|Directed by||Sekhar Kammula|
|Produced by||G. V. G. Raju|
|Written by||Sekhar Kammula|
|Music by||K. M. Radha Krishnan|
|Cinematography||Vijay C. Kumar|
|Edited by||Marthand K. Venkatesh|
|Distributed by||Amigos Creations(India)
|19 May 2006|
|Budget||Rs. 70 million (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 from Rajamundry to Bhadrachalam that brings them together. It is a semi-urban love story set against the scenic backdrop of the Godavari river aboard a houseboat also called "Godavari".
SriRam (Sumanth) is an idealistic man. He wishes to make a career in politics to serve people, even though he's a software engineer with a master's degree from the USA. He lives with his grandmother. He's in love with his cousin, Raji, who he hopes to marry someday.Raji gets a marriage proposal from Ravi, an IPS officer.Raji's father says that he does not want Raji to marry Ram as he feels insecure about Ram's professional and financial future.Even Raji says that she's not sure about her feelings for Ram.Ram says that he will prove himself and then marry Raji.He works on a project with a company and earns 1 lakh rupees.He is happy and excited, and rushes to share this news with Raji, but he realises that she has already agreed to marry Ravi and remains silent.A heartbroken but realistic Ram is forced to join her and his family on the river journey to Bhadrachalam, where Raji is to get married.
Seetha (Kamalinee) is a fashion designer who runs an unsuccessful clothing boutique. Her parents are not very keen about her business and want her to get married instead. Seetha, being an independent woman who wants to succeed in her life, 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.
Ram and Seetha meet aboard the cruise liner and from there starts a story where at first, they don't start off well, but develop a bond of friendship and get to understand each other.How they finally fall in love and accept each other forms the crux of the story.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.
- 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)