YVS Chowdary's latest film 'Devadasu' was launched
in a splendid style at floor 3 of Annapurna studios.
When a new hero (especially when he is related to
film industry), most of our filmmakers tend not to
expose them to the press and public till the movie's
shoot is completed for various reason. YVS Chowdary
has proudly launched his new finds - Ram
(son of Mr. Murali - brother of famous producer Sravanthi
Ravi Kishore) and Ileana
(model of Fair and Lovely commercial).
of three generations did honors
ANR, Hari Krishna, Bala Krishna and Allu Arjun - actors
of three generations of Telugu cinema - did the honors
for muhurtam. Nandamuri Hari
Krishna - the hero of Bommarillu banner - performed
puja. Allu Arjun gave
the sacred script and clap to the hands of YVS Chowdary.
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
sounded clap board on the lead pair. Nandamuri
Bala Krishna switched on the camera.
comparison with old classic Devadasu
Devadasu is the production no.3 of Bommarillu banner.
Speaking to the press YVS Chowdary said that when
a film is titled as Devadasu, it is inevitable to
draw the comparison to golden oldie Devadasu - the
great classic of ANR. However, enough precautions
have been to taken to notify that this subject has
nothing to do with the old classic by using modern
logo and photos of ultramodern lifystle in the 34-page
invitation book. However YVS Chowdary said that this
Devadasu character has the same kind of depth and
commitment in love, but with a positive and modern
in India and USA
Shooting of this film would take place in both India
and USA as half of the story would take place in India
and remaining half in USA. At the same time, 20% of
shooting would be done in USA so as to stick to the
norms of Film Development Corporation in order to
be eligible for the subsidy. The remaining part would
be done in similar locations in India.
songs in this music
YVS Chowdary who always had MM Keeravani as music
director for all his films has preferred Chakri this
time. This film would be a musical and would have
9 songs. 6 of these 9 tunes have been already okayed.
experience for Ram
Hero Ram had prior experience in acting as he acted
in a short documentary in the past. He has undergone
training in acting, dances, fights under the best
trainers in those respective professions.
tragedy in Devadasu
Answering a question YVS Chowdary said that this film
would have a happy ending. Ram and Ileana are playing
the roles of Devadasu and Bhanumati respectively.
After inspiring Bharani K Dharan's work as cinematographer
in Pranam film, YVS Chowdary hired him for Devadasu.
March 2005 release
Shooting of this film would start on 1st October and
would complete on 15th January. YVS Chowdary announced
the release date of Devadasu as 30th March 2005.
Ram, heroine Ileana, music director Chakri, story
writer MS Prakash and dialogue writer Chintapally
Ramana also spoke on this occasion