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The Warriorr teaser: Ram Pothineni turns DSP Sathya, takes on ‘pan-Indian’ rowdies

The bilingual, that also stars Krithi Shetty and Aadhi Pinisetty, marks director N Lingusamy’s Telugu debut

  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 01.47 PM, May 14, 2022

The Warriorr teaser: Ram Pothineni turns DSP Sathya, takes on ‘pan-Indian’ rowdies
Ram Pothineni

Ram Pothineni, after a long wait, is set to test new waters with his upcoming film, The Warriorr, a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, where he turns a cop for the first time in his career. The film not only marks Ram and Krithi Shetty’s Tamil debut but also director N Lingusamy’s Telugu debut. The cop drama is all set to hit theatres on July 14 in both languages. The teaser of the film was unveiled today, a day ahead of Ram Pothineni’s birthday in Telugu and Tamil.

The teaser starts with a man in a jail pompously introducing a cop Sathya, a new entrant to the town and talks of his ruthless ways while dealing with criminals. While riding a bike along with a teenager, Ram Pothineni gets a grand introduction and the actor, at his confident best, aces the cop avatar to perfection. Krithi Shetty, an RJ, later introduces herself as the girlfriend of Sathya. The raw on-screen chemistry between the leads is a delight to watch.

We later see life through the eyes of a bearded antagonist, played by Aadhi Pinisetty, who, while wearing a black lungi, says he’s ready for the game. Then we arrive at the most interesting segment of the teaser - a dialogue which has Ram coming up with a one-liner that loosely translates to “You may have watched pan-Indian films, have you come across pan-Indian rowdies too?” He also warns gangsters to mend their ways if they wish to survive.

Nadhiya, in the final stretch of the teaser, talks about the true meaning of courage. On the whole, The Warriorr is just the commercial potboiler you would expect from a filmmaker who’s given us films like Run, Vettai, Sandakozhi. Devi Sri Prasad’s pulsating background score enhances the impact of the teaser. While Ram Pothineni’s Telugu dialogue delivery needs no introduction, his command over Tamil is the real surprise package.

Srinivasaa Chitturi bankrolls the action under Srinivasaa Silver Screen. Pavan Kumar is the presenter. Sujith Vasudev cranks the camera for the same. Anbariv and Vijay have been roped in for the action sequences.