|Produced by||D.V.V. Danaya|
Bhanu Sri Mehra
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Cinematography||R. D. Rajasekhar|
|Edited by||Anthony Gonsalvez|
|Budget||30 crore (US$4.9 million)|
|Box office||27 crore (US$4.4 million)|
Varudu (Telugu: వరుడు) is a 2010 Telugu film directed by Gunasekhar. This film stars Allu Arjun, Arya, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sayaji Shinde and Brahmanandam. D.V.V. Danayya is the producer of the film. The film was dubbed into Malayalam as "Varan" and into Hindi as "Ek aur Rakshak". It was not very successful and is Allu Arjun's only flop till date.
Sandeep 'Sandy' (Allu Arjun) is a next-gen youngster who parties hard and has a modern outlook but his idea towards marriage are traditional. As he gets a job in USA, his working parents (Suhasini and Ashish Vidyarthi), who got married against their respective parents' wishes, ask him to get married. He accepts and tells them that he will marry a girl of their choice in a ceremony that lasts 5 days. He also refuses to see his bride until the marriage. Everything is arranged according to his wishes, and his marriage is fixed with Deepthi (Bhanu Sri Mehra). At the ceremony, the bride is kidnapped by a local goon Diwakar (Arya). Will Sandeep rescue the bride?
- Arya as Diwakar
- Allu Arjun as Sandeep Mohan Raj
- Bhanu Sri Mehra as Deepthi
- Suhasini Mani Ratnam
- Ashish Vidyarthi
- Sayaji Shinde
- Ahuti Prasad
- Vinaya Prasad
- Sneha Ullal (Cameo appearance)
- Balaraju (Cameo appearance)
- Kuldip Patel (extra)
- Neha Patel (extra)
- 2010 - Nandi Award for Best Special Effects - Sri Alagar Swamy
Varudu had mixed reviews.Sify gave it 3/5 and said that the film was entertaining.
The audio rendered by Mani Sharma was launched on 7 May 2010 at Ramanaidu Studios in Hyderabad. The audio was released in the market by Aditya Music. The function was held in a wedding atmosphere with the cast and crew dressed in traditional attire. Film personalities like Allu Aravind, Gunasekhar, Veturi Sundarrammurthy, Mani Sharma, Allu Arjun, Sirish, DVV Danayya, Dil Raju, Thota Prasad, SS Rajamouli, D Suresh Babu, Shyam Prasad Reddy, Kondavalasa, KS Rama Rao, B Gopal, ML Kumar Chowdary, VVSN Prasad, KL Narayana, etc., were present. The audio CDs were released by SS Rajamouli and the first copy of it was received by Allu Aravind. The audio cassettes were released by Shyam Prasad Reddy and presented the first copy of it to D Suresh Babu. The function began with the dance performances for Allu Arjun’s earlier film songs. Veturi was feciliated at the Audio Release function but Varudu was the film to which Veturi provided Lyrics before his Death on 22 May 2010.
|Soundtrack album by Mani Sharma|
|Released||7 May 2010|
|Mani Sharma chronology|
All music composed by Mani Sharma.
|1.||"Saare Jahaa.. Premaa Yahaa"||Benny Dayal|
|2.||"Aidhurojula Pelli"||Jamuna Rani, Hema Chandra, Malavika, Vijayalakshmi, Sunandha, Ranjith|
|3.||"Kalalu Kaavule"||Hema Chandra, Malavika|
|4.||"Thalambraalatho"||Hema Chandra, Malavika|
|5.||"Bahusha Vo Chanchalaa"||Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal|
|6.||"Aidhurojula Pelli (Traditional Version)"||Hema Chandra, Malavika|
|7.||"Relaare Relaare"||Karthik, Geetha Madhuri|
- "Varudu's heroine". indiglamour.com. 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010.