Kondaveeti Donga

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Kondaveeti Donga
Film poster
Directed byA. Kodandarami Reddy
Produced byT. Trivikrama Rao
Written byParuchuri Brothers (Dialogues)
Screenplay byYandamuri Veerendranath
Story byParuchuri Brothers
Mohan Babu
Rao Gopal Rao
Amrish Puri
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyV. S. R. Swamy
Edited byKotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Prasad Studios
Distributed byVijayalakshmi Art Movies
Release date
  • 9 March 1990 (1990-03-09)
Running time

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 with 6-Track Stereophonic sound.[4] The production design by Bhaskar Raju, with background score, and music by Ilaiyaraaja received positive reviews.[5][6] The film had collected a distributors share of 7.4 million on its opening weekend.[7][8]


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 (Sarabhoji (Rao Gopal Rao), Narasimham (Mohan Babu) and Khaadra (Amrish Puri)), who impose taxes on farmers. Instead of being in the system and taking the direct route as an administrator himself, he transforms into a 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.



The soundtrack composed by Ilaiyaraaja was an instant chart buster. All songs remain popular to date. Except Chamaku Chamaku song all songs written by Veturi. Chamaku Chamaku is written by Sirivennela, the same can be seen in the titles of movie and Sirivennela Tarangaalu book too.

Telugu (original soundtrack)[edit]

All music is composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

1."Kola Kolamma"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:24
2."Subhalekha Rasukunna"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chitra4:32
3."Chamaku Chamaku"Sirivennela Sitarama SastryS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chitra4:41
4."Tip Top"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:27
5."Jeevithame"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:06
6."Sri Anjaneyam"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:29
7."Devi Sambavi"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki1:09


  1. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/kondaveeti-donga-telugufont-movie-review-15272.html
  2. ^ Connolly, Temple (28 August 2012). "Kondaveeti Donga".
  3. ^ "Kondaveeti Donga". 12 September 2009.
  4. ^ Correspondent, Special. "Chiranjeevi should switch to comedy".
  5. ^ "Kondaveeti Donga". 9 March 1990 – via IMDb.
  6. ^ TollySites - Kondaveeti Donga
  7. ^ "nonstopcinema.com". Archived from the original on 11 January 2004.
  8. ^ Reporter, Staff. "A multi-faceted actor".

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