Preminchukundam Raa

Preminchukundam Raa (transl. Come, let's love) is a 1997 Indian Telugu-language romantic action film directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee and produced by D. Suresh Babu under Suresh Productions. The film stars Venkatesh and Anjala Zaveri with music composed Mahesh Mahadevan.[N 1] The plot follows a couple's love entangled in a region plagued by violence.

Preminchukundam Raa
Preminchukundam Raa.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJayanth C. Paranjee
Screenplay byParuchuri brothers
Story byDeenraj
Produced byD. Suresh Babu
StarringVenkatesh
Anjala Zaveri
CinematographyK. Ravindra Babu
Edited byMarthand K. Venkatesh
Music byMahesh Mahadevan[N 1]
Production
company
Release date
  • 9 May 1997 (1997-05-09)[1]
Running time
151 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Preminchukundam Raa is considered to be one of the first films to portray the factionalism in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh state.[3] Released on 9 May 1997, the film was blockbuster and became the highest grossing Telugu film of that year.[1][4]

PlotEdit

Veerabhadraiah is a powerful factionist in Rayalaseema who is against love marriages. Sivudu his henchman; whose word is an ordinance to him. Sivudu says yes to Veerabhadraiah's every deed, even when he kills his father front of him. Reddappa a savage is the main opponent of Veerabhadraiah and both of them maintain bloodshed rivalry.

Parallelly, Giri a valor student at Hyderabad leads a merry life. Once he disputes with his colleagues, due to their threat his parents send him to Kurnool to his elder sister Vaani's residence where he falls for a beauty Kaveri neighbors to Giri's brother-in-law Chakrapani. Meanwhile, Giri's parents fix his engagement which he breaks-up and backs to Kurnool. starts hating him. Being incognizant of it, Kaveri shows abhorrence on him, but later realizes his true love.

Here as a flabbergast, Kaveri is daughter of Veerabhadraiah who is aware of the love affair and resents. Now, Giri reacts on Veerabhadraiah and takes Kaveri along with him. Veerabhadraiah sends his goons along with Sivudu in their chase. Giri and Kaveri reach Hyderabad, his parents reject their love because they are afraid of Veerabhadraiah, even SRK Master also curses them. Hence, Giri leaves the house and with his friends' help, makes their marriage arrangements. At the same time, Sivudu attacks them in which Giri is injured, Kaveri is separated and Sivudu forcibly taken her back to Rayalaseema.

Simultaneously, Chakrapani and Vaani arrive at Hyderabad who shots Giri and admits him in the hospital. At present, Giri's parents decide to talk to Veerabhadraiah and moves to Rayalaseema, whom he lock down. Immediately, Giri rushes to Rayalaseema where rescues Sivudu and his family from Reddappa. Therein, his words reforms Sivudu. At last, Giri protects his parents and proceeds along with Kaveri. In the chase while Veerabhadraiah is about to knock them, Sivudu obstructs his way and declares him as wrong, which makes him realize. Finally, Giri and Kaveri marry each other.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Preminchukundam Raa
Soundtrack album by
Released1997
Recorded1997
GenreSoundtrack
Length28:27
LabelAditya Music
ProducerMahesh Mahadevan
Mani Sharma

Music is composed by Mahesh Mahadevan,[5] along with Mani Sharma. Mahadevan is credited for music but Sharma has composed three songs, "Meghale Thankundi", "Pellikala Vachesindhe", and "O Panaipothundi Babu."[2] Music released on Aditya Music. The song "Pellikala Vachesindhe" was inspired by Mory Kanté's "Yé ké yé ké" (1987).[6]

Track-List
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Alachudu Premalokam"Sirivennela Seetarama SastryMahesh MahadevanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra4:06
2."Surya Keeritam"BhuvanachandraMahesh MahadevanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Anuradha Sriram5:34
3."Meghale Thakindi"Sirivennela Seetarama SastryMani SharmaS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra4:21
4."Sambarala"BhuvanachandraMahesh MahadevanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chitra, Sangeethaa-Sangeetha Sajith5:31
5."Pellikala Vachesindhe"Sirivennela Seetarama SastryMani SharmaMano, Chitra, Swarnalatha4:12
6."O Panaipothundi Babu"ChandraboseMani SharmaMano4:43
Total length:28:27

ReceptionEdit

Preminchukundam Raa was the first Telugu film to run 100 days in more than 50 centres and it ran for 50 days in 57 centres.[4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mahesh Mahadevan is credited for music. However, Mani Sharma composed three songs, "Meghale Thankindi", "Pellikala Vachesindhe", and "O Panaipothundi Babu."[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "23 ఏళ్లు కంప్లీట్ చేసుకున్న వెంకటేష్ 'ప్రేమించుకుందాం.. రా'." News18 Telugu (in Telugu). 8 May 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b Jayanth C. Paranjee and Mani Sharma (13 May 2017). Mani Sharma and Jayanth C Paranjee Interview. Telugu Filmnagar.
  3. ^ "From Samarasimha Reddy to Aravinda Sametha, how Telugu filmmakers have brought alive stories from Rayalaseema". Firstpost. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Not Anjala Zaveri, this actress was the first choice to play the female lead in Preminchukundam Raa". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  5. ^ Preminchukundam Raa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP by Mahesh, retrieved 2 April 2021
  6. ^ Srinivasan, Karthik (16 October 2018). "How Guinean Singer Mory Kanté's Music Was Lifted To Create 'Tamma Tamma Loge' and 'Jumma Chumma De De'". Film Companion. Archived from the original on 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.

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