Balupu (English: Arrogance) is a 2013 Telugu action comedy film directed by Gopichand Malineni. The film is produced by Prasad Vara Potluri under his PVP cinema banner and stars Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan and Anjali in lead roles. The film soundtrack is composed by S. Thaman. The film released on 28 June 2013 in Telugu and Tamil. The movie was entirely shot in Bangalore and Visakhapatnam. The film opened to positive reception from critics as well as audience and was declared a ‘super hit’ at both the Indian and overseas box office. It was dubbed into Hindi as Jani Dushmann. It was remade in Bengali as Herogiri starring Dev, Koel Mallick, Sayantika Banerjee and Mithun Chakrabarty. It was dubbed in Tamil as Evanda and was released in Chennai on 18 March 2016.
Ravi (Ravi Teja) works as a collection agent of ICICI bank in Bangalore and leads a happy life along with his friends and his father Mohan Rao (Prakash Raj). Mohan Rao wishes to see Ravi married to a girl soon although Ravi is against it. One day, Ravi is informed that one of his friends, (‘Satyam’ Rajesh) has been admitted in the hospital as he tried to commit suicide by drinking nail polish solution. Upon inquiring, Ravi finds out that his friend fell in love with a girl named Shruti (Shruti Haasan). Shruti and her uncle Crazy Mohan (Brahmanandam), have a habit of cheating gullible young men in the name of love – one among whom is Ravi’s friend. Ravi decides to teach them a lesson.
Ravi enters their life as a gullible youngster after Shruti “falls in love with him”, starts torturing them. Crazy Mohan’s plans and attempts to let loose off Ravi always go in vain before him. Crazy Mohan, hatching upon a plan, tells Shruti to ask Ravi to marry her, thinking that Ravi will get cold feet and they would be rid of him. As fate would have it, Ravi, guessing their next move, also comes with a marriage proposal to Shruti. The pair, then, approach Mohan Rao and tell him that Ravi is in love with Shruti and that he proposed to her. They assume that this would enrage Mohan Rao, but Mohan Rao, happy that his son has finally fallen in love and wishes to marry a girl, accepts the proposal heartily. However, Shruti was already engaged to Rohit (Adivi Sesh) by her father (Nassar) sometime in the past. Their entire act of “cheating gullible young men” was just so that Shruti can have fun spending the last few days before getting married while Crazy Mohan can profit from it. Ravi one day saves Shruti from some goons and finally comes off clean to Shruti as he believes that things have gone too far. He advises her not to play with people’s feelings in future. Shruti finds herself falling in love with Ravi and informs Ravi’s father Mohan Rao.
Mohan Rao leaves the final decision to Shruti’s father and guarantees that they would not face any problem in the future from Ravi, if Shruti’s Father decides against the Proposal. On the other hand, Rohit’s mother (Sana), in a fit of anger after hearing all the events that have transpired, warns Shruti that she would torture her after her marriage. After listening to both of them, Shruti’s father, realizes his mistake and fixes Shruti’s marriage with Ravi. Rohit’s mother gets humiliated by this and calls her brother Poorna (Ashutosh Rana), a dreaded don in Vizag. Poorna, after arriving at the wedding venue with his henchmen, recognises that Ravi & Mohan Rao were his former enemies Shankar and Nanaji. While Ravi is fighting with the goons, Poorna stabs Mohan Rao, kidnaps Shruti and flees away to Vizag. After admitting Mohan Rao into the hospital, Ravi starts narrating his past.