Music of Chintakayala Ravi, a Venkatesh starrer with Vishal-Sekhar duo as music directors, was released this evening at Ramanaidu Studios, Hyderabad. The film made on Lakshmi Narasimha Productions is produced by Nallamalupu Bujji under the direction of RGV’s protégé Yogie. Aditya Music is marketing its audio.
The dignitaries of the evening included Venkatesh (hero), Anushka and Mamta Mohandass (heroines), Yogie, Nallamalupu Bujji, Vishal-Sekhar duo, Seenu Vytla, Kona Venkat, Brahmanandam, Sunil, Chalapati Rao, Raghubabu, Chandrabose, Naga Ashok Kumar, Gemini Kiran, D. Suresh Babu, Sravanti Ravi Kishore, Kodali Nani, Rajitha, Ganesh, Srinivasa Reddy and others.
NTR released the audio cassette and presented the first number to Asian Films representative Narayandas. It was Brahmanandam who unveiled the audio CD, presenting it to Seenu Vytla. Three songs were screened to the gathering in bits.
Four steps towards success: Kona Venkat
Kona Venkat spoke in detail about the making of Chintakayala Ravi. “The subject of Chintakayala Ravi was conceived by accident. When Yogie narrated the subject, Venkatesh felt that the subject was very apt to his body language. That was our first success. Next, we roped in Vishal-Sekhar duo for music with its perfect mix of class and mass touches. This is the story of a Telugu guy in a new land like the US. We need new composers for this film. Though the Vishal-Sekhar duo doesn’t know Telugu, they understood the situations with dexterity. That’s why the music has come out extraordinarily. It is our second success. Yogie’s direction is another highlight. I know Yogie when he was working with Ram Gopal Varma as co-director. He treated this romantic comedy entertainer with utmost care. Last but not the least; Suresh Babu is in fact the backbone of this project. He is one person in Tollywood who holds the eleventh dimension, which will be completely new in its perception. This is our greatest success. Nallamalupu Bujji left no stone unturned to provide the best production values. New York city will come alive on the screen.”
Humbleness made Bujji big: NTR
NTR said: “Post the making of Student No. 1, a gaudy looking person came to me and introduced to me as Chitra Sai Bujji, producer. He brought another person called VV Vinayak. He was even more rugged than the producer. After several days, I had to respond to them by force. I never believed them first. But, they gave me an all time hit Aadi, the success of which I don’t need to say again. Though Aadi brought grand name and fame to Vinay and me, Bujji was left out. But, he was given all support by Suresh Babu garu and Venkatesh and the result was Lakshmi. Now, this Chintakayala Ravi. It placed Bujji among the top producers in Tollywood. The music by Vishal-Sekhar is simply superb. They are wonderful. The Sunita Sunita song is rocking. I hope this film will become a super duper hit.”
Best family entertainer in my career: Venky
Venkatesh said: “I thank the entire cast and crew of Chintakayala Ravi for their collective efforts. My special thanks to Vishal-Sekhar. We enjoyed the shoot in US very much. I am confident that Chintakayala Ravi is going to be the best romantic family entertainer with a lot of comedy in my career.”
We fell to Hyderbadi hospitality: Vishal-Sekhar
Vishal & Sekhar said: “We are thrilled with the hospitality of the Hyderabadi people. More than the professional relationship, we extremely liked their friendliness. We were received with lot of respect and admiration. Our journey with Chintakayala Ravi is wonderful. We are thankful to Venkatesh garu.”
Brahmanandam said: “Bujji (producer) is like an eagle on a sharp lookout for wonderful scripts (prey). This subject Chintakayala Ravi is perfectly suitable for Venkatesh.”
Sunil said: “I play the role as Pendurthi Babu. Failing to get even the deposit in ZPTC elections, I am dejected, but after a beautiful girl like Mamta Mohandas. This film is going to be a big hit.”
Mamta Mohandas said: “I am happy to be associated with top hero Venkatesh. Yogie is a wonderful person with sharp eye for family entertainers. I wish the team of Chintakayala Ravi all the best.”
Anushka said: “The songs are simply superb with great music by Vishal-Sekhar. You have excellent choreography of songs as well.”
All the speakers wished the unit of Chintakayala Ravi best of luck. The film is set for release on October 1.
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