Uppena (High Tide) is the latest release Telugu film featuring debutant actors Vaisshnav Tej and Krithi Shetty in key roles. The antagonist here is Tamil Superstar Vijay Sethupathi. The screentime of this movie is around 2 hours 28 minutes and it released on February 12, 2021. Later it will be released on OTT platform Netflix reportedly after 2 months.
The story of this film revolves around Vaisshnav Tej aka Aasi, who is a fisherman. He fall in love for an upper-class girl Krithi Shetty aka Bebamma. Well, there are big hurdles that need to be sort out for the two main lead. The biggest hurdle of them all is Vijay Sethupathi aka Raayanam. Will the society and high status people able to understand and approve their love story is what you need to watch in this movie.
The early reviews of Uppena is highly positive from the viewers.
A username iplabhimani tweeted, “Decent first half #Uppena @ThisIsDSP rocked 👍🏻 @VijaySethuOffl was good but dubbing seems to be odd!”
Another user Anju Tarakian wrote, “H I T #Uppena
2nd Half BANG ON
#BuchiBabu Direction 👌👌👌👌.”
A username venkyreviews tweeted, “#Uppena Average 1st half!
A typical love story with a realistic background and interesting setup.
Vaishnav Tej is performing well👍
Wish they would’ve used VJS original voice.”
A user vishwa gh tweeted, “#Uppena review
A ripoff of Sairat + avunanna kaadanna
first half lo nee kannu neeli samudran song and few leki comedy scenes bagunnayi
second half except VJS acting nothing else..
Mainly, the early reviews indicate that this film gets decent response from audience in theaters. It’s average rating seems to be in a range of 2.5 to 3 stars out or 5 so far.
The budget of Uppena is around 22 to 24 crores. It got released in over 1000 plus screens worldwide, which includes 670+ screens in Andra Pradesh and Telangana.
The buzz around this film is very high despite it is a film of debutant actors. This film is being written and directed by debutant Bacchi Babu Sana. The music has been rendered by Devi Sri Prasad and the editing work helmed by Naveen Nooli. Produced by Sukumar, Naveen Yerenini, and Y Ravi Shankar. This film was earlier planned to hit the screens in April 2020 but due to coronavirus reason, it got released on February 12, 2021.
Altogether, Uppena first day worldwide collections is around 20 crores plus gross which is a great figure for a debutant actor. By looking at the current scenario and reviews, Uppena will be a big hit at the box office for sure.
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