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"Not all films are assembly-line"
  • 2003
  • 126 hr
  • 8.0  (1,556)

Aithe is a 2003 Indian Telugu-language neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Chandrasekhar Yeleti. The film revolves around a heist planned and executed by four young men - Nanda (played by Mohith Chadha), Bala (played by Abhishek), Ajay (played by Harinath Babu B.) and Shiva (played by Preeti Mehra). The plot unfolds through a series of flashbacks as the story begins with the aftermath of a successful robbery. The four men, who are in their early twenties, are shown living average lives in Hyderabad. They all belong to different backgrounds and driven by different motivations. Bala, who is unemployed, is in debt and has to pay Rs. 200,000 to a loan shark. Ajay is a software engineer who wants to quit his job and start his own business. Nanda is a thug who wants to earn quick money, and Shiva is a street-smart hustler who wants to escape his mediocre life.

One day, they meet a mysterious man who offers them a plan to rob a bank. Initially, they are hesitant, but soon get lured by the possibility of acquiring large sums of money. They get onboard with the plan and start preparing for the heist. They spend weeks studying the bank's security system and sketching out their strategy. As the day of the plan approaches, their anxiety builds up, and they encounter unexpected hurdles.

What follows is an adrenaline-charged and nerve-wracking heist that will have the audience at the edge of their seats. The movie boasts of some excellent writing and engaging performances by the actors. Aithe has a very gripping storyline and a unique narrative style that keeps the audience guessing. The cinematography of the film is also commendable, and the film's background score and music are top-notch.

The film marked the debut of filmmaker Chandrasekhar Yeleti, who later went on to direct critically acclaimed films like Anukokunda Oka Roju and Sahasam. Yeleti's direction is flawless, and his storytelling style is one of the major highlights of the film. He has done a commendable job in weaving together the various subplots and characters into a coherent story.

The film received overwhelming critical acclaim and won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Telugu Film. The film's success established the careers of the lead actors Mohith Chadha, Abhishek, and Harinath Babu B. As the film played in theatres, it also garnered a cult following among movie-goers.

The film successfully explores the thrill of execution and the consequences of crime. The tension and anxiety built up gradually throughout the movie, making the heist sequence an edge-of-the-seat experience. The film also makes a social commentary about how society forces people into desperate situations and how they are willing to do anything to break free from it, even committing a crime.

Overall, Aithe is a must-watch for all cinema lovers. The film's unique storytelling approach, gripping screenplay, and remarkable performances create an immersive experience for the audience. The movie is masterfully crafted, and it keeps the audience engaged until the very end. Aithe is a timeless classic that still holds up to this day and is a testament to the talented crew who worked on it.

Aithe is a 2003 adventure movie with a runtime of 126 hours. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

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    126 hr
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  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (1,556)