Shirdi Sai

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Shirdi Sai Telugu Film
Shirdi Sai 2012 film Poster HD.jpg
Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao
Produced by Mahesh Reddy
Girish Reddy
Written by Bhaktha Suresh Kumar (Story)
Paruchuri Brothers (Dialogues)
Starring Akkineni Nagarjuna
Kamalinee Mukherjee
Sayaji Shinde
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography S. Gopal Reddy
Sai Krupa Entertainments
Distributed by Sree Lakshmi Sai Films (overseas)[1]
Sri Venkateshwara Film (Nellore ) [2]
Release date(s)
  • 6 September 2012 (2012-09-06)
Country India
Language Telugu

Shirdi Sai (Telugu: షిర్డీ సాయి) is a 2012 Tollywood hagiographical film, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Akkineni Nagarjuna as the 19th - 20th century spiritual master Shirdi Sai Baba who lived in western India. The film is the cinematic depiction of his landmark life episodes.[4] The music was composed by M. M. Keeravani. Shirdi Sai was released worldwide on 6 September 2012,[3] and has received moderate reviews.[5]



The film received wide critical acclaim. NDTV quoted that "Far different from regular cinema with cliched performance, run-of-the-mill storyline, director K Raghavendra Rao's Shirdi Sai takes you on a spiritual journey of self-actualization, purity and sanctity, [6] The Box Office Collection Was Above 30 Crores Which is a good record for deviotional flicks.Times of India also gave a good rating stating that "A film like Shirdi Sai calls for strong conviction and Nagarjuna's move to take up this film is commendable.[7] Entertainment oneindia praised the individual performances and technical aspects of the film.[8] Rediff gave 3 stars out of 5 summarizing that "Shirdi Sai is not just a devotional to be seen by an older audience. Anyone can see it for the relevance of the simple teachings of the saint.[9] quoted "Nagarjuna deserves a hearty applause for having the courage to take up this role and he has managed to pull it off with conviction.This film will appeal immensely to Sai Baba devotees and it will be a good watch for casual movie lovers. Watch the film without any expectations and immerse yourself in Sai Baba’s spirituality.[10] gave a review stating "The film attempts to tell the world about the making of an enlightened man called Sai Baba who is revered as a God today. Nagarjuna is the major highlight of the film and he convinces us all as Sai Baba. You may watch Shirdi Sai with an academic interest."[11]


Shirdi Sai
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released July 2012 (2012-07)
Genre Telugu
Length 65:52
Label Vel Records
Producer M. M. Keeravani
Various Artists chronology
Naan Ee
Shirdi Sai
Special Chabbis

The audio release was held in a serene environment on July 30 in Hyderabad. Writer Parachuri Gopala Krishna and Saikumar anchored the event. Several 'Akkineni' fans along with other film personalities took part in the audio with devotion. Speaking on this occasion, Nagarjuna said, "I came to know better about Shirdi Sai Baba after enacting in this film. I experienced many miracles in life during the filming of this movie and I started to enjoy simple things in my life." Akkineni Nageswara Rao, the chief guest for the audio release, launched the first audio CD and handed over to Nagarjuna. Others who graced the audio launch include director K Raghavendra Rao, singers S P Balasubrahmanyam, Kausalya, Suneetha, director S S Rajamouli, actors Srikanth, Ali, Amala Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya, Akhil, Kamalinee Mukherjee, cameraman S Gopal Reddy, producer Gemini Kiran, etc.[12]

Track Song Artist(s) Lyrics Length
1 Sada Nimba M. M. Keeravani Traditional Hymn 01:03
2 Saranu Saranu Madhu Balakrishnan, Sunitha Medicharla 06:25
3 Okkade Devudu Akkineni Nagarjuna, Shankar Mahadevan Suddala Ashok Teja 04:23
4 Nee Padamula M. M. Keeravani Ramajogayya Sastry 05:08
5 Amaraaraama Shweta Pandit K. Siva Datta 03:08
6 Manava Seve Deepu, Aditi Paul M. M. Keeravani 05:01
7 Ramanavami Hariharan, Malavika Vedavyasa 05:14
8 Sai Ante Thalli S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sunitha Chandrabose 06:02
9 Datthatreyuni Sonu Nigam, Teesha Nigam, M. M. Keeravani Vedavyasa 05:01
10 Ekkadayya Sai Sunitha Medicharla 01:18
11 Sai Padam M. M. Keeravani Vedavyasa 03:32
12 Nee Padamula M. M. Keeravani, Sunitha Ramajogayya Sastry 04:12
13 Vasthunna Baba M. M. Keeravani, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Saikumar, Revanth, Rahul Silpigunj, Chaitra Chandrabose 05:34
14 Aarathi Sunitha Traditional Hymn, K. Siva Datta (Telugu Verse) 04:06
15 Om Sai Sri Sai (Bhajana) Karthik, Kousalya & Chorus Traditional Hymn 05:39


Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor Nagarjuna Nominated
Best Debutant Producer Mahesh Reddy, Girish Reddy Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Shirdi Sai Overseas Rights fetch whopping price | Nagarjuna Shirdi Sai Review, Shirdi Sai Movie Review, Shirdi Sai Movie Theaters List, Shirdi Sai 1st Day Collections, Shirdi Sai 1st day public talk, Shirdi Sai movie pre release talk". 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  2. ^ "Nellore Shirdi Sai rights get good price". 1998-01-01. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  3. ^ a b "K Raghavendra Rao confirms Shirdi Sai’s release date". 1998-01-01. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  4. ^ "I need a break: Nagarjuna". The Times of India. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Damarukam treat for Nagarjuna's fans". 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Movie review: Nagarjuna's Shirdi Sai". Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  7. ^ Sashidhar AS, TNN Sep 6, 2012, 11.30AM IST. "Shirdi Sai Telugu movie review highlights". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  8. ^ Shekhar. "Shirdi Sai – Movie Review: Extraordinary performance by Nag | Reviews - Oneindia Entertainment". Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  9. ^ "Review: Shirdi Sai is Nagarjuna's show - Movies". Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  10. ^ "Shirdi Sai Movie Review | Shirdi Sai Reviews | Shirdi Sai Telugu Movie Review |Shirdi Sai Review and Ratings | Nagarjuna Shirdi Sai Review". 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  11. ^ "Shirdi Sai review - Telugu cinema - Nagarjuna Akkineni". 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  12. ^ Sashidhar AS, TNN Jul 31, 2012, 11.11AM IST (2012-07-31). "Nagarjuna’s Shirdi Sai audio songs launched". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 

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