|Directed by||K. S. Nageswara Rao|
|Produced by||Nallamalupu Bujji|
|Starring|| Upendra |
|Edited by||Nandamuri Hari|
Sai Ram Art Movies
|1 November 2001|
Raa is a 2001 Telugu film starring Upendra and Priyanka Trivedi in the lead roles. The film was directed by K. S. Nageswara Rao, produced by Nallamalupu Bujji and has music composed by Gurukiran.
The film collected a share of ₹6 Crore. The movie completed 100 days of run in Andhra Pradesh, was released in Karnataka and ran for 75 days in Bangalore. According to the film's producer Nallamalupu Bujji, Raa turned out to be a "minimum guarantee" hit at the box office.
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The film's soundtrack has 5 songs composed by Gurukiran.
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