Operation 2019 – Beware of Public

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Operation-2019Good number of Telugu movies, both big and small, are being made based on the current political situation in the Telugu states, in view of the 2019 Assembly elections. The first look of one such political film has been unveiled today, on the eve of the Republic Day. What caught our attention is the film’s title and the interesting tagline.

Titled ‘Operation 2019’, the film has ‘Beware of Public’ as tagline. Hero Srikanth is playing the protagonist, essaying the role of a politician in the film. There might be two reasons for naming the film ‘Operation 2019’. One is to give the vibes of ‘Operation Duryodhana’, which is one of the landmark films of Srikanth’s career. And, the second is the obvious reference to 2019 elections.

Unlike most political films which target politicians, Operation 2019 seems to be targeted at ‘public’, as the film’s tagline (‘Beware of Public’) suggests. We can expect makers to highlight the fact that public accepts money from politicians before elections, elect corrupt politicians and cry later when the elected leaders start looting them.

The film has attracted the attention also because a powerful and seasoned actor like Srikanth plays the protagonist, a politician’s character.