Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana

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Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
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Directed byPrabhu Deva
Produced byM. S. Raju
Written byParuchuri Brothers
Screenplay byM. S. Raju
Story byVeeru Potla
Prakash Raj
Veda Sastry
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
Edited byK. V. Krishna Reddy
Distributed bySumanth Arts
Release date
14 January 2005
Running time
161 minutes
Budget6 crore (equivalent to 15 crore or US$2.2 million in 2018)
Box office25 crore (equivalent to 64 crore or US$9.2 million in 2018)

Nuvvostānaṇṭē Nēnoddaṇṭānā (English: If you wish to come, will I refuse?) is a 2005 Telugu romantic comedy film, starring Siddharth and Trisha. It marks the directorial debut of Prabhu Deva in Telugu film Industry.[1] The soundtrack was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film won nine Filmfare Awards South [2] and five Nandi Awards.[3] The film script has a good resemblance with Maine Pyaar Kiya and Son in Law. The film's name was inspired by the song of the same name in the film Varsham. It is considered to be the first Indian movie to be remade in seven languages and also the only movie to win 9 Filmfare awards.


Santosh (Siddharth) is a rich city boy born to millionaire parents Janaki (Geetha) and Prakash (Prakash Raj) and brought up in London. On the other hand, Siri (Trisha) is a traditional, simple, rural girl from Andhra Pradesh who is brought up by her only brother Sivaramakrishna (Srihari). He is heartbroken when their father marries another woman and throws them out of the house, humiliating them on the way. Their mother dies, and her tomb is built on the small land which they, own until the Zamindar Narasimha (Narsing Yadav) tells them that it is his land, since their mother had taken a loan from the man. Sivaramakrishna volunteers to work day and night to pay off the loan, as long as they don't tear down his mother's tomb. Narasimha agrees, and the local station master (Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao) helps them. Slowly, Sivaramakrishna and Siri grow up. One day, Lalitha (Veda Sastry), Siri's best friend and Santosh's cousin, comes to their house to invite Siri to their house as she is getting married. Santosh also arrives on the same day with his parents.

Slowly, Santosh and Siri fall in love, but Janaki does not bear it as Siri is not as rich as them, and is thus not to their standards. Santosh is also to be married to Janaki's younger brother Srinivasa Rao's (Tanikella Bharani) business partner's (Jaya Prakash Reddy) daughter Dolly (Nanditha). Janaki humiliates Siri as well as Sivaramakrishna, who arrives a minute before, and both are thrown of the house after Janaki accuses them of trying to entice and trap Santosh. When Santosh learns of this, he goes to Siri's house and pleads to her brother to accept him. Sivaramakrishna gives him a chance, just like he was given a chance by Narasimha when he was little. Santosh is tasked to take care of the cows, clean up after them, and grow more crops than Sivaramakrishna by the end of the season; if he does not, Santosh will be thrown out of the village and can never see Siri again. Narasimha and his son (Ajay) are not happy as Narasimha's son wanted to marry Siri. With them, Dolly, and her father trying to get Santosh to lose the competition, Santosh has to work hard for his love, eating red chillies and rice everyday, even though he can't bear it. Through many antics from Narasimha's and Dolly's side, Santosh eventually proves his love for Siri to Sivaramakrishna, and succeeds in growing more grains. However, Narasimha and his son kidnap Siri and then try to rape her. A fight takes place in which Santosh kills Narasimha's son while Sivaramakrishna violently defeats Santosh's uncle's business partner and Narasimha. After realizing that Santosh and Siri should be together, Sivaramakrishna takes the blame for this murder and spends 5 years in prison. The movie ends with Sivaramakrishna's release from prison, which is also when Siri and Santosh get married, in everyone's presence. Janaki then accepts Siri to be her daughter-in-law.



Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Soundtrack album by
Released21 December 2004
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Naa Alludu
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana

The soundtrack features eight songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The soundtrack featured a remixed version of the song "Prema Kosamai Volalo" sung by Ghantasala for the 1951 film Pathala Bhairavi. This version was sung by Jr. Ghantasala. All lyrics were penned by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry.

1."Chandrulo Unde"Shankar Mahadevan, Devi Sri Prasad, Kalpana4:17
2."Something Something"Tippu5:35
3."Niluvaddam"Karthik, Sumangali5:59
4."Paripoke Pitta"Mallikarjun, Sagar3:40
5."Prema Kosamai Valalo (Remix)"Ghantasala2:11
6."Ghal Ghal (Akasam Thakela)"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Devi Sri Prasad5:20
7."Padam Kadalanantundha"Sagar1:12
8."Adhire Adhire"Jassie Gift, Devi Sri Prasad, Kalpana4:17


This film was successful, and it got remade in 7 languages; which is the highest number for an Indian movie to be remade in other languages.

  1. Tamil as Unakkum Enakkum (2006),
  2. Kannada as Neenello Naanalle (2006),
  3. Odia as Suna Chadhei Mo Rupa Chadhei (2009),
  4. Indian Bengali as I Love You (2007),
  5. Bangladeshi Bengali as Nissash Amar Tumi (2010),
  6. Nepali as The Flash Back: Farkera Herda (2010)
  7. Hindi as Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013)


Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana was released with 90 prints on 14 January 2005; more prints were added later to meet the public demand.[4]

Box office performance[edit]

It was the biggest hit of 2005 in tollywood. Ran for house full shows for many days at major centres. It collected a gross amount close to 1 Crore Rupees at many centres such as shanthi, bramarambha, prasad, and shalini. The film ran for 50 days in 79 centres[5] and 100 days in 35 centres, becoming a huge boxoffice hit.[6]


Filmfare Awards South - Telugu Language
Nandi Awards
Santosham Film Awards


  1. ^ "Movie Review: Nuvvostanante Mendicants". Sify. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
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  3. ^ "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Telugu Movie Review - cinema preview stills gallery trailer video clips showtimes". IndiaGlitz. 15 January 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Trade Report - Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana". IdleBrain. 17 January 2005. Retrieved 4 August 2007.
  5. ^ NVNV direct 50 days centers IdleBrain. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
  6. ^ NVNV direct 100 days centers IdleBrain. Retrieved 28 August 2008.

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Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu)
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