Movie Details


Director by:    Ashok Kumar
Producer by:    G Babu
Written by:    Ashok Kumar
Starring:    Karthik Shobana Sarath Babu Rajya Lakshmi J.V. Somayajulu
Music by:    llaiyaraaja
Edit by:    B. Lenin V.T.Vijayan
Cinematography:    Ashok Kumar
Release date:    January 1st, 1988
Country:     India
Language:    Telugu


Nandi Awards

  • Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Rajata (Silver) Nandi - K. Ashok Kumar
  • Nandi Award for Best Male Playback Singer - S.P. Balasubramaniam - (for singing "Rangulalo Kalavo")
  • Nandi Special Jury Award - Karthik
  • Songs

  • "Ade Neevu Ade Nenu Ade Geetam Padana"
  • "Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina Abbayi"
  • "Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina Abbayi"
  • "Eduta Neeve Edalo Naa Neeve"
  • "Manchu Kurise Velalo Malle Virisedenduko"
  • "Prema Entha Madhuram Priyuralu Anta Kathinam"
  • "Prema Ledani Premincharadani"
  • "Rangulalo Kalavo Eda Pongulalo Kalavo"
  • Synopsis

    Set in Kodaikanal, the story revolves around Rani (Shobhana), an aspiring dancer, who meets Raja (Karthik Muthuraman), an aspiring painter and singer. They fall in love with each other as their mutual love for art unfolds at an arts institute/college. Rani's father (J.V. Somayajulu) wishes to get his daughter married soon. But, Rani is bent on convincing her father to accept Raja as her future spouse. The drama unfolds when Rani's pregnant sister Kamala (Rajya Lakshmi) and her husband (Sarath Babu) along with their two kids visit from Chennai. Kamala's husband, who owns a recording studio, leaves for Chennai after a short stay in Kodaikanal.

    After Kamala's accidental death, her father wishes to get Rani married to her brother—in-law and take care of the two kids. Rani has to choose between Raja and looking after her sister's family. Raja can't take this and takes to drinking as he loses hope of uniting with Rani. Unaware of Raja's connection to Rani, Kamala's widower meets Raja. There he notices Raja's artistic skills and offers him an opportunity to sing for an album at his recording theater. He introduces Raja to Rani at Rani's home before requesting Raja to live there until Raja's recording is complete.

    The movie becomes dramatic as Rani's brother-in-law finds out that Rani is in love with Raja. How the individuals try to compromise and sacrifice for each other's aspirations and feelings forms the crux of the story.

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