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Abishek Ambareesh’s Bad Manners censored; run-time revealed

The Duniya Suri cop caper is widely seen as a relaunch of sorts for the Junior Rebel Star

Abishek Ambareesh’s Bad Manners censored; run-time revealed
Abishek Ambareesh in a still from the film

Last Updated: 08.36 PM, Sep 21, 2023


It’s been well over four years since Abishek Ambareesh, the son of actors (late) Ambareesh and Sumalatha, has been on the big screen. The star son had made his debut with Amar, directed by Nagashekar, in 2019, but the film sank without a trace and subsequently, while the actor was evaluating his choices as to what to do next, the pandemic struck. Eventually, Abishek signed up for a film with director Suri, best known for films like Duniya, Kaddipudi, Popcorn Monkey Tiger, Tagaru among others.


Called Bad Manners, the film has Abishek in the role of a cop and is seen as his relaunch project. With Suri at the helm, there is a certain quality that is ensured as far as story-telling and making is concerned, which gives audiences immense hope in the project. A few songs by composer Charan Raj have been released already, including the peppy title track by Usha Uthup and word in industry circles is that the team is preparing for the film’s release. Earlier today, it was revealed that the film has been censored and granted U/A, albeit with 5 scene deletions involving graphic violence and gore, and 1 word being muted. The film’s run-time, as per the censor certificate, is all of 130 minutes, putting it at a tad over 2 hours only. That’s a crisp length for a thriller.

Bad Manners, which has Rachita Ram and newcomer Priyanka Kumar paired opposite Abishek, was earlier rumoured to be a June theatrical release, but then the actor got married around that time, which was cited as reason for its delay. Subsequently, it was reported that the makers had allegedly failed to find takers for the digital, satellite and other non-theatrical rights, which was keeping the films from theatres. While there’s no word on team Bad Manners having partners for digital and satellite rights on board, now that it is censored, it looks like a release is imminent.

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