on Mohan Babu issue
The news that created a sensation was the alleged complaint
of Silpa Sivanand that Mohan Babu assaulted her. Mohan Babu
made a counter allegation that Silpa Sivanand was blackmailing
him. Whatever might be the truth, it looks like both the
parties came to a compromise to continue the remaining shooting
of the film 'Vishnu'. A mutually agreeable gentleman would
escort Silpa Sivanand and her mother from Hyderabad airport
and he would make sure that Silpa is safe through out her
stay in Hyderabad. Incidentally that mutually agreeable
gentleman is going to be an ex Rajya Sabha member as per
the sources of idlebrain.com. It's good to know that all
ended well!! --- in place of this use -- Thats why it is
said, all's well that ends well.
50 days function at Dubai & Kuwait
It is learnt that producer of Simhadri is planning to conduct
a 50 days function of Simhadri in Dubai and Kuwait very
soon. Producer MS Raju is also planning to conduct the 175
days function of Okkadu in abroad. UK that is.
Naidu in film production?
Yerram Naidu - TDP Party leader in Parliament - is going
to enter Telugu film production soon. He would be producing
a film with another TDP parliamentarian member Ghanta Srinivas.
They recently rented a plush office in Film Nagar. It is
rumored that Raja Sekhar may star in their maiden venture.
clean chit to Arti Agarwal
Looks like heroine Arti Agarwal has taken good precautions
to make her producers feel proud about casting her. She
has recently shifted to an apartment from Suresh Guesthouse.
While speaking to idlebrain.com, one of the current producers
of films starring Arti Agarwal said that she saves lots
of money to producer on two counts. One is that she has
her own accommodation. For the heroines of Mumbai and Delhi,
the producer has to put them up in 5 star hotels. The second
factor is conveyance. The producer need not burn hole in
his pocket by flying two persons (heroine and her attendant)
in the 1st class section from places afar.
pub lures filmy celebrities
Most of the guys in Hyderabad come across a situation where
their NRI friends who just land up in Hyderabad with plush
money ask them to show the most happening places (especially
pubs) in town. Here is one pub that is luring the best of
the filmy celebrities. This pub is called 'Liquids' which
is situated near Care Hospital (which was formally called
as Hotel Bhaskara Palace). Is there a hidden cause for keeping
a pub beside a hospital. Hmm. Are you getting any ideas?
confusion in Tollywood
There are three Neha's who made their debut in this year
as heroines in Telugu films. One Neha made her debut through
the film Dil. Another Neha (Dhupia) did an item song as
the danseuse at bachelor party in 'Ninne Istapaddanu'. Another
Neha (Mehta) debuted through the recently released Dham.
Kiran sings for N4
Uday Kiran has sung a song titled 'Life is beautiful' in
Holi film under the baton of RP Patnaik. Now he sang again
for RP Patnaik for Suresh Productions latest offing 'Neeku
Nenu Naaku Nuvvu' (N4) directed by Raja Sekhar. This song
is titled as 'Goal Goal Goal' which comes as a backdrop
to a playful song with little kids in the film. RP Patnaik
provided music for this film.
Krishna scenes deleted
It may be learnt that Chaitanya Krishna - another heir from
Nandamuri vamsam - debuted through Dham film which was released
on 25th of July. After seeing a negative reaction in theaters
for the scenes comprising of Chaitanya Krishna, the exhibitors
are taking out the scenes in second half that had Chitanya
Krishna uttering few dialogues.
DVD player hadavidi
Shriya returned from Germany on 23rd July after shooting
for Sravanthi Ravi Kishore's film with Tarun as hero. When
her luggage was scanned by the customs division, they found
a brand new DVD player. They asked her about the cost of
it and being an innocuous girl who does not know how to
deal these issues she replied as Rs. 40,000/-. Music director
Koti tried to intervene into this matter to help Shirya
out but the custom officers did not succumb dancing to Koti's
tunes unlike Shriya. In fact, they immediately charged Rs.
6,000 as fine and made her pay for it.
behind paper balls scene
The film Nijam made more news for the paper balls scene
than anything else. It is also learnt that there is a similar
paper balls episode in a Tamil film that was release around
7-8 years back. That film is 'Vanna Vanna Pukal' starring
Prasanth and Mounika and directed by Balu Mahendra. Talk
about originality in our films and you would find an inspiring
answer on getting "inspired". Beauty should be
appreciated. But should art be duplicated?
Rumors on Venky
Film Nagar has witnessed an influx of rapid rumor that hero
Venkatesh suffered a cardiac arrest. The press members and
Suresh Productions staff received continuous phone calls
about the same. In an interview given to Andhrajyoti today
morning, Venkatesh laughed off at the question related to
that rumor and clarified that he is safe and thoroughly
enjoying the success of his latest blockbuster 'Vasantham'.
own costumes for a song
Nitin's costumes in the film Sambaram - directed by Dasarath
- consists of mostly checked cotton shirts. Most of the
songs in Sambaram are melodies and situation based songs.
However there is one hero's introduction song in this film.
Nitin is said to have used his personal costumes for that
song for a rich look. This film Sambaram is all set for
a release on 1st of August 2003. Nikita is paired up with
Nitin in this film.
In a recent article
written by Chiranjeevi, he spoke about working smart
and he attributed the change of his thinking process for
a suggestion given by Nagarjuna. The sources close to Nagarjuna
revealed that Amala has influenced Nagarjuna in a positive
way about positive thinking and working smart.
writer had a last laugh
Long back, we carried a scoop
saying that the story of the film Simhadri belongs to a
budding writer called GS Rao and it was plagiarized by the
writer Vijayendra Prasad. GS Rao - who registered his story
with AP Film Writers Associations long back - has fought
for his cause. Idlebrain.com had been the only news media
that brought some awareness in the film industry about it.
Finally GS Rao has got his due and credit back when the
producer of Simhadri paid him Rs 2 lakhs before the release
of the film. GS Rao was also given credit in title cards
of Simhadri. His name appears just after the censor certificate
is displayed. Idlebrain.com wishes GS Rao a bright future
turns lucky for 3rd time
Supergood distribution agency in Nizam has been accused
of hyping the rate of Nizam rights for various films to
make sure that they get most of the films for Nizam distribution.
However, after several setbacks in the last year, Supergood
banner had turned lucky this year with three of the big
blockbusters being distributed by them. These films are
'Okkadu', 'Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammai' and 'Vasantham'.
tear-jerkers give heart aches to women?
In a recently held survey by an independent agency, it is
revealed that watching the Telugu TV serials is increasing
the chances of heart attacks for women in AP. As most of
the serials revolve around crying scenes and tension building
episodes, the women who watch these serials think about
these serials more than their own family problems. Now a
days, a few psychiatrists are advising women to avoid watching
TV serials. Anybody listening?
many Magaadu's in industry
It is revealed that the title 'Athanu Magaadu' for Nagarjuna's
film in the direction of VN Aditya was dropped and they
are now on the hunt for another attractive title. It is
learnt that too many similar names popping up for other
film has forced VN Aditya to drop the title. Taaraka Rathnaa's
latest film is titled as 'Magaadu'. YVS Chowdary has also
announced a titled called 'Okka Magaadu'.
father troubles the producers
There is a hotshot heroine in Telugu film industry who has
Gujarathi origins. The talk of the industry is that the
producers are really getting irked by the greed of that
heroine's father. He is charging Rs 1200/- per day as food
allowance for himself to the producers as long as the heroine
is acting in those particular films. He stated the reason
for charging that much amount as lack of Gujarathi food
in the meals provided by the shooting unit. How can anybody
expect Gujarathi food to be served on the sets of Telugu
films in Hyderabad? No wonder they say there are many ways
to make money. Isn't it?
