|Directed by||Ravi Raja Pinisetty|
|Produced by||Narayana Rao
|Written by||Satyanand (story & dialogue)|
|Story by||Dynamic Movie Makers|
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Allu Rama Lingaiah
Rao Gopal Rao
Gollapudi Maruthi Rao
|Cinematography||K. S. Hari|
|Edited by||M. Vellai Swamy|
|Distributed by||Dynamic Movie Makers|
|29 April 1988|
Yamudiki Mogudu (English: Overlord to Lord Yama) is a 1988 Telugu language action fantasy film, starring Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanti, Radha, and Kota Srinivasa Rao and directed by Ravi Raja Pinisetty. This film was dubbed in Hindi as Chiranjeevi (1991) remade in Tamil as Athisaya Piravi with Rajinikanth. The film recorded as Industry Hit at the box-office.
Kaali (Chiranjeevi) is a small town goon who helps his neighbourhood with his earning. He is good at heart and is loved by everyone in town. He works for Kotayya (Kota Srinivasa Rao) whose rival is Gollapudi. Once, when he goes to warn Gollapudi, he meets and falls in love with Radha (Radha), Gollapudi's daughter. When they decide to marry even without Gollapudi's consent, he gets Kaali killed in an accident and Kaali goes to hell.
There he challenges Yama (Kaikala Satyanarayana) that he was brought wrongly and catches Chitragupta (Allu Rama Lingaiah) red-handed for cheating. To correct the mistake Yama and Chitragupta leave for Earth to find Kaali's body so he can return to Earth. Unfortunately Kaali's body has been cremated and Kaali refuses to enter another body. However, Yama and Chitragupta convince him to enter into the body of a person that is identical to him. Kaali refuses taking heed to warning by Vichitragupta (Velu). They then show him Balu (Chiranjeevi) in a village and tell him it is his last option.
Kaali learns that Balu was a soft-spoken and non-confrontational man who was often ill-treated by his family. Vijayashanti is his love interest. Balu's relatives plan to kill him on his 25th birthday as they have to hand over his property. This is when Kaali's soul is put into Balu's body and he plays black and blue with them. However, he remembers his once he sees Kotayya's photo in a newspaper and returns to the city. The rest of the plot is woven on how he balances the two lives and two girls until Yama sees his determination and willingness to save all the people he loves.The film recorded as an Industry Hit and grossed 5.6 crores at the box office.
- Rao Gopala Rao
- Kaikala Satyanarayana
- Kota Srinivasa Rao
- Allu Rama Lingaiah
- "Andam Hindolam"
- "Vanajallu Gillutunte"
- "Ekku Bandekku Mava"
- "Kanne Pillatoti"
- "No No Natyamida"
- "Naa meeda nee gali"
- "Bahusa ninnnu bandarlo choosi"
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