Telangana state is not just one among 28 states in India. It has a glorious history of two thousand years. Geographically it is in the Deccan plateau. Even after attaining independence, Telangana continues to be an independent region under Hyderabad. After independence and becoming a part of India, based on Telugu language, a separate state formed as United Andhra Pradesh which include Telangana, Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra. After a revolution for seperate state for decades, Telangana is formed as a seperate state on 2nd June, 2014. Telangana is a land of rich culture and heritage. It has a rich history of Satavahanas, has many proofs that this region played crucial part during Ramayana – Mahabharatha period and Kalatiyas glorious rule. The first Telugu Poet Bammera Pothana, First Female Warrior Ruler in South India, Rudrama Devi, First Telugu Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao belongs to Telangana. Many selfless souls have fought for seperate Telangana putting their lives on line. To celebrate some of their lives and remember their sacrifices, a web series titled ‘Telangana Thyagadhanulu’ is launched on June 4th, Sunday. Theme song for the web series is also launched at Prasad Labs in an event. FDC Chairman Kurmachalam, Director Relangi Narasimha Rao, Actress Roja Ramani, Producer Raj Kandukuri, Vakula Bharanam Krishna Mohan, Thummalapalli Rama Satyanarayana graced the event.
‘Telangana Tyagadhanulu’ web series is being bankrolled by Vision VVK Films as their Production No 1. This periodical web series launched amidst popular celebrities in a grand manner. Nagabala Suresh Kumar is directing this web series while popular industrialist, Sri Vision VVK Housing India PVT Ltd Chairman V. Vijay Kumar is bank-rolling on a huge budget. Theme song of webseries, ” Vandanam Vandanam Telangana Tyagadhanulaku Ide Vandanam”, song was launched by Senior Actress Roja Ramani. The clap board is handed over to Producer V Vijay Kumar by FDC Chairman Kurmachalam and started the shoot.
On this occasion, FDC Chairman Kurmachalam said, ” On the auspicious occasion of decade celebrations of Telangana State formation, as a Telangana son I appreciate realtor V Vijaykumar as a producer for starting web series, ‘Telangana Tyagadhanulu’ in Nagabala Sureshkumar direction organized by Telugu TV Writers Association. We speak volumes about our culture out people’s lives and sacrifices. It must be known to everyone in this digital age through this web series. Your attempt to educate this generation with this series has won the hearts of Telangana people. Drawing inspiration from this, other region stories will also be made in the near future. You are doing a great thing. On behalf of government I give you my word, I will support in whatever way I can for this web series.”
Vakulabharanam Krishna Mohan said, ” The title of this series is superb. In every nation’s history, to drive the society for betterment somewhere someone will born and rise out of struggle. To make a web series like this, one needs guts. Hatsoff to Nagabala Suresh garu and Vijay Kumar garu. To do this, it needs immeasurable love for their language and region more than money. Important events in the history needed to be told in their true form. I suggest making this ‘Telangana Tyagadhanulu’ series by doing extensive research to replicate the situations during those times. It must give a deep introspection of history to the people. The series must be made with utmost care and caution.”
Senior Actress Roja Ramani said, ” I didn’t came here as a guest. I came here for my brother like person Nagabala Suresh Kumar garu. It’s a great determination to make a web series on ‘Telangana Tyagadhanulu’. The idea itself started their success. Cinema is of short duration with three hours. It can’t do justice to explore the lives of such great people in such a short time. It is right decision to do a web series. Many of us didn’t witness the sacrifice, struggle, and determination of those great people. Now we are going to see that greatness in Producer Vijay Kumar and Nagabala Suresh Kumar. We are ready to lend you a helping hand from the industry. Venigalla Rambabu gari lyrics and Khuddus composition for the song is exemplary. I felt tears in my eyes while listening to the song. I feel lucky to launch such a great song. “
Director Relangi Narasimha Rao said, ” This web series is not only for Telangana people. It must be watched by entire Telugu people and throughout the world. It is indeed a great thought to make a web series about the greatness of our own people. We must be proud that it is the first attempt in Telugu. There is no doubt that after the release of this series there will be Kannada, Tamil, Kerala Tyagadhanulu in the future. We must remember Dasari garu in giving the respect to producer. Without a producer there will be no industry. We must appreciate Producer Vijay Kumar garu who came forward to make this web series. Because, he says he doesn’t want profits from this series but it gives him a satisfaction of making a great thing. But, I heartfully wish that these producers will get good profits so that they can help our technicians, actors in the industry. “
Producer Raj Kandukuri said, ” There are many people who sacrificed their lives apart from the people in this poster. I believe the makers will do research and showcase their lives too in the series. As a son of Telangana, I appreciate Producer Vijay Kumar garu and Director Nagabala Suresh Kumar garu for taking this brave step.”
