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. The music was composed by Koti.
|Nuvvu Naaku Nachchaav|
|Directed by||K. Vijaya Bhaskar|
|Written by||Trivikram Srinivas|
(story and dialogue)
|Screenplay by||K. Vijaya Bhaskar|
|Produced by||Sravanthi Ravi Kishore|
|Cinematography||K. Ravindra Babu|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Distributed by||Suresh Productions|
Released on 6 September 2001, the film was a critical and commercial success, 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).
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.
- Venkatesh as Venkateswarlu "Venky"
- Aarthi Agarwal as Nandini "Nandu"
- Prithvi as Mohan, Asha's fiancé
- Asha Saini as Asha, Nandu's friend
- Suhasini as Sujatha, Nandu's aunt
- Prakash Raj as Pinnamaneni Srinivasa Murthy, Nandu's father
- Chandra Mohan as Sekharam
- Tanikella Bharani as Ashok, Prasad's father
- Brahmanandam as Photographer
- Babu Mohan as Prasad's relative
- Mallikarjuna Rao as Prasad's relative
- M. S. Narayana as Chanti, Nandu's uncle
- Shiju as Prasad, Nandu's fiancé
- Melkote as M.D.
- Sudha as Lakshmi, Nandu's mother
- Hema as Padma, Nandu's aunt and Chanti's wife
- Sandeepa as Pinky, Nandu's Cousin
- Sri Lakshmi as Asha's aunty
- Kalpana Rai as Cook
- Padma Jayanthi as Prasad's mother
- Sunil as Banthi, Nandu's househelp
- Bandla Ganesh as Mohan's friend
- Ananth as Asha's uncle
- Chitti Babu as Priest
- Giridhar as Venky's friend
- K K Sharma as Priest
|Nuvvu Naaku Nachchav|
|Film score by|
|1.||"Unna Mata Cheppaneevu"||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||Tippu, Harini||4:43|
|2.||"O Navvu Chalu"||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||Shankar Mahadevan||4:48|
|3.||"Aakasam Dhigi Vachi"||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||5:10|
|4.||"Naa Chupe Ninu"||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||K. S. Chithra, Sriram Prabhu||4:15|
|5.||"O Priyathama"||Bhuvanachandra||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||5:17|
|6.||"Okkasari Cheppaleva"||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||K. S. Chithra, Kumar Sanu||5:11|
The film was released with 113 prints in 147 centres.
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. 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."
The film has undergone theatrical business of 7.24 crore and collected a distributors' share of ₹18 crore in its complete theatrical run and emerged as super hit. and ₹2.63 crore in its opening week. It was the third highest grossing Telugu film of all time, at its release.
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