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From Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu to Gaalivaana, here are all the Telugu releases at theatres, on OTTs this weekend

Be it big screen or small screen, audiences have a vast catalogue of movies and web shows to choose from

  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 03.28 AM, Apr 13, 2022

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From Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu to Gaalivaana, here are all the Telugu releases at theatres, on OTTs this weekend
All about the Telugu releases this weekend

This is a rare weekend in the Telugu industry where no major straight Telugu film will hit theatres and films dubbed from other languages, OTT releases will rule the roost for a change. All of us know the generosity with which Telugu audiences have welcomed good content, regardless of the actor, director or the hype factor. Let's take a look on what the screens across Telugu states and OTTs have to offer Telugu viewers this weekend.

Beast

Actor Vijay, in his next appearance in a film after Lokesh Kanagaraj's Master, plays a spy who leads a counter-attack against a group of terrorists at a mall. The film is directed by Nelson and is his third directorial after Doctor and Kolamaavu Kokila. Pooja Hegde is cast as the female lead while Yogi Babu, VTV Ganesh, Selvaraghavan and others play supporting roles in the action entertainer. 

Theatrical release date: April 13

Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu

The family entertainer comes with a terrific star cast, comprising Sharwanand, Rashmika Mandanna, Khushbu, Radhika Sarathkumar, Urvashi, Rajasree Nair and Kalyani Natarajan in key roles. The film is directed by Kishore Tirumala and has music by Devi Sri Prasad. The film revolves around a middle-aged man's desperation for marriage and how his life changes when he meets a girl named Aadhya.

Release date: April 14

Platform: SonyLIV 

Gaalivaana

An adaptation of BBC's European show, One of Us, Gaalivaana is a crime thriller-cum-family drama directed by Sharan Koppisetty. The show marks the digital debut of stalwarts Sai Kumar and Radhika Sarathkumar while its impressive lineup also includes names like Chandini Chowdary, Chaitanya Krishna, Nandini Rai, Thagubothu Ramesh, Ashrita Vemuganti, to name a few. The show revolves around the mysterious death of a murderer, who accidentally lands up at the house of a couple he had killed in the past.

Release date: April 14

Platform: ZEE5

James

Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar's swansong James is directed by Chethan Kumar, while Priya Anand plays the female lead in it. The story revolves around Major Santhosh Kumar, who is on a mission to eradicate a drug mafia. However, why would an army officer would take on such an operation? The mission may be personal for him, but meant for the greater good of the nation. Srikanth, Anu Prabhakar, Sarathkumar and Madhusudhan Rao are also cast in important roles.

Release date: April 14

Platform: SonyLIV

KGF: Chapter 2

Written and directed by Prashanth Neel, the film, starring Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, Raveena Tandon and Prakash Raj in the lead, is a sequel to the 2018 release, more or less featuring a similar cast (but for a few exceptions). The action franchise is produced by Vijay Kiragandur under Hombale Films. The story revolves around a much-feared gangster Rocky becomes a messiah for the people at the KGF, while he fights for their cause. However, he has to work hard to confront his biggest foe Adheera and learn about his past.

Theatrical release date: April 14

Bloody Mary

Directed by Karthikeya, Premam fame filmmaker Chandoo Mondeti, the web film stars Nivetha Pethuraj, Kireeti Damaraju, Rajkumar Kasireddy, Brahmaji and Ajay. Produced by TG Vishwa Prasad under People Media Factory, the show revolves around Mary, a determined woman who wishes to put her disability behind and face situations boldly in her life, going to any length to protect her loved ones. Nivetha Pethuraj makes her OTT debut with the same.

Release date: April 15

Platform: aha

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