29th July 2007
SJ Surya is to direct Pawan Kalyan
As per the news making around in Film Nagar, SJ Surya (Kushi fame) will direct Pawan Kalyan’s next project. This film is expected to be produced by a veteran film financier Singanamala Ramesh. The tentative title for this project is said to be Puli. He recently produced the Tamil version of Pokiri. This film will start after Pawan Kalyan completes his current film in the direction of Trivikram.
Hansika paired up with NTR
Hansika Motwani (child actress in Koi Milgaya) who made her debut as heroine in Telugu and Hindi with blockbusters like Desa Muduru and Aap Ka Surroor respectively is signed for NTR’s next film in the direction of Mehar Ramesh. This film is tentatively titled as Kantri. After Ravi Teja (Idiot), Mahesh Babu (Pokiri) and Allu Arjun (Desa Muduru), it is the turn of NTR to come up with a negative title. Looks like Mehar Ramesh is following the footsteps of his mentor Puri Jagan. Aswini Dutt will produce this film.
Dil Raju signs Lakshyam director
With Lakshyam hitting the bulls eye, Dil Raju has signed Srivas who made his debut as director with Lakshyam. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Dil Raju is paying a remuneration excess to crore for this director. A high profile hero will act in this film. More details later.
Jagapati Babu’s Kshatriya Vamsam
Jonnalagadda Srinivas who directed a film titled Jagapti with Jagapati Babu in the past is all set to direct Jagapati Babu again for a mass flick. This film is titled as Kshatriya Vamsam. This film will go to floors very soon. Jagapati Babu is doing a double heroine flick in the direction of Dasarath now.
Cherry’s two hot projects
Cherry who recently produced Okkadunnadu and currently producing Yamadonga has two hot projects lined up now. Both these films have two young crazy directors and two of the best youth heroes. Cherry is going to announce these projects with cast and crew information once Yamadonga film is released. He also has another project lined up in Krishna Vamsi’s direction.
26th July 2007
Pepsi signs Allu Arjun
It is reliably learnt that Telugu film star Allu Arjun is roped in as the brand ambassador for Pepsi. Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan were the first film stars to be roped into to promote Thums Up and Pepsi respectively in AP. Now Mahesh Babu is the brand ambassador of Thums Up. It were state level dealers of the cola companies that selected Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan. This time around the cola companies directly approached the stars.
Madan to direct Uday Kiran
Madan who provided story to Aa Naluguru and directed his first film Pellaina Kothalo recently is going to direct another film too. This film is expected to have Uday Kiran doing the main leads. Madan will also produce this film on his banner ‘Aa Naluguru films‘.
Dhee 100 days function on 8 September
The 100 days function of surprise hit of the year Dhee will be held at Lalitha Kala Thoranam on the night of 8 September. This film stars Vishnu, Srihari and Genelia in the main leads. Seenu Vytla directed this film. Lots of film celebrities from Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi film industry are expected to grace this grand function.
Sivaji as State Rowdy
Sivaji who has been acting in many films this year is currently doing a film titled State Rowdy (Veedikantha scene ledu). Mallika Kapoor and Madhu Shalini play female leads. Shooting of the film is almost complete. This film is a remake of Tamil hit flick Ediri. Vikram Gandhi directs this film.K Srinivas and JV Uma Maheswara Rao produce this film on Galaxy Multimedia banner.
Doctorate to Veturi
Veteran lyricist Veturi Sundara Rama Murthy will be presented with the honorary doctorate on August 3 in 23rd convocation by Acharya Nagarjuna University. Veturi penned over 10,000 songs so far. He also worked as journalist for prominent magazines like Andhra Patrika and Andhra Prabha. Katti Padma Rao and Vadlamani Venkata Subramanya Ravi would also be honored with doctorate on the same day.
17th July 2007
Mamata Mohandas pairs with Nitin
Mamata Mohandas is signed for a film in which Nitin acts as hero. Ravi C Kumar (Samanyudu fame) directs this flick. Chakri composes music. RR Moviemakers that produced films like Hungama and Samanyudu is producing this film. This film will go to floors very soon.
Uday Kiran as Lakshmi Putrudu
RS film that produced Gopi (Godameda Pilli) in the past is going to make a film titled ‘Lakshmi Putrudu’ with Uday Kiran as hero. Raj Kapoor who directed around 23 films in Tamil is directing this film. 70% of the shooting is complete so far. Uday Kiran plays the role of responsible son in this film. It is an out and out action film. D Iman composes music.
RP as Mee Sreyobhilashi
Rajendra Prasad is acting in a story based film titled Mee Sreyobhilashi. CC Reddy produces this film in the direction of debutant Eeswar Reddy. This film is based on suicides. Rajendra Prasad is doing the role of a elderly man who puts an effort to revive hope in the hearts of people who attempt suicide. Shooting of the film is complete but for the climax.
13th July 2007
SDZ confirmed on 25 July
Chiranjeevi’s latest film Shankar Dada Zindabad is coming on 25 July. This film stars Chiranjeevi and Karishma Kotak in lead roles. Srikant does a vital role. Pawan Kalyan, Ravi Teja and Allu Arjun did special appearances. The music scored by Devi Sri Prasad is already rage. Prabhudeva directs this film. Gemini Film Circuit produces it.
Dasari to launch Yamadonga audio
Dasari Narayana Rao will be launching the audio of Yamadonga film along with another prolific senior director K Raghavendra Rao at a function to be held at Hotel Marriot on the night of 14 July. All the bigwigs of Telugu film industry are expected to grace this occasion. Yamadonga movie will be released on 8 August.
Bellamkonda to dub Vel
Bellamkonda Suresh who is on high with Sivaji collecting huge amounts. His next venture is going to be another dubbing film from Tamil titled ‘Vel‘. This film sports Surya and Asin (Gajini pair) doing the main leads. Hari directed this film. KVV Satyanarayana and S Panduranga Rao are also involved in the dubbing process.
