|Directed by||K.S. Ravikumar|
|Produced by||A. M. Rathnam|
|Written by||Jyothi Krishna|
|Music by||S. A. Rajkumar|
Sri Suriya Movies
|1 January 1999|
Sneham Kosam (English: For friendship , Telugu: స్నేహం కోసం) is a 1999 Telugu film produced by A. M. Ratnam under the Sri Surya Movies banner. Directed by K. S. Ravikumar, the film stars Chiranjeevi in the dual roles of father and son. The film was released on 1 January 1999. Meena played the female lead role in the movie. The film has been dubbed into Hindi as Main Hoon Rakhwala which also became a commercial success.
- Chiranjeevi as Simhadri/Chinnayya
- Meena as Prabhavathi
- Prakash Raj
- VijayaKumar as Prabhavathi's Father
- Kota Srinivasa Rao
- Babu Mohan
- Mallikarjuna Rao
- M. S. Narayana
- Sujatha as Lakshmi
- K. S. Ravikumar
- Sithara as Gowri
In December 1997, Rajinikanth announced that his next film would be directed by K. S. Ravikumar, who had made the successful 1995 film Muthu with the actor. Filming was initially slated to begin in April 1998 but the FEFSI strike delayed proceedings and Ravikumar was only able to complete his previous film Natpukkaga by June 1998. A. M. Rathnam, who produced Natpukkaga requested Ravikumar to remake the film in Telugu with Chiranjeevi in the lead. Though initially reluctant, he accepted to quickly remake the film in Telugu as Sneham Kosam. The film's shooting was completed in 56 days.
|1999||Chiranjeevi (his fifth time)||Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actor||Won|
- The film ran for 50 days in 150 centres and 100 days in 70 centres.
- There was also a Hindi dubbed version of the Telugu version titled Main Hoon Rakhwala.
- This film got extreme reviews from audience and critics and emerged as a blockbuster
- The story writer of this film, Jyothi Krishna is the son of A. M. Ratnam;the film producer.
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