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.
|Directed by||V. V. Vinayak|
|Screenplay by||V. V. Vinayak|
|Story by||Kona Venkat|
|Produced by||Vallabhaneni Vamsi|
|Starring||N. T. Rama Rao Jr.|
|Cinematography||Chota K. Naidu|
|Edited by||Gowtham Raju|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Distributed by||Reliance Big Entertainment|
|Box office||est. ₹30 crore|
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.
- N. T. Rama Rao Jr. in a dual role as Narasimha and Narasimha Chari "Chari"
- Nayantara as Chandrakala "Chandhu"
- Sheela as Nandhu
- Brahmanandam as Bhattacharya "Bhattu"
- Mahesh Manjrekar as Don Baba
- Ashish Vidyarthi as Dhanraj
- Sayaji Shinde as Naik, a police officer, Nandhu's father
- Nassar as Retired Major-turned-Scientist, Narasimha and Chari's father
- Vinaya Prasad as Narasimha and Chari's mother
- Tanikella Bharani as Chari's adoptive father
- Rajyalakshmi as Chari's adoptive mother
- Rama Prabha as Chandrakala's mother
- Mukul Dev as Rasool, a big gang leader
- MS Narayana as Bhasha Bhai
- Raghu Babu as Calcutta Meetha, Baba's right hand
- Supreeth Reddy as Pandu
- Sudha as Indira, Naik's wife
- Vatsala Rajagopal as Chari's adoptive grandmother
- Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao as Roshan Babu
- Ananth Babu as Peri Sastry
- Fish Venkat as Venkat
- Raja Ravindra as Pandu's brother
- Raghu Karumanchi as Pandu's gang member
- Prudhviraj as Police Inspector
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!" 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." 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."
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||5 December 2009|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
|1.||"Shiva Shambo"||Chandrabose||Devi Sri Prasad||4:40|
|2.||"Chandrakala"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Hariharan, Rita||4:13|
|3.||"Pilla Navalla Kadu"||Chandrabose||Mika Singh, Suchitra||4:47|
|4.||"Neethone"||Kula Shekar||Kunal Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal||3:50|
|5.||"Chary"||Ramajogayya Sastry||N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Rita||4:48|
|6.||"Assalaam Valekum"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Baba Sehgal, Priya Hemesh||5:07|
|7.||"Shiva Shambo (The DSP Mix)"||Chandra Bose||Devi Sri Prasad||4:03|
- Namita Nivas (18 July 2010). "An Average Fare". Indian Express.
- "Adurs is NTR's show all the way". Rediff. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- "Movie Review-Adhurs". Sify. Archived from the original on 17 March 2014.
- "'Adhurs' is just about fine". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 13 January 2010. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2009.