12th July 2007
Yamadonga audio in Marriot
Audio of NTR’s latest film Yamadonga will be launched in Hotel Marriot (erstwhile known as Hotel Viceroy) on the evening of 14 July. This film got tremendous craze among the audiences and trade circle because of the combination of Rajamouli - NTR - Mohan Babu. MM Keeravani scored the music and the music is releasing on MM Keeravani’s home label ‘Vel Recolds‘.
Prabhudeva charges 2.5 crores
Prabhudeva is the man in demand now. His debut film NVNV was an instant blockbuster. But the second film Pournami disappointed him. His Tamil remake of Pokiri is a huge blockbuster. He finished his work for Shankar Dada Zindabad (LRMB remake) now. His next project is going to be Hindi version of Pokiri starring Salman Khan and Ayesha Takia. He is been approached by Tamil producer Thanu (Kakha Kakha fame) to direct a Tamil film. It is learnt that Prabhudeva is charging 2.5 crores for that film.
Suhani replaced in Takkari
Suhani (Tooniga fame from Manasantha Nuvve) seems to be in the mode of replacements these days. She was supposed to act in Bapu’s latest film, but was replaced by Charmme. Nitin’s latest film Takkari in the direction of Amma Raja Sekhar was launched with Suhani as heroine. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, she is also been dropped from the project and the director is considering other heroines.
Mumaith Khan’s Maisamma launch on 16 July
From the days of struggling item song girl, Mumaith Khan is graduated into lady action heroine. She is going to act in the title role of Maisamma in a film to be directed by Bharat Parepalli. Bharat has directed innumerable flops in the past. Soubhagya Exports that produced Aadivaram Aadavallaki Selavu is going to direct this film. It is reliably learnt Dasari is the man behind the project and his name does not appear in the credits of the film due to obvious reasons.
Harry Potter 3D in IMAX
The latest sequel of Harry Potter will be releasing in 3D version in IMAX screen of Prasads, Hyderabad. Incidentally, Prasads IMAX is the only theater in India that is playing 3D version. This film is releasing allover India on 13 July. The tickets for this film are already sold out for the first 3 days.
11th July 2007
Simran in John Appa Rao 40+
Venkat Kuchipudi is directing his second film ‘John Appa Rao 40+’ with Krishna Bhagawan as hero Veteran actress Simran is going to act with Krishna Bhagawan in this film. Mandira Bedi was considered for this role earlier, but could not do because of dates problem. Kiran Varanasi who composed the remix of ‘vayyari’ song in Lakshyam film is going to provide music for this film. The shooting will start on 1st August in Dubai with a song. Sameer Reddy handles cinematographer. Ramesh Gopi pens dialogues.
Lakshyam hit’s the bulls eye
Gopichand’s latest film Lakshyam got tremendous openings and is still going fulls in most of the centers. Nallamalupu Bujji who stuck gold with his maiden production venture Lakshmi proved his commercial judgment again with this film. He took a risk by releasing in Nizam, Ceded and East on his own. This film collected an excellent share. Incidentally Lakshyam is the biggest hit in Gopichand’s career. Time and again Gopichand exhibited his ability of attracting masses to the theaters.
Muthyala Muggu hero is no more
Veteran film actor Sridhar (68) who shot to fame as hero with Muthyala Muggu and Goranta Deepam expired today at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad. He acted in over 150 films in Telugu. His hometown is Kommaluru (Krishna district). May his soul rest in peace.
10th July 2007
Ravi Teja and Allu Arjun in Shankar Dada Zindabad
The unit of Chiranjeevi’s Shankar Dada Zindabad completed the shooting of ‘Jagadeka Veeruniki’ song today. Heroes Ravi Teja and Allu Arjun came to the sets of SDZ and danced for the teen maar beat of the song. The guest list of the film is growing. Pawan Kalyan has done a memorable role in this film. He has an important scene in the climax. Shankar Dada Zindabad is going to release in this month.
Paruchuri Murali to direct Sumanth
Sumanth is currently acting in his home production in the direction of Raj Aditya. His next film is going to be directed by Paruchuri Murali (Nee Sneham and Pedababu). Sai Roopa creations who made recently released Student are going to produce this film as production 3. This film will be launched after the completion of current film of Sumanth
Sneha with Raja
Sneha is paired up Raja for the first time. This film is expected to be directed and produced by veteran actor Giribabu. Giribabu has directed films like Indrajeet and Ranarangam in the past. This film will go to floors very soon.
7th July 2007
Kalyan Ram's next film
Kalyan Ram's next film is launched at NTR Arts office in a low profile on the morning of 9 July. The first shot was picturized on legend NTR's photo. Regular shooting of the film starts on 15 August. C Ram Prasad handles camera. Gowri Shankar provides story. Swamyji and Vijay pen dialogues. Harsha Vardhan directs the film.
Pyramid Saimira to release Toss
Pyramid Saimira that entered Telugu film industry with a bang by Rajnikanth’s Sivaji is going release Raja’s next film Toss on 14 July. Upendra, Priyamani and Kamna Jetmalani did the other lead roles. Priyadarshini Ram who made his debut with Manodu directed this film. This is the first Telugu film to be shot with Viper Film Stream Camera. Dev Amar produced Toss.
Marudhuri Raja turns director
Marudhuri Raja who penned dialogues for over 175 films in his career is going to test his luck as director. He will be directing a film to be produced by Jagannatha Reddy on Bhavishya films banner. More details later.
