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Sri Ramadasu floors them all

Staff Reporter

Film crew interacts with people of Vijayawada and exchanges views



REEL MAGIC: Hero Nagarjuna (extreme left), director K. Raghavendra Rao and Archana participating in a press meet in Vijayawada on Friday. - Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar.

VIJAYAWADA : He came, he saw and he conquered the hearts of Vijayawadites. That's how one should sum up film star Akkineni Nagarjuna's visit to the film hub on Friday, when the actor shared his experiences during the shooting of his latest movie `Sri Ramadasu'.

The entire crew of `Sri Ramadasu', led by director K. Raghavendra Rao, arrived here with a view to attending a function organised by a private Telugu TV Channel to highlight the making of the film revolving around Ramadasu, an ardent devotee of Lord Rama.

`Meticulous planning'

Revelling in the success of `Sri Ramadasu', Mr. Nagarjuna reeled out details of meticulous planning that went into the making of the historical film. He told a media conference that utmost care was taken to present the historic details in making the film.

"Sri Ramadasu has rejuvenated the bhakti cult among the youngsters. After doing Annamayya, I found the character Ramadasu very appealing and I immediately gave my consent to Raghavanerdra Rao garu," Mr. Nagarjuna said.

Sharing his experiences, writer J.K. Bharavi said the film was attracting more youngsters.

"A third class student wrote a letter to Mr. Raghavendra Rao appreciating the film and suggested that it would have been nicer had the dates and year of Ramadasu's lifetime were provided to guide the viewers. We were stunned by the suggestion. The film is being viewed meticulously by younger generation," he added.

Pat for Keeravani

Bharavi also said the film, released in USA and other countries, is doing well and receiving rave reviews from the public and critics.

Bharavi also had a word of appreciation for music director Keeravani for his melodious music filled with classic tunes. Archana, who enacted the role of Sita, felt it was a God-send for her and she was fortunate to bag the role of Sita in the prestigious film.

Actors Jayaprakash Reddy, Veda, Sivaparvathi, Ananth, Venu Madhav, Gopala Reddy, Konda Krishnam Raju, Master Teja and others participated in the programme.

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