Superstar Mahesh’s latest out and out commercial outing ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’ presented by Dil Raju under his Sri Venkateswara Creations, Produced by Ramabrahmam Sunkara under GMB Entertainment and AK Entertainments banners Directed by Young Talented Director Anil Ravipudi is released on January 11th worldwide. The film received ‘Blockbuster Kaa Baap’ talk on its first day and collected a terrific 46.77 crores share worldwide. On this occasion, the team has held a thank you meet on Sunday.
Superstar Mahesh said, ” I sincerely thank Telugu Cinema Audience, My Father’s Fans and My Fans. You all have brought us this year’s Sankranthi a bit earlier on January 11th itself. It’s really Mind Block numbers you all have given for our film. Hats-off to Telugu cinema. Thanks to each and every technician. I watch my every film on its release day with my kids. That’s my sentiment. The role essayed by Vijkayashanthi garu can only be done by her. I am happy that she is a part of this film. I did some very good films after ‘Dookudu’. We have to surrender to its script for content-oriented films like ‘Srimanthudu’, ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ and ‘Maharshi’. Audience and Fans felt that my performance in ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’ reminds them of ‘Dookudu’. I was excited when Anil garu narrated this story during the making of ‘F2’. I had a commitment then and so I told him that we will do it as my next film. But, after watching ‘F2’ I thought that this will be the right film for me at the moment. I told Anil garu that we will do it and I am glad that I made this decision. I am very happy. I am feeling a very different kind of excitement since yesterday with all the comments, the feedback I am getting from Fans of my Father and from My Fans. I will give the entire credit to Anil Ravipudi only. He expected this reception at the beginning of this project itself. Devi is one of my favorite Music Directors. The background score is very important for a film. I feel free when Devi is working on it. The track he has given for Alluri Seetharamaraju in this film has given goosebumps for me. In my 20 years of career, I have never seen such a response ‘Mind Block’ song is getting for my films. Anil Sunkara garu is like my family. He likes my father a lot. Mine and Dil Raju gari combination is hat-trick combination and we will score a double hat-trick. I want to give a hug to Anil Ravipudi on behalf of my father’s fans, my fans, and the audience for the success of ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’.”
Viswa Nata Bharathi Vijayasanthi said, ” I am very happy that I gave my re-entry into films after 13 years with ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’. I was adamant to do films again when Anil Ravipudi garu met me. After giving a thought about the role he narrated to me and I decided to do it. I am very happy to work with Mahesh garu. I worked with him in ‘Koduku Diddina Kapuram’ when he was a kid. Now after he became a Superstar, I acted with him again in this film. Many called me and appreciated my performance in this film. I did very powerful roles in ‘Osey Ramulamma’, ‘Pratighatana’, ‘Karthavyam’ films. The role in ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’ also has so much weight. This character needs to be balanced from start to end. Ladies, especially are calling me and congratulating me. Thanks to Anil garu for giving me such a strong role. The audience is getting connected to the scenes between me and Mahesh. The film has become a very big hit. Thanks to the artists and technicians of this film.”
AK Entertainments Anil Sunkara said, ” I took two words from Devi Sri garu during the beginning of the shoot. I wanted a song from this film should be played at every stage whenever Mahesh garu is getting on it. Keeping his word Devi has given the title song ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’. Another one is I asked him to give a pakka mass number. ‘Mind Block’ song is being enjoyed by every Fan throughout the world. Anil Ravipudi has kept his promise and given us a blockbuster. I hope we reached Mahesh gari expectations with this film. We made this film with all elements Fans and Family audience expect from Mahesh gari film. While watching the film in theatres, the reaction is 10 times what we have anticipated. It is reflecting in the form of collections. Vijayashanthi garu did a great job. Everyone is feeling very emotional about her scenes. Rashmika did well. We have enjoyed the association with Dil Raju garu. We will keep on hearing ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’ anthem for every August 15th and January 26th. This journey with Mahesh garu is a beautiful and memorable one. For the first time in the history of Telugu Cinema, The distributors and Exhibitors have recovered 50% of their investment on the first day itself and This is the beginning only.”
Presenter Dil Raju said, ” Congrats to each and everyone from the team. Thanks to all for giving us such a big success. I scored a hat-trick with Mahesh garu as a producer. All four films I did with Anil Ravipudi have become successes. Thanks to Devi. We both worked together for 12 films. I am very happy that Vijayashanthi garu has made her re-entry with ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’. Thanks to her. The film has become a very big hit. Our ‘Mind Block’ed seeing the day 1 collection all-over. We still have a festival ahead of us. We will see great numbers in the coming days. I can assure that this film will become the biggest in Mahesh gari films revenue-wise. We are already celebrating.”
Director Anil Ravipudi said, ” Thanks to the technicians and artists who have worked for this film. Thanks to Rathnavelu garu, Prakash garu, Thammiraju garu, Ram – Lakshman masters and especially to my direction and writing department. My producer Anil Snkara garu has provided everything needed for me. He looked after me very well. Thank you, sir. My journey with Dil Raju garu is continuing. Thanks to Devi Sri prasad garu for giving superb music. Rashmika did a good job with her unique mannerisms. Thanks to Rajendra Prasad garu and Prakash Raj garu. Vijayashanthi garu did a terrific job in this film. There is no replacement for her. Thanks to her. We tag our film with ‘Blockbuster Kaa Baap’. As the audience is owning and is connecting to each and every aspect, mannerisms in the film. They are speaking volumes about every element in the film. Seeing this kind of reception, we are calling our film as ‘Blockbuster Kaa Baap’. I got goosebumps every time I watch the Alluri Seetharamaraju gari episode. Devi gari re-recording has taken it to another level. Ram -Lakshman was behind that episode. Thanks to their judgment and experience. The main soul of the film is based on the army. The soldiers who are protecting us keeping their lives at stake want us to act responsibly. That message said by Mahesh gari’s role in this film has reached the audience. I can’t say about Mahesh garu in words. Thanks to him for giving me this opportunity. Thanks to the audience for making this film a blockbuster.”
Devi Sri Prasad said, ” We all need an opportunity for proving ourselves. Thanks to every film which comes as an opportunity to prove myself. Thanks to Anil Ravipudi who has written such a good script and Thanks to Mahesh garu for making it terrific onscreen with his act. Thanks to Dil Raju garu and Anil Sunkara garu. Anil Sunkara garu is also a passionate producer like Dil Raju garu. When I asked to do orchestra for The Anthem in Europe. Without a single thought, he agreed to do it. Thanks to the music team. They always encourage me. Thanks to media who have played a great role in taking our songs to the audience every Monday. Rashmika did a fine job in her role. Mahesh garu always keeps his faith in me. I can’t thank him enough for his support. I can’t express my gratitude in words for him. Vijayashanthi gari ‘Sathruvu’ is my favorite. She worked with my father. Thanks to the audience for making ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’ a blockbuster.”