Naa Saami Ranga 2024

Naa Saami Ranga (transl. My Goodness Gracious) is a 2024 Indian Telugu-language period action drama directed by dancer Vijay Binni, in his directorial debut, with an original story written by Abhilash N. Chandran. An official adaptation to the 2019 Malayalam-language film Porinju Mariam Jose, it starred Nagarjuna, Allari Naresh, Raj Tarun, Ashika Ranganath, and Shabeer Kallarakkal, while Mirnaa Menon, Rukshar Dhillon, and Nassar play supporting parts.The music of the film is composed by M. M. Keeravani, while Dasaradhi Sivendra and Chota K. Prasad handled the cinematography and editing, respectively.

The film was released theatrically on 14 January 2024, coinciding with Makar Sankranti,[8] and got mixed-to-positive reviews from the critics. The film was a box office bomb.

Naa Saami Ranga

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Vijay Binni
Screenplay by Vijay Binni
Story by Abhilash N. Chandran
Dialogues by Prasanna Kumar Bezawada
Based on Porinju Mariam Jose (2019)
by Joshiy
Produced by Srinivasa Chitturi
Starring Nagarjuna
Allari Naresh
Raj Tarun
Ashika Ranganath
Shabeer Kallarakkal
Cinematography Dasaradhi Sivendra
Edited by Chota K. Prasad
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Srinivasa Silver Screen
Annapurna Studios
Release date
  • 14 January 2024
Running time
146 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget ₹45 crore
Box office ₹37.49 crore


In 1963 at Ambajipeta, Kishtayya, an orphan, meets Anji and his mother, who welcome him into their family. As Anji and Kishtayya form a sibling-like bond, Anji’s mother passes away, and her creditor Varadaraju asks the kids to repay the loan by selling their house to him. Varadaraju’s attempts are foiled by Peddayya, the village’s local government leader, who offers to repay their loan. This forges a sense of loyalty in Kishtayya towards Peddayya. Meanwhile, Anji tries to persuade Kishtayya to reveal his love to Varadaraju’s daughter, Varamahalakshmi “Varalu”. Kishtayya, however, fails to do so when he saves Peddayya, who is hurt in an accident on the same day when he planned to propose to Varalu. As a group of people run towards Peddayya to kill him, Kishtayya picks up Peddayya’s gun and shoots them to save the latter’s life. Since then, Peddayya viewed both Kishtayya and Anji as his own men and is affectionate towards them, which angers his children. Varadaraju, meanwhile, sends Varalu to Madras for her higher schooling, separating her from Kishtayya.

In 1988, Kishtayya lives with Anji and his wife, Manga, along with their daughter, and has stayed unmarried, hoping to marry Varalu, who now runs her father’s businesses. She too stays unmarried and continues to love Kishtayya but does not accept his proposal for marriage. A day before Bhogi, when one of the villagers, Bhaskar, is attacked by the goons of the nearby village Jagganna Thota’s president, Veerabhadrudu, Kishtayya saves him on Peddayya’s request. Peddayya asks Kishtayya and Anji to take care of Bhaskar until the ongoing situation cools down, and Anji learns that Veerabhadrudu is against the idea of Bhaskar marrying his daughter Kumari, who studied together and are in a relationship. Anji admits to Bhaskar that Varalu and Kishtayya were also in a relationship 10 years ago, which was opposed by Varadaraju as Peddayya wanted his son Dasu to marry her in an arranged marriage.

While Peddayya cancelled the alliance respecting Kishtayya’s feelings and blessed them, Varadaraju continued to resist them, which forced Varalu to leave her house. As she was leaving, Varadaraju tied a rope around his neck and threatened to hang himself from the ceiling fan if she ran away. However, Varadaraju accidentally lost his grip and hanged himself to death. Due to this, a guilt-ridden Varalu chose to live alone without marrying Kishtayya, though she continues to love him and meets him frequently. As Veerabhadrudu continues to oppose Bhaskar and Kumari’s marriage and deems Kishtayya responsible for his loss, he learns from his aides that a year ago, Dasu returned to his village to attend the ongoing Bhogi festival from Dubai after finishing jail time for an attempted murder. He learned from Peddayya that Varalu was still unmarried and visited her house, and forced himself on her, to which she humiliated him openly. Anji then picked up a fight with Dasu and chased him to a fair throughout the holiday procession, where a fight happened between Anji and Peddayya’s children. Kishtayya broke up the fight, but Dasu still struck Anji, leading to Kishtayya and Anji to retaliate and beat up Dasu and his brothers.

A year later, on Makar Sankranti, Kishtayya promises his village that the procession would be peacefully carried into Jagganna Thota on the next day as part of the Kanuma festival celebrations, despite Veerabhadrudu’s stance against him and Peddayya, and also that Bhaskar and Kumari would get married before the festival. Dasu, seizing a chance to harm Anji, attacks him at a movie theatre and kills him. This sends Kishtayya into a rage, who vows to kill Dasu. Peddayya, fearing the death of his children, begs them to leave the village until Kishtayya’s rage subsides, but to no effect. Dasu joins hands with Veerabhadrudu, kidnaps both Bhaskar and Kumari, and attacks Kishtayya just as he enters Jagganna Thota leading the parade. There, Kishtayya gets to kill Dasu and many of Veerabhadrudu’s henchmen, which makes the latter let go of Bhaskar and Kumari out of fear. Varalu, who now wants to be with Kishtayya, arranges to get bail for him in case he goes to court for the killings.

That night, as Kishtayya goes to Peddayya’s house along with the locals to apologize for his act; Peddayya hugs and consoles him. However, he takes out a hidden knife and stabs Kishtayya multiple times, saying that his son’s life matters to him, but not to Kishtayya. The bystanders circle them, but Kishtayya snatches the knife, tells everyone to back off, and orders Peddayya to go back into his house. Varalu arrives and Kishtayya, who vows he would survive the attack, asks her to marry him. The film ends with a picture from a few years later, with a now married Kishtayya and Varalu leaving on a bike as their son, named after Anji, follows them on foot.


  • Nagarjuna as Kishtayya
  • Ashika Ranganath as Varamahalakshmi “Varalu”, Kishtayya’s girlfriend
  • Allari Naresh as Anji, Kishtayya’s younger brother
  • Mirnaa Menon as Manga, Anji’s wife
  • Raj Tarun as Bhaskar, Kishtayya’s friend
  • Rukshar Dhillon as Kumari, Bhaskar’s love interest
  • Nassar as Peddayya
  • Shabeer Kallarakkal as Dasu, Peddayya’s son
  • Ravi Varma as Lakshmipathi
  • Rao Ramesh as Varadaraju
  • Madhusudan Rao as Veerabhadrudu
  • Harsha Vardhan as Police Officer



The film was theatrically released on 14 January 2024, coinciding with Makar Sankranti.

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The film was premiered on Disney+ Hotstar from 17 February 2024.


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