30 May 2011
Naga Chaitanya’s Dhada
Dhada is the title confirmed for Naga Chaitanya’s latest movie in the direction of Ajay Bhuyan. Shooting of this film is almostcomple. Kajal Agarwal plays female lead and Thaman composes music. D Siva Prasad Reddy is the producer of the movie. This movie is going to release in this summer.
Hero Raja Sekhar got injured today at the sets of Mahankali movie. He has slight injuuries on head and hands. He is admitted in Apollo Chennai and is advised bed rest for a few weeks. Rajasekhar is playing the role of a cop in this movie.
180 on June 25
Siddharth’s latest bilingual 180 is going to release on 25 June. This film features Nitya Menen and Priya Anand as female leads. Jayendra who has vast experience in director advertising commercials is making his debut as director with this movie. Sharath Vasudevan (Kalavaramaye Madilo fame) composes music. This film is coming up with high technical standards.
26 May 2011
Tamil Magadheera releases on 27
Maaveeran - Ram Charan Tej’s blockbuster Magadheera is releasing in Tamil with over 100 prints on 27 May. The Malayalam dubbed version is titled as Dheera and this film is also releasing in over 50 screens in Kerala.
Vaadu Veedu music on 1 June
The music of Bala’s latest bilingual Vaadu Veedu will release on 1 June. Vishal and Arya play title roles in this movie. Music composed by Yuan Shankar Raja will be launched in a grand style in Hyderabad on 1 June. Arthur Wilson handled cinematography. The Tamil version of the film is titled as Avan Ivan. Madhu Shalini and Janani Iyer are playing female lead
Rana shoots in Malaysia
Rana and the unit of ‘Naa istam’ is traveling to Malaysia today to shoot for 35 days. This film features Genelia as female lead. It is the story of a selfish lover boy. This film is being directed by Prakash who assisted Sukumar for several films.
21 May 2011
Rey on roll
YVS Chowdary’s latest film Rey was launched officially during Vijaya Dasami of the last year. This film is the debut vehicle of Chiranjeevi’s menalludu Sai Dharam Tej. The first schedule of the film took place in Malaysia and the unit has recently returned to Hyderabad. A few action episodes in the choreography of Stun Shiva were canned over there. This film is currently being shot in Hyderabad now. The unit will travel to USA on 10 June to shoot major part of the film. The first half of the film has west indies backdrop and the second half has USA backdrop.
Srini Avasarala’s new projects
Srini Avasarala who made his debut through Ashta Chemma has taken a gap and acted in Vamsi’s Saradaga Kasepu and his latest film Vara Prasad vs Potti Prasad is due for the release. His next film is going to be ‘3 Idiots’ to be directed by VN Aditya. The first schedule of this film will start from tomorrow at Malaysia. His next film is going to be in the direction of Mohana Krishna Indraganti which features Sushant as male lead.
Prakash Raj and KB’s national glory
Prakash Raj is the protege of K Bala Chandar. K Balachandar has been selected for the coveted award of Dada Saheb Phalke this year. Prakash Raj is selected as the best producer for the Kannada film Puttakkana Highway. Incidentally this is Prakash Raj’s fifth national award. Both K Balachander and Prakash Raj are going to share the stage at national level when they are going to be conferred awards by the president of India.
Vikram’s latest Tamil film Daiva Tirumagal is being dubbed and released in Telugu as Nanna. Vikram plays a mentally challenged adult in this movie. Anushka is the heroine. AL Vijay directed this movie and GV Prakash Kumar composed music.
20 May 2011
No award for Telugu films
National awards jury has ignored Telugu films this year. There is a slot for the best Telugu film under regional cinema section. Films like Vedam, Leader, Prasthanam, Broker, Ganga Putrulu and Parama Veera Chakra were contenders for this slot. And none of these films were found to be good enough by the jury to give best regional Telugu film award. It’s time for introspection to Telugu filmmakers. Are we not good enough at making films or are we not good enough at lobbying. A few different and worthy films were made in the last year and certain injuustice is done to Telugu cinema.
Manoj Manchu celebrates birthday
Manoj Manchu has celebrated his birthday today with his fans at his residence. He said that his current film Mr. Nokia is going to release this year. His dream project ‘Uuukodathara Vulikki Padathara’ is going to be a multistarrer and is going to be made on a huge budget. An expensive set is being constructed for the past four months. Manoj said that he is up for multi-hero films and fans should encourage multi-starrers in Telugu.
Online ticketing off in AP
The online ticketing facility is off in AP for the past one month due to government regulations. It is learnt that Galaxy ent company was allotted the rights of online ticketing though a Government Order long back. All the online ticketing should go through that particular company. Hence all other online movie ticket sales will become illegal and unauthorised. A compromise is being worked out. Till then one has to buy tickets only at box office.
16 May 2011
Manoj Manchu as Mr. Nokia
Manoj Manchu is currently acting in a film titled Mr. Nokia in the direction of Anil Krishna. This film’s music is being scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja. This film is started off with Shriya as heroine. However, she was dropped on the 3rd day of shoot and was replaced by Kriti Kharbandha (Boni & Teen Maar fame). Sana Khan plays another heroine. Raja Sekhar provides cinematographer.
Badrinath on 10 June?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, the distributors of Badrinath film were informed unofficially that the release date of Allu Arjun’s film is fixed on 10 June. Tamanna is doing female lead. VV Vinayak is directing this expensive film with extravagant backdrop. Chinni Krishna proved story. MM Keeravani scored music. Allu Arvind produces it on Geeta Arts banner.
Tamanna’s fancy projects
Tamanna who is back on Telugu screen after a long gap with 100% Love seems to have stuck the right chord. She is doing 3 big projects in Telugu. The first one is Badrinath which is due for the release in the first half of the next month. She is also acting with NTR in a film directed by Surender Reddy (Vusaravelli is the title under consideration). She is signed for Ram Charan’s next film in the direction of Sampath Nandi.
13 May 2011
Veera on 20 May
Ravi Teja’s Veera is all set to release on 20 May. The unit who went to Swiss to shoot a song has just returned. This film sports Kajal Agarwal and Tapsee as female leads. Chota K Naidu handles cinematography. SS Thaman composes music. Abburi Ravi pens dialogues. Ramesh Varma is the director. Ganesh Indukuri produced this movie.
Tamanna with Ram Charan Tej
Tamanna is selected as the heroine for Ramk Charan Tej’s next project Racha. This film is going to be directed by Sampath Nandi (Yemaindi Yee Vela fame). This film will go to floors on 22 May. Mani Sharma scores music. NV Prasad and Paras Jain will produce this movie on Mega Supergood banner.
Prabhas’s Rebel from 21 May
Prabhas’s latest movie Rebel in the direction of Lawrence will go to floors from 21 May at Ramoji Film City. Anushka and Deeksha Seth play female leads. Thaman composes music and Swamy (Darling fame) pens dialogues. J Bhagawan and J Pulla Rao jointly produce this movie on Sri Balaji Cine Media banner.
12 May 2011
VN Aditya’s 3 Idiots?
VN Aditya is directing a film for Suresh Productions. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, This film is most likely to be titled as ‘3 Idiots’ (It has no relavance to Hindi film). This film features Navadeep, Rahul (Tyson of Happy Days) and Srinivas Avasarala (Ashta Chemma fame) playing title roles. Shraddha Das, Sanjana (Bujjigadu fame) and Sowmya are paired up with the 3 idiots respectively. Reema Sen and Sivaji play mature couple in the movie. Reema Sen who acted in VN Aditya’s Manasantha Nuvve 10 years back is going to act in his direction again. Koti composes music and Jawahar Reddy handles camera. KV Krishna Reddy is the editor. D Rama Naidu produces it.
Charmme to perform in USA
Sunita has had a successful USA tour last year and has Shriya performing in a few shows of her. Sunita is all set to enthrall the USA Telugu music lovers with her live shows in the month of July. Charming actress Charmme is going to accompany her. Charme is going to perform live in Sunita’s shows. More details later.
Pawan in Kolkata
Shooting of Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie in the direction of Vishnu Vardhan is currently taking place in Kolkata. The first schedule will take place till 26 of June and 70% of the shoot will be complete by then. Yuan Shankar Raja composed a song for this film. Sara Jane Dias and Anjali Lavania are playing female leads. Neelima Tirumalasetti and Sobhu Yarlagadda are jointly producing this movie on Sanghamitra and Arka Media banners respectively. Adivi Sesh (Karma fame) is doing an important character. Jackie Shroff, Atul Kulakarni, Tanikella and Brahmanandam play other roles. The title of the movie is yet to be announced.
Badrinath is not a period movie
Allu Arjun’s Badrinath is gearing up for June release. There has been misconception that it is a period movie with fantasy element. But Badrinath is a contemporary movie with a temple backdrop. This film has straight narration and there is no flashback in it. MM Keeravani composed music. Tamanna plays female lead. Allu Arvind is the producer.
11 May 2011
Sekhar Kammula invited to Cannes
Sekhar Kammula is one among six Indian directors who were officially invited for the Cannes Film Festival this year. This year’s festival will start on 11 May and end on 22 May. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has recommended the names of Sekhar Kammula, Anurag Kashyap (Dev D), Dibakar Benarjee (Khosla Ki Ghosla), Anusha Rizvi (Peepli Live), Laximikant Shetgaonkar (Paltadacho Munis), and Haobam Paban Kumar (AFSPA 1958). These filmmakers will be introduced at the India Pavilion in the international village.
Seema Tapakai on 13 May
Allari Naresh’s latest movie Seema Tapakai is all set to release on 13 May. This film is directed by Nageswara Reddy who delivered many low-budget comedy hits in the past. WellFare Creations that produced Siddhu From Seekakulam with Allari Naresh in the past is the banner. Malla Vijaya Prasad is the producer. Poorna is making her debut as heroine in Telugu. Vandemataram Sreenivas scored the music.
