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Ye Maaya Chesave story at a glance

Karthik (Naga Chaitanya) is an engineering graduate who aspires to become a film director. Samantha is his neighbor. He falls in love with her at the very first sight. But she is elder to him and is a Malayali Christian. He proposes to her and she slowly falls for him. Her father comes to know about this and settles her marriage with someone. The rest of the story is about how Karthik wins her hand and succeeds in his profession.

  • Trade

    “Ye Maaya Chesave” is the second movie of Naga Chaitanya. Gautam Menon had struck chord with the youth by portraying the romance between the lead pair very well. Samantha became a star overnight with this movie. The movie was a decent hit at the box office.
  • Highlights

    • The movie was simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil (Vinuthandi Varuvaya) with Samantha playing heroine in both languages. Simbu played Naga Chaitanya’s role in Tamil.
    • This was the first combination of Naga Chaitanya and Samantha. Later they paired up again in “Autonagar Surya”. There are reports that they will be pairing up again with Akkineni multistarer movie, “Manam”.
    • Samantha got the Best debut Heroine award at CineMAA awards and Filmfare 2010 for her mesmerizing role as Jessie.
  • Sidelights

    • The lead pair Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu played guest roles in the Tamil version whereas Trisha Krishnan and Silambarasan made a cameo in the Telugu version.
    • Director Puri Jagannadh also played a cameo in the movie.
    • Gautam Menon had opted a ‘Happy ending’ climax to suit the taste of Telugu audience unlike the Tamil version which had a tragic end.
    • With this movie, AR Rahman had won his first Filmfare award for a Telugu movie.
    • During the start of the movie, Gautam Menon had no interest in making the Telugu version but Nagarjuna convinced him to do it with his son in the lead role.
    • Manjula, the producer of the movie had agreed to pay Gautam the proposed cheque and also promised fifty percent of the profits of the film. He finished the film in 55 days but she could not sell the film and later demanded his salary back and filed a complaint against him in the producer’s council. Gautam then gave her back the 1.6 Crores. He later termed Manjula and her husband as unprofessional and declared not to work with them again.

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