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Potugadu (పోటుగాడు) 2013

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DirectorPavan Wadeyar
WriterPavan Wadeyar
ProducerSireesha-Sreedhar Lagadapati
Music DirectorAchu Rajamani
CinematographySrikanth
Film EditingM. R. Varmaa
Art DirectorNarayana Reddy
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersIndu Nagaraj, Manchu Manoj, Karthik, Silambarasan, Geetha Madhuri, Hemachandra, Tippu, Achu, Parnika, Sahithi, Ramya, Deepthi Chari, Deepu, Krishna Chaitanya, Rahul
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Character Actor/Actress
GovindManoj Kumar Manchu
VaidehiSimran Kaur Mundi
MumtazSakshi Choudhary
MaryAnupriya Goenka
Venkata RatnamKrishna Murali Posani
Chandramohan
Ali
Sayaji Shinde
Raghu Babu
Satyam Rajesh
Narsing Yadav
Srinivasa Reddy
Kasi Vishwanath
Pawan Wadeyar
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Govinda Naama Sastry (Manoj Manchu) is a young man who decides to commit suicide. He goes to a lonely spot and decides to have one last drink. At about the same time, Venkata Rathnam (Posani Krishna Murali) also comes to the same spot to commit suicide. The two sit down for a chat to find out more about their respective life stories.

While Venkata Rathnam decides to die as his lover ditched him, Govinda has four love stories to narrate. First up is his romantic track with Vaidehi (Simran Kaur Mundi), the daughter of a rich Brahmin. After a brief courtship, the love story fails because Vaidehi’s father is against the alliance. Govinda moves on in life and this is where the second love story begins. He falls in love with Mumtaz (Sakshi Choudhary) and romance blossoms between them. But Govinda throws away everything in a drunken stupor, where he makes some derogatory comments about Mumtaz. Venkata Rathnam gets furious and tries to bash Govinda. But Govinda vomits blood admitting that he had poison mixed in the drink. Venkata Rathnam takes him to a hospital and gets him treated by a doctor. Mumtaz is working there as a nurse which is not known to either Govinda or Venkata Rathnam. Mumtaz hides behind a wall and starts listening to Govinda's story.

Next up is a love story with a foreigner named Stacy (Rachel) who is engaged to his boss. In order to steal her ring costing 500,000 rupees he separates the couple but he ditches her after he comes to know that she threw the ring into a river out of frustration. The last and final love story involves Mary (Anupriya). For the first time in his life, Govinda experiences true love. He fully reforms himself and leads a normal life. But fate has other ideas. A shocking truth about Mary is revealed and Govinda is heartbroken. The truth is that Mary runs a brothel and trafficks girls. On hiring Govinda, she tells that him that her task is upbringing talented girls from towns and his job is to transport them to her house. In the present, Govinda is informed by the police regarding this and after pleading strongly, police accept Govinda's favor in helping them in releasing the girls. The girls, all of them transported by Govinda, are in a container and after much bloodshed Govinda rescues all of them. Dejected and heartbroken by the betrayal and the sins he committed he decides to die.

Now both Govinda and Venkata Rathnam go out of the hospital and watch Vaidehi being taken to a room for her delivery and his boss along with his parents. Govinda tells 2 truths to Venkata Rathnam before suicide. One is that he left Vaidehi as he was aware that if he eloped with Vaidehi, her parents would commit suicide. The other is that he separated his boss and Stacy as his boss would desert his parents after his marriage with her which didn't happen because of him. Mumtaz stops Govinda as Govinda confesses to Venkata Rathnam that Mumtaz was the only girl who showered unconditional love on him and he just left her in a drunken state. The pair reconciles and a frustrated Venkata Rathnam leaves the hospital with the hope of gaining love. He accidentally comes across a beautiful girl who accepts his proposal.
Release Date14-September-2013
Budget₹200 million (US$3.0 million)
Revenue₹500 million (US$7.5 million)
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Filmfare Awards South (2014):
Nominated:

Telugu Film Industry - Best Female Playback Singer: Indu Nagaraj for the song "Pyar Mein Padipoya"
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