Rakhi or Rakhee is a 2006 Indian Telugu-language action drama film directed by Krishna Vamsi and starring Jr. NTR, Ileana D'Cruz and Charmme Kaur in the lead roles. Suhasini, Sarath Babu, Chandra Mohan, Brahmaji, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Saranya Ponvannan, Brahmanandam, Sunil, and Sayaji Shinde play supporting roles. The music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad with cinematography by S. Gopal Reddy and editing by Shankar. This film was released on 22 December 2006 with 250 prints. The movie was a Hit at the box office . The film was later dubbed into Hindi as The Return of Kaalia in 2007 and into Tamil under the same name.
Ramakrishna aka Rakhi (Jr. NTR) aspires to become a railway stationmaster like his father (Chandra Mohan). His love interest and close friend Tripura (Ileana D'Cruz) is a reporter in a TV channel who exposes atrocities against women in society. For Rakhi, his sister Gayathri (Manjusha) is everything. She is married off to a software professional (Ravi Varma) who plans to go to the USA. The greedy in-laws burn her alive for more dowry. Devastated by this, Rakhi takes the law into his own hands and starts to kill men for harassing women by burning them alive. A police officer named Meenakshi Iyer (Suhasini) convinces Rakhi to surrender to the law. Before surrendering, however, he has killed over 49 misogynists. Finally, in jail, he kills his sister's friend's murderer, and in the climax, the main villain ministers. His dialogues in the court are remarkable. The court drama forms the rest of the story.
|author||Krishna Vamsi Sainath Thotapalli|
|keywords||burn chandra mohan ileana d'cruz jr. ntr kill love interest married police officer railway station ravi varma suhasini|
|musicBy||Devi Sri Prasad|
|theme||action drama vigilante|