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Badrinath (film)

Badrinath
File:Badrinath Poster HD.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by V. V. Vinayak
Produced by Allu Aravind
Written by Chinni Krishna[1]
Screenplay by V. V. Vinayak
Story by Chinni Krishna
Starring Allu Arjun
Tamannaah Bhatia
Prakash Raj
Kelly Dorjee
Ashwini Kalsekar
Santhanam
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography Ravi Varman
Editing by Gowtam Raju
Studio Geetha Arts
Distributed by Geetha Arts
Release date(s)[2]
Running time 140 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget INR42 crore ()[3]
Box office INR40 crore ()(25 days)[4]

Badrinath is a 2011 Telugu action film directed by V. V. Vinayak and produced by Allu Aravind. The film stars his son Allu Arjun in leading role along with Tamannaah Bhatia and Prakash Raj. It released on 10 June 2011 simultaneously in Telugu and Malayalam. The Tamil version will have additional scenes of Santhanam and expected to release in July.[5] The movie was released in 1,400 screens worldwide. It ran for 50 days in 187 theatres. According to an article in The Times of India, "Despite mixed record tendered by critics, the acceptable storyline and script work, the thrills and stunts, the gyrations of choreography by Allu Arjun have lured the audience to the screens."[6] The Movie has been Dubbed in Hindi as "Sangharsh Aur Vijay"

Plot

Bhishma Narayan (Prakash Raj) is a Religious Guru who prepares an army for the protection of all the ancient Indian Temples. Of all the valiant and talented warriors in this elite army, Badrinath (Allu Arjun) is one who is groomed by Bhishma Narayan and wishes to make Badri his Successor. Once, Islamic terrorists attacked Amarnath temple and killed some devotees, Badri fought and killed the terrorists, saving both the temple and the devotees.

Meanwhile Alakananda (Tamanna), who is a staunch agnostic due to certain circumstances, along with her family is visiting the Temple of Badrinath, to which Badri is appointed as the Protector. Her grandfather explains to Badri that she is in danger as Sarkar (Kelly Dorjee), a dreaded Don, is trying to force her marriage with his son. On the request of her Grandfather, Badri helps Alaknanda to gradually believe in God's existence.

Eventually Alakananda falls deeply in love with Badri, unbeknownst to him, and is not willing to lose him at any cost. Sarkar & his men follow Alaknanda to Badrinath, and try to kidnap her. Although Badri manages to save her, he is heavily injured and goes under medication. Meanwhile Bhishma Narayan is shocked upon seeing Alakananda's affectionate behaviour towards Badri when he lay injured. As it is a strict rule that only an unmarried man must be the next Guru who would lead the elite warriors, Bhishma Narayan becomes highly suspicious that Badri is in Love with Alakananda, which is not the real situation. Badri promises Alakananda that he would bring her back to Badrinath Temple for success in her love, unaware that he is the object of her love in the first place.

As per the promise, Badri goes to Bellary to free Alakananda from the clutches of Sarkar, who is planning to fix the marriage, and escort Alaknanda back to the Holy Shrine. He fights with all the goons and escorts her to Badrinath. Sarkar vows revenge on Badri as Sarkar's son is severely hurt in the process by Badri. Subsequently Sarkar leads his goons to Badrinath and destroys Bhishma Narayan's Ashram.

Feeling that Badri is the real traitor and loves Alakananda, Bhishma Narayan orders Badri to vacate Badrinath Temple. Meanwhile Alakananda is being taken away by Sarkar's men, and Alakananda proposes to Badri to which he rejects as he has dedicated his life to his Guru. After seeing Alakananda's pure love for Badri, Bhishma Narayan is moved and orders Badri to bring her back and marry her. Following his Guru's orders, Badri saves Alakananda and finally marries her. In the end, Bhishma Narayan asks the newly-wed couple to hand over one of their children so that he can make him his successor to which the couple agrees happily.

