|Directed by||Nagesh Kukunoor|
|Produced by||Nagesh Kukunoor|
|Written by||Nagesh Kukunoor|
Anoop Ratnaker Rao
|Release date(s)||17 July 1998|
|Language||Telugu, English, Hindi|
The protagonist of Hyderabad Blues is Varun, played by the director, Nagesh Kukunoor. The movie revolves around his visit home after 12 years in the USA and his resulting culture shock. The movie is a romantic comedy, following Varun's attempts to romance an Indian doctor and balance the local customs of arranged marriage with the Western tradition of dating. The dialogue is primarily in English and Telugu, with some Hindi spoken as well.
In producing the movie, Nagesh Kukunoor invested the money he made from his engineering career in the United States. It was made on a shoe-string budget of Rs. 1.7 million (roughly equivalent to U.S. $ 40,000) and shot in 17 days. Apart from being featured in ten international film festivals, it had theatrical performances that ran for more than six months in Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Bangalore.
- Nagesh Kukunoor as Varun Naidu
- Rajshri Nair as Ashwini Rao
- Vikram Inamdar as Sanjeev Rao
- Elahe Hiptoola as Seema Rao
- Anoop Ratnaker Rao as Harish Chandani
- D V Ramana as Darshan Naidu
- Revathi Alwar as Kusuma Naidu
- Anne Chengappa as Shashi Naidu
- Zain-Ul-Wara Zaheer as Sandhya
- Vidhya Uthappa as Woman riding scooter
Kukunoor made a sequel in 2004 called Hyderabad Blues 2.
- Audience Award for best film at the Peachtree International Film Festival in Atlanta.
- Audience Award for best film at the Rhode Island Film Festival.
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