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Directed by Puri Jagannadh
Produced by DVV Danayya
Written by Puri Jagannadh
Starring Ravi Teja,
Siya Gowtham
Narrated by Puri Jagannadh
Music by Chakri
Cinematography Shyam K Naidu
Distributed by Vishno Academy
Release dates
  • 19 December 2008 (2008-12-19)
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 32 crore (US$4.8 million)
Box office 35 crore (US$5.3 million)

Neninthe (English translation: I am the way I am) is a 2008 Telugu masala film written and directed by Puri Jagannadh. Ravi Teja plays the lead role while Siya is the female lead in her debut. Chakri is the music director. Though this film failed miserably at the box office, it won three Nandi Awards-Ravi Teja as best actor, best story by Puri Jagannadh and best fight sequences by Ram-Lakshman. The movie is dubbed in Hindi as Ek Aur Vinashak and in Tamil as Natchathiram.


Ravi (Ravi Teja) works as an assistant director and Narayana (M. S. Narayana) as co-director for director Idly Viswanath(Brahmanandam) in the Telugu film industry. During the shooting Ravi meets Sandhya (Siya Gautham), a group dancer. Sandhya' s sister Surekha (Surekha Vani) get married to Rambabu (Krishna Bhagavaan) who harasses her only to exploit Sandhya. Ravi narrates an interesting story to the producer (Sayaji Shinde). But he is not ready to take the risk with a debutant director like Ravi.

Meanwhile, a rich goon Yadu (Supreet Reddy), who usurps prime lands casts his eyes on Sandhya and Rambabu tries to make use of this in his favour. At this juncture, Ravi narrates the story to hero Mallik (Subbaraju) who also expresses his doubts regarding its feasibility. When Ravi pleads for a chance, he agrees for a trial shoot and they seek the help of Sandhya and other friends. Popular director VV Vinayak asks Ravi for a heroine. Having seen Sandhya's performance in the trial shoot, he books her.

When Sandhya becomes a heroine, Rambabu ignores Yadu. Mallik impressed with the trial shoot, convinces the producer. The producer had suffered much loss due to Idly vishwanath's film. The film shooting begins with Mallik as hero and Sandhya as heroine. At this time, an item dancer Mumaith (Mumaith Khan), who had an affair with Mallik attempts suicide and is raped. This and the paucity of funds puts the project in trouble. Yadu comes forward to finance the project. But once the shootingis over Ravi finds his name missing in the titles. Eventually he teaches Yadu a lesson and replaces the name.



  • Director ... Puri Jagannadh
  • Producer ... Bhagavan, D. V. V. Danayya
  • Dialogues ... Puri Jagannadh
  • Music Director ... Chakri
  • Cinematography ... Shyam K Naidu
  • Editing ... Varma
  • Art: Chinna
  • Fights: Ram - Lakshman
  • Story - dialogues - screenplay - direction: Puri Jagan
  • Producer: DVV Danayya


This film won Nandi Awards for the following categories:

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