Race Gurram (English: Race Horse) is a 2014 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Nallamalupu Srinivas under his banner Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions. The film features an ensemble cast of Allu Arjun and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles while S. Thaman composed the music. This was Allu Arjun and Shruti Haasan’s first collaboration.
Principal photography began on 13 May 2013 in Hyderabad. The film’s “talkie part” was completed on 24 December 2013, with the entire shoot completed on 22 February 2014. The film had a worldwide release on 11 April 2014 The dubbed Malayalam version of the film titled Lucky: The Racer released on 25 April 2014. It was also dubbed into Hindi as Main Hoon Lucky: the Racer. Upon release, the film received positive reviews from critics, eventually becoming the fifth highest grossing Telugu film of all time and became the highest grosser of 2014 as it collected around ₹104 crore (US$16 million) with a distributor’s share of ₹59.4 crore (US$9.2 million). It won the Filmfare Awards for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Playback Singer – Male.
Race gurram released in 1150 theatres worldwide and it collected ₹107 crore (US$17 million) in its lifetime. Race Gurram was the highest grossing Telugu film of 2014 which topped Yevadu record and eventually went on to become the fifth highest grossing Telugu film of all time.
Ram (Shaam) and Lakshman aka Lucky (Allu Arjun) are brothers and are polar opposites in nature. While the former is an assistant commissioner of police trying to put factionist turned politician Shiva Reddy (Ravi Kishan) behind the bars, Lucky is a happy-go-lucky guy aiming for a visa to the United States and is seen connected to a tea-shop owner (M. S. Narayana). Lucky’s mother wishes to see Ram and Lucky united. Shiva Reddy kills Sameer, a sincere ACP who happens to be Ram’s friend and Sameer’s father (Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao) wants to stop Shiva Reddy from contesting in the elections and eventually get him arrested.
Lucky falls for Spandana (Shruti Haasan), a very stoic person who shows little emotion as taught by her father, Bheem Prakash (Prakash Raj) who believes that one can control the world if he can control his emotions. After meeting Lucky on a regular basis, she turns expressive and reciprocates his love. Ram comes to know this and informs Prakash that Lucky is fit for nothing and is useless thus making Prakash reject him.Ram and Lucky starts fighting for this, Lucky gets slapped by his mother and this infuriates him. He then vows to destroy Ram’s life.
Ram wants to stop Shiva Reddy from contesting and gathers proofs for all his atrocities from ACP Sameer’s father.However the police jeep which also has the file containing the proofs is stolen by Lucky and his friends. Lucky is attacked by Shiva Reddy’s henchmen because of which he comes to know that Shiva Reddy wanted to kill Ram. He becomes furious and fatally attacks Shiva Reddy. He comes to know that Ram is a sincere police officer and starts to respect him fulfilling his mother’s wish, which Ram reciprocates.
To divert Ram’s attention from the jeep theft case, he and Spandana decide to get him married to his lover Shweta (Saloni Aswani) who broke up with Ram due to Lucky’s mischief. After turning a MLC, Shiva Reddy goes on to become a minister and decides to take revenge on Lucky’s family. First Ram is defamed in the public which makes him lose his job, their legally built house is demolished and someone informs Ram and Sameer’s father that Lucky stole the jeep. Ram beats up Lucky in full public view, accuses him of giving fake love to the family to cover up his mistake, and throws him out of the family, telling him to never return, at which point his mother suffers a heart attack.