Bhale Dongalu

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Bhale Dongalu
Bhale Dongalu 2008.jpg
Film poster of Bhale Dongalu
Directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar
Produced by Sakhamuri Panduranga Rao
Bellamkonda Suresh (presents)
Written by Abburi Ravi (dialogues)
Screenplay by K. Vijaya Bhaskar
Story by Aditya Chopra
Starring Tarun
Ileana D'Cruz
Jagapati Babu
Music by K.M. Radha Krishnan
Cinematography Jagan JRJ
Edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh
Sri Lakshmi Devi Productions
Release date
  • 11 April 2008 (2008-04-11)
Running time
158 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Bhale Dongalu (English: Efficient Thief) is a 2008 Telugu film, produced by Sakhamuri Panduranga Rao and Bellamkonda Suresh on Sri Lakshmi Devi Productions banner, directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar. Starring Tarun, Ileana D'Cruz in the lead roles and Jagapati Babu in a prominent role and music composed by K. M. Radha Krishnan. The film recorded as Average at box office. It is a re-make of Bollywood film Bunty aur Babli starring Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji. The film’s audio was released in March first week and the film was released towards the end of March.[1] A Tamil version name is Thirudi Thirudan.


The story begins when Ramu, having ditched yet another job interview, coming home to his angry father. His father berates him, and in the process, Ramu reveals that he does not want a job, rather, he want to do business. After his father vehemently rejects the idea, he runs away from home at night.

On the other hand, Jyothi wants to be a model and make her big debut in a beauty pageant in the city. She tells this to her mother and father, but her grandmother, the head of the house says a strong no, and she has already fixed for a potential suitor to Jyothi to come to the house the next day. Jyothi refuses, but her grandmother ignores her, and her parents are helpless. In order to make her dream come true, she runs away at night, and boards a train, the same one Ramu happens to be on.

On the train, a stranger offers them biscuits, which Ramu accepts. He awakes to find his luggage gone. While complaining to an officer, he meets Jyothi, whose luggage was also stolen. The officer promises to help them and takes whatever money they have with him as a service fee. They later realize that the man was a dupe and that they now have absolutely no money. They part to separate ways.

Ramu attempts to pawn his ring but is paid less than what he paid for it. Jyothi goes to the beauty contest but is sent away because she doesn't have an admission ticket. A contest official sees her and makes an offer to her, be in the pageant in exchange for a night with her. Startled by the cheapness of the industry, she insults the official and leaves. As night falls she finds herself back at the train station, where she meets Ramu again, and together, they begin their lives of crime.



Bhale Dongalu
Film score by K.M. Radha Krishnan
Released 2008
Genre Soundtrack
Length 25:50
Label Aditya Music
Producer K.M. Radha Krishnan
K.M. Radha Krishnan chronology
Siddu From Sikakulam
(2008)Siddu From Sikakulam2008
Bhale Dongalu

Music composed by K.M. Radha Krishnan. Music released on ADITYA Music Company.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Romeo Juliet" Sahithi Tippu 3:51
2. "Neethone" Vanamali Shaan, Geetha Madhuri 4:20
3. "Panchadara Yedarilo" Veturi Sundararama Murthy Tippu,Gayatri 4:14
4. "Manasulo Nuvvena" Ramajogayya Sastry Udit Narayan, Chitra 4:31
5. "Pasandaina Vela" K.M. Radha Krishnan Chitra 4:37
6. "Chota Chota" Chandrabose Tippu 4:10
Total length: 25:50


Although this movie was a remake of Bunty Aur Babli (which in turn in inspired by the Hollywood flick Bonnie and Clyde), it ran above average in the box office. It has mixed reviews.


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