Kalisundam Raa

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Kalisundam Raa
Kalisundam Raa.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed byUdayasankar
Produced byD. Suresh Babu
D. Rama Naidu (presents)
Written byParuchuri Brothers(dialogues)
Screenplay byUdayasankar
Story byDeenaraj
Udayasankar
StarringVenkatesh
Simran
Music byS. A. Rajkumar
CinematographyK. Ravindra Babu
Edited byMarthand K. Venkatesh
K.Madhav
Production
company
Release date
  • 14 January 2000 (2000-01-14)
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget10 crore (US$1.4 million)
Box office19.3 crore (US$2.8 million)[1]

Kalisundham Raa (English: Come, Let's be together) is a 2000 Telugu drama film, produced by D. Suresh Babu under the Suresh Productions banner, directed by Udayasankar. It stars Venkatesh and Simran in the lead roles, with music composed by S. A. Rajkumar. The film has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year.[2] The film was recorded as an Industry Hit at the box office.[3] The film was remade in Hindi as Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein, with Fardeen Khan and introducing Richa Pallod in 2002.

Plot[edit]

Raghaviah (K. Vishwanath) and Ram Mohan Rao (Ranganath) are brothers-in-law. But Ram Mohan Rao is at loggerheads with Raghavaiah because of a family feud. Raghavaiah is nearing his 60s and it's time for his Shastipoorti ceremony. It's time for gathering, folks! Upon incessant requests from his wife, Raghavaiah decides to invite (for the first time) his daughter-in-law and grandchildren who are staying in Bombay. Raghu (Venkatesh) is the alienated handsome grandson of Raghavaiah. After arriving at Ramapuram from Bombay, he faces embarrassment from the members of Raghavaiah's family. There he meets a childlike beauty Manga (Simran). Manga and Raghu play few pranks on each other and slowly they fall deeply in love. But they never admit their love to each other. With his unconditional love towards the family members, Raghu wins their confidence and hearts.

Later on, Raghu comes to know the real flashback behind the feud between the families of Raghavaiah and Ram Mohan Rao. Raghu's father Bhaskar Rao (Achyuth) is supposed to marry Ram Mohan Rao's daughter Rajani (Meena Kumari). Bhaskar prefers his college flame Kousalya (Venniradi Nirmala) rather than Rajani, So he leaves for Mumbai and gets married and disappointed Rajani opts for suicide. Ram Mohan Rao blames it on Raghavaiah and starts treating him indifferently. Erra Babu (Srihari), the fiery son of Ram Mohan Rao, is another victim in the incident. He develops a prejudice against Raghavaiah and aims for his blood.

After a few days of timely strategic manipulation, Raghu succeeds in bringing the two troubled families together. Then they decide to marry Manga off to Ram Mohan Rao's grandson to tighten their family bonds. Raghu sacrifices his love in order to make sure that everybody is happy. As the preparations are going on for the wedding of Manga, they find that Manga is missing. Everyone knows about Raghu and Manga's love story and finally Erra Babu realises his mistake and also agrees to their love and unites both lovers.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kalisundam Raa
Film score by
Released1999
GenreSoundtrack
Length29:37
LabelSupreme Music
ProducerS. A. Rajkumar
S. A. Rajkumar chronology
'Bobbili Vamsham'
(1999)
Kalisundam Raa
(2000)
'Maa Annayya'
(2000)

Music composed by S. A. Rajkumar. Music released on SUPREME Music Company.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Pacific lo"ChandraboseUdit Narayan, Anuradha Sriram4:16
2."Nuvve Nuvve"Sirivennela SitaramasastriHariharan, Sujatha4:23
3."Prema Prema"Sirivennela SitaramasastriUnni Krishnan1:59
4."Manasu Manasu"Veturi Sundararama MurthySP Balu, Chitra4:40
5."Kalisunte Kaladusukam"Veturi Sundararama MurthyRajesh4:42
6."Boom Boom"ChandraboseShankar Mahadevan5:05
7."Nachave Palapitta"ChandraboseSP Balu, Swarnalatha4:11
Total length:29:37

Remakes[edit]

Year Film Language Cast
2002 Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein Hindi Fardeen Khan, Richa Pallod
2003 Ondagona Baa Kannada V Ravichandran, Shilpa Shetty

Other[edit]

Box office[edit]

  • Kalisundham Raa was rated as the biggest hit in Telugu cinema in 70 years until the release of Narasimha Naidu in 2001.[4]
  • It ran for a record 100 days in 103 centres, 175 days in 35 centres and 200 days in 20 centres.
  • It broke the records made by Samarasimha Reddy in 1999.

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards

References[edit]

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