Was ‘Pushpa’ mannerism not original? This viral video is the proof

A similar walking style was previously showcased by the late actor Srihari in the film 'Prudhvi Narayana' (2002).

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 26, 2024 | 6:22 PMUpdatedMar 26, 2024 | 6:22 PM

Was 'Pushpa' mannerism not original? Srihari's viral video is the proof

Icon Star Allu Arjun’s most popular signature mannerism in recent times is undoubtedly from his most-praised film Pushpa: The Rise (2021). It gained wide popularity with the general public emulating Pushpa’s mannerism on social media apps like TikTok and Instagram.

However, it is worth mentioning that a similar walking style was previously showcased by the late actor Srihari in the film Prudhvi Narayana, which was released in 2002.

The movie was directed by P Vasu. He is also known for his work Chandramukhi (2005).

A particular scene featuring Srihari has now resurfaced on social media sparking debate whether the makers of Pushpa had copied the mannerism from the movie.

Take a look at the viral video from Prudhvi Narayana for yourself:

Undoubtedly, the movie Pushpa, helmed by director Sukumar and featuring Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead roles, has emerged as a resounding success.

Despite initial mixed reviews following its release in December 2021, the film garnered significant box office revenue, even amidst restrictions like 50 percent seating capacity and reduced ticket prices.

Interestingly, Pushpa: The Rise found greater acclaim in Hindi-speaking regions compared to its reception in Telugu and elsewhere in the southern States.

Allu Arjun’s portrayal in Pushpa: The Rise characterised by his mannerisms and impactful dialogues struck a chord with audiences, particularly in the northern parts of India.

Undeniably, the movie served as a platform for Allu Arjun to expand his fanbase across the country.

In the film, Allu Arjun portrays the role of a young man named Pushparaj who earns a living as a red-sander smuggler and gradually rises to the ranks of ruling the region with an iron hand.