|Raagala 24 Gantallo|
|Directed by||Srinivasa Reddy|
|Written by||Bayyavarapu Ravi|
|Produced by||Srinivas Kanuru|
|Music by||Raghu Kunche|
Raagala 24 Gantallo (transl. In the next 24 hours) is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language murder mystery directed by Srinivasa Reddy starring Satya Dev, Eesha Rebba, Sriram, Ganesh Venkatram and Musskan Sethi. The plot of the film is inspired by Agatha Christie's play The Unexpected Guest. The film was dubbed and released in Tamil as Varappogum 24 Manikul.
Three criminals, serving a death sentence for murder and rape, are on the run. They enter the house of Rahul (Satyadev Kancharana) a well-known ad filmmaker and Vidya (Eesha Rebba), who are a married couple. Much to their shock, the criminals find that Rahul has been murdered by Vidya. On her part, Vidya is trying to hide her husband's death.
This is when she starts narrating her story to the criminals. Rahul was a perverted husband who suspected that Vidya had an affair with Ganesh (Ganesh Venkatraman) an IAS officer and her college friend. Later unknowingly to her, he secretly operates and removes her uterus because he doesn't like kids and pressures her to act in his ads. That's why she killed him to free herself. Meanwhile, cops who are searching for the criminal trio tries to nab them, but Vidya saves them tactically.
Then Vidya observing their gentle nature believes they are innocent and questions the criminals why they are on the run? Then the criminals narrate their story. The 3 friends who are staying with a girl called Meghana a struggling model who they are equally affectionate with each other. One day Meghana got an audition call from Rahul's office for an ad film. Meghana happily attends the audition and comes along with them. There, Rahul reveals that it was a nude photo shoot for making a condoms ad, then Meghana refuses to work in the film. Rahul pressures her to do the film which leads to a sexual assault; almost killing her on the spot. Then Rahul calls his cop friend Narasimha (Sriram), a corrupt policeman. Then observing the situation, the trio attacks Rahul, but he manages to defeat them. Narasimha came on time and frames them in Meghana's murder and assault and relives Rahul from the crime. Then Meghana becomes conscious and Rahul fears for the circumstances. Narasimha kills her to make a perfect crime. Later court sentences them to death, but they escape from the cops and decide to kill the duo who are responsible for Meghana's death.
After hearing their story, Vidya decided to help them to kill Narasimha. Finally, the film ends at Narasimha's home with a hard struggle; the four kill Narasimha and successfully escape.
After making several comedic films, director Srinivasa Reddy debuted in the thriller genre with this film. Sriram accepted to star in the film after listening to the film's script. Raghu Kunche was brought in to compose the music for the film. A motion poster was released in early September while a teaser was released at the end of September.The trailer released in November.
Raghu Kunche composed the film's score. The song "Narayanthe Namo Namo" was released by Y. V. Subba Reddy. Raghu Babu and Ali took part in the audio launch function. Devi Sri Prasad released the promotional song "Rebba". The second single, "Namo Namo", was released in October.
The Times of India gave the film a rating of two-and-a-half out of five stars and wrote that "Raagala 24 Gantallo is a classic case of a good script faltering in its execution. Unfortunately, this thriller leaves us with more questions than answers".The Hindu wrote that "Ragala 24 Gantallo as the title suggests, is an ominous warning to viewers who walk in to see the movie".