Felicitation of Sekhar Kammula and Sumanth by TANTEX (Telugu Association of North Texas) took place at Dallas on the evening of 8th July 2006 at Irving Arts Center. More than 300 Telugu movie lovers attended this interactive program.
Special guest Martin Schmidt spoke about Sekhar Kammula’s movie Anand. He is a Technical Architect at Michaels, Inc which is one of the largest arts and crafts chain in USA. He is passionate about Indian culture and values that are portrayed in Sekhar movies. He spoke for 15 minutes and shared his observations on Anand film.
Sekhar Kammula started his speech with Sri Sri’s Nenu Saitham and compared his films Anand and Godavari to flowers that are contributed to Telugu film industry. He narrated the qualities of good cinema and told about the hurdles he has faced while making films.
Actor Sumanth said that Sekhar Kammula offered him Anand film first. He could not do that film as his success rate was not good and was unsure of the success of that film. He thanked Sekhar Kammula for offering him another chance with Godavari script.
Manohar Reddy - a close associate of Sekhar Kammula - said how he was involved with production and marketing of Sekhar Kammula’s films Anand and Dollar Dreams. He worked in the capacity of assistant producer and associate producer for Dollar Dreams and Anand respectively. He distributed Godavari film on Touring Talkies banner in USA now. Incidentally Godavari turned out to be the biggest hit among small budget films in USA.
This program started at 6:45 pm and ended at 8:45 pm. Sumanth and Sekhar Kammula answered the questions of Telugu movie lovers who participated in the event.
Godavari contest winners' mails
Platinum disc function
Success Meet at Prasads
Press Meet 1
Press Meet 2
with Sekhar Kammula 2
with Sekhar Kammula 1
with KM Radha Krishnan