Vasantam (transl. Spring) is a 2003 Indian Telugu-language drama film produced by N.V.Prasad & Sanam Naga Ashok kumar on Sri Sai Deva Productions banner, directed by Vikraman. Starring Venkatesh, Arti Agarwal, Kalyani and music is composed by S. A. Rajkumar.[1] The film won for two Nandi Awards.

Vasantam
Vasantham telugu.jpg
Poster
Directed byVikraman
Written byChintapalli Ramana
Screenplay byVikraman
Story byVikraman
Produced byN V Prasad
S. Naga Ashok Kumar
StarringVenkatesh
Aarti Agarwal
Akash
Kalyani
CinematographyB. Balamurugan
Edited byMarthand K. Venkatesh
Music byS. A. Rajkumar
Production
company
Sri Sai Deva Productions
Release date
  • 11 July 2003 (2003-07-11)
Running time
164 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

The film opened simultaneously alongside the Tamil version of the film, Priyamaana Thozhi starring R. Madhavan, Jyothika, Sridevi Vijayakumar & Vineeth. The movie was remade in Kannada in 2010 as Hoo.

PlotEdit

Ashok (Venkatesh) and Julie (Kalyani) have been friends since childhood. They live in Hyderabad. They don't share any love interests. Ashok falls in love with Nandini (Aarti Agarwal), a rich girl whom he marries, although Julie's closeness to Ashok initially irritates Nandini, she subsequently accepts it. Julie falls in love with Michael D'Souza (Akash), a cricketer who's hoping for a place in the Indian cricket team, and Ashok happens to be his main rival.

When Ashok gets selected instead of Michael, Michael's father (Ahuti Prasad) strikes a deal with Ashok that the marriage between his son and Julie will only take place if Ashok steps down and lets Michael substitute him and tells Ashok to cut his friendship with Julie so that he doesn't interfere in Michael's and Julie's life, to which Ashok agrees. Ashok acts as an unwilling person to his friend Julie. Julie decides to move out of Ashok's house and plans to stay at Michael's. Ashok plans to sell his property and give the money to Julie and go to Mumbai with Nandini where his friend has offered him a job. Ashok and his wife vacate their house without informing Julie. Julie and Michael come to know the truth regarding why Ashok is leaving Hyderabad and they rush to the railway station to stop them but fail to find them. To spot Ashok easily, Julie sings a song "Gaali Chirugali" to which Ashok responds, causing them to reunite. Ashok ends up playing for the Indian team and over time their children become friends too. The movie ends on a happy note.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Vasantam
Film score by
Released17 June 2003
GenreSoundtrack
Length37:16
LabelAditya Music
ProducerS. A. Rajkumar
S. A. Rajkumar chronology
Siva Rama Raju
(2002)
Vasantam
(2003)
Tiger Harischandra Prasad
(2003)

Music was composed by S. A. Rajkumar. Music was released on ADITYA Music Company.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Ammo Ammayena"KulasekharHariharan, Sujatha4:47
2."Gaali Chirugaali"Sirivennela Sitarama SastryK. S. Chithra4:34
3."Ninnu Chudaka"KulasekharHariharan5:13
4."Godaralle Ponge"KulasekharS. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:25
5."O Lolly Popki"ChandraboseShankar Mahadevan5:37
6."Jampanduve"VeturiUdit Narayan, Sujatha4:58
7."O Jabili"KulasekharK. S. Chithra5:16
8."Ammo Ammayena" (Bit)KulasekharHariharan0:52
9."Gaali Chirugaali" (Bit)Sirivennela Sitarama SastryK. S. Chithra1:28
Total length:37:16

Special AppearanceEdit

V.V.S.Laxman, a former India cricketer played a guest role in this movie. In a scene, Laxman appears as himself, an already existing player for Indian national team giving advice and tips to the Andhra Ranji team player Ashok(Venkatesh) during practice sessions and who aspires to play for the India team.[2]

Box-office performanceEdit

Even though the film released just 2 days after the blockbuster Simhadri, this film too became a super hit.

  • The film had a 50-day run in 139 centres and also completed 100 days in 71 centers.

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VASANTAM (2003)-Telugu Movie Reviews, Trailers, Wallpapers, Photos, Cast & Crew, Story & Synopsis- Nth Wall". www.nthwall.com. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Telugu cinema review - Vasantham - Venkatesh, Arti Agarwal, Kalyani - Vikraman - SA Raj Kumar - Sanam Naga Ashok Kumar, NV Prasad".

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