Annamayya on a Saturday – what more can I ask for. Enduko ee cinema chusinappudalla chala bhavodvaegam kaluguthundi.
The scenes I liked the most and touched me the most are
1. The first time Venkateswara Swamy came to Annamayya to divert his life’s direction, to make him know the purpose for which he was born
I like the complete conversation between Annamayya and God – intha kanna soundarayam chupisthae – aa soundaryaniki dasoham antanu – and the Venkateswara Swamy vigraham chala chala andam ga untadi, kallu tippukolenanthaga, kanu reppalu muyalenanthaga, mugdha mohanam antae adenemo anipinchae tantha ga
2. Annamayya’s conversation with Narada
aa harivasam chaerae varaku upavasam chaeddamani thatha, aa prayatnmulo asalae pothae ? aa swami seva kosam chesae ee yatralo alisipoyina asalupoina poyaedi emundi thatha appudu Naradudu cheppae dialogue – this one quoted by God, “nenu vaikuntam lonu undanu, yogula hrudayallonu undanu, ekkada naa bhaktulu paduthuntaro akkada thista vesukuni koorchuntanu ani”
3. Ammavaru came to Annamayya with the laddu
Annamayya’s expressions when he tasted the laddu and also his expressions when he realized that ammavaru came in that form
4. The whole climax episode
Emi cheppina, entha cheppina adi underexpression avuthadi.
naa pata mee nota, natana Sutradhari,
Swami ee sakshakatharam kala kadhu kadha kalpana kadhu kadha apadha mokkulavada anni bayalanu pogottae abhaya hasthamtho karunamrutha dharalu kuripinchae kati hasthamtho nannu kowgilinchukunnava, aa thalluliddariki nilayamaina nee gundaelapaiki nannu cherchukunnava, natho palikinchukunna ee keethanalaku pratiphalamga intha pedda kooli mutta cheppava naa janma tharinchindi charitharthamaindi
Anamayya expressions when he came to know Venkateswara Swamy’s physical presence at different stages of his life, the feeling that God has been physically with him – naa patalu lokalanu adinchae mimmalani adinchaeya? avi meeru gurthu unchukuni malli padaentha ga mimmalani alarincheya? Chalu Swamy chalu naaku pattaleni alasipoyantha anandam kaluguthundi
Antharyami alasithi solasithi …..
Content wise, action wise, from any aspect this climax is naa bhutho naa bhavishyathi …. I get very emotional at this climax whenever I see this movie, today is no exception, I cried even more than the first time I saw this movie. very sad and emotional. I do not know how Raghavendra garu had conceived this climax, but hats off to him. And the whole cast and crew had given life to his vision – especially Nagarjuna, Keeravani garu.