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Devadasu (2006)

Cast: Ram, Ileana, Sayaji Shinde, Rama Prabha, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, MS Narayana, Venu Madhav, Vidya, Shriya (special appearance), YVS Chowdary (guest)
Story and Screenplay: YVS Chowdary
Script Expansion: MS Prakash
Dialogues: Chintapalli Ramana
Lyrics: Chandra Bose, Seetharama Sastry
Music: Chakri
Cinematography: Bharani K Dharan
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Choreography: Tara, Brinda, Rajasekhar, Krishna Reddy, Rakesh
Stunts: Vijay
Art: Anand Sai
Executive Producer: Kommineni Venkateswara Rao
Presenter: Yalamanchili Geeta
Producer and Director: YVS Chowdary
Banner: Bommarillu
Release Date: 12 January
Trivia: This is debut movie for lead actors Ram and Ileana.
Prakash Raj given his voice over after the titles.
YVS Chowdary started the shooting of the film on 14th December 2004 and completed on 14th September 2005. The total number of working days for this film is 190 where as he shot it for 40 days in USA.
YVS wanted to cast a fresh face as heroine. But his friends suggested that he should go for Genelia as her film 'Satyam' was super hit at that time. He went to Mumbai to ask her for dates. Genelia told him that she was doing only with big and established heroes and did not want to work with newcomers. He was very disappointed and came to his hotel room. When He switched on the TV, he noticed Ileana in Fair and Lovely advertisement. Incidentally Genelia also acted in Fair and Lovely ad earlier.
When YVS enquired about Ileana, he was told that she came to Hyderabad to sign in Teja’s film. At that time, Teja signed Ileana for two projects. Teja is a good friend of him. YVS called him up and requested him to spare the dates of Ileana so that she can simultaneously participate in two shoots. But Teja said that he don’t mind Ileana working for YVS's film, but she should complete one film by Teja before acting in YVS's film. He was disappointed again.
Then Teja called him up after 20 days and said that the script is changed a bit and he don’t mind letting Ileana get off. YVS latched on to it and signed Ileana.
Synopsis: Katamraju (Sayaji Shinde) is the Senator of New York state. Bhanu (Ileana) is his only daughter. Devadasu (Ram) is a poor kid raised in slum areas. Bhanu comes to India to learn classical dance in Hyderabad. That is where Devadasu meets Bhanu. The inevitable thing happens. Katamraju comes to know about their love and he takes back his daughter to USA. The rest of the story is all about how Devadasu goes to USA and brings his lady love back.

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