Adhurs (2010)


Adhurs (2010)

After Kasturi gives birth to yet another still-born child, her mother-in-law, with the assistance of a nurse, switches the dead child with one of two twins that impoverished Indira has just given birth to. The latter names her child Narsingh, who grows up to be a singer/dancer, and falls in love with Anju, the daughter of a DGP. While the second child is brought up by upper caste, Kasturi and Govind, performs poojas at a variety of weddings and funerals, and is in love with Chandrakala. Chaos will enter their lives when Narsingh will be abducted by a gangster, Baba Bhai, and held until and unless his biological father, an Indian Army Major, reveals a secret. Narsingh manages to escape, continues to elude the gangster and his goons. They then manage to hire an unknowing Chari to impersonate him and compel the Major to reveal the secret. The question remains: will naive Chari be able to pull wool over the Major's eyes?
IMDb   6.8 /10
TheMovieDb    5.7 /10
Director V.V. Vinayak
Writer Gopimohan
Writer Kona Venkat
Writer V.V. Vinayak
Release Date2010-01-12
Runtime2h 30min
GenreAction, Comedy, Thriller
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
AwardsAwards5 nominations
CompanyAditya Music, Vaishnavi Arts
LanguageTelugu, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, English
Charias Chari…
Chandrakalaas Chandrakala
Sheela Kaur
Sheela Kaur
Anjuas Anju
Peri Sastryas Peri Sastry
Calcutta Meethaas Calcutta Meetha
Govindamas Govindam
Bhattuas Bhattu
Rasoolas Rasool
Lakshman Rao Kondavalasa
Lakshman Rao Kondavalasa
Roshan Babuas Roshan Babu
Baba Bhaias Baba Bhai
Baasha Bhaias Baasha Bhai
Chandra Shekeras Chandra Sheker
Indiraas Indira
Kasturias Kasturi
Suryakanthamas Suryakantham


Adhurs (transl. Marvelous) is a 2010 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by V. V. Vinayak, written by Kona Venkat, and produced by Vallabhaneni Vamshi Mohan. The film stars N. T. Rama Rao Jr in a double role alongside Nayantara and Sheela. Mahesh Manjrekar, Ashish Vidyarthi, Brahmanandam, Sayaji Shinde, Tanikella Bharani, and Nassar play supporting roles with the music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad with cinematography by Chota K. Naidu and editing by Gowtham Raju. This film is considered as a cult classic in Telugu Cinema.


The story is about two identical twin brothers who get separated at birth. They were separated by an old woman (Vatsala Rajagopal) whose daughter-in-law gave birth to a dead child for the third time. Narasimha (NTR Jr.) gets raised by a single mother (Vinaya Prasad), and he becomes an undercover agent to a top cop named Naik (Sayaji Shinde) in order to be a cop himself. Chari (also NTR Jr.) is brought up by a family of traditional Brahmin priests. He has a priest guru, Bhattacharya aka Bhattu (Brahmanandam), who is in love with Chandrakala aka Chandu (Nayanthara), one of his common customers. She, however, falls for Chari after he saves her from eve-teasers (the one who saved her was actually Narasimha). Narasimha also has a girlfriend named Nandhu (Sheela), who is Naik's daughter. Dhanraj (Ashish Vidyarthi) and Baba (Mahesh Manjrekar) are in search of the family of a top army scientist (Nassar) who is Narasimha's father. As they find him, they force him to invent a target-killing device by kidnapping Narasimha, who is cheated by Naik for loving his daughter. Narasimha escapes from there, because of which two men go to Chari's house on his engagement day and make a deal that if Chari acts as Narasimha, they would give him 30 lakhs. What happens next forms the rest of the story.


  • NTR Jr. as Chari / Narasimha (Dual Role / Twins)
  • Nayantara as Chandrakala / Chandhu
  • Sheela as Nandhu
  • Mahesh Manjrekar as Don Baba, the main villain
  • Ashish Vidyarthi as Dhanraj, 2nd villain
  • Brahmanandam as Bhattacharya / Bhattu
  • Sayaji Shinde as Naik, a police officer / Nandhu's father
  • Nassar as Retired Major-turned-Scientist / Narasimha and Chari's father
  • Vinaya Prasad as Narasimha and Chari's mother
  • Tanikella Bharani as Chari's adoptive father
  • Rajyalakshmi as Chari's adoptive mother
  • Rama Prabha as Chandrakala's mother
  • Mukul Dev as Rasool, a big gang leader
  • MS Narayana as Bhasha Bhai
  • Raghu Babu as Calcutta Meetha, Baba's right hand
  • Supreeth Reddy as Pandu
  • Sudha as Indira, Naik's wife
  • Vatsala Rajagopal as Chari's adoptive grandmother
  • Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao as Roshan Babu
  • Ananth Babu as Peri Sastry
  • Fish Venkat as Venkat
  • Raja Ravindra as Pandu's brother
  • Raghu Karumanchi as Pandu's gang member
  • Prudhviraj as Police Inspector


Rediff gave four stars and said, "Brahmanandam is hilarious. Performance-wise, NTR Jr takes the cake. He is simply marvellous as Chari, the Brahmin spouting loud dialogues while his Narasimha is tough yet more sober. NTR presents the contrasts well. All in all, Adhurs is NTR's show all the way!" Sify gave a verdict as "Mass entertainer" and noted, "NTR brings total justice to his dual role as Chari and Narasimha. His characterisation as a Brahmin youth is simply superb and hilarious, but at the same time raking up a controversy with a group of the Brahmins community approaching the State governor Mr. Narasimhan to ban the film. On the other hand, NTR's role as Narasimha as rugged guy would work well with the mass audience. Nayanthara and Sheela provide the glam quotient while Brahmanandam is hilarious as Bhattu, receiving a big footage which runs into nearly 40 minutes in the film." The Hindu gave a mixed review stating, Ashish Vidyarthi "NTR in two roles is pretty easy with the diction. His dances are amazing and accord the 'mass kick' in the title song that comes before the climax. The humour component is adequately handled by Brahmanandam who hogs the limelight as a Hindu priest."


Soundtrack album by
Devi Sri Prasad
Released5 December 2009
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Arya 2
Namo Venkatesa

The audio released on 3 December 2009. Adhurs soundtrack was composed by Devi Sri Prasad whilst lyrics were penned by Chandrabose and Ramajogayya Sastry.

Track list

#SongSinger(s)Picturised onLength
1"Shiva Shambho"Devi Sri PrasadJr. NTR04:40
2"Chandrakala"Hariharan, RitaJr. NTR and Nayantara04:13
3"Neethone"Kunal Ganjawala, Shreya GhoshalJr. NTR and Sheela05:00
4"Chary"Jr. NTR, RitaJr. NTR and Nayantara04:17
5"Assalam Valekum"Baba Sehgal, Priya HimeshJr. NTR, Sheela, Nayantara, Mahesh Manjrekar and Brahmanandam04:47
6"Pilla Naa Valla Kaadu"Mika Singh, SuchitraJr. NTR and Sheela04:27
7"Hip Hop (Remix)"Devi Sri PrasadExcluded in film03:58