King (2008 film)

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King poster.jpg
Official Poster
Directed by Sreenu Vaitla
Produced by Shiva Prasad Reddy
Written by Kona Venkat
BVS Ravi
Starring Nagarjuna
Trisha Krishnan
Arjan Bajwa
Mamta Mohandas
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography Prasad Murella
Edited by M. R. Varma
Release date(s)
  • 25 December 2008 (2008-12-25)
Running time 171 mins
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget INR170 million (US$2.9 million).
Box office INR280 million (US$4.7 million).

King is a 2008 Indian Telugu film starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, Trisha Krishnan, Arjan Bajwa, and Mamta Mohandas. The film was directed by Sreenu Vaitla and produced by D Sivaprasad Reddy. It was dubbed into Hindi as King No. 1 and into Tamil as Pudhukottai Azhagan.


Chandra Pratap Varma AKA King (Nagarjuna) hails from a royal family, having taken over the legacy and riches after the death of his father Raja Varma (Sobhan Babu). King has a younger brother Ajay (Deepak), mother (Geetha), maternal uncle ([Dharmavarapu Subramanyam]) and his late father's three sisters, who are married. Their husbands are (C Jayaprakash, Krishna Bhagawan, Sayaji Shinde). The uncles steal money, which is for the workers. They make it look as though the employee Chandu is responsible. King believes and fires Chandu. Suddenly, King knew that the uncles hid the money in their room. He kept quiet because of his other family members. He didn't want to ruin his family's honor. King and his uncles have to apologize to Chandu. King's uncles are jealous of his power. King's brother gets kidnapped by henchmen of a rival businessman named Bhagat. King rescues his younger brother. King's late dad's sisters' husbands plan to kill King indirectly. This planned day arrives and King goes away on a business trip where he meets his bodyguard Munna and another employee, Swapna (Mamta Mohandas). Before King leaves airport, this mysterious guy is after King. A few days later, King and Swapna are discussing something next to a graveyard. Same mysterious Guy from airport tries to shoot King, but misses. King chases Shooter to graveyard, but Shooter suddenly disappeared. Munna calls King's cellphone. King tells Munna that he's in a graveyard. Munna asks, "Are you Ok?" King says, "I'm ok." Unfortunately, Swapna shoots King from behind. King sees Swapna's face. King realizes that Swapna was working with Shooter. Swapna shoots King again. King's presumed dead. Munna tells Police that King went missing. At least 1 day later, when Police takes Munna to Hospital Morgue, a Dead Body looks like King. Munna lies to Police that None of the Corpses is King's body. 2 of the 3 evil uncles say that the 1st evil uncle's responsible for King's disappearance. 1st evil uncle escapes and it's assumed that he's responsible. Mother believes that King's safe.

Another story thread is incorporated through the introduction of gangster Raghu rokda(Nagarjuna), who falls in love with a singer Shravani(Trisha). Shravani does not care for a wastrel like Raghu rokda, so RR poses as a software engineer named Sarath to impress her. RR meets real Sarath(Sunil). Shravani's elder brother (Srihari) knows RR, but he would get mad at RR loving Shravani. RR pretends to be Sarath who wears tie, shirt, and pant, Srihari gets fooled too. Real sarath imposes RR in front of a cop by mistake. Cop mistakes Sarath as RR and beats him up really bad in a hilarious way. Meanwhile, the 1st evil uncle sends goons to look for King, thinking he's still alive. They run into RR, who thrashes them. Same 1st evil uncle proposes a deal to RR, and asks him to pose as King and return to the palace. After Munna informed King's family that King disappeared, 1st evil uncle tried to escape but he got picked up by Munna. Munna gave a picture of King's corpse, time, and day to first evil uncle. First evil uncle had nothing to do with King's murder. Once RR gets access to King's bank accounts, first evil uncle will be able to repay his debts because he borrowed much money from goons. Shravani and Srihari mistaken RR as Sharath again. They accompany RR to the palace. Swapna's none other than Chandu's daughter, but Chandu committed suicide cuz nobody believed that He didn't steal the Money. Swapna and mysterious shooter were hired by Bhagath. Mysterious shooter's Baba. Swapna's real name's Pooja. Bhagath hires Pooja to kill Ajay. Ajay brings his girlfriend Pooja to his home. Suddenly, RR attacks Pooja, but few seconds later, RR has no idea what happened. Srihari believes that King's spirit came to get revenge and controlled RR. RR gets Engaged to Shravani. Swapna knows that it's not King who's living in the palace right now. Bhagath hires bunch of guys including Baba to dress up in black and kill King's imposter and Ajay in palace during night. Bhagath thinks that he shouldn't trust girls including Swapna. RR's controlled by King's spirit and saves Ajay from Swapna. Another twist: Ajay met Swapna right before she killed King. She feels that Ajay depends on his brother too much so he told her to kill King. 3rd twist: BS/Sharath is revealed as King. He calms his bro down. Munna captures Baba. Baba reveals his motive for planning to kill Swapna too, and Swapna is Chandu's daughter. Swapna's told what really happened that day, but doesn't kill KING. The father and friends who took care of BS were Munna's people. Munna's real name is Raghu rokda. KING says that Ajay's mistake's unforgivable. King's family members are feeling sad, so he decides to leave. He dies in an explosion which takes place in his car. KING's mother leaves and doesn't want anyone to look for her. Everyone else's probably still mad at Ajay. Fourth Twist's dat King's still alive. He reveals his plan to Shravani only. Same Bhagath's henchman who kidnapped Ajay at beginning of movie, King told him: "I want you to tell me Bhagath's evil plans." After King got shot, Munna took him to hospital. Swapna's details were fake, so they couldn't find her. He decided to play this double role drama. Bhagath's henchman/King's informer reveals the shooter's working for Bhagath too but didn't find details about Swapna. When King met his evil uncles again, none of them had nothing to do with it. King realized that Ajay was behind everything. King's informer blew up KING's car after KING escaped. This was KING's plan too. Informer put a bomb inside Bhagath's car too, so King talks to Bhagath on phone before Bhagath dies. King pretends to be Sarath in front of everyone else.

Final twist: RR/Munna's father and friends were responsible for messing up lights and pulling table with rope in King's palace. They did it to make it look like King's spirit came for revenge.


Special appearances during the song "Nuvvu Ready Nenu Ready" (similar in concept to "Deewangi Deewangi" from the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Om Shanti Om) in alphabetical order:



Soundtrack album by Devi Sri Prasad
23 November 2008 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 40:31
Devi Sri Prasad chronology

The soundtrack for this film was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The lyrics for the songs were written by Ramajogaiah Sastry, except for "Yenthapani Chestiviro," for which the lyrics were written by Sahiti.

Song Length Singer(s) Picturization
"King" 5:27 Leslie Lewis & Mamta Mohandas
"A to Z" 4:45 Naveen & Priya Himesh
"O Manmadhuda" 4:46 Sagar & Divya
"Yenthapani Chestiviro" 5:23 Vaddepalli Srinivas & Priya Himesh
"Ghanana Ghanana" 3:38 Ujjayinee
"Nenu Nee Raja" 5:17 Rahul Nambiar & Andrea Jeremiah
"Ghanana (Funny)" 1:52 Mamta Mohandas
"Nuvvu Ready Nenu Ready" 5:31 Shankar Mahadevan & Gopika Poornima
"King (The DSP Mix)" 3:51 Devi Sri Prasad

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