The chill of a rainy wet Sunday evening, together with the cold air spewed out through the air-conditioning ducts in the cinema hall sent a shiver down the spine of many in the gathering. A while later the deafening blast of applause, cat-calls and whistles from fans injected the much-needed warmth.
That was the welcome a six-foot-plus tall Rana Daggupati, hero ‘Victory Venkatesh’ and a glamorous Nayanatara got, as they made a grand entrance at a screen in Cinemax Multiplex, for the audio function of Krish Jagarlamudi’s ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum’ (KVJ), made by First Frame Entertainments.
For all those who were lucky to get an invite for the function, it was a more-than-satisfying evening with the presence of stars they would otherwise find it next-to-impossible to see from such close quarters. The audio apart, they got to see the release of the theatrical trailer of the film. They even got to see the videos of the song, with ‘KVJ’ director Krish and the hero Rana smoothly slipping into the role of comperes in the glittering show.
Three generations of the Daggubati family – Rama Naidu, Suresh and Venkatesh and Rana, were represented at the function. While the presence of Nayanatara did provide the eye-candy that is associated with the film industry, also sharing the spotlight was actress Hema.
Needless to say, being an audio release, it was the music director Mani Sharma’s day, rather evening, out, as it was that of lyricists ‘Sirivennela’ Seetharama Sastry, E.S. Murthy and Sai Madhav Burra. Producers Y. Rajeev Reddy and Sai Babu Jagarlamudi were very much in the background, ensuring that things went right.