Coolie No. 1 (1991 film)

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Coolie No.1
Coolie Telugu.jpg
Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao
Produced by D. Suresh
Written by Paruchuri Brothers
Screenplay by K. Raghavendra Rao
Starring Venkatesh
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography S. Gopal Reddy
Edited by K. A. Martand
Release date
12 June 1991
Running time
146 min 46 sec
Country India
Language Telugu

Coolie No.1 is a 1991 Telugu movie produced by D. Suresh under the Suresh Productions banner, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It starred Venkatesh and Tabu in lead roles, and the music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. This is the first movie of Tabu as an actress. The film was recorded as a Hit at the box office. The movie was dubbed into Hindi and Tamil with the same title.


Ranjani (Tabu) is a proud woman and the daughter of Koteswara Rao (Rao Gopal Rao), a multimillionaire in Singapore. Once when she was traveling towards Hyderabad in the train, she stops the train for her fallen lipstick, which leads to the death of Parvathamma (Dubbing Janaki). Raju (Venkatesh) is Coolie No. 1 at Secunderabad Railway Station. Raju and Ranjani always have so many clashes between each other. Rajani calls her father from Singapore, and both of them implicate Raju in a rape case and send him to jail.

However, Raju is successful in escaping from jail. Due to Raju's threat, Koteswara Rao and Ranjani go to Singapore. Raju also reaches there with the help of Ranjani's mother Gruhalakshmi (Sarada). Raju changes himself as Bharat and showcases himself as a big shot before Ranjani and makes her fall in love with him. Everyone agrees to their marriage, but Buchi Babu (Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao), Koteswara Rao's partner, and his son Gopal (Mohan Babu), who wants to marry Ranjani, find out that he is none other than Coolie No. 1, Raju. After the marriage completion, Raju reveals the truth. Everyone is shocked, Ranjani is disturbed, and she also throws away the holy Hindu wedding chain (Mangalsutra).

After that, everyone goes back to India, where Raju arranges their marriage reception. To overcome this problem, Koteswara Rao contacts local goon Ranga Rao (Kota Srinivasa Rao) to stop the reception. He creates a big communal riot in Raju's colony, which leads to the death of many innocent people. In frustration and anger, Raju makes Ranjani pregnant by giving her sedation with her mother's help. She makes all possible attempts to remove the baby, but fails. Finally, she decides to throw away the baby after giving birth.

Meanwhile, Ranga Rao, Buchi Babu, and Gopal try to kill Koteswara Rao for his property, but Raju protects him which makes him realize. Ranjani gives birth to the baby boy; even then she will not leave her arrogance, and throws away the child. Raju decides to leave her, and her fate goes away with the baby. In that anger, Gruhalakshmi reveals Ranjani's past that she is not their own daughter, but the daughter of a railway coolie and the woman who died in the beginning due to her negligence is her own mother. Listening to this, Ranjani admits her mistake. At the same time Ranga Rao, Buchi Babu, and Gopal beat Raju very badly, kidnap the baby, and blackmail Ranjani for her entire property documents. Ranjani runs towards Raju's help and apologises to him by falling down at his feet. Finally, Raju protects the baby and eliminates all the baddies. The movie ends with Raju and Ranjani's remarriage.



Coolie No:1
Film score by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1991
Recorded Ilaiyaraaja
Genre Soundtrack
Length 28:26
Label LEO Audio
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Aditya 369
Coolie No:1
Surya IPS

Music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Lyrics written by Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry. All songs are hit tracks. Music released on LEO Audio company.[1][2]

No. Title Singer Length
1. "Kotha Kothaga" SP Balu, Chitra 4:38
2. "Kila Kila" SP Balu, Chitra 4:44
3. "Attention Everybody" SP Balu 4:46
4. "Kalaya Nijama" Illayaraja, P. Susheela 4:58
5. "Abbani Yentha Dabbani" SP Balu, Ilaiyaraaja 4:08
6. "Dandalaya" SP Balu 5:00
Total length: 28:26


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 

External links

  • Coolie No. 1 on IMDb
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