Peter Heins for Taurus Stunts awards
Popular Indian action choreographer Peter Heins is nominated for 2011 Taurus World Stunts Awards. His work for trilingual ‘Raavan’ which was released in the last year was nominated for ‘best action in a foreign film’ category. The awards will be presented in the month of May.
9 May 2011
Prabhas’s cousin as hero
Prabhas’s cousin Siddharth Raj Kumar is all set to make his debut as hero in a trilingual. This film is the remake of Kannada blockbuster Josh. This film is made in three languages (Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam) simultaneously. RP Patnaik’s brother Gowtam Patnaik makes his debut as director with the Telugu version. Gowtam Patnaik earlier worked for many blockbusters in Sumanth Productions like Varsham, Manasantha Nuvve, NVNV etc. Saran (protege of Bhagyaraja) is directing Tamil version. This film is being produced by popular Kannada producer SV Babu on SV Productions banner. Shooting of the film is complete and the post-production is going on. This film is slated for June release.
Ganesh to produce Gabbar Singh
The Telugu remake of Hindi flick Dabangg is titled as Gabbar Singh and it was announced earlier as a movie to be made on Pawan Kalyan Creative Works banner. However, Pawan Kalyan has decided to let the production onus to go to Ganesh Babu who produced recently released Teen Maar movie. Harish Shankar who proved himself as a commercial director with Mirapakai is going to direct Gabbar Singh.
Ram Charan Tej’s Racha
The title for Ram Charan Tej’s next movie is confirmed as Racha. Sampath Nandi who made his debut with Yemaindi Ee Vela is going to direct this movie. Ram Charan Tej recenty went to USA for a couple of months to get himself trained in various martial arts. This commercial movie will be launched on 1st June.
Rangam on 13 May
RB Chowdary’s son Jeeva’s latest film Rangam is going to release on 13 May. This film features Kartika (Josh fame) as heroine. Ko - Tamil original of the same was released in Tamil recently and has got hit talk. Jeeva plays the role of photo journalist in this movie. Piaa Bajpai is playing second heroine. Cinematographer turned director KV Anand directs this movie.
Rahul in Suresh Productions
Rahul (Tyson of Happy Days) is going to act in a movie after a considerable gap. This movie is going to be produced by Suresh Productions and directed by VN Aditya. More details later.
28 April 2011
100% Love gets clean U
Naga Chaitanya’s latest movie 100% Love has obtained a clean U certificate from the censor board. This film is all set to release on 6 May. Bunny Vaas makes his debut as producer through Geeta Arts banner. Creative director Sukumar directed this movie. Tamanna plays female lead. Music scored by Devi Sri Prasad is a huge chartbuster.
Wedding bells for Karthi
Actor Karthi (Yuganikokkadu and Awara fame) is going to get married on 3 July 2011. The bride Ranjani is an English literature graduate from Stella Maris College, Chennai. It’s an arranged marriage. Karthi’s latest film Siruthai (Tamil remake of Vikramarkudu) turned out to be a big success for Sankranthi. It is an arranged marriage.
A film on Satya Saibaba
A film is going to be made on the life of Puttaparthi Sai Baba. This film will be produced by CC Motion Pictures Limited along with the makers of hit flick Mantra. More details later.
27 April 2011
Gandham Nagaraju passed away
Dialogue writer Gandham Nagaraju who penned though provoking dialogues for Gamyam passed away today while going treatment for liver related problems in Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Hyderabad. He has also worked for films like Baanam, Betting Bangarraju, Gaayam 2, Inkosari etc. Gandham Nagaraju comes from a family of literary background. His father Gandham Yagnavalkya Sharma was a noted writer. May his soul rest in peace.
Rana’s Naa Istam
After Ram Gopal Varma, it’s Rana Daggubati’s turn to say ‘Naa Istam’. Naa Istam is the title of film to be made with Rana as hero. This film will be directed by Prakash (Sukumar’s associate) and will be produced by Paruchuri Kiriti (Simha producer). It is a love story of a selfish guy with a selfless girl. This film will go to floors soon.
Telugu film workers strike called off
Telugu film workers went on for a strike since 8 April back by demanding to increase their daily wages which haven’t been raised since years. The wages for film workers have been raised in between 32% to 50%. The entire film industry is back in action from today.
26 April 2011
Badrinath nearing completion
Shooting of Allu Arjun’s latest big budgeted film Badrinath is nearing completion. The shoot of 3 songs and some patchwork is pending. This film features Tamanna as female lead. Geeta Arts that produced mega hits like Ghaini (Hindi) and Magadheera is producing this film on a lavish scale.
Nenu Naa Rakshasi on 29 April
Rana Daggubati is having two back to back releases in two languages. His Bollywood debut Dum Maro Dum was released released last friday and there were tremendous accolates for the performance of Rana. His second Telugu film Nenu Naa Rakshasi is going to release on 29 April. This film is directed by Puri Jagan and produced by Nallamalupu Bujji.
Coffee Bar on 29 April
Geeta Krishna’s latest film Koffee Bar is finally hitting the screens on 29 April. It’s a thriller movie with social relevance. It sports Shashank, Bianca Desai and Atul Kulakarni in important roles. Geeta Krishna is producing and directing this movie on Blue Fox Cinema banner. This film is simultaneously releasing in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.
Rana replaced Abhishek Bachchan
Ram Gopal Varma who is planning to do ‘Department’ with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan in the main lead has roped in Rana Daggubati to play the role that is supposed to be played by Abhishek Bachchan. Ram Gopal Varma cited the dates co-ordination with Abhishek as the reason. This announcement came after the release of Dum Maro Dum. Mean while, Ram Gopal Varma was caught in a contraversy as a couple of Mumbai magazines wrote that he revealed the climax of DMD in the text message he sent to friends from the preview theater. The magazines have also quoted that RGV has messaged a few negative things about Abhishek’s performance. RGV has tweeted and refuted that these rumors are handiwork of a few journalists with malicious intentions.
22 March 2011
Shakti records in Prague
Mani Sharma has gone to Prague to do background music and re-recording of NTR’s 30 March release Shakti. He has worked with 70 of the best music artists over there to produce the background music. Prague is known for the best and finest music instruments and unique music artists. A lot of Hollywood studios record in Prague.
Amitab to act in Rajni’s Rana
Amitab Bachchan is going to act in the key scenes of Rajni’s forthcoming film Rana. They are going to act together after a gap of 20 years (their last film together was Hum (1991)). This film features Rajni doing three roles of different ages. Deepika Padukone is paired with younger Rajni, Vidya Balan is paired up with the middle-aged Rajni and Rekha is paired up with the old Rajni. AR Rahman composes music. Ratnavel (Arya and Robo fame) does the cinematography. KS Ravi Kumar is the director. Rajnikanth’s daughter Soundarya is co-producing this film along with Eros International.
Ravi Chavali to direct Sumanth
Sumanth is going to act in the direction of Ravi Chavali. This movie is going to be a thriller with a romantic theme. Sumanth has listened to the story around an year back and okayed it. They roped in a producer now and the movie will go to sets soon.
20 March 2011
Naga Chaitanya’s 100% Love
Naga Chaitanya’s latest movie in Geeta Arts banner is titled as ‘!00% Love’. This movie features Tamanna as female lead. Sukumar directed this movie. Devi Sri Prasad composed music. Music will be released in the next week and the film will release in the 3rd week of April. Bunny Vasu produces this movie. Allu Arvind presents it.
RGV’s Reddy Garu Poyaru
Ram Gopal Varma is going to direct a political Telugu film ‘Reddy Garu Poyaru’ soon. It is not known if this movie is inspired by the death of former chief minister YSR. RGV has contemplated on making a political film titled ‘Kurchi’ with Prakash Raj. It is not known if the subject is same for these two films.
Sunil in Hindi remake
Sunil is going to act in the runaway Bollywood success ‘Tanu Weds Manu’. This film will be directed Sekahr Suri.
17 March 2011
Trisha with Venkatesh
Trisha is signed as heroine for Venkatesh’s latest movie in the direction of Gopichand Malineni (Don Seenu fame). This film is an official remake of Malayalam blockbuster Body Guard. This film is also being remade in Hindi with Salman Khan as hero. Bellamkonda Suresh will produce this film which will go to floors in the month of April.
Naga Chaitanya film climax in Thailand
Naga Chaitanya’s film climax is climax is currently taking place in Thailand. Fight masters from Thailand are working for this movie. One of the Thai’s popular heritage has been kick boxing. Fighters from France and Russsia have been flown in for this fight which takes place in a night club. This film is being directed by Ajay Bhuyan and produced by Siva Prasad Reddy.
Asmita Sood for miss india
Asmita Sood who is making her film debut with Varun Sandesh’s latest movie in the direction of Eeswar (Mee Sreyobhilashi fame) is selcted as one of the final 20 contestants for Femina Miss India competition. She modeled for TV commercials like Uninor, Cadbury and Big Bizaar in the past.
15 March 2011
RGV to affect cinematographers livelihood
Ram Gopal Varma is like a kid who want to buy and play with the best toy/weapon in the market. It was RGV who made the 1st film India with steady cam in the form of ‘Shiva’. RGV might have failed as a director at times, but never failed as a technician who stretches the borders of creativity by embracing the new technologies. After showcasing the power of video mode in Canon 5D cameras with Dongala Mutha press preview, a few producers approached him for the consulation. RGV is of opinion that content is the king and not even a single audience come to the theater because a particular cinematographer has shot it. RGV asks that why should cinematographers in Telugu need to be paid from 25 lacs to 50 lacs (except for epic movies and costume dramas). He went on to prove that point by not having a cinematographer for Dongala Mutha. He had just five still camera operators working on video mode simultaneously during the shoot. When a producer approached RGV that a cinematographer is asking for 25 lacs, RGV convinced him that he could do away with costly cinematographer and give a chance to a new guy, instead. Another producer approached RGV for consultation and he planned to do a small movie with a budget of 1.25 crores. RGV has shown his how he reduced cost while doing Dongala Mutha and the producer reworked on the budget and decided that he could make a movie in a budget of 25 lacs. Even if RGV’s Dongala Mutha becomes marginally successful, the first person whose livelihood is going to get affected is going to be that of a cinematographer.
