|Directed by||Krishna Vamshi|
|Produced by||Ram Gopal Varma|
|Written by||Krishna Vamsi|
|Starring||J. D. Chakravarthy|
|Narrated by||Vikas Nallajerla|
|Music by||Shashi Preetam|
Gulabi (English: Rose) is a 1995 Telugu musical film starring J. D. Chakravarthy and Maheswari in the lead roles. The film was directed by Krishna Vamsi, produced by Ram Gopal Varma and was co-produced by Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited. Upon release, the film received positive reviews and was declared a hit at the box office. The film was dubbed into Tamil as Idhayame Idhayame. The film was remade in Hindi as Aashiq (2001).
Gulabi is an action-packed love story set in the backdrop of human trafficking of young girls to Dubai. It is inspired from a real incident that came in news dailies when police arrested a few Dubai-based businessmen trying to smuggle girls from Hyderabad.
- J. D. Chakravarthy as Chandu
- Maheswari as Pooja
- Brahmaji as Rambabu
- Chandra Mohan as Chandu's father
- Banerjee as Inspector Prasad
- Chalapathi Rao as Pooja's father
- Y. Vijaya as Pooja's mother
Ram Gopal Varma who heard the script of Gulabi from Vamsi, decided to produce the film under 75 lakhs "As long as I control the budget under 75 lakhs, he would not be interfering. Suresh Babu, who also expressed interest to do the film with Vamsi had two options. One was to go for the Varma's film, that would give me creative freedom and no interference and other one was to go for Suresh's film where I need to prove myself. Obviously, I preferred the choice number one". Chakravarthy and Maheswari were selected as actor and actress respectively. Jeeva made his acting comeback with this film. Chandra Mohan was the only senior established actor acted in this film. Vamsi said he "picked the raw people up so that they suit our budget". Vamsi recorded the first song ("E Rojaithe Choosano Ninnu") in Ramanaidu recording theatres, as that song a uses minimal number of instruments, mixing and background score was also held in that studio. Gulabi was the first movie to be recorded in Ramanaidu Recording Theaters.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||19 February 1995|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The music was composed by Shashi Preetam. The soundtrack contains five songs and was very popular upon its release with "Ee Velalo Neevu" becoming a classic hit.
|1.||"Beat In My heart"||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||Mano, Gayatri Ganjawala||5:23|
|2.||"Ee Velalo Neevu"||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||Sunitha Upadrashta||4:20|
|3.||"Class Room Lo"||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||Hariharan||4:35|
|4.||"Dream Girl"||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||Suresh Peters, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi||4:45|
|5.||"Ee Rojaithey Chusanu"||Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry||Shashi Preetam||4:37|