backdrop for Samba
The backdrops of films are turning vital for good scripts. Chiranjeevi's
Indra, K Raghavendra Rao's Gangotri and Kerala backdrop of Simhadri
proved that other state backdrops are lucky charm for the success
of movies. Likewise, NTR's latest flick Andhrawala has the backdrop
of Mumbai. NTR's 9th film Samba is going to have Kanchi backdrop.
This film would be directed by VV Vinayak who directed the blockbuster
Aadi with NTR in the past. Srinivasa Rao provides this powerful
film with Srikanth as hero
Anjana productions - K Nagababu's banner - is going to produce
a film with a hero other than Chiranjeevi for the first time.
That hero is none but Srikanth. Konda, who directed Ninne Istapaddaanu
would be directing this venture. More details later.
Jagan's brother as hero.
Sai Ram Shankar - younger brother of sensational director Puri
Jagan - would be launched as Telugu film hero very soon. He
is currently getting trained at Santyanand of Vizag. Satyananad
has trained stars like Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu and Prabahs
in the past.
Harischandra Prasad's shooting in Guntur
Nandamuri Hari Krishna's latest flick 'Tiger Harishchandra Prasad'
is going on in full swing in Guntur district. It has recently
shot several crowd gathering scenes in Guntur and Chilakaluripeta
recently. Shooting is presently taking place in Narsaraopet
now. The scene which was shot at Zinna Tower center in Guntur
consists of the raithu leader Hari Krishna carrying the corpse
of a farmer and obstructing the convoy of Chief Minister. V
Samudra directs this film.
enters Tamil field
Actress Namitha is making her debut in Tamil field with the
remake of Malayalam flick 'Chronicle Bachelors'. She is paired
up with Vijayakanth. This film is also going to be remade in
Telugu with Jagapathi Babu as hero. Namitha is currently working
in a Telugu film titled 'The Deal' with her beau Steven Kapoor
playing her reel-life hubby.
Raj Kumar Santoshi is directing the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster
Okkadu with the title Ranadheer (The Warrior). Abhishek Bachchan,
Amitab Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt are playing the role of Mahesh
Babu, Mukesh Rushi and Prakahs Raj respectively. Sadaf of Jayam
fame might act as heroine in Ranadheer. This film would go to
floors very soon.
Ram Gopal Varma is back in Telugu as a producer. He is producing
a Telugu thriller film titled 'Madhyahnapu Hatya' with JD Chakravarthy
in the mainlead. Aamani is playing the wife of JD in this film.
Aamani - who left the Telugu film industry after her marriage
- is making a comeback through this film.
Surya Prakash - son of K Raghavendra Rao - is acting in a project
titled 'Mornign Raaga'. Perizad Zorabian is paired up against
him. Shabana Azmi, Lillete Dubey and Shankar Melkote are doing
other vital roles. Mahesh Dattani is directing this flick. Rajiv
Menon provides cinematography. Mani Sharma scores music. Ravi
(of Aithe fame) provide art work. K Raghavendra Rao produces
Jagan suggested Veede title
The title 'Veede' (with a caption maa anda maa aasa) was suggested
by Puri Jagan for the Telugu remake of Tamil film 'Dhool'. Ravi
Teja, Arti Agarwal and Reema Sen plays the main leads. Veteran
heroine Nalini is acting as villain in this film. Telangana
Sakuntala sung a full length song that comes as a lead to the
climax for the first time. KS Rama Rao presents this film. Ravi
Raja Pinisetty directs this remake on Kanakarathna banner. This
film is all set for the release on 31st of this month.
with 165 prints
Nagarjuna's Shivamani got censored today. The producer Puri
Jagan has made arrangements to release Shivamani 98480 22338
with 165-170 number of prints, which is highest in the career
of Nagarjuna. Nagarjuna's earlier film Manmadhudu was released
with 90 prints. Nagarjuna's two successive hits, Puri Jagan's
3 successive hits and Shivamani being a mass film are the three
reasons for the increase in the number of prints.
