Gangotri is a 2003 Indian Telugu-language drama film which was released on 28 March 2003 and was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and cinematography by Chota K. Naidu. Allu Arjun and Aditi Agarwal played the lead roles. This was Allu Arjun's first film as an actor and K. Raghavendra Rao's 100th film as director. Allu Aravind and C. Ashwini Dutt, both who are big-time producers, produced the film. The film was later dubbed into Malayalam and Hindi under the name Simhakutty (2003) and Gangotri (2014 by Goldmines Telefilms) respectively. .
Neelakantham Naidu (Prakash Raj) is a big factionist who has a loyal confidant Narasimha (Suman), who is willing to give his life for the sake of his master. After many years, Neelakantham's wife Tulasi (Pragathi) gives birth to a baby girl, but all the earlier babies born to Neelakantham died due to some unknown reason. The priests advise Neelakantham to name his daughter Gangotri. They also warn Neelakantham that the child has 'jalagandam', hence they ask him to take Gangotri to the holy place of Gangotri (after which she was named) in the Himalayas and perform 'abhyangana snanam' (bathe with turmeric, milk, etc.) for the next 15 years. After 15 years, Gangotri would be free of any danger. When nobody could entertain the child Gangotri, Simhadri, the son of Narasimha entertains her with a song. Simhadri becomes a servant and friend to Gangotri.
|director||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|editor||Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao|
|keywords||bomb meet pragathi sacred seetha telangana shakuntala|
|musicBy||M. M. Keeravani|
|producer||Allu Aravind C. Ashwini Dutt|
|theme||romantic drama romantic musical teen romance|