Daddy (2001 film)
|Directed by||Suresh Krishna|
|Produced by||Allu Aravind|
|Written by||Satyanand (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Suresh Krishna|
|Story by||Bhupathi Raja|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Cinematography||Chota K. Naidu|
|Edited by||Marthand K. Venkatesh|
Daddy (Telugu: డాడీ) is a 2001 Telugu drama film, produced by Allu Aravind on Geetha Arts banner and directed by Suresh Krishna. Starring Chiranjeevi, Simran, Ashima Bhalla in the lead roles and music composed by S. A. Rajkumar.
Raj Kumar or Raj (Chiranjeevi) is a rich audio company owner who owns a modern dance school. Dance is his passion and his life till he meets and marries Shanti (Simran). They have a daughter Akshaya (Anushka Malhotra). Raj believes in his friends and does anything for them. However, they take advantage of him and usurp his wealth. Though Raj and his family are happy in their not-so-lavish lifestyle, their happiness is shattered when Akshaya becomes ill with a heart condition. Raj instead of bringing the money Shanti had stored in the bank to the hospital to save Akshaya, uses it to save his former dance student Gopi (Allu Arjun), who was hit by a car. Shanti, who is pregnant, leaves him because she feels that he killed their daughter.
Six years later, Raj, who is once again wealthy, sees his second child, Aishwarya (Anushka Malhotra), who looks exactly like his Akshaya, in whose honour he builds a foundation which takes care of poor, unhealthy children and their families. He builds a relationship with Aish without Shanti’s knowledge. However, Shanti finds out, tries to reconcile with him after realising her mistake, but doesn't because she sees him with the same friend who took advantage of them earlier. Raj agrees to leave, says a final goodbye, and as he is about to leave, sees his child caught in an accidental fire at her school function. He saves her, but he is wounded. Shanti sees how much he loves her and Aish and they finally reunite.
- Chiranjeevi as Raj Kumar
- Simran as Shanti
- Ashima Bhalla as Priya
- Rajendra Prasad as Prasad
- Sarath Babu as doctor
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as Shanti's paternal uncle
- Allu Arjun as Gopi Krishna (Cameo)
- Achyuth as Ramesh
- M. S. Narayana as Priya's father
- Uttej as Priya's friend
- Baby Anushka Malhotra as Akshaya / Aishwarya
- Director: Suresh Krishna
- Writers: Bhupathi Raja (story), Satyanand (dialogue) and Suresh Krishna (screenplay)
- Producer: Allu Aravind
- Music: S. A. Rajkumar
- Cinematography: Chota K. Naidu
- Fights: Vikram Dharma and Pawan Kalyan
- Choreography: Saroj Khan and Raju Sundaram
- Executive producer: Nagaraju Chittajallu
- Editor: Marthand K. Venkatesh
- Art: Ashok
|Soundtrack album by S. A. Rajkumar|
|Released||14 September 2001|
|Producer||S. A. Rajkumar|
|S. A. Rajkumar chronology|
The audio was released on 14 September 2001. The fans of Chiranjeevi all over the state organized the audio release of the film and they selected the district headquarters as the venues and invited the top-rank government officials and politicians. Music was composed by S. A. Rajkumar and the lyrics were provided by Chandrabose, Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, Bhuvanachandra and Srinivas. The songs were received well by the audience.
|1||" Adu Aadinchu "||Shankar Mahadevan||Chandrabose||05:19|
|2||" Mandara Buggaloki "||Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy||Srinivas||04:53|
|3||" Vana Vana "||Udit Narayan, Chitra||Chandrabose||05:16|
|4||" Gummadi Gummadi "||Hariharan||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||04:52|
|5||" Naa Pranama Suswagatam "||Udit Narayan, Chitra||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||04:56|
|6||" Patta Pakkinti "||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Sriram||Bhuvanachandra||05:10|
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