Arjun's Happy pooja held
Pooja ceremony of Allu Arjun's latest film Happy in the direction
of Karunakaran was held at Begumpet today morning. Genelia is
the heroine. Yuan Shankar Raja is scoring music. Allu Arvind is
producing Happy on Geeta Arts banner. Regular shooting of this
film would start soon.
to write a book
Ram Gopal Varma is going to write a book on his films and how
his films are made. He would be analyzing and narrating his experiences
while making the films. Penguin Book Publishers have bought the
rights of this book. This book is expected to hit the stores in
the month of December.
Top rated comedy star Sunil is expected to do the role of solo
hero very soon. This film is going to be the Telugu remake of
Tamil blockbuster Sundara Purushan (Livingstone). A Tamil banner
is expected to produce this film. More details later.
to lead Nandi committee
Senior character artist Balayya would act as chairman of Nandi
Awards committee. There are 57 film released in 2004 as entrees
for various Nandi awards categories. The members of this committee
are Kaikala Satyanarayana, Jaya Sudha, SV Krishna Reddy, Akella,
Nadimpally Seetaramaraju, Ajay Vincent, V Prakash Rao, S Gopala
Krishna, M Uday Kumar and Sanjay Kishore. KV Ramanachari would
act as executive member.
releases in this week
1st of September is going to witness the releases of two films
in the form of Okkade and Muddula Koduku. Okkade is the comeback
vehicle of Srihari as solo hero. He is doing the role of a powerful
IPS officer in this film. Mahendra who introduced Srihari as hero
with Police is producing this film. Muddula Koduku is the second
venture of Ravi Krishna (7GBC fame). AM Ratnam produced this film.
Sekhara Babu is the president of TFPC
KC Sekhara Babu is elected as the president of Telugu Film Producers
Counsel. Arjuna Raju and Vijaya Bapineedu are selected as vice
presidents. C Kalyan and Ashok Kumar are secretaries. ML Kumar
Chowdary and P Kiran are joint secretaries. Burugapally Siva Rama
Krishna is the treasurer. G Adiseshagiri Rao, KS Rama Rao, KL
Narayana, D Suresh Babu, Allu Arvind, M Shyam Prasad Reddy, Ravi
Kishore, Lagadapati Sridhar, Vijja Srinivasa Rao and TVD Prasad
are executive members. Idlebrain.com congratulates the newly elected
as Ravana in Sriramadasu
Nagababu is roped in to play Ravana in Nagarjuna's latest film
Sri Ramadasu in the direction of K Raghavendra Rao. Suman and
Archana (Veda) are playing the roles of Srirama and Seeta respectively.
ANR is doing the role of Kabir Das. Nassar is signed in to do
the role of Tanisha. Regular shooting of this film was started
on 22nd of this month. Kona Krishnam Raju produces this film on
Aditya Productions banner.
get-ups for Nagarjuna in Sriramadasu
Nagarjuna would be having five get-ups in Sri Ramadasu film that
is based on one of the most reputed Telugu singers and staunch
devotee of Lord Srirama. These get-ups come during different stages
of life of Sriramadasu like youngster, Tahasildar, prisoner etc.
There is an excellent craze in market and movie lovers on this
film as Sri Ramadasu is coming from the team that delivered blockbuster
Annamayya. Incidentally Annamayya holds the record in audio sales
as the number one audio in Telugu film industry so far. MM Keeravani
is composing music for this film. Sneha is the heroine. Nagarjuna
is known for great dress sense and he introduced many costume
designers to Tollywood. Rukhmini - who worked for various Bollywood
periodic films and also to Nag's Hindi flick Agnivarsha - is designing
costumes for Nagarjuna in this film.
Bullodu on 9th September
Nitin - Trisha starrer Allari Bullodu would be releasing on 9th
of September. K Raghavendra Rao is directing this film. Keeravani
scored music. Anil who produced films like Ottesi Chebutunna and
Radha Gopalam is producing this film on Sri Creations banner.
