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Press Meet: Vennela
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8th September 2005
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Fourth Dimension Films

Cast: Raja, Sharwanand, Parvti Melton, Bramhanandam, Mohit (Flavors fame), Ravi Varma, Achyuta Rama Rao, Shalini, Madhu, Kishore, Sunil, Chris Peters, Vuka and others

Music : Mahesh Shankar
Lyrics: Deva Katta, Ravi Varma
Choreography: Raju Sundaram, Raghuram, Gayatri Raghuram
Cinematography: Raja Ratnam
Production Desginer: Tushar Unadkat
Executive Producer: Haranath Policherla
Makeup&Hair : Anjali Talcherkar
Screenplay - Direction : Deva Katta
Producers: Ravi Vallabhaneni, Sachi Pinagapani , Chalapathi Mannuru

Fourth Dimension Films banner - found by NRIs - is producing a film titled 'Vennela' with Raja, Sharvanand and Parvati Melton doing main leads in the direction of Deva Katta. The unit has finished its USA part of shooting and came to India to shoot the rest of the film. The producers arranged a press meet on this eve. Here are the excerpts -

Hero Raja said, "What made me accept this film is the inspiring story it has. There is freshness in characterization. The director came to me with a bound-script and he knew exactly how he is going to make. We shot the film in USA by facing lots of problems like uneven weather and high cost of production. Brahmanandam also visited USA and participated in a 10-day shoot. Raja Ratnam - who did photography for the film 'In the name of Buddha' - is handling cinematography. Heroine Parvati Melton is a great classical dancer and she did extremely well."

Director Deva Katta said, "The story of the film deals the college lives of students in USA from India. Though, a part of this film is shot in India we made sure that there is no cultural difference for the audience in India. The term Vennela denotes pleasantness and romance. Myself and actor Ravi Varma left our careers and plush jobs in USA to pursue new career in films. Shooting of this film would be completed by 7th of October."

Cinematographer Raja Ratnam said that he worked as an associate to Ravi K Chandran for films like Dil Chahta Hain, Koi Mil Gaya, Boys, Yuva etc. He opined that Vennela would become a trendsetter in Telugu film industry.

Heroin Parvati Melton said, "I am a professional classical dancer and a model. I have been a classical dancer for the past 12 years and had given many stage shows. I also acted in Hindi and Punjabi pop albums as model. What drew me to Vennela is strong and well-defined characterization by the director Deva. I am really excited doing this role."

Actor Ravi Varma said that he completed course in acting at New York Film Institute. He is playing a good role in this film. Actor Sharvanand also spoke on this occasion.

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