100% Telugu platform aha promises a blockbuster weekend for viewers with the global premiere of two critically acclaimed films Needa and Hero. Needa (Nizhal in Malayalam) is an edge-of-the-seat thriller starring Nayanthara and Kunchacko Boban in pivotal roles, marking the directorial debut of noted editor Appu N. Bhattathiri. The film releases on aha this July 23. Audiences will also be treated to a laughter dose with a black comedy, Hero, on July 24, that features Rishab Shetty (who is also the producer), Ganavi Laxman, Pramod Shetty, and Ugram Manju in pivotal roles. Hero is helmed by M Bharath Raj.
Needa makes for a nail-biting viewing experience with a unique premise surrounding a series of murders in a metropolis. The film tells the story through the lens of a school-going boy Nitin who narrates several murder stories that leaves the people around him baffled, including a magistrate John Baby. It doesn’t take long for John to realize the key links between the stories and a flurry of real incidents. How does he go about unearthing key clues in these cases? The film is a riveting rollercoaster ride of emotions and thrills, without a single dull moment.
Hero is a fine mix of action and comedy, revolving around the life of a barber who accidentally meets his ex-lover at the house of a dangerous gangster. The film keeps you entertained as the barber and his ex try to flee their house and confront the henchmen of the gangster. What does fate have in store for the two? The film comes with abundant doses of humor and is guaranteed to liven up your weekend.
If you plan to make your weekend even more special, don’t forget to add the sci-fi crime thriller Kudi Yedamaithe to your streaming playlist. Directed by U-Turn filmmaker Pawan Kumar, the show lends a unique spin to the crime thriller genre with a time-loop dimension. Amala Paul and Rahul Vijay play the lead roles in Kudi Yedamaithe, which has opened to rave reviews and applause from audiences. Other major releases from aha this year include Krack, Naandhi, Zombie Reddy, Chaavu Kaburu Challaga, 11th Hour, and In the Name of God.
Hero cast & crew: Rishab Shetty Hero/Producer