terrific scenes in Samba
It is learnt that director-in-the-news VV Vinayak has conceived
19 terrific scenes for the film Samba in which NTR is playing
the role of Sambasiva Naidu. These 19 scenes are going to stand
as highlights of Samba, it seems! This film is being produced
by Kodali Naani. Mani Sharma provides music. Arti Agarwal and
Rakshita are playing female leads. This film would be releasing
for summer 2004.
grabs Anji audio rights
Speaking to idlebrain.com, Raju Harwani of Supreme music said
that he has bought the audio rights of Shyam Prasad Reddy's
magnum opus Anji with Chiranjeevi and Namrata Sirodkar in the
main leads by paying highest amount. The audio of Anji is expected
to released by the month end of November. This film is all set
for a worldwide release on 14th January 2004.
Aswini Dutt's flick with Kalyan Ram Nandamuri as hero is titled
as Abhimanyu. Veteran actress Suhasini is playing the role of
hero's mother in this film. Malli - a protégé
of Puri Jagan - is directing this flick. Spandana is paired
up with Kalyan Ram. Rockline Venkatesh - a noted produced in
Kannada film industry - is producing this film on Rockline banner.
Aswini Dutt is presenting this film. This film is a remake of
Kannada film 'Abhi'.
wants '6 Pativratalu'
EVV Satyanarayana is planning to direct a film titled 'Aaruguru
Pativratalu' very soon on EVV cinema banner. He is planning
to cast new actors/actresses for this film. He is looking out
for 6 heroes, 6 heroines, 6 comedy artists (both male and female)
and 6 child artists. You may sent your portfolio to EVV's office
get an offer.
in Gowtam's direction
Young actor Prabhas is going to act in a Telugu film to be directed
by Gowtam - who directed blockbuster Kakha Kakha in Tamil. Tatineni
Ajay Kumar (son of Tatineni Rama Rao) and D Raj Varma (son
of D Pratap Raju) are going to jointly produce this flick. They
earlier directed films like Dil and Youth in Tamil. They are
currently producing a film each with the heroes Vikram and Sreeram.
paired up with Krishnam Raju
Bhanupriya is paired up with Krishnam Raju in a film titled
Raghupati that is directed by action director KS Nageswara Rao.
G Sivaraju of Srinivas Movies banner is making this film. SA
Raj Kumar provides music.
Sharma back in Pawan Kalyan's film
Mani Sharma is back in the crew of Pawan Kalyan's film in the
direction of Veera Shankar. The music job for this film has
changed quite a few hands before finalizing on Mani Sharma.
Meera Jasmin (of Run fame) is paired up with Pawan in this film.
Incidentally Mani Sharma is also scoring music for another film
of Pawan Kalyan that is going to be produced by Aswini Dutt.
to direct Ravi Teja
Mehar Ramesh - who is currently directing Kannada version of
'Andhrawala' is going to direct a film with Ravi Teja as hero.
This film would be produced by Kishore (son of noted producer
KC Sekhara Babu of Devi Kamal banner). Mehar Ramesh has worked
in direction department of Puri Jagan for many films.
packing for Supreme CDs
Supreme Audio is releasing all its latest audio CD's in Amaray
cases. These Amaray cases are used for DVD packing in USA. Supreme
audio is spending around Rs 15/- per each Amaray case for the
better quality. For example, the audio CD of Okariki Okaru is
priced at Rs. 55/-. If you subtract 15 from 55, Supreme ends
up in selling each CD for just Rs 40, which is equivalent to
the price of an audiocassette. All the latest audio CDs (Okkadu,
Simhadri and Okariki Okaru) of Supreme audio are available in
Amaray cases only.
Varma enters wedlock
Director Suresh Varma who directed films like Sivayya and Manasichi
Choodu in the past has entered into wedlock yesterday morning
at 9:45 am in Sanghi temple with Miss. Deepti. We wish this
couple a happy married life.
