Director by: Sukumar Producer by: Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, Mohan Cherukuri Written by: Sukumar Story by: Sukumar Starring: Ram Charan,Samantha Akkineni Music by: Devi Sri Prasad Cinematography: R. Rathnavelu Edited by: Navin Nooli Production company: Mythri Movie Makers Release date: March 30, 2018 Country: India Language: Telugu
The film begins with Chitti Babu (Ram Charan) rescuing MLA Dakshina Murthy (Prakash Raj) from a seemingly fatal road accident.
The story then shifts to a village, Rangasthalam. Chitti Babu is shown to be a partially deaf, lighthearted, and jolly villager. He earns a living by watering irrigational lands of the farmers of Rangasthalam, using a motor which belongs to another villager and his best friend Rangamma (Anasuya Bharadwaj), who he fondly calls Rangamma Atta (Aunt). Chitti Babu is in love with Ramalakshmi (Samantha Akkineni), the daughter of the village drunkard. Rangasthalam is shown to be run by the President Phanindra Bhoopathi (Jagapathi Babu), an influential, cruel landlord who runs the ‘Society’, which lends loans to farmers, but however, notes down higher amounts in the records and extracts high amounts from the poor farmers.
Chitti Babu’s elder brother Kumar Babu (Aadhi Pinisetty) works in Dubai and is very fond of Chitti Babu. He arrives in Rangasthalam but is disappointed at the happenings in the village. Realizing there must be a change in power, Kumar Babu signs a nomination for the position of President of Rangasthalam, being the first to do so in over 30 years, with the help of Dakshina Murthy, whose party Kumar Babu joins. Kumar Babu and Chitti Babu warn Phanindra Bhoopathi of the change in power in Rangasthalam. However, Rangamma tells Chitti Babu about her husband's (Rajeev Kanakala) death, who was a businessman based in Dubai. He was murdered brutally when he stood up against Phanindra Bhoopathi. Rangamma warns Chitti Babu saying that many others also faced the same consequences when they stood up against Phanindra Bhoopathi. Chitti Babu, feeling scared, decides to safeguard Kumar Babu fearing for the latter’s life. He even resorts to withdrawing the nomination, but realizes his brother’s ambitions for developing Rangasthalam.
Chitti Babu eventually stumbles on a suspicious group of men and realizes Kumar Babu is going to be killed. Kumar Babu, who had gone to meet his girlfriend Padma (Pujita Ponnada) in the neighboring town, is attacked by hit men from outside the village. Chitti Babu manages to save the heavily injured Kumar Babu, but when they stop at a local shop for turmeric to cover the injuries, another man comes and slits Kumar Babu’s throat, and he dies. But before he dies, Kumar Babu tries to communicate something to Chitti Babu which he could not understand. To avenge his brother's murder, Chitti Babu and the villagers go to Phanindra Bhoopathi's house to attack, but fearing for his life, he escapes from Rangasthalam, after which Dakshina Murthy's accident takes place. Meanwhile, Rangamma is unanimously elected as the president of Rangasthalam.