Karthavyam (1991)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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Fast-paced and fiery, this realistic social drama traces the twists and turns in the life of a fearless and forthright female IPS officer, who fights to fulfill her duty despite having to face tremendous obstacles in the form of gender discrimination, corruption and crime.
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Did you know? The film was a blockbuster and was subsequently dubbed into Tamil as 'Vyjayanthi IPS'. Read More
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as Vyjayanthi
as Suribabu
Special Appearance
as Muddu Krishnayya
as Babu Rao
as Kaasipathi
Supporting Actor
as Karuna
as Defence Lawyer
as Mahalakshmi
as ASP Ram Mohan Rao
as Constable Gopal Swamy
Supporting Actress
as Principal Ramakrishna
as Murali
as Constable Ranganayakulu
Supporting Actor
as Vyjayanthi's step-mother
as Muddu Krishnayya's Son
as Public Prosecutor Sriha




Production Company


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
Playback Singer


Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
This movie was not only successful at the box office, but also went on to win several accolades, including the National Film Award for Best Actress that was bestowed upon lead actress Vijayashanti for her powerful performance in this film.

This action drama premiered at the 14th International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section.

This movie was written by Paruchuri Brothers and is roughly based on the real-life story of Kiran Bedi, IPS Officer.

The film was a blockbuster and was subsequently dubbed into Tamil as 'Vyjayanthi IPS'.