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Mrugaraaju (2001)

Raju lives a poor lifestyle in rural India along with his parents. He meets with a wealthy city girl, both fall in love, and get married much to the chagrin of her father who decides to ... See full summary »

Directors:

Gunasekhar (as Gunashekar), Gunasekhar

Writers:

Gunasekhar (story), Satyanand | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Chiranjeevi ... Raju
Simran ... Aishwarya
Sanghavi ... Sivangi
Nagendra Babu ... Appanna Dora
Brahmanandam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baby Akila Baby Akila ... Akila
Tanikella Bharani
Chalapathi Rao Chalapathi Rao
Kallu Chidambaram Kallu Chidambaram ... (as Kala Chittabaram)
Dharamavaranam Dharamavaranam
Gundu Hanumantha Rao Gundu Hanumantha Rao
Koval Havale Koval Havale
Vijay Kumar Vijay Kumar
Mallika Mallika
Prakash Raj ... (as Prakashraj)

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Raju lives a poor lifestyle in rural India along with his parents. He meets with a wealthy city girl, both fall in love, and get married much to the chagrin of her father who decides to separate them with much success. When she gives birth to Akila, she goes to meet with Raju, but he refuses to speak with her. Now an Engineer, she is assigned the task of building a railroad bridge that is jinxed by the frequent appearance of a ferocious and fearless lion that continually preys on laborers. Local people believe that the site of the railroad bridge should have been a temple, as an idol of Devi Maa was found buried there, but the authorities refuse to believe this. They seek the assistance of Raju to kill this beast and he agrees to do so. Whenever he sets a trap, the lion avoids the trap and manages to kill even more laborers. Raju's parents, while trying to protect Akila, are also killed. Then one day Akila goes missing and both Raju and his wife, temporarily setting aside their ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Yelaley Yelalamma
Written by Veturi Sundara Ramamurthy
Performed by Udit Narayan & Sailaja S.P.
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Total waste of Money & Talents
11 May 2001 | by xtrMovieloverSee all my reviews

It is a Indianized version of the Hollywood block buster "Ghost and the Drakness". The film looked very stale. A better graphic job, and a tighter screenplay might have helped the film. Very bad job by the Director. One would wonder how the same director gave a hit like Choodaalani Vundi?

Chiru(Chiranjeevi) hero of the film looked very old and gained lot of weight. Its a total waste of time, money, talent.........


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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu | Hindi

Release Date:

4 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rakshak: The Protector See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India See more »

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INR150,000,000 (estimated)
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