Bharat Ane Nenu
|Bharat Ane Nenu|
|Directed by||Koratala Siva|
|Produced by||DVV Danayya|
|Written by||Koratala Siva|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Box office||est. ₹187.6–225 crore|
Bharat Ane Nenu (transl. I, Bharat) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language political action film written and directed by Koratala Siva. The film stars Mahesh Babu and Kiara Advani, alongside a supporting cast including Prakash Raj, R. Sarathkumar, Aamani, Devaraj, Posani Krishna Murali, P. Ravi Shankar, Yashpal Sharma, Rao Ramesh, and Brahmaji. The music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad, while A. Sreekar Prasad edited the film.
The film follows Bharat, an Oxford university student who returns to India following the demise of his father, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Disillusioned by the corruption he encounters, Bharat decides to bring about a change in the system after becoming the new chief minister, eventually making enemies.
The film was released theatrically on 20 April 2018.
Bharat Ram, a brilliant and curious student, graduates with his 5th degree from Oxford. After celebrating, his uncle tells him that his father Raghava Rao, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (pre-division), passed away from a stroke. Bharat flies home and reminisces.
As a child, Bharat spent most of his time with his mother and best friend Subash next door as his father was busy setting up a political party with his best friend Varadarajulu, the party president. After breaking a small promise, his mother scolds him and tells him about the importance of commitments. She dies in her sleep afterwards, impacting Bharat immensely. Raghava Rao then takes care of him at home, but Varadarajulu tells him that he must prepare for the upcoming elections and suggests he remarry to give Bharat a new mother. He agrees, having another child, Siddharth, with his new wife. Bharat's attempts to bond with his stepmother fail, so he spends more time at Subash's house. Soon, Subash's parents get jobs in London, and Bharat wants to go with them. After some time Raghava Rao agrees.
After the flashback, Bharat arrives in India and attends his father's funeral amid heavy media attention and speculation over who the next Chief Minister will be. Varadarajulu tells Bharat that his father, an asthmatic, had to be hospitalized due to the cold and that the final rites were completed by Siddharth because of Raghava Rao's death caused public disarray and they couldn't wait for him. Bharat then drives around the city and gets frustrated by the chaotic atmosphere. Varadarajulu introduces him to many politicians, including opposition party leader Sripathi Rao and his son Manohar. As Bharat prepares to return to London, Varadarajulu cancels his ticket, explaining that he should be the next CM. Bharat objects and asks Varadarajulu to accede instead, but he opposes based on his position and intra-party conflict. Bharat reluctantly agrees and becomes CM despite his inexperience. However, his strict policies and novel ideas restore law and order and become popular with the public, earning the opposition's ire. One day, he sees a girl named Vasumathi and instantly falls in love with her. Bharat surprises Vasumathi by calling her and asks her out about, kindling romance. Later, he finds out that many politicians are laundering money and tries to expose Manohar. However, Varadarajulu stops the investigation and invites Bharat to the politicians' small party, where their collaboration and scheming surprise him. He decides to remove all this corruption from politics.
Ramana and other villagers come to Bharat in tears, explaining how their MLA, fellow party member Damu, is unhelpful and corrupt. Now, his son is replacing him, and they seek guidance. Bharat tells Ramana to run against him. Damu's henchmen kill many villagers in return, so Bharat sends undercover police officers to protect Ramana. Damu's police officers attempt to murder Ramana at his cinema hall, but Bharat arrives in time. Damu proclaims that Bharat is only powerful due to his bodyguards. After Bharat alone defeats his henchmen, however, Damu retreats. Bharat soon decides local governance must be instated, which succeeds despite the assembly's disapproval. However, Varadarajulu exposes Bharat's relationship with Vasumathi, causing a scandal and accusations of nepotism since she now works with him. Bharat resigns, Varadarajulu becomes Chief Minister, and Vasumathi and her father move to their native village.
Bharat arranges a press meet, where he attacks their sensationalism. Afterwards, his friend, ACP Krishna IPS, tells him they found a reporter hiding in a village. Bharat, along with Bhaskar and Security Officer Mukthar, go there and learn the reporter met with Raghava Rao before his death and proved Varadarajulu's corruption to him. As they leave, Mukthar gets shot in an ambush. Bharat takes him to a hospital and spots Varadarajulu's henchmen, so they escape again. Bharat eventually fights them in an abandoned area. As an army of goons shows up, the villagers arrive to protect him. They follow Bharat to Varadarajulu's office, where they face off. Varadarajulu reveals that he tampered with Raghava Rao's medicines to slowly paralyze and kill him. Finally, all the corrupt politicians are jailed, and Varadarajulu commits suicide. Bharat once again becomes Chief Minister, and proposes marriage to Vasumathi in her village.
