|Produced by||Alexander Vallabha|
|Starring||Akkineni Nageswara Rao
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
Chukkallo Chandrudu (English: Moon between Stars) is a 2006 Telugu film released on 14 January 2006 and was directed by Sivakumar, one of Mani Ratnam's associates. The film has Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Siddharth Narayan, Sadha, Saloni Aswani and Charmme Kaur playing important roles. The film story lines nearly equals to Jagapati Babu's film Allari Premikudu.
Arjun (Siddharth Narayan) is an NRI who lives with his grandfather (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) and grandmother Padmavathi (Waheeda Rehman). Padmavathi wants Arjun to get married. She also tells Arjun's grandfather but does not take it seriously. Suddenly one morning, Padmavathi dies in her sleep. Arjun's grandfather feels bad that he couldn't fulfill his wife's last wish: to get Arjun married. So he tries to convince Arjun for marriage. Arjun refuses and his grandfather leaves for India, where there are some people who will listen to him and give him respect. Arjun finds out that his grandfather is in India and flies from Germany to India to bring back his grandfather. His grandfather only agrees to come only if Arjun would marry. Arjun, along with the help of his friend Puppy (Sunil), close in on three girls: Shalini (Saloni Aswani), Sravani (Sadha) and Sandhya (Charmme Kaur). Shalini is a tennis player, Sravani is a student who is pursuing MBBS, and Sandhya is women's activist. Incidentally, all three girls happen to be Arjun's childhood friends. Arjun introduced himself as krishna for introducing himself, not like a childhood friend. He started impressing them with his funny and joyful attempts and he succeed to impress three of them and three became very close to him. He was confused to decide whom should he propose in three of them. Arjun decides to randomly draw one of the three names and whoever gets picked, Arjun would try to love that girl.
First is Sandhya. Arjun tries to tell Sandhya that he loves her through illogical ways. Because Sandhya is very ignorant, Arjun calls her a tomboy and Sandhya slaps him. Now he randomly draws another name and this time, it is Shalini. But he gets a phone call from Shalini that she is in the airport. Arjun quickly rushes to see Shalini and Shalini says that she has a tournament in Switzerland and also has a boyfriend. Arjun gets disappointed big time and gets a call from Sravani, saying that she is at the hospital. Arjun again rushes and goes to the hospital and finds out that Sravani's grandmother's situation is not looking good. There is a big crowd around the table and Sravani is afraid to talk up, as she fears that no one will listen to her. Arjun gives her courage and Sravani is able to speak for herself. He also pays for Sravani's grandmother's operation behind Sravani's back. By the time, Arjun reaches his place, he gets a call from Shalini, saying that she was just messing with Arjun (April Fools). She asks him to come to Switzerland and Arjun goes to Switzerland.
Shalini throws the tournament so that she can romance with Arjun. But one night, Shalini's father gets drunk and upset because his daughter lost the competition. Arjun gets upset too because he was selfishly thinking about himself only. The next day, Arjun leaves for India, saying to Shalini that she should pursue her career and to remain an inspiration to others. Arjun gives away his identity and shocks Shalini. Shalini also wishes the best for Arjun in his life. After coming back to India, Arjun learns that Sravani is getting engaged to an NRI in the United States. Sravani thinks that her fiance is paying for her grandmother's operation when Arjun was paying for it the whole time. Now, Arjun lost all three of his choices. He goes back to his grandfather and asks him to go back with him to Germany. Arjun's grandfather gives him another idea: to choose proposals from a list he already selected. Arjun doesn't like any of the proposals. There he meets Sandhya and Sandhya finds out that he was her childhood friend. Sandhya proposes Arjun and Arjun says that yes, he will marry her. At a party, Arjun meets Sharat (Prabhu Deva), Sandhya's ex. Arjun finds out that Sharat still has feelings for Sandhya. Arjun manages to link up Sandhya with Sharat and both happily go their own way.
Again, Arjun lost all his choices. Arjun goes to Sravani's wedding to wishes Sravani and her fiance all the best. But he overhears the groom talking about leaving Sravani after the wedding. Arjun punches him in the face and a huge fight happens. Arjun's grandfather also goes to the marriage and Sravani instantly recognizes who he is (she still does not know that Arjun is getting beaten up). She hears Arjun calling from downstairs and looks to see him beaten. Arjun confesses that he is her childhood friend. She does not believe at first but after asking his grandfather, she runs downstairs to embrace Arjun. The elders also believe that the marriage between Sravani and her fiance should end as he is a cheat. The film ends with Arjun marrying Sravani, settling in Germany.
- Siddharth Narayan as Arjun a.k.a. Krishna
- Akkineni Nageswara Rao as Arjun's grandfather
- Sadha as Sravani
- Charmme Kaur as Sandhya
- Saloni Aswani as Shalini
- Prathap K. Pothan as Shalini's Father
- Sunil as Puppy
- Waheeda Rehman as Arjun's grandmother (special appearance)
- Prabhu Deva as Sharat (special appearance)
- Aravind Pampana as Arjun junior
The film has seven songs composed by Chakri:
- "Kalanaina" - Karthik, Harini
- "Preme Paravasham" - Karthik, Chinmayee
- "Dolna Dolna" - Sukhwinder Singh
- "Navvutho Ringtone" - Kunal Ganjawala, Kousalya
- "Everybody" - Shaan, Siddharth
- "Edhalo Eppudo" - Siddharth, Kousalya
- "Pichchi Prema" - Chakri, Vasu