Telugu Cinema News
Chennai, July 24 : If all goes as planned, then the first look poster of the Telugu remake of "OMG: Oh My God", titled "Gopala Gopala", will be unveiled on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami Aug 16.
Chennai, July 23 : A song from Senior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR)-starrer 1969 Telugu film Bhale Tammudu has been remixed and used in upcoming Telugu actioner Rowdy Fellow. By including the remixed version, the makers intend to pay tribute to the legendary actor.
Hyderabad, July 22 : Actor Pawan Kalyan, who plays Lord Krishna in the Telugu remake of "OMG: Oh My God" titled "Gopala Gopala", will be seen for 25 minutes in the film. He started shooting for the film here Monday.
Hyderabad, July 22 : Actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi will soon be seen in the hot seat of Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu", hosted by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.
Chennai, July 21 : Actor-filmmaker Prakash Raj is floored by the dedication of actor Bellamkonda Srinivas, who is making his acting debut with forthcoming Telugu actioner "Alludu Seenu". Prakash says he never behaved like a newcomer on sets of the film.
Chennai, July 21 : The team of upcoming Telugu fantasy film "Yamaleela 2" will soon be heading to some exotic locations in Europe such as Switzerland, Slovenia, Milan and Italy to shoot important portions of the film.
Hyderabad, July 21 : Customers of Kalamandir store recently here were in for a surprise when actor Harshvardhan Rane along his co-stars Avantika Mishra and Sushma Raj broke into a 'dhoti' dance as part of the promotions for their upcoming Telugu thriller "Maaya".
Chennai, July 20 : Ace filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli is in accord with his counterpart Ram Gopal Varma's (RGV) philosophy that money and establishment are not required to make a film and that story and determination matter the most.
Chennai, July 20 : Director Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty says he "followed the script" and shot his upcoming Tamil-Telugu directorial debut "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", inspired by true events, in over 100 locations in the country to keep the narrative "authentic".
Chennai, July 20 : Glamour does get you noticed, says actress Seerat Kapoor, who is making her acting debut with upcoming Telugu action-thriller "Run Raja Run", but says it differs from one actor to another and is based on how one wants to be portrayed on screen.
Chennai, July 17 : Actors Aadi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani, who play the lead in upcoming Tamil-Telugu thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", recently released the first look poster of their film by walking and sticking it on the road here.
Chennai, July 17 : Santosh Srinivas is a bundle of joy after working with Junior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) in upcoming Telugu action-drama "Rabhasa". He says he thoroughly enjoyed directing the actor, who is one of top stars in the southern film industry.
Chennai, July 15 : Venkatesh-starrer Telugu family thriller "Drishyam", which is the eponymous remake of a Malayalam blockbuster, has minted Rs.5.23 crore in the opening weekend in Andhra Pradesh.
Chennai, July 14 : Filmmaker Sampath Nandi says he's so impressed with actor Aadi Pudipeddi's work in upcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Gaalipatam" that he wishes to work with him every year going forward.
Chennai, July 13 : Mahesh Babu won the best actor for Telugu movie "SVSC", while Nayantara bagged the best actress trophy for her perforamnce in Tamil film "Raja Rani" for the year 2013 at the star-studded 61st Filmfare Awards southern edition.
Chennai, July 13 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna's TV show "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudua" has registered a record high score of 10.8 Television Viewer Ratings (TVR) once again and occupied the top slot for fourth week in a row.
Chennai, July 9 : Actor Navdeep, who has collaborated with Ram Gopal Varma for forthcoming Telugu thriller "Ice Cream", says the filmmaker knows how to make cost-effective films and that other filmmakers should learn from him the art of avoiding unnecessarily expenditure on a film.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, July 9 : Actor Daggubati Venkatesh has many firsts with Telugu thriller "Drishyam". This is his first non-commercial film and his maiden venture with a female director. He says the "challenging" remake has helped him break all the trappings of a star.
Chennai, July 9 : Refuting rumours that he will be directing megastar Chiranjeevi's 150th film, filmmaker V.V. Vinayak has said that he hasn't yet confirmed a project with the actor. He says he's still waiting for the veteran's nod.
Chennai, July 8 : Producer Suresh Babu is extremely thrilled that his forthcoming Telugu thriller "Drishyam" will mark 50 years of their production house.
