Dharma Chakram

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Dharma Chakram
Dharma Chakram.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by Suresh Krishna
Produced by D. Ramanaidu
Written by M. V. S. Haranatha Rao (dialogues)
Screenplay by Suresh Krishna
Story by Suresh Krishna
Starring Venkatesh
Ramya Krishna
Music by M. M. Srilekha
Cinematography K. Ravindra Babu
Edited by K.A. Martand
Marthand K. Venkatesh
Release date
13 January 1996
Running time
Country India
Language Telugu

Dharma Chakram (English: Wheel of Righteousness) is a 1996 Tollywood film produced by D. Ramanaidu on Suresh Productions banner, directed by Suresh Krishna. The film stars Venkatesh in the lead role, Ramya Krishna as his love interest, and Girish Karnad as the father and antagonist. The music composed by M. M. Srilekha. Venkatesh received Nandi Award for Best Actor & won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu). The film was dubbed in Tamil as Nakkeeran.[1] The film recorded as Hit at the box office. [2]


Rakesh (Venkatesh) an angry young man who is an honest lawyer, disciple of justice and treated as great personality by poor people. He lives with his mother Sarada (Srividhya), she is not only a mother but also a good friend to him. Rakesh has strong animosity with his father Mahendra (Girish Karnad) a MLA that's why he is separated from him. Sandhya (Ramya Krishnan) a journalist tries for Rakesh interview, but he does not cooperate so she follows him like white on rice and falls in love with him. Sandhya tells her love to Rakesh's mother Sarada then she reveals Rakesh's past.

Rakesh is an energetic guy 4 years back who enjoys day-to-day life, he falls in love with a middle-class girl Surekha (Prema), but his father Mahendra fixes his marriage with a big politician's daughter for his political growth. Rakesh rejects that match and makes marriage arrangements with Surekha, to stop it Mahendra traps Surekha and proves her as a prostitute in court for that Surekha commits suicide. In the anger, Rakesh goes to kill Mahendra but he leaves him for his mother's sake and they both separated from him. After listening to this Sandhya still loves him, she expresses her love to him and slowly he also starts liking her and prepares himself to marry her.

Meanwhile, Mahendra gets a problem to his political career because of his family disturbances, he tries again to patch up with his family but Rakesh turns down him, in that frustration, he kills his keep Balamani (Krishnaveni). To escape from the murder case he asks Rakesh to take up the case but he refuses, he blackmails him a lot even then Rakesh doesn't come down. At last Mahendra plays with Sarada's emotions which influence Rakesh to take up Mahendra's case, that torches Rakesh a lot because he knows that he is doing injustice.

Finally, his mother gives freedom to him to fight against Mahendra. Ultimately Rakesh proves that Mahendra is a culprit and protects the justice.



Dharma Chakram
Soundtrack album by M. M. Srilekha
Released 1996
Genre Soundtrack
Length 28:38
Label Supreme Music
Producer M. M. Srilekha
M. M. Srilekha chronology
Oho Naa Pellanta
(1996)Oho Naa Pellanta1996
Dharma Chakram

Music composed by M. M. Srilekha. Music released on SUPREME Music Company.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Thama Soma Mama" Chandrabose SP Balu 4:11
2. "Dheera Sammere" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu, Chitra 4:57
3. "Cheppana Cheppana" Chandrabose SP Balu, M. M. Srilekha 5:03
4. "Hello Hello" Chandrabose SP Balu, Chitra 4:31
5. "Sogasuchuda" Chandrabose SP Balu, Chitra 4:51
6. "Aagadaye Ranam" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu 5:05
Total length: 28:38

Box office[edit]

  • It had a 100-day run in 19 centres.[3]


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