of YVS Chowdary's latest film Devadasu was released
in a grand event held at Rama Naidu studios on the
night of 27th November. Bala Krishna released the
audio. Prior to that Rama Naidu unveiled the logo
of 'Yuktha Audio', the music label established on
the name of YVS Chowdary's daughter. Sekhar (from
Virginia) and Rambabu (from New Jersey) purchased
a cassette each from Bala Krishna by paying in dollars.
They helped YVS Chowdary in getting the USA part of
Devadasu going on smoothly.
guests who graced the occasion include D Rama Naidu,
Bala Krishna, Trivikram, Rajamouli, Devi Vara Prasad,
EVV, KL Narayana, Lawrence, Seenu Vytla, Dil Raju,
Maganti Babu, Surender Reddy, Gemini Kiran, Boyapati
Seenu, Uday Kiran, Venkat, Sindhu Tolani, Ankita,
Ramesh Prasad, Shyam Prasad Reddy, Navadeep, MRV Prasad,
Dasaradh, Ram, Ileana, Sravanthi Ravi Kishore, Chakri,
Chandrabose, Ramana Chintapally, MS Prakash, Bharani,
Madhu A Naidu, Anand Sai, Vijay, Kotagiri Venkateswara
Rama Naidu said, "YVS Chowdary is an uncompromising
director and producer. He did the right thing by launching
his own music label. I also release audio of all my
films on my own. I also distribute all my films on
my own as I don't want others to lose money. I would
take profits or losses of my films without passing
the burden to others."
Rajamouli said, "Every director has to know
things like shot composing, artist selection and story
selection. YVS Chowdary is one director who has a
vital quality that is lacking in others. That is his
ability to take risks."
Surender Reddy (Athanokkade fame) said that
YVS Chowdary gave him some tips during the making
of Athanokkade which helped the film immensely.
Dasaradh said that he worked as an assistant
to YVS for a film and he does whatever he believes
Uday Kiran said that YVS Chowdary is very close
to him. He also jocularly pointed out that that the
secret behind YVS Chowdary's success lies in the number
of days he takes to make a film. He wished that the
career of Ram and Ileana should take off just like
that airplane in the logo of Devadasu.
director Chakri said, "We took over one
year to compose music for this film. Music of this
film is the result of teamwork. I am hoping to get
offers from big heroes and big banners with the success
of Devadasu audio."
Raju wished that modern Devadasu should become
a big hit like old classic Devadasu.
of the film YVS Chowdary said, "The story
of this film has no connection with old Devadasu.
Any successful director should look for three ingredients
- story, music and casting - while making a film.
Though I gave the basic storyline, MS Prakash helped
a lot in expanding it. Dialogue writer Chintapally
Ramana took lots of time to come up with quality work.
Chakri scored 11 different tunes in this film, which
showcases the tremendous caliber he possesses. Chadrabose
gave excellent lyrics for 11 tunes in a gap of 15
got impressed with the photos of Ram on a computer
and decided that I should cast him as hero. Ram is
just a 17-year old boy and he came up with tremendous
work. He has got both chocolate face and rough look
attached to him. I saw Ileana in the ad commercial
of Fair & Lovely and cast her. She played the
role of Bhanumati in this film. She refused lots of
offers and blocked her dates for 1 year exclusively
for Devadasu. She got such a great physic that she
looks fabulous in any type of attire (western or Indian)."
I am launching new faces, I printed 36-page invitation
for muhurat and 24-age invitation for audio launch.
We initially cast Prakash Raj for a vital role and
then had to opt for Sayaji Shinde in his place. Sayaji
Shinde did justice to his role. I am taking lot of
time for post production in terms of editing and rerecording."
am a great fan of NTR. I liked Bala Krishna since
the days of Annatammulu. We used to discuss and predict
that Bala Krishna would reach greater heights in the
future, which became true. Bala Krishna is a very
choosy person and he does not attend functions much.
I would like to thank him for gracing both muhurat
and audio function of Devadasu."
am forced to launch my own label and no audio maker
is willing to pay me the money Devadasu deserves.
Maruthi music has come forward to distribute the audio
on certain terms and conditions. We will release Devadasu
film on 11th of January 2006."
Ram said, "I am very thankful to producer
and director YVS Chowdary for keeping his faith in
me. Music of the film has become really great. I request
all the music lovers to buy the audiocassette and
listen to it and not to download it from internet."
writer Chintapally Ramana said, "I wrote
dialogues for Devadasu a year back. I worked for YVS's
Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo which became a hit. I am also
confident that Devadasu too would become a big hit.
YVS shot a part of this film in USA for 40 days."
Guest Bala Krishna gave a spirited speech laced
with smooth poetry in Telugu and Hindi amidst cheering
of fans. He said, "YVS Chowdary is known for
his guts in filmmaking. Do you know where he inherited
that gusty attitude? He is a great fan of my father
NTR. NTR has the unique ability of inspiring his fans.
Audio of the film is hit. If audio is hit then half
the success of movie is achieved. YVS Chowdary shot
Devadasu for 180 days. He should fall in my hands
for a film to know how to make a film in stipulated
time (smiles). Ram and Ileana got tremendous start
with this film. They should continue it by selecting
script carefully. I wish a huge success for Devadasu
and Simha anchored the event.