RP Patnaik recently released his latest music album done on
Lord Ayyappa titled 'Om Swamy Saranamide'. This audio album
was released in a RP concert held in Vijayanagaram town. This
album consist of 9 songs penned by Peddada Murthy and Chaitanya
Prasad. These songs are packed in a twin cassette album. CV
Krishna Mohan helped RP Patnaik in making this album.
filmmaker from Rama Naidu family
19-year old Master Rama Naidu Daggubati (who is referred as
RaNa Daggubati) has done something that make his legendry grand
father Rama Naidu proud of. He made a 12-minute short film titled
'Happy Birthday Thomas', a story that belongs to 1975 period.
RaNa completed his course in Cinematography at the age of 15.
This 12-minute short film would be sent to various film fests
like Cannes, Berlin and Sundance in the next year. Rama Naidu
is proud of two sons - Suresh Babu (successful producer) and
Venkatesh (successful hero). Now he should be proud of his grandson
RaNa (son of Suresh Babu) as well!
Krishna's film title announced
Brindavana Colony is the title of Ravi Krishna (son of AM Rathnam)
debut film. This film has a caption 'based on a true story'.
Yuan Shankar Raja is providing music. Sri Raghava (known as
Selva Raghavan in Tamil) is directing this film. The first schedule
of this film is currently going on in Hyderabad. AM Rathnam
produces this film on Sri Surya Movies banner. Click
here for a larger picture of Ravi Krishna
Raj - Kalaimaa Mani
Praksh Raj is the highest paid character actor in Telugu film
industry. And he is the one who also won many number of prestigious
awards. He won the special jury national award for his multilingual
talent this year. He also won Nandi and Filmfare award for his
father character in 'Nuvve Nuvve' film. Now he is awarded the
prestigious 'Kalaimaa Mani' award by the Tamilnadu government.
Prakash Raj is currently in Malaysia to receive an award announced
by 'Afro Asian Association'.
Gopal Varma to make Telugu films
Hotshot director and producer Ram Gopal Varma is planning to
make a plethora of Telugu films provided he gets the right scripts.
Ram Gopal Varma has always been encouraging new talent in the
form of directors in both Telugu and Tamil film industries.
As per the inside sources, JD Chakri might act in one of such
Telugu film to be produced by Ram Gopal Varma.
Nagma has recently started a fashion clothing store in Mumbai
called 'Nagma's', which features international brands like Diesel
and Celine. Nagma's was inaugurated by Akshay Kumar. She is
also teaching art-of-living course. Off screen or on screen,
stars sure know how to attract people, dont they?
Venkata Ramana back in action
Mullapudi Venkata Ramana - the veteran dialogue writer who wrote
dialogues for excellent films in the combination of director
Bapu - is making his come back as a dialogue writer after a
gap of almost a decade. He last penned dialogues for Bapu's
'Mr. Pellam'. Mullapudi would be penning dialogues for the ace
publicity designer Ramesh Varma's debut film 'Oka Voorilo (jarigina
prema katha)'. This film would go to floors in November 2003.
Shyam K Naidu handles camera.
98480 22338 on 23rd Oct
Nagarjuna's latest flick Shivamani is all set for the release
on 23rd of this month on the eve of Deepavali. First copy of
Shivamani is expected on 20th of Oct. The audio that was released
on 8th of this month has already become very popular. Puri Jagan
produced and directed Shivamani. Kona Venkat provided dialogues
as Chakri scored music.
Mohan's son expired
Pavan Kumar - elder son of Babu Mohan - expired in a road accident
today morning in Jubilee hills. He was traveling on his bike
when accident occurred. May his soul rest in peace.
fans help in anti-piracy operations
Chiranjeevi fans formed an organization called ACF (All Chiranjeevi
Fans) and started raiding on various video shops in search of
pirated VCDs. They raided shops in Dilshuknagar, Kukatpally,
Nandyal etc and uncovered various VCDs of films like Seetayya,
Simhadri, Vasantham, Kalyana Ramudu, Pellamtho Panenti etc.
However, they could not unearth VCD's of Tagore film.
Venkat dialogues for Samba
The Pooja ceremony of NTR-Vinayak's Samba was held on 10th of
October. This film is a powerful story of 'Sambasiva Naidu'.
