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Badrinath (2011)

Not Rated | | Action | 10 June 2011 (USA)
A skilled warrior and the protector of Badrinath temple finds his loyalties divided while trying to revive an agnostic's faith in God.

Director:

Vinayak V.V.

Writers:

Chinni Krishna (story & screenplay), Chinni Krishna | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allu Arjun ... Badri
Tamannaah Bhatia ... Alaknanda
Prakash Raj ... Bhishma Narayana
Kelly Dorji Kelly Dorji ... Sarkar
Brahmanandam ... Batting Baba
Tanikella Bharani Tanikella Bharani
Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
M.S. Narayana
Pragathi Pragathi
Sudha Sudha
Sayaji Shinde
Geetha Singh Geetha Singh ... (as Geeta Singh)
Kovai Sarala
Venu Madhav Venu Madhav
Raghu Babu Raghu Babu
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Storyline

Bheeshma Narayan (Prakash Raj) is a religious guru who prepares an army for the protection of all the ancient Hindu temples from terrorists. Of all the valiant and talented warriors in this elite army, Badrinath (Allu Arjun) is one who is groomed by Bheeshma Narayan and wishes to make Badri his successor. Once, a group of terrorists attacked Amarnath Temple and killed some devotees, Badri fought and killed those criminals, saving both the temple and the devotees. Meanwhile Alakananda (Tamanna), who is a staunch agnostic due to certain circumstances, along with her family is visiting Badrinath Temple, to which Badri is appointed as the protector. Her grandfather explains to Badri that she is in danger as Sarkar (Kelly Dorjee), a dreaded don, is trying to force her marriage with his son. On the request of her grandfather, Badri helps Alaknanda to gradually believe in God's existence. Eventually Alakananda falls deeply in love with Badri, unbeknownst to him, and is not willing to lose ...

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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu | Malayalam | Hindi

Release Date:

10 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sangharsh Aur Vijay See more »

Filming Locations:

Vicenza, Veneto, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 410,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$51,546

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,200,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut) | (hindi dubbed) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Allu Arjun plays a warrior for the first time. See more »

Goofs

During the climax scene, when Badri jumps to save Alakananda, he's barefoot, but in the very next frame, when he catches the axes in his hand, we can see shoes in his legs.

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Quotes

Sarkaar: Love is the most powerful in this world.
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Alternate Versions

The Hindi version of the film has been rated UA by the Indian Censor Board with some cuts, while the original uncut version still remains unrated till date. The uncut version contains more violence, gore and some glamour, the deletion of which did not prove to hinder the film's censored version. See more »

Connections

References Khel Khel Mein (1975) See more »

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Chiranjeeva
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Efforts gone waste
27 June 2011 | by g-phanisrinivasSee all my reviews

The trailers of Badrinath clubbed with the star cast boasting of names such as Allu Arjun, Tamanna and Prakash Raj raises the expectations from the film sky-high. Unfortunately, the film fails to carry the expectations.

Badri (Allu Arjun) is trained by a warrior-saint Bhishma Narayan (Prakash Raj) to protect the temple Badrinath in Takshashila. All goes well till the charming young girl Alakananda (Tamanna) walks into the temple along with her grandfather. Her grandfather wants to save Alakananda from her Aunt (Aswini Kalsekar) who wants Alakananda to be married to her son. Alakananda had insulted her Aunt sometime for calling herself the wife of a Bellary-based factionist. Badri goes on to save Alakananda and at the same time Alakananda falls in love with Badri. Meanwhile, Bhishma Narayan wants Badri to succeed him but for that, he will have to remain a bachelor. Rest is how Badri and Alakananda unite.

The film stands on a weak story and adding further, the screenplay simply drags on and on. A few flaws to be noted in the screenplay, the way Alakananda falls in love with Badri is not at all convincing, the whole sequence of the fight with the naxalites was unnecessary, the end is too formulaic. First of all, what is this way of taking revenge? Marrying son to the person who insults her! It appears funny. Also, the songs pop-up without any situation favoring them. They try hard to remain on your lips on your way home but fail. The only fair composition are Nath Nath and Nacchavura. The dance by Allu Arjun is thoroughly enjoyable in the first-half but gets monotonous in the latter.

The production design is class. Cinematography is first-rate. The sets and locations are wonderful. Costumes are well designed. Choreography explores the dancing abilities of All Arjun to the fullest. Background score is superb. Sound design is top- notch. Also, the movie has a novel idea, obviously gone waste in an enterprise like this - a well composed English song (In the night) has been used in a Telugu film, probably the first film of its kind.

Coming to the performances. Allu Arjun holds a straight face throughout. Needs to improve. Fights are good and so is dancing but fails in acting. Tamanna has improved but still goes over the top at times. Prakash Raj gets limited scope but the make-up is good. Aswini Kalsekar is perfect. Post Johnny Gaddar, Phoonk, All the Best and Rakta Charitra, this is one film which will remain as a gem in her career. The actors who portray her husband and son are fair. The comedians are wasted, all of them. Only the one who accompanies Tamanna and her grandfather gets some scope. Rest are wasted. Grandfather is good.

On the whole, the film is likely to do good in the initial weeks, but business after that seems tough. Spend a few bucks for the wonderful cinematography, background music, locales and fights. Else, avoid it.


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