Legendary Director Dasari Narayan Rao, the Telugu cinema's finest film director admired by luminaries of the Telugu film industry for his class and mastery in dealing with 'Family Drama' genre, had never released his last 150 films in US circuit.
His 151st film "Erra Bus" has become the first ever film to be screened in 150 theaters in USA. It is the only film ever by Dasari Narayan Rao from the time he made his debut as director with Tata Manavadu (1972) to be screened in the overseas market.
Actor Vishnu Manchu, the Hero of Erra Bus says this film is a Perfect family Drama, a Disney kind of movie. It will keep you enthralled right through and is an absolute audience magnet. It's a special moment for me too says the actor as his distribution arm 24 Frames Factory will go to the record books for being the first distributor to introduce the legendary director's work in the overseas market.
We have packed Erra Bus with light-heartedness, positivity, drama and humor, all rolled into one says the exuberant Vishnu Manchu. The expectations are high. Dasari Narayan Rao's mastery over family drama is admired by one and all in the industry, once Director Raghavendra said that no one can shoot drama like Dasari Narayana Rao.
95% of the Telugu film industry fraternity looks upon to him as their guru, whether its technicians or artists or many successful new age directors like Rajamouli, Ram Gopal Varma and Srinu Vytla who have grown watching his films over the years and appreciated his films for its family values , his trademark comedy, tremendous sensitivity style and skill.
In his tenure of 40 years in this Telugu film industry, Dasari Narayan Rao has directed 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in more than 250 films as a dialogue writer, and lyricist. With Erra Bus, he returns to the celluloid not only as a director but also as an actor after keeping away from the limelight being involved in politics and public service for long while after his 150th film.
Released this Friday, 14th November, 'Erra Bus' features Vishnu Manchu and Catherine Tresa in lead roles. Music is by Chakri.