Raja (1999 film)

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Directed by Muppalaneni Shiva
Produced by R. B. Choudary
Story by Vikraman
Starring Venkatesh
Music by S. A. Rajkumar
Cinematography Shyam K. Naidu
Edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh
Release date(s) 18 March 1999
Running time 175min
Country India
Language Telugu

Raja (Telugu: రాజా ) is a 1999 Telugu family, romantic drama film directed by Muppalaneni Shiva, which is a remake version of 1998 Tamil movie Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen starring Karthik and Roja in the lead roles, with Ajith Kumar in a guest appearance. The film stars Venkatesh, Soundarya and Abbas in pivotal roles. with original soundtrack by S. A. Rajkumar.[1] The film won three Filmfare South Awards in Best Film, Best Actress and Best Music Director categories.


Raja (Venkatesh) and his friend (Sudhakar) are petty thieves. One day they escape from the police after they steal an idol of Lord Ganesha. They hide in Soundarya’s house and his life changes after meeting Soundarya.There he learns about the conflicts in Soundarya's life. Now he decides to help her and likes to bring her to highest position. The rest of the story is about How Raja succeeding in his job and eventually how he wins her heart?



Sound Track[edit]

Film score by S. A. Rajkumar
Released 1999

The music of the film was composed by S. A. Rajkumar reusing the tunes from original, and lyrics penned by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri and E.S Murthy.[2]

Sno Song title Singers
1 "Edo Oka Raagam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
2 "Edo Oka Raagam" Chitra
3 "Kannula Logililo" Unnikrishnan, Chitra
4 "Kavvinchake O Prema" Rajesh, Sujatha
5 "Mallela Vaana" Mano, Chitra
6 "Pallavinchu Toli Raagame" Chitra
7 "Shepu Choosi Mokku" Gopal Rao, Anupama

Box office[edit]


  • It had a 100-day run in 71 centres.
  • It had a 175-day run in 4 centres.


Filmfare Awards South


  1. ^ "Full cast and crew for Raja". imdb.com. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Raja Telugu Movie". telugufilms.org. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Success and centers list - Venkatesh". idlebrain.com. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 

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