meet was organized in Canton, MI at Ashoka Restaurant
Banquet hall on 4th December 2005. The Festivities
started with the introduction of the Cast & Crew,
Producers, Executive Producers and the Chief Guest
by the MC Ramana Mudeganti. Dr Hanumaiah Bandla, TANA
President was introduced as the Chief Guest.
of Producers: Ravi Vallabhaneni
Ravi thanked the Cast & Crew for having given
an exceptional performance in the movie. He updated
the gathering with information on the movies success
in India, USA. He also updated the gathering with
info on the various review by critics in different
Newspapers / Websites. The Review ranged from good
to excellent except for one popular Telugu newspaper
which reviewed the movie with out even getting the
character names right. Mr. Ravi Vallabhaneni explained
that the movie is not about Indian youth in America,
it's about today's youth, period. The ultimate critics
of the movie (the viewers) have given two enthusiastic
thumbs Up for the movie. He also updated on the movies
exceptional performance in various centers in the
USA, including Detroit. He felt about Vennela standing
up against the inflow of dubbing movies and showing
the 'satta' of a native Telugu movie. He Thanked all
the cast & Crew and singled out the Director and
the Music Director for special praise.
of Producers: Sachi Pinagapani
Sachi thanked the Cast & Crew for their performance
in the movie. He gave the gathering a window view
of the various tasks, activities that were taken in
completing the movie like maturing the concept of
the movie, casting of different characters for the
movie, getting Location permissions, arranging Finance
and budget control.
Director: Deva Katta - Director
the cast & Crew
thanked the crew for their 110% dedication to the
objectives of the movie.
Crew where he enjoyed working with them
would work with this crew any day of the week and
Twice on Sunday; such is his conviction about the
quality of the crew.
thanked the Producers, Executive producers for their
conviction in giving him this opportunity to work
with such an exceptional quality cast & Crew.
Chief Guest: Dr. Hanumaiah Bandla (TANA President)
is a medium for Music, entertainment & Social
is of the opinion that Telugu Youth can achieve
anything in this world that they are interested
praised good performances of various artists of
Dr.Policherla - Executive Producer
the team for their good work.
anecdotally recollected his first meeting the Director
Deva at the ATA conference in Chicago.
introduced the gathering to his upcoming movie Alex.
Ramana Mudeganti - Associate Director
recollected his Associate Director duties during
the shooting of the movie and the good times that
he enjoyed with the Cast & the Crew.
thanked Deva the director, the producers for giving
him this opportunity and congratulated the cast
& Crew for their success.
Kishore - Actor 'Khadar'
thanked Deva the director, producers for having
given him this opportunity.
excited to hear the movie viewer's happiness with
his character of Khadar in the movie Vennela.
also recollected his experiences during the Shooting
of the movie with his co-Stars.
Madhu (sunil), Shallini (deepti), & Srikanth (Asst.Choreographer)
also expressed their thanks to the Director, producers
for having given them this opportunity.
& Crew members were presented with Vennela success
meet Memento's which resembled closely the Oscar's.
Varanasi, and other viewers expressed their opinion
about the Movie,
it is a "Navarasabharitam ayyana cinema".
This movie has Love Laugh and 2 times Love and Laugh
portraying the Struggles & Joys of Indian Students
in US Universities".
has exceptional Music, good beat and Rhythm and
on a scale of 1 to 10 it would be an 11".
portrays Laughter, Love, anger, selfishness etc
in equal proportions".
director has done a very good job in telling a story
to today's youth with a message".
a message of having control over once self.
Vennela Team celebrated the Success by cutting a Cake.
Audio cassette launch