|Directed by||Eranki Sharma|
|Produced by||Chalasani Gopi|
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Cinematography||B.S. Loknath |
R. Raghunatha Reddy
|13 August 1977|
Chilakamma Cheppindi (transl. What the parrot said) is a 1977 Telugu language drama film, written and directed by Eranki Sharma. The film starred Rajinikanth in his first lead role. The film won the state Nandi Award for Best Feature Film. The film was a remake of the Malayalam film Adimakal, directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan. The film was later remade into Tamil as Nizhal Nijamagiradhu, by K. Balachander, with Kamal Haasan in the lead role. The film was premiered at the 1978 International Film Festival of India.
Ravi, an executive, arrives in a small town in Andhra Pradesh on a temporary assignment. His friend Madhu (Lakshmikanth) helps him find accommodation opposite his own house. Ravi is a cocksure character who immediately rubs Madhu's sister Bharati, a dance teacher, the wrong way with his brash behaviour. Bharati hates men because of a past incident. Malli is the domestic help in Madhu's house. Madhu seduces and impregnates her, but denies paternity. In parallel, Ravi tries to tame the shrewish Bharati. Eventually, Malli's problems are all solved with Ravi's help and Bharati too responds to his advances.
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- "Chitti Chitti Chepallara Selayeti Papallara Chialakamma Cheppindoyi Challanimata" (Music: M. S. Viswanathan) -
- "Enduku Neekee Daaparikamu Ennallu Daastavu Daagani Nijamu" (Music: M. S. Viswanathan) -
- "Kurradanukoni Kunukuluteese Verridanikee Pilupu" (Music: M. S. Viswanathan, Singer: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam) -
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