Sumanth smooches two heroines in Raaj
Sumanth who is known as a gentleman both on on-screen and off-screen is going to change his image with his 18 March release ‘Raaj’. It is reliably learnt that Sumanth has lip-to-lip smooching scenes with both the actresses Priyamani and Vimala Raman. Both these girls proved themselves as good actresses in the past and they do also carry the sex symbol tag with by wearing raunchy costumes in the past. We have to wait and see to what extent these heroines romanced with Sumanth on the screen when this film hits theaters on 18 March.
I didn’t go topless - Sanjjanaa
Sanjjanaa (bujjigadu fame) is currently acting in Posani Krishna Murali’s Dussasana film. There is a rumor that she has acted topless in one of the scenes of the film. Sanjjanaa clarified that there is such a scene in the movie, but she wore a double layered top in which the bottom layer is of skin color. The bust part was blurred on the screen to get real effect. As the title suggests Dussasana's mythological figure is known for pulling away the saree of draupadi. A similar scene is shot in this movie with Sanjjanaa. Since the scene was of aggressive and violent nature, a plastic bust made of Sanjjanaa’s size was also used. Sanjjanaa clarified to the media that she would never do vulgar and cheap roles. The above discussed scene didn’t involve any rape, vulgarity, molestation and cheapness.
10 March 2011
Ram Charan Tej trains in Miami
Ram Charan Tej is off to USA right after the fans reception for Allu Arjun’s wedding. He is going to get trained in Miami physically for his forthcoming movies. He is planning to do 3 back-to-back movies.
Teen Maar music on 21 March
Music of Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie Teen Maar will be launched in grand style amidst the fanfare of fans. The unit is currently shooting abroad. This film features Trisha and Kriti Kharbanda in the female leads. Jayant C Paranji directs this movie which is the remake of Bollywood flick Love Aaj Kal.
Lengthist title for Chandra Siddharth film
The combination of Aa Naluguru is back. Writer Madan and director Chandra Siddharth are teaming together again for a movie. The specialty of this movie is going to be it’s title. Touted as the most lengthiest title ever for Telugu cinema, it reads as ‘Ee Pata Korinavaaru Gambhirraopet Gangaputra Colony Nundi Rama, Jyosthna, Ravi, Murali, Kiran, Chandu Modalainavaru’. This film will go to floors soon.
5 March 2011
Gopichand Malineni to direct Venky
Gopichand Malineni who directed Don Seenu in the last year is all set to director Venkatesh as hero for his second film. This film will be produced by Bellamkonda Suresh on Sri Sai Ganesh productions banner. This film will go to floors soon. Currently, Venkatesh has committed Savitri in the direction of Teja.
Allu Arjun wedding live on Maa Movies
Allu Arjun’s wedding will be live telecast on MAA Movies channel from 7:30 pm on the night of 6th March 2011. For the first time in the history of Telugu cinema, an actor’s wedding is being telecast live on TV. The users on internet can also watch the same on MAA Tv’s official channel in youtube from 8:30 pm.
Single costume for Srikanth
Srikanth will be donning a single costume for the entire film in the forthcoming Dussasana. This film is directed by Posani Krishna Murali. Srikanth’s get-up in this movie is modeled after Che Guevara. This film is produced by Laughing Lords banner. Dussasana is nearing completion and will be released soon.
28 February 2011
New life to LBW
Producer Bellamkonda Suresh has watched the movie and is thoroughly impressed with it. LBW (Life Before Wedding) film has a bad/insignificant release as none of the multiplexes came forward to give one-show slot to LBW where as films like KSD Appalraju and 7 Khoon Maf (released on the same day) were given more than five screens each in each of the multiplexes in Hyderabad. LBW has managed to get a single show (8 pm in Prasads multiplex) among all multiplexes in the second week. Producer Bellamkonda Suresh has watched the movie and asked the director Praveen Sattaru to convert the digital format to negative format so that he can release the movie in a big scale in 50 theaters from the next friday. LBW was released in USA on 25 February in all major centers.
Allu Arjun treat to his fans
Allu Arjun is gong to marry Sneha Reddy on 6th March at huge grounds in HITEX, Madhapur. A lot of celebrities from all walks of life are going to make their presence felt at this wedding. Allu Arjun is going have a huge wedding reception party to his fans on the night of 8 March at Shilpa Kala Vedika.
Yellow flowers with Surender Reddy
Surender Reddy is going to direct a film soon for Yellow Flowers banner. Ramesh Puppala who produced Sankranthi blockbuster Mirapakai with Ravi Teja as hero will produce this film. A big youth hero will play male lead in this film. RR Moviemakers will present this film.
27 February 2011
Mahesh with Mani Ratnam
Mahesh Babu is all set to act in the direction of Mani Ratnam. Mahesh met Mani Ratnam today. Mahesh Babu tweeted that it is like dream coming true to work with Mani Ratnam. Mahesh Babu is currently acting Seenu Vytla’s movie Dookudu.
Venky’s Savitri launched
Venkatesh is doing a film titled Savitri now in the direction of Teja. This film was officially launched today with pooja ceremoney at Rama Naidu studios in Vizag. This film is going to be produced by D Suresh Babu on Suresh productions banner. The regular shoot will start from 12 March.
Sampath Nandi to direct RCT
Sampath Nandi (Yemaindi Ee Vela fame) is going to direct Ram Charan Tej. His latest movie for Mega Supergood banner ‘Merupu’ has been officially shelved. This film will also be produced by Mega Supergood banner. NV Prasad and Paras Jain will produce this movie in the presentation of RB Chowdary.
Shakti is about Shakti peethams
Speaking at the music launch of NTR’s latest film, director Meher Ramesh said the story of Shakti is about Shakti Peethams. SP Balu did an invaluable role who explains the power of Shakti Peethams. NTR’s role will have 5 dimensions in the movie. Shakti film is all set to release on 30 March.
24 February 2011
Mullapudi Venkata Ramana is no more
Veteran writer Mullapudi Venkata Ramana (of Bapu-Ramana fame) expired due to illness at his house in Abhiramapuram, Chennai today. He started his career as a journalist and Ventured into movies writing for Rakta Sambandham (1962). He created the popular budugu character. He has also penned his biography ‘Kothi Kommachi’ in book and audio format. He has worked with Bapu for memorable films like Sakshi, Muthyala Muggu, Pelli Pustakam, Mr. Pellam etc. He was currently working for Bala Krishna’s Sri Ramarajyam directed by Bapu. May his soul rest in peace.
LBW gets into film festivals
Praveen Sattaru’s film LBW has got entry into Dallas film festival and it will be screened as a part of ‘Indian Spotlight’. There also has been an enquiry from Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles to screen LBW. LBW film was released in India on 18 February. It will be releasing in eight centers in USA from 25 February.
Ram Gopal Varma to sue TV9
Ram Gopal Varma sent a press note to media today that reads as “With regard to an extremely derogatory programme done by TV 9 on me titled ‘Ram Dhamaal Varma’ where they have attributed many false quotes to me, of which one example is ‘prekshakulu verri vedhavalu’, I am hereby informing that I am initiating criminal action against TV 9 for defamation with a criminal intent.”
23 February 2011
12 crore budget for Prema Kavali
Producer Venkat (RR Moviemakers) saw the dance and show reel clips of Adi in the mobile phone of Sai Kumar. It was during the time of RR Moviemakers film Samanyudu in which Sai Kumar acted as a villain. Impressed with Adi’s clips, Venkat promised that he will introduce Adi in a big way. But Adi had to wait because Venkat went on to make Kick and Don Seenu after that. Venkat made sure that Adi got his dream debut by launching Adi with film that is made with a huge budget of 12 crores, which is extremely high for any new comer. The producer has hired around 300 spots in Hyderabad (hoardings, lollipops and bus shelters). Prema Kavali is going to open in over 200 screens which include 19 theaters in Bangalore where Sai Kumar is a celebrated hero. Prema Kavali is also releasing in USA in 16 screens.
T bandh affects Telugu film industry
The 2-days bandh called by JAC of Telangana had a huge impact on Telugu film industry. None of the theaters in Nizam screened any movie in the last two days. The producers have also cancelled all their shoots in Telangana during these two days.
Sunil’s Nepoleon from March
Sunil’s 4th venture as hero Napoleon is all set to be launched in the second week of March. Koti who worked as co-director to SS Rajamouli is going to make his debut through this movie. NRI Ganesh Indukuri who is a good friend of Sunil will produce this flick.
22 February 2011
Prema Kavali cinemax premieres
Prema Kavali film is all set to release worldwide on this Friday. Adi (son of dialogue king Sai Kumar) is making his debut as hero. And Achi Reddy is producing this movie. Vijaya Bhaskar (Nuvve Kavali fame) directs it. Sai Kumar made sure that all the top heroes of Telugu cinema attended the muhurat of this movie. Prema Kavali is going to be premiered in all three screens of Cinemax on the night of 24 February. All the big stars and celebrities are going to watch the movie.
Mohana Krishna to direct Sushant
Mohana Krishna Indraganti who directed sensible films like Grahanam, Ashta Chemma and Golkonda High School in the past is going to direct a film with Sushant soon. This film will be produced by Chintalapudi Srinivas and Naga Susheela on Sri Nag Corporation banner. Sushant has done two films (Kalidasu and Current) in this banner.
Dumbledore in Telugu film
Michael Gambon who played the Dumbledore character in Harry Potter film is making his debut in a Telugu film. This film is titled as ‘Karalu Miriyalu’ which deals with the altercations in marital lives. It is a romantic comedy with fantasy elements shot in London and Scotland. Praveen Krishna Murthy and Vidya Bharani are doing music. Pasupuleti Venkata Rama Rao directs and produces this movie.