Kiran as Alludu?
Prior to the engagement of Uday Kiran with Chiranjeevi's
daughter, his youth co-heroes used to tease Uday as 'Alludu'.
Now it is rumored that Uday Kiran's next film to go on floors
is expected to be titled as 'Alludu'. Ramya who acted in
Kannada hit film 'Abhi' is going to be paired up with Uday
in that film. Ravi - the manager of Uday Kiran - would be
making his debut as director with this film. Visalakshmi
banner would produce this film.
more TV channels to flood Telugu market
When we attended a pressmeet of Ninne Istapaddanu recently,
we noticed 9 TV (E TV, Gemini TV, MAA TV, Vissa, In Cable,
C Channel, Siti Cable, SS Music, Sneha) channels covering
it. In addition to these channels, two more channels are
expected to be launched by this year's end. One among those
channels is expected to be 'S TV' from the media man Girish
Sanghi of Vaartha newspaper. Another channel is expected
to be the Telugu version of Zee TV. Zee TV has got Alpha
series channels in all languages. But in Telugu they are
expected to launch with a different name.
seized as surety
Recent a film starring a popular Telugu singer was released
in a theater in Hyderabad. The collections of that film
are so pathetic that after one week's run, the theater manager
decided to sieze the print of the film and keep it as surety
for the Rs 50,000/- loss he incurred. And it is rumored
that the music director did not bother to take that print,
as it does not have any demand for the second week.
changed for Pawan Kalyan's film
The basic storyline of 'Tiger Seetaramudu' is changed to
a new one with the inclusion of Bhupati Raja in the story
section. The title of the film is not going to be 'Tiger
Seetaramudu' anymore. The heroine is changed from Shirya
to Sada. The music director is changed from Mani Sharma
to RP Patnaik. The unit has recently traveled to Kula Manali
for story sittings and selection of locales. But they have
returned back as it was raining heavily in Kulu Manali.
The unit would be going to shoot in Kulumanali from 20th
July 2003 onwards.
to introduce a new Music Director Anup
Hotshot director Teja is going to introduce a new music
director Anup with his new film 'Dhairyam'. Anup worked
as a keyboard player with RP Patnaik right from the film
'Chitram'. RP Patnaik has been recommending Anup to various
producers for a while. Finally Anup got a break through
crore remuneration for Jagapati Babu
It is reliably learnt that Jagapati Babu is charging a remuneration
of 1 crore for the Aditya Ram's latest film which is going
to be remade from Malayalam hit 'Chronic Bachelor'. The
producer Aditya Ram delivered a hit in the form of 'Sandade
Sandadi' in the combination of Jagapati Babu, which is also
a remake of Kannada film 'Kothigallo Sir Kathigallu'. Incidentally,
VB Rajendra Prasad (father of Jagapati Babu) is also a partner
in this film.
film based on an English novel?
Poori Jagan has a different style of preparing storylines
for his films. The character of Ravi Teja in Idiot film
is inspired by his friend's antics. The character of Prakash
Raj in ANOTA is also based on a person's life story Puri
knew when he was a kid. Likewise, the basic storyline of
'Shivamani 98480 22338' is based on a theme from an English
novel Puri has come across four years back. Nagarjuna is
playing cop on help line. Just dial 98480 22338, and Shivamani
would be there to save you.
Babu's humble gesture
Mahesh Babu shown his simplicity and broadmindedness when
he gave a couple of interviews to local film magazines.
In Superhit magazine when he was asked to comment on the
debacle of Johnny film, he said that he is not qualified
to comment on Pawan Kalyan's failure in one film, as Mahesh
himself had 2-3 flops. In Santosham magazine, Mahesh mentioned
that number one position is not prevalent in industry anymore
and certified that Chiranjeevi is the last number one hero.
Peddamma Gudi is the most revered temple for the filmy people
in Hyderabad. On 8th June 2003, this temple witnessed pledging
by two producers. A distributor of Guntur and Krishna area
(who also produced blockbusters) has taken distribution
rights of a film released last year. The distributor now
claims that the rights of that film were taken on recoverable
basis and asks the producer to pay back the losses. And
the producer contradicts it by saying that film was sold
on non-recoverable basis. Since the agreement was done on
oral basis, there is no proof now. Hence both these people
have taken pledge in Peddamma Gudi on 8th of this month.
However the both parties settled the matter later.
experiments with Sambhu
The director Suresh Varma recorded entire songs of Sambhu
film with a music director and shot the songs. After the
entire episode is over, the director felt that music is
not good. He approached maestro Ilayaraja and showed him
the film and requested him to compose music for this film.
Impressed by Suresh Varma's work, the maestro has agreed
to do the music. Now for the first time in the history,
Ilayaraja has composed new tunes by looking at the visuals
of songs of a film. It's a pretty difficult task as the
mood and lip-sync of the artists has to be taken care of
while weaving tunes. Aryan acts as hero in this film. Incidentally
maestro and his son Yavan Shankar Raja are composing music
for a film each of Aryan (Sambhu and Aadanthe Ado Type).
Kousalya is missing in Chakri's album?
Most of songs in Chakri's album are being sung by the female
singer Kousalya. Interestingly Chakri's latest album 'Donga
Ramudu and Party' did not have any song sung by Kousalya.
Out of six songs, 5 are sung by Sujatha and one by Sunitha.
As per the insider information, it is learnt that the director
Vamsy instructed music director Chakri to restrict Kousalya
to a couple of songs in the album. But, Chakri is supposed
to have made Kousalya sing all the songs. Irked by this,
Vamsy has asked Chakri to redo all the tracks with Sujatha
and Sunita. If you observe, initial trailers on TV, you
could listen to Kousalya's voice singing those songs. Incidentally,
the songs of 'Donga Ramudu and Party' hit off well and they
have topped the charts for the past two weeks in in idlebrain.com
audio available for Rs 20/-
The audiocassettes of failed movies are being offloaded
officially in all music stores for just Rs. 20/-, which
is almost half of the MRP printed on the cassettes. This
decision is taken for crazy films that have bombed recently
for which audio companies manufactured lakhs of units.
CDs are not releasing simultaneously
When we asked the music makers why the CD's of the film
are simultaneously releasing along with audiocassettes,
we are told that the profit margin for audiocassette is
almost 3 times to that of a CD. The average market price
of a recorded audiocassette and CD is Rs 38/- and Rs. 55/-
respectively. Whoever has the facility of a CD player, they
go for a CD as the price difference is not too much. Hence
the audio makers keep a gap of at least a week between the
release of audiocassette and music CDs.
