Onamalu (transl. Alphabet) is a 2012 Telugu-language philosophical film, produced & directed by Kranthi Madhav on Sunshine Cinema banner. Starring Rajendra Prasad, Kalyani in the lead roles and music composed by Koti. The film premiered on 22 June 2012. The film is a debut for director Kranthi Madhav's into the film industry and known Telugu literary personality Mohd Khadeer Babu first time penned dialogue for the film. The film received CineMAA Awards for Best debut Director and Best outstanding Actor.
|Directed by||Kranthi Madhav|
|Produced by||Kranthi Madhav |
K. Durga Devi (Presents)
|Written by||Mohd Khadeer Babu (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Kranthi Madhav|
|Story by||Potluri Satyanarayana (Thammudu Sathyam) |
|Edited by||Gautham Raju|
Narayana Rao (Rajendra Prasad) is a patriotic and simple village schoolmaster, who takes immense pleasure in working for the betterment of his students and his village. The movie shows Narayana Rao returning from the US to his native village after a long gap. While sentiments and affection used to be the guiding forces in the village he left, commercialism and greed are the dominant forces in the village he returns to. Stung by the changes his village has undergone and ashamed with the rapid decline in human values due to urbanization, Narayana Rao sets about repairing the damage time has caused. In between, flashback episodes show the life Narayana Rao used to lead in his village and the bonds shared between members of various communities. Will Narayana Rao be able to arrest the damage and bring about a realization in people? That forms the story of Onamaalu.
- Rajendra Prasad as Narayana Rao Master
- Kalyani as Rukmini
- Chalapathi Rao as President
- Giri Babu as Peddi Raju
- Raghu Babu as Erramanjil
- Kondavalasa as Military Chowdary
- Praveen as Sundaram
- Ravi Prakash as Khadar
- Ananth as Mangapati Master
- Sasidhar as Venkatesh
- Sarika Ramachandra Rao as Cyclone Subba Rao
- Chitti as Rama Krishna
- Siva Parvathi as Mahalakshmi
- Meena as Nazhira
- Maheswari as Sarala
- Bhavani as Lata
|Film score by|
|3.||"Pandugante"||Krishna Chaitanya, Chaitra||3:32|
|5.||"Pillalu Baagunnara"||Nitya Santoshini||6:56|
- CineMAA Award for Best Debut Director - Kranthi Madhav
- CineMAA Award for Best Outstanding Actor - Rajendra Prasad
- Chennai Telugu Academy Awards - Kranthi Madhav - Best Feature Film
- Santosham Awards- Kranthi Madhav- Best Feature Film
- ANR - Abhinandana Awards - Best Feature Film, Best Debut Director - Kranthi Madhav
- Bharatamuni Awards - Best Message Oriented Film, Best Debut Director - Kranthi Madhav
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- "Nitya, Nag bag awards on star-studded night". 16 June 2013 – via www.thehindu.com.