Sankham (transl. Conch) is a 2009 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film produced by J Bhagavan, J Pulla Rao under Sri Balaji Cine Media banner and directed by Siva and associated by Shiva Rama Krishna. Starring Gopichand, Trisha and Sathyaraj, the music was composed by S. Thaman.

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Directed bySiva
Written byAnil Ravipudi (dialogues)
Screenplay bySiva
Story bySiva
Produced byJ Bhagavan
J Pulla Rao
Edited byGautham Raju
Music byS. Thaman
Sri Balaji Cine Media
Release date
  • 11 September 2009 (2009-09-11)
Running time
155 minutes
Box office20 cr

The film follows a Chandu, an NRI living in Australia with his uncle and friend. When Chandu's girlfriend Mahalakshmi is forcefully taken to India by her violent family members, he arrives in India to marry her but is assigned a task that would eventually pull him into an ages-old feud with the rival village and lead him to the discovery of his true identity.

The film was released theatrically on 11 September 2009 and became a biggest blockbuster hit leading to one of the highest-grossing film list in the year. Trisha earned praise for her glamorous role and created her own fandom after this film. The film was also dubbed and released in Hindi as Phir Ek Most Wanted (transl. Again a most wanted) in 2010 and in Tamil as Sivappu Saamy (transl. Red God). It was remade in Dhallywood as Kothin Prothishodh starring Shakib Khan & Apu Biswas.


Chandu (Gopichand) is a rich, rough youth brought up by his uncle Krishna Rao (Chandra Mohan) in Australia. Mahalakshmi (Trisha) stays in Australia along with her uncle Pichaiah (Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam), who runs a restaurant. Chandu is fond of martial arts, but he never gets a chance to exhibit them in real situations. Mahalakshmi is another martial arts freak. After a few misunderstandings, they fall in love. One day, Mahalakshmi is forced to come back to her hometown in Rayalaseema. Chandu comes in search of her. Meanwhile, Sivaiah (Sathyaraj) and his archenemy, Mahalakshmi's father Pashupati (Kota Srinivasa Rao) are the rich leaders of two neighboring villages, in Rayalaseema. They have longtime enmity. Chandu comes to Mahalakshmi's village and asks her hand in marriage. Though Pashupati's sister opposes this, Pashupati agrees based on one condition, that Chandu must escort his brother from railway station to home safely. The brother Rajappa (Supreeth), has been on a 23-year self-imposed exile from the district, due to his life being under threat of Sivaiah and his entire village. Chandu agrees and does so, beating 30 men of Siviah on the way. Then Chandu is challenged to go to Siviah alone to his house. While walking in Sivaiah's house, he is beaten up badly by Sivaiah's men that he laid at the door of the house. When Sivaiah saw his face, he recognized Chandu and rushed him to the hospital where he is saved. The incident reached to Chandu's uncle who flew to India. Uncle Krishna Rao is shocked to see Chandu with Siviah and proceeds to tell Chandu about his parents. Siviah is actually Chandu's father. 23 years ago, there was a big feud between village for sharing water, in which multitude of lives were lost in clashes. Siviah's wife pleads him to stop the fight, to which he pays no heed. She gives birth to twins, but one child and her parents are killed in a car-bomb, before her very eyes. This makes her to take Chandu and go to her native. After 2 years, she has a change of heart and comes to meet Siviah. As they are about to reconcile, Rajappa ambushes Siviah, and kills his wife before his eyes, despite his pleas. He sent Chandu with the uncle and has paid for all of his expenses since then. Chandu then joins Siviah as his heir, and the rest of the story is how he defeats both Pasupati and his brothers.



Soundtrack album by
Released19 August 2009
LabelAditya Music
ProducerS. Thaman
S. Thaman chronology

Music composed by S. Thaman. Music released on Aditya Music Company.

1."Mahalakshmi"Ramajogayya SastryKarthik, Megha, Janani Iyer, Priya Himesh, Divya4:30
2."Dhakku Dhakku"BhaskarabatlaKK, Rahul Nambiar, Priya, Megha, Priyadarshini4:15
3."Maamu"Ramajogayya SastryUdit Narayan, Manikka Vinayagam4:18
4."Dheeradhi"Acharya SrisheshamPushpavanam Kuppuswamy, Ranjith4:51
5."Ie Baboi"BhaskarabatlaRanjith, Naveen, Priya Darshini3:56
6."Sankham"Acharya SrisheshamKarthik, Ranjith, Naveen, Rahul Nambiar, Sathyan, Vasu1:52
Total length:24:01


Sankham received mixed to positive reviews from critics.[citation needed] Idlebrain rated it 2.5/5, calling it a clichéd film.[1] 123telugu rated it 3.25/5, along with stating that "Shankam can be watched once as it does meet the minimum audience expectation of watching a timepass movie."[2]


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