Upendra's cult classic "A" draws fans back to theaters with re-release

01:16 PM May 18, 2024 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: After a prolonged hiatus, the vibrant sounds of whistling, clapping, and chanting resonated once again within cinema halls. Fans joyously danced before the screen, passionately celebrating their beloved songs and punch dialogues as they made a triumphant return with the re-release of the iconic film “A.”


Directed by Upendra, the much-loved movie “A” graced theaters once more on Friday, May 17 defying the conventional notion that re-releases often struggle to captivate audiences. Despite the overcast skies blanketing Bengaluru, ardent cinephiles flocked to various theaters across the city, notably Naartaki, seizing the opportunity to relive the magic of their favorite actor’s super hit film on the grand cinematic canvas.

Originally released in 1998, “A” captivated audiences with its innovative storyline and memorable songs, earning widespread acclaim and cementing its status as a cult classic. The film’s narrative, coupled with its captivating music, left audiences enthralled, pushing the boundaries of cinematic conventions prevalent during its time.

Directed by Upendra himself and featuring him in the lead role, “A” continues to resonate with audiences, drawing them back to theaters decades after its initial release. Its enduring appeal serves as a testament to the timeless charm and innovative spirit embodied by the film, reaffirming its place in the hearts of movie enthusiasts across generations.


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