It was the teaser first which established dialogues as the USP of ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’. The ‘Samayam ledu mitrama..’ line has become a rage. After Balakrishna revealed a particular line speaking at the audio function, dialogue writer Sai Madhav Burra has come to see it as his favourite line from the movie. Here it goes:
‘Vellu vellu.. Ee prapanchaniki naa mataga cheppu. Ee desham ummadi kutumbam. Gadhiki gadhiki madhya godaluntai, godavaluntai.. Ee illu nadante nadi ani kottukuntam. Kani evado vacchi naa illu ante yegaresi thantham.. Sarihaddu lo ne meeku oka smashanam nirmistham.. Mee mondale meeda maa jhandalu yegarestham’.
Translation: “Go, tell the world as my word. This country is a joint family. There may exist walls, quarrels between rooms. We may fight amongst us for control over the house. But if an alien lays claim (on our house), we will kick him out. We will build you a graveyard on the very border. We will hoist our flags on your skulls.”