Thammudu (film)

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.[1]

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

The films stars Pawan Kalyan, Preeti Jhangiani and Aditi Govitrikar.[2] Bhupinder Singh, Achyuth, Brahmanandam, Ali, and Kitty play supporting roles. The music is composed by Ramana Gogula with cinematography by Madhu Ambat and editing by Marthand K. Venkatesh.

The film released on 15 July 1999 and went on to become a BlockBuster with the movie's soundtrack by Ramana Gogula becoming a trendsetter. The film was remade in Tamil as Badri (2001), in Kannada as Yuvaraja (2001) and in Bengali as Champion (2003).


The film begins with the rivalry between Model College and Government college. Subrahmanyam aka Subbu aka Subhash is the youngest son of a family. He is a wastrel and gyspy and spends his days roaming around with girls, hanging around with his friends, and constantly failing his exams. Subbu's behavior always shows hatred towards his father. Subbu's elder brother, Chakri, on the other hand is a college level kickboxer and Vishwanadh's favorite son. Chakri spends his days rigorously training for the inter college kickboxing championship, but ends up losing to his kickboxing arch rival, Rohit, who is from the elite Model College. While training, he and Rohit end up running into each other and Chakri always is shamed for his poor background as Chakri attends Government College. Jaanu aka Janaki is Subbu's neighbor and secretly in love in Subbu. Subbu is unaware that Jaanu is in love with him. Subbu usually considers Jaanu as a source of money and cars to impress girls and constantly borrows money and cars. Jaanu's father is a garage owner.

Subbu starts going out and meets a girl named Lovely, who is a rich college girl from the Model College, and poses as an engineering college student and a wealthy family's son to impress her and love her. Lovely falls for his lies and soon begins to express her love to Subbu. Eventually, she learns the truth and insults and breaks up with Subbu in front of his father and his brother. Vishwanadh finds out that Subbu has taken large amounts of money from Jaanu and kicks Subbu out of the house, disgusted with his behavior.

Subbu is now homeless and gets support from Jaanu. Jaanu tells Subbu that he should be more responsible of himself and redeem himself towards his father. In the meantime, Chakri is beaten up and seriously injured by Rohit, who now happens to be Lovely's new boyfriend and Subbu's enemy as well, and this results in Chakri to being hospitalized. This rules him out of the final match of the inter college kick boxing championship. Remembering what Jaanu said, Subbu decides to fight for the match by taking Chakri's place. Subbu trains and works really hard to prepare for the inter college kickboxing championship. He defeats Rohit in the kickboxing match and wins the final intercollege kickboxing championship, dedicates the trophy to Chakri, reconciles with his father, and finally accepts Jaanu's love.



Film score by
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 BoseS. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:11
Total length:34:13


Deccan Herald wrote, "While the first half is full of fun-frolic situations, the second half of the movie brims with heart-wringing moments" but criticized the dubbing of film's actresses and called Ramana Gogula's score "Finger-snapping and peppy".[3]


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.


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Birthday Special: Power Star Pawan Kalyan! How the actor got his big break and became successful". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Cinema Review - Deccan Herald". Archived from the original on 9 June 2020.

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