Ram said, "Fans of the Nandamuri family will
get to see, My uncle Nandamuri Bala Krishna and my
father Nandamuri Hari Krishna in films from my banner
NTR Arts." The audience went gaga hearing this
from him. This was what the fans who gathered at Brahmaramba
Theatre in Kukatpally, Hyderabad were waiting for.
Platinum disc function of Athanokade could not have
been celebrated on a better day, today being Bala
Krishna's birthday was a double celebration for the
fans. The hall was filled with fans who were excitedly
waiting for the arrival of the stars when Bala Krishna
arrived and the crowd roared with excitement. The
function started with simple distribution of mementos
to the various technicians by Bala Krishna. Director
Surendra Reddy, editor Gautham Raju, art director
P Narayana Reddy were a few of them who received mementos.
Hari Krishna gave the mementos to all the artists
who acted in the film, Sindhu Tolani, Rami Reddy,
Rajya Lakshmi, GV Sudhakar and Kalyan Ram received
the mementos. Rama Krishna gave mementos to all those
related with the music and lyrics of the film. Chandrabose
took the memento for his song Chita Pata.
Krishna who is celebrating his birthday today cut
a huge cake, and was fed with the first peice by Kalyan
Ram. Hari Krishna took the mike and started
the proceeding with his speech. He said, "This
is not a victory of my son but it is a victory of
the whole team. People say that 'Sarvendriyana Nayanam
pradanam.' but IO tend to differ from this opinion,
in films all the parts are important. It is not just
the hero on whom a whole movie can be based, the sory,
direction and music also play a very crucial role.
If they are not right then the film is not going to
be a hit."
Ram has always been confident about acting, but I
always encouraged him to be himself and learn on his
own. When I was young I asked my father NTR to let
me produce a film and learn about the film industry.
He said that I should learn it on my own and let me
produce a film with him. Just like that when Kalyan
Ram approached me and asked for my permission to start
this film on his own I told him to go ahead and face
the challenge. It is the love of the audience that
has made it a hit and given him the confidence."
even approached me for the name of the productions,
I told him that there is only one great name that
has stood the sands of time, it is NTR. So he named
his productions NTR Arts and it has again been proved
that the name is still loved by many."
who is high with the success of the film said, "I
would like to thank all the audience and Nandamuri
fans for making this film such a big hit. I have also
lived my dream of sharing a stage with Bala Krishna
today. I was lucky enough to feed him a peice o cake
with my own hands, it is an experience that I will
boy Bala Krishna said, "I am happy that
this function is being held today, I am thrilled that
I am able to share this happy occasion with my fans.
I was not present when this film was released, I was
shooting for my own film. But when Kalyan Ram told
me that the film was doing good, and I came to know
that it is running to packed houses all over the place
I was impressed."
was impressed by the way the director has done the
film, but it is not just him alone who brought success
to the story, it is a collective effort of the whole
team. Everyone has done a great job in the film. The
cameraman has showed the film in a beautiful way,
the stunts and graphics of the film are also worth
noting. Music has also played a major role in making
the film a hit, thanks to Mani Sharma who is a great
music director. The scores he has provided for the
film are really great, and the lyrics have added flavour,
just like icing on the cake."
wish Kalyan Ram all the very best for his future projects,
and for all the hard work that he has put into the
Ram in response said, "I am happy that I
got a chance to celebrate my uncles birthday along
with all his fans. It is they who have also contributed
to the success of the film. Everyone thinks that I
started my career with 'Tolichoopulo', but in reality
when I was in class fifth I got a small part in my
uncles film 'Balagopaludu'. So, I must thank dad for
letting me act and uncle for getting me that role
and introducing me to the wonderful world of films."
is in front of all you fans that I want to announce
that the hundredth day celebration of the film will
be on September 2, the day my father was born. But
today would not be possible without Surendra who had
told me a great story and executed it greatly. Rama
Krishna uncle has also helped me with the production
of this film."
again I would like to thank all the audience who have
made this film a grand success. The hundredth day
will also be a big festival for the Nandamuri fans.
I also promise to make films with my uncle and father
under my banner NTR Arts soon."
present for the occasion were Pradeep of Maruti Music,
Anand Prasad of Brahmaramba theatre, Ram Prasad manager
of Ramanaidu Labs and Sunku Ramesh.