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Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)

PG-13 | | Romance | 26 February 2010 (USA)
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Karthik finishes engineering school and aspires to become a filmmaker. His friend Krishna takes him to director Puri Jagannath and pleads with him to take him as his assistant. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Director:

Gautham Menon (as Gautham Vasudev Menon)

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Umarji Anuradha (dialogue), Gautham Menon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Naga Chaitanya Akkineni ... Karthik (as Naga Chaitanya)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu ... Jessie Thekekuttu
Krishnudu Krishnudu ... Krishna
Sanjay Swaroop Sanjay Swaroop ... Raghava Rao
Devan ... Joseph Thekekuttu
Surekavani Surekavani ... Karthik's Mother
Lakshmi Ramakrishnan ... Teresa Thekekuttu
Puri Jagannadh ... Himself (as Puri Jagannath)
Sudheer Babu Posani Sudheer Babu Posani ... Jerry Thekekuttu (as Sudheer)
Surekha Vani Surekha Vani ... Karthik's mom
Sapan Saran Sapan Saran ... Nandhini
Trisha Alex Trisha Alex ... Anupama
Trisha Krishnan ... Herself
T.R. Silambarasan ... Himself
Subbalakshmi ... Jessie's Grandmother
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Storyline

Karthik finishes engineering school and aspires to become a filmmaker. His friend Krishna takes him to director Puri Jagannath and pleads with him to take him as his assistant. Meanwhile, Karthik accidentally meets his landlord's daughter Jessie and falls for her at first sight. Despite being younger than her, Karthik expresses his wish to love her. Her father Joseph will not accept his daughter to marry a Hindu. Jessie is torn between Karthik and her family. Will Karthik win his lady love, and will he fulfill his dream of becoming a filmmaker? Written by P.V.

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A different love story, yet again

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Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu

Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Y.M.C. See more »

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Indira Productions See more »
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Trivia

This movie was shot simultaneously in Tamil and with a different cast as Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010). See more »

Quotes

Karthik: [First Lines] Of all the girls in the world why did I fall in love only with Jessie? This is Jessie, So beautiful... classy... educated... She has a style of her own... and, sexy too... If I took Jessie home and told my mom, ''I want to marry her'' I am sure my mom will happily agree... But why did I love her? What's the problem? She is getting married... that's the problem! Can we decide whom we fall in love with? We can't go in search of love... It won't last long. It has to happen by its own....
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Aaromale
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Produced by A.R. Rahman
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A visual feast and a love story for everybody.
28 February 2010 | by vpat48See all my reviews

While most other Telugu films continue to be the same routine of blowing up SUV's and long winded dialogs of bravado, Gowtham Menon puts out a love story that is so simple it is ingenious. Ye Maaya Chesave is the story of a girl named Jessie a Christian and a guy named Karthik who is a Hindu. It turns out she is also older than him and her father disapproves of him. She doesn't want to disappoint her dad nor can she let go off Karthik. How the movie turns out needs to be seen on the big screen. Naga Chaitanya as an aspiring filmmaker brought out the right dosage of charm and conviction to the role. Newcomer Samantha was a perfect fit for the role of Jessie. She had a dream debut and hopefully we will see more of her. Gowtham Menon showed that there is still place in the industry for a girl who doesn't need expose nor for a guy to throw out vulgar dialogs. Krishnudu as the friend of Karthik is very apt and provides great comedic relief. 80% of the movie focuses on Karthik and Jessie that you even forget there are other characters. While some may consider the movie slow and long winded Menon took the opportunity to make the movie that focuses on it's story and nothing else, no separate comedic track or a villain or any of that. Watch out for cameo's from Puri Jagannath, Simbu and Trisha.

A huge tip of the hat to the maestro A.R. Rahman for providing some melodious music and background score that really add to the film. This is him first Indian film since his Oscar victories. One of the real stars is cinematographer Manoj Paramahamsa. The way he captured Kerala and it's surroundings as well as New York City is just a visual feast to the eyes and to be seen on the big screen. He really was able to capture why Kerala is called "God's own Country".

For me personally this is the best family movie on the Telugu screen since Bommarillu.


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