Preminchi Choodu (transl. Love and See) is a 1965 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film, produced by V. Venkateswarlu and directed by P. Pullaiah. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jaggayya, Rajasree and Kanchana, with music composed by Master Venu. The film is a remake of the Tamil film Kadhalikka Neramillai (1964).
|Directed by||P. Pullaiah|
|Written by||Mullapudi Venkata Ramana (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||P. Pullaiah|
|Story by||C. V. Sridhar|
|Based on||Kadhalikka Neramillai|
|Produced by||V. Venkateswarlu|
|Starring||Akkineni Nageswara Rao|
|Cinematography||P. L. Roy|
|Edited by||N. M. Shankar|
|Music by||Master Venu|
|Distributed by||Sri Films|
Buchabbai (Relangi) is a millionaire who has two daughters Kanchanamala & Ratnamala (Kanchana & Rajasree), . During their studies, Kanchana falls for a handsome guy Srinivasa Rao / Vasu (Jaggaiah), son of another big shot Subbarayudu (Gummadi). After their return, once, Kanchana & Ratna squabbles with a naughty guy Ranga Rao (Akkineni Nageswara Rao), the assistant manager for their estate. So, they terminate him hence Ranga declares strike in front of their house when Ranga & Ratna are smitten. Parallelly, a glimpse, Varahala Raju (Chalam) son of Buchabbai, is impassioned to direct a movie for which he daily pesters his father and also loves Meenakshi (Girija), daughter of their manager Yedukondalu (Allu Ramalingaiah). Right now, Ranga learns that Buchabbai wants to make a rich alliance with his daughters. So, he plans and disguises his close friend, neither Vasu as his tycoon father Srinivasa Bhupathi, and makes Buchabbai plead for his nuptial with the support of the girls. Besides the destiny makes Subbarayudu & Buchabbai childhood friends and they decide to knit Kanchana with Vasu. At first, Vasu gets startled looking his father therein, but feels happy knowing regarding his wedding. But unfortunately, their play breaks out, as a result, Subbarayadu & Buchabbai file a Police complaint. Being cognizant of it, Ranga makes plan B by posing himself as two. Soon, Buchabbai & Subbarayadu rush to amend their mistake, but it's too late as Ranga & Vasu are prisoned. After that, the story takes several comic twists & turns when Ranga & Vasu succeeds in marrying their love interests by fooling Buchabbai.
- Akkineni Nageswara Rao as Ranga Rao
- Kanchana as Kanchanamala
- Rajasree as Ratnamala
- Jaggayya as Srinivasa Rao / Vasu
- Relangi as Buchabbai
- Gummadi as Subbarayudu
- Chalam as Varahala Raj Kapoor
- Allu Ramalingaiah as Manager Yedukondalu
- Dr. Sivaramakrishnaiah as Veera Naidu
- Raavi Kondala Rao as Master
- K. V. Chalam as Inspector Subba Rao
- Jagga Rao as S.P.
- Santha Kumari as Shanthamma
- Girija as Meenakshi / Laila
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Music composed by Master Venu. Pullaiah insisted Master Venu to retain the tunes from the original film in Telugu, which Venu was not okay with. He expressed his concern to Pullaiah's wife Santhakumari who encouraged him having faith in talent. Except for the song "Vennela Reyi", other songs were retained from the original. "Vennela Reyi" was the replacement for the song "Naalam Naalam". This tune was retained despite Pullaiah expressing his anger for using a new tune.
|S. No.||Song Title||Lyrics||Singers||length|
|1||"Medameeda Meda Katti"||Mullapudi Venkata Ramana||P. B. Srinivas||5:49|
|2||"Andale Thongi Choose"||C. Narayana Reddy||P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari, Basaveshwar||4:09|
|3||"Dorikeru Doragaru"||Sri Sri||Ghantasala, P. Susheela||3:04|
|4||"Kalakalalade Kannulu"||Arudra||L. R. Eswari, M. S. Raju||3:39|
|5||"Adi Oka Idile"||Acharya Athreya||P. B. Srinivas, P. Susheela||5:04|
|6||"Mee Andala Chetulu"||Arudra||P. B. Srinivas||4:54|
|7||"Preminchi Choodu Pilla"||Acharya Athreya||Ghantasala||4:07|
|8||"Vennela Reyi"||Dasaradhi||P. B. Srinivas, P. Susheela||3:34|
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