Temper is a 2015 Indian Telugu-language action film written by Vakkantham Vamsi and directed by Puri Jagannadh starring N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles. It was produced by Bandla Ganesh on Parameswara Art Productions banner. Anup Rubens composed the soundtrack while Mani Sharma composed the background score. Shyam K. Naidu and S. R. Sekhar handled the film’s cinematography and editing respectively.
The film focuses on two people — Daya, a corrupt police officer earning illegal money by leveraging his capacity as an official and an influential smuggler Waltair Vasu with whom Daya joins hands. Vasu wants to kill a woman named Lakshmi who has an evidence of a crime made by his four brothers. The rest of the film is about the roles of Daya’s girlfriend Shanvi, Lakshmi and an honest constable Murthy in helping Daya become a sincere police officer.
The film was made on a budget of ₹ 35 crore (350 million). Production began on 1 August 2014 at Hyderabad and its principal photography commenced on the next day. After being halted twice because of Film Federation employees’ strike, the film’s shoot was completed by 31 January 2015, with the film being primarily shot in and around Hyderabad and Goa.
The film released worldwide on 13 February 2015 to positive reviews from critics who praised the principal cast’s performances and criticised few portions of the film for being predictable and repetitive. The film was a commercial success, grossing ₹ 74.3 crore (743 million) and collecting a share of ₹ 43.1 crore (431 million) in its lifetime. The film also released in Japan on 28 February 2015.
Daya is an orphan who grows up learning that a police’s life is a happy one with lots of money coming in the form of bribes which inspires him to become a police officer. After years, he becomes a corrupt, cunning, manipulative and ruthless sub inspector of police. He is transferred to Visakhapatnam where he forms an immediate friendship with the local don Waltair Vasu by releasing his four brothers Ravi, Mani, Varun and Sundeep from the jail who were arrested for smuggling. Daya’s attitude does not go well with his subordinate Narayana Murthy, a sincere police constable. He tries to oppose Daya’s deeds which go vain.
Meanwhile, Daya meets a pet cross member Shanvi and falls in love with her at first sight. With the help of two chain snatchers, Daya manages to steal her pet dogs which are very precious for her. Daya later manages to pose those chain snatchers as police constables and adds that they had to fight with Korean smugglers to retrieve those dogs. He also foils her marriage with a flutist named Vennela Kishore by arresting him at a brothel house adding that he is an ardent dog lover and an exact opposite of Kishore which makes Shanvi fall for him. On her birthday, Vasu’s men kidnap her and Daya rescues her in time. Vasu then scolds his henchmen for kidnapping the wrong person and apologises to both of them.