- 2 hr 29 min
Winner is a 2017 Telugu sports drama film directed by Gopichand Malineni and starring Sai Dharam Tej, Rakul Preet Singh, and Jagapathi Babu in the lead roles. The movie follows the story of a young man, Siddharth, who is a talented go-kart racer, but he struggles to make ends meet due to his financial struggles. His father is a gambling addict, and Siddharth is forced to bear the burden of his debts.
Siddharth's passion for go-karting and his dreams of becoming a professional racer never fade away despite his financial struggles. An opportunity arises when the prestigious Global Karting Championship is taking place in Mexico, and the prize money would be enough to clear his debts and save his family.
Siddharth convinces a wealthy businessman, Mahendra, to sponsor him for the championship. Mahendra agrees, but only under one condition that his niece, Sitara, also participates in the race. Sitara is a trained racer, and Mahendra believes that Siddharth and Sitara's partnership would give them a competitive edge over other racers.
Siddharth resents the idea at first, as he believes that Sitara is just a spoiled brat who has never faced any struggles in her life, and would only complicate his chances of winning the championship. But as the two start training together, they both learn life lessons from each other, which transitions into a relationship that is both friendly and competitive.
The movie follows the duo's journey to Mexico, where they face a series of challenges, both on and off the track. They also meet an array of racers from different countries, who bring their own unique styles and experiences to the competition.
The film also explores the dynamics of Siddharth's relationship with his father, who is struggling with his addiction, and how that affects Siddharth both emotionally and financially. Jagapathi Babu plays the role of Siddharth's father, who redeems himself by the end of the movie.
Winner is not entirely about racing, and there are several subplots that add depth to the story. The movie also explores the themes of family, loyalty, and redemption. The friendship and rivalry between Sitara and Siddharth are a highlight of the movie, and the chemistry between Sai Dharam Tej and Rakul Preet Singh elevate their characters.
The music score of Winner is composed by S. Thaman, with songs like "Suya Suya" and "Pichonne Aipoya" becoming big hits among the audiences. The cinematography by Chota K. Naidu is top-notch, and the racing sequences are shot with great attention to detail.
Overall, Winner is an engaging film that combines sports drama with personal struggles and redemption. It's a feel-good movie that delivers on both excitement and emotions, and serves as a showcase for the talents of Sai Dharam Tej and Rakul Preet Singh. It's a must-watch for fans of sports dramas and feel-good movies alike.
Winner is a 2017 romance movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6.