Dagudumootha Dandakor

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Dagudumootha Dandakor
Dagudumootha Dandakor.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed byR. K. Malineni
Produced byRamoji Rao
Krish (presents)[1]
Written byPeddinti Ashok Kumar (dialogues)
Screenplay byR. K. Malineni
Story byA. L. Vijay
Based onSaivam (2014)
StarringRajendra Prasad
Sara Arjun
Music byE. S. Murthy[2]
CinematographyV. S. Jnanasekhar
Edited byDharmendra Kakarala
Distributed bySri Venkateswara Creations[3]
Release date
  • 9 May 2015 (2015-05-09)
Running time
109 mins

Dagudumootha Dandakor is a 2015 Telugu drama film produced by Ramoji Rao on Ushakiran Movies & First Frame Entertainment banner, presented by director Krish and directed by R. K. Malineni.[5] Starring Rajendra Prasad, Sara Arjun in the lead roles as grandfather and granddaughter and music composed by E. S. Murthy. The film is remake of Tamil Movie Saivam (2014). The film is first debut to director R. K. Malineni and Sara Arjun replicated her role in Telugu.[6][7] The film failed to do well at the box office.


Rajugaru (Rajendra Prasad) is the head of a large family which consists of three sons and a daughter and their respective families. Everyone get together at his house for a vacation. When the entire family goes to their temple on a given day, some ill-fated events occur. The family thinks it is because it had forgotten to perform a ritual sacrifice which involved the slaughter of a rooster known as Nani (a rooster), which was part of their poultry. This thought is fueled all the more by each family member blaming this to be the cause for all their problems both at home and at work. Rajugaru decides to sacrifice Nani in the upcoming festival, and the family rests assured that all their problems will disappear eventually after the ritual. Then, suddenly, Nani goes missing.

The members of the family are aghast at Nani's disappearance and begin searching for it. It turns out that Rajugaru's granddaughter Bangaram (Sara Arjun) hides Nani in the attic in order to save it from getting slaughtered. Bangaram loves Nani so much that she cannot stand to see it die. The rest of the story revolves around Bangaram's attempts to save Nani from being slaughtered and the family's attempts to find the rooster and performing the ritual. In doing so, the film showcases the lost values of family tradition and a child's innocent love for a rooster. The climax and ending of the movie properly light the shades of character shown as dark earlier.



Dagudumootha Dandakor
Film score by
E. S. Murthy
Released30 January 2015 (2015-01-30)
LabelAditya Music
ProducerE. S. Murthy

Music composed & Lyrics were written by E. S. Murthy. Music released on ADITYA Music Company. The movie's audio was launched on 30 January 2015 at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, by Ramoji Rao and A. L. Vijay, director of the original film, who was the chief guest at the event.[8]

1."Evaru Nearparu"Madhu Balakrishnan, Uthra Unnikrishnan3:34
2."Manishi Manishini"Naren Allam, Gayatri, Jayasri, Priya Hemesh4:21
3."Na Ellu Na Vallu"E. S. Murthy, Uthra Unnikrishnan4:09
4."Kokko Kokko"Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, Balaji, Sai Charan, Yogiswar Sharma, Ashwini, Sindhuri, Sisira3:23
5."Dagudumuthala Jathara"Music Bit3:01
Total length:18:30


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  3. ^ "Dil Raju to release Daagudu Mootha Dandakor in AP and Telangana". indiaglitz.com. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Review : Dagudumutha Dandakor – Traditional Family Drama". 123telugu.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Continuous films in Usha Kiran Movies". aroundandhra.com. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Rajendra Prasad's look in Dagudumoota Dandakore". indiatimes.com. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Review: Dagudumootha Dandakor". andhraheadlines.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Daagudu Moothala Dandacore Audio Launch Details". businessoftollywood.com. 31 January 2015. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.