|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$4.7 million)|
|Box office||27 crore (US$4.2 million)|
Varudu (Telugu: వరుడు) is a 2010 Telugu film directed by Gunasekhar. This film stars Arya, Allu Arjun, 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". The film was declared a " Below Average " grosser at the Box Office.
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?
- Allu Arjun as Sandeep Mohan Ram/Sandy
- Arya as Diwakar
- Bhanu Sri Mehra as Deepti
- Suhasini Mani Ratnam as Sandy's mother
- Ashish Vidyarthi as Sandy's father
- Nassar as police officer
- Sayaji Shinde as Home Minister
- Naresh as Deepti's father
- Ahuti Prasad as Diwakar's elder brother
- Rao Ramesh as police inspector
- Brahmanandam as marriage broker
- Vinaya Prasad as Deepti's mother
- 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 Arjun, Allu Aravind, Gunasekhar, Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Mani Sharma, Sirish, D. V. V. Danayya, Dil Raju, Thota Prasad, S. S. Rajamouli, Daggubati Suresh Babu, Shyam Prasad Reddy, Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao, K. S. Rama Rao, B. Gopal, M. L. Kumar Chowdary, V. V. S. N. Prasad, K. L. Narayana, etc., were present. The audio CDs were released by S. S. Rajamouli and the first copy was received by Allu Aravind. The audio cassettes were released by Shyam Prasad Reddy and he presented the first copy to Daggubati 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.. Prema Yahaan"||Benny Dayal|
|2.||"Aidu Rojula Pelli"||Jamuna Rani, Hema Chandra, Malavika, Vijayalakshmi, Sunandha, Ranjith|
|3.||"Kalalu Kaavule"||Hema Chandra, Malavika|
|4.||"Talambraalato"||Hema Chandra, Malavika|
|5.||"Bahusha O Chanchalaa"||Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal|
|6.||"Aidu Rojula Pelli (Traditional Version)"||Hema Chandra, Malavika|
|7.||"Relaare Relaare"||Karthik, Geetha Madhuri|
- "Varudu's heroine". indiglamour.com. 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010.