6th July 2007
Prabhas film release on 4 Jan
The tentative release date for Prabhas’s next film in the direction of Puri Jagan is fixed at 4 January 2008. This film will be produced by KS Rama Rao. Puri Jagan will complete the shooting part of his current film Chiruta by next month and this film is expected to go floors in August. Media speculated that Shadow is the title of this film as Creative Commercial registered this title recently. But producer KS Rama Rao denied that Shadow is not the title of the film and that title was registered by him on behalf of somebody else.
After Varsham, its Vana!
MS Raju is contemplating on titling his next film as Vana. He is going to remake the Kannada blockbuster Mungara Malai in Telugu in association with SP Creations banner. This film is breaking records in Karnataka. MS Raju will be announcing the name of hero and director very soon.
Ramya Krishna to produce TV soaps
Actress Ramya Krishna is all set to enter into the field of producing TV soap operas. With TV media emerging as the lucrative field to make money and earn fame, lots of film personalities are getting associated with TV channels. Ramya Krishna will be giving details of her TV ventures tomorrow (7 July)
3rd July 2007
Mamata Mohandas sings for SDZ
Mamata Mohandas who mastered the art of item singing with ‘Rakhi Rocky’ song in Rakhi film has rendered her voice again for Devi Sri Prasad’s tune in Shankar Dada Zindabad. Yana Gupta sizzled in this item song. The audio of SDZ will be launched in grand style on 4 July at a function held in Shilpa Kala Vedika. Audio launch of Shankar Dada MBBS was also hosted at the same venue.
Yama Donga movie on 8 August
Audio of Yama Donga is expected to release on either 12th or 14th of July. Vel Records (MM Keeravani’s label) will produce the audio. There will be six full songs and four bit songs in this film. Daler Mehandi, NTR and Mamata Mohan Das rendered a couple of songs in this film. Movie is going to hit the marquee on 8 August which happens to be Wednesday.
Vedika with Allu Arjun
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Vedika is all set to act in Dil Raju’s latest film with Allu Arjun as hero. This film is being directed by Bhaskar (Bommarillu fame). Shooting of the film is going on. Incidentally this film is coming from two people who delivered two instant blockbusters - Bommarillu (Bhaskar) and Desa Muduru (Allu Arjun).
Dil Raju’s directors wedding
It is the wedding time for the directors of Dil Raju. Bhaskar (of Bommarillu fame) will be marrying a Telugu girl from Vizag. Vamsi (Munna fame) will be marrying a Bangalore girl. Both these weddings will take place tomorrow (4 July). Incidentally both these marriages are love marriages. Let us wish them a blockbuster marital life.
3 films this week
This week is witnessing release of three films. Gopichand’s latest film Lakshyam in the direction of debutant Srivas is releasing on 5 July. Anushka is playing female lead. Jagapati Babu and Kalyani are doing special roles. Nallamalupu Bujji produced this film. Sivaji’s latest film Satyabhama with Bhumika Chawla playing female lead is releasing on 6 July. Pata starring Madhusudhan and Poonam Singar is going to release on 7 July.
1st July 2007
Yana Gupta item song in Shankar Dada Zindabad
If Mumaith Khan enacted the item song in Shankar Dada MBBS, it is Yana Gupta who is sizzling in it’s sequel Shankar Dada Zindabad. She is currently shooting with Chiranjeevi in Padmalaya studios. Audio of this film is expected on 4 July. The unit went to Australia to shoot a song a week back. Film is complete but for two songs. Prabhudeva directs this film and Devi Sri Prasad composes it.
Tarun in ‘Chandamamatho Oka Mata Cheppali’
Tarun is going to act in a film titled ‘Chandamamatho Oka Mata Cheppali‘. This title is inspired by a song in Premabhishekam film. Nagesh Naradasi who directed ‘Sri Satyanarayana Swamy’ is going to direct this film. Medikonda Murali Krishna (Narasimha Naidu fame) will produce this film on Sri Venkata Ramana Productions banner. This film will go to floors in the last week of August.
MS Narayana’s Bhajantrilu
Comedian MS Narayana is all set to direct a film titled Bhajantrilu with his son Vikram as one of the heroes along with Sivaji. This film is going to be a comedy film unlike his debut film Koduku. Bhajantrilu will be produced by Devi Vara Prasad. Incidentally, this film was supposed to be produced by Dasari.
30th June 2007
Jagapati Babu’s Swagatam
Jagapati Babu’s next film in the direction of Dasarath is titled as ‘Swagatam’. This film will go to floors on 1st July. Bhumika Chawla and Anushka are playing female leads. RP Patnaik composes music. Dasarath seem to have got stuck with S for titles of his films (Santosham, Sambaram, Sree and now Swagatam).
SV Krishna Reddy to remake Bheja Fry?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Raju Harwani of Supreme music is planning to remake Bollywood multiplex blockbuster Bheja Fry in Telugu in the direction of SV Krishna Reddy. Raju Harwani has remade another Hindi film Sarfarosh as Asthram in the past.
Dhee 100 days function in July
The surprise hit of the year Dhee is all set to complete 100 days in the month of July. Producer Mallidi Satyanarayana Reddy is planning to celebrate this occasion in a grand style in the last week of July. Seenu Vytla directed this film that got delayed for more than an year due to finance problems. This film brought hero Vishnu lot of recognition.
Meera Jasmine paired again with Sivaji
Meera Jasmine who acted with Sivaji in Ammayi Bagundi in the past is all set to act with him again. This film will be directed by Raja Vannemreddy. Gopi and Soma Vijaya Prakash will produce this film. This film is a remake of successful Tamil film En Purushan Kuzandai Madiri. The regular shooting will start in August.
28th June 2007
Charmme in Bapu film
As per the latest information Charmme is signed as heroine in Bapu’s latest film. Anil produces it. Suhani (Tooniga girl) was considered as heroine earlier, but she is replaced by Charmme today. Regular shooting will start on 10 July and the entire film will be shot in single schedule. More details later.
