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Cast & Crew
Actors :- Sudeep, Sameera Reddy, Chiranjeevi Sarja, Nikeesha Patel, P Ravi Shankar, Sai Kumar

Director : Ayyappa P. Sharma, Music : Arjun Janya, Banner : RKD Studios Cinematography : Rakesh

Original Name : Varadanayaka, Original Language : Kannada, Release : 25th January, 2013

The film begins with Hari (Chiranjeevi Sarja) escaping from a police station with his girlfriend Sirisha (Nikisha Patel) and killing DGP (Sharath Lohitashwa). A flashback opens up soon after the incident where Varadanayaka, a cop, bashes goons who tried to kill a person. We are also introduced to his family, which comprises of his wife (Sameera Reddy), his father and journalist (Mukyamantri Chandru), his kids and younger brother (Chiru). Section Shankar (P Ravi Shanakr) is a baddie and never gets into legal troubles as he has tricks to escape. Varadanayaka wants to put him behind the bars but fails several times. During the process, Sirisha and Hari fall for each other and when they think everything was moving smoothly, a tragedy strikes and the entire mood of the film changes. The remaining part should be seen on-screen. Sudeep and Chiranjeevi Sarja have shared equal screen space. The story of the film perfectly provides a platform to showcase their skills without overshadowing each other. While the first half is entertaining with all masala elements, the second half is gripping and thrilling.

Box Offices

Varadanayaka (in Kannada) made a business of Rs.10 crore (US$1.7 million) through distribution rights before its release. Upon release, the film went on to be a success at the box office, grossing Rs. 15 crore (US$2.5 million) against its Rs. 9 crore (US$1.5 million) budget.