|Directed by||Sai Kiran Adivi|
|Produced by||Saritha Patra|
|Written by||Sai Kiran Adivi|
|Music by||Sam Prasan|
|Edited by||Marthand K Venkatesh|
Vinayakudu is a 2008 Telugu comedy film written and directed by Sai Kiran Adivi. The film stars Krishnudu and Sonia of Happy Days fame in the lead roles and Poonam Kaur plays the role of Sonia's friend. The film released on 21 November 2008 to critical and commercial acclaim.
The film was partially re-shot, and set to release in Tamil on 6 January 2012 as Vinayaka, with extra scenes filmed with Santhanam. The Tamil version was directed by Balasekaran. It spawned a sequel titled Village Lo Vinayakudu.
Karthik (Krishnudu), a soft, ever-happy kind of guy, comes to Hyderabad for a job interview at Hi-Rise, an ad agency. He gets selected, and in the office the next day, he sees Kalpana (Sonia) and likes her. He's generally not taken seriously by anyone because of his soft-spoken nature and his rotund personality, but he's the kind who doesn't take that seriously! Kalpana too doesn't care for him and finds faults with him, due to their initial interactions at work. Slowly though, she starts interacting with him more. Her parents, who leave to USA to visiting her brother's family (Mahesh & Aparna), initiate a matrimonial alliance for Kalpana with Rajeev (Samrat Reddy). Kalpana meets Rajeev and they both observe that they have a lot of tastes in common. Meanwhile, another thread of a budding relation is seen between Karthik's friend Altaf (Suryatej) and Kalpana's friend Sandhya a.k.a. Sandy (Poonam Kaur). At about the same time that Kalpana realizes Rajeev is not for her, she gets closer to Karthik but the hell gets loose suddenly due to a petty altercation between Altaf and Sandy. Eventually, Karthik and Kalpana lose even the friendly relation they have. What's the big fat love story then and how it evolves forms the rest of the story.
- Krishnudu as Karthik
- Sonia Deepti as Kalpana
- Poonam Kaur as Sandhya
- Samrat Reddy as Rajeev
- Suryatej as Altaf
- Ankitha as Shalini
- Mahesh as Mahesh
- Satya Krishnan as Aparna
- Prem Kumar Patra as Karthik's boss
- Adarsh Balakrishna as Ananth Naidu
- Tulasi as Karthik's boss' wife
- Rakesh Mahnkali
- Sai Kiran Adivi as Doctor
- Waheedha as Madhavi
- Tamil version
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The soundtrack of the film was scored by Sam Prasan.
|1||"Hum Hain Hyderabadi"||Hema Chandra||Avinash||3:33|
|2||"Saradaga Ee Samayam"||Chitra, P. Unnikrishnan||Vanamali||4:37|
|3||"Varaveena"||Raghu, Hema Chandra, Sridevi & Sahithi||Avinash||3:52|
|4||"Naalo Vedane "||Kunal Ganjawala||Avinash||5:02|
|6||"Naalo Vedane "||Instrumental||5:03|