Suhani in Nitin’s Takkari
Suhani (Tooniga girl) is paired up with Nitin in a film titled Takkari. This film was formally launched today. Amma Rajasekhar produces this film. Chakri composes music. Sayaji Shinde and Sudha play other important roles. Marudhuri Raja pens dialogues. Paruchuri Siva Rama Prasad produces this film on United Movies banner.
27th June 2007
900 dresses for Happy Days
Sekhar Kammula has a strategic branding partnership with Cloths major Pantaloon for his latest film Happy Days. All the cloths used for Happy Days are from Pantaloon. Sekhar Kammula said that they used over 900 dresses so far from Pantaloons which have come for free of cost. This arrangement itself saved Sekhar around 10 lakhs. The shooting of the film is almost complete. Audio will be launched in 16/17 July and film will be released on 3/9 August.
Prithvi in cans for 3 years
Bengal based painter Sisir Sahana has made a film titled Prithvi. This film is based on some of the incidents happened in his life. This film has been banned by censor board and is lying in cans for the past 3 years. The filmmaker has screened a preview yesterday to few celebrities in Hyderabad. Ramesh Prasad (of Prasad Labs) watched the film and appreciated immensely.
3 film releases this week
This week is witnessing three releases. Haranadh Policherla’s Chandrahas is releasing on 29 June. Krishna played the role of Sivaji in this film. Aa Roje (starring Yashwant and Sowmya) is releasing on 30 June. SV Krishna Reddy’s latest film Bahumati is also releasing on 30 June. Venu, Shabana Khan and Sangeeta play main leads. Films like Lakshyam and Toss are expected to be released in the first week of July.
26th June 2007
3 projects for Nitin
Sudhakar Reddy will be producing a film in the direction of Amma Rajasekhar with his son Nitin as hero. This film will go to floors on 28 June. Nitin has another film that is being produced by C Kalyan. Ravi C Kumar (Samanyudu fame) is going to direct Nitin for a film to be produced by RR Movie makers. Nitin is all set to have 3 releases in the next 365 days.
50% finished Mr. Medhavi
National award winning director Neelakanta is directing a film titled Mr. Medhavi with Raja and Genelia in the main leads. It is also stars Sonu Sood (Super and Athadu fame) in a vital role. 50% of the shooting is complete. A new banner Life Style creations is producing this film. Chakri composes music. Mr. Medhavi is expected to hit the marquee in the month of October.
Cinematographer Jeeva is no more
Noted cinematographer Jeeva (photo) who worked for films like Gentleman, Bharateeyudu, Vaali, Kushi (Tamil) etc passed away on the night of 25 June due to cardiac arrest. He was shooting for a Tamil film Dhoom Dham starring Jayam Ravi and Kangana Ranaut in Australia. He also directed a Tamil film titled 12B (based on British flick Sliding Doors), Nee Valle Nee Valle (based on 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus' book) etc in the past. He was survived by wife and three children. May his soul rest in peace.
23rd June 2007
Yama Donga in August
The release of NTR’s Yamadonga is shifted from 18 July to 1st week of August. The reasons for the delay are attributed to the graphics work and the ongoing incessant rains in AP. Shooting of two songs is pending. Audio of Yamadonga is expected to release on 5 July. NTR and Mamata Mohandas rendered their voice to the remix song of Olammi Tikka Reginda (Yamagola) for this film. Delar Mehandi rendered his voice to a Punjabi type folk song in this film. This song is expected to be the highlight song. Priyamani is acting as another female lead. There will be plenty heroines doing the roles of celestial beauties. The expectations on this film are high because it is coming from the combination that delivered Student No.1 and Simhadri.
Arti paired up with Raja Sekhar
Arti Agarwal is paired up with Raja Sekhar in a movie titled ‘Gorintaku’ to be produced by Mega Supergood films. This film is a remake of Kannada blockbuster Annatangi. Meera Jasmine plays sister to Rajasekhar in this film. This film will go to floors on 5 July. VR Pratap directs this film.
Gopichand donates 2 lakhs
Gopichand celebrated his birthday on 12 June this year by visiting Sweekar-Upkar organization and donating 1lakh to the physically challenged orphans out there. He also visited Care hospital and donated one more lakh. However, Gopichand preferred to keep this news as private and did not reveal any of this information to the press. His next film Lakshyam is set to release in the first week of July.
Srikanth donates 2 lakhs
Hero Srikanth announced a help of 2 lakh rupees through CM’s foundation for the victims of latest floods in Andhra Pradesh. He said that whatever he made today is because of the encouragement given by the people of Andhra. Hence it is a small gesture to the victims of the floods. He said that his latest film Operation Duryodhana will become the biggest hit in his career. .
20th June 2007
Gopichand as Ontari
Gopichand is all set to act in another Eetaram banner film after Yagnam and Ranam. The title of this film is Ontari. Bhavana who acted in many Tamil blockbusters is doing female lead. This is the 14th film on Pokuri Babu Rao’s Eetaram banner. BV Ramana (Gowri fame) directs this film. Ontari will go to floors in the month of July.
Kaikala as Yama
Kaikala Satyanaraya name is synonymous to Yama as he has been playing that character since many decades. He is also doing the role of Yama in latest Yamagola (malli modalaindi). Srikanth plays an interesting mythological character in this socio fantasy. Shooting of the film is complete except for a couple of songs. Srikanth, Venu, Meera Jasmine and Reema Sen play female leads. Srinivasa Reddy directs this film.
