Sharwanand and Malayalam belle Anupama Parameshwaran starrer ‘Shatamanam Bhavathi’ which was released on January 14 as Sankranti treat, is running super successfully with a super hit talk. On this occasion, the film unit has arranged success meet on January 27 in Hyderabad. The film has music by Mickey J Mayer. Satish Vegesna is the director. The film was produced by Dil Raju on Sri Venkateswara Creations banner.
Vinayak, who directed Dil Raju’s films film ‘Dil’, has graced the event as chief guest. Vinayak was felicitated by Dil Raju and Megastar Chiranjeevi on the stage. Dil Raju’s parents were also felicitated on the same stage. Ahobila Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji, Devanatha Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji, Dil Raju, Sirish, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Dr. Ravinder Reddy, Tanikella Bharani, Sijju, Mickey J Mayer, Indraja, Sameer Reddy and some others were present at the success meet.
‘Satamanam Bhavathi’ has brought realisation to many:
Ahobila Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji said, “Title itself is very impressive. So many people who are living in US are at least sending dollars to their parents. But, there are many people who are staying here are not taking care of their parents. ‘Satamanam Bhavathi’ was made to bring realisation to the people who are saying here are joining their parents to old age homes.”
‘Satamanam Bhavathi’ success to Sharwanand is like the success to my own son:
Speaking at the success meet, Megastar Chiranjeevi said, “Dil Raju is delivering worthy, healthy, family entertainer and inspirational films. The film’s director and producers are like parents to that film. Dil Raju stood as an inspiration to all producers by choosing suitable artists and technicians. Therefore, resent heroes are showing interest to work under Dil Raju’s banner. My son Ram Charan is also showing interest to work with Dil Raju. He takes due care in each and every aspect of the film. He is sentimental, aggressive and good hearted person. Vinayak extracts good work from everyone without commanding. There is no change in the behaviour of VV Vinyak right from ‘Dil’ to the present ‘Khaidi No.150’. ‘Satamanam Bhavati’ is like a full a vegetable meals. The film is like a message to the people who are not taking care of their parents. I really wished for the success of the film during the pre-release event of my film ‘Khaidi No.150’. ‘Satamanam Bhavati’ has become big success as I expected.”
Congratulating the team, Megastar said, “Prakash Raju is not a normal man. I said the same during the time of the film ‘Choodalani Undi’. There are no limits for his talent. He can get into the skin of any character. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Prakash Raju is present generation’s versatile actor after yesteryears Rangarao garu. I the same way Jayasudha garu can easily dwell into any character. I appreciate Satish for directing such a message oriented film. My hearty congratulations to Mickey J Mayer, Sameer Reddy and Tanikella Bharani and to the entire team.”
About Sharwanand, Chiranjeevi said, “Sharwanand has brought up along with my son Ram Charan at our home. He is a good friend of my Charan. I know that he is a hero material, but I don’t know whether he has interest in films or not. One day Charan told me that Sharwanand is interested in films. Sharwanand first faced the camera with me only, i.e. in Thumbs Up ad. He took my blessing for his first film ‘December Aido Tariku’. He played a healthy romantic character in ‘Satamanam Bhavati’. Congratulations to Sirish as well, who stood behind like how lord Lakshmana stood behind his brother lord Rama.”
‘Satamanam Bhavati’ is dedicated to all parents:
Producer Dil Raju shared, “When I listened to the script narrated by Satish, I have seen it as my life. I was very much impressed by the script. I was confident that the film will stand out as a trend setter for family entertainers in Tollywood like ‘Bommarillu’. Now, I am very happy that my dream came true. I am extremely happy that Telugu audience are still encouraging the film even after the release of two weeks.”
The producer added, “When Vinay visited a Temple, there Swamijis blessed him saying ‘Sathamanam Bhavati’. Then I fixed that as the film’s title. This is not just a success meet, it is our banner’s celebration for our family and film unit. We born and brought up in a small village and came to Hyderabad in early 1987 to earn a livelihood. Sireesh or I were not interested in films. In those days we have screened ‘Simhapuri Simham’ in 16 MM in our village. At that time we didn’t have much knowledge on films. Sireesh used to sell tickets and I used to stand at the entrance gate. After that we came to Hyderabad and started automobiles business and became successful. We entered into the film industry with the support of Mahender Reddy garu.”
About his entry to the film industry, Dil Raju described, “We started our film career as distributers for the film ‘Aadi’ directed by VV Vinayak. Even though, we were new to production field, VV Vinayak has kept belief on us. He has made us to learn everything as producers. The film’s title has become by first name. My parents have given birth to me. VV Vinayak has given the first success. I will be indebted to him forever.”
