|F2: Fun and Frustration|
|Directed by||Anil Ravipudi|
|Produced by||Dil Raju|
|Written by||Anil Ravipudi|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Edited by||Bikkina Thammiraju|
|Distributed by||Sri Venkateswara Creations|
|Box office||est. ₹127.2 crore|
F2: Fun and Frustration is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language comedy film written and directed by Anil Ravipudi, and produced by Dil Raju and Sirish–Laxman under Sri Venkateswara Creations. The film stars Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah, and Mehreen Pirzada. The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The plot follows Venky (Venkatesh) and Varun (Tej), who get married to Harika (Tamannaah) and Honey (Pirzada) respectively. After their marriages, they try to control their wives.
The film was released on 12 January 2019 during Makar Sankranthi, and grossed over ₹127 crore against a budget of ₹30 crore. F2 was featured in the Indian Panorama Mainstream section of the 50th International Film Festival of India. A sequel titled F3 is under production and is scheduled for release on 27 August 2021.
Venky and Varun are caught by police and interrogated by Officer Viswanath, and Venky narrates his past. At first, his marital life was enjoyable, but his wife Harika takes advantage of Venky and starts tormenting him. Harika's sister, Honey, enters their home and creates more trouble. Varun narrates his own story, and talks about Honey, who he helps win the culture festival in her college. Venky catches Varun and Honey hugging and challenges Harika's family that if they can prove Honey has a boyfriend, all of their family must become his slaves. Venky successfully proves Honey's relationship and wins the challenge. However, Harika's family covers it up saying that they already knew about it. Despite Venky's warnings, Varun moves on with marriage arrangements. After six days of incidents caused by Honey and Harika, Venky and Varun escape with Venky's neighbor Prasad. Venky proves that he has two families and is not able to bear the torture of his two wives. Venky, Varun, and Prasad leave for Europe. They learn that Harika and Honey have moved on and are marrying other people to teach Venky and Varun a lesson. Venky and Varun enter the house of the would-be grooms to stop the weddings. In the end, Honey marries Varun.
- Venkatesh as Venky
- Varun Tej as Varun
- Tamannaah as Harika, Venky's wife and Honey's sister
- Mehreen Pirzada as Honey, Varun's fiancée, and Harika's younger sister
- Prakash Raj as Dora Swamy Naidu, Harika and Honey's uncle
- Nassar as Viswanath (Indian Embassy)
- Rajendra Prasad as Prasad, Venky, and Harika's neighbor
- Vennela Kishore as John Strow, Dora Swamy Naidu's rival and Anasuya's brother
- Priyadarshi Pullikonda as Darshi, Varun's friend
- Prudhviraj as Ramaswamy Naidu, Dora Swamy Naidu's elder brother
- Raghu Babu as MLA Anji Reddy, Venky's boss
- Subbaraju as Dora Swamy Naidu's elder son, Anasuya's husband
- Satyam Rajesh as Dora Swamy Naidu's younger son
- Srinivasa Reddy as Ranga, Dora Swamy Naidu's servant
- Hari Teja as Padmavathi, Dora Swamy Naidu's sister
- Brahmaji as Dr. Albert Narayan Das, a Psychiartist
- Easwari Rao as Laxmi, Viswanath's wife
- Sivannarayana Naripeddi as Principal Hari Reddy, Honey's principal
- Jhansi as Kanthamma, Varun's mother
- Pradeep as Govindharaju, Harika and Honey's father and Dorasamy Naidu's friend
- Pragathi as Harika and Honey's mother
- Y. Vijaya as Harika and Honey's maternal grandmother
- Annapoorna as Harika and Honey's paternal grandmother
- Rajasree Nair as Dora Swamy Naidu's wife
- Rajitha as Ramaswamy Naidu's wife
- Satya Sai Srinivas as Ravi Shankar, Marriage bureau owner
- Chammak Chandra as Chandrudu, cultural fest manager
- Raghava as Sekar, Salesman
- Anil Ravipudi as himself (cameo appearance)
- Anasuya Bharadwaj as Anasuya, Dorasamy Naidu's elder daughter-in-law and John's sister [camero appearence]
Principal photography began on 11 July 2018.
|F2: Fun and Frustration|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||30 December 2018|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
|Singles from F2: Fun and Frustration|
The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad, marking his first collaboration with Anil Ravipudi, and the lyrics were written by Sri Mani, Balaji, and Kasarla Shyam. Audio rights to the film were purchased by Aditya Music. A video teaser of "Rechipodham Brother" was released on 19 December 2018, and the lyrical video was released a day later on 20 December 2018. The second single track, "Entho Fun" sung by Devi Sri Prasad was released on 26 December 2018. The third single track "Honey is the Best" was released on 29 December 2018. The audio launch event took place on 30 December 2018, at RK Beach in Vishakapatnam.
|1.||"Rechipodham"||Kasarla Shyam||David Simon||3:44|
|2.||"Entho Fun"||Shreemani||Devi Sri Prasad||4:34|
|3.||"Honey Is The Best"||Shreemani||Hariharasudhan||3:10|
|4.||"Dhan Dhan"||Kasarla Shyam||Hemachandra, Sravana Bhargavi||3:48|
|5.||"Girra Girra"||Balaji||Sagar, M. M. Manasi||4:55|
|6.||"Ding Dong"||Kasarla Shyam||Rahul Sipligunj, Malathi||3:33|
F2: Fun and Frustration was released in the Telugu language worldwide on 12 January 2019, and was later dubbed into Hindi and released on 14 July 2019 by Aditya Movies.
Y Sunita Chowdhary of The Hindu wrote: "This family drama’s appeal stems from good casting. Venkatesh plays his comic part to perfection consistently and capitalizes on Ravipudi’s dialogues with great timing and flourish. One is reminded of his glorious projects in the past. Varun Tej also impresses."
Firstpost gave 3.5 out of 5 stars and stated "F2 manages to entertain quite a lot and it's well-intentioned. It wants men to understand the importance of saying ‘sorry’ and ‘I love you’ when it matters the most. In the film, Venky and Varun might have learned their lesson the hard way, but they do unravel the secret to a life of happiness — that you don’t have to learn Venky Aasan, but just follow what Pradeep says right from the beginning till the end — Anthega Anthega".
The Times of India gave 3.5 out of 5 stars and said "Give it a go for Venkatesh, who saves this film from sinking into oblivion. But give it a cold hard miss if outdated humor and gender tropes are not your cups of tea."
F2 grossed ₹7.2 crore on opening day in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and ₹12.9 crore worldwide. By the third weekend, the film grossed $2 million at the United States box office, and by the end of its full theatrical run, it grossed more than ₹127.2 crore worldwide and wound up as the fourth highest grossing film of that year.
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