Maha Prachandaru

Maha Prachandaru is a 1981 Indian Kannada-language heist film, directed by Joe Simon and produced by R. Thimmaiah, M. Krishna, Revanna and Shantha S. Karmore. The film stars Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh, Kumari Vinaya and Halam in lead roles. The film had musical score by Upendra Kumar. The movie is based on novel Vigraha Choraru by Vijay Sasanur. The concept of the movie was later used in the 2008 film Navagraha.


In the movie, the idol stealing gang tries to involve Vishnuvarshan but he gives the idol back to the temple from which they stole after plotting from a long time. The final fight between themselves sees Vishnuvardhan going back to the temple head's daughter who is a worshipper of the God and she would have died due to his betrayal but his love was real. Ambareesh (her brother) arrests Vishnuvardhan who accepts it as he is guilty of betraying her more than he stealing the idol.

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    director Joe Simon
    editor P. Venkateshwara Rao
    keywords id steal
    musicBy Upendra Kumar
    producer M. Krishna R. Thimmaiah Revanna Shantha S. Karmore
    productionCompany Sri Adishakthi Combines
    publisher Sri Adishakthi Combines
    theme heist