Kushi (2001 film)

Kushi (transl. Happiness) is a 2001 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film directed by S. J. Surya and released on 27 April 2001. Pawan Kalyan and Bhumika Chawla appeared together for the first time in this film. This film is the official remake of the 2000 Tamil film Kushi, starring Vijay and Jyothika. Mani Sharma provided the soundtrack.

Kushi Theatrical Poster.jpg
Theatrical poster of Khushi
Directed byS. J. Surya
Produced byA.M. Ratnam
Written byS. J. Surya (Story & Screenplay)
Rajendra Kumar (Dialogues) [1]
Based onKushi (Tamil)
Music byMani Sharma
CinematographyP. C. Sreeram
Edited by
Distributed bySri Surya Films
Release date
  • 27 April 2001 (2001-04-27)

It was the highest-grossing movie in Telugu cinema at the point of its release.[2] For her role in the film, Bhumika received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu.


The film opens when Madhumati ("Madhu") (Bhumika Chawla) and Siddharth Roy alias Siddhu (Pawan Kalyan) are born. Madhu's family is based in Konaseema in Andhra Pradesh and Siddhu's family is from Kolkota (he has a Telugu father and Bengali mother). As babies, Madhu and Siddhu meet in a shopping complex.

Madhu and her father love each other dearly. Madhu's father wants her daughter to get married and wanted to keep his son-in-law with them and so that his daughter will not leave him. However, her groom elopes with his girlfriend, apologizing to Madhu that he did not want to ruin another girl's life.

Siddhu receives a visa for higher studies in Canada, his car met with an accident on his way to airport, which results him hospitalized for a period. Coincidentally, he receives Madhu's blood. Madhu's convinces her father to go for higher studies and not be bothered with marriage. Sidhu cannot make it to Canada and joins the same college as Madhu. Incidentally, they meet in a temple. They become good friends, while also helping Madhu's friend, Shanti, and Siddu's friend, Babu (Sivaji), who are in love. Shanti's father is a big goon, and Madhu and Siddhu ensure that Shanti and Babu do not reveal their love to Shanti's father and get into any trouble. One day while Madhu is studying for exams, Siddhu happens to come. Madhu's sari moves in the breeze, revealing her navel. Siddhu ogles it. Madhu accuses Siddhu of ogling, and Siddhu denies it. An argument breaks out leading to them accusing each other of hiding their feelings for the other. They end their friendship.

After the summer holidays, Shanti's dad finds out about Babu. Madhu and Siddhu meet again for the sake of their friend's love. In the course of getting Babu and Shanti together, they realize they love each other. The movie ends happily, with the duo married and happily squabbling.



Kushi (2000)
Kushi (2001)
Khushi (2003)
Eno Onthara (2010)
Vijay Pawan Kalyan Fardeen Khan Ganesh
Jyothika Bhumika Chawla Kareena Kapoor Priyamani

Box office performanceEdit

The film had a 50-day run in 101 centres,[3] a 100-day run in 79 centres[4] and a 175-day run in eight centres.[5]Kushi grossed 200 million (US$2.8 million) in 100 days worldwide and collected 230 million (US$3.2 million) in 150 days worldwide. Its total collections were 220–230 million.[6]


Mani Sharma composed the soundtrack of the film. The audio was released in Hyderabad and became an cult classic. The audio was released in CDs for the time in Telugu along with cassettes by Aditya Music. A classic song called "Aaduvari Maatalaku", written by Pingali from the movie Missamma, was remixed by Mani Sharma. It was sung by Murali. All of the songs became chart-busters especially "Ammaye Sannaga" song written by Chandra Bose and sung by Udit Narayan and Kavita Krishnamurthy. Other lyricists are A.M. Ratnam, Abbas Tyrewala, Chandra Bose, Pingali and Suddala Ashok Teja.[7]

Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Devi Putrudu
Track list
1."Ye Mera Jaha"Abbas TyrewalaKK05:14
2."Ammaye Sannaga"chandraboseUdit Narayan & Kavita Krishnamurthy04:52
3."Cheliya Cheliya"A. M. RathnamHarini & Srinivas05:41
4."Premante"A. M. RathnamDevan Ekambaram & Kalpana06:14
5."Aaduvari Matalaku"PingaliKhushi Murali03:01
6."Holi Holi"Suddala Ashok TejaMano & Swarnalatha05:12
Total length:30:14


  1. ^ "Kushi Review". www.idlebrain.com. Idlebrain. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.cinejosh.com/news/3/30566/pawan-khushi-industry-hit-story.html
  3. ^ "Kushi 50 days centres". Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
  4. ^ "Kushi 100 days centres". Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 June 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://www.sbdbforums.com/post/kushi-no-2-blockbuster-in-2001-5312576, http://www.idlebrain.com/trade/records/kushitotal.html, Sitara Magazine
  7. ^ "Kushi". Saavn.

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