Satyam is a 2003 Indian Telugu-language romantic drama film directed by debutant Surya Kiran and produced by actor Nagarjuna under Annapurna Studios banner. The film stars Sumanth and Genelia D'Souza in lead roles. The film received positive reviews and was very successful at the box-office. Released on 19 December 2003, it was one of the biggest box-office successes in Sumanth's career and it was also Genelia's debut in Telugu cinema. Chakri won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu. It was remade in Bengali language as Shakti.


Satyam is an aspiring songwriter who inadvertently gets misunderstood both by his father Vishwanath and his love interest Ankita. He ghostwrites for a selfish and popular film lyricist. He decides to prove himself as an independent songwriter before expressing his love to Ankita. In the meantime, a classmate of Ankita proposes to her. Through all of this, Ankita's father Shankar, unexpectedly befriends Satyam without his daughter's knowledge. Satyam eventually overcomes his obstacles and succeeds in reconciling with his father and Ankita.

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    director Surya Kiran
    editor Nandamuri Hari
    genre drama
    keywords love interest
    musicBy Chakri
    producer Nagarjuna
    publisher Annapurna Studios
    theme romantic drama romantic musical