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

Rakshasudu (English: Demon) is a 1986 Telugu action crime film produced by K. S. Rama Rao under the Creative Commercials banner and directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy. It stars Chiranjeevi, Radha and Suhasini in the lead roles, as well as Rajendra Prasad and Sumalatha in special appearances. Music was composed by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. The film is based on Yandamuri Veerendranath's novel of the same name. 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 Pursha (Chiranjeevi) and his friend Simham (K. Naga Babu) escape from the labor camp, to see Pursha's mother. But when Pursha goes to the landlord's house, the landlord says that Pursha's mother left a long time ago and for Pursha to get the details, the landlord must be bribed with Rs. 10,000 /-. Pursha and Simham sneak into somebody's house and steal the necessary Rs. 10,000. At the moment, they are caught by JK (Rao Gopal Rao). He tells them that it is alright for them to take the money for their use. By the time Pursha and Simham get to the landlord, the landlord sold the information of Pursha's mother to JK for Rs. 50,000. Pursha angered, goes to JK for an explanation. JK wants to use Pursha to stop his rival, who sells drugs. Pursha reluctantly refuses at first, but later is convinced. While Pursha, Simham, and Inspector Vijay (Rajendra Prasad) fight some bad guys, Pursha gets injured and jumps into a river. He is saved by a school teacher Sumathi (Suhasini), who is an orphan. Sumathi is the sister of Vijay. Pursha 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 Pursha gets his revenge and meets his mother forms the rest of the story.



Film score by
LabelEcho Audio
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Swathi Muthyam

Music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. All the songs were chartbusters. Music released on Echo Audio Company. The following is the track listing.[1]

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


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. ^ "Rakshasudu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes Store. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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