Raja Kumarudu

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Raja Kumarudu
Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao
Produced by C. Aswini Dutt
Written by Paruchuri Brothers (Dialogues)
Screenplay by Satyanand
Starring Mahesh Babu
Preity Zinta
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography Ajayan Vincent
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Release date
  • 30 July 1999 (1999-07-30)
Country India
Language Telugu
Box office 10.51 crore (equivalent to 29 crore or US$4.5 million in 2016)(Share)

Raja Kumarudu (English: The Prince) is a 1999 Telugu romantic comedy film produced by C. Aswini Dutt on Vyjayanthi Movies banner, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Starring Mahesh Babu, Preity Zinta in the lead roles, Krishna made a guest appearance as the father of Mahesh Babu and music composed by Mani Sharma. Raja Kumarudu is first film of Mahesh Babu as hero, received positive reviews and was commercially successful. It was dubbed into Hindi as Prince No 1.[1] The film recorded as Super Hit at box-office, and has garnered 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 Dhanunjay (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
Film score by Mani Sharma
Released 1999
Genre Soundtrack
Length 30:33
Label Supreme Music

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

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Godari Gattupaina" Chandrabose Udit Narayan, kavitha krishna murthy 5:05
2. "Enduke Praayamu" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu, Chitra 5:07
3. "Rama Sakkanodamma" Suddala Ashok Teja Sukhwinder Singh, Chitra 5:41
4. "Indurudo Chandurudo" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu,Chitra 4:34
5. "Eppudeppudu" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu, Sujatha 4:50
6. "Bollywood Balaraju" Veturi Sundararama Murthy Shankar Mahadevan 5:15
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]


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