Director Puri Jagannath’s son Akash Puri featured in a Telugu-language drama titled Chor Bazaar. The movie was released in the theatres on June 24, 2022. As per reports, the OTT rights for this movie have been bagged by Aha and Chor Bazaar will stream on Aha Telugu from October 1, 2022.
Directed by George Reddy’s son, Jeevan Reddy, the film also stars Gehna Sippy and Subba Raju in pivotal roles. The motion poster of the film was released on Akash’s birthday and also showcased him as a never-seen-before character with mass appeal.
Akash’s character named Bachchan Saab is the son of a shopkeeper who sells stolen and second-hand goods. Set against the background of Hyderabad’s Chor bazaar, the film focuses on Akash who is known for stealing petty materials for his shop. One fine day, he bumps into Simran, a mute girl from the same area, and falls in love. It is during that time he also learns about a stolen diamond which the gang of police and thieves are also searching for, as it lands in Hyderabad’s museum into the hands of a member of Bachchan Saab’s gang. The hunt and chase for the same begin and this becomes the crux of the story along with the romantic aspect as the sub-plot.
Produced by VS Raju, the music for the film has been given by Suresh Bobbili and the cinematography has been done by Jagadeesh Cheekati.
The film did not get a positive response during its release in June 2022. While the fans and critics expected a lot from the film, Chor Bazaar neither created the buzz nor catered to the entertainment value anticipated from the film. Users have rated the film 5.5 out of 10 on IMDb.