- the 100th film of K Raghavendra Rao - introducing Allu
Arjun and Aditi Agarwal ran for 100 days in 54 centers by
making Allu Arjun the best debut hero with more than fifty
100 days centers. On this eve, the producers Allu Arvind
and Aswini Dutt arranged 100 days function on 19th of July
at Silpakalavedika in Madapur. Chief Minister Chandra Babu
Naidu, megastar Chiranjeevi, director Dasari Narayana Rao,
Minister for Information Chandra Mohan Reddy, Parliamentarian
Umareddy Venkateswarlu, Hero Venkatesh and hero Srikanth
attended the function as guests.
behind the making of Gangotri - Allu Arvind
In the beginning of the function producer Allu Arvind said
that when K Raghavendra Rao wanted to direct 100th film,
they all expected K Raghavendra Rao to produce the film
himself. But he called Allu Arvind and Aswini Dutt to produce
a film on behalf of all the producers in the film industry.
At that time, they wanted to introduce two new faces. At
a party, K Raghavendra Rao saw Allu Arjun and opined that
he is best suitable for the Simhadri character in Gangotri
film. That's how Arjun was selected for Gangotri film incidentally.
Arvind said that only two people are very lucky in the film
industry. These people of NTR and Allu Ramalingaiah. The
3 generations in these vamsam's have successfully established
their foothold in Telugu film industry.
some films I take remuneration, but for some other films
Keeravani said that for some films he take remuneration.
But for Gangotri, it's a different story all together. Though
it looks unbelievable, Keeravani said that a kid at sishuvihaar
stops crying whenever 'Jeevana Vahini' song is played. Keeravani
felt that this song has got some divine power in it as he
has composed it in the holy city of Manthralayam. Keeravani
said that Pattudala, Krushi, Manchitanam and Telivi are
very important elements in anybody's growth. He attributed
the growth of Dasari, Chiranjeevi, K Raghavendra Rao and
Chandra Babu Naidu to the attributes of Pattudala, Krushi,
Manchitanam and Telivi respectively.
state's citizen want Chandra Babu Naidu as their CM - Chinni
Story writer Chinni Krishna said that he went to Gangotri
when he was a kid along with his mother. And his mother
is the inspiration behind the Gangotri story of the film.
He said that he narrated the story of Gangotri to K Raghavendra
Rao when they were traveling in the train over the bridge
of Godavari river. He also said that Telugu film industry
is regarded as the most successful among all the Indian
languages with the entrant of youth directors like Teja,
Trivikram, VV Vinayak and others.
said that he met a few IAS officers in Kerala state when
he was working for Padayappa film. They were all telling
Chinni Krishna that Kerala would become a better state if
Chandra Babu Naidu were the CM of Kerala. He also said that
he visited Waranasi and had a chat with sadhus out there.
They also expressed the opinion that Chandra Babu Naidu
would make the ideal CM for their state. Chinni Krishna
expressed concerns about growing pollution and indifference
of Government towards river Ganges and the ghats out there.
He mentioned that a person called Jain has spent his personal
wealth of 10 crores over cleaning of ghats in Waranasi,
but that's not enough. On behalf of Jain, Chinni Krishna
has submitted a project report to Chandra Babu Naidu over
Waranasi and river Ganges.
Krishna ended his speech with an appeal to CM Chandra Babu
Naidu to save Telugu film industry from the video piracy.
want more consistent hits from Arjun - Allu Ramalingaiah
Allu Rama Lingaiah said that he is very happy to see Allu
Arjun achieving a great success with his first film. However,
he cautioned that he won't get satisfied until Allu Arjun
gets more hits with good consistency.
with KRR is a dream come true - Srikanth
Actor Srikanth said that working in the direction of K Raghavendra
Rao is a dream come true for any artist. He said that his
career took a great momentum after he acted in K Raghavendra
Rao's 'Pelli Sandadi'.