Palanati Brahmanaidu a remake?
It is found that Palanati Brahma Naidu that was released
on 5th of this month is having the same storyline of a Kannada's
flop film 'Raja Narasimha'. Incidentally Medikonda Murali
Krishna also produced this kannada film 'Raja Narasimha'
with the story given by Posani Krishna Murali in the direction
of Muthyala Subbayya with Vishnu Vardhan, Raasi and Ramya
Krishna in the main leads. Posani Krishna Murali is said
to have added Palnadu color to this story and narrated it
to Balayya. At that time, the Kannada version was under
exhibitors to meet on 11th June
The exhibitors of Johnny in Nizam have announced a meeting
at Savera Hotel, Hyderabad on 11th of this month to discuss
certain things about Johnny. It is reliably learnt that
it has something to do with the 15% refund the producer
has offered to the distributor of this film in Nizam.
dates for Bellamkonda?
It is reliably learnt that Bala Krishna has offered dates
to Bellamkonda Suresh, the producer of Chennakesava Reddy.
Bellamkonda Suresh is having solo remake rights of the most
happening Tamil film Saami. Bala Krishna is said to have
got impressed by the storyline. If Balayya starts this project,
this film is going to be official remake of Balayya film
after a gap of 14 years.
role for NTR in Simhadri
As per the latest buzz in film nagar, mass star and the
latest box office sensation NTR is going to play a duel
role in Raja Mouli directed film 'Simhadri'. NTR appears
in Simhadri role as the young lad. But there is said to
be a small flashback episode where NTR appears in elderly
role ala Rajnikanth in Peddarayudu. Audio of this film was
received very well. This film is expected to release on
19th of June 2003.
Venkatesh is not only known as a clean man on the screen
bue he is a pretty good man off screen too. Venkatesh makes
sure that there is very good transparency when it comes
to financial transactions. He accepts his remuneration in
the form of cheque only. He adapted this transparency from
his legendry father Rama Naidu, who is also well known for
transparency in financial transactions.
lakhs calls for Gemini live
The audio release through live programs on Gemini TV has
become the latest fad among the producers. The latest audio
that was released through Gemini live was that of 'Aadanthe
Ado type'. In this program, the organizers invited the viewers
to call on a certain number so that they can release a song
from the film. As per the unconfirmed sources, 2.7 lakhs
of callers said to have tried to get in an opportunity to
release the song. Only 7 out of these callers got a chance
to release a song each.
Rajni accept Teja's story?
Teja flew to Bangalore on 24th of May (a day after the release
of 'Nijam') to meet Rajnikant and narrate the story of 'Raithu'.
Teja wants to make Raithu as a bilingual film (as Raithu
in Telugu and as Vyavasaayi in Tamil) with Rajni as hero.
Rajnikant is said to have expressed his satisfaction about
the story and asked Teja to give some time for him to decide
if he could do 'Raithu' or not. Rajni also said that his
daughters are the fans of Mahesh Babu and they liked the
latest film of Mahesh-Teja 'Nijam'.
step for 'New'
Lawrence did a variety step in the song of 'Harerama Harekrishna'
here for the step) in the 100 days function of Okkadu.
When idlebrain.com complimented him about this step, he
added that he is planning to make Mahesh Babu dance this
step for a tune of AR Rehman in Mahesh's forth coming film
Krishna join TDP?
Superstar Krishna was in all praises for the Chief Minister
of AP Chandra Babu Naidu in the 100 days function of Okkadu.
After the function ended, Vijayawada press asked Krishna
if he was planning to join TDP. Krishna categorically denied
saying that he is a fan of Rajiv Gandhi who prompted him
to join politics and now he has no interest in politics.
car used in Brahmanidu
The vintage car of legend NTR (click
here for the history of this car) is used in the film
of Palanati Brahmanidu starring his son Bala Krishna. Click
here to see the photograph of NTR's car in this film.
Brahmanaidu 100 days function in Guntur
Looks like the producer Medikonda Murali Krishna is pretty
sure about the success of his forthcoming film 'Palanati
Brahmanaidu'. As per the inside sources, the producer is
planning to arrange the 100 days function of this film in
Guntur as the capital of Palanadu region is Guntur.
to present Benz to Mahesh
Teja is said to have given the entire remuneration of Mahesh
Babu for 'Nijam' film after watching the preview show at
RFC a day before the release of the film. Mahesh is said
to have called up Teja to appreciate him by saying that
he is the only producer who paid the promised amount in
single lot. Teja - who felt that Mahesh Babu's histrionics
have reached the maturity level that could only be expected
from the likes of Amitab and Sharukh - announced that he
would be presenting a brand new model of Benz car worth
90 lakhs to Mahesh Babu on the 100th day of Nijam's run.
Naidu releasing in small centers
Palanati Brahma Naidu - Balayya's latest flick in the combination
of mass director B Gopal - is getting ready for the release
on 5th of June. There is so much of craze on this film that
buyers from small centers are coming forward by paying exorbitant
prices. A small village called Tangutur (near Ongole) in
Prakasam district is going to have its first direct release
in the form of Palanati Brahmanaidu. The buyers out there
are said to have paid 2.5 lakhs for theatrical rights. Another
center Gurajala (Palnadu area) is also confirmed as a release
center for a much higher amount.
ad helps Katrina Kaif
If you speed through the corridors of Hyderabad, you are
bound to encounter Deccan Chronicle's Vinyl Hoarding that
sports a princely looking female model. One such advertisement
apposite Times of India office at Banjara Hills is said
to have prompted the makers of 'Malliswari' select Katrina
Kaif (the model on those ads) as heroine for this film.
Incidentally, Katrina Kaif is unceremoniously dropped from
a couple of Hindi films produced by the likes of Mahesh
Bhat for some unknown reasons. But the 'Malliswari' director
K Vijaya Bhaskar is confident that he can make her act like
the pure Telugu princely girl Malliswari with his characterization.
Shanti's Nizam politics
Earlier there used to be a saying that politics is the ultimate
destination of the rogues. In Telugu field, it might be
changed as the 'ultimate destination of cinema stars'. Vijaya
Shanti opened the Pandora box the other day by speaking
about the separate Telangana state during the opening shot
of her latest film on the floors. It is reliably learnt
that she is trying to play Telangana card and join the TRS
(Telangana Rashtra Samithi) party and get closer to the
people. She has a new found mantra now. She says that her
native place is a village near Warangal town. The buzz in
film nagar says that she is aiming for Deputy Chief Minister
post when a separate state is formed for Telangana and when
TRS wins the elections. That's quite a long-term plan. But
what the common man can't understand is why should she stay
in Chennai if she wants to serve the Telugu people. She
attained stardom through Telugu film industry with the help
of Telugu people. Isn't it?
ads for Siatara mag
Director Teja has two lists of people. The people who helped
him and the people who damaged him! And he is always in
look out for an opportunity to help the people who helped
him in the past. Ramoji Rao comes as the first person in
Teja's list of people who helped him. Now its payback time!
