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29th January 2002
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Mohan Babu 'Tappu chesi Pappu Koodu'

mohan babuMohan Babu is always known for taking risks and making films with strange combinations. This time, he has given a direction chance to A Kodandarami Reddy. A Kodanda Rami Reddy has given great hits with all the top heroes in the past. But, he joined the list of ignored directors in the wake of changing trends. He recently directed the Kannada remake of 'Chiru Navvuto' for C Aswini Dutt. Now Mr. A Kodandarami Reddy is roped in to do a lighter vein based film 'Tappu Chesi Pappu Koodu' with Mohan Babu as hero. Lagaan fame Gracy Singh is playing main heroine. Srikanth is doing a character role. MM Keeravani is composing music for Mohan Babu after a long gap. Padmabhushan J Yesudas is singing to Mohan Babu after a considerable break. This film is also a remake of Malayalam film. The regular shooting of this film would start in Mumbai on 1st of February 2002.

EVV Naresh in Suresh Productions film

EVV D Rama Naidu is making 'Hai' with Aryan Rajesh, the elder son of EVV Satya Narayana, as hero. EVV is directing this film. Now D Suresh Babu has started a film 'Allari' with EVV's second son Naresh as hero. The muhurat of this film was a low-key affair. Ravi Babu, the son of Chalapati Rao, is directing this film. Ravi Babu acted a villain and small time comedy artist in various films in the last five years. Ravi Babu completed his diploma in direction in USA. This project has acquired craze as sons of three famous Telugu film personalities, D Suresh Babu, Ravi Babu and Naresh are involved in the project. This film would go on floors on 24th of February 2002. D Suresh Babu was impressed with the ad films made by Ravi Babu in the past and gave this offer to him.

Padma Sri award for Mano Rama and Mani Ratnam

mani ratnamThe honorary awards for the successful citizens were announced on 26th of this month on the eve of Republic day. Famous Indian Hollywood producer Ismail Merchant and popular Malayalam singer J Yesu Das were conferred with Padma Bhushan. Character artist Mano Rama, moviemaker Govind Nihlani and genius director Mani Ratnam are conferred with 'Padmasri' award.

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