Uppena is a love drama film written and directed by Buchi Babu Sana, which will be released in Telugu in 2021. The movie is produced by Sukumar Writings in cooperation with Naveen Yerneni and Y. Ravi Shankar of Mythri Film Makers. Panja Vaisshnav Tej and Krithi Shetty make their acting debut inside the Uppena movie, which also includes Vijay Sethupathi. The storey follows Aasi (Tej), a fisherman that finds love with Bebamma in 2002 in Kakinada (Shetty). Raayanam (Sethupathi) is a powerful zamindar that passionately defends his daughter in order to preserve his father’s legacy.
Following a January 2019 launch event, main photography began in May 2019 in Kakinada, Hyderabad, Puri, Kolkata, and Gangtok, well with Uppena movie wrapping in January 2020. Devi Sri Prasad created the soundtrack, and Shamdat and Naveen Nooli handled cinematography and editing, correspondingly. The Uppena movie was supposed to be out on April 2, 2020, however, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The movie was released in theatres on February 12, 2021, and this was a box office triumph.
Situated inside the hamlet of Uppada in Kakinada in 2002, Raayanam is indeed a powerful zamindar that will go to every length to protect his family’s honour. Sangeetha, whose he affectionately refers to as Bebamma, is just a college student who he zealously guards. Raayanam intends to demolish fishermen’s homes along the shore in order to construct a shipping yard in his hamlet. Aasi is the low-caste Christian son of one of these fishermen, Jalayya. He is absolutely above heels in love with Bebamma. Upon seeing Aasi battle inside the bazaar, Bebamma comes to admire him.
Aasi rides the bus with Bebamma every day on her way to college. The bus starts to break down one day, and also the driver asks Aasi to drop off Bebamma, the bus’s lone passenger, at college. Eventually, the pair continues to meet on such a daily basis just at the beach as well as quickly falls in love.
However, the fish spawning season begins, but no one is permitted to enter the water more than once a month and a half. Bebamma, on the other hand, requests that Aasi take her through into water, which he does. They become stranded in the water after the boat runs out of gasoline. Raayanam ordered the houses along the coast to be demolished the very same night, although he is concerned because his daughter has not recently returned.
Raayanam visits Jalayya in secret and asks him to help him recover his lost daughter in exchange for his house being spared. Aasi and Bebamma enjoy a romantic night on the boat together. The next morning, Jalayya discovers them and chastises Aasi. He brings Bebamma to her father while lying about her being found alone on the boat.
Raayanam, on the other hand, is hell-bent on finding Bebamma’s mate. He recognises him as Aasi after finding a blouse in Bebamma’s closet. At the local mela, Raayanam’s men assault Aasi and his father, and Jalayya dies inside the conflict. The next day, Bebamma flees her home and invites Aasi to elope with her.
He grudgingly agrees, as well as the two of them take a train to Odisha to avoid Raayanam’s soldiers. The pair then flies to Kolkata and then to Gangtok. Aasi does odd jobs and houses Bebamma at a hostel again until the two of them can move in with each other.
A few months have passed. During six months, Raayanam had assured his sister that her son will marry Bebamma. To maintain his family’s honour, Raayanam and his men act as though Bebamma is there on days when she is not. Aasi pledges to marry Bebamma and takes her to a train station nearly six months after they elope. Raayanam’s men abduct Bebamma and return her to her father there.
Bebamma tells Raayanam that she had sex with Aasi upon that boat that night and begs him to just let her leave. Raayanam, on the other hand, refuses to budge, stating that he would never allow his daughter to marry someone from a lesser caste, which he deems a disgrace. He claims Aasi was the one who told him where they were. Raayanam further confesses that he physically emasculated Aasi by amputating his penis and also that he caused his father’s death from a heart attack by witnessing Bebamma and Aasi’s elopement the night before.
She will not return to Aasi, Raayanam feels since he has misplaced his masculinity. Bebamma, on the other hand, adores Aasi as a person, irrespective of what he did on him.
She claims that neither Raayanam nor Aasi are qualified to assess a person’s masculinity. Manhood, according to Bebamma, is not linked to any organ but rather to a man’s personality. Raayanam is affected by her and allows her to go. Aasi and Bebamma reconnect.