|Directed by||Kodi Ramakrishna|
|Produced by||Rama Lingeshwara Rao|
|Music by||S. A. Rajkumar|
|Cinematography||Kodi Lakshman (as Kodi Lakshman Rao)|
|Edited by||Tata Suresh|
|8 August 1997|
Pelli is a 1997 Indian Telugu romantic thriller film directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. The film stars Vadde Naveen, Maheswari and Prithviraj in the lead roles. The film won two Filmfare Awards and a Nandi Award. The film is based on the 1991 Hollywood film Sleeping With the Enemy. It was remade in Tamil as Aval Varuvala, in Kannada as Maduve and in Hindi as Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe.
Naveen, a UTI Bank manager sees Maheswari, a sales girl in a shopping mall and promptly falls in love and wants to marry her. Soon he goes on a mission in search of her, only to find her in a colony living with Janakamma, who he believes is her mother. Naveen with the help of the colony members tries to win her love. Knowing of his intention, Janakamma tries to convince Maheswari to marry Naveen to which Maheswari refuses. In fact, Janakamma is the mother-in-law of Maheswari to whom she marries off her only son Pruthvi. After an enduring physically and emotionally abusive marriage, finally on one day, Mahewsari fatally wounds Pruthvi, knocking him unconscious. Both Janakamma and Maheswari flee from the scene and start a fresh life as mother and daughter thinking that he is dead. However, Maheswari falls in love with Naveen and agrees to marry him.
Prithvi somehow finds them and shows up at the engagement party and blackmails Maheswari to get his ten lakh loan sanctioned by Naveen, or else he would tell everyone the truth that they are still married. Meanwhile, Janakamma is convinced that the only way of stopping her son from ruining Naveen and Maheswari's wedding is to kill him. The wedding and Pruthvi's birthday fall on the same day. Janakamma makes payasam for Pruthvi as she always does on his birthday and puts poison in it. Prithvi being suspicious of her mother being here instead of at the wedding, asks her to drink the payasam first to which she obliges. He then drinks it and dies, later Janakamma makes it in time for the wedding and dies just after the ceremony.
- Vadde Naveen as Naveen
- Maheswari as Maheswari
- Prithviraj as Prithvi
- Sujatha as Janakamma, Pruthvi's mother
- Bramhanandam as Nammakala Sambasiva Rao aka Nasa
- Giribabu as Military Major
- Mallikarjuna Rao as Sanyasi
- Jayalalita as Saralamma
- Kovai Sarala as Meena
- Ananth as Director
- Y. Vijaya as Nalini, shop owner
|Soundtrack album by|
|Producer||S. A. Rajkumar|
|1.||"Yavvana Veena"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||04:33|
|2.||"Paita Kongu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||04:30|
|3.||"Kondaa Konaa"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||04:54|
|4.||"Jaabilamma"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||03:53|
|6.||"Anuraagame"||K. J. Yesudas||04:21|
|1997||Maduve||Kannada||Ramesh Aravind||V. Umakanth|
|1998||Aval Varuvala||Tamil||Ajith, Simran||Rajkapoor|
|2002||Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe||Hindi||Aftab, Esha Deol||Vinay Shukla|
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