Devudu Chesina Manushulu

Devudu Chesina Manushulu (English: God-made Humans) is a 2012 Tollywood comedy film written and directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by B. V. S. N. Prasad. The film stars Ravi Teja and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead roles, and marked the third time they were paired together, having earlier being paired in Khatarnak and Kick. The film was co-produced by Reliance Entertainment and Bhogavalli Bapineedu. The soundtrack of the film was composed by Raghu Kunche, while the cinematography was handled by Shyam K. Naidu. S. R. Shekhar who previously worked with Puri Jagannadh for Business Man handled the editing of the film. The film was released on 15 August 2012 and met with predominantly negative reviews from critics. The film was eventually declared a box-office flop. Gemini TV bought the telecast rights for the film, telecasting it for the first time on television on 23 October 2012. The film was later dubbed in Hindi under the title "Dadagiri" by GoldMinesTeleFilms. Devudu chesina mannushulu collected INR60 crore (US$9.4 million) in its lifetime. INR45 crore (US$7.1 million) in 20 Days only.

PRODUCTION: This film will be the fifth time actor Ravi Teja and director Puri Jagannadh are seen working for a film. They previously worked for Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi and Neninthe. This film will also see Puri Jagannadh working for the third time with Ileana D'Cruz after Pokiri and Nenu Naa Rakshasi. This will also be the third time for Ravi Teja to work with Ileana after Khatarnak and Kick. This film also saw Ravi Teja's third film with producer BVSN Prasad after Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu and Khatarnak. The film was initially planned to be the sequel of 2002 hit film Idiot. The idea was latter dropped by Puri Jgannadh as he felt that the idea wasn't interesting.[8] Puri Jagannadh who is well known for naming his films with powerful titles, has changed his way and named this film after the 1973 hit film Devudu Chesina Manushulu starring NTR and Krishna. Filming began March 2012 and was completed in a single schedule. The film was officially announced on January 27, 2012 and was launched on February 17, 2012. The first look of the film was released by Puri Jagannadh through Twitter.

FILMING: Filming began on March 2, 2012 in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. Major part of the filming was done in a single schedule which was finished on May 15, 2012. On May 30, 2012 it was announced that filming was completed and that the film would be released in July 2012. Unit members reveal that Puri catered exactly 35 days for regular shooting. This took place in the Annapurna Studio. This was followed by a set of 14 days catered exclusively for the canning of the songs and another 10 days were catered to shoot the action sequences. That way, the entire film got over in just two months. The film was released worldwide on August 15, 2012.

BOX OFFICE: The film has collected INR55 million on its first day. The film was declared a box-office failure.Devudu Chesina Manushulu collected INR60 crore (US$9.4 million) gross in its lifetime & INR40 crore (US$6.3 million) nett to the producer.

SOUNDTRACK: The audio of the film was released on June 22, 2012 through Sony Music label in market and launch of the audio was held at a private auditorium in Hyderabad on same day. The soundtrack of the film was composed by Raghu Kunche. The album consists of six songs. The lyrics for all songs were penned by Bhaskarabhatla.