15 Years of Badri; a Pawan Kalyan and Renu Desai-starrer
It was 15 years ago that Powerstar Pawan Kalyan’s blockbuster film ‘Badri’ (The Man in Love) was released. The flick that was released on 20th April, 2000 stood out as a marvel in Powerstar’s career taking him steps forward, proving his stamina. Pawan Kalyan who appeared in soft characters before Badri gained hearts of both class and mass audiences through the film, after which he emerged a commercial hero in Tollywood. Pawan’s romance and action sequences added credits to the film. Badri is the debut film in Telugu for Bollywood actress Amisha Patel and Renu Desai who just then stepped into film industry after career in modeling. The two actresses have nailed their roles as girlfriends to Badri.
Puri Jagannadh introduced himself to film industry through Badri and proved himself as a commercial and mass director. Puri, who blended commercial elements into a beautiful lovestory gained name and fame as splendid director after badri’s release. He beautifully filmed a poised lover between two girlfriends and gained appraisal of public. Story, screenplay and direction were all done by Puri Jagannadh for Badri.
Ramana Gogula’s fabulous tunes composed for Badri are till date being hummed by music lovers. This is the second film in which Pawan and Ramana Gogula worked together. After their first work ‘Thammudu’ that turned out to be a huge musical hit, they paired up again. Prakash Raj’s extra-ordinary performance delivered in the film is equivalent to Powerstar’s action in certain scenes. Comedy scenes by most versatile tollywood comedians Brahmanandam and Mallikarjuna Rao turned out to be plus points for the film. Another asset for Badri is sudden entry of comedians Ali and M.S.Narayana.
Badri Cast & Crew: Pawan Kalyan, Amisha Patel, Renu Desai, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam, Mallikarjuna Rao, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ali, MS Narayana, Sangeeta, Ramaprabha and others.
Music: Ramana Gogula
Cinematography: Madhu Ambat
Producer: Trivikram Srinivas
Director: Puri Jagannadh