Waltair Veerayya Release Date, Star Cast, Story Line, OTT Release
Waltair Veerayya is an Indian Telugu-language action comedy film that was released in January 2023. It is directed by Bobby Kolli and produced by Mythri Movie Makers. The film stars Chiranjeevi as the titular character, along with Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan, and Catherine Tresa in lead roles.
The film was announced in August 2021, and principal photography began in December of the same year, with the shooting taking place in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, and Malaysia. The soundtrack for the film was composed by Devi Sri Prasad, and the cinematography was handled by Arthur A. Wilson.
Upon its release, Waltair Veerayya received mixed reviews from critics, but it was a commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing Telugu film of 2023.
Waltair Veerayya is an action-comedy Telugu film directed by Bobby Kolli and produced by Mythri Movie Makers. The story revolves around the titular character, a fisherman and smuggler from Vizag who needs money to fight a court case. He is approached by CI Seethapathi who offers him a deal to extradite Solomon Caesar, a notorious drug lord who escaped from RAW’s custody, in exchange for money. Veerayya accepts the deal and travels to Malaysia with his friends and Seethapathi’s brother-in-law to kidnap Caesar.
However, Veerayya’s plan is interrupted when he sees Dr. Nithya and her daughter Vaishnavi, and Nithya takes the child away from him. Seethapathi and his brother-in-law follow Caesar without Veerayya’s knowledge and get caught. Veerayya later tricks Caesar into believing they want to cut a drug deal and saves the day. At a private party, a group of masked assassins tries to capture Caesar, but Veerayya foils their plans and reveals they are RAW agents.
Caesar offers Veerayya anything he wants in return for saving his life, and Veerayya asks him to come back to India. Caesar finds out about their plan and they get busted. Veerayya kills Caesar at a public fair, where Michael Solomon, Caesar’s elder brother, witnesses everything.
The storyline of Waltair Veerayya
Four years ago, Michael, disguised as a fisherman named Kaala secretly supplied drugs to Veerayya’s ice factory. Veerayya was unaware of Michael’s actions. ACP Vikram Sagar, Veerayya’s half-brother, arrived in Vizag and began cracking down on the drug syndicate.
Sagar had developed hatred towards Veerayya after an accident during their childhood. However, Veerayya always loved Sagar. Sagar was happily married to Dr. Nithya, and they had a daughter named Vaishnavi.
Sagar traced the origin of drugs in Veerayya’s locality, but Michael managed to keep his cover. One day, the ice factory accidentally supplied cocaine, wrapped in ice, to a school, resulting in the deaths of 25 children.
Michael framed Veerayya and planned to escape to Malaysia. Veerayya was arrested, and the police decided to kill him in an encounter to calm the public rage. Sagar believed that Veerayya was innocent and looted the seized drugs to lure Michael.
He secretly arrived at the planned encounter shooting in place of Veerayya to nab Michael. However, the JCP, who was Sagar’s senior officer, was in cahoots with Michael.
He fatally stabbed Sagar, along with Michael’s men. Michael managed to escape as Veerayya arrived, revealing his true identity.
Veerayya tried to take a heavily injured Sagar to the hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries on the way, revealing that he always had affection for Veerayya but couldn’t express it publicly due to his crackdown on the drug syndicate. Veerayya was stopped by the police and taken away.
Sagar was deprived of state honors and labeled a traitor by the police. Heartbroken, Veerayya decided to extradite Michael to India for his testimony in court. In the present, Veerayya sets Michael up against his drug partner by blowing up his base of operations.
The rival gang attempts to kill Michael, but he agrees to come to India with Veerayya and testify in court in exchange for his life. With the help of Athithi, Veerayya brings Michael back to India.
Following Michael’s testimony, the court recognizes Sagar’s valor and grants him state honors, while also acquitting Veerayya of his charges. To fulfill Sagar’s last wish of avenging the children’s deaths, Veerayya severs Michael’s head in the courtroom and is sentenced to prison.
