Naani is an Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film released in 2004. It was directed by S. J. Surya and stars Mahesh Babu, Ameesha Patel. The film is bilingual, simultaneously shot in Tamil as New with a slightly different cast and features music composed by A. R. Rahman. The film is loosely based on the 1988 American film Big starring Tom Hanks.
Naani is a mischievous eight-year-old boy who is always troubling his mother. His mother scolds him for his behavior, such as when he eats toothpaste or urinates in bed. Naani falls down on a road one day and a young woman helps him. Naani's elder brother plans to watch a movie with his friends in the absence of their parents and Naani demands to join him, which his brother does not allow. Angered, Naani cuts off the power which creates a short circuit at home. Naani's mother scolds him and shouts at her husband for not stopping with one child. This hurts Naani and he runs away from home to jump into a river. But he is stopped by an old man who takes Naani to his place. The old man introduces himself as a scientist who has his own laboratory. He insists that Naani help him in his research. Naani agrees and the scientist uses his research to transform him into a young man. Naani starts to live as a young man physically, but remains a child mentally. He stays away from his family. The only person other than the scientist who knows the truth is his child friend. Naani meets a girl (Priya) at a park who helped him once when he fell down. Naani helps remove dust from her eyes, smiles at her, and leaves. The girl is attracted to him and looks for him.
|author||S. J. Surya|
|director||S. J. Surya|
|genre||comedy science fiction|
|keywords||even job interview manufacture morning nothing old man shock than the wait wedding day young boy young man young woman|
|musicBy||A. R. Rahman|