Pelli SandaD

Pelli SandaD (transl. Wedding Celebration) is a 2021 Indian Telugu-language musical romantic comedy film directed by debutant Gowri Ronanki under the supervision of K. Raghavendra Rao. Produced by Madhavi Kovelamudi, Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni, the film features Roshan Meka and Sreeleela in lead roles.[1]

Pelli SandaD
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Official release poster
Directed byGowri Ronanki
Written byShiva Shakti Datta
Produced byMadhavi Kovelamudi
Shobu Yarlagadda
Prasad Devineni
StarringRoshan Meka
Shivani Rajashekar
Rajendra Prasad
Prakash Raj
CinematographySunil Kumar Nama
Edited byTammiraju
Music byM. M. Keeravani
RK Film Associates
Arka Media Works
Distributed byGreat India Films
Release date
  • 15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)

The film is a spiritual sequel of the 1996 film of the same name. It marks the acting debut of Raghavendra Rao who directed the previous film and Sree Leela in Telugu .[2] It was released on 15 October 2021.


Maya is an aspirant filmmaker, who expresses interest to helm the biopic of Dronacharya awardee Vasishta. She threatens to commit suicide in case Vasishta doesn't authorise the project and tell his story. The reluctant Vashshta budges and goes down the memory to narrate his story of how he won over his love interest Sahasra. Many years ago, Vasishta and Sahasra meet at a wedding and it is a love at first sight for both of them. The main obstacle to their union is Sahasra's father Pattabhi Ramayya, who is the strict family patriarch who is completely against love marriages. How does Vasishta convince a headstrong father and prove that he's a worthy match for his daughter forms the rest of the story.



The film was planned in October 2020 as sequel to 1996 film Pelli Sandadi that starred Srikanth, Ravali and Deepthi Bhatnagar. K. Raghavendra Rao decided to supervise the direction of the sequel with Gowri Ronanki making her directorial debut. Incidentally Srikanth's elder son, Roshan Meka, was selected to play the male lead in the sequel.[5]

Initially, it was reported that actor Sridevi's daughter Khushi Kapoor will be female lead opposite Roshan, but it was not finalized.[6] In October 2020, actress Malavika Nair was signed to pair opposite Meka,[7] but she was later replaced by Sree Leela in January 2021.[8] Filming was completed in July 2021 and post production began in the same month.[9]


The film was initially planned for release in September 2021, but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic in India.[9] It was released on 15 October 2021.[10] Later, it premiered on ZEE5 on 24 June 2022.[11]


Pelli SandaD
Soundtrack album by
Released29 September 2021
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
M. M. Keeravani chronology
Konda Polam
Pelli SandaD
Hari Hara Veera Mallu
External audio
  Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack is composed by M. M. Keeravani and lyrics are penned by Chandrabose. "Premante Enti" first track of the soundtrack was released on 27 April 2021 by Aditya Music.[12] "Bujjulu Bujjulu" the second song was unveiled on 23 May.[13] Title track "Pelli SandaD" was released on 12 August 2021, and fourth track "Madhura Nagarilo" was released on 29 September 2021, along with audio album.[14]

Track listing
1."Premante Enti"Haricharan, Shweta Pandit3:35
2."Bujjulu Bujjulu"Baba Sehgal, Mangli3:57
3."Pelli SandaD"Hema Chandra, Deepu, Ramya Behara4:32
4."Madhura Nagarilo"Sreenidhi, Nayana Nair, Kaala Bhairava3:34
5."Gandharva Lokala"Hema Chandra, Ramya Behara3:27
6."Hayam Vashishta"Kaala Bhairava, Lipsika2:26
Total length:21:32


Thadhagath Pathi reviewing for The Times of India rated the film with 2.5 stars out of 5 and wrote, "Pelli SandaD remains a strictly watchable fare with the lead actors coming into their own. But don't expect anything fresh or remotely logical."[15] Y Sunita Chowdhary of The Hindu felt that "the film is a Manmohan Desai style of ending with a battle between the divine and the evil where a young, small-built Roshan has a showdown with big-bodied men amidst spears, colour and a Hanuman idol. The film can be touted as a costly showreel for Roshan and Sree Leela".[16] Eenadu stated that soundtrack and performance of lead actors are the positives, and, screenplay, story and first-half are the negatives of the film.[17] A reviewer of NTV criticized film's screenplay and felt that it has an outdated story. They also stated that Raghavendra Rao's acting is a minus for the film.[18]


  1. ^ "Mahesh Babu unveils 'Pelli SandaD' trailer, sends best wishes to the team". The Times of India. 22 September 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  2. ^ "PVeteran director K Raghavendra Rao to debut as actor with 'Pelli SandaD'". The News Minute. 31 July 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Director K Raghavendra Rao all set to make his acting debut with 'Pelli SandaD'; see first look". The Times of India. 30 July 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Sreeleela to make Tollywood debut with Pelli Sandadi remake opposite Roshan Meka". The New Indian Express. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Srikanth's son Roshan to star in Pelli Sandadi sequel". Cinema Express. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Pelli Sandadi sequel: K Raghavendra Rao roped in these actors to play lead roles?". The Times of India. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Malavika Nair signs Pelli SandaD". Cinema Express. 27 October 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Sreeleela to make Tollywood debut with Pelli Sandadi remake opposite Roshan Meka". The New Indian Express. 13 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ a b "'Pelli SandaD' to release in September 2021". The Times of India. 22 July 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  10. ^ "Official:Pelli SandaD release date locked". Tollywood. 1 October 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Roshan Meka's Pelli SandaD To Stream On This OTT Platform From June 24". News18. 22 June 2022. Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  12. ^ Premante Enti Singers: Haricharan, Shweta Pandit Lyrics :Chandrabose. Aditya Music. YouTube. 27 April 2021.
  13. ^ "'Bujjulu Bujjulu' from Pelli SandaD: Sreeleela shines in the mass number". The Times of India. 23 May 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  14. ^ "Pelli SandaD, Album by M. M. Keeravani". Jiosaavn. 28 April 2021.
  15. ^ Thadhagath Pathi (15 October 2021). "Pelli SandaD Movie Review: Story goes for a toss while paying homage to Raghavendra Rao". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  16. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (16 October 2021). "'Pelli SandaD' movie review: Done and dusted old school romance". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  17. ^ "Pelli SandaD Review: రివ్యూ: పెళ్లి సందD - raghavendra rao and roshan pelli sandad movie review". (in Telugu). Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  18. ^ "రివ్యూ: పెళ్ళి సందD". NTV. 15 October 2021. Retrieved 21 October 2021.

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