Amrita Rao’s sister in Sandesh’s film
Preetika Rao - sister of Amrita Rao is making her debut in Telugu films. It is a love story that features Varun Sandesh and Preetika Rao in the main leads. Shravan who worked with Sukumar in the past is making his debut as director with this movie. Uday Kiran of UK Avenues will produce this movie. Nisha Agarwal (sister of Kajal Agarwal) also made her debut with Varun Sandesh with Yemaindi Ee Vela.
21 February 2011
KKC gets clean U
Varun Sandesh’s latest movie Kudirithe Kappu Coffee has obtained clean U from the censor board and is all set to release worldwide on 25 February. The runtime of this movie is little short of 2 hours (1:56 hours). Suma Bhattacharya plays female lead. This film is shot extensive in the virgin locations near Coorge, Karnataka. Ramana Salva makes his debut as director. Mahi and Shiva are jointly producing this movie.
Brahmigadi Katha is one of the titles considered for Eeswar Reddy (Mee Sreyobhilashi) latest film. This film sports Varun Sandesh, Asmita and Poonam Kaur in the main leads. Brahmanandam plays pivotal character. The other important characters in the movie are enacted by Krishnudu and Jaya Prakash Reddy. P Ram Mohan Rao produces it on Multi Dimensions production house.
Nitya Menen with Nitin
For the first time in the history of Telugu cineNitya Menen who brought herself a decent fan following with her debut film Ala Modalaindi is going to be paired up with Nitin. This film is directed by Vikram (Bollywood flick 13b fame). The best of the technicians and cast is ensembled for this movie as Nitin is planning to hit back hard with this movie which is coming after a considerable gap for him.
19 February 2011
Shruti Hassan with NTR
Shruti Hassan who made a dazzling debut in Telugu with Anaganaga O Dheerudu is signed for NTR’s next project in the direction of Boyapati Seenu. This film will be produced by Alexander Vallabha (son of KS Rama Rao) on Creative Commercials Media and Entertainment banner. This is Boyapati Seenu’s 4th film. He delivered three sucesses in a row (Bhadra, Tulasi and Simha). Muhurat of this film was held on 18 Feb. M Rathnam pens dialogues and Sameer Reddy handles cinematography. MM Keeravani composes music. The first schedule of the film will take place on 1st April.
Manoj new film details
Manoj Manchu is going to act in a film to be directed by Anil Krishna. DS Rao is going to produce this movie on Sai Krishna banner. Other details are awaited. Manoj’s another project Vu Kodathara Vulikki Padathara will go to floors soon.
Patent for art director’s Ravinder work
For the first time in the history of Telugu cinema, a patent has been granted for the work done by Ravinder for his house set in Maryada Ramanna. He found out a economical way of building house-set using indigenous technology. His work for Nagarjuna’s Rajanna is also getting rave reviews. He has earlier worked for movies like Chatrapati and Magadheera.
Aha Naa Pellanta on 2 March
The release of Allari Naresh’s latest movie Aha Naa Pellanta is postponed from 25 February to 2nd March. This film introduces Veera Bhadram as director. Raghu Kunche scored music. Srihari play an important role. Anil Sunkara who produced Bindaas in the past is producing this movie as his second production venture.
17 February 2011
Dongala Mutha on 18 March
Ram Gopal Varma’s 4 and half days shoot film Dongala Mutha is going to release on 18 March instead of 4 march. This film has limited characters (Ravi Teja, Charmme, Prakash Raj, Lakshmi Manchu, Brahmanandam etc) and is made on zero-cost budget model. This film is shot using a digital camera.
Koffi Bar on 4 March
Geeta Krishna’s trilingual Koffi Bar is all set to release on 4 March. This film is titled as Nimidangal as Tamil and Koffi Shop in Kannada. Geeta Krishna directed and produced this movie. It sports Shashank and Bianka Desai in the main leads.
Maheshswari brother as hero
Karthik - brother of Maheswari (Gulabi fame) is making his debut as actor in Gowtam Menon’s latest thriller Erra Gulabilu. This film sports Sameera Reddy as female lead and Samantha is playing a guest role. Erra Gulabilu is all set to release on 18 February.
16 February 2011
Eega shoot from 21 February
SS Rajamouli’s new genre movie Eega is going to start its shooting from 21 February. Nani. Sudeep and Samantha play main leads in this live action film. This film involves lots of graphics work as eega (fly) plays the title role in the movie. The pre-visualization of the movie is complete now and Rajamouli is going to shoot live action part from 21 Feb. This film’s Tamil dubbing rights were sold for a fancy price. Rajamouli uses new equipment for this movie and a few of Hollywood technicians are working for Eega. Sai Korrapati produces this movie on Vaarahi Chalana Chitram banner.
Shakti to release in Tamil
For the first time, a NTR’s movie is going to release both in Telugu and Tamil on the same day. The efforts are on to release NTR’s prestegious project Shakti in Tamil simultaneously. This film is made with huge budget and on a gigantic canvas. The poster designs released on the last sunday attraction lots of attention and appreciation from the movie lovers. Meher Ramesh directs it and C Aswini Dutt produces it.
Sharwanand with Mammootty
Sharwanand is going to share screen with the legendary Malayalam actor Mammootty for a film titled ‘Keeravani’. It’s a music based subject that is being directed by PS Venkat. Pulleti Durga Mohan and Kotturi Nataraj are jointly producing this movie.
15 February 2011
Shakti music on 27 February
Music of NTR’s latest movie Shakti is going to release on 27 February at a function organized in Lalitha Kala Thoranam. Mani Sharma composed songs for this movie. Mani Sharma is going score background music of this film in recording studios of Prague (Czech Republic). Ileana plays female lead. C Aswini Dutt produces this movie in the direction of Meher Ramesh. Shakti is all set to release on 30 March.
Nara Rohit as Solo
The second film of Nara Rohit (Baanam fame) is titled as Solo (Solid Love Story). This film will be directed by Parasuram who directed Yuvatha and Anjaneyulu in the past. Vamsi Krishna Srinivas produces it on SVK cinema banner. Mani Sharma composes music.
It’s digital time for Telugu cinema
The Telugu film industry is slowly migrating towards digital cinema. Last week’s releases Gaganam and vastadu Naa Raju are shot with Red One digital camera. This week’s releases Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam Appal Raju is shot weith ARRI alexa Camera. Siddharth’s bilingual 180 is also shot with Red One Camera. Praveen Sattaru of LBW has gone a step ahead and releasing only digital print by doing away with physical print. He hired around 30 theaters in AP that are either equipped with UFO or QUBE. It costs around 10 lacs to convert a digital print into negative and would cost around 70,000 per physical print. The producer of LBW has saved around 30 lacs by going for digital release (this excludes the savings a producer get when he doesn’s use negative to shoot with a digital camera).
Ekta Kapoor’s Ragini MMS
Ekta Kapoor is producing a film titled Ragini MMS. This film is a bilingual in Hindi and Telugu. This film is based on real incidents. It’s a paranormal thriller. The story is based on a paranormal incident that happened in Mumbai and a MMS scandal that broke in Delhi. Rajkumar Yadav and Khainaz Motiwala play main leads. Pawan Kriplani is the director.
10 February 2011
50 minutes graphix in Dhamarukam
Nagarjuna’s next movie Dhamarukam is going to be launched on 12 February. This film is produced by RR Moviemakers and directed by Srinivas Reddy who delivered many low-budget comedy flicks in the past. Dhamarukam is a socio-fantasy and it involves lot of graphic work (approximately 50 minutes on the screen). Anushka plays female lead. Dhamarukam will be released for Sankranthi 2012.
Selva Raghavan engaged today
Director Selva Raghavan (7G Brindavan Colony and Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu verule) got engaged to Geetanjali today. Geetanjali worked in direction department for his latest movies. She is the daughter of advocate general of Tamil Nadu. Their marriage is going to take place on 3 July at Le Meredian Hotel in Chennai. Kamal Hassan, Rajnikant, Venkatesh, Rana, Reema Sen etc attended the engagement ceremony. Selva Raghavan married Sonia Agarwal in the past and got divorced later.
ANP is dedicated to EVV
The unit of Aha Naa Pellanta is dedicating their movie to EVV Satyanarana. Incidentally EVV worked as assistant director for the classic Aha Naa Pellanta directed by Jandhyala. Aha Naa Pellanta is going to release on 25 Feb and Allari Naresh plays the main lead and Srihari donned a special role. This film introduces Veerabhadram as director. Raghu Kunche scored music. Anil Sunkara who produced hit film Bindaas is the producer.
9 February 2011
Dongala Mutha launched
Ram Gopal Varma’s path-breaking idea ‘Dongala Mutha’ started it’s shoot today in Rock Castle, Hyderabad (click here for 1st day pics). It is a zero-cost movie that is being shot for 5 days. This movie will be released on 11 March and there have been crazy business offers for it. This film uses multiple digital cameras. Ram Gopal Varma is going to pay remunerations from the money made after the release. Ravi Teja, Charmme, Prakash Raj, Lakshmi Manchu, Brahmanandam, Subbaraju, Supreet and Brahmaji play important role. Lakshmi Manchu is practicing pistol shooting for this movie.
Dhookudu next schedule from 14 Feb
The Gujarath schedule of Mahesh Babu’s latest movie Dhookudu is complete. A song was shot on Mahesh Babu and Samantha in the choreography of Raju Sundaram. The next schedule of the film is going to take place from 14 February. Seenu Vytla directs this movie and it is being produced on 14 reels entertainments banner.
Madhura Sridhar’s Its my love story
Madhura Sridhar who made his debut with ‘Sneha Geetam’ is going to direct his second film ‘Its my love story’ soon. Dr. Munna Venkata Krishna Reddy is going to produce this movie on Shirdi Sai Combines banner. It will be presented by ‘Multimedia Dimensions’ (a distribution outlet for Nizam). Shooting of the movie will start in the 3rd week of March.
