Directed and written by debutante Sai Kiran, the Telugu horror drama Masooda has been released to the big screen to positive reviews from critics and moviegoers alike.
The film stars Sangitha, Thiruveer and Bandhavi Sridhar in the lead roles, with Kavya Kalyanram, Subhalekha Sudhakar, Akhila Ram, Satyam Rajesh, Satya Prakash, Surya Rao, Surabhi Prabhavathi, Krishna Teja and Karthik Adusumilli in supporting roles.
Plot of the Masooda film
The film’s plot revolves around Nazia and her mother, Neelam, who live a normal, middle-class life and also have a good relationship with their neighbor Gopi Krishna, who is a software engineer.
Things take a different turn when Nazia starts acting in a very strange and unusual way, leaving Neelam and Gopi completely shocked. Gopi observes their behavior and tells Neelam that Nazia is possessed by an evil spirit. How Gopi helps Neelam handle this situation and get Nazia back to normal is the heart of the story.
Masooda Movie BO Reports
Produced by Swadharm Entertainment Pvt. ltd the film was released to big screens on November 18, 2022 and had a direct BO clash with films like Gaalodu, Love Today, Play and others. It started with excellent word of mouth and has grown from the first show, with full praise for the star cast’s performances.
The second half of the film was its backbone, as this is where the real mystery unfolds.
Masooda minted Rs. 77 lakh in Telugu states on the opening day. With a 30% growth, it earned Rs. 92 lakh on the second day and with a 35-40% growth, it earned Rs. 1.48 lakh on Sunday. On Monday the collection dropped to Rs. 70 lakh but that couldn’t stop it from becoming the 17th clean Telugu film of 2022.
– AndhraBoxOffice.Com (@AndhraBoxOffice) November 21, 2022
#masooda is a truly blue horror film by TFI ❤️🔥
Intermission scene 💥
Entire 2nd half
Seat edge 🔥
Technically solid film from the debut director 🤘🏼
It takes vision to make such superior films with debutants @RahulYadavNakka..
Hat trick after Malli Raava and Agent Athreya 👌🏽 pic.twitter.com/jEJqRTUYjs
— Chai Bisket (@ChaiBisket) November 18, 2022
– Deepak (@deepuzoomout) November 19, 2022
#masooda has shown great growth at the box office. Word of mouth is good. Looks like the film will have a good week at the box office starting today as well.
— Vamsi Kaka (@vamsikaka) November 21, 2022
#masooda: Exciting and quite lengthy
The normal first half followed by a great and solid second half makes it worth watching
Exciting background music with breathtaking cinematography brings the unique horror atmosphere 🔥
All actors were great 👍 https://t.co/5P77o88PXx
— 𝐁𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐦𝐚 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐬 (@BheeshmaTalks) November 18, 2022
Naa life Lo ilanty horror movie choostan ani anukoledu ra babu assalu dinemmma emi horrificating horror ra saaami assalu burra blast aipoyindi 😳😳🙏🙏🤙
These guys literally took us back to the days of Kodi Ramakrishna #masooda>> Hollywood literally I mean guys shouldn’t miss it
— SALAAR REBEL 25 (@Shahul_Salaar) November 18, 2022
– Pavan Chappidi 🇮🇳 (@PavanChappidiPC) November 21, 2022
Masooda OTT release date
Meanwhile, Masooda’s post-streaming rights are one of the hotly anticipated topics among movie lovers. The film’s creators are reportedly in talks with the two leading OTT platforms, Disney+Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video, to finalize the deal. They have yet to announce their official OTT partner.