Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|Produced by||K. Devi Vara Prasad|
|Written by||P. Vasu (screenplay)|
Paruchuri Brothers (dialogues)
|Based on||Anuraga Aralithu|
Rao Gopal Rao
|Music by||M. M. Keeravani|
|Budget||₹3 crore|
|Box office||est. ₹10 crore|
Gharana Mogudu (transl. Intelligent Husband) is a 1992 Indian Telugu-language film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. A remake of 1986 Kannada film Anuraga Aralithu, the film stars Chiranjeevi, Nagma and Vani Viswanath with Rao Gopal Rao and Kaikala Satyanarayana in supporting roles. Music is composed by M. M. Keeravani and A. Vincent handled the cinematography.
Released on 9 April 1992, the film became the first Telugu film to collect over ₹10 crore at the box office. The film made Chiranjeevi the highest-paid actor in India, with India Today describing him as "Bigger Than Bachchan". The film was screened at the 1993 International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section.
Raju (Chiranjeevi) is a do-gooder who helps his co-workers in a Visakhapatnam shipyard, but when his mother suffers a paralytic stroke, he moves back to Hyderabad and looks for a job. Uma Devi (Nagma), daughter of industrialist Bapineedu (Raogopal Rao) takes over the business from her father and helps it to reach new heights, which also sees her head-strong ways reach new heights. In this scenario, she not only rejects Ranganayakulu's (Kaikala Satyanarayana) son's marriage proposal, but insults them when the father-son duo show up at her house. To get their revenge, they send goons to kill Uma Devi. As fate would have it, Bapineedu shows up in the car instead of Uma Devi and is rescued by Raju, who asks him for a job, which Bapineedu readily agrees to.
Raju wins over the employees in no time and takes on the high-handedness of Uma Devi and her management. This leads to constant conflict and Uma Devi decides to marry Raju, so that he will not interfere anymore. To this end, she emotionally blackmails Raju's mother and eventually makes Raju agree to marry her. But Raju continues to trouble her even after marriage. Uma Devi's secretary, Bhavani (Vani Viswanath), is also a friend of Raju, which leads to jealousy. In the meantime, Ranganayakulu, with the help of Uma Devi's manager Sarangapani (Ahuti Prasad) schemes against Uma Devi to sabotage her factory. The rest of film deals with how Raju thwarts the schemes of Ranganayakulu and teaches Uma Devi to be humble.
- Chiranjeevi as Raju
- Nagma as Uma Devi
- Vani Viswanath as Bhavani
- Raogopal Rao as Bapineedu
- Kaikala Satyanarayana as Ranganayakulu
- Brahmanandam as Appanna
- Sharat Saxena as Ranganayakulu's son
- Ramaprabha as Uma Devi's servant
- Shubha as Raju's mother
- Ahuti Prasad as Sarangapani
- Ponnambalam as Veeraiah
- Sakshi Ranga Rao as Bhawani's father
- Chalapathi Rao as Chalapathi
- P. L. Narayana as Narayana
- Disco Shanti as item number in the song "Bangaru Kodi Petta"
- Gautam Raju
|Soundtrack album by|
|Producer||M. M. Keeravani|
|M. M. Keeravani chronology|
The music and the background score of the movie were composed by M. M. Keeravani, the lyrics for the songs are by Bhuvanachandra and M. M. Keeravani. The song "Bangaru Kodi Petta" was later remixed by M. M. Keeravani in the 2009 Telugu blockbuster Magadheera.
|1.||"Bangaru Kodi Petta"||Bhuvanachandra||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chitra||6:14|
|2.||"Kitukulu Thelisina"||Bhuvanachandra||K.S. Chitra, Mano||5:00|
|3.||"Hey Pilla Hello Pilla"||Bhuvanachandra||K.S. Chitra, Mano||4:30|
|4.||"Kappuko Duppati"||M. M. Keeravani||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chitra||4:51|
|5.||"Endibe Ettaga Undhi"||Bhuvanachandra||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chitra||4:37|
|6.||"Pandu Pandu Pandu"||Bhuvanachandra||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chitra||5:01|
The movie was received very well at the box office collecting a share of over ₹10.8 crore and becoming the first South Indian movie to collect a share of ₹10 crore.
- Gharana Mogudu collected a distributors' share of ₹1.35 crore in its opening week.
- The film had a 100-day run in 56 centres and a 175-day run in three centres including a 183-day run in Sandhya 70mm, Hyderabad.
- It was dubbed into Malayalam as Hey Hero. It was successful in Kerala and it had run 175 days in the same theatre in Trivandrum.
Filmfare Award for Best Film - Telugu - K. Devi Vara Prasad
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