Student No.1

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Student No.1
Directed by S.S. Rajamouli
Produced by K. Raghavendra Rao
C. Ashwini Dutt
Written by Pruthvi Raj
(Story & Dialogue)
Screenplay by K. Raghavendra Rao
Starring Jr NTR
Rajeev Kanakala
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography Hari Anumolu
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Release dates
27 September 2001
Running time
148 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 1 crore (US$150,000).[1]
Box office 10 crore (US$1.5 million).(Share)[2]

Student No.1 is a Telugu coming of age musical film starring Jr NTR and Gajala. This was the debut film of current Tollywood director S.S. Rajamouli. This film turned out to be a hit for both the actor and the director as well. This film is considered to be the breakthrough of Jr. NTR, and fetched him many accolades. This plummeted both the director and actor to the big league. The film was dubbed in Hindi as Aaj Ka Mujrim.


Aditya (Jr. NTR) joins a law college in Vizag as a student. The law college is notorious for its unruly students headed by Satya (Rajeev Kanakala). Aditya is shown as a young mysterious man and throughout the first half there are several flashbacks to his story. He makes the unruly students mend their ways. In the interval, we come to know that Aditya is a criminal facing murder charges and is serving his life term in Vizag central jail. He attends the college with a special permission from the jail authorities.

Aditya lives in Hyderabad with his parents. He has finished his intermediate studies (10th grade plus 2). He wants to pursue engineering but his father wants him to study law. This presents a tension between them, leading to a confrontation. Meanwhile, Aditya unintentionally murders a goon while saving a girl from getting raped. Aditya's father disowns him as his son and Aditya surrenders at a police station.

The rest of the film is how Aditya wins the heart of his father with the law degree he earns.


  • The film was released with 40 prints.[3]

Box office report[edit]

  • The film was sold at a price of Rs. 27.5 million and collected a share of Rs. 120 million.[4]
  • This movie was Jr NTR's first hit film.
  • The film had a 50-day run in 73 centres.[5]
  • This movie had a 100 days run in 42 centres.[6]
  • This movie was remade into Tamil as Student Number 1 with Sathyaraj's son Sibiraj and Oriya as Mate Ta Love Helare with Anubhav Mohanty.
  • Student No.1 had a Pre-release revenues up to 2.75 crore (US$420,000).[7]
  • Student No.1 was made with a budget of 2 crore (US$300,000) It was a highly profitable venture as it collected 12 crore (US$1.8 million) (share)[8]


No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Koochipudi Kaina"   Tippu  
2. "Kaastha Ninnu"   S. P. Balasubramaniam, Chitra  
3. "Okkarikki Okkarikki"   KK, Srivarthini  
4. "Paddanandi Premalo"   Udit Narayan, K. S. Chithra  
5. "Ekkado Putti"   M. M. Keeravani  
6. "Yemetti Chesado"   Udit Narayan, Chitra  


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