Chedugdu – starring Jayanth (son of Bhanuchander) and debut heroine Swetha, is complete by seventy percent of the talkie and four of the six songs. For the first time, the film arranged a press meet at Chatrapati House, Hyderabad. The introduction of the main lead to the media was arranged at 8. AM today, to coincide with the world’s most awaited day which heralded the launch of the Olympics in Beijing 8-8-8.
Chedugudu brings happiness to village
Director P.R. Nagraju said: “We are happy to introduce the lead pair of the film to the press and the audiences at this auspicious hour – 8.00 AM on 8-8-8. You all know me as co-director all these years. With this film, I am making my debut as director. The subject Chedugudu starts in a city and enters village backdrop and ends there. A village gets back the happiness after twenty years. The game Chedugudu is responsible for their happiness. We extensively shot in the areas of Rajahmundry, Palakollu and beautiful locations alongside river Godavari. Cameraman Sarath is a big asset to our film. Charkri gave wonderful music. We are going to shoot the left out two songs in Bangkok.”
Car driver said about Jayanth
“When I was thinking of introducing the right hero, a debutant or an upcoming hero, my car driver told me about actor Bhanuchander’s son – Jayanth. When I approached him, he said that Jayanth was still a boy and he preferred to launch him after he completed his studies. But, after hearing my subject, Bhanuchander immediately said he was giving his son for our project. The heroine – Swetha – was selected through the Net. Both will have excellent future with this film.”
Release on Vijayadasami Day
Producer Bhimineni Thirupathaiah (Rayudu) said: “We launched the film on June 24th. The current schedule started on August 5th and will continue till month end. The audio is planned in September, while the film will be releasing on Vijayadasami day in October. I am thankful to Smt. Kovai Sarala (Presenter of the film) for her patronage. She is like founder trustee of this project. Brahmanandam garu also gave lot of moral courage to launch this project. He is also playing a role in this film.”
Yadha tandri thada putra
Jayanth said: “My father gave the green signal to act in this film after he spoke to the producer and director. He was convinced with the subject. I just thought I should do whatever my dad says. All technicians and artistes are very cooperative and encouraging to me on the sets. I simply love the songs and Chakri’s music is awesome.”
Kovai Sarala said: “This film is not to be categorized into any particular genre. It has all the elements of entertainment – love, action, sentiment, comedy and what not.”
Hema said: “I play the role of wife to Sayaji Shinde. Fed up with hubby I try to elope with the hero. That is the funny part of my character.”
Sayaji Shinde said: “I am happy to be a part of this cute love story. The hero and heroine are both really young, between 15 and 18. See the power of the love at this tender age. I wish the entire team – all the best.”
Cast includes: Brahmanandam, Kovai Sarala, Ali, Jayaprakash Reddy, MS Narayana, Nagababu, Vinod Kumar, Raghu Babu, Vadivakkarasi, Suman Shetty, Allari Subhashini and others.
Crew: Story – Gopu and Balu; Dialogues – Veligonda Srinivas; Cinematography – Sarath; Editing – Shankar; Music – Chakri; Lyrics – Bhaskarabatla, Kandikonda, Ananth Sriram, Ramajogayya Sastry; Choreography – Ashok Raj, Nobel and Krishna Reddy; Stunts – Ram Lakshman.