17 user 4 critic

Pelli Choopulu (2016)

1:40 | Trailer
This is an urban rom-com in a modern setting where tradition still has a strong hold. The story starts with the "pellichoopulu" or arranged meeting of Prashanth (Vijay Deverakonda) and ... See full summary »


Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam (as Tharun Bhascker), Rahul Ramakrishna (lyricist)
Top Rated Telugu Movies #16 | 9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Arjun Reddy (2017)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Arjun Reddy, a short tempered house surgeon gets used to drugs and drink when his girlfriend is forced to marry an other person.

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Stars: Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Amit Sharma
Kshanam (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Rishi, a non-resident Indian, returns to India to help his ex-lover find her kidnapped daughter.

Director: Ravikanth Perepu
Stars: Adivi Sesh, Adah Sharma, Anasuya Bharadwaj
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An innocent young lecturer is misunderstood as a pervert and despised by a woman who co-incidentally turns out to be the younger sister of his brother-in-law. Eventually differences subside and love blooms between them.

Director: Parasuram
Stars: Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika Mandanna, Subbaraju
Mahanati (2018)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Biography of Savitri, an actress from South India movie industry, who ruled the industry for two decades during 50s and 60s.

Director: Nag Ashwin
Stars: Keerthi Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man who is overly focused on long-term career goals is exposed to the opposite attitude in a friend who believes in living life to the fullest rather than sacrificing present joy for future success.

Director: Nag Ashwin
Stars: Vijay Deverakonda, Showkar Janaki, Krishnamraju
Rangasthalam (2018)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The fear of his elder brother's death starts to haunt an innocent, hearing impaired guy after they both join forces to overthrow the unlawful 30 year long regime of their village's president.

Director: Sukumar
Stars: Ram Charan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Aadhi
Goodachari (2018)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young NSA agent is framed for the murder of his bosses making him realize that now his mission is darker than expected and has some personal scores to settle regarding his father's death, a former NSA agent.

Director: Sashi Kiran Tikka
Stars: Adivi Sesh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jagapathi Babu
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story is based on four childhood friends who go on a trip to Goa. Each have their own dream careers, and collaborate to make a short film.

Director: Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam
Stars: Vishwaksen Naidu, Sushanth Reddy, Abhinav Gomatam
Gamyam (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Two guys, one a thief and the other filthy rich, meet each other in a journey started by the latter in search of his love.

Director: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi
Stars: Sharvanand, Allari Naresh, Kamalinee Mukherjee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An easily distracted scientist (Nani) goes to great lengths to make sure that his girlfriend (Lavanya Tripati) and her family members don't find out about his mental condition.

Director: Maruthi Dasari
Stars: Nani, Lavanya Tripathi, Praveen
Athadu (2005)
Action | Musical | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

Director: Trivikram Srinivas
Stars: Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj
Taxiwaala (2018)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A job monger, Shiva ends up as a taxiwala only to realise that his ride is a beyond what anyone could have expected.

Director: Rahul Sankrityan
Stars: Vijay Deverakonda, Priyanka Jawalkar, Madhunandan


Credited cast:
Abhay Bethiganti ... Vishnu
Keshav Deepak Keshav Deepak ... Prashant's Boss (credit only)
Vijay Deverakonda ... Prashanth
Anish Kuruvilla Anish Kuruvilla ... Businessman
Padmaja Lanka Padmaja Lanka ... Prashant's Mother
Gururaj Manepalli Gururaj Manepalli ... Chitra's Father
Priyadarshi ... Kaushik (as Priyadarshi Pulikonda)
Kedar Shankar Kedar Shankar ... Prashant's Father
Sujatha Sujatha ... Chitra's Mother
Ritu Varma Ritu Varma ... Chitra


This is an urban rom-com in a modern setting where tradition still has a strong hold. The story starts with the "pellichoopulu" or arranged meeting of Prashanth (Vijay Deverakonda) and Chitra (Ritu Varma). Check their journey out in #pellichoopulu

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Romance


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official Facebook





Release Date:

29 July 2016 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Box Office


INR 7,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS (Ramanaidu Studios)| Stereo (Tapeloop Productions)


Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


This movie was made with Sync sound, which records the actual sounds and voices on set, unlike the conventional dubbing which is done in most Telugu movies. See more »


Remade as Mitron (2018) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pellichoopulu is the one of the best Telugu movies I've seen in a while!
13 August 2016 | by vrachakondaSee all my reviews

I watched Pellichoopulu without much hope of being impressed or even of being entertained. Recent Telugu movies have been passable, but nothing that really got my attention. Pellichoopulu totally blew these thoughts out of my head!

The first half of PC was riotously funny, as the gang led by Prashant (Vijay Devarakonda) are goons who engage in the same dumb things college guys do around the world. Koushik (Priyadarshi) was unbelievably funny--the last time I remember laughing that much at a comedian's antics was maybe the Sunil of old (movies like Dhee, Ready, etc.). Ritu Verma as Chitra was awesome--I distinctly remember being amazed that there was finally a true-to-life strong female character in a Telugu movie. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the first half was that it was so current and relevant. Every teenager sees aspects of their group of friends in Prashant's gang, and the insertion of jokes about social media was timely and hilarious. Chitra's determination and modern character makeup was far more reminiscent of today's Indian women than the made-up doll roles that Tammannah, Samantha, and even Kajal frequently find themselves in.

The second half slowed down considerably, as the focus shifted to the emerging love story between Prashant and Chitra. I was a little less enthused about this half, but I believe it to have been very well done in its own way. The tension between the two kept me engaged, and the non-obvious way in which it resolved itself left me more satisfied than the usual fight scenes that Telugu movies use as a way of having a hero save the heroine.

Overall, Pelli Choopulu is a must-watch with great writing, direction, and action. I know I will be watching it again for many years.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed