Sarrainodu, meaning “The Right Guy,” is an action-packed Indian Telugu-language film released in 2016. The movie was written and directed by Boyapati Srinu and produced by Geetha Arts, under the guidance of Allu Aravind. The stellar cast includes Allu Arjun, Rakul Preet Singh, Catherine Tresa, Srikanth, Aadhi Pinisetty, Brahmanandam, Sai Kumar, Jayaprakash, Pradeep Rawat, Suman, and Adarsh Balakrishna.
Sarrainodu Telugu Movie 2016 Cast, Plot, Production, & Release
The captivating soundtrack and background score for the film were composed by S. Thaman. Sarrainodu hit theaters on April 22, 2016, and garnered a mixed response from critics. While Allu Arjun and Aadhi’s performances, action sequences, cinematography, and music were applauded, the film received criticism for its screenplay and character development.
However, despite the mixed reviews, it emerged as a remarkable commercial triumph, becoming the second highest-grossing Telugu film of 2016, following Janatha Garage. The film’s popularity led to its dubbed version, titled Yodhavu, being released in Kerala a month after its original release.
Gana, a former Major in the Indian Army, decides to abandon his military career and takes on the role of a vigilante. His objective is to deliver justice to corrupt individuals who have evaded punishment due to flaws in the legal system. Gana is raised by his paternal uncle Sripathi, who supports his cause, but his father Umapathi disapproves, criticizing him for lacking a clear purpose in life.
One day, Gana is assigned to visit a neighboring village to meet his potential bride, Mahalakshmi Jaanu. She happens to be the daughter of Jaya Prakash, a close friend of Gana’s father and a former IAS officer. However, during his visit, Gana crosses paths with Hansitha Reddy, a local MLA, and is smitten by her. To avoid disappointing his father, Gana fabricates a story, claiming that Jaanu rejected him due to his involvement in frequent fights.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Rakul Preet Singh||Mahalakshmi|
|Joy Badlani||S.T.S Officer|
|Raja Krishnamoorthy||Chief Minister Reddy|
|Catherine Tresa||Hansitha Reddy|
|Md Asraful Hoque||Antor|
|Rajeev Kanakala||Defense Lawyer Govindaraju|
|Sai Kumar||Jaya Prakash|
Rakul Preet Singh
Duvvasi Mohan is an Indian actor who is known for acting in comic roles, primarily in Telugu films.
Md Asraful Hoque
The script of the film was penned by Boyapati Srinu specifically with Allu Arjun in mind for the lead role. While Boyapati Srinu intended to cast Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who had previously worked with Arjun in S/O Satyamurthy (2015), the collaboration did not materialize.
Instead, Rakul Preet Singh was selected for the leading role, marking her first collaboration with Arjun. Catherine Tresa, who had previously worked with Arjun in Iddarammayilatho (2013) and Rudhramadevi (2015), joined the cast in a supporting role. Tamil actor Aadhi was chosen to portray the main antagonist in the film.
The film’s captivating score and soundtrack were composed by S. Thaman, marking his second collaboration with Allu Arjun following their previous work on Race Gurram. The audio rights of the film were acquired by Lahari Music for an undisclosed amount. It was announced that the highly anticipated audio launch event would be held on March 20, 2016.
|“Athiloka Sundari”||Ramajogayya Sastry, Bunny Suresh||Vishal Dadlani, Karthik||4:15|
|“You Are My MLA”||Ananth Sriram||Dhanunjay||4:34|
|“Private Party”||Krishna Chaitanya||M. M. Manasi, M.C. Vickey||4:23|
|“Blockbuster”||Ramajogayya Sastry||Shreya Ghoshal, Nakash Aziz, Simha Bhagavathula, Sri Krishna, Deepu||5:05|
|“Telusaa Telusaa”||Sri Mani||Jubin Nautiyal, Sameera Bharadwaj||4:25|
|“Sarrainodu”||Ramajogayya Sastry||Hard Kaur, Sonu Kakkar, Brijesh Shandilya, Geetha Madhuri||4:55|
Originally, the filmmakers had set their sights on a Sankranthi release, aiming for January 15, 2016. However, due to delays in principal photography, the release date had to be rescheduled. Subsequently, the team planned to release the film on April 8, 2016, coinciding with Allu Arjun’s birthday. However, due to post-production delays, the release date had to be postponed once again.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||est. ₹127 crore|
|Directed by||Boyapati Srinu|
|Edited by||Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao|
|Music by||S. Thaman|
|Produced by||Allu Aravind|
|Release date||22 April 2016|
|Running time||160 minutes|
|Written by||Boyapati Srinu
M. Rathnam (dialogues)
According to reports, the film amassed an impressive total of ₹127.6 crores (US$16 million) in its overall run. Out of this, approximately ₹96.90 crores (US$12 million) was contributed by the regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, while Kerala accounted for ₹12 crores (US$1.5 million) of the earnings.
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