Bhalevadivi Basu

Bhalevadivi Basu is a 2001 Telugu-language action comedy film, produced by Sivalenka Krishna Prasad under the Sridevi Movies banner and directed by P.A. Arun Prasad. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Anjala Zhaveri, Shilpa Shetty and music composed by Mani Sharma. The movie created a lot of hype since it followed the stupendous hit of Narasimha Naidu and was intended to be an image make-over for Nandamuri Balakrishna from Action Hero to Family Hero.

Bhalevadivi Basu
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Directed byP.A. Arun Prasad
Written byRamesh-Gopi (dialogues)
Screenplay byP.A. Arun Prasad
Story byP.A. Arun Prasad
Produced bySivalenka Krishna Prasad
StarringNandamuri Balakrishna
Anjala Zhaveri
Shilpa Shetty
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byNandamuri Hari
Music byMani Sharma
Release date
  • 15 June 2001 (2001-06-15)
Running time
156 minutes


Sagar (Nandamuri Balakrishna) is a forest ranger. Swetha (Shilpa Shetty) is Sagar's boss. Nemali (Anjala Zhaveri) is a tribal woman. The first half of the film revolves around how Nemali and Swetha try to impress Sagar, but a mysterious woman appears and reveals that the forest ranger's name is not Sagar and he is an impostor.

The second half of the film starts with the impostor relating in the flashback that his real name is Prabhu and he is a petty thief who gets to know a person called Sagar, an intelligent unemployed graduate. Sagar has a mother and sister, who made sacrifices to enable him to graduate. Sagar, now a forest ranger becomes close to Prabhu. When Sagar's mother falls ill and she needs one lakh as medical fee, Prabhu arranges to get the money by giving a false testimony in court, but this misfires and ends in him being imprisoned for life. But he escapes from the police and enters the forest where he sees Sagar severely injured in a car accident. Sagar asks Prabhu to take care of his mother and sister.

Since nobody knows the identity of the real Sagar, Prabhu impersonates him as forest ranger where he tries to improve the life of tribal people and ensures that poachers and animal killers are kept at bay. At the same time, pretending to be Sagar he keeps in touch with the Sagar's family.

The rest of the story revolves around how the false Sagar arranges the marriage of Sagar's sister before fighting in a routine climax.




Bhalevadivi Basu
Film score by
Released20 May 2001 (2001-05-20)
LabelSupreme Music
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Prematho Raa
Bhalevadivi Basu

Music composed by Mani Sharma. Music released on Supreme Music Company.

1."Yahi Hai Right Choice"KulashekarShankar Mahadevan4:38
2."Ammammo Brahma"BhuvanachandraShankar Mahadevan, Gopika Poornima4:19
3."Ayyare Ayyare"Sirivennela Sitarama SastryS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra5:06
4."Rayyi Rayyi Mandi"BhuvanachandraUdit Narayan, Swarnalatha4:18
5."Kukuku Ante"BhuvanachandraS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kavita Subramaniam4:38
6."Bava Bava"VennelakantiS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra, Sujatha5:37
Total length:28:38



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