Kalyanram Kathi

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Kalyan Ram Kathi
Kalyam Ram Kathi poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed byMallikarjun
Written byMallikharjun
Vakkantham Vamsi
M. Ratnam
Produced byNandamuri Kalyan Ram
StarringKalyan Ram
Sana Khan
CinematographySarvesh Murari
Edited byGowtam Raju
Music byMani Sharma
Release date
  • 12 November 2010 (2010-11-12)
Running time
129 minutes[1]

Kalyan Ram Kathi, also known as Kathi (transl. Sword), is a 2010 Indian Telugu-language action film written and directed by Mallikarjun. It stars Kalyan Ram in the lead role, alongside Sana Khan, Shaam, Saranya Mohan and Kota Srinivasa Rao. The story was written by Vakkantham Vamsi, while Mallikarjun wrote the screenplay. The film features music composed by Mani Sharma. It also marks the second collaboration between Kalyan Ram and Mallikarjun after Abhimanyu, along with the Telugu debut of Sana Khan. The narrative revolves around a football player who unleashes his violent side when his sister goes missing.[2]

Prior to its release, the film became embroiled in a controversy regarding the title, which was registered by director Gunasekhar for a film he was going to make with Ravi Teja. The title was changed from Kathi to Kalyan Ram Kathi, following which Gunasekhar gave up the title.[3][4]

The film released on 12 November 2010. It was a commercial failure.[5]


The film opens with the protagonist killing some men and then proceeding to get stabbed by a man who thinks he murdered his wife.

The flashback unfolds, revealing the protagonist Ramakrishna to be a football player who loves his sister Haritha dearly. He is protective towards her despite of her carefree nature, something that is not liked by rest of his family members. One day, a builder approaches his father at their home to clear the land for the construction of a park. Ramakrishna peacefully convinces the builder and his henchmen to leave, and instead arrives at his house to settle the matter. The builder's goon incites him, resulting in a fight that leaves everyone wounded and Ramakrishna telling the builder the importance of family. Impressed, he visits Ramakrishna's home, and in front of everyone, apologizes and asks him to marry his daughter, and Haritha to marry his son. However, Ramakrishna loves Anjali, and the builder is enraged to find them together. He arrives at Ramakrishna's house and insults both Ramakrishna and Haritha, leading to a brawl which leaves Ramakrishna's father unconscious upon learning about Haritha's disappearance from the builder's son. Helpless, Ramakrishna starts searching for her and as days pass, he suspects a politician's son of kidnapping her, following which he proceeds to attack the politician, his goons and son, only to realize he's not involved in it. Ramakrishna is arrested and then bailed by his family members who ask him to stop searching for Haritha, leave the city and fulfill his dream of playing the nationals.

At the railway station, Haritha, now a married woman, is thrown out of a train and is chased by a man named Krishna Mohan and his goons, only to be saved by Ramakrishna himself who escapes with her in a train. Haritha reveals she slapped a man who misbehaved with her, but seeing his loyalty towards her, fell for him. She didn't want to marry the builder's son and thus eloped with the man who married her but showed his true colors when her in-laws revealed revenge to be the reason of the marriage. Ramakrishna devises a plan as per which he takes Haritha back to her in-laws in Rayalaseema and wins their trust, especially that of his sister's father in law when he tells his sole mission is to kill his rival. Ramakrishna's second plan is to bring together Haritha and Krishna, which doesn't work initially but starts to, with time when Ramakrishna is joined by Anjali who turns out to be Krishna's sister. Krishna's brother returns and starts mistreating everyone including Ramakrishna, who beats him up publicly when he harasses Haritha.

Realizing that Krishna is now starting to change, his father instructs Ramakrishna to kill Haritha. Upon not finding her at home, Krishna becomes worried and upon learning the truth from his father, he confronts him verbally and threatens to not spare him. The opening scene is resumed when Ramakrishna returns with a sword, tells that he killed someone and is stabbed by an enraged Krishna. He threatens everyone to not save Ramakrishna and drags the latter to the gate. However, Krishna's father's rival arrives with his henchmen. Still angry as his sons were murdered, he attacks everyone and tries to kill Krishna, but is stopped by Ramakrishna who fights off the goons. He locks Krishna's father inside a room for his safety, and proceeds to confront the rival who gets killed in an explosion. Krishna's father starts believing Ramakrishna and Krishna too died due to him, while Krishna is found to be alive and living happily with his family, that now also includes Krishna.



The music was composed by Mani Sharma and released by Mayuri Audio label. The audio launch event took place on 6 November 2010 at Taj Banjara hotel. It was attended by celebrities such as Dasari Narayana Rao, Nandamuri Harikrishna, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Jr. NTR, Janakiram, Taraka Ratna, Shaam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sana Khan, Mallikarjun, Gautam Raju, Vakkantham Vamsi, RP Patnaik, Srivas and Raghu Babu.[10]

Kalyanram Kathi
Soundtrack album by
LabelMayuri Audio
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Kalyanram Kathi
Parama Veera Chakra
1."Jai Jai Ram"Ramajogayya SastryVijay Yesudas4:18
2."Yemi Debbaro"Ramajogayya SastryMuralidhar4:01
3."Naatu Kodi Koora"Bandaru DanayyaHema Chandra, Geetha Madhuri4:06
4."Yemavutundhi Gundelo"BalajiSreerama Chandra4:15
5."Theme Of Kalyanram Kathi" (Instrumental)  02:28
Total length:19:08


The Times of India gave the film two out of five stars and stated that "The contrived plot could play spoilsport in this clichéd action adventure".[7] Idlebrain.com gave the film 3 stars out of 5 and praised Kalyan Ram's performance, action sequences, dialogues and camerawork.[9]


  1. ^ "Kalyanram Kathi Full Movie". Hotstar.
  2. ^ "Interview with Kalyan Ram Nandamuri". Idlebrain.com.
  3. ^ "NTR's grandson, director in title". Times of India.
  4. ^ "Gunasekhar gives up his 'Kathi' title". Times of India.
  5. ^ "Why Kalyan Ram gave 3rd chance to him?". Tupaki.com.
  6. ^ a b c d "Kathi: A jaded love story". Sify. 13 November 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Kalyan Ram Kathi Movie Review {2/5}: Critic Review of Kalyan Ram Kathi by Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ a b c d Garimella, Deepa. "Kathi Review". Full Hyderabad.
  9. ^ a b "Telugu Movie review - Kalyan Ram Kathi". Idlebrain.com.
  10. ^ "Kathi music success function". Idlebrain.com.

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