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Directed byA. Kodandarami Reddy
Written byM. V. S. Haranatha Rao (dialogues)
Screenplay byA. Kodandarami Reddy
Story byYandamuri Veerendranath
Based onRakshasudu (Novel)
Produced byK. S. Rama Rao
CinematographyLok Singh
Edited byM. Vallai Swamy
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 2 October 1986 (1986-10-02)
Running time
146 mins

Rakshasudu (transl.Demon) is a 1986 Telugu-language action crime film produced by K. S. Rama Rao under the Creative Commercials banner and directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy. It stars Chiranjeevi, Radha, Suhasini while Rajendra Prasad, Sumalatha in special appearances and music composed by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. The film is based on Yandamuri Veerendranath's novel of the same name.[1] The film is the debut of K. Naga Babu in the film industry.


The film opens with a widowed woman giving birth to a baby boy. The landlord does not approve of this and has the baby disposed of. A drunkard finds the baby and keeps him for a couple of years until he sells the boy to a labor camp, in exchange for money. 20 years later, that boy, Purusha (Chiranjeevi), and his friend Simham (Nagendra Babu) escape from the labor camp to see Purusha's mother (Annapurna). However, when Purusha goes to the landlord's house, the landlord says that Purusha's mother left a long time ago and for Purusha to get the details, the landlord must be bribed with Rs. 10,000. Purusha and Simham sneak into somebody's house and steal the necessary Rs. 10,000. At the moment, they are caught by J. Krishna Murthy alias JK (Rao Gopal Rao). He tells them that it is alright for them to take the money for their use. By the time Purusha and Simham get to the landlord, the landlord sold the information of Purusha's mother to JK for Rs. 50,000. Purusha, angered, goes to JK for an explanation. JK wants to use Purusha to stop his rival, who sells drugs. Pursha reluctantly refuses at first, but is later convinced. While Purusha, Simham, and Inspector Vijay (Rajendra Prasad) fight some bad guys, Purusha gets injured and jumps into a river. He is saved by a school teacher named Sumathi (Suhasini), who is an orphan. Sumathi also happens to be Vijay's sister. Purusha comes up with a plan to raid important documents to imprison Shailaja's (Radha) father, who is JK's rival, but in the process, Vijay is killed. How Purusha gets his revenge and meets his mother forms the rest of the story.



Film score by
LabelEcho Audio
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Swathi Muthyam

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. All the songs were chartbusters. Music released on Echo Audio Company. The following is the track listing.[2]

1."Hey Naughty"VeturiS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:24
2."Malli Malli"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:30
3."Acha Acha"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:28
4."Giliga Gili"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:26
5."Nee Meeda"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:31
6."Jaya Jaya"Devulapalli Krishna SastryS. Janaki2:04


This is the 3rd movie made by K. S. Rama Rao in the Chiranjeevi-Yandamuri Veerendranath-Ilaiyaraaja-A. Kodandarami Reddy combination under Creative Commercials after the blockbusters Abhilasha and Challenge. With blockbuster songs, this movie also went on to become a huge success and ran for 100 days in many centers that the movie was released. It was also dubbed into Tamil and did well in Tamil Nadu as well. The Telugu version did well in reruns too.


  1. ^ https://cinemacinemacinemasite.wordpress.com/2017/10/14/kamal-sridevi-from-oka-radha-iddharu-krishnulu/
  2. ^ "Rakshasudu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes Store. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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