Aahvanam (English: Invitation) is an acclaimed 1997 Telugu film directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy. It was remade by the same director in Hollywood as Divorce Invitation in 2012. The film was inspired by ANR's old Telugu film Pelli Naati Pramanalu (1959), produced and directed by K. V. Reddy.

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Directed byS. V. Krishna Reddy
Produced byT. Trivikrama Rao
Written bySirivennela Sitaramasastri
Bhuvana Chandra
Ramya Krishnan
Heera Rajgopal
Narrated byS. V. Krishna Reddy
Music byS. V. Krishna Reddy
Edited byK. Ram Gopal Reddy
Distributed byVijayalakshmi Art Movies
Release date
  • 2 May 1997 (1997-05-02)


The film centers on Ravi Kumar, a man who believes money is the only important thing in life, even more than family ties and affection. Once he goes to a village and plays a drama which results in his marriage with Rajeswari, a traditional woman from a wealthy family. They live happily for a while until Ravi runs into Sireesha, an even wealthier unmarried businesswoman. She falls in love with him, and Ravi, focused on her money, lies to her that he is married, but recently divorced. In order to marry Sireesha, Ravi files for divorce, devastating Rajeswari. Unwilling to lose her husband due to his greed, she tries in many different ways to change his mindset. When nothing works, Rajeswari accepts the divorce, but with the condition that her divorce be held as a grand ceremony, just as her marriage. At this event, Ravi realizes the importance and sanctity of marriage and apologizes to his wife.



All songs were written by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, except for "Minsare Minsare" which was written by Bhuvana Chandra.[1] The song "Minsare Minsare" was based on Johnny Wakelin's "In Zaire".[2]

Track list
1."Devatalaaraa"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra4:53
2."Pandiri Vesina"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra4:12
3."Hai Hai Naayaka"Hariharan, K. S. Chithra4:16
4."Manasa"K. S. Chithra3:31
5."Yelaloye"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra, Chorus3:46
6."Srirasthu Subhamasthu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra7:09
7."Nee Manasulo Maata"K. S. Chithra, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Nirmalamma, Prasanna Kumar4:06
8."Minsare Minsare"Hariharan, K. S. Chithra3:59
Total length:35:57


Nandi Awards


  1. ^ "Aahwanam". Spotify. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  2. ^ Srinivasan, Karthik (14 May 2019). "How Muhammad Ali Inspired 'Sachi Yeh Kahani Hai' From Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa". Film Companion. Retrieved 14 May 2019.