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Sye is a 2004 Telugu action sports drama film released on 23 September 2004 and was directed by S.S. Rajamouli. This is his third film after the successes of Student No.1 and Simhadri. The story has a rugby union backdrop. Nithiin and Genelia D'Souza play the lead roles. It was dubbed into Hindi as Aar Paar: The Judgement Day in 2012, in Tamil as Kazhugu and in Malayalam as Challenge.

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Directed byS.S. Rajamouli
Produced byA. Bharati
Written byM. Ratnam (Dialogue)
Screenplay byS. S. Rajamouli
Story byK. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Genelia D'Souza
Pradeep Rawat
Music byM. M. Keeravani
CinematographySenthil Kumar
Edited byKotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Sri Bharath Enterprises
Distributed bySri Bharath Enterprises
Release date
23 September 2004
Budget8 crore (equivalent to 21 crore or US$3.1 million in 2018)(citation needed)[1]
Box office12 crore (equivalent to 32 crore or US$4.6 million in 2018)(share)



Prudhvi (Nithiin) and Shashank (Shashank) are the leaders of two warring student groups in a Hyderabad college. They are fond of rugby union game, and they sort things out between them by playing rugby to prove superiority.

One day, a local mafia leader Bhikshu Yadav (Pradeep Rawat) gets a court notice that he has purchased the land of college from its legal heirs. Prudhvi and Sashank's groups unite by forgetting their differences to win back the land for the college. After getting affected by assaults of students, Bhikshu Yadav throws a challenge to defeat his team in a game of rugby union to win back the land for their college. The rest of the story is how Prudhvi leads his team to the victory.[2]




The film has six songs composed by M. M. Keeravani:

Box officeEdit

The film had a successful 365-day run at one center. It collected 12 crore (US$1.7 million) (share) at box office.[3] Sye was the highest budget movie in Rajamouli's career till 2004 as it was made with approximately 8 crore (US$1.2 million).[4]

In popular cultureEdit

In the lead up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, a video of the rugby scenes from Sye went viral.[5]


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  2. ^ "Sye - Telugu Full Movie @ YouTube".
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  5. ^ Sion Morgan (27 August 2015). "Bollywood rugby blockbuster gives hilariously skewed version of world-famous sport". Mirror (UK). Retrieved 25 March 2016.

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