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Directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy
Produced by Allu Aravind
Written by Jandhyala (Dialogue)
Story by Ranjan Roy
Starring Chiranjeevi
Music by K. Chakravarthy
Cinematography Lok Singh
Release date
  • 18 October 1985 (1985-10-18) (India)
Country India
Language Telugu

Vijetha (also spelled as Vijeta) (Telugu: విజేత; English: Winner) is a Tollywood film that starred Chiranjeevi, Bhanupriya, and J.V. Somayajulu in the main roles. The film was directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy and produced by Allu Aravind. This film released on 23 October 1985.Chiranjeevi Won 2nd Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu)

The movie is a remake of Hindi movie Saaheb starring Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh, which is a remake of the Bengali film of the same name.


Madhusudhana Rao aka Chinnababu (Chiranjeevi) is a wannabe football player, who would like to represent his country. Chinnababu is also the youngest son of Narasimham (J.V. Somayajulu). Chinnababu is in love with his childhood friend and neighbour Priyadarshani (Bhanupriya). Despite his father's efforts to stop him, Chinnababu's love towards football grows and his coach encourages him to participate in leagues. Priyadarshani supports him in all his endeavours. Chinnababu's younger sister's marriage gets fixed and unable to arrange enough money for the marriage. Narasimham asks his sons to contribute. But, his sons, who are controlled by their wives deny any help. Frustrated Narasimham tries to sell his house. But, Chinnababu stops him in the last moment and sends him money, saying that his elder sister sent it. His sister's marriage is done uninterrupted, without Chinnababu's presence. After marriage his elder sister arrives and denies that she sent any money. Surprised and shocked Chinnababu's family later learns that Chinnababu donated one of his kidney to save a rich man's heir and sent that money. Narasimham appreciates his son's efforts, for not even bothering about his football career and saving his house on time.


Most of the outdoor scenes were shot in Mumbai, where Saheeb was shot. Mukesh Udeshi helped the team a lot in the Mumbai shooting. Rohini dubbed Bhanupriya's voice in the film. Sreelakshmi, who played the wife of Giribabu, also had her voice dubbed by someone else for the film. K. Dattu, who worked for camera in this film as an assistant, worked for films like Shankar Dada MBBS later. Both Allu brothers, Bunny and Bobby, acted in the film. Allu Venkatesh appeared as Nutan Prasad's son and has a couple of dialogues. Allu Arjun, a two-year-old boy at that time, appears in two scenes as Subha's son.[1]

Lots of discussions went into zeroing in on a title for the movie. Chinnababu was considered earlier, as both Bengali and Hindi versions had the male lead character's name as the title. There was also an advertisement in popular film magazine Jyothichitra asking for title suggestions, and Vijetha won the majority votes. A lucky draw of those voter names was held and the winners' names were credited in the film too.[1]


Year Nominee/work Award Result
1985 Chiranjeevi (for second time) Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu Won


  • Jeevitame Oka Payanam
  • Nee Meeda
  • 6 o' Clock
  • Entha Edigi Poyavayya


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