On a new year eve, Preetham suggested the movie, Pushpa: The Rise. Pushpa, a bastard gets into smuggling of red sandal wood. With his skill and scheme, he rises to the top in his game. He manages to bring down all his rivals. Cutting all the slow motion scenes and the songs, the movie duration would've been way better. Since there's a sequel to this story, may be all the characters would be reveal to their fullest in the second movie. I'd not prefer to watch it again.