When no other film producer is willing/daring to put an
advertisement on Sitara film magazine run by Ramoji Rao
(because he produced Teja's debut film 'Chitram'), Teja
has taken a bold step by booking the back cover page for
Nijam film for 15 weeks starting from today.
face + Asha's body
The designers of 'Srirama Chandrulu' used some creativity
while designing the invitation card of that film's muhurat.
This film's story is based on three happily married husbands
(Rajendra Prasad, Bramhanamdam & Sivaji) going in search
for film star Rambha as they admire her a lot. In the pictures
gathered by the designers, they could not find a sexy (sexy
= revealing most of the body) photograph of Rambha, hence
they took the head of Rambha and joined it to the body of
Asha Saini. Watch out this space for that image!!
Chiranjeevi is going to come back to India without undergoing
any surgery, as the doctors advised him that taking medicine
would help him recover from the back pain he is undergoing
through. Chiranjeevi is currently in UK now. The original
plan is to travel to USA from UK to undergo surgery. But
for now, Chiranjeevi would be returning to India from UK
very soon. He would resume his shoot for 'Tagore' film as
soon as he reverts to India.
Krishna in Rajahmundry
Balayya is currently shooting for 'Palanati Brahma Naidu'
in Rajahmundry. The director B Gopal felt that there should
be more punch in the boat chase episode shot in Godavari
River. Bala Krishna - who is making sure that everything
is perfect for this film - is giving his fullest cooperation
for the re-shoot of boat chase episode in Rajahmundry now.
Audio of this film would be released in this week only (most
probably 16th May). This film is tentatively slated for
the release on 5th of June, as per the inside sources.
Krishna with NTR
The unit of 'Simhadri' preferred the dancing damsel Simran
for an 'item' song. Since Simran is getting ready to quit
the industry by getting married she preferred not to accept
any more new assignments. Hence, the producer has approached
Ramya Krishna to that item song.
in colas sponsorship
In our gossip, we mentioned that cola war is getting ready
in the form of Pepsi and Thumpsup through the films Johnny
and Nijam respectively. Like pepsi logo is printed on all
Johnny posters, thumpsup logo is also going to be sported
on all Nijam's poster. However the irony is that not all
theaters playing Johnny have Pepsi in their stalls, as they
have long-term deal with Thumpsup for selling soft drinks.
Likewise, not all 'Nijam' playing theaters would be selling
Thumpsup in their stalls. What an irony!
cares for Chiru
The readers of idlebrain.com might be aware that Chiranjeevi
is currently suffering with back pain. In spite of the nagging
health problem, Chiru came to 100 days function of 'Pellam
Voorelithe'. Chiranjeevi found an understanding companion
in the form of Venkatesh. Venky patted the back of Chiranjeevi
and gave words of courage by saying that everything would
be all right and wished him a good luck. It's really nice
to see such a healthy atmosphere and caring attitude between
two top stars of Telugu cinema.
producer GV committed suicide
As per our Chennai sources, it is revealed that the high
amount of debts resulted in Tamil producer GV (brother of
Mani Rathnam) to go for suicide. He used a rope and hanged
himself to a fan (vuri vesukovadam). The entire Tamil film
industry observed sadness today during the performance of
last rites of producer GV.
for Balayya's film?
The publicity designers of Balayya- B Gopal film in making
are asked to do title logo design for the titled 'Brahma
Naidu' and 'Bhavani Shankar'. As per the grapevine, the
producer prefers 'Brahma Naidu' as the title at present.
However, the official announcement of the same is expected
in a couple of days. Balayya plays the characters of Brahma
Naidu and Bhavani Shankar in this film. In the recently
shot Palnadu scene in Chennakesava temple at Macherla, Balayya
appeared in Brahma Naidu getup. The character of Bhavani
Shankar is a soft one. We have to wait and see if the character
of Brahma Naidu and Bhavani Shankar are same or they are
budget for Chiru's Tagore
As per the news from the producer's circle in Chennai, Tagore
- starring Chiranjeevi, Shriya & Jyotika - is going
to have a budget that is 2-3 times higher than what is spent
for Tamil original film Ramana. For example, in the climax
lead scene where hero gets arrested - the students make
an agitation by coming in loads of buses. The producer used
10 buses and showed the scene repeatedly for glorifying
effect in Tamil version. But in Telugu - where richness
means blasting 10 sumos and chasing 100 vehicles - director
VV Vinayak is thinking of using around 100 buses for the
same scene. The producer, however, is not bothered about
the budget as it stars Chiranjeevi in the main lead and
he would have a greater profit margin when he sells this
on Teja-MM issue
The bigwigs of Telugu film industry had a lengthy meeting
at Film Nagar today to sort out the issue of Teja
and Murali Mohan and to set up a truce between them.
The results of the same would be known tomorrow.
refund for Johnny buyers
It is reliably learnt that Pawan Kalyan had refunded the
4-crore remuneration he has taken for Johnny film to Allu
Arvind - the producer of Johnny. The producer is calling
the distributors and reimbursing 15% of their investment.
It is also learnt that Pawan Kalyan has left to UK (United
Kingdom). It is a noble gesture from Pawan Kalyan who followed
the imperial gesture that of Rajnikant after Baba's failure.
Pawan Kalyan felt that he is responsible for the fate of
the film, as he has taken the entire responsibility of making
'Johnny' in his hands by not allowing any others in making
of this film.
to play a role in Nijam
A bundle of newspapers like Eenadu and Vaartha are going
to play a major role for a naughty effect in the film Nijam.
To know how these Telugu newspapers added some romantic
touch to the film Nijam, one has to wait for the release
of the Nijam.
Every person has a forbidden desire in one's life. If one
has to go by his/her heart, most of the people would not
be doing what they are doing at present. Likewise. Puri
Jagannath gave an answer in an interview to MAA TV that
he would have become a hotel server if he were not a film
Krishna's story for Pawan Kalyan
As per the sources close to Chinni Krishna, it is revealed
that Pawan Kalyan recently summoned hotshot storywriter
Chinni Krishna to narrate a story to him. Chinni Krishna
is said to have prepared a tailor-made script called 'Genius'
for Pawan Kalyan. We have to wait and see if this project
film on 28th May?
The buzz from the distributors of Nandamuri films is that
the Balayya's film in the direction of B Gopal is expected
to release on 28th of May on the eve of the birthday of
doyen NTR. The release of Seetayya - which was slated for
the release on 28th of May - is postponed due to some unknown
reasons. NTR's Simhadri is expected to release on 19th of
Mohan dropped from Nijam
Actor Murali Mohan had a bitter experience recently when
Teja unceremoniously dropped him from the film Nijam. As
per the unconfirmed sources, Murali Mohan has done a role
of powerful police officer in Nijam film. Murali Mohan worked
for 4 days. After seeing the rushes, Teja felt that the
force is missing in the action of Murali Mohan. It is also
rumored that Teja had decided to replace Murali Mohan with
Prakah Raj and retake those 4 days of work. Murali Mohan
is planning to bring this incident to the notice of Movie
Artists Association (He is also the president of MAA).
boycotted by scribes
Actor Sivaji is said to have commented that there is no
point in entertaining the film magazines and the film industry
itself can float a couple of magazines and feed them rather
than depending on the journalists. These comments were made
to support Pawan Kalyan regarding the '18 April Crisis'.
