Platinum disc function of Nagarjuna’s latest film Sri Ramadasu was held at Prasad Labs on the night of 1st February 2006. This function was named as ‘Patalaki Pattabhishekam. This function was attended by the cast and crewmembers of the film in addition to D Rama Naidu, MS Raju, C Aswini Dutt, Rajamouli, Gangaraju Gunnam, Tammareddy Bharadwaja and R Narayana Murthy.
Seetaramanjaneyulu IPS, who handles Sri Ramadasu project said, “we started Sri Ramadasu project 6 years back when I was working in Khammam. Late Jandhyala helped us in this aspect. Bapu drew many sketches for our project. We also released Sri Ramadasu audio with the likes of Bala Murali Krishna, Yesudas and SP Balasubramanyam. I am happy to have contributed to Sri Ramadasu film through Sri Ramadasu project.”
We should encourage our mother tongue Telugu - Veturi
Veteran lyricist Veturi said, “We have three sacred rivers (Godavari, Krishna and Penna) in AP. Likewise, we have three songsters (vaggeyakarulu) in AP - Annamayya, Sri Ramadasu and Tyagaraju. Only a prolific and knowledgeable music director like MM Keeravani is eligible for scoring music for this epic. It is nice to see ANR who played roles of Vipra Narayana and Tenali Ramalingadu doing the vital role of Kabir Das in Sri Ramadasu. K Raghavendra Rao is the most eligible director to direct Sri Ramadasu. We need to encourage our mother tongue Telugu.”
Sri Ramadasu has got lots of craze - Paruchuri Gopala Krishna
Paruchuri Gopala Krishna said, “The response in the opening week of Annamayya film was a bit disturbing. It picked up in 4th week and went on to become a huge blockbuster. But for Sri Ramadasu, there would not be any such problem as there is very good craze for this film. There is divinity in the face of Nagarjuna. There are 15 crores of Telugu speaking population in the world and I strongly feel that Telugu should be recognized by the central government as Pachina Basha.”
I missed Sri Ramadasu in my primetime - ANR
Legend ANR who played Kabir Das in this film said, “In just 15 days, lacks of units of Sri Ramadasu audio were sold. I worked in around 254 films so far and never did such a small character that requited only 9 working days. I worked for this film because, Sri Ramadasu is going to be an epic. It is very difficult to make films like Sri Ramadasu. I was supposed to do the character of Sri Ramadasu in my primetime and somehow it did not work out. Now I am extremely happy that my son is doing that role. I am an ardent fan of MM Keeravani. His music is divine.”
Sri Ramadasu disc function is genuine - MM Keeravani
Music director MM Keeravani said, “I think I don’t deserve the eulogies showered by the distinguished guests here. I composed music for Sri Ramadasu by accepting remuneration. I am happy that the output is effective and being appreciated by the listeners. In an interview in the past Aditya Music’s MD Umesh Gupta said that all platinum disc functions are fake. But Sri Ramadasu’s disc function is genuine. I also support Veturi in recognizing Telugu as ‘Prachina Basha’. I would like to thank K Raghavendra Rao for giving me this opportunity.”
God is there - Nagarjuna
Hero Nagarjuna said, “I grew my hair for Super and Sri Ramadasu films. It is very difficult to maintain long hair. I wonder how women manage it. I went to salon yesterday. I loved Paluke Bangaramayena and Mamu Brovamani songs from ANR’s Andala Ramudu when I was a kid. I feel blessed for acting in Sri Ramadasu. It made me believe that God is there."
MM keeravani on Sri Ramadasu songs