Naandhi (transl. Beginning) is a 2021 Indian Telugu-language crime courtroom drama film directed by debutant Vijay Kanakamedala and produced by ‘Naandhi’ Satish Varma. The film stars Allari Naresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar while Priyadarshi, Harish Uthaman, Vinay Varma, and Praveen play supporting roles.
The film has music composed by Sricharan Pakala with cinematography performed by Sid. The plot follows the life of Surya Prakash (Naresh), an undertrial prisoner who is falsely accused of murder, awaiting judgement.
Released on 19 February 2021, Naandhi opened to highly positive reviews. The film is a commercial success, grossing over 9.5 crore at the box office. A Hindi remake has been announced with Ajay Devgn as the lead under the production of Dil Raju. Producer ‘Naandhi’ Satish Varma won SIIMA 2022 Best Debutant Producer Award (Telugu category) for Naandhi.