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Arya 2
Arya 2 Poster.jpg
Directed bySukumar
Produced byAditya Babu
Written bySukumar
Vema Reddy
StarringAllu Arjun
Navdeep
Kajal Aggarwal
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
CinematographyB. Rajasekar
Edited byMarthand K. Venkatesh
Release date
  • 27 November 2009 (2009-11-27) (Telugu)
  • 5 February 2010 (2010-02-05) (Malayalam)
Running time
165 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Arya 2 is a 2009 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Sukumar. Starring Allu Arjun, Navdeep and Kajal Aggarwal, it is a spiritual sequel to the romantic action film Arya.[1] Devi Sri Prasad composed the film's music, while Aditya Babu and Bhogavalli Prasad produced the film under the Aditya Arts banner.[2].

The film features the three leading characters from the prequel: Arya, Ajay and Geetha, with Allu Arjun reprising his role as the titular protagonist. While Arya dealt with a love triangle between the three characters, Arya 2 revolves around the friendship between Arya and Ajay, two orphans who met at an orphanage but were raised separately. Arya grows up to become a psychotic who is ready to sacrifice anything for the sake of Ajay, who becomes a businessman and despises Arya but pretends not to. Arya undergoes a transformation, joins Ajay's software company as an employee, and later attempts to rescue Geetha after she is kidnapped by her violent family members.

The film was theatrically released on 27 November 2009. It was also dubbed in Malayalam under the same title, in Odia as I Love You Geeta & in Hindi as Arya: Ek Deewana (2010). Later, it was remade twice in Bengali. One of them was Ami Shudhu Cheyechi Tomay which was jointly produced by West Bengal Tollywood & Dhallywood. Another Bengali remake was solely produced by Bangladesh as Ajob Prem.

Plot[edit]

Two orphans Ajay and Arya meet at an orphanage, where the psychotic Arya forcibly befriends Ajay and grows possessive about him, while Ajay despises him but pretends not to. Ajay is adopted by a rich family while Arya is left alone. Ajay grows to become a business tycoon with a software company. One day, when some rowdies trouble him, Arya enters their house and fights them off violently using medical instruments. He is arrested and Ajay gets him bailed, and soon their car meets with an accident, leading to Arya saving Ajay from falling off a bridge in exchange for a job at his company. Ajay agrees, but with a condition that Arya must reform himself. Arya undergoes a transformation and with time, earns everyone's respect at Ajay's company, including Shanti who develops a liking for him.

One day, when Geetha joins the company, both Arya and Ajay fall for her. Ajay keeps his feelings to himself but Arya constantly keeps confessing is love to Geetha. Soon, she learns of Arya's real behavior and tries to expose him, but in vain. However, one night, she manages to emotionally blackmail Arya into exposing himself. However, when he proposes her, she in turn proposes Ajay to get rid of him. Ajay frames Arya for a car crash so that Geeta will actually love him. As both Geetha and Ajay express their love for each other, Arya decides to get them married. However, Geetha gets taken away by her violent family members on the day of her marriage. Her father Raji Reddy is a gang lord who wants her to marry the son of Kashi Reddy, a rival, in order to end the conflict between both gangs. Arya goes to bring Geetha and stays at her house. Arya conspires to get the marriage stopped and is asked by Raji Reddy to marry her, after he fights off the rival goons and rescues Geetha following her kidnapping.

However, he helps Ajay reunite and flee with Geetha, further justifying that he married her to prevent her from marrying someone else. Back home where everyone is searching for Geetha, Arya looks at their wedding footage and in a fit of rage informs that she's at the railway station. Realizing what he has done, Arya rushes to the railway station and saves Ajay from getting killed by Raji Reddy and his men after a chase. Arya lies that Ajay was the one who informed about Geetha's location, following which he is welcomed to their house. Arya reveals to Ajay that he was the one who informed Raji Reddy as he was unable to sacrifice his wife. Later, when Arya and Geetha board the train, Ajay is taken hostage by Raji Reddy and Arya makes Kashi Reddy hold Geetha hostage to demand Ajay's freedom, if he wants the freedom of his own son Subbi, whose marriage with Geetha was stalled. Arya and Subbi becomes friends, and the latter helps the trio escape as the rivals engage in a fight.

