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Mohan Babu dedicates 40 years in filmdom to fans, friends

Chennai, Nov 22 : Actor-producer Manchu Mohan Babu, who has completed four decades in Telugu filmdom, has dedicated the proud moment and his success to fans and friends who have stood by him in this journey.

'Appuchi Graamam' director moves from sci-fi to action

Chennai, Nov 20 : Director Vi Anand, who made an impressive Tamil debut with sci-fi film "Appuchi Graamam", has now started working on his next film which is Telugu actioner titled "Tiger".

Ravi Teja to play Akshay's role in Telugu version of 'Special 26'

By Subhash K Jha, Mumbai, Nov 19 : Telugu superstar Ravi Teja is all set to play the role of actor Akshay Kumar in Telugu remake of "Special 26".

Public helped us release 'Naa Bangaaru Talli': Director

Chennai, Nov 19 : Filmmaker Rajesh Touchriver says it was the public's contribution that facilitated the release of the three National Awards winning Telugu-Malayalam bilingual "Naa Bangaaru Taali", which deals with human trafficking, in cinemas Friday.

Nagarjuna's new film launched

Hyderabad, Nov 19 : Akkineni Nagarjuna's next Telugu film tentatively titled "Soggade Chinni Nayana" was launched here Wednesday. The film features the actor in a dual role as grandfather and grandson.

Trust brought Rohit, Krishna together for 'Rowdy Fellow'

Chennai, Nov 18 : Debutant filmmaker Krishna Chaitanya says trust played a crucial role in collaborating with actor Nara Rohit in forthcoming Telugu actioner "Rowdy Fellow", which releases in cinemas Friday.

'Gopala Gopala' set for Sankranti 2015 release

Chennai, Nov 17 : "Gopala Gopala", the Telugu remake of Hindi hit "OMG: Oh My God", will release in cinemas during Sankranti 2015. The makers are planning on releasing the film's first look soon.

Nita Ambani, Juhi Chawla tour Annapurna Studios

Hyderabad, Nov 16 : A group of corporate women bigwigs such as Nita Ambani, Swati Piramal, Nawaz Singhania, Ananya Goenka, Leena Tiwari, Radhika Sheth, Anupa Sahney along with actress Juhi Chawla visited Annapurna Studios here.

Dubbed Telugu version of 'Vidiyum Munn' to release soon

Chennai, Nov 15 : Debutant Balaji K Kumar-directed Tamil thriller "Vidiyum Munn", which has been dubbed in Telugu as "Oka Ratrilo Iddarammayilu", is being readied for release in the language soon.

Kollywood actors making inroads in Telugu filmdom

Chennai, Nov 14 : After impressing audiences and critics alike with their dubbed Telugu films, popular Tamil actors such as Suriya, Karthi and Vishal Krishna Reddy have finally decided to make their presence felt in Telugu filmdom by taking up projects in the language.

Krishna Reddy brought out the actor in me: Diah Nicolas

Chennai, Nov 11 : Actress Diah Nicolas, who hails from South Africa, says it was filmmaker S.V Krishna Reddy, who taught her the basics of acting while working on his upcoming Telugu fantasy drama "Yamaleela 2".

Rana set for Tamil film in March 2015

Chennai, Nov 10 : Telugu film actor Rana Daggubati, whose last Tamil outing was the Ajith Kumar-starrer "Arrambam", will start working on another film in the language early next year.

Direction is on my mind: Allari Naresh

Chennai, Nov 9 : Actor Allari Naresh, who is currently busy shooting for Telugu comedy "Bandipotu", says he has plans to don the director's hat soon. In fact, he's currently working on a script for his directorial.

True-blue entertainer: Kumar Nagendra on 'Joru'

Chennai, Nov 4 : Filmmaker Kumar Nagendra says his forthcoming Telugu drama "Joru", which releases in cinemas Friday, is a "true-blue entertainer" made purely based on the feedback he received for his directorial debut "Gundello Godari".

