Balayya new film flagged off on 8th March
Balayya's new venture after a lull of 2 month is flagged off with great publicity today (8th March 2002) at 12 noon. The entire city is painted red with 'nede shooting prarambham' posters with Balayya donning typical NSG (National Security Guard) cap. Honorable Home minister Devendar Goud and Thespian of Telugu cinema ANR did the muhurtam honors for this film. The story of this film is given by Honey (who changed his name from Hanumantha Rao), who is also giving story for B Gopal - NTR combination film under production. This is the second venture by Honey. He worked as an English lecturer in Vizag earlier. Paruchuri brothers are providing screenplay and dialogues. The first dialogue uttered by Balayya for this film is 'Ee desamlo manushule kaaduraa matti kooda matlaaduthundi'. Vikram Dharma is going to do thrills for this patriotic film, which includes lots of action sequences. Three heroines would be paired up with Balayya in this film. V Samudra, the Simha Raasi director, is directing this exciting action-oriented venture. The regular shooting of this film will start from 2nd of April onwards.
Nagarjuna's film with Kasi in October
Nagarjuna is out of station now for LOC (Line of Control). His next
project 'Manmadhudu' will start on 10th April, which is going
to be directed by Mr. Vijaya Bhaskar (of Nuvve
Kavali and Nuvvu Naaku
Nachav fame). Annapurna studios will produce this venture. 'Manmadhudu'
will be released in the month of end of September. Immediately after
the release of Manmadhudu, Nagarjuna will act in another film by his
home banner 'Great India Films'. Kasi Viswanath, who directed this year's
super hit Nuvvu Leka Nenu
Lenu, would direct this film. This film would go on floors in the
month of October. Nagarjuna's conscious decision of working in one film
after another and selection of good directors is been widely appreciated
by the industry people as well as his fans. Santosham, his film under
production, is creating excellent business craze in trade circles as
it has got the hottest combination. Durga arts, which has done films
like Hello Brother and Kshanakshanam, is producing Santosham.
Ravi Teja is on cloud 9 now. After the hit of 'Itlu Sravani Subramanyam', he got offers from the most sought after creative directors in the Telugu film field. He would be doing a film in the direction of Vamsi (of 'ladies tailor' and 'Manchu Pallaki' fame). That film is being titled as 'Love in Ramoji Film City', which is a remake of a hit Malayalam film. He is also working in the home production of Poori Jagannath. He is paired apposite Simran and Sanghvi in that film. Ravi Teja will also work as hero for his mentor Krishna Vamsi, who introduced him as hero with 'Sindhooram'. Ravi Teja will be acting in 'Khadgam' to be produced by Sunkara Madhu Murali and directed by Krishna Vamsi. Ravi Teja will share the screen with two other heroes Prakash Raj and Srikanth. Ravi Teja will also act in 'Venkat BA' to be produced by the producers of 'Itlu Sravani Subramanyam' in the direction of Poori Jagannath.
Gopi Chand turns villain with 'Jayam'
Gopi Chand, the son of deceased creative director T Krishna, will be
testing different waters in Telugu cinema industry as a villain of 'Jayam'
cinema. Gopi Chand made his debut as hero with a flop film 'Toli
valapu' directed by Muthyala Subbaiah. The shooting of Jayam cinema
is going on in full swing in and around locations of Hyderabad. Teja
is directing this film with Nitin
as hero. Jayam would be releasing in the month of May 2002. The
deceased actress Pratyusha was considered
for Jayam and Teja called her on that day to offer the role of heroine.
But the fate has other plans.