Priyamaina Neeku (English: To You, My Dear) is an Indian 2001 Telugu romantic dramedy film written by Chintapalli Ramana and directed by Balasekaran. The film stars Tarun, Sivaji, Sneha and Preetha Vijayakumar in the lead roles, while Ali, Venu Madhav and Tanikella Bharani portray the supporting roles.
Poster of Priyamaina Neeku
|Produced by||R. B. Choudary|
|Written by||Chintapalli Ramana|
|Music by||Shiva Shankar|
|Cinematography||Shyam K Naidu|
|Edited by||V. Jaishankar|
In January 2003, after the completion of reshooting few scenes, the film was dubbed and released in Tamil as Kadhal Sugamanathu (English: Love is Comfort), with Pyramid Natarajan playing Tarun's father and Livingston playing the comedian role of Ali. The film and the soundtrack received positive reviews upon release, and remained a box office success.
Ganesh (Tarun) is a carefree college youth from Hyderabad (Tamil Version as Coimbatore), whose life revolves around friends and doing good deeds for them which upsets his father Raja Shekar (Tanikella Bharani)/(Tamil Version as Pyramid Natarajan). One day he fumbles upon a Red diary in his father's auction shop. It is a diary left behind unknowingly by Sandhya (Sneha).
The entire first half is narrated through the diary in this film. Sandhya is staying in the house opposite to that of Aishwarya (Jhansi), who is the sister of Ganesh. She falls in love with Ganesh after listening to his melodious guitar play. But Ganesh is unaware of her love and he never uses to interact with her. She is also a shy girl, who never let Ganesh know about her feelings. Sirisha (Preetha Vijayakumar) is the younger sister of Sandhya, who is studying in a hostel. When she comes home for holidays, she gets jealous of Sandhya for loving Ganesh and she wanted to grab him from her. Sirisha assures Sandhya that she will liaison the love of Sandhya between Ganesh and her and plays a double game by playing tricks on Ganesh to attract him. Meantime, the father of Sandhya and Sirisha gets transferred to Vizag (Chennai in Tamil Version). Sandhya asks Sirisha to tell Sandhya's love to Ganesh. Sirisha proposes to Ganesh and gets rejected. Sandhya, who witnessed the entired episode secretly, feels cheated by the betrayal of her own sister. At the same time, Sandhya stays away from proposing to Ganesh for the fear of rejection. The family of Sandhya moves to Vizag and in the transfer process, her diary gets misplaced.
After knowing that Sandhya is his secret admirer, Ganesh recognizes the purity in her love and wants to meet her and propose his love to her. He gets off to Vizag along with his best friend Chacha (Venu Madhav). There he finds a mutual friend named Raghu (Sivaji) and stays in his house. Raghu is a rich bachelor from Bheemili (Virugambakkam in Tamil Version), who stays with his parents and is very good at heart. As Ganesh explores his secret mission of finding Sandhya, Raghu gets engaged to the unwilling Sandhya. Later on Raghu comes to know that Ganesh is there to search his silent admirer.
Ganesh know that Raghu is marrying Sandhya. Being a good friend, he does not want to betray him. Sandhya has agreed to marriage since she does not want to make the things worse for her father and sister. But she still loves Ganesh. Sirisha wants to amend the mistake she has done. She searches for Ganesh to unite them. Things are still unsure and hazy as Sandhya and Raghu are going to tie the knot in a few minutes. In the end, Sirisha tells everything and marries Raghu while Sandhya and Ganesh unite. Hence the film ends with a happy note.
- Tarun as Ganesh
- Sneha as Sandhya
- Sivaji as Raghu
- Preetha Vijayakumar as Sirisha
- Venu Madhav as Chacha
- Tanikella Bharani as Raja Shekar, Ganesh's father
- Ali as Comic Thief
- Chandra Mohan as Shivarama Rao, Sandhya and Sirisha's father
- Jhansi as Aishwarya, Ganesh's elder sister
- Raja Ravindra as Karthik, Ganesh's brother-in-law
- Bandla Ganesh as Ravi, Ganesh's friend
- Rami Reddy as Comic Mental Musician (positive character)
- Varsha as Priya, Raghu's younger sister
- Tamil version
Balasekaran announced in June 2000 that he would direct a romantic dramedy film, with Tarun Kumar roped to play the main lead. The film was titled Priyamaina Neeku in October 2000. Sneha was confirmed to play the female lead in August 2000 and she joined the sets thereafter. Sivaji agreed to play a parallel leading role in this film, as the hero's best friend. Ali, Rami Reddy and Venu Madhav were selected to play the comedians. The rest of the cast includes Tanikella Bharani, Preetha Vijayakumar and Raja Ravindra. The final schedule occurred in January 2001, a month before the film's release. Shooting of the film took place in and around Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Hyderabad.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||1 January 2001 (Telugu Version)|
25 December 2002 (Tamil Version)
|Recorded||2000-2001 (Telugu Version)|
2002 (Tamil Version)
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Shiva Shankar chronology|
|1.||"Manasuna Unnadi"||K. S. Chitra|
|3.||"Veyi Jenmalu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|4.||"Mastu Mastu"||Shankar Mahadevan|
|6.||"Manasuna Unnadi (Sad)"||SPB|
All lyrics are written by viveka.
|1.||"Sollathan Ninaikiren"||K. S. Chitra|
|3.||"Ezhu Jenmangal"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|4.||"Mutham Mutham Kodu"||Shankar Mahadevan, Harini|
|5.||"Adi Sugama Chudithaare"||Karthik|
|6.||"Sollathan Ninaikiren (Sad)"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
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