Day 1 October 28
Village lo Vinayakudu - The road trip
Calling it road trip – it’s about celebrating the success of the music of “Village Lo Vinayakudu”. The music album is on the way to being single largest selling album for the year. We have sold over 78,000 copies and given away around 17,500 copies already.
We started from Hyderabad at around 10 pm on 27 October with Krishnudu, Sai Kiran (director), Mahi (producer), Vijay (production designer), Anand Ravi, Sashi and the crew.
I was a bit nervous about how the response from the public and the media would be, as this kind of event was never done before. In Tollywood, success tours are generally held to celebrate the success of the movie (which is normally post release).
We reached Vizag on 28 October, ‘09, kicked of the road trip by stopping by at the beach road. We stood there with few CDs giving away to the passer bys and crowd gathered in no time. They cheered and shouted “Vinayakudu”. Few also shook hands and said that they liked “Vinayakudu” movie. A couple of them told they liked the song ‘Neelimega’ in “Village Lo Vinayakudu”. The first stop gave me a lot of confidence and we moved on.
We had a press conference at Meraux animation studio, Vishakhapatnam. Our partners contributed the 4 minute animation and the press meet was attended by all major, print & electronic.
In Vizag, we stopped at the theatre Kinnera where our movie is to be released. We put up the standees, addressed a small press gathering and gave way more CDS to the crowds near the theatre.
With lunch at the Dhabha on the highway, we arrived at Rajahmundry on time, and reached Asoka theatre at 6.30 pm. After a press meet, we stopped at various places to distribute the CDs.
At the end we were all tired and were on our way to Vijayawada.
End of The first day - had no doubts about the road trip.
Thank you Vishakhapatnam and Rajahmundry,
Producer - Village Lo Vinayakudu