Film star Bala Krishna is acquitted from the alleged shooting
case due to lack of evidences by the magistrate of Nampally's
Additional Metropolitan Court. Bellamkonda Suresh and Satyanarayana
Chowdary admitted on the night of 3rd July with severe bullet
injuries. The police have filed FIR on Bala Krishna based on the
information given by the injured people. But later on Bellamkonda
Suresh and Satyanarayana Chowdary stated under oath that Bala
Krishna did not perform shooting on them. The magistrate also
refused the plea by police of state government to transfer the
inquiry to CBI.
on 11th Feb
Teja's latest film Dhairyam is hitting marquee on 11th of this
month on the eve of Valentine's Day. Nitin played the Nizam youngster
who speaks in Telangana dialect. Raima Sen (daughter of Moonmoon
Sen) is paired up with Nitin. This film is a love story between
a poor boy and rich girl. Anoop scored music. Kula Sekhar penned
lyrics. Narayan Das Narang and Sudhakar Reddy produced this film
on Asian Entertainments banner.
influence on killer
J Srinivasa Reddy - the self-proclaimed killer of political leader
and movie producer Paritala Ravi - declared in an interview given
to a popular TV channel that he is heavily influenced by the Tyagarajan
character of 'Antima Teerpu' film. Tyagarajan played the role
of a killer who gives up his life to achieve his friend's target.
Here is one example of how our films affect the movie lovers in
a bad way.
Sekhar in Runway remake
Hero Dr. Raja Sekhar would be acting in the Telugu remake of Malayalam
blockbuster 'Runway'. This film would be produced by director
Sagar and directed by Kodi Rama Krishna. Shooting of this film
would start on 11th of February. 4th February is the birthday
of Raja Sekhar. Idlebrain.com wishes Raja Sekhar a happy birthday.
does his own dubbing
An actor is not complete unless he dubs his voice for the role
he plays. The non-Telugu actors like Prakash Raj and Amrish Puri
attained stardom in Telugu films due to the same quality of dubbing
their voice. Here one unassuming perfectionist who contributes
to his character in his own humble way. Hero Siddardh made it
a point that he dubs his voice for his roles in Yuva and NVNV.
Since these characters are of contemporary posh youth type, dubbing
of Siddardh turned out to be natural. His dialogue delivery helped
in believability and characterization of his character as well.
films this week
Four films would be hitting marquee this week. Keelu
Gurram (Kodi Rama Krishna - Rohit, Rajesh, Nakul, Baladitya,
Tanu Roy), 786
(Sashikant, Yana Sheik - KS Nageswara Rao) and Are
(Keshav Teerdha & Mounika) are releasing on 4th February.
Babu, Kalyani - Sabhapati) is releasing on 4th February. There
are many more films lined up for the next week as well.
as Bhakta Ramadasu
Nagarjuna acted as Annamayya (great Telugu poet and an ardent
devotee of Lord Venkateswara) and it went on to become a super
hit and one of the greatest films ever made in Telugu. The team
of Nagarjuna - K Raghavendra Rao - MM Keeravani - JK Bharavi is
going to repeat the magic again soon. This time Nagarjuna is going
to don the role of 'Bhakta Ramadasu' (great Telugu poet and an
ardent devotee of Lord Rama). MM Keeravani recently visited Bhadrachalam
and other related historic places to get a better understanding
about Ramadasu's work. The script is already finalized. A famous
actor would be playing the role of Lord Rama in this film. More
details about this great epic later!
Shankar directs Nitin
Editor Shankar is directing the latest film of Nitin. Genelia
is paired up with Nitin in this film. A song is being picturised
in Annapurna studios from 27th of January in the choreography
of Lawrence. Marudhuri Raja provides dialogues. Kalyani Malik
scores music. Ashok is the art director. Harish, Pradeep and Vijaya
Kumar are jointly producing this film on Kamadhenu Movies banner.
Shooting of talkie part of this film would start from 6th February
Ravi Shankar slightly injured
Writer Ravi Shankar (bother of hero Sai Kumar) who is providing
story for NTR's latest film in the direction of B Gopal was slightly
injured tonight at the 70-lakh worth colony set erected in 7 acres
of Annapurna when a light accidentally fallen on his head. Injury
was a minor one and it was taken care of immediately. Ravi Shankar
recently directed a Kannada blockbuster. He is currently involving
a lot in making of NTR's film as well. This film has Amisha Patel
and Sameera Reddy in the main leads. Chengala Venkat Rao produces
sentiment for Sankranthi
Venkatesh's films with Supergood banner - Suryavamsam and Raja
- were released during Siva Rathri time and they went on to become
super hits. Sankranthi film is also releasing in the second half
of February on the eve of Sivarathi. This film is the 150th film
of music director SA Raj Kumar. Sankranthi is expected to release
with 175-200 prints in 3rd week of February 2005.
