Chinnadana Nee Kosam (English: For you, My little one) is a Telugu romantic comedy film written and directed by A. Karunakaran. The film features Nithiin and Mishti in the lead roles marking the latter's debut in Telugu cinema. The film's title was taken from a song in Nithin's 2012 Ishq. The film was produced by Nithin's father N. Sudhakar Reddy and sister Nikhita Reddy under the banner Sresht Movies. Harsha Vardhan wrote the film's dialogues. Anoop Rubens composed the film's soundtrack and background score. I. Andrew and Prawin Pudi were the film's cinematographer and editor respectively. This film is partially based on 1991 movie "Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu".
Production began on 21 May 2014. Principal photography began on 2 June 2014. The film released on 19 December 2014 and opened to mixed reviews and was an average at the box office.
Nithin (Nithiin) is a happy go boy with a happy family. He saves a girl from goons in a train and happens to befriend Reddy garu (Nassar) who happens to travel in the same train. Afterwards, Nithin sees Nandini (Mishti) in a chance encounter and falls in love with her. He tries to woo her with various ways but in vain. Meanwhile, Nandini wants to rent the penthouse of Reddy garu and takes help from Nithin to secure the place. As friendship grows between Nithin and Nandini, one day suddenly Nandini takes Reddy garu to Barcelona on a pretext of Europe trip, without informing Nithin. It is later revealed that Reddy garu is the grandfather of Nandini and wants to unite him with her mother who have been separated for past several years due to a strained relationship. In search of Nandini, Nithin arrives in Barcelona and starts irritating her as he feels that Nandini has cheated him. How Nithin helps Nandini unite Reddy garu with his daughter? How he wins back the heart of Nandini? forms the rest of the storyNithiin as Nithiin
Mishti as Nandini Reddy
Nassar as Reddy garu
Naresh as Nithiin's father
Sithara as Nithiin's mother
Ali as Rahul
Navika Kotia as Nithiin's younger sister
Rohini as Nandini's mother
Madhunandan as a gay thief
Josh Ravi as a gay thief
Dhanya Balakrishna as Nandini's friend
A. Karunakaran announced his next film with Nithiin post the release of the latter's film Heart Attack (2014). Nithiin's sister Nikitha Reddy and father Sudhakar Reddy bankrolled the film under the banner Sresht Movies. Mishti was finalized as the female lead of the film marking her Telugu debut. She said that the film will be a romantic entertainer with a thriller element in it. The film had its official launch on 21 May 2014 at Hyderabad. I. Andrew was signed as the cinematographer, Anoop Rubens was signed as the music director and Harsha Vardhan penned the film's dialogues.
Principal photography began on 2 June 2014 at Hyderabad. The first schedule came to an end on 12 June 2014. On 31 July 2014, the film's second schedule was wrapped up with which 50% of the film's shoot was complete. The film's title was announced as Chinnadana Nee Kosam on 5 August 2014 which happens to be the name of a song from the film Ishq (2012). In early September 2014, the film's unit traveled to Barcelona for a 35 days schedule where crucial scenes and songs on the lead pair were planned to be shot. The film was predominantly shot in Switzerland and the film's unit returned to Hyderabad nearly on 11 October 2014. The first look poster along with a teaser was unveiled on 24 October 2014 on the occasion of Diwali.
The film reached the final stages of production in the fourth week of October 2014 and dubbing works were carried out simultaneously. On 27 November 2014, Nithiin's father Sudhakar Reddy stated that the filming has been completed and post-production activities began. The theatrical trailer was unveiled on 28 November 2014. Pawan Kalyan was reported to make a cameo appearance in the film which both Karunakaran and Nithiin denied those reports as rumors but added that Nithiin will be seen as Pawan Kalyan's fan in the film. Mishti described her character as a witty and intelligent girl named Nandini and said that her co-star Dhanya Balakrishna and the assistant directors helped her in pronouncing Telugu correctly.
Anoop Rubens composed the film's soundtrack and background score. The soundtrack consists of 6 songs all written by Krishna Chaitanya and composed by Rubens. The release date was confirmed as 27 November 2014 by Nithiin. Aditya Music acquired the audio rights. Akkineni Nagarjuna was invited as the chief guest for the audio launch event held at Shilpakala Vedika.
Reviewing the soundtrack, Sasidhar A. S. of The Times of India rated the album 3 out of 5 and called it a feel good album. IndiaGlitz rated the soundtrack 3 out of 5 and stated "Anup Rubens gives an album that his previous films with Nithin stood testimony to". The soundtrack was successful and the platinum disc was launched at Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati on 19 December 2014 when Nithiin visited the Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple to pray for the film's success.
All lyrics written by Krishna Chaitanya.
The film was initially planned for a release on 19 December 2014. Later it was postponed to 25 December 2014 as a Christmas release. Asian Movies & CineGalaxy Inc., acquired the overseas theatrical rights.