Arya and Shanti arrange for passports and tickets to help Ajay and Geetha flee to America, but Arya demands one friendly day with them, during which Geetha grows closer to Arya while Ajay changes their destination to Australia in order to prevent Arya from stopping them. Before they leave, Ajay spots Raji Reddy and his henchmen driving towards them. Ajay, thinking that Arya has called Raji Reddy, becomes desperate to leave. Geetha informs Ajay that she called her father, as she wanted to discuss their love matter with him, rather than let Arya take the fall for everything. Raji Reddy arrives and starts thrashing Ajay. Arya rescues him and threatens to kill Geetha so that the duo can escape. Raji Reddy tells Arya to kill her, as Arya can't kill her because he is still loves Geetha. Arya threatens to kill himself in order for Geetha and Ajay to escape. Ajay tells Arya to keep holding the knife to his neck and attempts to make a run for it. Raji Reddy, seeing that Ajay hardly cares for Arya and Geetha, attempts to stab Ajay. However, Arya covers him, is stabbed, and is hospitalized. Ajay has a change of heart seeing Arya ready to sacrifice even his own life for his friendship. In the hospital, Arya asks Ajay to press a button in the hospital equipment which causes him to suffocate as the oxygen supply stops. Arya is saved on time, but Ajay, who pressed the button without any ill-intentions, is slapped by Geetha who's now with Arya. However, Arya secretly apologizes to Ajay who then leaves with a smile.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Arya 2
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedNovember 1, 2009,
Rock Heights,
Madhapur,
Hyderabad
Recorded2009
GenreSoundtrack
Length39:17
LanguageTelugu
LabelSony Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Current
(2009)
Arya 2
(2009)
Adhurs
(2009)

The soundtrack and background score were composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The music was released on 1 November 2009 at Rock Heights, Madhapur, Hyderabad. The audio rights of the soundtrack were purchased by Sony Music India. It was also recorded in Malayalam and Hindi.[3] The tracks "Ringa Ringa", "Uppenantha Prema" and "My Love Is Gone" topped the music charts. The song "Ringa Ringa" received a cult status. The music of the song was re-used by Devi Sri Prasad in the Salman Khan movie, Ready as "Dhinka Chika". And it was also re-used in Kannada movie 5 Idiots.

Track list[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Song title Singers Lyricist Description Duration
"Mr. Perfect" Baba Sehgal, Devi Sri Prasad, Rita, Sachin Tyler Sadachcharan Kedarnath Parimi Song describing the traits of the hero as a perfectionist in his office. Montage song shot on Allu Arjun, Navdeep, Shraddha Das, Brahmanandam and rest of the office members. 4:38
"Uppenantha" K.K. Balaji Song describing the traits of the hero's attempts to win the heroine's heart. Montage song shot on Allu Arjun, Kajal Aggarwal. 5:29
"Baby He Loves You" Devi Sri Prasad Chandrabose Song describing the traits of the hero trying to pacify the heroine who is angry on her lover i.e. the hero's friend. Montage song shot on Allu Arjun, Kajal Aggarwal and the rest of her family in the film. 5:23
"Ringa Ringa" Priya Himesh Chandrabose Item Number Shot on Allu Arjun, Erina and Others 5:35
"Karige Loga" Kunal Ganjawala, Megha Vanamali Song describing the moments spent by the hero, heroine and the hero's friend during their stay at the hotel and heroine understanding the true nature of the hero and his friend. Montage song shot on Allu Arjun, Navdeep and Kajal Aggarwal. 6:05
"My Love Is Gone" Ranjith Chandrabose Pub song shot on Allu Arjun, Shraddha Das on the occasion of the hero's love failure. 4:50
"Karige Loga (D-Plugged)" Sagar Vanamali D-plugged short version of the original. Not featured in the film. But the BGM of the song is used in the main BGM of the movie in the final confrontation of the lead pair before they finally reconcile. 2:56
"Mr. Perfect (Remix)" Devi Sri Prasad Kedarnath Parimi Featured along with glimpses of the film's shooting in the end credits of the film. 4:18