Chennai, July 8 : Actor Daggubati Venkatesh-starrer Telugu thriller "Drishyam", an eponymous remake of a Malayalam blockbuster, has been passed with a U certificate by the Central Board of Film Certicification - and without cuts.
Chennai, July 7 : Director Suneel Kumar Reddy's yet-untitled next Telugu film will be an extension of his last directorial "Oka Romantic Crime Katha". He has even retained the same cast and crew for the film.
Hyderabad, July 7 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has admitted that he's in talks with a few Telugu directors to do a film, but says he hasn't signed a film yet in the language.
Chennai, July 6 : Producer Suresh Babu is confident that Telugu thriller "Drishyam", which releases Friday, will instantly connect with every common man because of its appealing family sentiment.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, July 5 : With a perfect combination of beauty and brains, actresses from the Telugu film world have gained a strong foothold in Tamil filmdom in the recent past.
Chennai, July 3 : Sushma Raj was content with her fashion designing course and her life as a model, and had no desire to join films. But her family and friends made her don the greasepaint, she says.
Chennai, July 2 : Superstar Mahesh Babu, who is busy wrapping up Telugu actioner "Aagadua", will be seen in a cameo role in upcoming Telugu film "Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini", starring his brother-in-law Sudheer Babu.
Chennai, July 2 : Actress Tejaswi Madivada, who is playing the lead in Ram Gopal Varma-directed Telugu thriller "Ice Cream", says working with the auteur matters the most to her and not whether he is able to churn out hit films or not.
Chennai, July 1 : Actress Shanvi Srivastava, who is currently shooting with yesteryear actress Sumalatha Ambareesh for upcoming Kannada remake of Telugu hit "Ala Modalaindi", says the film has given her an opportunity to learn the art of subtle acting from her senior colleague.
Chennai, June 30 : Actor Akkineni Naga Chaitanya-starrer costly Telugu actioner "Autonagar Surya" could earn just Rs.5.8 crore in the opening weekend in Andhra Pradesh. Experts blame delay in its release for its poor performance at the box office.
Chennai, June 29 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who recently made his television debut with the Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu" (MEK), is ecstatic with the response to his show and his performance on the tube.
Chennai, June 28 : Filmmaker Dharma Teja, who is ready with his next Telugu film titled "Hora Hori", says he is eagerly waiting for the monsoon to arrive as he plans to shoot some important sequences of his film in the rain.
Chennai, June 28 : Ace filmmaker S.S Rajamouli has teamed up with actress Tamannaah Bhatia for the first time in upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual "Baahubali". He is so impressed with the latter's potential that he feels she's a value addition to the project.
Chennai, June 27 : Actor Naga Chaitanya-starrer Telugu actioner "Autonagar Surya", directed by Deva Katta, released Friday after a delay of almost a year. Chaitanya says he would like work with the film's director again.
Chennai, June 26 : Magnum opus "Baahubali", slated to release next year, will be a "thrilling" experience for the audiences with some awe-inspiring visual effects pulled off by international technicians, says the film's director S.S Rajamouli.
Chennai, June 26 : First time director Srinivas Avasarala is extremely happy with the response he has received for his recent Telugu romantic-drama "Oohalu Gusagusalade" and this has motivated him to make more films.
Chennai, June 25 : In the Telugu remake of "OMG: Oh My God", titled "Gopala Gopala", two of Telugu cinema's top stars - Daggubati Venkatesh and Pawan Kalyan are sharing screen space. Venkatesh says he's really excited to be working alongside the latter.
Chennai, June 24 : Actress Nadiya feels the success of upcoming Telugu thriller "Drishyam", directed by Sripriya Rajkumar, will encourage a lot of women directors to join the directorial bandwagon.
Chennai, June 24 : Director Om Sai Prakash says his upcoming Telugu-Kannada bilingual "Janmasthanam", about the problems women are facing today in the society, will appeal to women audiences in particular as he feels they will easily connect with the story.
Chennai, June 23 : Nikhil Siddhartha, who hasn't had a release since last year's Telugu blockbuster "Swamy Ra Ra", says the film made him an established actor and it changed his priorities as an actor.