did not even spare Annamayya - Chandra Mohan Reddy
Minister Chandra Mohan Reddy is in full humor when he delivered
the speech. He said that he is a fan of K Raghavendra Rao
and opined that Annamayya is the milestone in the career
of KRR. He introduced successful heroines like Tabu and
Ramya Krishna. He said that K Raghavendra Rao did not spare
the glamour part even in films like Annamayya by putting
is the No. 1 hero for the past 20 years
Dasari said that Chiranjeevi is the Number One hero in Telugu
film industry for the past 20 years (since the time NTR
entered politics) and would remain as Number One in the
future too. He compared Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan and Allu
Arjun to Dharmaraju, Bheemudu and Arjanudu respectively.
appreciated that Gangotri is the genuine hit in the days
where there are more TV hits (referring to the producers
who show in TV ads that their films are hits though those
films are flop in real). He said that he entered the film
industry in 1971 and K Raghavendra Rao entered in 1974.
They have been working in film industry for more than 30
years and they never had any jealous feelings towards each
He also mentioned that Chiranjeevi acted in his 100th film
(Lankeswarudu) and his nephew acted in K Raghavendra Rao's
100th film (Gangotri). He also mentioned that there are
four 100 films directors in Telugu cinema field.
this juncture he reminded an incident that happened a couple
of days back. A famous Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci
came to Hyderabad. When Dasari met him, Bertolucci asked
Dasari about how many films he directed. When Dasari replied
148, he was shocked and could not believe it. Bertolucci
had to go to his hotel and ask other people if Dasari had
directed so many films. He was in a deeper shock when somebody
told him that they are 4 directors in this language who
directed more than 100 films.
also said that Allu Rama Lingaiah used to have another son
called Venkateswara Rao, who had very good features to become
a good artist and Allu wanted to see him as an actor. But
Venkateswara Rao expired at an early age. After that Allu
Arvind did a few guest roles in the film. It would be a
great moment to see his grand son acting as hero. Dasari
mentioned that last years in anybody's biography are more
important that what one has achieved and its nice to see
Allu Ramalingaiah is surrounded by mega star like Chiranjeevi,
excellent producer in the form of Allu Arvind and a budding
hero in the form Allu Arjun.
said that he predicted 10 years back that Keeravani would
remain as the music director with Telugu nativity with his
music and his prediction came true. He also mentioned that
cameraman Chota K Naidu is one of the most talented cinematographers
50 lakhs donation from Gangotri unit
Allu Arvind announced that his Gangotri team is donating
50 lakhs from the profits of Gangotri towards social activities.
Rs 10 lakhs would be donated to CM Chandra Babu Naidu for
a fund collected towards the prevention of 'medadu vaapu
vyadhi' in rural areas of Andhra. A school would be constructed
in AP Film Workers colony using 40 lakhs and free education
would be provided for the kids of AP Film workers would
be provided in that school
and Chiranjeevi stood among the rest by delivering films
for common man - Chandra Babu Naidu
Chandra Babu Naidu said that Telugu film industry is the
number one among all Indian states. He jocularly mentioned
that if good producers like Allu Arvind and Aswini Dutt
start donating money to Government when they made profits,
he wish that each and every film released were a hit.
Babu Naidu said that he admires Chiranjeevi for his down
to earth personality He also said that he likes Chiranjeevi
as he came to this position on his own without the support
of anybody. He stated that Chiranjeevi would remain as Megastar
said that clean and non-violence films like Gangotri would
help the society. He mentioned that Legend NTR and Chiranjeevi
are the two heroes in Telugu film industry who took the
Telugu cinema to the common man and masses and redefined
the vale of entertainment. Chandra Babu Naidu ended his
speech by saying that Government's help would be there for
all clean films that preach non-violence and also gives
some good message to the society.
