Nyayam Kavali

Nyayam Kaavali (transl. Justice is demanded)[1] is a 1981 Indian Telugu-language film directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy. It is based D. Kameswari's novel Kotta Malupu.[2] The film stars Chiranjeevi, Raadhika, Kongara Jaggayya and Sharada. It was remade in Hindi as Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye in 1983, in Kannada as Keralida Hennu in 1984, in Tamil as Vidhi in 1984 and in Malayalam as Thaalam Thettiya Tharattu (1983).

Nyayam Kavali
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Teluguన్యాయం కావాలి
Directed byA. Kodandarami Reddy
Produced byKranthi Kumar
Written byD. Kameswari (story)
Satyanand (dialogues )
Based onKotta Malupu by D. Kameshwari
Kongara Jaggayya
Music byK. Chakravarthy
CinematographyA. Venkat
Edited byB. Krishnam Raju
Release date
15 May 1981
Budget500,000 INR


Bharathi (Raadhika) was followed, loved and subsequently cheated by Suresh (Chiranjeevi). They even have sexual encounters, resulting Raadhika becoming pregnant. When this is informed to her parents, they refuse to accept and want her to get an abortion. She refuses and approaches Lawyer Sakunthala (Sarada). Her lawyer files a case in the court. Defense lawyer Dayanidhi (Jaggayya) happens to the father of Suresh. In spite of his skills, the truth prevails and Bharathi wins.


Actor / Actress Character
Raadhika Bharathi Devi (debut)
Chiranjeevi Suresh kumar
Sharada Lawyer Sakunthala
Kongara Jaggaiah Lawyer Dayanidhi (Father of Suresh)
Allu Ramalingaiah Type institute owner
Baby Tulasi Padma
Chatla Sriramulu Viswanatham (Father of Bharathi)
P. J. Sarma Judge
Telephone Satyanarayana Guest house owner
Pushpalata Savitri (Mother of Bharathi)
Attili Laxmi Padmavathi (Mother of Suresh Kumar)
Baby Rohini Saroja
Halam Club dancer
Jayalakshmi Jayalaxmi (Wife of Suresh Kumar)


Kranthi Kumar, who made Pranam Khareedu with Chiranjeevi, wanted to produce another small budget film with him after the blockbuster Sardar Paparayudu. Doraiswamy Raju recommended the name of A. Kodandarami Reddy to Kranthikumar. After being unsatisfied with the scripts, Kranthi decided to adapt the novel Kotta Malupu into a feature film. The team decided to keep the film's title as Nyayam Kavali after considering titles like Aadapilla and Anyayam.[3]

The movie was made on a budget of just 5 lakh rupees. Chiranjeevi, A. Kodandarami Reddy and Sharada were all paid 10,000 INR and Raadhika was paid 5000 INR.


  • "Love Love u Bharathi"
  • "Ammo Naaku Bhayam"
  • "Bidi Bidi Bidiyamgaa"
  • "Ee Roje Aadivaramu"
  • "Nyayam Kavali Streelaku Nyayam Jaragali"


The movie, which was made on a small budget of 5 lakh rupees was very well received by both critics and masses and ran for 100 days in many centers and 500 days in a couple of centers.


Nyayam Kavali was remade in four other languages and created history there in other languages too. K. Balaji bought the Tamil rights and L.V. Prasad bought the Hindi rights. Though they offered to Kondadarami Reddy to direct the Tamil version, he refused as he was not well versed with the language. The Tamil version was directed by K. Vijayan, while Director K. Bhagyaraja did a small role as himself (like Dasari Narayana Rao in the Telugu Version), titled Vidhi which was also a huge hit, Poornima Jayaraman did the role of Radhika, while Sujatha did the role of Sharada, Jaishankar did the role of Jagayya, while Mohan did the role of Chiranjeevi, Producer Balaji (father-in-law of Malayalam star Mohanlal ) appeared in the role of judge. The film was a blockbuster and ran for 500 days in some centers.[3]

The film was remade in Hindi as Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye, with Mithun Chakraborty and Rekha and in Kannada as Keralida Hennu, with Shankar Nag and Vijayashanthi.[3] The film was also remade in Malayalam as Thaalam Thettiya Tharattu (1983).[4]


  1. ^ Menon, Amarnath (31 October 1989) [July 31, 1989]. "Sarada: South Indian cinema's living legend completes 25 years on screen". India Today. Archived from the original on 7 September 2020. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Kodandarami Reddy about Nyayam Kavali". Archived from the original on 4 December 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 March 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Shivpprasadh, S. (18 February 2010). "Worthy contributor - on and off screen". Archived from the original on 7 September 2020. Retrieved 7 September 2020 – via www.thehindu.com.

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