|Directed by||Sekhar Kammula|
|Produced by||G. V. G. Raju|
|Written by||Sekhar Kammula|
|Music by||K. M. Radha Krishnan|
|Cinematography||Vijay C. Kumar|
|Editing by||Marthand K. Venkatesh|
|Distributed by||Amigos Creations(India)
|Release dates||19 May 2006 |
|Running time||153 min.|
|Budget||Rs. 7 crores  (70 million) (estimated)|
Godavari (Telugu: గోదావరి) is a 2006 Telugu musical, romantic film that was written and directed by Sekhar Kammula and produced by G. V. G. Raju. Sumanth and Kamalinee Mukherjee played the lead roles. The film was a success at box office in addition to receiving several Nandi and Filmfare awards. Music of the film was composed by K.M. Radha Krishnan.
Godavari is a film about Ram, Seetha and the river cruise that brings them together. Its a semi-urban love story set against the scenic backdrop of the Godavari river aboard a houseboat also called the “Godavari”.
Its a story about Ram and Seetha who decide to take a break from their disappointing lives in the city. They leave behind their personal and professional problems and decide to take a cruise on the river, Godavari, from Rajamundry to Bhadrachalam.
They meet aboard the cruise liner and from there starts a story involving friendship, adventure, and eventually love. The story also reflects the characteristic culture of the Godavari region. There are also several sub stories involving the other characters on the house boat.
Ram (Sumanth) is an idealistic man. He wishes to make a career in politics even though he’s actually a software engineer with a degree from the USA. He lives with his grandmother in a middle class colony. He's in love with his cousin, Raji, whom he hopes to marry someday. However Raji declines Ram's proposal as she's insecure about his professional and financial future. A heartbroken but realistic Ram is forced to join her and his family on the river journey to Bhadrachalam, where Raji is due to get married to another man, Ravi. Ravi unlike Ram is a rich guy and also an IPS recruit.
Seetha (Kamalinee) runs an unsuccessful clothing boutique. Her parents want her to forget about her business and tell her to get married instead. Seetha is not enthusiastic about the idea; however, circumstances force her to reluctantly agree with her parents. Unfortunately, the marriage alliance doesn’t work out for her and she subsequently chooses to take a break from everything by going on the same Godavari river journey.
- Sumanth ... Ram (Sree Ram)
- Kamalinee Mukherjee ... Seetha (Seetha Mahalakshmi)
- Neetu Chandra ... Raji (Rajeswari)
- Kamal Kamaraju ... Ravi (Ravindra)
- Tanikella Bharani ... Captain Chintamani
- Shiva ... Chinna
- Gangadhar Panday ... TDP Guy
- Director: Sekhar Kammula
- Screenplay: Sekhar Kammula
- Story: Sekhar Kammula
- Dialogue: Sekhar Kammula
- Producer: G.V.G Raju
- Music: K.M. Radha Krishnan
- Cinematography: Vijay C. Kumar
- Editor: Marthand K. Venkatesh
- Lyrics: Veturi Sundararama Murthy
- Art Direction: Kishore Choksey
- Costume Designer: Aravind Joshua
- Uppongele Godavari (Singer: S. P. Balasubramanyam)
- Andamgaa Lena Asalem Balena (Singer: Sunitha; Cast: Kamalini and Sumanth)
- Manasa Gelupu (Singers: Shankar Mahadevan and K. S. Chitra)
- Manasa Vacha (Singers: Unnikrishnan and K. S. Chitra)
- Rama Chakani Sita (Singer: Gayathri)
- Tippulu Tappulu (Singer: Shreya Ghoshal)