Nenu Sailaja

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Nenu.. Sailaja...
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Telugu నేను శైలజ
Directed by Kishore Tirumala
Produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore
Screenplay by Kishore Tirumala
Story by Kishore Tirumala
Starring Ram Pothineni
Keerthy Suresh
Sathyaraj
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography Sameer Reddy
Edited by Sreekar Prasad
Production
company
Release date
  • 1 January 2016 (2016-01-01)
Running time
135 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Box office est. 50crore[1]

Nenu.. Sailaja... (Telugu: నేను శైలజ, translit. Nenu Sailaja, lit. 'Me.. Sailaja...') is a 2016 Telugu romantic comedy directed by Kishore Tirumala and produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore, starring Ram Pothineni and Keerthy Suresh.[2] The film was produced by Sri Sravanthi Movies, which also produced Ram's previous film Shivam.

Nenu.. Sailaja... was released on 1 January 2016.[3][4][5] The film collected ₹50 crore worldwide.

Plot[edit]

The film starts with Hari (Ram Pothineni) sitting by the beach, thinking of love and its consequences. Hari used to propose to every girl that he came across but was turned down every time. He grows up and becomes a DJ. He lives with his father, mother and twin sister Swecha (Sreemukhi) He still tries to woo every girl he comes across but fails. To overcome this depression, he sits with his best friend by the beach and they see a couple which infuriates him. He then starts drinking with his friend and believes that there is no chance of love in his life and shares his 1st love in the village with a girl where Hari was staying before his father was transferred to Vizag. Hari, in an inebriated condition, is about to fall into the sea. But he is saved by Shailu (Keerthy Suresh). Hari asks her to drop him home as he has no money or vehicle to get home. Shailu offers lift, but drops him in the middle as she thinks he is trying to woo her and even doesn't tell him her name when asked by Hari. He then tells his friend that if God exists, he will never meet her again.

Next day in the hospital Hari encounters a young mute girl Pooja and very politely asks about her name and school to which she responds by expressions. Shailu, also present in the hospital, gets impressed by Hari's behaviour and notes down his phone number when Hari gives Pooja his number by finger expressions. In another incident when the roads are blocked by goons in order to inaugurate a statue by the minister, Hari beats them up and gives way to a passing ambulance which again impresses Shailu who was also present there. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Shailu was the girl with whom Hari first fell in love.

Meanwhile, a local rowdy Maharishi (Pradeep Rawat) goes to Shailu's office and threatens Keerti (Dhanya Balakrishna) who is Shailu's friend and tells her to forget her boyfriend as he is marrying someone else. Shailu then calls Hari and asks for his help. They meet and there Hari reveals his name to Shailu and Keerti. Hari devises a plan and fools Maharishi by talking him to a woman who claims that she is her childhood lover Suchitra and Keerti is her daughter. This results in Keerti's marriage with her lover. When she tries to hug Hari, she is stopped by Shailu who is jealous of her hugs as Keerti hugged him twice before. Keerti then asks Hari to make Shailu fall in love with him.

Hari, now fallen in love and Shailu spend time with each other. One day he drops her from office to home when she reveals that she has to go to Goa the very next day for an ad shoot. Hari drops her at the airport by car where Shailu asks him to come to Goa along with him to which he agrees. During the ad shoot, Hari recognizes that Shailu is the girl that he had fallen in love in his childhood. They spend a good time together in Goa where Shailu tells him that the boy who lived near her house used to make her smile and today Hari is making her smile without knowing that it was Hari.

After they come back to Hyderabad, Hari takes Shailu to her home and introduces her to his family members during which she comes to know that Hari was the boy who made her happy during her childhood by seeing the childhood photos of Hari in his home. She then gets a call from her mother to return to the village as soon as possible. Hari fails to contact Shailu for a few days. So he sits at the beach thinking about her which is the starting part of the story. Maharshi arrives there and asks him about Shailu. Shailu arrives and Hari tells her about his feelings to which she replies that "Hari, I love you but I am not in love with you" which has totally confused Hari. Meanwhile, goons come to kidnap Shailu as her father refused to sell a part of his land. Hari thrashes them and asks Shailu about her problem. She then leaves.

