Adhinayakudu is a 2012 Indian Telugu-language action film, produced by M. L. Padma Kumar Chowdhary on Sree Keerthi Creations banner Cinematography by T. Surendra Reddy and directed by Parachuri Murali. Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Jayasudha, Lakshmi Rai, Sukanya, Saloni in the lead roles, while Pradeep Rawat, Aditya Menon, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Murali Sharma, Rahman and Brahmanandam in supporting roles and music composed by Kalyani Malik. Vijay Kumar has done the camera work.[3] Balakrishna is playing a triple role as a grandfather, father and son for the first time on celluloid screen in this film.[4]

Adhinayakudu poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byParuchuri Murali
Produced byM. L. Padma Kumar Chowdhary
Written byParuchuri Murali
StarringNandamuri Balakrishna
Lakshmi Rai
Music byKalyani Malik
CinematographyT. Surendra Reddy
Edited byKotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Sree Keerthi Creations
Distributed byReliance Entertainment[1]
BlueSky Cinemas (USA)[2]
Release date
  • 1 June 2012 (2012-06-01)
Running time
151 mins


Harischandra Prasad (Nandamuri Balakrishna) is an influential leader in Rayalaseema and he treats all his people as his children. To provide jobs to them, he decides to build a huge steel plant with the assistance of foreign collaborators. But Ramappa (Pradeep Rawat) and his assistant (Kota Srinivasa Rao) oppose this. They hatch a plan to eliminate him. His son Ramakrishna (Nandamuri Balakrishna) thwart the villain's plans. But the story takes a cruel twist as the villains strike at the heart of the family by using Bobby (Nandamuri Balakrishna). When Bobby was a small Kid the villains kidnap him and threaten Ramakrishna to leave his father and save Bobby. Although Harischandra Prasad has no love for Ramakrishna, he loved his father and for fulfilling his father's wishes he stands to protect and Bobby is said to be escaped from the house. But Ramappa and his followers make Bobby a professional killer at the age of 12 by another killer (Charanraj) and use him to kill Harischandra Prasad. The whole family except Ramakrishna and his step-brother (Rahman) is unaware that Bobby killed Harischandra Prasad.

Now Bobby is an adult and is a high-profile professional killer and returns to his land with the help of his newly found friend Deepu (Lakshmi Rai) who share mutual love interest. His mission, in short, is to protect his father from Ramappa. In this process it is revealed to the family members of Harischandra Prasad and the people that Bobby killed Harischandra Prasad and Moreover, the antagonists frame Ramakrishna as the man behind the Death of Harischandra. Frustrated and deeply hurt by this, Ramakrishna's Step Mother (Jayasudha) and wife (Sukanya) and the people expel the both and police arrest them and take them away for a secret encounter by Ramappa. Seeing this all, Ramakrishna's stepbrother, who was paralyzed earlier in an attempt to catch Bobby during the murder of Harischandra, springs back to life and reveals the whole truth to his family and the people. Meanwhile, Ramkrishna and Bobby team up and kill all the enemies together. Later Ramakrishna's stepmother apologizes for the ill-treatment by her and orders him to fulfill his dead father's wishes.



  • Art: Chinna
  • Choreography: Nobel, Prem Rakshith, Raghu, Papi
  • Stills: Raghunath Jupalli
  • Fights: Ram Lakshman
  • Lyrics: Bhaskarabhatla, Ramajogayya Sastry
  • Playback:SP Balu, Mano, Kalyani Malik, Rita, Chaitra Ambadipudi, Neha
  • Music: Kalyani Malik
  • Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
  • Cinematography: T. Surendra Reddy
  • Producer: M. L. Padma Kumar Chowdhary
  • Story - Screenplay - Dialogues - Director: Parachuri Murali
  • Banner: Sree Keerthi Creations
  • Release Date: 1 June 2012


Soundtrack album by
Released8 March 2012 (2012-03-08)
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerKalyani Malik
Kalyani Malik chronology
Golconda High School
Nuvve Naa Hero

Music composed by Kalyani Malik. Music released on ADITYA Music Company.

1."Olammi Ammi"BhaskarabhatlaSP Balu, Rita4:30
2."Guruda Itu Raaraa"BhaskarabhatlaMano, Rita4:11
3."Oorantha"BhaskarabhatlaKalyani Malik3:52
4."Mast Jawani"Ramajogayya SastrySP Balu, Chaitra Ambadipudi3:53
5."Andam Aakumadi"BhaskarabhatlaMano, Neha3:49
6."Adhigo"BhaskarabhatlaKalyani Malik3:05
Total length:25:20


The film was released on 1 June 2012 worldwide after so many postponements.[5]

Critical receptionEdit

Film was critically panned by many reviewers for its lack of fresh ideas and presentation. It was viewed as a rehash of many of Balakrishna's previous movies. The Times of India website gave an average rating of 2.5/5 for the film.[6] The CNN-IBN website stated that "Adhinayakudu doesn't deserve any special mention due to its tried and tested old storyline".[7] The NDTV Movies website stated that "Ironically, Adhinayakudu is a travesty of a film".[8] The "SuperGoodMovies" website also gave an average rating of 2.5/5 for the film.[9]


  1. ^ B.V.S., Prakash. "Reliance comes to T'town". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "News : Adhinayakudu in US by BlueSky". Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Adinayakudu – Telugu Movie Reviews, Trailers, Wallpapers, Photos, Cast & Crew, Story & Synopsis –". Social Post. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Adhinayakudu will be biggest hit: Producer – Telugu Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "'Adhinayakudu' to have lot of masala and politics". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 24 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Adhinayakudu". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Telugu Review: 'Adhinayakudu' is a family drama". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 1 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Adhinayakudu movie review". NDTV. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Adhinayakudu Review – Balakrishna Movie". 1 June 2012. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.

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