About the success of ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’, the hit films producer said, “Our film ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ was released on January 14. Chiranjeevi garu’s ‘Khaidi No. 150’ was released on January 11 and created sensation. ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ which was released between big films has got normal openings. I didn’t get any phone calls. On the third day of the release, I have received a phone call and that was none other than Chiranjeevi. He praised about the film. I am thankful to Chiranjeevi garu for supporting this small film. We have introduces many artists, technicians and directors to the film industry from our banner right from ‘Dil’ to ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’. I am dedicating the film to all parents. With the blessings of everyone, we will bring many more good films from our banner.”
My dream came true:
On this occasion, Satish Vegesna said, “I am thankful to my parents who given this wonderful life to me, Muppalaneni Shiva garu who has given life to me as writer and Dil Raju garu and Sireesh garu for giving me the life as a director. I am extremely happy that my dream came true. I don’t know how many times I have watched Chiranjeevi garu’s ‘Khaidi No.150’ in Tanuku. My directorial venture ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ and Chiranjeevi garu’s 150th film ‘Khaidi No.150’ have released at the same time. Our film has received appreciations from Chiranjeevi garu and it has given me immense happiness. It’s an unforgettable moment for me. Loving parents and children are the main reasons for the success of the film. The film’s success has earned fame to us.”
I found out that Dil Raju is an honest man:
Speaking at the success meet, director VV Vinayak said, “After the release of ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’, Dil Raju phoned me one day to say that he is going to felicitate all the directors who have worked on his banner. I said, “Ok that’s fine.” But here the matter is different. I am not that much big to get felicitated in front of Chiranjeevi annayya. The love and affection shown by Dil Raju on me is enough for me. Dil Raju has remembered each and every small moment which happened long back and sharing today. It has given me immense happiness. I like all producers who have been travelling with me. I found out that Dil Raju is an honest man. He encourages new scripts. The success of ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ has surpassed the success of ‘Bommarillu’. I wish the film will become much more success. I am very happy that Charan’s close friend Sharwanand has played the lead role in the film. I want to say sorry to Prakash Raju annayya. Because, when Dil Raju asked me to suggest a name for aged parent’s role, I suggested Raghavendra Rao garu’s name. Everyone in the film industry likes Sharwanand. Chiranjeevi garu too felt very happy when he scored success. Congratulations to Anupama, Indraja, Sameer Reddy, Mickey J Mayer and everyone in the team.”
Addressing the gathering, Prakash Raj said, “Dil Raju and Satish are the main reasons for the success of the film. They were very confident. ‘Shatamanam Bhavathi’ stood as the proof that audience will always encourage if a film was made honestly. I have been travelling with Dil Raju since long time. I have many successful films like ‘Khadgam’, ‘Antahpuram’ and ‘Okkadu’ and many more in my career. ‘Shatamanam Bhavathi’ will also stand out as a good film in my career.
An elated Sharvanand shared, “My parents supported me a lot when I said them that I will become a hero. All my family members encouraged me and stood as big support for me. This is an unforgettable day for me. It is all like a dream. Sharing the stage with my favourite hero Chiranjeevi garu and receiving wishes from him is a wonderful experience. His encouragement in my life is unforgettable. When I approached him with the desire to become a hero, he told me two magic words for the success. He said me to treat everyone the same, right from director and producer to the light boy. I am following the same. He recommended me to the director and producers for the chance to act in his film ‘Shankar Dada MBBS’. I approached producers, but I didn’t get a phone call till two months. I was disappointed. After two months, I got a call from producers. Chiranjeevi garu has recommended me for that character. That is Megastar Chiranjeevi garu. When I approached him to say thanks, he said, “Unflinching determination is the key to success.” Those words are unforgettable.”
About the success of ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ and his work experience, the actor said, “The success of ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ has given me a wonderful feel. Many of you doesn’t know that this is my 25th film. I had dream to invite Chiranjeevi garu for the audio of my 25th film. It happened like this. I was very much impressed by the script narrated by Satish Vegesna and I immediately phoned Dil Raju garu. Working for this film is a wonderful journey. I am thankful to Sameer Reddy garu, Mickey J Mayer garu, Sijju garu, Jayasudha garu and Prakash Raju garu and everyone in the team. My special thanks to Dil Raju anna and Sireesh anna for making my dream true. I am thankful to Telugu audience for making the film a big success. Today is the most memorable day for me.”