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Saleem is a 2009 Telugu film directed by YVS Chowdary (of Devadasu fame). The film was released on 11 December 2009. Starring Ileana D'Cruz and Vishnu Manchu in the lead roles. The film met with negative reviews from critics and was declared a flop at the box office.[1][2][3] Movie was later dubbed in Hindi under the title The Fighterman Saleem.

Directed by YVS Chowdary
Produced by Mohan Babu
Written by YVS Chowdary
Chintapalli Ramana
Starring Ileana D'Cruz
Vishnu Manchu
Mohan Babu
Music by Sandeep Chowta
Cinematography Ram Prasad
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Distributed by Big Pictures
Release date
  • 11 December 2009 (2009-12-11)
Running time
164 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 230 million (US$3.4 million)



The movie starts with Saleem (Vishnu Manchu) beating up baddies in a village to save his love interest Priya (Ileana). A big flashback is there for him, He is the world's most wanted gangster. He is wanted in Mexico, Switzerland and Miami. In all these places he is big gangster. Why he went after Ileana makes up the rest of the story. Mohan Babu played an important role in this film.



Soundtrack album by Sandeep Chowtha
Released 11 November 2009 (2009-11-11)
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Sony BMG
Producer Sandeep Chowta
Sandeep Chowtha chronology

The soundtrack has music composed by Sandeep Chowtha, with lyrics by Chandrabose. The music was released on 11 November 2009.

Track list
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Mama Mia" Shefali Alvares 05:31
2. "Baby Baby" Megha Girish 05:19
3. "I Wanna Talk to You" Nikita Nigam 06:10
4. "Kalti Kalti" Sandeep Chowtha, Chandrabose 05:38
5. "Lite Le Lo" Sanjeev Wadhwani, Nikita Nigam 05:11
6. "Freak Out" Amey Date, Geetha Madhuri 05:18
7. "Swargam Narakam" Nikita Nigam, Sowmya Raoh 02:19
8. "Poolu Gusa Gusa" Pradip Somasundaran, Sonu Kakkar 05:29


  1. ^ "Saleem film launch launch - Telugu cinema - Vishnu Manchu & Ileana". 31 August 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Saleem film announcement - Telugu cinema - YVS Chowdary & Vishnu". 14 August 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Saleem film launch". Lazydesis. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 

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