Mithai is a 2019 Tamil dark comedy film directed and produced by Prashant Kumar and starring Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarshi Pullikonda.
Mithai, is set in Hyderabad where the city is a part of the narrative. Sai (Rahul Ramakrishna) is a techie in his mid-twenties, but unlike a typical brainy computer geek, he is just hanging on to his job. His only achievement, not losing his job, will be short lived.
He gets fired four days before his wedding and gets drunk with his best friend Jani (Priyadarshi Pullikonda), a jobless street-smart, self-contained alcoholic with zero ambition. Sai arrives home after the drinking session, leaving his door open unintentionally. A robber breaks in and steals a necklace among other possessions, setting off a series of events that has the characters’ lives and fates criss-crossing across three days.
Accepting a challenge from his NRI friend Krishna (Ravi Varma), who rebukes Sai for being a loser, our two friends take it upon themselves to prove him wrong by nabbing the thief before getting married.
The challenge takes us along on a wild ride, encountering a host of unforgettable characters along the way. From ‘The Dude”, a wise, composed guy, who has life all figured out, and is living a happy, trippy life with his pet goat Sundari to Deepti (Swetaa Varma), his detective friend. A serious method artiste, Deepti can’t get over the role of detective she played once and has taken a vow that she won’t get married until she solves her first case. Will she solve the case, will she find the thief and get married, and will our friend Sai get married? That’s the ride the audiences are taken on, as we follow our friends on their crazy adventure.
Directed by Prashant Kumar
Produced by Prashant Kumar
Written by Prashant Kumar
Starring Rahul Ramakrishna, Priyadarshi Pullikonda
Music by Vivek Sagar
Cinematography Ravivarman Neelamegam
Edited by Garry BH
Production Red Ants Cinema
Release date 22 February 2019
Running time 136 minutes