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Katamarayudu poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKishore Kumar Pardasani
Written bySreenivasa Reddy (dialogues)
Vema Reddy
Thimmareddy (additional dialogues
Screenplay byVasu Varma
Deepak Raj
Kishore Kumar Pardasani
Story bySiva
Bhupati Raja
Based onVeeram (Tamil)
Produced bySharrath Marar
StarringPawan Kalyan
Shruti Haasan
Tarun Arora
Siva Balaji
CinematographyPrasad Murella
Edited byGautham Raju
Music byAnup Rubens
North Star Entertainment
Release date
  • 24 March 2017 (2017-03-24)
Budgetest. 35 crore[1]
Box officeest. 97.5 crore[2]

Katamarayudu is a 2017 Indian Telugu-language action drama film directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani which features Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles, while Tarun Arora, Siva Balaji, Ajay, Ali, Kamal Kamaraju, Chaitanya Krishna, Pradeep Rawat, Rao Ramesh, and Nassar appear in supporting roles.[3] It is a remake of Tamil film Veeram,[4] which was directed by Siva.

The music was composed by Anup Rubens with cinematography by Prasad Murella and editing by Gautham Raju. The film released worldwide on 24 March 2017.[5]


Kattula Katamarayudu is a brave person living in a village called Oddaanchatram. He lives with his four brothers. The elder brother loves the younger ones to the core and sacrifices his happiness for their good. They are often caught in fights and are proud of it. Advocate Bail Lingam bails them out whenever legal issues arise because of their brawls. Katamarayudu hates the idea of marriage as he feels that his wife might create disharmony among brothers. Though the four younger brothers say that they do not want to either fall in love or get married, when Kattula Katamarayudu is not around, they all have their secret lovers. Now, in order to get the green light for their love stories, they learn through his brother's childhood friend Collector that Kattula Katamarayudu, in school, was in love with a girl named Avantika, and his brothers hatch a plan to find her and reintroduce her to Kattula Katamarayudu so that he can fall for her all over again. However, she is married now and has kids, so the brothers conspire to do the most logical thing, which is to find another woman named Avantika because Kattula Katamarayudu was not in love with that girl so much as her name, and when he meets another (completely random) girl with that name, he is sure to lose his heart to her just because she bears that name. Though initially reluctant, later Kattula Katamarayudu himself falls in love with her. He clashes with a businessman called Radia to take care of the market in the village. Radia tries to kill Kattula Katamarayudu's brothers, while Kattula Katamarayudu kidnaps Radia's son Juttu Ranga (Ayyappa P. Sharma). After clashing, Kattula Katamarayudu orders Radia to leave the village.

While travelling in the train to Avantika's village, Avantika narrates her family background to Kattula Katamarayudu. Avanthika's father Bhupathi is a respected man in the village who hates violence, while his son is the exact opposite who kills people, but when he is killed, Bhupathi refuses to bury his body and decides to make his village with peace and harmony. A few goons enter into the train, but Kattula Katamarayudu bashes all the rowdies. Avantika is shocked to see Kattula Katamarayudu, who she thought was a nonviolent person. Kattula Katamarayudu and his brothers arrive at Avantika's village with clean shaven looks. He says that he has changed and would never harbor violence, and he and his brothers are welcomed and respected by her family. Bhupathi is touched and impressed by their love, affection, and hospitality. Kattula Katamarayudu comes to know that an illegal goon named Yelasari Bhanu wants to kill Bhupathi and his family. The reason is revealed through a flashback that Yelasari Bhanu's father is responsible for the blast of a matchstick factory. Bhupathi complains against Yelasari Bhanu's father and is arrested, and the father commits suicide by getting hit by a lorry.

Yelasari Bhanu swears revenge against Bhupathi. Kattula Katamarayudu finishes all the goons and solves all their problems without the knowledge of Bhupathi and the family. When Bhupathi's granddaughter finds a sickle under Kattula Katamarayudu's jeep, Bhupathi orders Kattula Katamarayudu to go out of town. Yelasari Bhanu, who escapes from the death sentence, arrives to kill Bhupathi, but Kattula Katamarayudu keeps him and his family in a safe place. Yelasari Bhanu informs Kattula Katamarayudu that he had kidnapped one of his brothers, Sivarayudu. Kattula Katamarayudu arrives at the nick of time and saves his brother but instead gets attacked by Yelasari Bhanu. Bhupathi and his family, who arrive at the place, come to know about the risk taken by Kattula Katamarayudu to save him from the mess. A brutally attacked Kattula Katamarayudu rises steadily and kills Yelasari Bhanu and his henchmen. Bhupathi, who is impressed with Kattula Katamarayudu's valour, decided to give his hand to his daughter Avantika. The film ends with the marriage of Kattula Katamarayudu and his brothers.


