Prema Katha (transl. Love Story) is a 1999 Indian Telugu-language romance drama film written by Vara Prasad Varma and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. It is the debut film of both Sumanth and Antara Mali as lead in Telugu film industry. The film opened to positive reviews by critics and but was commercially unsuccessful. It had a highly praised soundtrack including the hit song "Devudu Karunisthaadani". The film bagged six state Nandi Awards[1][2] and was dubbed into Tamil as Kadhal Vanile.[3]

Prema Katha
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Directed byRam Gopal Varma
Written byVara Prasad Varma (Dialogues)
Screenplay byVara Prasad Varma
Story byVara Prasad Varma
Produced byNagarjuna Akkineni
StarringSumanth
Manoj Bajpayee
Antara Mali
Raadhika
Narasimharaju
CinematographyVenkat Prasad
Edited byBhanodaya
Music bySandeep Chowta
Production
company
Distributed byAnnapurna Studios
Release date
April 16, 1999
Running time
123 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

SynopsisEdit

Set in a rural backdrop, it is a love story between a poor village boy Suri (Sumanth) and a rich upper-class girl Divya, much to the opposition of the latter's violent brother.[4]

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by Sandeep Chowta and released by Aditya Music. All lyrics were penned by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry.

Prema Katha
Soundtrack album by
Released8 February 1999
Recorded1999
GenreSoundtrack
Length30:21
LabelAditya Music
ProducerSandeep Chowta
Sandeep Chowta chronology
Shanti Shanti Shanti
(1998)
Prema Katha
(1999)
Mast (film)
(1999)
Track list
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Devudu Karunisthadani"Rajesh Krishnan, Anuradha Sriram4:59
2."Changre Hangaama"Sowmya Raoh5:00
3."Nee Kosam"Rajesh Krishnan6:14
4."Kokkarako"Rajesh Krishnan4:51
5."Sunday Sunday"Mano, K. S. Chithra4:58
6."Prema Sangati Emito"Sowmya Raoh4:19
Total length:30:21

AwardsEdit

Nandi Awards - 1999[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Nandi Awards For 1999". fullhyderabad.com.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). www.zaminryot.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Film Review: Kaadhal Vaanilae". The Hindu. 13 April 2000.
  4. ^ "Hero Sumanth shoots it direct on Varma". movies.sulekha.com.
  5. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)

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