of NTR's crazy product 'Naaga' was released officially today (22nd
December 2002) at Annapurna studios by youth hero Tarun. KS Rama
Rao, KL Narayana, MS Raju, K Ashok Kumar, Kodali Nani and Naga
lakshmi (aadi producer) are the producers who were special invitees.
Aditya produced audio for this film.
at 7:30 pm the program started at 9 pm as most of the artists
and producers were attending the closing ceremony of National
Games. The function started with the mimicry by Siva Reddy and
Venu Madhav. Suma anchored the event. The Nizam Babulu were also
involved in the program. They sat among the audience and spiced
up the event with their funny comments. Gemini TV covered this
snippets of all these six songs were aired. All songs are mass
songs with ample scope for wild dance movements. Three songs from
Tamil Kushi adopted into this film. Jyotika introduction song
in Kushi is converted in to duet in this film. 'Macarena' and
'Baapu' songs are also adapted into this album. AM Ratnam penned
lyrics for 4 songs. Kula Sekhar penned a train song. Chandra Bose
penned another mass song that has 'dhool' as a catchword. Dhool
in Tamil means 'super'. (Probably this song could be the title
song of AM Ratnam's unreleased Tamil film 'Dhool' with Vikram
in main lead). NTR came to the dais and danced for a bit in this
released the cassette and gave it to NTR. Speaking on the occasion
Tarun wished that Naaga would be a successful film. He also mentioned
the uniqueness of producer AM Ratnam, who is making a film each
with three youth heroes NTR (Naaga), Tarun (Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu)
and Uday Kiran (Premante Suluvu Kaaduraa).
in a dazzling white dress, NTR thanked his best friend in the
industry Tarun for coming down to the function. He said that he
preferred quantity earlier and he was acting in 3 films a year.
But with Naaga, he decided that the quality is more important
than quantity. He said that his eye for quality has made the film
take five months to make. NTR showed his humbleness by mentioning
that a film would become hit because of teamwork. A hero/director/producer
might guarantee initials at box office, but it's the substance
(vishayam) in a film that decides the fate. He addressed Ashok
Kumar (producer of Eeswar) as babai and Kodali Naani (his future
producer and manager) as Annayya. In this function, he chose not
to mention anything about his grandfather (NTR) and babai (Bala
of Naaga would be available in store on 23rd December 2003. This
film is slated for the release on 10th of January 2003.