OSyeRaa video song will take time to grow on you

Three days ahead of the release of the much-awaited Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, the O Sye Raa title song's video was released. Picturised on Tamannah and Nayanthara, the music is scored by Amit Trivedi and has been mixed with extremely well-shot war scenes. The lyrics are beautiful and evocative but do not make the mistake … Continue reading OSyeRaa video song will take time to grow on you

The Baahubali influence is hard to miss in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

The second trailer of Chiranjeevi's Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy came out at 5:31 pm today. A better, bigger, improved version of the first trailer that was out last month.  My five takeaways. 1. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy could well be Baahubali Part 3. Every frame, what we have seen so far in the two trailers, … Continue reading The Baahubali influence is hard to miss in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

When Anushka’s Nishabdam speaks

Just last week, the extremely talented Anushka Shetty was body shamed by a web portal when she was clicked outside at the airport. Today her first look poster from `Nishabdam' (Silence) was released to rave reactions from her fans.  Starring Madhavan, Anjali and Hollywood star Michael Madsen, the movie has been extensively shot in the … Continue reading When Anushka’s Nishabdam speaks

Baahubali’s Sivagami to turn Queen’s Jayalalithaa

Gautham Menon is having issues with the release of his two films that are in the cans - Enai Noki Paayum Thota starring Dhanush and Dhruva Natchathiram starring Vikram - but it looks like his Queen will beat them both to the audience. This is the web series directed by Menon on J Jayalalithaa, the … Continue reading Baahubali’s Sivagami to turn Queen’s Jayalalithaa

Prabhas conquers Bhimavaram with Saaho

https://twitter.com/FilterKaapiLive/status/1166955840953180160?s=20 There is clearly no place like Home. One place where Prabhas can be sure Saaho will be a superhit, is his hometown Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh.And the writing is on the wall. Along the roads, to be precise. Banners running to a length more than 200 feet have been put up all over Bhimavaram … Continue reading Prabhas conquers Bhimavaram with Saaho

Chiranjeevi and Prabhas. Top Telugu stars look at the Hindi horizon

This photograph features two actors from the Telugu film industry. One fondly referred to as the Megastar and the other Rebel Star. And over the next few days and weeks, both find themselves in the same boat. Of attempting a crossover.  Prabhas goes first. With expectations skyhigh after Baahubali, the actor is looking at the … Continue reading Chiranjeevi and Prabhas. Top Telugu stars look at the Hindi horizon

`Baahubali’ Prabhas set to arrive with `Saaho’

For those looking for coincidences and special moments, Saaho has plenty of them. For one, it marks the return of Prabhas, quite a heartthrob after the success of Baahubali, to the big screen after more than two years. Coincidentally, he began shooting for Saaho, which means valour on 18 August 2017. Exactly two years later, … Continue reading `Baahubali’ Prabhas set to arrive with `Saaho’

Will Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa do a Baahubali in Hindi?

Baahubali was a gamechanger in many ways. Particularly in the world of purchasing the rights to the Telugu original. After Karan Johar presented the Hindi version of the multilingual two part movie by SS Rajamouli, the film market in south India is keenly watched by production houses in Mumbai. No one wants to let go … Continue reading Will Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa do a Baahubali in Hindi?

Karan Johar buys into Vijay Deverakonda’s Dear Comrade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD3d04tBUMY&t=9s Three days before the multi-lingual `Dear Comrade' will release in the Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada market, it has gone under the hammer for a Hindi remake. And the person who has bagged the rights is Karan Johar of Dharma Productions. Johar saw the movie and was reportedly impressed, particularly the second half of … Continue reading Karan Johar buys into Vijay Deverakonda’s Dear Comrade

Bollywood’s space `scientists’ hail Chandrayaan2

Even as the entire nation was glued to television sets watching the live feed of the Chandrayaan 2 launch from Sriharikota on Doordarshan, the first reactions came from the Hindi film industry. What was common to the actors who congratulated ISRO? All of them were space `scientists'. Among the first was Akshay Kumar who plays … Continue reading Bollywood’s space `scientists’ hail Chandrayaan2

`Baahubali’ Chandrayaan 2 takes off to the moon

The entire country was watching expectedly and with anticipation. A week ago, ISRO had to put off the launch of Chandrayaan 2 after a leak was detected in the cryogenic engine.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi too was glued to the live feed coming in on Doordarshan from Sriharikota and when the launch was declared successful, … Continue reading `Baahubali’ Chandrayaan 2 takes off to the moon

Tollywood stays lukewarm to Jagan

It is uncommon for the Telugu film industry to stay aloof from the political theatre. But that's precisely what is now happening in Andhra Pradesh. It is close to two months since the YSR Congress stormed to power but no big Telugu film star or the film industry as a delegation has chosen to call … Continue reading Tollywood stays lukewarm to Jagan

Kaleshwaram, Telangana’s Baahubalian irrigation project

The Governor for two Telugu states and chief ministers of the three states through which the mighty Godavari river flows were present at the inauguration of the multipurpose Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation project, touted as a Baahubalian project. The Telangana government claims it is the world's largest lift irrigation project as it envisages lifting at least … Continue reading Kaleshwaram, Telangana’s Baahubalian irrigation project

The Modi-Naidu equation, from bad to worse

It is a little more than a year since the Telugu Desam quit the NDA. The parting was bitter with Chandrababu Naidu going to town over Narendra Modi's refusal to grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh. Of course, the TDP conveniently glossed over the fact that Naidu had agreed to the special package and … Continue reading The Modi-Naidu equation, from bad to worse