Hero is a 1984 Indian Telugu-language film directed by Vijaya Bapineedu and produced by Allu Aravind. This film starred Chiranjeevi, Radhika, and Rao Gopal Rao in important roles. The film drew inspiration from the 1981 Hollywood film Raiders of The Lost Ark with the opening scene being an exact replica of the latter.


Chiranjeevi plays an archeologist Krishna, who comes to a village in search of a plan for the hidden treasure. His friend Vikram was killed in the same village trying for that plan. One day during his work, he saves Kanakaraju and three other villagers from dying. They become his friend and also treat him as their philosopher and guide. Meanwhile, Radhika, a village belle, falls for him and forces him to marry her. When Krisha refuses, she successfully enters the role of a rape victim in front of the villagers. Krishna later learns that Kanakraju was in fact Kondababu, who killed Vikram, who was searching a plan for the hidden treasure. How Krishna plans and exposes Kanakaraju's reality forms the rest of the story.

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    director Vijaya Bapineedu
    keywords hidden treasure kill rape victim search
    musicBy K. Chakravarthy
    producer Allu Aravind
    productionCompany Geetha Arts