Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana

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Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana.jpg
Directed byPrabhu Deva
Produced byM. S. Raju
Screenplay byM. S. Raju
Story byVeeru Potla
Dialogue byParuchuri brothers
Starring
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
CinematographyVenu
Edited byK. V. Krishna Reddy
Production
company
Distributed bySumanth Arts
Release date
  • 14 January 2005 (2005-01-14)
Running time
161 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (pronounced [nuvvostaːnaṇʈeː nēnoddaṇʈaːnaː]; transl. If you wish to come, will I refuse?) is a 2005 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film[1] directed by Prabhu Deva in his directorial debut of and produced by M. S. Raju under Sumanth Art Productions who gave the screenplay as well. The film stars Srihari, Siddharth, and Trisha with the music composed by Devi Sri Prasad.

The story is inspired from 1989 Hindi film Maine Pyar Kiya,[2][3] where an affluent boy travels to the village of his girlfriend against their parent's wishes to prove his love. The film's title was inspired by the song of the same name from Varsham (2004), sung by K. S. Chithra.

The film won nine Filmfare Awards South (including Best Film) and five Nandi Awards. The film was remade in nine other languages—the highest for any Indian film.[1][4] The film also has the distinction of receiving most Filmfare awards by any South Indian film.

Plot[edit]

Siri is a traditional, simple, rural girl from Andhra Pradesh who is brought up by her only elder brother Sivaramakrishna. 20 years ago, their rich father from a nearby town, married another woman and expelled them out of the house, humiliating them on the way. Their mother dies leaving toddler Siri in the care of 13-year-old Sivaramakrishna. With help of relatives, her grave is built on the small land which the brother-sister inherited, but the Zamindar Narasimha tells them that it is his land, since their mother had not repaid a loan from the man. Sivaramakrishna begs Narasimma and asks for an extension promising to work day and night to pay off the loan, as long as they don't tear down his mother's grave. Narasimha agrees upon security from the local station master. Slowly, Sivaramakrishna turns the tables using his handwork and becomes a rich enough farmer, and Siri grows up to complete engineering in the nearby town. One day, Lalitha, Siri's best friend from school time comes to their house to invite Siri to their house as she is getting married. Sivaramakrishna agrees to send Siri a week ahead of the marriage. Santosh, a rich city boy born to millionaire parents Janaki and Prakash and brought up in London. Santosh also arrives on the same day with his mother.

Slowly, Santosh and Siri fall in love, but Janaki does not bear it as Siri is a poor girl, and thus does not meet their standards. Santosh is also to be married to Janaki's brother Srinivasa Rao's business partner's daughter Dolly. When Sivaramakrishna arrives at the wedding, Janaki humiliates him as well as Siri. 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 a child. 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 shall leave the village forever and never see Siri again. Narasimha and his son 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 every day, 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 five years in prison.

Sivaramakrishna is released from prison after five years and Janaki accepts Siri to be her daughter-in-law. Siri and Santosh get married, in everyone's presence.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Soundtrack album by
Released21 December 2004
Recorded2004
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length32:31
LanguageTelugu
LabelAditya Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Naa Alludu
(2004)
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
(2004)
Thirupaachi
(2005)

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.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
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

Release[edit]

The film was released with 90 prints on 14 January 2005; more prints were added later to meet the public demand.[5] It was one of the biggest hit of 2005 in Telugu cinema. The film ran for 50 days in 79 centres[6] and 100 days in 35 centres, becoming a huge box office hit.[7]

Reception[edit]

Sify which rated the film 3/5, stated that, "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana a real treat and a joy to watch on screen." The reviewer praising performances of the cast, wrote: "Although the characters are built on obvious cliches, the charming performance of artists bring these seemingly archetypes to life"[8] Idlebrain.com rated 4/5 and opined, "Screenplay provided by MS Raju is gripping. He made sure that there is no dull moment throughout the film. Direction by Prabhudeva is really good."[9]

Accolades[edit]

Award[a] Date of ceremony[b] Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
Filmfare Awards South 9 September 2006 Best Film – Telugu Nuvvostanante NenoddantanaSumanth Art Productions Won [10]
[11]
Best Director – Telugu Prabhu Deva Nominated
Best Dance Choreographer – South Won
Best Actor – Telugu Siddharth Won
Best Actress – Telugu Trisha Won
Best Supporting Actor – Telugu Srihari Won
Best Supporting Actress – Telugu Archana Shastry Nominated
Best Comedian – Telugu Sunil Nominated
Best Music Director – Telugu Devi Sri Prasad Won
Best Background Score – Telugu Won
Best Lyricist – Telugu Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry – (for "Ghal Ghal (Akasam Thakela)") Won
Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry – (for "Chandrulo Unde") Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu Shankar Mahadevan – (for "Chandrulo Unde") Won
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam – (for "Ghal Ghal (Akasam Thakela)") Nominated
Tippu – (for "Something Something") Nominated
Nandi Awards 2006 Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film Nuvvostanante NenoddantanaSumanth Art Productions Won [12]
[13]
Best Actress Trisha Won
Best Supporting Actor Srihari Won
Best Female Comedian Santhoshi Won
Best Art Director Vivek Won
Santosham Film Awards 6 August 2006 Best Actress Trisha Won
Best Music Director Devi Sri Prasad Won

Remakes[edit]

This film was highly successful and was remade in 9 languages. This is the highest number for an Indian movie to be remade in other languages.[1][4]

  1. Tamil as Unakkum Enakkum (2006)
  2. Kannada as Neenello Naanalle (2006)
  3. Bengali as I Love You (2007)
  4. Manipuri as Ningol Thajaba (2007)
  5. Odia as Suna Chadhei Mo Rupa Chadhei (2009)
  6. Punjabi as Tera Mera Ki Rishta (2009)
  7. Bangladeshi Bengali as Nissash Amar Tumi (2010)
  8. Nepali as The Flash Back: Farkera Herda (2010)
  9. Hindi as Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013)

Legacy[edit]

The song "Something Something" inspired the 2013 film of the same name.[14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Awards, festivals and organizations are in alphabetical order.
  2. ^ Date is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jha, Lata (15 October 2018). "Ten Indian films with multiple remakes". Livemint. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  2. ^ "The two men of Ramaiya Vastavaiya on the love story". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  3. ^ "'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' Critics Review: Worth a Miss". International Business Times, India Edition. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b Telugu, TV9. "ఎక్కువ భాషల్లో రీమేక్.. మన తెలుగు సినిమాకే ఆ రికార్డ్". TV9 Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Trade Report - Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana". IdleBrain. 17 January 2005. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2007.
  6. ^ NVNV direct 50 days centers IdleBrain. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
  7. ^ NVNV direct 100 days centers IdleBrain. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
  8. ^ "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana". Sify. 18 January 2005.
  9. ^ "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana - Telugu cinema Review - Siddardha, Trisha, Srihari". www.idlebrain.com. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  10. ^ "53rd Annual Filmfare Awards-South Winners". 9 September 2006. Archived from the original on 29 April 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  11. ^ "53rd FAIR ONE FILMFARE SOUTH AWARDS". Archived from the original on 5 November 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Nandi Film Awards G.O and Results 2005". APSFTVTDC. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  13. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964 - 2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964 - 2008)] (PDF) (in Telugu). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  14. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-reviews/something-something-drama-of-the-absurd/article4814439.ece

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Varsham
Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu)
2005
Succeeded by
Bommarillu