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Directed byBhimaneni Srinivasa Rao
Written byRanjan Pramod
Produced byBheemaneni Roshitha Sai
CinematographyRamana Raju
Edited byGowtam Raju
Music byVidyasagar
Release date
  • 7 August 2003 (2003-08-07)
Running time
140 minutes

Dongodu (transl. Thief) is a 2003 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film directed by Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao. The film features Ravi Teja and Kalyani in the lead roles. The music has been composed Vidyasagar. The movie released on 7 August 2003 was a decent success at the box office. This is a remake of the Malayalam film Meesa Madhavan (2002).[1]


The movie story deals with Madhava who becomes a thief in his childhood to feed the hunger of his sister and he continues to be a notorious thief in that village. There is one landlord called Naidu (Tanikella Bharani) who exploits the people around by unfair means. Rukhmini is the daughter of Naidu. Naidu also possesses the registration forms of Madhava's house with him because he gave loan to the father of Madhava at a very high interest rate. Madhava pretends to fall in love with Rukhmini so that he could get the registration forms of his house back. The Rest of the film is about how Naidu cooks a plan to convict Madhava in a theft which he has not done and how Madhava emerges as winner.



The soundtrack is composed by Vidyasagar.[2] Lyrics are written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, Chandrabose, Bashasree and Bandaru Daanayya. All songs are re-used from the Malayalam original, Meesha Madhavan except for "Meesala Gopala" which was re-used from "Panchangam Paarkathe" in Thavasi and "Dum Dum Dum" from "Radhai Manadhil" in Snegithiye.

Soundtrack album by
Released15 July 2003 (2003-07-15)
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelAditya Music[3]
ProducerRushita Sai
Track list[4]
1."Kodi Munda"ChandraboseShankar Mahadevan, Rimmi Tommy4:16
2."Dum Dum Dum"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryK. S. Chithra, Valisha Babji4:49
3."Entha Panjesindee"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryHariharan, Sujatha Mohan5:27
4."Sotta Buggala"Basha SriKarthik, Swarnalatha4:46
5."Donga Donga (Theme)"Bandaru DanayyaChild Chorus0:44
6."Meesalaa Gopalaa"Basha SriSri Vardhini, Udit Narayan4:13
Total length:24:17


The Hindu gave a mixed review.[1] Idlebrain opined that "One fails to understand why Bheemineni has to buy the remake rights of such an out-of-place storyline and make it in Telugu".[5]


  1. ^ a b "Comic capers - HYDB". The Hindu. 10 August 2003. Archived from the original on 12 December 2023. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Chords & Notes". The Hindu. 11 August 2003. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Audio release of Dongodu". Idlebrain. 29 July 2003. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Dongodu". Spotify. Archived from the original on 1 December 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Movie review - Dongodu". Idlebrain. 7 August 2003. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.

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