By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Jil"; Cast - Gopichand, Raashi Khanna, Kabir Singh, Harish Uthaman, Posani Krishna Murali, Brahmaji, Chalapathi Rao and Srinivas Avasarala; Director - Radha Krishna Kumar; Rating - **
Hyderabad, March 28 : Popular Telugu writer Kona Venkat and producer D.V.V Danayya were robbed at knifepoint here when they were returning home from a party late at night.
Chennai, March 27 : Actor Ram Pothineni, who is busy shooting for Telugu romantic-comedy "Pandaga Chesko", has signed two yet-untitled projects in the language.
Hyderabad, March 27 : Actress Nora Fatehi, who has worked in films such as "Roar: The Tigers of Sunderbans" and "Crazy Cukkad Family", has been signed for a special song in S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali".
Chennai, March 26 : Actor Sai Dharam Tej, who comes from megastar Chiranjeevi's clan, says he doesn't feel any pressure of belonging to the prestigious family. But he is aware of his responsibility of living up to the family's reputation.
London, March 25 : Actor-politician Manchu Mohan Babu will be felicitated by Telugu Association of London (TAL) on Saturday here for his contribution to the field of entertainment for over four decades.
Chennai, March 25 : Director Praveen Sattaru, who was disappointed with the box-office prospects of his National Award-winning Telugu drama "Chandamama Kathalu", said the prestigious honour came at the right time and boosted his morale.
Hyderabad, March 23 : Two public sector banks have issued notices to leading Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna's film studio to recover loans amounting to Rs.62 crore. The actor is hopeful of resolving the issue in a few days.
Chennai, March 23 : The style factor in Gopichand-starrer Telugu actioner "Jil" will differentiate it from the actor's earlier outings, says its director Radha Krishna, who adds he couldn't have pulled off the project without the support of his hero.
Chennai, March 23 : Actress Raashi Khanna has rubbished rumours that she's doing an item number in actor Akkineni Akhil's yet-untitled Telugu project.
Chennai, March 23 : Producer Dil Raju says he had suggested the title "Ok Bangaram" for the Telugu version of filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Ok Kanmani", which will release in cinemas in April.
Chennai, March 19 : Filmmaker Sukumar's next Telugu outing with actor Junior NTR will go on the floors in London next month.
Chennai, March 19 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna has rubbished rumours about being part of the Telugu remake of recent Kannada hit "Mythri". Although he said he really liked the film, he's not doing the remake for now.
Chennai, March 18 : Popular Telugu comedian Brahmanandam, who has over 1,000 films to his credit, says he is cutting down on offers to concentrate on penning his autobiography, which he plans to finish by this year-end.
Chennai, March 18 : Director Nag Ashwin says actor Nani took a giant leap in terms of performance in forthcoming Telugu film "Yevade Subramanyam", which is not an easy film to accept as the story has no point of reference.
Chennai, March 17 : Actress Saiyami Kher's long wait is finally coming to an end as her much-delayed Telugu debut project "Rey" is finally releasing. Although slightly disappointed about the delay, she says all good things take time.
Chennai, March 17 : Telugu actor Allu Arjun will be making his Hindi debut in upcoming dance film "AnyBody Can Dance 2". A proficient dancer, Arjun will be seen in a cameo appearance showcasing his dancing prowess.
Chennai, March 16 : Debutante director Srinivas says had it not been for the willingness of producer Sai Korrapati to experiment, his forthcoming Telugu action-drama "Tungabhadra" would not have been made.
Hyderabad, March 15 : Following the death of nearly 15 popular Telugu artists in recent, members of Telugu filmdom have decided to perform the Mruthyunjaya Homam.
Hyderabad, March 14 : Gold jewellery worth Rs. 15 lakh was stolen from the residence of Telugu filmmaker Puri Jagannath while he was away shooting, police said Saturday.
Chennai, March 11 : Popular Telugu star Allu Arjun, who worked under director Pradeep Sarkar for a new TV commercial, says it was a fun and exciting experience working with the acclaimed filmmaker.
Mysore, March 11 : Actor-producer Akkineni Nagarjuna shot a crucial portion of his upcoming Telugu film "Soggade Chinni Nayana" here at a 1500-year-old Vishnu temple.
Chennai, March 9 : Bollywood actress Zarine Khan, who has worked in films such as "Veer" and "Housefull 2", is set to make her Telugu debut in a yet-untitled film opposite actor Meka Srikanth.
Chennai, March 9 : Actor Nani has dubbed for Dulquer Salmaan, who plays the lead in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Telugu romantic-drama "Ok Bhangaram".
Chennai, March 5 : If sources are to be believed, actors Daggubati Venkatesh and Ravi Teja are likely to team up for the Telugu remake of last year's Tamil blockbuster "Jilla", which featured Mohan Lal and Vijay in the lead roles.
Chennai, March 4 : Cinematographer-turned-director Karthik Gattamneni says shooting his forthcoming Telugu directorial debut "Surya Vs Surya", mostly at night, was extremely challenging.
Chennai, March 4 : Actor Nikhil Siddhartha plans to take a short break to pursue a film course in the US post the release of forthcoming Telugu romantic-comedy "Surya Vs Surya".
Chennai, March 2 : Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan will produce a Telugu film tentatively titled "Sardar" with his nephew Ram Charan, said a source close to the former.
Chennai, March 2 : Actress Surabhi will shed her pretty and girl-next-door image when filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's Telugu actioner "Attack" releases. She will be seen upping the glamour quotient in her role as a mechanic.
Chennai, March 1 : Actor-producer Vishnu Manchu's next Telugu outing, a remake of Tamil hit "Arima Nambi", has been titled "Dynamite".