After a few days Hari joins a meditation centre to relive the thoughts of Shailu. He then sees his sister Swecha with her boyfriend at a bar one night. At home when Hari complains about the relationship,it is revealed that her boyfriend is Ashok who is Shailu's brother. It is also revealed that Shailu's aunt had asked her hand for her son Amar's marriage from her father Srinivas Rao (Sathyaraj). Hari, now understood the situation meets Ashok and tells him that he has to know is family first in order to get them married. To Shailu's surprise, he meets her family as Ashok's friend. Ashok comes to know from a phone call from Maharishi that Hari has actually come for Shailu. He gets well with the family members and then uses this opportunity to get the family members close to each other as they had no proper bonding in between due to some misunderstanding when Shailu was born. He makes Shailu's grandfather (Vijayakumar) reunited with his son Srinivas and realises Shailu of her mistake, which was that her father is not a good father. Things go as per plan until Maharishi arrives to attend the wedding thinking that Shailu and Hari are getting married. He is about to spoil everything when Hari saves everything in time. Shailu then asks Hari to leave the place as soon as possible as it would cause no benefit to him. 2 days prior to the marriage, Shailu hugs Hari as she thinks she would lose him forever which is seen by the housemaid. She then tells Shailu's mother that she thinks Shailu is not happy with the marriage, upon asking Shailu to which she agrees. The next day while her mother shares this experience to the family, Srinivas Rao gets a call that Shailu has been kidnapped. He orders Hari to get her back to which he succeeds. Now Maharshi tells everything to the family members about their love story upon which Hari and Maharishi are thrown out of the house by Amar. Shailu then tells her father that she loved Hari and no one can understand her better than him and said that she cannot live without him. On the marriage day, Srinivas takes Shailu to the railway station where she meets Hari and tells him that she loves him. Hari reveals that he would not let the marriage happen at any cost, so he had waited. Meanwhile, Srinivas Rao gets a call from her sister that Amar is missing who is actually kidnapped by Maharishi. Thus Hari and Shailu are reunited.

Shailu is now married to Hari. They now have a baby daughter. The film ends with Sailu visiting her father at her hometown.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Nenu Sailaja
Soundtrack album by Devi Sri Prasad
Released 21st December 2015
Recorded 2015
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 20:22
Language Telugu
Label Aditya Music
Producer Devi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Kumari 21F
(2015)Kumari 21F2015
Nenu Sailaja
(2015)
Nannaku Prematho
(2015)Nannaku Prematho2015

Singer Chitra won Filmfare Awards South for best playback singer female.[8]

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."The Night Is Still Young"SagarDavid Simon3:08
2."Crazy Feeling"Ramajogayya SastryPrudhvi Chandra3:30
3."Masti Masti"Anantha SriramSooraj Santhosh, Swetha Mohan3:40
4."Sailaja Sailaja"Bhaskarabhatla RavikumarSagar3:54
5."Em Cheppanu"Sirivennela Seetarama SastryKarthik4:46
6."Ee Premaki"Sirivennela Seetarama SastryChitra1:24
Total length:20:22

Accolades[edit]

2017 Filmfare Awards South

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. "'Nenu Sailaja' final total WW collections; Ram's film turns 1st superhit Telugu film of 2016". ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "I'm playing a DJ in Nenu Sailaja: Ram". The Times of India. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nenu.. Sailaja hits screens on Jan 1". The Hindu. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "'Nenu Sailaja' Review: A Pleasant Love Story". greatandhra.com. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Instantly Impressive 'Nenu Sailaja'". greatandhra.com. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "IndiaGlitz - Nenu Sailaja Audio Movie Release Date - Telugu Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Tiara, The (12 February 2015). "Fbb Femina Miss India Kolkata 2015 Winner Tanya Hope is Trained by The Tiara". wordpress.com. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Winners: 64th Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 (South)". Times of India. 19 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Winners: 64th Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 (South)". Times of India. 19 June 2017. 

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