Choodalani Vundi

Choodalani Vundi (transl.I'd like to see) is a 1998 Telugu-language action thriller film directed by Gunasekhar, cinematography by Chota K. Naidu and produced by Ashwini Dutt. This film stars Chiranjeevi, Soundarya, Prakash Raj, and Anjala Zaveri. It was later remade into Hindi as Calcutta Mail with Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji.

Choodalani Vundi
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Theatrical poster
Directed byGunasekhar
Produced byAshwini Dutt
Written byGunasekhar
Diwakar Babu
Prakash Raj
Anjala Zaveri
Music byMani Sharma
CinematographyChota K. Naidu
Distributed byVyjayanthi Movies
Release date
  • 27 August 1998 (1998-08-27)


Ramakrishna (Chiranjeevi) is a mechanic whose life changes when he meets Priya (Anjala Zaveri) at a train station. She sees him and feels some inexplicable connection, and then runs away with him to flee her father Mahendra's (Prakash Raj) goons. They end up living in the forest with their son, but Mahendra, who is an underworld don, kidnaps her so that he can marry her off to another don's son. Ramakrishna confronts Mahendra, and in the ensuing struggle, Priya takes the bullet shot at Ramakrishna and dies. Their son loses his voice because of the shock, and Ramakrishna is jailed. Mahendra takes the boy away to Kolkata, where the story originally started. Ramakrishna, with the help of Padmavathi (Soundarya), reunites with his son.



The soundtrack and score were Composed by Mani Sharma. It is considered as his breakthrough film that helped him earn offers to compose for big budget films early in his career.[citation needed]

Choodalani Vundi
Soundtrack album by
LabelAditya Music
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Choodalani Vundi
Manasichi Choodu
Track Listing
1."Yamaha Nagari"Veturi Sundararama MurthyHariharan6:43
2."Ramma Chilakammma"Veturi Sundararama MurthyUdit Narayan, Swarnalatha4:47
3."Oh Mariya"ChandraboseShankar Mahadevan, Kavitha Krishnamurthy5:52
4."Simbale Simbale"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chithra4:37
5."Manasa Ekkadunnav"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra5:02
6."Abbaba Iddu"Veturi Sundararama MurthyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha4:58
Total length:31:59


Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards

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