Namo Venkatesa (transl. Hail Venkatesa) is a 2010 Indian Telugu-language comedy film produced by Achanta Gopichand, Achanta Ram, Anil Sunkara on 14 Reels Entertainment in association with D. Suresh Babu for Suresh Productions and written and directed by Srinu Vytla. It stars Venkatesh and Trisha and Brahmanandam, Mukesh Rishi, Subbaraju, Jai Akash, and Ali in supporting roles. The music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad with cinematography by Prasad Murella and editing by M. R. Varma. The film released on 14 January 2010. Although it received mixed-to-positive reviews, it was recorded as a super hit at the box office.
|Directed by||Sreenu Vaitla|
|Produced by||D. Suresh Babu (presenter)|
|Written by||Chintapalli Ramana (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Sreenu Vaitla|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Edited by||M. R. Varma|
|Budget||₹22 crore (US$3.1 million)|
|Box office||₹40 crore (US$5.6 million)|
Venkataramana (Daggubati Venkatesh) a.k.a. Venky is a ventriloquist. He is a naive and good adult, and everyone in his association usually likes him. An astrologer named Palasa (M. S. Narayana) predicts that if he does not get married in one month, he will be a single man forever. Venky goes to Paris as part of a group to perform for NRIs, where he meets Paris Prasad (Brahmanandam) and his gang. They fool everyone and try to avoid giving them remuneration. Venky manages them and gets his and his troops' payment. Later, Venky meets Pooja (Trisha Krishnan), the niece of Prasad, and falls in love. Though Pooja has no feelings for Venky, Prasad tells him that Pooja too loves him, just for fun.
Slowly, Pooja and Venky become friends, and Pooja gets an emergency call from India, where she finds out that her family, especially her grandfather (Jaya Prakash Reddy) arranged her marriage with Bhadrappa (Subbaraju), the son of her uncle, Changala Rayudu (Mukesh Rishi). She does not want to marry him and calls Prasad for help. She offers money to him if he could take her back to Paris. Prasad takes the risk as he needs money to repay the bank loan. He asks Venky for help, telling him that Pooja wants to marry him, but her family wants her to marry Bhadrappa. Venky innocently believes him and comes to Rayalaseema to take Pooja away.
There, Venky introduces himself to everyone as Praneeth and offers the partnership of a fake multimillion-dollar factory. In the hope of that partnership, everyone treats him nicely and makes minor changes in their household to please him. Prasad tells Pooja that he fooled Venky and asks her to go with his drama to escape from that place. Though she does not want to fool Venky, she reluctantly agrees to Prasad's plan as she needs to get out of there desperately. Actually, she loves an NRI named Ajay (Jai Akash) and wants to elope with him.
Finally, Venky succeeds to trick them and take Pooja and Prasad away. Pooja plans to escape with Ajay to Europe, but Venky takes them to his area in Hyderabad. He introduces his family, which includes his uncles Narayana (Chandra Mohan) and Malesh Yadav (Kota Srinivasa Rao). Everybody receives Pooja affectionately and makes arrangements for their wedding. Prasad and Ajay try to tell them the truth but could not succeed.
Bhaddrapa's grandfather overhears the conversation of Pooja's mother with Pooja on the phone and devises a plan to call them to their village and kill Venky. They tell Pooja that they will conduct their wedding within their place and asks her to come back. However, Venky ends up coming with his full family and friends, roughly a few hundred, failing their plan to kill him. Finally, he comes to know that Pooja loves Ajay and not him. Though devastated, he still wishes her happiness and saves them from their uncle's gang. Seeing his selfless love, Pooja's uncle and others stop fighting him and reconcile. At the end, however, Pooja realises that she loves Venky. Ajay understands this and leaves the decision in her hands. Finally, Pooja and Venky marry with everyone's blessings.
- Venkatesh as Venkataramana a.k.a. Venky / Praneeth
- Trisha as Pooja
- Brahmanandam as Paris Prasad, Pooja's uncle
- Mukesh Rishi as Chengala Rayudu / Shankar Thakur
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as Malesh Yadav, Venky's uncle
- Chandra Mohan as Narayana, Venky's uncle
- Telangana Shakuntala as Venky's aunt
- Jaya Prakash Reddy as Bhaddrapa's grandfather
- Subbaraju as Bhaddrappa
- Jai Akash as Ajay, Pooja's friend
- Ali as Sheikh Raj
- M. S. Narayana as Palasa (Astrologist)
- Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as Bhaddrappa's grandfather's brother-in-law
- Y. Kasi Viswanath as Ramanujam
- Master Bharath as Puppy
- Srinivasa Reddy as Murthy
- Sivannarayana Naripeddi as Priest
- Sudha as Pooja's aunt
- Vinaya Prasad as Pooja's aunt
- Pragathi as Pooja's aunt
- Surekha Vani as Prasad's wife
- Jeeva as Soda Sambayya
- Gundu Sudharshan as Chary
- Raghu Babu as Srinivas
- Pruthvi Raj as Prasad's gang member
- Surya as Prasad's gang Member
- Siva Reddy as Srinivas's student
- Giridhar as Srinivas's student
- Sravan as Bhairagi
- Fish Venkat
- Satya Prakash
- Delhi Rajeswari
|Soundtrack album by|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
The music for the film was composed by Devi Sri Prasad in his second collaboration with actor Venkatesh after Tulasi. Lyrics were written by Ramajogayya Sastry. The soundtrack was released by Aditya Music.
|1.||"Namo Venkatesa"||Mano, Megha||4:11|
|3.||"Tottadoing"||Benny Dayal, Tippu, Priya Himesh||4:44|
|4.||"Nee Kallalo"||Sagar, Roshini||4:35|
|5.||"Ding Dong"||Shankar Mahadevan, Priya Himesh, Chorus||4:23|
|6.||"Non Stop"||Karthik, Sunitha Sarathy||4:12|