Allari Ramudu 100 days Function
To celebrate the successful 100 days marathon of Allari Ramudu, Chanti Addala, the producer of Allari Ramudu, organized a grand function at Silpakalavedika, Hyderabad on the 26th October. The chief guest invited was none other than the CM of AP - Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, who these days seems to be attending each and every function connected with Nandamuri vamsam. And why not? This is the least he could do in showing his avuncular pride and concern towards the budding progeny of a mighty dynasty of which he is a prominent and powerful 'alludu'. His colleagues Devender Goud and Chandra Mohan Reddy also graced the function. NTR's father Hari Krishna was also invited as a special guest.
The function started with a mimicry performance by artist Hari Kishan followed by dances by choreographer Raja Sekhar. Usha and Ravi Varma sang 'Rukhmini' song from Allari Ramudu. Few clips from Allari Ramudu were shown on the big screen. Kota anchored the event and invited MS Narayana to perform small skits in between, which were received well.
Dr Rama Naidu recollected that his first film 'Ramudu - Bheemudu' had senior NTR as hero. He gave an open offer to Jr. NTR to remake 'Ramudu - Bheemudu' with Jr. NT as the hero in the direction of Rama Naidu himself. Rama Naidu said that he was looking forward for the consent from Jr. NTR.
Chandra Babu Naidu officially started the event by lighting the jyothi. Hari Krishna was invited first to speak and he played it to the galleries by saying that the success of Nandamuri vamsam belongs to its ardent fans. He mentioned that people say 'Sarvendriyanam Nayanam Pradhanam'. But he modified it by saying that 'Sarvendriyanam Sarvam Pradhanam' to emphasize the efforts of the entire team and not just the hero, to make a movie successful. He said that hero is not the only important ingredient of the success of a movie. He reiterated that everybody who worked for the movie gets equal share. He wished his son Tarak Ram [NTR] a great success in future.
Chandra Babu Naidu praised NTR by saying that he has reached great heights of popularity with just 5 films. He praised B Gopal for having a highest success rate to his credit. Mr. Naidu, who always proves his statements with startling facts took everyone by surprise when he mentioned that of the 25 films made by B Gopal, 19 films ran for 100 days films and five were 175 days films. He appreciated Allari Ramudu film by mentioning that it ran for 50 days in 106 centers and 100 days in 36 centers. He also urged the producers to make message oriented films. Through out his speech, Chandra Babu Naidu referred NTR as Chiranjeevi NTR.
Minister Chandra Mohan Reddy was at his wits. He mentioned that the heroines opposite NTR should be physically very strong like Nagma (referring to the scenes in which Nagma almost carries NTR twice). He said that B Gopal is the best commercial director with three of the best blockbusters to his credit- Samarasimha Reddy, Narasimha Naidu and Indra. When he mentioned the film Indra, there was negative response from the crowds. Chandra Mohan Reddy also talked about Telugu Cinema field becoming a lucky industry for Arti Agarwal and he urged Arti Agarwal to marry a Telugu guy and settle in AP.
NTR thanked everybody for supporting his films and urged Nandamuri fans to keep the spirit of Nandamuri vamsam high. He said that he was always in awe of K Raghavendra Rao and B Gopal and he expressed his happiness in being able to work with them so early in his career with Student No.1 and Allari Ramudu respectively.
The set erected as a backdrop for this function stood as a special attraction with four pillars (each pillar featuring NTR, Jr. NTR, Hari Krishna and Bala Krishna). Lot of producers attended the function including the star producer Dr. D Rama Naidu.