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Tadakha (English: Mettle) is a 2013 Telugu action comedy film[2] directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani, who directed Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam earlier.[3] The film is a remake of the well-received 2012 Tamil film Vettai, written and directed by N. Linguswamy.[4] Initially, Sameera Reddy was approached to reprise her role. She was replaced by Andrea Jeremiah. Tamannaah is seen opposite Naga Chaitanya for the second time after 100% Love.[5] The film received mixed reviews and was declared Hit at the box office [6][failed verification] and Sunil won Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - Telugu for his excellent police officer role.Tarang Cine Productions remade the movie in Odia in 2018 as Happy Lucky.

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Movie poster
Directed byKishore Kumar Pardasani (Dolly)
Produced byBellamkonda Ganesh
Written byN. Linguswamy
Based onVettai
by N. Linguswamy
StarringNaga Chaitanya
Andrea Jeremiah
Music byS. Thaman
CinematographyArthur A. Wilson
Edited byGautham Raju
Sri Sai Ganesh Productions
Release date
  • 10 May 2013 (2013-05-10)
Running time
147 minutes
Budget150 million (US$2.2 million)
Box office190 million (US$2.7 million)[1](share)



Sivarama Krishna (Sunil) and Karthik (Naga Chaitanya) are brothers, Siva is Timid whereas Karthik is the opposite. Siva gets his Father's (Nagendra Babu) job after his death and is transfeered to vizag where Bagga (Ashutosh Rana) and Kaasi are gangsters ruling the roost how siva manages to end Bagga's atrocities and how Karthik Helped his brother win forms the story.



  • Story : N. Linguswamy
  • Dialogues : Vema Reddy & Kishore Kumar Pardasani
  • Screenplay : Kishore Kumar Pardasani & Deepak Raj
  • Music : S. Thaman
  • Cinematography : Arthur A. Wilson
  • Art : A. S. Prakash
  • Editing : Gautham Raju
  • Lyrics : Ramajogayya Sastry & Bhaskarabhatla
  • Fights : Ram-Lakshman, Kanal Kannan, Ravi Varma
  • Dance : Raju Sundaram, Pradeep Anthony, Shobhi
  • Co-Director : Poosala Radhakrishna
  • Production Controller : Bandi Seshaiah
  • Executive Producer : Maineni Prasad
  • Director : Kishore Kumar Pardasani (Dolly)
  • Producer : Bellamkonda Ganesh
  • Studio : Sri Sai Ganesh Productions


The movie was released on 10 May 2013 after being given a U/A Certificate by The Censor Board.[7]


Tadakha received good reviews from critics, now running gave it the rating 3/5[8] Idle brain gave a review of rating 3.25/5 stating "Tadakha has all ingredients to satisfy masses.[9] gave a review of rating 3.5/5 stating Don't Wait For Its DVD."[10] gave a review of rating 3.25/5 stating "Tadakha makes for a decent summer watch."[11] Oneindia Entertainment gave a review stating "Tadakha is a good commercial entertainer and the director has nicely adopted Vettai in Telugu with few changes to suit the tastes of Telugu audience. It has some sentimental scenes to woo family audience. If you have not watched Vettai, don't miss this film."[12] gave a review of rating 3/5 stating "Thadaka has all the right commercial elements including action, humor, romance, glamour with good technical values, also sticks to the Telugu audiences nativity factor. The film has all the needed elements to set the cash registers ringing at the Box-Office."[13] gave a review of rating 3/5 stating "Tadakha is a decent mass entertainer. Time pass flick. Entertaining first half and glamour quotient are its strong points."[14]

Box officeEdit


Tadakha was made with a budget of 150 million (US$2.2 million) Tamannaah Bhatia took a pay cheque of 15 million (US$220,000) for Tadakha and Chaitanya took satellite rights as remuneration. Andrea took 5 million (US$72,000) and Sunil took 25 million (US$360,000) as their remunerations.[15]


Soundtrack album by
Released24 April 2013
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerS. Thaman
S. Thaman chronology
Greeku Veerudu

Music for the film was composed by S. Thaman. The film's audio was launched on 24 April 2013 at Shilpakala Vedika in Hyderabad through Aditya Music label.[16]

1."Gana Gana Bottu"Ramajogayya SastryHaricharan, Priyadarshini3:54
2."Mara O Mara"Ramajogayya SastrySuchith Suresan, M. M. Manasi3:04
3."Subhanallah"Ramajogayya SastryKarthik, Priya Himesh3:09
4."Viyyalavaaru"Ramajogayya SastryNeeti Mohan, Sooraj Santhosh, M. M. Manasi4:40
5."Nuvvu Nenu Bomma"Bhaskarabhatla Ravi KumarTippu, Ranjith4:05
Total length:18:52


Filmfare Awards South
SIIMA Awards


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    • "Vettai Review — Vettai Movie Review". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
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  4. ^ The film features Naga Chaitanya, Sunil, Tamannaah, and Andrea Jeremiah in the lead roles.
  5. ^ "Thadaka Auido Launch — Thadaka Audio Launch". Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Clichés canned". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Tadakha got 'U/A' censor rating". Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  8. ^ - Indian Movies, showitmes, reviews, videos - Indian movie portal
  9. ^ "Tadakha review". Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Tadakha (Thadaka) Telugu Movie Review, Rating - Naga Chaitanya & Sunil Film". Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Review : Tadakha – Mass Entertainer". Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Tadakha (Thadaka) - Movie Review". Oneindia Entertainment. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Tadakha Movie Review". Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Tadakha - Movie Review". Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
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  16. ^ "Naga Chaitanya's Tadakha film news". Retrieved 20 April 2013.

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