|Directed by||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|Produced by||Gopi Chalasani|
|Written by||Paruchuri Brothers (story/dialogues)|
Rao Gopal Rao
|Cinematography||K. S. Prakash|
|Edited by||D. Venkataratnam|
Gopi art pictures
|19 November 1985|
Adavi Donga is a 1985 Telugu film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Chiranjeevi, Radha, Sharada, Rao Gopal Rao and others in the lead roles. Chakravarthy composed the music for the film. The film was recorded as a Hit at the box office.
Viswam (Sreedhar Surapaneni) and Vasundhara (Sarada), are an ideal couple who lives near a forest to educate the illiterate forest dwellers to improve their quality of life, and earn more money. Thodella Appala Naidu (Rao Gopal Rao), along with his aides exploit the poor villagers. He buys their products at a very low cost and sells them at a higher price in the nearby town. With the help of Viswam and Vasundhara, they recognize the value of their products and start selling by themselves in the town. Appala Naidu goes to Viswam's house, and propose to them to join hands with him so they would collectively exploit the people. When they reject that proposal, he decides to eliminate them.
Appala Naidu kills one of the tribals and accuses Viswam of that crime. When the police take away Viswam, goons try to attack Vasundhara. Vasundhara hides her baby (Chiranjeevi) in a nearby bush and runs away to escape. Meanwhile, the baby is found by an elephant who raises him as his own child in the forest along with other animals. Sharada is shocked when she found out that her baby is missing and her husband is wrongly convicted and send to jail. She also pleads to his brother (Jaggayya), who is a police officer, to save her husband. But he could not do anything legally, because the charges framed against Viswam are systematically planned by Appala Naidu.
Years later, Saroja (Radha) visits the forest along with her friends and is attacked by goons. She is saved by Chiranjeevi, he later finds her house to return her radio she lost in the forest. Chiranjeevi kisses her while leaving after noticing her friend bidding goodbye with a kiss. Radha instantly falls in love with him and sets out to the forest in search of him. She is chased by a tiger and falls into the river, where a deadly crocodile chases her. Chiranjeevi once again saves her life and takes her to his place. There, both of them fall for each other.
Poachers had been trying to kidnap an elephant for a very long time and are unable to do so because Chiranjeevi always saves them. The poachers frame Chiranjeevi for the murder of an honest police officer. Chiranjeevi and Radha are chased by the police and Chiranjeevi is wounded by a gunshot. Sharada finds them and helps them. The village doctor identifies him as Sharada's child with the Shivalingam tattoo, which is on his shoulder, but Chiranjeevi is unable to speak and understand her. Radha is with the elephant and its calf illustrates to him that Sharada is his mother.
Chiranjeevi is arrested by the police and is tortured in the jail. He breaks out of jail and ends up beating all the policemen. Sharada promises to educate her son and will take revenge against the villain. She teaches him everything and makes him a legitimate man. The rest of the story narrates how Chiranjeevi takes revenge against the villain.
- Chiranjeevi as Kalidasu
- Radha as Saroja
- Sharada as Vasundhara, Kalidasu's mother
- Sreedhar Surapaneni as Viswam, Kalidasu's father
- Rao Gopal Rao as Thodella Appalnaidu
- Ranganath as Forest officer
- Kongara Jaggayya as Vasundhara's brother, Circle Inspector
- Allu Rama Lingaiah as Avadhani
- Nutan Prasad as Kondala Naidu
- Tammareddy Chalapathi Rao as Puligadu
- P. L. Narayana as Sureedu
- P. J. Sarma
- Mada Venkateswara Rao
- Narra Venkateswara Rao
- Telephone Satyanarayana
- Chidathala Apparao
- Rajesh Khanna (Cameo)
- "Idhi Oka Nanadanavanamu"
- "Om Namashivaya"
- "Vana Vana Vandanam"
- "Veera Vikrama"