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Small was big for southern cinema

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Dec 18 : Small was big down south. Low budget films, which were high on creative content, emerged as the real winners in 2014. Offerings like "Yaamirukka Bayamey" and "Karthikeya" not only set the cash registers ringing but also spelt profit for the investors in the southern filmdom, which otherwise registered a mere five percent hits out of about 500 releases.


Nagarjuna's son Akhil's debut film launched

Hyderabad, Dec 17 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna's second son Akhil is making his acting debut in a yet-untitled Telugu film that was officially launched here Wednesday.


Amala Akkineni roped in for cameo in Bollywood film

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Actress Amala Akkineni, wife of Telugu superstar Nagarjuna, will feature in a cameo in Mohit Suri's "Humari Adhuri Kahani", revealed the film's producer Mahesh Bhatt.


Music director Chakri is dead

Hyderabad, Dec 15 : Popular Telugu music composer Chakradhar Gilla aka Chakri died here Monday, said a family source. He was 40.


Telugu actor P.J. Sharma dead

Hyderabad, Dec 14 : Popular Telugu actor and dubbing artist P.J. Sharma breathed his last at his residence here Sunday. He was 70.


Marriage is my private life: Kamna Jethmalani

Chennai, Dec 9 : Actress Kamna Jethmalani says she chose not to talk about her marriage to businessman Suraj Nagpal in August as she didn't want to make it public.


I'll produce films with other actors too: Nikitha Reddy

Chennai, Dec 9 : Producer Nikitha Reddy says she's only produced films starring her brother Nithiin Reddy so far because she's learning the ropes of production. With time, she also plans to produce films with other actors as well.


Junior NTR bereaved, 'Temper' shoot halted

Chennai, Dec 9 : The shooting of Telugu actioner "Temper" has been put on hold after the sudden demise of Junior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao's brother Janakiram. Junior NTR is going through a mourning period.


Nagarjuna lauds comedian Srinivas's short film 'Swachh Bharat'

Chennai, Dec 8 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who was chosen as one of the ambassadors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, has appreciated a short film made by Telugu comedian Ambati Srinivas on the campaign.


Telugu film workers call off strike, shootings to resume

Hyderabad, Dec 7 : As many as 14,000 workers from Andhra Pradesh Film Industry Employees Federation, who have been on strike for the last two weeks over low wages and lack of employment regulations, have finally decided to call off their stir as an amicable agreement has been reached with the producers.


Second season of Telugu version of KBC to start Dec 8

Hyderabad, Dec 6 : The second season of "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu" (MEK), the Telugu version of popular game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" hosted by Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, will start Dec 8 on Maa TV.


Balakrishna does a lungi dance

Hyderabad, Dec 6 : Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna's fans are in for a treat as their star has grooved to a song in lungi in upcoming Telugu film, tentatively titled "Godsea".


Filmmaker Teja wants to cast Shweta Basu

Chennai, Dec 5 : Telugu filmmaker Dharma Teja is keen to rope in Shweta Basu Prasad, who was recently caught in an alleged' prostitution scandal, for his next film.


Re-lived college moments in 'Chakkilligintha': Sumanth Ashwin

Chennai, Dec 3 : Actor Sumanth Ashwin says he re-lived college moments while shooting for his forthcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Chakkilligintha", which is said to be the first film to be shot in Maheshwara Institute of Technology in Hyderabad.


Ram Charan to collaborate with Srinu Vaitla?

Chennai, Dec 3 : Actor Ram Charan, who is basking in the success of his last release "Govindudu Andarivadele", is likely to team up with filmmaker Srinu Vaitla. The former is yet to take a final call on the script.


Telugu film industry workers to go on strike

Hyderabad, Nov 27 : As many as 14,000 workers from 24 crafts of Telugu filmdom will go on strike here Thursday over low wages and employment regulations. The strike is expected to severely affect many star-studded films that are on floors.


Would like to dedicate 'Rough' to Srihari: Aadi

Chennai, Nov 26 : Aadi Pudipeddi, who plays the lead in forthcoming Telugu actioner "Rough", which releases in cinemas Friday after much delay, says the film would be a fitting tribute to the late actor Srihari, who has played an important role in it.


'Malupu' inspired by true incident: Sathya Prabhas

Chennai, Nov 26 : Upcoming Telugu thriller "Malupu", which features Aadhi Pinisetty in the lead, is inspired by a real incident that happened over a decade ago, says its director Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty.


Telugu stars to come under one roof for fundraiser

Hyderabad, Nov 26 : Telugu film stars like Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu and Pawan Kalyan will come under one roof here Sunday for Memu Saitham, an entertainment initiative by the filmdom to raise funds for victims of the Hudhud cyclone.


Astounded by Telugu filmdom's professionalism: Raajpal Yadav

Chennai, Nov 24 : Actor Raajpal Yadav is currently shooting for Telugu comedy "Kick 2" with Ravi Teja. He says he's "astounded" by the professionalism with which the industry functions.


'Rudhramadevi' left Aditi Chengappa awestruck

Chennai, Nov 24 : Southern actress Aditi Chengappa, who plays an important role in upcoming Telugu period-drama "Rudhramadevi", says the experience of working in the film left her completely awestruck.


Period films are heroic: Rana Daggubati

Chennai, Nov 24 : Actor Rana Daggubati says he didn't mind working in two back-to-back Telugu period films "Baahubali" and "Rudhramadevi" because he finds them "heroic" and "powerful".


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.


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