Bejawada (film)

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Bejawada
Bejawada Poster.jpg
Directed by Vivek Krishna
Produced by Ram Gopal Varma
Story by Ram Gopal Varma
Starring Naga Chaitanya
Amala Paul
Production
company
Shreya Productions , reliance group overseas.
Distributed by Varma
Release date
  • 1 December 2011 (2011-12-01)
Country India
Language Telugu

Bejawada or Bezawada is 2011 a Telugu action-crime film based on the Vijayawada Gang Warfare, directed by Vivek Krishna and produced by Ram Gopal Varma. The film features Naga Chaitanya and Amala Paul in the lead roles. The movie received extremely negative reviews and was declared as disaster at the Box Office. Later it was dubbed in Hindi as Hero The Action Man[1] and also in Tamil as Vikram Dhadha.

Plot[edit]

Kali Prasad aka Kali (Prabhu) is the man of masses in Bejawada. His group has a stronghold on temple city. Vijay Krishna (Mukul Dev) is right hand to Kali. Kali’s brother Shankar Prasad aka Shankar (Abhimanyu Singh) does not like the supremacy of Vijay Krishna. Due to this personal grudge, Shankar plays spoil sport of brutally killing his brother Kali and then spreads the rumor in Bejawada about Vijay Krishna as man behind this murder. With the help of politician Ramana (Kota Srinivasa Rao), Shankar plans to become a politician but fails due to Vijay Krishna’s authority on Student and Labor Unions. Vijay Krishna has two brothers Jaya Krishna (Ajay) and Siva Krishna (Naga Chaitanya). Shankar assassinates Vijay Krishna for building his own identity. It is time now for cool, daring and dashing Siva Krishna to enter the scene for completing revenge saga. How the love life of Siva Krishna with college-mate Geeta (Amala Paul), daughter of top brass policeman Adi Vishnu (Ahuti Prasad), is affected in the process forms another angle in story.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Ram Gopal Varma announced that he was to direct a Telugu film titled Bejawada Rowdilu in a press note in September 2010, which would revolve around the rowdy wars of Vijayawada, also known as Bejawada.[2] The title started a controversy from vijayawada locales who felt that title wrongly defamed their city, so Varma in August 2011 announced that the film would simply be known as Bejawada.[3] The film was officially launched on 12 May 2011 with Ram Gopal Varma's protégé, Vivek Krishna, announced as the director.[4] The team held a photo shoot and filmed for two days in Vijayawada with Preetika Rao, before removing her from the project with the producer citing that she looked older than the lead actor, Naga Chaitanya.[5] She was subsequently replaced by Amala Paul.

Critical reception[edit]

The film received extremely negative reviews, both from critics and audiences. 123telugu rated it 1.75/5, lamenting that the film had "No of heroism in the first half, no villainism in second half".[6] Greatandhra rated it 2/5 and said that the film had "racha to do with the history".[7] Rediff.com rated it 1.5/5 and stated that "Bezawada is let down by its script".[8] The Times Of India rated it 1/5 and said that "Despite all the expectations riding on it, "Bejawada" joins the long list of disasters from the RGV factory."[9]

Soundtrack[edit]

Bejawada
Soundtrack album to Bejawada by Vikram Negi, Bapitutul, Amar Mohile, Pradeep Koneru, Prem
Released 7 November 2011 (2011-11-07)
Recorded 2011
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 36:09
Language Telugu
Label Aditya Music
Producer Ram Gopal Varma

The audio songs were released in a FM Studio in Hyderabad. Bejawada's audio release function was a rather low key affair. The songs released in the market on 7 November. Vikram Negi, Bapitutul, Amar Mohile, Pradeep Koneru, Prem have scored the music for Bejawada.

Track # Song Singer (s) Composition Lyrics Length
1 "Durgamma Krishnamma" Jojo Nathaniel Vikram Negi Rehman 05:09
2 "Adagaku Nannemi" Javed Ali & Chandreyee Bhattacharya Bapitutul Kaluva Sai 03:52
3 "Ninnu Chusina" Javed Ali & Swetha Pandit Amar Mohile Sira Sri 05:00
4 "Konte Choopulu" Hemachandra & Geetha Madhuri Pradeep Koneru Rehman 03:38
5 "Rammu Ginnu" Deepthi Chari Praveen Koneru Sira Sri 05:38
6 "Aigiri Nandini" Ravi Shankar Sri Adi Shankaracharya 04:11
7 "Beza Beza" Jojo Nanathiel Amar Mohile Sira Sri 03:04
8 "Le Legara" Srikanth Prem Chaitanya Prasad 04:15

Box Office[edit]

The film could not savour the advantages of much positive reviews and therefore, the film emerged as a below average grosser at the Box Office.It is estimated that the film collected 150 million (US$2.3 million) in per 50 days. The film has collected 40 million (US$620,000) on its releasing day. Gemini TV bought the film's satellite rights for 30 million (US$470,000). The film was made on a budget of 120 million (US$1.9 million).

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