Onbadhule Guru

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Onbadhule Guru
Onbadhule Guru.jpg
Film poster
Directed by P. T. Selvakumar
Produced by S. Sivakumar
R. Sivakumar
Written by P. T. Selvakumar
Starring
Music by K
Cinematography Chellathurai
Edited by P. Saisuresh
Production
company
Cosmo & Boss
Release date
  • 8 March 2013 (2013-03-08)
Country India
Language Tamil

Onbadhule Guru is a 2013 Indian Tamil comedy film written and directed by P. T. Selvakumar. The film has Vinay Rai, Sathyan Sivakumar, Premji Amaren, Aravind Akash and Lakshmi Rai in the lead roles.[1] The film is about the adventurous trip that five guys take together, and what happens to them during their expedition.[2] The film released on 8 March 2013.[3] The title of the film refers to a prediction used in astrology.

Cast[edit]

Plot[edit]

The story begins with a wedding, having the bride but the groom, Guru, missing. The bride then decides to call Guru's friend, Billa, who doesn't know where Guru is and in fact, doesn't know where he is. A flashback then begins.

Running away from their lives due to various problems involving them, Billa, Ranga (Sathyan) and Kochadaiyaan (Aravind Akash), who are good friends, decide to live a bachelor life. However, before they head off, they decide to invite their good friend, Guru (Chaams). Despite the fact that Guru's wedding is in a few days time, he decides to join in the gang to live the life of bachelors. The 4 friends then take an oath to live a bachelor's life and not reveal the truth that they are married. When they reach the city of Bangalore, they approach Charles (Premgi Amaren), a college mate of theirs, who is now a multi-millionaire of Bangalore. Charles at first was scared of them as the four of them teased him in college. But after a change of mind, he decides to help them live their bachelor's life and bring them to a party. At the party, they see a model, Sanjana (Lakshmi Rai) who danced with them. After the party, Charles brings them to a private condominium where they stay. At the condo, they see Sanjana, the girl whom they saw at the party. The four of them try their best ways to get Sanjana as their girlfriend through many mischieves.

After all the adventures they had together with Sanjana, Guru decides to have a bachelor party as he is about to get married. However, the next day, Guru is missing and the four friends end up being drunk and in police uniform. Billa, Ranga and Kochadaiyaan get caught by DSP Balram Naidu (played by director K.S. Ravikumar) and soon are advised by him to love their wives and not leave them. After their encounter with Balram Naidu, they decide to search for Guru but in the end get kidnapped. The trio end up in a warehouse and surprisingly, Sanjana appears and to be even more shocking, she appears as a gangster. It is then revealed that she is the mastermind who kidnapped Guru as the 4 of them kept following her to win her heart, which was all caught on videotape. She then asks them to give her Rs. 2 crores of money to release Guru such that he can make it for his wedding, and also such that they can take the videotape with them to avoid it being shared to others. They then get the required money, give it to Sanjana and run out of Bangalore, vowing to never see Sanjana ever again and taking good care of their wives.

Back in Chennai, they arrive in the nick of time for Guru's wedding, but just before the wedding commences, Apple (Geetha Singh), Billa's wife, stops the wedding and threatens everyone by using a time bomb attached to her waist. Billa consults her and he apologises. This follows with the 4 of them, and Charles, running away from his wife, reuniting with their wives. Charles also reunites with his new wife, which is his college teacher whom he love back in college. But yet again, they run away and thereafter, the story continues.

