Choodalani Vundi (English: I'd like to see) is a 1998 Tollywood 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.
|Produced by||Ashwini Dutt|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Cinematography||Chota K. Naidu|
|Distributed by||Vyjayanthi Movies|
|27 August 1998|
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 acclaimed Soundtrack and Score were Composed by Mani Sharma.It is considered as Mani sharma's break through film that helped him earn offers to compose for big budget films early in his career.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Mani Sharma chronology|
|1.||"Yamaha Nagari"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||Hariharan||6:43|
|2.||"Ramma Chilakammma"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||Udit Narayan, Swarnalatha||4:47|
|3.||"Oh Mariya"||Chandrabose||Shankar Mahadevan, Kavitha Krishnamurthy||5:52|
|4.||"Simbale Simbale"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chithra||4:37|
|5.||"Manasa Ekkadunnav"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra||5:02|
|6.||"Abbaba Iddu"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha||4:58|
- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu - Mani Sharma
- Filmfare Award for Best Art Director – South - Thotta Tharani