Skanda (film)

Skanda: The Attacker, also known as Hindu God of War/Son of Lord Shiva, is an action movie set in 2023 in Telugu that was produced by Srinivasaa Chitturi under the banner of Srinivasaa Silver Screen in association with Zee Studios and directed by Boyapati Srinu. In addition to major roles played by Sreeleela, Saiee Manjrekar, Srikanth, Ajay Purkar, Babloo Prithiveeraj, Daggubati Raja, and Prince Cecil, the film stars Ram Pothineni in a dual role. Under the provisional title BoyapatiRAPO, the movie was publicly unveiled in February 2022. In July 2023, the official title Skanda was revealed. Main production started in October 2022 and finished in August 2023. Santosh Detake and Tammiraju, in turn, are in charge of the cinematography and editing, while Thaman S composes the soundtrack. Released on September 28, 2023, Skanda was meant to unfavorable reviews and received harsh criticism for its plot, political parodies, directing, performances by the main cast, and action scenes. Despite having a ₹95 crore budget, the movie made ₹59.20 crore at the box office and was a box office flop.



Theatrical release poster
Directed by Boyapati Sreenu
Written by Boyapati Sreenu
Dialogues by
  • M. Rathnam
Produced by Srinivasaa Chitturi
Pavan Kumar
Zee Studios
  • Ram Pothineni
  • Sreeleela
  • Saiee Manjrekar
  • Srikanth
Cinematography Santosh Detake
Edited by Tammiraju
Music by S. Thaman
Srinivasaa Silver Screen
Zee Studios
Release date
  • 28 September 2023
Running time
167 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget est. ₹95 crore
Box office est. ₹59.20 crore



  • Ram Pothineni in a dual role as Bhaskar Raju and Skanda (doppelganger)
  • Sreeleela as Sreeleela, Ranjith Reddy’s daughter and Bhaskar Raju’s love interest
  • Saiee Manjrekar as Rudrakanti Parineeta “Ammulu”, Rudrakanti Ramakrishna Raju’s daughter and doppelganger’s love interest
  • Srikanth as Rudrakanti Ramakrishna Raju
  • Sharath Lohithaswa as Ranjith Reddy, Chief Minister of Telangana and Female Protagonist’s father
  • Prince Cecil as Sanjay Reddy
  • Ajay Purkar as Rayudu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
  • Daggubati Raja as Manikanta Raju, Protagonist’s father and Rudraganti Ramakrishna Raju’s best friend
  • Prabhakar as Chinnappa
  • Babloo Prithiveeraj as Pradeep Malhotra
  • Sravan as Ranjith Reddy’s PA
  • Gauthami as Manikanta Lakshmi, Bhaskar’s mother
  • Indraja as Rudrakanti Bharathi, Ramakrishna Raju’s wife
  • Nithya Das as Female Protagonist’s Mother
  • Urvashi Rautela in a cameo appearance for the song “Cult Mama”


Skanda was initially scheduled to be released on 20 October 2023 in Telugu along with dubbed versions of Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam languages, but was preponed to 28 September 2023.

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The satellite rights of the film acquired by Disney Star in regional languages, while the Hindi version was sold to Zee Cinema. Disney+ Hotstart acquired the digital streaming rights for the film and was premiered on 2 November 2023 in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada languages.

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