Tadakha (English: Mettle) is a 2013 Telugu action comedy film directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani, who directed Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam earlier. The film is a remake of the well-received 2012 Tamil film Vettai, written and directed by N. Linguswamy. 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. The film received mixed reviews and was declared Hit at the box office [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.
|Directed by||Kishore Kumar Pardasani (Dolly)|
|Produced by||Bellamkonda Ganesh|
|Written by||N. Linguswamy|
|Based on||Vettai |
by N. Linguswamy
|Music by||S. Thaman|
|Cinematography||Arthur A. Wilson|
|Edited by||Gautham Raju|
Sri Sai Ganesh Productions
|Budget||₹150 million (US$2.2 million)|
|Box office||₹190 million (US$2.7 million)(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.
- Naga Chaitanya as Karthik
- Sunil as Sivarama Krishna
- Tamannaah as Pallavi
- Andrea Jeremiah as Nandu/Nandini Sivarama Krishna
- Ashutosh Rana as Bagga
- Nagendra Babu as Siva and Karthik's father
- Brahmanandam as Neighbour of Nandu
- Vennela Kishore as Ganesh
- Raghu Babu as Police Officer Hanumanthu (Police Officer Bajarangi in Hindi version)
- Rama Prabha as Nandu and Pallavi's Grand Mother
- Jaya Prakash Reddy as Commissioner
- Srinivasa Reddy as Reddy, Karthik's friend
- 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.
Tadakha received good reviews from critics, now running gave it the rating 3/5 Idle brain gave a review of rating 3.25/5 stating "Tadakha has all ingredients to satisfy masses. apherald.com gave a review of rating 3.5/5 stating Don't Wait For Its DVD." 123telugu.com gave a review of rating 3.25/5 stating "Tadakha makes for a decent summer watch." 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." way2movies.com 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." Telugucinema.com 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."
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.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||24 April 2013|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|S. Thaman chronology|
|1.||"Gana Gana Bottu"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Haricharan, Priyadarshini||3:54|
|2.||"Mara O Mara"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Suchith Suresan, M. M. Manasi||3:04|
|3.||"Subhanallah"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Karthik, Priya Himesh||3:09|
|4.||"Viyyalavaaru"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Neeti Mohan, Sooraj Santhosh, M. M. Manasi||4:40|
|5.||"Nuvvu Nenu Bomma"||Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar||Tippu, Ranjith||4:05|
- Won - Best Supporting Actor - Sunil
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