Bhagavanth Kesari Telugu Movie 2023

Bhagavanth Kesari is a 2023 Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Anil Ravipudi and produced by Sahu Garapati and Harish Peddi, under the banner of Shine Screens. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna in the titular role alongside Sreeleela, Arjun Rampal (in his Telugu debut) and Kajal Aggarwal. The soundtrack and background score was composed by Thaman S. The film was theatrically released on 19 October 2023, on the occasion of Dasara. The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics praising Balakrishna's performance and action sequences.

Bhagavanth Kesari poster
DirectorAnil Ravipudi
ActorsNandita Swetha, Maanyam Krishna, M.S. Chowdary, Kishore Kumar, Mime Gopi, Shivaji Raja
Music Thaman Skana
ProducerSahu Garapati, Harish Peddi
Release date19 October 2023

Nelakonda Bhagavanth Kesari is an ex-prisoner who becomes the guardian of Vijayalakshmi "Viji" after his friend and Viji's father, CI Srikanth's death in an accident. Bhagavanth wants her to join the Indian Army as per her father's wish and seeks the help of psychologist Dr. Kathyayani. However, Vijji is against joining the Army, stemming from a phobia in her childhood; she is keen on marrying her boyfriend, Karthik.

Meanwhile, Rahul Sanghvi is a business magnate who seeks to steal the country's prestigious project-V, but the Deputy CM accumulates incriminating evidence against him. Sanghvi assassinates him, but his PA absconds with the evidence, and Sanghvi is behind his hunt. Karthik proceeds with his parents with the proposal, but Bhagavanth denies it, for which Viji starts to detest Bhagavanth. While escaping from Sanghvi's men, the PA fortuitously uses Viji's laptop to secure the data, and Sanghvi's men target her instead. Bhagavanth learns about this and shields Viji. Sanghvi is shocked upon seeing Bhagavanth, revealing that the two are past rivals, and Viji soon learns about Bhagavanth's past.