Yuga Purushudu

Yuga Purushudu (transl. Man of the Era) is a 1978 Indian Telugu-language action film produced by C. Ashwini Dutt under the Vyjayanthi Movies banner and directed by K. Bapayya.[1] It stars N. T. Rama Rao and Jaya Prada, with music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The film was remade in Hindi as Mard Ki Zabaan (1987).[2] The film was declared a Hit at the box office.

Yuga Purushudu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Bapayya
Written byJandhyala (dialogues)
Screenplay byK. Bapaiah
Story byBalamurugan
Produced byC. Aswini Dutt
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
CinematographyS. Venkataratnam
Edited byAkkineni Sanjeevi
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
Release date
  • 14 July 1978 (1978-07-14)
Running time
149 mins
Box office₹1 crore(equivalent to ₹21.3 crores in 2019)


Pushpagiri Zamindar's (Prabhakar Reddy) only daughter Janaki (Pushpalata) loves and marries an ordinary man, Ranganna (Kanta Rao). After some time, the couple blessed with a baby boy, Kalyan. Knowing this, the Zamindar sends his nephew Dhananjay (Dhulipala) to get them back when Dhanunjaya makes ploy, tries to kill the child in the name of the Zamindar. Ranganna & his younger brother Jaggu (Jaggayya) obstructs their way when Janaki escapes and hands over the child to a loyal servant Balaram (Rao Gopal Rao). At that moment, Balaram handovers his children Anand & Madhavi to Janaki for the rear sends Kalyan to Singapore through his brother Banerjee (Rajanala) and he grows up as Rajesh. Meanwhile, Ranganna dies in that quarrel and Jaggu becomes a dacoit to take avenge against the Zamindar. Years roll by, Rajesh (N. T. Rama Rao) becomes the king of martial arts who defeats many worldwide champions. Latha, granddaughter of Zamindar is a hardcore fan of Rajesh and they both fall in love. Once in a competition, Anand (Chandra Mohan) competes with Rajesh to protect his deceased mother Janaki. In the ring, Rajesh asks Anand to back out because he understands Anand is not capable. But he does not listen, gets badly wounded and dies. Before dying, he calls and explains his situation. Now Rajesh decides to make penance, so, he stops his profession and moves to take care of Anand's mother & sister. After reaching there, Madhavi requests him not to reveal the truth to their mother. Rajesh brings them to the city, joins Janaki in the hospital and starts working as a taxi driver for their livelihood. One night, while escaping from goons Latha is saved by Rajesh when he learns that she is the granddaughter of the Zamindar and has a life threat from her maternal uncle Dhanunjaya and his son Maruthi Rao (Satyanarayana) for the property. Here Latha requests Rajesh to arrive as her absconding cousin Kalyan and he agrees. Knowing that Kalyan is arriving, Dhanunjay and Maruti Rao want to eliminate him, fortunately, they contact Rajesh for this crime when he plays a double game and enters the house as Kalyan. Hereabouts, he gets affectionate towards his grandfather and starts teaching these culprits a lesson and makes his grandfather normal. After that, Rajesh is informed that the Zamindar has a hazard from Jaggu. So, he wants to catch him and reaches his horizon. In the combat, Jaggu recognises Rajesh as Kalyan by the tattoo on his chest when Rajesh brings out the reality regarding Zamindar to Jaggu. Sensing it, Dhanunjaya & Maruthi Rao kidnaps the entire family. At last, Rajesh sees their end and protects them. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Rajesh & Latha.



Yuga Purushudu
Soundtrack album by
LabelEMI Columbia
ProducerK. V. Mahadevan
K. V. Mahadevan chronology
Rama Krishnulu
Yuga Purushudu

Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan.[3]

S. No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Idigidigo Mana Hero" Acharya Aatreya S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 3:07
2 "Gaali Mallindi" Acharya Aatreya S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 3.03
3 "Ekku Ekku Thelaguram" Acharya Aatreya S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 3:08
4 "Okka Raatri" Veturi S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 3:14
5 "Bobbaralanka Chinnadi" Veturi Sundararama Murthy S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 6:10


  1. ^ "యుగపురుషుడు". Andhra Patrika (in Telugu). 18 July 1978. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Mard Ki Zabaan". MySwar. Retrieved 6 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Yugapurushudu (1978)-Song_Booklet". Indiancine.ma. Retrieved 6 September 2021.

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