Oka Chinna Family Story

Oka Chinna Family Story (transl. A small family's story) is an Indian Telugu-language comedy-drama web series created by Manasa Sharma and Mahesh Uppala and produced by Niharika Konidela.[1] The series is directed by Mahesh Uppala and has an ensemble cast of Sangeeth Shobhan, Tulasi and Simran Sharma.[2] It premiered on 19 November 2021 on ZEE5.[3]

Oka Chinna Family Story
GenreComedy drama
Created byManasa Sharma
Mahesh Uppala
Directed byMahesh Uppala
StarringSangeeth Shobhan
Tulasi, Naresh Vijay Krishna
Simran Sharma,
Voices ofManasa Sharma
Ratna Sagar
ComposerPK Dandi
Country of originIndia
Original languageTelugu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5 (list of episodes)
Executive producerRamesh M
ProducerNiharika Konidela
CinematographyRaju Edurolu
EditorPrawin Pudi
Running time35–42 minutes
Production companyPink Elephant Pictures
Original networkZEE5
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Original release19 November 2021 (2021-11-19)


Mahesh’s small middle-class family is in for a cruel twist when the father bequeaths a huge debt of Rs 25 lakhs. A serious plot with hilarious commentary follows as the family attempts to negotiate through the difficulties.


  • Sangeeth Shobhan as Mahesh
  • Tulasi as Rukmini, Mahesh's mother
  • Simran Sharma as Keerthi
  • Prameela Rani as Mahesh's paternal grandmother
  • Naresh as Haridas, Mahesh's father
  • Rajeev Kanakala as Mahesh's maternal uncle
  • Roopa Laxmi as Keerthi's mother
  • Getup Srinu as Agent Balu


EpisodeTitleDirected byWritten byDate of Broadcast
1"House No. 9"Mahesh UppalaManasa Sharma
Mahesh Uppala
November 19, 2021 (2021-11-19) [4]
2"The First EMI"Mahesh UppalaManasa Sharma
Mahesh Uppala
November 19, 2021 (2021-11-19) [4]
3"Of the Money, by the Money, for the Money"Mahesh UppalaManasa Sharma
Mahesh Uppala
November 19, 2021 (2021-11-19) [4]
4"Ousting Days"Mahesh UppalaManasa Sharma
Mahesh Uppala
November 19, 2021 (2021-11-19) [4]
5"Truth or Dare?"Mahesh UppalaManasa Sharma
Mahesh Uppala
November 19, 2021 (2021-11-19) [4]


All lyrics are written by Shreemani; all music is composed by PK Dandi.

1."Haire Haire"Sarath Santosh3:59
2."Orey Mahesha" (Chorus: Sindhuja Srinivasan
Lakshmi Meghana)
Dhanunjay Seepana2:49
3."Naa Gunde Jaaripoye" (Chrous: Pavani Vasa, Ashwini Chepuri)PK Dandi3:34


The series was well received and garnered over 60 million views in the first 10 days. ZEE 5 declared it a super hit.[5] Thadhagath Pathi of The Times of India gave a rating of 3.5 out of 5 and praised the performances of lead actors, screenplay and direction. He further stated that "Oka Chinna Family Story truly has the makings of a new-age comedy that doesn’t resort to cringy dialogues for the sake of laughs. Don’t miss it if you love light-hearted dramas".[6] Eenadu mentioned that background score, Tulasi's acting and story are the positives and slow-paced narration is the negative of the series.[7]


  1. ^ "Oka Chinna Family Story Telugu Movie Review". 123telugu.com. 19 November 2021. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  2. ^ Desam, A. B. P. (19 November 2021). "'ఒక చిన్న ఫ్యామిలీ స్టోరీ' రివ్యూ: పప్పుచారు అంత టేస్టీగా... నవ్విస్తుంది!". telugu.abplive.com. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Nagarjuna unveils 'Oka Chinna Family Story' trailer". Telangana Today. 9 November 2021. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Watch Oka Chinna Family Story Season 1 E1 - House No. 9 online in HD on ZEE5".
  5. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (20 November 2021). "'Oka Chinna Family Story' series review: A coming-of-age dramedy that works in parts". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  6. ^ "OKA Chinna Family Story Season 1 Review: Organic wit served with heart-warming innocence", The Times of India, retrieved 5 December 2021
  7. ^ "Oka Chinna Family Story Review: రివ్యూ: ఒక చిన్న ఫ్యామిలీ స్టోరీ - telugu news oka chinna family story review". www.eenadu.net (in Telugu). Retrieved 5 December 2021.

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