|Directed by||Kodi Ramakrishna|
|Produced by||M.S. Raju|
|Written by||Satyamurthy (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Kodi Ramakrishna|
Kota Srinivasa Rao
|Cinematography||S. Gopal Reddy|
|Edited by||Suresh Tata|
Sathruvu (English: Nemesis) is a 1991 Telugu crime thriller film produced by M.S. Raju on Sumanth Art Productions, directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. Starring Venkatesh, Vijayashanti, and Kota Srinivasa Rao played the lead roles and music composed by Raj-Koti. The film was released to positive reviews and recorded as Super Hit at box-office.
Ashok (Venkatesh) is an advocate who works as a junior along with his two friends Raghava (Maharshi Raghava) & Bhaskar for advocate Durga Prasad (Vijay Kumar) who always fights for Justice. Durga Prasad and his wife Lakshmi (Sangeetha) treat them as their own children. Venkataratnam (Kota Srinivasa Rao) is a powerful contractor who has the entire system in his hands. Once Venkataratnam cheats Govt by saying that he has constructed the hostel for poor people without doing it, just showing on papers. Durga Prasad takes up the case and gathers all the proofs against him. Venkataratnam threatens Durga Prasad a lot who does not yield to it. Finally, Venkataratnam kills Durga Prasad and his wife Lakshmi in front of the court and destroys all the evidence. Before dying, Durga Prasad takes a word from Ashok, that he should win this case under any circumstances. Ashok gives respect to his words and takes up the case, but he fails to get the case admitted because there is no evidence. In that frustration, Ashok reacts on Venkataratnam publicly in court. Finally, he is suspended from the court and arrested.
Now Ashok decides to take revenge against Venkataratnam and gang. He eliminates Venkataratnam's men one by one which creates fear to Venkataratnam. So he sends his henchmen DIG Prakash Rao (Captain Raju) to handover the case to ACP Vijaya (Vijayashanti), who is none other than Ashok's lover in college days. Both of them challenge each other. Ashok challenges to complete his mission while Vijaya challenges that she will stop him in any circumstances. During the process, Vijaya finds out that DIG works for Venkataratnam and collects all the proof for Venkatratnam's arrest. When she gets ready to arrest them, they plan to kill her. Ashok comes to her rescue and eliminates Venkataratnam & his entire gang. Finally, Ashok successfully completes his mission and movie ends.
- Venkatesh as Ex Advocate Ashok
- Vijayashanti as ACP Vijaya
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as Venkataratnam
- Captain Raju as DIG Prakash Rao
- Vijay Kumar as Durga Prasad
- Jaya Prakash Reddy as Mayor
- Anand Raj as Satya Murthy
- Bob Andhoni as Jorge
- Maharshi Raghava as Raghava
- Nagesh as Contestable Ramayah
- Brahmanandam as Contestable Sambayah
- Babu Mohan as House Owner
- P. L. Narayana as Major Michel (Chintu's grandfather)
- Sangeetha as Lakshmi (Durga Prasad's wife)
- Kalpana Rai as House Owner's Wife
- Master Satish as Chintu
M. S. Raju provided the basic story idea of the film and he roped in Satya Murthy as the writer and together worked to develop the storyline. Team roped in Vijaya Shanti as heroine. During the making of the film Vijayashanti had the blockbuster Karthavyam. Venky had two blockbusters - Dhruva Nakshatram & Bobbili Raja -released during the same time. Initially Kodi Rama Krishna opted for a newcomer for Kota's character, but Raju some how convinced Kodi Rama Krishna to take Kota for that character.
|Film score by Raj-Koti|
|Label||CAUVERY Audio Company|
Music composed by Raj-Koti. All songs are hit tracks. Music released on CAUVERY Audio Company.
|1.||"Amma Sampangi Reku"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||SP Balu, Chitra||4:44|
|2.||"Chey Chey"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Chitra||4:59|
|3.||"Maata Vintara"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||Mano, Chitra||4:13|
|4.||"Produnne Puttindi"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||SP Balu, Chitra||3:56|
|5.||"Yamathakidi"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Chitra||4:02|