Here's how 'Paathshala' defied shackles of Telugu filmdom

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Nov 3 : Just a few weeks ago, a small, independent Telugu film called "Paathshala" released in cinemas by defying shackles of the industry. Not only was it appreciated by film buffs and critics alike, it also reintroduced independent style filmmaking amidst commercial cinema.

No remake of 'Kaththi' in Telugu

Chennai, Nov 2 : Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi", which has turned out to be a blockbuster, won't have a Telugu remake as the makers have decided to have a dubbed release instead.

No remake of 'Kaththi' in Telugu

Chennai, Nov 2 : Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi", which has turned out to be a blockbuster, won't have a Telugu remake as the makers have decided to have a dubbed release instead.

Sampath Nandi 'happy' to team up with Ravi Teja

Chennai, Nov 2 : Filmmaker Sampath Nandi, who will be working with actor Ravi Teja in his next film, says he's happy to have finally got an opportunity to direct his favourite star.

'Errabus' will redefine grandfather-grandson relationship: Dasari

Chennai, Oct 28 : Veteran Dasari Narayana Rao says his upcoming Telugu family drama "Errabus", which is currently in post-production phase, will redefine the grandfather-grandson relationship without compromising on the commercial elements.

Always strive to touch hearts through my films: Krishna Reddy

Chennai, Oct 28 : Telugu filmmaker S.V. Krishna Reddy, who is known over the years for making some clean family entertainers, says he will continue making films that will touch the hearts of the audience.

Telugu film producers vie for 'Kaththi' remake rights

Chennai, Oct 27 : Following the stupendous success of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi", which raked in over Rs.30 crore in its opening weekend worldwide, producers from Telugu filmdom have shown a keen interest to remake the film with a top star.

Telugu producers vie for 'Kaththi' remake rights

Chennai, Oct 27 : Following the stupendous success of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi", which raked in over Rs.30 crore in the opening weekend worldwide, producers from Telugu filmdom have shown keen interest to remake the film in Telugu language.

Nagarjuna unveils website to promote 'Swachh Bharat'

Hyderabad, Oct 26 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who was recently nominated one of ambassadors for 'Swachh Bharat' (Clean India) campaign, Sunday unveiled a website to spread awareness about the programme and encourage people's participation.

Pawan Kalyan to direct 'Gabbar Singh 2'?

Chennai, Oct 25 : Actor Pawan Kalyan, who will soon start shooting for Telugu actioner "Gabbar Singh 2", is likely to direct the film himself. He has decided to take on the task after alleged fallout with filmmaker Sampath Nandi.

'Errabus' will leave audiences emotionally high: Dasari

Chennai, Oct 25 : Filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao says upcoming Telugu drama "Errabus", a remake of Tamil hit "Manjapai", will leave audiences emotionally high. He says the remake is not a copy of the original.

Rajasekar has experimented with 'Gaddam Gang': Jeevitha

Chennai, Oct 24 : Popular for his action and drama roles, actor Rajasekar is experimenting with Telugu black comedy "Gaddam Gang" for the first time, says the film's producer Jeevitha Rajasekar.

Graphics work delaying release of 'Yamaleela 2'

Chennai, Oct 23 : Filmmaker S.V. Krishna Reddy says the delay in the release of his Telugu fantasy drama "Yamaleela 2", is due to the need for lot of computer graphics.

Sunny Leone professional, punctual: Nageshwar Reddy

Chennai, Oct 21 : Adult movie star and actress Sunny Leone, who is making her Telugu debut with "Current Theega", has impressed everybody with her professionalism, says the film's director G. Nageshwar Reddy.

Cyclone 'Hudhud' affects 'Oka Laila Kosam' box office collection

Chennai, Oct 21 : Actor Naga Chaitanya-starrer Telugu romantic-comedy "Oka Laila Kosam" minted Rs.7.8 crore in first three days of its release, but couldn't register bigger opening due to the aftermath of cyclone 'Hudhud' in Andhra Pradesh, says expert.

Telugu actor hopes 'Porkuthirai' finds him more work in Tamil films

Chennai, Oct 20 : Telugu actor Chaitanya Krishna, who has starred in Tamil film "Rowthiram" earlier in his career, hopes to find more work in the industry through his upcoming Tamil revenge drama "Porkuthirai".

