Movie : Jai Bholo Telangana
Year : 2011
Banner : Mahalakshmi Arts
Cast : Sandeep, Meera Nandan, Jagapati Babu, Smriti Irani, Nagineedu, AVS, Janardhan Maharshi, Siva Reddy
Music : Chakri
Lyrics : Ande Sri, Goreti Venkanna, K. Chandrashekar Rao, Suddala Ashok Teja, Gaddar, Nandini Sidda Reddy
Direction : N Shankar
Producer : N Shankar
Release Date : 4th February, 2011
Genre : Drama
Language : Telugu
The film has won five Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards, including the Sarojini Devi Award for a Film on National Integration
- Anamorphic Widescreen Enhanced (16:9) DVD
- English Subtitles
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
- DVD Text
- Jacket Picture
- NTSC - All Regions
- Interactive Menus of Songs & Scenes for Easy Access
Jai Bolo Telangana is a Telugu-language film on the history of Telangana and its struggle for statehood. Beginning with the 1948 movement against the Nizam of Hyderabad, and the circumstances that arose since then, the movie covered the significant events until the tumultuous days at Osmania University in 2009.
Jayamma (Smriti Irani) family consists of martyrs of Telangana for three generations. Her son Varshit (Sandeep) falls in love with a girl (Meera Nandan) from Vijayawada. The demand for a separate Telangana resurfaces as their love blossoms. Her parents want to marry her off to a youth politician from Vijayawada. Varshit's friend Chari immolates himself for the sake of separate Telangana state. The death of Chari instigates the youth. Varshit is all out to fight for a separate state. The rest of the story is all about the love between the lead pair and the struggles of Telanagana movement.
Jagapati Babu donned three roles and he is convincing as Telangana martyr. Gaddar danced for his own song and he is extremely energetic and inspiring on the screen. Music by Chakri is very good. Jai Bolo Telangana song and Gaddar songs are excellent.
This movie has a love story set against the backdrop of the current Telangana movement. Director Shankar who has always been good when it come to capturing social problems made sure that there is an emotion while narrating the real incidents and struggles in the villages of Telanagana.
Making a film on a subject like this is a difficult task. As a director Shankar has succeeded in showing the problems faced by Telangana people in villages. He has also criticized selfish leaders from all areas (including Telanagana). Jai Bolo Telangana attempts at realistic portrayal of struggle and mindset of people in Telanagana.
- Sarojini Devi Award for a Film on National Integration
- Nandi Award for Best Director
- Nandi Award for Best Lyricist
- Nandi Award for Best Male Playback Singer
- Nandi Award for Best Male Dubbing Artist