Vihari and HID on 22 June
Vihari - starring Mithun Tejhasvi, Polin Misha and Nikeesha is the main leads - is releasing on 22 June. This film is said to be the love story between foreign born Indian girl and a tour guide. This film is shot in exotic locales of Vizag and Kanya Kumari. This film is produced by Prabhakar G and Mahesh G on Dasami creations banner. Tulsi Kumar directed this film. Another film ‘Hungama in Dubai’ that falls in the genre of Hyderabad Nawabs is releasing on 22 June. This film will be released only in Nizam with limited prints in 10 theaters. Mast Ali & Aziz Janbaaz, Swetha Khanduri play main leads.
Nindu Pournami audio launched
State transport minister Kanna Lakshmi Narayana launched the audio of Nindu Pournami that stars Rajendra Babu and Payal in the main leads. Thota Krishna directs this film. This film is about the effect of full moon on the heroine. First copy is ready. The producer EVN Chari is planning to release the film in the first week of July.
14th June 2007
Sivaji 9 pm preview started
Bellamkonda Suresh arranged a special preview to the close associates in Hitech theater, Madhapur now. This preview was started at 9 pm and is expected to end by mid night. The runtime of the film is said to be in excess of 3 hours. We have to wait and see for the public verdict tomorrow when the film releases worldwide.
CBN watching Sivaji
Rajnikant is in town today. Bellamkonda Suresh arranged a special preview for Chandrababu Naidu and other prominent leaders of TDP at 9 am today morning at the preview theater of Prasad labs. Lokesh - son of Chandrababu - is also watching the film. Rajnikant is accompanying them.
13th June 2007
Sivaji record in Prasads
Both Telugu and Tamil versions of Sivaji are releasing on the same day in Prasads theater in Hyderabad. The ticket prices are increased from 100 to 125 to view on regular screen. The premiere show will be held in IMAX screen on 15 June at 8:45 am. The ticket price for IMAX screen is Rs. 180/-. The craze in city for Sivaji is humongous.
AMAV to collect 25 crores
Venkatesh’s summer blockbuster AMAV has collected around 18 crores in Andhra Pradesh alone in six weeks. This film is expected to rake in an amount of 25 crores share in total run. It collected 6.6 crores in Nizam so far and expected to collect 9 crores in Nizam. AMAV is all set to celebrate 50 days in 200 centers. In Nizam alone this film will run for 50 days in 55 theater. This film was released with 54 prints in Nizam and the print number is increased to 90 now.
Karunya sings for Chiruta
Karunya rendered his voice for a solo song in Ram Charan Teja’s debut film Chiruta. Mani Sharma composes music for this film. The unit of Chiruta is currently in Bangkok to shoot the remaining part of the film. Puri Jagan directs this film on Vyjayanthi banner. This film is expected to hit the marquee in the month of August/September 2007.
Trisha paired up with Prabhas
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Trisha is signed for Prabhas’s next film in the direction of Puri Jagan. This film will be produced by KS Rama Rao on Creative Commercials banner. Trisha acted with Prabhas in Varsham and Pournami in the past. KS Rama Rao has registered the title ‘Shadow’ recently. We have to wait and see if that title is meant for this film or not. This film will go to floors in the month of July.
Group birthdays for ‘Viyyalavari’ unit
Ramana Gogula, Sridhar Lagadapati and E Sathibabu are born on 13, 14 and 15 June respectively. These three guys are the unit members of Viyyalavari Kayyalu starring Uday Kiran. The producer is throwing a party on this eve. One party for three occasions!
12th June 2007
Karunanidhi watches Sivaji
Karunanidhi - CM of Tamilanadu - had a special preview of Rajnikant’s 15 June release Sivaji recently along with his family. This preview was also attended by Rajnikant and his family members. Karunanidhi appreciated Rajnikant and said that the film would become a huge hit. He also congratulated the production house AVM.
A film on YSR’s father
It is learnt that a popular film director is working on a script that is based on the life story of Raja Reddy (father of Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy). We have to wait and see for more details of the project. Mohan Babu and Hari Krishna acted in the past for a film titled ‘Sriramulayya’ which is based on the life story of Paritala Ravindra.
Rayapati into film production
Politics and cinema go hand in hand. The cinema industry flits like a glove to the politicians and vice versa. Rayapati Samba Siva Rao - member of Parliament and a noted politician from Guntur constituency is expected to make his foray into film production soon. The script work is going on for a film. Rayapati is contemplating on doing Telugu films on regular basis.
11th June 2007
Bhumika Chawla as Anasuya
After playing title roles like Missamma and Satyabhama, Bhumika Chawla is all set to do another female oriented film titled Anasuya. This film is directed by Ravi Babu (Allari fame). This film was launched today. Bhumika Chawla plays the role of a TV channel reporter. It is a thriller. Sekhar Chandra composes music. Abbas and Nikhita are playing other important roles. Paruchuri brothers provide screenplay. Ravi Babu also produces this film. Shooting of Anasuya will be completed by 10 August.
8th June 2007
Bala Krishna birthday in Rajahmundry
Bala Krishna is currently in Rajahmundy in the shooting of Okka Magadu film. He will be celebrating his birthday on 10th June in Rajahmundry. This function will take place at 9:30 am in Subramanyam ground, Rajahmundry in the presence of his fans. Lots of Bala Krishna fans from all over Andhra Pradesh are planning to visit Rajahmundry to wish their favorite hero on 10 June.
Raasi’s hubby turns director
Actress of yesteryears Raasi got married to SS Nivas a couple of years back. She is going to introduce Nivas a director for a film to be produced by Raasi and DS Rao. This film sports Rishi, Anu Mehta and Poonam Singar in the main leads. Sai Kumar plays a vital role. Sri composes music. This film will be launched on 9 July.
Operation Duryodhana catches up
Operation Duryodhana - the second directorial venture of writer Posani Krishna Murali is going to become a gaining proposition. Ripe with political controversies, this film is attracting good patronage in the first week of release. This film is made on a low budget and is still managing housefuls in places like Hyderabad, Vizag and Vijayawada. The censor board gave several cuts on the film and they found that the producer added the cuts in the released prints. This led to further controversy.
