|Directed by||A. Karunakaran|
|Produced by||K. S. Rama Rao|
|Written by||A. Karunakaran (story)
Trivikram Srinivas (Dialogues)
|Music by||Harris Jayaraj|
|Edited by||Marthand K Venkatesh|
|Release date(s)||April 10, 2002|
Vasu is a 2002 Telugu film written and directed by A. Karunakaran. The film stars Venkatesh and Bhoomika Chawla played lead roles.The soundtrack was scored by Harris Jayaraj. It was Venkatesh's 50th film and upon release, was super hit at the boxoffice. It was later dubbed in Tamil as Vetri.
After graduation, Vasu (Venkatesh) runs a college canteen, music school and teaches music for seven years to make his living. His father (Vijay Kumar) is an IPS officer and he wants Vasu to appear for Civil Services examinations to take up IPS career. But Vasu has different plans for his future. He dreams of becoming a musician and a singer.
One fine day a young IPS officer comes to Vasu's places to seek the blessings of Vasu's father. He admits that Vasu's father is the source of inspiration for him to become an IPS officer. Vasu's father, dejected that his son does not heed his advice of giving civils exams, feels bad about his son. Meanwhile, Vasu spots a beautiful girl Divya (Bhoomika Chawla) on the street. He plays every possible trick to woo her. But all his plans backfire on him and make himself a fool in the eyes of Divya.
Vasu father spots Vasu bashing the guys up in the streets and asks him to leave the house and stay outside. Vasu leaves the house. Divya comes down to Vasu's place along with her luggage when Vasu was about the leave the house. Later on, Vasu comes to know that Divya is the daughter of Vasu's father's childhood friend. Vasu sees this as an opportunity to get close to Divya. He returns to his home and promises that he won't touch music again and concentrates only on his studies. But Vasu secretly pursues his music ambitions.
Vasu passes the preliminary auditions of Music Talent search conducted by Sony Music Company. When Vasu's father spots the letter from Sony, he argues with his son and asks him to either be there in house and study for IPS or leave home to pursue his dream of becoming a musician. Divya falls in love with Vasu and vice versa. But they never express their feelings towards each other. Vasu's sister loves the brother of Divya and its okayed by the parents of both parties. It is also revealed that Divya already Okayed a guy called Manohar by looking at his photograph (this is much before she met Vasu).
Now it's time for the real test. It's D Day. Vasu is on the stage to prove himself as a singer and musician in the final auditions of Sony Talent Search. Divya is getting married to Manohar on the same day. Vasu's sister is also getting married to Divya's brother. Vasu wins the prize at the audition and sits in a park mourning about his Love Failure. Then his Father and sister come and meet him and his father apologizes about his thinking on Vasu's career. Then it is revealed that Divya didn't married that day along with Vasu's sister as she loved Vasu. In the end, the lovers unite and the marriages of the 2 couples are planned to be held on another day.
- Venkatesh as Vasu
- Bhoomika Chawla as Divya
- Ali as Bill Gates
- Sunil as Vasu's Friend
- Achyuth as Ganesh
- Varsha as Radhika
- Vijay Kumar as Vasu's Father
- Manjula Vijayakumar as Vasu's Mother
- Brahmaji in a Special Appearance
- M. S. Narayana in a Special Appearance
- Ranganath as Deepti's Father
- Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as Sony Music Company Officer
|Soundtrack album to Vasu by Harris Jayaraj|
By Harris Jayaraj
At Trinity Wave Station,
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Harris Jayaraj chronology|
The music and background score was composed by Harris Jayaraj. The audio got unanimous hit talk all over airplay and within 4 days of its release it had sold over 2 lakhs. The peppy number "Sportive Boys" topped the charts for many weeks.
|1.||"Nammave Ammayi"||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||Harish Raghavendra, K. S. Chitra||04:43|
|2.||"Paataku Pranam"||Potula Ravikiran||KK, Swarnalatha||06:11|
|3.||"Sportive Boys"||Sahithi||KK, Clinton Cerejo, Tippu||05:12|
|4.||"Padana Teeyaga"||Potula Ravikiran||S. P. Balasubramanyam||05:25|
|5.||"O Prema"||Potula Ravikiran||Devan Ekambaram||05:50|
|6.||"Vaale Vaale"||Potula Ravikiran||S. P. Balasubramanyam, K. S. Chitra||04:40|