Bhadra (2005 film)

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Bhadra
Bhadra poster.jpg
Directed by Boyapati Srinu
Produced by Dil Raju
Written by
Starring
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh
Production
company
Distributed by Sri Venkateswara Creations
Release date
12 May 2005
Country India
Language Telugu

Bhadra is a Telugu action film released on 12 May 2005 (Dubbed in Malayalam as Brahmam and in Hindi as Badala) and was directed by debutant director Boyapati Srinu featured Ravi Teja, Arjan Bajwa and Meera Jasmine in the lead roles. The film was later remade into Tamil as Saravana, with Silambarasan & Jyothika, in Kannada as Gaja, with Darshan & Navya Nair, in Bengali as Josh with Jeet & Srabanti Malakar & in Bangladeshi Bengali as Bhaolobeshe Morte Pari (2010) with Shakib Khan & Sahara.

Plot[edit]

Bhadra (Ravi Teja) and Raja (Arjan Bajwa) are the thickest of friends. Bhadra notices Raja's sister, Anu (Meera Jasmine), in video recorded call and attracted to her instantly. After Some days story moved to engagement of Bhadra's sister. The house is full of joy and laughter, awaiting the return of Bhadra from college. However, when Bhadra returns, the family members are shocked. He has brought home a distraught and frightened girl, whom he introduces as his friend, Anu.

The marriage preparations continue, with everyone wondering who the mysterious girl is. Bhadra's uncle , however, cannot control his emotions. He wants his daughter to marry Bhadra, and is afraid that Anu will spoil this. Eventually, Bhadra's uncle confronts him about Anu. Anu gets upset and an argument ensues. Later, as Bhadra and Anu go to a restaurant to eat, a gang comes. Bhadra chases them for a while, and beats all of them up. Realising he has left Anu behind, Bhadra returns to the restaurant. However, Anu is not there. Frightened, he was walking on road where he ecaped from accident saved by his father.Finally, Bhadra's father (Murali Mohan) forces him to tell them what is going on. Then, a flashback begins.

When Raja visits his home village, Bhadra visits along with him. Anu, who returns from London, is impressed by Bhadra, who continually impresses her, based on her tastes. He gets along well with Raja's and Anu's family, in the meanwhile convinces them that he would make a prospective groom for Anu.

Anu's family, mainly her brother Surendra (Prakash Raj) and cousin, are involved in regional gangs in their village. When Anu takes out Bhadra to the temple for a visit, without the knowledge of Surendra, a rival gang member group is attacked by Anu's cousin's group members and one of the member of the rival group gets hold of Anu and threatens to kill Anu. In a swift action of bravery and skill, Bhadra knocks down the rival group member.

After this incident, Surendra gives Bhadra a talk about why things are so violent in the village. He explains how he is a master's degree holder from a prestigious university (BITS Pilani) and how his wife is also a master's degree holder. Unfortunately, due the nature of the villages, the rivalry is deadly and fatal. He ultimately says, even though the villages are violent, he will remain a noble person, with high ideals.

After a few days though, in the most ungrateful manner and a show cowardice, the rival gang fights with fierce brutality, and the rival gang leader Veerayya (Pradeep Rawat) murders Raja's entire family, except Anu. Bhadra makes the promise to Surendra that he will take up the responsibility of Anu and that he will eventually marry her. In the process, he also becomes a rival of Veerayya as he kills his younger brother Tulasi (Subbaraju) to protect Anu.

Meanwhile, Surendra's men trace Anu and bring her to Bhadra's home. Feeling that she is not safe anymore here, Bhadra plans to send her abroad. Anu is not happy with his decision as she loves him.On the day Anu is supposed to leave to London, at the airport, she meets Bhadra and Raja's Friend. The girl tells Anu about Bhadra's devotion for her. She also knows before her family killed they chose Bhadra as her bride groom. She realises she cannot leave Bhadra, and leaves the airport. She manages to find Bhadra, who is fighting the villains. At the end, they embrace and the movie ends.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Boyapati Srinivas, cousin of Posani Krishna Murali and erstwhile assistant director of Muthyala Subbaiyah had narrated the script of Bhadra to Allu Arjun after the release of his debut film Gangotri. Arjun liked the script and insisted to narrate the script to Dil Raju who immediately okayed the script. Busy schedules meant that Allu Arjun couldn't do this film. Jr. NTR and Prabhas were also considered for the lead roles. Finally, Ravi Teja got selected as hero. The film was made in a moderate budget of 5 to 6 Crores.[1][2]

Soundtrack[edit]

Music was Scored by Devi Sri Prasad while Lyrics were provided by Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar, Vishwa and Kulasekhar. The audio was highly successful and the songs were chartbusters at that time

Bhadra
Soundtrack album to Bhadra by Devi Sri Prasad
Recorded 2005
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 31:11
Language Telugu
Label Aditya Music
Producer Devi Sri Prasad
Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Just Do It" Sirivennela Tippu & Tanvi Shah 4:21
2. "Sa Sa Sye" Sirivennela Karthik & K. S. Chitra 4:20
3. "Nuvvu Naaku Manasisthe" Kulasekhar Mallikarjun & Sumangali 4:59
4. "Thirumala Vaasa" Sirivennela Sumangali 2:09
5. "O Manasa" Sirivennela Ravi Varma 4:03
6. "Yerrakoka Pachcharaika" Bhaskarabhatla Pushpavanam Kuppuswamy & Usha 4:20
7. "Ye Oore Chinnadana" Vishwa Tippu & Kalpana 5:06
8. "Thirumala Vaasa (Instrumental)" Instrumental Veena by Devi 1:47
Total length: 31:11

Success[edit]

The film was declared a blockbuster, as it is the only movie that has collected nearly 180 million in the second week in the year. It released with nearly 150 prints.

Reviews[edit]

Idlebrain wrote:"Bhadra is an average formula film, which runs on the strengths of Ravi Teja".[3] Fullhyd wrote:"Bhadra is another version of the kind of chug-a-lug entertainment that made Idiot and Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi worthy of a mention in conversations that are going nowhere".[4] Sify wrote:"The basic problem of Bhadra is that it is a poor clone of Okkadu and there is hardly anything new in presentation and packaging".[5] Indiaglitz wrote:"The problem for Bhadra is tries to be masala film among masala films ---- it incorporates all the big elements".[6] Telugucinema wrote:"Bhadra more concentrates on lighter aspect in the first half and soon drifts into mundane faction drama in the second half. It is laced with cliched faction film formulae, Tata Sumo chases, killings and counter killings, flashback method, and gory".[7]

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