Sivaji participated in the pressmeet of Raja Sekhar's in
the pressmeet of 'Ayudham' that was held recently. When
Sivaji turn came to speak in the pressmeet, all the journalists
got up and left the pressmeet to show their displeasure
about Sivaji's comments.
enthusiasm by TV channels
The TV channels are leaving no stone unturned to cover the
post events of '18 April Crisis'. The other day, the TV
channels reached the court premises near Assembly when they
heard a rumor that Pawan Kalyan came there. The TV channels
came running to the Deccan office again today evening, when
they head a freak rumor that there is another Dharna at
sales - hype crosses the limit
Glamour and glitz are very much associated with hype. Hence
the newsmakers -either directly or indirectly -try to hype
their products with unbelievable figures. Lets talk about
the audio of much awaited film in the recently times. The
information 'leaked' to the press is that 6 lakhs of audio
units were released for the audio of that crazy product.
But a big guy from that audio company told idlebrain.com
sources that the initial bunch of that audio has only 4.5
lakhs of units. Not to be outdone, the newsmaker of other
rival film said that 10 lakhs of audio units are released
for the audio launch. But the key person from audio company
- under the condition of anonymity - told idlebrain.com
sources that the first bunch does not exceed 3-4 lakhs.
Even hyping has a limit. If one crosses that hyping limits,
the common man would stop believing things.
Rama Naidu gets upset
Dr. Rama Naidu organized the audio function of his film
Vijayam recently at Rama Naidu studios. He invited Vijaya
Shanti as chief guest for this function. In an address to
the audience, Dr. Rama Naidu expressed his displeasure about
the absence of key members like Gajala, Sunil and Hari naumolu
(cameraman). He said that he does not need to organize functions
for publicity sake. He is conducting functions for the team
members to meet and enjoy the success. He also reiterated
that he releases all his films through Suresh distributors
and he does not need to hype any of his films by conducting
audio functions. Dr Rama Naidu seems to have got hurt a
film with Rajnikanth?
As per the rumors from Chennai, it is said that hotshot
director Teja is planning to do his much talked about 'Raithu'
with Rajnikanth in Tamil and Telugu. In Tamil, this film
would be called as 'Vyavasaayi'. It may be recalled that
the legend MGR delivered a blockbuster called 'Vyavasaayi'
in black and white era. However, director Teja is not available
for his ' no comments' on this gossip.
war for Nijam & Johnny
The cola war in this summer is extended from the hoardings
and TV commercials to the media of cinema. As per the unconfirmed
sources, Pepsi is sponsoring Pawan Kalyan's movie 'Johnny'.
You can find the Pepsi logo in most of the Johnny related
ad publicity. It is rumored that Thums Up - not to be left
behind - has approached Teja and signed a multi-crore deal
to promote Thums Up through the publicity of Nijam. And
Teja grabbed the offer with both hands.
There is a popular proverb related to business that goes
like - 'There are no permanent friends or permanent enemies
in business. There are only permanent interests'. JD Chakravarthy
and Arjun Reddy share the same sentiment. Arjun Reddy produced
'Navvutu Bratakaaliraa' with Chakri as hero. That film became
a disaster. Later on Chakri and Arjun Reddy had differences
to such an extent that Arjun Reddy filed a case against
Chakri in the court. Now they became friends again and started
a movie called 'Kaasi'.
comedy in Idiot
The comedy bit of Ali in Idiot film was received very well
by everybody including the police on whom it makes a dig
at. It is recently revealed that the same comedy bit was
used by the director Poori Jagannath 10 years back for a
TV serial on DD. It went unnoticed at that time.
the silence slide made sense
When we watched 'Ottesi Cheputunna' in Satyam theater, Ameerpet
on 11th April 2003 - the slide of Pawan Kalyan's Johnny
was shown before the movie was started. The entire theater
went into ruptures with whistles and shouts for a couple
of seconds. Immediately, the 'silence please' slide was
put up and the crowd clamed down. After seeing this, we
heard somebody commenting in theater that 'silence please'
slide in a cinema hall seems have made some sense finally!
Such is the craze for Pawan Kalyan's flick!!
surprise in Nijam
The course of direction for Shakeela's acting career took
a U turn with Teja's Jayam. Now she is also acting in another
role in Mahesh Babu - Teja's Nijam. As per the insider sources,
Shakeela is going to spring a surprise to audiences through
her character in this film.
fate of Dhanush's producer
The making of Naveen's latest film 'Dhanush' cost the producers
1.5 crores. There are no buyers for this film. The producer
has spend another 15 lakhs on their own and made a few prints
of Dhanush and released it on 11th of this month. This movie
was, however, was not released in lots of areas due to some
Nagarjuna was slightly injured on his leg during the shooting
of his first film 'Vikram'. Since then it was slightly troubling
him. But during the Tollywood trophy match on 2nd February
2003, it got aggravated when hordes of crowds fell on him.
Doctors has adviced him that he can continue acting in films
without any surgery. But Nagarjuna wanted to make sure that
he is 100% physically fit for the action-oriented character
of Shivamani for Puri Jagannath directed film. Hence, he
took off from the shoot last month and went to USA to undergo
the knee surgery. Currently Nagarjuna is recuperating from
the surgery. He is expected to participate in the shooting
of Shivamani by this month end. Lets wish Nagarjuna a happy
package for KVB-Trivikram combo
K Vijaya Bhaskar and Trivikram are branded as the most successful
director - writer combination in the recent times. And they
are at their best when they work together. Do you want to
how much they are being paid for the Venky's next venture
'Malliswari? Hold your breath! As per the latest film nagar
buzz, K Vijaya Bhaskar and Trivikram are being paid 1.5
crores and 1.3 crores respectively. A director and writer
getting such a huge remuneration is very rare. And the best
part of these two guys is that they are down to earth and
don't talk much about themselves. They hate publicity for
different labs for 3 summer releases
Signing up with a lab for getting the final prints ready
is a major deal for any lab owner. The summer hot releases
Johnny, Balayya - B Gopal film (Palnadu) and Nijam are going
to use Rama Naidu Labs, Prasad Labs and Rainbow Labs (Ramoji
Film City) respectively. The expected prints for all the
three films are expected to be around 200.
Here are the details of the first trailer of Pawan Kalyan's
Johnny that is going to be aired on the local TV channels
soon. The trailer starts with 'twinkle twinkle little star'
music. A red basketball starts rolling towards right. And
Renu Desai (wearing a green dress) is shown from the back.
Then Pawan Kalyan is shown sitting on a perch. Then the
whole music changes to the action oriented sticks music.
A series of action (fight-oriented) scenes of Johnny are
shown at rapid pace, with each scene lasting for just 2-seconds.
Then comes the logo of the followed by a text of 'audio
released'. This 30-second duration trailer is going to be
aired soon! Pawan Kalyan himself edited and made this trailer!
