Fidaa is a 2017 Telugu-language romance film written and directed by Sekhar Kammula.It features Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles which marks the latter’s debut in Telugu.Principal photography commenced in August 2016. The film received positive reviews from audience and critics praised the performances of the principal cast.
Varun (Varun Tej) is a non-resident Indian who lives in Texas, United States of America with his elder brother Raju (Raja Chembolu) and adopted, younger brother Bujji (Aryan). He is a medical student aiming to become a Neurosurgeon. Varun comes to India along with his younger brother for Raju’s marriage to Renuka (Sharanya Pradeep), whose family hails from Banswada in Telangana. There he meets Bhanumathi (Sai Pallavi), Renuka’s younger sister. Bhanu is a bubbly and naughty girl who doesn’t want to feel secondary to anyone. Gradually Varun and Bhanu develop a liking for each other but don’t express it. Bhanu loves her father very dearly and doesn’t believe in leaving him after her marriage. One day, she overhears Varun talking to his cousin about the opportunities in the USA compared to India which he deems unfit for settling. Disheartened, Bhanu decides to forget Varun and her feelings for him and starts to ignore him. After his brother’s marriage Varun returns to the USA but can’t stop remembering Bhanu all the time. Hence decides to confess his love to her. But Bhanumathi gives him a rude answer which enrages Varun widening the rift between them even further. Bhanu finally agrees to marry a man of her father’s choice but realizes she isn’t comfortable with him even before marriage.