2nd December 2001
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Vikraman to direct Venky
is a popular director in Tamil film industry. He has directed the Tamil
originals of Subhakankshalu, Surya Vamsam, Raja and Maa Annayya. For
the first time, he is roped into direct a straight Telugu film with
Venky as hero. Sai Deva Production will produce this film. Sai Deva
Productions has given films like Subhakankshalu in the past. Regular
story discussions are going on for this film. Vikraman is also good
at selecting right kind of songs for his films. The audio rights for
Vikraman films get sold for 1.25 crores each. All the songs in Telugu
versions of above-mentioned four films are taken from the original films.
This film will go on floors in the middle of next year. Venky is working
for the creative commercials film at present. His next venture would
be the periodical film by Suresh Productions in the direction of Jayant.
Balayya's pongal release is the hottest one
One of the titles considered for the Balayya's film under production
is 'Seema Simham'. Balayya is playing the role of IPS officer Durga
Prasad. For a change, Balayya belongs to Nizam region in this film.
Simran and Reema Sen are playing heroines. Reema Sen dominates the first
half and she belongs to Nizam area. Simran dominates second half and
she belongs to Rayalaseema. Paruchuri brothers have written powerful
dialogues for this film. One of most significant dialogues in this film
is 'Naa gurinchi telusukovalante
rayala seemaku velte raallu
cheptaayi, kona seema ki velte godari neellu cheptayi, telanganaki velte
errati beellu cheptaayi'. Mani Sharma has given six super hit songs.
Shooting of this film would be completed by 15th of December. It would
be released for Pongal season. Bhagavan Das and Danayya are the producers.
G Ram Prasad directs this action-oriented film.
Kamal Hassan's next film for Pongal
Hassan is coming up with a rib-tickling comedy film now. Renowned director
Mouli is directing this film. Simran, Abbas, Manivannan and Sneha are
playing other important roles. Ramya Movies, which has given Mani Ratnam's
Sakhi in the last year, is producing this film. Deva, of Master, Toli
Prema and Vaali fame, is providing music. Shooting of the entire flm
is complete except for 3 songs. The unit is moving to Switzerland to
can these three songs. Kamal Hassan, who always has penchant to try
things different, is coming up with a special get-up, which lasts for
few minutes in this film. You got to wait for the film to release to
know what that get up is all about.