The familiar music director in Telugu and Kannada R.P.Patnaik makes debut as director in Telugu film 'Andhamaina Manasulu' for Kannada producer S.V.Babu. The film starring newcomer Rajiv, Archana Gupta and Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam actress Sindhu Menon is a big venture film.
The muhurut of this film bigwigs of Telugu film industry Dr.Rama Naidu, Dr.Raghavendra Rao and actor Murali Mohan took part in the inaugural shot of the film. Kannada film director and cameraman Santosh Rai Pathaje (of 7 o'Clock and Savi Savi Nenapu) is the cinematographer of this Telugu film.
Producer of prominent Kannada films 'Honeymoon Express, Thenali Rama and Savi Savi Nenapu' S.V.Babu is taking up his first Telugu film.
R.P.Patnayak making debut as director is keeping the track of Kannada song 'Neene Neene manasella neene... he scored for Puneeth Rajkumar and Ramya starring 'Akash' film. He has obtained the permission to use this track from Raghavendra Rajkumar.
RP thought of this film script dates back to his college days. When he was studying MBA 14 years ago the developments in the college campus has interested him to develop a story. The film subject handling is like 'walking on the tight rope' for me he admitted. If I make a small mistake while handling this subject it is going to be controversial pointed R.P.Patnayak.
The graphic song of 3 minutes and 40 seconds in this Telugu film 'Andhamaina Manasulu' will be par with the international standards. It requires four months to complete this song and it will be equivalent to English films like 'Titanic and Lord of the Rings' informed RP. RP in the past played hero in a Telugu film Vasanthi Lakshmi..... (Produced by Kannada film maker N.M.Suresh) a remake of Tamil film 'Kashi' (this was made in Kannada as 'Namma Preethiya Ramu' starring Darshan).
RP's debut direction in Telugu will be shot in Hyderabad, Ooty and Vizag.
The Kannada film journalists from Bangalore attended this muhurut at Annapoorna Studios in Hyderabad on Friday. The group of journalists from Bangalore who went on invitation from producer presented a gold locket of lord Venkateshwara to producer S.V.Babu and wished him all the success for his maiden Telugu film.