Chandamama Kathalu

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Chandamama Kathalu
Chandamama kathalu promotional poster.jpg
Directed by Praveen Sattaru
Produced by Chanakya Bhooneti
Written by Praveen Sattaru
Starring Kishore
Lakshmi Manchu
Soumya Bollapragada
Chaitanya Krishna
Richa Panai
Naga Shourya
Music by Mickey J Meyer
Cinematography Suresh Ragutu
Edited by Dharmendra Kakarala
A Working Dream Production
Release date
  • 25 April 2014 (2014-04-25)
Country India
Language Telugu

Chandamama Kathalu Volume 1 is a 2014 Telugu anthology film directed by Praveen Sattaru and produced by Chanakya Bhooneti.[1] The film has eight sub-stories revolving around love.[2] The lives of the central characters in the sub-plots get intertwined with each other.[3] Lakshmi Manchu, Aamani, Naresh, Krishnudu, Chaitanya Krishna, Abhijeet, Naga Shourya, Vennela Kishore, Amitha Rao and Richa Panai play the lead roles.[4]

Mickey J Meyer composed the music.[5] The shooting was wrapped up in December 2013.[4] The film was released on 25 April 2014 to wide critical acclaim. The film bagged the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for the year 2014 [6] while Lakshmi Manchu won her Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu for her work in the film.[7]


Saaradhi (Kishore) is a writer and a widower. His little daughter is suffering from a chronic ailment and he desperately needs 5 lacs. He starts writing a novel with seven different story lines, all inspired from his surroundings. Lisa Smith (Lakshmi Manchu) is a super model at the fag end of her career with no money left. Venkateshwara Rao (Krishnudu) is a bachelor desperate to get married, whose only aim in life is to find a(ny) girl. Soumya Bollapragada is seen in a short and special role as the girl who falls for Krishnudu. Ashraf (Abhijeet) has a small departmental store in old city and want to marry his sweetheart Haseena (Richa Panai). Raghu (Chitanya Krishna) studies in a junior college and he lures Renu (Shamili) - daughter of a noted politician in love. There is a beggar (Krishneshwara Rao) whose lifetime ambition is to buy a small house. Saritha (Aamani) is a widow who reconnects with her college-time friend Mohan (Naresh) a NRI divorcee who returns to India. Raju (Naga Shourya) is a typical village youngster who is busy chasing a girl Gauri (Isha Ranganath).

Haseena gets a marriage proposal, from a well off guy living in Dubai. She betrays Ashraf and marries the Dubai guy - before she even sees him, based on a photograph of him - and sets off to Dubai, which leaves Ashraf heartbroken. There she finds that her husband is way older than the photograph shows and works as a taxi driver. Raghu turns out to be fraud, who plans to trap Renu for her money. He convinces Renu to elope with him, But before he could get done with his plan, her father comes to know of this and apparently gets him killed. Raju, one night, sneaks into Gauri's home, but gets caught. He is then forced to marry her by their families, owing to social pressure. He sets off to the city, where he works in the municipality. Gauri delivers a baby, but gets killed during childbirth unable to bear the pain because she isn't even sixteen years old. Then he starts taking care of her daughter. Saritha and Mohan, who were unable to get married during their teenage finally make good of their second opportunity. They decide to spend the rest of their lives together and set off for a Road Trip. Krishneshwar Rao saves 10 lacs from his begging income - which he stores at various locations in the city in small amounts - and strikes a deal for a house. But he dies in sleep ,the night before he could buy the house. Depressed, Lisa and Venkateshwara Rao, both go to the same bar. They are later shown to be married.

Saaradhi finishes his story and goes to a publisher seeking the money only to find that he is out of town. He then finds Krishneshwara Rao's bag with 10 lacs and has his daughter cured.He gives the remaining amount to Gauri's Husband to take care of his own daughter.



  1. ^ "I have a career defining role in CK : Lakshmi". 1998-01-01. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Sattaru`s Chandamama Kathalu goes on floors". 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Lakshmi Manchu's most glamourous [sic] avatar - Times Of India". 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Chandamama Kathalu's shooting wrapped up". 1998-01-01. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  5. ^ TNN 6 Nov 2013, 09.05PM IST (2013-11-06). "Lakshmi Manchu starts working for Chandamama Kathalu - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
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  7. ^ "Winners list: 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". The Times of India. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 

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