Nuvvu Naaku Nachav

Nuvvu Naaku Nachav (transl. I like you) is a 2001 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar who co-wrote the film with Trivikram Srinivas. It is produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore under the Sri Sravanthi Movies studio. The film stars Venkatesh and Aarthi Agarwal which also marks the latter's debut.[1] The music was composed by Koti.

Nuvvu Naaku Nachchaav
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Theatrical poster
Directed byK. Vijaya Bhaskar
Written byTrivikram Srinivas
(story and dialogue)
Screenplay byK. Vijaya Bhaskar
Produced bySravanthi Ravi Kishore
StarringVenkatesh
Aarthi Agarwal
CinematographyK. Ravindra Babu
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Music byKoti
Production
company
Distributed bySuresh Productions
Release date
  • 6 September 2001 (2001-09-06)
Running time
180 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Released on 6 September 2001, the film was a critical and commercial success,[2] It won five Nandi Awards, including Akkineni Award for Best Home-viewing Feature Film. It was remade in Tamil as Vaseegara (2003), in Kannada as Gowramma (2005), and in Bengali as Majnu (2013).

PlotEdit

Venky is an unemployed graduate from Anakapalli. He moves to Hyderabad to find a job at his father Sekharam's insistence. He arrives at his father's childhood friend, Srinivasa Moorthy's house to stay there.

Meanwhile, Moorthy's daughter Nandu is engaged to Prasad, a software professional from the USA. Venky helps the family in making arrangements and soon bonds with everyone. He also has petty fights with Nandu who start their relationship with hatred that later turns into a friendship. At the request of Sekharam, Murthy helps Venky in securing a job. Moorthy's sister Sujatha also arrives at their house. She shares a special bond with her niece Nandu and talks about the importance of marriage and finding a loving partner.

Soon, Nandu develops feelings for Venky and confesses her love to him. Venky, who does not want to spoil the relationship between their parents, leaves the house. However, Murthy goes to the railway station and talks to Venky. As Venky returns, Nandu stops talking to him. Later, Venky accompanies Nandu and Pinky (Nandu's cousin) to Nandu's friend Asha's wedding. After the wedding, they go to an amusement park where they meet a photographer (Bramhanandam). Following their trip, Venky also realizes his love for Nandu but does not express it, pretending not to have any feelings for her.

As Nandu's wedding approaches, Venky takes the onus of making arrangements for it. The demure Nandu is shattered and tells Sujatha about her love. Sujatha talks to Venky, asking him not to let Nandu suffer by rejecting her. Sekharam overhears the conversation that leaves him speechless. On the other hand, Prasad's family gets hold of a photo in which Venky and Nandu intimately hold their hands. They demand an additional dowry of ₹1 crore from Moorthy for the marriage, alleging that his daughter has an affair with Venky. Furious Moorthy admonishes Nandu but Sujatha backs her by telling him that falling in love is not a woman's fault.

Venky goes to Prasad's family and begs them not to call off the wedding. He vouches that Nandu is not at fault but Prasad's family couldn't care less. Moorthy arrives and asks them to leave. Moorthy tells Venky that he shouldn't have kept his love hidden. Venky, however, is ready to sacrifice his love so that Moorthy and Sekharam's friendship is not spoiled. Moorthy is moved and lets Venky marry his daughter.

On their wedding day, the photographer confesses that he handed over their photo to the house servant Banthi to deliver to the bridegroom, believing that Nandu and Venky were getting married. Banthi, however, gave the photo to Prasad. The photographer is shocked to learn that the previous wedding was called off due to his photo and a new wedding is taking place.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Nuvvu Naaku Nachchav
Film score by
Released2001
GenreSoundtrack
Length29:17
LabelAditya Music
ProducerKoti
Koti chronology
Naalo Unna Prema
(2001)
Nuvvu Naaku Nachchav
(2001)
Adhipathi
(2001)

Music is composed by Koti and released by Aditya Music Company. The song "Okkasari Cheppaleva" is based on the Robert Miles song "Fable".

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Unna Mata Cheppaneevu"Sirivennela SitaramasastriTippu, Harini4:43
2."O Navvu Chalu"Sirivennela SitaramasastriShankar Mahadevan4:48
3."Aakasam Dhigi Vachi"Sirivennela SitaramasastriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:10
4."Naa Chupe Ninu"Sirivennela SitaramasastriK. S. Chithra, Sriram Prabhu4:15
5."O Priyathama"BhuvanachandraS. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:17
6."Okkasari Cheppaleva"Sirivennela SitaramasastriK. S. Chithra, Kumar Sanu5:11
Total length:29:17

ReleaseEdit

The film was released with 113 prints in 147 centres.[3]

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Idlebrain.com rated the film 4/5, and was in praise of the performances of the lead cast and the screenplay. "The strength of the film is Venky, Aarti, the comedy dialogues and sensible direction," the reviewer added.[4] Sify which rated 3 stars out of 5, criticised the film for "lack of freshness", and "weak screenplay," and opined that the film resembles a "wedding album."[5]

Box officeEdit

The film has undergone theatrical business of 7.24 crore[6] and collected a distributors' share of 18 crore in its complete theatrical run and emerged as super hit.[7] and 2.63 crore in its opening week.[3] It was the third highest grossing Telugu film of all time, at its release.[citation needed]

The film had a 50-day run in 93 centres[8] and a 100-day run in 57 centres.[9] It had a 175-day run in three centres.[10]

RemakesEdit

It was remade in Kannada as Gowramma (2005), in Tamil as Vaseegara (2003) and in Bengali as Majnu (2013).

AwardsEdit

Nandi Awards[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liposuction that kills: Aarti Agarwal's death highlights the dark side of Tollywood - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  2. ^ "A timeless classic comedy Nuvvu Naku Nachav clocks 18 years - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b Cycle Stand – Telugu Cinema Records – Nuvvu Naaku Chav – Jayam Manadera Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Telugu Cinema - Review - Nuvvu Naaku Nachav - Sravanti Ravi Kishore - Venkatesh, Aarti Agrawal - Koti - Vijaya Bhaskar". www.idlebrain.com. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Nuvvu Naaku Nachav". Sify. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Nuvvu Naaku Nachav Collections".
  7. ^ "Venky telugu cinema idlebrain - box office".
  8. ^ Cycle Stand – Telugu Cinema Trade Story
  9. ^ Cycle Stand – Telugu Cinema Trade Story
  10. ^ CineGoer.com – Box-Office Records And Collections – Venkatesh's 175-Day Centres List Archived 12 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)

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