A. Kodandarami Reddy
March 14, 1985 (India)
| 7.2/10 |
Action, Drama, Family
| 14 March 1985 (1985-03-14)|
Gopalakrishna Paruchuri (dialogue), Gopalakrishna Paruchuri (story), Venkateswara Rao Paruchuri (dialogue), Venkateswara Rao Paruchuri (story)
Chiranjeevi, Radha, Raogopal Rao, Nutan Prasad, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Allu Ramalingaiah
Donga (film) Wikipedia
Donga (Telugu: దొంగ, English: Burglar) is a 1985 Telugu action film, produced by T. Trivikram Rao on banner and directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy. Starring Chiranjeevi, Radha in the lead roles and music composed by Chakravarthy.
Phani (Chiranjeevi) commits thefts just to help the poor. He loves Kodandaramayya’s daughter Manju Latha (Radha), but he seeks revenge against Kodandaramayya (Rao Gopala Rao) for killing his father. He also wants his sister Malathi (Rajyalakshmi) to get married to Rajesh (Raja), son of Anjaneyulu, but he needs Rs.50,000 for her dowry. At the same time, Vishwanatham (Sridhar), an income tax officer, wants his sister Rekha to marry Rajesh. With the help of the police, Phani succeeds in liquidating Kodandaramayya's gang and has his revenge. He also acquires enough money to arrange his sister’s marriage with Rajesh.
Music composed by Chakravarthy. Lyrics were written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy. Music released on LEO Audio Company.
Donga was the subject of a viral video involving a scene featuring the film's musical number "Golimar" ("Shoot the Bullet"). The scene contains choreography and elements which appear to be very similar to Michael Jackson's music video for "Thriller" (which leads to the common nickname for the video, "Indian Thriller") and has become a widely seen video on YouTube.
A further parody of the scene by Mike Sutton (Buffalax) titled "Indian Thriller with English lyrics" added subtitles to the video phonetically approximating the original lyrics as English sentences; resulting in "Golimar" being misinterpreted as "Girly man", and producing such lines as "Nippley man I met, he ate motorboat!" and "I'll eat wasabi on my dude." He has also produced similar spoofs with other songs, including "Benny Lava", a spoof of a song from the Tamil film Pennin Manathai Thottu. Since its release, American dubstep artist Skrillex has used short portions of the video for live performances. It is seen as the background for a remix of "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" titled, "Scary Bolly Dub".VCDs and DVDs on - VOLGA Videos, Hyderabad
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