Annayya (2000 film)

Annayya (transl.Elder brother) is a 2000 Indian Telugu-language film directed by Muthyala Subbaiah and cinematography by Chota K. Naidu. This film stars Chiranjeevi, Soundarya, Ravi Teja, Sarath Babu and Kota Srinivasa Rao. The music was composed by Mani Sharma. While Bhupati Raja provided story, writer Satyanand penned the dialogues.[1]

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Directed byMuthyala Subbaiah
Written bySatyanand
Story byBhupathi Raja
Produced byAllu Aravind
Dr.K. Venkateswara Rao
Ravi Teja
Sarath Babu
CinematographyChota K. Naidu
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Music byMani Sharma
Distributed byGeetha Arts
Release date
  • 7 January 2000 (2000-01-07)
Running time
157 mins

The film won three state Nandi Awards. The film was remade in Bengali as Devdoot (2005). It was later dubbed into Tamil as Moothavan.


Rajaram, owner of a fleet of lorrie, meets Devi, a garment factory owner. After that acquaintance, she once seeks his help in dealing with two street ruffians, who were teasing her sisters, Lata and Geetha, and is shocked when the culprits turn out to be his brothers, Ravi and Gopi. Rajaram takes the incident lightly as the pranks of youngsters and is very lenient with them. With more such incidents, the two fall in love, with the brothers and sisters not far behind.

On his brothers' request, Rajaram approaches Devi for her sisters' hands in marriage to his brothers. But she curtly refuses her consent on grounds that the two are wayward drunkards. Rajaram reacts sharply to it and vows to get his brothers married to her sisters.

Since then on he is more exacting with his brothers and brings about a transformation in them. Devi agrees to their marriage. But the incorrigible brothers come in an inebriated condition for their engagement and Rajaram faces the brunt of Devi's ire. She insults him and leaves with her sisters. An outraged Rajaram kicks his brothers out of home.

The two brothers being state rank holders in engineering find favor with a businessman, Rangarao, who employs them. Rajaram, who is genuinely fond of his brothers, sells away his property and gives money secretly to Rangarao, paving the way for a partnership deal between Rangarao and his brothers. Piqued at being kicked out of home, his brothers, unaware of his hand in securing the partnership for them, nurse a grudge against their brother and insult Rajaram in Devi's presence. She, being in the know, slaps them and opens their eyes by informing them of his sacrifice. This brings about a total change in them and the repentant duo go to Rangarao to restore the property to their brother.

Rangarao has other plans and tries to have them killed with gundas. The brothers escape death and land in a hospital with injuries. A furious Rajaram goes to Rangarao, who reveals his real identity. Rangarao is the brother of Chinna Rao, a criminal who was caught in the police dragnet with Rajaram's help and later died. This is Rangarao's vendetta. In the ensuing melee, Rangarao is killed. Rajaram and his brothers reunite.

The film ends with all the three brothers getting married; Rajaram with Devi, Ravi with Latha, and Gopi with Geetha.



Soundtrack album by
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelSabdaalaya Audio
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology

Mani Sharma composed the songs, while Veturi, Bhuvanachandra, Jonnavittula and Vennelakanti penned the lyrics. The track "Hima Seemallo", sung by Hariharan and Harini won the Nandi Award for Best Playback Singer, Male for Hariharan.

Telugu tracklistEdit

Annayya (Telugu Version)

Song Title Singers Lyricist
"Sayyare Sayya" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vennelakanti
"Hima Seemallo" Hariharan, Harini Veturi
"Gusagusale" Udit Narayan, Sujatha Veturi Sundararama Murthy
"Vana Vallappa" Hariharan, Sujatha Veturi Sundararama Murthy
"Baava Chandamaamalu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra, S. P. B. Charan, Teja Jonnavittula
"Aata Kaavala" Sukhwinder Singh, Radhika Bhuvanachandra

Tamil TracklistEdit

Moothavan (Tamil Version)[2]

1."Auto Venuma"Mano , Anuradha Sriram 
2."Ayyare"Mano , Party 
3."Imayam"P. Unnikrishnan, Harini 
4."Kadal"P. Unnikrishnan, Harini 
5."Kusu Kusunnu"M. M. Srilekha, Ravi Sankar 
6."Maama"Mano, M. M. Srilekha, Ravi Sankar 

Box officeEdit

The film had collected a distributors' share of Rs.16 crore in the initial two weeks after its release.[3] It completed 50 days in 92 centres[4] and 100 days in 60 centres.[5]


Nandi awards 2000


  1. ^ "Chiranjeevi's Annayya completes 20 years". The Times of India. 7 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Moothavan Album".
  3. ^ "Chiru movies Opening week shares". Non-stop Cinema. Archived from the original on 11 January 2004.
  4. ^ "Megastar Chiranjeevi All Time State Records". The Tollywood Movie. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
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  6. ^ a b c "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF) (in Telugu). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2021.

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