Samanyudu (transl. Common Man) is a 2006 Indian Telugu-language action film produced by R. R. Venkat on R.R. Movie Makers banner and directed by Ravi C Kumar. The film stars Jagapati Babu, Kamna Jethmalani, Sai Kumar and music composed by Vandemataram Srinivas.[1] This film won Nandi Award for Best Story Writer, Nandi Award for Best Villain[2] and Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (Telugu).[3]

DVD cover
Directed byRavi C Kumar
Produced byR. R. Venkat
Written byRavi C Kumar
Music byVandemataram Srinivas
CinematographyVijay C. Kumar
Edited byK.V Krishna Reddy
Release date
  • 19 October 2006 (2006-10-19)
Running time
148 minutes


Chandrasekhar (Ranganath) is the editor of a daily newspaper called Addam. As he was ready to expose the misdeeds and corrupt practices of Home Minister Bhagawan Raj (Sai Kumar), the latter hangs him to death with the help of his henchman Lingam Goud (Vinod Kumar). Chandra (Jagapati Babu), Abhi (Dasari Arun Kumar), and Aparna (Archana) were orphans who were brought up by Chandrasekhar. They go to high positions and stay abroad but return to India to continue Chandrasekhar's legacy and run Addam. Chandrasekhar wishes not to cause physical harm to crooked politicians, but they should be made unpopular. So Chandu takes over the editor's job with the help of sub-editor Das (Rajiv Kanakala), an ex-Naxal, and prepares a plan to catch the politician red-handed. As a first step, they catch Vaishnavi Bank chairman Raja Reddy (Ashok Kumar) who declares insolvency in order to loot the people and expose him. During the course, the trio comes to know that Bhagawan is part of the scam. Based on a video and audio, Chandu starts blackmailing Bhagawan and makes him spend the money he earned through scams for the benefit of people, as part of fulfilling his election promises. Meanwhile, Chandu falls in love with Vandana (Kamna Jethmalani), Lingam's sister. As the recording had the mention of Lingam's name, he could not do any harm to Chandu. However, there was a black sheep among the trio. It is none other than Aparna, who wants to take revenge against Chandrasekhar as he was responsible for the death of her parents and sister. She joins hands with Bhagawan and helps in Chandrasekhar's murder. She is out to ensure the closure of Addam newspaper. Finally, Bhagawan realises that the real happiness in life lies in working for the welfare of the people. After the self-introspection, he kills Aparna and decides to commit suicide. But Chandu stops him, saying that the people need a politician who realized his mistakes.



Film score by
LabelAditya Music
ProducerVandemataram Srinivas
Vandemataram Srinivas chronology
Sammakka Saarakka Jattara
Seema Sastri

Music composed by Vandemataram Srinivas. All songs are hit tracks. Music released on Aditya Music Company.

1."Tara Rara"Kaluva Krishna SaiNaveen, Suchitra4:10
2."Maghuva Premalo"Kaluva Krishna SaiNaveen, Chitra, Sriramprabhu3:41
3."Yemere Dilke"Kaluva Krishna SaiSonu Kakkar4:52
4."Endira Bavamaridi"RajuVandemataram Srinivas3:53
5."Veedu Yama"Kaluva Krishna SaiSunidhi Chauhan4:50
6."Samanyudu Theme"Kaluva Krishna SaiNihal1:54
Total length:23:20

100-days functionEdit

The film has completed a 100-day run at the box-office on January 26, 2007. The makers of the film held a function at Raavi Narayana Reddy Auditorium in Hyderabad on January 31, 2007. V. B. Rajendra Prasad, T. Subbarami Reddy, APSP DIG Gopinath Reddy, D. Ramanaidu, Srikanth and Uday Kiran attended this event.[4]


Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
Nandi Awards Nandi Award for Best Story Writer Ravi C Kumar Won
Nandi Award for Best Villain Sai Kumar Won
Filmfare Awards Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (Telugu) Sai Kumar Won


  1. ^ "Samanyudu - Telugu cinema Review - Jagapati Babu & Kamna Jetmalani". 19 October 2006. Retrieved 4 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "2006 Nandi Awards for Individual excellence - Telugu Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Movies : Movie Tidbits : Filmfare Awards presented". Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "'Samanyudu' 100-day Function". Retrieved 24 May 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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