the birthday of Nandamuri Bala Krishna, Kalyan Ram
proudly announced that 100 days function of Athanokkade
would be held on 2nd September on the eve of birthday
of his father Nandamuri Hari Krishna. The 100 days
celebration of this film was held at Club Jayabheri
in Madhapur on 2nd September 2005. The down pour of
rain could not put even an iota of disturbance to
the function of Athanokkade. The Nandamuris who made
it to this function include Hari Krishna, Rama Krishna,
Janaki Ram, Chaitanya Krihshna, Taraka Rama Rao, Ratna
who is donning the role of Ashok in his latest film
said, "Lots of people criticized Janakiram and
Kalyanram for taking up the project of Athanokkade.
But the guts of these two people proved that success
is inevitable with determination. The commercial break
of Athanokkade to Kalyanram is like Simhadri to me".
The fans made their presence felt by asking why did
he not come to Athanokkade muhurat. NTR replied that
there were other issues that prevented him to attend
boy Nandamuri Hari Krishna said, "Rain is the
harbinger of happiness and good prospects. I am extremely
happy that it is raining heavily now. Even my father
NTR used to be blessed by the rain of God for all
the important occasions. I am a proud father now with
all my sons - Janakiram, Kalyanram & NTR - meeting
ultimate success in their respective professions.
We faced financial problems during the release of
Athanokkade. It was my daughter Suhasini (sister of
producer Janakiram and hero Kalyan Ram) who came to
the rescue by mortgaging her properties to get us
the finance. My brother Rama Krishna too helped us.
It was the great technical work rendered by Surender
Reddy, Ram Prasad and Gowtam Raju that made this film
an outstanding one. When Kalyan Ram told that he would
be doing project, I gave a suggestion to do it independently
without seeking anybody's monitory support. They proved
the old adage 'Krushitho Nasti Durbhiksham' right.
At a tender age, Jr. NTR had 3 films that ran for
100 days. Kalyan Ram had one 100 days film. It took
me 50 years to get one 50-days film. Like the way
the fans blessed my sons, I earnestly request Nandamuri
fans to bless Taraka Ratna, Chaitanya Krishna and
Mokshagna as well. I would like to give special appreciation
for Garikapati Hanmantha Rao and Hari who helped a
lot during the production of Athanokkade."
logo and poster of Kalyan Ram's next film Asadhyudu
was also unveiled during this occasion. Hari Krishna
celebrated his birthday on stage by cutting the cake.