days function of Sekhar Kammula's blockbuster Anand
was held in a homely environment at Viceroy Convention
Center on the night of 28th January 2005. Dasari Narayana
Rao was invited as the chief guest. The guest list
includes D Suresh Babu, Ramesh Prasad, Krishna Vamsi,
Gangaraju Gunnam, Koti, Jaya Sudha and Tammareddy
Bharadwaja. The cast and crewmembers attended the
Kammula thanked each and every individual who helped
him in making Anand film a success. The hallmark of
this function turned out to be huge speech delivered
by 148-films-old director Dasari Narayana Rao. Ramesh
Prasad (of Prasad Labs) said that he has become a
fan of Sekhar Kammula after watching Anand
Narayana Rao said that he stopped attending film
related functions. But had to come to Anand's 100
days function as Anand is a genuine hit. He
quoted director Sekhar Kammula as the hero of year
2004. He also criticized how producers start
claiming that their films are super hits a day after
their films' release by issuing false statements.
They are trying to cheat the public and finally they
end up in cheating themselves. He praised Anand's
success as real and genuine.
said that Sekhar Kammula met him after he won national
award for Dollar Dreams film and shown him the medal
he won from the President of India. Sekhar Kammula
met Dasari again after 4 years to invite him for the
100 days function of Anand. Dasari said that he takes
real pride in attending Anand function and speaking
about Anand film. Sekhar Kammula reinstated the fact
that director is the captain of the ship. Director
is the real star for any film. Dasari believed it
and followed it throughout his career successfully.
Dasari also said that Raja (hero of Anand) might become
star one day, but it is Sekhar Kammula who would be
responsible for the stardom Raja would achieve in
said that Telugu film industry has capable producers
who do not put confidence on directors. They depend
more on remakes as the stakes are high. He said that
films like Anand would make prolific producers to
go for original stories and capable directors.
said that releasing a film with 3 prints in 3 centers
would take guts for any producer. But Sekhar
Kammula took the risk with Anand and proved to be
saw a preview show of Anand in New Delhi recently
and was overwhelmed with the film. He
described Anand as a mind-blowing film and the best
among recent film. Anand would stand as a genuine
love story in the recent times. He said that all those
directors who make boothu films in the name
of youth films should learn how to make love stories
by watching Anand. He also said that most of the directors
do not know the difference between love and lust and
they end up making lustful films thinking that they
are love stories. Dasari announced
that Anand film should be followed as a guide for
new generation of directors.
narrated the following scenes and commended Sekhar
Kammula for subtly establishing
the right points at the right time
Sensibility: Here is one scene in which the
sensibility of Telugu girl is explored in a realistic
way. That scene is where Anand touches the cheek
of Rupa and Rupa immediately responds negatively.
2. Bhogi Manta: Bhogi Manta is the occasion
where people throw useless objects into fire and
burn them. In this film Rupa throws the photo of
Rahul into Bhogimanta. With this act, the point
of Rupa erasing Rahul from her heart is established.
3. Single Conflict Point: There is no story
in Anand film and the entire film runs on a single
conflict that occurs in a scene. Atha wants Rupa
to wear the saree she chosen for marriage. Rupa
wants to wear the saree presented by her deceased
mother. This conflict is the main base of Anand.
4. Sexy back: Anand commenting the back of
Rupa as sexy. This scene developed and explored
the love angle between the lead pair.
Poetic sense: When Rahul's mother expires, Rahul
hugs Roopa in depression. Anand steps back a bit
and merge into the darkness. This shows the poetic
aspect of narrating.
Dasari commended music director Radha Krishnan for
giving soothing music. He praised Veturi for brilliant
lyrics like 'gundeku gayam'. He applauded the art
director for making the sets appear very natural.
said that Raja has come up with natural histrionics
in Anand and he asked Raja to stick with small producers.
Dasari said that he treats heroines well when he writes
stories for his films. He gave the examples of finest
actresses like Savitri and Jayasudha and wished that
Kamalinee Mukherjee would take that route in heroine-scarce
Telugu film industry.
also cautioned Sekhar Kammula to be careful in selecting
scripts in the future
as he has to meet up to the expectations of the crowds,
which is very difficult task.