Gudachari 116 is a 1966 Telugu spy film written by Aarudhra, and directed by M. Mallikharjuna Rao. The film starred Krishna, Jayalalitha, Rajanala, Mukkamala and Sobhan Babu in pivotal roles. The film was remade in Bollywood as Farz (1967).
Goodachari 116, the first spy film in Telugu, starring Jayalalithaa and superstar Krishna, became such a smash hit that many sequels to the film were made in later years. In this James Bond style film, Jayalalithaa played a vamp-like character. She was still at the beginning of her career, and this film brought out her talent and brought her recognition.
Secret Agent 116 named Gopi has been assigned the case of homicide of a fellow secret agent (303) by the head of CID, who (303) found evidence that can help identify the perpetrators. During this investigation, Gopi meets lovely Radha in a flight journey, and both end up falling in love with each other. The traitor responsible for killing of agent 303 has gone to meet 303's sister Kamla and tells her that he is a CID inspector and investigating his brother's case, warning that her brother's killer may attempt on her pretending as his colleague and friend.
He elsewhere unsuccessfully continued on the life of agent 116. 116 goes to meet Kamla and sees 303's portrait and notes down the studio photographer's name, but Kamla is convinced that 116 is the killer of her brother. Kamla is approached by another mafia don, Damodar, for her help in eliminating 116, which she agrees. Damodar turns out to be Radha's father, when Radha introduces him, Gopi gets suspicious about him and commences a background check, which reveal that her father is a gangster.
As he sets out his case against Damodar, he continues his romance with Radha. During Radha's birthday party, Damodar directs his henchman to kill 116, which 116 escapes after some car chase. 116 hesitantly reveals to Radha that her father is a gangster. Heartbroken Radha confronts her father, who tells her that he was forced into his life of crime and terrorism, and some other person controls them all, overheard by 116 and his assistant who are hiding outside. 116 goes out for his search for real culprit to a skyscraper apartment where Kamla was plotted. Kamla seductively dances and mix some intoxicant pill in his drink which overlooked by 116, and acted as drank and eventually senseless.
Goons take him to their secret den in city outskirts, along with Radha, who mistakes them as Hospital Ward boys. In the den, 116 captures one of the goon leaders and forced him to reveal some information. 116 fights his way with Radha and escapes in a vehicle. In the meantime, CID agents trace a letter leading to clues regarding the Chinese conspiracy to destabilize the nation and accommodated by traitors inside, led by a person wearing Mao uniform named Supremo who only speaks a few broken English sentences. Rest of the movie follows the 116's efforts to thwart a foreign conspiracy against India.Sobhan Babu as Agent 303
Krishna Ghattamaneni as Agent 116
Rajanala as Supreme
Mukkamala as Damodaram
Jayalalitha as Radha
Venu Madhava Rao Nerella
T. Chalapathi Rao
There are 6 songs in the film."Chempameeda Chitikeste Sompulanni" (Lyrics: Arudra; Singer: Ghantasala)
"Manasuteera Navvule Navvule Navvali" (Lyrics: Arudra; Singers: Ghantasala, P. Susheela and group)
"Neetho Yedo Paniundi" (Lyrics: Arudra; Singer: P. Susheela)
"Nuvvu Naa Mundunte Ninnalaa Choostunte" (Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy; Singers: Ghantasala and P. Susheela)
"O Vaalu Choopula Vanneladi" (Lyrics: Arudra; Singer: Ghantasala)
"Padileche Keratam Choodu" (Lyrics: Arudra; Singer: P. Susheela)
"Yerra Buggala Meeda Manasaite" (Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy; Singers: Ghantasala, P. Susheela and group)