|Directed by||Puri Jagannadh|
|Produced by||C. Ashwini Dutt|
|Written by||Puri Jagannadh|
|Starring||Ram Charan Teja
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Cinematography||Shyam K. Naidu|
|Edited by||Sai Baba|
|Distributed by||Vyjayanthi Movies|
|Running time||149 min|
|Budget||17 crore (US$2.8 million)(citation needed)|
|Box office||30 crore (US$4.9 million)(share)|
Chirutha( English: Leopard) is a 2007 Telugu action film produced by Ashwini Dutt and directed by Puri Jagannadh. The film marks the debut of Ram charan, son of the popular Telugu actor Chiranjeevi, in the lead role. Delhi-based model Neha Sharma plays the female lead. The film also features a soundtrack by Mani Sharma. Chirutha was released worldwide on 28 September 2007. The film was dubbed into Tamil as Siruthai Puli. On 14 September 2012 the movie was released in the Malayalam dubbed version named Cheetah. It is remade in Bengali as Rangbaaz with Dev and Koel Mallick in the lead. A remake in Hindi and Tamil with Dhanush and Amrita Puri has also been hinted. It was declared as a Super Hit Film for Debut Hero.
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An auto driver, sees Mattu Bhai (Asis Vidyarthi) murder a journalist. The auto driver manages to capture Mattu Bhai & his henchman, and hold them until the Police arrive. Afterwards, the auto driver returns home to his wife and son, Charan. Unfortunately, Mattu Bhai & his henchmen break into their house that night. The auto driver is killed and his wife is severely injured. Charan survives uninjured. Charan's mother is in a critical condition but he & his uncle don't have enough money to pay for her operation. The local mafia leader's son has committed murder and offers Charan a deal. In order to pay for his mother's surgery, Cherry has to go to prison the crime.
Twelve years later, Charan Ram charan is released from prison. When he meets his uncle again, he finds out that his mother has died. Charan also falls in love with Sanjna (Neha Sharma). Sanjana lives with her father (Prakash Raj). Officer Ajay (Sayaje Shinde) helps Charan get a passport. Charan plans to go to Bangkok to join a travel agency recommended by his uncle. Sanjana and her friends arrive in Bangkok as tourists. Charan is one of the tour guides. Charan seems to be irritable around Sanjana. Biku & his henchmen are bothering Sanjana. Charan saves Sanjana by attacking Biku and his henchmen. Few days later, Biku & his henchmen see Sanjana again. Charan has to fight Biku & his henchmen again. Charan & Sanjana use a water bike to escape. They get stuck in middle of the sea when their water bike runs out of gas. When Sanjana wakes up, Sanjana sees an island that is little far away. Charan & Sanjana have to swim to the island.
Charan tells Sanjana that he loves her. Sanjana's father & the other people believe that Sanjana is kidnapped by Charan as they find out Charan was in prison for 12 years. He arranges helicopters to search for Sanjana. Charan sees one helicopter in the sky, but Sanjana doesn't want anyone to find them. Sanjana tells Charan that she loves him too and her father would never let her marry Charan. Charan loves Sanjana, but Charan didn't expect Sanjana to fall in love with him. He reveals that he came to Bangkok to kill Mattu Bhai. Charan found out that Mattu Bhai's a notorious international criminal with network in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and other places has shifted base to Bangkok. Charan tells Sanjana that Biku's none other than Mattu Bhai's son. In Bangkok, Charan tried to kill Mattu Bhai at a bar, but Mattu Bhai escaped & Mattu Bhai stopped coming to Bangkok. By the time Charan finishes telling his foiled plot to kill Mattu Bhai, a lot of guys in black robes and black suits come and then a fight starts. Just then Sanjana's father comes in a helicopter. Seeing her dad she runs to him and tells him not to hit Charan as he did not kidnap her but saved her. At first Sanjana's father tells to leave him, and the goons leave him, but when Sanjana tells him that she wants him and loves him, her father tells the goons to kill him. The goons hit Charan on the head and he falls down and they go away. Then a member of the company for which Charan works searching for him on a boat finds him and takes him back. A hot argument takes place between Sanjana and her father and she runs away to Charan.
Then Sanjana's father calls Charan and tells him that his mother is still alive. His uncle lied to Charan that his mother died. Sanjana's father will trade Charan's mother for Sanjana. Charan takes Sanjana to a building where he tells her that he is going to trade her for his mother. He tells her that she has her father, but his mother has no one except him. Sanjana's father comes and takes her and gives Charan his mother back who was grateful to him.
Meanwhile Mattu Bhai sees the pictures of Charan and Sanjana on television, which was the effort of the Sanjana's father to find her, and recognizes Charan as the person who tried to kill him. He tells Biku to kidnap Sanjana and Biku does the same when the exchange of Sanjana and Charan's mother goes. In the process gunfire takes place where all the men of the Sanjana's father get shot. Charan also retaliates with a gun and kills some of Biku's men, but Biku gets away with Sanjana. Sanjana's father gets shot in the leg, and in emotion tells Charan, he saw how much he loves his mother and screams, someone is taking away your fiance away, go and get her. Leaving Sanjana's father in the care of his mother, Charan runs after Biku's car, but fails to get him. One of Biku's men get to him and give him a phone, where he talks with Mattu Bhai. The goons take Charan with hands tied, to an island where Mattu and Biku are there.
Mattu Bhai without killing him and Sanjana as suggested by his son Biku, lets them escape saying he would hunt them. But Charan kills all the men of Mattu and finally kills Mattu's son. And using his body Charan lures Mattu into his trap. Then he kills Mattu Bhai, in the same way he killed his father. This is when Mattu Bhai recognizes who Charan is.
- Ram Charan Teja as Charan
- Neha Sharma as Sanjana
- Prakash Raj as Sanjana's father
- Ashish Vidyarthi as Mattu Bhai
- Brahmanandam as Krish
- Ali as Nachimi
- Sayaji Shinde as ASP Ajay
- M.S. Narayana as Charan's boss
- Daniel Balaji as Biku, Mattu Bhai's son
- Venu Madhav as Charan's Jailmate and friend
- Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as Subramaniam, Sanjana's PA
- Tanikella Bharani as Charan's evil uncle (special appearance)
- Srinivasa Reddy as ASP Ajay's constable
|Soundtrack album by Various Artists|
|Various Artists chronology|
|2||"Love U Raa"||Deepu, Rita|
|4||"Chamkaa Chamkaa"||Ranjith, Geeta Madhuri|
|5||"Maro Maro"||Rahul Nambiar, Suchitra|
The film released in 708 screens including 532 in Andhra Pradesh, 44 in Karnataka, 4 in Tamil Nadu, 3 in Odisha and 115 overseas. Chirutha collected a first day distributors' share of nearly 12 crore (US$1.9 million). In Chennai, it debuted at no. 1 and averaged 100% collections from 3 screens in its opening weekend.
Chirutha collected 30 crore (US$4.9 million)(share) in 50 Days and declared as a Box Office Hit worldwide. Chirutha completed 50 Days in 178 direct centres and 15 other shifted centres. the film completed 100 Days in 40 direct centres.