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Monday, August 13, 2007

Cinematography minister Anam Ram Narayan Reddy felicitated

t has been the tradition of Telugu film industry to felicitate the minister of Cinematography. Industry felicitated M Satyanarayana Rao earlier. Now it is the turn of Anam Ram Narayan Reddy. This function is attended by Dasari, Maganti Babu, K Raghavendra Rao, D Rama Naidu, G Adiseshagiri Rao, Ramesh prasad, MS Reddy, DVS Raju, Venkatesh, Nagababu, C Kalyan, KS Rama Rao, Ashok Kumar, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, R Narayana Murthy etc. R Narayana Murthy said, “I would like to suggest a three point formula. First one is to abolish rental systems in cinema halls. Second one is to abolish tax on small films and the third one is restricting big films our increasing ticket price for the first two months.”

Speaking on the occasion dasari said, “Telugu film industry enjoys the best tax exemptions compared to the other states. Janardhan Reddy and Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy worked a lot towards to the welfare of Telugu film industry. YS Rajasekhara Reddy has been granting whatever we asked for. Slab system was abolished and a separate court was set up to piracy. Government is willing to help. But are we using the help in a constructive way? The plight of small film producers is very bad. The number of dubbing films are more than the number of straight films. Our state is so bad that we are buying a dubbing film for 15 crores. I will request the CM to reduce tax on small films.” Responding to it, Anam Ram Narayan Reddy said, “I never give important to felicitations. YS Rajasekhar Reddy gave us instructions that we should stay away from felicitations and do our duty diligently. It is been just three months since I became minister of cinematography. I have been learning more about the problems in film industry. Telugu film industry got separate identity after shifting from Chennai to Hyderabad. Congress government had always been the frontrunner in helping film industry. Government implemented a separate piracy law. Government is losing revenue to the tune of 1000 crores an year by abolishing slab system. I will try my best to make sure that Telugu film industry receives all possible support from the government.” The industry also gave a memento to another minister Maganti Babu.



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