Cast

Reception

Badrinath got mixed reviews. Supergoodmovies gave a review of rating 2.5/5 stating "Badrinath lets the audience down who go to the movie expecting a magnum opus. Even if you are in for a regular commercial potboiler it fells short of expectations. It may survive in mass centers due to the never ending fights and mass frenzy songs. It needs a miracle to be a break even at the box office."[7] idlebrain.com gave a review of rating 3/5 stating "A film of this grandeur needs emotional support to make it likable. VV Vinayak who proved himself as a highly successful mass director with his earlier films falter this time to handle a subject of such a huge canvas."[8] Rediff.com gave a review of rating 1.5/5 stating "Allu Aravind can take pride in the lavish production and high technical standards. But the plot and storyline are weak and the film does not engage one. The A certificate may also be a deterrent."[9] entertainment.oneindia.com gave a review stating "Don"t make any comparison to Magadheera and watch the film on its own individual merits. Rajamouli did lots of home work and moulded 'Magadheera" as a celluloid wonder, while VV Vinayak mostly depended on Chinnikrishna and took the subject straight from him and moulded it on the celluloid in haste. Watch the film for Allu Arjun and his dance and action scenes and Tamanna"s glamour."[10] Indiaglitz.com gave a review stating "There is nothing new or great about this film. It is a very predictable story with nothing noteworthy to mention about. An average film."[11] 123telugu.com gave a review of rating 2.5/5 stating "Badrinath, despite the fervent wishes of Allu Arjun's fans, will not set the box office on fire. A soulless second-half and an abruptly ending weak climax are the main drawbacks of the film."[12]

Despite mixed record tendered by critics, the acceptable storyline and script work, the thrills and stunts, the gyrations of choreography by Allu Arjun have lured the audience to the screens. Thus it was declared as succes Grosser at the Box Office.[13]

Soundtrack

Badrinath
M. M. Keeravani
Released 7 May 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 35:49
Label Aditya Music
Producer M. M. Keeravani
M. M. Keeravani chronology

Anaganaga O Dheerudu
(2011)
Badrinath
(2011)
Rajanna
(2011)

The grand audio launching event of Badrinath was held at Shilpa Kala Vedika on 7 May 2011. K Raghavendra Rao, Kodanda Rami Reddy, K S Rama Rao, Chiranjeevi, his wife Mrs Surekha, Ram Charan Tej, Srija, Allu Aravind and his wife, Allu Arjun, Sneha Reddy, Tamanna, Sukumar, SS Rajamouli, Rama Rajamouli, VV Vinayak, M M Keeravani, Boyapati Sreenu, BVSN Prasad, B Gopal, Sreenu Vaitla, Anand Sai, S Gopal Reddy, Tagore Madhu, K Atchi Reddy, Chandra Bose, Chinni Krishna, Chaitanya Prasad, Pokuri Babu Rao, etc., were the prominent figures in the audio function.

K Raghavendra Rao and Chiranjeevi released the audio CDs and presented the first copy to SS Rajamouli and VV Vinayak. Allu Aravind released the trailers.[14]

Tracklist
No. TitleLyricsSinger(s) Length
1. "Omkareswari"  VeturiShankar Mahadevan, M. M. Keeravani 4:58
2. "Ambadhari"  ChandraboseRevanth, Sravana Bhargavi 4:05
3. "In The Night"  Sravana BhargaviBaba Sehgal, Sravana Bhargavi 2:58
4. "Nachavura"  M.M. Keeravani & Anantha SreeramSri Ramachandra, Chaitra 3:57
5. "Nath Nath"  ChandraboseJassie Gift, Sunidhi Chauhan 4:09
6. "Chiranjeeva"  ChandraboseRevanth, Shreya Ghoshal, Geetha Madhuri 4:39
7. "Ambadhari (Remix)"  Chandrabose, Achu (Remix)Anuj Gurwara, Geetha Madhuri, Kala Bhairava 3:45
8. "Vasudhara"  Chandrabose, Balesh (Shehnai)M.M. Keeravani, Shweta Pandit 5:00
9. "Badrinath Theme"  Chaitanya PrasadPerformed by Twin Cities Choir & Programmed by Dinesh 2:14
Total length:
35:49

Prem Rakshit, achieved the best Choreograpghy award at 59th filmfare festival awards held at chennai for the song Nath Nath Badrinath.[15]

Box office

Badrinath was made with a budget of INR42 crore () Badrinath collected INR39 crore () in its total run and Badrinath collected INR16 crore () in its first weekend. and INR28 crore () on its first week.

DVD, Blu Ray Release and Satellite Rights


MAA TV bought the Satellite Tights for a Disclosed Price along with 100% Love and Teen Maar.[16] The DVD was Released by Aditya Videos on 24 October 2011 with a Purchase price of $7.99 in NTSC Video Format and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio Format with English Subtitles.[17] The Blu-ray Disc was Released by Aditya Videos on 17 November 2011 with a Purchase price of $24.99 in NTSC Video Format and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio Format with English Subtitles.[18]

References


External links

  • Badrinath at the Internet Movie Database
  • [1]
  • Oneindia article
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