Kondaveeti Donga

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Kondaveeti Donga
KondaveetiDongafilm.jpg
Film poster
Directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy
Produced by T. Trivikrama Rao
Written by Paruchuri Brothers (Dialogues)
Screenplay by Yandamuri Veerendranath
Story by Paruchuri Brothers
Starring Chiranjeevi
Vijayashanti
Radha
Sharada
Mohan Babu
Rao Gopal Rao
Amrish Puri
Music by Illayaraja
Cinematography V. S. R. Swamy
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Production
company
Prasad Studios
Distributed by Vijayalakshmi Art Movies
Release date
  • 9 March 1990 (1990-03-09)
Running time
2:31:00
Country India
Language Telugu

Kondaveeti Donga (English: The Thief of Kondaveedu) is a 1990 Telugu-language vigilante action film directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy starring Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanti and Radha in key roles.[1][2] Upon release the film received positive reviews, and emerged as a blockbuster. Subsequently, the film was dubbed into Tamil as Thangamalai Thirudan.[3] The technically brilliant film was the first Telugu film to be released on a 70 mm 6-Track Stereophonic sound.[4] The production design by Bhaskar Raju, with background score, and music by Illayaraja received positive reviews.[5][6] The film had collected a distributors share of 7.4 million on its opening weekend.[7][8]

Plot[edit]

An orphan Kondaveeti Raja M.A.,L.L.B.,I.A.S. (Chiranjeevi) is raised through the support of people living in the tribal village of Kondaveedu. Upon his return from Hyderabad, he witnesses the failed legal system, and the village being engulfed in political corruption, forgery, smuggling, money laundering, drug trafficking, land grabbing, and alcohol abuse carried out by the local mafia and landlords (Rao Gopal Rao, Mohan Babu & Khaadra (Amrish Puri)) who impose taxes on the farmers. Instead of being in the system and taking the direct route as an administrator himself, he transforms into Robin Hood for the village, and indulges in swashbuckling heists of money and paddy worth several crores from the landlords, while being in disguise, much to the frustration of corrupt officials. He funds the tribals into self-sustaining farmers, while providing food, irrigation, healthcare, shelter, and education to the poor, and transforms the village.

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Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack composed by Illayaraja was an instant chart buster. All songs remain popular to date. The song Subhalekha Rasukunna was remixed by S. Thaman in the 2013 film Nayak.

Sno Song Singers
1 Jeevithame Oka Aata S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
2 Subhalekha Rasukunna S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra
3 Chamak Chamak S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra
4 Tip Top Lokku S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Janaki
5 Kolo Koloyamma S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Janaki
6 Amma Shambhavi
7 Sri Anjaneyam S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Janaki

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