Directed by Shoban,.
Producer- M.S.Raju,.
Dialogues – Paruchuri Brothers,
Story- Veeru Potla,.
Starring- Prabhas, Trisha Krishnan, Gopichand, Prakash Raj,.
Music- Devi Sri Prasad,.
inematography- Gopal Reddy,.
Distributed by Sumanth Arts,.
Release date January 14, 2004,.
The film’s super hit music was composed by Devi Sri Prasad. This film turned out to be a big success. The film was remade in Tamil in the name Mazhai starring Jayam Ravi and Shriya Saran.


The film was loosely based on the Hindi film Tezaab. Venkat (Prabhas) and Sailaja (Trisha Krishnan) are youngsters who first meet on a train during a rain shower. Venkat is mesmerized by Sailaja’s beauty, charisma, and child-like behavior. Sailaja also is impressed by Venkat. Due to unfortunate circumstances the two are drawn apart. At the same time that the two meet, Sailaja catches the eye of antagonist Bhadranna (Gopichand) who also becomes infatuated with Sailaja. Venkat and Sailaja meet in Warangal again and believe that they are meant for each other because it rains every time they meet. Ranga Rao (Prakash Raj), Sailaja’s dad, is a typical black sheep with all kinds of bad habits. In the process, he is ready to marry off his daughter to Bhadranna for money. Ranga Rao plants certain ego problems in the minds of Venkat and Sailaja in order to break them up. This causes Venkat to leave Warangal for Vizag. And Sailaja prepares to become an actress (her father convinces her). Later on, Bhadranna kidnaps Sailaja. The rest of the story is about how Venkat rescues Sailaja from the bastion of Bhadranna and how he clears up the misunderstanding with Sailaja in the process. Finally, Shailaja and Venkat are reunited.

Box-office performance:

The film had celebrated a 50-day run in 125 centres and a 100-day run in 68,. centres.

Filmfare Awards:

Best Film – M.S. Raju
Best Actress – Trisha Krishnan
Best Music Director – Devi Sri Prasad

Santosham Film Awards :

Best Film – M.S. Raju
Best Actress – Trisha Krishnan
Best Young Performer – Prabhas
Best Music Director – Devi Sri Prasad
Best Cinematographer – S. Gopal Reddy
Best Choreography – Prabhu Deva
Best Screenplay – M.S. Raju
Best Dialogue – Paruchuri Brothers