for Cine Workers
Tammareddy Bharadwaja - Secretary of AP Cine Workers Co-operative
Society - informed press today that the housing colony for Cine
Workers in the name of 'Chitrapuri' is being constructed in a
land of 67 acres. This colony would employ 4008 families. The
construction would be completed by December 2006. Sankhustapana
of the same would be done by CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy in this month
Babu in Jonnalagadda direction
Jagapati Babu would be acting in a mass film to be directed by
Jonnalagadda Srinivasa Rao soon. This film would be produced by
M Ramalinga Raju (son of famous producer Arjuna Raju). M Ramalinga
Raju produced 'Maa Alludu Very Good' in the past. This film is
expected to go to floors in this month.
marriage on 1st May
Cine actress Kalyani is going to enter the wedlock with the director
Soorya Kiran (Satyam fame) on 1st May 2005. This marriage would
happen at the home town of Kalyani followed by reception at Hyderabad.
Their engagement happened on 23rd of January 2005.
Ratnam's Muddula Koduku
AM Ratnam who delivered a super hit film '7/G Brindavan Colony'
with his son Ravi Krishna as hero is doing another film titled
'Muddula Koduku' with Ravi Krishna. This bilingual film would
go to floors from 1st February 2005. A colony set is being erected
at Nanakramguda studio for this film. Gopika Purnima and Sanjitha
are acting as female leads. Senior actress Revathi is playing
the role of hero's mother. AM Ratnam pens dialogues and lyrics.
Vidya Sagar provides music. Srinivasan handles camera. Radha Mohan
directs this film.
audio in Feb 1st week
Audio of Krishna Vamsi's latest film 'Chakram' starring Prabhas
is going to be released in the 1st week of February 2005. Chakri
scored music. Aditya music bought the audio rights. Siva Raju
and Venkat Raju produce this film on Geeta Chitra banner. This
film is expected to hit the marquee in the last week of February
Prasad bags Kadal rights
Shankar (of Jeans and Gentleman fame) has produced a film titled
'Kadal' in the direction of his protégé Balaji Shaktivel.
Released on 18th December, this film went on to become a super
hit. This film has Bharat (of Boys fame) playing the hero and
AR Rehman scored music. NV Prasad bagged the remake rights of
this film by paying huge amount. This film would have a youth
hero in Telugu version. More details later.
Chowta gets busy in Telugu
Sandeep Chowta is currently doing Nagarjuna's latest film in the
direction of Puri Jagan. This film is being produced by Annapurna
studios. Sandeep is signed by Mohan Babu now for a film to be
directed by Dasarath (Santosham fame). This film would have Manchu
Manoj doing the male lead. This film would be made on Sri Lakshmi
Prasanna banner. This film would go to floors in the second half
of February 2005.
sensation in USA
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana started off its journey on a sensational
note by attracting 2260 ardent Telugu film lovers on day one.
Here is the break-up of the numbers for the shows that happened
on 28th January 2005.
of people watched
people went back without the tickets)
had to cancel the hindi film Kisna and interlock two screens
for the 10PM show)
amazes even in B centers
For all those who opined that Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana is a
film for elite crowds of A centers, here is a confirmed news from
a B- center. There is a place called Janagam in Nizam area where
the latest blockbuster by big hero collected a share of 4.36 lakhs
in total run. Varsham collected a share of 4.03 lakhs. That theater
owner has bought the film rights of NVNV on outright basis for
5.6 lakhs for Janagam, which shows the stamina and potential of
NVNV in B stations.
kg gold for Sravanamasam audience
Posani Krishna Murali - the producer and director of Sravanamasam
announced a grand prize of 1/5 kg gold as gift. The audiences
of this film are expected to send in the counter-foil of the ticket
to the producer and he would take a lucky dip and present a ½
kg of gold to the fortunate winner. This film has Krishna, Hari
Krishna, Naga Babu, Karthikeya, Kalyani, Gajala, Suhasini and
Jyothi in the main leads. This film would be hitting marquee on
9th February 2005.
UK & SA shooting agency
Indian based Green Channels and UK based Bollywood Productions
are jointly offering attractive shooting packages to Telugu film
producers who want to shoot their films in UK and South Africa.