Do we have to say it explicitly that trailer is simply superb?
exposes 32k feet raw film for 'Mustafa' song
As per the Chennai sources, director Khadir of 'Premadesam'
fame is known for expensive taking when it comes to exposing
the raw film. For a 5-minute duration 'Mustafa' song in
Premadesam, he exposed 32,000 feet worth raw film. With
32,000 feet raw film, one can produce a small budget film.
For big heroes, the ratio between the raw film exposed and
the final cut is 5:1, which means its takes around 60,000
to 70,000 feet of raw film for a final cut of 14000 feet
of a big hero.
Varsha changes her name back to Madhavi Sri
Varsha, who made an impression with her role of innocent
girl in Nuvve Kavali, seems to be going through bad phase
now. She acted as heroine in one film, which went unnoticed.
She stopped getting good roles after Vasu and Naaga. So
changed her name back to Madhavi Sri (that is her original
name) and trying her luck as sister of Ravi Teja in Dongodu
film. We have to wait and see if it changes her fortunes.
Agarwal - highest paid actress
Arti Agarwal is the highest paid actress in Telugu films.
As per the current buzz, she charges a cool 40 lakhs per
film. And there would be miscellaneous expenses around 10
lakhs on her (in terms of hotel bills + beta for her personals
etc). She is currently acting in a film each with Bala Krishna
and Venkatesh. She would be acting in Chiru's film in VN
Aditya's direction. Her dairy is full for the next one and
half year. Interestingly she is starring in 4 continuous
films by B Gopal. She acted in Indra. She is currently acting
in B Gopal - Balayya film. She would be acting with Prabhas
in next B Gopal's venture. She would also star as heroine
in NTR - B Gopal film to be produced by Chengala Venkat
Rao in this yearend.
charges 2.5 crores
As per the latest buzz from Chennai, Shankar of Gentleman
fame is charging a cool 2.5 crores per movie as remuneration.
The producers who made films with Shankar feel that a movie
in single language would not be enough to support the budget.
Hence they prefer bilingual film in Telugu and Tamil when
making films in Shankar's direction. Shankar is also known
for his extravagant spending in terms of budget for the
richness of the film. It also rumored that he is been approached
by MS Raju to direct his next movie with Mahesh Babu as
Prabhas charges 50 - 60 lakhs
Prabhas worked for peanuts in his debut film Eeswar. It
was also rumored that the heroine Sridevi in that film was
paid more than what producer has paid to Prabhas. For the
second film, Prabhas charged 30 lakhs. Now, the market price
of Prabhas varies from 50 lakhs to 60 lakhs. If he gets
a resounding hit, Prabhas would be having a phenomenal rise.
If there is a big hit in Telugu film industry this year,
that film is going to directly help Teja amass more craze
and fortune. When Okkadu became a big blockbuster, the immediate
beneficiary was Teja as Mahesh Babu's next project Nijam
is being directed by Teja. Dil - the next biggest hit of
the year so far - is also helping Teja in a direct way.
Nitin's next two projects are from Chitram movies (the home
banner of Teja). Sambaram - the next release of Nitin -
is directed by Dasarath and produced by Teja. Teja's Dhairyam
would also sport Nitin. With the instant success of Dil,
Teja's film 'Sambaram' got a lot of craze among the business
major role in Johnny
During the muhurat function of Anjana banner's film with
Chiru as hero, Allu Arvind had lots of praises for Brahmaji.
In an informal chat with the scribes, Allu Arvind said that
Brahmaji is paid ¼ of what Pawan Kalyan is paid as
remuneration. That shows the kind of weight Brahmaji's role
in "Johnny". Brahmaji is also doing a cop's role
in Teja's Nijam. Looks like good days are ahead for Brahmaji.
VN Aditya has the last laugh
In an interview
given to idlebrain.com on 17th of May 2002, young director
VN Aditya said that he would marry only after he completes
directing a Chiranjeevi's film. Since then his problems
have started. His film Sreeram did not yield expected results.
He had to wait for almost one year to get the film started
with Chiranjeevi as hero. When we met him at the muhurat,
he was very happy with Chiranjeevi acting in his film. He
said that he had got a lot of mails from friends after reading
IB interview regarding his marriage. Aditya told us that
he would reply all his friends that he is now eligible for
singers for Nijam
Hold your breath! The following celebrities are being introduced
as crooners through a couple of songs in Teja's Nijam film.
These celebrities are Mahesh Babu, Teja, Raasi and Mani
Chandana. Raasi is going to croon a background bit for the
snake song. Teja, Mahesh Babu and Mani Chandana have added
their voice to already-famous 'Rathaalu' song. Audio of
this film is expected to be launched on 11th of April.
K Naidu for Johnny
As per the unconfirmed reports, Chota K Naidu worked as
cinematographer for the climax and patchwork of Pawan Kalyan's
Johnny. Shyam Palav - the official cinematographer of Johnny
- had to leave because of the prior commitments and Chota
K Naidu worked for Johnny for the last month (March 2003)
on the request from Geeta Arts. Having multiple cinematographers
is not a new thing in film industry. For the film Takkari
Donga, six guest cinematographers worked as the official
cameraman Jayanan went to France for a film project.
Chicken chase for Balayya film
'Chase is the Catchphrase' for the current Balayya's film
under production. As per the latest news in addition to
the 'kodi pandelu' the unit has picturised a chase on chickens
in Kotappakonda. The shooting of a couple of songs and lead
scenes to climax is pending now. The film is expected to
release in the month of May as summer special.
happened to Nijam audio?
Teja is doing something first of its kind with Nijam audio
this time. He announced the venue of Sharjah and release
date of audio in February 2003 without finalizing the audio
producer. After that he confirmed Sohan Music's name just
3 days before audio
release. Since, it's just an official audio release,
what industry people do is that they take dummy cassettes
(wrapped cassette boxes without any audiocassette inside
it) and release them. After a couple of days, the real audiocassettes
would hit the market. It's been almost 20 days since the
audio function was held and there is no audiocassette available
in the market. The 'audio released' posters are out. But
there is no cassette in audio shops. As per the unofficial
reports, the audio may hit the market on 11th of April 2003.
The gap between official audio release and real audio release
is almost a month. And its possible only for Teja!
Raju's cell phone story
If you had seen the film Okkadu, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
had a comedy bit in it in which he reveals his cell number
as 98480 32919. Actually that cell number belongs to the
producer MS Raju. Somebody in the Rama Krishna Theater in
Tenali during the benefit show of Okkadu mentioned that
the number belongs to MS Raju. With in a week, MS Raju was
forced to drop that number and take a new one because he
was flooded with phone calls from fans.
Doctor's Own treatment (Sontha Vaidyam)
There is a doctor turned actor in Telugu film industry.
Recently his wife complained of stomachache and the hero
gave his own medicine and it reacted negatively. Finally
the wife of hero had to be admitted in hospital for the
treatment. She is fine now.
and Run with same point?
As per the gossip that is making rounds in the film nagar,
the films Dil (Nitin, Neha - VV Vinayak) and Run (Madhavan,
Meera Jasmin - AM Ratnam) have stories revolving around
the same point. Run was released in Tamilnadu during Dasara
2002 and now it is being dubbed in to Telugu. Dil was started
in December 2002 and is also releasing on the same day of
Telugu Run. That is on 4th April 2003. We have to wait and
see if these two films have same central point or not!!
