Director: Ramesh Varma
Cast: Bellamkonda Srinivas as Arun, Anupama Parameswaran as Krishnaveni, Saravanan as Christopher & Mary Fernandez/Annabella George (Dual Role), Yasar as Young Christopher, Abhirami as Siri, Arun's niece, Baby Dua as Kavya, Krishnaveni's niece, Rajeev Kanakala as Prasad, Siri's father and Arun's brother-in-law, Vinodhini as Padma, Siri's mother, and Arun's sister, Keshav Deepak as Venkat, Vinod Sagar as School Teacher Sobharaj
Rakshasudu tells the story of an aspiring filmmaker who for a living becomes a police officer and had to tackle a serial killer who is killing teenaged girls. Arun is a young filmmaker who wants to make a film on serial killers and researches on the subject. But unfortunately, he doesn't get the opportunity to make the film. When his father dies he has no option to do a job which his relative arranges - that of a police officer.
Once taking the charge, he understands that he has nothing much to do but an unexpected kidnap and murder piques his interest. But his higher authorities doesn't give him much chance. when a similar murder happens, Arun deduces from his knowledge that it is the work of a serial killer and after much deliberation he is given the charge. He finds a clue related to the case.
But the killer is always one step ahead. When a killer strikes in a personal note, Arun goes all out and decides to nab the killer. This leads to friction with the higher authorities who wants to keep the case under wraps for their own (logical) reasons. What was the tragedy that made Arun to go after the killer with such force and how and if he can without the assistance of his authorities nab the killer form the rest of the story.
Rakshasudu received positive critical acclaim and was loved by the target audience. The movie enjoyed a sustained run at the box office for about 7 Weeks and went on to become a commercial hit. The film turned out to be the first legitimate box office hit for Bellamkonda Sreenivas whose performance was praised by one and all. Rakshasudu was also Pycker India's Best Movie of the Week during its release week.