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

Dongodu (English : Thief) is a 2003 Telugu language comedy movie produced by Bheemineni Rushita Sai under Goodwill Cinema banner. The film features Ravi Teja and Kalyani in the lead roles. Music has been composed Vidyasagar. The movie released on 7 August 2003 was a decent Boxoffice success. This is a remake of Malayalam film Meesa Madhavan.

The film was later dubbed into Hindi as Chalu No. 1 by Goldmines Telefilms in 2014.


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.


Box office[edit]

The movie was a decent hit at boxoffice. The comedy track between Tanikella Bharani and Dharmavarapu Subramanyam was very well received. The success of the movie helped Ravi Teja to establish himself as Mass Hero.


The soundtrack is composed by Vidyasagar and Lyrics are written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, Chandrabose, Bashasree and Bandaru Daanayya. All songs are re-used from the Malayalam original, Meesha Madhavan except "Meesala Gopala" which was re-used from "Panchangam Paarkathe" from Thavasi and "Dum dum dum" from Raakilipattu.

Soundtrack album by
Released15 July 2003 (2003-07-15)
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelSupreme Music
ProducerRushita Sai

All music composed by Vidya Sagar.

Track list
1."Dum Dum Dum"Chitra, Valisha, Babji 
2."Entha Pani Chesindi"Hariharan, Sujatha 
3."Kodi"Rimi Tomy, Shankar Mahadevan 
4."Meesala Gopala"Udit Narayan, Srivarthini 
5."Sotta Buggala Rukmini"Karthik, Swarnalatha 
6."Theme Music"Vidya Sagar 


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