|Directed by||S. S. Rajamouli|
|Produced by||Allu Aravind|
|Screenplay by||S. S. Rajamouli
|Story by||K. V. Vijayendra Prasad|
|Starring||Ram Charan Teja
|Music by||M. M. Keeravani|
|Cinematography||K. K. Senthil Kumar|
|Editing by||Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao|
|Distributed by||Geetha Arts|
|Running time||166 minutes|
|Language||Telugu , Tollywood|
|Budget||42 crore (US$6.4 million)|
|Box office||73.1 crore (US$11 million)(nett)|
Magadheera is a 2009 Telugu historical drama- romance film directed by S. S. Rajamouli and produced by Allu Aravind. The film stars Ram Charan Teja and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles, while actors Srihari and Dev Gill play other prominent roles. The film features an original soundtrack by M. M. Keeravani, art direction by R. Ravindar, cinematography by K. K. Senthil Kumar and editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. The film was released to critical and commercial acclaim. The film was dubbed and released in Malayalam as Dheera— The Warrior and in Tamil as Maveeran.Magadheera collected a worldwide share of 73.1 crore (US$11 million) and it is the third biggest hit in telugu cinema
The story is told in a series of flashbacks, starting with the present time, 2009. Harsha (Ram Charan Teja) is a stunt man and ekes out his living by taking part in bike races and stunts. He happens to meet Indu (Kajal Agarwal) and whenever he touches her, he is reminded of something that happened in the past. He falls in love with her and she reciprocates the love. Indu's father fights a legal battle for Udaygadh kingdom as it was his ancestral property. His brother-in-law enjoys the property illegally. The latter's son Raghuveer (Dev Gill) is spellbound by Indu's beauty and goes to their home and promises to return the entire property with the hopes of marrying Indu. Raghuveer's guru Ghora (Rao Ramesh) tells him that he cannot win Indu as long as Harsha is alive. On learning that Indu's father accepted her love for Harsha, Raghuveer kills the father, implicates Harsha in the murder and takes Indu away to Udaygadh. Though Harsha tries to explain the truth to Indu, she doesn't believe him. In the process, Harsha drops falls from a helicopter into a lake, only to be saved by Solomon (Sri Hari). Now it is Harsha's turn to prove his innocence and remind Indu of their previous birth. The story then goes back four centuries to 1609 AD. There is a kingdom called Udaygadh in Rajasthan ruled by King Vikram Singh (Sarath Babu). Mitravinda (Kajal Agarwal) is his only daughter. Ranadev Bhilla (Dev Gill) is her cousin. Kala Bhairava (Ram Charan Teja) is a warrior who trains the army of the kingdom. His family has lived under the curse that no warrior will live for more than 30 years, and will not accept death until he has killed a hundred enemies in the battle. He is also the personal caretaker of the royal family.
- Ram Charan Teja as Kala Bhairava/Harsha
- Kajal Aggarwal as Yuvaragyi Mithravinda Devi/Indira (Indu)
- Sunil as Harsha's friend
- Srihari as Sher Khan/Solomon
- Dev Gill as Senadhipathi Ranadev Billa/Raghu Veer
- Sarath Babu as Vikram Singh, King of Udaigarh
- Rao Ramesh as
- Sameer as Maan Singh
- Chiranjeevi (Guest Appearance in a scene after "Bangaru Kodipetta" song)
- Mumaith Khan as Reshma, Dirt Bike race host (Item song "Bangaru Kodipetta")
- Kim Sharma as Hamsa, the dancer (Item song "Jorsey")
- Brahmanandam and Hema as a couple
- Saloni Aswani as Solomon's Girlfriend
90% of the film was shot at Gujarat, Rajasthan, Rann of Kutch, and Badami in Karnataka. Other scenes were filmed at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, India. The first song of the film, "Bangaru Kodi Petta", was filmed at the Chennai Port. The song "Nakosam Nuvvu" was shot in Switzerland. "Panchadara Bomma Bomma" was shot at Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad.
Geetha Arts released the film on 31 July 2009, the Malayalam dubbed version, titled Dheera — the Warrior, on 27 May 2011 and the Tamil version as Maaveeran.Producer Allu Aravind released the film on 31 July 2009 with 500 prints in 1250 screens across the globe, the biggest ever for a Telugu film, which included more than 1000 screens in Andhra Pradesh. The film opened up with 25 prints overseas.
