There is a remote village Surampally in the interiors of Telangana.
There is a major landlord called Pedda Dora, who occupies
the lands of village men (who mostly belong to Dalit and artisan
community) through various means, as they are uneducated.
Pedda Dora has a dominating wife 'Dorasari' (Telangana Sakuntala),
who is far aggressive. This couple gets the entire village
into their grip and treats them as slaves.
(Narayana Murthy) is a trusted servant of Pedda Dora family.
Bheemudu is very loyal to that family, as Pedda Dora helped
the orphan Bheemudu by giving him work. Malla Reddy (Narra
Venkateswara Rao) is a comrade who lost his leg in Telangana
Armed Movement (Telangana Sayudha Poratam). He becomes to
the mentor to the Dalits in village and starts a movement.
the time of Surpanch elections, Malla Reddy proposes 'Madiga
Krishna', who belong to Madiga community as the candidate.
The entire village supports this decision. Then Pedda Dora
cleverly plays his cards by proposing Bheemudu, who belong
to Mala community, as his candidate. This results in splits
of votes because the entire village split into two groups
based on their community. Bheemudu is elected as the Surpanch.
Pedda Dora promises Bheemudu that he would marry of his youngest
son to Chandramma, the sister of Bheemudu as they love each
other. Pedda Dora makes Bheemudu sign on three blank cheques.
Pedda Dora encashes 50 lakhs of village money through those
cheques and make Bheemudu the culprit. Pedda Dora cancels
the marriage as well. The petrified Bheemudu kills the elder
son of Pedda Dora and become a naxalite.
with the guidance of Malla Reddy, starts attacking Pedda Dora
family. Pedda Dora gets a police officer (Ravi Shankar) to
eliminate Bheemudu. That police officer gets a whole battalion
of CRPF along with him. He also recruits the local men to
comb the hills and jungles. The youngest son of Pedda Dora
turns the black sheep and starts informing the movements of
Bheemudu to Pedda Dora. How Bheemudu with the help of local
men gets the land back forms the rest of story.
Only known faces in this film are Narayana Murthy, Jhansy,
Ravi Kumar, Narra Venkateswara Rao and Telangana Sakuntala.
All these five artists are given solid roles for which they
did perfect justice. Narayana Murthy acted in his inscrutable
style. Telanga Sakuntala steals the show with her eccentric
dialogues. Jhansy did well as the sister of Narayana Murthy.
Narra Venkateswara Rao did a very balanced role of comrade
with poise and élan. Ravi Shankar imitated his brother
Sai Kumar and over acted at times.
Departments: Narayana Murthy did justice to this left-oriented
film as the director. Dialogues of the film reflect the state
of village men in the interiors of Telangana. Sanjeevi penned
powerful dialogues for this film. Koti's music mainly banks
on the instrument of 'Dappu' and he made the best use of it.
Even the duet song has the touch of Narayana Murthy type music
'Vooru Manadira' is the film based on land movement, which
is the driving factor behind naxalism in Telangana. This film
is reflects the feelings of suppressed people in Telangana.
But the projection of it is very raw. You can watch this film
if you like 'red' films. You won't get disappointed, as you
know what you can expect from a Narayana Murthy film.