Rani Ranamma Muhurat
Sailaja Productions’ ‘Rani Ranamma’ starring action king Arjun and Lakshmi Rai as lead pair was launched this morning (Monday) in Hyderabad. Dasari Narayana Rao sounded the clap board while R Ramachandra Raju switched on the camera and Kodi Ramakrishna directed the first shot.
Later addressing the media Arjun said, “My first film ‘Maa Pallelo Gopaludu’ was in Kodi Ramakrishna combination in 1984. After that I did four films and all were big hits. This is the sixth film in our combination. The character in this film was never done by me before. It would be thrilling to know how an innocent man will turn ferocious. There is enough sentiment in the film. Music is an added flavour. Lakshmi Rai is playing a performance oriented role.”
Lakshmi Rai said, “I feel lucky to do a film opposite Arjun under Kodi Ramakrishna’s direction. Director trusted me and offered this role. After ‘Mangatha’, I’m once again doing this film with Arjun. My role in this film has got good scope for performance. ‘Rani Ranamma’ is a mix of sentiment, action and love.”
Kodi Ramakrishna said, “My earlier films in Arjun’s combination were all hits. Therefore it’s true that expectations are high on this film which is again coming after a long time. So I promise that this film will not disappoint the audience. It’s a common story that happens in every jouse. It’s a mix of sentimental drama, emotional scenes and action drama. Lakshmi Rai portrays glamour role along with being sentimental. This character is sure to earn her a good name. Arjun plays an innocent man who suddenly turns emotional. The story tells the reason behind his personality change. Two children are also part of this film as the story revolves around their characters. We are remixing the popular song ‘Rani Ranamma’ in this film. Rajendra Kumar wrote natural dialogues. S A Rajkumar composed wonderful tunes. Every song will carry the story forward. The producers must have taste to make such films. Kondavalasa is playing the heroine’s father. It’s an universal film which will be liked by children, youth and elders. We will complete the film in a single schedule.”
Music director S A Raj Kumar said, “It’s my sixth film in my combination with Kodi Ramakrishna. All films in our combination have become hits. This film also has got good music.”
Jonnavittula said, “Kodi Ramakrishna is known for his sentiment oriented subjects. Arjun and Kodi Ramakrishna combination is like Sri Krishnarjuna. S A Rajkumar provided good music. Every scene is heart touching. Rajendra Kumar wrote very natural dialogues. Story revolves around Srilanka backdrop. I’m very happy to get the chance to write all songs. I wish that the producers earn every pie they spend on the film.”
Dialogue Writer Rajendra Kumar said, “Arjun’s character has two dimensions. While he is cool like a moon, he suddenly roars like a hot sun. To know the reason one has to watch the film. Climax would thrill the audience. ‘Rani Ranamma’ is a high voltage action drama.”
Producer Ramachandra Raju said, “It’s my first film in Telugu. ‘Rani Ranamma’ can be watched by the entire family members together. We will shoot the film till August continuously and we are planning to release it on Vijayadasami day. Shootings will be held in Hyderabad, Rajahmundry, Srilanka and Kerala. Action scenes will be shot in Srilanka.”
Other cast includes Anvesh, Rajendran, S A Rajkumar, Madan Baap, baby Anshu, master Rithvik, Sijju, O Kalyan, etc.
Dialogues: P Rajendra Kumar; lyrics: Jonnavithula; music: S A Raj Kumar; camera: Kodi Lakshman, Sri Venkat; producer: R Ramachandra Raju; screenplay and direction: Kodi Ramakrishna.