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Daddy is a drama film that was produced by Allu Aravind and distributed by Geetha Arts. The movie was directed by Suresh Krishna. The story follows Raj Kumar (played by Chiranjeevi) who is a wealthy audio company executive owning a modern dance school. His passion has been dance for all of his life. Then he meets the seductive Shanti (played by Simran), whom he marries. It would seem that he would do anything for his wife and their daughter, Akshaya (played by Aishwarya).

However, his family takes advantage of his kindness and winds up destroying his wealth. Though happy in a not quite lavish lifestyle, Raj and family become shattered when their daughter becomes ill due to a heart condition. Instead of saving his child, Raj uses money that Shanti had saved in a bank to save a former dance student Gopi (played by Allu Arjun), who had been hit by a vehicle. Shanti is pregnant and leaves him as a result, blaming him for their daughter’s death.

Raj is rich once again, six years later. His second child, Aishwarya, resembles his dead daughter, Akshaya. In her honor, he establishes a foundation to care for unhealthy and poor children and families. He manages to build a relationship with Shanti's daughter, Aish, though Shanti is unaware.

When Shanti discovers that her daughter is friendly with her ex-husband, she attempts a reconciliation after realizing that she had made a mistake about him. However, this never comes to fruition.

Raj finally agrees to leave and says his final goodbyes. When he is poised to leave, he sees that Aish is caught in a fire at a school function. He becomes wounded upon saving her. Shanti then realizes how much he loves her and Aish - so they reunite finally.

Music for the movie has been quite popular and was written S. A. Rajkumar. Lyrics were created by Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, Chandrabose, Srinivas and Bhuvanachandra. Fans of Chiranjeevi in the region organized an audio release for the film, selecting district headquarters for venues. Top ranking government politicians and officials were in attendance for many of the shows.

| 2001 | | 5.7/10
Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Kelly Preston
Suresh Krishna
Produced By
Allu Aravind
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