Green Channels and Bollywood productions arranged a press meet
today to announce the same. G Adiseshagiri Rao - FDC Chairman
- mentioned that the main problem Telugu film producers face when
they want to make films in UK are work permits and customs department
problems. He suggested that Telugu film producers would not mind
if these problems are taken care of by the agencies.
award for Chitra
Female playback singer Chitra is among the list of Padmasri award
winners announced by the central Government. Chitra is the most
prolific and talented playback singer who sung in many languages
over 15000 songs. She won National Award for 5 times and Nandi
award for 7 times in her career so far. Idlebrain.com congratulates
Chitra on this momentous occasion.
plays it to galleries
Chiranjeevi visited Cudappah town today to inaugurate 'Kadapa
Vustavalu' along with the CM YS Raja Sekhara Reddy. While speaking
to the public, Chiranjeevi said that Telugu film industry is bit
responsible for creating bad feeling about Cudappah and Rayalaseema
with the portrayal of characters. Chiranjeevi wanted to send positive
signals around by saying how good and lovely the people from Cudappah
are. He recollected the famous scene in his Indra film where he
kisses the earth of Rayalaseema after returning from Waranasi.
He said that he had the same feeling today at Cudappah. He also
praised the CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy and wished that his dream
of 'Harithandhrapradesh' would come true.
125 days function at Narsapur
The theater management playing Shankar Dada MBBS has decided to
host the 125 days public function of the biggest grosser of 2004
- Shankardada MBBS in Chiranjeevi's birth place Narasapuram. This
public function would be attended by cast, crewmembers, other
dignitaries, fans and public. This function is expected to be
held on 20th February 2005.
Pepsi cola is sponsoring the outdoor publicity of Teja's latest
film Dhairyam starring Nitin and Raima Sen. This film is expected
to release in the second week of February 2005. Sameer Reddy handled
the camera. Anoop scored music. The regular team of Teja has worked
for this film.
fans donate 5 lakhs
The fans of Chiranjeevi set another noble example when they collectively
amassed Rs. 5 lakhs from fellow fans to help Tsunami victims.
This is not the first time when Chiranjeevi's fans worked for
noble cause. In the past too, Chiranjeevi fans visited Latur to
do charity work when earthquake devastated that place few years
ago. They even met Prime Minister of India during that time to
handover donations for earthquake victims. Chiranjeevi Rastra
Yuvatha would be meet CM YS Raja Sekhara Reddy to hand over the
cheque for 5 lakhs very soon. Chiranjeevi has already donated
20 lakhs for the same cause few weeks back.
100 day function on 28 Jan
Anand - surprise hit of year 2004 - is going to celebrate its
100 days run by organizing a 100 days function on 28th January
in Viceroy Convention Center. Released with 4 prints in 4 centers,
this film went on to become a super hit with positive talk spreading
all over. Made with over 1 crore budget, this film already collected
more than 1 crore in Twin Cities alone so far. Anand film inspired
many filmmakers to experiment and do films with honesty and conviction.
for Cudappah celebrations
Chiranjeevi would be attending the famous Cudappah Vustavalu on
28th of this month along with the Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara
Reddy. The other celebrity who is going to grace this occasion
is Dr. YV Reddy (Reserve Bank of India's Governor).
on 4th February
The threesome of 'Kalyani - Valluripally Ramesh Babu- Chakri'
delivered two blockbusters (Avunu Valliddaru Istapaddaru and Kabaddi
Kabaddi) in the past. They are back again with 'Pandem' film.
Jagapati Babu is playing hero in this film. Tamil director Sabhapati
directed this flick. NTR recently released the audio of Pandem.
This film is all set for 4th February 2005 release.
many films for 10th Feb
Interestingly we have as many as 4 films releasing on 10/11 February
2005. The release date of VN Aditya's film 'Manasu Maata Vinadu'
(Navdeep & Ankita) is confirmed as 11th Feb. Teja's Dhairyam
(Nitin& Raima Sen) is likely to release on 10th February 2005.
Bapu's Radha Gopalam (Srikanth, Sneha) is also expected on the
same day. The release date of Posani Krishna Murali's Sravanamasam
(Krishna & Hari Krishna) is also tentatively fixed on 10th
Feb. with so many dark horses running in the race February surely
does look interesting enough!
IMAX in Vizag
The second IMAX theater of Andhra Pradesh would be coming up in
Vizag city very soon. The government is facilitating the process
by passing the relevant bill in the cabinet. Other places like
Guntur and Tirupati are likely to have IMAX theaters coming up
in the near future.
in Chiranjeevi's film
Rakshita is selected as 3rd heroine in Chiranjeevi's film that
is currently being produced by Allu Arvind on Geeta Arts banner.
Seenu Vytla directs this film. Tabu and Rimmi Sen are playing
female leads. Chiranjeevi is doing duel roles as father and son.
Devi Sri Prasad provides music. Kona Venkat pens dialogues. This
film would be released for Summer 2005.
from 10th February
Regular shooting of SS Rajamouli's latest film Chatrapati with
Prabhas as hero would start on 10th February 2005. This film would
be produced by Bhogavally Prasad. Vijayendra Prasad provides story.
MM Keeravani scores music. A Ratnam pens dialogues.
Babi is no more
Yesteryears Bollywood heroine Parveen Babi (50) is no more. She
was considered as sex symbol in 1970 in Bollywood. She worked
in Amitab Bachchan's blockbusters like 'Amar Akbar Anthony' and
'Deewar'. She was inflicted with schizophrenia in 1990. she spent
her time in studying Osho Rajnish and Jiddu Krishna Murthy during
her retirement from acting. May her soul rest in peace!
amasses 1.32 crores in Vizag
Mass collected a share of 1.32 crores in just 28 days. This film
is expected to cross 1.5 crores share in 5 weeks. This film is
going to celebrate 50 days in all 21 direct centers it was released
in Vizag territory. Nenunnanu - the highest grosser in Vizag so
far among Nagarjuna's films - collected a share of 1.85 crores
in total run in Vizag area. Nagarjuna's Mass is all set to create
new all time records among Nagarjuna's films in Vizag.
Gopalam audio on 24th Jan
Audio of Bapu's latest film Radha Gopalam would be released on
24th of January. This middle class family oriented film stars
Srikanth and Sneha in the main leads. Anil is producing this film
on Sri Creations banner. K Nagababu's Anjana Productions is presenting
this film. Mullapudi Venkata Ramana provides story and dialogues.
Shooting part of this film was complete on 12th of January. Aditya
music has grabbed the audio rights. This film would be released
in the first week of January 2005.
in Agastyan's film
Agastyan who made his debut with heart touching love story like
'Premalekha' has directed 'Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu' a couple of
years back. He is back in Telugu with another film. This film
would star Sivaji. Srinivasa Reddy who produced Kasi film would
be producing this film on Sri Lakshmi Ganapati Arts banner. Tamil
version of the same is being produced by Agastyan himself. Ghantadi
Krishna would provide music. There would be three heroines. This
film would go to floors on 5th of next month and would be released
in June 2005.
crore from star cricket
One crore and 10 lakhs would be generated as revenue from the
ticket sales and advertisements of the star cricket match to be
held on 13th February 2005. These profits would be divided into
three equal parts. One part would go as relief to Tsunami victims,
other part would go to fund for poor farmers and the last part
would be used for facility of mediclaim to cine workers.
music concert to aid Tsunami victims
Telugu film industry is coming up with biggest music concert ever
by bringing all Telugu film music directors on one stage at 6
pm on 5th February 2005 at Lalbahadoor Stadium. The profits generated
from this concert would be donated to Tsunami victims fund. The
music directors who participate in this concert include Koti,
MM Keeravani, Mani Sharma, RP Patnaiak, Chakri, Devi Sri Prasad,
SA Raj Kumar, Vandemataram Srinivas, Ramana Gogula, Sashi Preetam,
Ghantadi Krishna, Kalyani Malik, KM Radha Krishnan, Kamalakar,
Dr. Bunty. This concert would also have all Telugu male and female
playback singers participating.
Mudda grabs Sankranthi USA rights
Vishnu Mudda acquired the USA theatrical exhibition rights of
Sankranthi film starring Venkatesh, Arti Agarwal, Sneha, Srikanth,
Sangeeta, Rathi etc. This film would be hitting marquee in February
2005. The interested exhibitors in USA can reach Vishnu Mudda
at 713-446-9638, 832-641-1598 or [email protected]
Entertainments grabs Dhairyam USA rights
Ankith Entertainments grabbed USA theatrical exhibition rights
for Teja's February 2005 release Dhairyam starring Nitin and Raima
Sen. Interested exhibitors can contact the following numbers to
screen this film at your place -
SATISH # 312-296-4433
MAURYA # 847-593-3663
NEELGIRS # 773-465-7299
Chinni Krishna who provided storyline for the blockbusters like
Narasimha Naidu, Indra and Gangotri in the past would be directing
a film with Prabhas as hero. This film is titled as Badrinath.
Gopikrishna Films - the home banner of Krishnam Raju - is reentering
film production after a gap of 19 years. Prabhas's elder brother
Prabodh would act as producer. It might be learnt that Suryanarayana
Raju (brother of Krishnam Raju) acted as producer for Gopikrishna
banner when Krishnamraju was active as hero. Now it is the turn
of new generation (Prabhash & Prabodh) to carry forward the
banner. This announcement was made today (20th January) on the
eve of birthday of Krishnam Raju. This film would go to floors
on 11th May 2005. More details awaited.
song climax for EVV film
EVV Satyanarayana is always known for variety when in comes to
comedy. It is learnt that the entire climax of his film 'Evadigola
Vaadide' was dealt with a parody song that lasts for 12 minutes.
During this 12-minute climax song the solution for the entire
problem in story was answered. This film is releasing on 21st
Bose in Telugu as Rakshana
Hyderabad Innovatives is dubbing the Tamil hit film Bose (Sriram
and Sneha) in Telugu as Rakshana. Challa Manmohan is the producer.
Yuan Shankar Raja provided music. Rajasekhara Reddy penned dialogues.
Vanamali penned lyrics. Senthil Kumar directed this film. Rakshana
would be hitting the marquee very soon
on 4th Feb
Release date of Teja's Dhairyam is shifted from 26th January to
4th February. Nitin and Raima Sen are acting as lead pair. The
final schedule of shooting of Dhairyam is currently going on in
Dubai from 16th February in the choreography of Shankar. Anoop
scored music. Sameer Reddy handles camera. Narayana Das Narang
and N Sudhakar Reddy are producing this film on Asian Entertainments
surgery for Pawan Kalyan
When a major news channel scrolled a flash news that Pawan Kalyan's
health condition was critical on the morning of 19th January,
the movie lovers went panic and cell phones started ringing all
over for the updates. Ace producers Allu Arvind and Aswini Dutt
held press meet to clarify that Pawan Kalyan was performed appendicitis
operation at Global Hospitals, Madhapur and his health condition
is absolutely safe. He would be discharging from hospital on 20th
January and continue participating in the shooting of 'Bangaram'
as per the schedule after 20 days.
accepts another film
After the super success of female oriented film 'Anand', Kamalinee
Mukherjee has become an actress with substance and she is refusing
run-of-the-mill heroine characters. She accepted a film in the
direction of T Prabhakar. Vedavati is producing this film. Amit
(Yuvasena fame) is paired up with Kamalinee. This film would go
to floors by the month's end.
Rao and Dharmavarapu in Govt positions
G Adiseshagiri Rao - brother of Superstar Krishna and producer
of Padmalaya banner - is recently appointed as the chairman of
Film Development Corporation (FDC). Famous comedian Dharmavarapu
Subramanyam is appointed as the Electronic Media adviser. On this
eve KS Rama Rao - president of AP Film Producers Counsel - expressed
his happiness and thanked CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy for appointing
able people like G Adiseshagiri Rao and Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
in those posts.
Maata Vinadu on 10th Feb
VN Aditya's latest film 'Manasu Mata Vinadu' featuring Navdeep
and Ankita is all set to release on 10th February 2005 on the
eve of Valentine's Day. This film is a love story with youth festival
backdrop. Kalyani Malik provided music. Industrialist Phanindra
Babu is making his debut as film producer with this film on Pratyusha
Engagement by Rafi
Rafi who produced in films like Madhuram and Avunu Nijame in the
past is making another film titled 'Nikkis Engagement'. This film
is an urban flick starring Surya, Vamsi and Rekha. Shooting of
this film was complete in two schedules held at Vizag and Hyderabad.
95% of the film is taken using steady cam and ARRI3 camera. This
film deals about the life of a rich and beautiful girl before
and after engagement. Rafi handles story, dialogues, screenplay,
lyrics, music, production and direction apart from acting in a
special character role.
audio on 20th Jan
Audio of Venkatesh's latest film Sankranthi would be released
on 20th of January 2005. Aditya music bought the audio rights.
SA Raj Kumar scored music. Venkatesh, Srikanth, Siva Balaji and
Sarvanand are acting as siblings. Arti Agarwal, Sneha, Sangeeta
and Rathi are playing female leads. This film is a remake of Tamil
blockbuster Anandam. Muppalaneni Siva directs this film. Unit
is traveling to Turkey to shoot 2 songs (one song each on Venkatesh
- Arti and Venkatesh - Sneha). RB Chowdary is producing this film
on Supergood Films banner. This film would be released in February
collects a share of 1.12 crores in Vizag
Nagarjuna's MASS is going steady even in its 4th week in Vizag
territory. This film has collected an amazing share of 1.12 crores
in 25 days. Nagarjuna released MASS on his own through Suresh
Film Distributors and reaping the benefits of producing good commercial
film. This film collected a share of 60.63 lakhs in 3 weeks in
Krishna territory. In Guntur territory, MASS collected a share
of 82.88 lakhs and a gross of over 1 crore in 3 weeks.
disc to Gangamma Jatara
Platinum disc function of R Narayana Murthy's Gangamma Jatara
was celebrated today evening at Film Chamber. Pokuri Babu Rao
- producer of Eetaram Movies - was attended as chief guest. Speaking
on this occasion, he said that R Narayana Murthy is a common man
with a simple lifestyle and a commitment in making film that are
useful for the people who are exploited in this society. R Narayana
Murthy thanked the movie lovers for encouraging Gangamma Jatara
Ravi Kishore bags 'Nuvvostanante..' overseas rights
Sravanthi Ravi Kishore - creative and classic producer of Telugu
cinema who produced sensational blockbusters like Ladies Tailor,
Nuvve Kavali and Nuvvu Naaku Nachav' - has bought the overseas
rights of latest blockbuster Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana by paying
fancy amount. He would be releasing it overseas very soon. The
interest distributors and exhibitors overseas can reach Sravanthi
Ravi Kishore on 98663 22119.
congratulates MS Raju
Nagarjuna called up MS Raju today to congratulate him for delivering
the blockbuster Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. His MASS - released
on 23rd December 2004 - became a super hit and doing extremely
well even after 3 weeks. His nephew Sumanth's film Dhana 51 was
released along with 'Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana'. Calling up another
producer and congratulating him at this time shows his broadmindedness
more prints added to MASS
Nagarjuna's MASS which was which was originally released with
200 prints worldwide added another 25 prints on 14th January 2005
on the eve of Sankranthi. 21 prints are added for AP and two prints
each for Tamilnadu and Orissa. The spacing out in December to
avoid Sankranthi clash helped the film in revenues and with additional
prints the revenue could only go up.
Pandu on 4th February
Sachin's 3rd film 'Orey Pandu' in the direction of SK Krishna
Reddy would be releasing on 4th February 2005. It is the 33rd
film in the direction of SK Krishna Reddy. Gireesh Sanghi - MD
of Vaartha - entered film production through this film. Sandali
Sinha (Tum Bin fame) is making her debut in Telugu as heroine.
Anand Raj Anand (Janasheen and Kantein fame) scored music.
collects 1 crore in Vizag
Nagarjuna's latest blockbuster collected an amazing share of Rs.
1,01,25,775/- in 21 days with 21 prints in Vizag area, as per
K Rammohana Rao of Suresh Film Distributors, Vizag. This is an
all time record among Nagarjuna's films in Vizag area.
Saroja Devi donates 5 lakhs
Popular heroine of Golden Era B Saroja Devi amazed everybody by
donating a huge sum of 5 lakhs towards Tsunami victims through
Chief Minister Relief fund. It is really a noble gesture from
this actress who stopped acting a long back.
Prasad donates 5 lakhs
A Ramesh Prasad - Managing Director of Prasad Labs in Hyderabad
- came forward and donated 5 lakhs towards Tsunami victims through
Chief Minister Relief fund.
donates 3 lakhs
Dasari recently met the Prime Minister of India to donate 3 lakhs
towards Tsunami victims. Dasari also promised to divert 10 lakhs
from his MP's fund towards the districts attacked by Tsunami.
film releases 14th Jan
Three films are releasing for this Sankranthi on 14th January
2005. These films are Naa Alludu (NTR, Ramya Krishna, Genelia
& Shriya), Dhana 51 (Sumanth, Saloni) and Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
(Siddardh & Trisha). The exhibitors would having a field day
starting from 14th January owing to Sankranthi season and new
Krishna Reddy's Hungama
SV Krishna Reddy who made Ali as hero and delivered sensational
blockbuster 'Yama Leela' in the past is going to make a film with
two comedy stars - Ali and Venu Madhav as heroes. This film is
titled as Hungama. A new producer Venkat is producing this film
on RR Movie Makers banner. Janardhan Maharshi provides story and
Saloni - heroine who is making debut with 'Dhana 51' film that
is releasing on 14th Jan - is signed as heroine opposite Tarun
in 'Oka Voorilo' film. Raja (Anand fame) is doing a special role
in this film. Shooting of this film starts on 16th January and
ends on 20th March 2005. Arjun Jana - an acclaimed cinematographer
from Tamil Nadu - would be handling camera for this film. Devi
Sri Prasad scores music. Ace poster designer Ramesh Varma is making
his debut as film director through this film. Chanti Addala is
producing this film on Friendly Movies banner.
tryst with choreo-directors
Last year witness debut of two choreographers - Suchitra Chandrabose
and Lawrence - as directors and this year we have Prabhudeva making
his debut as director with Nuvvostanant Nenoddantana. Incidentally,
comedy actor Sunil acted in all these 3 films - Pallakilo Pellikoothuru
(Suchitra Chandrabose), Mass (Lawrence) and Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
buys Dhana 51 for USA
Crown DVD has bought the USA exhibition rights of Sumanth's latest
film 'Dhana 51'. Saloni acted as heroine. Soorya Kiran who delivered
blockbuster with Sumanth as hero has done his next project 'Dhana
51' with Sumanth. This film is releasing in India on 14th January.
This film would hit the USA marquee very soon.
and NBK fans fight piracy
Fans of Chiranjeevi and Bala Krishna are putting their efforts
in eradicating the video piracy in lots of places. Fans of Chiranjeevi
helped with the Guntur police in unearthing video piracy in a
shop at Guntur. Chiranjeevi fans president Sunkara Satish Kumar
tipped off the police regarding this piracy raid. A local cable
operator telecast Vijayendra Varma film day before yesterday in
a locality of Kakinada town. Fans of Bala Krishna's lodged a complaint
immediately and made sure that the cable operator was brought
stars win against AP cops
It's holiday for Telugu film industry on 2nd Sunday of every month.
And this month (9th January), the team of film stars had a friendly
cricket match with the AP Cops team, which is played with the
objective of raising funds for Tsunami victims. This event was
sponsored by Sri Mitra Township and Tabla Restaurant. Srikanth
led the film star's team and AK Khan led the cop's team. Cops
team made 200 runs and Film stars team chased that total in 30
overs. CV Anand (Cops team) was elected as man of the match for
his 102 runs and 2 wickets. Prabhu (73), Tarun (41) and Vishnu
(39) are top scorers in Film stars teams. Taraka Ratna, Sachin,
Dasari Arun, Sai Kumar, Madala Ravi. Baladitya were the other
to VB Rajendra Prasad
VB Rajendra Prasad - recipient of Raghupati Venkaiah award for
the year 2003 - would be richly felicitated by Telugu film producers
counsel on the eve of Sankranthi on 14th January 2005 at Rama
Naidu Kala Mandapam, Film Nagar. Film producers counsel's president
KS Rama Rao would supervise this event.
donates another 10 lakhs
Chiranjeevi donated Rs. 10 lakhs towards Tsunami victims in Tamil
Nadu by handing over the cheque to Tamilnadu's chief minister
Ms. Jayalalitha today in Chennai. Chiranjeevi donated Rs. 10 lakhs
to Tsunami victims in AP in the past through AP CM's relief fund.
This makes the total donation by Chiranjeevi as Rs. 20 lakhs.
It is nice to see Telugu film stars coming forward by giving liberal
donations for a noble cause.
songs in Turkey
A couple of songs of Venkatesh's Sankranthi would be canned in
a Southeast European country called Turkey from 18th of this month.
Srikanth, Sneha and Arti Agarwal play other important roles. Muppalaneni
Siva directs this Telugu remake of successful Tamil film 'Anandam'.
RB Chowdary produces this film on Supergood films banner. Sankranthi
would be releasing on 11th February 2005.
Rajesh as Sreyobhilashi
Dr. D Rama Naidu would be producing a film with Aryan Rajesh as
hero on Suresh Productions banner soon. A debutant director Seetaram
Prasad would direct this film. 'Sreyobhilashi' is the title under
consideration for this film. MM Srilekha would score music. It
was Rama Naidu who launched Aryan Rajesh as hero with 'Hai' film
in the past.
Errababu (with the caption Intermediate) is the title under consideration
for Sivaji's film on Euro Andhra entertainments banner. A debutant
actress Roma is paired up with Sivaji in this film. This film
is having the backdrop of UK and Rajahmundry. Sunil Chalamalasetty
is producing this film in the direction of debutant K Kishore.
Koti provides music.
donates 10 lakhs
NTR donated 10 lakhs today as an aid to the victims of Tsunami.
He donated 5 lakhs, 2.5 lakhs and 2.5 lakhs to Andhra Pradesh,
Kerala and Tamilnadu states respectively through Teja relief fund.
Speaking on this occasion, NTR said that this money might not
bring the people who lost their lives back, but it might help
the needy people whose lives are affected terribly due to Tsunami.
He pleaded all the people to come forward and donate money with
in one's capacity.
changed for Nitin's film?
Nitin is currently riding on success wave of Sye and is pinning
his hopes on Teja's Dhairyam for a bigger hit. As per the unconfirmed
reports, Vasanthabalam who is expected to direct Nitin's film
on Pratyusha banner is replaced. The new director is expected
to be a film editor who directed a film four years back.
donates 1 lakh
hero Tarun donated Rs. 1 lakh towards the rehabilitation of Tsunami
victims through CM Relief Fund. He did this noble deed on the
eve of his birthday (8th January 2005). Tarun along with his family
(mother, father and sister) visited CM's place to hand over the
cheque. Tarun who usually celebrates his birthday decided to cancel
it as a mark of respect towards the Tsunami victims. Idlebrain.com
wishes Tarun a happy birthday on this occasion.
to start another film
Jaya who made an impressive debut with Chantigadu would be directing
another film soon. This film would be launched on 20th of January
2005. Superhit friends banner that produced small budget successful
films like Premalo Pavani Kalyan and Chantigadu in the past would
produce this film. Incidentally 7th January is the birthday of
producer (and editor of Superhit film magazine) BA Raju and 11th
January is the birthday of director Jaya. Idlebrain.com wishes
happy birthday to this couple.
changes her name
Blame it on numerology. Ramya Sri - a vamp actress - who shot
to fame as lecturer in 'Nuvvu Nenu' changed her name from Ramya
Sri to Ritya. She recently held press meet to announce the same.
