|Directed by||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|Produced by||Allu Aravind|
Dr. K. Venkateswara Rao
|Written by||Satyanand (story & dialogues)|
|Music by||Bappi Lahari|
|Edited by||Vellai Swamy|
|Distributed by||Geetha Arts|
Rowdy Alludu (transl. Rowdy son-in-law) is a 1991 Telugu-language action comedy film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Chiranjeevi appears in a dual role, whilst Divya Bharti and Shobhana play the female roles respectively. Upon its release, the film received positive reviews and was a Super Hit at the box office.
Chiranjeevi plays the dual roles of a Mumbai-based auto driver, Johnny, and an industrialist, Kalyan, who because he was interfering with the plans of the villains, led by Kota Srinivasa Rao, is first temporarily replaced by Johnny, and then framed for the murder of Kalyan's trusted employee, J. V. Somayajulu. Johnny realizes that he ruined the life of a good man and joins forces with Kalyan. They pretend to be each other, in order to save Kalyan. After the villains prove in court that Kalyan was the killer by replacing the rod of the murder weapon with one that has his finger prints on it, Johnny captures the villains and saves Kalyan.
- Chiranjeevi as Kalyan and Johnny (dual role)
- Divya Bharti as Rekha
- Shobhana as Sita
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as Venkat Ramudu
- Captain Raju as Ranjith Kumar
- Allu Rama Lingaiah
- Kaikala Satyanarayana
- J. V. Somayajulu
- Ironleg Sastri
- Disco Shanthi in an item number
The film was intended as a mass entertainer. Allu Ramalingaiah originally questioned the use of the word Rowdy as a prefix to the title name, but was convinced to use the name by K. Raghavendra Rao, Chiranjeevi and Satyanand. Divya Bharti, the then popular Telugu actress, was signed for the role of Rekha and Shobana was signed for the role of Sita. One of the first movies in Tollywood to be shot in Switzerland, the budget didn't allow the producers to take a big crew to Zermatt. The producer Allu Aravind himself worked as costume and make up assistant for Chiranjeevi and Shobana made herself up. The actors and the director came up with the choreography based on the light and scenery around them for the 3 days they had to shoot the "Chiluka Kshemama" song.
|Soundtrack album by|
|1.||"Amalapuram Bullodu"||Bhuvanachandra||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Radhika||7:12|
|2.||"Chiluka Kshemama"||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||5:34|
|3.||"Kori Kori Kalutundhi"||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||3:58|
|4.||"Love Me My Hero"||Bhuvanachandra||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||5:16|
|5.||"Prema Geema Tassadiyya"||Bhuvanachandra||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||5:08|
|6.||"Slowly Slowly"||Bhuvanachandra||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:39|
|7.||"Thadinaka Tappadika"||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:48|
- Rowdy Alludu was a "Super Hit" at the Box office & completed 100 days in almost every theater it was shown. It's Tamil dubbed version, Pokkiri Mappilai was also a hit in Tamil Nadu.
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