Bhola Shankar

Meher Ramesh is the director of the 2023 Indian Telugu-language action film Bhola Shankar. Chiranjeevi plays the title role in this version of the 2015 Tamil film Vedalam, which also stars Tamannaah Bhatia, Keerthy Suresh, and Sushanth. Bhola Shankar, which debuted on August 11, 2023, was poorly received by critics and did poorly at the cinema office, taking in just ₹42.25 crore from a ₹101 crore budget.


Bhola Shankar

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Meher Ramesh
Screenplay by Meher Ramesh
Dialogues by
  • Mamidala Thirupathi
Story by
  • Siva
  • Adi Narayana
Based on
  • Vedalam (2015)
  • by Siva
Produced by
  • Anil Sunkara
  • Ramabrahmam Sunkara
  • K. S. Rama Rao
  • Chiranjeevi
  • Tamannaah Bhatia
  • Keerthy Suresh
  • Sushanth
Cinematography Dudley
Edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh
Music by Mahati Swara Sagar
  • AK Entertainments
  • Creative Commercials
Distributed by Zee Studios
Release date
  • 11 August 2023
Running time
160 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget ₹101 crore
Box office ₹42.25 crore


  • Chiranjeevi as Bhola Shankar “Shankar”, a taxi driver and brother of Maha
  • Tamannaah Bhatia as Adv. Lasya, Shankar’s love interest and Srikar’s sister
  • Keerthy Suresh as Mahalakshmi “Maha”, Shankar’s adopted sister
  • Sushanth as Pilot Srikar, Lasya’s brother and Maha’s love interest
  • Tarun Arora as Alexander
  • Murali Sharma as Maha’s father
  • Sayaji Shinde as police commissioner
  • P. Ravi Shankar as local goon
  • Subbaraju as special officer
  • Shawar Ali as Charles (Alexander’s brother)
  • Vennela Kishore as Vamsi, a taxi owner
  • Brahmaji as corrupt police officer
  • Raja Ravindra as corrupt police officer
  • Raghu Babu as house owner
  • Tulasi as Maha’s mother
  • Sreemukhi as Maha’s best friend
  • Bithiri Sathi as Shankar’s friend
  • Satya as Shankar’s friend
  • Venu Yeldandi as Shankar’s friend
  • Thagubothu Ramesh as Shankar’s friend
  • Getup Srinu as house owner’s brother-in-law
  • Surekha Vani as house owner’s wife
  • Hyper Aadi as Junior 1, Lasya’s assistant
  • Harsha Chemudu as Junior 2, Lasya’s assistant
  • Uttej as police officer
  • Kasi Viswanath as Lasya and Sreekar’s father
  • Sithara as Lasya and Sreekar’s mother
  • Anee Master as Vamsi’s wife
  • Pradeep Kondiparthi as Vamsi’s father-in-law
  • Sunaina
  • Harika Koyilamma
Cameo appearance
  • Brahmanandam as a judge
  • Rashmi Gautam in the song “Bholaa Mania”
  • Ragini Dwivedi in the song “Bholaa Mania”




Bhola Shankar was theatrically released on 11 August 2023.

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The digital rights of the film were acquired by Netflix. The film was premiered on Netflix from 15 September 2023.

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