Mister Pellam

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Mister Pellam
Mr. Pellam (1993 film).jpg
VCD Cover
Directed by Bapu
Produced by Gawara Partha Sarathi
Written by Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
(story /screenplay /dialogues)
Starring Rajendra Prasad
Aamani
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography R.K. Raju
Edited by K.N. Raju
Production
company
Sri Chamundi Chitra[1]
Release date
  • 5 September 1993 (1993-09-05)
Running time
129 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Mr. Pellam or Mister Pellam (English translation: Mr. Wife) is a 1993 Telugu comedy film produced by Gawara Partha Sarathi on Sri Chamundi Chitra banner and directed by Bapu. Starring Rajendra Prasad, Aamani in the lead roles and music composed by M. M. Keeravani. The film recorded as Hit at box office. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

Balaji (Rajendra Prasad ) is a bank employee married to housewife Jhansi (Aamani ) with 2 lovely kids. He gets promoted to bank head cashier and as per the rules, gets one key for the bank vault with the other key present with bank manager (Tanikella Bharani). He celebrates it by buying a television set (the first in the colony!) but due to the treacherous and cunning plan by Bharani along with another bank employee as his aid, Balaji is found accountable to a 1 lakh loss to the bank. He gets suspended from the bank on the day of promotion itself but to his surprise, he doesn't get recruited into any other job from next day as he has a negative record. Jhanshi convinces Balaji that she'd use her B.Com qualification to get work in Annapurna Foods company, whose Managing Director is her friend from the 12th grade. She goes to meet Gopal Krishna (A.V.S), her friend in the office. After using her wit/charm/brains in tackling a business issue in the board meeting (at which she is coincidentally present), Jhansi gets the job as vice president for Sales division with a pay of 10 grand a month. She tells her husband that she secured a job with 3 grand monthly pay.

Meanwhile, Balaji challenges Jhansi that he can take care of the house as he considers it a very easy job and he struggles at home. He cannot make his kids get ready to school, cannot cook at home and cannot manage even simple chores. He hates Jhansi working in office while he sits at home, but his hands are tied. A few fights ensure between the couple over the same issues and finally after Krishnashtami celebration events at Gopal’s house, Balaji loses his rag. He accuses Jhansi that she wanted her husband to feel bad about himself which is why she took him to Gopal’s house to show him how wealthy and happy Gopal is. Jhansi gets a 20 grand bonus in office for massive increase in sales and her savings amount to 85 grand. She borrows 15K from Gopal and gives 1 lakh to Balaji asking him to submit it in the bank which makes Balaji angry. He cannot believe that even his wife would think that her husband stole the money and leaves the house. He calls Bharani from a payphone and tells him that he cracked the vile plan of theirs. Meanwhile,Jhansi takes the help of her friend Gopal and calls the bank chairman to tell him about the false case. Everything falls in line at the end and the couple patch up their differences.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Mister Pellam
Film score by M. M. Keeravani
Released 1993
Genre Soundtrack
Length 19:41
Label AKASH Audio
Producer M. M. Keeravani
M. M. Keeravani chronology
Matru Devo Bhava
(1993)Matru Devo Bhava1993
Mister Pellam
(1993)
Puttinilla Mettinilla
(1993)Puttinilla Mettinilla1993

Music composed by M. M. Keeravani. All songs are hit tracks. Music released on AKASH Audio Company. There is misinformation about the lyrics credits for this movie with most songs attributed to Arudra. Musicologist Raja spoke to the movie crew and found out the proper credits with proofs.[5] It is concluded that Arudra wrote only 2 songs (Adagavayya ayyagaari & Mayadari Krishnayya), rest all are written by Veturi. The surprise being that in the song "Sogasu Chooda Tarama", Mullapudi Venkata Ramana contributed a charanam ("pasipaapaku paalistuu...") as confirmed by his son.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Adagavayya Ayyagari" Arudra SP Balu, Chitra 3:46
2. "Raade Cheli" Veturi Sundararama Murthy Chitra 3:14
3. "Mayadari Krishnayya" Arudra SP Balu 4:27
4. "Sogasu Chooda Tharama" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu, Chitra 4:25
5. "Mullu Poyyi Katti Vachche" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu 3:09
Total length: 19:41

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Nandi Awards

Others[edit]

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