Director Rohit Shetty's Bol Bachchan is a romantic action comedy film, which is one of the biggest hit Bollywood movies of 2013. It has become the first Rs 100 crore grosser movie for Abhishek Bachchan, who has bagged Best Actor from Stardust, Screen, Big Star Entertainment and Zee Cine awards. Now, this Hindi film is being remade in Telugu as Masala. Its Telugu version is creating buzz in T-Town ever since K Vijaya Bhaskar announced the project.
Bol Bachchan is all about a guy, who tells a lie to get a job and how he is forced to tell many lies to save himself from the one will form the interesting part of the movie. Director K Vijaya Bhaskar is bringing the same story in Telugu with a few minor changes to suit the taste of the local audience. Venkatesh and Ram are playing the male leads, while Anjali and Shazahn Padamsee appear as their love interests in its Telugu version Masala.
Masala is now all set for a grand worldwide release on 14 November. The is expected to grace 600 screens in Andhra Pradesh. Considering its hype and star-cast, Tollywood trade experts predict that the film will take a good opening on the first day of its release. Will this version recreate the magic of Bol Bachchan at the Box Office? Will the Telugu audience receive it well? Continue to read more in the slideshow.
Lead Roles In Masala
Venkatesh is reprising Ajay Devgn's role in Masala, while Ram essays the dual roles played by Abhishek in Bol Bachchan. Anjali and Shazahn Padamsee are playing Venky and Ram's love interests respetively.
Supporting Cast In Masala
Jaya Prakash Reddy, Ali, MS Narayana, Kovai Sarala and Brahmanandam have been roped in to play other important roles in the film Masala.
Masala – Venkatesh-Vijaya's 3rd Combo
Masala marks the third collaboration of Venkatesh with Vijaya Bhaskar after Nuvvu Naaku Nachav and Malliswari. Venkatesh is sporting a twirled moustache in the same way which he was last seen in Gautham Menon's Gharshana.
This film will also mark the second film of Venkatesh and Anjali after the Super Hit film Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. Their chemistry, which has already rocked the viewers, is expected to create magic at the Box Office
Title Of The Movie
The Telugu version of Bol Bachchan was tentatively titled Garam Masala. Later, the makers considered other names Gol Maal, Ram Balaram and Masala were considered. Finally, the title was confirmed as Masala after the first look poster was released in September 2013.
The major portions of Masala have been shot in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune. A song featuring Ram and Shahzan Padamsee has been shot in the exotic locales of Thailand. Another song starring Venkatesh and Anjali has been canned at Hokkaido, the second largest island in Japan.
S Thaman's Music
Masala has five sound tracks and S Thaman has composed the music for them. The songs have received positive response from both critics and audience. Thaman's music is going to be one of the main highlight in the film.
Masala is romantic comedy entertainer, which is jointly produced by Daggubati Suresh Babu and Sravanthi Ravi Kishore under their banners Sravanthi Movies and Suresh Productions.
Masala has been awarded a clean 'U' certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification on November 7, 2013. With the film slated to release on November 14, it is going to be good family entertainer. It is expected to achieve similar success of Bol Bachchan.
Masala Complete Cast And Crew
Producer: Daggubati Suresh Babu and Sravanthi Ravi Kishore
Director: K Vijaya Bhaskar
Cast: Daggubati Venkatesh, Ram Pothineni, Anjali, Shazahn Padamsee
Music: S Thaman
Release date: November 14, 2013
Running time: 160 mins