charge on Chiru fans
Here are the details of the shot at SV University
Location: Paripalana Bhavan (Administrative
Office), SV University
Shot: Presenting Chiranjeevi in
to the court amidst lots of crowds with the placards of 'Tagore
Real Scene that happened: Chiranjeevi
fans attended in thousands to have a look at Chiranjeevi who
is shooting for Tagore in SV University campus. The police tried
to control the fans and did a mild lathi charge on fans on the
morning of 31st August. This lathi charge instigated the fans
and they threw stones and slippers on police. The police increased
the intensity of lathi charge in the process. This led to severe
injure of 2 Chiranjeevi fans. Chiranjeevi participated in the
shoot amidst fanfare for 15 minutes. The entire failure of security
is attributed to the organizers. Later on director VV Vinayak
mediated between the police and crowds and brought everything
under control. The similar kind of tension took place in Rajahmundry
when Chiranjeevi tried to unveil
the stature of Mother Teresa on 13th July 2003.
Raja severely injured
Actor Sivaji Raja is severely injured when his car hit the road
divider in Malak Pet at 4:45 am on 31st August 2003. He was
coming from Rajahmundry after participating in the shoot of
'Puttintikiraa Chelli' film. He was admitted in Yasodha hospitals
along with his driver and assistant. His driver's eyes were
injured. His assistant's leg was fractured. Sivaji Raja's left
leg, left hand and ribcage were fractured. He is out of danger
now and he would be kept in critical observation for the next
4 days. We wish Sivaji Raja a happy recovery
Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu, who is making his debut through
Vishnu soon, has started a special fx company called '24 Frames
Factory'. This company boasts of experts who does visual effects
and computer graphics for films. They have already bagged high
profile projects like Andhrawala (NTR), Shivamani (Nagarjuna)
and Malliswari (Venkatesh). Their first project is Vishnu.
Nagarjuna fans celebrated Nagarjuna's 45th birthday at Annapurna
studios today morning. ANR has presided over the events that
also include charity works. Siva Prasad Reddy - Nagarjuna film's
producer - cut the cake. Hero Sumanth, Chalasani Ramesh and
Akkineni Venkata Ratnam were also present at the occasion. Nagarjuna
who is supposed to return to Hyderabad from Chennai today morning,
but could not as his flight was cancelled. He is expected in
the city by tonight!
to shoot in Tirupati
Chiranjeevi's Tagore is going to shoot in Tirupati's SV University
from tomorrow (31st August) onwards. A few vital scenes would
be shot in SV University along with a part in climax. Tagore
is tentatively ready for the release on 18th of September 2003.
cameo in Malliswari
Heroine Gajala is doing a solo song in Venkatesh's latest film
'Malliswari' that is being directed by K Vijaya Bhaskar. This
song was recently shot in a Switzerland set erected in Nanakram
Guda cine village. Raja Sekhar composed steps for this song.
The heroine for this film would be announced very soon. Trivikram
provides story and dialogues. Suresh Production produces this
film. Koti scores music.
Durbar to appear in Vishnu
Ismail Durbar - the music director of Bollywood blockbuster
Devdas (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) - has done music for Vishnu starring
Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu as hero. He is also making his screen
appearance in this film where he acted as a qawwali singer for
a song. Audio of this film is released by Dasari today.
paired with Ravi Teja
Seenu Vytla of Anandam fame would directing a film with Ravi
Teja as hero very soon. Bhumika Chawla is signed as heroine
for this flick. This film would go to floors very soon! Seenu
Vytla is currently directing Usha Kiron Movies film 'Anandamananadamaye'
starring Akash and JD Chakri.
Sudha to retire
Jaya Sudha - the sahaja nati of Telugu cinema - is contemplating
on retiring from acting now. She is currently working for KSR
Das's 100th film 'Alibaba - 6 Dongalu' as a lady cop. She is
also doing an important role in a TV serial 'Mr & Mrs Subba
Rao'. She is planning to retire after these assignments are
completed. She wants to be known Sujatha (her real name) to
the people from now onwards. She wants to follow the route of
spiritualism and social service. She recently acted in a blockbuster
'Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammai' as the mother of Ravi Teja.
to be launched
P Sarojini Devi is launching the website www.pratyusha.com
in memory of her deceased daughter and film star Pratyusha on
29th August 2003. This web site is going to be the online wing
of the 'Pratusha Charitable Trust' that aims at upliftment of
poor women, women awareness programs, free medical camps and
honoring artists. This website would be inaugurated by Murali
Mohan, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, Tarun, Uday Kiran, Vakada Appa
Rao and N Shankar.
