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?
The shootings are suspended, the cinema theatres are shut but trust the big names of Tollywood to ensure non-stop entertainment. A multi-starrer tussle is shaping up with two biggies hogging the headlines. The first to sign on the dotted line was Chiranjeevi who has reinvented himself this lockdown in his 3.0 avatar as a social … Continue reading At the heart of the Chiranjeevi vs Balakrishna clash – Ego and Politics
As indicated by Telangana Cinematography minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav in an interview to Filter Kaapi Live last week, post-production work on Telugu films is set to begin this weekend or early next week. Close to a dozen films were stuck at the post-production stage when lockdown was imposed in March and this is seen as … Continue reading Baahubali maker’s another first. Rajamouli to do one-day `RRR’ trial shoot
The Telangana government is in no hurry to open either cinema theatres or allow film or TV serial shooting to resume in a hurry. T S Sudhir of Filter Kaapi Live spoke to Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Cinematography minister of Telangana. T S Sudhir : With the realisation dawning that we have to learn to live … Continue reading `Cinema theatres will not open soon, film shootings will take time to resume’
``This is going to be a one and a half year long sabbatical,'' was how D Suresh Babu began the conversation over phone. Suresh Babu owns Suresh Productions, one of the biggest movie banners in India, with its celluloid footprint in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi and is mulling the impact of Covid19 on the world … Continue reading `The way we make and consume movies will change for ever’
Venkatesh has put doubts to rest. Many were not sure if the Telugu superstar would be able to reprise the tough role that Dhanush played in `Asuran' with its shade of caste politics. The first look posters featuring Venkatesh who plays the lead in the Telugu remake `Naarappa' were put out by nephew Rana Daggubati and … Continue reading Venkatesh as Naarappa has nailed the Asuran look
``I love being called Mallu Arjun,'' gushes Allu Arjun, the moment you mention Kerala and the adulation he receives in the southernmost state of India. ``I think it is the women fans in Kerala who are responsible for this stardom,'' says Allu Arjun. The Stylish star of Telugu cinema is quite a rage and a … Continue reading I love being called `Mallu Arjun’, says the Stylish Star
Ahead of his Sankranti release, Telugu stylish star Allu Arjun has been doing a spate of media interactions as part of promoting `Ala Vaikunthapuramlo'. Since a large majority of his fans are young boys and girls, Arjun was asked about his student days and how good he was at studies. ``Very bad,'' laughed Arjun. And … Continue reading Students, listen to Allu Arjun
It was meant to be a Mahesh Babu show but Chiranjeevi turned the event into a Chiru-Vijayashanti flashback. At the pre-release function of Sarileru Neekevvaru in Hyderabad on Sunday, Chiranjeevi got together with his heroine of over 20 films, Vijayshanti after several years. And the Megastar made use of the occasion to express his resentment … Continue reading Chiranjeevi makes his resentment towards Vijayshanti public
High time storywriters and filmmakers discard the Arjun Reddy template for Vijay Deverakonda. The teaser of World Famous Lover (WFL) that was unveiled on Friday has the heartthrob playing a role that looks like yet another Arjun Reddy clone. The only difference is that while there was one Shalini Pandey in Arjun Reddy, here there … Continue reading Can filmmakers stop casting Vijay Deverakonda as Arjun Reddy clones?
Till a few weeks ago, it was confirmed that two of the biggest Telugu films to release this Sankranti festival had sorted out their dates. Mahesh Babu's Sarileru Neekevvaru was to release on 11 January while Allu Arjun's Ala Vaikuntapuramlo was to hit the box office the following day. But now it seems the last … Continue reading Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun : Confusion over dating the Sankranti movie audience
Let this be said straight. Devi Sri Prasad's ``He is soo cute'' is as artificial as it can get. The lyrics may connect with an urban, English-speaking Telugu filmgoer audience but the song is not blockbuster material, the kind associated with DSP. The situation and the acting is so contrived that it is cringeworthy. After … Continue reading DSP presents an eulogy to the “soo cute” Mahesh Babu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8Z4cr51uG4 For long, the release date of Venky Mama has been a subject of speculation in the Telugu film industry and among Venkatesh fans. Even though producer Suresh Babu had told Filter Kaapi last month (see interview above) that the consensus is around 13 December since it happened to be Venkatesh's birthday and the production … Continue reading Rana Daggubati formally announces `Venky Mama’ release date
The proof of a good actor is in his ability to stump even his director. That is precisely what Ramu did when he took filmmaker Ramgopal Varma completely by surprise. Ramu plays the character based on evangelist-cum-politician KA Paul in the movie `Amma Rajyam lo Kadapa Biddlu'. The movie whose title was changed from the … Continue reading When Ram Gopal Varma was fooled by `KA Paul’