Debutant Ashok Galla and actress Niddhi Agerwal starrer Telugu action comedy film Hero, which had its theatrical release last month, is all set for its digital streaming in the upcoming days.
Ashok is the youngest son of industrialist and one of the wealthiest politicians Galla Jayadev, also known as Jay Galla, who is a member of the Telugu Desam Party.
His mother Padmavathi Galla is the elder sister of the dashing superstar of the South Indian film industry Mahesh Babu. This romantic action drama film had its theatrical release on January 15, 2022, and got a mixed response from the audience as well as critics.
Hero Star Cast
Ashok Galla was the main lead actor in the movie who played Arjun while Nidhi Agerwal, who made her acting debut in the 2017 Bollywood dance film Munna Michael opposite Tiger Shroff, will be seen in the female lead role as Subhadra/Subbu.
The film also featured these stars in the key roles:
- Jagapathi Babu as Subbu’s father, Sripati
- Naresh as Arjun’s father
- Archana Aanath as Arjun’s mother, Sarada
- Vennela Kishore as Telemarketing guy
- Brahmaji as a film actor
- Satya as Arjun’s friend
- Ravi Kishan as Saleem Bhai
- Mime Gopi as a goon, Arjuna
This romantic drama is helmed as well as written by Sriram Adittya while it is bankrolled by lead actor Ashok Galla’s mother Padavathi Galla under the family’s own Amara Raja Media and Entertainment.
If we talk about technical work, Sameer Reddy handled the cinematographic work in association with Richard Prasad while editing is done by Prawin Pudi.
The film has music and background score by Ghibran.
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Production and Theater Release
The film was made with an estimated budget of Rs. 3.5 crore. The production of the film began in November 2019 in Hyderabad and its post-production work started during June 2021.
Earlier, the film was slated to be released on Republic Day, 26th January 2022 but as major Telugu films like RRR got postponed, the makers of this movie decided to advance the release date.
Finally, 15 January 2022 was chosen as its theatrical release date which coincided with Makar Sankranthi and Pongal.
Since there was no major release to clash with, the film was successful to pull the audience into the theaters. Although the film got a mixed response, the acting and performance of Ashok Galla were appreciated.
Hero on OTT
The post-theatrical online streaming rights of this romantic action were acquired by one of the most popular OTT streaming platforms Disney+ Hotstar.
The film has been released on Friday, 11th Feb 2022 on the given platform. It is a good opportunity for the people who somehow, couldn’t go to the cinema to watch the movie.
He didn’t choose the hero life, the hero life chose him. #Hero now streaming. pic.twitter.com/MJag7gd5JA
— Disney+ Hotstar (@DisneyPlusHS) February 17, 2022
The film revolves around a young middle-class guy Arjun, who is struggling to become an actor. He has a girlfriend Subbu, whose father is against Arjun’s will to become an actor.
All was going well, but suddenly Arjun’s life took a dramatic turn when he ordered a hair oil to treat his hair fall and instead got a gun in the courier. The story took lots of twists and turns that changed Arjun’s life forever.