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Indra 175 Days
The travelogue of Chiranjeevi from Hyderabad to Vijayawada
Dressed in white Kurtha and Paijama, Chiranjeevi made a pleasantly
surprising appearance today at Raghavendra Rao K's office where four
tourist A/C buses were kept to take the cast and crewmembers of Indra to
the function venue of Vijayawada Wholesale Merchants Association Grounds
at Gollapudi, Vijayawada where Indra's 175 days function is about to take
off at 2:30pm. The buses started at 8 am and reached the lunch venue of
Vuma Holiday Inn at Kanchikacharla at 2:30 pm. Uday Kiran also accompanied
the Chiranjeevi in the tour. Meanwhile, Chiru changed his dress from white
classical dress to dashing black dress. After taking lunch, the unit
started from the holiday resort at 3:30 pm and reached the Grounds by 4
pm. Chandra Babu Naidu (Chief Minister of AP) and Venkaiah Naidu
(president of BJP) were also present by the time Chiru reached the venue.
There is one Chiranjeevi fan called Sreekanth Kumar who is extremely good
at entertaining people with his narrations and observations on Chiranjeevi
and Chiranjeevi's biography. He enthralled the crowds for 30 minutes.
Manisharma 10 show
Mani Sharma is beaming with joy today and had performed the following
songs live in afternoon itself
Suklam Bharadharam Vishnu (devotional song) - Muralidhar
2. Sruthi Neevu Gathi Neevu (Swathi Kiranam) - Sunitha
3. Yamoho Nee Yamayama Andam (JVAS) - Sunitha, Ramu
4. Abba Nee Tiyyani Debba (JVAS) - Sunitha, Muralidhar
5. Bhambham Bole (Indra) - Murali Ramu
6. Priyathama (JVAS) - Prasanna, Muralidhar
7. Sayyare Sayya (Annayya) - Ramu, Muralidhar
8. Ramma Chilakamma (Choodalani Vundi) - Prasanna, Muralidhar
9. Ammadu Appachi (Indra) - Prasanna, Muralidhar
10. Radhe Govinda (Indra) - Muralidhar
Chiranjeevi is the 3rd eye of Telugu films - Venkaiah Naidu
Speaking on this occasion Venkaiah Naidu opined that ANR and NTR are the
two eyes of Telugu film industry. And Chiranjeevi is the third eye (trinethram).
He said that he has liked the dialogue -
"narukkuntoo pothe adavulundav
champukuntoopothe manushulu migalaru"
He felt that India is the best country when it comes to civilization
and Telugu language is the best among the Indian languages (Desa
Bhasalandu Telugu Lessa). He said that Indra is the best film he has seen.
Chandrababu Naidu falters
The hi-tech CM of Andhra Pradesh has had an unpleasant experience when he
started giving the speech. Few guys from the VVIP gallery have raised a
big banner which has 'CM Chiranjeevi' written on it. He addressed each and
every guest to start with. But when he uttered the name of heroine as Arti
Agarwal garu in his usual style, the crowds have cheered him. Then Chandra
Babu told that he expected that kind of response for Arti. Addressing the
crowds, he said that he is happy to see thousands of people gracing the
occasion. His word 'thousands' has again met with negative response from
the crowds as the capacity of the stadium itself is 5 lakhs and it was
full. Chandra Babu said that he predicted the 175-day run when he saw the
movie Indra. Then he made another blunder by reading out the centers
number. He said that he is extremely happy to see Indra running for 100
days in 62 centers and 175 days in 18 centers. The agitation by fans has
gone to peak and they started raising voice. Realizing his mistake,
Chandra Babu Naidu tried to pacify fans by saying that Indra ran for 100
days in all the centers it is released. He said that Rayalaseema is facing
water problem and Indra film tried showing the solution and it advised
that the factionists should stop voilence. Meanwhile, Paruchuri has handed
over the paper slip with correct centers of Indra 50, 100 and 175 days.
Chandra Babu has read it out. He also said that Chiranjeevi is known for
his hard work and self-confidence.
Aswini Dutt donates 10 lakhs to CM
The producer Aswini Dutt donated a check of Rs. 10 lakhs to Chandra Babu
Naidu towards the Afternoon-meal program initiated by the government.
Chiru wants either Chandra Babu or Venkaiah to become PM of India
the crowds by getting on to the mike so early. He said that he feels so
nice to have such inseparable bond with the fans. He marveled at the power
of silver screen using which he got such a fan following. He said that a
small film in a projector is resulting as a big love in the hearts of
fans. He wondered what he would have been if there were no camera, lights
and sounds. He thanked the inventors of these devices.
Chiranjeevi said that NTR is the first politician whom he has met
personally. Their interaction has led to an association with Chandra Babu
Naidu. Chiranjeevi said that Chandra Babu is a family friend. He revealed
that Chiranjeevi's wife and Chandra Babu's wife are good pals. He
remembered that Chenna Reddy is the first CM to initiate the transfer of
Film Industry from Madras to Hyderabad. He also mentioned that Chandra
Babu has completed that transfer process.
Chiranjeevi has also spoke of his association with Venkaiah Naidu.
Chiranjeevi said that most of the time he would be interacting with
Venkaiah Naidu in airports. He said that Venkaiah is very fond of Telugu
language. He met Venkaiah many times in Telugu related functions l8ike
TANA and WTFC, which are organized by Telugu community in other countries.
