Adhurs

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Adhurs
Adurs.jpg
Directed by V.V. Vinayak
Produced by Vallabhaneni Vamshi Mohan
Written by Kona Venkat
Starring NTR Jr.
Nayantara
Sheela
Mahesh Manjrekar
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography Chota K. Naidu
Edited by Gowtham Raju
Production
company
Annapurna Studios
Distributed by Reliance Big Entertainment
Release dates
  • 18 December 2009 (2009-12-18)
Running time 152 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget INR30 crore (US$4.9 million)
Box office INR59 crore (US$9.7 million)(Total Run gross)

Adhurs (Tremor) is a 2009 Telugu-language film, directed by V.V. Vinayak. The film stars NTR Jr. in a dual-role, and Nayantara and Sheela as female leads. Music is scored by Devi Sri Prasad. The film was a "Hit" at the box-office and was the third successful hit with V. V. Vinayak and Jr. NTR combo.This ic NTR's second double acting This movie dubbed in Hindi as Judwaa No.1.This movie was dubbed in malayalam as "Kavacham".[1] Adhurs was released in 1300 Screens all over the world.It ran for 50 Days in 128 Centres and 100 Days for 22 Centres.Adhurs collected a total run Share of INR27.70 crore (US$4.5 million).[2]

Story[edit]

The story is about two twin brothers who get separated at birth. Narasimha (NTR) gets raised by a single mother and he becomes an undercover agent to a top cop. Chari (NTR) is brought up by a family of traditional Hindu priests. A gang of baddies (Asish Vidyardhi and Mahesh Manjrekar) are in search of the family of a top scientist. The rest of the story is about the relationship between the scientist and the twins and the comedy generated by switching between the characters.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film was launched on 23 April 2008 at the Film Nagar Cultural Center in Hyderabad, India.[3] Adurs received a good opening at the box office in Khammam despite threat from some pro-Telangana outfits.It was released in major towns such as Khammam, Palvancha, Sathupally, Bhadrachalam and Wyra. It was screened for four shows without any interruption at all centres barring Yellandu where the theatre management preferred not to go for it following threatening calls received from certain organisations. Police and the TDP played an effective role in ensuring trouble-free screening of the movie.[4] Adhurs collected INR41 crore (US$6.7 million) in 100 Days. Adhurs was released in 1300 Screens on 14 January 2010 on occasion of Bhogi.

Reception[edit]

Rediff gave a four stars said "Brahmanandam is hilarious. Performance-wise, NTR Jr takes the cake. He is simply marvellous as Chari, the Brahmin spouting loud dialogues while his Narasimha is tough yet more sober. NTR presents the contrasts well. All in all, Adhurs is NTR's show all the way!"[5] Sify gave a verdict as "Mass entertainer" noted "NTR brings total justice to his dual role as Chari and Narasimha. His characterisation as a Brahmin youth is simply superb and hilarious, but at the same time raking up a controversy with a group of the Brahmins community approaching the State governor Mr Narasimhan to ban the film. On the other hand, NTR’s role as Narasimha as rugged guy would work well with the mass audience. Nayanthara and Sheela provide the glam quotient while Brahmanandam is hilarious as Bhattu, receiving a big footage which runs into nearly 40 minutes in the film."[6] The Hindu gave a mixed review stated "NTR in two roles is pretty easy with the diction. His dances are amazing and accord the 'mass kick' in the title song that comes before the climax. The humour component is adequately handled by Brahmanandam who hogs the limelight as a Hindu priest."[7]

Box office[edit]

Adhurs collected INR27 crore (US$4.4 million) in 100 Days successfully surpassing INR 300 million mark . Adhurs collected a Share of INR22 crore (US$3.6 million) in first week itself.Adhurs collected INR5 crore (US$820,000) Share in next 2 weeks.Making a total of INR27 crore (US$4.4 million) Share in 3 weeks. Adhurs collected a Final gross figure of INR34 crore (US$5.6 million) in its full run.

Music[edit]

Adhurs
Soundtrack album by Devi Sri Prasad
Released 5 December 2009 (2009-12-05)
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 30:36
Label Sony Music Entertainment
Producer Devi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Arya 2
(2009)
Adhurs
(2009)
Namo Venkatesa
(2010)

The audio released on 3 December 2009. Adhurs soundtrack was composed by Devi Sri Prasad whilst lyrics were penned by Chandrabose & Ramajogayya Sastry. The Soundtrack has Chartbusters like: "Shambho Shiva Shambho", "Pilla Naa Valla Kaadu", "Assalaam Valekhum" and "Chandrakala".

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Hip Hop"   Chandrabose, Blaaze Devi Sri Prasad, Blaaze 4:40
2. "Chandrakala"   Ramajogayya Sastry Hariharan, Shweta Mohan, Rita 4:13
3. "Pilla Naa Valla Kaadu"   Chandrabose Mika Singh, Suchitra 4:47
4. "Where is that? What is that?"   Ramajogayya Sastry Jr NTR, Rita 4:56
5. "Neethone"   Kulasekhar Kunal Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal 3:51
6. "Assalaam Valekhum"   Ramajogayya Sastry Baba Sehgal, Priya Himesh 5:08
7. "Hip Hop (Remix)"   Chandrabose, Blaaze Devi Sri Prasad, Blaaze 3:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Ten Telugu Films of the year". Sify. 
  2. ^ http://www.supergoodmovies.com/3492/tollywood/adurs-50-days-in-128-theaters-news-details
  3. ^ http://idlebrain.com/news/functions/muhurat-vaishnaviarts.html
  4. ^ "Heavy security aids ‘Adhurs’ screening". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 14 January 2010. Archived from the original on 18 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Adurs is NTR's show all the way". Rediff. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Movie Review-Adhurs". Sify. 
  7. ^ "‘Adhurs’ is just about fine". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 14 January 2010. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 

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