Chintakayala Ravi

Chintakayala Ravi is a 2008 Telugu-language romantic comedy film produced by Nallamalupu Bujji and directed by Yogi. The cross over cinema, starring Venkatesh, Anushka Shetty, Mamta Mohandas in lead roles and Venu Thottempudi in a supporting role, with songs composed by Vishal–Shekhar and background score composed by Mani Sharma. It was a hit at the box office.[1][2]

Chintakayala Ravi
Chintakayala Ravi.jpg
Directed byYogi
Written byKona Venkat
(story/dialogues)
Screenplay byYogi
Kona Venkat
Produced byNallamalupu Bujji
StarringVenkatesh
Anushka Shetty
Mamta Mohandas
Venu Thottempudi
CinematographyK. Ravindra Babu
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Music byScore:
Mani Sharma
Songs:
Vishal–Shekhar
Production
company
Lakshmi Narasimha Productions
Release date
  • 2 October 2008 (2008-10-02)
Running time
152 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

PlotEdit

Chintakayala Ravi (Venkatesh) works in a bar named Cyber Wave in New York. He is the head waiter; he works with his three friends who also are waiters at the same bar. He has a soft spot for software engineers because he came to the US with the dream of becoming a software pro. However, unavoidable circumstances prevented him from reaching that goal.

His mother Seshamamba (Lakshmi) tells everybody in her village in Andhra Pradesh that her son is an outstanding software engineer in America. Ravi is hit hard with sentiment; for the sole reason of not wanting to hurt his mother's feelings, he continues to tell her the sweet lie that he truly is a software engineer in America.

However, problems arise when Seshamamba gets ready to marry her son to Lavanya (Mamta Mohandas), a local village girl because Lavanya believes Seshamamba when she says that Ravi is a software engineer. So, when Lavanya asks her childhood buddy, Sunitha (Anushka), to enquire about Ravi, the truth comes out that he's a bar waiter. Her family gets angry on knowing that Ravi's family lied to them, and when Ravi arrives in the village for betrothal, he is subjected to humiliation. What happens later forms the remaining story.

He troubles Sunitha because she had got her information wrong about Ravi. Later, she understood how good a person Ravi is when he saves her father. Throughout the movie, Ravi and Sunitha become good friends and Ravi plans to find a guy for Sunitha to marry. She aims to rejoin Ravi & Lavanya, but it doesn't work out. Ravi had saved Srikanth's (Venu Thottempudi) life while he was in America. Srikanth comes to Lavanya's home and tries to convince her parents, explaining how good a person Ravi is. As Srikanth joins hands with Lavanya's parents about Ravi's marriage with Lavanya, Ravi and Sunitha fall in love with each other, which isn't known until the time of Ravi's marriage with Lavanya. On knowing the truth, Ravi's family ends up getting him married to Sunitha.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Chintakayala Ravi
Soundtrack album by
Released2008
GenreSoundtrack
Length28:24
LabelAditya Music
ProducerVishal–Shekhar
Vishal–Shekhar chronology
Tashan
(2008)
Chintakayala Ravi
(2008)
Bachna Ae Haseeno
(2008)

Music was composed by Vishal–Shekhar. Lyrics written by Chandrabose. Music released on Aditya Music.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Bagundey Bagundey"Vijay Prakash, Hamsika Iyer5:21
2."Oh Sunitha"Shankar Mahadevan3:46
3."Shava Shava Bhalle Bhalle"Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalakshmi Iyer4:15
4."Merupula"Rajesh, Shreya Ghoshal4:50
5."Enduko"Sonu Nigam, Mahalakshmi Iyer4:44
6."Valla Valla"KK, Sunidhi Chauhan5:17
Total length:28:24

ReceptionEdit

Radhika Rajmani of Rediff.com called it a "proper commercial family entertainer" and praised Venkatesh's performance.[3]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Filmfare Awards South
Nominations[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venkatesh Hits and Flops list". 5 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Victory Venkatesh's Hits and Flops".
  3. ^ "Review: Chintakayala Ravi entertains". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  4. ^ "56th Idea Filmfare Awards Nominations". 31 July 2009. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2020.

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