GenreRomance Music directorDevi Sri Prasad LanguageTelugu
Release date28th September 2001 WriterRamana Chintapally (dialogue), Sreenu Vaitla Release dateSeptember 28, 2001 (India) SongsAnandam CastJai Akash, Tanu Roy (Deepika), Rekha Vedavyas, Brahmanandam (Lecturer), M S Narayana
Anandam (English: Happiness) is a 2001 Telugu romance film, directed by Srinu Vaitla and starred Jai Akash and Rekha Vedavyas in lead roles. The music of the film is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film was a commercial and critical success of the time. The film was remade into Tamil as Inidhu Inidhu Kaadhal Inidhu and Kannada as Ananda, all the three versions being produced by Ramoji Rao.
Kiran (Akaash) and Aishwarya (Rekha Vedavyas) are neighbors since childhood and always fight with each other on trivial things. Kiran hates her so much that he feels relieved when she moves to Ooty along with her parents. There, Aishwarya comes across an unopened greeting card addressed to Deepika(Tanu Roy). She comes to know that Deepika's family were the previous tenants in that home and tries to find out the whereabouts of Deepika to hand over the greeting card. But she finds out that Deepika committed suicide unwilling to marry the person chosen by her parents and as her plans of elopement failed as her boy friend did not come to rescue her.
Aishwarya feels bad for Deepika and tries to leave the matter but couldn't when she finds letters written by Vamshi, Deepika's boyfriend. She reads them and gets moved by the emotion in it. She decides to break the information of Deepika's suicide to Vamshi, but first she writes letter to him as Deepika to prepare him for the bad news. On the other end, Vamshi was no more as he dies in an accident while coming to Deepika to elope with her. Incidentally, Kiran was Vamshi's friend and receives the letter written by Aishwarya. He too wants to prepare Deepika slowly for bad news and write her back as Vamshi. They continue exchanging letters for some more time and at last decide to break the news and arrange a meeting.
When they see each other instead of Deepika and Vamshi, they get shocked and slowly reveal the truth to each other. They both get impressed with each other for the sympathetic and competent handling of the sensitive matter. They move back to their places but start to having feelings for each other. Slowly they express their emotions and become one.
Akaash as Kiran
Rekha Vedavyas as Aishwarya
Venkat as Vamsi
Tanu Roy as Deepika
Chandra Mohan as Aishwarya's father
Tanikella Bharani as Kiran's father
Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as College Lecturer
Brahmanandam as House Owner
Chitram Seenu as Kiran's friend
Shiva Reddy aa Purse
Delhi Rajeshwari as Kiran's mother
M S Narayana as House Owner
Banerjee as Deepika's father
Shweta Menon in a special appearance in song "Mona Lisa"
The soundtrack is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The soundtrack of the movie is released through Mayuri Audio.