8 February 2011
NTR's Shakti on 30 March
NTR’s latest movie Shakti is completing its shoot now. This film is directed by Meher Ramesh and produced by Aswini Dutt on Vyjayanthi banner. Ileana is the female lead. On the day of muhurat, producer Aswini Dutt said that there is no budget limit on this film as the canvas of the film is huge. Music scored by Mani Sharma will be launched in this month end and the producer is planning to release the movie on 30 March.
Nikhil’s Veedu Theda
Nikhil is following the footsteps of his idol Ravi Teja. His latest movie is titled as Veedu Theda. This film is going to be directed by B Chinni Krishna who acted as a butler-English-speaking hostel warden in Kotha Bangaru Lokam film. Chinni Krishna assisted VV Vinayak in the past. Prakash produces it. Chakri composes music. Muhurat of this movie will be held in a couple of days.
Sandeep Kishan for 7Up
Sandeep Kishan is selected as the face of 7Up for Tamilnadu state. He is going to promote 7Up in Tamil Nadu by working for TV and print commercials. Sandeep’s performance in his debut film Prasthanam was acclaimed well. His Hindi film Shor won many awards in international film festivals and is slated for the release in India this summer.
Venu as Ramachari
Actor Venu is going to act in a film again after a long gap. This movie is titled as Ramachari (Eedo Pedda Goodachari). This film is an official remake of Malayalam comedy entertainer CID Moosa. This film is being directed by Eeswar (Siddhu from Seekakulam fame). Venkata Shyam Prasad of SP Entertainments is producing this movie. Kamalinee Mukherjee is the female lead. Shooting of the film is almost complete.
7 February 2011
Clean U for Vastadu Naa Raju
Vishnu’s latest movie Vastadu Naa Raju got censored today and obtained a clean U certificate. This film is all set to release worldwide on 11 February. Hemant Madhukar makes his debut as Telugu film director with this film. Mani Sharma composed music. 24 Frames factory is producing this movie.
Chartered flight for Gaganam premieres
Producer Dil Raju is attempting something really brave for his latest movie Gaganam. He is going to show the premiere of Nagarjuna’s Gaganam three days before the release. He is going to arrange a special premiere to the press and media on the night of 8 February. There will be premieres for industry people on the night of 9 Feb. Then the unit (Nagarjuna, Dil Raju, Prakash Raj and others) will travel in a chartered flight to Sangam theater in Vizag at 10:30 am for morning show. Then they will visit Geeta Apsara theater in Rajahmundry for 1:30 pm. The unit will go to Annapurna theater in Vijayawada at 4:30 pm. Then they will return to Hyderabad to attend a 4-screens premiere in Prasads multiplex during the time of first show. The second show premiere in Hyderabad will take place in Cinemax. It is reliably learnt that it cost almost 10 lacs to hire a chartered flight for a day for the promotion of Gaganam film.
Siddharth’s O My Friend from 21 Feb?
Dil Raju is casting Siddharth after a long gap after Bommarillu movie. This film may be titled as‘O My Friend’. Venu Sreeram who has worked for all Dil Raju’s movies since Arya is going to make his debut as director. It is a film on friendship (between a male and a female). Pooja ceremony will be held on 9 February and the movie will go to floors on 21 February.
Postal stamp on Savitri
A postal stamp on Savitri will be released on 13 February by Indian postal department. Other legends of Indian cinema on whom new postal stamps going to be released are Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, K.L Sehgal, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, Hemant Kumar, Begum Akhtar, Nutan, Meena Kumari, Leela Naidu, Devika Rani and Kanan Devi.
Trisha denies wedding rumors
Rumors are strife that Trisha is going to get married soon to an industrialist from South India. The media of Telugu and Tamil have been publishing reports regarding the same. However, Trisha clarified on twitter saying, “Guyss I am NOT getting married..haha..Wonder where people get such rubbish information.. Also don't u think there shud be a guy sumwere in the horizon..fortunately or unfortunately NOT :)So nuthn in the near future..”
6 February 2011
Ala Modalaindi producer film with Allari Naresh
Damodar Prasad who produced recent success Ala Modalaindi is going to produce a film with Allari Naresh as hero. This movie will be directed by the debutant Seetarama Raju. Seetarama Raju worked along with Sukumar and Bommarillu Bhaskar in the the direction of department at Editor Mohan.
KCR watches a movie after 25 years
TRS’s supremo KCR has watched a movie in a public theater after a gap of 25 years. He took his time out recently to watch ‘Jai Bolo Telangana’ that is released on February. He watched it in Sudardhan theater along with the supporters of Telanagana. He is highly impressed with the movie and thanked the director Shankar for propagating the struggles of Telangana.
Navneet Kaur’s mass marriage
Actress Navaneet Kaur entered into wedlock by marrying Ravi Rana (independent MLA from Badnera constituency, Maharashtra) with the blessings of Ramdev Baba. It was done at a mass marriage ceremony that had 3200 couples tying the knot. This ceremony is going to be a contender for a place in Guinness book of records.
Krishnudu’s Naaku O Lover Vundi
Krishnudu is going to act in a film titled Naaku O Lover Vundi. Rithika plays female lead. This film will be launched on valentine’s day (14 February). KM Radhakrishnan (Anand fame) composes music. Ram Venky who worked with K Raghavendra Rao in the past will make his debut as director. K Suresh Babu will produce it on K Siva Parvathy Combines banner.
5 February 2011
Teen Maar climax in Mysore
The climax of Pawan Kalyan’s Teen Maar was shot in Mysore for the past 7 days. This film started it’s shoot in Waranasi and later on the unit erected a set of Waranasi temple in RFC. This film is also shot in South Africa. The unit might go to USA to shoot a minor part of the movie. Music will be launched in the first week of March and movie will release in the last week.
Deeksha Seth in Manoj’s next
Deeksha Seth is signed as heroine in Manoj Manchu’s next film Vu Kodathara Ulikki Padathara. Manoj has taken a break after the release of Jhummandi Naadam. He went to USA to get a minor surgery done on the injury he picked up while doing a real stunt in ‘Nenu Meeku Telusa?’. He had to sacrifice the offer to work in the Tamil version on Vedam. Vu Kodathara Vulikki Padathara is a big budgeted film and it will go to floors soon.
16 get-ups for Vishal
Vishal is donning 16 get-ups in his forthcoming film Vaadu Veedu (Avan Ivan in Tamil). He is also sporting a squint eye. This film is being directed by national award winning director Bala. This film sports Arya, Madhu Shalini and Janani Iyer in other main leads. Yuvan Shankar Raja composes music. This film will be simultaniously release in Telugu and Tamil in April 2011.
Bellamkonda Suresh signs Nandini
Speaking to idlebrain.com, BV Nandini Reddy said that she is going to do her second film in the banner of Bellamkonda Suresh. Suresh has given free hand to her and she is going to cast actors as per the demand of the subject. It’s going to be an entertainer. More details soon.
Kalyani Malik music to Krishna Vamsi
Kalyani Malik is going to score music for Krishna Vamsi’s next movie with Gopichand as hero. Nallamalupu Bujji is going to produce it. Sameer Reddy handles cinematography. This film will go to floors in the month of March.
4 February 2011
Pawan Kalyan’s Teen Maar
Teen Maar is the title of Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie in the direction of Jayant C Paranji. This movie comes with the tagline ‘Celebration of Love’. It is the official remake of Hindi film Love Aaj Kal. Talkie part of the movie will be completed by 4 February. Trisha plays the current heroine as Kriti Karbandha plays the role of heroine that comes in the flashback. Trivikram pens dialogues. This movie is gearing for March/April release.
Deva Katta to remake Prasthanam in Tamil
Deva Katta is currently working on his film Auto Nagar Surya (working title). This film will be going to floors soon with a popular hero playing the title role. Deva Katta is likely to direct the Tamil version of his critically acclaimed Telugu film Prasthanam. It’s nice to see Tamil producers opting for the Telugu directors who made originals (the other director is being Krish who is remaking Vedam in Tamil).
Nani has done a Tamil film titled Veppam in Tamil. This film is directed by Anjana Ali Khan and produced by Gowtam Menon. Veppam means heat in Tamil. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, this movie is going to be dubbed and released in Telugu as ‘Sega’. Nani plays a slum boy in this movie. Nani’s latest movie Ala Modalaindi has become a good hit.
Dichki from the director of Mantra
Osho Tulsiram who directed the runaway hit thriller Mantra is currently directing Mangala. This movie is due for the release in February. Both these films sport Charmme in the title role. His next movie is titled as ‘Dichki’. It is a mass action entertainer and it will sport a big hero. It will go to floors in the month of March.
1 February 2011
Gopichand as Mogudu?
Mogudu is the likely title for the next Gopichand movie. This film will be directed by Krishna Vamsi and produced by Nallamalupu Bujji. Bujji produced successful ‘Lakshyam’ with Gopichand in the past. Bujji is currently producing Nenu Naa Rakshasi in the direction of Puri Jagan with Rana and Ileana in the mainleads.
Rajnikant as Rana
Rana is the title of Rajnikant’s next movie to be directed by KS Ravi Kumar. Rajnikant will play triple role in the movie in which Deepika Padukone is doing female lead. The shooting of this movie is likely to start in summer of 2011 and is likely to release in 2012. This film will be a trilingual in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
10 January 2011
AOD gets clean U
Anaganaga O Dheerudu - fairy fantasy tale from the stables of Disney has obtained clean U certificate. This film features Siddharth, Shruti Hassan, lakshmi Manchu and Baby Harshita in main roles and it marks the debut of Prakash Kovelamudi (son of K Raghavendra Rao) as the director. Prakash and Devineni Prasad (Vedam and Maryada Ramanna) jointly produced this movie in association with Disney. AOD is all set to release worldwide on 14 January with 350 prints and in 700 screens. The subtitled version of AOD will be available for abroad by 21 January.
