function Sekhar Kammula's latest blockbuster 'Anand'
was held at Chiran Fort on the night of 21st October
2004. The unit members graced this function to celebrate
the success. The people who made it to the function
include Sekhar Kammula, Raja, Kamalinee Mukherjee,
Anish Kuruvilla, Satya, Anuj, Melkote, Chandan, Vijay
C Kumar, Chandrasekhar Kammula and Radha Krishnan.
award winning director Sekhar Kammula said that he
started shooting Anand film on 13th of November and
completed the film after 100 shooting days. It took
two years to get the dubbing right for the film. Marthand
K Venkatesh really worked hard for the editing part
of the film. Sekhar Kammula has a rough time to sell
this film. He arranged 10 preview shows for Anand.
All the distributors appreciated the film, but did
not dare to buy it. Finally Sekhar had to release
the film on his own with six prints in Hyderabad,
Vizag, Vijaywada and Warangal on 15th October, the
day when Chiranjeevi's Shankardada MBBS was released
with more than 500 prints. With the superhit talk,
Sekhar Kammula has got buyers for all the areas. He
released Anand with 23 more prints a week later on
22nd October 2004. Sekhar Kammula thanked Suresh Movies
distributors and Prasad labs for rending help.
Raja said that his sixth film 'Anand' got him break
as a commercial solo hero. He dedicated the credit
for success of this film to Sekhar Kammula. Heroine
Kamalinee Mukherjee said that Anand is the product
of Sekhar Kammula. Music and photography also helped
this film. Kamalinee thanked Sunitha for dubbing of
producer Chandrasekhar Kammula, Anisha Kuruvilla,
KM Radha Krishnan and others also spoke about Anand
on this occasion.