Writers of north coastal Andhra, from the northern most rim of Parvathipuram region known for social commitment, became the first producers of a short film, Sannayi, whose premiere show was held in the city on Sunday.
The film is based on the story Aksharala Daarilo ( in the path of letters) written by Mallepuram Jagadeesh, billed to be the first tribal writer of Andhra Pradesh, working as a teacher in the Thadikonda school. It is also the first directorial venture of Srujan Attada, son of a reputed writer Attada Appalanaidu, hailing from the region. While noted writer Ganteda Gouru Naidu, played the main role of a motivating school teacher in bringing back a school drop out tribal student to the school, and to the path of letters again, fresh talent was introduced through Santhosh Kumar, who acted well as Sannayi, the tribal boy who runs away from the school, unable to face the tyranny of teachers.
Mosaic and Esskay Foundation presented the premiere of the film in the city. Head of Theatre Arts Department in Andhra University P. Bobby Vardhan who was present, lauded the maiden venture.
Noted octogenarian writer and Central Sahitya Akademi Award winner Kalipatnama Ramarao congratulated the team of writers and the young director, and hoped it would usher in a notable change in the field of literature which hereafter could also be seen beyond the print medium.
Noted thespians, writers, film society activists like Kallu Chidambaram, Bhallamudi Ramamurthy, Vijay Kumar, P.V. Ramana, Rathnam, Vijabhanu Kote, R. Ramakrishna, Prasada varma, Koyilada Babu, and others spoke.