Chennai, June 23 : Telugu superstar Akkineni Nagarjuna, who recently made his small-screen debut with the Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu" (MEK), registered the highest Gross Rating Points (GRP) last week.
Chennai, June 23 : Actor Harshavardhan Rane, who is playing cameos in two Telugu projects - comedy-thriller "Geethanjali" and a yet-untitled film - says he doesn't mind doing these special appearances because he gets to work with some top heroines of the industry.
Chennai, June 22 : Malayalam hit "London Bridge", will soon be released in Telugu. The Telugu version, which is currently in the dubbing phase, is slated for release in July and the makers are confident of its success.
Chennai, June 22 : The makers of upcoming Telugu thriller "Drishyam", remake of Malayalam blockbuster of the same name, have launched a jigsaw puzzle on the social networking site Facebook. The game has already generated a lot of buzz as it allows users to win prizes every day.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Film: "Indrudu"; Cast: Vishal Krishna, Lakshmi Menon, Iniya, Jagan, Sunder Ramu, Jayaprakash and Saranya Ponvannan; Director: Thiru; Rating: **1/2
Chennai, June 20 : Ace producer Dil Raju has acquired the distribution rights of forthcoming Telugu actioner "Autonagar Surya", which is releasing after nearly a year's delay. He says he's confident about the film's success.
Hyderabad, June 18 : No tax on small-budget movies, medical insurance for technicians and subsidy for small films are some of the demands put forth by the Telangana Film Producers' Guild (TFPG) in an effort to support the Telangana film industry.
Chennai, June 18 : Actor Srinivas Avasarala's passion for writing and storytelling encouraged him to don the director's hat for forthcoming Telugu romantic-comedy "Oohalu Gusagusalade". He says he enjoys the storytelling process more than acting.
Chennai, June 17 : Actor Nikhil Siddhartha, who has teamed up with Swathi Reddy for the second time in a row in upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual "Karthikeya", says collaborating with her helped him improve his performance as an actor.
Chennai, June 17 : Actor Harshvardhan Rane, who is paired with three heroines in upcoming Telugu thriller "Maaya", says the experience was challenging because he had to romance them with different emotions.
Chennai, June 17 : The makers of upcoming Telugu thriller "Drishyam", a remake of a similarly titled Malayalam blockbuster, are confident it will not mimic the standard formula of filmmaking and produce a new wave of cinema in the language.
Hyderabad, June 15 : Telugu actress-producer Lakshmi Manchu has welcomed a baby girl through surrogacy. "It's one of the best moments of my life," tweeted her father and actor Manchu Mohan Babu.
Hyderabad, June 12 : Ever since actor Venkatesh's son Arjun Daggubati was recently spotted at the launch of Telugu remake of "OMG: Oh My God!" titled "Gopala Gopala", there have been rumours that he will be playing the actor's son in the movie.
Chennai, June 11 : Telugu actor Nikhil Siddhartha is foraying into Tamil film market with upcoming film "Karthikeya". He believes the Tamil-Telugu bilingual will give him an opportunity to expand his base and cater to large audiences in both the industries.
Hyderabad, June 11 : Ace producer Dil Raju's Telugu film "Kerintha", which has been in the pipeline for nearly three years, is set to go on floors here June 23. Raju says he doesn't mind the delay because he's confident about the film.
Hyderabad, June 11 : Director Indraganti Mohan Krishna has clarified that his upcoming Telugu directorial "Bandipotu" is an out-and-out comedy entertainer and not a spoof of the 1968 eponymous classic film in the language.
Hyderabad, June 9 : The yet-untitled Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster "OMG: Oh My God!" went on floors here Monday. The film's lead actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran participated in the launch.
Chennai, June 9 : Upcoming Telugu film "Drushyam", remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam", has completed its shooting and is currently in post-production phase. The makers are planning to release the movie in July.
Chennai, June 8 : Ace filmmaker S.S Rajamouli, who is currently busy shooting Telugu magnum opus "Baahubali", Sunday shot the same scenes that were disrupted by rain last year. He hopes the weather works in favour of the film this time.
Chennai, June 8 : Actress Isha Chawla has paired with co-star Allari Naresh for the first time in the upcoming Telugu comedy "Jump Jilani" and she says she had so much fun shooting with him as he's extremely funny both on and off sets.