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Pushpa: The Rise Movie Release LIVE Updates: Second half of Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna film ‘half boiled’, say fans

Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandana starrer Pushpa Movie Launch Today LIVE Updates: Pushpa is expected to drive people back to theatres after the second lockdown ended. It also stars Fahadh Faasil.

By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: December 17, 2021 6:47:10 pm
Pushpa The Rise MovieAllu Arjun, Rashmika Mandana starrer Pushpa Movie Release LIVE News: The film is out in cinemas.

The Rise Movie Launch LIVE News: Actor Allu Arjun’s new film Pushpa: The Rise opened in cinemas across down south to packed houses. In the Telugu states, opening day tickets were sold out in pre-sale, prompting many celebrities to joke about their unsuccessful attempts to find a ticket.

“Early show Hyderabad Tickets kaavali (wanted) (sic),” tweeted director Maruthi. “Kashtam sir. Nen kuda try chestunna (Tough. Even I am trying for it),” wrote Raashi Khanna in response to Maruthi’s tweet.

Pushpa is expected to drive people back to theatres after the second lockdown ended. There seems to be a massive demand across the Telugu states for opening day tickets. “Half my day has been spent answering phone calls from people asking for Pushpa tickets… there’s not one available in all of Hyderabad. And I ask them back if they can get me tickets:) The josh of a big release is such an exciting time:) Wishing the whole team a blockbuster (sic),” wrote filmmaker Rahul Ravindran on his Twitter page.

Director Sukumar and his team worked round the clock to ensure the movie comes out in theatres on Friday as announced. The film’s crew was strapped for time due to the delays caused by the pandemic. However, the filmmakers wanted to get the film out this week at any cost, so that it gives them ample time to work on the second part of Pushpa. The follow-up film is expected to be ready for release in the next 8-9 months.

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18:47 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Read Review: Pushpa The Rise

Giving the film 3 stars, Manoj Kumar, writing for reviewed Pushpa stating, "The tale is not just about how the protagonist amasses money and power with muscle power and quick thinking. But, it is also an indictment of a deeply prejudiced, class and caste obsessed society."

Read full review here

18:37 (IST)17 Dec 2021
A mixed response to Pushpa from a fan
18:15 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Watch: Pusha star's Rashmika Mandanna's music video with Badshah

17:55 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Fans want Pushpa 2

A social media lauded Pushpa and also mentioned how they are waiting for its sequel. "Skip all the reviews & ratings #pushpa it's a must watch movie only in theaters Now somefellows giving negative reviews.... Pushpa is a complete story with #pushpatherise & #pushpatherule Assalu katha part 2 lone untadiii like bahubali & kgf.... So eagerly waiting for pushpa2," they wrote.

17:35 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Allu Arjun fans celebrate Pushpa's release
17:16 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Pushpa's morning shows cancelled in Chennai

As per the latest reports in Times Of India, a few of Allu Arjun starrer ‘Pushpa’ early morning special shows were cancelled by theatre owners at the last minute in Chennai. However, it further states that from 8 am onwards, things were fine and shows ran as per time and schedule. The cancellation did cause a lot of disappointment among fans.

16:55 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Karthi gives thumbs up to Pushpa

Actor Karthik Sivakumar, popularly known as Karthi shared a tweet congratulating the first 'pan India film'.

16:33 (IST)17 Dec 2021
'Allu Arjun's power-packed act'

A user @PBSena1 shared on Twitter, "#PushpaTheRise BLOCKBUSTER. Rating: 4 stars. Escapist cinema at its best... Aces: Allu Arjun's power-packed act + Swag+ dazzling action pieces + stunning visual appeal + ample thrills, twists, suspense... Dear BO, get ready for the typhoon.#Pushpa #AlluArjun #PushpaReview."

16:19 (IST)17 Dec 2021
'Mesmerising Performance'

Gopi Mohan shared by Twitter, "Congrats #PushpaTheRise #Iconstar @alluarjun is terrific & superb as #Puspha. Mesmerising Performance & Attitude.1 Man Show @aryasukku ‘s sincere & gutsy attempt with great effort & conviction. @iamRashmika @ThisIsDSP #MiroslawKubaBrozek @MythriOfficial."

