Sainikudu (transl.Soldier) is a 2006 Indian Telugu-language political action film written and directed by Gunasekhar and music composed by Harris Jayaraj. It stars Mahesh Babu and Trisha in the lead roles. Irrfan Khan is the main antagonist (his only South Indian film),[1][2] and Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Telangana Shakuntala, and Ajay play supporting roles. Balasubramaniem handled the camera work while Sreekar Prasad handled the editing. Sainikudu was released on 16 November 2006 [3] and the music was released on 21 October 2006.

Directed byGunasekhar
Produced byAshwini Dutt
C. Swapna Dutt
Written byGunasekhar
StarringMahesh Babu
Irrfan Khan
Prakash Raj
Music byHarris Jayaraj
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Distributed byVyjayanthi Movies
Release date
  • 16 November 2006 (2006-11-16)
Running time
169 minutes


The story starts with floods at Ranga Saipet in Warangal District. Houses, trains, and people inundate in floodwater. A young man named Siddharth (Mahesh Babu) and his friends save the people up to their maximum effort. Eight of his friends assist him in the rescue.

On the other hand, the Chief Minister (Kota Srinivasa Rao) recommends the candidature of Parakala Pappu Yadav (Irrfan Khan) for Assembly Elections. Pappu Yadav is a goonda who wishes to earn big through politics and power. To get the attention of people, he announces a sum of Rs. 5 crore for flood victims.

The food that needs to reach the victims of the flood is taken elsewhere to be sold, an illegal way of earning money and backing up the flood relief fund into the pockets of the politicians. Siddharth learns of this through one of his friends and saves the stock in time. He then takes it to the flood victims for distribution. This annoys Pappu Yadav, for which Mondi Nani (Prakash Raj), his right-hand, threatens Siddharth. A strife develops between Mondi Nani and Siddharth, and the latter declares that his friend Ajay Kumar (Ajay) will be contesting the next Assembly Election opposite Pappu Yadav. Siddharth and his team get accolades from the people for this decision and start campaigning.

To cut the good name of the group in the people and to win sympathy, Pappu Yadav conspires for a bomb blast allegation on Siddharth and his team. Mondi Nani works for him and the mission is accomplished. Pappu Yadav declares Siddharth and his team as terrorists. He wins the election, becomes the Home Minister, and his marriage is settled with Varalakshmi (Trisha). Siddharth, with the help of many college students, kidnaps Varalakshmi from the marriage hall, demanding that Pappu Yadav state his crimes before a court of law. Varalakshmi is handcuffed and gagged with tape.

The rest of the film shows Pappu Yadav chasing Siddharth to get Varalakshmi back while Siddharth and Varalakshmi fall in love while she is held captive. Finally, Siddharth puts an end to the game of crooked politicians.


Tamil version



Sainikudu has six songs composed by Harris Jayaraj. The music was released simultaneously in 10 venues from five countries – India, USA, Australia, Singapore and Dubai on the morning of 21 October 2006. The producer of the film, Ashwini Dutt, arranged the use of a satellite transmission to relay the live audio release across the globe.[5] The music proved to be extremely successful upon release.[6]

Soundtrack album by
Released20 October 2006
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerHarris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj chronology
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu
Pachaikili Muthucharam
1."Byla Bylamo"ChandraboseLesle Lewis, Anushka Manchanda, Sunitha Sarathy5:42
2."Mayeraa"KulasekharS. P. Balu, Unnikrishnan, Kavita Krishnamurthy5:51
3."Aadapilla Aggipulla"Ramajogayya SastryHariharan, K. S. Chithra4:54
4."Sogasu Choodu"KulasekharShreya Ghoshal4:57
5."Orugalluke Pilla"Veturi Sundararama MurthyKarunya, Malathi, Karthik, Harini5:43
6."Go Go Adhigo"ChandraboseKK5:13
Total length:32:20
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerHarris Jayaraj
Tamil Track-List[8]
1."Bayla Baylamo"ParuthiPrasanna, Mahathi5:10
2."Go Go Azhago"Na. MuthukumarSenthil Das4:50
3."Nizhal Endrum"SnehanRamu, Vinaya5:20
4."Oru Bambaram"VivekaTippu, Harini, Jayalakshmi5:43
5."Orugalluke Pilla"SnehanKarthik, Anuradha Sriram4:53
6."Sorgathil Pookkum"Na. MuthukumarAnuradha Sriram4:56
Total length:30:52


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  4. ^ "Irfan Khan, Kamna in Mahesh's Sainikudu". TotalTollywood. Retrieved 23 October 2006. External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Ashwini Dutt Innovations". Idlebrain. Retrieved 23 November 2006. External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ ""Sainikudu" slated for Nov. 30". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 24 November 2006. External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ "Sainikudu - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Kumaran - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 1 December 2006. Retrieved 4 November 2018.

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