[Later on, Chiru said that he had to start his speech early as Chandra
Babu and Venkaih are expected to take off in their helicopters before
dawn. Chiru said that he would address the gathering again]
Paruchuri prompts Arti Agarwal
Dressed in a sensuous
style, Arti Agarwal turned out to be the cynosure of the function. With
some prompting from Paruchuri Gopala Krishna, she spoke in Telugu. She
referred to Chiranjeevi as Guru. She put a stop to her speech by saying 'Malli
Srikanth opens up
Srikanth touched the feet of Chiranjeevi a couple of times to show his
admiration. In the speech, Srikanth refered to Chiranjeevi as 'Naa
Annayya'. He said that 'Pelli Sandadi' function was also organized in
Vijayawada and during that function Chiranjeevi has blessed him. Srikanth
said that Chiranjeevi's blessings have made him what he is today. He said
he has been a fan of Chiranjeevi since childhood and his admiration
towards Chiranjeevi and the glamour of film industry made him bunk his
studies and join film institute in Madras.
said that he has a fond memory of an incident as fan in Vijaywada. He was
in Vijayawada when Chiranjeevi's 'Veta' was released. He stood in the
queue for ticket at 2:30 am and was beaten up by the police in queue.
Srikanth said that Chiranjeevi is the spine of film industry. To end his
speech, Srikanth shouted megastar and the crowds responded by saying
Uday Kiran gets emotional
Uday Kiran was exhilarated to get an opportunity to speak on the dais
where his matinee idol's movie function was happening. He refered to the
crowds and sea of fans (Jana Samudram) and opined that he is one
drop from that sea of fans. He referred to the stage as Indra Sabha.
said that he wearing yellow shirt has a sentiment behind it. Chiranjeevi
was present at a function to accept Nandi award when Uday Kiran was 8
years old. Uday Kiran, wearing a yellow shirt, went to that function along
with his mom. Uday Kiran wanted to touch Chiranjeevi. After too much of
efforts and luck, Uday Kiran got an opportunity to touch the hand of
After becoming a hero, Uday Kiran was desperately waiting for an occasion
to meet Chiranjeevi. Shootings of Uday Kiran's film and Chiranjeevi's film
were happening in the same studio at different floors. At that time, Uday
Kiran went to Chiranjeevi introduced himself. Chiranjeevi received him
very well and spent 30 minutes. It was like a festival day for Uday Kiran.
(at this point of time Paruchuri Gopala Krishna came and reminded Uday
Kiran that time was running out)
Kiran said that the best day for him is today as he spent the entire day
with Chiranjeevi in the bus. Moved by this gesture, Chiranjeevi came to
Uday Kiran and hugged him, which was greatly applauded by the crowds.
Kiran became little poetic when he said that the stage backdrop is Ganga
River and he is feeling like he was celebrating Pushkaraalu at Ganges in
Kaasi. He finally said 'Koti Dandaalu' to Chiranjeevi and sat back
in his seat.
Paruchuri gave a timely statement - Gonthu tadi aaripoyinappudu,
gundellonchi maatalu vastai - after looking at the emotional display
of Uday Kiran
Not to be left behind, Sunil narrated his childhood as a fan of
Chiranjeevi. He said that he used to watch Chiranjeevi films on a daily
basis during the time of Nagu, Rustum, Donga, Adavi Donga, Vijetha etc. He
said that he used to watch first half then go to home and help his mother
in fetching water and then return to cinema hall to watch second half. He
used to go home during the intermission to help his mother fetch water to
give an impression that he is right there at home and not in a movie
theater. He had to force his mother, an employee of the post office of
Bhimavaram, to accompany to Vijaya Lakshmi
theater to buy a ticket for him on the release day of JVAS as there was
too much of crowds in the theater on the release day. He asked his
mother's help, as it's very easy for ladies to procure tickets.
Chinni Krishna praises Chiranjeevi as 'Andhra Mother Teresa'
All eyes were set on Chinni Krishna when he started the speech as he went
to a great extent while promising a silver jubilee film out of Indra in
its audio function.
Speaking to the crowds, Chinni Krishna said that he is the biggest fan of
Chiranjeevi and he watched Vyjayanthi-Chiru combinations JVAS and
Choodalani Vundi more than 25 times. He said he was thrilled when Aswini
Dutt called him and asked him to prepare a sky-level script for the 3rd
combination film. Chinni Krishna stayed in Golkonda Hotel for few weeks.
And he could not get any thought or inspiration to put his pen on the
Chiranjeevi called him to his personal office. Usually you find either
huge photographs or shields in the stars' offices, but Chiranjeevi's
office sports none of these shields. There is a big-framed photograph of
Mother Teresa (she has drops of tears in her eyes) in Chiranjeevi's room.
That photograph acted as an inspiration for the humanitarian attitude of
hero in Indra film. Chinni Krishna reiterated that Chiranjeevi has a kind
heart, serving attitude and sacrificing mentality like Mother Teresa. He
praised Chiranjeevi as 'Andhra Mother Teresa'.
he took Rayalaseema as the backdrop and identified water problem as the
source of factions. Hence the hero performs Jala Yagnam to bring water to
earth. In the process, he disowns everything he has. He declared proudly
that he predicted 100 days run in 125 centers and 175 days run in 35
centers and his predictions came true.
Chinni Krishna earnestly requested to give him another chance as a script
writer and he declared that he would cross the records of Indra with that
film. He also said that it was B Gopal who introduced him to Telugu film
industry with Narasimha Naidu. He said he would be indebted to B Gopal
throughout his life. He also thanked Paruchuri Gopala Krishna for
introducing him to Chiranjeevi. To end the speech, he bowed down and
touched his head to the stage by saying that he is performing 'paadaabhivandanam'
to all the audiences of AP for making this film an all
time big hit.
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