Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1 is a 2021 Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Sukumar. Produced by Mythri Movie Makers in association with Muttamsetty Media, it stars Allu Arjun as the titular character alongside Fahadh Faasil (in his Telugu debut) and Rashmika Mandanna while Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari, Sunil, Rao Ramesh, Dhananjaya, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Ajay, and Ajay Ghosh play supporting roles. In the first of two cinematic parts, the film depicts the rise of a coolie in the smuggling syndicate of red sanders, a rare wood that grows only in the Seshachalam Hills of Andhra Pradesh state.
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Set up in 1998, Pushpa Raj is a coolie who works to smuggle red sanders, a rare wood that only grows in the Seshachalam Hills of the Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. When DSP Govindappa raids them in the forest, Pushpa hides and recovers the stock, thereby gaining the trust of his employer Konda Reddy. With the help of novel ideas to smuggle the red sanders, he quickly rises through the ranks and becomes Konda Reddy’s partner.
Mangalam Srinu, a merciless dealer who manages the red sanders syndicate entrusts Konda Reddy to keep 200 tons of his stock safe. As Konda’s younger brother, Jolly Reddy is deemed incompetent, Pushpa is given the job. Govindappa attempts to raid them but Pushpa throws all the logs into the river, saving them from being seized. At a party, Pushpa overhears that Srinu is selling the wood at a much higher rate than what they’re paid. He asks Konda to demand a fair share but backs down as going against Srinu seems risky.
Pushpa meets Srivalli and instantly falls for her. On their engagement day, his half-brother Mohan denies Pushpa’s lineage because he was born out of wedlock while his mother is injured in the ensuing scuffle. This angers Pushpa, which motivates him to rise higher in life. The next day, he smuggles the wood to Chennai and meets Srinu from whom he demands ₹1 crore per ton as their share. Srinu refuses and his men attack him but Pushpa overpowers them. He then goes to Chennai himself and cuts a deal to sell the wood at ₹1.5 crores per ton, which Konda and Pushpa agree to share equally.
Jolly blackmails Srivalli to spend a night with him while holding her father captive. Enraged, Pushpa badly beats up Jolly, temporarily paralyzing him. Konda, finding out that Pushpa is responsible for his brother’s condition, tries to kill him but Srinu’s men ambush them. Amid the confusion, Pushpa manages to counterattack them.
Konda is killed but Pushpa saves Konda’s brother Jakka Reddy. He also captures Srinu’s brother-in-law Mogileesu and kills him. MP Bhumireddy Siddappa Naidu arranges a truce between Pushpa and Srinu and appoints Pushpa to manage their syndicate. After 6 months, Pushpa becomes an influential person. Due to Srinu’s inability to avenge his brother-in-law, his wife Dakshayini slits his throat which injures him.
While Pushpa is at his prime, a ruthless police officer Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat takes charge as the district’s SP. Pushpa offers him a bribe of ₹1 crore. Shekhawat, however, intimidates and ridicules Pushpa for his lineage and does not give respect by addressing him as “Sir”. Pushpa gets angry by this insult and fists his fingers. Shekhawat threatens to shoot his hand if Pushpa doesn’t unfold his fingers. In a desperate situation, Pushpa backs down and leaves the station. On the night of Pushpa’s wedding, Pushpa and Shekhawat drink together. Expressing contempt on how he was ridiculed in their first meeting, Pushpa takes Shekhawat’s revolver and shoots himself in his hands.
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He pressures Shekhawat to get undressed while he also does the same. Pushpa says that his stature as that of a syndicate boss remains the same nonetheless while Shekhawat is nothing without his police uniform to the extent that even his dog would not recognize him if he is naked. Pushpa leaves for his wedding while Shekhawat goes back home semi-naked. As predicted, his dog barks at him. In a rage, he kills the dog and burns the bribe money given by Pushpa.
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Pushpa: The Rise (Hindi Dubbed)
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Genres: Action, Adventure
Stars: Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil, Rashmika Mandanna
Language: Hindi (ORG 5.1) + Telugu / ESubs
Quality: 1080p 720p & 480p [WEB-DL]