Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||E. V. V. Satyanarayana|
|Produced by||K. L. Narayana|
S. Gopala Reddy (presents)
|Screenplay by||E. V. V. Satyanarayana|
L.B. Sriram (dialogues)
|Story by||E. V. V. Satyanarayana|
|Cinematography||S. Gopal Reddy|
|Edited by||K. Ravindra Babu|
Sri Durga Arts
Hello Brother is a 1994 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film, produced by K. L. Narayana and directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana. It stars Nagarjuna, Ramya Krishna and Soundarya, with music composed by Raj-Koti. The film is loosely based on the Hong Kong action comedy Twin Dragons (1992). In turn, Hello Brother spawned several of its own remakes, twice in Hindi as Judwaa (1997) and its reboot Judwaa 2 (2017), in Kannada as Cheluva (1997), and in Bengali as Bhaijaan Elo Re (2018).
Misra is a dacoit. SP Chakravarthy arrests him. Misra wounds himself and is taken to hospital for the cure, where Chakravarthy is waiting for his wife Geeta, who is pregnant and she gives birth to twins and the doctor says that both children have reflection mentality, that means "if it pains to one other also hurts" depending on distance. Misra escapes and takes one of the twins with him, hurting Geeta. Chakravarthy goes after him, he is unable not find the child, but shoots Misra. The child is taken by a with her husband and they adopted him. They have a daughter and one day in an accident at construction place both are killed. The two children become orphans and they grow up, but the brother Deva with his friend Kasi, another orphan, become thieves for earning. On the other hand, Geetha goes into coma and Chakravarthy takes her to America for the cure, here the other twin Ravi Varma is brought up. He returns to India as a rock star to give performances. He is received by Giribabu (Chakravarthy's friend), who wishes to marry his daughter Manga to him. But Manga is in love with Deva. In the airport, Ravi Varma sees Ooha, daughter of Akkamamba, who is organising his public performances and falls in love with her. Simhachalam Srihari, who is Akkamamba's brother also wishes to marry Ooha. Meanwhile, at home Manga advances with him thinking he is Deva. One day in a restaurant they see each other and find that they are identical, which leads to hilarious misunderstandings.
Meanwhile, Deva's sister Kasthuri sees the local gangster and flutist Mitra (Napoleon) son of Misra, who murdered an Inspector on the road and provides evidence in court. Enraged, Mitra sexually harasses her and Deva fights with him. So Mitra wants to take revenge against Deva, he sends his henchmen as the bride to Kasthuri, but Deva breaks up the plan and makes his sister's marriage with another man. The court decides on the death sentence for Mitra. Days pass, Kasthuri becomes pregnant and she is admitted into the hospital for delivery. Deva asks Ravi to stay at the hospital as he is going in search of money, Ravi visits his father Chakravarthy. At the same time, Mitra escapes from jail come to the hospital to kidnap Kasthuri and recognises Chakravarthy, that he who killed is father Misra and also knows that Deva is his son. He blackmails Deva to get Chakravarthy to release Kasthuri. Deva, who doesn't know that Chakravarthy is his father, goes to his house where Geetha also comes out from the coma by Deva's touch and he comes to know the truth that they are his parents. Finally, Deva and Ravi join together, protect their father and sister from Mitra and the story ends with the duo marrying their respective ladies.
- Akkineni Nagarjuna as Deva & Ravi Varma (Dual role)
- Ramya Krishna as Manga
- Soundarya as Ooha
- Gurapa choudary Hosur as DIG Police
- Napoleon as Mitra
- Sri Hari as Simhachalam (Ooha's uncle)
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as S. I. Thadi Mataiyya
- Brahmanandam as Kaasi
- Ali as Higaral
- Sarath Babu as Chakravarthy
- Giri Babu as Manga's father
- Babu Mohan as Satti Pandu
- Mallikarjuna Rao as Constable Chitti
- Rajanala as Rajanala
- Charan Raj as Misro (Mitra's father)
- Sivaji Raja as Mitra's henchman
- Ananth Babu
- Gautam Raju as Inspector
- Kota Shankar Rao as Inspector
- Madan Mohan as Jailor
- Kadambari Kiran as Sentry
- Ashok Kumar as Chakravarthy's brother-in-law
- Narsing Yadav as Mitra's henchman
- Jenny as Marvadi
- Rambha as dancer in song "Kanne Pettaro"
- Aamani as dancer in song "Kanne Pettaro"
- Indraja as dancer in song "Kanne Pettaro"
- Annapurna as Akkamanba (Ooha's mother)
- Sangeetha as Geetha (Hero's mother)
- Sudha as Manga's mother
- Sri Lakshmi as Thadi Mataiyya's wife
- Siva Parvathi
- Aruna Sri as Kasthuri (Deva's sister)
- Master Uday as Childhood Mitra
- Master Baladitya as Childhood Deva
Principal photography began with the song "Priya Raagaley".
|Film score by|
|1.||"Ekkandayya Baabu"||Vennelakanti||SP Balu, Chitra||5:06|
|2.||"Manasichhi Icchi"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Chitra||5:10|
|3.||"Abba Em Dhebba"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Chitra||4:50|
|4.||"Shukkesi Pakkesi"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Chitra||4:27|
|5.||"Kanne Pettaro"||Bhuvanachandra||SP Balu||4:40|
|6.||"Priya Ragaaley"||Bhuvanachandra||SP Balu, Chitra||6:06|
|1997||Judwaa||Salman Khan||David Dhawan|
|1997||Cheluva||V. Ravichandran||V. Ravichandran|
|2017||Judwaa 2||Varun Dhawan||David Dhawan|
|2018||Bhaijaan Elo Re||Shakib Khan||Joydip Mukherjee|
Griddaluru Gopalrao of Zamin Ryot on his review dated 6 May 1994, appreciated the way the director moulded the characters. He noted that the fast-paced screenplay generated humour in nearly every scene.
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