As a big fan of ‘Raj & DK’ and their work, I was binge watching their newly released series ‘The Family Man’ on Amazon Prime and wondered, ‘Asal entha mandhi Telugu ollaki ee Raj & DK gurinchi telsi untadi abba‘. ‘Cinema ante intha pichi unna mana Telugu youth, Ee director-duo chesina crazy films chusi untaraa..‘, ‘Okavela chudakapothe..‘, ‘Asal veellu evaroo kuda telidhu ante ?‘ ane thoughts tho ee article start chesa…
So.. if you’re a Telugu person like me, Who watches movies / series from all across the country, You already know the who Raj & DK are, and their crazy filmography and you’re probably a fan of them, just like me.
Asal evarraa.. Ee ‘Raj &a DK’ ?
And for those who don’t know, read ahead.. Raj Nidimoru & Krishna DK are Telugu people who’ve made it big in Bollywood over the past decade. They’ve made over 5 films in the past 10 years (Thakkuva films ye aina, Chala different and kotha rakamaina films, discuss chedham).
Also, Telsaa.. ? They’ve also co-produced a movie in Telugu with Hero Nani, The film is D for Dopidi (2013), Starring Sundeep Kishan & Varun Sandesh. (Appatlo asal aadaledhu, Chala kothaga try chesaru, Maybe ippudu YouTube lo chuste navvukuntaru).
But that’s just 1 Telugu movie they’ve produced, Here, in this article, I’ll tell you about the uniqueness in their filmography & Why you should care about this duo and start watching their films.
Let’s start with their most popular work,
1. Go Goa Gone, 2013
Veellu teesina films annitilonu, idhi veella most popular movie. And no wonder, why. India lo, Bollywood lo, Intha genuinely funny film, intha witty ga.. Basic ga, ‘Zoombie-Comedy’ film ni picha crazy ga teesaru. Cliche acting, Melodrama.. Ilanti rotta things asal veella movies lo undavu, Characters anni kuda chaala real ga, witty ga matladukuntaru.
Also hey, The film starts with the Chiranjeevi garu dancing wildy in Golimar song.
Here’s the scene.
And lead actors full gaanja kottesi, ee song chusi trip avuta untaru. Maybe this is an ode to Chiranjeevi garu !? If you haven’t watched this film, You’re in for a craaazy ride. Weekend, friends tho kurchoni binge kottadaniki perfect cinema.
A fun fact, Just for Go Goa Gone cult fans.. A Go Goa Gone sequel is in the making, with the saaame team. Yas.
2. Shor in the City, 2010
Asale naku personal ga anthologies ante pichi. Shor in the City is a very different and well made anthology. Andaru directors ippudu, ippudu Radhika Apte acting talent ni full extent ni use cheskoni crazy films teestunnaru kani, Eppudooo 2010 lo ochina ee film lo, Radhika Apte role and acting irigateestadi.
Also guess what! This movie is Sundeep Kishan’s Bollywood debut! And Sundeep Kishan often mentions that Raj & DK are his ‘mentors’. Ee movie lo Sundeep role kuda masth untadi, Movie lo he’s actually a Telugu guy living in Bombay with his ‘Akka’.
Fun fact: Raj & DK are remaking Sundeep Kishan’s latest movie ‘Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene’ in Bollywood.
Anni Raj & Dk movies ki, Standard ga ‘Sachin-Jigar’ ani oka music duo untaru (A duo collab with anothet duo! Naaice). So, Ee combo magic oh, emo kani, Raj & Dk anni movies lo songs masth untayi.
3. Stree, 2018
Very recent movie, Chala pedhe commercial success kuda aindi.. If you know the plot of the movie, motham oka line lo ne untadi, ‘Oh Stree Kal Aaana!’.. And this is inspired from true stories ani kuda padtadi..
Soo… Emanna dots connect avutunnaya ..? YEP! Idhi basic ga, Paatha kaalam lo, Mana Telugu villages lo actual ga aina incidents ye. ‘OH STREE REPU RAAA!’ ani manaki chinnappudu kathalu cheppevaaru.
So.. Ee film rasindi, Raj & DK, But direct chesindi mathram vere debutant director, Cuz Raj & DK were directing their first ever web series, ‘The Family Man’ then, (which released on Amazon Prime now). So, as usual ga, Raj & DK film ante, Vipareetamaina, Fun, Wit ee cinema lo kuda untayi, Anni cinema climaxes lo oka messege istaru, Indulo kuda istaru, But daanni ela, Entha witty ga, humor tho kalipi icharu anedhi just Raj & DK things.
4. Happy Ending, 2014 & A Gentleman, 2017
Ekkuva time waste cheyakunda, Ee 2 films gurinchi okate point enduku cheppestunna ante, Konni films untayi, Vatini ela categorize chestam ante, ‘A film that not many people liked, But I loved’. Ee 2 exact ga adhe category. Meeru kuda ee paina list lo cheptu ochina movies chuskuntu ochi, Ee 2 movies chuste, Meeku kuda nachuthadhi emo..
Happy Ending, A manchi, cute, modern rom-com.
A Gentleman, Full-on, Masala, popcorn ‘action film’ with great jokes through out.
5. 99, 2009
OK, list lo idhe last film. Buuuut, Technically Idhi valla debut film in Bollywood. 2009 lo Bollywood lo evevo films ochevi, Chala cliched ga, Okate rakam ga.. Appatlo, 1999 lo aina betting Indian cricket betting gurinchi teesina movie idhi. Cricket pichollu chuste masth nachutadi.
Last but not the least, And their latest, Their new web series, ‘The Family man’.
Oka ordinary family man ye, Oka world class spy aithe ela untado, Ane chinna concept teeskoni, daantlo veelu ainanni, Jokes, Real life ni reflect chese political scenarios, bold and gritty scenes ni petti, Oka keka lanti Indian original web series odhilaru. I think you should give it a try.
Aaaaaand finally, Raj & DK, If you’re reading this.. Please make films in Telugu too. Prapancham motham lo ne films ni ikkada, Telugu states lo, ishatapadinattu, Inka ekkada undadhu. So yes, Oka Telugu film kuda teeyandi.
And to the audience reading this, Ee paina unna movies anni chudandi, You won’t regret. Oka manchi playlist icha, Hope you’ll enjoy.
Here’s a list of where their films are streaming:
1. Go Goa Gone: JioCinema, ErosNow, Voot and YouTube.
2. Shor in the City: Netflix, JioCinema, ErosNow.
3. Stree: Netflix, JioCinema, HotStar.
4. Happy Ending: JioCinema. A Gentleman: HotStar.
5. 99: Netflix
And The Family Man on Amazon Prime.
Happy binging! Thank me later!
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