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Choodalani Vundi (English: I'd like to see) is a 1998 Tollywood action thriller film directed by Gunasekhar and produced by Ashwini Dutt. This film stars chiranjeevi, Soundarya, Prakash Raj, and Anjala Zaveri. The film collected around 14 crores at that time. The film was recorded as an Industry Hit at the box-office . The film was surpassed collections of before industry hit Pedarayudu. The movie was later dubbed in Hindi as Meri Zindagi Ek Agnipath and in Tamil as Calcutta. It was later remade into Hindi as Calcutta Mail with Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji.
Ramakrishna (Chiranjeevi) is a mechanic whose life changes when he meets Priya (Anjala Zaveri) at a train station. She sees him and feels some inexplicable connection, and runs away with him to flee her father, Mahendra's (Prakash Raj) goons. They end up living in the forest with their son, but Mahendra, who is an underworld don, kidnaps her so that he can marry her off to another don's son. Ramakrishna confronts her father and in the ensuing struggle, Priya takes the bullet shot at her husband and dies. Their son, because of the shock, loses his voice, and Ramakrishna is jailed. Mahendra takes the boy away to Kolkata, where the story originally started. Ramakrishna, with the help of Padmavathi (Soundarya), reunites with his son.Chiranjeevi as RamakrishnaSoundarya as PadmavathiPrakash Raj as MahendraAnjala Zaveri as PriyaDhulipala as Mahendra's FatherBrahmanandam as House OwnerAllu RamalingaiahM. S. NarayanaBrahmajiVenu MadhavAhuti Prasad
The music and background music of this film is composed by Manisharma. The music was a huge hit, especially the tracks "Yamaha Nagari", "Manasa Ekkadunnav", "Ramma Chilakamma" were chartbusters. The track "Yamaha Nagari" sung by Hariharan gave immense popularity in Telugu states. all the lyrics were written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy.Filmfare AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu - Mani SharmaFilmfare Award for Best Art Director – South - Thotta TharaniNandi AwardsNandi Award for Best Music Director - Mani Sharma
The beginning of the song - "Simbale Simbale" has visuals of Lion King (opening sequence).
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