Chilakamma Cheppindi (1977)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 35 mins

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Embedded with charged emotions and family values, this radical relationship drama delves into the challenges faced by Malli (Sripriya) a naive villager. Prompted by a fortune- teller, she sets out to seek her fortune in the city. She begins working at the house of Madhu (Narayana Rao), but soon finds herself pregnant. Madhu’s man-hating sister Bharathi (Sangeetha) initially helps her, but then abandons her when she falls in love with a Madhu's friend, Ravi who is later suspected of being Malli's lover. Who is the father of Malli's baby? Who will take care of Malli while she is pregnant and fragile? If the father of the baby were to realise his mistake and wish to marry her, would she accept? The rest of the story delves into the offbeat love story between Bharathi and Ravi, whom she loves, but absolutely hates to admit.

Cast: Rajinikanth, Sangeetha, Sripriya Raj Kumar

Crew: Eranki Sharma (Director), MS Viswanathan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 20 Jun 1977 (India)

Telugu Name: చిలకమ్మ చెప్పింది

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Did you know? This film won the Nandi Award for 1977 in the Best Feature Film category. Read More
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as Ravi
Supporting Actor
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Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Playback Singer: Vani Jayaram
This film was premiered at the 1978 International Film Festival of India.

This film won the Nandi Award for 1977 in the Best Feature Film category.

This movie was later remade in Tamil as Nizhal Nijamagiradhu (1978), by K Balachander with Kamal Haasan in the lead role.
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Remade as: Nizhal Nijamakirathu (Tamil)