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|Directed by||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|Produced by||C. Ashwini Dutt|
|Music by||M. M. Keeravani|
Pelli Sandadi is a 1996 Telugu musical romance film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Srikanth, Ravali and Deepti Bhatnagar in the lead roles. This film was shot in the Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. It was a major blockbuster of the year 1996, famous for its excellent songs and amazing background score vivifying the artistic vision of the director to a brilliant effect. It was also remade in Hindi as Mere Sapno Ki Rani (1997), starring Sanjay Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar and Madhu.
Vijay Krishna (Srikanth) is a musician from a musical family. He lives with two married sisters and their husbands and his uncle. All of his family is dedicated to Music. His father (Satyanarayana) forces him to marry, but he was in search of a girl whom he saw in a dream. He never saw her face in the dream but he saw a mole beside her navel. The story continues in search of the girl. Meanwhile, his father arranges his marriage with a Kalyani ([Ravali]), who belongs to a nearby village. Ravali also belongs to a music family.
Meanwhile Vijay gets a job in Ooty as a music lecturer. There he finds his dream girl Swapna Deepti Bhatnagar. He fell in love with her and proposes to her which she accepts. He comes back home to share the news about his love, but meanwhile, his father arranges the marriage. And the story continues. Later Swapna comes to know the person she loves and Kalyani's fiance are the same. Swapna and Kalyani are actually sisters. Swapna then sacrifices her love and informs that she has a deadly disease. She asks Vijay as a last wish to marry Kalyani. Meanwhile, Kalyani also comes to know that Vijay loves her Younger sister Swapna. Finally, Kalyani convinces her sister to marry Vijay. This film created wonders in run. After "Premabhishekam"(1981) it is the movie which run nearly in 29 centres for 175 days. The Telugu films which had running in more than 25 centres for 175 days are Premabhishekam (1981), Pellisandadi (1996), Samarasimha Reddy (1999), Nuvve Kavali (2000), Indra (2002), Simhadri (2003), and Pokiri (2006).
- Srikanth as Vijay Krishna
- Ravali as Kalyani
- Deepti Bhatnagar as Swapna
- Kaikala Satyanarayana as Vijay's father
- M. Balaiah as Kalyani & Swapna's Father
- Tanikella Bharani as Vijay's brother-in-law
- Babu Mohan as Kalyani & Swapna's Uncle
- Brahmanandam as N. V. Krishna(Vijay's Uncle)
- A.V.S. as Kalyani & Swapna's Uncle
- Sivaji Raja as Vijay's brother-in-law
- Raja Ravindra as engineer in quarry
- Sri Lakshmi as Kalyani & Swapna's Aunt
- Chitti Babu Punyamurthula as Paidi Talli
- Suthi Velu
- Gundu Hanumantha Rao as priest
- Visweswara Rao
The soundtrack of the film was composed by M. M. Keeravani. Each song is set in major raagas of Carnatic music, such as Hindolam.
|"Hrudayamane Kovela Thalupulu"||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||Chitra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|"RamyaKrishnaLaga"||Jonnavithula||M. M. Keeravani, Mano|
|"Kila Kila Kila"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||Chitra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|"Maa Perati JamChettu"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||Chitra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|"Nava Manmadhuda"||Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma||Chitra|
|"Sarigama Padanisa"||Chandrabose||M. M. Keeravani, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam,MM Srilekha,Sindhu,Renuka,Mano,Swethanaga|
|"Soundarya Lahari"||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||Chitra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|"Chemma Chekka"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||Chitra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
Keeravani poured sparkling life into the movie with his enchanting and haunting re-recording through heavy use of Saraswathi Veena & Melam, thus greatly complementing the resplendent handling of the movie by Raghavendra Rao, known as the Darsakendra of Tollywood. Esp. in scenes:
1) when Srikanth in a tearing haste rushes downstairs with great anticipation to check whether a lady whose voice he had just heard below is the same "dream girl" who keeps appearing & bewitching him in his dreams, in the process of which he accidentally tumbles down the steps knocking flower-bearing trays from the servant's hands coming in their direction - before finally meeting his Swapna-Sundari (Deepti Bhatnagar) presently being showered by the flowers sent flying from their blow and who is laughing out loud (in Roja Ramani's voice) amused by the hero and his sidekick's inadvertent antics.
2) The heroine siblings' playful tussle over grabbing the freshly arrived hero's photos.
3) All these scenes leave a pretty trail of Raghavendra Rao's trademark mess - knocked down people, objects, flowers, fruits etc., only to leave an spectacular effect.
Some songs in the Tamil remake significantly borrowed tunes and orchestration from the original.
- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Telugu - M. M. Keeravani
- Nandi Award for Best Director - K. Raghavendra Rao
- Nandi Award for Best Music Director - M. M. Keeravani
- Nandi Award for Best Choreographer - K. Raghavendra Rao
|1998||Ninaithen Vandhai||Tamil||Vijay, Devayani, Rambha||K. Selva Bharathy|
|1997||Mere Sapno Ki Rani||Hindi||Sanjay Kapoor, Madhoo, Urmila Matondkar||K. Raghavendra Rao|