Yevadu (English: Who is he?) is a 2014 Indian Telugu-language action film co-written and directed by Vamsi Paidipally. The film features Ram Charan, Shruti Haasan, and Amy Jackson in the lead roles, while Allu Arjun, Kajal Aggarwal, Sai Kumar, Jayasudha and Rahul Dev play supporting roles. The film was produced by Dil Raju under the banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. Vakkantham Vamsi co-wrote the film’s script with Paidipally. Devi Sri Prasad composed the film’s music, while Marthand K. Venkatesh was the film’s editor.
The film’s story was partially inspired by John Woo’s 1997 film, Face/Off, and revolves around two strangers, Satya and Charan. The film was made on a budget of ₹350 million, and was officially launched on 9 December 2011. Principal photography began on 27 April 2012 and lasted until 22 July 2013. The majority of the film was shot in Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad, mostly in Ramoji Film City, while two songs were shot in Switzerland and Bangkok.
Released during the season of the Makar Sankranti festival, the film received decent feedback from critics. It grossed more than ₹600 million and collected a distributor share of ₹471 million, becoming one of the highest grossing Telugu films of 2014. The film was dubbed into Tamil as Magadheera, into Malayalam as Bhaiyya My Brother and into Hindi with the same name by Goldmine Telefilms.
Satya and Deepthi are lovers living in Visakhapatnam. A dreaded don, Veeru Bhai, lusts for her. When Deepthi’s parents are killed, she and Satya escape. They board a bus on route to Hyderabad, but the bus is stopped unexpectedly and boarded by three men: Veeru’s henchman Deva, Veeru’s brother Ajay, and a corrupt police inspector, Shravan. They kill Deepthi in front of Satya, and he suffers an almost-fatal stab wound. Before the three leave, they set fire to the bus, leaving Satya to his death (after they stabbed him to death). However, Dr. Shailaja saves Satya by giving him a new face and skin. Ten months later, Satya wakes up from his coma.