Pushpa: The Rise – Part 01 is the first of two cinematic parts, where the film depicts the rise of a low-wage laborer Pushpa Raj in the smuggling syndicate of red sandalwood. This rare wood grows only in the Seshachalam Hills of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. He doesn’t shy from making an enemy or two along the way.





Pushpa: The Rise – Part 01 is a 2021 Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Sukumar. It stars Allu Arjun as the titular character alongside Fahadh Faasil (his Telugu debut) and Rashmika Mandanna, while Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari, Sunil, Rao Ramesh, Dhananjaya, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Ajay, and Ajay Ghosh play supporting roles. Mythri Movie Makers produce it in association with Muttamsetty Media.

Devi Sri Prasad composed the film’s score and soundtrack, while the cinematography and editing were performed by Miroslaw Kuba Brozek and Karthika Srinivas–Ruben, respectively.

Pushpa: The Rise was released on 17 December 2021. The film was screened at the Moscow International Film Festival in 2022. It was screened in the category “Blockbuster hits from around the world.” Star India Network acquired the satellite rights to the film (except the Hindi version, which Goldmines TV acquired), while Amazon Prime Video acquired the digital rights.

The film grossed ₹300 crores worldwide from all versions by the end of the third weekend and emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film in 2021.