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|Directed by||Nandamuri Ramesh|
|Produced by||Parvathaneni Narayana Rao|
|Written by||Vidyas Kannva Sri|
D. Prabhakar (dialogues)
|Screenplay by||P. Gangadhara Rao|
|Story by||Rakesh Kumar|
|Based on||Khoon Pasina (1977)|
|Starring|| N. T. Rama Rao |
|Cinematography||S. S. Lal|
|Edited by||S. P. S. Veerappa|
Nava Shakthi Films
Tiger is a 1979 India Telugu-language action film, produced by Parvathaneni Narayana Rao under Nava Shakthi Films and directed by Nandamuri Ramesh. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Rajinikanth, Radha Saluja, Subhashini in the lead roles and music composed by Satyam. It was also Rajinikanth's 50th film in his career. The film is a remake of the Hindi blockbuster movie Khoon Pasina (1977).
Raja (N. T. Rama Rao) and Rashid (Rajinikanth) are best friends and soulmates, both their families also live united without any communal feeling. In their childhood, a dacoit, Kotinagulu (Satyanarayana) tries to kill an innocent person Ramadasu (Allu Ramalingaiah), Raja’s father and Rashid's father protect him with the help of villagers. Keeping that grudge in mind, Kotinagulu, along with his associate Ranga (Prabhakar Reddy) set the entire village on fire, in which both the families are ruined. Raja and Rashid are separated and Raja is brought up by Rashid's mother Fathima Begum (Anjali Devi). Seeing the depravities of Kotinagulu, his wife Rukmini (Annapoorna) leaves the house along with daughter Shanti to her brother (Gummadi), who is a school teacher. Years roll by, Raja becomes a brave and courageous guy, the public call him Tiger. He is still burning for revenge against Kotinagulu and his life's ambition is to catch him. With the help of Ramadasu, Raja starts searching for Kotinagulu. Kotinagulu turns into Zamindar Jagannadham as a respectable person in the society, but in the underground, he continues his illegal activities and is searching for his wife and child who abandoned him. Raja loves a beautiful girl Rekha (Radha Saluja) and plans to marry her. Bhumayya (Vankayala), Rekha’s father objects to the marriage knowing that Raja's mother is a Muslim. Raja's mother reveals the entire story to Bhumayya and he happily accepts the alliance.
Meanwhile, Rashid becomes a CBI officer and he is appointed by the Govt. to catch Kotinagulu, which makes him happy. The department portrays him as a huge burglar Ustad, who has robbed 10 lakhs worth of diamonds. Kotinagulu's wife Rukmini and daughter Shanti (Subhashini) run a tea stall for their livelihood. In his travel, Rashid gets acquaintance with Shanti and both of them fall in love. Zamindar captivates Rashid for the diamonds he has stolen, when Rashid recognizes him as Kotinagulu, also sees the photographs of Zamindar's wife and child and understands that Shanti is Kotinagulu's daughter. Rashid trashes the gang and escapes. Meanwhile, Zamindar comes to know that Raja is in search of him, so, he sends Ranga to kill Raja, Ramadasu saves him and recognizes Ranga as Kotinagulu's associate. Raja chases Ranga to the den of Kotinagulu, but he is captured by them and kept in an electric cage. Ramadasu sacrifices his life and releases Raja from the cage. Eventually, Zamindar plans to steal the diamond necklace of the goddess in Mahakalijathara, but Raja does not allow their attempts. At the same time, Zamindar sees his brother-in-law the School Master and threatens him to tell about his wife and child when he does not reveal it, he kills him. Before dying, Master asks Raja to safeguard his sister and Shanti. Meanwhile, Zamindar kidnaps Fathima & Rekha and sends Ranga to get Rukmini & Shanti. Raja obstructs Ranga's way, tells him that Kotinagulu should personally come and take them. Knowing that Shanti is in Raja's custody, angered Rashid goes to attack him, a serious clash arises between them and in that quarrel both of them recognize each other. Now they join hands and see the end of Kotinagulu and his gang. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the reunion of family and the marriages of Raja & Rekha and Rashid & Shanti.
|Film score by|
Music composed by Satyam. Music released by Audio Company.
|1.||"Aha Anthaa Choosaanu"||C. Narayana Reddy||SP Balu, P. Susheela||3:25|
|2.||"Chesukunna Vaallaku"||C. Narayana Reddy||SP Balu||3:22|
|3.||"Em Debba Theesaavu"||C. Narayana Reddy||SP Balu, P. Susheela||3:23|
|4.||"Kshanam Kshanam"||C. Narayana Reddy||SP Balu, S. Janaki||4:56|
|5.||"Maarindhi Kaalam"||C. Narayana Reddy||SP Balu, P. Susheela||3:21|
|6.||"Okati Rendu Moodu"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, P. Susheela||3:25|
|7.||"Ye Thalli Kannadhiraa""||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||P. Susheela||3:26|
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