|Pelli Chesi Choodu|
|Directed by||Relangi Narasimha Rao|
|Produced by||B. Kousalya|
|Written by||Diwakar Babu (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Relangi Narasimha Rao|
|Based on||Avale Nanna Hendthi (1988)|
|Cinematography||B. Koteswara Rao|
Pelli Chesi Choodu (transl. Marry off and See) is a 1988 Indian Telugu-language drama film, produced by Smt. B. Kousalya under the Kousalya Pictures banner and directed by Relangi Narasimha Rao. It stars Rajendra Prasad and Ashwini, with music composed by Hamsalekha. The film was a remake of the Kannada film Avale Nanna Hendthi (1988), which was later remade into Hindi as Jawani Zindabad (1990). The film is the debut of music director Hamsalekha in the Telugu film industry. The film was recorded as a Hit at the box office.
Mohan (Rajendra Prasad), pledges never to give nor receive dowry in protest against the dowry system. And he acts against his mother's wishes; Mohan marries Uma (Aswini) without asking for any dowry. He arranges his sister, Seeta's (Tara) marriage with Ravi (Raja), the son of Parameswara Rao (Gollapudi Maruthi Rao) & Savitri (P. R. Varalakshmi). Parameswara Rao is a Municipal Commissioner and is a very greedy man. As he does not get any dowry, he and his wife become quite upset, though Ravi is happy. Both want Ravi to remarry so that they can get dowry. Meanwhile, Seeta becomes pregnant and so the in-laws try to eliminate her at the earliest. Parameswara Rao gets Ravi transferred to another city. After sending him away, Parameswara Rao plans to kill Seeta in a fashion similar to an accident. But things did not turn up as he expected and his wife gets badly burned, who has to be hospitalized. Taking this opportunity, Parameswara Rao blames Seeta for attempting to kill Savitri and has her arrested. Finally, Mohan gives the dowry by taking debt to Parameswara Rao and beats him very badly, when Ravi leaves the house making a cut with his father, which makes him remorseful after seeing all this and asks for Seeta's forgiveness. Seeta, who has just given birth to a baby boy forgives him. Parameswara Rao return backs dowry to Mohan and he too pledges that no one would take nor receive any dowry henceforth in his family.
- Rajendra Prasad as Mohan
- Ashwini as Uma
- Gollapudi Maruthi Rao as Parameswara Rao
- Suthi Veerabhadra Rao as Kannaiah
- Raavi Kondala Rao
- Raja as Ravi
- Ali as Raja
- Dr. Siva Prasad as Prasad
- Annapurna as Mohan's mother
- P. R. Varalakshmi as Savitri
- Tara as Seeta
- Srilakshmi as Rathi
- Bindu Gosh
|Pelli Chesi Choodu|
|Film score by|
|S. No||Song Title||Singers||length|
|1||"Meesamunna Magaadidhe"||SP Balu||4:06|
|2||"Antha Dooraana"||SP Balu, S. Janaki||4:21|
|3||"O Pilla Picchi"||SP Balu, S. Janaki||4:21|
|4||"Manasoka Guvvalagoodu"||SP Balu, P. Susheela||4:36|
|5||"Saagaraalanu"||S. Janaki, P. Susheela||2:36|
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