Chennakesava Reddy is a 2002 Indian Telugu-language action film produced by Bellamkonda Suresh under the Sri Sai Ganesh Productions banner and directed by V. V. Vinayak. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran, Tabu in the lead roles and music composed by Mani Sharma.
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|Directed by||V. V. Vinayak|
|Produced by||Bellamkonda Suresh|
|Written by||Paruchuri Brothers (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||V. V. Vinayak|
|Story by||V. V. Vinayak|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Edited by||Gautham Raju|
Sri Sai Ganesh Productions
|Box office||25 cr|
Bharat (Balakrishna) is a sincere and dedicated police officer in Mumbai. In a short span of time, he is regarded as a fearless officer who could single-handedly bring the guilty to justice. Preethi (Shreya) is a medico and daughter of Police Commissioner Prasad (Vizag Prasad). She falls head over heels for Bharat, but this does not make any difference to the story line of the present stream of faction backdrop movies.
Meanwhile, another super cop, Sivakrishna, working in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, becomes a person in the news as a daring and dashing police officer who never bows his head to politicians. Inevitably, Sivakrishna becomes an irritation to local faction leader, Dhanunjaya Reddy (Anantraj), who runs a parallel government in that region. When Sivakrishna falls victim to the political clout of Dhanunjaya Reddy, he is demoted and transferred to Tihar Jail as a lower rank officer. In between is shown a statue of Chenna Kesava Reddy, who is considered as a man of high respect in the region and has been missing for the past 22 years.
Sivakrishna finds Chenna Kesava Reddy in Tihar Jail, having been imprisoned for some false case. Sivakrishna makes every effort to get Chennakesava Reddy released. When Chennakesava Reddy returns to his village after 22 years, he is pompously welcomed by one and all. Chenna Kesava Reddy halts the factionist activities of Dhanunjaya Reddy and his henchmen.
After knowing of the return of Chenna Kesava Reddy, his wife and son come to see him. Now the movie turns to the flashback, in which Chennakesava Reddy is shown as a generous and the most revered man in the village, but has a rivalry with Venkata Reddy (Jayaprakash Reddy). In one of the worst incidents between the rivals, Chennakesava Reddy's rivals hack his entire family members to death. When their bid to kill Chennakesava Reddy falls short, they wangle some false case against him and send him to Tihar Jail. However, Chennakesava Reddy's wife Sita (Tabu) and younger son Bharat (Balakrishna) escape the attack by Venkata Reddy and his men with the help of his followers and reach Mumbai.
Chenna Kesava Reddy starts taking revenge on his rivals one after the other and there happens to be none to dare Chenna Kesava Reddy in Seema. In order to counter him, Dhanunjaya Reddy gets Bharath posted in Seema. The movie continues with the son chasing the father to arrest the father, moving ahead in his mission of revenge.
- Nandamuri Balakrishna as Chennakesava Reddy / Bharat (Dual role)
- Shriya Saran as Preethi
- Tabu as Seeta
- Jaya Prakash Reddy as Venkat Reddy
- Anand Raj as Dhanunjaya Reddy
- Mohan Raj as Jai Reddy
- Brahmanandam as Seema Satry
- Ali as Lagaan Khan
- Annapurna as Chennakesava Reddy's mother
- Devayani as Chennakesava Reddy's sister
- Babloo Prithiveeraj as Chennakesava Reddy's brother-in-law
- Devan as Judge
- L.B. Sriram as Hippi Lahari
- Venu Madhav as Prisoner
- Siva Krishna as S.P.
- Ahuti Prasad as Shivaji, Seeta's brother
- Chalapathi Rao as Peddi Reddy
- Vizag Prasad as Police Commissioner Prasad
- Raghu Babu as Venkat Reddy's son
- M. S. Narayana
- Fish Venkat
|Film score by|
|Mani Sharma chronology|
Music was composed by Mani Sharma. All songs are hit tracks. Music was released on Supreme Music Company.
|1.||"Don't Care"||Chandrabose||Shankar Mahadevan||4:39|
|2.||"Hai Hai"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Sunitha||5:29|
|3.||"Bakara Bakara"||Chandrabose||Udit Narayan, Chitra||5:19|
|4.||"Nee Koppulona"||Srinivas||SP Balu, Kousalya||5:04|
|5.||"Em Pilla Kushalama"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||SP Balu, Sujatha||5:12|
|6.||"Telupu Telupu"||Chandrabose||SP Balu, Chitra||4:39|
The film was later dubbed and released in Tamil as Adhikesavan. and completed 100 days in 40 centers and record breaking collections especially in ceded.