Nagar gets 2 more cinema halls
Dilshuk Nagar - a 100 days center for all hit films - is now
boasts of two more new theaters Mahalkshmi 70 mm and Mahalakshmi
35 mm. This Mahalakshmi 70mm is opening with the film Boys on
Friday (29th August) and Mahalakshmi 35mm is opening with the
film 'Aadanthe Ado Type' on Saturday (30th August).
Dhupia celebrates birthday
The unit of 'Villain' film celebrated the birthday of heroine
Neha Dhupia today evening at Nanakrama Guda. Neha Dhupia cut
the cake. Speaking on this occasion, hero Raja Sekhar said that
the shooting of the film 'Villain' is complete except for a
couple of songs. He said that it's a remake film of Tamil blockbuster
'Villain'. KS Ravi Kumar directs the film. Vijaya - a lady cameraman
- handling cinematography for this film. Kanal Kannan composed
stunts. Famous financiers Satya Ramesh and Sunku Ramesh are
jointly producing this film on Kanaka Rathna banner. The audio
is expected to be released in 3 weeks. The producers are aiming
at October 2nd release for 'Villain'. Neha Dhupia and Tulip
Joshi are playing heroines. For the starters Neha Dhupia made
her debut in Telugu films with her 'bachelor night' song in
Ninne Istapaddanu film.
Tolani for Crazy Boys
Sindhu Tolani has signed up her second Telugu film after the
success of her debut film 'Aithe'. She would be acting in a
film titled 'Crazy Boys'. This film revolves around 3 boys and
a girl. Arun, Shaimak and Faizal plays the roles of boys. This
film is said to be a different love story that is going to be
directed and produced by Chandra Shekhar Reddy - another debutant.
This film is already being produced in Hindi as 'Kuch Kar Dikhana
film named as 'Neeke Manasichanu'
Srikanth's film that is produced on GSK Art movies banner is
recently titled as 'Neeke Manasichaanu'. This title is chosen
after the producers announced a title contest on 'Santosham'
film magazine. Charmi is paired up with Srikanth in this film.
Surya Teja - who assisted K Raghavendra Rao in Pelli Sandadi
- is directing this flick.
shifts to his new house
Chiranjeevi shifted to his new big house located in Jubilee
hills on 22nd of August 2003 - on the eve of his birthday. Chiranjeevi
along with his wife visited various places like London to shop
for the interiors for this house in the past. He was earlier
living in a rented place. Now he is shifted to this awesome,
esthetically tasteful and spacious bunglow. He is currently
shooting for 'Kodithe Sixer' song of Tagore film in Ramoji Film
City. His film Tagore is expected to release on 18th of September.
is not a prob. for Nagarjuna
Physical location does not seem to bother Nagarjuna. Since Nagarjuna's
birthday is coming up on 29th of August, the film magazines
tried to contact Nagarjuna who is currently shooting for Shivamani
film in Cochin, Kerala. Nagarjuna has given cell phonic interviews
to the film magazines. And for some other magazines, Poori Jagan
has interviewed Nagarjuna on mag's behalf.
becomes a shooting location
Guntur seems to be becoming a shooting location for a few films.
Recently, a producer canned the songs of Rohit's 'Anaganaga
O Kurraadu' in Guntur, Vijayawada and surrounding areas. Today,
the unit of Tarak Rathna's latest flick 'Magaadu' landed up
in Guntur to shoot a song. What would the producers do if they
get fed-up shooting songs in abroad? They have the Guntur as
BA Raju - the editor of the most popular film magazine 'Superhit'
- is elected as the president of Film Critics Association of
Hyderabad unanimously in elections held today. The current president
L. Babu Rao handed over the charge of president to BA Raju officially
today. Here are the complete details of the committee members
of Film Critic's Association of Hyderabad.
