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Country  India
Director  Ravi Babu
Language  Telugu
Allari (film) movie poster

Release date  May 10, 2002 (2002-05-10)

Allari is a 2002 Telugu-language film directed and produced by Ravi Babu under Flying Frogs and starring Allari Naresh and Swetha Agrawal in lead roles. The film became a sensation on release and set the trend for new age love stories and romantic comedies made hence. It was remade in Tamil as Kurumbu.



This is a story about a young man Ravi (Allari Naresh) who belongs to a middle class family .His father (Kota Sreenivas Rao) runs a small business and is quite tight fisted when it comes to money. Ravi’s best friend Aparna- Apu (Swetha Agarwal) lives in the same building as Ravi. Apu and Ravi have grown up together and share a very special friendship and Apu has always been there for Ravi whenever he needed anything- especially "money" . Both Ravi and Apu take each other for granted and are unaware of their feelings for each other. Ravi has a crush on a new neighbour - Ruchi (Nilambari) who has recently moved into the flat opposite his flat. Ruchi enjoys all the attention and gifts she receives from the opposite sex and is quite a flirt . Ravi who believes he is deeply in love with Ruchi , writes a love letter to her and requests Apu to pass it on to Ruchi without revealing the source. Apu reads the letter and finds the content of the letter very childish . She re-writes the love letter making it more expressive and passes it on to Ruchi. The letter has the desired effect on Ruchi and she loves the idea of having a secret admirer. One fine day, Ravi introduces himself as the person who has written the love letter and they start dating each other . The love letter ( which was not destroyed ) accidentally changes a few hands and leads to a whole lot of misunderstandings and confusion, especially between Ruchi's father and Ravi's mother. Apu starts feeling lonely and hurt and feels bad for her best friend who was so blind to the truth and during this period she realizes her true feelings towards Ravi. The last act comes, when Ruchi invites Ravi to her place saying that she was all alone and that she wants to give a 'special gift' to him on her birthday. Before Ruchi bestows her special gift upon Ravi, their parents storm into the flat and it leads to a comical mayhem which ends with each character waking up to their own folly. Apu in the meantime has got into a medical college and was leaving town. Ravi gets a chance to read the letter he had written to Ruchi and realizes that it was Apu who had written the letter to prevent him making a fool of himself. The movie ends with Ravi being forgiven by Apu after he honestly expresses how he feels about her.


  • Allari Naresh ... Ravi
  • Swetha Agrawal ... Aparna
  • Nilambari ... Ruchi
  • Chalapathi Rao ... Visweswara Rao (Ruchi's father)
  • Allari Subhashini ... Sujatha (Ruchi's mother)
  • Kota Srinivasa Rao ... Mahabala Rao (Ravi's father)
  • Apoorva ... Sumati (Ravi's mother)
  • Tanikella Bharani ... Apartment Secretary
  • Sudha ... Aparna's mother
  • Lakshmipati ... Simpiri, Lift boy cum Gardener
  • Kalpana Rai
  • Baby Satya Gayatri as Ravi's sister
  • Sanjay
  • Response

    The lead actors of the movie received positive reviews from idlebrain Jeevi.

  • Naresh: Naresh is a natural actor and he suited the role perfectly. His character is totally identifiable by all the youngsters and elders alike. The experiences and happenings of his character in the movie are sure to make all the men nostalgic reminding them of their experiences in life.
  • Swetha Agrawal: She is pretty cute and suits her character to the tee. She brought out the essence of pure friendship with her histrionics.
  • Nilambari: She is hot and glamorous donning the role of a practical girl, who exploits guys to the maximum by tapping their weaknesses.
  • Soundtrack

    The music of the film was composed by Paul J.

    Background music is also very different as the music director used offbeat instruments (like Tabla, flute etc) in the background.

    There are five songs in the film. Three of them are situational songs and two of them are dream songs (duets). The canning of duets is in MTV song picturization format.


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