Bangarraju is a 2022 Indian Telugu-language supernatural action drama film directed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala who co-wrote the film with Satyanand. Produced by Annapurna Studios and Zee Studios, Bangarraju serves as a sequel to the 2016 film Soggade Chinni Nayana. It stars Akkineni Nagarjuna and Ramya Krishna who reprise their roles from the original alongside Naga Chaitanya and Krithi Shetty.
Bangarraju began its production in August 2021 and completed filming in December 2021. Anup Rubens composed the film’s score and soundtrack. The film was released in theatres on 14 January 2022, coinciding with the Sankranti festival, and opened to mixed reviews. The film was successful at the box office, grossing over 63 crore worldwide.
When Bangarraju is returning to Narakam,[N 1] he is told that he has been shifted to Svargam due to the good deeds that he has done during his time back on earth. After a few months, Ramu and Seetha both have a child, but Seetha dies after bearing the child. Sathyabhama and Ramu decide to take care of child and name him Bangarraju, and simultaneously Ramu’s cousin Ramesh also names their child Naga Lakshmi, and they decide that they will get them both married in the future. However, due to Ramu’s heavy work schedule, he decides to leave his child with Satyabhama. As Chinna Bangarraju is growing up, he shares a lot of the same qualities that his grandfather had while also having conflicts with Naga Lakshmi. On one such instance where Chinna Bangarraju is found with a girl, Satyabhama sees this and has a heart attack, which she dies from. She then finds Bangarraju’s soul in Svargam flirting with the other ladies, and Bangarraju is shocked to see her die this early.
They then see Chinna Bangarraju all grown up and that he has become the same man that his grandfather was, and at the same time Naga Lakshmi is trying to become the village Sarpanch after her father. With Chinna Bangarraju and Naga Lakshmi constantly fighting, both Bangarraju and Satyabhama ask permission from Yama and Indra to go back to earth to solve their problems and to get them married. Meanwhile, Ramesh encounters a problem about the lands of a friend. and Chinna Bangarraju helps him and fights off a ruthless henchmen. The henchmen came back and tried to kill Chinna Bangarraju at a pooja in the temple, and due to this, Naga Lakshmi reacts violently and slaps Bangarraju. It is then found out that Chinna Bangarraju’s cousin Aadi has been planning to get Chinna Bangarraju killed because they know that Chinna Bangarraju’s family has been protecting a temple which has rare stones at the bottom of it, and in order to get the stones, they need to kill the family.