Director Raviraja Pinisetty’s film, starring Raja and Kamna Jetmalani, is titled Andamaina Abaddam. Currently, the last leg of the talkie is going at a private bungalow at the city outskirts. A media briefing was held at the location today. Raviraja Pinisetty makes this film after a hiatus of four years in his career. Made on MH Movies banner, the film is produced by PP Reddy and Kesava Raju. A contingent of the star cast, including the lead pair, Nagababu, Naresh, Nilalghal Ravi, Rekha, MS Narayana, Posani Krishna Murali, Sivaji Raja, Sudha, Hema and Surekha Vani were present at the press meet. MM Srilekha scores music for the flick.
Raviraja Pinisetty said: “There is a big gap of four years till I took up this film. The gap was due to the non-availability of proper script to me. I immensely liked the script and thoroughly planned its execution. Highlight is that the audiences are going to see striking difference in each of the character and the way the subject is handled. The main topic in this film is about an important aspect, which is grossly neglected by the youth. I made sincere effort to project the value of parents-children relationship. Shoot of the talkie will end on May 31st. We already shot some sizzling song sequences in Hong Kong and Bangkok. The remaining song will be canned at a specially erected set.”
Nagababu, who plays the dad to the heroine, said: “This is my second film with Raviraja Pinisetty, first one being Rukmini. He belongs to a rare breed of successful directors, who reached pinnacle of perfection in projecting family values in a commercial film. I felt great working with him as it gave me an opportunity to train myself to perfect levels of acting in the mold of a matured character.”
MS Narayana said: “For all my success as an artiste, I owe it to Raviraja Pinisetty. When I came to film industry to become a story writer, it was Raviraja who identified the strengths of an actor in me. Coming to this film, the director already told me the story. It is a clean family entertainer. Presently, we are lacking such genres and this film would come as a big boon to the audiences. Love and affection are two major elements in this film. Comedy is not missed out. Ali plays the role of a mistaken identity, Naresh did a lunatic and Posani Krishna Murali will appear in a peppy role, showing his emotions in cinematic way.”
Tamil artiste Nilalghal Ravi said: “I am doing a role in Kuchelan. Its shoot is going on at RFC. When Rajni sir came to know that I am also doing a role in this film, he asked me about Raviraja Pinisetty, for whom he holds a big admiration. I am happy to say that I have signed for four more Telugu films.”
Naresh said: “I am very particular about the roles that I play. So far, I did 100 films as hero and many more as character artiste. This particular role in Andamaina Abaddam makes me sit on cloud nine. It is going to be the best of all.”
Kamna Jetmalani, clad in a plain yellow chudidhar, said: “For the first time, I am doing a family entertainer. I am thrilled at the beeline of cast, different costumes, expressions and situations. It’s my privilege to be working with senior director Raviraja Pinisetty. Raja is a great costar and I already did Toss with him. I enjoyed the songs shoot in Bangkok. I am at ease. I need the audience blessings. That’s it.”
Rekha, a senior actress in Tamil and Malayalam, who worked in Tollywood a decade ago, said: “This is my re-introduction in Tollywood. Andhra people will recognize me with the movie Kondapalli Raja. This film will further endear me to them. The greatest trait which I noticed in Raviraja Pinisetty is that he holds remarkable memory power.”
It was amusing that the cast attended the press meet with their onscreen costumes. Busy character artiste Hema was seen in night dress; Sudha in a casual sari without much makeup, Posani Krishna Murlai in a lungi and Nagababu, in an informal wear.
Bhaskarabatla worked as single card lyricist. Choreography is by Krishna Reddy and Shiv Shankar; cinematography – Ram Pinisetty; Dialogues – Ramesh Gopi; Art Direction – Murali; Stunts – Nandu; and, Editing – Gowtham Raju. Jonnada Ramana Murthy is the presenter.
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