GS Rao provides story. Kona Venkat - who is presently writing
dialogues for Andhrawala - pens dialogues.Ravindra Babu handles
camera. Arti Agarwal and Rakshita are heroines in this film.
Shooting of 'Samba' would start in the 2nd half of November
of Allu Arjun's new film held
Pooja of Allu Arjun's new film was held at new office of Venkateswara
Films on 10th of this month. Teja and VV Vinayak who were closely
associated with Venkateswara banner did the honors. Sukumar
- who worked as an associate of VV Vinayak in Dil - is making
his debut as director with this flick. Raju of 'Dil' fame is
producing this film. Devi Sri Prasad provides music. This film
would go to floors very soon.
Ravi to debut as hero
Ravi (click here
for large pic) - son of 'Viplava Hero' Madala Rangarao -
is going to make his debut as hero very soon. Madala Ravi acted
as a child artist in Madala Rangarao blockbuster 'Erra Mallelu'
in the song 'Nampally station kaada'. This film is going to
be directed by Dhavala Satyam. Madala Ravi is going to produce
the film himself. MVS Haranadha Rao provided story. TVS Raju
Krishna's wife expired
Wife of noted script writer Chinni Krishna was expired on the
night of 9th September 2003 at a private hospital. May her soul
rest in peace.
Vizag time for Nagarjuna
Nagajuna is currently acting in two films. The first one is
Shivamani, which is ready for the release. The other one is
Kamakshi banner's film in the direction of VN Aditya. Shivamani
has the backdrop of the port cities Vizag and Kochin. VN Aditya
directed film too has the backdrop of Vizag's port, as Nagarjuna
is acting as the transport man in Vizag port. Hence Nagarjuna
is spending most of his time in Vizag shooting for these two
Chowdary's son Ramesh to make debut
RB Chowdary - one of the most successful producers in South
Indian film industry - is going to introduce his elder son Ramesh
as hero in a straight Telugu film titled 'Vidyardhi'. This film
would be directed by a Telugu debutant director Bali, who worked
as an associate to Shankar (of Gentleman fame). Mamata Zhaveri
is making her debut in Telugu with this film. This film would
have the caption of 'Tax to live'. 'Vidyardhi' would start shooting
on 19th of this month and it is expected to release for Summer
2004. Mani Sharma provides music. Chintapally Ramana provides
dialogues. Ramji handles the camera. Incidentally Ramesh would
be lending his own voice for the dubbing of 'Vidyardhi'.
Chowdary's recording theater
RB Chowdary is re-investing the money he earned from Telugu
film industry in to Telugu film industry itself. He is currently
in the process of setting up an audio recording theater in Jubilee
Hills of Hyderabad.
Rao's story for Samba
NTR is going to perform another powerful character called 'Sambasiva
Naidu' for his next film under the direction of VV Vinayak.
GS Rao - who gave the basic storyline for Simhadri - is giving
story for this script instead of Chinni Krishna. This film would
go to floors on 10th of this month. Kodali Naani is producing
this film. Arti Agarwal and Rakshita would play female leads
in 'Samba'. Samba is expected to release during the summer of
2004 with NTR's power-packed performance.
Agarwal in MS Narayana's film
Aditi Agarwal - who made her debut with K Raghavendra Rao's
'Gangotri' is doing her second film in the direction of comedy
actor MS Narayana. This film launches the son of MS Narayana
as hero. Aditi who went to her hometown New Jersey after Gangotri
100 days function has recently returned to Hyderabad to act
in this film.
Inspector on 10th Oct.
Talented artist Brahmaji is making debut as solo hero with the
film 'Inspector'. This film is coming from the makers of 'Police'
which shot Srihari into stardom. Mahendra produced this film
on AA Arts banner in the direction of KS Nageswara Rao. This
film is slated for the release on 10th of October 2003. Brahmaji
would also be doing another film as a solo hero in 'Chitram
Movies' banner soon.
releases Chantigaadu audio CD
In a function arranged in Aditya Holiday Inn today, NTR unveiled
the audio CD of Superhit Friends' banner film Chantigaadu. Puri
Jagan and VV Vinayak are the other guests who attended the function.
