Tulaja Bhavani Creations
RP Patnaik, Priya, Navneet, Prakash Raj, Giri
Babu, Kaushik, Nutan Prasad, Sunil, Brahmanandam,
Ali, Raghubabu, Uma Sri, Madhuri Sen, Anant
Prabhu, Giridhar, Sandesh, Kallu Chidambaram,
Dialogues: Tanikella Bharani
Lyrics: Kula Sekhar
Music: RP Patnaik
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Cinematography: KG Soman (Professor at
Pune Film Institute)
Art: DV Suresh Krishna
Presentation: Atluri Purnachandra Rao
Producer: NM Suresh
Screenplay - direction: E Srinivas
1992, a youngster performed as blind man in an intercollegiate
cultural competition for 45 minutes in Penugonda.
He spell bounded everybody with his performance. The
next day morning, when this guy is brushing in the
accommodation provided for the students from out-station,
another guy approached him and marveled that the guy
he has seen a night before was not actually blind.
He introduced himself as a student from Bhimavaram.
That person appreciated the histrionic abilities wholeheartedly.
After a few years, these two guys met again in Hyderabad.
And today these two people made a history for themselves
by becoming famous in a short time. There two guys
are music director RP Patnaik and comedy star Sunil.
Since then actor Sunil has been recommending the name
of RP Patnaik for artist roles. Sunil literally acted
as PRO (Public Relations Officer) to RP Patnaik.
film titled "Parvathiyum, Lakshmiyum, Pinne Nhaanum"
released in Malayalam in the year 2000 starring Kalabhavan
Mani. This film is about a blind man and his relationship
with sister and a friend. This film went on to become
a blockbuster and ran for 175 days in 6 centers of
Kerala. Later this film was remade in Tamil as 'Kaasi'
with Vikram as hero and became a blockbuster. If Vikram's
earlier film 'Dhil' collected 8 crores, this film
'Kaasi' collected 8 and half crores.
by the theme, veteran filmmaker Atluri Purnachandra
Rao bought Telugu remake rights. He approached all
the top heroes with this subject and none of them
came forward to do it. He asked Chandra Siddardha
to direct this film. Chandra Siddardha had some other
commitment and suggested that RP Patnaik would be
suitable to the role as he learnt about the same through
actor Sunil. After watching the original film, RP
was thrilled to do it. But he had innumerous assignments
as music director. He completed all his assignments
and made himself free. By the time RP is free, the
producer Atluri Purnachandra Rao is busy in making
a film 'Venky' with Ravi Teja as hero. Then RP requested
if he could find a new producer for the film. Atluri
said yes. At that time, RP Patnaik was scoring music
for a Kannada film titled 'Excuse Me' and the producer
of that film Suresh is a fan of RP Patnaik. When RP
came up with the proposal, Suresh agreed to produce
this film. Then they fixed E Srinivas, who worked
with B Gopal in the past as the director.
Audio function of 'Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi' was held
in high profile at Rock Gardens, Shilpa Kala Vedika
today evening. The celebrities who graced this occasion
include Teja, Uday Kiran, Tarun, Aryan Rajesh, Vishnu,
Devi Sri Prasad, Sri, Chakri, Ghantadi Krishna, Paruchuri
Gopala Krishna, KL Narayana, D Suresh, MS Raju, S
Gopal Reddy, M Murali Mohan, Sudhakar Reddy, Arjun
Reddy, Jhansi, Atluri Purnachandra Rao, Ashok Kumar,
Chandra Siddardha, Kula Sekhar and Usha. Music director
Devi Sri Prasad anchored the event.
will be the Kishore Kumar of Telugu - Nutan Prasad
Nutan Prasad said that
he played the role of RP's father in this film. He
is feeling great to get a full-length role in this
flick. He said that he started him second innings
after accident with 'Kartavyam' and he has done 89
films as physically handicapped so far (total films
acted in is 430+). He wished that he could complete
101 films soon so that he would live up to his nick
name of '101 jillaala andagadu'. He commended RP Patnaik
for giving an extraordinary performance in his first
attempt itself. He said that he was amused by looking
at RP delivering right performance in the first take
itself. He professed that RP Patnaik would become
somebody like Kishore Kumar who can sing and act as
I took 30 days to write a song in this film - Kula
Kula Sekhar said that
he and RP Patnaik came to film industry with an aim
to join certain profession and they both settled in
some other professions. Now RP Patnaik is trying his
hand at acting. Kula Sekhar said that 'Seenu Vasanthi
Lakshmi' would belong to the genre of Sankarabharanam,
Swathimuthyam, Sirivennela, Seetaramayyagari manavaralu
etc. Kula Sekhar rendered a song of high lyrical values
from this film in this function. He said that he took
almost a month to write that particular song.
director Sri said that
RP has it in him to become a great actor. Ghantadi
Krishna wished that this film would be a commercial
blockbuster. Chakri said
that RP is like a brother to him.
Suresh said that it is
a dream come true to produce a Telugu film and assured
that he would be producing more films in Telugu as
second breathless rendition - RP
RP Patnaik said that
Sunil helped him a lot by telling about his histrionic
capabilities to everybody. As a gratitude, RP has
arranged the audio function on 28th of February which
happens to be the birthday of Sunil. Sunil is in Vizag
for a shoot today. RP also said that he sung for 45-seconds
breathless for a song in this film.
who played the sister of RP in this film said that
it is an enthralling experience to work for this film.
Heroine Navneet thanked
everybody. Murali Mohan
said that Atluri Purnachandra Rao introduced him to
Telugu film industry and hoped that RP Patnaik would
also become a veteran in actors.
Uday Kiran said that
it was RP who screen-tested him for the first time
for Chitram film. He also said that RP gave him many
tips in acting.
Vishnu said that he has
ambitions of playing lead characters for films like
Dana Veera Sura Karna (NTR), Premabhishekam (ANR),
Swayamkrushi (Chiranjeevi), Bhairavadweepam (Bala
Krishna), Chanti (Venkatesh), Annamayya (Nagarjuna),
Alludu Garu (Mohan Babu), Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary
(Mohan Babu) and M Dharmaraju MA (Mohan Babu). He
wished that 'Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi' would also join
that wish list.
- a blind child who acted as hero in flashback episode
of this film - released the cassette and gave the
first copy to director Teja.
Surya Music bought the audio rights.