Kalisundam Raa

Kalisundham Raa (transl. Come, Let's be together) is a 2000 Indian Telugu-language drama film directed by Udayasankar and produced by D. Suresh Babu. It stars Venkatesh and Simran , with music composed by S. A. Rajkumar. It received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year.

Kalisundam Raa
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Theatrical poster
Directed byUdayasankar
Produced byD. Suresh Babu
D. Rama Naidu (presents)
Written byParuchuri Brothers(dialogues)
Screenplay byUdayasankar
Story byDeenaraj
Music byS. A. Rajkumar
CinematographyK. Ravindra Babu
Edited byMarthand K. Venkatesh
Release date
  • 14 January 2000 (2000-01-14)
Budget10 crore (US$1.4 million)
Box office26.7 crore (US$3.7 million)[1]

At the time of its release, it was the highest grossing Telugu movie of all time until it was broken by Narasimha Naidu the following year.[2] The film was remade in Hindi as Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein, with Fardeen Khan and introducing Richa Pallod in 2002.


Raghaviah (K. Viswanath) and Ram Mohan Rao (Ranganath) are brothers-in-law. But Ram Mohan Rao is at loggerheads with Raghavayya because of a family feud. Raghavayya is nearing his 60s and it's time for his Shastipoorti ceremony. Upon incessant requests from his wife, Raghavayya decides to invite (for the first time) his daughter-in-law and grandchildren who are staying in Bombay. Raghu (Venkatesh) is the alienated handsome grandson of Raghavayya. After arriving at Ramapuram from Bombay, he faces embarrassment from the members of Raghavayya's family. There he meets a childlike beauty Manga (Simran). Manga and Raghu play few pranks on each other and slowly they fall deeply in love. But they never admit their love to each other. With his unconditional love towards the family members, Raghu wins their confidence and hearts.

Later on, Raghu comes to know the reason behind the feud between the families of Raghavayya and Ram Mohan Rao. Raghu's father Bhaskar Rao (Achyuth) is supposed to marry Ram Mohan Rao's daughter Rajani (Meena Kumari). Bhaskar prefers his college flame Kousalya (Venniradi Nirmala) rather than Rajani, So he leaves for Mumbai and gets married and disappointed Rajani opts for suicide. Ram Mohan Rao blames it on Raghavayya and starts treating him indifferently. Erra Babu (Srihari), the fiery son of Ram Mohan Rao, is another victim in the incident. He develops a prejudice against Raghavayya and aims for his blood.

After a few days of timely strategic manipulation, Raghu succeeds in bringing the two troubled families together. Then they decide to marry Manga off to Ram Mohan Rao's grandson to tighten their family bonds. Raghu sacrifices his love in order to make sure that everybody is happy. As the preparations are going on for the wedding of Manga, they find that Manga is missing. Everyone knows about Raghu and Manga's love story and finally Erra Babu realises his mistake and also agrees to their love and unites both lovers.



Kalisundam Raa
Film score by
LabelSupreme Music
ProducerS. A. Rajkumar
S. A. Rajkumar chronology
'Bobbili Vamsham'
Kalisundam Raa
'Maa Annayya'

Music composed by S. A. Rajkumar. Music released on SUPREME Music Company.

1."Pacific lo"ChandraboseUdit Narayan, Anuradha Sriram4:16
2."Nuvve Nuvve"Sirivennela SitaramasastriHariharan, Sujatha4:23
3."Prema Prema"Sirivennela SitaramasastriUnni Krishnan1:59
4."Manasu Manasu"Veturi Sundararama MurthySP Balu, Chitra4:40
5."Kalisunte Kaladusukam"Veturi Sundararama MurthyRajesh4:42
6."Boom Boom"ChandraboseShankar Mahadevan5:05
7."Nachave Palapitta"ChandraboseSP Balu, Swarnalatha4:11
Total length:29:37


Year Film Language Cast
2002 Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein Hindi Fardeen Khan, Richa Pallod
2003 Ondagona Baa Kannada V Ravichandran, Shilpa Shetty


Box officeEdit

  • Kalisundham Raa was rated as the biggest hit in Telugu cinema in 70 years until the release of Narasimha Naidu in 2001.[3]
  • It ran for a record 100 days in 103 centres, 175 days in 35 centres and 200 days in 20 centres.
  • It broke the records made by Samarasimha Reddy in 1999.


National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards


  1. ^ Venky - Boxoffice. Idlebrain.com.
  2. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  3. ^ celebritiesprofile.info: The Leading Celebrity Profile Site on the Net Archived 27 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Telugu Cinema Etc - Idlebrain.com

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