Bahubali is not a name but a brand. The S.S. Rajamouli epic, which was released in two parts in 2015 and 2017 respectively, was a game changing movie for the South Indian cinema in general and for Tollywood, in particular. The Prabhas-Anushka Shetty movie put Telugu cinema on the world map. From the British Film Institute to the common man, the movie became an international product. Also, the movie made Rs. 100 crores at the box office and made Prabhas an international figure.
The first of the Bahubali series, Bahubali: The Beginning, will be screened at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London in October, accompanied by a performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Prabhas and Anushka Shetty will fly to London in October 2019, to represent the team of Bahubali at the prestigious event.
Reports say, they will be accompanied by Rana Daggubati and the iconic director, S.S. Rajamouli.
Bahubali will be remembered forever by the world cinema lovers!
Director Prashanth Neel is on a high with his ambitious project, K.G.F: Chapter 2. The movie, the shooting of which started in May 2019, now entered its second schedule. The important aspect of this leg of shooting happens to be the entry of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who plays an antagonistic role in K.G.F 2, as Adheera.
Team K.G.F 2 took to Twitter to release the first look of Sanjay Dutt. The poster shows him in a fierce look, with his face covered with a mask.
K.G.F: Chapter 1 was a hit all over the Country and now, K.G.F: Chapter 2 is all set to release in 2020.
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Tamil superstar Dhanush, known for his natural style of acting, is not a newcomer in Bollywood. The National Award winning actor worked on Raanjhanaa (2013) and then with Amitabh Bachchan on Shamitabh (2015.)
News is, Dhanush is going to star in a multistarrer in Bollywood, in which he will be sharing screen space with Hrithik Roshan.
Aanand L. Rai, who introduced Dhanush in Raanjhanaa, will direct the movie with Hrithik Roshan. Reports suggest young actress Sara Ali Khan is going to star opposite Dhanush in this untitled movie, the shooting of which is slated to begin in 2020.
On the workfront, Dhanush’s recent movie The Extraordinary Journey Of A Fakir received a lukewarm response in India, due to its stereotypical treatment of the image of India as a country.
South sensation Vijay Deverakonda always remembers his first ticket to fame, Pelli Choopulu, with a sense of pride and pleasure.
This movie, with which Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam made his directorial debut, was about an unusual love story between an ambitious girl and how she teaches an easy going guy what life has to offer him. Pelli Choopulu turns three years old on July 29th, 2019.
The film had simple and situational music by Vivek Sagar, which caught the imagination of cinegoers. Ritu Varma and Vijay Deverakonda shot to fame as a welcome change with their strong characters, in the image driven world of Tollywood.
The movie also dealt with generational gaps between the millenials and elders belonging to the previous generation. Pelli Choopulu released on July 29th, 2016 and became a hit both in the Telugu states and in Tamil Nadu, especially in Chennai, running to packed theaters.
Vijay Deverakonda, as a personification of the current generation’s confused youth, gave a heart warming performance.
Pelli Choopulu is noted for the strong characterization of its heroine. Ritu Varma won the Critics Award for Best Actress at Filmfare Awards South for the year 2016.
Pelli Choopulu also won the National Film Awards for the Best Feature Film in Telugu for 2016 and for Best Screenplay (Dialogues.) The movie was remade into Hindi as Mitron (2018) and in Malayalam as Vijay Superum Pournamiyum (2019.)
Kartikeya Gummakonda is back to his action hero image with Guna 369. The actor’s previous movie, Hippi, met with a lukewarm response.
Anagha, a Malayalam actress, is making her Tollywood debut with Guna 369. Arjun Jandhyala is the director of the movie.
Team Guna 369 is all set to conduct a grand pre release event on July 29th, 2019 at Cyber Conventions, Kondapur.
The tunes of Chaitan Bharadwaj for this Kartikeya starrer are already popular with the listeners online. Guna 369 is slated to release on August 2nd, 2019.
Gnapika Entertainments is the movie’s production house, spearheaded by Anil Kadiyala and Tirumal Reddy.
Young sensation Vijay Deverakonda is on a high with his movie Dear Comrade. The Bharat Kamma directorial opened to great reviews in all the four South Indian languages. The Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam audience lapped up Vijay and are celebrating his movie.
Vijay recently took a calculated step towards one of his new movies, titled Hero. The movie, in which he dons the role of a bike racer, is incidentally a product of Mythri Movie Makers, which also produced his Dear Comrade.
