Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (pronounced [nuvvostaːnaṇʈeː nēnoddaṇʈaːnaː]; transl. If you wish to come, will I refuse?) is a 2005 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film directed by Prabhu Deva in his directorial debut of and produced by M. S. Raju under Sumanth Art Productions who gave the screenplay as well. The film stars Srihari, Siddharth, and Trisha with the music composed by Devi Sri Prasad.
|Directed by||Prabhu Deva|
|Produced by||M. S. Raju|
|Screenplay by||M. S. Raju|
|Story by||Veeru Potla|
|Dialogue by||Paruchuri brothers|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Edited by||K. V. Krishna Reddy|
|Distributed by||Sumanth Arts|
The story is inspired from 1989 Hindi film Maine Pyar Kiya, where an affluent boy travels to the village of his girlfriend against their parent's wishes to prove his love. The film's title was inspired by the song of the same name from Varsham (2004), sung by K. S. Chithra.
The film won nine Filmfare Awards South (including Best Film) and five Nandi Awards. The film was remade in nine other languages—the highest for any Indian film. The film also has the distinction of receiving most Filmfare awards by any South Indian film.
Siri is a traditional, simple, rural girl from Andhra Pradesh who is brought up by her only elder brother Sivaramakrishna. 20 years ago, their rich father from a nearby town, married another woman and expelled them out of the house, humiliating them on the way. Their mother dies leaving toddler Siri in the care of 13-year-old Sivaramakrishna. With help of relatives, her grave is built on the small land which the brother-sister inherited, but the Zamindar Narasimha tells them that it is his land, since their mother had not repaid a loan from the man. Sivaramakrishna begs Narasimma and asks for an extension promising to work day and night to pay off the loan, as long as they don't tear down his mother's grave. Narasimha agrees upon security from the local station master. Slowly, Sivaramakrishna turns the tables using his handwork and becomes a rich enough farmer, and Siri grows up to complete engineering in the nearby town. One day, Lalitha, Siri's best friend from school time comes to their house to invite Siri to their house as she is getting married. Sivaramakrishna agrees to send Siri a week ahead of the marriage. Santosh, a rich city boy born to millionaire parents Janaki and Prakash and brought up in London. Santosh also arrives on the same day with his mother.
Slowly, Santosh and Siri fall in love, but Janaki does not bear it as Siri is a poor girl, and thus does not meet their standards. Santosh is also to be married to Janaki's brother Srinivasa Rao's business partner's daughter Dolly. When Sivaramakrishna arrives at the wedding, Janaki humiliates him as well as Siri. Both are thrown of the house after Janaki accuses them of trying to entice and trap Santosh. When Santosh learns of this, he goes to Siri's house and pleads to her brother to accept him. Sivaramakrishna gives him a chance, just like he was given a chance by Narasimha when he was a child. Santosh is tasked to take care of the cows, clean up after them, and grow more crops than Sivaramakrishna by the end of the season; if he does not, Santosh shall leave the village forever and never see Siri again. Narasimha and his son are not happy as Narasimha's son wanted to marry Siri. With them, Dolly, and her father trying to get Santosh to lose the competition, Santosh has to work hard for his love, eating red chillies and rice every day, even though he can't bear it. Through many antics from Narasimha's and Dolly's side, Santosh eventually proves his love for Siri to Sivaramakrishna and succeeds in growing more grains. However, Narasimha and his son kidnap Siri and then try to rape her. A fight takes place in which Santosh kills Narasimha's son while Sivaramakrishna violently defeats Santosh's uncle's business partner and Narasimha. After realizing that Santosh and Siri should be together, Sivaramakrishna takes the blame for this murder and spends five years in prison.
Sivaramakrishna is released from prison after five years and Janaki accepts Siri to be her daughter-in-law. Siri and Santosh get married, in everyone's presence.
- Srihari as Sivarama Krishna, Siri's brother
- Siddharth as Santosh, Janaki and Prakash's son
- Trisha as Siri, Sivarama Krishna's sister and Santosh's love interest
- Prakash Raj as Prakash, Santosh's father
- Veda Sastry as Lalitha, Siri's best friend and Santosh's cousin
- Santhoshi as Gowri
- Geetha as Janaki Prakash, Santosh's mother
- Sunil as Banda
- Tanikella Bharani as Kantepudi Srinivasa Rao
- Nanditha as Dolly
- Jaya Prakash Reddy as JP, Srinivasa Rao's business partner and Dolly's father
- Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao as Station Master
- Narsing Yadav as Narasimha
- Ajay as the boy who wants to marry her
- Chandra Mohan as Jailor
- Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as Udayagiri Subbarao
- Narra Venkateswara Rao as Muddu Krishnaiyya
- Raghu Babu as Rao/Tempo Rao
- Pavala Syamala
- Abhishek as Muddu Krishnaiyya's Son
- Prabhu Deva as the bullock cart driver in the song "Paripoke Pitta" (special appearance)
- M. S. Raju in a special appearance
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||21 December 2004|
|Producer||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Devi Sri Prasad chronology|
The soundtrack features eight songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The soundtrack featured a remixed version of the song "Prema Kosamai Volalo" sung by Ghantasala for the 1951 film Pathala Bhairavi. This version was sung by Jr. Ghantasala. All lyrics were penned by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry.
|1.||"Chandrulo Unde"||Shankar Mahadevan, Devi Sri Prasad, Kalpana||4:17|
|4.||"Paripoke Pitta"||Mallikarjun, Sagar||3:40|
|5.||"Prema Kosamai Valalo (Remix)"||Ghantasala||2:11|
|6.||"Ghal Ghal (Akasam Thakela)"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Devi Sri Prasad||5:20|
|8.||"Adhire Adhire"||Jassie Gift, Devi Sri Prasad, Kalpana||4:17|
The film was released with 90 prints on 14 January 2005; more prints were added later to meet the public demand. It was one of the biggest hit of 2005 in Telugu cinema. The film ran for 50 days in 79 centres and 100 days in 35 centres, becoming a huge box office hit.
Sify which rated the film 3/5, stated that, "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana a real treat and a joy to watch on screen." The reviewer praising performances of the cast, wrote: "Although the characters are built on obvious cliches, the charming performance of artists bring these seemingly archetypes to life" Idlebrain.com rated 4/5 and opined, "Screenplay provided by MS Raju is gripping. He made sure that there is no dull moment through out the film. Direction by Prabhudeva is really good."
- Best Film - M. S. Raju
- Best Actor - Siddharth Narayan
- Best Actress - Trisha
- Best Supporting Actor - Srihari
- Best Music Director - Devi Sri Prasad
- Best Male Playback - Shankar Mahadevan
- Best Lyricist - Sirivennela
- Best Choreography - Prabhudeva
- Best Outstanding Background Score - Devi Sri Prasad
- Best Home-Viewing Feature Film - M. S. Raju
- Best Actress - Trisha
- Best Supporting Actor - Srihari
- Best Comedian - Santoshini
- Best Art Director - Vivek
- Tamil as Unakkum Enakkum (2006)
- Kannada as Neenello Naanalle (2006)
- Bengali as I Love You (2007)
- Manipuri as Ningol Thajaba (2007)
- Odia as Suna Chadhei Mo Rupa Chadhei (2009)
- Punjabi as Tera Mera Ki Rishta (2009)
- Bangladeshi Bengali as Nissash Amar Tumi (2010)
- Nepali as The Flash Back: Farkera Herda (2010)
- Hindi as Ramaiya Vastavaiya (2013)
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| Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu)