Minugurulu is a 2012 Telugu social problem film co-written and directed by Ayodhya Kumar Krishnamsetty.[2][3] The Movie dubbed in Kannada in same name. The film was selected as Best Indian Film at the 9th India International Children's Film Festival, held at Bangalore.[4] the film is the “First Telugu script to be preserved in Oscar Library‘s permanent core collection” and First ever Telugu film that is contended for OSCAR best feature 2014 Along with 323 Features. The film has also garnered the Akkineni Vamsee International Award.[5] The film has received seven state Nandi Awards including Best Film (Silver), and Best First Film of a director for the year 2012.[6]

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Directed byAyodhyaKumar
Written byAyodhyakumar
N.V.B. Choudary
Story byN.V.B.Choudary
Produced byAyodhyaKumar Krishnamsetty
StarringAshish Vidyarthi
Suhasini Maniratnam
Raghubir Yadav
Deepak Saroj
CinematographyDavid Edward Fuller
Paulius Kontijevas
Edited byKiran Ganti
Music byDr: Josyabhatla
Distributed byRespect Creations
Release date
  • 2012 (2012) (A.P. Film Chamber)
  • 25 January 2014 (2014-01-25) (India)[1]
Running time
109 minutes


Raju’, a mother-less child, is orphaned by his father, as he is blinded while editing a video that he has made in a local photo studio. He is admitted to a residential blind orphanage run by a depraved man, who battens on the money meant for the welfare of the blind and keeps the children in deplorable conditions. As visually impaired boy, he learns to see life as a challenge. In the process of coping with the fresh blindness, Raju finds four friends Mynah, Sukumar, Bhaskar and Anand among the children of the centre. All the children, decide to send a complaint to the District Collector with the help of Raju. Unfortunately the whole effort goes in vain. This humiliation and pain strengthens the resolve of the children to expose the mans delinquency. The mission "Divya-Drushti" starts with Raju’s astounding idea of portraying the brutality of Narayana with all evidences and proofs to the District Collector and makes an identity and creates independence not only to him but also to others.



The film was also showcased official selection, Golden Elephant, at the International Children's Film Festival in Hyderabad, India.[7] The film was also showcased at the Rafi Peer's 3rd International Film Festival held at Lahore in December 2013.[8] On 26 December 2013, the film was screened at the Kolkata International Film Festival and International Children's Film Festival of Kolkata.[9] The film garnered official selection at the Fifth International Disability Film Festival - Ability Fest held between 23–26 September 2013[10]


2012 Nandi Awards
Mirchi Music Awards
  • Upcoming Lyricist of the Year (2014) - Chakravarthula


  1. ^ Dasari to distribute `Minugurulu`, releasing 25 Jan
  2. ^ Minugurulu: A must watch - The Hindu
  3. ^ Minugurulu (2012) - IMDb
  4. ^ 'Minugurulu' Grabs Best Indian Film CIICFF - Telugu Movie News
  5. ^ 'Minugurulu' Selected For The 'Akkineni Vamsee International Award' - Telugu Movie News
  6. ^ "Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013: Rajamouli, Ilayaraja, Samantha and Prabhas emerge winners". 1 March 2017.
  7. ^ Children's film fest will help 'Minugurulu' release: Director
  8. ^ Rafi Peer’s 3rd International Film Festival commences
  9. ^ News
  10. ^ Chennai to host Ability Fest 2013 | Business Standard