silver jubilee (175 days) function of this year's
Sankranthi blockbuster Varsham was held amidst tremendous
fanfare at Lalitha Kala Vedika, Public Gardens. Six
Telugu film heroes (Krishnam Raju, Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh,
Mahesh Babu, Srihari & Tarun) graced this occasion
in addition to Prabhas.
on this occasion, Rebel Star Krishnam Raju said that
MS Raju is a good producer and a fan of Krishnam Raju.
He feels happy about his fan being able to make a
film that gave stardom to his son Prabhas. Krishnam
Raju feels that he made a mistake by entering politics
after looking at the movie lovers at various functions
he graced. He called upon Telugu film lovers to discourage
felt that Prabhas has given wonderful performance
in Varsham film and attributed the success to the
teamwork facilitated by MS Raju.
about MS Raju
Chiranjeevi said that he know Rayaparaju (father of
MS Raju) very well as he produced a couple of films
(Priya and Prema Tarangalu) with him and Krishnamraju
as heroes. Rayaparaju could not become a successful
producer because his trusted the wrong people. Chiranjeevi
opined that MS Raju learnt from the mistakes of his
father when he was an youngster. Chiranjeevi knew
MS Raju since the time MS Raju was a kid. MS Raju
mastered the art of extracting talent from his actors
Chiranjeevi said that Prabhas is one among very few
new heroes who has everything in place in terms of
looks, grace, histrionics etc. Though his entry films
did not do well as per the expectations, Prabhas has
got rave reviews and appreciation as an actor. Just
like Chiranjeevi got stardom with Khaidi, Prabhas
has got star status with Varsham film. Chiranjeevi
also appreciated the humbleness of Prabhas and the
respect he shows towards elders.
Chiranjeevi complimented heroine Trisha a lot and
felt sad that he missed her as heroine for his films
so far. Trisha looks extremely beautiful both in Indian
and western outfits, he opined.
attributed more 50% of credit of the success of Varsham
to the music director Devi Sri Prasad. Chiranjeevi
knew director Sobhan for a long time and complimented
for his directorial skills. He termed Paruchuri brothers
as evergreen writers and jocularly reprimanded them
by saying 'in front, there is crocodiles festival'
for not listening to the story of his film with Geeta
Arts. He also commended Sirivennela and S Gopal Reddy
for their work.
thanked everybody for making Varsham a big hit. He
opined that Chiranjeevi is the number one in every
field on the screen, i.e. acting, dances, comedy,
fights etc. More than an actor, Chiranjeevi is an
extraordinary human being off the screen, Prabhas
opined. He said that Venkatesh has been doing different
characters in all films starting from Kaliyuga Pandavulu
to Gharshana film. He said that his uncle Krishnam
Raju and Mahesh's father Krishna acted in lots of
multistarrers, likewise Prabhas is also looking work
together Mahesh in future. He thanked the cast and
crewmembers for their teamwork.
Sri Prasad and Usha performed the songs 'Langa Voni'
and 'Nachave Nizam Pori' on the stage. Popstar Smita
performed his songs Masaka Masaka and Bastidorasani
live in front of audience. She also danced to the
Subha Mudgal song (Dhol Naa) and Nuvvostanante Ne
Vaddantana (Varsham). These dances are well executed
with good props.
Suma and Venu Madhav anchored this event.
celebrities who graced this occasion include Devi
Vara Prasad, Allu Arvind, D Suresh Babu, KL Narayana,
M Rajuna Raju, BVSN Prasad, Trivikrama Rao, S Gopal
Reddy, Sva Raju, Venkat Raju, Dil Raju, Giri, Tirupati
Prasad, Satyanarayana Reddy, Burugapally, R Narayana
Murthy, Shyam Prasad Reddy, Edida Nageswara Rao, Krishna
Prasad, KS Rama Rao, B Gopal, Jayant C Paranji, VV
Vinayak, Allari Ravi, Raja Mouli, Rasool, Sagar, Paras
Jain, S Gopal Reddy, Trisha, Paruchuri Brothers, Sirivennela,
KV Krishna Reddy, Veeru Potla, Ashok, Nixon, Peter
Hyne, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Shafi, Prabhu Deva, Lawrence,
Venu Madhav, AVS, MS Narayana, Narra, Gundu Hanumantha
Rao, Sivaji Raja, Sangeeta, Pavala Shyamala, Suchitra,
Sirisham, Padma, Rajitha and Madhusudhan Reddy.