Dookudu (2011)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 50 mins

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A fast-paced and raw crime thriller that plots a young policeman's merciless revenge, as he hunts down the men who caused the accident, that put his father, an honest politician, into a coma.
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Cast: Mahesh Babu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Crew: Sreenu Vaitla (Director), KV Guhan (Director of Photography), Prasad Murella (Director of Photography), Ravi Kumar Bhaskarabhatla (Music Director), S Thaman (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Comedy

Release Dates: 23 Sep 2011 (India)

Tagline: Daring and Dashing

Telugu Name: దూకుడు

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Did you know? The movie was tentatively titled 'Power', but it was later officially renamed 'Dookudu' in July 2010. Read More
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as Ajay Kumar
as Prashanthi
as Special appearance
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as Prakash
as Tulsi
Supporting Actor
as Mallesh Goud
as Bokka Venkat Rao
as Sodhara
Supporting Actor
as Murthy
as Vinesh Goud
as Padma
as Shankar Narayana
as Satyam
as Ravi Prakash IPS
Supporting Actress
as Meka Narasinga Rao
as Kadir
Supporting Actor
as Sushanthi
as Shiva Reddy
as Prashanti friend
as Nayak
as Director
as Janaki
as Commissioner of Police
as Amberpet Ganesh
as Ajay mother
Supporting Actor
as M S Shastry IPS






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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
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Music Label: Aditya Music

Music Director: S Thaman

Music Director: S Thaman
Lyricist: Vishwa
Playback Singer: Shankar Mahadevan

Music Director: S Thaman
Playback Singer: Rahul Nambiar

Music Director: S Thaman
Playback Singer: Karthik, Rita Thyagarajan

Music Director: S Thaman
Playback Singer: Ramya NSK

Music Director: S Thaman
Playback Singer: Divya Kumar, Ranjith K Govind
Daring and Dashing
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Choodan (Malayalam)
Remade as: Power (Kannada)
Dubbed into: Athiradi Veetai (Tamil)
Dubbed into: The Real Tiger (Hindi)
Referenced in: Tees Maar Khan (Hindi)
This movie did not just conquer the peak of success at the box office, it also garnered immense critical acclaim, winning several awards including seven Nandi Awards, six Filmfare Awards, eight SIIMA Awards and eight CineMAA Awards.

This movie was remade in Bengali as 'Challenge 2' (2012) starring Dev and Pooja Bose and in Kannada as 'Power' (2014) starring Puneeth Rajkumar and Trisha.

This phenomenally successful movie was released in 21 countries, becoming the first Telugu project to release in Botswana. Further, it was released in Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, Dubai and Finland the first for a Telugu film, and in regular overseas markets like Singapore, Malaysia and UK, making it the biggest overseas release for a Telugu film as well.

The movie was shot in several exotic locations including Dubai and the Rann of Kutch, but the most thrilling shoot was in Turkey, during which the team had to to shoot some important scenes and songs, despite terrifying conditions in Istanbul due to a suicide bomb attack.

The movie was tentatively titled 'Power', but it was later officially renamed 'Dookudu' in July 2010.

The film was dubbed into Tamil as 'Athiradi Vettai', in Hindi as 'The Real Tiger' and in Malayalam as 'Choodan'.

The movie was a breakaway success, winning numerous accolades including seven Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards, including the Best Popular Feature Film and Best Actor.

The movie's reach went far and wide as it received, the largest worldwide opening for a Telugu film, inclusive of seventy nine screens in the USA.