Mad Telugu Movie 2023

Mad (stylized as MAD) is a 2023 Indian Telugu-language comedy drama film written and directed by Kalyan Shankar. Produced by Sithara Entertainments, the film has an ensemble cast of Sangeeth Shobhan, Narne Nithin (in his debut), Ram Nithin, Sri Gouri Priya Reddy, Ananathika Sanilkumar, Gopika Udayan and Vishnu Oi. The film was released on 6 October 2023.

Mad Telugu Movie 2023
DirectorKalyan Shankar
StoryKalyan Shankar
ActorsSangeeth Shobhan, Narne Nithin, Ram Nithin, Sri Gouri Priya Reddy, Ananathika Sanilkumar, Gopika Udayan
MusicBheems Ceciroleo
ProducerHaarika Suryadevara, Sai Soujanya
Release date6 October 2023

Director Kalyan Shankar’s Telugu film MAD, which gets its name from its three principal characters — Manoj (Ram Nithin), Ashok (Nithin Narne) and Damodar (Sangeeth Shobhan) — lives up to its name by delivering a madcap entertainer. The laughs are so abundant that you don’t bother about its sliver of a story. Watching MAD is like stepping into an engineering campus and being privy to the fun riot in the classrooms and hostels. It does not take itself seriously and hopes that its viewers will not either.

Kalyan Shankar speaks to the late teens and early 20s about campus days. The narrative unfolds from the point of view of Ganesh aka Laddu (Vishnu Oi), a super senior who reminisces his early days on campus to a fresher who feels lost and wants to go home. Laddu has been there and faced a similar situation, only to be a changed man within a few days of experiencing campus life and forging new friendships.

Certain things in MAD are typical of a filmi campus caper. No one studies; the rare ones that do are shooed away with a remark, ‘who comes to the library to study? Go home’. Professors and the principal aren’t spared from becoming the butt of jokes.