Chettu Kinda Pleader

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Chettu Kinda Pleader
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVamsy
Written byTanikella Bharani (dialogues)
Screenplay byVamsy
Story byYandamuri Veerendranath
Produced byNandigam Surya Ravindra
StarringRajendra Prasad
CinematographyHari Anumolu
Edited byAnil Malnad
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Siri Cine Chitra[1]
Release date
  • 16 February 1989 (1989-02-16)
Running time
125 mins

Chettu Kinda Pleader (transl. Advocate Under the Tree) is a 1989 Indian Telugu-language comedy thriller film directed by Vamsy.[2] It stars Rajendra Prasad, Kinnera, Urvashi. The film was produced by Nandigam Surya Ravindra under the Siri Cine Chitra banner. The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3] The film is a remake of the Malayalam film Thanthram (1988),[citation needed]


Gopala Krishna a self-made businessman leads a very happy family life with his wife Sujatha & son Nani. He has conflicts with his stepfather Sarabhayya, that why he keeps him away. Unfortunately, Gopala Krishna dies in a car accident. After his death, Sarabhayya files a case in the court that Sujatha is not Gopala Krishna's wife and she should hand over the property. No reputable lawyer accepts the case when an advocate Balaraju without practice takes up the case. But Sarabhayya destroys all the proofs which show that Sujatha is Gopala Krishna's wife and his henchmen twice strike Balaraju very badly. In the beginning, frightened Balaraju decides to leave the case but after some time, seeing the situation of Sujatha he gets back. Now comedy crime thriller begins, Balaraju segregates all the proofs against Sarabhayya with the help of his cousin Krishna Kumari. In that process, Balaraju faces many obstacles but he succeeds in unfolding the mystery behind Gopala Krishna's death that he was murdered by Sarabhayya who is, in fact, his step-father. Meanwhile, Sarabhayya kidnaps Sujatha & Nani, and Balaraju rescues them and sees the end of Sarabhayya. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Balaraju & Krishna Kumari.



Chettu Kinda Pleader
Film score by
LabelAditya Music
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Indrudu Chandrudu
Chettu Kinda Pleader

Music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Music released on ECHO Audio Company. The song Chalthika Naam Gaadi reused Chinnamani Kuyile from Amman Kovil Kizhakale.[4]

1."Alli Billi Kalala"VennelakantiSP Balu, Chitra4:32
2."Chalthika Naam Gaadi"VennelakantiSP Balu, Chitra4:33
3."Jigi Jigi Jigija"Jonnavithhula Ramalingeswara RaoSP Balu, Chitra4:34
4."Neerugari Paripoku"Sirivennela Sitarama SastrySP Balu, Chitra4:38


  1. ^ "Chettu Kinda Pleader (Overview)". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Chettu Kinda Pleader (1989)".
  3. ^ "Chettu Kinda Pleader (Cast & Crew)". Movie Cation.
  4. ^ "Chettu Kinda Pleader (Songs)". Raaga.