Golkonda High School on 15 Jan
Mohana Krishna Indraganti who delivered clean entertainer ‘Ashta Chemma’ few years back is coming with a bang with yet another commercial entertaining different film in the form of ‘Golkonda High School’. This film is based on a novel ‘The Men Within’ written by Hari Mohan Paruvu who is the brother of Ashta Chemma producer Ram Mohan. Sumanth plays the role of a cricket coach for a high school as Swati does the role of English teacher. The story of the movie is about assembling a cricket team from a group of disoriented kids and win the tournament in order to save the school’s ground. Jaagore song composed by Kalyani Malik is already a rage. Producer Ram Mohan P is planning to release GHS with limited prints on 15 January.
Nenu Naa Rakshasi pushed to March
Puri Jagan’s latest movie Nenu Naa Rakshasi is pushed from the first week of January to March. This film features RaNa and Ileana in the main leads. RaNa who made his debut as a leader with an honest movie is all set to show his flamboyant side with his portrayal as full-flegded commercial hero in Nenu Naa Rakshasi. Ileana turned out to be the right match to RaNa in height with this movie. Nallamalupu Bujji is the producer. This film was extensively shot in European locations like Italy.
5 January 2011
Mirapakai on 13 Jan
Ravi Teja’s latest movie Mirapakai is all set to release on 13 January worldwide. This movie has got censored today and obtained U/A certificate. Triple platinum disc function of this movie will be held at Taj Deccan on the night of 7 January. Richa Gangopadhyay and Deeksha Seth are playing female leads. Harish Shankar directs it and Ramesh Puppala is the producer.
Rajamouli directs NTR commercial
SS Rajamouli who has given 3 blockbusters - Student No. 1, Simhadri and Yamadonga to NTR is directing a TV commercial advertisement for Navaratna Talcum Powder with NTR as main lead. This ad film was shot on 3rd and 4th of January at Rama Naidu studios.
Gaganam on 4 February
Prakash Raj tweeted yesterday that his film Gaganam (Telugu)/Payanam (Tamil) is going to be released simultaneously in AP and Tamil Nadu on 4 February. Dil Raju is acting as producer for Telugu version where as Prakash Raj produces the Tamil version. Nagarjuna plays male lead and Prakash Raj is doing a vital character in this hi-jack drama.
2 December 2010
Eega is a live action film
Clarifying a misconception that Eega is an animation film, director SS Rajamouli said that Eega is a live action film which also has visual effects in certain parts. Nani plays male lead and Sudeep plays negative role. Rajamouli also told idlebrain.com, Eega is a medium budget film and the complete details along with the brief storyline will be made public in a press meet to be held after a week.
Gowtam Menon’s voice over for Tamil Rakta Charitra
Gowtam Menon has done the voice over for the Tamil version of Rakta Charitra. It was Ram Gopal Varma who gave voice over in the Telugu version. Speaking about it, Ram Gopal Varma said the voice over in Tamil version of Gowtam was suave and sophisticated compared to raw and dramatic voice over given by RGV in Telugu. Both parts of Rakta Charitra is bundled into one in Tamil and is releasing all over the world on 3rd December. A premiere of Tamil version is held at Kuala Lumpur.
Brahmanandam turns playback singer
Brahmanandam rendered his voice to a song in Appalaraju movie. This song was shot on himself. Brahmanandam plays the role of Srisailam - a goon in this movie. Kaluva Sai penned the lyrics. KSD Appalaraju is all set to release on 12 January on the eve of Sankranthi.
30 November 2010
Rakta Charitra 2 with 32 prints in USA
Rakta Charitra 1 was released with much fanfare in the month of October and became a runaway hit. The second part is all set to release allover the world on 3 December. Part 2 of the movie concentrates on Maddelacheruvu Suri character played by Suriya and his wife character played by Priyamani. Rakta Charitra 1 was released with 28 prints in USA and made good money for exhibitors and the distributor. The part two will be releasing with 32 prints with premieres on the night of 2 December in USA.
1.5 cr worth set for Sri Ramarajyam
Producer Sai Baba Yalamanchili has spent over 1 and half crore of rupees to construct Valmiki set in Alwal, Hyderabad for his film Sri Rama Rajyam starring Bala Krishna. ANR played the role of Valmiki in this movie. Bapu directs it and Mullapudi Venkata Ramana pens script.
Swati’s cameo in Kandireega
Swati is working in Ram’s latest movie Kandireega. However, she is not playing the role of a second heroine as leaked in media. She is doing a cameo in the movie that lasts only for a few minutes. Ram and Hansika Motwani is playing main leads in this movie. Swati is doing female lead in RGV’s Appalaraju as an assistant director. More details later.
Sharwanand in Fox International film
Fox Star Studios (a film production and distribution wing of Fox International) has tied up with Murugadoss Productions to produce regional films in India. Murugadoss who shot to fame with his multi-lingual hit Ghajini acts as producer for these films. It is reliably learnt that Sharwanand is signed as main lead for a film to be produced jointly by Fox Star Studios and Muruga Doss in Tamil. More details later.
25 November 2010
Ram Charan Tej on twitter
Ram Charan Tej has joined twitter and his id is alwayscharan. He joined twitter just a day ahead of his 3rd movie release Orange. Orange is releasing with highest number of prints all over the world. Bommarillu Bhaskar who won huge appreciation with his debut film Bommarillu is directing it. Genelia pairs with Ram Charan Tej for the first time. Nagababu is the producer.
Manasaara on 10 December
Ravi Babu’s latest movie Manasara is going to release on 10 December. This film introduces Vikram and Divya (both from Andhra Pradesh) in the main leads. Manasara is a love story which is set in the backdrop of Kerala. The theatrical trailer released last month has got terrific response all over. Sekhar Chandra (Nachavule fame) composes music. Prakash Babu is producing this movie on Movies Images banner.
Akkineni in Sri Ramarajyam
ANR is all set to play writer Valmiki in Bala Krishna’s new film Sri Ramarajyam which is based on Ramayana. Bapu is directing the film. Mullapudi Venkata Ramana pens script. Maestro Ilayaraja composes music. Yalamanchili Sai Baba produces it.
18 November 2010
Pawan Kalyan film release in April
Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie which is a remake of Bollywood flick Love Aaj Kal is going to shoot in South Africa. The South Africa schedule will start in this week. Pawan Kalyan has also shot his film Badri in South Africa in the past. The shooting of the movie will be wrapped up by February and the producer is planning to release the movie in the month of April.
Sudeep in Rajamouli’s Eega
SS Rajamouli is going to do an animation film titled Eega. Sudeep (Rann fame) is being signed for the negative role in this movie. Rajamouli terms this film as comedy/fantasy type. More details later.
Anant Sreeram gets married
Young and highly talented lyricist entered into wedlock with Swathy in Palakollu on the night of 17 November. Harirama Jogaiah - a relative of Anant Sreeram and Addala Chanti who gave Anant Sreeram as break with his movie attended the wedding and blessed the couple.
17 November 2010
Ragada music launch on 29 Nov
Music of Nagarjuna’s latest movie Ragada will be launched at a function organized in Shilpa Kala Vedika on the night of 29 November. This film features Anushka and Priyamani as female leads. Thaman who scored a hit with Brindavanam recently scores music. Veeru Potka fresh from the success of his debut Bindaas directs Ragada as his second flick.
Kudirithe Kappu Coffee pushed to Jan 2011
The release of Varun Sandesh’s latest movie Kudirithe Kappu Coffee is pushed from December to January. Majority of the film is shot in virgin locations of Coorg, Karnataka. The makers have a constructed a set in the hill ridge of Coorg. Cinematographer Ramana Salwa is making his debut as director with this movie. Suma Bhattacharya is the female lead.
Varun Sandesh sister turns singer
Veena Sahithi - younger sister of youth hero Varun Sandesh made her debut as female playback singer by rendering a song ‘Oo Baby’ for Ala Modalaindi film. She has also penned lyrics for this particular song. She has been brought up in USA since she was one year old. Kalyani Malik composed music for this album.
13 November 2010
DVS Raju is no more
Renowned Telugu film personality and producer DVS Raju (82) passed away at a hospital in Hyderabad in the morning of 13 October. He went to Chennai in 1950 and went on to make 25 quality films with the likes of NTR, Sobhan Babu and Chiranjeevi. DVS Raju also served as the chairman of Film Development Corporation. He was also honored with Padma Sri award by the government of India. AP State Government conferred him the coveted Raghupati Venkaiah award. May his soul rest in peace.
VV Vinayak to direct Pawan Kalyan
Pawan Kalyan’s next movie after the remake of Love Aaj Kal is going to be directed by VV Vinayak. This film will be produced by Danayya on Universal Media banner. Akula Siva pens story. This film will be launched in the month of February 2011.
GK Corp to produce non-Vishal film
Bilingual actor Vishal’s home banner GK Corporation is going to produce a film in Telugu with Manoj Manchu and Varun Sandesh as heroes. It is a triangular love story to be directed by Thiru. Shooting of the movie starts in December 2010 and will be completed by March 2011. Thaman composes music. Vikram Krishna is the producer.
12 November 2010
Orange postponed to 26 Nov
Orange is postponed 26 November and it’s the final release date. The songs scored by Harris Jayraj has become a great success. Ram Charan Tej is paired up with Genelia in this movie that is directed by Bommarillu fame Bhaskar. This movie is extensively shot in Australia and a part of it is also shot in Malaysia. Nagababu produces this movie on Anjana banner.
2 week gap between biggies?
This year is going to witness three more big films releasing in the form of Orange, Nagavalli and Ragada. The producers are preferring to have a safe distance of 2-weeks between these releases. As Orange is releasing on 26 November, there are rumors that Nagavalli and Ragada might go to 9 and 24 of December. Rakta Charitra is expected to release in the first week of December.
A cocktail on RGV’s name
Celebrations (a restaurant in Hyderabad) has launched a cocktail in the name of Ram Gopal Varma (RGV). RGV is a combination of Rum Gin Vodka. It is blended as per the taste of Ram Gopal Varma and approved by him.
