Santosham (2002 film)

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Santosham
Santosham.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Dasharath
Produced by Dr.K.L.Narayana
Written by Gopimohan
Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni
Prabhu Deva
Shriya Saran
Gracy Singh
Music by R. P. Patnaik
Cinematography S. Gopal Reddy
Edited by K. V. Krishna Reddy
Production
company
Sri Durga Arts
Distributed by Annapurna Studios
Supreme Audio
EVP International
(Worldwide)
Release dates
9th May 2002
Running time
150 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Santosham (English translation: Happiness) is a Telugu romantic comedy film produced by Dr.K.L.Narayana on Sri Durga Arts banner, directed by Dasharath. The film stars Nagarjuna Akkineni and Shriya Saran making her second release in Telugu after Ishtam in lead with Gracy Singh making her debut in Telugu cinema industry after her lead role in Hindi film Lagaan while Prabhu Deva making his comeback to Telugu cinema after a long gap in an extended cameo appearance and music is composed by R. P. Patnaik. The movie was well received by critics and owing to its success at the box office, it was dubbed in Tamil Santhosha Vanille and was also dubbed in Hindi as Pehli Naazar ka Pehla Pyaar. The film was remade in Bengali as Bondhon starring Jeet and Koyel and in Kannada as Ugadi with V. Ravichandran. The film recorded as 'Super Hit' at box-office.

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Karthik (Nagarjuna) is a rich architect in Ooty. He falls in love with Padhu (Gracy Singh). Padmavathi takes her own sweet time to accept Karthik's love. Padmavathi has a cute cousin sister Bhanu (Shriya). Bhanu encourages their love and gives courage to Padhu. When Padhu reveals about her love, her father Rama Chandraiah (K. Viswanath) resists and asks her to marry the guy he has chosen for her. Padhu flees from home and marries Karthik. Padmavathi is very eager to get back to her parents and get their blessings. Karthik and Padmavathi migrate to New Zealand and they give birth to a kid named Lucky. Padhu dies in an accident. Rama Chandraiah has a very big joint family. A few of the family members opine that inviting Karthik and his kid for a marriage to be happened at their place would give an opportunity to get a closer look at Lucky. When Karthik visits Rama Chandraiah's place he gets mixed responses from different people in the house. Rama Chandraiah doesn't like Karthik and others like him. Over a period of time, Karthik impresses them all and when he was about to go back to New Zealand, Rama Chandraiah expresses his repentance for whatever happened and says that he is accepting Karthik as his son-in-law. Bhanu has fallen in love with Karthik. She meets Karthik, a widower now. She still has feelings for him. But at the same time, there is Pawan (Prabhu Deva) - a childhood friend of Bhanu - who is deeply in love with her. Karthik returns to New Zealand. Bhanu along with Pawan visits Karthik. During that period Bhanu gets closer to Karthik. When Karthik realizes the intentions of Bhanu, he fixes Pawan as the fiancée for her. Now Bhanu is about to get married to Pawan. Bhanu loves Karthik, but Karthik hesitates to repeat the history by marrying a girl against the wishes of her family. Just as Karthik is about to leave for good with his son, Rama Chandraiah stops him from leaving and pleads him to marry Bhanu. Also, Pawan comes and pleads Karthik to marry Bhanu as he can tell that Bhanu is not happy about the marriage. The film has a happy ending with Karthik and Bhanu marrying.

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Soundtrack[edit]

Santosham
Film score by R. P. Patnaik
Released 2002
Genre Soundtrack
Length 29:59
Label Supreme Music
R. P. Patnaik chronology
Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu Santosham Jayam

The music was composed by R. P. Patnaik. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on SUPREME Music Company.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Nuvvante Nakishtamani"   Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry Rajesh,Usha 5:01
2. "Dhimdhinaktari Naktithom"   Kulasekhar Shankar Mahadevan 4:22
3. "So Much To Say"   Chandra Siddhartha Rajesh 1:57
4. "Devude Digivachina"   Kulasekhar KK,Usha 4:00
5. "Ne Tolisariga"   Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry Usha 4:51
6. "Mehbooba Mehbooa"   Vishwa Mano,Bhargavi,Vishwa 4:07
7. "Emaindho Emo Naalo"   Kulasekhar R. P. Patnaik 1:15
8. "Diri Diri Diridee"   Kulasekhar KK,Usha 4:21
Total length:
29:59

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Awards
Preceded by
Nuvvu Nenu
Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu)
2002
Succeeded by
Okkadu