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Directed by Vamsy
Produced by Kamineni Prasad
Written by Vamsy
Starring Karthik
Kaikala Satyanarayana
Sharat Babu
Music by Ilayaraja
Cinematography M. V. Raghu
Edited by GR Anil Malnad
Release date
22 May 1985
Country India
Language Telugu

Anveshana (Telugu: అన్వేషణ) is a 1985 Telugu thriller film directed by Vamsy.[1] The film stars Karthik, Bhanupriya, Kaikala Satyanarayana, and Sharat Babu in important roles. This is the third film for Vamsy as a director after Sitara and Alapana.[1] The film was also dubbed in Tamil as Paadum Paravaigal with reshot comedy track of Goundamani and Senthil.

The story revolves around an Ornithologist and a Police investigator coming to a forest and trying to solve the mystery of a series of killings allegedly by a man-eating tiger but soon find out it is a serial killer and the identity is revealed in the end.


Mr Rao (Sathyanarayana) has a dream of publishing a book on birds and the origin of music from their sounds. Pandu (Rallapalli) works as his driver. They stay in a forest house and prepares thesis for the same. He calls Hema (Bhanupriya) from a city and appoints her to write the book. James (Sharath Babu) is a police offer investigating the case of a man-eater tiger in that area. After she comes, Rao's manager Ghokale is brutally murdered in the forest allegedly by a tiger. Rao had to appoint another manager Amar (Karthik) for assisting his work. After he comes, a bullock cart owner Suranna is also killed in the forest supposedly by a tiger .

It is revealed that Amar is actually a police officer in disguise who comes to investigate the serial killings in the forest. When Suranna dies, he follows the foot steps of the tiger, and finds out that they actually belong to a human. He suspects the murders are well planned by a criminal. He also came to know that the victims were actually following Hema when she was wandering in the forest. He seeks the help of Hema in solving the case, to which she agrees. How they find the killer forms the rest of the story.


After Vamsy directed Sitaara (1984), producer Kamineni Prasad approached Vamsy and gave him advance for making next film with him. He was fine with any story. He just wanted an outline of the story. Then Vamsy thought of doing a suspense film which he was interested from his childhood. He recollected a Kannada film Aparichita (1978) he watched sometime back. It was completely shot in forest. He also wanted make a film similar to that. He had an outline of the story. He worked with several script writers, but he was not satisfied with them. Then he tried to write the story as a novel. At the same time, Indira Gandhi was assassinated and there was unrest in the country and all the shootings were cancelled. In this time period, he completed the novel and showed it to the producers, and they liked it.[2]

The art director Thota Tarani built a set in Talakona forest near Tirupati.[3] The film unit stayed in a near by village Nerabailu.

Music Track[edit]

Ilayaraja composed the music for this film. Vamsi and Ilayaraja went to Madhurai to compose the music for the film. It took more than a week for Ilayaraja to compose the re-recording for this film.[3]


Song Title Singer(s) Lyrics
Keeravani S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Veturi
Ekantha Vela S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Veturi
Edalo Laya S. Janaki Veturi
Ilalo S. Janaki Veturi


Tamil Cast[edit]



  1. ^ a b Admin. "Anveshana (1985) - A Retrospective". Telugu cinema. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Vamsy about his 'Anveshana'". Telugucinema. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Vamsy. "Director Vamsy Facebook post". Vamsy. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 

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