Seethakoka Chilaka

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Seetakoka Chilaka
Seethakoka Chiluka 1981.jpg
Film poster
Directed byBharathiraja
Produced byPoornodaya Movies
Screenplay byP. Bharathiraja
Story byManivannan
Music byIlaiyaraja
CinematographyB. Kannan
Release date
14 August 1981

Seethakoka Chilaka (transl.Butterfly) is a 1981 Indian Telugu-language romance film created by Poornodaya Movies and directed by Bharathiraja. After it was remade from the Tamil version Alaigal Oivathillai, Karthik reprised his role from the original film. Aruna Mucherla is the female lead character. The film was premiered at the 9th International Film Festival of India.[1]


Raghu (Karthik) and the men of his village roam the village teasing girls. One day Karuna (Aruna Mucherla) enters the village. Raghu and his friends make mischief with her but when they come to know that Karuna is David's (Sharath Babu) sister, they become afraid of her. Raghu's mother is a classical music teacher. Karuna wants to learn classical singing, hence she goes to Raghu's house. Slowly Raghu and Karuna fall in love with each other. When Raghu's mother comes to know about their love, she warns Raghu about the difference between him and Karuna. Karuna belongs to a Christian community, whereas Raghu is a Hindu. Moreover, Karuna's brother David is a heartless person who may even kill Raghu for loving Karuna. But Raghu and Karuna explore their love even when all the villagers are against them. They leave the village to fly to their lovely world, like butterflies, hence the title Seethakoka Chilaka.



Song Singer Lyrics
"Alalu Kalalu"(Due) Vani Jairam, Ilaiyaraaja Veturi
"Alalu Kalalu"(Solo) Vani Jairam
"Saagara Sangamame"(Duet) P. Susheela, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Saagara Sangamame"(Solo) Vani Jairam
"Minneti Sooredu" Vani Jairam, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Maate Manthramu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja
"Ka Ka Ki Ki Ku Ku Ke" Ramesh


National Film Awards - 1981
Nandi Awards


  1. ^ "9th International Film Festival of India" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festival. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.