Choodalani Vundi

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Choodalani Vundi
Choodalani Vundi..jpg
Directed by Gunasekhar
Produced by Ashwini Dutt
Written by Gunasekhar
Diwakar Babu
Starring Chiranjeevi
Soundarya
Prakash Raj
Anjala Zaveri
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography Chota K. Naidu
Distributed by Vyjayanthi Movies
Release date
27 August 1998
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 10 crore (equivalent to 32 crore or US$4.9 million in 2016)
Box office 14 crore (equivalent to 44 crore or US$6.9 million in 2016)

Choodalani Vundi (English: I'd like to see) is a 1998 Tollywood action thriller film directed by Gunasekhar and produced by Ashwini Dutt. This film stars Chiranjeevi, Soundarya, Prakash Raj, and Anjala Zaveri. The film collected around 14 crores at that time. The film was recorded as an Industry Hit at the box-office . The film was surpassed collections of before industry hit Pedarayudu. The movie was later dubbed in Hindi as Meri Zindagi Ek Agnipath and in Tamil as Calcutta. It was later remade into Hindi as Calcutta Mail with Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji.

Plot[edit]

Ramakrishna (Chiranjeevi) is a mechanic whose life changes when he meets Priya (Anjala Zaveri) at a train station. She sees him and feels some inexplicable connection, and runs away with him to flee her father, Mahendra's (Prakash Raj) goons. They end up living in the forest with their son, but Mahendra, who is an underworld don, kidnaps her so that he can marry her off to another don's son. Ramakrishna confronts her father and in the ensuing struggle, Priya takes the bullet shot at her husband and dies. Their son, because of the shock, loses his voice, and Ramakrishna is jailed. Mahendra takes the boy away to Kolkata, where the story originally started. Ramakrishna, with the help of Padmavathi (Soundarya), reunites with his son.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music and background music of this film is composed by Manisharma. The music was a huge hit, especially the tracks "Yamaha Nagari", "Manasa Ekkadunnav", "Ramma Chilakamma" were chartbusters. The track "Yamaha Nagari" sung by Hariharan gave immense popularity in Telugu states. all the lyrics were written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy.

Track Listing
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Yamaha Nagari" Hariharan 6:43
2. "Ramma Chilakammma" Udit Narayan, Swarnalatha 4:47
3. "Oh Mariya" Shankar Mahadevan, Kavitha Krishnamurthy 5:52
4. "Simbale Simbale" S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, Chithra 4:37
5. "Manasa Ekkadunnav" S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra 5:02
6. "Abbaba Iddu" S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha 4:58

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards

Plagiarism[edit]

The beginning of the song - "Simbale Simbale" has visuals of Lion King (opening sequence).[citation needed]

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