Varsham (2004 film)
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|Produced by||M.S. Raju|
|Screenplay by||M.S. Raju|
Paruchuri brothers (dialogues)
|Story by||Veeru Potla|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Cinematography||S. Gopal Reddy|
|Edited by||K. V. Krishna Reddy|
|Box office||est.₹22 crore|
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.
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.
- Prabhas as Venkat
- Trisha as Shailaja / Shailu
- Gopichand as Bhadranna
- Prakash Raj as Cola Ranga Rao, Shailu's father
- Chandra Mohan as Venkat's uncle
- Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao as Sivaiah, Bhadranna's uncle
- Ajay as Venkat's friend
- Shafi as Kaasi
- Sunil as Jagan
- Satyam Rajesh as Venkat's friend
- Suma as Venkat's sister
- Sivaji Raja as Venkat's brother-in-law
- Sangeetha as Sailu's mother
- Pavala Syamala as Sailu's grandmother
- Venu Madhav as Director
- Jaya Prakash Reddy as Producer Seenaiah
- M. S. Narayana as Priest
- Gundu Hanumantha Rao as Priest
- Narra Venkateswara Rao as Home Minister
- Mallikarjuna Rao as Marriage Party
- AVS as Marriage Party
- Raghu Babu as Bhadranna's henchman
- Narsing Yadav as Bus Driver
- Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as Gaali Ganna Rao
|Soundtrack album by|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
|1.||"Nuvvosthanante"||Chitra, Raqeeb Alam||5:33|
|2.||"Mellagaa"||S. P. B. Charan, Sumangali||5:21|
|3.||"Nizam Pori"||Adnan Sami, Suneeta Rao||4:12|
|4.||"Langa Voni"||Tippu, Usha||3:54|
|5.||"Neeti Mullai"||Sagar, Sumangali||1:22|
|6.||"Kopama"||Karthik, Shreya Ghoshal||4:52|
|7.||"Joole Joole"||Mallikarjun, Kalpana||5:04|
Awards and nominations
- The film celebrated a 50-day run in 125 centers  100 days in 79 centers film did ₹18 - 20 crore (equivalent to ₹−57 crore or US$−8.0 million in 2019) business.
- The Film Celebrated its SIlver Jubilee (175 Days) Celebration with Chiranjeevi attending as Chief Guest.
- "#Birthdayspecial: Before the grand success of Baahubali, Prabhas delivered these hits". Times Now news. 23 October 2017.
- "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2004". APFTVDC. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
- ""Autograph" bags 3 Filmfare awards". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 10 July 2005. Archived from the original on 5 August 2005.
- "Telugu Cinema 50 days function - Varsham at Bheemavaram - Prabhas, Krishnam raju, MS Raju". www.idlebrain.com.
- "Telugu Cinema - function - silver jubilee function - Varsham - Prabhas, Trisha". www.idlebrain.com.
| Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu)