The hero (Nagarjuna), orphaned when his
mother is killed by local thugs, is raised by a
nurse (Annapurna), but grows up into a loner
and professional hitman with sophisticated
weaponry, reflecting the character’s origins in
the TV serial Streethawk (1985-6). Hired to
assassinate a rich little heiress (Shyamali), he
discovers that he is related to the heiress and to
her guardian (Sharada) as well as to his evil
client who is after their property. He eliminates
the villains and also restores the fractured
family. The film’s music proved popular,
notably the hit Priya Priyatama Ragalu.
Although appreciated for its technical qualities,
the film was only moderately successful.
Naghma, as the hero’s girlfriend, has a purely