Trisha is commanding enormous craze in Telugu film industry with
her charm and successive successes. Trisha who donned traditional
dresses so far is going to appear in typical K Raghavendra Rao's
style of colorful attires.
in Telugu on Zee Telugu
For the first time in the history of Telugu Television, a Hindi
film is being dubbed in Telugu for the sole purpose of showing
on Television. Sholay - the landmark film of Indian Cinema - is
going to be shown with Telugu dubbed dialogues on Zee Telugu at
3:30 pm on Sunday (28th July). Jaya Prasad penned dialogues for
this film. We are going to watch Gabbar Singh speaking Telangana
dialect in Telugu version of Sholay.
Ashok's puja held
Pooja ceremony of Ashok - NTR's latest film in the direction of
Surender (Athanokkade fame) was held on 24th August at Anandi
Arts Office. Valluripally Ramesh is producing this film. This
event was held in a low profile without inviting any media attention.
Sameera Reddy is expected to play female lead in this film. Ashok
would go to sets very soon.
Surya arrested and released
Popular Telugu and Tamil film director SJ Surya was arrested on
23rd August for throwing his cell phone on censor board member
when she refused to let SJ Surya add a song in a Tamil film titled
'New'. He was released on the bail immediately. The magistrate
asked SJ Surya to report to police station in Chennai everyday.
Sessions Court of Madras asked the censor board to withdraw censor
certificate for excessive vulgarity in 'New' film on 5th of August.
SJ Surya directed Kushi and Naani in Telugu.
from 27th Aug
Sekhar Kammula (Anand fame) is all set to launch his next film
Godavari on 27th of August. This film has Sumanth and Kamalinee
Mukherjee in the lead roles. After a brief shoot of 10 days in
Hyderabad, the unit would shift to Godavari area to shoot for
45 days. Sekhar Kammula is aiming for December 2005 release. The
technical team (KM Radha Krishnan, C Vijay Kumar and Marthand
K Venkatesh) that worked for Anand would be working for this film
as well. This film would be produced jointly by Sekhar Kammula
(Amigos Creations) and GVG Raju (SSC Arts).
Ram Gopa Varma did his engineering from Siddardha Engineering
College in Vijayawada and later he went on to become a sensational
director and got national reputation as director and producer.
He would be attending a grand audio function of James to be organized
at Siddardha College Grounds on 28th of this month. The other
guests are going to be hero Ravi Teja and MP Lagadapati Raj Gopal.
Madhura Entertainments bagged the audio rights of Telugu version
of James. James would be releasing on 16th of September.
prints release for Grahanam
National Award winning film Grahanam
would be releasing on 26th of this month in 8 centers with 8 prints.
These centers are Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vizag, Kurnool, Tirupati,
Kakinada, Guntur and Srikakulam. This art film is based on Chalam's
story Doshagunam. Jayalalitha, Takikella Bharani and Surya played
important roles. This film launched Indraganti Mohana Krishna
as the director.
Pidugu audio on 27th Aug
Audio of Bala Krishna's Allari Pidugu would be releasing on 27th
of August (Sunday) at a function arranged in Hyderabad. Aditya
music has got the audio rights of the film. Mani Sharma scored
the music. Audio would be available in the market on 29th of August.
Charmme and Katrina Kaif are playing female leads. Jayant C Paranji
directs this film.
The title of Tammareddy Bharadwaja's film with Sindhu Tolani &
Siva Balaji in the main leads is confirmed as Bullet. This film
is a heroine-oriented film that explores a burning social issue.
Praveen Kumar (of RPG banner) is producing this film along with
provides story of CC
Latest teen sensation Siddardha (NVNV) is providing story for
'Chukkallo Chandrudu'. He was a colleague to debutant director
Siva Kumar in the direction department of Mani Ratnam. This film
is going to be launched tomorrow at State Art Gallery (Madhapur).
