Nene Raju Nene Mantri (English: I’m the King and I’m the Minister) is a 2017 Indian Telugu-language political thriller film written and directed by Teja, featuring Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal, Catherine Tresa, and Navdeep in the lead roles.
Production began in April 2016 and principal photography commenced in October 2016 in Karaikudi. The teaser was released on June 6, coinciding with the 81st birthday anniversary of D. Ramanaidu, Rana’s grandfather. A special teaser celebrating 50 films of Kajal Aggarwal was released on her birthday, June 19. The film was dubbed in Hindi as Main Hi Raja Main Hi Mantri, Tamil as Naan Aanaiyittaal and Malayalam as Raaja Kireedam with some scenes re-shot with local actors.
It released on 11 August 2017 to positive reviews.
The movie starts off with Jogendra arrested in a cell and revealing why he has been arrested. Jogendra(Rana) as a moneylender who is very kind-hearted yet does not lend money without taking anything for security.He immensely loves his wife Radha(Kajal), who is very generous and benevolent,and does anything for her. It turns out that Radha has become pregnant and she goes to temple on an auspicious day where she lights the first lamp. This is not taken by the local Sarpanch’s wife, and pushes her and Radha suffers abortion.Jogendra feels that if only he becomes Sarpanch, his wife would be allowed to light the first lamp in the temple. He hatches a plan to become Sarpanch in the upcoming elections and becomes the Sarpanch.Radha, then is seen lighting the first lamp in the temple.
After becoming sarpanch, Jogendra takes out the MLA of his constituency and assumes his office.He later replaces the home minister and then he aims for the chief ministership.Jogendra began to play the power game in politics to avenge his unborn child and for Radha.But, his actions that followed were purely out of his greed.