- Mahesh Babu as Bharath Ram, Chief Minister of Undivided Andhra Pradesh
- Kiara Advani as Vasumathi, an MBA graduate, Bharath's love interest
- Prakash Raj as Varadarajulu "Nanaji", Bharath's uncle
- R. Sarathkumar as Raghava Rao, Bharath's father
- Aamani as Bharath's mother
- Devaraj as Opposition Leader Sripathi Rao
- Sithara as Bharath's stepmother
- Posani Krishna Murali as Minister
- P. Ravi Shankar as MLA Damu
- Jayalalita as Assembly Speaker
- Devadas Kanakala as Senior Politician
- Rao Ramesh as Head Constable Ramachandra and Vasumathi's father
- Brahmaji as Bhaskar, Bharath's personal secretary
- Saakshi Sivaa as Bharath's uncle
- Yashpal Sharma as Manohar Rao, Sripathi Rao's son
- Ajay as Arvind Krishna, Additional DG (CBCID officer)
- Anish Kuruvilla as Chief Secretary Srivastava
- Jeeva as Education Minister Para Bramham (PB)
- Rahul Ramakrishna as Ramana, CM supported MLA
- Prudhviraj as MLA
- Banerjee as Minister
- Surya as Mithra, Investigation Journalist
- Shatru as Jagadish, Damu's son
- Mahadevan as Varadarajulu's aide
- Mukthar Khan as CM Security Officer Mukthar
- Rajsekhar Aningi as Journalist
- Kaumudi Nemani as Manju, Bharath's stepsister
- Master Mikail Singh as Siddharth, Bharath's stepbrother
- Appaji Ambarisha Darbha as IAS officer
- Rajitha as Minister
- Ramajogayya Sastry in a cameo appearance in Vachaadayyo Saami song
Actor Devaraj, who played prominent antagonistic roles in Telugu cinemas in the first decade of the 21st century, was noted to appear in a Telugu film after a gap of 11 years through Bharat Ane Nenu, where he played the role of leader of the opposition party.
|Bharat Ane Nenu|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||7 April 2018|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
The soundtrack of the film was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The album features five songs, out of which three of them were released as singles. The first single "Bharat Ane Nenu" was released on 25 March 2018, at the occasion of Ram Navmi. The second single "I Don't Know" was launched on 1 April 2018.Farhan Akhtar lent his voice for the song "I Don't Know", which is first time for a South Indian movie. The third track "Vachaadayyo Swami", was released on 6 April 2018. The soundtrack was launched at the pre-release event which took place in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium on 7 April 2018, with N. T. Rama Rao Jr. being the chief guest.
All lyrics are written by Ramajogayya Sastry.
|1.||"Bharat Ane Nenu (The Song Of Bharat)"||David Simon||05:15|
|2.||"I Don't Know"||Farhan Akhtar||04:28|
|3.||"Vachaadayyo Saami"||Kailash Kher, Divya Kumar||05:23|
|4.||"Ide Kalala Vunnadhe"||Andrea Jeremiah||04:32|
|5.||"O Vasumathi"||Yazin Nizar, Rita||05:11|
Bharat Ane Nenu was released theatrically on 20 April 2018. The film's dubbed versions were released in Tamil and Hindi. The Tamil dubbed version titled Bharat Ennum Naan was released on 31 May 2018 while the Hindi dubbed version titled Dashing CM Bharath was released on 2 November 2018.
Hemanth Kumar of Firstpost wrote "Mahesh Babu, Koratala Siva deliver an intense political drama". Kumar also said, "He (Siva) has shown yet again that there’s plenty of drama when a normal guy takes an uncommon path. Bharat might have become the messiah of the state in the story, but it’s Mahesh Babu who leaves a long lasting impression in the end. Two big thumbs up for the film. It delivers more than what it promises" giving 4 stars out of 5. Priyanka Sundar of Hindustan Times gave the film 3 stars out of 5, saying "Mahesh Babu as CM ushers in a new era. Mahesh Babu has the best of what commercial cinema has to offer – a strong subject, a tight film and a role he can chew on."
Suhas Yellapantula of The Times of India rated the 3.5 stars out of 5, mentioning "Bharat Ane Nenu gives you a lot to root for and provides a bang for your buck but lacks the finesse that makes for a good political thriller.". Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu wrote, "This promise ticks the right boxes. Bharat Ane Nenu deserves a thumbs up for its well thought out plot and nuanced characters. Keeping us hooked to the narrative are Mahesh Babu, accompanied by Prakash Raj in another winsome and complex role, Rahul Ramakrishna, Rao Ramesh, Brahmaji and Kiara Advani among others. Kiara is impressive.".
Awards and nominations
|Date of ceremony||Award||Category||Recipient(s) and nominee(s)||Result||Ref.|
|6 January 2019||Zee Cine Awards Telugu||Best Dialogues||Koratala Siva||Won|||
|Best Find of the year - Female||Kiara Advani||Won|
|15 & 16 August 2019||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Film – Telugu||DVV Entertainments||Nominated|||
|Best Actor – Telugu||Mahesh Babu||Nominated|
|Best Debut Actress – Telugu||Kiara Advani||Nominated|
|Best Playback Singer Male – Telugu||Kailash Kher||Nominated|
|21 December 2019||Filmfare Awards South||Best Film – Telugu||Bharat Ane Nenu||Nominated|||
|Best Director – Telugu||Koratala Siva||Nominated|
|Best Actor – Telugu||Mahesh Babu||Nominated|
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