Chamme, Sada and another heroine are paired up with Siddardha
in this film. ANR and Waheeda Rehman are acting together as elder
pair. Alexander Vallabha (son of KS Rama Rao) produces this film
Creative Commercials banner.
audio launch in Vijayawada
Madhura Entertainment has bagged the audio rights of Telugu version
Ram Gopal Varma's film 'James'. This audio would be releasing
in the grounds of Siddardha Engineering College in Vijayawada,
where Ram Gopal Varma finished his graduation on 28th of August
as Seeta in Sri Ramadasu?
As per the unconfirmed reports, Veda (heroine of Nenu) is screen
tested for the role Seeta in Nagarjuna's latest film Sri Ramadasu.
Nagarjuna, ANR and Suman are playing the roles of Ramadasu, Kabir
Dasu and Sri Rama respectively. This film is coming from the team
of devotional blockbuster Annamayya. Sneha is the heroine. Shooting
of this film started on 22nd of this month. Keeravani scores music.
S Gopal Reddy handles camera. Konda Krishnam Raju produces this
in regular shoot
Pournami featuring Prabhas, Trisha, Charmme, Sindhu Tolani &
Madhu Sharma started its regular shooting from 22nd of August.
Prabhu Deva directs this film. Devi Sri Prasad composes music.
MS Raju who delivered 3 consecutive blockbusters - Okkadu, Varsham
and NVNV - is producing this film.
Koduku and Okkade on 1st Sep
Ravi Krishna's (7GBC fame) film Muddula Koduku and Srihari's Okkade
would be releasing on 1st September. AM Ratnam produced Muddula
Koduku in the direction of Radha Mohan. Vidya Sagar provided music.
Revathi is playing the role of mother and Gopika is the heroine.
Srihari is attempting to make a comeback as solo hero with Okkade
film. Santoshi (Jai fame) is the heroine. Mahendra who made Srihari
hero with 'Police' film is producing this film Chandra Mahesh's
The title under consideration for NTR's film in the direction
of Surender (Athanokkade fame) is Ashok. Valluripally Ramesh will
produce this film. Senthil provides cinematography. Sameera Reddy
is considered as heroine in this film. 'Ashok' would go to sets
The title of Creative Commercials' latest film is finalized as
Chukkallo Chandrudu. Siddardha (NVNV fame) is doing the title
role as three heroines are going to be paired up with him. Charmme
and Sada are confirmed. ANR and Waheeda Rehman are playing elder
couple. Kona Venkat pens dialogues. Mani Sharma scores music.
KS Rama Rao presents this film and Alexander Vallabha produced
it. Siva Kumar - associate of Mani Ratnam - is making his debut
as director through this film. This film would be launched on
24th of this month.
backdrop for Venky's Lakshmi
Venkatesh's latest film Lakshmi would be having the backdrop of
Calcutta. This film is having Nayana Tara and Charmme are playing
female leads. This film would be launched on 24th of this month.
VV Vinayak directs it and Ramana Gogula is making his comeback
as music director through this film. Nallamalupu Bujji is the
producer. Akula Siva provides story.
Nakistam in USA
Lemon Rice Inc. has obtained the USA theatrical exhibition rights
of EVV's latest flick Nuvvante Nakistam starring Aryan Rajesh,
Naresh and Anu Mehta. For business details, you may contact Sudha
at (248) 895 - 7232.
Krishna as Allari Pidugu
The title of Bala Krishna's latest film in the direction of Jayant
C Paranji is confirmed as Allari Pidugu. Shooting of this film
is complete but for the climax. Charmy and Katrina Kaif play female
leads. Audio of this film would be releasing in this month. Allari
Pidugu would be releasing either in 3rd of 4th week of September.
to direct Rajnikant's Sivaji
Director Shankar would be directing Rajnikant's next film 'Sivaji'.
This film would be produced by the prestigious banner AVM. Incidentally
this is Shankar's 9th film. It is the 9th film with AVM banner
for Rajnikant. NV Prasad grabbed the Telugu version rights of
this film. Shooting of this film would start for Dipavali 2005
and would be released in April 2006. Incidentally AVM banner celebrates
diamond jubilee this year.
Nandamuri treat to Valluripally
Valluripally Ramesh who produced soft comedies like Kabaddi Kabaddi
and Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru would be simultaneously producing
two mass films with youth heroes of Nandamuri dynasty. Asadhyudu
with Kalyan Ram as hero in the direction of Anil was started on
19th August at a low-profile launch. Chakri provides music for
this film. Valluripally Ramesh has another film coming up with
NTR as hero. Vamsi (hero and anchor) provides story. This film
would be directed by Surender (Athanokkade director).
Shalini item song in Nayakudu
Madhu Shalini - a popular TV anchor - made her debut in a flop
'Naa Pranam Kante Ekkuva' directed by Sashi Preetam. Now she did
an item song in Raja Sekhar's Nayakudu directed by Kodi Rama Krishna.
Audio of this film was released yesterday. Nayakudu would be releasing
in the month of September.
future films' details
Chiranjeevi is currently doing 'Jai Chiranjeeva' in the direction
of K Vijaya Bhaskar on C Aswini Dutt's Vyjayanthi banner. His
next film would be directed by Murugadas (Tagore's original director).
Nagababu would produce this film on Anjana banner for which Madhu
(Tagore producer) is expected to be the executive producer. This
film is expected to be launched in October 2005. Chiranjeevi also
has a film in pipeline with MS Raju as the producer. Guna Sekhar
would direct this venture. Chiranjeevi also summoned Paruchuri
brothers to prepare a script with patriotism backdrop.
as Srirama in Sri Ramadasu
Veteran actor Suman would be donning the vital role of Lord Srirama
in Nagarjuna - K Raghavendra Rao's latest devotional film Sri
Ramadasu. This film would go to floors on 22nd of August. The
first schedule would take place from 22nd August to 6th September
in Hyderabad. Later on the film would shoot in Bhadrachalam, Papikondalu
and banks of Godari River from 10th September to 13th October.
Later, the unit would shift to Mangalore (Karnataka) to shoot
for 15 days. The final leg of shooting would take place in Hyderabad.
In may be learnt that Suman played the role of Lord Venkateswara
to perfection in Nagarjuna's devotional blockbuster Annamayya.
Sneha is paired up with Nagarjuna. ANR is doing the role of Bhakta
Kabir Das. K Raghavendra Rao directs this film. S Gopal Reddy
handles camera. JK Bharavi wrote the script. Srikar Prasad would
edit the film. This film is being produced by Konda Krishnam Raju
on Aditya Productions banner.
Meda Ottu on 2nd September
R Narayana Murthy's Amma Meda Ottu is all set to release on 2nd
of September. This film got censored recently. R Narayana Murthy
played dual role in this film. Lahari is the heroine. Telangana
Sakuntala and Prabha played mothers of hero. This film deals with
mother sentiment and temple-land-encroachment scandals. Audio
of the film (released by Maruthi Music) got good response.
Cinemas in Hyderabad
PVR Cinemas - the biggest multiplex chain in India - is entering
Hyderabad now. It has built 5 screens with together capacity of
1400 seats on the top floor in which Hyderabad Central is located
at Punjagutta, Hyderabad. Initially, it faced parking-lot problem.
Now it is being sorted out. This multiplex is expected to launch
in a month.
on 7th September
Venky's (Kabaddi Kabaddi fame) 3-characters film Mogudu Pellam
O Dongodu (MPOD) would be releasing on 7th of September with limited
prints. Raja, Shriya and Brahmanandam essayed the characters of
Mogudu, Pellam and O Dongodu respectively. Vakada Apparao is producing
this film on Sri Ramalayam vari banner. Kabuli scored music. This
film would be releasing in USA on 9th of September.
film releases this week
Three films are releasing this week. On 19th August, we have the
releases of Andhrudu (Gopichand and Gowri Pandit) and Please Naku
Pellaindi (Raghu, Rajiv Kanakala & Sruthi Mehrotra). On 20th
August, we have the release of Adirindayya Chandram (Sivaji, Laya,
Sangeeta and Madhu Sharma).
