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|Directed by||V. V. Vinayak|
|Produced by||M. Satyanarayana Reddy|
|Written by||V. V. Vinayak|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Cinematography||Chota K. Naidu|
|Edited by||Gowtham Raju|
|Budget||₹10 crore (US$1.4 million)|
Bunny is a 2005 Indian Telugu-language action film written and directed by V.V. Vinayak, with cinematography by Chota K. Naidu. The film was produced by M. Satyanarayana Reddy. This is Allu Arjun's third movie, which proved to be his third successive box office hit after Gangotri and Arya. This film stars Allu Arjun and Gowri Munjal in the lead roles, while Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar, and Mukesh Rishi play supporting roles. The music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad with editing done by Gowtham Raju and cinematography by Chota K. Naidu. The film released on 6 April 2005 and was dubbed into Malayalam as Bunny The Lion Oriya as Dharmayuddha, into Hindi as Bunny The Hero in 2013 by Goldmines Telefilms, And It Was Dubbed In Bhojpuri As Rajkumar. The film partially inspired the 2013 Dhallywood Bangladeshi film Bhalobasha Zindabad starring Arifin Shuvoo and Airin Sultana.
Somaraju (Prakash Raj) is a leading businessman in Vishakhapatnam. Mysamma (Mukesh Rishi) is a close member of Somaraju who handles his deals in Hyderabad. Mahalakshmi (Gowri Munjal) is Somaraju's daughter, and he dearly loves her. Bunny alias Raja (Allu Arjun) joins the same college as Mahalakshmi. He impresses her on the first day itself. Slowly, she falls in love with him. Somaraju, though reluctant initially, agrees to the marriage. Now, Raja has a condition that Somaraju should give his entire property to Raja as a dowry. The rest of the story explains why Raja asks for Somaraju's property.
Raja's birth father, Ranga Rao Bhupathi Raja (Sarath Kumar), is Mahalakshmi's maternal uncle. Bhupathi Raja was a great man with much land and property, as well as much regard from the government and other people. When Mahalakshmi is born, her mother asks Bhupathi Raja to perform the baby naming ceremony and such. On Bhupathi Raja's way there, however, Somaraju attacks him with the help of a bunch of rowdies. They pretty much kill Bhupathi Raja and leave him to die in the forest. However, Bhupathi Raja manages to live and perform Mahalakshmi's ceremony, but he dies minutes after without telling anyone what happened.
Raja comes to know of this when his so-called father, Rangaswamy (Sharat Saxena), explains to him that he is really his godfather and not his father. While trying to save him, his godfather and godmother (Sudha) give up their own son to keep him alive. To regain his rightful property, Raja fights Mysamma and wins his girl.
- Allu Arjun as Bunny alias Raja
- Gowri Munjal as Mahalakshmi
- Prakash Raj as Somaraju
- Sarath Kumar as Ranga Rao / Bhupathi Raja
- Mukesh Rishi as Maisamma
- Raghu Babu as Suri, Somaraju's henchman
- Sharat Saxena as Rangaswamy, Raja's foster father
- Sudha as Raja's foster mother
- Seetha as Bunny's aunt
- Ahuti Prasad as DCP Venkhayya
- Rajan P. Dev as Chief Minister Gudumba Chatti
- Chalapathi Rao as Advocate Suryanarayana
- M.S. Narayana as Daiva Sahayam and Daiva Sahayam's father
- Venu Madhav as Daiva Sahayam's assistant
- Fish Venkat as Somaraju's henchman
- Jenny as Lecturer
- L. B. Sriram as Doctor
- Chitram Seenu as Bunny's friend
- Dil Ramesh as Somaraju's henchman
- Sravan as Tarun
- Director: V.V. Vinayak
- Screenplay: V.V. Vinayak
- Story: V.V. Vinayak
- Producer: M. Satyanarayana Reddy
- Music: Devi Sri Prasad
- Cinematography: Chota K. Naidu
- Editing: Gowtham Raju
- Dialogue: Rajendra Kumar
- Art director: Ashok Kumar
|Soundtrack album to Bunny by|
|Released||25 February 2005|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
All music was scored by Devi Sri Prasad and released by Aditya Music.
|2.||"Jabilammavo"||Chandrabose||Sagar, Malathy Lakshman||4:34|
|3.||"Va Va Vareva"||Viswa||Karthik, Sumangali||4:08|
|4.||"Mayilu Mayilu"||Suddala Ashok Teja||Devi Sri Prasad||4:57|
|5.||"Kana Padaleda"||Suddala Ashok Teja||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||3:33|
|6.||"Bunny Bunny"||Chandrabose||Murali, Srilekha Parthasarathy||4:47|
- "Allu Arjun interview - Telugu film director". idlebrain.com.
Sagar was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu at 53rd Filmfare Awards South.