Mahesh Babu may work with Srikant Addala again

Chennai, Oct 19 : Superstar Mahesh Babu is likely to team up with director Srikant Addala for an as yet-untitled Telugu film next year.

Aadi to be seen in 'full-length action' avatar

Chennai, Oct 19 : Actor Aadi Pudipeddi, who has so far been seen mostly in romantic roles, says he has donned his first full-length action avatar in the upcoming Telugu film "Rough", for which he also had to rigorously work on his body.

Nagarjuna, Karthi to team up for bilingual

Chennai, Oct 18 : Actors Akkineni Nagarjuna and Karthi will soon join hands for the first time to work in a yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu film, to be directed by Vamsi Paidapally.

'Oka Laila Kosam', a messy romance (Telugu Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Oka Laila Kosam"; Cast- Naga Chaitanya, Pooja Hegde, Suman, Sayaji Shinde, Ali and Posani Krishna Murali; Director- Vijay Kumar Konda; Rating- **1/2

Hope to beat 'Manam' with 'Oka Laila Kosam': Vijay Kumar Konda

Chennai, Oct 15 : Director Vijay Kumar Konda, who is currently awaiting the release of Telugu romantic-comedy "Oka Laila Kosam", hopes that his film will surpass the success of the recent blockbuster "Manam".

India not very far from becoming clean nation: Nagarjuna

Chennai, Oct 15 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who was recently nominated by Anil Ambani to be part of Clean India campaign, has thanked the latter for inviting him and said India will soon become a clean nation.

Tollywood stars reach out to help cyclone-hit, donate Rs. 2.4 crore

Hyderabad, Oct 14 : Top stars of Telugu film industry Tuesday announced donations to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the victims of cyclone Hudhud which battered Andhra Pradesh coast Sunday.

Tollywood stars reach out to help cyclone-hit

Hyderabad, Oct 14 : Top stars of Telugu film industry Tuesday announced donations to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the victims of cyclone Hudhud which battered Andhra Pradesh coast Sunday.

Vishnu Manchu puts off film release to help cyclone-hit

Chennai, Oct 14 : Actor-producer Vishnu Manchu has decided to postpone the release of Telugu comedy "Current Theega", which was originally slated to release Friday, in order to extend help to the cyclone-hit victims in Andhra Pradesh.

Ram Charan donates Rs. 15 lakh for cyclone victims

Hyderabad, Oct 14 : Actor Ram Charan Tuesday announced he will donate Rs.15 lakh for the victims of cyclone 'Hudhud' in Vishakhapatnam. He has also urged his fans to join him in this endeavour to reach out to as many people as possible.

Telugu actor Chaitanya Krishna turns author

Chennai, Oct 14 : Actor Chaitanya Krishna, who has starred in films such as "Sneha Geetham", "Ala Modalindi" and "Kaalicharan", has authored a book. He says it will help aspiring actors in planning their career move.

Women's role depreciated in Telugu cinema, says Kamalinee

Chennai, Oct 12 : Actress Kamalinee Mukherjee, who has spent over a decade in Telugu filmdom, feels the role of women has depreciated in the industry, but she's happy that at least fresh talent is being recognised.

Charan, Ganesh deserve success of 'Govindudua...': Krishna Vamsi

Chennai, Oct 11 : Basking in the success of Telugu family drama "Govindudu Andarivadele", its director Krishna Vamsi feels that actor Ram Charan and producer Bandla Ganesh deserve to be credited for the success of the film.

'Gabbar Singh 2' may start from November

Chennai, Oct 11 : The sequel to Telugu blockbuster "Gabbar Singh" is likely to go on the floors from November, reveals director Sampath Nandi, who says that actor Pawan Kalyan doesn't want to delay the project anymore.

'Current Theega' certified 'A', courtesy Sunny Leone's song

Chennai, Oct 10 : The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has granted an 'A' certificate to upcoming Telugu comedy "Current Theega", due to the presence of a special song featuring porn star and Bollywood actress Sunny Leone.

