Balu (film)

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Directed byA. Karunakaran
Produced byAswani Dutt
Written byKona Venkat
StarringPawan Kalyan
Shriya Saran
Neha Oberoi
Gulshan Grover
Music byMani Sharma
Edited byKotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Distributed byVyjayanthi Movies & KAD Movies
Release date
  • 6 January 2005 (2005-01-06)
Running time
169 minutes

Balu is a 2005 Indian Telugu-language action crime film[1] released on 6 January 2005 and was directed by A. Karunakaran. This film stars Pawan Kalyan, Shriya, and Neha Oberoi. The film was produced by C. Ashwini Dutt under his production company Vyjayanthi Movies. Later this film was remade in Dhallywood named Dhakar King starred Shakib Khan and Apu Biswas.


The story starts with a rowdy Daasanna, the follower of another rowdy Naayudamma warning the people of Mahankali market. At the same time, Balu (Pawan Kalyan) sets up a new flower stall in the market. He impresses Daasanna by making him believe that he worships Daasanna's mother, thereby getting relieved of the taxes set up by Daasanna. The people of the market get new hopes looking at Balu's style of impressing the rowdies. Balu newly comes to the city with his mother Rajeshwari Devi (Jayasudha), sister-in-law, nephew and friend (Sunil). As the story goes on, Balu meets Priya (Shriya Saran), but both start fighting with each other. One night Balu's mother walks to an empty bungalow and faints there, remembering her past in which her husband Ranga Rao (Suman) and her son would be killed because they supported the people of Mahankali market in getting the rights on the land. The next day Priya comes to the hospital to visit Balu's mother and falls in love with Balu. Priya dares to propose to Balu, but he rejects her love. On the other side, Balu, through Daasanna, tries to steal the documents of Mahankali market which are with Nayudamma at that time and are actually to be sold to Khan (Gulshan Grover). Balu makes Nayudamma believe him by saving him from a planned bomb blast. When Khan arrives, he realizes Balu is none other than Ghani, who worked under him few years back. The flashback unveils the story of Ghani, who changes because of Indu (Neha Oberoi), who in turn changes, getting courage from Ghani. Ghani finally moves against Khan, who tries to kill children in an orphanage. Khan decides to kill Ghani and Indu. Ghani and Indu finally reach Agra, Indu's hometown, where it is revealed that Rajeshwari Devi is actually Indu's mother. Indu changes Ghani's name to Balu. The next day Balu accepts Indu's love, but at the same time Khan's rowdies kill Indu. Balu promises Indu that he would take care of her family and fight people's rights on Mahankali market. The scene returns to Balu lying in bed as he meets with an accident while driving because of his illness. He gets up and faces Khan, and Khan is finally killed in the fight. Finally, after 20 years, the people of Mahankali market get the rights on the land.



Studio album by
Released25 December 2004 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Gudumba Shankar
Radha Gopalam

The music and background score was composed by Mani Sharma. The soundtrack album consisted of 6 tracks. All the lyrics were written by Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, Chandrabose, Jonnavithula & Nithin Raijwar. Songs Sung By Eminent Singers Like K. S. Chithra, Udit Narayan, Hariharan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sujatha Mohan, KK, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Kunal Ganjawala

Track Listing
1."Inthe Inthinthe"KK5:21
2."Neelo Jarige"Hariharan, Shreya Ghoshal6:00
3."Kannu Kottina"Udit Narayan, Sujatha4:40
4."Hut Hutja"Kunal Ganjawala4:08
5."Athi Methani"Ranjith, Mahalaxmi Iyer5:21
6."Lokale Gelavaga"K. S. Chithra, Murali4:36


  1. ^ "Balu (2004) - Karunakaran". AllMovie.

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