the 'Indra' of Telugu film industry is celebrating his birthday,
could clouds afford to remain silent? It was down pouring
in Hyderabad as the hoards of fans reached the 'Shilpa Kala
Vedika' to celebrate the grand birthday of their matinee
guests who honored the occasion include Chiranjeevi, Pawan
Kalyan, Anjana Devi (mother of Chiranjeevi), Venkat Rao
(father of Chiranjeevi), Allu Ramalingaiah, Allu Arvind,
K Viswanath, Ravi Teja, Srikanth, Venkat, Allu Arjun, Nagababu,
Mani Sharma, Lawrence, D Suresh Babu, VV Vinayak, KL Narayana,
Aswini Dutt, Shyam Prasad Reddy, Edida Nageswara Rao, Dr.
Samaram, Master Teja, Ali, Uttej, Venu Madhav, Gowtam Raju,
Raja Ravindra, Siva Reddy and Anand Sai.
program started at 8 pm and went on till 12:45 nonstop.
Raju & troupe performed dances for all the medleys of
hit songs in Chiranjeevi's career. Allu Rama Lingaiah danced
to his favorite song 'Narayanamma - Nayudu bava'. Dr. Samaram
praised the magnanimity of Chiranjeevi and the great efforts
put by Chiru fans. Venu Madhav performed comedy skits over
how dances and fights used to be in Telugu cinema before
Chiranjeevi entered the industry and how they have transformed
after the entrance of Chiranjeevi. Ali danced to the 'narazu
kakura' song from 'Johnny' film. Siva Reddy performed mimicry.
entire auditorium gave a standing ovation when Chiranjeevi
entered the 'Shilpakala Vedika' at 11:30 pm. Chiranjeevi
was wearing a tight white T shirt with round neck and a
black jeans pant. He is looking very young and trim in that
tight dress. Pawan Kalyan is looking cool with mustache
and a black jeans shirt and pants.
Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan were invited on to the dais
along with other guests for the audio release of Tagore.
Chiranjeevi told that he owes a lot to the director K Viswanath
garu because he got two Nandi awards through the films Subha
Lekha and Swayam Krushi directed by K Viswanath. Chiranjeevi
released the audio cassette and gave the first copy to K
on, the blood donors in CCT who donated blood 18 times were
felicitated by Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan. Chiranjeevi
garlanded them and Pawan Kalyan presented them with a shield.
Among the recipients was the actor Raja Ravindra who donated
blood in CCT for 13 times. Later on the 10th class state
1st and 2nd rank winners and EAMCET (both engineering and
medical) 1st and 2nd rank winners were awarded with gold
on they have screened 3 song bits from Tagore.
Chinnaga Chinnaga (Hariharan, Chitra - Chandra Bose
- Lawrence): This is a melodious song picturised on Chiranjeevi
and Shriya in Polachi. Chiranjeevi donned white dress
as Shriya wore a red flowing saree. K Raghavendra Rao
kind taking is shown (like he does in his old films where
the chunni of heroine's saree would go forever). This
song has graceful slow steps. The catchword in this song
Vanoche Varadoche (Udit Narayan, Shriya Ghoshal -
Bhuvana Chandra - Lawrence): This is a melodious song
with mass beats and mass steps. It's a song pictured in
sets of Annapurna studios on Chiranjeevi and Shriya. This
song has got some cool steps. The one especially where
Chiranjeevi lifts the collar of his covers his face while
running straight towards camera is good.
