Dongaata is a 1997 Indian Telugu-language drama film directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. It stars Jagapati Babu, Soundarya, Suresh, Ritu Shivpuri, with music composed by Bharadwaj. It is produced by Dr. K. L. Narayana under the Sri Durga Arts banner and presented by S. Gopal Reddy. The film was inspired by the English film French Kiss (1995), which was remade in Hindi later on as Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998).


The film begins in a village where Subbalakshmi a naive woman endears her cousin Prakash Rao. Prakash Rao is brought forth by her father to knit him with Subbalakshmi. Presently, he moves to the city for higher studies. Thereafter, he didn’t show up for her. Perturbed Subbalakshmi proceeds to the city by lying to her father that she is going on a tour. On her train journey, she is acquainted with a thief Raju who has stolen a diamond necklace that he hides in Subbalakshmi’s bag to sneak from Police.


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    contentLocation Rajasthan
    director Kodi Ramakrishna
    editor Nandamuri Hari
    genre drama
    keywords diamond necklace railway station
    musicBy Bharathwaj
    producer S. Gopal Reddy
    productionCompany Sri Durga Arts
    theme romantic drama