|Directed by||Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam|
|Screenplay by||Tharun Bhaskar Dhaassyam|
|Story by||Tharun Bhaskar Dhaassyam|
|Music by||Vivek Sagar|
|Edited by||Ravi Teja Girijala|
BigBen Cinemas(London) & Dharmapath Creations
Pelli Choopulu (English: Matchmaking) is a 2016 Indian Telugu language, romantic comedy written and directed by Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam and produced by Raj Kandukuri and Yash Rangineni. It features Vijay Deverakonda and Ritu Varma in the lead roles. The film was released worldwide on 29 July 2016 to positive reviews from critics and received critical and commercial success. The Hindu termed it "a gem of a film" and gave the movie 4 stars. The film won two National Film Awards for Best Telugu film, and Best Screenplay – Dialogues, two Filmfare Awards, and the SIIMA Award for Best Film. The film was remade in Hindi as Mitron.
Prasanth (Vijay Deverakonda) goes to Chitra's (Ritu Varma) house for a ″pelli choopulu″ (matchmaking). He is a guy who completes his BTech by clearing many subjects for almost 5 years, but he is also lazy and incapable of doing any work. His dream is to become a chef and open a restaurant, but he doesn't get any support from his father. Chitra is a very focused girl who works hard to fulfill her dreams of going to Australia. However, her father shows no interest, as she is a girl. When both of them meet at the pelli choopulu her younger cousin, Subhash, accidentally locks the door and they get stuck. To pass time, they talk about their past.
Chitra reveals that she was in love with a North Indian guy named Vikram. They both wanted to start a food truck business. Vikram went to Delhi to talk with his father about their love and business. Meanwhile, Chitra started her plan eagerly, and was ready to surprise Vikram by buying the truck. Then things went wrong and Vikram did not come back overpowered by greed of getting dowry. Chitra and her father waited for him but when they realised Vikram wasn't coming back, her father decided to get her married to someone else.
On his turn, Prasanth reveals that he was unemployed and always went out with his two friends. He, along with his friends, made cooking videos, as he is passionate about cooking. But it wasn't profitable enough so, they plan to make prank videos and were caught red-handed by Prashant's father, which ended their plan. He then got a job in a call centre after he was recommended by his father. He started going out with a girl to show off to his friends, but she cheated on him. He found out about it only when her second boyfriend called him at work, and quit his job after having a fight with his boss.
It is then revealed that Prasanth came to the wrong address for his pelli choopulu. Later, Prasanth goes to his actual pelli choopulu, which was with a rich family. Meanwhile, Chitra tells the guy coming to her pelli choopulu that she's not interested in marriage. The family of Prasanth's bride wanted him to be able to run a business, so he and Chitra decide to operate the food truck themselves, with Prasanth as the chef, and Chitra in charge of the business side of things. At first, they face many difficulties, mainly through Prasanth's and his friends' laziness as well as fighting with Chitra and giving up the food truck.
Prasanth visits Chitra's house and informs her father that he should be proud to have such a responsible daughter. He also claims that if he ever gets a child he would wish to have daughter like Chitra and insists him that he let her pursue her dreams. Chitra understands the good nature of Prasanth and later convinces his father that he is a natural cook by cooking them Prasanth's recipe. They kickstart their business with the support from both their parents. After this, their food truck becomes a smashing success. In the process, they fall in love without realising it, but both of them are engaged to other people, so they drift apart. After realising they love each other, they come back together through a radio show organised by their friend, with the support of their family and friends.
- Vijay Deverakonda as Prasanth
- Ritu Varma as Chitra
- Priyadarshi Pullikonda as Kaushik
- Abhay Bethiganti as Vishnu
- Nandu as Vikram
- Anish Kuruvilla as Businessman
- Kedar Shankara as Prashant's Father
- Yogi Khathri as Event Manager
- Padmaja Lanka as Prashanth's Mother
- Gururaj Manepalli as Chitra's Father
- Sujata Gosukonda as Chitra's Mother
- Anisha Alla as Prashanth's Ex-Girlfriend
|Soundtrack album to Pelli choopulu by Vivek Sagar|
|Released||29 July 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Vivek Sagar chronology|
|1.||"Ee Babu Gariki"||Rahul Ramakrishna||Sooraj Santhosh||3:10|
|2.||"Chinuku Taake"||Shreshta||Amritavarshini KC||4:38|
|3.||"Raalu Raaga Poolamala"||Rahul Ramakrishna, Shri||Shri, Wilson Herald||2:83|
|4.||"Merise Merise"||Shreshta||Haricharan, Pranavi Acharya||4.64|
|5.||"Aanandamayenu"||Instrumental||Tejas Mallela (violin), Ranjani Sivakumar (singer)||1:41|
|6.||"Spitfire Friends"||Nikhil Bharadwaj||Nikhil Bharadwaj||2:82|
- Best Film – Dharmapatha Creations & BigBen Cinemas
- National Film Award for Best Screenplay – Dialogues – Tharun Bahascker Dassyam
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- "Pelli Choopulu review: A gem of a film". The Hindu. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
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- "Pelli Choopulu: A gem of a film". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2016.