7th June 2007
Niluvave remix in Lakshyam
ANR’s song ‘Niluvave Valu Kanuladaana’ (Illarikam) is being remixed and shot for Gopichand’s forthcoming film ‘Lakshyam’. Mani Sharma composes music. This song is shot on Gopichand and Anushka. Srivas is making his debut as director. Nallamalupu Bujji produces this film. Audio of Lakshyam is expected to release on 10 June. Lakshyam film will release either in the last week of June or in the first week of July.
Kanmani’s Call Center
Kanmani who directed critically acclaimed film ‘Naa Oopiri’ that dealt with schizophrenia is all set to direct a film titled ‘Call Center’. This film revolves around a call center. There will be five boys and five girls (all below 25 years of age) doing the main leads. This film will be simultaneously produced in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. Katragadda Lokesh Dutt who produced films like Bhadrachalam and Chinnodu is going to produce this film. Sai Karthik provides music. This film will be launched in the second week of July.
Kausha item song in Mantra
Charmme’s latest film Mantra is nearing completion. This heroine oriented sports Charmme in title role. Kausha (Athili Sathibabu fame) did an item song in this film. Tulasiram is directing this film. Kalyan Ram and Ravi Prakash jointly produce this film on Generation Next Movies banner.
31th May 2007
Meaning of the boss
Rajnikant’s latest film Sivaji is coming on 15 of June with 265 prints. The title of this film has the tag line ‘the boss’. Boss stands for Bachelor of Social Service. Just like all Shankar’s blockbusters, this film too will have social message. This film has got clean U certificate. Shriya plays female lead. Suman donned a vital character. AR Rehman composed music. AVM is producing this film. Bellamkonda Suresh is presenting the Telugu version.
Dubai Seenu on 7 June
Ravi Teja’s latest film Dubai Seenu is all set to release on 7 June. This film is directed by Seenu Vytla who delivered the surprised hit Dhee. Nayana Tara plays female lead. Four songs of this film were shot in Mumbai, Europe and Dubai. Mani Sharma composed music. This film will go for censoring on 3 June. Bhagawan and Danayya produce this film on Universal Media banner.
29th May 2007
Jagapati Babu charges a satellite
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Jagapati Babu is starting to charge satellite rights as remuneration for his films. His earlier films Pellaina Kothalo and Samanyudu got handsome amount as satellite rights. His next two venture in the direction of Dasarath and JD Chakravarthy are said to have got a crore each as satellite rights even before starting of the shooting. It is a boom time for satellite rights of Telugu film. Satellite rights of Venu Madhav’s Bhukailas was sold for 60 lakhs even before the film‘s release.
Chakri turns Vivekananda’s devotee
Music director Chakri admitted that he would be doing lot of social service with in the inspiration of Swamy Vivekananda. His birthday is coming up in the next month. On this eve, he will be organizing statewide singing competition on 8, 9 and 10 of June. He will also organize fundraiser for a charitable organization called ’Swecha’. Zee Telugu is going to telecast this event.
Laila Majnu on 1 June
Anji Seenu directed a film titled Laila Majnu by introducing Hari Varun and Jyothy Krishna. Sri Lekha composed music. This film is all set to release on 1 June. Bollineni Suresh Naidu is producing this film on Bollineni Creations banner.
28th May 2007
Spiderman 3 creates all India record
Spiderman 3 grossed 57 crores in India so far by crossing the all time record of Titanic which collected a gross of 55 crores in total run among the foreign films in India. Spiderman 3 got released with 588 prints in Hindi (261 prints), English (162 prints), Telugu (81 prints), Tamil (78 prints) and Bhojpuri (6 prints). The prints number is increased to 597 in the second week.
Mani Ratnam’s brother expired
G Srinivasan - brother of popular director Mani Ratnam - who produced Tamil versions of Yuva and Guru expired while indulging in trekking yesterday in Himachal Pradesh. He is a chartered Accountant by profession. Mani Ratnam’s another brother G Venkateswaran (of GV films) died through suicide on 3 May 2003.
27th May 2007
Mandira Bedi debut in Telugu
Comedian Krishna Bhagawan is going to turn hero with ‘John Appa Rao 40+’. This film sports Mandira Bedi as heroine and she sports the role of a 30+ career oriented woman. Venkat Kuchipudi who made his debut with Modati Cinema will be directing this venture as ‘rendo cinema’. A new music director Kiran will score music. All the songs in this film are going to be remix songs of 3 and half minute duration. King of Hindi remix Harry Anand will choreograph a few of the songs. Chinni Charan pens lyrics. Ramesh Gopi write dialogues. This film will go to floors on 20 July with songs shooting in abroad.
Nitin in Ravi C Kumar’s direction
RR Movie makers that produced films like Samanyudu and Hungama is all set to make a film with Nitin as hero. This film is going to be directed by Ravi C Kumar (Samanyudu fame). Script work is currently going on. This film will be going to be produced with high production values.
Ankita in Nava Vasantham
Ankita will be doing one of the female leads of Nava Vasantham along with Priyamani. This film is a remake of Tamil blockbuster. This film sports Tarun and Akash as heroes. Shooting of this film is currently going on. Ankita is starting second innings with this film.
26th May 2007
Raj Aditya to direct Sumanth
Raj Aditya - a protégé of Priya Darshan - is all set to make his debut now. He will be directing Sumanth’s next film on Annapurna studios banner. Kaajal Agarwal (Lakshmi Kalyanam heroine) will play female lead. Mani Sharma scores music. Music sittings will take place in June. This film will go to floors in the month of July. Incidentally, this is his next film on Annapurna studios banner after his comeback vehicle Satyam.