Maruthi Movies distributors - a major player in Nizam distribution
circle (Okkadu, Varsham, NVNV, Mass, Shivamani, ANOTA, Athanokkade,
Vasantham, Satyam, Nenunnanu, Super and Athadu) and also an important
brand in audio distribution - is all set to enter overseas market.
They have acquired overseas rights for theatrical exhibition and
home video (DVD) for Ravi Teja's latest film Bhageeratha in the
direction of Rasool. Shriya is the heroine. This film is being
produced by M Satyanarayana Reddy (Bunny producer). This film
is expected to release for Vijaya Dasami (October 12th 2005).
The interested exhibitors might contact Mr. Pramod Ramrakhyani
on 98490 43832.
in Venky's film
Hero Sivaji would be playing a vital character in Venkatesh's
future film Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule in the direction
of Selva Raghavan. Sonia Agarwal would play the female lead. NV
Prasad wpuld produce this film. Sivaji's latest film Adirindayya
Chandram is ready for the release now.
Kumar Chowdary's son as hero
ML Kumar Chowdary who produced films like Idiot, Pedababu, Dhana
51 is having his latest film Andhrudu releasing on 19th of this
month. He is currently producing That is Pandu with Jagapati Babu
as hero. He would be producing a film with Ravi Teja as hero in
the direction of Rajamouli. This film is expected to be launched
in November/December 2005. ML Kumar Chowdary is planning to introduce
his son Kittu
(as referred by friends) as hero with a film soon.
release on 26th August
National award winning film Grahanam
is all set to release on 26th of August after being in docks for
almost one year. This film was made on shoestring budget with
the sole intention of making a good art film. This film won Indira
Gandhi award for the best first film this year. This film is based
in Chalam's work 'Doshagunam' and is directed by Mohana Krishna
and Nayana Tara in Lakshmi
Charmme and Nayanatara (Chandramukhi fame) are paired up with
Venkatesh in Lakshmi Narasimha Productions banner's film titled
'Lakshmi' in the direction of VV Vinayak. Ramana Gogula provides
music. Akula Siva provides story. Chota K Naidu handles camera.
Nallamalupu Bujji produces this film. Muhurat of Lakshmi was held
at Suresh Productions on 14th of August. Regular shooting would
take place from 21st August onwards.
misses Aparichitudu function
There was a huge turnout for Aparichitudu 50 days function in
Tirupati town on 14th of August. The function which was supposed
to start at 6 pm was delayed by one and half an hour. The crowds
as disappointed as the hero Vikram and heroine Sada could not
make it to the function.
Siven Hills Creations is producing a film titled 'Tarvatha Emiti?'(What's
Next?) in the direction of MS Vasu with single character played
by Raj Narendra. This film is about how a soldier who falls into
a jungle due to warplane crash makes his way out of jungle. This
film is made on digital mode and duration of this film would be
of 1 hour and 45 minutes. There is one song in this film scored
by Taraka Ramarao. Audio of this film is released on 15th August
by RP Patnaik at a function. PDRK Chowdary produces this film.
Mouli to direct Chiranjeevi's ad film
Chiranjeevi has recently endorsed Navaratna Oil by personal and
healthcare major Emami. An ad film is going to shot and aired
in this month. Hotshot director SS Rajamouli is roped in to direct
the ad film for the same.
- Guna Sekhar bilingual
National award winning actor Vikram is going to act in a film
to be directed by Guna Sekhar. This film is a bilingual in Telugu
and Tamil. Bhogavally Prasad who is currently producing Chatrapati
in Rajamouli and Prabhas combination is expected to produce this
flick. This film is likely to start in the first half of next
year. Harris Jayaraj and Sekhar V Joseph are likely to handle
the departments of music and cinematography respectively.
The title under consideration for Allu Arjun's next venture in
the direction of Karunakaran is Happy. Genelia is being considered
to play the role of female lead. Yuan Shankar Raja provides music.
Allu Arvind produces this film on Geeta Arts banner. Incidentally
Pawan Kalyan's movie with similar title 'Kushi' went on to become
a blockbuster. This film would go to floors very soon.
