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Directed by Gandhi Krishna
Produced by V. Gnanavelu
Written by Gandhi Krishna
Sujatha Rangarajan (dialogues)
Starring Vishal
Reema Sen
Girish Karnad
Music by Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography K. V. Anand
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
GJ Cinema
Release date
  • 10 September 2004 (2004-09-10)
Running time
156 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Chellamae (Tamil: செல்லமே; English: Darling) is a 2004 Tamil film directed by Gandhi Krishna, who directed the critically acclaimed Nila Kaalam. The film stars Vishal, Reema Sen, Bharath, Bhanupriya and Vivek.Jyothika was initially approached for the Lead role. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Harris Jayaraj. This film marks the debut of Vishal Krishna as an actor. It was dubbed into Telugu as Prema Chadaragam.


Mythili (Reema Sen) showers love and affection on Viswa (Bharath), her neighbor, since childhood. Viswa happens to be the only son of a rich business tycoon Rajasekhar (Girish Karnad), who loses his mother at a young age. Mythili treats Viswa as her younger brother and spends all her time with him. Meanwhile, Ragunandan(Vishal), an income tax officer, turns up at Rajasekhar's house for an IT raid and happens to meet Mythili there. They eventually fall in love and after a series of incidents they get wed locked. They settle in Goa then. The trouble begins when Viswa reaches Goa in search of Mythili. He manages to kidnap Mythili and bring her to Chennai. The reasons for Viswa's obsession and possessiveness towards Mythili unfolds as the movie progresses. Ragunandan who comes back to Goa finds the house deserted. The next door neighbor tells him that Mythili eloped with Viswa. He then begins to track her down and finds that the duo had left to Chennai. Ragunandan reaches Chennai, but is unable to tell his parents the real plight. With the help of Harichandra(Vivek), his colleague, he tries to trace her out. A chance look at the video of their marriage throws light on Viswa’s hatred towards Ragunandan. Now Ragunanthan is convinced that Mythili did not go on her own will. He confronts Viswa’s father but he is of no help. Finally he traces out the location of Viswa’s hideout. Mythili on the other hand pleads with Viswa to release her. She explains that she cannot be his wife and can see him only as a son or a little brother. The plea falls on deaf ears. In a racy climax on high seas, the three protagonists fight it out and Mythili hits Viswa with the boat oars. He plunges into the sea in an unconscious condition taking Mythili along. Ragunanthan comes at the nick of the time to save her. Even though she had killed him because of her attack on him, she is filled with remorse.


Box office[edit]

Chellame (Prema Chadarangam) ran for 200 days. It was made with a budget of 3.5 crore and collected a share of 6 crore[1] selling 3 million tickets worldwide.


The soundtrack and background score was composed by Harris Jayaraj. All Lyrics are written by Vairamuthu.

Soundtrack album by Harris Jayaraj
Released 2004
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label An Ak Audio
Harris Jayaraj chronology
Tamil tracklist
Song title Singers
"Vellaikaran Mutham" Mahathi
"Aariya Udhadugal" Hariharan, Swarnalatha
"Kummiyadi" Sandhya
"Chella Kiliyum" Ranjith, Anuradha Sriram
"Kadhalikkum Asai" Kay Kay, Chinmayi, Timmy, Mahathi
Telugu Track list

Lyrics are written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Chandrabose, Sahathi.G

Song title Singers
"Pettadey Oh Muddu" Mahathi
"Aaryula Hrudayapu Sannidhi" Unnikrishnan, Swarnalatha
"Gummadamma Kanne Gummadamma" Sandhya
"Muddula Chilaka" Devi Sri Prasad, Anuradha Sriram
"Venditeralo Bulliteralo" Chakri, Chinni, Chinmayi, Timmy, Mahathi


  1. ^ "Vishal interview — chitchat — Tamil & Telugu film actor". Retrieved 2012-08-07.