Cast and Crew of the Telugu movie Waltair Veerayya
- Chiranjeevi as Waltair Veerayya
- Ravi Teja as ACP Vikram Sagar IPS
- Shruti Haasan as RAW Agent
- Athidhi Catherine Tresa as Dr. Nithya, Vikram’s wife
- Rajendra Prasad as CI Seethapati
- Prakash Raj as Michael Caesar alias Kaala, Solomon’s elder brother
- Bobby Simha as Solomon Caesar, Michael’s younger brother
- Baby Shreshta as Vaishnavi, Vikram, and Nithya’s daughter; Veerayya’s niece
- Nassar as Constable Koteswara Rao
- Sathyaraj as Satyamurthy
- Vennela Kishore as Seethapati’s brother-in-law
- Subbaraju as Edukondalu
- Srinivasa Reddy as Dollar, Veerayya’s friend
- Saptagiri as Veerayya’s friend
- Shakalaka Shankar as Veerayya’s friend
- Pradeep Rawat as David, Veerayya’s friend
- Rajendran as Gundu Mani Jayaprakash as High-court Judge
- Prabhas Sreenu as Bujji
- Manobala as K. Murthy, a judge
- Jhansi as lawyer
- Raghu Babu as Defense lawyer
- Kalyani Natarajan as Vikram’s mother
- B. S. Avinash as Velappan Karuppan, Michael’s business partner
- Mime Gopi as Das, a goon
- John Vijay as Abdullah, Michael’s assistant
- Surya as Retired officer Murthy, Seethapati’s colleague
- Praveen as a police officer
- Anish Kuruvilla a Navy officer
- Vinay Varma as Police SP
- Vasu Inturi as priest
- Chammak Chandra as a goon
- Mathew Varghese as Joint commissioner
- Kedar Shankar as Nithya’s father
- Pramodini as Seethapati’s wife
- Kalpalatha as a protester
- Urvashi Rautela is an item number in the song “Boss Party”
- Sekhar as himself in the song “Poonakaalu Loading”
- Directed by Siva Koratala
- Produced by Konidela Production Company
- Written by Siva Koratala
- Music by Devi Sri Prasad
- Cinematography by Tirru
- Edited by Navin Nooli
- Production design by Suresh Selvarajan
- Art direction by Srinivas Avasarala
- Costume design by Anu Vardhan
- Stunts by Ram-Lakshman
- Makeup by A. Sabari Girison
- Sound design by P. M. Satheesh
- Choreography by Jani Master and Shobi Paulraj
- Lyrics by Ramajogayya Sastry, Chandrabose, and Srimani
- Playback singing by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Shankar Mahadevan, S. P. Charan, and Hemachandra Vedala
- Executive producer: Vakada Anjan Kumar
- Line producer: M. V. Varma
- Publicity design: Rahul Nanda and Himanshu Nanda (Marching Ants)
Production of Waltair Veerayya
In August 2021, it was announced that Chiranjeevi and K. S. Ravindra, also known as Bobby, would collaborate on a film tentatively titled Mega154. The production was to be done by Mythri Movie Makers.
The film was officially launched in November 2021, and in April 2022, Chiranjeevi accidentally revealed that the film is titled Waltair Veerayya. The title was officially confirmed in October 2022.
Bobby wrote the story and dialogues, which were scripted by Kona Venkat and K. Chakravarthy Reddy. Arthur A. Wilson was signed on as the cinematographer, while Niranjan Devaramane was the editor.
In March 2022, Ravi Teja joined the cast, reuniting with Chiranjeevi after 22 years since their last collaboration in Annayya (2000). Teja reportedly plays his brother, a police officer who poses as a mafia don.
Shruti Haasan was paired opposite Chiranjeevi, while Catherine Tresa plays Teja’s wife. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was initially approached to play the antagonist, but due to scheduling conflicts, he was replaced by Bobby Simha.
Malayalam actor Biju Menon was also offered a role in the film but was replaced by Prakash Raj. In early November 2022, Urvashi Rautela was roped in to do a special appearance in a song.
Principal photography commenced in December 2021 in Hyderabad, and in April 2022, the second schedule began with Haasan joining the sets in Vishakapatnam.
In July 2022, the third schedule commenced with Teja joining the sets. A schedule was also held in Malaysia.
Waltair Veerayya Movie OTT Release Date
The release date of Waltair Veerayya on OTT platforms has not been officially announced yet.
Waltair Veerayya Movie OTT Platform (Digital Rights)
The digital rights of the movie and the platform on which it will be released have not been officially announced yet.
In conclusion, Waltair Veerayya is an upcoming action thriller movie in the Telugu language, directed by K. S. Ravindra and produced by Mythri Movie Makers.
It features a star-studded cast, including Chiranjeevi, Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan, Catherine Tresa, Rajendra Prasad, Prakash Raj, Bobby Simha, and others. The movie is being shot by Arthur A. Wilson, with Niranjan Devaramane as the editor.
The film was announced in August 2021 and launched in November 2021. It is slated to release on December 9, 2022, exclusively on the streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar.
The digital rights of the movie were acquired by Disney+ Hotstar for a reported amount of ₹150 crore.
FAQ about Waltair Veerayya Movie
- What is Waltair Veerayya about?
Waltair Veerayya is an Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Bobby Kolli and produced by Mythri Movie Makers. The story revolves around the titular character, a fisherman and smuggler from Vizag who needs money to fight a court case. He is approached by CI Seethapathi who offers him a deal to extradite Solomon Caesar, a notorious drug lord who escaped from RAW's custody, in exchange for money.
- Who directed Waltair Veerayya?
Waltair Veerayya was directed by Bobby Kolli.
- Who produced Waltair Veerayya?
Waltair Veerayya was produced by Mythri Movie Makers.
- Who are the main actors in Waltair Veerayya?
The main actors in Waltair Veerayya are Chiranjeevi as Waltair Veerayya, Ravi Teja as ACP Vikram Sagar IPS, Shruti Haasan as RAW Agent Athidhi, and Catherine Tresa as Dr. Nithya, Vikram’s wife.
- When was Waltair Veerayya released and what was its reception?
Waltair Veerayya was released in January 2023. Upon its release, it received mixed reviews from critics, but it was a commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing Telugu film of 2023.