Driver Ramudu

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Driver Ramudu
Driver Ramudu.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao
Produced by Nandamuri Harikrishna
Written by Jandhyala (dialogues)
Screenplay by K. Raghavendra Rao
Story by Tarakarama Films Unit
Starring N. T. Rama Rao
Jayasudha
Music by Chakravarthy
Cinematography K. S. Prakash
Edited by Babu Rao
Production
company
Release date
  • 2 February 1979 (1979-02-02)
Running time
145 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Driver Ramudu (Telugu: డ్రైవర్ రాముడు) is a 1979 Telugu Action-drama film, produced by Nandamuri Harikrishna under the Ramakrishna Cine Studios banner and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars N. T. Rama Rao and Jayasudha in the lead roles, with music composed by Chakravarthy. The film was released in 35 centres across Andhra Pradesh on 2 February 1979 and was eventually declared a box-office blockbuster.[2][2] The film was remade as the Tamil movie Lorry Driver Rajakannu, starring Sivaji Ganesan in the pivotal role.


Plot[edit]

Ramu (N.T. Rama Rao) is a lorry driver who personally does not tolerate injustice anywhere. With his hard work, he soon becomes a lorry owner. He has a blind sister Meena (Roja Ramani) to whom he is very affectionate. A police inspector by the name of Raja Reddy (Sridhar), admiring Ramu's sincerity and truthfulness, comes forward to marry the blind girl. Meanwhile, Chukkamma (Jayasudha) runs a small hotel on the highway, and Ramu falls in love with her. Ramu renders help to one of Chukkamma’s relatives, another lorry driver named Vasu (Satyanarayana). They become good friends. Kamal Babu (Mohan Babu) soon enters the scene, implicates Ramu in a smuggling case and succeeds in sending him to jail. How Ramu manages to prove his innocence and brings the story to its logical, happy end constitutes the rest of the narrative.

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Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Driver Ramudu
Film score by Chakravarthy
Released 1979
Genre Soundtrack
Length 21:46
Label SAREGAMA Audio
Producer Chakravarthy
Chakravarthy chronology
Burripalem Bullodu
(1979)
Driver Ramudu
(1979)
Vetagaadu
(1979)

Music composed by Chakravarthy. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on SAREGAMA Audio Company.

S. No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Guggu Gudi Gudisundi" Acharya Aatreya SP Balu, P. Susheela 3:32
2 "Vongamaaku" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:08
3 "Emani Varninchanu" Acharya Aatreya SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:08
4 "Mamilla Thopukaada" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu, P. Susheela 3:15
5 "Donga Donga Dorikaadu" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu, P. Susheela 3:22
6 "Yendharo Mudhu Gummalu" Aarudhra SP Balu, P. Susheela 3:21

Reception[edit]

The film was a blockbuster at the box office, celebrating a 100-day run at 14 centres and a silver jubilee (25 weeks) at 2 centres.[2]

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