Raja Kumarudu

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Raja Kumarudu
Directed byK. Raghavendra Rao
Produced byC. Aswini Dutt
Written byParuchuri Brothers (Dialogues)
Screenplay bySatyanand
StarringMahesh Babu
Preity Zinta
Music byMani Sharma
CinematographyAjayan Vincent
Edited byKotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Release date
  • 30 July 1999 (1999-07-30)
Budget5 crore (equivalent to 16 crore or US$2.3 million in 2018)
Box office17.55 crore (equivalent to 56 crore or US$8.2 million in 2018)(Share)

Raja Kumarudu (English: The Prince) is a 1999 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film produced by C. Aswini Dutt under the Vyjayanthi Movies banner, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Mahesh Babu and Preity Zinta in the lead roles, Krishna made a guest appearance as the father of Mahesh Babu, with music composed by Mani Sharma. Raja Kumarudu is first film of Mahesh Babu as hero, received positive reviews and was commercially successful.[1] The film earned the state Nandi Award for Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film.


Raj Kumar (Mahesh Babu) goes on holiday in Khandala and stays with his uncle Dhananjay (Prakash Raj). He comes across Rani (Preity Zinta) and falls for her. However, he ends up teasing her and she begins to despise him. She is determined to avoid him, but he won't leave her alone. Raj Kumar saves Rani from some thugs, and she is impressed by his heroism. After spending some time together, she begins to like him and eventually love him.

Unfortunately his uncle has made other plans for him: He reveals the past of the hero's parents and his family. He mentions the challenge that he made with his in-laws to get the hero married to his daughter. Complying to this, the hero informs the heroine that their relationship needs to end there.

Going with his uncle to the village for his uncle's daughter, to his joy he sees that it's none other than Rani.

The rest of the movie revolves around the plot that is woven by him and his uncle to gain the heroine's hand and re-uniting the uncle with his family. This is done in a fun, comical way.



Raja Kumarudu
Soundtrack album by
LabelSupreme Music, Aditya Music
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Iddaru Mitrulu
Raja Kumarudu

Music composed by Mani Sharma. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on SUPREME Music Company.

Telugu Track-list (Original Version) — Raja Kumarudu

1."Godari Gattupaina"ChandraboseUdit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy5:05
2."Enduke Praayamu"Veturi Sundararama MurthySP Balu, Chitra5:07
3."Rama Sakkanodamma"Suddala Ashok TejaSukhwinder Singh, Chitra5:41
4."Indurudo Chandurudo"Veturi Sundararama MurthySP Balu, Chitra4:34
5."Eppudeppudu"Veturi Sundararama MurthySP Balu, Sujatha4:50
6."Bollywood Balaraju"Veturi Sundararama MurthyShankar Mahadevan5:15
Total length:30:33

Hindi Track-list (Dubbed Version) — Prince No. 1

All lyrics are written by Ravinder Rawal; all music is composed by Mani Sharma.

1."Ganga Ke Kinare"Ravinder RawalUdit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy5:05
2."Sharmane Lagi"Ravinder RawalKumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal5:07
3."Munda Pataka"Ravinder RawalSukhwinder Singh, Jaspinder Narula5:41
4."Ab Tu Meri"Ravinder RawalKrishna Kumar, Poornima4:34
5."Pyar Kar Shuru"Ravinder RawalSonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan4:50
6."Aashiqui Hai Naam Dosto"Ravinder RawalSonu Nigam5:15
Total length:30:33

Tamil Track-list (Dubbed Version) — Kaadhal Vennila

All music is composed by Mani Sharma.

1."Karkandu Kannam Kandu"Mano, Harini5:05
2."Nenjile Poo Poothathu"Mano, Sujatha5:07
3."Rammanoda"Mano, Swarnalatha5:41
4."Anthiriyil"Mano, Swarnalatha4:34
5."Yeppa ippadi"Mano, Sujatha4:50
6."Pattukul Paadum Solluthey"Mano5:15
Total length:30:33


Raja Kumarudu released with 78 prints in 116 screens.[2]


The film had a 50-day run in 80 centres and a 100-day run in 44 centres. Raja Kumarudu collected a share of 10.51 Crores from Andhra Pradesh.[3] It was dubbed in Hindi as Prince No. 1 and in Tamil as Kaadhal Vennila.[4] The film was again dubbed and released theatrically in Tamil during January 2017 as Ivan Oru Thunichalkaran.[5]


  1. ^ "CineGoer.com - Box-Office Records And Collections - Maheshbabu's Debut Film Rajakumarudu". cinegoer.com. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. ^ "CineGoer.com - Box-Office Records And Collections - Maheshbabu's Debut Film Rajakumarudu". cinegoer.com. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  3. ^ Rajakumarudu shares.
  4. ^ https://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/bbreviews/kvennilaa.html&date=2009-10-25+13:19:34
  5. ^ http://cinema.maalaimalar.com/Cinema/Review/2017/01/28152847/1064763/Ivan-Oru-ThunichalKaran.vpf

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