Prabhas was approached by Dasari for the lead role in fools.
But at that time Prabhas was having 3 commitments. Hence
he told Dasari that he would do Fools film after completing
those 3 assignments. An angry Dasari selected a hero who
acted with a screen name of Amar and changed his name to
Srinadh and relaunched him with Fools. Lucky Prabhas ..
he missed it!
Chicken phobia for Gajala
Gajala is a non-veg freak. She eats it a lot. But she is
very afraid of the chicken. Recently she is seen getting
scared when a chicken came near her. She is also very much
scared of rabbit but she doesn't mind eating it though!
Strange. Is not it?
on Lawrence's name
Somebody has started a dance school a month back on the
name of Raghavendra Lawrence by claiming that the choreographer
Lawrence would come and take special class for dances. They
collected a fee that ranges between Rs. 10,000/- to Rs 25,000/-
depending on the course and disappeared in a jiff. Later
it is revealed that the total cost for this fraud is amounting
up to 60 lakhs. It is also said that Lawrence is not aware
of the whole incident. In a recent interview given to idlebrain.com,
Lawrence told that there is no need for new dancers in the
film industry, as the movies that are being made are not
able to accommodate the existing dancers.
over Amrutham serial
Amrutam - a TV sitcom (Situational Comedy) that made splashes
last year - is facing a row now. Jhansi and Sivaji - who
starred in that serial - came out and joined hands with
Jogi brothers and Naresh (senior) to start a clone called
'Alasyam Amrutham Vishaam' AAV). Now AAV is being telecasted
on MAA TV as a competition to Amrutham on Gemini TV.
terror for artists
Teja is like a Hitler when he is on the shooting spot while
doing direction. The artists make sure that nothing goes
wrong from their side when Teja is at the helm. It is reliably
learnt that Lakshmana Rao - who made splashes through his
role (aithe OK) in AVI - is also acting in Teja's Nijam.
It is rumored that Lakshmana Rao suffered High-BP and was
admitted in hospital when he got delayed to the shooting
of 'Nijam', because he was held up in shooting of some other
film. Such is terror Teja created in the minds of the artists.
big audio release during world cup?
If you think Cricket world cup is scaring the movie producers
only, then you are mistaken. Even the audio makers are gripping
under the fear of world cup to release their big audios.
As per idlebrain.com sources, none of the audios of Johnny,
Nijam and NBK- Balayya films would be released before 23rd
March 2003. Speaking to idlebrain.com, RP Patnaik confirmed
that Nijam audio would hit the stores only on 2nd April
2003. Since, the producers prefer an ideal gap of a month's
between audio release and movie release can we expect 2
of these three major releases release on 2nd May and 9th
of May respectively?
would direct Mahesh- MS Raju's film?
As per the industry buzz two of the hotshot directors are
being considered for the ambitious project of Okkadu combination
- Mahesh Babu and MS Raju. These two directors are none
but Shankar of Gentleman fame and Krishna Vamsi. We would
come to know about the final chosen director as the count
down has begun for the muhurat shot of this film - that's
on 10th May 2003.
buys a flat
Raasi - who is currently staying in Prasanth Kuteer has
recently bought a flat near Annapurna studios. It is not
known if she bought it for own use or to rent it out. Comedy
artist LB Sriram also bought a flat in the same apartment.
But LB Sriram has moved into that apartment along with his
film to be titled as 'Palnadu'?
per the unconfirmed reports, the title under consideration
for Balayya's film in the direction of B Gopal is 'Palnadu'.
Unlike earlier B Gopal - Bala Krishna combination films
(Lorry Driver, Rowdy Inspector, Samarasimha Reddy and Narasimha
Naidu) where the titles were hero centered, this film would
focus on the region and might be titled as 'Palnadu'. Balayya
is playing the character of 'Bhavani Prasad' in this film.
Shankar for Uday Kiran's film?
the grapevine is to be believed, Uday Shankar (the director
of 'Kalisundam Raa') is providing a helping hand (could
be called as Ghost direction if he involves more than that)
to the director Rajasekhar for the Suresh Productions film
with Uday Kiran and Shriya in the main leads. Adbhutan,
who is directing Uday Kiran on Supergood banner, has provided
story for Suresh Production's film.
Sri Prasad's bad luck
Devi Sri Prasad gave music for three consecutive hit films
- Khadgam, Thottigang and Manmadhudu. In spite of being
very much successful, Devi Sri Prasad is not having any
of Telugu projects on the floor now. Seenu Vytla, who gave
break to Devi Sri Prasad with Anandam preferred Koti for
his 'Anandamanandamaye'. We hope that Devi Sri Prasad gets
good break soon.
Kamal's story an inspired one?
visitor of Idlebrain mailed us saying that the basic plot
of Kamal Hassan's film 'Sathyame
Sivam' was inspired by the Hollywood flick 'Planes Trains
and Automobiles'. Susequently, the IBDB
(idlebrain discussion board) participants also opened a
thread regarding the same. The reviews of 'Planes Trains
and Automobiles' suggest that the basic plot of two strangers
of contrasting personalities forced to travel for days together
is same in both the films. Sathame Sivam was released in
Tamil on 21st January where as the film 'Planes Trains and
Automobiles' was released in 1987. Kamal Hassan takes the
credit of story for 'Sathyame Sivam'.
film: Watch n buy
Giving test drives to the buyers is the best form providing
right kind of 'assurance and expected value for money'.
This kind of service was offered for the film Chennakesava
Reddy earlier. All the buyers were shown some exciting scenes
from the movie before they bought it. Medikonda Murali Krishna
is said to be quoting the highest rates for all the areas
by claming that the budget of the film is touching 17 crores.
Hence, he is showing the glimpses of best scenes from the
film to the buyers to enhance their confidence levels on
the film. As per the producer, this film would have such
a mind-blowing chases that no other Telugu film maker would
dare to have any chases in their future films as this film
would show the zenith of chasing in all forms (Sumos, bikes,
helicopters, boats, trains etc).
proposal by SVK
SV Krishna Reddy has recently proposed an exciting combination
to the ace producer MS Raju. He narrated a powerful story,
which is prepared by keeping Venky and Hari Krishna in the
main leads. As per the rumor mills, MS Raju is said to have
accepted the proposal and the subsequent casting activity
is under progress for this film to be produced in the year
is Chinna missing in Kadabbi climax?
The people who saw the film 'Kabaddi Kabaddi' would end
up in complaining about not-so-exciting climax game of Kabaddi.
As per the insiders, Chinna - who acted as a mad guy in
that film - is supposed to play an important role in the
victory of hero's team. But the climax of the film does
not sport Chinna playing any vital role. The real story
is that Chinna was terribly injured while doing practice
for the Tollywood trophy that was held on 2nd February of
2003. He was bed ridden due to that injury. Hence the director
of 'Kabaddi Kabaddi' film had to compromise.
Arjun as a drag?