Hero, which was planned to be a multilingual like Dear Comrade, is now temporarily shelved. Vijay reportedly did not like some of the aspects in the script and had creative differences with the film’s director, Anand Annamalai, a debut director.
Due to the issue being unresolved, Vijay decided to shelve the movie temporarily. Mythri Movie Makers too were not satisfied with the output so far and agreed with Vijay Deverakonda shelving the project.
An official announcement from Mythri Movie Makers informed, Vijay will start the shoot of Hero soon after completing his romantic drama in the direction of Kranthi Madhav.
Tollywood is a dream destination for many filmmakers, both big and small. The industry is an experimenting ground for various directors, producers and actors with their inherent talents.
Small budget movies like Mallesham, Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya and RajDooth are cases in point in this industry of talented young teams taking to film production, believing in the product.
RajDooth , the debut movie of late actor Srihari’s son Meghamsh, got released on July 12th, 2019 and opened to mixed reviews. The movie’s digital partner, Mango Mass Media published the film on Amazon Prime Video, on July 25th, 2019.
Some of us may speculate, why a digital release within two weeks of a film’s theatrical release? Here we miss to look at a crucial point of the movie making business. Movies which do lukewarm business theatrically or do not get as many theatres as the movies of big stars find it suitable to generate revenue on digital platforms. The move is a safe bet as a film receiving less footfalls in a theatre will definitely get good views on digital platforms which means revenue. Though some good content may not be a hit theatrically, it will always find an empathetic viewer back home.
Small movies which have new stars and technicians always find their haven on digital platforms for their movie promotions. The filmmaking and distribution business is an innovative field, which involves various strategies to market a movie and help it reach the public.
At the end of it, enjoying a movie is a personal experience for any viewer and one should not be denied the experience, in whichever form it is delivered.
Kudos to makers for such a bold move to capitalize the revenues.
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Rana Daggubati is the globetrotting ambassador of Telugu cinema, who is also a smart businessman. The swashbuckling star has been in the news for reported health issues. It was reported he had some kidney problems and went to the U.S.A., for a kidney transplant.
However, Rana refuted the rumors and gave clarity about his health.
Rana clarified he was in the U.S.A., for participating in talks with some visual effects companies regarding the digital work of his upcoming project, the mythological Hiranyakashyap.
Rana will next be seen in Farhad Samji’s multi starrer Bollywood comedy Housefull 4 and the war drama Bhuj: The Pride Of India. Rana Daggubati is also going to shoot his portions for his Telugu movie Virataparvam.
Who can forget the soulful tunes of RX 100 which held the youth in thrall? The young music director Chaitan Bharadwaj literally mesmerised cinegoers with his new musical sound in the movie.
Melody seems to be the secret code of this man, who is busy with many movies this year. Nagarjuna Akkineni’s Manmadhudu 2 and Kartikeya’s Guna 369 are new additions to his kitty.
An interesting fact about these movies—the titles of these 3 movies have numerical digits. This connecting fact about these movies may be lucky for Chaitan Bharadwaj.
We wish Chaitan Bharadwaj more movies and music!
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Venu (ANR) enlightens the villagers against Sagarayya (CSR Anjaneyulu), a greedy landlord who grabs barren lands of the village, and reports to the collector. Sagarayya creates a rift between Venu and his father which affects his sister’s marriage. Venu starts living separately with his wife Radha (Sowcar Janaki). Rojulu Marayi shows the revolt of farmers against oppressors.
Director: Tapi Chanakya
Starring: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sowcar Janaki, Chilakalapudi Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu
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Dear Comrade is out and is doing great business at the box office. The serious love story has Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead and has a responsible, heart drenching storyline.
However, one of the chief aspects which the audience will appreciate and like is the portrayal of the heroine. In Telugu cinema, generally, the heroine is only an eye candy, playing her bit of the ‘glamorous’ part. No character arc is defined or designated to the heroine.
Dear Comrade is a movie which is an exception, in the amount of respect, screen space and substance it gives to its heroine.
Rashmika Mandanna plays a young aspiring cricketer, Lilly (Aparna Devi) who passes through a tough phase in her career and is helped by her boyfriend, Chaithanya, nicknamed Bobby (Vijay Deverakonda.) The way Rashmika’s Lilly is brought back to normalcy and the way she is literally nursed by Bobby to realize her dream of playing for the Indian Cricket Team tells a thing or two about the director’s vision of understanding what true love and companionship are, in reality.
The way director Bharat Kamma deals with the heroine’s portrayal on screen is a refreshing one in recent times. Vijay Deverakonda adds charm and substance to his role of a young man who saves his relationship from facing the doldrums.
