Most of Shekhar-Kammula 's films have an author-backed role for the lead actresses. He is one who redefined the concept of 'lead actress' in Telugu cinema. One such example of a strong female protagonist is the character Seetha from the film Godavari. This breezy romantic entertainer was a surprise hit at the box office. Sumanth and Kamalini Mukherjee played the lead roles in it. The film celebrates its 14th release anniversary today. On this occasion, let us take a recap of this film.
Godavari revolves around the story of Seetha (played by talented Kamilini Mukherjee) who is an independent and free-spirited girl. She decides to go on a solo trip to Bhadrachalam. On the ferry journey, she meets Ram, an aspiring politician (Played by Sumanth). How the relationship between them progressed throughout the journey forms the rest of the story.
The film gave a new definition to the romantic dramas in Telugu cinema. Many acclaimed filmmakers have also lauded this film. This was the second collaboration between Shekhar and Kamilini, after the 2004 film Anand.
Even the music composed by KM Radhakrishna was a big hit. Songs like Uppongale Godavari, Andamgalena and Manasa Vacha became huge hits among the audiences. The film also won a lot of awards. It won five Nandi Awards in total. It won under the categories, Best Film, Best Director, Best Music, Best Cinematographer and Best Playback Singer (Female). It won one Filmfare Award under the category Best Lyrics. The fans of this film are reminiscing its memories on this 14th release anniversary.