|Directed by||S. S. Rajamouli|
|Produced by||Allu Aravind
B. V. S. N. Prasad
|Written by||M. Ratnam
|Story by||K. V. Vijayendra Prasad|
|Starring||Ram Charan Teja
|Music by||M. M. Keeravani|
|Cinematography||K. K. Senthil Kumar|
|Edited by||Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao|
|Distributed by||Geetha Arts|
|Running time||166 minutes|
|Budget||42 crore (US$7.0 million)|
|Box office||80 crore (US$13 million)(720 Days gross)(worldwide share)|
Magadheera (English Translation: Great Warrior) 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 Maaveeran. Magadheera collected a worldwide share of 58 crore (US$9.6 million) making it the highest grossing Telugu movie of all time. The movie broke all the existing Telugu Box Office records at the time and beat the current all time record holder Pokiri, starring Mahesh Babu which collected 42 crores share. Magadheera collected 58 crores share, according to Allu Sirish, son of Allu Aravind, the producer of Magadheera creating the 50 crore share Tollywood club. The record of Magadheera stood for 2 1/2 years until Mahesh Babu's Dookudu released. Dookudu broke all records at the time and became the highest grossing and highest share collecting telugu movie at the time of its release in September 2011 in India, Overseas, Worldwide and became the first telugu film to collect 1 Million Dollars in USA, raking in approximately 1.6 million from rentrak screens and another 300k from unreported screens which is about 1.9 million, taking the total to $1.9 million in US, a record that stood till the release of Pawan Kalyan's Attarintiki Daredi, the next telugu industry hit after Dookudu. Dookudu, made on a budget of 35 crores, collected 101 crores gross worldwide and a lifetime share of 66.16 crores, crossing Magadheera by 8.16 crores share and approximately 20 crores gross to become the all time industry record. Dookudu created the Tollywood 60 crore share club, while Attarintiki Daredi raking in 74.88 crore worldwide share, created the Tollywood 70 crore share club. Magadheera is being remade in Bengali as Yoddha-The Warrior. The Hindi remake of the movie is planned to star Shahid Kapoor. The name of the Hindi remake is yet to be decided.
- Ram Charan as Kala Bhairava/Harsha
- Kajal Aggarwal as Rajkumari 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 Udaygarh
- Rao Ramesh as Ghora
- Sameer as Maan Singh
- Chiranjeevi (Guest Appearance in a scene after "Bangaru Kodipetta" song)
- Mumaith Khan as Reshma, Dirt Bike race organiser (Item song "Bangaru Kodipetta")
- Kim Sharma as Hamsa, the dancer (Item song "Jorsey")
- Brahmanandam and Hema(Sasikala) 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 625 digital ufo prints in 1250 theaters 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. Maaveeran was released in 350 theaters across Tamil Nadu state.
The Times of India gave a 3/5 rating and said "Ram Charan Teja" showcases his horse-riding and dancing skills to perfection, while Kajal Aggarwal 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."
Magadheera is a Historical Blockbuster in Telugu Cinema History with a Theatrical Distributor Share collection of 73.1 crore (US$12 million) (worldwide share) without including satellite rights,music,home media rights. while its gross figure is more than 125 crore (US$21 million). Magadheera collected 1 crore from various theaters.It ran for over 1001 Days in 1 Theater making 2 crore (US$330,000). Magadheera collected 73.1 crore (US$12 million) (share) in its marathon run,maaveran collected 8 crore (US$1.3 million) (share) and dheera collected 3 crore (US$500,000) (share).
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. The 720p Blu Ray edition with 5.1 Dolby digital sound format of Magadheera holds top position in sales.
Magadheera completed 50 Days in 302 direct theaters worldwide.In which 280 theaters are from AP. Magadheera ran 100 Days in 225 direct theaters in India the film ran 720 Days in 5 theaters and 1001 Days in 1 kurnool theater. Magadheera had a marathon run their Magadheera completed 100 Days in 232 theaters worldwide.
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)
| group4 = 2001–present | list4 =
- Nuvvu Nenu (2001)
- Santosham (2002)
- Okkadu (2003)
- Varsham (2004)
- Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005)
- Bommarillu (2006)
- Happy Days (2007)
- Gamyam (2008)
- Magadheera (2009)
- Vedam (2010)
- Dookudu (2011)