K Bala Chandar is directing a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu with
Uday Kiran and Vimala Rao (an Australian NRI) in the main leads.
Tamil version of this film is titled as Poi and Telugu version
is Abaddam. Prakash Raj produces the Tamil version and Gemini
Kiran produces Telugu version. There are rumors floating around
that Chiranjeevi and Rajnikant might give guest appearances in
Kumar as villain
Dubbing artist turned hero Sai Kumar is all set to play the role
of a villain in a Tamil film. This film is the remake of Telugu
blockbuster Athanokkade. He is doing the role played by Asish
Vidyardhi in Telugu. Vijay is playing the hero role.
team donates 2 lakhs
Hero Mahesh Babu and producer Jayabheri Kishore donated a lakh
each to the family of a Mahesh Babu's fan Sheik Moulali who had
a sad demise in Tadipatri while procuring a ticket for Mahesh
Babu's Athadu on its released day. Producer Jayabheri Kishore
said that the film met with great response all over.
50-days function in Tirupati
Producer Subramanyam is going to host 50-days function of blockbuster
Aparichitudu on the evening of 14th August at Mahathi auditorium
in Tirupati town. This film was released with 110 prints and the
prints number reached 125 after it's success. This function would
be attended by the hero Vikram and the director Shankar. Producer
is also considering the idea of celebrating 100 days function
in grand style at a later point.
on 19th August
Gopichand's film Andhrudu with Bihar backdrop is all set to release
on 19th of August. This film is produced on Sri Keerthi Creations
banner by ML Kumar Chowdary in the direction of Paruchuri Murali.
Kalyani Malik provided music. Gowri Pandit is paired up with Gopichand.
This film is a violent love story. Incidentally, Andhrudu is the
only major Telugu film that is releasing on 19th August.
shows cancelled in US on 11th (NJ show at 9 pm on 11th August)
Athadu shows scheduled for 11th August in USA are cancelled except
for New Jersey due to unexpected delay caused in Fedex shipment.
The New Jersey show is scheduled at 9 pm on 11th August. The shows
would be screened as per schedule in San Jose, Detroit, Chicago,
Virginia, Falls Church and Dallas from 12th August onwards.
producers for Teja's film
D Suresh Babu, Teja and Nallamalupu Bujji would be jointly producing
Teja's next film Kotha Chitram. This film would be a new line
cinema. Ilayaraja has already given 9 tunes for this film. Recording
of songs would be start on next Wednesday in Chennai. Teja is
planning to introduce new singers through this film. We have already
asked the interested visitors to send a mail to [email protected]
to grab the opportunity to sing in Teja's Kotha Chitram under
the baton of Ilayaraja. Teja is considering all the mails that
are sent with a sample audio file of less than 1 mb. This film
would be launched very soon.
died in Athadu ticket rush
A youngster named Sheik Moulali died in the process of producing
a ticket for his favorite star Mahesh Babu's film Athadu on its
release date 10th August 2005 in Tadipatri of Ananthapur district.
May his soul rest in peace.
prints for AOR in USA
We informed in the last week that one print was added in USA for
Anukokunda Oka Roju film. On public demand, another print is sent
to LA now. This makes the total prints count to 4. Around 280
patrons attended the AOR show at LA last week. Looking at this
positive response, the distributor Sridhar Appasani decided to
screen the film again in Naz 8 Cinemas on 14th of this month.
AOR is going to play in 8
centers this weekend in USA.
film with 18 reels
The prints of Mahesh Babu's much awaited flick Athadu are already
dispatched to various head quarters of territories by evening.
The prints USA are on their way. As per the sources of idlebrain.com,
Athadu film is having 18 reels and the length of the film is 5080
meters (16,666 feet). The twin theaters of Kukatpally (Bramarambha
and Mallikharjuna) are screening special fans shows at 8 am on
10th August with the ticket priced at Rs. 100/-. The mid night
shows are expected to start in Tirupathi and other important areas
in Ceded. In Vijayawada city, Athadu would have benifit shows
in Urvasi and Alankar theaters at 8 am.