Chennai, March 1 : On the occasion of his wedding anniversary Sunday, Telugu actor Vishnu Manchu returned to Twitter nearly a year after his account was hacked and subsequently suspended.
Chennai, Feb 25 : Indian cinematographer and director Aloysius Vincent died here Wednesday at a private hospital. He was 86.
Chennai, Feb 24 : Veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, whose last Telugu outing "Erra Bus" turned out to be a debacle, has revealed that his next project will be with actor-politician Pawan Kalyan.
Chennai, Feb 24 : Actors Arya and Anushka Shetty have teamed up for the second time in upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Size Zero". The film will be helmed by the son of veteran Telugu filmmaker K. Raghavendra Rao.
Chennai, Feb 24 : Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's highly anticipated Telugu-Tamil bilingual period-drama "Baahubali", which has been on floors for nearly two years, will release worldwide May 22.
Chennai, Feb 23 : Filmmaker Mohan Krishna Indraganti says the plans for making a film on former ace badminton player Pullela Gopichand will take a while as nothing has materialised yet on the project.
Chennai, Feb 23 : Telugu actor Jai Akash who starred in films like "Anandam" and "Ready" has joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party. He has no plans to leave acting.
Chennai, Feb 22 : Ram Gopal Varma's next Telugu directorial "Golusu", which went on floors Saturday, marks the reunion of the auteur with actor Jagapathi Babu after two decades.
Chennai, Feb 22 : Filmmaker Maruthi, whose last Telugu directorial "Kotha Janta" hit the bull's eye, will team up next with actor Nani in a yet-untitled film in the language. The project will be produced by UV Creations.
Chennai, Feb 21 : Basking in the success of Jr. NTR-starrer Telugu action-drama "Temper", its writer Vakkantham Vamsi says direction has been on his mind for quite some time and if all goes planned, he may wield the megaphone soon.
Chennai, Feb 21 : Popular Telugu filmmaker Puri Jagannadh's son Akash Puri, who is 17-years old, says upcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Andhra Pori" perfectly suits his age. He also says it's a film he could be proud of.
New Delhi, Feb 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday condoled the death of film producer Daggubati Ramanaidu, saying the film industry has lost a creative personality who left an indelible mark on Indian cinema.
Chennai, Feb 19 : Actor Sampoornesh Babu says he couldn't be at his usual best in forthcoming Telugu crime-comedy "Bandipotu", adding that director Mohan Krishna Indraganti wanted him to tone down his acting style.
Mumbai, Feb 19 : Celebrities like Sridevi, Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor took to micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday to condole the demise of renowned Indian film producer D. Ramanaidu, noting that his "legacy will live on".
Chennai, Feb 19 : Jr. NTR-starrer Telugu action-drama "Temper", which is directed by Puri Jagannadh, has collected a whopping Rs. 40 crore in its first week worldwide.
Chennai, Feb 19 : Actor-cum-doctor Rajasekar, who was treating producer D. Ramanaidu for the last few months using Palliative care and alternative therapy, said it was the veteran's family support that gave him the strength to survive.
Chennai, Feb 19 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan feels visionary producer D. Ramanaidu, who lost his battle to cancer Wednesday, should be truly considered a national producer and not restricted to one industry.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Hyderabad, Feb 18 : Coming from an agricultural family, he went on to become one of Indian cinema's most loved and respected producers -- Daggubati Ramanaidu's film journey, which lasted for five glorious decades, can inspire many generations to come.
Hyderabad, Feb 18 : Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and the chief ministers of the two states have condoled the death of well-known filmmaker Daggubati Ramanaidu.
Hyderabad, Feb 18 : Renowned Indian film producer D. Ramanaidu, 79, who was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, passed away at a hospital here Wednesday. His cremation will be held Thursday afternoon, his publicist said.
Hyderabad, Feb 18 : The Indian film industry plunged into gloom following the death of veteran producer D. Ramanaidu, who breathed his last here Wednesday.
Hyderabad, Feb 18 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday expressed grief at the death of movie mogul D. Ramanaidu, and recalled his "immeasurable" contribution to cinema.
Hyderabad, Feb 18 : Renowned Telugu producer D. Ramanaidu, who holds the record of producing films in the maximum number of Indian languages, breathed his last here Wednesday. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner and Padma Bhushan awardee was 79.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Feb 18 : Filmmaker Mohan Krishna Indraganti, who is looking forward to the release of Telugu crime-comedy "Bandipotu", says comedy is the most "difficult" and "underrated" genre to make films in.
Chennai, Feb 18 : Actress Aditi Chengappa says the experience of romancing two different heroes almost at the same time for upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Moone Moondru Vaarthai" was extremely challenging.
Chennai, Feb 16 : Model-turned-actress Aisha Sharma will be making her cinematic debut opposite actor Ram Pothineni in upcoming Telugu film "Shivam", which will be directed by debutant Srinivas Reddy.
Chennai, Feb 16 : Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, popular for his gangster and horror films, is making a comeback to the romance genre with upcoming Telugu drama "365 Days" after over a decade.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Temper"; Cast - Jr NTR, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj, Posani Krishna Murali, Jayaprakash Reddy, Ali, Saptagiri, Kovai Sarla and Rama Prabha; Director - Puri Jagannadh; Rating - ***
Chennai, Feb 14 : Producer Dil Raju has acquired the rights to the Telugu dubbed version of Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic drama "Ok Kanmani". The film has been titled "Ok Bhangaram" in Telugu and is slated for release in April.
Chennai, Feb 12 : Actor-producer Akkineni Nagarjuna is set to team up with Tamil actor Karthi in a yet-untitled Telugu project that will be helmed by Vamsi Paidipally. He was so bowled over by Vamsi's script that he instantaneously agreed to do it.