Production[edit]

The film was first reported in January 2012, when it was announced that P. T. Selvakumar, P. R. O of Vijay and producer of Bandha Paramasivam had decided to make his directorial debut in a film which starred four lead actors in the lead roles with Nakul, Shiva, Santhanam and Premji Amaren selected. Priyamani was also soon after reported to have joined the cast, but the film was not officially announced.[4]

In October 2012, the film re-emerged with a new cast featuring Vinay Rai, Aravind Akash and Sathyan alongside Premji and it was reported that Shriya Saran had been roped in to play important role in this film.[5] But later Shriya Saran denied it as a rumour.[6] Lakshmi Rai was also doing another lead female role in this flick and will be seen donning 2 different getups.[7] Mantra will be making her comeback through the film playing a negative role.[8] Roopashree will be making a debut in Tamil.[9]

Onbadhula Guru shooting started from 11 October 2012.[10][unreliable source?] In January, shooting was going in Bangalore.[11] A song sequence featuring Premji and Rai was shot in a club set with Vinay and Aravind Akash also in the scene.[12] Srinivasan shot for an opening song in the film.[13] The shoot for this song was taken at Pushpa Gardens in Chennai. Srinivasan and the rest of the cast are appearing in this number, including Vinay, Premgi and Lakshmi Rai.[14]

Critical reception[edit]

The film fetched extremely poor reviews upon release. Behindwoods gave the 0.5 out of 5, stating "The problem with OG is it’s indecisiveness in deciding whether it has to be a total spoof or if it has to follow something else. There is a continuous lambasting of every other film and every other artist in the film industry, that after a point, watching it becomes tedium.".[3] Rediff gave 2 out of 5 stating "The entire film is like a collection of comic scenes put together to make the audience laugh without much thought to the storyline.".[15]

Box office[edit]

The film opened at 200+ screens worldwide. Despite poor reviews by critics, the film grossed 75 lakhs in just 5 days.[16] The film grossed 1.5 crore worldwide.[citation needed]. The film had a pre-release revenue for 95 lakhs while the film made an budget of 55 lakhs. Even though receiving negative reviews and disastrous word-of-mouth, nevertheless the film became a hit at the box office with grossing 3 crore worldwide.[17][18]

Soundtrack[edit]

Onbadhule Guru
Soundtrack album by K
Released 12 February 2013
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Language Tamil
Producer K
K chronology
Annayum Rasoolum
(2012)Annayum Rasoolum2012
Onbadhule Guru
(2013)

Music of the film is composed by K. The album will have five songs and the audio launch was held on 12 February . Actor Vijay and Jiva attended the occasion to release the album. The lyrics were penned by Na. Muthukumar, Madhan Karky and one more.[19]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Vaa Machi #3" Na. Muthukumar M. L. R. Karthikeyan, Mukesh, Velmurugan  
2. "Vidhavidhamaga" Madhan Karky Vijay Prakash, Chinmayi  
3. "Theera Theera #2" Na. Muthukumar Anand Aravindakshan, K, Sean Roldan, Premji Amaren  
4. "Alayadhe Summa Summa #1" Gnanakaravel K  
5. "Maida Maidanam" Gnanakaravel Priya Himesh  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boss Engira Baskaran continues to Onbathula Guru". Behindwoods. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shriya, Vinay to team up!". Times of India. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Review". Behindwoods. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Vijay's friend to make debut as director". Behindwoods. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Vinay back on track with Onbadhula Guru". IndiaGlitz. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Shriya denies Onbadhula Guru rumours". IndiaGlitz. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Glamour wars between Anjali and Lakshmi Rai". Behindwoods. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.tamilstar.com/tamil/news-id-mantra-actress-onbadhula-guru-movie-villain-heroine-mantra-actress-24-10-124480.html
  9. ^ "Roopashree begins work on her next film". Times of India. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Onbadhula Guru shooting starts from today". Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "KS Ravikumar in Lakshmi Rai film". Times of India. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Premgi - Lakshmi Rai do it again". Times of India. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lakshmi shoots with Power Star!". Times of India. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Powerstar in item song". indiaglitz. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/review-south-onbadhula-guru/20130308.htm
  16. ^ http://cinemalead.com/slide-show-id-onbathula-guru333.htm
  17. ^ http://www.kollytalk.com/cinenews/onbadhula-guru-box-office-report-87249.html
  18. ^ http://behindwoods.com/tamil-movies/onbathula-guru/onbathula-guru-box-office-mar-17.html
  19. ^ "'K' to compose music for 'Onbadhula Guru'". Sify. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 

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