The film was earlier released on Amazon Prime Video in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada. It stars Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil too in lead roles along with Dhananjaya, Ajay Ghosh, Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari, Anasuya Bharadwaj and Rao Ramesh in crucial roles.
Of all the recent releases, very few have generated as much buzz as Pushpa: The Rise has. Be it for the action or for the impeccable performance by its lead star Allu Arjun, audiences flocked to see the Sukumar directorial ever since it hit theatres last month. After setting fire at the box office, the film made its way to OTT on January 7, premiering on Amazon Prime Video in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada languages. But for the Hindi-speaking fans, the wait was a bit longer as Amazon announced the film’s Hindi version to stream only from January 14, leaving the fans wondering about the reason for their long wait.
According to a report in Pinkvilla, the makers had taken the decision, owing to the massive popularity of the film and star Arjun among the country’s Hindi-speaking audiences. After the Hindi version of the film earned over Rs 80 crores at the box office, the producers had requested Amazon Prime Video to postpone the release by a week after it originally premiered on the platform.
The premise of Pushpa: The Rise is based on the illegal smuggling of red sandalwood in the Seshachalam Hills of the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The film is the first of two intended parts, with the sequel expected to go on floors sometime this year.
In addition to Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil also star in lead roles in the film, which mark’s the latter’s Tollywood debut. The film also features Sunil, Dhananjaya, Ajay Ghosh, Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari, Anasuya Bharadwaj and Rao Ramesh in crucial roles.
Pushpa: The Rise was bankrolled under the banners of Mythri Movie Makers and Muttamsetty Media.