Stalin (2006 film)
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|Directed by||A. R. Murugadoss|
|Produced by||Nagendra Babu|
|Written by||Paruchuri Brothers
|Screenplay by||A. R. Murugadoss|
|Story by||A. R. Murugadoss|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Cinematography||Chota K. Naidu|
|Distributed by||Anjana Productions|
|Running time||176 minutes|
|Budget||300 million (US$5.0 million)|
|Box office||350 million (US$5.8 million)|
Stalin (Telugu: స్టాలిన్) is a 2006 Tollywood film directed by A. R. Murugadoss. It stars Chiranjeevi in the lead role with Prakash Raj, Sharada Urvashi and Khushboo in supporting roles. Anushka Shetty performed an item number in the film. Shooting for the film was done at various locations in India including Hyderabad and Chennai as well as Italy and Austria. The basic premise of the plot is inspired by Pay it Forward. The movie was remade into Hindi titled, Jai Ho, directed by Sohail Khan, starring Salman Khan, Daisy Shah, and Tabu.
The only mission in Stalin (Chiranjeevi)'s life is to help others and the make the world a better place. It turns out that Stalin served as a Major in the Indian Army. Although a war hero, he had quit the army after a rift with the Colonel (Mukesh Rishi) transfers him to administrative division from the battlefield as a disciplinary action. His family includes mother (Sharada Urvashi) as well as his sister Jhansi (Khushboo), who is not in talking terms with their mother since she got married to a Punjabi. Stalin keeps helping a physically challenged girl Sumati to write her Intermediate examination and her suicide disturbs him. The death occurs as none of the people around her extend help. Then Stalin plans a chain system. The theme works on a principle that everyone should help others and in return they should not seek a mere thanks but tell those who get the help to help three more, with a condition that those who get help from them should also demand the same. Stalin thinks that this chain will develop helping attitude among the people. But, to his dismay, Stalin finds that the chain did not work. On one occasion, Stalin bashes a rich boy, who injured a beggar. This goes in chain reaction and the rich boy employs some goons to attack Stalin. As Stalin disappears from the scene, the goons take Stalin's sister (Khushboo) and friend Chitra (Trisha) into their custody. Stalin reaches the spot and hacks the hand of one goon. That goon happens to be the henchman of an MLA (Pradeep Rawat) who is also the son-in-law of Home Minister Muddu Krishnayya (Prakash Raj). The Home Minister takes it as a prestige issue and tries to eliminate Stalin but loses his son (Riyaz Khan) in the process. When the Chief Minister intervenes to bring in a patch-up, the crooked Muddukrishnayya plans to kill him and implicate Stalin in the murder. But Stalin takes away the injured Paul Matteo and saves him. But, Stalin gets a severe chest pain due to exertion. The reason for the chest pain is a bullet, which remained in his chest, very near to the heart. Stalin sustains the bullet injury in the Kargil war and that was why the Colonel shifts him to administrative department. Finally the truth prevails and the Chief Minister returns to the hospital to visit Stalin, that the help three people concept was his brainchild, which saved him from death in the form of a school girl. Finally, the doctors successfully remove the bullet, in a very delicate surgery. Stalin comes to know that his "help three people" concept worked well and the same theme saved his life in the form of auto driver. He thanks all the people for making his concept a success.
- Chiranjeevi as Major Stalin from the Indian Army
- Trisha as Chitra
- Prakash Raj as Minister Muddu Krishnayya
- Sharada Urvashi as Stalin's mother
- Kushboo as Jhansi, Stalin's sister
- Anushka Shetty in an item Number
- Pradeep Rawat as MLA
- Mukesh Rishi as General of Indian Army
- Ravali as Muddu Krishnayya's Daughter
- Subbaraju as Local Gangster (Cameo)
- Gangadhar Panday as Doctor
- Suman as Doctor who operates on Stalin in closing scenes
- Mounika as Lakshmi, the girl who comes to city for interview in the beginning
|Soundtrack album by Mani Sharma|
|Released||22 June 2006|
|Mani Sharma chronology|
Audio of Stalin was launched on 22 August 2006 at a jam pack auditorium of Lalitha Kala Vedika in Public Gardens, Hyderabad. Pawan Kalyan launched the audio of gave the first cassette to Nimmagadda Prasad (Matrix Labs) and Murali Krishnam Raju (MAA TV). The film has six songs composed by Mani Sharma, with lyrics by Anantha Sriram, Pedada Murthy, Kadikonda & Suddala Ashok Teja.
|1.||"Go Go Gova"||Sriram||Ranjith, Mahalakshmi Iyer||5:00|
|2.||"Siggutho Chi Chi"||Peddada Murthy||Hariharan, Sadhana Sargam||4:59|
|3.||"I Wanna Spider Man"||Kandikonda||Naveen, Rita||5:07|
|4.||"Tauba Re Tauba"||Anantha Sreeram||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sunitha||4:58|
|5.||"Suryude Selavani"||Suddala Ashok Teja||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||5:10|
|6.||"Parare Parare"||Anantha Sreeram||Shankar Mahadevan||5:16|
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- "Stalin – audio function – Chiranjeevi & Trisha". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 22 August 2006.