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Simhadri

Co- Star :
Bhoomica, Ankita
Banner :
Vijaya Maruthi Creatives
Producer :
Vijay Kumar Varma
Director :
S S Raj Mouli
Music :
M M Keeravani
Cinematographer :
K Ravindra Babu
Release Date :
9th July 2003
Result :
Block Buster, All-time Industry Records

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Simhadri (Telugu: సింహాద్రి) is a 2003 Telugu film with Jr. NTR playing the lead role and Bhoomika, Ankitha, and Nassar playing the supporting roles. S.S. Rajamouli directed this flick. The film is the biggest hit in Jr. NTR's career.

Plot

An orphan and good-hearted lad Simhadri (Jr. NTR) is 'adopted' and grows up under Ram Bhupal Varma's (Nassar) family care. The bond they share is like a father and son. Kasturi (Ankita) is the granddaughter (youngest daughter's daughter) of Ram Bhupal Varma. Kasturi likes Simhadri a lot. Once a week, Simhadri visits a mentally challenged girl called Indu (Bhoomika Chawla). He entertains her and provides money to her caretakers (Rallapally and Ragini).

When Ram Bhupal Varma and his wife discover Kasturi's wish to marry Simhadri, Ram Bhupal Varma decides to get them married. He makes a formal announcement to officially adopt Simhadri. At this time, it is revealed that Simhadri is very close to Indu. The alliance breaks off when Simhadri refuses to leave Indu (who is suspected to be his mistress).

Meanwhile, two separate groups are in search of Simhadri. They find him at the banks of Godavari River along with Indu. In the ensuing confrontation between one group (gangsters) and Simhadri, Indu gets injured. Simhadri is helped by the second group who call him 'Singamalai Anna' (Brother Singamalai). When Indu comes back to her senses, she remembers her past and the first thing she does is stab Simhadri with an iron pole.

INTERVAL

Simhadri is hospitalized in critical condition. Then we see many buses carrying hoards of people demanding to see 'Singamalai Anna'. The leader of the second group who was searching for Simhadri explains 'Singamalai Anna' story in a flashback.

In the flashback, it is revealed that Ram Bhupal Varma's oldest daughter Saraswati (Seeta) elopes with her lover, a Keralite named Aravind (Bhanu Chandar). After some harsh words and saddened over Ram Bhupal Varma's rejection over her choice to marry her love, they both settle in Kerala. Learning of the sadness surrounding Ram Bhupal Varma and his wife, Simhadri takes up the job of uniting family and visits Trivandrum. He joins the medical and spiritual therapy spa operated by Saraswati and her family under the disguise of a patient.

He finds that Indu is the first granddaughter of Ram Bhupal Varma. He convinces the separated family to reunite and ask for forgiveness. During this time, Saraswati is killed by a local goon Bala Nair (Rahul Dev). A don named Bhai Saab (Mukesh Rishi) controls the mafia of Kerala. Nair and Bhai Saab belong to the same mafia. Simhadri takes law into his hands and eradicates Bala Nair and his small gang in Kerala. The local Kerala people starts calling him 'Singamalai'. In the ensuing scenes, Simhadri finds himself developing into "Singamalai," eradicating Bhai Saab's network and illegal activities. Indu finds herself alone and constantly worrying about him. She proposes to her father that they should return to Andhra Pradesh because she cannot stand their home without her mother and Simhadri ignores her now.

Indu and Aravind decide to return to Vizag. Simhadri receives a call that Indu's father is carrying a bomb in his briefcase. Aravind is seen rushing to catch a moving train and Indu was about to lend him a hand. Now Simhadri has two choices: to let Indu's father die, so people on the train can live or let the bomb kill everyone on board, including the father and Indu herself.

Simhadri chooses to the first option. As soon as Aravind catches the train bar handle, Simhadri shoots him in the back. Surprised at Simhadri's action; Indu jumps off the train to catch her falling father and she gets hit her head against a pole, causing her amnesia and become mentally challenged. After the flashback ends, people are seen and heard chanting Singamalai Singamalai outside the hospital. Bhai Saab and his men arrive at the hospital to finish off Simhadri. But Simhadri has gained consciousness with the help of his friends, police and family (now reunited), he takes down Bhai Saab and his army.

Cast

  • NTR Jr. ...Simhadri
  • Mukesh Rishi ...Bhai Saab
  • Bhoomika Chawla ...Indu
  • Ankitha ...Kasturi
  • Nassar ...Ram Bhupal Varma
  • Brahmanandam ...Tallupu
  • Venu Madhav
  • Sangeetha ...Janaki
  • Bhanuchander ...Aravind

Release

The film was released in 247 screens,including 21 in Karnataka,6 in Orissa and in Jayaprada, Chennai.

Box Office

  • The film had grossed Rs.6.3 crores in its opening week. It collected a distributors' share of Rs.26 crores,with the producer making a table profit of Rs.17.5 crores.
  • It had a successful 50-days run in 173 centres and 100-day run in 147 centres.

It had run for 175 days in 52 centres.This is ALL TIME RECORD in Tollywood

Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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