Operation Duryodhana (film)

Operation Duryodhana is a 2007 Telugu political thriller film, loosely inspired by the 2005 sting operation of the same name.[1] The movie was written and directed by Posani Krishna Murali starring Srikanth in lead role. Srikanth earned a nomination for Filmfare Best Actor – Telugu for his portrayal in the movie. The film was remade in Tamil as Thee. It was also dubbed into Hindi as Operation Dhuryodhana.[2]

Operation Duryodhana
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Directed byPosani Krishna Murali
Written byPosani Krishna Murali
Produced byPosani Krishna Murali
A. Mallikarjuna Rao
Edited byGautham Raju
Music byM. M. Srilekha
Aman International Movies
Release date
  • 31 May 2007 (2007-05-31) (India)
Budget 1.5 crores
Box office 13.5 crores


Mahesh (Srikanth) is a sincere and honest police officer. He loses his kids and his wife gets paralyzed as few politicians who don't like his sincerity harm his family. Mahesh changes his appearance and name to join the gang of politicians to become one. The rest of the story is about how he makes people realize that there is some fault in the system.




The film was well received by both critics and the audience. Dialogues and most particularly the satires about promises made by political leaders became very famous. Srikanth was well appreciated for his rough and angry young man look.[3][4] The unrelated sequel to this movie Operation Duryodhana 2 is released in 2013 under the direction of Nandam Harischandra Rao with Jagapathi Babu in lead role.


  1. ^ staff (22 July 2007). "'Success' story". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 20 December 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Operation Dhuryodhana (Hindi) full movie". YouTube.[dead YouTube link]
  3. ^ "Operation Duryodhana movie review - the Good, the Bad and the ugly - Telugu cinema - Srikanth".
  4. ^ https://movies.fullhyderabad.com/operation-duryodhana-2/telugu/operation-duryodhana-2-movie-reviews-5514-2.html?sort=positive[bare URL]

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