Vice Presidents: Sai Ramesh, Narayana Raju
General Secretary: Anne Ravi
Treasurer: Om Prakash
Joint Secretaries: Bathina Prasad, Praveen
12 executive committees: Gudipoodi Srihari, Lakshman
Rao, Tradeguide Venkateswara Rao, SubbaRao, Surya Prakash Reddy,
Kumara Swamy, Patrikeya, Padmanabha Sharma, RDS Prakash, Phani
& Narayana Rao
Advisory committee: Hasam Raja, Mohan Goteti, Bhageeradha,
Prabhu, Gogineni Srinivas
Gopi is no more
Chalasani Gopi - one of the high profile producers in Telugu
film industry - expired on 23rd August 2003 due to the malfunctioning
of kidneys. He started his career as an associate producer with
'Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam'. Later on, he produced blockbusters
like 'Gajadonga' (NTR) and Adavi Donga (Chiranjeevi). His last
film was 'Neti Gandhi' (Raja Sekhar - EVV Satyanarayana). May
his soul rest in peace.
elections for APFIEF
The labor ministry has summoned the AP Film Industry Employees
Federation (APFIEF) to conduct fresh elections for office bearers
post, as the elections held earlier through secret ballot found
to have lots of irregularities. The press note also mentioned
that they do not recognize the current of office bearers O Kalyan,
T Prabhakar and Govinda Rao as the official office representatives.
It all started when Tammareddy Bharadwaja started
an agitation against the undemocratic procedures of APFIEF.
Movies 'Ela Cheppanu'
Sravanthi Ravi Kishore has finalized the title of his film as
'Ela Cheppanu', which is a remake of Hindi flick 'Tum Bin'.
Tarun, Shriya, Abhi and Siva Balaji are playing main leads.
Ramana is directing this film. Audio of 'Ela Cheppanu' would
be releasing on 3rd September through Aditya music. This film
is slated for 2nd October 2003 release.
postponed to 22nd August
The released of Hari Krishna - YVS Chowdary's flick 'Seetayya'
is postponed by a day from 21st to 22nd August. The reason for
this is said to be the special graphic work for the song 'Okka
Magadu'. Because of the graphics work, the printing might get
delayed a bit. But the YVS Chowdary does not want to take any
risk because there is always a chance of film getting delayed
in few areas. Hence, YVS Chowdary decided to delay the film
by a day for peaceful and uniform release.
Vandemataram starts on 15th August 2004
Its been 4 years since Chiranjeevi announced that he would be
acting in a pre-independence historic film titled 'Vandemataram'
in the direction of creative genius Krishna Vamsi. Recently,
Chiranjeeevi reiterated that he would be doing 'Vandemataram'
for sure. This film is would go to floors on 15th of august
2004, as per Chiranjeevi.
releasing with 170+ prints
Hari Krishna is acting as a solo hero for the first time and
his film 'Seetayya' is releasing with an amazing number of 170+
prints on 21st of this month. Incidentally, Seetayya would stand
as the 7th film in the history of Telugu cinema that is releasing
with the highest number of prints. This film is also going to
carry the distinction of being the first Telugu film that is
releasing in Prasads Multiplex in Hyderabad. The advance booking
should be open on 20th of this month in Prasads. There is so
much of good will on YVS Chowdary and this project that this
film is sold at a reasonably higher prices in all most all areas
and the director YVS Chowdary is sitting pretty by making a
handful of table profit.
birthday creates ruckus in magazines
Having Chiranjeevi as the cover page of their magazine is something
that every editor would be looking forward to because it would
add up to the sales of their respective film magazines. And
when Chiranjeevi birthday is coming up, its like a festival
to the film magazines because Chiranjeevi would be giving an
interview to all the magazines as well as he would be giving
a handful stills of Tagore film. In this context, the press
meets held today (especially the Simhachalam success meet and
pressmeet of R Narayana Murthy's Veguchukkalu) were greeted
with almost all nil response, as the editors of film magazines
and their staff are busy with closing of the issues of Chiranjeevi's
& Sachin exchange compliments
'I am feeling excited to play under the captaincy of film star
Chiranjeevi' says the baby faced and world's most exciting batsman
Sachin Tendulkar. Chiru - in his ever-humble gesture - responds
by saying that it only shows Sachin's down-to-earth attitude.
