Parugu celebrates double platinum

Last Updated: Sun, May 18, 2008 05:00 hrs

Parugu, the latest film of Allu Arjun, celebrated its Double Platinum disc on Saturday night at Club Jayabheri, Hyderabad.

Made on Sree Venkateswara Creations banner, the film is directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar. For the first time, Mani Sharma had scored music for an Allu Arjun film.

The function had the presence of film personalities MS Raju, VV Vinayak, Seenu Vytla, Dil Raju (producer), Sukumar, Varun Sandesh (hero of Dil Raju's underproduction film Kotha Bangaru Lokam), Sheela (heroine of Parugu), Srivass (director for Dil Raju's proposed movie with NTR), Marthand K. Venkatesh, ML Kumar Chowdary, artiste Subbaraju and lyricist Anant Sriram. Swetha Prasad, heroine of Kotha Bangaru Lokam, remained the centre of attraction.

Interestingly, the absence of director Bhaskar and music director Mani Sharma was conspicuous. The programme commenced with the rendering of a ghazal by S. Mohammad Miya, a Kurnool-based fan of Megastar Chiranjeevi, in praise of the megastar family and Dil Raju. The cast and crew present were presented with the Double Platinum disc shields.

MS Raju said that the combination of Dil Raju and Bommarillu Bhaskar once again proved that they could give wonderful family entertainers, where vulgarity would be completely absent.

Parugu received rich response from the audiences in all centers thanks to the message in the film both for the youth and parents. VV Vinayak said that Bunny (Allu Arjun) was a personification of high energy. "Whenever there is an occasion to perform dance, Bunny simply rock. The songs and dances in ‘Parugu’ have added more strength to the film. I look forward to the 100 days run of the film."

Allu Arjun said that director Bhaskar and Dil Raju had worked tirelessly for the film. He said he felt lucky to work with Dil Raju's production house. "The fact that Mani Sharma scored music for ‘Parugu’ makes me happy. I look forward to work with the team again and again," he said.

All the speakers expressed their wish that the film would reach out to the maximum number of audiences.

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