Yugandhar is a 1979 Telugu Action film, produced by P. Vidya Sagar on Sri Gajalakshmi Arts and directed by K. S. R. Das. Starring N.T. Rama Rao, Jayasudha, in the lead roles and music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film is remake of Hindi blockbuster movie Don (1978). The film recorded as Hit at the box office.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||K. S. R. Das|
|Produced by||P. Vidya Sagar|
|Written by||D. V. Narasa Raju (dialogues)|
|Based on||Don (1978)|
|Starring||N. T. Rama Rao
|Edited by||P. Venkateswara Rao|
Sri Gajalakshmi Arts
Yugandhar (N.T. Rama Rao) is the most wanted criminal and killer. He is brave as well as intelligent, so the police force always fails to nab him. He kills Ramesh, who is one of his gang members, when he finds out that he is an informant of the police. His fiancee Kamini (Jayamalini) tries to avenge his death, but Yugandhar kills her. Thereafter, Ramesh's sister Jaya (Jayasudha) takes judo and karate lessons and infiltrates the mob, in order to avenge her brother's death. But before she gets a chance and unbeknownst to her, Yugandhar is fatally shot during a police encounter and later dies. The Police head is soon forced to bring Vijay who a look-alike of Yugandhar in order to arrest Yugandhar's gang members.
- Art: Chalam
- Choreography: Srinu
- Fights: Shyam Sundar
- Dialogues: D. V. Narasa Raju
- Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Acharya Aatreya, Veturi Sundararama Murthy
- Playback: SP Balu, S. Janaki
- Music: Ilaiyaraaja
- Story - Screenplay: Salim-Javed
- Editing: P. Venkateswara Rao
- Cinematography: M.C. Shekar
- Producer: P. Vidyasagar
- Director: K. S. R. Das
- Banner: Sri Gajalakshmi Arts
- Release Date: 30th November 1979
|Film score by Ilaiyaraaja|
Music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Music released by EMI Columbia Audio Company.
|1||Naa kosame||C. Narayana Reddy||SP Balu||3:26|
|2||Na Paruvam||C. Narayana Reddy||S. Janaki||3:51|
|3||Oh Rabbi Vesukunna||C. Narayana Reddy||SP Balu, S. Janaki||3:19|
|4||Daaste Daagedaa||Acharya Aatreya||S. Janaki||3:21|
|5||Peda Goppal Kusthiraa||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu||4:35|
The Hindi song "Khaike Pan Banaraswala" was also remade into Telugu as "Orabba Esukunna Killi".
Yugandhar is said to have some of the elements of another Telugu film also starring N. T. Rama Rao titled Bhale Thammudu (1969) where he played dual role. That film was a direct remake of Shakti Samanta's Hindi film China Town starring Shammi Kapoor.
In 2009, a second Telugu remake of Hindi film Don titled Billa starring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Krishnam Raju was released. Jayasudha played a guest role, different from the role she played in Yugandhar.