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Thammudu (transl. Younger Brother) is a 1999 Indian Telugu-language sports action film produced by Burugupalli Sivaramakrishna under the Sri Venkateswara Art Films banner, written and directed by P. A. Arun Prasad. It was an inspiration of Aamir Khan acted 1992 film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. It stars Pawan Kalyan, Preeti Jhangiani and Aditi Govitrikar, with music composed by Ramana Gogula. The film went on to become a Blockbuster with the movie's album becoming a trendsetter. The film was remade in Tamil as Badri (2001), in Kannada as Yuvaraja (2001) and in Bengali as Champion (2003).

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Directed byP. A. Arun Prasad
Produced byBurugupalli Sivaramakrishna
Written byChintapalli Ramana (dialogues)
Screenplay byP. A. Arun Prasad
Story byP. A. Arun Prasad
StarringPawan Kalyan
Preeti Jhangiani
Aditi Govitrikar
Music byRamana Gogula
CinematographyMadhu Ambatt
Edited byMarthand K. Venkatesh
Sri Venkateswara Art Films
Release date
  • 15 July 1999 (1999-07-15)
Running time
162 minutes


The movie begins with the rivalry between Model College and Government College. Subrahmanyam (Pawan Kalyan), the youngest son of a family is a wastrel, gypsy and a ladies man. He has a bunch of friends - including Ali. His father (Raja Krishnamoorthy) always scolds him for his attitude, but his brother Chakri (Achyuth) who is a determined boxer, and friend Jaanu (Preeti Jhangiani) dote on him. Meanwhile, he falls in love with a rich diva, Lovely (Aditi), who is from the rival college and for this he keeps on telling lies to her that he is very rich. His brother Chakri and Rohit (Bhupinder Singh) are rivals and are pro boxers. Chakri eventually loses the much-hyped university boxing championship to Rohit. Meanwhile, Jaanu in the middle, truly loves Subrahmanyam and gives him everything he asks her for, thinking that he is doing these for her, but he does it for Lovely. While the final of the next boxing tournament is coming up against his former opponent Chakri, Rohit realises that Subbu is behind his crush Lovely, beats up Chakri and injures him fatally, thereby seeking his revenge on Subbu and aborting Chakri's match against him in the next week. The incidents that led Subrahmanyam to change, the way he realised the true love of Jaanu and the final twist of him becoming a boxing champion by beating Rohit (Bhupinder Singh) is the real plot to be seen.



Film score by
Ramana Gogula
LabelAditya Music
ProducerRamana Gogula
Ramana Gogula chronology
Premante Idera

Music composed by Ramana Gogula.

1."Made in Andhra"Chandra BoseRamana Gogula6:57
2."Pedavi Datani"Sirivennela Sitarama SastryRamana Gogula, Sunitha4:36
3."Yedola Vundi"Surendra KrishnaRamana Gogula5:10
4."Vayyari Bhama"Sirivennela Sitarama SastryRamana Gogula5;16
5."Travelling Soldier"Ramana GogulaRamana Gogula4:27
6."Kalakalu"Chandra BoseSP Balu5:11
Total length:34:13


This film was inspired from the Hindi film "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar" (1992). It was remade in Tamil as Badri and in Kannada as Yuvaraja with Shivaraj Kumar in the lead role.


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