of Nagarjuna's latest film 'Mass' (Dammunte Kasko)
was released in an entertaining function held at Taramati
Baradari (Golkonda). Incidentally Mass audio function
is the first filmy function organized at this historic
venue (an amphitheater).
us look at the highlights of the function before going
into the details -
Nagarjuna danced to the title song of Mass on the
stage. For the first time in the history of Telugu
cinema, a hero danced live on stage at the audio
function celebrated in public.
2. For the first time, a filmy function was celebrated
at the historical venue of Taramati - baradari (Golkonda).
3. Nagarjuna looked ultra-romantic as he enthralled
the audiences with his appearance.
4. Naga Chaitanya - son of Nagarjuna - was the center
of attraction. Fans kept on chanting his name through
out the function. When they demanded Naga Chaitanya
to join his father on the stage, Nagarjuna signaled
to the fans that he would get Naga Chaitanya on
stage for the next function.
5. Unlike his earlier speeches, Nagarjuna gave a
mass speech for his fascinated audience. He used
mass words like 'yabba' (as in 'nee yabba') etc
to get the right effect.
6. When Akkineni Nageswara Rao was giving speech,
fans asked Nagarjuna to speak. ANR responded in
jocular way by saying that 'mundu naadi choodandi.
Tarvatha nagarjunadi choodduru kaani'.
7. All three songs performed on stage (Mass mmm
mmmaa Mass, Lallallahire and Valukalla Vayyari)
are very good.
This function is graced by the family members of Akkineni
- ANR, Nagarjuna, Sumanth, Naga Chaitanya & Akhil.
The technicians who attended this function include
Lawrence, Devi Sri Prasad, Paruchuri brothers, Bhaskarabhatla
Ravi Kumar and Viswa. The other celebrities who made
it to the function include KS Rama Rao, D Suresh Babu,
KL Narayana, S Gopal Reddy, Gemini Kiran and Puri
Venkateswara Rao said that Lawrence gave a mesmerizing
narration for Mass film. He also recollected that
all Paruchuri brothers' films with debutant directors
have become super hits. And all the musical hits in
this year belong to Devi Sri Prasad.
Lawrence said that Mass film will have tremendous
style attached to it and it is narrated in a new trend.
release the audiocassette and gave the first unit
to Ayyappa Reddy.
said that he would call fans as 'abhimana devullu'
as they adore their matinee idols with unconditional
love. ANR said that he chosen to do class and soft
films in his career as his body language suited him.
But Nagarjuna did not follow him and developed his
own style. Generally the fans of the father automatically
become the fans of son. But, Nagarjuna made his own
fan base by doing new trend of films. He has listened
to Manmadhudu songs and felt that they were class-oriented.
But the songs of Mass attract both kinds of audiences
(mass and class).
said that the month of December is a lucky month for
Annapurna studios, as Manmadhudu (2002) and Satyam
(2003) became super hits. Likewise, Mass (dec 23rd
2004) would also become a big hit.
gave an energetic mass speech. He said that he learnt
about mass from his fans. There is a terrific fight
composed for the climax of Mass. Charmy did a mass
role as Jyotika donned a class role. Nagarjuna termed
his fans as assets (aasti) and his fans are the only
assets inherited from his father.