Gaayam ( 1993 ) , Telugu
Synopsis: " Story: Durga (Jagapathi Babu) is in love with Anitha (Revathy) and all set to marry her and settled down in the life. but things change when his brother Mohanakrishna (Charan Raj) gets killed by Gurunarayana (Kota Srinivas Rao), the local MLA, and Durga wants to settle the score and cleanse the society too. About the film: Though the film story was credited to Mani Rathnam and Ramgopal Verma, the basic plotline was taken from Mario Puzo's popular novel Godfather. The book already inspired the film Neti Siddhartha (1990) starring Nagarjuna, Krishnam Raju, Ayesha Julka, and Sobhana, under the direction of late Sri Kranthi Kumar. (The film had wonderful music by the duo Lakshmikanth-Pyarelal - Osi manasaa neeku telusaa..., nuvvE kadaa naa sweet-u figure-u..., girilO laahiri, giri kOna pandiri..., etc.) But, Neti Siddhartha faithfully followed the screenplay of Godfather as well as Late Feroz Khan's Hindi film Dharmatma (1975). Gaayam followed the same basic story but a lot of changes were made to suit the nativity. "