Varsham (2004 film)

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Directed bySobhan
Produced byM.S. Raju
Screenplay byM.S. Raju
Paruchuri brothers (dialogues)
Story byVeeru Potla
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
CinematographyS. Gopal Reddy
Edited byK. V. Krishna Reddy
Release date
  • 14 January 2004 (2004-01-14)
Running time
159 minutes
Box officeest.₹22 crore[1]

Varsham (transl. Rain) is a 2004 Indian Telugu-language romantic action film produced by M.S. Raju on his Sumanth Art Productions banner and directed by Sobhan, the film stars Prabhas, Trisha, and Gopichand and the music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. It was third highest grossing Telugu film of 2004 and was very successful at the box office.

The film was remade in Tamil as Mazhai, Odia as Barsa My Darling, Hindi as Baaghi.


Venkat, an unemployed youngster, meets Shailaja, a middle-class beauty, on a train journey, and they are immediately attracted to each other after dancing in a rain shower. At the same time, Shailaja catches the eye of Bhadranna, a dangerous, ruthless landlord who also fell in love with her. Venkat keeps bumping into Shailaja every time it rains, and they fall in love. Ranga Rao, Shailaja's father, is a typical black sheep with many bad habits. Bhadranna approaches him with the marriage proposal, and Ranga Rao jumps on that and agrees. Later, a film producer Seenaiah approaches Ranga Rao with an offer for Shailaja to act in a movie. Ranga Rao thinks that acting in films would be more lucrative than marrying her off to Bhadranna. He first successfully creates clashes between lovers, convinces Shailaja to act in a movie, and leaves with her to the city. Venkat also leaves for Vizag to his uncle's place. In Vizag, Shailaja becomes a leading lady in the movies, and Venkat works with his uncle in a quarry as a demolition expert. Months later, Bhadranna is cheated some money by Ranga Rao, and he finds out where Shailaja now lives, kidnaps her, and tries to change her mind about marrying him. Seenaiah gets tensed as shooting was paused, and Ranga Rao advises him to approach Venkat, as he believes that Venkat still loves Shailaja. Venkat agrees and fights with Bhadranna for Shailaja. Gradually, Shailaja comes to know that she misunderstood Venkat and apologizes. They reconcile happily, and both start loving again. That night, Bhadranna kills his brother Kaasi (Shafi) for not bringing Shailaja. Bhadranna is coming back from Hyderabad to destroy Venkat and marry Shailaja. During the festival, Bhadranna stabs Venkat but is stopped by his uncle Sivaiah. After the fight, Venkat defeats Bhadranna and embraces Shailaja and Venkat's friends. Suddenly, Bhadranna regains conscious but dies when a statue covered in fire collapses on him. The movie ends with Venkat and Shailaja reuniting.



Soundtrack album by
  • 18 December 2003 (2003-12-18)
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology

Music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad and all lyrics were penned by Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry. Music was released on Aditya Music.

1."Nuvvosthanante"Chitra, Raqeeb Alam5:33
2."Mellagaa"S. P. B. Charan, Sumangali5:21
3."Nizam Pori"Adnan Sami, Suneeta Rao4:12
4."Langa Voni"Tippu, Usha3:54
5."Neeti Mullai"Sagar, Sumangali1:22
6."Kopama"Karthik, Shreya Ghoshal4:52
7."Joole Joole"Mallikarjun, Kalpana5:04
Total length:30:18

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards Category Nominee Result Ref.
Nandi Awards Best Female Playback Singer K. S. Chithra (for song "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana ") Won [2]
Best Choreographer Prabhu Deva Won
Best Audiographer Madhusudan Reddy Won
52nd Filmfare Awards South Best Film Varsham (M. S. Raju) Won [3]
Best Actor Prabhas Nominated
Best Actress Trisha Won
Best Villain Gopichand Nominated
Best Music Director Devi Sri Prasad Won
Best Female Playback Singer K. S. Chithra (for song "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana") Won
Best Cinematographer S. Gopal Reddy Won
CineMAA Awards Best Film Varsham (M. S. Raju) Won
Sensational Hero Prabhas Won
Best Actress Trisha Won
Best Villain Gopichand Won
Best Choreographer Prabhu Deva Won
Best Music Director Devi Sri Prasad Won
Best Cinematographer S. Gopal Reddy Won
Santosham Film Awards Best Film Varsham (M. S. Raju) Won
Best Actress Trisha Won
Best Young Performer Prabhas Won
Best Music Director Devi Sri Prasad Won
Best Female Playback Singer K. S. Chithra (for song "Nuvvosthanante") Won
Best Lyricist Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry Won
Best Cinematographer S. Gopal Reddy Won
Best Choreographer Prabhu Deva Won
Best Screenplay M. S. Raju Won
Best Dialogue Paruchuri Brothers Won

Box office[edit]

  • The film celebrated a 50-day run in 125 centers [4] 100 days in 79 centers film did 18 - 20 crore (equivalent to −57 crore or US$−8.0 million in 2019) business.[citation needed]
  • The Film Celebrated its SIlver Jubilee (175 Days) Celebration with Chiranjeevi attending as Chief Guest.[5]


  1. ^ "#Birthdayspecial: Before the grand success of Baahubali, Prabhas delivered these hits". Times Now news. 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2004". APFTVDC. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  3. ^ ""Autograph" bags 3 Filmfare awards". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 10 July 2005. Archived from the original on 5 August 2005.
  4. ^ "Telugu Cinema 50 days function - Varsham at Bheemavaram - Prabhas, Krishnam raju, MS Raju".
  5. ^ "Telugu Cinema - function - silver jubilee function - Varsham - Prabhas, Trisha".

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Preceded by
Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu)
Succeeded by
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana