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Yuvakudu (English: Youngman) is a Telugu romantic drama film released in May 2000, which was produced by Akkineni Nagarjuna and N.Sudhakar Reddy, directed by A. Karunakaran.[1] It stars Sumanth and Bhumika Chawla. The film was the second venture for both Karunakaran and Sumanth. The film was critically hailed, even though it had an above average run at the box office.

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Directed byA. Karunakaran
Produced byAkkineni Nagarjuna
N. Sudhakar Reddy
Bhumika Chawla
Music byMani Sharma
Edited byMarthand K. Venkatesh
Great India Entertainments
Release date
May 18, 2000
Running time
138 mins


Yuvakudu is the story of a free spirited college student Siva (Sumanth) who shares a very close bond with his mother (Jayasudha). Siva is the son of an army officer who is killed in the line of duty. Despite his mother's disapproval, Siva secretly harbors a strong desire of following in his father's footsteps by joining the army. Siva falls in love with Sindhu (Bhumika Chawla), but she does not reciprocate his love. She rejects his marriage proposal, and the relationship takes a negative tone. Siva's mother, knowing her son's love for Sindhu, takes the responsibility of bringing them together. She meets Sindhu, who too takes an instant liking for her. She eventually asks Sindhu to marry her son. Sindhu accepts the proposal, saying that she is doing so only for Siva's mother's sake. Despite a rocky start to their marriage, their relationship finally settles down. However, the story takes an unexpected turn when Siva is selected into the Army. He joins the army against his mother's wishes, and their relationship turns sour. How Siva eventually proves himself in the line of duty and reconciles with his mother forms the rest of the story.



The soundtrack was composed by Mani Sharma and penned by veterans Sirivennela Sitaramasastri and Veturi Sunderammurthy. The soundtrack consists of 5 songs.


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