Devudu is a 1997 Telugu-language drama film directed and co-written by Ravi Raja Pinisetty. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Ramya Krishna, Ruchitha Prasad and music composed by Sirpy. A. Gopinath, M. Venkatrao and C. Krishna Rao produced the film under the Sri Chitra Creations banner.


The film begins with a couple walking away leaving their newborn baby in a temple near a village. Since he is congenital abnormal and they are unable to witness his death. However, with the blessing of the Goddess, the child survives. Rayudu a benignant and forefront of the region, adopts him and calls as Devudu. Years roll by, and Devudu a callow simpleton with a golden heart grows up under the pampering of the village and becomes their heartthrob. However, he detests and runs off by the name of marriage because he believes that his parents deserted him owing to it. Ganga Raju a sly begrudges Rayudu as he ostracized his sibling Linga Raju for marrying twice and waiting for an opportunity to avenge.