Onbadhule Guru

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Onbadhule Guru
Onbadhule Guru.jpg
Film poster
Directed by P. T. Selvakumar
Produced by S. Sivakumar
R. Sivakumar
Written by P. T. Selvakumar
Music by K
Cinematography Chellathurai
Cosmo & Boss
Release dates
  • March 8, 2013 (2013-03-08)
Country India
Language Tamil

Onbadhule Guru is a 2013 Indian Tamil comedy film written and directed by P. T. Selvakumar. The film has Vinay Rai, Sathyan Sivakumar, Premji Amaren, Aravind Akash and Lakshmi Rai in the lead roles.[1] The film is about the adventurous trip that five guys take together, and what happens to them during their expedition.[2] The film released on 8 March 2013.[3] The title of the film refers to a prediction used in astrology. The film received poor reviews but success at the box office.



The film was first reported in January 2012, when it was announced that P. T. Selvakumar, P. R. O of Vijay and producer of Bandha Paramasivam had decided to make his directorial debut in a film which starred four lead actors in the lead roles with Nakul, Shiva, Santhanam and Premji Amaren selected. Priyamani was also soon after reported to have joined the cast, but the film was not officially announced.[4]

In October 2012, the film re-emerged with a new cast featuring Vinay Rai, Aravind Akash and Sathyan alongside Premji and it was reported that Shriya Saran had been roped in to play important role in this film.[5] But later Shriya Saran denied it as a rumour.[6] Lakshmi Rai was also doing another lead female role in this flick and will be seen donning 2 different getups.[7] Mantra will be making her comeback through the film playing a negative role.[8] Roopashree will be making a debut in Tamil.[9]

Onbadhula Guru shooting started from Oct 11, 2012.[10][unreliable source?] In January, shooting was going in Bangalore.[11] A song sequence featuring Premji and Rai was shot in a club set with Vinay and Aravind Akash also in the scene.[12] Srinivasan shot for an opening song in the film.[13] The shoot for this song was taken at Pushpa Gardens in Chennai. Srinivasan and the rest of the cast are appearing in this number, including Vinay, Premgi and Lakshmi Rai.[14]

Critical reception[edit]

The film fetched extremely poor reviews upon release. Behindwoods gave the 0.5 out of 5, stating "The problem with OG is it’s indecisiveness in deciding whether it has to be a total spoof or if it has to follow something else. There is a continuous lambasting of every other film and every other artist in the film industry, that after a point, watching it becomes tedium.".[3] Rediff gave 2 out of 5 stating "The entire film is like a collection of comic scenes put together to make the audience laugh without much thought to the storyline.".[15]

Box office[edit]

The film opened at 200+ screens worldwide. Despite poor reviews by critics, the film grossed INR 75 lakhs in just 5 days.[16] The film grossed INR 1.5 crore worldwide.[citation needed] But many critics and audiences considered the film as a failure.[17][18]


Onbadhule Guru
Soundtrack album by K
Released February 12, 2013
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Language Tamil
Producer K
K chronology
Annayum Rasoolum
Onbadhule Guru

Music of the film is composed by K. The album will have five songs and the audio launch was held on February 12 . Actor Vijay and Jiva attended the occasion to release the album. The lyrics were penned by Na. Muthukumar, Madhan Karky and one more.[19]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Vaa Machi #3"   Na. Muthukumar M. L. R. Karthikeyan, Mukesh, Velmurugan  
2. "Vidhavidhamaga"   Madhan Karky Vijay Prakash, Chinmayi  
3. "Theera Theera #2"   Na. Muthukumar Anand Aravindakshan, K, Sean Roldan, Premji Amaren  
4. "Alayadhe Summa Summa #1"   Gnanakaravel K  
5. "Maida Maidanam"   Gnanakaravel Priya Himesh  

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Boss Engira Baskaran continues to Onbathula Guru". Behindwoods. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shriya, Vinay to team up!". Times of India. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Review". Behindwoods. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Vijay's friend to make debut as director". Behindwoods. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Vinay back on track with Onbadhula Guru". IndiaGlitz. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Shriya denies Onbadhula Guru rumours". IndiaGlitz. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Glamour wars between Anjali and Lakshmi Rai". Behindwoods. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.tamilstar.com/tamil/news-id-mantra-actress-onbadhula-guru-movie-villain-heroine-mantra-actress-24-10-124480.html
  9. ^ "Roopashree begins work on her next film". Times of India. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Onbadhula Guru shooting starts from today". Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "KS Ravikumar in Lakshmi Rai film". Times of India. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Premgi - Lakshmi Rai do it again". Times of India. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lakshmi shoots with Power Star!". Times of India. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Powerstar in item song". indiaglitz. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/review-south-onbadhula-guru/20130308.htm
  16. ^ http://cinemalead.com/slide-show-id-onbathula-guru333.htm
  17. ^ http://www.kollytalk.com/cinenews/onbadhula-guru-box-office-report-87249.html
  18. ^ http://behindwoods.com/tamil-movies/onbathula-guru/onbathula-guru-box-office-mar-17.html
  19. ^ "'K' to compose music for 'Onbadhula Guru'". Sify. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.