8 November 2010
Kalyanram plays football player
Kalyan Ram plays the role of football player in his 12 November release Kathi. Music scored by Mani Sharma became a success and the two mass tunes are being savored by the fans. Sana Khan makes her debut in Telugu film industry through this movie. Kalyan Ram’s movie is releasing after a gap of one year this Friday.
Pawan Kalyan’s Lovely
Parameswara Arts that is producing Love Aaj Kal remake with Pawan Kalyan has registered a title ‘Pawan Kalyan Lovely’. There are rumors floating that Khushiga could be the title of this movie. However, the official sources from the producer’s office told us that neither Khushiga not Lovely is confirmed so far. With Khaleja and Kathi turning into Mahesh Khaleja and Kalyan Ram Kathi, we got to wait and see if Pawan Kalyan’s Lovely wouldn’t have any unforeseen title problems.
Nagavalli - He killed for love
Director P Vasu has formatted a nice introduction to Nagavalli movie starring Venkatesh and Anushka. Here it is -
He killed in the name of Honor!
He killed in the quest of conquer!!
But when he killed for love!!!
She never forgave him....
Brindavanam 50 days function in Nizamabad
Dil Raju declared that he will be holding the 50 days function of Brindavanam in Nizamabad and NTR gladly accepted to participate in it. The date of the function will be announced soon. Dil Raju said that he got upset twice regarding Brindavanam. The 1st one was when he couldn't honor the commitment of releasing Brindavanam on the announced date and the second one was when he saw pirated CDs of Brindavanam three days after the release. However, he is delighted that Brindavanam turned out to be the one of the top three grossers of Telugu film industry in this year. He has also declared that Brindavanam is the 5th biggest hit of Nizam so far.
7 November 2010
Kalyan Ram donates 3 lacs
Kalyan Ram Nandamuri is a man with difference. He not only produces/acts in wide range of movies, but has a kind heart to respond when his state needs any help. He generously donated 3 lacs towards helping farmers who got affacted with JAL toofan which troubled the coastal Andhra. He will be donating this money to TDP fund meant for this activity.
Orange logo changed
The logo design of Orange film is changed after the complaints by the b/c center crowds that the title of the film is not clearly identifiable when compared with the background. Producer Nagababu has taken the decision to change logo in order highlight the orange words by taking out the art background in the logo. The logo designer also opted for easy to understand font for the letters compared to funky font which was present in earlier logo. Orange is all set to release on 19 November.
New logo | Old logo......
Sumanth’s back to back releases
Sumanth and Nagarjuna seem to be are in fix this time. Nagarjuna have two films - Ragada and Gaganam ready for the release. Ragada will release in December and Gaganam in January. Likewise, Sumanth too have two films ready now. His class film with the producer - director of Ashta Chemma (Ram Mohan and Mohana Krishna Indraganti) is all set for the release in December. His mass film in the direction of VN Aditya will be releasing in January.
2 November 2010
Siddharth’s Anaganaga Oka Dheerudu
The title under consideration for Siddharh’s latest movie is Anaganaga Oka Dheerudu. It is a fantasy film in which Shruti Hassan is doing female lead. Lakshmi Manchu plays a vital role. Prakash Rao (son of K Raghavendra Rao) is making his debut as commercial film director with this movie. He is also producing this movie on ABODE banner. Disney is partnering with this movie. Shooting of the movie is almost complete.
Nag song remix in Sumanth’s movie
Bheemavaram Bolloda song from Nagarjuna’s Gharana Bullodu is being remixed and used in Sumanth’s latest movie with Kumar brothers. Keeravani composed original song. Priyamani plays female lead. VN Aditya directs this movie.
Rakta Charitra 2 on 26 November
The release date of part two of Rakta Charitra is postponed from 19 November to 26 November. Rakta Charita became a hit in Telugu and it focuses on Paritala Ravi character played by Vivek Oberai. The second part will be the story of Maddelacheruvu Suri played by Suriya. Both these parts are bundled into one and will be released in Tamil along with second part of Telugu on 26 November.
1 November 2010
Gaganam on 3 December
Nagarjuna’s Gaganam will be releasing on 3 December. Actor Prakash Raj who is producing Tamil version of this bilingual tweeted today about the simultanious release of both version on 3 December. Prakash Raj plays a vital role in this movie that deals with hijacking. Dil Raju is the producer of Telugu version. We might be having two of Nagarjuna’s releases in this December in the form of Gaganam and Ragada.
Mahesh to continue despite bomb blasts
Istanbul was rocked with a suicide bomber wounding 32 people a couple of days back. Mahesh Babu and the unit of Dhookudu are staying in Wow hotel which is very near to airport. The unit is shooting the movie despite of the tensions amid suicide bomber in the city. The unit will shoot in Istanbul till 10th of November.
A big hero in Jai Bolo Telangana
Director Shankar is making film on Telangana titled Jai Bolo Telangana. A popular hero has accepted to play freedom fighter in this movie. Shooting of 60% of the movie is complete. Chakri composes music and Surender Reddy is the cinematographer. N Shankar is directing and producing this movie.
31 October 2010
Kathi on 12 November
Kalyanram’s Kathi is all set to release on 12 of November. Shooting, editing and dubbing of the movie is complete. Rerecording of the movie is going on at present. Sana Khan plays female lead. Saranya Mohan and Shyam (Kick fame) play other vital roles. With Nandamuri heroes scoring big with films like Adurs, Simha and Brindavanam, the expectations are soaring up for Kalyan Ram’s latest flick Kathi.
Ragada to be shot in Bangkok
Bangkok is a highly familiar destination for moviemakers of Andhra Pradesh. Nagarjuna’s Ragaga will be shooting from 6 November to 17 November in Bangkok.The unit recently visited Petra, Jordon to shoot a song in gorgeous locations. This location was exploited in various Hollywood films like Indiana Jones, Hurtlocker, Mission to Mars. The prince of Jordan Ali invited the unit of Kamakshi.
Trivikram-Venky film from 3 Dec
Trivikram’s next movie will have Venkatesh starring in it. Trivikram penned dialogues for Venkatesh’s movies like Nuvvu Naaku Nachav, Vasu and Malliswari in the past. This film will be produced DVV Danayya and it will be launched on 3rd of December.
VN Aditya directs Sumanth
VN Aditya is directing the latest movie of Sumanth in Kumar brothers banner. Priyamani plays female lead. sThis film was started with a new director and he was replaced by VN Aditya after a few days of work. Sumanth’s film under Mohana Krishna Indraganti is almost complete and getting ready for the release soon.
27 October 2010
Light beard for Kalyan Ram
Kalyan Ram Nandamuri will be sporting a light beard in his forthcoming movie Kathi. He will sport light beard in half of the movie. Music scored by Mani Sharma was released a couple of weeks back. Sana Khan plays female lead. Saranya Mohan plays hero’s sister in this movie. Kalyam Ram producers it on NTR arts banner. Kathi is all set to release in the second week of November.
Blissful month for US exhibitors
The month of October turned out to be a blissful month for Telugu film exhibitors and distributors in USA. This month witnessed a film each week and all the films are profitable. Robo and Khaleja gave great profits to the distributors and exhibitors. Brindavanam and Rakta Charitra gave decent profits to all exhibitors and distributors. Let us hope that the fifth big release of the movie Baava too makes the distributor/exhibitor happy.
Kudirithe Kappu Coffee on 10 December
Varun Sandesh’s latest movie Kudirithe Kappu Coffe will be released on 10 December. Music will be launched on 14 November. This film is shot in virgin locations of Coorge, Karnataka. A big set was construsted for this movie. The shooting of the movie is complete. Cinematographer Ramana Salwa makes his debut as director with this movie. Mahi and Shiva are producing this movie. Abburi Ravi pens dialogues. Suma Bhattacharya makes her debut as heroine with this movie. Yogeswar - son of veteran lyricist Sirivennela - makes his debut as music director with this movie.
25 October 2010
Unique packing for Manasara
It’s just a simple thought that matters. Producer Prakash Babu made sure that he made a quality conscious effort by delivering the audio CD of Manasara movie in a DVD pack. The DVD style packaging is going well with the audio distributors and music listeners. This film introduces two Telugu faces Vikram and Divya. Ravi Babu - fresh from the success of Nachavule is directing another love story Manasara which is set in the backdrop of God’s own country Kerala. Sekhar Chandra who scored mellifluous music for Nachavule scored six songs for this album. Madhura is the distributor of Manasara audio. Manasara film will be released in the second half of November
Venky’s Nagavalli on 2 December
Venkatesh’s latest movie Nagavalli (the return of Chandramukhi) will be released on 2 December. Music of the film will release on 10 November. This movie is a remake of Kannada blockbuster Apta Rakshaka which is the sequel of Apta Mitra (Chandramukhi in Telugu). This film features Anushka, Richa Gangopadhyay, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Shradda Das as heroines. Vasu directs it and Bellamkonda Suresh is the producer.
Baava obtains clean U
Siddharth’s latest movie Baava was censored today and obtained a clean U certificate without any cuts. This movie is all set to release with maximum number of prints (for Siddharth) on 29 October. Praneeta (Em Pillo Em Pillado fame) is doing female lead. Veteran comedy hero Rajendra Prasad plays a vital role. Rambabu makes his debut as director. ML Kumar Chowdary is the producer. Chakri composed music.
22 October 2010
RGV to delete NTR scenes
Chandra Babu Naidu has objected to a few scenes that depict NTR in bad light in Rakta Charitra movie that is released today. In one scene RGV tells that Sivaji Rao runs away from Ananthapur because of the bomb blast at political meeting place. There is another scene where Sivaji Rao gives a go ahead to Ravi Pratap character to kill Bokka Reddy. Ram Gopal Varma and C Kalyan responded to it immediately and promised that the objected scenes will be removed by tomorrow evening from all the theatees. Rakta Charitra opening to terrific crowds both in AP and USA.
