Gayatri is a 2018 Telugu language action drama film written and directed by Madan and written by Diamond Ratna Babu. Produced by Mohan Babu, the film stars himself in a dual role, along with Shriya Saran, Nikhila Vimal, and Anasuya Bharadwaj. Mohan Babu's son Vishnu Manchu plays the younger version of one of his characters. The film also features Brahmanandam, Ali, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Tanikella Bharani, and Posani Krishna Murali in supporting roles. The film is the remake of Bangladeshi movie Aynabaji directed by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury. The music was composed by S. Thaman with cinematography by Sarvesh Murari. The film released on 9 February 2018.


Dasari Sivaji, a stage artist by profession, runs an organization called Sarada Sadan to help destitute children. One day, he rescues a girl named Gayatri from goons. Sivaji later gets a call from Gayatri, and when he looks at her phone screen, he realizes that it is Shaarada. Sivaji then realizes that Gayatri is his long-lost daughter. He comes to her college graduation, where she says that she does not know how her father looks but only knows that he is a heartless brute as he sold her for 1,000 rupees in order to buy a bottle of liquor. Sivaji is distraught and later walks away to a temple. Gayatri is later told by Sivaji's friend Prasad that Sivaji is her father. Prasad hands Sivaji's diary to Gayatri, and she learns about Sivaji's past.