|Directed by||K. R. Udhayashankar|
|Produced by||D. Suresh Babu|
|Written by||Uday Shankar
|Music by||S A Raj Kumar|
|Release date(s)||14 January 2000|
|Budget||100 million (US$1.7 million)|
Kalisundham Raa is a 2000 Telugu drama film, starring Venkatesh and Simran in the lead roles. It is directed by K. R. Udhayashankar. and produced by D. Suresh Babu. The film has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year. The film was remade in Hindi as Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein with Fardeen Khan and introducing Richa Pallod in 2002.
Raghaviah (K Vishwanath) and Ram Mohan (Ranganath) are brothers-in-law. The two are at loggerheads because of a family feud. Raghavaiah is nearing his 60s and its time for his 'shastipoorti' ceremony. Upon incessant requests from his wife, Raghavaiah decides to invite (for the first time) his daughter-in-law and grandsons who are staying in Bombay.
Raghu (Venkatesh) is the alienated, handsome grandson of Raghavaiah. After arriving at Ramapuram from Bombay, he faces embarrassment from the members of Raghavaiah's family. There he meets a childlike beauty Manga (Simran). Manga and Raghu play a few pranks on each other and slowly they fall in love. But they never admit their love to each other. With his unconditional love, Raghu wins the confidence and hearts of the family members.
Later on, Raghu learns the real reason behind the feud between the families. Raghu's father was supposed to marry Ram Mohan's daughter. Raghu's father prefers his college flame over his cousin. He leaves for Mumbai and gets married to his sweetheart. A disappointed daughter of Ram Mohan opts for suicide.
Ram Mohan blames it on Raghavaiah and starts treating him indifferently. Erra Babu (Srihari), Ram Mohan's fiery son, is another victim in the incident. He developed prejudice against Raghavaiah and aims for his blood.
After a few days of timely strategic manipulation, Raghu succeeds in bringing the two troubled families together. Then, they decide to marry Manga into Ram Mohan's family to tighten their bonds. Raghu sacrifices his love to ensure that everybody is happy.
As the preparations are going on for Manga's wedding, they find Manga missing. If the two families discover Manga's and Raghu's love forms the rest of the story.
- Venkatesh ... as Raghu
- Simran ... as Manga
- K Viswanath ... as Raghaviah
- Ranganath ... as Ram Mohan
- Srihari ... as Erra Babu
The soundtrack features six songs composed by S. A. Rajkumar.
|Boom Boom||Shankar Mahadevan||5:05|
|Kalisunte Kaladu Sukham||Rajesh Krishnan||4:40|
|Manasu Manasu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:37|
|Nachave||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha||4:11|
|Nuvve Nuvve||Hariharan, Sujatha||4:23|
|Pacific Lo||Anuradha Sriram, Udit Narayan||4:16|
|Prema Prema||P. Unnikrishnan||1:59|
|2002||Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein||hindi||Fardeen Khan, Richa Pallod|
|2003||Ondagona Baa||kannada||V Ravichandran, Shilpa Shetty|
- Kalisundham Raa was rated as the biggest hit in Telugu cinema in 70 years until the release of Narasimha Naidu in 2001.
- It ran for record 100 days in 103 centres, 175 days in 35 centres and 200 days in 20 centres.
- It broke the records made by Samarasimha Reddy in 1999.
- Best Feature Film (Gold) - D. Suresh Babu
- Best Actor - Venkatesh
- Best Supporting Actor - K. Vishwanath
- Best Story Writer - Dinraj and Uday Shankar