Arjun's film from 14th Aug
Allu Arjun's 4th film as hero would be launched on 14th of August.
This film would be produced by Allu Arvind and directed by Karunakaran.
Yuan Shankar Raja provides music. This film would shoot for week
in this month. Next schedule would start on 1st September.
on 26th August
Rajasekhar's latest film Nayakudu in the direction of Kodi Rama
Krishna would be releasing on 26th of August. Audio of this film
scored by Koti is expected to be released on 14th of August. Namitha
is paired up with Rajasekhar. This film is a remake of Malayalam
blockbuster Runway. Director V Sagar is producing this film on
Sravani Cinema banner.
Rajarajeswari Combines that produced award winning Swarabhishekam
would be producing a bilingual with Navdeep as hero in Telugu
and Tamil. Sheela is paired up with Navdeep. Mani Sharma provides
music. Rajarajan - a protégé of director Bharati
Raja - would direct this film. Recording on the songs would start
on 19th of this month. Kousalyendra Rao is the producer.
to wed Surya
South Indian film industry's top actress Jyothika is all set to
wed Tamil film hero Surya in the next month. She had to reject
a couple of hot offers (heroine role in Nagarjuna;s Bhakta Ramadasu
and Venkatesh's Lakshmi) due to the same reason.
Rama Rao grabs Chandramukhi Hindi remake rights
KS Rama Rao (Creative Commercials banner) has grabbed the Hindi
remake rights of Chandramukhi. This subject was originally made
in Malayalam as Manichithrathazhu in Malayalam in 1993 by Fazil.
This film was remade as Aptamitra by P Vasu in Kannada which went
on to run for over a year. Apta Mitra won all the Filmfare awards
that are in Kannda language segment this year. Later on P Vasu
directed the bilingual in Tamil and Telugu with Rajnikanth and
Jyothika as 'Chandramukhi'. This film is a huge blockbuster in
both Tamil and Telugu. KS Rama Rao has bought this subject that
went on to become blockbuster in all four languages. The artists
under consideration to play the lead role are Amitab Bachchan,
Shahrukh Khan and Sanjay Dutt. The cast and crewmembers would
be finalized very soon.
in Sri Ramadasu
It was announced earlier that Jyothika would be doing the female
lead against Nagarjuna in Sri Ramadasu film. She has opted out
due to some personal reasons. Sneha is roped in to play that role
now. Sneha got popular with her sensible portrayal as Telugu housewife
in Bapu's Raghagopalam. It is also learnt that the director tried
to cast in Kamalinee Mukherjee. But Kamalinee has already given
bulk dates to Sekhar Kammula's Godavari during the same period.
Regular shooting of this film would start from 3rd week of August.
Krishna as Jadoo
Ravi Krishna's 3rd Telugu film is titled as Jadoo with a tagline
'a romantic thief'. Jyothi Krishna is directing this film. Shooting
of Jadoo is currently going on in Hyderabad. Yuan Shankar Raja
is composing music for this love story with slick action backdrop.
Stun Siva composes fights. Ileana and Tamanna are playing female
leads. AM Ratnam is producing this film on Sri Surya Movies banner.
Ravi Krishna's 2nd film Muddula Koduku is ready for the release.
The shooting of Ravi Teja's latest film Bhageeratha is completed
except for a song. Shriya is paired up with Ravi Teja. The unit
has recently shot a few songs in Europe. Popular cinematographer
Rasool Ellore is directing this film. Mallidi Satyanarayana Reddy
(Bunny producer) produces this film. Chakri scores music. Audio
of this film would be releasing in this month and the film would
be releasing in the next month.
more print for AOR in USA
Just Yellow Media's latest hit Anukokunda Oka Roju was released
with 2 prints a few weeks back. Due to the demand from the exhibitors,
one more print is added from this week. This film is playing at
Chicago, LA, Virginia and Memphis this week end. This film would
be playing in seven centers (Minneapolis, Connecticut, Houston,
Boston, Indianapolis Albany & St Louis) next week.
blitz for Nuvvante Nakistam
EVV Satyanarayana gives keeps a big portion of his film's budget
aside for the publicity. His latest film Nuvvante Nakistam is
releasing in the same week of Mahesh Babu's Athadu on 12th August.
