Kantri (Telugu: కంత్రి) is a 2008 action thriller film starring Jr. NTR, Hansika Motwani, Tanisha Mukherjee, and Prakash Raj. The film is directed by Meher Ramesh, who is a protégé of Puri Jagannadh. The movie is produced by Vyjayanthi Movies and C. Ashwini Dutt.
The film initially mentioned to release on 1 May 2008, however released a week later in order to avoid competition with Parugu. and was an hit at the box office.
The opening scenes give you an indication of how the movie is going to shape up. NRI Krishna returns to his village with his wife and child to work for the upliftment of the village folk. However, when the family along with his old father is on its way home with the money, fellow villager Prakash Raj backstabs, kills all and runs away with the money leaving his wife and son behind.
Prakash Raj is head of a huge empire (with his friend Sheshu as partner) and is into all kinds of nefarious activities. Enters out hero, Kranti who flexes his muscles, shakes his leg and gets into the gang of Prakash Raj to earn money for his orphanage, where he grew up (he’s orphaned at a very young age). Kranti (jr. NTR) falls in love with Varalakshmi (Hansika Motwani) who is such a lucky girl that she wins a foreign trip, a house and household gadgets for her family. Varalakshmi initially does not like Kranti.
An ambitious Kranti, meanwhile rises up pretty fast in life and meets Prakash Raj in Hong Kong. The director takes the audience to believe that Kranti is Prakah Raj’s son till the twist in the tale. This movie has some stylish fights and good action sequences.