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Badri is a 2000 Telugu-language romantic drama film produced by T. Trivikrama Rao under the Vijaya Lakhshmi Movies banner, directed by Puri Jagannadh. It stars Pawan Kalyan, Amisha Patel and Renu Desai in the lead roles, with music composed by Ramana Gogula. This film is the debut of Puri Jagannadh as director and Ramana Gogula's collaboration with Pawan Kalyan after the successful film Thammudu.[1].This movie gave the title of 'Powerstar' to Pawan Kalyan.This was also the debut movie of Puri Jagannadh.

Badri
Badri Telugu.jpg
Directed byPuri Jagannadh
Produced byT. Trivikrama Rao
Written byPuri Jagannadh
(story /screenplay/dialogues)
StarringPawan Kalyan
Amisha Patel
Renu Desai
Music byRamana Gogula
CinematographyMadhu Ambat
Edited byMarthand K. Venkatesh
Production
company
Vijaya Lakhshmi Movies
Release date
  • 20 April 2000 (2000-04-20)
Running time
158 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

In 2004, Puri Jagannadh remade the film in Hindi as Shart: The Challenge.

PlotEdit

Badri (Pawan Kalyan) is an ad agency director whose parents are settled in the USA. He has a love called Vennela (Renu Desai), who is a close family friend of Badri's family. Their parents want these two to tie the knot. Badri and Vennela are whiling away time, as Vennela did not finish her grads yet.

On one of those romantic evenings, Vennela tells Badri that she loves him very much. But, at the same time, she does not find the same sincerity in Badri's love. She challenges him: No other girl on earth would probably love him more than she does. Badri, who gets carried away in arguments, takes up the challenge immediately. Vennela shows a beautiful girl (Amisha Patel) coming out of the temple and asks him to approach that girl. Then Vennela goes to the US to spend time with Badri's parents. Badri gets the info of the new girl in no time and finds out that her name is Sarayu. She is a pampered-yet-docile sister of Nanda (Prakash Raj). After a few tries he is able to corner Sarayu to the extent that she expresses her love and puts forward a marriage proposal, for which Badri gives no response.

Meantime, Vennela is back and can see the chemistry between Sarayu and Badri. She starts regretting the bet with Badri. Badri, too, is torn. Nanda, who is excessively fond of his sister Sarayu, guns for the blood of Badri, as he knows that Badri and Vennela are destined for marriage.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Badri
Film score by
Released2000
GenreSoundtrack
Length28:32
LabelAditya Music
ProducerRamana Gogula
Ramana Gogula chronology
Yuvaraju
(2000)
Badri
(2000)
Johnny
(2003)

Music composed by Ramana Gogula. It was a success. Music released on Aditya Music Company. "Yeh Chikita" became a chartbuster and was on top of the charts almost for a year.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."I am an Indian"Jalees SherwaniRamana Gogula5:13
2."Bangala Kathamlo"ChandraboseRamana Gogula, Sunitha Upadrashta4:37
3."Ye Chikita"Veturi Sundararama MurthyRamana Gogula, Sunitha Upadrashta4:29
4."Vevvela"Veturi Sundararama MurthyRamana Gogula, Sunitha Upadrashta4:23
5."Varamanti Manase"Veturi Sundararama MurthyRamana Gogula5:07
6."Chali Pidugullo"Veturi Sundararama MurthyRamana Gogula, Sunitha Upadrashta4:28
Total length:28:32

Box officeEdit

The film had run 50 days in 85 centres and 100 days in 47 centres.

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