The official website of Chantigadu was also launched on the
same occasion. NTR said that Baladitya acted along with him
in Balaramayanam. Puri Jagan and VV Vinayak wished that Chantigadu
would become a blockbuster.
function gets postponed
CM Chandra Babu Naidu was supposed to attend the 100 days function
of Simhadri which is expected to be held on 19th of this month
at Kurnool. But it was postponed as a protest to the gruesome
assassination attempt made on CM on 1st of this month. Now the
producer V Vijaya Kumar is planning to held the 175 days function
directly in the month of December in Kurnool.
- the real sportive man
Nagarjuna is not only a thorough gentleman in his movies, but
also is a sporting gentleman in his real life. When Rhythm mediaworks
arranged a grand function of Telugu cienmaa awards in association
with MAA TV on 5th of this month - Nagarjuna was awarded the
'Hero of the year 2003'. When he was on stage, the crowds went
on chanting Chiranjeevi's name. However, Nagarjuna assured them
that Chiranjeevi would get the best actor award anyway. This
kind of gesture is made with positive attitude and with a pure
heart. The people who were raving for Chiranjeevi suddenly shifted
their loyalties and encouraged Nagarjuna. Nagarjuna does not
only has a good heart. But he also posses the most charismatic
personality to charm fans of all heroes towards him.
Arjun film on 10th of October
Allu Arjun's second flick in the direction of debutant Sukumar
would start on 10th of this month. Allu Arjun is making sure
that everything is perfect so that he could hit the right spot
in the hearts of audiences with his second film.
Prasad attempts at comedy
After making an action film (Nidhi) and a youth love story (Holi),
Prasad is trying his hand at an out and out comedy entertainer.
This film stars Rajendra Prasad, Kiran Rathod, Prabhudeva, Ankita
and Naga Babu in the main leads. Harsha Reddy - a New York based
NRI - is making his foray in film production through Geo Media
Arts banner. Chakri provides music. Rajendra Prasad and Prabhudeva
are playing menamava - menalludu roles in this hilarious
comedy. Chintapally Ramana - one of the best comedy dialogue
writers - is working for this film. Sarat provides photography.
Shooting of this film would start on 5th November and it would
be completed in the month of January 2004. This film is expected
to hit the marquee in February 2004. (watch out for more details
about this film on 7th September 2003)
directs Kannada Andhrawala
If you had seen Mahesh 'Bobby', you might have observed a dark
complexioned guy who moves along with Mahesh through out the
film. His name is Ramesh and he worked as an assistant and associate
director for many Telugu and Hindi films. Now he is making his
debut as a director. He is currently directing a Kannada film
which is a remake of Telugu Andhrawala that is being made with
NTR in the direction of Puri Jagan. Lets wish Ramesh a great
to do Kadal Kondein remake
Allari Naresh is going to play the main lead in Telugu remake
of Tamil blockbuster Kadal Kondein. Actually heroes like Prabhas
and Uday Kiran were considered for this role in the past. However,
when the remake rights fell in to the hands of Mullapudi Brahmanandam,
he opined that Allari Naresh is the apt choice for hero role.
E Sathi Babu would be directing this flick. Vidya Sagar provides
music. Marudhuri Raja provides dialogues. Shooting of this film
would start 1st November and would be completed in a single
schedule of 80 days duration.
announces 3 projects
Chanti Addala recently shifted his office into his own plush
corporate office adjoining Padmalaya studios. On this eve, he
invited the press to share news about his future projects. He
is said to have listened to 149 stories after Allari Ramudu
was released. And he okayed 5 stories. Among these 5 stories,
three of them are concrete. Chanti would be producing a film
each with Raja Mouli, Puri Jagan and John (who made Neetho with
Surya Prakash). John's film would start in this year. The rest
of the two projects would go on to floors in the year of 2004.
