Gandhi who directed films like Kartavyam, Aasayam,
Peoples Encounter and Police Brothers in the past
has directed a political film titled Sankharavam (Voterlara
Ekam Kandi) with Anant Nag and Sarath Babu playing
main leads. Bhuvaneswara Reddy - a US based NRI -
is producing this film. Vandemataram scored the music.
Anant Nag and Sarath Babu are said to have played
the roles of Chandra Babu Naidu and YS Raja Sekhara
Reddy respectively. Anant Nag is acting in a Telugu
after a gap of 20 years. He made his last appearance
on Telugu screen in 'Prema Lekhalu'.
of this film was released in a function arranged at
Film Nagar Cultural Club (FNCC) on 7th March 2004.
Jeevita, Srikanth, Atluri Rama Rao, Tammareddy Bharadwaja,
Gangaraju Gunnam, Sravanthi Ravi Kishore, Relangi
Narasimha Rao were invited as the guests. Supreme
Music produced the audio.
released the audio and gave the first copy to hero
Srikanth. Tammareddy Bharadwaja, Vandemataram Srinivas,
Uma Maheswara Rao, Nissar and Viswa released a song
on the occasion, Tammareddy
Bharadwaja said that Mohan Gandhi is an expert
in directing films that spread political awareness.
He said that there are certain people who make films
during election times to malign the public images
of certain political parties and politicians. But
'Sankharavam' is one film that shown the existing
political situation without projecting any bias. He
said that he watched this film and found it to be
extremely good. And he recommended that every voter
should watch this film before exercising his/her vote.
He appreciated the 'edu kondalu' song in this film.
He wished that 'Shankharavam' would become a better
hit than 'Karthavyam'.
Srikanth said that it
was Mohan Gandhi who spotted him gave him a chance
in 'Peoples Encounter'. He thanked Mohan Gandhi for
encouraging him and wished that this film would become
a big hit.
said that cinema is a powerful media of communication
and it plays vital role in influencing the thinking
behavior of masses. Political films like Sankharavam
should do well in spreading awareness. He opined that
Shankaravam should get a good name for the director
B Bhuvaneswara Reddy
said that Sankharavam is an out and out commercial
film with a political flavor. He also said that it's
a daring proposition to produce such a film. He said
that all the songs in this film are situation based.
Producer said that Anant Nag has acted in around 175
films and he seems to have said that the character
he playing in this film is best among all his films.
Mohan Gandhi thanked
the producer Bhuvaneswara Reddy for coming forward
to produce a message oriented film. He said that he
took 45 days to make this film and thanked the production
controller Devineni Hanumantha Rao for extending his
co-operation. He described the film 'Sankharavam'
as a result of teamwork.