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.[3][4] The film premiered on 22 June 2012.[5] 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.

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Movie Poster
Directed byKranthi Madhav
Produced byKranthi Madhav
K. Durga Devi (Presents)
Written byMohd Khadeer Babu (dialogues)
Screenplay byKranthi Madhav
Story byPotluri Satyanarayana (Thammudu Sathyam)
Madhukuri Raja
StarringRajendra Prasad
Music byKoti
CinematographyHari Anumolu
Edited byGautham Raju
Sunshine Cinema[1]
Release date
  • 27 June 2012 (2012-06-27)[2]
Running time
121 mins


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.[6]



  • Art: Babji
  • Choreography: Swarna, Prasanna
  • Dialogues: Mohd Khadeer Babu
  • Lyrics: Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry
  • Story: Potluri Satyanarayana (Tammudu Satyam), Madhukuri Raja
  • Music: Koti
  • Editing: Gowtham Raju
  • Cinematography: Hari Anumolu
  • Screenplay - Producer - Direction: Kranthi Madhav


Film score by
LabelAditya Music
Koti chronology
Aha Naa Pellanta

Music composed by Koti. Lyrics were written by Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry. Music released on ADITYA Music Company.

2."Arudhaina"Sri Krishna3:10
3."Pandugante"Krishna Chaitanya, Chaitra3:32
4."Hey Yamma"Malavika2:02
5."Pillalu Baagunnara"Nitya Santoshini6:56
Total length:19:17

Awards 2012Edit

CineMAA Awards


  1. ^ http://www.supergoodmovies.com/47478/tollywood/onamalu-overseas-by-bluesky-news-details
  2. ^ "Rajendra Prasad's 'Onamalu' set for June 22nd - 123telugu.com". 11 June 2012.
  3. ^ DC (23 April 2012). "Rajendra Prasad as a tutor". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  4. ^ "'Onamalu' logo launched". Supergoodmovies.com. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Rajendra Prasad's 'Onamalu' to release on June 27". 27 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Review : Onamaalu – Noble attempt - 123telugu.com". 27 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Nitya, Nag bag awards on star-studded night". 16 June 2013 – via www.thehindu.com.

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