Sneham Kosam

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Sneham Kosam
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Directed by K.S. Ravikumar
Produced by A. M. Rathnam
Written by Jyothi Krishna
Starring Chiranjeevi
Prakash Raj
Music by S. A. Rajkumar
Sri Suriya Movies
Release date
1 January 1999
Language Telugu

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.

The movie was a remake of Tamil hit Natpukkaga directed by K.S. Ravikumar himself which starred Sarath Kumar and Simran in the lead roles.



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 KosamRambha was replace by Meena. The film's shooting was completed in 56 days.[1]


Year Nominee/work Award Result
1999 Chiranjeevi (his fifth time) Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actor Won


  • The film was a huge grosser and one of the biggest hit in 1999.
  • The film ran for 50 days in 89 centres and 100 days in 52 centres.[2]
  • There was also a Hindi dubbed version of the Telugu version titled Main Hoon Rakhwala.



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