Such characters of strength and substance are the need of the hour. Rashmika Mandanna worked really hard on her body language and diction and her whole personality in the movie are a treat to watch.
The fact Rashmika Mandanna read her lines in Telugu and dubbed them herself shows the extent to which she went to excel at playing her role.
Kudos to Team Dear Comrade, who gave an equal space to heroine on par with the hero and who treated a love story with a real sense of love.
Saaho, the most awaited movie of the year 2019, is slated for an August 30th release. The unit of Saaho is in preparation stages of releasing two more songs, after the stupendous success of the club song, Psycho Saiyaan.
Now, Young Rebel Star Prabhas has taken to his Instagram page to release a fantastic action poster of Saaho.
The star posted a warm message captioning the poster.
” “Hi Darlings! Hope you liked this action poster.. #Saaho coming on 30th August !#SaahoOnAugust30 (sic.) ”
The poster shows both Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor taking aim at their target enemies with their revolvers.
Saaho will be releasing in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi simultaneously on August 30th, 2019.
Prabhas never fails to surprise his fans, he is a darling of millions for a reason!
Dharma Kshetram – The vigilante story of Banerjee (Balakrishna) who has to fight against the injustices committed by two hooligans Durga Prasad (Rami Reddy) and Pandu( Devan) who end up becoming politicians. Dharma Kshetram is a commentary on the wicked political class.
Director : A. Kodandarami Reddy
Starring : Nandamuri Balakrishna, Divya Bharti, Jaggayya
Genres : Drama, Comedy, Action
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Missamma – The hilarious take on unemployment in the 1950s, Missamma tells the story of two educated youngsters, Mary (Savitri) and MT Rao (N.T. Rama Rao) who end up in a job, faking to be a married couple. Where does this take them? Watch Vijaya Productions Classic, Missamma.
Director : L. V. Prasad
Starring : N. T. Rama Rao / NTR, Savitri, Akkineni Nageswara Rao / ANR
Genres : Drama, Comedy
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Rajdooth – A 25-year-old rouge’s quest for an old Rajdooth bike. He, along with his friend backtrack the lost bike from Pochampally to Khammam to various other places in Andhra Pradesh and in the process realize their responsibilities and nitty-gritty of living a life.
Director : Arjun Gunnal, Carthyk
Starring : Meghamsh, Nakshatra, Sudarshan
Genres : Action, Drama, Comedy
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Dhruva Karunakar, the young actor who wowed the audience in the trailer of the action movie, Ashwamedham is all set to meet the audience on the big screen. The release date of Ashwamedham has now been confirmed as August 9th, 2019.
Nitin G. is the director of this cybercrime thriller. Sonyaa and Shivangi Khedkar are playing the leading ladies to Dhruva in the movie.
The movie has ace comedians Vennela Kishore and Priyadarshi in the main supporting cast. Charan-Arjun are composing music for Ashwamedham, which is bankrolled by Eloquence Media Private Limited in association with Silly Monks Studios.
Kartikeya Gummakonda is back with his favorite getup of an angry young man, in Guna 369. The Arjun Jandhyala directorial will be released on August 2nd, 2019. Anagha is the leading lady of the movie.
Now, Guna 369 has just been censored with a U/A certificate, as it has some graphics violence scenes in it. The movie is bankrolled by Gnapika Entertainments.
The movie shows Kartikeya as Guna, who is mistakenly framed in crime and who proves his innocence, through sheer grit and determination.
Guna 369 also stars Saikumar, Adithya Menon, among others. Tirumal Reddy and Anil Kadiyala are the producers of the movie.
Vijay Deverakonda is back again! The South sensation is ready to rock the screens with his Dear Comrade on July 26th, 2019. The production house of Mythri Movie Makers will be releasing the movie in all the four South Indian languages, namely Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.
Bharat Kamma is the director of Dear Comrade and Justin Prabhakaran scored an already popular musical score for the movie.
Here we list five reasons to watch Dear Comrade.
- Vijay Deverakonda
The main reason, of course, is Vijay Deverakonda himself, who is creating a sensation in the film world, not only in the South, but in Hindi as well. The Hindi remake rights of Dear Comrade were already bought by Karan Johar. Vijay, as seen in the trailer, has a multi layered character in Dear Comrade, with a range of emotions. He plays a student leader for the first time in his career. It would be heartwarming to see him in this avatar.
