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Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. Kodandarami Reddy
Written byG. Satyamurthy
Produced byLingaraju
Silk Smitha
S. V. Krishna Reddy
CinematographyLok Singh
Edited byKotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 1 January 1986 (1986-01-01)
Running time
Budget22 lakhs

Kirathakudu is a 1986 Telugu-language crime film, based on the novel written by Yandamuri Veerendranath. It was directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy. The film stars Chiranjeevi, Suhasini, Silk Smitha and Jaggayya. S. V. Krishna Reddy plays an unusual role of a eunuch and later made many movies as a director.[citation needed]

This story is based on an idea that, by 1995–2000, the number of criminals in the country would drastically increase and the government could not maintain the prisons. It demarcates some of the areas as crime zones and builds a protection around them.

Some of the scenes were heavily inspired and even lifted off, from the American film, Escape From New York.


Chiru plays a rather unusual role: He hates his father to the core and does not support him even when he is being destroyed. Chakravarthy, who is a CBI officer, who is nominated to the Interpol and his son Charan (Chiranjeevi) is a reputed sportsman, but there is no love between them. Charan spends his life with friends and alcohol to overcome his loneliness.

Dharmateja (Gummadi) is an honest police officer. His daughter Swetha (Suhasini), who is doing research in criminology gets acquainted with Charan. Swetha falls in love with Charan during this process and changes Charan into a caring person.

Chakravarthy is trying to eliminate the notorious criminal gang led by Snake (Kannada Prabhakar).

Meanwhile, Snake and his men, who are enemies of Chakravarti, try every possible method to destroy him and falsely incriminate him in a murder case. Police are after Chakravarti and Charan doesn't care about helping his father out.

In the end, Chakravarthy is kidnapped by Snake, but Charan, with help from Swetha rescues him and hands Snake over to the police.



All songs composed by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja

Song Playback Singer/s Lyricist Picturised on Length
"Nanneelokam Rammanaledu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Acharya Aatreya Chiranjeevi 5:03
"Nee Pere Pranayama" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & S. Janaki Veturi Chiranjeevi & Suhasini 4:19
"Sampenga Muddu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & S. Janaki Veturi Chiranjeevi & Suhasini 4:20
"Oka Muddu Chalu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & S. Janaki Rajasri Chiranjeevi & Suhasini 3:59
"Nee Moogaveenai Mogena" S. Janaki Acharya Aatreya Chiranjeevi & Suhasini 4:40
"Akasam Bhumi Kalise" S. Janaki Acharya Aatreya Silk Smitha, Chiranjeevi etc. 3:54

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