Bommalata (English translation: Puppet Show, Also known as: A Belly Full of Dreams) is a Telugu children's film, directed by Prakash Kovelamudi[1] The film's Puppetry work was done by Dadi Pudumjee, along with art direction by Bhupesh R Bhupathi, won the Best Film in Telugu at the 53rd National Awards.[2] Sai Kumar won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for the film.[3][4]

Bommalata - A belly full of dreams
Directed byPrakash Kovelamudi
Produced byGangaraju Gunnam
R. K. Film Associates
Spirit Media
Written byJ. K. Bharavi
StarringMaster Sai Kumar
Music byR. P. Patnaik
CinematographyKiran Reddy
Spirit Media
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)


Master Sai Kumar receiving the Best Child Artist Award from the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.


This story is about a boy who has a burning desire to go to school. This character (acted by Sai Kumar) is really heart-touching. He did his best when it came to how he felt with his first friendship, how desperate is he to study, how daring he is and last, but not the least, his honesty.[6]




  1. ^ The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Visakhapatnam News : "`Bommalata' to be staged on August 1"
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  3. ^ " - News (August 2007) - 'Bommalata' Bags National Award". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
  4. ^ "News : Bommalata, its artiste win National Awards". Telugu Cinema. 26 September 2007. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007.
  5. ^ "Official website". Bellyful of Dreams. Archived from the original on 7 August 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Bommalata gets best Telugu film at 53rd national awards". Total Tollywood. 7 August 2007. Archived from the original on 25 August 2007.
  7. ^ Bommalata bags National award - The Times of India