This is perhaps the first Tollywood audio function to be held in the Peoples’ capital Amaravati. Tollywood superstar Nandamuri Balakrishna aka NBK’s generous gesture went down rather well with the people of Andhra, setting a tone of new avenues for Telugu Cinema in the new state of Andhra Pradesh.
The audio release function of Telugu movie Dictator starring Balakrishna was a superbly grand affair, that was held on the banks of the River Krishna at old Amaravati in Guntur district on Sunday. The onset of the function saw amazing traction, with fans and followers flocking to the venue to get a glimpse of their on screen God.
Symbolizing AP’s rich heritage, the audio function took place in front of the 125-foot tall Dhyana Buddha statue where fans of the lead actor, Nandamuri Balakrishna, along with TDP leaders and activists participated in massive numbers. The event also saw some political representation, with Ministers R. Kishorebabu and P. Pulla Rao, Narsaraopet MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao and other MLAs attending.
K. Sridhar and Modugula Venugopala Reddy, Guntur ZP Chairperson SK Janimun and other dignitaries released the audio songs of the movie in the presence of Balakrishna and the lead actresses, Anjali and Sonal Chouhan.
Speaking on the occasion, the ministers hoped that Amaravati will soon become the prime center for film functions and said that audio release of Dictator marked a great start. They appealed to the Telugu film industry to cooperate with the state government for the development of Amaravati, the new capital.
Mr Sambasiva Rao handed over the first audio CD of the film to the star NBK. The actors also later performed for the gathering. Director Sriwass and others spoke about the filming of the movie, at length.
NBK’s gesture to induct the beginning of Telugu audio functions at Amaravati seems to look like a viable start for others to follow suit in the coming days. The audio function of Dictator has clearly opened the brand new innings of marking Telugu Cinema territory in Amaravati.