The Times of India gave a 3/5 rating and said "Ram Charan Teja" showcases his horse-riding and dancing skills to perfection, while Kaajal known for simple lover girl roles transforms into a determined princess and truly impresses. Actor Dev Gil is adequate as the ruthless villain. Also kudos for the way he has visualised and presented the film". Radhika Rajamani from Rediff rated it 3/5 and explained that "Ram Charan seems to be a chip of the old block when it comes to dancing. Have a look at it for its technical brilliance". NDTV who praised the lead performances and technical aspects of the film says "Ramcharan has excelled in all the departments and perfectly matched expectations. His macho image suited the warrior s character well. His ability to pen the screenplay could be seen in every frame and every scene of the film".
Sify Movies noted "Cinematography plays a vital role with capturing the historic ambience of castles, romantic sojourns into scintillating locales and also into the risky stunts." According to Suresh Krishnamoorthy from The Hindu stated "Rajamouli, who has delivered a half-a-dozen hits and is touted as one of the most successful directors of the decade in Telugu cinema, excels in story-telling. The vast expanse of the Thar desert in Rajasthan has been beautifully-showcased but what one does not understand is the colour on the screen. The sand is almost milky-bluish white!". Behindwoods gave 2.5/5 and wrote "There is great scope for action, heroics, romance and sentiments in such a plot and the director has used it extremely well. Overall, Magadheera is a film that is built on a premise which is neither unique nor holds too many surprises."
At the box office, the film earned a substantial record of 20 crore in the first week of its release. In the second week, the movie's collections crossed 30 crore in Andhra Pradesh and after five weeks, it collected 47.08 crore. According to the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, Magadheera was released in around 40 theatres. The film had an unprecedented opening in Karnataka and grossed more than 50 million. The final worldwide share of the film was estimated to be 80 crores. (Only Telugu version) In the USA, it earned around 4.5 crores. The producers spent 1.5 crore in making the Tamil dubbed version which earned over 8 crores. The film has completed 730 days at Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh breaking the 500 days record set by Pokiri. To signify the achievement, the producers organised celebrations at Kurnool. The film has crossed huge milestone by completing a successful 1001 days run on 26 April 2012.
A single disc DVD and a 2-disc collector edition of the film were released by Sri Balaji Videos on 5 March 2010 in NTSC video format and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio format. On 13 April, the film was released on a high definition blu-ray disc.
Awards and Nominations
|57th National Film Awards||Best Choreography||K. Siva Shankar||Won|
|Best Special Effects||R. Kamal Kannan||Won|
|Best Popular Feature Film||Allu Aravind||Won|
|Best Director||S. S. Rajamouli||Won|
|Best Editor||Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao||Won|
|Best Art Director||Ravinder||Won|
|Best Choreographer||Shiva Shankar||Won|
|Best Costume Designer||Rama Rajamouli||Won|
|Best Special Effects||R. Kamal Kannan||Won|
|Special Jury Award||Ram Charan Teja||Won|
|57th Filmfare Awards South||Best Film||Allu Aravind||Won|
|Best Actor||Ram Charan Teja||Won|
|Best Actress||Kajal Aggarwal||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Srihari||Nominated|
|Best Music Director||M. M. Keeravani||Won|
|Best Male Playback||Anuj Gurwara
|Best Female Playback||Nikita Nigam
|Best Cinematographer||K.K. Senthil Kumar||Won|
|Studio album by M. M. Keeravani|
|Released||28 June 2009|
|Producer||M. M. Keeravani|
|M. M. Keeravani chronology|
The soundtrack of the film was released worldwide on 28 June 2009. The music was composed by M. M. Keeravani. Lyrics were provided by Bhuvanachandra, Chandrabose and M.M.Keeravani. The music was launched on the same day at Shilpakala Vedika by Ram Charan's father, film actor Chiranjeevi.
|1.||"Bangaru Kodipetta"||Bhuvanachandra||Ranjith, Shivani||6:02|
|2.||"Dheera Dheera Dheera"||Chandrabose||Nikita Nigam, M.M. Keeravani||4:48|
|3.||"Panchadara Bomma"||Chandrabose||Anuj Gurwara, Reeta||4:45|
|4.||"Jorsey"||Chandrabose||Daler Mehndi, Geetha Madhuri||4:37|
|5.||"Naakosam Nuvvu"||M.M.Keeravani||Deepu, Geetha Madhuri||3:52|
|6.||"Rolling Titles Music"||M.M.Keeravani||Jassie Gift||2:58|
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|Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu)