March 12, 1999 (India)
Mohan Nair (dialogue), Kodi Ramakrishna (screenplay)
Kodi Ramakrishna, Mohan Nair
Related Kodi Ramakrishna movies
Devi is a 1999 Telugu devotional film directed by Kodi Ramakrishna and produced by M. S. Raju. The film stars Prema and Shiju in the lead roles. It was the first Telugu film of Shiju. The music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad making his debut. The film was released on 12 March 1999 and became successful at box office.
M.S. Raju who was reeling under the failure of Street Fighter decided to make a devotional film with new star cast. He cast Kannada actress Prema and Malayalam actor Shiju in the lead roles. Abu Salim, a police officer from Mangalore was selected for the negative role while Vanitha, daughter of actor Vijayakumar was selected to play an important character.
The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad making his debut at the age of 19 and he is the youngest music composer as a debutant after Yuvan Shankar Raja who made his first film at the age of 16.
Nandi Award for Best Child Actor - Master Mahendran
ReferencesDevi (1999 film) Wikipedia
Devi (1999 film) IMDb