Official Theatrical Poster
|Produced by||R. B. Choudary|
Chintapalli Ramana (Telugu Version) |
Balashekaran (Tamil Version)
|Music by||Shiva Shankar|
|Cinematography||Shyam K Naidu|
|Edited by||V. Jaishankar|
Super Good Films
11 February 2001 (Telugu) |
10 December 2002 (Tamil)
Priyamaina Neeku (English: To You, My Dear) is a 2001 Indian Telugu language musical romance film written by Chintapalli Ramana and directed by Balashekaran. Being a bilingual, the film was simultaneously shot in Tamil as Kadhal Sugamanathu (English: Love is Wonderful) with Pyramid Natarajan playing Tarun's father and Livingston playing the comedian role of Ali. The Tamil version was released in 2002. The film stars Tarun, Sivaji, Preetha Vijayakumar and Sneha in the lead roles, while Ali, Venu Madhav and Tanikella Bharani portray the supporting roles. The film and the soundtrack received positive reviews upon release, and remained a box office success.
Ganesh (Tarun) is a carefree college youth from Hyderabad (Coimbatore in Tamil Version), whose life revolves around friends and doing good deeds for them and upsetting his father (Tanikella Bharani/Pyramid Natarajan). One day he fumbles upon a Red diary in his father's auction shop. It is a diary left behind unknowingly by Sandhya (Sneha).
The entire first half is narrated through the diary in this film. Sandhya is staying in the house opposite to that of Aishwarya (Jhansi), who is the sister of Ganesh. She falls in love with Ganesh after listening to his melodious guitar play. But Ganesh is unaware of her love and he never uses to interact with her. She is also a shy girl, who never let Ganesh know about her feelings. Sireesha (Preetha Vijayakumar) is the younger sister of Sandhya, who is studying in a hostel. When she comes home for holidays, she gets jealous of Sandhya for loving Ganesh and she wanted to grab him from her. Sireesha assures Sandhya that she will liaison the love of Sandhya between Ganesh and her and plays a double game by playing tricks on Ganesh to attract him. Meantime, the father of Sandhya and Sireesha gets transferred to Vishakhapatnam (Chennai in Tamil Version). Sandhya asks Sireesha to tell Sandhya's love to Ganesh. Sireesha proposes to Ganesh and gets rejected. Sandhya, who witnessed the entired episode secretly, feels cheated by the betrayal of her own sister. At the same time, Sandhya stays away from proposing to Ganesh for the fear of rejection. The family of Sandhya moves to Vishakhapatnam. In the transfer process her diary gets misplaced.
After knowing that Sandhya is his secret admirer, Ganesh recognizes the purity in her love and wants to meet her and propose his love to her. He gets off to Vishakhapatnam along with his friend Venu alias Chacha (Venu Madhav). There he finds a mutual friend named Raghu (Sivaji) and stays in his house. Raghu is a rich bachelor in Bheemunipatnam, Vishakhapatnam (Thiruvottiyur, Chennai in Tamil Version), who stays with his parents and is very good at heart. As Ganesh explores his secret mission of finding Sandhya, Raghu gets engaged to the unwilling Sandhya. Later on Raghu comes to know that Ganesh is there to search his silent admirer.
Ganesh know that Raghu is marrying Sandhya. Being a good friend, he does not want to betray him. Sandhya has agreed to marriage since she does not want to make the things worse for her father and sister. But she still loves Ganesh. Sireesha wants to amend the mistake she has done. She searches for Ganesh to unite them. Things are still unsure and hazy as Sandhya and Raghu are going to tie the knot in a few minutes. In the end, Sireesha tells everything and marries Raghu while Sandhya and Ganesh unite.
- Tarun as Ganesh
- Sneha as Sandhya
- Sivaji as Raghu
- Preetha Vijayakumar as Sirisha
- Venu Madhav as Venu alias Chacha
- Tanikella Bharani / Pyramid Natarajan (Tamil) as Ganesh's father
- Ali / Livingston (Tamil) as Thief
- Chandra Mohan as Sandhya's father
- Jhansi as Ganesh's sister
- Raja Ravindra as Ganesh's brother-in-law
- Bandla Ganesh as Ganesh's friend
- Rami Reddy as a Mental musician in Vizag
- Varsha as Priya
Balasekaran announced in June 2000 that he would direct a bilingual film, with Tarun Kumar roped to play the main lead. Sneha was confirmed to play the female lead in August 2000 and she joined the sets thereafter. Shivaji agreed to play a parallel leading role in this film, as the hero's best friend. Livingston, Ali, Rami Reddy and Venu Madhav were selected to play the comedians. The rest of the cast includes Pyramid Natarajan, Tanikella Bharani, Preetha Vijayakumar and Raja Ravindra. The final schedule occurred in January 2001, a month before the film's release. Shooting of the film took place in and around Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram and Hyderabad.
|Priyamaina Neeku/Kadhal Sugamanathu|
|Soundtrack album by Shiva|
12 January 2001 (Telugu)04 November 2002 (Tamil)
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Manasuna Unnadi"||K. S. Chitra|
|4.||"Mastu Mastu"||Shankar Mahadevan|
|6.||"Manasuna Unnadi (Sad)"||SPB|
|1.||"Sollathan Ninaikiren"||K. S. Chitra|
|4.||"Mutham Mutham Kodu"||Shankar Mahadevan, Harini|
|5.||"Adi Sugama Chudithaare"||Karthik|
|6.||"Sollathan Ninaikiren (Sad)"||SPB|
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