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This article is about 1979 film. For 1993 film, see Yugandhar (1993 film).
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Directed by K. S. R. Das
Produced by P. Vidya Sagar
Written by Salim-Javed
Starring N.T. Rama Rao,
Music by Original songs and score:

Re-used song from DON:
Kalyanji Anandji
Cinematography M C Shekar
Edited by P Venkateswara Rao
Distributed by Sri Gajalakshmi Arts
Release date(s) 30 November 1979
Running time 159 min.
Country India
Language Telugu

Yugandhar (Telugu: యుగంధర్) is a 1979 Telugu-language Indian feature film directed by K. S. R. Das and produced by P. Vidya Sagar, starring N.T. Rama Rao, Jayasudha, Jaggaiah, Sheela and Chalam. Jayamalini does a dance number in the film. The director was K. S. R. Das, who stated that this film became a hit.[1]

It is the remake of Bollywood hit Don.


Don is the most wanted criminal. He is brave as well as intelligent, so the police force always fails at nabbing him, but in a unexpected move, Don is fatally shot during a police encounter and later Don dies. The Police head is soon forced to bring a look alike of Don in order to arrest Don's gang members. Will the play work forms the climax.



The Hindi song Khaike Pan Banaras wala was also remade into the Telugu song Oh Rabba Yesukunna Killi.[2]

Yugandhar is said to have some of the elements of another Telugu film, also starring NTR titled Bhale Thammudu (1969), where he played dual roles. That film was a direct remake of Shakti Samanta's Hindi film China Town starring Shammi Kapoor.[3]

In 2009, a second Telugu remake of Hindi film Don titled Billa was released.[4] Jayasudha played a guest role, different from the role she played in "Yugandhar."


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