G Nageswara Reddy - the director of Girl Friend and 6 Teens
- is going to direct a film titled 'Krishna Vamsi' now. This
film is a love story with a difference. Muthyala Anjaneyulu
is producing this film on Muthyalavari banner. Vandemataram
is providing music. Siva provides story. The cast of this film
would be announced very soon.
war on 9th Oct
E TV and Gemini TV are going to have a head on war on 9th of
this month, when their films Toli
Choopulone (Usha Kiron movies film starring KalyanRam Nandamuri
& Akanksha in the direction of Kasi) and Okariki
Okaru (Anandi Arts film starring Sreeram and Arti Chabria
in the direction of Rasool) release. The industrywallas termed
this event as the war of channels.
5 for Puri, Chanti & Raja Mouli
The number 5 is the lucky number for Puri Jagan, Raja Mouli
and Addala Chanti. Chanti is planning a film each in the direction
of Puri Jagan and Raja Mouli very soon. Hence, he has chosen
the 5th October as the date of announcing these details officially.
And 5th October also happens to be a day of Dussera festival.
Ravi Teja is expected to star in Raja Mouli directed film. A
big mass star would act in Puri Jagan directed film.
senti for JD
JD Chakravarthy - who has become a forgotten hero in the last
3 years - is making his comeback with a film titled 'Kaasi'.
This film is expected to release in the month of November 2003.
Incidentally November played an important role in movie career
of Chakri. His debut film Shiva was released in November. Gulabi
- which shot him to fame - was also released in November. Chakri
is hoping for Kaasi to repeat the magic. Keerti Chawla pairs
up with Chakri in this flick. Debutant Lakshmi Srinivas directs
this flick. Srinivasa Reddy - who produced films like Navvutu
Bratakaaliraa and Trinietram - is producing 'Kaasi'.
Kalyan declares holiday on 2nd Oct
Pawan Kalyan always has a tender and socially responsible human
being inside him. Shooting of his latest film in the direction
of Veera Shankar was started on 28th of September 2003. When
Pawan Kalyan came to know about the assassination attempt on
CM Chandra Babu Naidu on 1st October, he wrapped up the shooting
and announced holiday on 2nd October as a protest against the
people who has done it. Meera Jasmin is paired up in this film
that is being produced by Nagababu on Anjana Banner.
back in action
Nagababu has stopped acting in films few years back. However,
he has changed his decision. It is learnt that he is going to
act in a vital role in a film to go on floors tomorrow. More
title for Nitin film
Sayi (which in Telugu means Challenge) is titled as Raja Mouli's
latest project with Nitin in the main lead. This film has the
sport backdrop. A winner from 'Sahasam Seyara Dimbhaka' of Gemini
TV would be cast in an important role in this film. Genelia
of Boys fame is paired up with Nitin. Giri, who is currently
producing Andhrawala with NTR-Puri, is producing this film on
Bharati Enterprises banner.
industry condemn attempt on CM
The bigwigs of film industry like Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna
and Aswini Dutt condemned the life attempt made of CM Chandra
Babu Naidu today Alippi at Tirumala. Incidentally, Dr. Rama
Naidu was also traveling along with the convoy in a separate
vehicle and he assisted the crisis operations.
to release Nenu Seetamalaxmi audio
Mass star NTR is going to release the audio of Maharshi Cinema's
latest offing 'Nenu Seetamaalakshmi'. Chakri scored music. Rohit
and Sravya are playing main leads. Aditya music has bought the
audio rights. G Nageswara Reddy directs this film. Audio would
be releasing on 3rd October 2003.
Chandra Babu Naidu injured
Our beloved CM Chandra Babu Naidu is met with an accident at
4:10 pm when a landmine blashed today morning while traveling
to Tirumala. His shoulder is slightly injured. Three MLAs B
Goapalakrishna Reddy. R Raja Sekhar Reddy and Chadalavada Krishna
Murthy were also in the bomb blast. They were admitted in SVIMS
hospital. We wish a happy recovery for the political leaders
who injured in this accident.