Gaayam (1993)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 20 mins

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Set against the backdrop of the mafia in Vijayawada, this raw and rugged revenge drama revolves around one man's courageous mission, to destroy the corrupt and greedy government officials, who are in cahoots with the local mafia.
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Cast: Jagapati Babu, Revathi

Crew: Ram Gopal Varma (Director), Rasool Ellore (Director of Photography), K Srinivasa Chakravarthy (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 22 Apr 1993 (India)

Telugu Name: గాయం

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Did you know? Loosely inspired from Mario Puzo's popular novel 'Godfather', the movie is credited for giving a fresh lease of life Jagapathi Babu's career as a solo hero. Read More
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as Durga Prasad
as Anitha
Supporting Actor
as Guru Narayan
as Chari gaaru
Supporting Actor
as Sarkar
as Bharadwaja
as Lawyer saab
as Chitra




Production Company


Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Assistant Cameraman


Music Director
Playback Singer



Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
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This movie went on to win many awards and accolades including six state Nandi Awards,

This movie marks as the debut for Rasool as an independent cameraman, while its success made him rise as a director, successfully making movies like 'Okariki Okaru', 'Bhageeratha', and 'Sangamam'.

E Nivas who made the audio cover design for this film and also appeared in the picturization of Nizam-u Pori.

This is the debut movie of Sri as a music director.

The assistant cameraman for this movie Arun, has also played a cameo role in this movie, enacting the role of the guy who gets killed in the petrol bunk. Apparently the scene was shot near his house in Ameerpet.

Most of the filming of the film took place at varied locations in Hyderabad and Vizag.

The lyricist of this movie Sirivennela Seetharama Shastry has also played a cameo role of Journalist Swami in the film.

Incidentally, the actor Nanduri Ramakrishna, later became a relative to Sirivennela Seetharama Shastry in real life, as Seetharama Shastry's daughter married his son.

Assistant director Uttej and Manik Rao, Annapurna Studio's production manager both played un-credited cameos in this movie. However, both of them played extended roles in the movie 'Shiva'.

In this film, Revathy's voice was dubbed by Rohini (Late Raghuvaran's ex-wife), and Urmila's voice was dubbed by Rajitha.2

Loosely inspired from Mario Puzo's popular novel 'Godfather', the movie is credited for giving a fresh lease of life Jagapathi Babu's career as a solo hero.

This movie was re-released years after its initial Telugu release in the Hindi version as "Satya the Sarkar"in the year 2007.