Arya 2

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Arya-2
Arya 2 Main Characters poster.jpg
Directed by Sukumar
Produced by Aditya Babu
Written by Sukumar
Vema Reddy
Starring Allu Arjun
Navdeep
Kajal Aggarwal
Shraddha Das
Brahmanandam
Mukesh Rishi
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography B. Rajasekar
Edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh
Release date
  • 27 November 2009 (2009-11-27) (Telugu)
  • 5 February 2010 (2010-02-05) (Malayalam)
Running time
165 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 22 crore
Box office 45 crore

Arya 2 (IPA: [[ɑːrja]-2]Teluguఆర్య-2, Ārya-2) is a 2009 Telugu romantic comedy action film directed by Sukumar, and is a follow-up to the actor's and the director's previous successful film, Arya. It stars Allu Arjun, Navdeep, and Kajal Aggarwal.[1] The film's music is by Devi Sri Prasad. Aditya Babu and Bhogavalli Prasad produced the film under the Aditya Arts banner. The film was dubbed in Malayalam, Tamil and Oriya[2] with the same title, and became a blockbuster in Kerala. Some scenes were recreated with Malayali-based scenes for this. Allu Arjun gained huge fan base in Kerala through this film.

This is a stand-alone sequel to the 2004 Telugu film Arya. The film was also later dubbed in Hindi as Arya: Ek Deewana in 2010 and it fully used the shot-ready scenes from the Telugu movie.[citation needed] The film was remade as the Indo-Bangladesh joint film Ami Shudhu Cheyechi, Tomay. The film also was remade in Bangladesh as Ajob Prem starring Bappy Chowdhury and Achol.

Plot[edit]

The film opens dramatically with Arya (Allu Arjun) being carried into an operation theatre. His friend Ajay (Navdeep) narrates how Arya changed his life. In their childhood, Arya stays in an orphanage where he has no friends or family. By force, he befriends Ajay who also is in that orphanage. From an early age, Arya displays an unusual psychology which sets him apart from the rest of the kids. He is unnaturally possessive about Ajay. However, Ajay is not too fond of his 'friend'.

One day, Ajay is adopted by a rich family and happily leaves the orphanage, as well as Arya, behind him. As time passes, he becomes a well-established business tycoon and has his own software company. Meanwhile, Arya grows into a "bad boy" and tracks Ajay down. His affection towards Ajay doesn't diminish despite the passage of years and he is ready to go to great lengths for the sake of their friendship. Ajay, however, feels ashamed to say that Arya is his friend and avoids him. But Arya convinces him (almost in a threatening manner) that he would be on his best behavior if he be given a job in Ajay's company. Ajay reluctantly agrees with the only condition as: if Arya is proven as a "bad boy" in the office, he has to leave the company.

Thus, Arya artfully converts himself into a "Mr. Perfect" without any flaws and joins the company. Everyone in the company is instantly fond of Arya, especially Shanti (Shraddha Das) who is madly in love with him.

One day, Geetha (Kajal Aggarwal) joins the company and Ajay and Arya both immediately fall in love with her. However, Ajay doesn't express his feelings, but Arya keeps confessing his love to Geetha. Arya does all this in his weird, unusual style, while expertly concealing this from everyone else. Geetha tries to expose Arya but no one is convinced. But one night, Geetha manages to emotionally blackmail Arya into confessing his real character (such as drinking and smoking) in front of the whole staff and proves that he isn't "perfect" and has a lot of flaws. Arya proposes to Geetha in front of everyone, including Shanti, and in this frustration, she proposes to Ajay, just to irk Arya and get rid of him.

Ajay isn't satisfied with this and wants to get rid of Arya for good, so crashes his own (Ajay's) car and weaves a story that Arya has crashed him, in hopes that everyone would accuse Arya and he would be fired. At this juncture, Geetha comes to know that Ajay too loves her. Geetha is touched and reflects on her fondness for Ajay, confusing it for love. She declares that she too reciprocates Ajay's love. On hearing this, Arya undergoes a dramatic transformation. He decides to sacrifice his love and arrange Ajay and Geetha's wedding.

However, on the day of their wedding, Geetha is taken away by her family to her hometown. Her father, who is a gang lord in her hometown, wants to marry her off to the son of a rival gang lord in order to resolve the long-lasting conflict between the two gangs.

Arya decides to bring her back at any cost for Ajay. He is introduced to her family and he stays at her house amid the preparations for the wedding between her and the rival gang lord's son. Due to a misunderstanding conspired by Arya, the wedding is stopped and Arya is asked to marry Geetha by her father. Arya agrees and justifies this by saying that, had he not accepted, Geetha would be married off to another person, and Ajay can never get her back. After their marriage, Ajay arrives to their town and the trio decide to go away from the place before Geetha's family manage to catch up to them. All this while, Geetha's family has grown really fond of Arya.

The three of them stay at a hotel and decide that they must forget all of their worries for Geetha and Ajay would be gone and Arya left alone.During this time, Geetha grows closer to Arya and sympathizes with his feelings. Arya plans for the duo to go to America, but Ajay, unbeknownst to Arya, changes the plan for them to go to Australia, for he fears that Arya will somehow stop them from escaping.

As Ajay and Geetha are about to escape, Geetha's father arrives with his entourage and finds them. Ajay is enraged and believes that it is Arya who's called them, but Geetha reveals that she has called them because she believed what they were doing wasn't fair to both Arya and her family, and hoped to talk things out with them instead of betraying their trust. Geetha's father wants her to be with Arya in stead of Ajay, because he realizes how much Arya really treasures and cherishes her. He attempts to stab Ajay, but Arya rescues him and gets stabbed instead. Arya is rushed to the hospital where it is seen that Geetha is truly in love with Arya.

At the end, Arya asks Ajay to press a button. Unknowingly, Ajay does so. Suddenly, Arya starts suffocating for the supply of oxygen is stopped. Geetha is beyond angry at Ajay and slaps him for doing so. Having planned all this to make Geetha hate Ajay, Arya then says sorry to Ajay. Ajay just smiles and walks out.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Arya 2
Arya 2 Soundtrack Album Disc Cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Devi Sri Prasad
Released November 1, 2009,
Rock Heights,
Madhapur,
Hyderabad
Recorded 2009
Genre Soundtrack
Length 39:17
Language Telugu
Label Sony Music
Producer Devi 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.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".

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]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Mr. Perfect"Siju ThuravoorAnwar Sadath, Devi Sri Prasad, Chorus4:38
2."Chendu Mallika"Siju ThuravoorVijay Yesudas5:29
3."Mohajaalakam (Baby He Loves You)"Siju ThuravoorVidhu Prathap5:23
4."Ringa Ringa"Siju ThuravoorMalgudi Subha5:35
5."Kai Neettunnu"Siju ThuravoorJobi, Megha6:05
6."My Love Is Gone"Siju ThuravoorAlex Kayyalaykkal4:50

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 if the Malayalam version is included.

Box office[edit]

The film grossed 40 crore (US$6.0 million) in its first week, including 5.10 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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