travelogue of Chiranjeevi from Hyderabad to Vijayawada
Dressed in white Kurtha and Paijama, Chiranjeevi made a pleasantly
surprising appearance today at Raghavendra Rao K's office where
four tourist A/C buses were kept to take the cast and crewmembers
of Indra to the function venue of Vijayawada Wholesale Merchants
Association Grounds at Gollapudi, Vijayawada where Indra's 175
days function is about to take off at 2:30pm. The buses started
at 8 am and reached the lunch venue of Vuma Holiday Inn at Kanchikacharla
at 2:30 pm. Uday Kiran also accompanied the Chiranjeevi in the
tour. Meanwhile, Chiru changed his dress from white classical
dress to dashing black dress. After taking lunch, the unit started
from the holiday resort at 3:30 pm and reached the Grounds by
4 pm. Chandra Babu Naidu (Chief Minister of AP) and Venkaiah Naidu
(president of BJP) were also present by the time Chiru reached
There is one Chiranjeevi fan called Sreekanth Kumar who is extremely
good at entertaining people with his narrations and observations
on Chiranjeevi and Chiranjeevi's biography. He enthralled the
crowds for 30 minutes.
Mani Sharma is beaming with joy today and had performed the following
songs live in afternoon itself
Suklam Bharadharam Vishnu (devotional song) - Muralidhar
2. Sruthi Neevu Gathi Neevu (Swathi Kiranam) - Sunitha
3. Yamoho Nee Yamayama Andam (JVAS) - Sunitha, Ramu
4. Abba Nee Tiyyani Debba (JVAS) - Sunitha, Muralidhar
5. Bhambham Bole (Indra) - Murali Ramu
6. Priyathama (JVAS) - Prasanna, Muralidhar
7. Sayyare Sayya (Annayya) - Ramu, Muralidhar
8. Ramma Chilakamma (Choodalani Vundi) - Prasanna, Muralidhar
9. Ammadu Appachi (Indra) - Prasanna, Muralidhar
10. Radhe Govinda (Indra) - Muralidhar
is the 3rd eye of Telugu films - Venkaiah Naidu
on this occasion Venkaiah Naidu opined that ANR and NTR are the
two eyes of Telugu film industry. And Chiranjeevi is the third
eye (trinethram). He said that he has liked the dialogue -
"narukkuntoo pothe adavulundav
champukuntoopothe manushulu migalaru"
He felt that India is the best country when it comes to civilization
and Telugu language is the best among the Indian languages (Desa
Bhasalandu Telugu Lessa). He said that Indra is the best film
he has seen.
The hi-tech CM of Andhra Pradesh has had an unpleasant experience
when he started giving the speech. Few guys from the VVIP gallery
have raised a big banner which has 'CM Chiranjeevi' written on
it. He addressed each and every guest to start with. But when
he uttered the name of heroine as Arti Agarwal garu in his usual
style, the crowds have cheered him. Then Chandra Babu told that
he expected that kind of response for Arti. Addressing the crowds,
he said that he is happy to see thousands of people gracing the
occasion. His word 'thousands' has again met with negative response
from the crowds as the capacity of the stadium itself is 5 lakhs
and it was full. Chandra Babu said that he predicted the 175-day
run when he saw the movie Indra. Then he made another blunder
by reading out the centers number. He said that he is extremely
happy to see Indra running for 100 days in 62 centers and 175
days in 18 centers. The agitation by fans has gone to peak and
they started raising voice. Realizing his mistake, Chandra Babu
Naidu tried to pacify fans by saying that Indra ran for 100 days
in all the centers it is released. He said that Rayalaseema is
facing water problem and Indra film tried showing the solution
and it advised that the factionists should stop voilence. Meanwhile,
Paruchuri has handed over the paper slip with correct centers
of Indra 50, 100 and 175 days. Chandra Babu has read it out. He
also said that Chiranjeevi is known for his hard work and self-confidence.
Dutt donates 10 lakhs to CM
The producer Aswini Dutt donated a check of Rs. 10 lakhs to Chandra
Babu Naidu towards the Afternoon-meal program initiated by the
wants either Chandra Babu or Venkaiah to become PM of India
surprised the crowds by getting on to the mike so early. He said
that he feels so nice to have such inseparable bond with the fans.
He marveled at the power of silver screen using which he got such
a fan following. He said that a small film in a projector is resulting
as a big love in the hearts of fans. He wondered what he would
have been if there were no camera, lights and sounds. He thanked
the inventors of these devices.
said that NTR is the first politician whom he has met personally.
Their interaction has led to an association with Chandra Babu
Naidu. Chiranjeevi said that Chandra Babu is a family friend.
He revealed that Chiranjeevi's wife and Chandra Babu's wife are
good pals. He remembered that Chenna Reddy is the first CM to
initiate the transfer of Film Industry from Madras to Hyderabad.
He also mentioned that Chandra Babu has completed that transfer
has also spoke of his association with Venkaiah Naidu. Chiranjeevi
said that most of the time he would be interacting with Venkaiah
Naidu in airports. He said that Venkaiah is very fond of Telugu
language. He met Venkaiah many times in Telugu related functions
l8ike TANA and WTFC, which are organized by Telugu community in
on, Chiru said that he had to start his speech early as Chandra
Babu and Venkaih are expected to take off in their helicopters
before dawn. Chiru said that he would address the gathering again]
prompts Arti Agarwal
a sensuous style, Arti Agarwal turned out to be the cynosure of
the function. With some prompting from Paruchuri Gopala Krishna,
she spoke in Telugu. She referred to Chiranjeevi as Guru. She
put a stop to her speech by saying 'Malli Kalustaanu'.