Malayalam[edit]

All lyrics are written by Siju Thuravoor.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Mr. Perfect"Anwar Sadath, Devi Sri Prasad, Chorus4:38
2."Chendu Mallika"Vijay Yesudas5:29
3."Mohajaalakam (Baby He Loves You)"Vidhu Prathap5:23
4."Ringa Ringa"Malgudi Subha5:35
5."Kai Neettunnu"Jobi, Megha6:05
6."My Love Is Gone"Alex Kayyalaykkal4:50

Hindi[edit]

Track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Mr. Perfect"04:36
2."I Love You"05:27
3."Baby He Loves You"04:02
4."Ringa Ringa"05:34
5."Dosti" 
6."My Love Is Gone"04:12

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Oneindia Entertainment gave a review stating "For those who go to watch Allu Arjun film with some expectations, the film would be a true feast. What all one could expect from Allu Arjun"s film could be available in this movie. With the excellent dances and melodious audio, the film would surely be a big hit. The film had all kinds of masala that is needed for a commercial formula film and it would definitely ring the box office and would remain another milestone in Allu Arjun"s career."[4] IndiaGlitz gave a review stating "Arya-2, though not in any way a second edition of that mature predecessor, is nevertheless both interesting and sympathetic. Its greatest asset is the riveting second half. Its biggest drawback is the slowness Arjun's character takes to grow on us. If its intelligence and humour in the second half make it enjoyable, the drabness, tacky comedy and excruciating scenes make it unwatchable in the first half. Thankfully, everything is undone by the second 80 minutes, which you will want to watch again and again" and called it an "Entertaining, on again, off again" film.[5] 123telugu.com gave a review stating "The film redefines the word 'Style'! Allu Arjun is back with a totally new look and style. The entire story is woven around Arya's character. The film has its share of brilliance, especially the scenes between Brahmanandam and his team, conversations between Allu Arjun and Navdeep and the entire episode involving Ajay. Arya-2 is the kind of film which you will either dazzle you or bore you to death, there's no middle way. Either way we end up hallucinating under its influence!" and rated the film 3/5 terming that it "Redefines Style".[6] fullhyderabad.com gave a review stating "As for visuals, Arya 2 is undoubtedly a slickly made production. The overall design is as colourful and as cheerful as the promos have led you to believe, with the title song being one of the smartest portions of the film. For an audience starved of merry-making at the movies, this one could quite be the party whose invitation won't be chucked away so soon" and rated the film 6.5/10.[7]

Release[edit]

Arya 2 was released in 1000 screens worldwide, also the Malayalam version is included.

Box office[edit]

The film grossed 16 crore (US$2.2 million) in its first week, including 4.10 crore from Nizam district.[8] But there was a huge drop in the collections in the second week because of the Telangana Agitation.[citation needed] Dil Raju, the distributor of Nizam lost about one and a half crores due to the Telangana Agitation.[citation needed]

The movie was dubbed into Malayalam with the same title, and released across Kerala on 5 February 2010 with 100 prints.

Awards[edit]

57th Filmfare Awards South
Won
Nomination

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Arya' sequel rolls at Annapurna Studios". Telugu News. IndiaGlitz. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Arya 2". IMDB. 2011.
  3. ^ "Sony Music gets Arya 2 audio rights - News". News - Telugu. Cineicon.
  4. ^ "Arya 2 Review". Oneindia Entertainment. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Arya-2 - Entertaining, on again, off again". IndiaGlitz. Archived from the original on 6 July 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Arya 2 : Redefines 'Style'". 123telugu.com. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Arya 2 Review". fullhyderabad.com. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Arya 2 : 6 crores first week collections". Movie News. Hyderabad: 123Telugu. 7 December 2009. Archived from the original on 12 December 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2010.

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