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Gaayam
Gaayam.jpg
VCD Cover
Directed byRam Gopal Varma
Produced byYarllagada Surendra
Written byPosani Krishna Murali (dialogues)
Screenplay byRam Gopal Varma
Story byRam Gopal Varma
Mani Ratnam
StarringJagapathi Babu
Revathi
Urmila Matondkar
Music bySri
CinematographyRasool
Edited byShankar
Production
company
S. S. Creations
Release date
  • 22 April 1993 (1993-04-22)
Running time
136 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Gaayam (English: The Wound) is a 1993 Telugu political thriller film, based on the 1980s Vijayawada Gang Warfare. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and story co-written by himself and Mani Ratnam, it stars Jagapathi Babu, Revathi, and Urmila Matondkar in pivotal roles.[1] Upon its release, the film received positive reviews, with six state Nandi Awards, and recorded as Super Hit at the box office.[2][not in citation given]

Plot[edit]

Durga (Jagapathi Babu) is in love with Anitha (Revathi). He is all set to marry her and settle down in life, but things change when his brother Mohana Krishna (Charan Raj) is killed by Guru Narayan (Kota Srinivasa Rao), the local MLA who wants to settle the score with the mafia. Anitha does not approve of his way, so she marries a cop. Durga and the cop become enemies of Guru Narayan. Guru Narayan is finally killed after a scuffle between Durga, Sarkar and the inspector.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Gaayam
Soundtrack album by
Released1993
Recorded1993
GenreSoundtrack
Length25:45
LabelSURYA Audio
ProducerSri

Music composed by Sri. Lyrics were penned by Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry. All songs are hit tracks. Music released on Surya Audio Company.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Nizam Pori"Mano, Chitra, Eeswar5:20
2."Niggadeesi Adugu"SP Balu2:06
3."Alupannadi Unda"Chitra5:41
4."Swarajyam Endukani"SP Balu4:56
5."Cheli Mida Chitikedu"Mano,Chitra6:59
Total length:25:45

Awards[edit]

Nandi Awards

Sequel[edit]

After the film's huge success, Ram Gopal Varma and Jagapathi Babu planned to release a sequel titled Gaayam 2. Ram Gopal Varma was the producer in the sequel while Praveen Sri was the director. Vimala Raman was the heroine as Kota Srinivasa Rao again plays as the antagonist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jagapathi to do 'Gaayam-2'". IndiaGlitz. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-28.

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