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Guntur Kaaram

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Guntur Kaaram Movie Details:

Original titleగుంటూరు కారం
Also known asGK
Country India
Language Telugu
GenreAction, Drama
Release Date12 January 2024
Running Time2hr 39min
CastMahesh Babu
Meenakshi Chaudhary
Ramya Krishna
Prakash Raj
Jagapathi Babu
Rao Ramesh
Directed by Trivikram Srinivas
Written byTrivikram Srinivas
Produced byS. Radha Krishna
Cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa
P. S. Vinod
Edited by Naveen Nooli
Music byThaman S
Production CompanyHaarika & Hassine Creations

Guntur Kaaram Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Mahesh Babu as Veera Venkata Ramana alias “Rowdy” Ramana, Satyam and Vasundhara’s son
  • Sreeleela as Amukta “Ammu” Malyada, Pani’s daughter and Ramana’s love interest
  • Meenakshi Chaudhary as Raji, Ramana’s cousin
  • Ramya Krishnan as Vasundhara, Venkata Swamy’s daughter and Ramana’s mother; Satyam and Narayana’s wife, Law Minister
  • Jayaram as “Royal” Satyam, Vasundhara’s first husband and Ramana’s father
  • Prakash Raj as Venkata Swamy, Vasundhara’s father and Ramana’s grandfather
  • Jagapathi Babu as Marx, Lenin’s brother and Satyam’s rival
  • Rao Ramesh as Narayana, Vasundhara’s second husband and Ramana’s step-father
  • Easwari Rao as Bujji, Satyam’s sister and Raji’s mother
  • Murali Sharma as Pani, Ammu’s father and Venkata Swamy’s attorney
  • Sunil as Lenin, Marx’s brother
  • Vennela Kishore as Balu, Pani’s assistant
  • Rahul Ravindran as Gopal Reddy, Vasundhara’s adopted son and Ramana’s step-brother
  • P. Ravi Shankar as Kata Madhu, Venkata Swamy’s rival, opposition leader
  • Brahmaji as CI Adhinarayana
  • Madhusudhan Rao as Fake Hari Das
  • Ajay Ghosh as Hari Das
  • Ajay as Gelatin Babji, blind contract killer
  • Raghu Babu as Bujji’s husband and Raji’s father; Ramana’s uncle
  • Mahesh Achanta as Lenin’s son and Marx’s nephew
  • Pammi Sai as Yakob
  • Poorna in a special appearance in the song “Kurchi Madathapetti”


Ramana, a simpleton from Guntur, cares for no one and keeps himself always busy in his work. Suddenly, his identity drags him into a political conspiracy against Minister of Law and Justice, Vasundhara. He is left with two options – he either gives up that identity or fights against the conspirators.

Guntur Kaaram Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹200 crore
Opening Day₹67–79.03 crore worldwide
Worldwide Collection₹212 crore

About Guntur Kaaram Movie:

Guntur Kaaram is a Telugu action drama film written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas, and produced by S. Radha Krishna through Haarika & Hassine Creations. It stars Mahesh Babu, Sreeleela, Meenakshi Chaudhary, Ramya Krishna, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, and Jagapathi Babu.

On 1 May 2021, the project was officially announced under the tentative title SSMB28 as it is film Babu’s 28th film as the lead actor. The film was initially promoted as an action thriller. However, after the completion of the first schedule, reports surfaced about conflicts among crew members and the cast. Subsequently, the production of the film was paused, and the script was reworked.

After several months of delay, Trivikram presented a new modified script that transformed the film into a family entertainer, departing from the original narrative as an action thriller. The sequences filmed during the first schedule were intended to be discarded. The shooting recommenced with action sequences as per the modifications done to the script.

In August 2021, Pooja Hegde was reported to be the lead actress, marking her second collaboration with Mahesh Babu, after Maharshi (2019) and third collaboration with Trivikram, after Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.

Samyuktha Menon and Anu Emmanuel were reported to play the second female lead, before finalizing Sreeleela. She would play Babu’s uncle’s daughter in the film.

The film, initially scheduled to release on 28 April 2023, features Mahesh Babu in a prominent role. The project is produced by S. Radha Krishna of Haarika & Hassine Creations. The film’s official title was revealed as Guntur Kaaram on 31 May 2023.

In January 2022, Trivikram narrated the complete story to Mahesh Babu in Germany. A muhurtam pooja ceremony was held on 3 February 2022 at Ramanaidu Studios in Hyderabad with the film’s cast and crew, including Pooja Hegde, producer S. Radha Krishna, music composer Thaman S, cinematographer P. S. Vinod, editor Naveen Nooli, production designer A. S. Prakash, and stunt choreography duo Ram Lakshman.

Prior to the start of film production, Mahesh Babu had attended a special workshop in August 2022.

In February 2023, Ramya Krishna was selected to play a key role in the film. In March, Prakash Raj joined the cast to play Mahesh Babu’s grandfather in the film. Later Jayaram joined the cast.

In April, Jagapathi Babu was reported to play “a very endearing yet scary” character. Mahesh Achanta was also confirmed as cast.

In June 2023, however, Hedge opted out of the film, owing to conflicting dates in her schedule. She was subsequently replaced by Meenakshi Chaudhary, who would star in the supporting role that was previously meant to be portrayed by Sreeleela. Sreeleela would, instead, star in Hegde’s lead role.

Rekha was reported to play Babu’s mother in the film. Sunil also plays an important role.

Principal photography commenced on 12 September 2022 with an action sequence in Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad. The first schedule, involving high-octane stunts choreographed by the Anbariv duo, was later completed in the same month. However, it was later confirmed by the producers that the fight was scrapped.

The second schedule was planned to commence after Dussehra festivities in Ramoji Film City with Hegde joining the sets. The shooting was then halted with Trivikiram making modifications to the script and converting the action thriller film into a “family entertainer”.

At the end of October, the filmmakers stated that the second schedule of the shooting would soon begin. The filming of the second schedule started on 18 January 2023 in Sarathi Studios, Hyderabad. Hegde joined the sets with filming taking place in Hyderabad.

In February, the team constructed a house set spending ₹10 crore at Shankarpalli, Telangana in Hyderabad. In March, Jayaram joined the sets.

The second schedule was wrapped on 6 April. After shooting more than 50% of the film, the cinematographer of the film, P. S. Vinod, left, owing to creative differences. Following this development, Manoj Paramahamsa was announced as his replacement for the film. The third schedule began on 24 June.

On 31 May 2023, the first glimpse titled was released, on the occasion of Babu’s father Krishna’s 80th birth anniversary, which was attached with Mosagallaku Mosagadu 4K re-release in theatres. It became the most-watched Telugu glimpse in 24 hours with over 25 million views.

Guntur Kaaram was theatrically released worldwide on 12 January 2024. Originally intended for a theatrical release on 28 April 2023, the film’s launch was first deferred to 11 August 2023, and then to 13 January 2024, to coinciding with Sankranti. Eventually, the release date was advanced to 12 January 2024.

Where to Watch Guntur Kaaram Movie:

The film digital distribution rights were acquired by Netflix. The film premiered on Netflix from 9 February 2024 in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.


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