She has decided to do the roles with substance henceforth and
she is bidding adieu to vamp roles. She wants to follow the footsteps
of Silk Smita.
transforms into villainess
Divyavani - Telugu girl who made it big with Bapu's film Pelli
Pustakam - is now settled for a small role apposite comedy artist
Venu Madhav in Bapu's latest 'Radhagopalam'. She made it big in
TV serials as villainess as well. She has put on lots of weight,
which made her settle for negative roles in TV serials.
labs into film production
It is reliably learnt that Prasad Labs - a premier lab processing
unit in Hyderabad headed by Ramesh Prasad (son of legend LV Prasad)
- would be entering the film production very soon. They are in
the process of finalizing story discussions. Prasad groups latest
venture Prasads Multiplex (with IMAX theater) is a big hit now.
film in Telugu
Chandramukhi - a film that is being produced in Tamil with Rajnikant
as hero - is going to be dubbed in Telugu by Lakshmi Narasimha
Productions. Nayanatara - a debutant actress - is paired up with
Rajnikant in this film. Prabhu and Jyothika are playing other
important roles. P Vasu (of Mannan fame) is directing this film.
Vidya Sagar provides music. Rerecording of Telugu version would
start on 16th January 2005. Incidentally, this film is the first
film that is being acted by Rajnikant after Baba.
tickets on sale in Mangalagiri
Pawan Kalyan's Balu replaced Shankar Dada MBBS in Mangalagiri
theater. To give a happy farewell to Shankardada MBBS, the theater
owners came up with a unique scheme. They allowed two persons
per ticket. And fans of Chiranjeevi had a field time bidding farewell
to MBBS and welcoming Balu film.
donates 15 lakhs
Telugu film star Nagarjuna donated 10 lakhs to Tsunami victims
personally and another 5 lakhs from the unit of 'MASS' which adds
up to 15 lakhs. It is nice to see such big contributions from
top heroes. It definitely inspires the Telugu film lovers to their
bit towards this national disaster.
scenes to be added to Anand
Sekhar Kammula is contemplating on adding the deleted scenes in
Anand film to the sake of film connoisseurs. These scenes involve
the ones which justify heroine falling in love with hero after
revealed that he is a rich a rich guy. There are a few comedy
scenes as well. However, Sekhar Kammula clarified that is it not
any promotional activity to get more viewers. It is just meant
for the film aficionados who love the films to be really comprehensive
with all scenes included.
getup for NTR in Alludu
Telugu film lovers would get a glimpse of legend NTR whenever
Jr. NTR tries the mannerisms and getups of legend NTR. Likewise,
in Alludu film NTR has donned the getup of Vetagadu while dancing
for the tune 'Nadumu Chooste'. This film is releasing worldwide
on 14th January 2005.
Krishna donates 2 lakhs
Ambika Krishna who produced films like Kanyadanam has donated
Rs. 2 lakhs towards Tsunami victims. He met the Chief Minister
of AP on 3rd of January and handed over the cheque.
Krishna's noble deed for Tsunami victims
Story writer Chinni Krishna gathered cloths, rice and other food
supplies from Guntur and neighborhood areas and transported them
to the areas affected by Tsunami. He did this noble deed on the
eve of his birthday on 3rd January. This program was inaugurated
by Nandamuri Bala Krishna. Few more celebrities also graced this
event and praised the efforts of Chinni Krishna.
Rama Rao is no more
Actor Gokina Rama Rao expired on 3rd Januay due to cardiac arrest.
He had been acting in Telugu films since 35 years. He got Nandi
award for his histrionics in Punadi Ralu. He got recognition for
his role in Prema Khaidi. He was last seen in 'Kaani' film that
was released last month. His last film as an actor is the unreleased
'Sravanamasam'. May his soul rest in peace!
donates 10 lakhs
Mega star Chiranjeevi donated a huge sum of Rs 10 lakhs to the
victims of Tsunami though CM's relief fund. He met CM today afternoon
at 1 pm and handed over the cheque. Chiranjeevi said that he did
not celebrate new year and did not attend any functions because
of this tragedy. He hoped that everybody would contribute some
help to Tsunami victims.
Rama Naidu donates 5 lakhs
Dr. Rama Naidu met Chief Minister of AP - YS Raja Sekhara Reddy
today morning and donated Rs. 5 lakhs as a monitory help to the
victims of Tsunami through CM's relief fund. Rama Naidu also visited
Bapatla constituency and donated Rs 2,000/- each for 25 affected
Sekhar to donate 2 lakhs
As per the unconfirmed news, Dr. Raja Sekhar would be donating
a sum of Rs. 2 lakhs towards CM relief fund. He is expected to
meet CM soon to donate money which would go into the corpus fund
that helps Tsunami victims.