Audio of 143 (and I miss you) was released at a function
organized in Viceroy Hotel Convention Center on the
evening of 5th August 2004. Puri Jagan directed this
film that introduces 'Sairam Shankar', brother of
Puri as hero. The guests who graced this function
include Nagarjuna, NTR, Sumanth, Gemini Kiran, Trivikrama
Rao, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, Pooja, Chakri, Puri Jagan,
Sairam Shankar, Shyam K Naidu, Marthand K Venkatesh,
Krishna Reddy, Ali and Mallikharjuna Rao.
released the audiocassette of 143 and gave it to Trivikrama
Rao. NTR released the audio CD of 143 and gave the
1st copy to Sumanth. Maruthi Music has bought the
audio rights of this album.
acted like a veteran of 100 films - Chakri
The music director Chakri said that he saw the film
and the debutant hero Sairam acted like a veteran
actor of 100 films experience. This album consists
of 3 melodies, two mass/folk tunes and one westernized
song. Chakri declared that 143 is the best music he
has done till date.
hope Sairam would not face difficulties like me -
Hero Sumanth wished that Sairam would have smooth
take off as a hero unlike him who faced rough weather
for his earlier films till Satyam was released. Sumanth
informed that this film has created a good buzz in
the industry circles. He is felt happy that Puri Jagan
would direct a film for Annapurna banner very soon.
is like Hrithik Roshan - Ali
Veteran comedy actor Ali in his playful speech compared
Sairam to Hrithik Roshan who also worked as assistant
director and under various crafts before being launched
as hero through 'Kaho Naa Pyar Hain'. Mentioning about
the chief guest Nagarjuna, Ali said that he daughter
is a great fan of Nagarjuna. He wished that Pooja
- daughter of Subhashini (sister of actress Jayasudha)
- who is making debut in this film as one of the three
heroines would shine in the future.
took a keen interest & Hats off to NTR - Puri
Puri Jagan said that he has shown the double positive
of this film to Nagarjuna and he felt happy about
the outcome. He asked Puri to delete around 300 ft
of footage in the film which Puri immediately complied.
Nagarjuna called up for the next four days discussing
about the film. Nagarjuna even visited dubbing studio
to checkout how the dubbing is going on for 143. Puri
Jagan confessed that Nagarjuna took more interest
in testing the outcome of 143 than his own film Shivamani.
about Andhrawala, Puri Jagan said that he did a sincere
attempt to make a good film. When he got negative
feedback on the day one, Puri Jagan and NTR thought
that it is temporary as all Puri Jagan's films start
with a negative talk and slowly become blockbusters.
But on the 4th day NTR called up Puri Jagan and confirmed
that Andhrawala bombed. NTR duly offered another film
for Puri Jagan. Puri Jagan hailed NTR for having such
a balanced thinking at an age of 21. He referred to
NTR as 'Bulli Bobbili Puli'.
about 143, Puri Jagan said that it is a thriller love
story and it would be hitting marquee in the last
week of August 2004.
would be a definite blockbuster - Nagarjuna
Nagarjuna remembered the incident when Puri Jagan
commented that 14376 (cell phone number of Nagarjuna)
is an appropriate number for Nagarjuna. Nag realized
why Puri said so only after seeing the title 143 (143
denotes 'I Love You') a month back. Nagarjuna said
that he saw the double positive of 143 and declared
that 143 would be a definite hit film. He remembered
the last time when he predicted the success of 'Nenunnanu'
film at Nenunnanu's audio function. 143 has got jokes,
comedy and good love story, he added. Nagarjuna said
that he took a keen interest in encouraging Puri Jagan
as Nagarjuna himself gone through the travails of
making a film with somebody very close to heart as
hero through Satyam film.
said that he worked with Puri Jagan for six months
for the making of Andhrawala and he knows what a talented
hard worker he is. NTR wished all the best for the
Kunche anchored this event.