Whatever it might be, the citizens of Vizag are the luckiest
people in AP who are going to witness the battle of cricket
stars and cinema titans at one place. The profits that are going
to be generated through this match would go to the charity of
cricket associations in AP. MAA TV would be bringing these precious
moments live. Idlebrain.com would always be there to bring you
these golden moments though live commentary and exclusive photo
galleries. This match is slated on 7th September 2003. Stay
TV grabs cricket live rights
MAA TV, which has successfully conducted the star cricket that
was held on 2nd February 2003, has grabbed the live telecast
rights of benefit cricket match to be held between two teams
comprising of 6 Telugu film stars (Chiranjeevi, Bala Krishna,
Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Tarun & Srikanth) and the stalwarts
of Indian cricket that include the likes of Sachin Tendulkar
and Saurav Ganguly. MAA started exhibiting promotional trailers
that include Sachin Tendulkar showing his pleasure of playing
cricket in the land of Andhra Pradesh with popular cinema stars
like Chiranjeevi & Venkatesh. This benefit match would be
held on 7th of September 2003 (Sunday).
postponed to 29th August 2003
The release of AM Rathnam - Shankar's latest flick 'Boys' is
postponed to 29th August from 22nd August. Shankar - who has
delivered five consecutive blockbusters so far in the form of
Gentleman, Premikudu, Bharateeyudu, Jeans and Oke Okkadu - is
looking forward to complete double hattrick. The audio songs
scored by AR Rehman are already making waves in music market.
Pushkaralu in Chantigadu
A few scenes of Superhit Friends banner film 'Chantigadu' were
canned in the backdrop of Godavari Pushkaraalu at 'Gopadarevu'
near Kovvur village. Saranya - who acted as heroine against
Kamal Hassan in 'Nayakudu' film - is playing a vital role in
this film. Journalist B Jaya makes her debut as director and
introduces Baladitya and Suhasini as lead pair. BA Raju - the
editor and publisher of superhit magazine - produces this film.
- K Raghavendra Rao film
Nitin is on a roll! He is signing up with the best of the directors
in the present era. He is currently doing 'sree anjaneyam' in
the direction of Krishna Vamsi. His next project would be directed
by SS Raja Mouli who delivered two consecutive blockbusters
with NTR as hero. Recently Nitin is signed up by Chitram Movies
banner that produced the films Jayam and Sambaram with Nitin
for another sensational project. This film would be directed
by none other than darsakendrudu 'K Raghavendra Rao'. This formal
announced has come from Teja's office today. 20 days of the
shoot would be held in USA. The remaining part of the film would
be shot with village nativity. Teja provides story.
match venue shifted to Vizag
Looks like the benefit cricket match with 6 Tollywood heroes
and the stalwarts of Indian cricket has run into troubled waters.
There was a dispute about the venue, facilities (like airport,
star hotels), number of free passes and sharing of the profits
in Vijayawada. As per the confirmed sources, the venue is shifted
in Vizag now for the grand benefit match to be held on 7th of
to star in Srisailam?
Looks like its holy places that prove to be lucky for Srihari.
After delivering hits with two titles of holy places (Simhachalam
and Bhadrachalam), it is learnt that Srihari is planning to
name his next film with the title 'Srisailam' (name of another
holy place). This film might be directed by stunt director Vijayan
and produced by Santhi (wife of Srihari). Srihari celebrated
his birth day today (15th August) amongst the well wishers,
press and fans.
Suryah gets bolder with Naani
SJ Suryah who is directing Mahesh Babu's latest entertainer
'Naani' has taken a bold step to get his message across to the
audiences at the start of the film 'Naani'. In the initial scene,
he makes one character in the film utter to the audience to
'Watch it if you like it. If you don't like it, please don't
disturb others. If you watch it with a liking, I would take
you to heaven'. This is what SJ Suryah wants to convey to the
audience of Naani. He feels that all the people who watch this
film with interest, would have a heaven in front of them.
song being picturised for Tagore
A song is being pictured on Chiranjeevi and Shriya under the
choreography Lawrence at Annapurna Studios presently. This song
is 'Vanochanante' that is written by Bhuvana Chandra and sung
by Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal.
song in Balayya's film
Jaaladi - who has written a patriotic song for Sulthan which
was picturised on Bala Krishna, Krishna and Krishnam Raju -
is penning yet another patriotic song for Balayya's patriotic
film that is being produced by Konda Krishnam Raju. Recently,
they canned a duet on Bala Krishna and Laya for 5 days followed
by a chase scene between Bala Krishna and Raghu Babu near Charminar
in Hyderabad. This film is aimed at summer 2004 release. Koti
provides the music.
