Adhurs (transl. Marvelous) is a 2010 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by V. V. Vinayak who co-wrote the film with Kona Venkat. Produced by Vallabhaneni Vamshi Mohan, the film stars N. T. Rama Rao Jr. in a dual role alongside Nayantara and Sheela. Mahesh Manjrekar, Ashish Vidyarthi, Brahmanandam, Sayaji Shinde, Nassar and Tanikella Bharani play supporting roles with the music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad with cinematography by Chota K. Naidu and editing by Gowtham Raju.

Adhurs
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Directed byV. V. Vinayak
Screenplay byV. V. Vinayak
Story byKona Venkat
Produced byVallabhaneni Vamsi
StarringN. T. Rama Rao Jr.
Nayantara
Sheela
CinematographyChota K. Naidu
Edited byGowtham Raju
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
Production
company
Distributed byReliance Big Entertainment
Release date
  • 13 January 2010 (2010-01-13)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget26 crore[1]
Box officeest. ₹30 crore[1]

PlotEdit

The story is about two identical twin brothers who get separated at birth. They were separated by an old woman whose daughter-in-law gave birth to a dead child for the third time. Narasimha gets raised by a single mother, and he becomes an undercover agent to a top cop named Nayak in order to be a cop himself. Chari (Narasimha's twin) is brought up by a family of traditional Brahmin priests. He has a priest guru, Bhattacharya aka Bhattu, who is in love with Chandrakala aka Chandu, one of his relatives. She, however, falls for Chari after she thinks he saves her from eve-teasers. Narasimha also has a girlfriend named Nandini, who is Nayak's daughter. Dhanraj and Baba are in search of the family of a top army scientist who is Narasimha and Chari's father. As they find him, they force him to invent a target-killing device by kidnapping Narasimha, who is cheated by Nayak for loving his daughter. Narasimha escapes from there, because of which two men go to Chari's house on his engagement day and make a deal that if Chari acts as Narasimha, they would give him 30 lakhs. What happens next forms the rest of the story.

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

Rediff gave four stars and said, "Brahmanandam is hilarious. Performance-wise, NTR takes the cake. He is simply marvellous as Chari, the Brahmin spouting loud dialogues while his Narasimha is tough yet more sober. NTR presents the contrasts well. All in all, Adhurs is NTR's show all the way!"[2] Sify gave a verdict as "Mass entertainer" and noted, "NTR brings total justice to his dual role as Chari and Narasimha. His characterisation as a Brahmin youth is simply superb and hilarious, but at the same time raking up a controversy with a group of the Brahmins community approaching the State governor Mr. Narasimhan to ban the film. On the other hand, NTR's role as Narasimha as the rugged guy would work well with the mass audience. Nayanthara and Sheela provide the glam quotient while Brahmanandam is hilarious as Bhattu, receiving a big footage which runs into nearly 40 minutes in the film."[3] The Hindu gave a mixed review stating, Ashish Vidyarthi "NTR in two roles is pretty easy with the diction. His dances are amazing and accord the 'mass kick' in the title song that comes before the climax. The humour component is adequately handled by Brahmanandam who hogs the limelight as a Hindu priest."[4]

MusicEdit

Adhurs
Soundtrack album by
Released5 December 2009 (2009-12-05)
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length31:31
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Arya 2
(2009)
Adhurs
(2009)
Kutty
(2010)

The soundtrack was composed by Devi Sri Prasad while Aditya Music bagged the audio rights for this film.

Track listEdit

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Shiva Shambo"ChandraboseDevi Sri Prasad4:40
2."Chandrakala"Ramajogayya SastryHariharan, Rita4:13
3."Pilla Navalla Kadu"ChandraboseMika Singh, Suchitra4:47
4."Neethone"Kula ShekarKunal Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal3:50
5."Chary"Ramajogayya SastryN. T. Rama Rao Jr., Rita4:48
6."Assalaam Valekum"Ramajogayya SastryBaba Sehgal, Priya Hemesh5:07
7."Shiva Shambo (The DSP Mix)"Chandra BoseDevi Sri Prasad4:03
Total length:31:31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Namita Nivas (18 July 2010). "An Average Fare". Indian Express.
  2. ^ "Adurs is NTR's show all the way". Rediff. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Movie Review-Adhurs". Sify. Archived from the original on 17 March 2014.
  4. ^ "'Adhurs' is just about fine". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 13 January 2010. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2009.

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