In Hyderabad city alone, 40 vinyl posters are going to be displayed.
It would cost lots of money to get the prime spots. And EVV is
not compromising on publicity aspect for this film.
titles rule the roost
Kotta Chitram, Modati Cinema and Kotha Katha. These are the titles
of the films that are going to be released in this year. And the
titles of the films have no relevance to the story of the film.
Recently released films like Super and Rendella Taruvatha too
have titles that have no connection to the story line. The filmmakers
are trying to come up with interesting titles to create curiosity
factor among the film goers.
on 10th August
Mahesh Babu's latest film Athadu is all set to release on 10th
August which happens to be the Wednesday. This film got censored
yesterday. Trisha is paired up with Mahesh Babu. Initially the
release date was announced as 12th August and now it is advanced.
Popular dialogue writer Trivikram directed this film. Music scored
by Mani Sharma is a chartbuster. D Kishore is producing this film
on Jayabheri banner.
Agarwal in a controversy
Film actress Arti Agarwal has landed up in a minor controversy
on the night of 3rd August when she visited a popular bar in Banjara
Hills. She allegedly knocked the door of rest room so heavily
that Ritu Nagpal - the women inside restroom - got injured. Then
there was allegedly an altercation between the two women. Razak
Sharma - a friend of Ritu - launched a police complaint against
Arti Agarwal at Banjara Hill Police station. Sub Inspector of
Police Vidya Sagar is investigating this case.
Raja gives 9 tunes in one hour
Teja told idlebrain.com that it took Maestro Ilayaraja a couple
of half an hour sessions to come up with 9 tunes for his forthcoming
film Kotha Chitram. Generally music directors take around 3 days
to come up with one tune. The recording of the songs would start
in the next week. Teja is planning to take in new singers for
Pichodu on 19th Aug
Rajendra Prasad's latest film Pellam Pichodu would be releasing
on 19th of this month. Richa Pallod and Srujana played the female
leads. Popular lyricist Jonnavithula is making his debut as director
with this film. Hero Rajendra Prasad is making his debut as music
director with this film. RRB Sastry and BV Srinivas are jointly
producing this film.
singers for Teja film
Teja is going to make a film titled 'Kotha Chitram' by introducing
new faces. Teja is planning to introduce new talent in terms of
singers too. He introduced many singers with Chitram film and
all those singers had good career later. The interested singers
might mail to [email protected].
Ilayaraja would be scoring music and songs recording would start
after 7 days.
Minutes' preview on 14th August
RP Patnaik's short film '22 Minutes' with the duration of 22 minutes
is complete. This film has only 3 characters played by Raja, Veda
(Archana) and Raghubabu. RP is making his debut as director with
'22 Minutes' that is aimed at screening in film festivals. RP
Patnaik is planning to preview this film to press and film industry
people on 14th of August in Prasad labs. Lots of film celebrities
are expected watch this film as 14th August happen to be second
Sunday, which is a holiday for film industry.
enters Guinness Book of World Records
Ramoji Film City - located at the outskirts of Hyderabad city
- entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest film
city in the world. RFC is spread over 1600 acres and has in-house
facilities to make over 20 films simultaneously. One can enter
the RFC with a script and go out of RFC with finished print. It
also boasts of star hotels and other guest houses to lodge cast
and crewmembers. Ramoji Rao - the media baron of AP - owns RFC.
Kuchipudi's Modati Cinema
Venkat Kuchipudi's directorial debut film is titled as 'Modati
Cinema'. This film stars Navdeep and Poonam (debutant) in the
lead roles. 90% of shooting of this film is completed. Sameer
Reddy handles camera. Swaraj is making debut as music director.
K Ramana Reddy and Venkat Kuchipudi jointly produce this film
on Abhisatwika Creations banner.