Bhalevadivi Basu

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Bhalevadivi Basu
Bhalevadivibasu vcd.jpg
VCD Cover
Directed by P.A. Arun Prasad
Produced by Smt N. Anita Krishna
Written by Ramesh-Gopi (dialogues)
Screenplay by P.A. Arun Prasad
Story by P.A. Arun Prasad
Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna
Anjala Zhaveri
Shilpa Shetty
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography Jayanan Vincent
Edited by Nandamuri Hari
Sridevi Arts
Release date
  • 15 June 2001 (2001-06-15)
Running time
156 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Bhalevadivi Basu is a 2001 Telugu, drama film produced by Smt Anita Krishna on Sridevi Arts banner, directed by P.A. Arun Prasad. Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Anjala Zhaveri, Shilpa Shetty in the lead roles and music composed by Mani Sharma. The movie created a lot of hype since it followed the stupendous hit of Narasimha Naidu and was intended to be an image make-over for Nandamuri Balakrishna from Action Hero to Family Hero. However, the movie met with negative reviews from critics.The film recorded as flop at the box office. [1]


Sagar (Nandamuri Balakrishna) is a forest ranger. Swetha (Shilpa Shetty) is Sagar's boss. Nemali (Anjala Zhaveri) is a tribal woman. The first half of the film revolves around how Nemali and Swetha try to impress Sagar, but a mysterious woman appears and reveals that the forest ranger's name is not Sagar and he is an imposter.

The second half of the film starts with the imposter relating in the flashback that his real name is Prabhu and he is a petty thief who gets to know a person called Sagar, an intelligent unemployed graduate. Sagar has a mother and sister, who made sacrifices to enable him to graduate. Sagar, now a forest ranger becomes close to Prabhu. When Sagar's mother falls ill and she needs one lakh as medical fee Prabhu arranges to get the money by giving a false testimony in court but this misfires and ends in him being imprisoned for life. But he escapes from the police and enters the forest where he sees Sagar severely injured in a car accident. Sagar asks Prabhu to take care of his mother and sister.

Since nobody knows the identity of the real Sagar, Prabhu impersonates him as forest ranger where he tries to improve the life of tribal people and ensures that poachers and animal killers are kept at bay. At the same time, pretending to be Sagar he keeps in touch with the Sagar's family.

The rest of the story revolves around how the false Sagar arranges the marriage of Sagar's sister before fighting in a routine climax.



Bhalevadivi Basu
Film score by Mani Sharma
Released 20 May 2001 (2001-05-20)
Genre Soundtrack
Length 28:38
Label Supreme Music
Producer Mani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Prematho Raa
Bhalevadivi Basu

Music composed by Mani Sharma. Music released on Supreme Music Company.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Yahi Hai Right Choice" Kulashekar Shankar Mahadevan 4:38
2. "Ammammo Brahma" Bhuvanachandra Shankar Mahadevan,Gopika Poornima 4:19
3. "Ayyare Ayyare" Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry SP Balu, Chitra 5:06
4. "Rayyi Rayyi Mandi" Bhuvanachandra Udit Narayan, Swarnalatha 4:18
5. "Kukuku Ante" Bhuvanachandra SP Balu, Kavita Subramaniam 4:38
6. "Bava Bava" Vennelakanti SP Balu,Chitra, Sujatha 5:37
Total length: 28:38



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