Kalyan would give a blockbuster through his next film -
When Chiranjeevi took the mike to speak, all the fans went
on rupture and asked for Pawan Kalyan. Chiranjeevi said
that Pawan Kalyan is currently in Bangalore to do music
sittings for his forthcoming film. Chiranjeevi assured his
fans that though Johnny disappointed them, Pawan Kalyan's
next film would become a big blockbuster.
said that showing heroines in a most glamorous way is a
form of art and he saw it for the first time in the films
of Raj Kapoor. He commended that K Raghavendra Rao is only
next to Raj Kapoor when it come to showing the charms of
heroines in a sensible yet commercial way. He also said
that K Raghavendra Rao need not be a young man to direct
youth films. With the big hit of youth love story Gangotri,
K Raghavendra Rao proved that he is young at heart.
is in all praises for music director Keeravani. He opined
that the songs in Gangotri would have longevity like the
mooga manasulu songs. He said that Gangotri songs are much
different from other songs that would only last for a season.
said that Chinni Krishna is the one of the main architects
of Gangotri. With the story of Gangotri, Chinni Krishna
proved that he can give faction stories (Indra) and love
stories (Gangotri) with equal panache.
said that heroes would be very interested in knowing what
others speak about them when they attend 100 days functions.
Manavuri Pandavulu was the first 100 days film of Chiranjeevi.
Chiranjeevi was eagerly looking in that function if somebody
would speak about his performance in Manavoori Pandavulu.
He was one among five heroes. One speaker told that the
guy who roams on a cycle did a good job. Chiranjeevi expected
somebody to prompt the speaker that his name of Chiranjeevi.
When nobody responded, Chiranjeevi himself shouted from
back that the guy roaming on cycle in the film was Chiranjeevi.
said that comedy is an important gradient to do well as
a hero and with the lady get-up comedy in Gangotri, Allu
Arjun proved that he is very good at comedy timing. He said
that there are a couple of scenes in Gangotri that showcased
Allu Arjun's histrionic capabilities. Fist scene is hero
crying when his father dies. The second scene is the challenging
scene with Prakash Raj. Chiranjeevi also said that Allu
Arjun has got very good body language, which would add to
his screen presence and histrionic capabilities.
said that there is one scene in his debut film where he
wore saree and donned lady get-up. Likewise, Allu Arjun
also did a lady get-up episode in Gangotri. Chiranjeevi
suggested Allu Arjun that Hardwork and Obedience are the
two things that made him what he is and he advised that
Allu Arjun should also follow the same to grow in his career.
also commended the performance of debutant heroine Aditi
said that he felt little bad when he was not selected as
the hero of 100th film of K Raghavendra Rao. However, he
expressed his satisfaction for being a part in the 100 days
function of KRR's 100th film Gangotri.
Venkatesh and Chiranjeevi gave away shields to exhibitors
of Gangotri. Chandra Mohan Reddy awarded mementos to the
distributors. Dasari presented shields to the technicians.
Chandra Babu Naidu gave away shields to all the artists.
All the guests jointed presented the shield to the director
K Raghavendra Rao.
of the function
Heroine Aditi Agarwal spoke in Telugu and thanked everybody
for the success of Gangotri.
2. Allu Arjun spoke in chaste Telugu and impressed everybody
with his obedient and sincere speech.
3. There were giggles in the auditorium when Chinni Krishna
praised the governance of Chandra Babu Naidu by quoting
how citizens of other states want CBN to rule their states.
When Dasari came to speak, he mentioned that the praises
by Chinni Krishna over CBN went little over board.
4. In a unique gesture, Dasari has requested the crowds
to give a standing ovation to K Raghavendra Rao and everybody
stood and clapped for KRR for few minutes.
5. Chandra Babu Naidu mentioned special thanks to Chiranjeevi
at the end of the speech. He also humorously said that
if he had not acknowledge Chiranjeevi in a special way,
Chiranjeevi fans would not let him leave that place.
6. CBN makes sure that he says 'Jai Janmabhoomi' whenever
he delivers a speech. Chandra Babu Naidu did not say 'Jai
Janmabhoomi' in his speech during this function. It is
not known if it was intentional or not.
7. The staff of RK Film Associates felicitated K Raghavendra
Rao at the end of the function.
8. The people who got maximum applause other than Chiranjeevi
were Chinni Krishna and Dasari Narayana Rao.
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