Badrinath

Badrinath (బద్రీనాథ్) is a 2011 Telugu action film directed by V. V. Vinayak and produced by Allu Aravind. The film stars his son Allu Arjun in leading role along with Tamannaah Bhatia and Prakash Raj. It released on 10 June 2011 simultaneously in Telugu and Malayalam. The Tamil version will have additional scenes of Santhanam and expected to release in July. The movie was released in 1,400 screens worldwide. It ran for 50 days in 187 theatres. According to an article in The Times of India, "Despite mixed record tendered by critics, the acceptable storyline and script work, the thrills and stunts, the gyrations of choreography by Allu Arjun have lured the audience to the screens."and the film proved to be a big success. The Movie has been Dubbed in Hindi as "Sangharsh Aur Vijay."

RECEPTION: Badrinath got positive reviews. Prashast Singh, a viewer gave it 4.5/5 calling it a solid film. Idlebrain.com gave a review of rating 3/5 stating "A film of this grandeur needs emotional support to make it likable. V. V. Vinayak who proved himself as a highly successful mass director with his earlier films falter this time to handle a subject of such a huge canvas”. Filmibeat also similarly rated 3/5 for the film. Despite mixed record tendered by critics, the acceptable storyline and script work, the thrills and stunts, the gyrations of choreography by Allu Arjun have lured the audience to the screens. Thus it was declared as success grosser at the box-office and proved to be a blockbuster.

SOUNDTRACK: The grand audio launching event of Badrinath was held at Shilpakala Vedika on 7 May 2011. Allu Arjun, Sneha Reddy, Tamannaah, V. V. Vinayak, Allu Aravind, his wife Nirmala, M. M. Keeravani, K. Raghavendra Rao, A. Kodandarami Reddy, K. S. Rama Rao, Chiranjeevi, his wife Mrs. Surekha, Srija, Sukumar, S. S. Rajamouli, Rama Rajamouli, Boyapati Srinu, B. V. S. N. Prasad, B. Gopal, Srinu Vaitla, Anand Sai, S. Gopala Reddy, Tagore Madhu, K. Atchi Reddy, Chandrabose, Chinni Krishna, Chaitanya Prasad, Pokuri Babu Rao, etc., were the prominent figures in the audio function. K. Raghavendra Rao and Chiranjeevi released the audio CDs and presented the first copy to S. S. Rajamouli and V. V. Vinayak. Allu Aravind released the trailers.

BOX OFFICE: Badrinath was made with a budget of INR42.5 crore (US$6.7 million), it collected INR16 crore (US$2.5 million) in its first weekend INR28 crore (US$4.4 million) on its first week, it finished with a collection of INR39 crore (US$6.1 million) in its total run. Producer of the film Allu Aravind announced that Badrinath collected INR32 crore (US$5.0 million)(Share) in 50 Days. At its function he said that none of his son Allu Arjun films have end up with losses. Badrinath managed to collect INR34 crore (US$5.3 million)(Share) in 100 Days worldwide delivering a gross figure of INR48 crore (US$7.5 million).