Mahesh Babu starrer Sarileru Neekevvaru, which was released on January 11, 2020, completed one year today. The film was released as a Sankranthi treat to the audience and became one of the biggest hits of the Tollywood film industry. Mahesh Babu’s performance as Major Ajay and Rashmika’s cute antics as his love interest had left an everlasting impression. The film added flavours of comedy, sentiment, patriotism, romance and family. Even a year after its release, Sarileru Neekevvaru is still the talk of the town.
As the film completes a year today, cast and crew along with fans are trending on social media with #1YearForBlockbusterSLN. Director Anil Ravipudu, Producer Anil Sunkara and Mahesh Babu’s wife Namrata Shirodkar went nostalgic on this special day and reminisced about the happy memories of the film.
Blockbuster Director Anil Ravipudi also shared a special picture with Mahesh babu on social media and wrote, ” January 11, 2020, Sarileru Neekevvaru... Today is the day to remember and will be remembered. Theatres celebrated Sankranthi with an electrifying festival atmosphere. Those Visuals.. Kondareddy Buruju… Alluri Seetharamaraju.. Mahesh Gari dialogues like, ‘ Chukka chemata pattaledu.. Naa chokka gundee oodaledu’.. his ‘Mindblock’ steps and many more makes ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru‘ memorable. On the occasion of 1 year of its release, Special thanks to Telugu audience and Mahesh Gari Fans on behalf of our team (sic.)”
Anil Sunkara of AK Entertainments also took to Twitter and recollected the memory of shooting for the film each day and thanked the entire cast and crew of the film in a series of tweets. He wrote, “From MASSMB Mondays to Monsteropening to Blockbuster ka baap performance, the journey of ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’ is a deamfulfilled. This is the day our dream turned into reality. Forever thanks to our dear Superstar Mahesh garu for his confidence and dedication, our director Anil Ravipudi for his dedication, hardwork and delivering blockbusters. our Devi Sri Prasad who put his musical heart into the movie, Rajendraprasad garu, Vijayashanthi garu, Rashmika. Thanks to the support of Dil Raju garu , the camera of Rathnavelu , my execution partner Kishore. Thanks to all distributors who supported big time. And finally super thanks to all our SUPERFANS who always believed in me and always supported me in this journey (sic.)”
A Special & Memorable Journey for us to Cherish ❤️
— AK Entertainments (@AKentsOfficial) January 11, 2021
From MASSMB Mondays to Monsteropening to Blockbuster ka baap performance, the journey of #SarileruNeekevvaru is a deamfulfilled. This is the day our dream turned into reality. pic.twitter.com/XT9t2ARYBE
— Anil Sunkara (@AnilSunkara1) January 11, 2021
Sarileru Neekevvaru had Mahesh Babu and Rashmika Mandanna as the leads, while Prakash Raj, Vijayashanthi, Bandla Ganesh and Rajendra Prasad essayed supporting roles. Sarileru Neekevvaru was the first film to collect a ₹100 crore share in the first week of Mahesh Babu’s career and apart from the Baahubali series record at the worldwide box office. Devi Sri Prasad composed music for the film and songs like He is so cute and Mind block are favourites among the music lovers.