2 songs shot for Kalyan Ram film
The unit of Kalyan Ram’s next project went to Europe (Austria and Germany) to shoot a couple of songs on Kalyan Ram and Vedika. Kalyan Ram changed his appearance in this film by donning long hair. V Samudra remakes this Telugu version of Tamil blockbuster Sivakasi. Eedara Ranga Rao is producing this film on Sai Sarvajit movies banner.
Veduka on 31 May
Raja’s latest film Veduka will be releasing on 31 May. This film sports Poonam Bajwa and Anu Mehta as female leads. A new director Jitender directs this film. Anoop Rubens scores music. VSP Tenneti provides story and script. Ponnamaneni Venkateswara Rao produces this film on Akshaya films banner.
25th May 2007
Spiderman world record at Prasads IMAX
Hyderabad is performing extremely well in the IMAX global map. After creating world records for highest number of patrons for Spider Man 2 and Happy Potter, Prasads IMAX created another world record for highest number of patrons for the latest IMAX release in Hyderabad - Spider Man 3. 55000 patrons have watched the IMAX version of Spiderman 3 in Prasads so far. This number will grow as Spider Man3 is still going strong.
22nd May 2007
JD to direct Homam
JD Chakravarthi is all set to direct a Telugu film after ‘Madyahnapu Hatya’. This film sports Jagapati Babu and JD in the key roles. Mamata Mohandas plays female lead. This film is said to have gangster backdrop. Ram Gopal Varma - mentor of JD - is known for keeping 2 lettered titles for his films (Shiva, Gayam, Satya etc) for most of his gangster blockbusters.
Nee Navve Chalu on 26 May
Sivaji’s film with Nikhita and Sindhu Tolani is releasing on 26 May. Mallikharjuna Yeluri directed this film. Sridhar Chowdary produced it. This film is a love based entertainer that revolves between three middle class families. The other film that is releasing this week is Bhu Kailas (Venu Madhav - Siva Nageswara Rao). Veduka (Raja & Poonam Bajwa) and Operation Duryodhana (Srikanth & Kalyani) are expected to release this week, but are shifted to 31 May.
21st May 2007
Baby boy for singer Usha
Playback singer Usha who got popular with her songs in films like Chitram, Jayam etc got married to Sreekanth Devarakonda (wedding album) on 12 June 2005 and left to USA. Now she is blessed with the baby boy Agastya Sai Devarakonda on 18th May 2007 at VA. Idlebrain.com congratulates the couple of this momentous occasion.
20th May 2007
Ranga Panduranga from August
Bala Krishna’s devotional epic in the direction of K Raghavendra Rao will be launched on 8 August as per the sources of idlebrain.com. Bala Krishna will complete his part in YVS Chowdary’s Okka Magaadu by the end of August so that he could participate in the working of Ranga Panduranga without the mustaches on. This film will be simultaneously done in Telugu and Tamil. There are rumors that Rajnikant will do the Tamil version. The lord Krishna role in this film is going to be the highlight. Bala Krishna is expected to the lord Krishna version both in Telugu and Tamil. More details later.
Yamadonga audio on 15 June
Audio of NTR’s Yamadonga will be launched on 15th of June. MM Keeravani scored music. Vel records - the home label of Keeravani - got the audio rights of this film. Mamata Mohandas and Priyamani do the main female leads followed by hoards of heroines doing the roles of celestial beauties (Rambha, Urvasi, Menaka etc). Mohan Babu and NTR do the roles of Yama and Donga respectively. This socio fantasy is going to be released on 18 July.
Vaidyanadhan is no more
Music director Vaidyanadhan (70) expired in Chennai on 19 May. He composed music for popular films like Salam Bombay and Pushpaka Vimanam. He was an expert at violin and was often referred to as ‘Violin Brahma’. He last film is an animation film called Lavakusa which is the final stages of postproduction.
19th May 2007
Rajamouli to direct Ram Charan Teja
SS Rajamouli who is directing his 6th film Yamadonga now is going to direct a film with Ram Charan Teja as hero as his seventh film. This film is going to be the second project of Ram Charan Teja after Chiruta in the direction of Puri Jagan. Rajamouli and Ram Charan Teja combination film will be produced by Allu Arvind on Geeta Arts banner.
30 multiplex screens in Kukatpally
Kukatpally which sports the biggest housing colony in Asia is emerging as the popular hub in Hyderabad. The government has given permission for 30-screen multiplexes in Kukatpally. All these multiplexes will be in place by the year 2009. Lots of shopping malls, recreation centers, restaurants and bazaars are also coming up in Kukatpally.
Venkat Akkineni’s Aadab
Venkat Akkineni - elder brother of Nagarjuna Akkineni - who produced many blockbusters including Shiva is all set to wield megaphone soon. This film is said to be tentatively titled as Aadab. He has been away from production of films for the past 10 years. Other details later.
EVV’s Pellaindi Gaani
EVV’s latest film is rumored to be titled as Pellaindi Gaani. Bharya Bhartalu is another title under consideration. This film stars Allari Naresh and Kamalinee Mukherjee in lead roles. Harish (Prema Khaidi hero) will do a special character. Bhagyaraja provides story. Raasi Movies Narasimha Rao produces this film. This film will go to floors on 1st June.
18th May 2007
Sivaji postponed to June 2nd week?
As per the latest buzz going around, the release of Rajnikant’s Sivaji is postponed from 31 May to 15 June. The producer recently announced the release date of 31 May. Shriya is doing female lead. Shankar directs this film. AR Rehman scores music. Bellamkonda Suresh produces the Telugu version.
Mehar Ramesh to direct NTR
Mehar Ramesh who directed the Kannada version of Okkadu will be making his debut in Telugu films soon. Mehar Ramesh assisted Puri Jagan in many films. This film has NTR doing the lead role. C Aswini Dutt will produce this film on Vyjayanthi banner. This film will be launched in August and will be released on 28 March 2008.