films in Posani - Hari Krishna combination
Posani Krishna Murali has a decent share in the success of Hari
Krishna as an actor. In a pressmeet held today about Tiger Harischandra
Prasad starring Hari Krishna, Posani Krishna Murali said that
he is involved with all the six projects that had Hari Krishna
as hero (or one of the heroes) - Sriramulayya, Seetarama
Raju, L3, Sivarama Raju, Seetayya & Tiger Harishchandra
50days function details
Date: 4th September 2003
Venue: Sharjah (Sharjah's Cricket
5th September 2003
Artists: NTR, Bhumika Chawla, Ankitha,
Brahmanandam, Venu Madhav
Technicians: SS Raja Mouli (director),
MM Keeravani (Music), Ravindra Babu (Cinematographer), VMC Dora
Swamy Raju (presenter) and V Vijay Kumar Varma (producer)
cases filed by Mohan Babu against Shilpa Sivanand
Mohan Babu - in a pressmeet held today - said that he filed
5 cases against heroine Shilpa Sivanand on various charges.
There are 7 songs in this film 'Vishnu'. The altercation happened
between Mohan Babu and Shilpa Shivanand while shooting for the
7th song 'Ravoyi Chandamama' which is inspired by the famous
'Ravoyi Chandamama' tune from the film Missamma. Mohan Babu
said that the 7th song would be removed from the film. The re-recording
of 'Vishnu' would start from 14th August onwards. Audio of Vishnu
would be released on 29th August. The movie is expected to hit
the marquee a month after that. Mohan Babu's elder son Vishnu
is making his debut in this Shazi Kailas directed film.
designs costumes for Balayya
the photo), who shot to fame among the industry circles
with her designed costumes for Nagarjuna in films like Santosham
and Manmadhudu is currently on the assignment of designing costumes
for Bala Krishna for Konda Krishnam Raju's film in the direction
of Swarna Subba Rao. A song was recently pictured on Laya and
Bala Krishna in Annapurna studios. Laya and Sangeeta are playing
heroines in this film. Another heroine Ankita is also going
to star in this film.
Raju dubs in hospital
Krishnam Raju - a dedicated artist he is - did something really
commendable recently. When he went to Godavari Pushkaralu, he
was attacked by viral fever and was admitted in CARE Hospital,
Banjara hills. But by then the producer D Suresh Babu announced
the release date of 'Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu' (N4) as 15th August.
Hence, Krishnam Raju asked the producer to arrange the dubbing
equipment in his hospital room and he did the dubbing while
being bed-ridden. That shows the professional attitude and commitment
of Krishnam Raju.
buys a Benz car
Chiranjeevi has recently bought a sleek black color S 350 model
from Benz (Car number is AP 29 1111). The estimated cost of
this car is Rs. 65 lakhs. There is a sentiment in Telugu film
industry that buying the Benz car does not auger well for the
careers of the heroes. That's the reason why our heroes stay
away from buying and driving Benz cars. But, Nagarjuna broke
the Benz jinx by buying and using Benz car in the year 2000.
The first film that was released after he bought Benz car was
Nuvvu Vastavani, which became a milestone in the career of Nagarjuna.
We have to wait and see if the 1st film released after Chiru
bought Benz car - Tagore - also becomes a milestone in Chiranjeevi's
inaugurates a fitness center
Chandra Sekhar who is a personal fitness trailer to many heroes
like Nagarjuna, NTR and Tarun has started a fitness center 'Helios'
in Jubilee Hills yesterday. The celebrities who graced this
occasion were Nagarjuna, Amala, NTR, Tarun, Kalyan Ram and Sumanth.
pays tribute to Godavari
On the eve of success of his latest film Simhachalam, Srihari
has visited Basara on the last day of 'Goadavari Pushkaralu'
to pay tribute to River Godavari. Srihari has been desperately
waiting for a success of the past two years and finally, he
got one in terms of 'Simhachalam'.
pattern for Tagore
'Kiran Poster Ads' - the publicity designers of Chiranjeevi's
latest film 'Tagore' - are following a special designing pattern
for the designs of Tagore. All the posters would have the wide
two-color bar code pattern as the background design. Audio of
this film would be released on 22nd August (Chiranjeevi's birthday).
