Julai (English Translation: Wanderer) is a 2012 Telugu action comedy film written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas. The film stars Allu Arjun, Ileana D’Cruz and Rajendra Prasad in lead roles. The film was produced by S. Radha Krishna under Haarika & Hassine Creations banner and was presented by DVV Danayya. The soundtrack was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film was released worldwide on over 1600 screens on 9 August 2012 to positive reviews, and has garnered the Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film. The film was dubbed in Malayalam as Gajapokkiri and was released on 17 August 2012. It was also dubbed in Hindi as Dangerous Khiladi. The film was remade into Tamil titled as Saahasam which was also well received by audience.
A thug named Bittu (Sonu Sood) and a local MLA Varadarajulu (Kota Srinivasa Rao) plan to rob ₹15 billion (US$230 million) from a bank. Ravindra Narayan a.k.a. Ravi (Allu Arjun) believes in earning quick money rather than toiling like his father Narayana Moorti (Tanikella Bharani). During a chance meeting with Bittu, Ravi reveals his intention of making quick money by betting on an IPL match and discloses the location of the betting ring. However, the police raid the location and Ravi is apprehended. During interrogation, Ravi deduces that Bittu has tipped off the Police to commit a crime and attempts to convince the ACP Raja Manikyam (Rao Ramesh). Bittu successfully robs the bank and his brother Laala (Shafi) takes the money to the city’s dumping yard. However, the Police catches Lala, who resists them only to be killed by Ravi. Meanwhile, Bittu goes to the dumping yard to collect the money, but is shocked as the dumping yard is burnt to ashes. Having his brother dead and the money burnt, Bittu decides to kill Ravi.
Raja Manikyam sends Ravi to Hyderabad from Visakhapatnam under the Witness Protection Program and makes him to stay at his friend ACP Sitaram (Rajendra Prasad)’s house. One day, Ravi happens to see Madhu (Ileana), a middle class girl who works with travel agent Travel Moorti (Brahmaji), an associate of Bittu. He prepares fake passports for Bittu’s gang to help them escape from India. Ravi befriends Madhu and both fall in love with each other, and the two find out about Bittu.
Eventually a final showdown between Ravi and Bittu occurs wherein both intend to end the other. Ravi emerges victorious and also aware of the location of the stolen money and also the importance of hard work over any apparent short term routes to success.