Allu Arjun starring Pushpa: The Rise screened at the Moscow International Film Festival

The commercial potboiler, the directorial venture of Sukumar, also starring Rashmika Mandana, screened under the category - Blockbusters around the world - at the festival

Allu Arjun starring Pushpa: The Rise screened at the Moscow International Film Festival
Allu Arjun, scene from Pushpa
  • Arundhuti Banerjee, Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 01.12 PM, Aug 31, 2022


Telugu superstar Allu Arjun starrer much celebrated Telugu action drama Pushpa: The Rise has been screened at the Moscow International Film Festival on Tuesday. The news has been confirmed by the official and a social media post is also made by the official Instagram handle of the Embassy of India in Moscow, by the handle name india_in_russia.

The post shared a picture of the poster of Pushpa: The Rise and captioned "We gladly announce that the film "Pushpa - The Rise: Part 1" has been selected by the Moscow International Film Festival under the category of 'Block Buster hits around the world." The caption also reads that the film has been screened on Tuesday i.e., August 30, 2022, at 9:30 PM.

The film was screened in the Telugu language with English and Russian subtitles at the festival.

Pushpa : The Rise was released in the theatre on December 17, 2021, in Telugu and dubbed in - Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada. It's almost been a year since its release but the film is still making it to the headlines. From Allu Arjun’s popular dance number Srivalli to his heroic screen presence in Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava along with Samantha Ruth Prabhu, the film has become a much talked about one, for its every aspect.

Directed by Sukumar Bandreddi, the film Pushpa : The Rise is also featuring - Fahadh Faasil, Rashmika Mandanna, Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari, and Rao Ramesh among others. Samantha Ruth Prabhu made a special appearance in the film. The film had a successful 50 days box office run and earned rupees 300 crores worldwide from all versions by the third week of its release, according to the report.

Post the release of the film, Allu Arjun became an iconic star not only in Telugu cinema but also worldwide. While the superstar went on to represent India as Grand Marshal at the Annual Day Parade in NYC, Times Square, his film kept getting credited as one of the biggest blockbusters of this year globally.  

The film is loved by the audience not only because of its story but also because the music of the film has been hugely appreciated; especially the song Srivalli by Javed Ali and Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava by Indravathi Chauhan. Both the songs went viral on social media and many reels and videos were made by fans.

The maker has already announced that the sequel of the film and the shooting has started. The sequel is likely to be released in December 2022.