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Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo

January 12, 2020
2hr 45min
Status: released

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Movie NameAla Vaikunthapurramuloo
Also known asAVPL, Angu Vaikuntapurathu (Malayalam),
Vaikundapuram (Tamil)
Country India
Language Telugu
GenreAction, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release DateJanuary 12, 2020
OTT Release dateFebruary 27, 2020
Running Time2hr 45min
CastAllu Arjun
Pooja Hegde
Directed by Trivikram Srinivas
Written byTrivikram Srinivas
Produced byAllu Aravind
S. Radha Krishna
Cinematography by P. S. Vinod
Edited by Naveen Nooli
Music byThaman S
Production CompanyGeetha Arts
Haarika & Hassine Creations
Distributor Geetha Arts
Budget₹100 crore
Box Office Collectionest.₹262–280 crore

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Allu Arjun as Bantu
  • Pooja Hegde as Amulya “Ammu”
  • Tabu as Yasoda
  • Jayaram as Ramachandra
  • Sushanth as Raj Manohar “Raj”
  • Nivetha Pethuraj as Nandini “Nandu”
  • Murali Sharma as Valmiki
  • Samuthirakani as Appala Naidu
  • Navdeep as Shekhar
  • Sunil as Sitaram, Nandini’s uncle
  • Sachin Khedekar as Ananth Radhakrishna “ARK”
  • Harsha Vardhan as Kashiram
  • Rajendra Prasad as DIG Prajapathi


The narrative revolves around Bantu (Allu Arjun), a skilled middle-class man who is despised and often neglected by his father Valmiki (Murali Sharma). What Bantu doesn’t know is that he’s actually the son of a businessman swapped by Valmiki with his own son to give the latter a comfortable life. A violent incident draws Bantu closer to the truth, upon learning which he decides to enter Vaikunthapuram, the home of his real parents and eventually confront those who threaten his family.

About Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Movie:

  • It was reported that Trivikram Srinivas, will direct a new film with Allu Arjun, post the release of Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (2018). After listening to the script, it was reported that Allu Arjun advised Trivikram to make some changes.
  • The idea of swapping infants was earlier attempted in Vedantam Raghavayya’s Inti Guttu (1958), starring N. T. Rama Rao and Savitri.
  • In mid-October 2018, reports surfaced that Kiara Advani will play the female lead opposite Allu Arjun. In January 2019, Sunil was reported to play an important role in the film. In February 2019, Pooja Hegde was reported to replace Advani, as the female lead, thus marking their collaboration with both Arjun and Trivikram, for the second time, after DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham (2017) and Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (2018).
  • In May 2019, Ketika Sharma was reported to play the second female lead, however, Nivetha Pethuraj was approached for the role.
  • Veteran actress Nagma was reported to play Allu Arjun’s mother in the film, although she was not approached for the role.
  • Kajal Aggarwal was reported to appear in an item number, but it was not confirmed by the makers.
  • Tamil director and actor Samuthirakani was hired to play a negative role, which marked his maiden Telugu film.
  • On 31 December 2018, coinciding with New Year’s Eve, the project was officially announced, thus marking the third collaboration of Trivikram and Arjun after Julayi (2012) and S/O Satyamurthy (2015).
  • On 13 April 2019, the film’s launch was held at the office of Geetha Arts, the film’s production house, with a pooja ceremony attended by the film’s team.
  • The film was launched under the tentative title #AA19, before the title Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, was revealed on 15 August 2019.
  • Production of the film began in 14 April 2019 and wrapped up on 28 December 2019. It was filmed across Hyderabad, with songs being shot in overseas.
  • On 15 August 2019, coinciding with Independence Day, the makers unveiled the first glimpse of the film, revealing its title as Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.
  • The film’s first look poster was released on the eve of Ganesh Chathurthi, 1 September 2019.
  • ”Samajavaragamana” song was shot at Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, and Lido de Paris, a world-famous cabaret theatre, and became the first South Indian film to shoot there. The makers cost up to ₹5 crore (US$630,000), for the song shoot.
  • In December 2019, the makers moved to Hyderabad to shoot the song “Butta Bomma”, for which a huge set was erected at the Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad.
  • On 14 June, leaked stills featuring Allu Arjun as a corporate employee, went viral on social media.
  • Followed by the success of the film, Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon were hired for the Hindi remake of the film named Shehzada for reprising the roles of Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde respectively, helmed by Rohit Dhawan and bankrolled by Radha Krishna, the producers of the original film. The film’s production commenced in October 2021 and ended in January 2023. It was released on 17 February 2023.
  • Producer Radha Krishna, on 10 July 2019, announced the film’s release date through social media platforms, as the film will release on the occasion of Sankranthi. On 12 October 2019, the makers announced that the film will be released on 12 January 2020, which falls on the Sankranthi weekend. In mid-December 2019, it was rumoured that the film will release on 10 January, earlier than the scheduled date. On 4 January 2020, the Active Telugu Film Producers Guild cleared rumours surrounding the release date and was reported that the film will be released on the scheduled date. The film was premiered at IMAX Melbourne, one of the largest cinema theatres in the world. It was also released on 11 January 2020, in the United States, a day before its official release in India. The film was released along with its Malayalam dubbed version titled Angu Vaikuntapurathu while the Tamil dubbed version titled Vaikundapuram was released in 2020.
  • The film’s theatrical rights in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana region were sold to ₹65.96 crore (US$8.3 million), with Nizam rights for ₹20 crore (US$2.5 million), Ceded rights for ₹12.06 crore (US$1.5 million), ₹8.50 crore (US$1.1 million) in the Uttarandhra territories Guntur rights for ₹6.30 crore (US$790,000), Krishna rights for ₹5 crore (US$630,000), rights in the East and West Godavari regions for ₹6.30 crore (US$790,000) and ₹5 crore (US$630,000) respectively, and Nellore rights for ₹2.80 crore (US$350,000). Karnataka theatrical rights were sold to ₹7.20 crore (US$900,000). Theatrical rights for the rest of India were sold to ₹1.50 crore (US$190,000) and overseas rights for ₹9.80 crore (US$1.2 million). The film shelled out ₹84.46 crore (US$11 million), in its worldwide theatrical rights. This includes print and advertising costs for ₹4 crore (US$500,000), broadcasting rights for ₹23.50 crore (US$2.9 million), Hindi dubbing rights for ₹19 crore (US$2.4 million) and other rights for ₹2.50 crore (US$310,000), totaling up to ₹133 crore (US$17 million), before the film’s release.
  • The film’s satellite and digital rights were sold only to Gemini TV. The film’s digital premiere took place on Sun NXT on 27 February 2020, after 49 days of its theatrical run. The same day, the makers released the film through Netflix, with English subtitles, with the Malayalam dubbed version titled Angu Vaikunthapurathu released through the platform on 4 March 2020. The film’s world television premiere took place on 16 August 2020, through Gemini TV and Gemini Movies. The Tamil dubbed version titled Vaikundapuram premiered on Sun TV. It registered a record TRP (Television Rating Point) with 29.4 rating, highest for a Telugu film ever. The Hindi dubbed version premiered on Dhinchaak TV channel (now renamed Goldmines) on 13 February 2022.