audio of Indra was released today (14th June 2002) evening at a
neatly erected set in the first floor of Annapurna Studios. This
event was a private affair between Chiru fans and Vijayanthi Movie
celebrities graced for this occasion are Paruchuri brothers (dialogue
writers), Aswini Dutt (producer), Chinni Krishna (story writer),
VSR Swamy (cinematographer), Sirivennela
Seeta Rama Sastry (lyrics writer) and Chiranjeevi.
function started off with the welcome words by Raghu Kunche and
Suma. Gemini TV covered this event and it would be telecasted as
a 30-minute capsule on Gemini TV very soon.
mike was first handed over to Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao. He associated
himself with Chiranjeevi by saying that both of them entered the
film industry in the same year and both of them did not have any
backing in the industry. He said that he got the biggest opportunity
to write to Chiranjeevi for a pucca mass film after Gharana
Modugu and he did his best job.
Gopala Krishna was invited to speak. He played it to the galleries
by praising the mass appeal and stamina of Chiranjeevi. He also
narrated a couple of dialogues in the film, which made the fans
go gaga over them. There is one particular dialogue in which Chiranjeevi
approaches the Govt officer in Rayalaseema and tells - 'Nenu
praja samasyalanu techaanu. Veetini 24 gantalalo gaa solve cheyyandi.
Meeru solve cheyyaka pothe, 24 gantala tarvatha ikkada prabhutvam
vundadu'. There is also another powerful dialogue with the villain
in this film, which Chiru ends with the ferocious act of 'Thoda
also has some good words to say about Indra film and Chiranjeevi.
Sirivennela penned three songs for this film.
it was Chinni Krishna, who stole the limelight with his emotional
speech. He said that he is the greatest fan of Chiranjeevi and he
waited for 5 years to get Chiranjeevi's project. He also told that
Aswini Dutt demanded a fabulous script for Silver Jubilee year of
Vyjayanthi films. They went to Kaasi and prepared a wonderful story,
with complete mass appeal. In the beginning of his speech he mentioned
to fans by saying 'naaku telusu. Meeru sarigga nidra povadam
ledani. Naaku telusu. Meeru moodu pootla bhojanam sarigga cheyyatam
ledani.' He assured that Indra would satisfy the fans need and
box office need. He referred to Chiru as 'Annayya' in his
speech. At the end of speech he told that Indra will create box
office records and he asked fans to come and demand explanation
by catching his collar if the film is not up to their expectations.
His speech is very well received by the fans.
Chiranjeevi entered in style by wearing a shaded black jeans and
a printed black shirt having the graffiti of 'Shadow' on it. The
organizers arranged a series of huge pots on the way to dais, which
exploded and showered colorful paper pieces on Chiranjeevi. Chiranjeevi
is looking very glamorous and manly in that dress and he is in cheerful
mood. He greeted his fans in his inimitable style.
selected a coupon from the lucky dip box and called out the lucky
fan on stage. Chiranjeevi opened the audio box and handed over the
first cassette to that fan. Being an elated fan he is, he tried
touching the feet of Chiranjeevi. But Chiranjeevi stopped him.
he started narrating about his experiences, which prompted him to
make 'Indra'. Read in his own words
I met a couple college students. They told me that they are unhappy
with my films, as there are no mass fights in my last couple of
films. They asked to put good mass fights in my films. I thanked
One day I
was talking to few guys at a function. Then a few girls approached
me. They complained saying that I talk only with guys. I said
hi to them and clarified that I do not have any gender bias. Then
they told me that my recent films had a couple of good dances
in them. But they want all the songs to have terrific dances.
I said ok.
When I was
coming to India from abroad, I am met by a NRI who is returning
India. He is really shaken by looking at me. He told that he is
my fan and he regularly follows my films even in USA. He requested
me that my films do not have mass dialogues. He told that he is
very upset. He was so much moved after talking to me that he was
literally crying. I consoled him and told him not to worry.
a conference by IAS people. Over a cup of tea, they poured a complaint
saying that being a responsible citizen and senior hero; I should
drive good messages across the audiences through my films. They
wanted some kind of social message in my films. I assured them
that they wouldn't be disappointed.
Now I got
feedback from all sections of the people. I told Aswini Dutt garu
to select a script that has got all the ingredients the people
are asking for. And the result is Indra."
do not have the habit of praising his films when they are in production.
But for Indra, he assured his fans that Indra is going to be a perfect
treat. The fans asked Chiru to tell a dialogue from Indra. But Chiranjeevi
cautiously told that telling about scenes or dialogues of a film
in making would prompt others who are releasing their film prior
to Indra to copy (is he referring to anyone?).
requested the fans to stop piracy of audio and video. He explained
how the Telugu film industry is suffering with the evil of piracy
and urged fans to complain to either police or to the film distributors
if they come across any pirates. His message was heeded by fans
with pin drop silence.
they screens a six minutes clip on Vyjayanthi movies and their films
with Chiru. It is followed by another visual treat where three songs
of 1 minute each are shown on screen from Indra film. The first
song is a family oriented reunion kind of song where Chiru (clad
in white dhoti and shirt with a red cloth tied around his waist)
dancing in rain along with similarly dressed family members like
Ahuti Prasad and Tanikella Bharani. The second song is Bum Bum
Bole, which is shot in the backdrop of Waranasi. This song is
really good one with cool steps and classy picturization. Third
song is 'Sim Sim' canned on Chiranjeevi and Sonali Bendre.
It is sung by Udit Narayan, which has great scope for dances. (I
heard that the three other songs in the album are better than these
the screening of second song - when the lights were off - Chiru
cleverly tried making a silent exit. But fans, who always had their
eye on him cheered him as he makes an exit.
all it's a nice privileged experience to witness the mass adulation
shown by the fans on their favorite star and the Chiranjeevi's cheerful
speech to their eager fans. The audio would hit the market on Monday
(17th June). But idlebrain.com has the bad habit of doing things
in advance. So, you never know!
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