Naayak (2013)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 20 mins

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Cherry, a software engineer, is about to be arrested for a murder when, in a sudden turn of events, the real killer and Cherry's look-alike, is caught. When Cherry hears his story, he decides to help.

Cast: Kajal Agarwal, Ram Charan Teja

Crew: VV Vinayak (Director), Chota K Naidu (Director of Photography), S Thaman (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Release Dates: 09 Jan 2013 (India)

Telugu Name: నాయక్

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Did you know? Initially, it was claimed that Shruti Haasan would do an item song in the film, but were later denied by the actress herself. Eventually, actress Charmee ended up doing the item song in the film. Read More
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as Madhu
as Naayak, Cherry
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
as Rawat's first brother
as Nandini
as CBI Officer
as Jilebi
as Badvel
Supporting Actor
as Babji's Paternal Uncle Pedanna
as Drunkard CBI Officer
as Shukla Bhai
as Minister Rawat, the main villain
as Babji's Henchman
as Gandipeta Babji
as Siddharth's Brother in Law
as Siddharth's Sister
as Dassu

Direction

Director

Production

Producer
Production Coordinator

Writers

Story Writer
Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Stunts

Stunt Director
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: Aditya Music
Music Director: S Thaman
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Music Director: S Thaman
Playback Singer: Shefali Alvares, S Thaman
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05 
Music Director: S Thaman
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Music Director: S Thaman
Playback Singer: Naveen Madhav, Shreya Ghoshal
Trivia:
The film was extensively shot in Iceland and then in Slovenia (Postojna Cave, Piran, Bled); this was first Telugu language movie to be shot in Slovenia.

The movie was an overwhelming success, becoming one of the highest grossers in the history of the Telugu film industry. It also completed hundred days in at least three centres. Also, the Hindi Satellite rights were sold for INR 35 million (US$ 540,000) which is the highest ever for a Telugu film.

A politician, Gandi Babji protested against the film because the character of Rahul Dev is called "Gaandipetta Babji" which is is somewhat similar to his name. Babji felt his name would be portrayed in bad light and he threatened to take action against film.

Before the release, Dasari Narayana Rao came down heavily on this film by calling it as a blantant copy of 'Baasha'. Dasari even tried to buy the distribution rights of the film but Ramcharan vehemently rejected instead he bought Viswaroopam to damage 'Naayak's collections.

There was a controversy surrounding the title of the movie when Girijan Student associations raised an objection, stating that the term 'Naayak' is reserved for use exclusively by people belonging to the Lambadi sect and demanded a change in the movie's title. The objection raised by the Girijan Students was submitted before the Censor Board and the Board decided not to change the title as it felt that the title does not relate to any caste feelings.

Legendary music director, Ilaiyaraaja's melody "Subhalekha Rasukunna" from Chiranjeevi's 'Kondaveeti Donga' was remixed in this film

Initially, it was claimed that Shruti Haasan would do an item song in the film, but were later denied by the actress herself. Eventually, actress Charmee ended up doing the item song in the film.

This movie is the first time Ram Charan Teja has been seen performing a dual role.

It was dubbed into Tamil and Malayalam under the same title.

This blockbuster hit marks the second time Ram Charan and Kajal are paired together after in 'Magadheera'.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Double Attack (Hindi)
Charmi pairs up with 'Naayak'
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Naayak being shot in Kolkata
15 Oct 2012, by IndiaGlitz
Naayak to be shot in Kolkata
08 Oct 2012, by IndiaGlitz
Thaman music for Ram Charan-VV Vinayak film
05 Jan 2012, by Super Good Movies
Ram Charan-VV Vinayak film launched
09 Nov 2011, by Super Good Movies
Ram Charan-Kajal again in VV Vinayak's next
04 Oct 2011, by Ramchander