Tagore film would be released on 12th September 2003. Oscar
films is presenting this film. Madhu is producing Tagore on
'Leo Projects' banner. VV Vinayak directs the film. Mani Sharma
scored music. Shriya and Jyotika are paired up with Chiranjeevi
for the first time.
released on 15th August
The release of Suresh Productions latest flick 'Neeku Nenu Naaku
Nuvvu' is postponed by a day to 15th August 2003. Uday Kiran
and Shriya are paired up for the first time for this film. RP
Patnaik scored music. Debutant director Rajasekhar directed
N4. This film also features Krishnam Raju, Sujatha and Suman
in other vital roles.
A students organization attacked Rama Krishna 70mm theater in
Abids, Hyderabad yesterday to protest against the theme of the
Deepak Tijori directed film 'Oops'. The film 'Oops' revolves
aroud the concept of male strippers who does a full monty against
high socialite women. The screen of the theater was damaged.
The students took away the prints of the film. The distribution
office was also attacked. Speaking to the press today, the producer
Jyoti Prasad of AM Films said that the students has unnecessarily
attacked the theater and damaged the property. They are exhibiting
a film that is passed by censor board with an A certificate.
No additional scene was added to the print. Jyoti Prasad said
that if students feel that movie is bad they should appeal to
the censor board, which has passed 'Oops' for public viewing.
to star in Jasmine
IDreams Productions that produced films like Monsoon Wedding,
16 December, Mitr - My friend, Agni Varsha, Bend it like Beckham,
Bollywood Hollywood, Jajantaram Mamantaram is planning to make
a Hindi film titled 'Jasmine' in the direction of Sandeep Chowta
- a famous music director from Hyderabad. Nagarjuna and Tabu
play the main leads. Kay Kay and Boman Irani (the guy who acted
as the motel owner in 'Darna Mana Hain') would also play main
roles in this film. 'Jasmin' would go to floors in the month
of October 2003.
is hot in Missamma
Bhumika Chawla, who is playing the seductress boss to Sivaji
in the film Missamma - has acted in a hot song recently. The
photos of that song are really sizzling. Neelakanta - who won
the national award for his screenplay in 'Show' - is directing
'Missamma'. This film is all about how the lady boss Bhumika
seduces her employee Sivaji who is married to conventional Brahmin
girl Laya. This film is being produced by Satyam Entertainments.
Missamma is slated for the release very soon!
shifts to Hyderabad
MM Srilekha - who became the youngest music director to make
debut in films - shifted her house from Chennai to Hyderabad.
Her latest music album 'Istapadi' got good appreciation. Her
brother MM Keeravani is a celebrated music director in Telugu
film industry. She made her debut in films at a tender age of
12 through Dr Rama Naidu's film 'Nannagaru'. She feels that
she would have better career growth if she settles down in Hyderbad.
film on 2nd October
The shooting of Tarun-Shriya's latest film in Sravanthi banner
is going on now at a fast pace. The audio of this film would
be released on 25th of August. Koti is providing the music.
Ramana is directing this venture. This film is slated for 2nd
October 2003 (Gandhi Jayanthi) release. The titles considered
for this film are 'Nuvvu Leka' and 'Ekkadunnavu'.
Dhairyam project scrapped?
When we met Teja at the 'Istagoshti sabha' of Sambaram recently
and asked if 'Dhairyam' project was postponed, Teja replied
by saying that some people were saying that its delayed but
the actual reason is that its cancelled. Teja is currently working
on the script of a film titled 'Jai' which would feature all
confirmed for Rasool's film
Okarikokaru is confirmed as title for cinematographer Rasool's
directorial debut with Sreeram (Rojapoolu hero) and Arti Chabria
in the main leads. Kiran is producing this film on Anandi Arts
banner. MM Keeravani is scoring the music. Audio of this film
is expected on 21t of this month. This film is going to be released
in the month of September 2003.
Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu release postponed
The release of AVS's directed film 'Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu'
that is slated for today's release is postponed indefinitely.
AVS appeared on TV channels and attributed the reasons for the
delay of the release to technical difficulty. But the real reason
for the same appears to be finance and financier's problems..
