Seenu (1999 film)

Seenu is a 1999 Indian Telugu-language romantic drama film produced by R. B. Choudary under the Super Good Films banner, directed by Sasi. It stars Venkatesh and Twinkle Khanna, and has music composed by Mani Sharma, the highlight of the film. The film is a remake of a 1998 Tamil movie Sollamale. The film was a box office super hit. It was later remade in Hindi as Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai.[1] The performance of Venkatesh was acclaimed, and made a mark on his future films. The film is the only Telugu film of Khanna. The film has been described has having a cult following in Andhra Pradesh.[2]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySasi
Written byP. Rajendra Kumar (dialogues)
Screenplay bySasi
Story bySasi
Based onSollamale (Tamil)
Produced byR. B. Choudary
Twinkle Khanna
CinematographyShyam K. Naidu
Edited byMarthand K. Venkatesh
Music byMani Sharma
Release date
  • 27 August 1999 (1999-08-27)
Running time
153 minutes
Budget3 crore


Seenu is an honest, not-too-good-looking, village artist who comes to the city to find a job. He ends up being a banner artist. Shwetha is a U.S. citizen, who loves India and its culture and stays with her relatives to learn Bharatanatyam. She is a soft natured, loving girl who loves to help people in distress, but cannot stand it if anyone lies or cheats. Initially, when these two meet, she mistakes Seenu to be a mute and pities him. Swetha's occasional friendlier association with Seenu, in the means of helping, gradually blossoms into love. By this time, it is too late for the guilt-ridden Seenu to disclose the truth as he feared the risk of losing her. Despite all his efforts to reveal the truth, Swetha comes to know of his sham by herself. However, at the end, she realizes Seenu's true intentions for acting as a mute and forgives him. However at the climax, when Swetha asks Seenu to speak to her, he keeps silent because he had asked a doctor to cut his tongue so that he could be what Swetha had come to love.



Film score by
LabelAditya Music
Mani Sharma chronology
Raja Kumarudu
'Anaganaga Oka Ammai'

Music composed by Mani Sharma. Music released on ADITYA Music Company.

1."Aatakundo Time"BhuvanachandraShankar Mahadevan4:52
2."Premante"VennelakantiHariharan, Sujatha5:06
3."Allo Neredukalla"SirivennelaPartha Saradhi, K.S.Chithra4:39
4."Ye Kommaka"VeturiS. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:48
5."Yemani Cheppanu"VeturiHariharan5:21
6."O Manali O Manali"VennelakantiSukhwinder Singh, Swarnalatha, Sangeetha Sachith5:32
Total length:30:22


  1. ^ Verma, Sukanya (7 February 2018). "Decoding Twinkle Khanna". Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. ^ "6 Bollywood Divas Who Starred In Only One Tollywood Movie". The Times of India. 24 January 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2020.

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