Donga Dongadi

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Donga Dongadi
Donga Dongadi.jpg
Movie Poster
Directed by Subramaniam Siva
Produced by NV Prasad
Sanam Naga Ashok Kumar
Written by Chintapalli Ramana (dialogues)
Screenplay by Subramaniam Siva
Story by Subramaniam Siva
Starring Manoj Manchu
Shiva Reddy
Music by Dhina
Cinematography Ajay Vincent
Edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh
Sri Saideva Productions
Release date
  • 6 August 2004 (2004-08-06)
Country India
Language Telugu

Donga Dongadi is a 2004 Telugu action comedy film written and directed by Subramaniam Siva, produced by NV Prasad and Sanam Naga Ashok Kumar under Sri Saideva Productions banner and starring Manoj Manchu and Sadha in lead roles. The film soundtrack was composed by Dhina and Cinematography was handled by Ajay Vincent. Dialogues of the movie were written by popular writer Chintapalli Ramana. This film marks the debut of Manoj Manchu as a leading actor. The movie was a remake of Tamil movie Thiruda Thirudi starring Dhanush and Chaya Singh directed by Subramaniam Siva. Donga Dongadi was released on 6 August 2004.[1]


Vasu (Manoj Manchu) is a strong willed reckless guy. He spends most of his time hanging out with his friends, who belong to the same flock. He loves his father (Manikka Vinayagam) and his brother (Rajiv Kanakala) very dearly. His brother is different from him that he is responsible and studious. He ignores his father's words of wisdom and is regularly chided by his father as a good-for-nothing guy. In one such incident he loses the trust and faith of his father as he gets involved in teasing a girl called Vijji (Sadha). That incident makes Vasu realize the importance of having good relationship with his father, but his father asks him to prove himself as a responsible man. Vasu travels to Vizag from Tirupati in search of a job. In Vizag, he incidentally meets Vijji again. Meanwhile, there is another girl Pooja (Varshita), who is madly in love with Vasu. With Vasu out to prove a point to his father, finally convinces him and in the process also wins the hand of the heroine. By the end, he also realizes the importance of family values and his love for Vijji.



Production and Casting[edit]

The rights of super hit Tamil movie Thiruda Thirudi were brought by Sri Saideva Productions in 2003. Subramanyam Siva, director of the original Tamil version accepted the offer to direct the Telugu version too. Manchu Manoj Kumar was cast for the role Dhanush played in the Tamil movie and Sada for the role played by Chaya Singh. Being the debut movie of Manoj who was the son of famous Telugu actor Mohan Babu, the movie gathered lot of attention and publicity during the production. Chintapalli Ramana assisted Subramanyam Siva with the script and dialogues. Shooting of the movie began in May 2003 and the movie was released in August 2004. Subramanyam Siva also coreographed for this movie. Dhina, music director of the original movie was also taken to give the soundtrack for the Telugu version.[2]

Release and Reception[edit]

The movie was released in India and Overseas on 6 August 2004. The movie was received with mixed reviews and critics praising Manoj for his portrayal of the character in the movie. Jeevi of Idlebrain gave a decent 3.5 of 5 rating for the movie and commented that Manoj has lived up to the expectations and that he had shown a lot of promise.[3] The movie fared well at the box office although it wasn't a hit.


Donga Dongadi
Soundtrack album by Dhina
Released 4 July 2004 (2004-07-04)
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Maruti Music
Producer Dhina

Audio release of the film was held on 4 July 2004. The audio was released and distributed by Maruti Music. Similar to the remake of Tamil Film Thiruda Thirudi, the music of this movie was composed by Dhina. The audio was well received and one song from the movie Manmadha Raja was an instant chart buster. Veturi, Bhuvanachandra, Kandikonda and Kulashekar penned lyrics for the songs in the film.[4]

No. Title Lyrics Artist(s) Length
1. "Andam Guntaru" Bhuvana Chandra Tippu 4:11
2. "Vana Vana" Kulashekar K. S. Chithra 4:46
3. "Bhagyanagar Bumper" Kandikonda Udit Narayan, Radhika 4:20
4. "Sotta Bugga" Kandikonda S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha 4:14
5. "Ninnu Choosenapudu" Kulashekar Karthik 2:48
6. "Manmadha Raja" Veturi Shankar Mahadevan, Malathi 4:49


  1. ^ "donga dongadi - telugu movie". total tollywood. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "donga dongadi movie". indiaglitz. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "donga dongadi review -- jeevi". idlebrain. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "audio release". idlebrain. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 

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