Kushi (2001 film)

Kushi (transl. Happiness) is a 2001 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film written and directed by S. J. Surya. A remake of Surya's Tamil-language film Kushi (2000), it stars Pawan Kalyan and Bhumika Chawla. Mani Sharma provided the score and soundtrack.[2]

Kushi Theatrical Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byS. J. Surya
Produced byA.M. Ratnam
Written byS. J. Surya
Rajendra Kumar (dialogue)
Based onKushi (Tamil)
Music byMani Sharma
CinematographyP. C. Sreeram
Edited by
Distributed bySri Surya Films
Release date
  • 27 April 2001 (2001-04-27)
Box office₹27 crore[1]

The film is released on 21 April 2001.[3] It was a major commercial success, grossing over 27 crore at the box office and earning distributors a share of 20 crore.[4]


The film opens when Madhu and Siddhu are born. Madhu's family is based in Konaseema of Andhra Pradesh and Siddhu's family is from Kolkata. 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, 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.



Critical receptionEdit

Idlebrain.com rated the film 4.5/5 and called it a "One man show" of Pawan Kalyan. The reviewer also appreciated the screenplay by SJ Suryah.[5]

Box officeEdit

Kushi was successful at the box office.[4] The film had a 50-day theatrical run in 101 centres and a 100-day run in 79 centres.[6][7] The film grossed 27 crore at the box office by the end of its theatrical run.[1] It earned distributors a share of over 20 crore.[4]

This film was later dubbed in Hindi as Humjoli.[8]


Mani Sharma composed the soundtrack of the film. 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 film Missamma, was remixed by Mani Sharma with vocals by Murali.[9] Other lyricists are A.M. Ratnam, Abbas Tyrewala, Chandra Bose, Pingali and Suddala Ashok Teja.[10]

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 and Kavita Krishnamurthy04:52
3."Cheliya Cheliya"A. M. RathnamHarini and Srinivas05:41
4."Premante"A. M. RathnamDevan Ekambaram and Kalpana06:14
5."Aaduvari Matalaku"PingaliKhushi Murali03:01
6."Holi Holi"Suddala Ashok TejaMano and Swarnalatha05:12
Total length:30:14


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  2. ^ https://www.cinejosh.com/news/3/30566/pawan-khushi-industry-hit-story.html
  3. ^ "Kushi : పవర్‌స్టార్ పవన్ కళ్యాణ్ కల్ట్ క్లాసికల్ 'ఖుషి' @ 20 | Kushi". 10TV (in Telugu). 27 April 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  4. ^ a b c Vadla, Praveen Kumar. "Kushi movie final collections: పవన్ కళ్యాణ్ 'ఖుషి' ఫైనల్ కలెక్షన్స్.. ఆ రోజుల్లో ఎంతంటే..?". News18 Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Kushi Review". www.idlebrain.com. Idlebrain. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Kushi 50 days centres". Idlebrain.com. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
  7. ^ "Kushi 100 days centres". Idlebrain.com. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
  8. ^ Humjoli (Kushi) - New Full Hindi Dubbed Movie | Pawan Kalyan, Bhumika Chawla, Sivaji | Full HD, retrieved 10 May 2021
  9. ^ "Telugu Cinema Etc - SJ Suryah interview". www.idlebrain.com. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Kushi". Saavn.

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