(Capt. Raju) is the chief editor of the best circulated news
paper of AP, 'Prajaswamyam'. Chakradhara Rao (Charan Raj)
is the CM of AP. Brahmaji and Indraja are committed journalists
of 'Prajaswamyam'. Adiseshagiri Rao (Suthi Velu) and his companions
are freedom fighters who are dedicated for the cause of curing
the political system and doing the social justice.
Maharadhi is instrumental in projecting Chakradhar Rao as
the force to reckon with by using his 'prajaswamyam'. In a
way, Maharadhi remote controls the government headed by Chakradhara
Rao by enforcing the opinions of his news paper on the policies
Veera Reddy is the publisher of another popular news paper
and is the main rival of Maharadhi. In the recent allocations
of Liquor permits, Veera Reddy gets license to manufacture
IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor). Maharadhi gets irritated
by this and ploys a strategy. In the next day's main editorial
Maharadhi writes about the plight of the people getting effected
by Liquor and then opens the pandora Box. Next day, it turns
out to be the voice of the people. Adiseshagiri Rao and his
companions starts their 'udyamam' on banning liquor. Finally
government is forced to ban liquor.
Once the liquor is banned, all the leaders who are in power
starts minting money by smuggling liquor and making adulterated
liquor. And immediately the same issue is focussed by 'Prajaswamyam'
news paper editorial. Another 'udyamam' is started by women
seeking the removal of ban on liquor. As the women starts
thronging the gates of CM's office, CM verbally assaults the
DIG of police for their inefficiency saying that they failed
in implementing the ban of liquor (That sincere officer dies
of heart attack later, that's different issue). Then he assures
all the women that he is lifting the ban on liquor with affect
from that minute. Most of the new liquor licenses will be
given to the relatives of Maharadhi.
As the state of the state is in ruckus caused by the removal
of ban on liquor, Maharadhi has to divert the attention of
janatha by giving some sensational headlines. The same day
'Prajaswamyam' comes up with a sensational main page article
saying 'Sri Krishna Devaraya is still alive'. AVS is the professor
who firmly believes that 'Sri Krishna Deva Raya' still alive.
As they start exploring all antique places, they find a coffin
with fumes coming out. When they open it they find a short
smiling man (Chandra Mohan) in royal dress. Upon enquiring
he admits that he is 'Tenali Rama Lingadu'(TRL). He also informs
about the spot at which Sri Krishna Devaraya's(SDK) coffin
is lying. Upon digging that place they see Sri Krishna Devaraya
(Dasari) having an angelic sleep. Upon enquiry they reveal
that they have taken a few herbal medicines which will make
them alive for 500 years.
Maharadhi and CM are surprised as they have no clue about
how these two ancestors come to the scene. Slowly SKD get
prominence among the people. adisesha Giri Rao and friends
forms a party chooses SKD to be their leader. Center announces
the polls a six months ahead than expected. Immediately 'Prajaswamyam'
does the poll survey. Brahmaji gives the survey results to
Maharadhi that shows 60% vote for SKD and 14% vote for Chakra
Dhara Rao. Maharadhi simply changes the equation and publishes
the poll results in 'Prajaswamyam' that Chakra Dhara Rao has
60% vote share and SKD has 14%.
At the same time Maharadhi warns CM to be cautious about his
public image and asks him to introduce pro poor schemes and
do transfer all the sincere officers to insignificant positions.
Elections are held and SKD party wins the elections by huge
majority. As the SKD's oath taking takes place as a CM, he
springs everyone by surprise by inviting all the Chakra Dhara
Rao's corrupted men as ministers. The man who is in utter
shock is Tenali Ramalingadu. He asks him why SKD has become
like this for which SKD gives an unsatisfactory answer. Then
TL challenges that he will prove to the people that SKD is
none but 'Devanna', a dreaded naxal who is supposed to have
died in an encounter.
SKD starts robbing the whole state by taking bribes as and
when he gets a chance. Chakra Dhara Rao is the only person
left in the insignificant opposition. He too wants to join
SKD party. SKD invites him and makes him the chairman to planning
committee. Then the most innovative ideas start floating like
giving loans to the private bus owners and hire those buses
for APSRTC transportation and receive all the kickbacks. Mean
time Tenali Ramalingadu is put up in mental asylum by SKD
so that he could not reveal the truth about them.
SKD succeeds in creating tussle of misinterpretation between
and chakradhara Rao and maharadhi. After realizing the double
play by SKD, Maharadhi calls chakra dhara Rao and explains
him who SKD is. SKD is none but the most dreaded naxal leader
Devanna, who is supposed have have died in one of the encounters.
He along with Chandra mohan uses the trick played by Maharadhi
and enter politics as SKD.
When Maharadhi reveals this truth to the whole nation, all
the people go berserk for the emotional cheating done by SKD.
SKD plays the most popular trick of politicians by fleeing
to abroad. When SKD comes back from abroad a bid on his life
is made which SKD escapes narrowly.
As the climax is set for the film, Devanna(SKD) chooses TV
to address the state. He explains that he entered politics
with noble intentions, but due to the blackmail by Maharadhi,
he had to change his path. He started taking bribes and collected
huge amount. He then fled to abroad to pay back all the loans
taken by chakra dhara rao(for developing AP) to free of debts
to AP(he says each and every person in Andhra Pradesh owe
Rs 6,000 to the world bank). This film ends with a message
that the vote should not become 'pichivadi chetilo raayi'.