Audio of Bommarillu banner's second venture Seetayya in the direction
of YVS Chowdary starring Hari Krishna was released by Aditya today
at a set erected in the first floor of Annapurna studios. This
audio release has a significance to it because it's being released
on the birthday of Doyen NTR. Hero of this film Hari Krishna is
the son of NTR and the director YVS Chowdary is a hardcore fan
function started with a song that was played as a tribute to NTR
that goes like 'Naa Paripoorna Parisudda..'
ANR - the contemporary actor of NTR - was invited as the chief
guest. He said that NTR is the only competitor to him in the field
of acting. With the great loss of NTR, ANR said there is a void
in the film industry. ANR also said that though NTR entered the
cinema field after 10 years of ANR's entrance, they were like
brothers. They also showed competitive spirit by acting in around
15 films together. ANR reiterated that though there was healthy
competition between them, there was never any feeling of jealousy.
ANR recapped the incident that happened when he built a house
in Gudiwada. His mother asked him to get the photo of ANR's big
brother to keep on the wall. ANR got it and gave it to her. After
seeing her elder son on the photo, she clearly mentioned that
she wanted to have the photo of NTR (as she refers NTR as her
son). Such is the place NTR has got among the family members of
opined that we need not worry that Bharat Rathna is not conferred
on NTR, as NTR is beyond that award. He also remembered the political
entry of NTR, who entered the record books by coming to power
as chief minister nine months after starting the Telugu Desam
Party. At that time NTR seems to have invited ANR to join the
party, but ANR refused it as his attitude does not suit politics.
felt that YVS Chowdary troubles his artists a lot to extract the
right kind of work with conviction. ANR left a sweet compliment
for Hari Krishna by saying that 'maa vaadu dummu dulipestaadu'.
ANR mentioned that he is a great fan of music director Keeravani.
film personalities associated with NTR released a song each. Here
is the list
Chitra / Chandrabose
/ C Narayana Reddy
Sreeram, MM Keeravani / Chandrabose
Yesudas, Sunitha / Chandra Bose
Keeravani / C Narayana Reddy
Sunitha / Chandrabose
/ C Narayana Reddy
Ghoshal, MM Keeravani / Chandra Bose
Chitra / Chandra Bose
Narasa Raju: DV Narasaraju remembered the incident that happened
in 1970. In that year NTR called DV Narasaraju to his house and
started discussing about various things without telling the purpose
of the call. In the meantime Lakshmanaiah (father of NTR) and
Hari Krishna came out. Hari Krishna gave a plate full of thamboolam
and Rs 1,116/- to Narasa Raju. Then Lakshmanaiah said that Narasa
Raju should train Hari Krishna in the field of acting. Once they
left, NTR told Narasa Raju that Hari Krishna is getting spoiled
in Nimmakuru because of over pampering by his grandfather (Lakshmanaiah).
Hence, NTR decied to call Hari Krishna to Chennai so that he can
study there. But Lakshmanaih felt that NTR called Hari Krishna
to make him a hero. When NTR said no, then Lakshmanaiah seems
to have questioned NTR if he feared that Hari Krishna would become
a competitor to him.
that time DV Narasaraju prepared a story titled 'Alludi Pelli,
Mama Bharatam', which is a modern version of Mayabazaar. DV Narasa
Raju congratulated Hari Krishna that he is having his sons (NTR
and Kalyan Ram) as competitors to him.
Narayana Reddy: C Narayana Reddy said that it was NTR who
introduced him to film industry as lyric writer by asking him
to write all songs for Gulebakavalai Katha in 1961. Since then,
C Narayana Reddy wrote many songs. In this film too, he wrote
3 songs. He mentioned that there is a retirement for a position
(padavi) but not talent (pratibha). He also said that NTR gave
him vice chancellor position for two universities. C Narayana
Reddy attributed a poem on NTR on this occasion
Ee rentiki minchina hrudayam ichhaadu"
Jayaprada: Jayaprada remembered her childhood days by telling
that she saw NTR's Krishnavataaram for 18 times. The gatekeeper
of that theater became so familiar with her that he stopped asking
for a ticket. She mentioned that NTR & Jayaprada became a
hit pair not only in cinema but also in politics.
Chowdary: YVS Chowdary mentioned that any audio release function
would have two heroes - Music director and lyricist. He said that
it was only NTR who did justice in the entire world to the roles
derived from grand Indian epics like Ramayanam, Bharatam and Bhagavatam.
Such an actor is ignored by the central government. He also mentioned
that latest 'Bharata Rathna' award was not conferred on anybody
as the government felt that nobody deserves it. YVS Chowdary also
mentioned that NTR has got two great attributes. One is handsomeness.
And the second one is ruggedness. YVS opined that Mahesh Babu
is the only actor who got such handsomeness in Telugu film industry
after NTR. He also said that Hari Krishna inherited that ruggedness
from NTR. YVS Chowdary predicted that the film would become a
good hit. But its the public that can decide the range.
Krishna: Hari Krishna said that negatives of all films by
Sathyajit Ray, Santharam, Raj Kapoor etc are preserved in Pune
film institute. But none of the Telugu films are preserved in
that institute. He felt that all the great work and efforts put
in by the likes of NTR, ANR, Krishna and Sobhan Babu are going
in drain because Government is not taking enough care to preserve
them. He mentioned that NTR is a great human being by giving examples
of how NTR collected funds by traveling all over AP during the
Divi Seema & Rayalaseema crisis.
Krishna said that he had a hairline injury during the shooting
of the film and the doctor advised him a bed rest for 2 and half
months. On the other side, YVS Chowdary spent 25 lakhs for a train
episode to be shot on Hari Krishna. Hence, Hari Krishna decided
to go for the shoot instead of taking rest.
Krishna opined that an artist is a like daily labor and he should
be on time for shoot because he is paid to do work. He compared
the producer to mother and the director to the father for any
film's cast and crew.
audiocassette of 'Seetayya' was released by Mahesh Babu. The first
cassette was given to Kalyan Ram. Mahesh Babu attended the function
in spite of suffering from fever. Sunitha and Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
anchored the event.