle to get US visa is portrayed. After he gets Visa, visits USA and meets Megha coincidentally. In a road trip, as he interacts more with Megha, love blooms between them. Entire first half is situational comedy and connects more with NRIs. Second half, after the lead pair moves to coonor (Ooty) there are three non-stop comedy sequences which are the crux of this film. There are many dialogues which appear to have Trivikram mark. Unless someone tells you those were not written by trivikram, you will take it granted as Trivikram dialogues. Is it influence or ghost work?
The love track did not work much, as the main focus remained on comedy only. There are no high or low moments in the film, script runs in flat graph. “Peddha Puli “a hyderabadi folk song stands out in terms of songs. Miami song is also peppy and youthful. However, rest of the songs some were good on audio but could have been better onscreen.
Director Krishna Chaitanya has shown command over dialogues and in comedy segment. In films that deal with NRIs story, often they lack NRIs psyche. But in this film dialogues or scenes woven around NRIs are appropriate. However, the lovetrack between the lead pair is where director couldn’t come out with his own mark and so remains pale.
Production values by Pawan Kalyan’s PK creative works & sreshth movies is good. Music by S.S.Thaman is decent. Cinematographer Natty has done a good work and captured slick locations in New York, Miami well.
- Comedy oriented scenes, dialogues
- Nithiin’s performance
- Writer-Director’s wit
- Crisp editing
- Run of the mill story
- No high moments
- Flat Narration
‘Chal Mohan Ranga ‘ is an urbane comedy film with decent entertainment. First half which had been shot entirely in USA is adequate, second half is slightly got better in comedy. Storywise, this “Boy loves girl and finally they get married “ line has nothing new to offer. All in all, you may watch it for clean comedy, if you don’t mind predictable story!
TELUGU360 RATING 2.75/5
Release Date : 5th April, 2018
Director : Krishna Chaitanya
Music Director : SS Thaman
Production Company: Sreshth Movies
Starring : Nithiin, Megha Akash
Sreeja Husband Kalyan to romance Megha Akash
Telugu360 was the first to break news regarding the debut of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s son in law Kalyan Kannuganti. Rakesh Sashi of ‘Jatha Kalise’ fame has bagged the opportunity of directing this project and Sai Korrapati will pool resources for it.
According to the fresh update, the makers of this untitled film have zeroed in on Megha Akash for the female lead’s role. After considering a couple of names, the team felt that Megha Akash would be the right choice for Kalyan and finalized her.
The Chennai girl made her debut in Telugu with Nithiin’s Lie. She is once again paired opposite Nithiin for his upcoming film which is being directed by Krishna Chaitanya.
Nithiin LIE Movie Review, LIE Telugu Movie Review
LIE FINAL REPORT : Lie is a movie with mind game between Arjun & Nithiin. Director is successful in maintaining suspense till the end. Nithiin has done a good work as A.Satyam , Arjun stands out. Two songs are good, heroine Megha Aakash looks decent. However, this genre films have their own limitations at the box-office due to relatively lesser commercial elements
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3:20 AM Climax fight shot in USA in the backdrop of myriad of planes. Nithiin has done a good work in this film, but in one on one scenes yester year’s star Arjun is slightly dominating.
3:10 AM – A number of key scenes are shot in one of the most expensive real estate properties in the world – Trump Tower. Output shows rich production values from 14 reels
3:00AM Engaging Cat and Mouse game between Nithiin and Arjun continues. One trying to outsmart the other … Audience would expect a more justified conclusion about that elusive object in the climax.
2:50 AM Superhit song in audio , “Bombhaat Song” time. This is a mass one, Shot in the backdrop of Chicago Skyline and has good commercial elements
2:43 AM – Movie revolves around Arjun looking for an elusive object which is under possession of Nithiin now. Suspense maintained well so far
2:35 AM – Miss Sunshine Song Time.. Nothing great about this just passable song
2:25AM – Story point now reaches Chicago. Shot in expensive prime locations of Chicago such as Trump tower , production value are good
First Half Positives :
A Different genre
Arjun as villain is highlight
Nithiin and Sreeram fit well
Last 20 minutes of the first half when everything comes together
Comedy quotient is not much as this movie is different from run of the mill stories
2:05 AM – Interval report : Lie has a gripping first half. The whole first half revolves around Arjun going after a petty thing. There are enough hints in the story that it is about something bigger. Premise set for the second half
1:55 AM – Very nice interesting interval block tying back Nithiin and Sreeram who was deployed as CIA agent.
1:30 AM – Nithiin and Megha reach Vegas. Arjun’s obsession with a certain thing gives leads to Indian Police to pursue him.
1:20 AM – All the characters head to US for different reasons. Lie game starts
1:15 AM – ” It’s my laggam time ” song is well shot. Situational. Nithiin is macho in his new look. Neerja kona styling good for Megha Akash
1:05 AM – Movie starts with very interesting portrayal of Arjun,s character.
1:00 AM – Showtime.
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Nithiin’s LIE is one of the three films to hit the screens this Friday. Directed by talented filmmaker Hanu Raghavapudi, the film stars Mega Akash as the female lead. Action King Arjun is playing a menacing role in the film.
LIE is tipped to be a romantic entertainer with slick narration. The film is all about how the protagonist manages his love and enimity with intelligence.
The impressive trailer promises a fast paced thriller with loads of action elements. Majority of the film was shoot in abroad and the grand production values of 14 Reels will be an added advantage for the film. The music scored by Mani Sharma is already a big hit.
Amidst strong positive buzz, LIE is all set for grand release. Let’s see if the film turns out to be a winner at the box office or not.
Here are the live updates followed by detailed analysis of the film
Release Date : 11th Aug, 2017
Director : Hanu Raghavapudi
Music Director : Mani Sharma
Produced by : 14 Reels Entertainment
Cinematography : J. Yuvaraj
Starring : Nithiin, Megha Akash, Arjun