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Naveen Polishetty’s Jathi Ratnalu 2 To Start Early Next Year

Sequel To Naveen Polishetty’s Jathi Ratnalu

The  Naveen Polishetty  comedy Jathi Ratnalu has  broken  all  boxoffice records  in  Telugu cinema, garnering the  staggering figure Rs 80 crores in worldwide figures so far,  during these traumatic Covid times.

Bhai, sequel toh banta hai!

Sure enough , here  is  heartening  news for all  fans  of the film’s  slipper-heroes (workingclass heroes in Hawaii chappals). The sequel , so far  only whispered  about, is  now going to be  a  reality.

That’s right. Jathi Ratnalu 2  is ready to go on  the flows sometimes early next year. Sources say month and date  will be announced once  the pandemic situation is  clearer. What we can tell you  is  that Naveen Polishetty and his three co-stars  Priyadarshi Pullikonda as Jogipet Shekar,Rahul Ramakrishna as Jogipet Ravi, Faria Abdullah as  Chitti will be  back,

Sources say there is  going to be no  major change in the cast and crew  of the  sequel. The only change that  is on the anvil is  Naveen Polishetty’s remuneration. He was apparently   Rs 60 lakhs for  Jathi Ratnalu. His fee  for the sequelwill be  close to Rs 3 crores.

Speaking  about the  film’s success Naveen Polishetty told me, “We  knew once the film releases the audiences would laugh their heads off  .This is  why the producers took a risk and not released  the film on OTT. They were  confident  of  the content. What we  were  surprised  by   was the scale  of  the  success. At this  point of  life,we were not sure people would  come out  of their homes during these times  of the pandemic. Two days before the release the advance  bookings  were  almost full. We knew  we had a success in hand. How big a success, we  couldn’t have guessed.It was beyond anything we expected. At the theatres on the opening day we couldn’t hear  a word of  the dialogues  on screen.

The audiences were that excited!   They were dancing  in even  the  multiplexes. They  were laughing yelling  …This is the kind of community  experience  in movie theatres that  I had  seen as a child. This is what  made me fall in love with cinema. This is what made  me want to  become an actor. People forget their worries for  two and a  half hours  and  just enjoy themselves. They  laugh  ,they forgot their worries, they have a good time  and they go back home. This to me is what cinema is  all about.”

Jathi Ratnalu (2021)

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Plot
Srikanth and his friends Sekhar and Ravi head to the city in pursuit of some izzat. Once there, they realise that maybe they were better off back home in Jogipet.
Trailer
[tnm_video layout=”mnmd-post-media-wide”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgc07_BX4_8[/tnm_video]

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