The Triple Platinum Disc Function of Venkatesh-Trisha starrer ‘Bodyguard’ was held at V Max theater in Vishakapatnam in a grand manner. The film which was directed by Gopichand Malineni and produced by Bellamkonda Suresh under Sri Sai Ganesh Productions Pvt Ltd., was released on January 14th by Multi-dimension Entertainment Pvt Ltd. SS Thaman scored the music which created all time record in its sales. Hence on this occasion the unit has celebrated the Triple Platinum Disc Function for which Victory Venkatesh, heroine Saloni, director Gopichand Malineni, producer Bellamkonda Suresh, Aali, dialogue writer Kona Venkat, etc., participated along with other prominent guests VV Vinayak, Dil Raju and Welfare Creations’ owner Dr Malla Vijay Prasad. The first Triple Platinum Disc of ‘Bodyguard’ was presented victory Venkatesh by VV Vinayak.
Later addressing the gathering Victory Venkatesh said, “We are very happy to note the success of ‘Bodyguard’ which was released on 14th as Sankranti gift. This is a good family entertainer with good story, good comedy and good music which are the main reasons for the success of this film. I’m sure that the collections will surpass my earlier films’ collections. Hence I thank the audience for watching the film and making it the big hit which is the turning point of my career.”
Producer Bellamkonda Suresh said, “Bodyguard created sensation in box-office collections worldwide. The openings were fantastic in all centres. ‘Bodyguard’ is definitely the top grosser among all Venkatesh’s films that were released so far. In these days where there are hardly any family oriented films coming up in theaters, I produced this movie only based on believing the story. I thank the audience for making my belief come true. Venkatesh Babu and Gopichand Malineni are the two important persons who made this film possible. The reason for such huge success is their cooperation during the making of the film. We organised this triple platinum disc function in Vizag only because we wanted to celebrate the success with the people in Ceded area.”
Gopichand Malineni said, “Our film ‘Mirapakay’ which was released for last Sankranthi was a huge hit and once again for this Sankranti you all made ‘Bodyguard’ a super duper hit. This huge success is a big gift for me, who has just entered the film industry. My special thanks to Venkatesh Babu and Bellamkonda Suresh for giving me such a wonderful opportunity. With the same spirit I promise to make more good films in the near future.”
VV Vinayak said, “The first week collections in all centres appeared like it crossed our ‘Lakshmi’ collections. Venkatesh Babu’s films mostly attract family audience and women audience. ‘Bodyguard’ is a full-length family cum comedy entertainer. In the 2nd week it’s sure that the theaters will be full with 70% of ladies. I whole-heartedly appreciate Gopichand Malineni for crafting this movie as a complete family entertainer. I also have a special place in my heart for Bellamkonda Suresh who took my career to sky level with ‘Aadi’. That’s the main reason for coming to this function. I pray for his well-being and wish to see him give opportunities to many more directors like me. I wish for the grand success of ‘Bodyguard’ which in turn will make the industry flourish.”
Dil Raju said, “The audience will always receive the family oriented films well. I heard that the family audience will enjoy Venkatesh Babu’s films, however I’m witnessing now. If this trend continuous ‘Bodyguard’ is sure to become a huge hit. I congratulate the entire team of ‘Bodyguard’ for delivering such a wonderful film.”
Few more prominent people who attended this grand event were owner of Srikanthi Krishna Pictures NRK Reddy, President of Vizag Film Distribution Association Negi Veeru Naidu (Veerraju), owner of Sai Lakshmi Films PSR Kumar (Babji), owner of Mohini Films Chinni, Sri Kanya Appalaraju, owner of Gajuvaka Srikanya Complex Guru Murthy, Kinnera – Kameswari Manager Srinivas Rao, Bharath Pictures Manager Koteswara Rao, Madhurawada Reddy, Sangham Manager Srinivas Reddy, V Max managers Vijay and Vasu, Jagadamba theater owner Jagadeesh Babu, Jyothi theater manager Shankar Rao, etc.
Victory Venkatesh Fans Associations presidents B Sobhanadri, Siva Reddy, Sreenu, Venkat Rao, Ramesh and P Chandu (Anakapalli) garlanded Venkatesh and producer Suresh followed by the presentation of mementos to ‘Bodyguard’ distributors – owner of PR Pictures P Ranganatham and owner of Gayatridevi Films Battula Satyanarayana (Satish).