WriterParuchuri Brothers (dialogues) Release dateMay 21, 2004 (2004-05-21) ScreenplayGopalakrishna Paruchuri, Venkateswara Rao Paruchuri CastPrabhas(Ramudu), Aarthi Agarwal (Madhu), Brahmanandam(Puli Raja), Ramya Krishnan(Dancer), Venu Madhav(Hanumanth) Similar moviesPrabhas and Brahmanandam appear in Adavi Ramudu and Eeshwar
Adavi Ramudu is a 2004 film which was directed by B. Gopal. Prabhas and Aarti Agarwal played the lead roles. Ramya Krishna acted in an item number alongside Prabhas. The movie features the love story between a tribal youth and his childhood sweetheart. This was Prabhas' next movie immediately after the success of Varsham. Upon release it received mostly negative reception from the critics and audience alike and was a disaster at the box-office. It was dubbed into Hindi as The Strongman Badal.
In her childhood, Madhu befriends a boy in a village. Her uncle comes and insults the boy for being a tribal. Madhu then tells him to get education so that people will respect him more. 10 years later, the boy Ramu(Prabhas) returns to the college,where he meets college's most wanted woman Madhu (Aarti Agarwal).Madhu falls in love with him.Later, she reveals in her birthday party that she was the childhood girl who told him to be an educated person. However Madhu's mother Tribhuvna(Telangana Shakuntala) insults him and throw out of her party and house. Tribhuvna is a hot minded woman who can do whatever she wants either Mafia or Politics.She wants kill Ramu. What happens then is rest of movie.
The film received negative reviews from critics. Most of them criticized the cliched plot, dull acting and dreary music. Idlebrain compared Aarti Agarwal and Ramya Krishna and said Ramya Krishna looked far better than Aarti Agarwal in the item number Jantanu Vidadeese.
The movie opened to a lacklustre reception and was quickly declared a disaster.