Raghavendra Rao to build a multiplex
K Raghavendra Rao - the most successful and celebrated Telugu
film director - is going to venture the new waters soon. He
would be building a high profile multiplex in Hyderabad using
all latest technologies. More detail later!
to play under Chiru's captaincy
To include some seriousness in the benefit match only six Telugu
film stars would be the part of Ganguly XI and Chiranjeevi XI
benefit cricket match that is going to be played on 7th September
in Vijayawada to rise funds for a cricket stadium to be constructed
in that city. Chiranjeevi, Bala Krishna, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna,
Srikanth and Tarun are the celebrity Telugu film heroes who
would play the match. Sachin Tendulkar is going to play under
the captaincy of Chiranjeevi. The other cricket stars - apart
from Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar - who play this match
include Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinadh,
Hemanth Badani, VVS Laxman, AT Rayudu, Parthiv Patel, Venkatesh
Prasad, Venkatapathy Raju and Harbhajan Singh.
Krishna visits Himalayas
Its been a custom for Chinni Krishna to go to a holy place to
prepare scripts for his films. He went to Kaasi and prepared
the script of his earlier film 'Indra'. He recently visited
Himalayas for preparing the script for Vyjayanthi's banner film
with Venkatesh as hero. This film is likely to start by the
end of this year.
collects a 20 lakhs fund
RP Patnaik collected a huge fund of 20 lakhs for AP Cine Musicians
as donations from NRIs during his month-long successful trip
to USA. He, along with a troop of 20 members, gave live concerts
in various cities of USA and entertained thousands of Telugu
NRI's out there. RP Patnaik should be commended for doing such
a noble thing on his own without any support from the film industry.
RP Patnaik would be writing an open letter to the visitors of
idlebrain.com in the next week about his experiences of USA
XI Vs Ganguly XI cricket match
Chiranjeevi would be playing as the captain of Chiranjeevi XI
that represents the Telugu actors and Ganguly would be playing
as the captain of Ganguly XI that represents the Indian cricketers.
This benefit match would be taking place on 7th of September
2003 in Vijayawada town. Event Manager for this spectacular
match is going to Rhythm, which successfully conducted Star
Cricket in Feb 2003. This match would also be telecasted live
on a popular Telugu channel. Sachin Tendulkar would be playing
in this match. More details later.
movie release on 14th August
The incessant flops of the films after the success of Simhadri
and Vasantham & the postponement of Seetayya and Boys from
14th of this month has made the way easy to get a plushy slot
for the release of Suresh Productions 'Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu'
(N4) featuring Uday Kiran and Shriya on 14th of this month.
The Suresh Productions unit is busy completed rerecording and
dubbing of the film to a for a comfortable release on 14th August.
preview theater at Rama Naidu
Rama Naidu is planning to build a new preview theater at Rama
Naidu studios that includes all latest technologies like DTS
sound system. He opined that the current preview theater is
not in tune with the latest trends. The most sought after preview
theater in Hyderabad is the one at Prasad Labs.
decides not to sing temporarily
RP Patnaik has decided not to sing for his future films expect
for the one in which he is going to act. That film is going
to be 'Nenu - Vasanthi - Lakshmi' - a Telugu remake of
Malayalam hit 'Vasanthi, Lakshmi Pinne Nyanum' in which the
hero is a blindman. RP did not sing any song in his latest album
- 'Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu' starring Uday Kiran and Shriya.
to start a restaurant
Nagarjuna is planning to open a 5000 ft multi-cuisine restaurant
at the Trendset Towers owned by him on Road No.2, Banjara Hills.
He would remain as a sleeping partner in that restaurant business
as his friends would manage the show. Liquor would also be served
in that restaurant. With this restaurant, Nagarjuna joins celebrities
like Sunil Shetty and Sachin Tendulkar who are successfully
managing their high profile family restaurants.
- the 1st Telugu film in Prasad's
Hari Krishna's latest flick Seetayya might be the first Telugu
film that is going to be screened in Prasad's multiplex in Hyderabad.
Paras Jain - the supreme of Maruthi Distributors who bought
the Nizam rights of Seetayya - is currently negotiating about
the same. This film is releasing on 21st of August 2003.
card for T3
for the Archive
It has become a fad for the high-profile moviemakers to screen
a show to CM Chandra Babu Naidu and then give a press release
that Chandra Babu Naidu has viewed the film and appreciated
it. Likewise, the producers who obtained dubbing rights of Terminator
3 in Telugu made a special trailer which claim that American
Prez George Bush has seen T3 film along with his family. It
is another way of getting attention. Is it not?