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6th July 2000

AM Ratnam - A Happy Man

chakriKushi, a tamil film produced by AM Ratnam started of with a flop talk and later on it converted to a hit. Buyers felt that AM Ratnam quoted a high price and most of the areas went unsold. AM Ratnam released the film on his own. After the film has become a hit, the same buyers bought the film for all areas on outright basis. It was sold for 1 crore and 5 lacs in Coimbattoor area. The same film is going to be remade in Telugu with Pawan Kalyan by AM Ratnam in the direction of Surya.

AM Ratnam is also planning to remake 'Oke Okkadu' in hindi. It was decided that Sharukh Khan will play the mainlead. But later on he was dropped and given way to Anil Kapoor as former's film as journalist, 'Phir Bhi Dil Hain Hindustani' bombed at box-office. Shankar will direct this film and AR Rehman is going to provide music.

Shooting of 'Sri Manjunadha' trigged off

chakriThe USP of the film is Chiru as Shiva, Arjun as devotee of Shiva and Soundarya as the wife of devotee. This trilingual film(Telugu, Tamil and Kannada) trigged off at Kanteerava Studios, Bangalore on 3rd July. K Raghavendra Rao who gave the massive hit in the form of Annamayya is directing this film.

Nara Jaya Sridevi, who is a big producer in Kannada is producing this film on 'Chinni Films' banner. This muhurat is graced by Ramadevi, the governess of karnataka. JK Bharavi who gave story and dialogues for Annamayya is providing dialogues and story for this film. The other cast of this film include master Anand vardhan, Ambarish, Sumalata and Vinod Kumar.

Ninne Premista - Srikanth

chakriAfter doing many successful films in Telugu, RB Chowdary is producing 'Ninne Premista' with Srikanth and Soundarya. Shinde, a debutante director with an experience of 26 years as assistant director is directing this film. Other attraction of the film is going to Nag special appearance that include a song too.

Story of the film is a love story set in the village backdrop. Rajendra Prasad is doing another cameo role in this film. Ravali is dancing with Nag in the special song. Music by SA Raj Kumar, Photography by Shyam K Naidu.

Tailpiece: In an interview Rakesh Roshan, the father of current Super star 'Hritik Roshan' seems to have told that he will start a film any time with Hritik Roshan whenever K Vishwanath is ready to direct a film.

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