What’s the new Telugu movie releasing this weekend? Well, a new action thriller Dhruva Sarja, Rashmika Mandanna starrer Pogaru movie is all set to release this Friday, February 19. There is also a controversial part related to its one song. Read till the end to know about Pogaru movie cast, release date, trailer video, controversy, and everything we know so far.

ABOUT TELUGU MOVIE POGARU

Pogaru is an action thriller film written and directed by Nanda Kishore and produced by B. K. Gangadhar under the banner of Sri Jagadguru Movies.

One of the songs named ‘Karabuu‘ of this film created a record of the highest viewed Kannada song on Youtube, cinematography, and editing are performed by Vijay Milton and Mahesh S respectively.

WHO IS IN THE CAST?

The film stars Dhruva Sarja, Rashmika Mandanna, Dhananjay, Raghavendra Rajkumar, P. Ravi Shankar, Kai Greene, Morgan Aste, and Dharma with music composed by Chandan Shetty.

POGARU MOVIE CONTROVERSY

The video of the song titled ‘Karabuu’ in which the protagonist and scores of his other sidekick goons appear to be harassing the leading lady (Rashmika Mandanna), has irked a lot of people. The character played by actor Dhruva Sarja was touching a woman inappropriately and visibly unconsented throughout the video. There were violent scenes like setting bikes ablaze to get her attention and threatening her with a knife on the streets while his sidekicks keep cheering him to do more of this to the terrified woman, who ironically is his love interest.

The video appears to be glorifying the harassment and eve-teasing and was panned for the same by women’s rights activists in media. The actress, who has earlier done a Telugu movie, Dear Comrade

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with ‘women harassment’ as a major plot point, was also called out for signing such a movie, was alleged that she did so just for the money.

A police complaint was registered against the director about the brutal eve-teasing.

“In the song, hero Dhruva Sarja is trying to win Rashmika Mandanna’s heart by showing her knives, getting his henchmen to destroy vehicles as she walks, doing pull-ups with her holding onto him” — stated the article.

WHEN WILL POGARU FULL MOVIE RELEASE?

The film is scheduled to release on 19 February 2021 in Kannada and Telugu along with dubbed version of Tamil