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Music launch - Ankith Pallavi & Friends
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May 8, 2008


Music of Hari Yelleti’a debut film Ankith Pallavi & Friends was launched with a great fanfare in a function arranged in the preview theater of Prasad Labs on the night of 8 May. Tammareddy Bharadwaja graced this function as chief guest. The young team of Happy Days including Varun Sandesh, Vamsi Krishna, Gayatri Rao and Monali Chowdary also graced the occasion Happy Days hero Nikhil is acting in APF.

Tammareddy Bharadwaja launched the audio cassette and gave the first unit to the producer Kishore Ganji. The team of Happy Days launched the audio CD.

Speaking on the occasion Tammreddy Bharadwaja said, “It is nice to see a young team like this coming into film industry and trying to do nice films. The new director Hari Yelleti is passionate about filmmaking. Film industry needs young talent. I hope that APF will become a good success.”

Lyricist Vanamali said, “I penned four songs in this album. The lyrics are good and the songs are purposeful. This film is made with good script and it will become a big hit.”

Another lyricist Ramajogaiah Sastri said that I had been following the journey of director Hari Yelleti since he came to film industry. He also said that there is honesty in their work.

APF is completely original – Hari Yelleti
Director Hari Yelleti said, “I always believed in originality and the script and scenes of APF are completely original. All the dialogues in the film came from the bottom of my heart. Though I was a qualified hardware engineer doing computer chips in USA, I am a creative artist at the heart. I worked for organizations like NASA. I am basically a writer and I attended the film school in USA. I did a couple of short films that went to film festivals. I felt that with my qualifications I could easily get a film chance after coming to film industry and I was proven to be wrong. I penned a few articles in The producers approached me after reading the articles by understanding how passionate I am about films. The Ankith character in this film is more like me. An opinioned fellow. Nikhil got selected even before Happy Days was released. I selected him because he resembles the character a lot. There is so much of honest in Megha Burman. I feel that getting this cast and crew is god’s design for me. Vinu Thomas is fabulous as a music director. This film deals with what happiness is all about.”

Sridhar Reddy (Madhura entertainment) said, “Vinu Thomas has done amazing job. Listening to this music is like drinking coconut water in hot summer. We priced the CD at 20 rupees so that everybody could buy and listen to this wonderful music.”

Vinu Thomas said that APF is his first film and APF is a lovely movie.

Ankit Pallavi & Friends links:
Music preview
Press meet
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