RGV’s Dhora with Chiru
Ram Gopal Varma expressed his desire to make a film titled Dhora (the Lord) with Chiranjeevi as hero. He has also said that he had some difference with Chiranjeevi during the making of a film in Aswini Dutt’s production in 1990’s which was stalled. Ram Gopal Varma quoted in twitter that he is dying to work with Chiranjeevi for Dhora movie.
Ram’s Kandireega launched
Ram’s latest film Kandireega was launched today morning. Bellamkonda Suresh produces it and cinematographer Santosh Srinivas makes his debut as director with this movie. Andrew (Darling and Ullasamga Uttsahamga fame) handles cinematography. His next movie in the direction of Karunakaran will be launched in March 2011.
Gaganam on 19th or 26th of November
Telugu film industry is going through a jubilant phase this season. We had a major movie released in every week of this month (Robo, Khaleja, Brindavanam, Rakta Charitra and Bava). November month is going to witness the releases of other major movies like Orange, Gaganam, Neegavalli (Chandramukhi 2) and Kathi. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Gaganam might release either on 19 or 26 November.
19 October 2010
Mahesh to Istanbul
Mahesh Babu will be traveling to Istanbul this friday to shoot for his forthcoming film in Turkey in the direction of Seenu Vytla. The unit will shoot there for a fortnight. Dhookudu is the title under consideration. Samantha is doing female lead in this movie. Thaman composes music. 14 Reels banner that produced Namo Venkatesa in the past is producing this movie.
Siddhique to direct Venky?
Successful Malayalam director Siddique has delivered a blockbuster titled Body Guard in Malayalam. This film is being remade in Tamil with Vijay as hero. Salman Khan is also doing the Hindi version of the same. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Venkatesh might do the Telugu version of Bodyguard in the direction of Siddique. C Venkataraju and Sivaraju who produced many films with Venkatesh in the past might do it.
Nagarjuna in a socio-fantasy?
Nagarjuna is going to do a socio-fantasy film soon, as per the sources of idlebrain.com. Nagarjuna is said to have liked a socio-fantasy subject narrated by comedy director Sreenivasa Reddy and agreed to do the film in principle. Venkat is going to produce this movie on RR Movie Makers banner. More details later.
Mirapakai climax in Bangkok
The climax of Ravi Teja Mirapakai will be shot in Bangkok from 19 October for 12 days. Then the unit will move to Europe to shoot three songs. Richa Gangopadhyay and Deeksha Seth play female leads. Harish Shankar is the director. SS Thaman composes music and Ramesh Puppala is the producer.
18 October 2010
No duets in Orange
Ram Charan Tej’s Orange is going to have nine songs, but none of the them are duets. Harris Jayaraj composes music. These songs were composed in USA and story of the film takes places in Australia. Music of Orange will be launched on 25th of this month. This film is directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar and produced by Nagababu.
Prasthanam in Indian Panorama
Deva Katta’s Prasthanam is the only Telugu film to be qualified for Indian Panorama section this year. Indian government is going to showcase 26 feature films from all over India in Panorama section. The other prominent films include 3 Idiots, Wake Up Sid, Tere Bin Laden and Paa.
Rana’s film shoot in Venice
Rana’s latest movie Nenu naa Rakshasi is being shot in Venice, Swiss and other parts of Europe. Puri Jagan who usually prefers South East Asian Countries (especially Bangkok) has proffered Europe this time. Ileana plays female lead and Nallamalupu Bujji produces this film.
15 October 2010
3 Idiots remake from 6 December
Mahesh Babu’s future movie which is going to be a remake of 3 Idiots is going for shoot from 3 December. This film is a bilingual and Mahesh Babu is doing the Telugu version. Jeeva (RB Chowdary’s son) and Arya (Nenu Devudni and Varudu fame) are being considered for the two important characters in the movie. Harris Jayraj completed recording of two songs for the movie. Gemini Film Circuit produces this movie. Mahesh Babu is also doing Dhookudu movie in the direction of Seenu Vytla. This movie will be launched with a shoot in Turkey by the end of this month.
Chiranjeevi to launch Shopping Mall music
Chiranjeevi is going to attended the music launch function of Shopping Mall film which will happen at Shilpa Kala Vedika on the night of 19 October. Shopping Mall is the Telugu dubbed version of Tamil low-budget blockbuster Angadi Theru. Santosham Suresh who earlier dubbed Shankar’s hit film Premiste is producing the Telugu version. Music of the film is composed by Vijay Anthony and GV Prakash.
13B Vikram to direct Nitin
Vikram who directed Bollywood hit thriller 13B is going to direct Nitin soon. This film will be produced by a family of a Telangana politician. Vikram has made his debut in Telugu films along with Aditya with a film titled ‘Ishtam’ which also introduced Shriya as a heroine. This film will go to floors soon.
13 October 2010
Veera officially launched
Ravi Teja’s latest movie Veera was officially launched with pooja ceremony on 10 October at 9:09 am. This film is directed by Ramesh varma and produced by Ganesh Indukuri on Sanvi Productions pvt ltd banner. Kajal Agarwal and Tapsee are playing female leads. S Thaman composes music and Chota K Naidu handles cinematography. This film will go to floors in the month of November.
Sunil as Nepoleon
Sunil who made it big with Maryada Ramanna is currently doing Appalaraju film in Ram Gopal Varma’s direction. He committed another film to Sanvi Productions and the title of the movie is going to be Nepoleon. This comedy flick will be directed by Koti who worked with Rajamouli in the past. Ram Prasad handles cinematography and MM Keeravani composes music. Ganesh Indukuri will produce this movie.
Nani as Pilla Zamindar
Nani is going to play the title role of Pilla Zamindar soon. This film will be directed by Ashok who recently directed Aakasa Ramanna. It will be produced by DS Rao who produced films like Drona and Kalavar King in the past. It is a village based subject. Selva Ganesh (Bheemili fame) will compose music.
10 October 2010
NTR’s Athade Aame Sainyam?
Bhogavally Prasad has recently registered a title ‘Athade Aame Sainyam’ in Telugu film chamber of commerce. This could be the potential title for NTR’s next movie in the direction of Surender Reddy. Athade Aame Sainyam title got into prominence with Yandamuri’s novel published as a serial a couple of decades back.
Ananthapur name changed in Rakta Charitra
The censor board took an objection to the city name Ananthapur in Rakta Charitra movie. Though this movie’s story is based on Paritala Ravi’s life story, Ram Gopal Varma maintained that it’s purely a fictional movie. Since it has political repurcussions if Anantapur name is quoted in Rakta Charitra, the censor board has asked Varma to change the name. Now Anantapur is called as Aanandapur in Rakta Charitra movie. The Telugu version of the movie will release on 21 October and the Hindi version will release on 22 October.
Three heroines for Ravi Teja’s movie
Kajal Agarwal, Tapsee and Manjari Fadnis are signed to play female leads in Ravi Teja’s next movie Veera. This film will be produced by NRI Ganesh Indukuri (Tolly 2 Holly fame) on Sanvi Productions banner. Ramesh Varma will direct this movie. Devi Sri Prasad is the music director and Shyam K Naidu handles cinema. Paruchuri brothers pen dialogues. This movie will be launched soon.
4 October 2010
Mahesh plays Alluri Seeta Rama Raju
As per the reports of idlebrain.com, Mahesh Babu’s character name in Khaleja movie is Alluri Seeta Rama Raju and he would be fered as Raju in the movie. This movie got censored today and obtained U/A certificate. Anushka plays female lead. Music scored by Mani Sharma was recently released and obtained good feedback. Trivikram directs this movie. Khaleja will be releasing worldwide on 7 October.
Shopping Mall for Dasara
Santosham Suresh who dubbed Kadhal in Telugu as Premiste has bought another low-budget blockbuster titled ‘Angadi Theru’ and dubbed it in Telugu as Shopping Mall. Magesh and Anjali play main leads in this film that is directed by Vasantha Balan. This film became a huge hit and completed 100 days in all centers it was released. Santosham Suresh is planning to release the music in this week and movie for Dasara.
Appalraju on 12 January
The shooting of Ram Gopal Varma’s satire on film industry ‘Katha, Screenplay, Darsakatvam: Appalraju’ is going on a brisk pace. Sunil plays the title role. The last schedule of the movie will start on 21st of October and movie will be wrapped up with this schedule. There will be 9 songs scored by Koti. Producer Kiran Koneru is planning to release the movie on 12 January on the eve of Sankranthi.
1 October 2010
Endhiran/Robo 2nd in USA
Endhiran and Robo films had paid premieres in various places of USA. Endhiran (Tamil version of Robo) turned out to be the number 2 film in entire USA on 30 September, as per Rentrak (audience measurement company in USA). The only film that is to have more pre-sales on 30 September is the Hollywood flick ‘Social Network’. As per the trend, Endhiran is going to be the number 1 film at USA box office on Friday (1 October).
ANR songs for Naga Chaitanya
Naa Kallu Chebutunnai is a big chartbuster from ANR’s classic Premabhishekam. This song is going to be remixed and kept in Naga Chaitanya’s latest movie in the direction of Sukumar. Tamanna plays female lead and Devi Sri Prasad composes music. Geeta Arts is producing the movie.
Bava music on 6 October
Music of Siddharth’s latest movie Bava will be launched on 6 October. Chakri composed music. Praneeta (Em Pillo Em Pillado fame) is doing female lead. Rajendra Prasad plays a vital character in this movie. Rambabu directs the movie. ML Kumar Chowdary is the producer. Bava is going to release on 21st october.
Mirapakai shoot complete
The shooting of Ravi Teja’s latest movie Mirapakai is complete but for a couple of songs. The unit will go to Europe to shoot a couple of songs. Richa Gangopadhyay plays female lead. Harish Shankar (Shock fame) directs this entertainer. Ramesh produces it on Yellow Flowers banner.
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