Kandireega (2011)


Kandireega (2011)

Seenu (Ram) is a street-smart guy who shifts to Hyderabad from Anakapally to complete his degree in a college. He falls in love with Sruthi (Hansika Motwani) who also attends the same college. Sruti is harassed by a goon Bhavani (Sonu Sood) who forces her to love him. Seenu convinces Sruti to love him. Just about when Seenu makes Sruti fall in love with him and teaches a lesson to Bhavani, there seem to be trouble brewing for him from unexpected quarters. The rest of the story is all about comedy of errors.
IMDb   6.2 /10
TheMovieDb    3.8 /10
Director Santosh Srinivas
Writer Anil Ravipudi
Writer Santosh Srinivas
Release Date2011-08-11
Runtime2h 10min
GenreAction, Comedy, Romance
Content Rating
AwardsAwards5 nominations
CompanySri Saiganesh Productions


Kandireega (transl. Wasp) is a 2011 Indian Telugu-language romantic action comedy film directed by Santosh Srinivas and produced by Bellamkonda Suresh under Sri Sai Ganesh Productions. The film features Ram, Hansika Motwani, Sonu Sood and Aksha Pardasany in the lead roles with the music scored by S. Thaman. Released on 12 August 2011, the film is a commercial success, grossing ₹ 22 crore at the box office.

It was remade in Bengali as Paglu 2 (2012) and in Hindi as Main Tera Hero (2014).


Sreenu (Ram Pothineni) is the son of Vishwanatham (Chandra Mohan). He is a high school drop-out in Anakapalle and wants to marry his uncle's (Dharmavarapu Subramanyam) daughter Bujji (Swati Reddy). She rejects him stating that he doesn’t have basic college education. Sreenu, who is clever and street-smart decides to go to Hyderabad for further education. While travelling in the train, he bashes up a bunch of rowdies teasing college girls. At the college in Hyderabad, he meets Shruthi (Hansika Motwani) and falls in love with her. The city gangster Bhavani (Sonu Sood) is in love with her and blackmails her to marry him. He beats anyone moving closely with Shruthi. Meanwhile, henchmen of Warangal Rajanna (Jaya Prakash Reddy), a dreaded chieftain, are looking for Sreenu in the city.

Sreenu meets Bhavani and forces him to a challenge, whereby, he will make Shruthi love him. Sreenu rescues Shruthi from being kidnapped by the gang of Yadayya, a rival of Bhavani. When Sreenu wins Shruthi's heart and both of them decide to elope, she is kidnapped.

It is then revealed that Rajanna kidnapped Shruthi to get hold of Sreenu because Rajanna's daughter Sandhya (Aksha Pardasany) is in love with Sreenu. She was on the train during the night and gets impressed by him. Sreenu lands at Rajanna's place and finds himself in a fix. Bhavani, too, arrives at Rajanna's place to take away Shruthi. A police intelligence officer Avataram(Raghu Babu), Rajanna's brother-in-law, comes to attend Sreenu and Sandhya's wedding. Sreenu and Bhavani start their one-upmanship games to win Shruthi.

How Sreenu comes out of this quagmire to rescue Shruthi from the clutches of Rajanna and Bhavani and what happens to Sandhya are revealed in the climax interspersed with twists and turns.


  • Ram as Sreenu
  • Hansika Motwani as Shruthi
  • Sonu Sood as Bhavani
  • Aksha Pardasany as Sandhya
  • Chandra Mohan as Vishwanatham, Sreenu's father
  • Jaya Prakash Reddy as Rajanna, Sandhya's father
  • M. S. Narayana as Sreenu's uncle
  • Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as Sreenu's uncle
  • Srinivasa Reddy as Sreenu's friend
  • Raghu Babu as Intelligence Officer Avataram
  • Saptagiri as Giri
  • Fish Venkat as Chintu
  • Y. Kasi Viswanath as Sruthi's father
  • Pragathi
  • Rama Prabha
  • Hema
  • Brahmaji
  • Praveen
  • Brahmanandam (cameo appearance)
  • Swati Reddy as Bujji (guest appearance)


This film was initially announced in October 2009 with Ravi Teja playing the lead role and with Krishna Vamsi as director, with the producer announcing the film as a partly fantasy venture. The film progressed in pre-production with Tamannaah Bhatia and Sneha Ullal being considered to portray the heroine role, whilst the fantasy elements in the original script were removed. In April 2010, it was revealed that the producer and Ravi Teja had fallen out and he was replaced by Ram. Thetfilming began in October 2010 with Ram and Hansika Motwani, whilst actress Swati Reddy shot scenes the following month. Ram stated on his Twitter account that the film had three female lead roles, and suggested that Nisha Aggarwal was signed on.

During the first schedule, events on the set of the film became the reason for the Telugu film industry strikes of 2010 after Telugu film fighters attacked Tamil film technicians in Chennai on the sets of the film in December 2009. Enraged by this, producers called for a bandh the next day. However, film workers declared a strike immediately after that for an indefinite period. The crisis affected the whole film industry and no films were shot in Andhra Pradesh during late December and early January during negotiations.

After filming had resumed, the original music director Chakri was replaced by S. Thaman in March 2011.


Soundtrack album by
S. Thaman
Released14 July 2011
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerS. Thaman
S. Thaman chronology
Vandhaan Vendraan
Dookudu / Power

Kandireega's audio was launched at Taj Deccan in Hyderabad on 14 July 2011. Senior actor Venkatesh was the chief guest at the audio launch. Dharmavarapu Subramaniam, hero Gopichand, producer Bellamkonda Suresh, director of the film Santosh Srinivas, senior director V. V. Vinayak, music composer S. S. Thaman, actress Aksha, Sravanti Ravikishore etc. all were present at the grand audio launch.

1."Gentleman"Bhaskarabhatla Ravi KumarRanjith, Chorus3:17
2."Champakamala"Ramajogayya SastryKarthik, Suchitra4:49
3."Nenkudithey"Bhaskarabhatla Ravi KumarNaveen Madhav, M. L. R. Karthikeyan, Aalaap Raju, Ranjith, Ranina Reddy, Dharshana4:35
4."Angelina"Ramajogayya SastryRanjith, Ranina Reddy, Suchitra4:14
5."Premey"Ramajogayya SastryRanjith, Hemachandra, Deepu, Revanth Kumar, M. L. R. Karthikeyan, Bindhu Mahima, Geetha Madhuri, Sravana Bhargavi4:58
Total length:21:53


It was also dubbed in Hindi as Dangerous Khiladi 4 in 2015.


Reportedly the Hindi remake rights of the film were sold to Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Motion Pictures for ₹ 20 million which has Varun Dhawan in lead, directed by his father David Dhawan. The film was named Main Tera Hero.This film was also remade in Bengali as Paglu 2 starring Dev and Koel Mallick directed by Sujit Mondal.