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Gopala Gopala (గోపాల గోపాల) 2015


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DirectorKoneru Ravindranaath
Music DirectorRamesh Naidu
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Character Actor/Actress
Sarath Babu
Kanneganti Gopala Rao is an atheist who owns a shop that sells Hindu idols and is survived by his wife Meenakshi and son Moksha apart from his in-laws and assistant Otthu. Once, he obstructs a holy ritual involving his family along with others conducted by Siddheswar Maharaj, a fake Godman. A sudden earthquake causes a huge devastation and his shop gets completely demolished. Rao approaches his insurance company who turn him down terming it as an act of God. Left with no choice, Rao decides to sue God in turn and after failing to find a lawyer for such a lawsuit, he meets Akbar Bhai, a disabled lawyer who helps him file the case as Rao decides to fight on his own. Legal notices are sent to the insurance company as well as to religious priests, Siddheshwar, Gopika Matha and their group's founder, Leeladhara Swamy summoning them to the court as representatives of God on earth. In the preliminary hearing, the court accepts the case but Rao finds himself trapped amongst armed fundamentalists, with his creditor Ramji occupying the house and his wife leaving him.

In all instances, Rao is rescued by Krishna, who enters his life as Gopala Govinda Hari, a consultant. Gopala buys Rao's house from Ramji but allows Rao to stay with him. The lawsuit causes a public outcry and on Gopala's advice, Rao gives an interview to the media about his views to the public which turns viral and public opinion swings in his favour. Meanwhile, hundreds of people, whose insurance claims were rejected due to "Act Of God" show up at Akbar's house and join the lawsuit. Rao agrees to fight on behalf of all of them. In the next court session, defending lawyer Shankar Narayana points out that Rao has no document that can prove the disaster was an "Act of God". The judge orders Rao to present a written proof that will support his claim. Then, Gopala gives Rao Bhagavad Gita, Bible and Quran to go through them and find the answers. In the next session, Rao points out a passage in the holy books which says that "This world is a creation of God, and it is his will to allow it to grow or destroy", which strengthens his case. As he nears the end of his argument, he is fatally stabbed by a staunch follower of Leeladhara.

Rao is rushed to the hospital where he slips into coma due to heavy blood loss. Leeladhara then plans to make Rao a messenger of god and plans to make him a divine figure acroos the country after killing him. The lawsuit's verdict was in his favor and religious organisations were ordered by court to pay the compensation to all the plaintiffs. After a month, Rao is rescued by Gopala who later reveals his identity to Rao turning him into a believer. Meanwhile, Leeladhara, Gopika Matha, and Siddheshwar open a temple dedicated to Rao and accumulate millions in donations. Rao also learns that his death is planned today on Vijayadasami which coincides with the death of Sai Baba of Shirdi. He escapes with Gopala and in mid-way, Rao is attacked by goons. But Gopala manages them to show Narasimha in place of Rao and scares all of them.

Rao arrives to find his statues erected at the place where his shop once stood. He wades through the stunned crowd and breaks the statue, then admonishes the crowd about trusting in God-men. He advises them to search for God in themselves and not in statues. Rao prevents the crowd from attacking and tells them to allow the cheating group to leave peacefully, advising them not to believe in them anymore. After the completion of Ramlila, Rao goes back to Gopala to thank him, only to find him disappeared. Rao's family arrive and they are reunited. Rao sees Gopala's key chain on the floor. When he is about to secure it, he hears Gopala's voice telling him to get rid of it. Rao smiles and throws it away and sees it disappear into the sky with a flash as Gopala "signs off" promising to meet again.
Release Date10-January-2015
Budget₹ 120 million

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