  • Pawan Kalyan as Kattula Katamarayudu, the protagonist
  • Shruti Haasan as Avantika
  • Tarun Arora as Yelasari Bhanu, the main antagonist
  • Siva Balaji as Sivarayudu, Katamarayudu's younger brother
  • Ajay as kotangi Kondarayudu / Konda Babu, Katamarayudu's younger brother
  • Kamal Kamaraju as Katamarayudu's younger brother
  • Chaitanya Krishna as Katamarayudu's youngest brother
  • Ali as Kattula Lingarayudu / Linga Babu / Lingam
  • Pradeep Rawat as Radia, a businessman
  • Rao Ramesh as Narsappa (Money Lender)
  • Nassar as Judge Bhupathi, Avanthika's father
  • Pavitra Lokesh as Pavitra, Avantika's mother
  • Ayyappa P. Sharma as Juttu Ranga
  • Mahendran as Machappa, Yelasari Bhanu's father
  • Prudhviraj as NASA Sarvam, Avanthika's uncle, Bhupathi's younger brother
  • Manasa Himavarsha as Manasa
  • Sowmya Venugopal as Manju
  • Ashmitha Karnani as Alivelu
  • Yamini Bhaskar as Yamini
  • Bhanu Sri Tripathi
  • Temper Vamsi
  • Ravi Prakash as Ravi, Avanthika's brother (cameo)


After the release of his previous film Sardaar Gabbar Singh (2016), Pawan Kalyan announced that he would remake Tamil film Veeram (2014) in Telugu with S. J. Surya as a director, despite the fact that the Tamil film was already dubbed and released in Telugu as Veerudokkade. The title of the film was announced as Katamarayudu named after the song sung by Pawan from the film Attarintiki Daredi (2013).[6] However, in a sudden turn of events, Suryah left the project to concentrate on acting assignments as he was the main villain of the upcoming móvie, Spyder, and he was replaced by Kishore Kumar Pardasani, collaborating with Pawan for the second time after Gopala Gopala (2015) while Soundarrajan, who was the cinematographer, was replaced by Prasad Murella.[7] The film began its shoot on 24 September[8] in Secunderabad.[9]


Soundtrack album by
Released3 March 2017
LabelAditya Music
ProducerAnup Rubens
Anup Rubens chronology
Kittu Unnadu Jagratha
Nene Raju Nene Mantri

The music was composed by Anup Rubens and released by Aditya Music.

1."Mira Mira Meesam"Ramajogayya SastryAnurag Kulkarni4:12
2."Laage Laage"Bhaskarabhatla Ravi KumarNakash Aziz, Dhanunjay, Nuthana3:56
3."Jivvu Jivvu"Varikuppala Yadagiri GoudDhanunjay2:39
4."Emo Emo"Ananta SriramShreya Ghoshal, Armaan Malik4:16
5."Yelo Yedarilo Vaana"Ananta SriramDhanunjay, Malavika4:04
6."Netha Cheera"Bhaskarabhatla Ravi KumarSai Charan, Sahithi4:00
7."Love Theme" (Instrumental)  1:06
Total length:24:13


Great Andhra in its review called the music as a total letdown and one of the most disappointing works of Anup and probably one of the weak albums in Pawan Kalyam's career, if not the weakest.[10] However, Karthik from Milliblog found it "a simple, likeable commercial album by Anup."[11]

Kathi Mahesh critically reviewed the movie and called it "a badly written film" with "a predictable screenplay". He also said that the movie was sexist and has a lot of derogatory comments against women. Soon after, he was trolled online and cyberbullied with abuses and threats on his Facebook wall, allegedly by Pawan Kalyan's fans.[12]


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  4. ^ 'Veeram' Review Roundup: Complete Masala Entertainer for Ajith's Fans – International Business Times. Ibtimes.co.in (11 January 2014). Retrieved on 2014-03-07.
  5. ^ Sangeetha Devi Dundoo (24 March 2017) Katamarayudu: One-man show. The Hindu
  6. ^ Pawan Kalyan's upcoming film titled Katamarayudu : Regional cinema, News – India Today. Indiatoday.intoday.in (2 September 2016). Retrieved on 25 March 2017.
  7. ^ Katamarayudu A walk out and a walk in – Telugu Movie News. Indiaglitz.com (22 September 2016). Retrieved on 25 March 2017.
  8. ^ Pawan Kalyan Announced Katamarayudu Shooting Start Date. Mirchi9.com (13 September 2016). Retrieved on 25 March 2017.
  9. ^ Katamarayudu gets going – Telugu Movie News. Indiaglitz.com (21 September 2016). Retrieved on 25 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Katamarayudu Audio: A Total Let Down". greatandhra.com. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Katamarayudu (Music review), Telugu – Anup Rubens by Milliblog!". milliblog.com.
  12. ^ "For harsh review of 'Katamarayudu', a Telugu critic is getting threats from Pawan Kalyan fans". The News Minute. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2021.

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