16:13 (IST)17 Dec 2021
'It's a full mass masala entertainer'

@1Vishwajitrao shared on Twitter, "#OneWordReview #Puspha: Blockbuster. It's a Full Mass Masala Entertainer. @alluarjun Terrific Performance. @iamRashmika Outstanding Act. @ThisIsDSP Songs & Background Music is Excellent. Direction is Brilliant. Full Paisa Vasool Film Go Watch. #PusphaReview. My Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐." 

15:55 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Rana Daggubati's best wishes for Allu Arjun

15:29 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandana and Devi Sri Prasad in a frame
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A post shared by Devi Sri Prasad (@thisisdsp)

Devi Sri Prasad shared a click with Pushpa stars Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandana and wrote, "What Crazy Fun it was on d Flight frm KOCHI to MUMBAI for #PushpaMumbaiPressMeet with PUSHPA @alluarjunonline & SRIVALLI @rashmika_mandanna 😀😀😍😍😄🤣🤣 Havent laughed like this in recent times😀 ThankU @Bobbyallu 4 these lovely memorable pics🤗."

15:07 (IST)17 Dec 2021
'Waiting to witness the mass party in theatres'

Director Venky Kudumula shared on Twitter, "Wishing @alluarjun garu @iamRashmika #Sukku sir @ThisIsDSP sir @MythriOfficial and the entire team of #Pushpa a blockbuster success..Waiting to witness the mass party in theatres today #PushpaTheRise #ThaggedheLe."

14:55 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Samantha welcomes fan response to Pushpa’s Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava

Pushpa The Rise is out in theatres and fans got to watch the music video of Samantha Ruth Prabhu's appearance in the song “Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava.” The actor shared a video as fans can be seen going crazy inside a cinema hall. READ MORE

14:22 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Gopichandh shares wishes for Pushpa

Actor Gopichandh shared via Twitter, "Wishing icon star @alluarjun Gaaru, @aryasukku garu ,my passionate producers @MythriOfficial & the entire team of #PushpaTheRise for a huge blockbuster 🔥🔥@ThisIsDSP@iamRashmika #FahadhFaasil @Mee_Sunil@anusuyakhasba@Samanthaprabhu2 👍👍."

13:49 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Allu Arjun fans dance in the cinema hall

Allu Arjun fans are visibly happy to see him on the big screen.

13:46 (IST)17 Dec 2021
'Pushpa has a weak climax,' says fan

@AkunuriShivaa posted on Twitter, "Allu Arjun one Man Show. Decent first half, Weak second half, Even more weak climax, Positives:- Allu Arjun acting, Dailogues, 1st Half. Negatives:- Predictable story, Too lengthy, Un necessary scenes in 2nd half, Poor climax, #Puspha Overall 2/5."

13:31 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Fan disagrees with Pushpa's negative reviews

A user @PrudhviRaaz10 tweeted, "Heard so many negative reviews about pushpa since morning....just watched the film and it's completely outstanding. Saying this as a prabhas fan..... @alluarjun Is tremendous. Bgm is a bit a slow. But all other crafts are good. #Puspha."

13:03 (IST)17 Dec 2021
Dhananjaya 'very happy to be part of such a great project'

Actor Dhananjaya shared via Twitter, "#Pushpa was a great experience. Very happy to be part of such a great project. Thanks @alluarjun @MythriOfficial and specially @aryasukku for such an opportunity. @iamRashmika Happy to see u reaching heights, stay blessed forever."

12:42 (IST)17 Dec 2021
'One time watch'

@rrking99 shared Pushpa review and tweeted, "Review-  #Puspha #AlluArjun #RashmikaMandanna #PushpaTheRiseOnDec17th Highlights- AA acting & fights, Samantha song:Fire; Interval with little flashback;Comedy works here & there parts; Climax FAFA-AA warning scenes; One time watchable 2.75 - 3/5; 1 week maximum in all center's."

Pushpa marks Allu Arjun’s reunion with director Sukumar and composer Devi Sri Prasad. The trio has earlier delivered two blockbuster movies: Arya and Arya 2. It is noteworthy that it is Arya that turned Allu Arjun into an overnight sensation.

The movie also stars Rashmika Mandanna who will be sharing screen space with Allu Arjun for the first time. The film marks the Tollywood debut of Malayalam star Fahadh Faasil, who is playing the main antagonist in the movie. The film also has Jagapathi Babu, Dhananjay, Sunil, Anasuya Bharadwaj among others.


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