If you thought Telugu filmmakers would rush to the floors to resume shooting, you are mistaken. There is apprehension and visible lack of excitement because no one wants to take any chances. ``It is also not viable to shoot with just 50-60 people when the scene may require the presence of 200 people. What do … Continue reading Who wants cinema theatres to open in a hurry?
A piece of advice for lockdown-weary citizens. `Paatal Lok' is grim, gritty and can leave a depressed mind feeling exhausted, even negative. The extremely violent scenes especially those involving the murders executed by Hathoda Tyagi, can make a weak system rush to the washroom to throw up. But does that mean you should avoid this … Continue reading Pataal Lok – The story of Hathi, Dog and an India in flux
A few years ago, Irrfan Khan added an extra `R' to his name, probably for luck. He perhaps felt the need for the benevolence of Lady Luck, unlike say Rishi Kapoor whose family almost owned the `R' series and Lady Luck was like the presiding deity at their studios. Well, not all the time, but … Continue reading Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan. God says it’s a wrap
Every episode of `Inside Edge - Season 2' starts with the longish standard disclaimer. `Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.' (Spoiler Alert) That is the biggest lie served upfront … Continue reading Inside Edge Season 2 should have been Fixed better
It is a ritual followed religiously by actors who made it big and ruled the roost in the 1980s. Called the groups of the stars of the 80s, this time they got together at Telugu Megastar Chiranjeevi's home in Hyderabad. Stars from the south film industry as well as Mumbai made it a point to … Continue reading The 80s come alive at Chiranjeevi’s home
Is it Amma? Or is it an animation image of Amma? In a nutshell, Kangana Ranaut looks anything but Jayalalithaa in the first look that was unveiled on Saturday. The National award winning actor is playing the former Tamil Nadu chief minister in a biopic titled `Thalaivi' and has make-up artists from Hollywood to help … Continue reading Does Kangana look like Jayalalithaa?
In sport in real life, injuries are common. Especially a high intensity sport like badminton, as any shuttler will tell you. Now Parineeti Chopra who is prepping to play badminton champion Saina Nehwal has got injured while practising for the role. Over the past many months, Parineeti - who stepped into the role after things … Continue reading Parineeti injured while preparing to be Saina
Ranveer Singh showed through a photograph of the famous Natraj-like batting posture what a good Kapil Dev he will be in `83'. This is the film that is being made on the 1983 World Cup triumph of the Indian cricket team. And Ranveer Singh, by getting that posture absolutely spot-on has shown that he is … Continue reading Ranveer as Kapil Dev, hits the ball out of the park
What's new, you could well ask seeing the motion poster of Darbar starring Rajinikanth as cop Aaditya Arunasalam. Nothing. But then to see Rajini yet again, all style is what the Superstar fans wait for. This sequence shows him fighting and vanquishing the villains and finally grinning from ear to ear, seated on a chair. … Continue reading Rajinikanth unveiled in Darbar. He is Swag, Style and Superstar
Three superstars - Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal and Salman Khan - have an appointment in the Darbar at 530 pm on 7 November. During which they will unveil the motion poster of Superstar Rajinikanth's next `Darbar' in four different languages. While Kamal, who incidentally will turn 65 on Thursday, will unveil the Tamil and Telugu posters, … Continue reading Kamal, Mohanlal and Salman will be in Rajinikanth’s Darbar
On 26 October, Hyderabad-based activist Robin Zaccheus watched `Housefull 4'. He was aghast at actor Rana Daggubati's introduction scene in which he makes fun of US President Donald Trump. ``He compares him with Donald Duck and in my opinion, demeans him in this manner. I admire President Trump and I thought this promoted hate towards … Continue reading Compaint against Rana Daggubati for Housefull 4
As is well known, Rakul Preet Singh is acting in the sequel to the 1990s superhit `Indian' starring Kamal Haasan. She has landed a significant role in Indian 2, directed by Shankar and will be cast opposite Siddharth. Also read : Allu Arjun's Ramuloo Ramulaa is all style But there is another Kamal connect that … Continue reading A double Kamal Haasan connection for Rakul Preet
PM Narendra Modi met many actors and filmmakers from the Hindi film industry to discuss ways to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. However, there was hardly any big name from the South film industry.
Those outside of the two Telugu states know Vijay Deverakonda by his Arjun Reddy which was remade in Hindi as Kabir Singh. But his fans equally love his Geetha Govindam whose remake rights have now been bought by Rohit Shetty. A couple of months ago, Vijay's Dear Comrade rights were bought by Karan Johar even … Continue reading Vijay Deverakonda’s `Geetha Govindam’ lands in Rohit Shetty’s lap