Late Jandyala who is best known for his comedy films
and funny one-liners is remembered as one of the best
comedy film directors. Today a book containing some
of his best works was launched amidst family and fans.
along with Rajendra Prasad attended the function,
which was held at the State Gallery of Art in Hyderabad.
The function was organized by the management of Hasam
humor magazine, who cater to comedy lovers through
funny stories. Along with this book another book written
by Tanikella Bharani was also inaugurated.
a compilation of Jandyala's best works was authored
by Pulagam Chinnarayana. Chiranjeevi inaugurated the
first book and handed the books to all the guests
present on the dais. Chiranjeevi also gifted a special
complimentary copy to Mrs. Annapurna wife of Late
Jandyala. The second book, Endaro Mahanubavulu
was authored by Tanikella Bharani and is a prose on
the forgotten names of Telugu music.
this the third and final book, Achalapathi Kadalu
authored by MBS Prasad is a work, which has been inspired
by famous British author P G Wodehouse. Without delay
the guests were invited to speak, first to speak was
said, "I was a very big fan of Jandyala myself,
I feel sorry that I had only one chance to wok with
him. My interest in comedy was what brought us both
together. In a time when all the other producers and
directors made action films with me, he came to me
and we got together to do Chanti Abbayi. He
believed in me more than I had belief, I was skeptical
that I could do comedy but he showed me that I could
also do it."
though the film did not do wonders at the box-office,
it created a very big fan base for me in the hearts
of children. Even when I was entering a small child
called me Shankardada, and that is what is
the greatest gift that Jandyala has given to me. These
fans are like a deposit in a bank and they never decrease.
Thanks to Jandyala who saved the film industry from
a comedy crisis and brought a smile to everyone's
would be unfair to say that he is no more as he will
forever live in the memories of all those people who
love comedy films. I wish more authors like Chinnarayana
keep his memory alive in our hearts. I would like
to thank the organizers for calling me to the inauguration
of such a great book."
Bharani spoke next and said, "I am thankful
to Chiranjeevi for inaugurating my book, it was originally
going to be inaugurated by Veturi Sundarama Murthy.
But unfortunately due to some ailment he was not able
to make it. The publishers of Hasam approached me
and asked me to write a book on comedy but I told
them that I would be more comfortable writing a book
on forgotten musicians."
feel that I would be more comfortable writing about
comedy but I have an undying love for music and I
was able to satiate a little of it through this book.
The book refers to a few of the forgotten musicians.
The book about Jandyala is also a masterpiece as he
is one of the best comedy film directors of all time.
He had mastered the art of clean comedy, even today
people would enjoy his films with a whole family."
second book Achalapathi Kadalu is an inspiration
from the great British comedy writer P G Wodehouse.
In the end I would again like to thank Chiranjeevi
for inaugurating my book."
Prasad said, "I would like to recall my time
that I have spent with Jandyala, who had given me
some of the best movies of my career. I am happy that
my name is remembered along with the name of that
great person. I am really happy that I was a part
of his great movies that made people laugh and still
do till today."
had a great sense of comedy and was always thinking
about some thing funny or the other. I particularly
remember once when we were traveling after a shoot
and he spontaneously came up with a scene and put
the camera to the drivers face and asked him to drive
with his eyes closed. The scene is where I ask the
driver to drive fast and he says he gets scared while
driving fast. This is just an example of what he could
think of in just a split second."
on stage is present a person who everyone thinks is
very villainous because of his on-screen image. But
in person he is a great person, Tanikella Bharani
who has written some of the great dialogues that I
have said in films like Ladies Tailor. Today I am
seeing a new side of his, he is an avid music lover
and loves music this is something I knew. His book
is about musicians and deals with all those who need
to be recognized and praised for the great work that
they have done. I would again like to thank everyone
for inviting me here and giving me this opportunity
the guests were felicitated with shawls by Varaprasad
Reddy, Editor, Hasam Magazine (also man behind
Santha Biotech). Chiranjeevi also felicitated Mrs.
Annapurna with a shawl along with Varaprasad Reddy.