- Rashmika Mandanna
The Kannada girl has now become the poster girl for bubbly characters with poise. Rashmika plays an interesting role of Lilly, who is a sportswoman. The actress spoke about how hard she trained for this role. It would be worthwhile to watch her in this makeover, which is unlike her previous Geetha Govindam character.
- Justin Prabhakaran
The lesser known music director already created a record with his soulful and evocative musicals for Dear Comrade. Vijay, in fact toured the whole South with his team, organising a music festival based on Dear Comrade songs. It will be a treat for cinephiles to watch what they heard, in totality on the big screen.
- Bharat Kamma
The young director will make his directorial debut with this movie, which has been his brain child for more than four years. The director reportedly changed the script four times, to chisel it to its current shape. It would be great to see his directorial abilities blossom in their hues now. Bharat himself would love to see his labor of love to be loved by all.
- Sujith Sarang
The young Malayali cameraman is making his debut in Tollywood with this movie. The extensive locations the movie in which the was shot, including picturesque locales as Vagamon, Athirapally and Ladakh, will be a treat to watch. The man will definitely be the talk of the town for his work on Dear Comrade.
Here’s wishing you a great time at the cinemas, watching Dear Comrade.
The Telugu literary and film world lost a legendary personality, Indraganti Srikanth Sharma, who enriched the world of Telugu literature with a lot of monumental works, on July 25th, 2019. He was 75 years old.
Indraganti Srikanth Sharma was the son of great literary giant Indraganti Hanumath Sastri and was initiated into writing poetry and verses early in life. Inspired by the noted Telugu writer Chalam, who revolutionized Telugu short stories, Srikanth Sharma took to writing a lot of short stories, apart from poetry.
Noted director Bapu invited Sharma to films for writing poetry. Sharma wrote lyrics for the Krishna-Sridevi starrer Krishnavatavaram (1982,) then for other movies like Nelavanka (1983,) Rao Gopala Rao (1984,) among others.
National Award winning director Indraganti Mohana Krishna is Srikanth Sharma’s son and it is an interesting fact Sharma wrote lyrics for Mohana Krishna’s movies Mayabazar, Anthaku Mundu Aa Tarvatha and Sammohanam.
Apart from movies, Srikantha Sharma is noted for his All India Radio stint in Vijayawada as an Assistant Editor of the light classical music section, for which he wrote a lot of songs.
The great man Indraganti Srikanth Sharma is survived by his equally illustrious wife, noted classical and light music singer, short story writer and novelist Janakibala and his two children, Mohana Krishna and a daughter.
Young star Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas, who never fails to surprise his audience with his choice of movies, completes 5 years in Tollywood on July 25th 2019. His debut movie, Alludu Seenu, was released on July 25th, 2014.
The young and energetic star son of noted Telugu producer Bellamkonda Suresh, Sreenivas has climbed up the ladder in his journey of these five years, with his sheer hard work.
The actor made his debut with the breezy love story Alludu Seenu, after he finished an acting course at the feted Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles.
The main aspect of Sreenivas’ career in Tollywood is his ambition to make it big and be a leading star on his own merit.
The movies he made after Alludu Seenu were more action packed ones, with a sprinkle of other ingredients like comedy, sentiment and love. Sreenivas acted in a lot of Tamil remakes, the chief of which was Speedunnodu and his upcoming movie Rakshasudu, a remake of the hugely popular Vishnu Vishal starrer Ratsasan.
The movie which showcased the serious acting talent of Sreenivas was Saakshyam, in which he played the role of Vishwa, a video game developer who takes revenge on all the wrong doers in his life. The movie was noted for its screenplay and though it did moderate business, it defined his career.
Although in popular culture, Jaya Janaki Nayaka, remains Sreenivas’ best movie to date. In this action drama, Sreenivas played Gagan, a college student who saves the life of a young widow, Janaki.
Sreenivas developed an image of an action hero with his later movie Kavacham. His image as a police officer, who is accused of fraud and who comes of the mire with his own intelligence, is the best role Sreenivas ever played in his five year old career.
Another defining movie in Sreenivas’ 5 year old career came in 2019, with the Teja directorial Sita. Unlike his usual macho image, Sreenivas played the role of a man-child, Ram, who again is the saviour of his love interest, Sita, played by Kajal Aggarwal.
Sreenivas is currently awaiting the release of his new movie, Rakshasudu. The energetic star is back to his favourite genre of an action thriller with this movie.
We wish Sreenivas good luck for his next projects and hearty congratulations on completing 5 years in Tollywood.