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Dhada (English Translation: Tremor) is a 2011 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Ajay Bhuyan and produced by D. Siva Prasad Reddy.[4] The film features Naga Chaitanya and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles. The music composed by Devi Sri Prasad, cinematography by Gnana Shekar V.S of Vedam fame, editing by Dharmendra Kakarala of Prasthanam and LBW - Life Before Wedding fame. The film was dubbed into Tamil as Tiger Vishva. The film has action scenes inspired from the 2009 British-American film, Sherlock Holmes. In 2013 the movie was dubbed in Hindi under the same title and produced by Goldmines Telefilms. Dhada collected 25 million (US$360,000)(gross) in its total run.[5] The film received negative reviews and was a box office failure.

Dhada Poster.jpg
Release poster
Directed byAjay Bhuyan
Produced byD. Siva Prasad Reddy
Written byAjay Bhuyan
Shiv Singh
Abburi Ravi
Story byAjay Bhuyan
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
CinematographyGnana Shekar V.S.
Edited by
Sri Kamakshi Enterprises
Distributed byR R Movies
Release date
  • 11 August 2011 (2011-08-11)
Running time
130 minutes
Budget300 million (US$4.3 million)(citation needed)[1]
Box office25 million (US$360,000)[2][3]


Viswa's (Naga Chaitanya) family members are introduced, namely his older brother Rajiv (Srikanth) and his sister-in-law Preethi (Sameksha). Viswa meets Rhea (Kajal Aggarwal), who is the only daughter of a wealthy business tycoon (Mukesh Rishi) who is concerned about money and growth, but not about affection and love. While Viswa is trying to get Rhea's attention, he accidentally gets into a quarrel with a gang who does business with human trafficking. He fights and frees some girls who were kidnapped. The gang leader RD (Rahul Dev) tries to find Viswa and kill him. Rhea's father sets up a proposal with another business tycoon's son Amit (Eijaz Khan). Rhea is not interested. The gang's owner soon finds out that Rajiv works for him and tries to chase him down, but Viswa beats everybody up. He soon realizes that he has to save Rhea from Amit. Amit tries to kill her by locking her in a car and throwing the car into an ocean, but Viswa saves her. The film ends with Viswa bringing Rhea out of the ocean in a blanket and them talking.



Reports emerged in December 2009 that director Ajay Bhuyan would direct a film starring Naga Chaitanya in the lead role.[6] The film soon began production works with Kajal Aggarwal being signed on in a leading role, with the producers announcing a release date of July 2010.[7][8] The producers approached Arjun and Kamalinee Mukherjee to appear as the brother and the sister-in-law of Naga Chaitanya, although talks were unsuccessful.[9] Subsequently, Srikanth and Anita Hassanandani were selected for the roles, but Anita opted out before her schedule began and was then replaced by Samiksha.[10]

The film began shooting in May 2010 after delays.[9] The film was completed in four schedules, with the climax being shot in Bangkok, Thailand.[11]

Pre-release businessEdit

Dhada Pre-release business
Territories and ancillary revenues Price
Satellite rights with a TV channel 50 million (US$720,000)
AP distribution rights 120 million (US$1.7 million)
Music rights 5 million (US$72,000)
Other rights 30 million (US$430,000)
Overseas rights 10 million (US$140,000)
Hindi remake rights 8 million (US$120,000)
Total 220 million (US$3.2 million)
  • The figures don't include the Print and Advertising (P&A) costs.[1]


Dhada AP distribution rights were sold for 120 million (US$1.7 million) to RR Movie Makers.Its overseas rights were sold for 10 million (US$140,000).[2] Its Hindi remake rights were sold for 8 million (US$120,000).[1]

Satellite rightsEdit

Star Maa TV bought the satellite rights for 50 million (US$720,000).[1] Its music rights were sold for 5 million (US$72,000) and home media rights were sold for 2 million (US$29,000)

Box officeEdit

Dhada was released with 90 digital prints in 70 theaters(AP).The film was released in 20 theaters in Hyderabad itself[5]Dhada collected 10 million (US$140,000)(Share) and 12 million (US$170,000)(gross) in its lifetime.[3]


Soundtrack album by
Released5 January 2011
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
100% Love
External audio
  Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The music was released on 25 July 2011 at Shilpa Kala Vedika, Hyderabad.The soundtrack consists of seven tracks. It was released by Aditya Music. Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Dr D Ramanaidu attended the function as chief guests.[12]

1."Bhoome Gundranga"Ramajogayya SastryRichard, Ranina Reddy04:02
2."Hello Hello"Ananth SreeramNikhil D'Souza, Neha Bhasin04:17
3."Telugu Bengali"Ananth SreeramNeeraj Shridhar, Sricharan, Megha04:54
4."Godava Godava"Ramajogayya SastryKarthik, Priya Himesh03:57
5."Diwali Deepanni"Ramajogayya SastryKalyan, Andrea Jeremiah03:55
6."Chinnaga Chinnaga"Ananth SreeramSagar01:17
7."Ey Pilla"Ramajogayya SastryJaspreet Jasz, Suchitra,04:32
Total length:26:47


Filmfare Awards South
SIIMA Awards


  1. ^ a b c d
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  4. ^ Naga Chaitanya's 'DHADA' First Look – Telugu Movie News. IndiaGlitz. Retrieved on 3 February 2012.
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  6. ^ Friday Review Hyderabad : The big switch. The Hindu (18 December 2009). Retrieved on 3 February 2012.
  7. ^ Kajal opposite Naga Chaitanya. (16 January 2010). Retrieved on 3 February 2012.
  8. ^ Kajal roped in as heroine in Nag's film – Telugu Movie News. IndiaGlitz. Retrieved on 3 February 2012.
  9. ^ a b on the technical side producers had Kiran Ganti as their film editor who has been changed after replaced by Dharmendra Kakarala who was into fame with his editing in Prasthanam and LBW Naga Chaitanya and Kajal Aggarwal New Movie From Tomorrow – Telugu Movie News. IndiaGlitz. Retrieved on 3 February 2012.
  10. ^ Naga Chaitanya, Ajay Bhuyan Combo Second Schedule Archived 10 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine. (9 July 2010). Retrieved on 3 February 2012.
  11. ^ Telugu cinema news. Retrieved on 3 February 2012.
  12. ^ Chaitu's 'Dhada' audio launched – Telugu Movie News. IndiaGlitz. Retrieved on 3 February 2012.

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