Lots of people got confused when the song 'Mavayyadi
Mogalturu .. Maa Nannadi Palakollu' (Listen
here) was sung by the female voice in the audio of Gangotri
film. Mogalturu is the birthplace of Allu Arjun's uncle
(mavayya) Chiranjeevi. Palakollu is the birthplace of Allu
Arjun's father (nanna) Allu Arvind. This Smita sung song
has become a rage among the masses with its catchy lyrics
and racy beats. As per the grapevine, Allu Arjun - who proved
himself as a wonderful dancer through his cameo in Daddy
film - acted in this song as a drag. This song comes during
the sequence where he (in a girl getup) seduces comedian
Kalyan's editing prowess
Pawan Kalyan is said to have mastered the act of scissoring
(no pun intended). He is extremely good at cutting the reel
(i.e. editing). The director suryah himself admitted in
an interview given to idlebrain.com that it was all Pawan's
creativity when it comes to the fights in Kushi. As per
the grapevine, the last fight of the film which was shot
on the sticks-flashing men was an absolute let down. But
however, Pawan Kalyan took it as a challenge and sat on
the editing table. He cut the frames so fast that people
would not really understand what's happening on the screen.
The extraordinary background score also dominated the screen.
One could put the video on mute mode and observe that fight
to know the real secret. This is a classic example of how
a good editing can make the bad fight into a good one. As
per the grapevine, Pawan Kalyan is also taking keen interest
in editing the entire Johnny film as well.
occupies homely heroine niche
The homely heroine position is vacant after the exit of
Aamani few years back. Soundarya filled that place and faded
out. With the success of Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaaru
film, Kalyani grabbed occupied that niche. She consolidated
her position with 'Kabaddi kabaddi' film. She is currently
acting in a homely role in Venky's film 'Vasantham'. SV
Krishna Reddy also signed her for the film to be directed
with Venu as hero.
secret meeting with Rajni
When Vishnu Vardhan was launched in a grand way on 6th of
this month, Rajnikanth was supposed to grace the occasion.
But due to the delay in flight, he could not make it to
the function. During that night, Mohan Babu has arranged
a private party for the near and dear in Holiday Inn hotel.
As the guests are taking their time off by enjoying the
party, Rajnikanth preferred to be invisible by idling in
his room on the first floor. Chiranjeevi is said to have
visited Rajnikanth and some confidential issues related
politics are said to have been discussed during that occasion.
Patnaik to stop making music?
RP Patnaik had a long cherished dream of becoming a film
director. How RP has become music director is pure coincidence.
Though he loves doing music, he is much more interested
in entering the movie direction. If the sources close to
RP are to be believed, RP would stop making music after
a couple of years and start directing main stream films
on full scale.
color for movie promotion
The days have gone where Naidus and Reddys are the most-preferred
titles for movies. Now the caste color has taken a new hue
with the films 'Fools' and 'Bheemudu'. The caste related
organizations are patronizing the movies. Ranga and Radha
Mitra Mandali had given an advertisement in Andhrajyothy
news paper on Sunday (15th February 2003) by pleading the
junta to watch 'Fools'. The 'Dalitha Sangham' requested
all the Dalits through 'Vaartha' newspaper to watch 'Bheemudu'.
Its reasonable for 'Bheemudu' film as this film shows how
the lower castes are being exploited by higher castes. But
what is the intention of Ranga and Radha Mitra Mandali in
promoting Dasari's 'Fools' (fools is a family entertainer
with no caste related storyline)?
Yadardham opposite Chiru's film?
Dasari Narayana Rao recently commented that the Tamil director
has copied 'Bebbilipuli' - Dasari's blockbuster with
NTR - and made it as 'Ramana' in Tamil and our producers
were willing to buy that story by spending crores. Now Dasari
is planning to make a film titled Yadardham with
a caption of 'The Public Court' with Vijaya Santhi
in the main lead. If the grapevine is to be believed, this
film Yadardham would be the modern version of 'Bebbulipuli'
and it is expected to be released during the time of Chiranjeevi's
film Ramana's remake release.
dances to Lux Papa tune
Bala Krishna is always branded as a hero who does not mix
with crowds. But with his excellent sportsmanship in the
recently held Tollywood trophy, he proved that he is the
gentlest of all the gentlemen out there. He has attended
the private bash thrown by MAA TV and Rhythm Media Works
at Durbar Hall of Taj Krishna on the night of 9th February.
When the lady DJ invited him to shake his leg for the most
popular song - Lux Papa from Narasimha Naidu,
Balayya did not hesitate. He came on to the dance floor
and danced for 2 and half minutes amidst the awesome cheers
from all his colleagues.
are the babus referred by Krishna Vamsi?
In an interview to Teja TV, Krishna Vamsi mentioned that
Bala Krishna, Nagarjuna and Venkatesh deserved to be called
as babus as they are sons of legends of Telugu cinema. Since
those guys grew up in film industry, everybody used to call
them babu. What irritated Krishna Vamsi is that it has become
a norm for every new comer to demand others to call them
as babus. It is reliably learnt that the babu satire in
Khadgam was aimed at three youth heroes. One of the heroes
is a child artist turned hero. Another one is a grandson
of legendry actor and the third one the guy with no film
background and also the heartthrob of girls.
A youth hero who has shown his power to the world of Telugu
cinema recently with a blockbuster has not taken any remuneration
during the making of that film. Incidentally that film was
the costliest Telugu film made so far. During the making
of the film, this prince of Telugu Cinema seems to have
told that producer that he is not interested in taking remuneration,
as the film's budget was huge. He said that after the film's
release, if that film becomes a hit then the producer could
give 5 - 10 lakhs. Such was the noble and kind heart of
the youth hero, who is incidentally the son of a super star
who has loyal fan following from Telugu people around the
globe. The same prince did not take any remuneration for
the film that was released during the pongal of last year
bomb sends a shock wave
A sex bomb who was successful in Malayalam field has recently
entered Telugu film industry with comedy oriented roles.
She is giving jitters to the audiences with her bloated
body. She is also giving jitters to the unit members with
her make-up room antics. The production boys are in the
state of shock whenever they enter her make-up room. She
appears with cigarette in one hand and a wineglass in another.
sets a new trend in lipstick usage
dialogue writer Trivikram might have just experimented when
he made the hero try his lipstick on his eyes. But that
experiment seems to have become a reality recently when
using lipstick on eyes has become the fad in party circles
in Hyderbad. Lots of beauties are seen partying after encircling
their eyes with lipsticks of various colors. Even the famous
danseuses Sarala kumari advises that it's cool to encircle
the eyes with lipstick. Nagarjuna is definitely a man who
is keenly followed by the babes from party circles.
Lulla designs Mahesh wardrobe
Mumbai dress and fashion designer Neeta Lulla has taken
the onus of designing hero Mahesh Babu's wardrobe. Neeta
Lulla designed wardrobe for over 300 Bollywood films so
far that include Lamhe, HDDCS, Taal, Yaadein, Devdas etc.
Hence we can expect a brand new and lovely Mahesh Babu in
his forthcoming film (to be tentatively titled as 'New'
or 'Naani') to be producer by his sister Manjula Swaroop
in the direction of SJ Suryah.