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Seethakoka Chiluka
Film poster
Directed byA. R. Rajaraja
CinematographyA. Selva
Edited byRaja Mohammed
Music byMani Sharma
Release date
  • 29 September 2006 (2006-09-29)

Seethakoka Chiluka is a 2006 Indian Telugu-language film directed by A. R. Rajaraja. Navdeep and Sheela Kaur play the lead roles. Adolescent dreams and desires form its theme.[1] The film was dubbed in Tamil as Ilavattam with a few reshot scenes.[2][3]


The movie begins in college, with the district collector awarding Srinivas alias Cheenu and asking him to share his success story with everybody. Cheenu is an honest and studious village guy who hails from a poor farmer's family. Despite his friends' attempts to sway him towards the lusty distractions of adolescence, he stands his ground and tries to persuade them to follow his path. Lakshmi is the second daughter of a Zamindar also from the same village who studies at the same college as Cheenu. Despite their hatred for each other at the beginning, they end up falling for each other after a lot of melodrama. Lakshmi's brother-in-law (her elder sister's husband) lusts for her and tries to inherit their fortune by marrying both the Zamindar's daughters. He tries to beat Cheenu to death when everybody finds about their love affair. In an attempt to escape Prithviraj, the couple seeks protection from the district collector, who assures them that she would help them marry each other after they finish their education. The movie ends with a tedious action episode between Cheenu and Prithviraj and the title rolls.



The film marked the directorial debut of A. R. Rajaraja who works as dialogue writer for Tamil dubbed films.[4]


Soundtrack was composed by Mani Sharma.

Telugu version[5]
Tamil version[6]
  • Kadhara - Krishnachandran, Uma Ramanan
  • Kenjinaka - Mallikarjun, Saindhavi
  • Om Muruga - Karthik, Srivardhini
  • Yaar Kadavule - Ranjith
  • Yuddham - Tippu, Reshmi


Reviewing Tamil version, Chennai Online wrote "The message for the younger generation is to have a focus in life and work towards it. The idea has been fairly neatly weaved in. But the situations are oft-told ones, and are narrated in a manner that was done a decade or more ago".[2] Bizhat wrote "Raja Rajah has been a tad afraid to experiment. He has kept himself to well-stated positions and has tried to operate from within that. He has done justice to what he has attempted. But he has not done anything novel.".[3] Lajjavathi of Kalki felt the film would have been a good lesson for the youth if the screenplay had been made stronger.[7]


  1. ^ "Sitakoka Chiluka review: Sitakoka Chiluka (Telugu) Movie Review - fullhyd.com".
  2. ^ a b "Ilavattam". www.chennaionline.com. Archived from the original on 1 November 2006. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b "BizHat.com - Ilavattam Review. Navadeep, Sheela, Suhasini, Vijaykumar, Ali, Sangeetha, Manorama". movies.bizhat.com. Archived from the original on 6 March 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  4. ^ "தமிழ் சினிமாவின் சுனாமி!". Kalki (in Tamil). 18 June 2006. pp. 76–77. Retrieved 26 March 2024.
  5. ^ "Seethakoka Chiluka". Gaana. Retrieved 26 March 2024.
  6. ^ "Ilavattam (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Gaana. Retrieved 26 March 2024.
  7. ^ லஜ்ஜாவதி (22 October 2006). "இளவட்டம்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 42. Retrieved 6 April 2024.

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