|Directed by||Muthyala Subbaiah|
|Produced by||C.Venkataraju, G.Sivaraju|
|Written by||Posani Krishna Murali (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Muthyala Subbaiah|
|Story by||Bhupathi Raja|
|Music by||M. M. Keeravani|
|Cinematography||K. Ravindra Babu|
|Edited by||Gautham Raju|
Geeta Chitra International
Pavitra Bandham (English: Divine Relation) is a 1996 Telugu drama film produced by C.Venkataraju, G.Sivaraju on Geeta Chitra International banner, directed by Muthyala Subbaiah. Starring Venkatesh, Soundarya in the lead roles and music composed by M. M. Keeravani. The film recorded as Super Hit at box-office. It was remade in Hindi as Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, in Tamil as Priyamaanavale starring Vijay and Simran, in Kannada as Mangalyam Tantunanena, in Bengali as Saat Paake Bandha and in Oriya as Suhaag Sindhura.
Vishwanath (SP Balasubramanyam) is a multi-millionaire industrialist. Vijay, (Venkatesh) his only son, having grown up in the United States, has no interest in marriage, his goal is to enjoy his youth as much as possible. Vishwanath would like his son to get married and become responsible, his insistence makes Vijay agree to a marriage but with a unique condition — a kind of a test drive! The marriage will be for a single year, initially, and at the end of the year he can choose to continue it, or not, depending on his attitude towards his wife, in that duration, the marriage will be annulled. Radha (Soundarya) is Vishwanath's personal secretary, is a hardworking girl struggling to support her family. Vishwanath asks Radha to quit her job and marry his son, but she refuses when she hears Vijay's strange condition. However, Radha's family is in dire financial straits and, so, she has to reconsider this offer. In return for marrying Vijay, she asks for financial support for her family, which Vishwanath readily provides.
Vijay and Radha are married. After the marriage, they become friendly with each other, and Radha goes out of her way to look after Vijay when he meets with an accident. At the end of the year, however, Vijay decides to annul the marriage, as had been agreed upon. Radha leaves Vijay and returns home. After the separation, Vijay starts to feel a longing for the presence of his devoted wife. Soon, though, he realizes her worth and wants her to come back, but she says "no". Meanwhile, Radha finds out that she is pregnant. In order to support herself, Radha gets a job in a new company; to her surprise, when the company's managing director arrives, he turns out to be Vijay. He later confesses to her that he's a changed person and wants her back. But, even after repeated persuasion, she disagrees because her faith in him has been shattered. Vijay continues to pursue her and leaves no stone unturned to show her that he cares for her. Later, Radha and her family hold a ceremony for the well-being of her to-be-born child. Vishwanath and Vijay attend the ceremony as well, Radha reveals Vijay to be her husband and tells all the guests about the marriage-contract. An argument follows; Vijay and his father walk out, followed by all the guests.
Near the completion of her pregnancy, Radha learns that trouble-makers, Dileep (Prakash Raj) & Jayaram (Srihari) who had once attempted to kill Vijay, have escaped from prison. They are out looking for Vijay, who had fired them from his father's company for cheating and fraud. Radha gets anxious and tries to reach Vijay as soon as possible. On the way, she learns that the whole thing was a set-up by Vijay's friends to lure her back to her husband. But Dilip & Jayaram have attacked him in reality. Enraged, Radha goes to confront Vijay, as soon as she meets him, she accuses him of this shameless act. Radha runs towards him, slips and goes into labor. Vijay, summoning up all his strength, takes Radha to the hospital. There, he is treated for his injuries and she delivers a healthy baby boy. After the recovery, Vijay and Radha are reconciled.
- Venkatesh as Vijay
- Soundarya As Radha
- S.P. Balasubramaniam as Viswanath
- Prakash Raj as Dileep
- Srihari as Jayaram
- Brahmanandam as Brahmam
- Sudhakar as Prasad
- Subhalekha Sudhakar as Shankar
- Posani Krishna Murali as Radha's brother-in-law
- Kishore Rathi
- Suthi Velu as Ramaiyah
- Kallu Chidambaram as Beggar
- Juttu Narasimham as Brahmam's father-in-law
- Annapoorna as Radha's mother
- Sherri as Anitha
- Ragini as Paddu
- Syelaja as Radha's sister
- Annuja as Lally
- Vani as Seeta
- Ooma Sharma
|Film score by M. M. Keeravani|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|M. M. Keeravani chronology|
|1.||"Maayadari Andama"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||SP Balu, Sujatha||3:52|
|2.||"Chali Kodatandi"||Bhuvanachandra||SP Balu, Chitra||4:37|
|3.||"Paatante Paata Kadu"||Bhuvanachandra||Suresh Peters, Anuradha Sriram||2:58|
|4.||"Isaalakidee"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||SP Balu, Asha Bhonsle||6:02|
|5.||"Oh My Daddy"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||SP Balu, Mano, Chitra||4:48|
|6.||"Apurupamainadamma Aadajanma"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||K. J. Yesudas||4:45|
|1998||Mangalyam Tantunanena||Kannada||V Ravichandran, Ramya Krishnan||V. S. Reddy|
|1999||Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain||Hindi||Anil Kapoor, Kajol||Satish Kaushik|
|1996||Suhaag Sindhura||Oriya||Sidhanth, Rachana|
|2000||Priyamanavale||Tamil||Vijay, Simran||K. Selva Bharathy|
|2009||Saat Paake Bandha||Bengali||Jeet|
- The film won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film in 1996.
- Soundarya won the Nandi Award for Best Actress in 1996.
- S. P. Balasubrahmanyam won the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1996.