Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||B. V. Prasad|
|Produced by||Alaparthi Suryanarayana|
|Screenplay by||Mannava Balayya|
|Story by||Mannava Balayya|
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Cinematography||S. S. Lal|
|Edited by||S. P. S. Veerappa|
Chuttalunnaru Jagratha (transl. Beware of Relatives) is a 1980 Indian Telugu-language masala film directed by B. V. Prasad. The film stars Krishna and Sridevi. It revolves around a man who was framed for murder, and a lookalike who aids him in finding the true killers. The film was released on 8 August 1980 and became a commercial success. It was remade in Tamil as Pokkiri Raja (1982) and in Hindi as Mawaali (1983), with Sridevi returning for both.
An industrialist's daughter and the manager of the industrialist's factory fall in love, despite initial conflicts. The industrialist's greedy relative wants his son to marry the girl, lusting for her wealth. Father and son murder the industrialist, and the factory manager is wrongfully convicted. In prison, he meets a lookalike and they plan to bring the real killers to justice.
Chuttalunnaru Jagratha was directed by B. V. Prasad and produced by Alaparthi Suryanarayana under Amrutha Films. The story and screenplay were written by Mannava Balayya, and the dialogues by D. V. Narasaraju. Cinematography was handled by S. S. Lal, and editing by S. P. S. Veerappa.
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Release and reception
Chuttalunnaru Jagratha was released on 8 August 1980 and became a commercial success. The film was remade in Tamil as Pokkiri Raja (1982) and Hindi as Mawaali (1983), with Sridevi returning for both.
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