Neninthe (English translation: I Am Like This) is a 2008 Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Puri Jagannadh.Ravi Teja plays the lead role while Siya Gautham is the female lead in her debut.Chakri is the music director. Though the film became an Average at the box-office, The film won three Nandi Awards. The movie eventually gained a Cult Status in Telugu Cinema. The movie is dubbed in Hindi as Ek Aur Vinashak (2009) and in Tamil as Natchathiram.
|Directed by||Puri Jagannadh|
|Written by||Puri Jagannadh|
|Produced by||DVV Danayya|
|Narrated by||Puri Jagannadh|
|Cinematography||Shyam K Naidu|
|Distributed by||Vaishno Academy|
|Budget||₹18 crore (US$2.5 million)|
|Box office||₹16 crore (US$2.2 million)|
Ravi (Ravi Teja) works as an assistant director and Narayana (M. S. Narayana) as co-director for director Idly Viswanath (Brahmanandam) in the Telugu film industry. During the shooting, Ravi meets Sandhya (Siya Gautham), a group dancer. Sandhya's sister Surekha (Surekha Vani) marries Rambabu (Krishna Bhagavaan), who harasses her only to exploit Sandhya. Ravi narrates an interesting story to the producer (Sayaji Shinde), but the latter is not ready to take the risk with a debutant director like Ravi.
Meanwhile, a rich goon Yadu (Supreeth), who usurps prime lands, casts his eyes on Sandhya, and Rambabu tries to make use of this in his favor. At this juncture, Ravi narrates the story to hero Mallik (Subbaraju) who also expresses his doubts regarding its feasibility. When Ravi pleads for a chance, he agrees for a trial shoot and they seek the help of Sandhya and other friends. Popular director V. V. Vinayak asks Ravi for a heroine. Having seen Sandhya's performance in the trial shoot, he books her.
When Sandhya becomes a heroine, Rambabu ignores Yadu. Mallik, impressed with the trial shoot, convinces the producer. The producer had suffered much loss due to Vishwanath's film. The film shooting begins with Mallik as hero and Sandhya as heroine. At this time, an item dancer Mumaith (Mumaith Khan), who had an affair with Mallik, attempts suicide and is raped. This and the paucity of funds puts the project in trouble. Yadu comes forward to finance the project. Once the shooting is over, Ravi finds his name missing in the titles. Eventually, he teaches Yadu a lesson and replaces the name.
- Ravi Teja as Ravikumar
- Siya Gautham as Sandhya
- Subbaraju as Mallik
- Sayaji Shinde as Film Producer
- Supreet Reddy as Yadhu
- Brahmanandam as Idly Vishwanath
- Rama Prabha as Ravi's mother
- Krishna Bhagawan as Rambabu
- Venu Madhav as Ravi's assistant
- Mumaith Khan as Mumaith
- Kovai Sarala as Urmila
- Sairam Shankar as Sai
- Abhinaya as Film Producer's daughter
- Raja Ravindra
- Satyam Rajesh
- Harish Shankar, V. V. Vinayak, Kona Venkat, and Chakri in a cameo appearance
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|Released||December 7, 2008|
|1.||"Krishna Nagarey"||Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar||Chakri||4:39|
|2.||"Puduthuney Uyyala"||Bhuvana Chandra||Chakri, Geetha Madhuri||5:17|
|4.||"Nuvantene Pichchi"||Kandikonda||Chakri, Nilayini||5:19|
|5.||"Oh I Miss U"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Raghu Kunche||5:20|
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