of Atluri: Minus into minus is plus
'Catch them when they are beaten and are in low esteem'
seems to be the mantra of Atluri Purnachandra Rao.
Because, they can only go up from that rock bottom. Atluri
Purnachandra Rao has chosen to go with Teja, Uday Kiran,
Sada and RP Patnaik. Let us look at their career graph now
Teja made his debut as director with a 22-lakh budgeted
film Chitram in the combination of hero Uday Kiran
and music director RP Patnaik. This film went on to collect
crores and paved way to low-budget blockbusters. Teja's
second film Family Circus went unnoticed as it turned
out to be a dud a box office. Teja is back in his elements
for 'Nuvvu Nenu' which went on to become a huge blockbuster
and redefined youth film genre. He started his own production
house 'Chitram Movies' and introduced Nitin to make the
film 'Jayam' which went on to become another huge
success. Teja's graph started going down with Mahesh Babu's
Nijam and went further down with Jai and Dhairyam.
Teja is confidant that he has reached his bottom and he
can only go up from this point.
Kiran: Uday Kiran started off his career with Chitram
and followed it up with two more blockbusters Nuvvu Nenu
and Manasantha Nuvve. He has become the heartthrob
of college girls in no time. His popularity has gone to
the level of having female fans who write him letters with
their nibs dipped in real blood. The films that released
further - Kalusukovalni, Sreeram, Nee Sneham - turned
out to be average flicks by making him a minimum guarantee
hero. His film Naaku Nuvvu Neeku Nenu bombed at box
office. His last film 'Love Today' was a total washout.
A couple of under production films were shelved off due
to unknown reasons. When he was unemployed as an actor,
Teja gave him another chance to resurrect his career by
offering 'Avunanna Kadanna'. Uday Kiran who has not
lost his on-screen charm is waiting for the release of this
film to strike back with vengeance.
Sadaf - a girl from Maharashtra - was found by Teja for
his film Jayam. She has got sensible looks and Teluguness
in her. She learnt Telugu and can freely converse in Telugu
language. She did not have any hits after Jayam in
Telugu though she acted in quite a few films. However, her
Kannada film Monalisa went on to become a silver
jubilee film. She got a few successes in Tamil as well.
She is pinning her hopes on Teja to give her second hit
Patnaik: The age-old popular adage of 'kalasi vunte
kaladu sukham' applies well to the popular duo of Teja
- RP Patnaik. They excelled together for three blockbusters
of Teja. But separated after the flop of Nijam. Neither
Teja nor RP Patnaik got any successes later. They got reunited
for Avunanna Kadanna. The music of Avunanna Kadanna
has got appreciation from all over.
based love story:
Teja says that Avunanna Kadanna is a village based
love story. The story of this film takes place in an island
of Godari. The director has shown only bicycles, bullock
carts and boats as means of transportation. This film starts
with black and white canvas and turns colorful as the narration
progresses. Teja made sure that it appears as tender love
story by creating publicity in such way. But he reckons
that there would be spine chilling action elements in this
film. Teja feels that a well-made village bases love story
has more span for emotions and scope for box office success
than any other films. Pilla Prasad who made his debut as
villain in Sri Anjaneyam is doing the role of main villain
in this film.
this film bail Atluri out?
More than the above mentioned people, the man who needs
this film to become a blockbuster is the producer Atluri
Purnachandra Rao. His second innings as producer started
with 'Venky' which got hit talk, but it did not get
any profits to producer. 'Mr and Mrs Sailaja Krishnamurthy'
was a loss venture. The producer spent more than he could
afford for 'Avunanna Kadanna'.
the underdog turn victorious?
The lack of expectations for this film would give a warm
welcome when it hits marquee on 6th April. This film's success
would put the career of 5 people - Teja (director), Uday
Kiran (hero), Sadaf (heroine), RP Patnaik (Music director)
and Atluri Purnachandra Rao (producer) - in place. Let us
wish that Avunanna Kadanna would become a blockbuster.
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