Pawan Kalyan-Renu Desai's super hit love story, Badri, was released exactly 15 years ago on the same day. The film has a special place in the diaries of the stars, for so many reasons. Apparently, Renu Desai took to twitter to share some of her most cherished memories associated with Badri.
The film has not only given a blockbuster hit to Pawan Kalyan, but has also given him a soul-mate, though they were not together right now. Besides that, Telugu industry has got an ever rocking director, Puri Jagannadh. So, wouldn't it be unfair to not remind those unusual things that happened with Badri.
Badri was released with almost no publicity and with a hoax regarding the release date. Though it has opened to a flop talk, it has set the records sky high like how the water seep under the mat.
On the occasion of 15 years of Badri, Renu Desai has shared some of the exclusive pictures and memories. Check out the below slides to see her tweets as well as some rare pictures of Badri.
Renu Desai's Tweet
"Me having fun during the shoot of Chikita song,on break in between shoot of Bangalakathamlo :) #15YearsForBadri"
Renu Desai About Pawan Kalyan
"Lost in our own worlds, in between shots...tired shooting in the sun...Varmante song #CapeTown #15YearsForBadri :))"
Renu Shares Badri Pictures
"& one last pic...😊 #CapeTown #15YearsForBadri"
Renu Pawan Kalyan
Badri (Pawan Kalyan) is an ad agency director whose parents are settled in the USA. He has a love called Vennela (Renu Desai), who is a close family friend of Badri's family.
On one of those romantic evenings, Vennela tells Badri that she loves him very much. But, at the same time, she does not find the same sincerity in Badri's love. She challenges him: No other girl on earth would probably love him more than she does. Badri, who gets carried away in arguments, takes up the challenge immediately.
Vennela shows a beautiful girl coming out of the temple and asks him to approach that girl. Then Vennela goes to the US to spend time with Badri's parents. Badri gets the info of the new girl in no time and finds out that her name is Sarayu. She is a pampered-yet-docile sister of Nanda (Prakash Raj).
After a few tries he is able to corner Sarayu to the extent that she expresses her love and puts forward a marriage proposal, for which Badri gives no response.
Meantime, Vennela is back and can see the chemistry between Sarayu and Badri. She starts regretting the bet with Badri. Badri, too, is torn. Nanda, who is excessively fond of his sister Sarayu, guns for the blood of Badri, as he knows that Badri and Vennela are destined for marriage.
Music composed by Ramana Gogula. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on ADITYA Music Company.
Box office performance
Badri completed 50 Days in more than 100 centres. This film completed its 100-day run in 47 centres. Badri collected a domestic net of INR12 crore (US$1.9 million)* (Share) in AP alone. and INR2 crore (US$310,000) (Share) from ROI & overseas. Badri collected a net of INR14 crore (US$2.2 million) (Share) in 100 Days all over the world.
Pawan Kalyan as Badhrinath / Badri, Amisha Patel as Sarayu, Renu Desai as Vennela, Prakash Raj as Nanda, Kota Srinivasa Rao as Badri's father, Brahmanandam as Gangaraju
Ali, Mallikarjuna Rao as Manikantha, M. S. Narayana as C.M. / Chandra Mouli, Sangeetha as Badri's mother
Badri is a 2000 Telugu, drama film produced by T. Trivikrama Rao on Vijaya Lakhshmi Movies banner, directed by Puri Jagannadh. The film is first debut to Puri Jagannadh as director.
In 2004 Puri Jagannadh remade the film in Hindi as Shart: The Challenge.