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Bharat Ane Nenu
Bharat Ane Nenu poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster[1]
Directed byKoratala Siva
Produced byDVV Danayya
Written byKoratala Siva
Starring
Music byDevi Sri Prasad[3]
Cinematography
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Production
company
Release date
  • 20 April 2018 (2018-04-20)
Running time
173 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget65 crore[4]

Bharat Ane Nenu (English: I, Bharat) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language political action drama[5][6][7][8] film written and directed by Koratala Siva, starring Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani and Prakash Raj in the lead roles.[9] The film is about Bharat, a student who unexpectedly becomes the leader of Andhra Pradesh and his attempts to reform politics.

Plot

Bharat Ram (Mahesh Babu), a brilliant but uncertain student with an unquenchable thrist for knowledge, graduates with his 5th degree from Oxford. At his uncle's (Saakshi Sivaa) house, Bharat comes to learn that his father, Chief Minister of (at the time undivided) Andhra Pradesh Raghava Raju (R. Sarathkumar), was hospitalised and died from a stroke. On a flight to his familial home in Hyderabad, Bharat reminisces about his past.

As a child, Bharat is scolded by his mother (Aamani) for eating ice cream against medical advice, and he promises her he won't eat it again. Raghava Raju, busy with a new political party (the Navodayam Party) that he and his friend Varadarajulu (Prakash Raj) formed, is shown to be too busy to spend time with his family. After Bharat is found to have eaten ice cream again, his mother reminds him on the importance of promises. The very next day, Bharat finds that she has died in her sleep, causing his father to stay at home to take care of Bharat. Soon after her death, Varadarajulu points out to Raghava Raju that he has to get back outside to prepare for the coming elections and suggests that he remarry to find a new mother for Bharat. However, Bharat is not close to his stepmother (Sithara) and instead spends time at his friend Subash's house. After Subash's parents get jobs in London, Bharat wants to come with them. At first his father hesitates, but soon agrees to let them study together.

Back in the present, Bharat is greeted by an onslaught of camera flashes as he comes back to his familial home. Soon after arriving, he meets with Varadarajulu, where he learns that his father, an asthmatic, had to go to the hospital due to the cold weather taking a toll on him, and that the final rituals were conducted early by his younger brother Siddharth (seen earlier as a baby in his childhood), as the news of his death caused chaos in the party and the people. Speculation abounds over who the next CM will be; meanwhile, Bharat talks to Siddharth, who he later learns has been mute for many days.

The next day, Bharat drives the car for a casual ride and experiences the rampant lawlessness and noise on the streets as people drive recklessly and honk horns. Meanwhile, the party meets to decide the next CM.

He becomes the Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh under Varadarajulu's insistence. New to India and with no political knowledge, he learns the ropes quickly and governs efficiently whilst trying to abolish corruption. However, while he endears himself to the crowd, he makes enemies out of the political class, including his own party members who create trouble for him and try to stop him from bringing changes to the society.

How he tackles them and removes corruption from the system forms the rest of the story. Intertwined is a love story of Bharat and Vasumathi (Kiara Advani), an MBA graduate who sets out to help him in his purpose.

Cast

Production

Development

DVV Danayya announced that they would produce a film with Mahesh Babu directed by Koratala Siva in mid-2016. Devi Sri Prasad (DSP) was said to do the music for this film.

Casting

M.S. Dhoni-famed Kiara Advani played the role of the Chief Minister's girlfriend. Sarath Kumar was roped in to play the role of Mahesh Babu's father and Prakash Raj signed in to play the antagonist.

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.

Crew

Stunt duo Ram-Laxman performed the stunt choreography for this film. Dance choreography was performed by Raju Sundaram, Dinesh Kumar and Raghu.

Filming

"I Don't Know", the first South Indian song sung by Farhan Akhtar, was shot in Spain with Mahesh Babu, and choreographed by Raju Sundaram.

Pre-release event (Bharat Bahiranga Sabha)

The audio launch/pre-release event took place in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium on April 7, 2018. N. T. Rama Rao Jr., a well-known actor in the Telugu film industry and a close friend of the superstar, attended the event as its chief guest.

Star Maa has taken television rights and Amazon Video is set to premiere the film on 9 June 2018 digitally.

Soundtrack

Bharat Ane Nenu
Soundtrack album by
Released2018
Recorded2017
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length24:34
LabelLahari Music and T-Series
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Rangasthalam
(2018)
Bharat Ane Nenu
(2018)
Saamy Square
(2018)

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. Three songs, "Bharat Ane Nenu", "Vachaadayyo Swami" and "I Don't Know", were released as singles. The audio launch/pre-release event took place in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium on April 7, 2018. Farhan Akhtar lent his voice for the song "I Don't Know", which is first time for a South Indian movie. All five songs were penned by Ramajogayya Sastry.[11]

All lyrics written by Ramajogayya Sastry.

Track-List
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Bharat Ane Nenu (The Song Of Bharat)"David Simon05:15
2."I Don't Know"Farhan Akhtar04:28
3."Vachaadayyo Saami"Kailash Kher, Divya Kumar05:23
4."Ide Kalala Vunnadhe"Andrea Jeremiah04:32
5."O Vasumathi"Yazin Nizar, Rita05:11
Total length:24:34

Release and Reception

The film was released on 20 April 2018 to positive reviews and became the 3rd highest-grossing Telugu movie of all time.[12][13][14][15] The film's dubbed versions were later released in Tamil as Bharat Ennum Naan and in Malayalam as Bharat Ennum Njan on 31 May 2018.[16] It grossed around 230 crores in its full theatrical run.[17]

References

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  8. ^ Here’s a new update on Mahesh Babu’s next Bharat Ane Nenu
  9. ^ "Mahesh Babu to romance Kiara Advani in 'Bharat Ane Nenu'".
  10. ^ R, Shajini S (4 March 2018). "Mahesh Babu starrer 'Bharat Ane Nenu's' interval bang to be a major highlight". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  11. ^ T-Series Telugu (2018-04-07), Bharat Ane Nenu Jukebox | Bharat Ane Nenu Songs | Mahesh Babu | Devi Sri Prasad, Ramajogayya Shastry, retrieved 2018-04-08
  12. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (2018-04-20). "'Bharat Ane Nenu' review: This promise ticks the right boxes". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
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  14. ^ Nathan, Archana. "'Bharat Ane Nenu' review: Mahesh Babu stars as a superhero who happens to be chief minister". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  15. ^ "Mahesh Babu's Bharat Ane Nenu Movie Review {4.5/5}". The Hans India. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  16. ^ "Bharat Enum Naan Movie Release on May 31st Posters".
  17. ^ https://english.sakshi.com/news/2018/05/07/bharat-ane-nenu-crosses-200-crores

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