Gappuchippu (Mano, Chitra - Suddala Ashok Teja - Raju
Sundaram): This song is pictured on Chiranjeevi and Jyothika
in an outdoor set erected in Ooty. This song has got folk
background with Chiranjeevi wearing dhoti. It's a mass
Chiranjeevi has cut his birthday cake at 12 midnight and
fed to his mother and father. Speaking on this occasion
Chiranjeevi said that his mother used to celebrate his birthday
from 3 years old onwards. After entering the film industry,
he used to spend time on his birthday with his family and
producers. But from the last couple of years, his fans started
celebrating his birthday.
referred to the old saying 'Tinaga Tinaga Vemu Tiyyagundu'
and modified it as 'Tinaga tinaga teepi amruthamuganundu'
by comparing the teepi with the love and affections the
fans shower on him.
remembered Mother Teresa statue incident in Rajahmundry
where the over affection by his fans prevented him from
unveiling the statue of the Mother. He said that he is not
disappointed about losing the opportunity of unveiling the
statue as it gave him a chance to look at his dear fans
very closely and enjoy the their unlimited affection.
said that he should be thankful to his mother Anjana Devi
for giving him birth as well as 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
He also said that he is more grateful to the 'Telugu Cine
Kala maa Talli' for giving him crores of blood brothers
in the form of fans. He also appreciated his fans for giving
new definition to the word 'fan' with their constructive
work and social service.
narrated a story that shows the greatness of any mother.
When a selfish wife asked her husband to get his mother's
heart as a gift to her, that irresponsible guy took mother's
heart and started walking towards his ladylove's place.
On the way, he falls down because his leg is fractured.
Then the mother's heart asks her son if he is hurt. Such
is the caring attitude of any mother. Chiranjeevi said that
all the sons/daughters should be loyal to the parents and
make them feel proud with their deeds.
narrated another incident that happened in his real life.
A 15 year old pregnant lady was traveling along with his
20 year old husband in a horse cart from Mogaltur to Narsapuram.
An RTC bus hit that horse cart and she has fallen down.
The first thing she did was to verify if the baby inside
her womb is hurt. That lady was Anjani Devi and that baby
in her womb was Chiranjeevi. On this occasion, Chiranjeevi
publicly expressed his love and respect towards his parents
and requested his fans to emulate him.
said that a journalist asked him what he feels about his
career spanning 25 years. Chiranjeevi opined that we should
not live in past. We should forget past and look forward
to see how one can survive in the field for the next 25
said that the Tamil original of Tagore looks like a documentary
though the theme and mood of the film is excellent. Hence
VV Vinayak did the right kind of changes for the script
and added comedy, songs and entertainment without losing
the flavor of original.
also cautioned his fans not to expect full-length mass dialogues
like 'mokke kada ani peekithe
' from Indra in Tagore
film. Tagore film would have underplayed and sensible dialogues.
He opined that with these dialogues, the Paruchuri brothers
would start a new trend.
has been made himself available for fans for the past 4
years by going out of station whenever Chiranjeevi birthday
was there. He said that though he likes to enjoy himself
in the presence of fans, he wouldn't be available to his
fans on his birthday every year.
appreciated the efforts put by his fans on curbing audio
and video piracy for Indra film. Likewise, he solicited
the similar response for the forthcoming Tagore as well.
Chiranjeevi reiterated that his film Tagore is shaping up
to match the expectations that the fans have after Indra's
has grabbed telecast rights for this function. Suma anchored
Chiranjeevi fans were asking for Ram Charan Teja. Then
Chiranjeevi replied saying that he is still a kid and
need to go to bed early. He would remain awake in mid
nights when he grows up like you (by referring to fans).
Chiranjeevi fans were giving slogans of 'Kaboye Mukhyamantri
Chiranjeevi Zindabad'. He tried to ignore those slogans
for sometime. But their pitch o f slogans went to maximum
heights. Then Chiranjeevi tried to divert the topic by
saying 'are you asking Venu Madhav to speak?'. The fans
did not relent. Then Chiranjeevi had to gracefully say
'thank you for your wish'.
Pawan Kalyan enjoyed quite a few moments in the birthday
function of Chiranjeevi. Pawan Kalyan clapped and smiled
when Chiranjeevi said that he look forward to remain in
film industry for the next 25 years instead of brooding
over the achievement in the past 25 years. He also enjoyed
the step in 'Vanoche' song where Chiranjeevi lifts the
collar and covers his face while running straight towards
camera and it was excellent.
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