Pandem is a 2005 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film directed by Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy in his Telugu debut. It stars Jagapati Babu, Kalyani and music composed by Chakri. It was dubbed into Hindi as Mera Challenge.


The film begins in a village where Seenu is a slacker whom the public considers as hopeless. Lingaraju is its venomous president who has been unanimously elected for the past 25 years and behested on the village. Seeta a native returned after several years as a school teacher in the same town. Seenu & Seeta are childhood friends and he falls for her in the first instance itself. From there, he plays several efforts to gain her love which ends humorously but to avail. So, he directly proceeds to proclaim his love. At that point, Seenu discovers Seeta's intention and qualities that her spouse should hold. Firstly, an upright altruistic may not be a millionaire but be praised by everyone. Above all, he must be of a higher rank than her. Listening to it, Seenu backs and determines to acquire the eligibility which Seeta aspires.