Producer Thummalapalli Rama Satyanarayana said, ” It needs guts to make a web series with such kind of subject. We must be extra cautious while depicting history. Extensive research will be done while making such series. We didn’t witnessed such film or series till now. This will surely become success as this is a brand new concept. “
Dinesh Chowdary said, ” I am announcing the success of web series on its launching day itself. Three Nandi Award winners are collaborating for this series. Director Nagabala Suresh garu Music Director Khuddus garu, Lyricist Venigalla Rambabu garu has won the prestigious Nandi Awards for their works.”
Music Director Khuddus said, ” I came to industry with the encouragement of writer MVS Haranatha Rao garu and worked with many directors, producers for 46 films so far in my career. I won five Nandi Awards. We might work for many films in our career. But, there will be only one or two career defining films. I can proudly say that ‘Telangana Tyagadhanulu’ is such a career defining series in my life.”
Lyricist Venigalla Rambabu said, ” To live and let live, we must not forget the history and should carry it forward. Then only we can live forever in the hearts of people. I feel I am privileged to be a part of this series. I am proud to write the song in Telangana words. If Amara Gayakudu SP Balasubramanyam Garu is alive today, we will let the song be crooned by him only. Today is his birth anniversary, we dedicate this song to him.”
Producer V Vijay Kumar said, ” I have been doing real estate business for the last thirty years. I completed 40 ventures so far in Andhra and Telangana regions. Those who bought from me will continue in my journey and book wherever I start my new venture. I earned their confidence. I wanted to help the needy. So, on my last birthday, I donated free lands to 101 TV artists, technicians in the presence of Ramanachari garu and Talasani Srinivas Yadav garu. Nagabala Suresh garu came with the proposal of a web series. If I want to make business out of it, I could make it as a commercial film to make money. But, that film might not live long. Only a few subjects remain forever in history. ‘Telangana Tyagadhanulu’ is such a web series. I am making this web series not for profits but to give the audience a great experience. We will let you know about which OTT platform will stream this web series after the shoot of its first season.”
Director Nagabala Suresh Kumar said, ” Telangana state is not just one among 28 states in India. It has a glorious history of two thousand years. Geographically it is in the Deccan plateau. Even after attaining independence, Telangana continues to be an independent region under Hyderabad. After independence and becoming a part of India, based on Telugu language, a separate state formed as United Andhra Pradesh which include Telangana, Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra. After a revolution for seperate state for decades, Telangana is formed as a seperate state on 2nd June, 2014. Telangana is a land of rich culture and heritage. It has a rich history of Satavahanas, has many proofs that this region played crucial part during Ramayana – Mahabharatha period and Kalatiyas glorious rule. The first Telugu Poet Bammera Pothana, First Female Warrior Ruler in South India, Rudrama Devi, First Telugu Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao belongs to Telangana. Many selfless souls have fought for seperate Telangana putting their lives on line. To celebrate some of their lives and remember their sacrifices, a web series with tilte, ‘Telangana Thyagadhanulu’. To let the world know about Telangana history, we decided to make a web series to cater to everyone’s home theatre, OTT. We didn’t know whether it will become 50 episodes in 10 seasons or 500 episodes in 100 seasons. Telangana history is huge we can find more and more great things as we dig further into it. This should not be restricted to a particular region it must be known to the audience at national level. Producer Vijay Kumar garu deserves all accolades for coming forward to make a great series but not profits. I thank lyricist Venigalla Rambabu garua and composer Khuddus garu for giving such a great song which is loved by everyone here.”
Guests, TV federation presidents, members, were felicitated by shawls and mementos. Actress Roja Ramani, Producer Vijay Kumar, Director Nagabala Suresh Kumar were felicitated with mementos. Actor Ashok Kumar, JL Srinivas, Bose Babu, Challa Bhanu Kiran, Legal Advisor Narasimha Rao spoke at the event. At the end of the program, Producer V Vijay Kumar who is celebrating his birthday on 4th June has cut a huge cake. Guests who graced the event congratulated and wished him with garlands and bouquets