Banner: CV Arts
Cast: Srikanth, Sunil, Gayatri, Raj, Brahmanandam,
Bharani, M.S. Narayana, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Gautham
Raju, Aditya, Naveen, Sathibabu and Sana
Fights: Horman Babu
Editing: Kola Bhaskar
Dialogues: Chintapalli Ramana
Screenplay - Direction: Devi Prasad
Producer: CV Reddy
Release Date: February
The two friends have nothing to fall back upon, except a rickety
old bus inherited by one of them. Yet, they dream of making
it big one they dream of making it big one day, and in their
attempts to achieve this, they face many intriguing situations,
which ultimately end in humor. This is the theme of C.V. Arts'
"Aaduthu-Paaduthu", a remake of the Malayalam hit,
"Ee Parakkum Thalika".
Srikanth and Sunil play the friends, and Devi Prasad directs
the movie for producer C.V. Reddy. For Gayathri, it is her
debut in Telugu films.
Says the director, "Srikanth inherits the bus from his
father, who is a dramatist. He and his friend Sunil live in
the bus and make a living out of it. They want to come up
the hard way. At this juncture, a girl (Gayathri) enters their
lives. At first, though the hero ignores, her, he rescues
her from her kidnappers. And then, love blossoms between the
two. "Our movie is different from the present trend of
love stories. Ours is more of a comedy with sentiment and
action. You can find the navarasas in it, and that makes the
film a wholesome entertainer," says Devi Prasad.
Srikanth was the lead man in maximum number of films last
year, six to be precise. But none of them earned him any kudos
at the box office. He hopes to revive his fortunes this year.
"I am playing the role of an unemployed youth with a
goal to achieve something big in life, a well-written role
with all the bhavas - comedy, action and sentiment, besides
a bit of dancing around. My role, along with that of Sunil,
projects us as fun-loving youth. We are all working hard to
make it a big success, like its Malayalam version". Sunil
feels he has got an opportunity to prove his worth as an actor
with such a character. "It is quite different from the
roles I have played earlier".
Producer C.V. Reddy has a penchant for clean and wholesome
entertainer, and has won a couple of Nandi awards earlier.
"In spite of their problems, the two friends in the movie
appear to be fun-loving. Hence the title, 'Aaduthu-Paaduthu'.
We have shot major portions of film in the bus, specially
designed and made by the artisans at Ramoji Film City. After
the picturization of two songs, the rest of the talkie portions
and post-production work, we plan to release the movie in
February. Meanwhile, we will be releasing the audio cassettes,
which has a pleasant score by Chakri, by January".
Music Director Raj makes a special appearance as a politician
and the father of the heroine. His first love is his profession
and position, and his family comes next. Brahmanandam, Bharani,
M.S. Narayana, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Gautham Raju, Aditya,
Naveen, Sathibabu and Sana are also in the cast.
Dialogue is by Chintapalli Ramana, camera by Shankar, fights
by 'Horseman' Babu, art by Chinna, and editing by Kola Bhasker.
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