Daddy (2001 film)

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Daddy Telugu DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by Suresh Krishna
Produced by Allu Aravind
Written by Satyanand (dialogues)
Screenplay by Suresh Krishna
Story by Bhupathi Raja
Starring Chiranjeevi
Rajendra Prasad
Ashima Bhalla
Music by S. A. Rajkumar
Cinematography Chota K. Naidu
Edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh
Release date
  • 4 October 2001 (2001-10-04)
Running time
156 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

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.




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Album cover
Soundtrack album by S. A. Rajkumar
Released 14 September 2001 (2001-09-14)
Recorded 2001
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 30:56
Label Aditya Music
Producer S. A. Rajkumar
S. A. Rajkumar chronology
Nee Premakai

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.[1] 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.

# Title Singers Lyrics Length
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

Box office[edit]

Daddy was completed 50 days in 97 centres[2] and 100 days in 15 centres.[3] It was dubbed in Hindi as Meri Izzat.


  1. ^ Telugu Cinema Etc. (2001-09-18). Retrieved on 2017-01-09.
  2. ^ "Cycle Stand - Chiranjeevi Daddy - 50 days centers". 
  3. ^ "Cycle Stand - Chiranjeevi Daddy - 100 days centers". 

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