Directed by: M D Sridhar
Starring: Ganesh, Rekha Vedavyas, Devaraj, Komal Kumar, Rangayana Raghu, Avinash, Tennis Krishna, Umashree, Bank Janardhan
Chellata was Ganesh’s first movie as a hero.
Devaraj runs a small firecracker and explosives business. One day he sees a small boy begging and gets to know he is an orphan who wants to pay his school fees. Devaraj feels bad for him and adopts him as a brother and asks him to live with his family which includes a younger sister. This boy grows up to be Ganesh who joins an engineering college. Devaraj meets with an accident which causes him to lose his hand. Meanwhile, to pay for his fees, Ganesh works as a taxi driver and finishes his course as the university topper.
Ganesh’s step-sister is in love with her neighbor whose father Rangayana Raghu has contempt for Devaraj and family. One night when the two lovers are secretly meeting they are caught and plans are eventually made to arrange their wedding. But Rangayana puts some conditions which Ganesh tries to meet. All this leads to complications. Further twists are added when Ganesh becomes friends with Rekha who is the daughter of Rangayana’s boss….