They came for him, they saw him, they heard him say, they chanted him and they stood with him.
There are moments when you feel you'd feel like sharing the stage. There are some when you wish to be the audience and enjoy. But today audience were in a confused status. They were both the beneficiaries and also the catalysts for success. It's more than patronizing their star's movie and watching it the first day first show. They have been like a force, drove out the ghosts of piracy out of the film's purview and made it the highest grosser of the Telugu film history. So, as the owners of the film, the fans were to take the stage but to enjoy the celebrations, they had to be off it.
But their star didn't disappoint them today. On the one hand he thanked each one of them his heartfelt thanks for shouldering the film out of trouble and shifted gears to warn the criminals from inside the industry who orchestrated the entire piracy exercise that the issue will not be forgotten.
In an event marking the huge success of 'Attarintiki Daredi', the film unit arranged for a thanksgiving meet with the fans and the fans chanted the 'Pawanism' Mantra all thru the evening. Suma started with announcing that it was a war between piracy and Power star's popularity and like in the end of any fairy tale, justice prevailed and the film ran away with the highest grosses of Telugu film industry and in the overseas markets, created a new record in the Indian films itself.
An audiovisual was played depicting the social media's role in fighting the piracy including the hundreds of tweets and posts by celebrities and fans on Tweeter and Facebook.
Rao Ramesh spoke grounded and said 'I had a brief interaction with Pawan Kalyan in the Gabbar Singh shoot but a longer one in this film. This film is like a medicine without an expiry date and worked as a tonic for the Telugu film industry itself'
Raghu Babu said 'The movie has established Power Star's stamina at the Box Office. Thanks to the fans for such success and to the director and producer for the role'
Kota said 'Every one added his or her bit for the success of the film but Pawan Kalyan is the most important factor. I am happy that this Telugu film with most of the talent from Telugu industry had succeeded and I thank the audience for that. Success is not new to Pawan Kalyan, he has seen many of these before but today he meant to share his expression with you and that's what makes this event special'
Praneetha thanked the producer, director and the power star and the cast and crew including her stylist for the support.
PVP Prasad V Potluri said 'This is a milestone day in the history of Telugu film industry. AD like films come once in a lifetime. Very few in India get this kind of response. We did in Bollywood and Hollywood as well but this passion is never seen before. Such a success after such piracy before the film even released is an incredible victory. Attarintiki Daredi joins the league of the golden hits Missamma and Gundamma Katha'
Ali said 'Piracy really scared everyone of us before the release of the film and the hero and director of this film have taken care of the producer much like his own kids. There were even rumors that the makers have leaked the film just to create the hype for the film but does this film need any hype at all...'
'Pawan, You Are Larger Than Life: Nadiya
When we were working on the film, we thought we were making a good film but never realized that we were making the biggest hit in Telugu. I was in the safest hands coz of Trivikram's clarity and it's indeed a great joy to be a part of Power Star's project whom you love him so much. Pawan, Till I didn't come on sets, I didn't realize how big you are and that also shows your humility and humbleness coz not even one moment did you make your co-artists feel that you were larger than life. Boman Irani, your dedication was a lesson to learn from. Thanks to everyone
Cinema has a language of its own: Boman Irani
When Trivikram called me and spoke to me a few months ago, I could understand his stature and style and I decided then and there that I would make my debut in Telugu only with his film. Coz the decency of the filmmaker reflects in the films he makes. Cinema has a language of its own. And I am experiencing this love from you coz of one person here and that is your own Pawan Kalyan. I heard a lot with him but when I met him I wanted to know why people love him so much. he was so humble, so inclusive, so interactive. And the producer Prasad is so humble, I learnt a lot from him. This film has given me by far the most enjoyable experience and I thank all these wonderful people, supported by the cast and crew and the millions of fans. I came here as a guest but I am going back as your son'
This Success Reflected Pawanism: Trivikram
Trivikram kept it simple. Thanked the cast and crew for their work, cyber crime division Police for the investigation and quick recovery and most importantly, the fans of Pawan Kalyan for the way they owned the film, took it on their own shoulders and helped from drowning it'
I Will Not Leave The Real Criminals: Pawan Kalyan
'For the first time in my career, I felt that I should have a success meet. Even though I didn't have the right success after Khushi for over ten years, you have loved me and that inspired me to continue acting. Even Gabbar Singh didn't motivate me for the success meet. But this film, backed by the way it fought piracy, I thought I owed you all. I was in Goa when I heard about the piracy and by the time I came back, all the crew members were so depressed coz it was their years of work, Crores of money for the producers and we didn't know how to tackle this, who to turn to or who was the real criminal behind this. But neither me nor Trivikram felt down coz we were sure that we had you backing us. Your adoration and adulation had taken us to the shores from the severest of storms before. And you showed the same love again and proved that our belief was right.
'Thanks To The Anti-Piracy Teams'
I thank the Chamber anti piracy cell representatives Raj Kumar and his team for the quick action they have taken in tracking down the criminals. They were ably supported by the additional DGP Krishna Prasad, SP Cyber Crime Ram Mohan, SP Vijayawada Prabhakar, the ethical hackers team of cyber crime and all the others who worked without closing their eyelid to see the end of the issue in a quick time.
'Every One Did Their Bit'
Boman Irani is one of those rare artists imported from other languages who are dedicated to know the language, expression and the meaning of the lines. Nadiya added a great value for the film. Samantha is a good actress but more a fantastic human being. She helped a couple of persons in Dilsukhnagar Blasts as well. All the actors and crew members have given their bit.
'My Frequency With Trivikram Unmatchable'
I never dreamt to become an actor but wanted to turn a small farmer. I still want to be one. Of all my films, I cherished 'Toli Prema' the most and always wanted to repeat the same kind of tender family values without villains and gang wars. 'Attarintiki Daredi' satisfied that part of my wish and I thank Trivikram for the same. I share a friendship, a frequency with him which I do with no one else. The reason is the same, we both love human relations, simple pleasures and values. So, I particularly congratulate Trivikram for reestablishing the value for 'woman' back in our hearts and thank him for giving me the script.
'I Have A Long Memory'
Writing a script is the biggest challenge. We all search for incidents, answers for questions from the society and it's hard to give answers to the challenges in a script. So, when we did thru this film with that intention, worked our souls out, it was painful to see some coward trying to paint the film black with the leak. I want to tell you today that it's not outsiders who encouraged piracy but industry people who downloaded the film to their tablets, watched it and told us that the movie was good. The kid who was arrested by the Police is not the real culprit but there are some biggies from inside the industry with vested interests who actually did this. And I promise you, we will hunt them all, however big, influenced or rich you are. On this stage, I am warning them, I have a long memory and will make you pay back.
I Am Happy That My Principles Helped Me Win'
Life has always challenged me if I could stand by my principles with several tests and I treat this issue of piracy as one of the life's challenges and I am happy not coz the film is grossing over a hundred Crores but coz my principle has won that if I were honest, you would stand by me. You did and I bow to you for the same.
'Courage Is My Armor'
It's dark, It's a bumpy road, It's a long distance, There is no ray of light but I still move on, with inspiration as my arms, courage as my armor.