Devi Putrudu

Devi Putrudu (transl. Son of Goddess) is a 2001 Telugu-language fantasy-drama film written and produced by M. S. Raju under the Sumanth Art Productions banner, directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. It stars Venkatesh, Soundarya and Anjala Zaveri, with music composed by Mani Sharma. The film recorded as flop at box office.[4] The film was dubbed and released in Tamil as Pappa and in Hindi as Aaj Ka Deviputra.

Devi Putrudu
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Movie poster
Directed byKodi Ramakrishna
Produced byM. S. Raju
Written byJonnavithhula Ramalingeswara Rao(Dialogues)
Screenplay byKodi Ramakrishna
Story bySumanth Art Productions
Anjala Zaveri
Music byMani Sharma
CinematographyS. Gopal Reddy
Edited bySuresh Tata
Release date
  • 14 January 2001 (2001-01-14)
Running time
162 minutes
Budget15 crore (US$2.1 million)[3]


The movie begins with a voice explaining the submersion of Dwaraka village in the sea because of a huge tsunami, then jumps to 5000 years ahead and starts with Krishna (Venkatesh), doing pranks in Bombay and making a living with petty thefts. Satyavathi (Anjala Zaveri) is a foreign returned girl and she comes to know that her elder sister Karuna (Soundarya) married an archaeologist when she visits the archaeological site of Dwaraka. Satyavathi decides to visit Dwaraka to meet her sister. As Satyavathi comes out of the airport of Bombay to go to Dwaraka, Krishna meets her as the taxi driver, thinking that she has valuable diamonds with her. On the way, he realizes that she is not the one who was supposed to have carried diamonds and decides to dump her and come back to Bombay. But the destiny has other plans. This makes Krishna go to Dwaraka. There he gets chased by some baddies after eating in a hotel. After escaping the baddies, he meets up with a cute little friend called Paapa. She has mystical powers, she knows that he had fallen in love with Satyavathi and asks him to tell that to her. One day, Sathya tells Krishna about her sister after she is saved by Krishna, he tells Sathya that he will find the mystery of her sister's missing. Things turn spooky when he enters her sister's house. Suddenly, Paapa, the cute little girl whom he had met before appears in front of him, she tells him about the history and mystery of the house.

Balaram (again Venkatesh) was an atheist. He believes more in the power of science than that of God. There she meets up with a damsel called Karuna (Soundarya) and they fall in love, get married and Karuna gets pregnant. There used to be a kind of catastrophe in the sea adjoining the Dwaraka every Amavasya, which generates a huge amount of torque. Balaram believes that there is a mystery behind that strange thing in the sea. With unremitting attention to his purpose and frustrated by the lack of initiative on the part of the government, he jumps into the sea during one Amavasya and comes back with a huge archaic metal box that has all kinds of marks and an embossed Trishulam (trident). There is a bunch of foreigners who are after that mystical box. One day, the box opens itself and Balaram sees that and realizes that it is not an ordinary metal box, but a storehouse of a mysterious force that would destroy the world if not put back in its place. But the baddies, who want to have power over the universe, did not allow him. They torture both Balaram and Karuna asking them to give the box. In the meantime, Balaram brings the box to put it back in its place, but gets a phone call from the foreigner to bring the box back if he wants to save his wife. In the state of shock that his wife is in danger, the box falls in a cave. Yet he rushes back to his house to save his wife, but realizes that his friend has also joined hands with the foreigner. This leads to a fight in which Balaram is killed after he falls off a hill. Before his death, he tells his wife the location of the box and asks her to put it back in its place.

Krishna now owes revenge against them and fools them into getting Karuna out of the foreigners den. He rushes to the cave along with all others to find the case. But the foreigners arrive and again there is a fight. In the meantime, the foreigners try to escape with the box, but they are stopped by the girl Paapa. They use the help of a Fakir to get rid of her. The Fakir imprisons the girl in a small bottle. Again, Krishna arrives and makes the trio along with the box fall off a cliff, but they end up surviving. Before Krishna is able to recover, the trio (the foreigner, the Fakir and Balaram's friend) fight for the box. The box itself opens and a goddess in her most angry state comes out and kills the trio and their people and goes back into the box. The box is then shown to be put back in its rightful place by Krishna and the other people. The dog Striker brings the bottle with the girl in it, but the girl is sucked back to the afterlife's place (heaven or hell). The film ends with the birth of a baby between Krishna and Sathya, which had the same birthmark as that of the girl Paapa.



Devi Putrudu
Film score by
LabelAditya Music
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Narasimha Naidu
Devi Putrudu

Music composed by Mani Sharma. All songs are hit tracks. Music released on ADITYA Music Company.

Telugu version
1."O Prema"Jonnavithhula Ramalingeswara RaoSP Balu, Prasanna5:11
2."Tella Tellani Cheera"Jonnavithhula Ramalingeswara RaoUdit Narayan, Sujatha4:41
3."Okata Renda Muuda"Veturi Sundararama MurthySukhwinder Singh, Swarnalatha5:05
4."Rama O Rama"Jonnavithhula Ramalingeswara RaoShankar Mahadevan5:27
5."Akashamloni"Jonnavithhula Ramalingeswara RaoSP Balu, Chitra4:44
6."Donga Donga"Jonnavithhula Ramalingeswara RaoShankar Mahadevan4:25
Total length:29:50
Tamil version[5]
  • Kanne Kannadi - Unnikrishnan, Sujatha
  • Onna Renda - Sukhwinder Singh, Swarnalatha
  • Oruvan - Shankar Mahadevan
  • Alai Kadalil - Kalpana
  • Singaram Konja - SPB, Sujatha

Box officeEdit

The film had completed 50 days in 60 centres and 100 days in 3 centres.[6] Nizam got the distribution rights with a record breaking price, 5 crores, which was highest at that time. But, the Nizam distributors incurred a loss of 3 crores.


M. S. Raju in an interview conducted by idlebrain web-site said that "I preferred my hero Venkatesh for the project conceptualized Devi Putrudu. It is a film, which could only be made with directors like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. The story of the film was wonderful and I became emotional and started that project. After starting the project I realized the depth, duration and budget. Then we realized that it would take 10 years to make. Hence we wound up the film and released it. The film became a flop and my position was back to square one. I had to compensate my buyers, my finances and my ego, very dearly".[7]


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  4. ^ Gunasekhar with Radha Krishna (24 August 2017). Gunasekhar Interview – ABN Telugu. Retrieved 18 June 2020. YouTube
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  6. ^ "Venkatesh Daggubati film's box office result - Telugu cinema news -".
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