'Baahubali' to make a splash at Comic Con in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Oct 10 : If you happen to swing by to Comic Con, which begins here Friday, you're likely to be enthralled by some interesting activities and surprises being planned by the team of upcoming Telugu magnum opus "Baahubali".

Actor Gopichand looking after pregnant wife

Chennai, Oct 9 : Actor Gopichand, who is riding high on the success of his recent Telugu release "Loukyam", has taken a break from shooting to spend time with his pregnant wife Reshma, who recently had her baby shower.

'Panchami' most exciting film of my career: Archana

Chennai, Oct 9 : Actress Archana, who has worked in southern movies such as "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantanaa, "Vegam" and "Khaleja", says upcoming Telugu thriller "Panchami" is the most exciting film of her career.

Krishna Vamsi highly satisfied with 'Govindudu Andarivadele'

Chennai, Oct 8 : Krishna Vamsi's latest Telugu directorial "Govindudu Andarivadele" may have opened to mixed reviews from critics but the filmmaker is extremely pleased with the response to the film from audiences.

Vikram to dub for Telugu, Hindi versions of 'I'?

Chennai, Oct 8 : If all goes as planned, actor Vikram might dub for the Telugu and Hindi versions of Tamil romantic-thriller "I", which is expected to hit theatres early in 2015.

Aadi Pudipeddi to wed Dec 13

Hyderabad, Oct 6 : Telugu actor Aadi Pudipeddi, who got engaged to software professional Aruna last week, will marry her here Dec 13. The match was fixed by their families.

Sunny Leone's Telugu song cost Rs.1.5 crore

Chennai, Oct 5 : Adult star and actress Sunny Leone's Telugu song "Devadas Breakup" has been made on a whopping budget of Rs.1.5 crore.

Sachiin Joshi to work with Bandla Ganesh again?

Mumbai, Oct 5 : Actor Sachiin Joshi co-produced "Nee Jathaga Nenundali", the official remake of "Aashiqui 2" in Telugu, with Bandla Ganesh. He says the producer is so happy with his performance that the two might team up again.

Upendra not playing villain in Allu Arjun's film

Hyderabad, Oct 3 : Contrary to rumours, Kannada actor Upendra is not playing a baddie in the upcoming yet-untitled Telugu film featuring Allu Arjun. He will be seen in a role parallel to that of Arjun's.

'Govindudu Andarivadele' mints Rs.12.83 crore on release day

Chennai, Oct 3 : Ram Charan-starrer "Govindudu Andarivadele", which opened to mixed reviews from critics, managed to register a good opening at the box office in the country. According to trade experts, the long holiday weekend will help it become a hit.

'Govindudu Andarivadele': Cliched age-old family drama (Telugu Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Govindudu Andarivadele"; Cast- Ram Charan, Kajal Agarwal, Meka Srikanth, Prakash Raj, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Jayasudha, Rahman, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Rao Ramesh, Kota Srinivasa Rao; Director- Krishna Vamsi; Rating- **

Ram Charan offers Rs.2 lakh to family of deceased fan

Kurnool, Oct 1 : Actor Ram Charan Wednesday grieved over the death of a fan who lost his life in a stampede at a theatre here where his Telugu film "Govindudu Andarivadele" was playing, and also offered Rs.2 lakh ex gratia to his family.

Charlotte in awe of Arjun's age-defying fitness

Chennai, Oct 1 : Actress Charlotte Claire says she wants to take fitness tips from her 52-year old co-star Arjun Sarja, with whom she worked in upcoming trilingual action-drama "Jai Hind 2".

Kamalinee found an extended family via 'Govindudu...'

Chennai, Oct 1 : Actress Kamalinee Mukherjee says working in the forthcoming Telugu family drama "Govindudu Andarivadele" was like being part of an extended family because she spent over eight months with the film's crew.

Bilingual film with Gautham Menon may happen: Ram Charan

Hyderabad, Sep 30 : Actor Ram Charan, who is gearing up for the forthcoming release of family drama "Govindudu Andarivadele", says he might do a Tamil-Telugu bilingual with Gautham Vasudev Menon next year.

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