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|Directed by||S. D. Lal|
|Produced by||Lakshmi Rajyam|
|Written by||D. V. Narasa Raju (dialogues)|
|Based on||Deewaar (1975)|
|Starring||N. T. Rama Rao|
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
Magaadu (transl. Man) is a 1976 Indian Telugu-language action film produced by Lakshmi Rajyam, Sridhar Rao and Srikanth Nahata under the Rajyam Productions banner and directed by S. D. Lal. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Ramakrishna, Manjula and Latha, with music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The film is a remake of Hindi film Deewaar (1975).
The film begins with a protest under the strong leadership of trade unionist Anand Babu (Kanta Rao) to enhance the lives of struggling labourers. Anand Babu leads a happy family life with his wife, Shantamma (Anjali Devi), and two sons, Vijay & Ravi. The factory management tries to bribe him but he does not yield then they show life threat to his family, so, he surrenders to them. Furious, labourers attack him, everyone looks at him as a traitor, so, he leaves the home and roams around aimlessly. Shantamma leaves the town along with children and starts working as a labourer. Vijay also assists her mother to educate his younger brother but Vijay becomes an atheist who never enters into the temple only accompanies his mother & brother and sits at its steps. Years roll by, Vijay (N. T. Rama Rao) works in the harbour as Coolie No. 786 where a worker Rahim (Mukkamala) advises him not to lose that badge as it is a lucky charm to him. Ravi (Ramakrishna) becomes a graduate, moves to police training and loves Police Commissioner's (Dhulipala) daughter Geetha (Latha). Parallelly, at the harbour, Vijay revolts against the atrocities made by a gangster Bhujangam (Tyagaraju). Discerning Vijay, Rambabu (Prabhakar Reddy), another gangster appoints him as a white knight. Vijay courageously succeeds several tasks and every time his badge 786 shields him. Time passes, Vijay becomes a deadly gangster, gets acquaintance with a club dancer Anitha (Manjula) and they fall in love. Meanwhile, Ravi returns as a police officer, learns the reality and requests his brother to surrender but he refuses, so, Ravi leaves the house along with his mother. After that, an unknown person is found dead in a railway compartment, Ravi recognises him as his father Anand Babu after his funeral, Shantamma becomes sick and hospitalised. By the time, Ravi takes to warrant against Vijay and surrounds the hospital. As there is no other alternative, Vijay visits the temple and prays the god, the next day, when Shantamma recovers feels happy to know that her son has entered the temple for her. Thereafter, Vijay finds Anita is pregnant so, he decides to abandon from the underworld to marry her and also make confess for the forgiveness of his mother. Vijay informs his mother that he is coming to the temple as a reformed person but unfortunately, Anita is slaughtered by Bhujangam. In that rage, Vijay bursts out and kills Bhujangam. At last, in the final clash, Ravi pleads Vijay to surrender but he keeps trust in his badge and starts running. But his attempt fails as the badge slips and he is wounded to Ravi's bullet. Finally, Vijay reaches the temple and dies in his mother's lap and ultimately, Ravi is felicitated for pursuing justice.
- N. T. Rama Rao as Vijay Varma
- Rama Krishna as Ravi Varma
- Manjula as Anita
- Latha as Geeta
- Kanta Rao as Anand Babu
- Prabhakar Reddy as Rambabu
- Dhulipala as Police Commitioner
- Mukkamala as Rahim
- Dr. Sivaramakrishnaiah
- Tyagaraju as Bhujangam
- Raavi Kondala Rao
- K. V. Chalam as Peter
- K. K. Sarma as Gangu
- Anjali Devi as Shanthamma
- Radha Kumari
- Baby Rohini
- Jayamalini as item number
|Film score by|
|Producer||K. V. Mahadevan|
|K. V. Mahadevan chronology|
|S. No.||Song Title||Singers||length|
|1||"Korukunna Ninnu Cherukunna"||SP Balu, P. Susheela||4:17|
|3||"Sala Sala Kaaginakodhi"||SP Balu, P. Susheela||4:06|
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