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Bhagavanth Kesari

October 19, 2023
2hr 10min
Status: released

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Bhagavanth Kesari Movie Details:

Movie NameBhagavanth Kesari
Country India
Language Telugu
Dubbed inHindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
GenreAction, Comedy, Drama
Release Date19 October 2023
OTT Release dateNovember 24, 2023
Running Time2hr 10min
CastNandamuri Balakrishna
Arjun Rampal
Kajal Aggarwal
Directed by Anil Ravipudi
Written byAnil Ravipudi
Produced bySahu Garapati
Harish Peddi
Cinematography by C. Ramprasad
Edited by Tammiraju
Music byThaman S
Production CompanyShine Screens
Budget₹100 crore
Box Office Collection₹98.2–130 crore

Bhagavanth Kesari Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Nandamuri Balakrishna as Nelakonda Bhagavanth Kesari, Viji’s guardian
  • Sreeleela as Vijayalakshmi “Viji”
  • Kajal Aggarwal as Dr. Kathyayani, Bhagavanth’s love interest
  • Arjun Rampal as Rahul Sanghvi, businessman and mafia leader
  • Aadukalam Naren as Sarath Sanghvi, Rahul’s father
  • Pallak Lalwani as a reporter
  • R. Sarathkumar as CI Srikanth, Viji’s father, and Bhagavanth’s friend
  • P. Ravi Shankar
  • Brahmaji as Deputy CM’s PA
  • Raghu Babu
  • Bharath Reddy as Vijji’s trainer
  • Subhalekha Sudhakar as Deputy CM
  • John Vijay as Ratan Shukla, Bhagavanth’s friend
  • Raj Tirandasu as Japatri, Bhagavanth’s friend
  • Subbaraju as SP
  • VTV Ganesh
  • Jayachitra as Bhagavanth’s mother
  • Rahul Ravi as Karthik, Viji’s boyfriend
  • Srinivas as CM
  • Racha Ravi as Lorry Driver
  • Rathika Rose as English-Speaking Party Member


Bhagavanth Kesari is a middle-aged man who becomes the guardian of Vijayalakshmi “Viji” after her father, CI Srikanth’s sudden demise in an accident. Bhagavanth wants Viji to join the Indian Army as per Srikanth’s wish, but Viji is against the decision, stemming from a phobia from her childhood. Viji soon falls in trouble due to a conspiracy by a business magnate and Bhagavanth’s past rival, Rahul Sanghvi. Bhagavanth soon locks horns with Sanghvi and sets out to motivate Viji to become stronger and eventually join the Army.

About Bhagavanth Kesari Movie:

  • The soundtrack and background score were composed by Thaman S, which marks his fourth collaboration with Nandamuri Balakrishna after Dictator (2016), Akhanda (2021), and Veera Simha Reddy (2023); and first collaboration with Anil Ravipudi.
  • The teaser has been launched with the poster on June 10, 2023, on the eve of Balakrishna’s birthday. The first look of the heroine Kajal Aggarwal is out on her birthday June 19, 2023.
  • The first single titled “Ganesh Anthem” was released on September 1, 2023.
  • Bhagavanth Kesar was theatrically released on October 19, 2023, for the occasion of Dasara, along with Ravi Teja’s Tiger Nageswara Rao, and Vijay’s Leo. The film opened to positive reviews from critics.
  • Amazon Prime Video brought the film’s digital streaming rights, while Zee Network brought the satellite rights in all languages. The film was premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 24 November 2023 in Telugu, along with dubbed versions in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi.