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|Produced by||Ashwini Dutt|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Cinematography||Chota K. Naidu|
|Distributed by||Vyjayanthi Movies|
|Release dates||27 August 2001|
Choodalani Vundi is a 1998 Tollywood Action film directed by Gunasekhar and produced by Ashwini Dutt. This film stars Chiranjeevi, Soundarya, Prakash Raj, and Anjala Zaveri. The film collected around 16 crores, the highest at that time. It was later remade into Tamil as Calcutta and Hindi as Calcutta Mail with Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. The movie was later dubbed in Hindi as Meri Zindagi Ek Agnipath. The film was declared as a Blockbuster at the Box-Office & this film won 2 Filmfare Awards.
Ramakrishna (Chiranjeevi) is a mechanic whose life changes when he meets Priya (Anjala Zaveri) at a train station. She sees him and feels some inexplicable connection and runs away with him to flee her father, Mahendra's (Prakash Raj) goons. They end up living in the forest with their son, but her father, who is an underworld don, kidnaps her so that he can marry her off to another don's son. Ramakrishna confronts her father and in the ensueing struggle Priya takes the bullet shot at her husband and dies. Their son, because of the shock, loses his voice and Ramakrishna is jailed. Mahendra takes the boy away to Kolkata, where the story originally started. Rama Krishna with the help of Padmavathi (Soundarya) reunites with his son.
- Chiranjeevi .......... Ramakrishna
- Soundarya ...........Padmavathi
- Prakash Raj..........Mahendra
- Anjala Zaveri..........Priya
- Dhulipala...............Mahendra's Father
- M. S. Narayana
Highest grossing film of Tollywood in 1998.It collected a share of ₹20crores. It shows strength of the telugu cinema.
- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu - Mani Sharma
- Filmfare Award for Best Art Director – South - Thotta Tharani
The beginning of the song - Simbale Simbale has visuals of Lion King (opening sequence).
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