Srikanth touched the feet of Chiranjeevi a couple of times to
show his admiration. In the speech, Srikanth refered to Chiranjeevi
as 'Naa Annayya'. He said that 'Pelli Sandadi' function
was also organized in Vijayawada and during that function Chiranjeevi
has blessed him. Srikanth said that Chiranjeevi's blessings have
made him what he is today. He said he has been a fan of Chiranjeevi
since childhood and his admiration towards Chiranjeevi and the
glamour of film industry made him bunk his studies and join film
institute in Madras.
said that he has a fond memory of an incident as fan in Vijaywada.
He was in Vijayawada when Chiranjeevi's 'Veta' was released. He
stood in the queue for ticket at 2:30 am and was beaten up by
the police in queue. Srikanth said that Chiranjeevi is the spine
of film industry. To end his speech, Srikanth shouted megastar
and the crowds responded by saying Zindabad.
Kiran gets emotional
Uday Kiran was exhilarated to get an opportunity to speak on the
dais where his matinee idol's movie function was happening. He
refered to the crowds and sea of fans (Jana Samudram) and
opined that he is one drop from that sea of fans. He referred
to the stage as Indra Sabha.
said that he wearing yellow shirt has a sentiment behind it. Chiranjeevi
was present at a function to accept Nandi award when Uday Kiran
was 8 years old. Uday Kiran, wearing a yellow shirt, went to that
function along with his mom. Uday Kiran wanted to touch Chiranjeevi.
After too much of efforts and luck, Uday Kiran got an opportunity
to touch the hand of Chiranjeevi.
becoming a hero, Uday Kiran was desperately waiting for an occasion
to meet Chiranjeevi. Shootings of Uday Kiran's film and Chiranjeevi's
film were happening in the same studio at different floors. At
that time, Uday Kiran went to Chiranjeevi introduced himself.
Chiranjeevi received him very well and spent 30 minutes. It was
like a festival day for Uday Kiran. (at this point of time Paruchuri
Gopala Krishna came and reminded Uday Kiran that time was running
Kiran said that the best day for him is today as he spent the
entire day with Chiranjeevi in the bus. Moved by this gesture,
Chiranjeevi came to Uday Kiran and hugged him, which was greatly
applauded by the crowds.
Kiran became little poetic when he said that the stage backdrop
is Ganga River and he is feeling like he was celebrating Pushkaraalu
at Ganges in Kaasi. He finally said 'Koti Dandaalu' to
Chiranjeevi and sat back in his seat.
gave a timely statement - Gonthu tadi aaripoyinappudu, gundellonchi
maatalu vastai - after looking at the emotional display of
Not to be left behind, Sunil narrated his childhood as a fan of
Chiranjeevi. He said that he used to watch Chiranjeevi films on
a daily basis during the time of Nagu, Rustum, Donga, Adavi Donga,
Vijetha etc. He said that he used to watch first half then go
to home and help his mother in fetching water and then return
to cinema hall to watch second half. He used to go home during
the intermission to help his mother fetch water to give an impression
that he is right there at home and not in a movie theater. He
had to force his mother, an employee of the post office of Bhimavaram,
to accompany toVijaya Lakshmi theater to buy a ticket for him
on the release day of JVAS as there was too much of crowds in
the theater on the release day. He asked his mother's help, as
it's very easy for ladies to procure tickets.
Krishna praises Chiranjeevi as 'Andhra Mother Teresa'
All eyes were set on Chinni Krishna when he started the speech
as he went to a great extent while promising a silver jubilee
film out of Indra in its audio function.
to the crowds, Chinni Krishna said that he is the biggest fan
of Chiranjeevi and he watched Vyjayanthi-Chiru combinations JVAS
and Choodalani Vundi more than 25 times. He said he was thrilled
when Aswini Dutt called him and asked him to prepare a sky-level
script for the 3rd combination film. Chinni Krishna stayed in
Golkonda Hotel for few weeks. And he could not get any thought
or inspiration to put his pen on the paper.
Chiranjeevi called him to his personal office. Usually you find
either huge photographs or shields in the stars' offices, but
Chiranjeevi's office sports none of these shields. There is a
big-framed photograph of Mother Teresa (she has drops of tears
in her eyes) in Chiranjeevi's room. That photograph acted as an
inspiration for the humanitarian attitude of hero in Indra film.
Chinni Krishna reiterated that Chiranjeevi has a kind heart, serving
attitude and sacrificing mentality like Mother Teresa. He praised
Chiranjeevi as 'Andhra Mother Teresa'.
he took Rayalaseema as the backdrop and identified water problem
as the source of factionism. Hence the hero performs Jala Yagnam
to bring water to earth. In the process, he disowns everything
he has. He declared proudly that he predicted 100 days run in
125 centers and 175 days run in 35 centers and his predictions
Krishna earnestly requested to give him another chance as a script
writer and he declared that he would cross the records of Indra
with that film. He also said that it was B Gopal who introduced
him to Telugu film industry with Narasimha Naidu. He said he would
be indebted to B Gopal throughout his life. He also thanked Paruchuri
Gopala Krishna for introducing him to Chiranjeevi. To end the
speech, he bowed down and touched his head to the stage by saying
that he is performing 'paadaabhivandanam' to all the audiences
of AP for making this film an all
be continued in a few hours .... (special thanx to Prabhu
for live coverage and resources help in Vijayawada)