• Cast
  • BannerMallemala Entertainments
  • Editor Marthand K Venkatesh
  • Cinematography K K Senthil Kumar
  • Music Koti
  • Producer Shyam Prasad Reddy
  • Director Kodi Rama Krishna
  • Audio release date NA

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Arundhati story at a glance

Arundhati (Anushka) is the heiress of the esteemed ‘Gadwal Samsthan’ in the 1920’s. She is respected by all after she saved the people of her ‘Samsthan’ by killing Pasupathi (Sonu Sood) an evildoer who creates ruckus in her presidency. She is praised as ‘Jejamma’ (named after the famous Goddess in that area). But the spirit of Pasupathi haunts that place. Three generations later, a female child is born with the same looks of ‘Jejamma’ and obviously troubled by Pasupathi. The rest of the story is all about how Arundhati puts an end to the evil spirit of Pasupathi.

  • Trade

    There was absolutely no buzz about the movie during its making. The excitement erupted once the first look of the movie wad out. The movie went on to become a blockbuster and sat in the Top 5 biggest grossers in Telugu history then.
  • Highlights

    • This is the first heroine-centric film of Anushka.
    • Senior director Kodi Rama Krishna directed Anushka for the first time in his career.
    • The movie involves profuse graphics and is considered to be a visual extravaganza on Telugu screen.
    • The movie took the lion's share of awards at all the major events in 2009. Here are some notable awards.

    Nandi Awards: 
    -      Best Villain – Sonu Sood
    -      Best Child Actress – Divya Nagesh
    -      Best Editor – Marthand K Venkatesh
    -      Best Art Director – Ashok
    -      Best Audiography – Radhakrishna & Madhusudhan Reddy
    -      Best Costume Designer – Deepa Chandar
    -      Best Makeup Artist – Ramesh Mahanti
    -      Best Male Dubbing Artist – P. Ravi Shankar
    -      Nandi Award for Best Special Effects – Rahul Nambiar
    -      Special Jury Award – Anushka Shetty
    Filmfare Awards South: 
    -      Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) – Anushka Shetty (2009)
    -      Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (Telugu) – Sonu Sood (2009)
  • Sidelights

    • Anushka has learnt horse riding for the movie but did not do it onscreen as the producers did not find good horses to shoot the scenes.
    • Initially, Sabhapathi was the director of the movie. Since the producer Shyam Prasad Reddy did not like the output. He replaced him with Kodi Rama Krishna.


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