Shankar who produced the blockbuster Kaadal (Premiste) in the direction of Balaji Shaktivel a couple of years back is going to produce a film titled Kalasala in the direction of Balaji Shaktivel. This film went to floors yesterday. This film introduces new faces. Bellamkonda Suresh bought the rights of Telugu version of this film.
Trisha paired up with Ravi Teja
VV Vinayak is going to direct a mass film with Ravi Teja as hero. Trisha is signed for the female lead role. This film will follow Ravi Teja’s Dubai Seenu. B Kasi Viswanath will produce this film on Lakshmi Narasimha Visuals banner. Danayya (producer of Desa Muduru and Dubai Seenu) presents this film.
12th May 2007
Sivaji on 31 May?
As per the latest press release by AVM, Rajnikant’s Sivaji is all set to release on 31 May. There has been many speculations about the release date of Sivaji. Shriya plays solo heroine in this film. Suman did a vital character. Shankar directs this film. AR Rehman composes music. Bellamkonda Suresh produces the Telugu version of this film.
David Dhawan watches Aata
David Dhawan - the king of Hindi comedy flicks - watched Aata and got impressed with it. There is a special interest for him to watch Aata because is going to direct a Hindi film with Siddhardh as solo hero. This film will go to floors after Siddhardh’s next film Dilli 6 to be directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra (Rang De Basanti fame). This film too will have Siddhardh playing solo hero.
Sushant Singh is Dubai Seenu villain
Popular Hindi film actor Sushant who shot to fame with Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya film is all set to make his debut in a direct Telugu film. He is doing the role of villain in Ravi Teja’s Dubai Seenu. JD Chakri plays a guest role in this film. MS Narayana’s character as film hero in this film is expected to be the highlight. Nayana Tara plays female lead. Seenu Vytla directs this film.
Kalai maamani awards announced
Tamil film industry presents Kalai Maamani awards every year. Simbu, Trisha, Navya Nair, Jeyam Ravi (son of Editor Mohan), Vishal, Jeeva (son of RB Chowdary) and Vineeth won kalai Maamani award for the year 2006. Jeyam Ravi and Vishal are Telugus among these award winners. These awards will also be given to exponents from other cultural and literary fields as well.
11th May 2007
Dubai Seenu audio in market on 12 May
Audio of Seenu Vytla’s latest film Dubai Seenu will be directly released in market on 12 May. There will not be any audio function held for this film because producer Danayya’s father expired recently. Ravi Teja and Nayana Tara play main leads. Seenu Vytla who delivered the blockbuster Dhee directed this film. Shooting of the film is almost complete.
Rajubhai on 18 May
Manoj’s latest film Rajubhai is going to release on 18 May. This action based love story is a remake of Tamil blockbuster. Shiela plays female lead. Surya Kiran directs this film. Yuan Shankar Raja scored music. Dandapani who did villain in Tamil did in Telugu version too. Sunil sung and performed in a song of this film.
Sivaji scares Telugu films
All the summer Telugu films are aware of Rajnikant’s Sivaji release. It was AMAV, Munna and Aata that had the Sivaji threat last month. And Sivaji is postponed to last week May. Now Dubai Seenu producers are waiting for Shankar to announce the date of Sivaji so that they can readjust the release date. Right now, the producers are planning to release the film in the last week of May. But the final announcement will be made only after Sivaji’s date is confirmed.
10th May 2007
Shankar Dada Zindabad talkie by 14 May
The shooting of Chiranjeevi’s Shankar Dada Zindabad is going on full swing now. The talkie part of this film will be completed by 14 May. The unit will then travel to Australia to shoot a couple of songs in Australia. Prabhudeva is directing this film and we have to wait and see how he is going to choreograph steps for Chiranjeevi who has legendary reputation for his dances. Gemini Film Circuit produces this film.
Yamadonga on 18 July
NTR’s much awaited film Yamadonga is all set to release on 18 July. The shooting of the film is going on at a brisk pace. This film has many specialties. SS Rajamouli - who delivered all hits so far - is directing this film. Mohan Babu is doing the role of powerful Yama. There are a bunch of heroines in this film led by Mamata Mohandas and Priyamani. MM Keeravani scores music. Cherry and Urmila Gangaraju produce this film.
Meera Jasmine as Rajasekhar’s sister
Rajasekhar is all set to act in a film to be produced by mega Super Good films. This film will be remake of Kannada film Anna Tamgi. VR Pratap will direct this film. Meera Jasmine will play sibling to Rajasekhar. Charmme is expected to be doing female lead. Since this is a sister sentiment film, Rakta Sambhandam is one of the titles under consideration. This film will be launched in June.
GGM on 12 May
Ali’s latest film Gundamma Gari Manavadu is going to release on 12 May (Saturday). B Jaya who directed Chantigadu and Premikulu directed this film. RR Moviemakers that delivered films like Hungama and Samanyudu produced this venture. This film deals with the relationship of grandmother and grandson played by Vadi Vukkarasi and Ali respectively. With comedian making it big at box office with Hungama and Andala Ramudu there are pretty good expectations on this film.
Vamsi to direct Ali
Creative director Vamsi (of Ladies Tailor fame) is facing the slump period because of few flops now. He is all set to comeback with vengeance with a film that is going to star Ali as hero. This film is expected to be produced by Valluripally Ramesh who brought Vamsi after a long gap with ‘Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru’ film. Wait for more details.
Karunakaran directs another film
Kaunakaran who shot to fame with Toli Prema around 8 years ago could not deliver a hit later. It is learnt that he is currently directing a Telugu film with newcomers. The shooting of the film is currently going on. Wait for more details.
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