|Directed by||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|Produced by||C. Aswini Dutt|
|Written by||Paruchuri Brothers (Dialogues)|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Edited by||Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao|
Raja Kumarudu (transl. The prince) is a 1999 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film produced by C. Aswini Dutt under the Vyjayanthi Movies banner, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Mahesh Babu and Preity Zinta in the lead roles, Krishna made a guest appearance as the father of Mahesh Babu, with music composed by Mani Sharma. Raja Kumarudu is first film of Mahesh Babu as hero, received positive reviews and was commercially successful. The film earned the state Nandi Award for Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film in 1999.
Raj Kumar (Mahesh Babu) goes on holiday in Khandala and stays with his uncle Dhananjay (Prakash Raj). He comes across Rani (Preity Zinta) and falls for her. However, he ends up teasing her and she begins to despise him. She is determined to avoid him, but he won't leave her alone. Raj Kumar saves Rani from some thugs, and she is impressed. After spending some time together, she begins to like him and eventually love him.
Unfortunately his uncle has made other plans for him: He reveals the past of the hero's parents and his family. He mentions the challenge that he made with his in-laws to get the hero married to his daughter. Complying to this, the hero informs the heroine that their relationship needs to end there.
Going with his uncle to the village for his uncle's daughter, to his joy he sees that it's none other than Rani.
The rest of the movie revolves around the plot that is woven by him and his uncle to gain the heroine's hand and re-uniting the uncle with his family. This is done in a fun, comical way.
- Mahesh Babu as Raja
- Preity Zinta as Rani
- Krishna as Krishnamurthy
- Prakash Raj as Dhanunjay
- Jaya Prakash Reddy as Sarvarayudu
- Sumalatha as Rajyalakshmi, Dhanunjay's wife
- Asrani as Police Inspector
- Srihari as Narsimharayudu
- Brahmanandam as Sub-Inspector Wagle
- M. S. Narayana as Policeman
- Teja Sajja as Vengalla Rayudu
|Soundtrack album by|
|Label||Supreme Music, Aditya Music|
|Mani Sharma chronology|
Music was composed by Mani Sharma. Music was released on SUPREME Music Company.
Telugu Track-list (Original Version) — Raja Kumarudu
|1.||"Godari Gattupaina"||Chandrabose||Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy||5:05|
|2.||"Enduke Praayamu"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Chitra||5:07|
|3.||"Rama Sakkanodamma"||Suddala Ashok Teja||Sukhwinder Singh, Chitra||5:41|
|4.||"Indurudo Chandurudo"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Chitra||4:34|
|5.||"Eppudeppudu"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Sujatha||4:50|
|6.||"Bollywood Balaraju"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||Shankar Mahadevan||5:15|
Hindi Track-list (Dubbed Version) — Prince No. 1
All lyrics are written by Ravinder Rawal; all music is composed by Mani Sharma.
|1.||"Ganga Ke Kinare"||Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy||5:05|
|2.||"Sharmane Lagi"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||5:07|
|3.||"Munda Pataka"||Sukhwinder Singh, Jaspinder Narula||5:41|
|4.||"Ab Tu Meri"||Vinod Rathod, Krishna Kumar, Poornima||4:34|
|5.||"Pyar Kar Shuru"||Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan||4:50|
|6.||"Aashiqui Hai Naam Dosto"||Sonu Nigam||5:15|
Tamil Track-list (Dubbed Version) — Kadhal Vennila 
All music is composed by Mani Sharma.
|2.||"Nenjile Poo Poothathu"||5:07|
Raja Kumarudu released with 78 prints in 116 screens.
The film had a 50-day run in 80 centres and a 100-day run in 44 centres. Raja Kumarudu collected a share of ₹10.51 Crores from Andhra Pradesh. It was dubbed in Hindi as Prince No. 1 and in Tamil as Kaadhal Vennila. The film was again dubbed and released theatrically in Tamil during January 2017 as Ivan Oru Thunichalkaran.
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