Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ramoji Rao and Suman


For the last few days, there is very good debate in few TV channels and news papers about Ramoji Rao and Suman. Those who read only Eenadu, and watch ETV/ETV-2 (Companies of Ramoji Rao) will not know about this.

ETV is a telugu channel started by Ramoji Rao in 1995. Almost since the beginning, his second son Suman has been the Managing Director of ETV. For the last few years, he has been in multiple roles in ETV, and telecasting many serials. Few months back, suddenly almost all the serials of Suman were stopped in ETV. Few days back, Suman gave an interview with Sakshi (News paper of Y.S.Jagan, S/O Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy), a rival of Eenadu. Suman explained the reasons for separation from ETV and Ramoji Rao. He says, Ramoji Rao never gave any respect to him, and he never praised for any of his programs. When the program is in the middle, Ramoji Rao used to ask him to stop the program immediately. He was forced to move out of ETV, and Ramoji Rao was thinking like he can buy Art with money. He gave many reasons, and the entire interview can be read from yvsr2007 blog.

After reading the entire interview, I could not get any opinion as such. Ramoji Rao is one great entrepreneur, whom I have known since my childhood. He has so many companies. His companies are Eenadu, Margadarsi, Priya Foods, Dolphin Group of Hotels, Usha Kiran Movies, Usha Kiran Television, Kalanjali, Mayuri Film Distributors, Ramoji Film City, and 12 Television channels. Except Television channels, all are owned by his family. Even in Television channels also, he got partnership from outside recently only. After Tata Group, I think he is the biggest entrepreneur who has not gone public, even after making the companies very big and got very good reputation.

Because of his good reputation, I could not get any opinion from Suman's interview. Then I read the comments from others in GreatAndhra. After reading those, all my doubts got cleared.

Few comments in GreatAndhra about this. (All these are facts.)

For those who remember ETV programs in the last few years, it is very clear that, ETV has only serials. The serials are so bad that, people literally started hating Suman. There were many communities for hating Suman. There were no programs which one can watch in their free time. If you want to watch, you can watch only serials at prime time. Movies are telecasted only at odd times. There used to be good programs like Srimad Bhagavatham directed by Bapu. After some time, he took over all those programs and started directing them. He started acting in all the main roles. Soon, he started doing everything, including acting, directing, writing scripts/songs, singing, music directing, and anything one can think of. ETV literally became Suman's toy. Because of all those, TRP went down for ETV, and it started losing many viewers. Suman literally destroyed the reputation of ETV.

Eventhough ETV was completely owned by Ramoji Rao's family till some time back. Ramoji Rao has more than enough money, and he does not need more. But, still, thousands of employees depended on his companies. If ETV is closed, thousands of employees lose their jobs. When Ramoji Rao is in the role of Chairman, he always takes care of the company, and it's employees. He wants to do everything in the best interests of his companies. That's why, he asked Suman to leave, and he stopped all his serials.

If you are not convinced with this, I would advise to watch the serials of Suman for few days, and then come to an opinion on this.

15 comments:

  1. I agree with you on Suman's destructive power.
    Suman was a perpetual pain to TV viewers.
    Though I doubt Ramoji Rao's concern for his employees. But Ramoji Rao deserves praise for building the empire from scratch. His businesses have provided employment to thousands and performing well and are trusted by people.

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  2. Its a very practical decission by Ramoji Rao to throw Suman, its really horrible to watch suman's serials

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  3. o my god atlast v got some relief from viewing that stupid suman. previously i used to watch ETV but i stopped coz suman was everywher n i literally hated him...

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  4. o my god atlast v got some relief from viewing that stupid suman. previously i used to watch ETV but i stopped coz suman was everywher n i literally hated him...specialy if he acts like god..stupid felloe...atlast ETV got its freedom

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  5. yeah u r right..i hate that stupid suman.. i wud shut turn off to another channel if he appears on the screen..Ramoji rao garu did a great job ..

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  6. I am extremely happy that ETV got rid of Suman. ETV should have a bright future now. Hat's off to Ramoji rao.

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  7. Suman's serial was not so good.
    All scrap and weird expressions. Its good thing that So how people are releived from the boring and meaning less serials.

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  8. No, im nt satisfied with ur comment. Becoz there are also very good serials he taken out like Lady detective, sneha, vasundhara, shiva leelalu etc.., i love those serials very much but watch today's ETV SERIALS they are crossing limits, the very bad and the bad serial is chandramukhi.

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  9. suman gadu second baala krishna laa tayarayyadu janaalu enta hate cheskunna siggu lekunda inka chaava godtunnadu . suman velpoina tarvata etv lo enni kotta shows stat aiyyay !!!!! enta mandi stars vastunnaru shows ki !!!! ramoji chaala manchi decision tiskunnadu

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  10. suman & balayya rocking..

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  11. sorry for using this words ,, he is the most fucking egoist without any talent on earth.. waste and corrosive sperm of ramoji rao ,, suman is fucking etv

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  12. No words to explain about that idiot suman, he doesnt have shame at all still trying to telecast his own premier movies..

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  13. orey suman vedava, sannasi pandi laga unnavu neeku cinemalu emitra neeke ganaka siggu unte endulonaina padi chavara pandi

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  14. No, im nt satisfied with ur comment. Becoz there are also very good serials he taken out. i think he not as bad as u think.

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