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Updated: September 11, 2013 13:21 IST

NTR fan uses his films to campaign for Samiakyandhra

B. V. S. Bhaskar
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A poster and audio CD was released by Nataratna Kala Mandir founder P. Chandra Mouli in which importance of United Andhra is highlighted. Photo: S. Rambabu
A poster and audio CD was released by Nataratna Kala Mandir founder P. Chandra Mouli in which importance of United Andhra is highlighted. Photo: S. Rambabu

A diehard fan of NTR near Kakinada got a novel idea of contributing something for Samiakyandhra agitation. He used audio-visual medium to spread the message to the masses, particularly the young generation. Putchakayala Chandramouli of Valasapakala village in the rural mandal of Kakinada and working as Assistant Executive Engineer in ONGC, Rajahmundry Asset has dedicated one entire floor in his house for NTR Library and named it “Nataratna Kala Mandir”, and collected 302 original CDs of NTR films -- from 1949 (“Mana Desam”, his first film) to 1993 (Srinath Kavi Sarvabhouma”, last film).

Moved by the movement for unified Andhra, Mr. Chandramouli launched an audio visual campaign with NTR songs titled “Kalasi vunte kaladu sukham.” He released a huge poster and a CD on which it was printed - a new film presented by united Andhra people - “Kalasi vunte kaladu sukham,” directed by “Telugu Talli,” produced by people of Andhra, music bearing sufferings of Telugu people and audio is released by S.A. (Seema Andhra) Audio’s. In this compact disc, there are songs, highlighting the unique features of united Andhra in NTR films.

Along with this CD and the huge poster, Mr. Chandramouli arranged an exhibition about three days ago in Kakinada on united Andhra map with his 302 NTR’s rare CD collections and posters of NTR.

The ONGC engineer built a house in his native village Valasapakala which he named “Taraka Rama Nilayam”. In “Nataratna Kala Mandir”, he arranged and preserved his 16 year’s collection of NTR CDs, all the old cinema posters of NTR films, particularly two life-size posters -- one showing NTR as Lord Sri Krishna in “Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam” and the other as Dhuryodhana in ‘Dana Veera Soora Karna’. He also collected 1,300 CDs of actors of yesteryear.

Mr. Chandramouli took up service activities for which he got awards. They include training to children in dance and drama, observing birth and death anniversaries of Potti Sriramulu, Prakasam Pantulu, Ghantasala and S.V. Rangarao along with that of NRT and distribution of free books, school bags, etc. to children. His collection of rare CDs entered Limca, India, Telugu Book of Records.

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