Thaali is a 1997 Indian Telugu-language drama film, produced by Maganti Venkateswara Rao under the MRC Movie Creations banner and directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana. It stars Srikanth, Swetha, Sneha and Swathi, with music composed by Vidyasagar. The film was a box office hit.


The film begins on Bose Babu (Srikanth) a wealthy person in a village one that is a tough nut to his opponent Kota (Kota Srinivasa Rao). So, for a thwart, Kota plans to couple up his daughter Swathi (Swathi) with Bose Babu. At that moment, he knows that Bose Babu's alliance is already fixed with his father's close friend Ramaraju's (Murali Mohan) daughter Sneha (Sneha). Just after, Bose Babu secretly visits Ramaraju's house where he misjudges Ganga (Swetha) his foster daughter as the bride. Indeed, Ganga is an orphan brought by Ramaraju along with his daughter. Being cognizant of her wedlock, Sneha rejects as she holds a beau Sivaji (Srihari) Kota's son. Right now, angered Ramaraju forcibly couples her with Bose Babu. During the wedding, the duo overlooks each other. Thereupon, Sneha removes the Thaali the wedding chain and elopes. Spotting it, Ramaraju collapses when to keep him at save face his trustworthy servant Ramu (Rajendra Prasad) requests and puts Ganga on the front who wears the wedding chain and lands at Bose Babu's residence. Soon after his recovery, Ramu subterfuges Ramaraju that Sneha is safe and proceeded to her in-law's house.