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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Tollywood Film News 28-07-07 Latest

Athidhi through Suresh Productions
As for the unconfirmed sources, UTV has bagged the theatre rights of Athidhi for Rs18.5 crores. It is heard that the UTV is planning to release the film through Suresh Productions. The film is likely to release on 27th of September.

Heavy loss to SDZ.
The communists parties state Bandh has dent on the collections of the SDZ . Megastar films usually collects good amounts in the first week with good openings. But the Bandh last two shows of today and this will dent the collections of the film.

Manirtnam's film with newcomers.
Manirthnam had a plan to make a film with Amir Khan after his Guru but the film with Amir Khan is dropped. It is heard that he is planning a film with newcomers. And the film is likely to make in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu.

Rivals say ‘Chiranjeevi Zindabad
Vijayawada: With the much-awaited ‘Sankardada Zindabad’ having released here on Friday to huge fan frenzy, speculation over megastar Chiranjeevi’s political ‘arangetram’ is back in focus. And if people thrive on such speculations, will our netas be far behind?
It was no surprise that the hot-bed of the caste politics in the state —Vijayawada—was packed with flex banners and posters of Chiru to coincide with the film’s release.
But what raised eyebrows was the unflinching zeal of the followers of Devineni Nehru’s son Avinash to put up banners and posters of Chiru all over the city.
Senior Congress legislator, Nehru, is a known representative of Kammas in the district, while Chiru belongs to the Kapu community.
In fact, it was caste politics which sowed the seeds of a feud between Nehru and late MLA Vangaveeti Ranga about a decade ago.
While Nehru represents the powerful Kammas, Ranga was the vanguard for Kapus in the region. Vijayawada city, for long, faced the brunt of the caste wars between these two strong communities. While a majority of the Kammas support the Telugu Desam Party, their rivals plunged into politics by joining the Congress. After the split in the Telugu Desam Party in 1995, Nehru joined the Congress and presently represents Kankipadu constituency.
Meanwhile, Ranga’s son Radha too got elected as an MLA from Vijayawada east constituency. Both these arch rivals have now joined hands in the party to take on the local MP Rajagopal.

Monica to do 'Lady Amitabh' on reel
HYDERABAD: A free, 'stronger and confident' Monica Bedi is coveting the 'Lady Amitabh' tag which once belonged to actress Vijayashanti.
Like Vijayashanti, Monica wants to play the tough police officer — bash up goons and pack off criminals to the prison.
"She's played a police officer in films before and has encountered police in real life. Since Vijayashanti's slot in films is vacant after she strayed into politics, Monica wants that position," sources close to her said.
Monica was learnt to have already got four film offers from the Telugu film industry which were routed to her through her family. She is yet to make up her mind and will soon be back in Hyderabad to finalise on some of the films.
But first, the former starlet who spent one year and eight months in the jail here wants to experience her newfound freedom in all its fullness.
At 7.30 am on Wednesday, Monica was released from the State Prison for Women at Chanchalguda on bail. Speaking first to The Times of India, she said she badly missed her family and wanted to spend a lot of time with them.
Asked what freedom meant to her, Monica was at a loss for words. She simply took a deep breath and laughed from her belly to convey how free she felt. "I prayed in my prison cell and God answered my prayers. I am excited being free," she said.
In an interaction with the media before she took a flight to Delhi en route to Punjab, along with her father Prem Kumar Bedi and uncle Purushottam Bedi, the former actress said from the experiences she has had, she would now no longer trust everyone. "I have to be careful in life now," she said.
Marriage is also not on her mind right now. "I'm just out of jail. Give me a break. Don't get me married so soon. I have to achieve a lot," she replied in response to a question as her father Prem Kumar Bedi nodded in approval.
Though Monica said she had no hard feelings against anyone, her 'vote of thanks' revealed she was not happy with the conviction she got at the CBI court.
She mentioned that she had got justice at the Bhopal court which acquitted her in a fake passport case, the AP High court reduced her five-year sentence to three years and the Supreme court has granted her bail.

Another fan of Shankardada dies in Kadapa.
Venkatesh is from a village Kopparthy in Kadapa district. Venkatesh is the fan of Megastar and like all other fans of Megastar, Venkatesh too wanted to watch the film SDZ on the first day itself. But he died in stampede that took place at the book counter. Venkatesh died before taking to the hospital..

Shankardada fan dies in Nellore.
Megastar fan who was in hurry to watch SDZ film on the first day of its release was died in stampede that took at the ticket booking counter in Archana theatre Nellore.This is not first time a fan dying in stampede, it happened for Stalin, Athadu of Mahesh Babu.

Who is she?

She is not at all new star to Tollywood.She was the Poori's choice in Amma Nanna o Tamilammayi. She is from Kerala and she bagged a Bollywood film with Amir Khan. And doing a role in Kamal Hasan's Dasavatharam where Kamal is playing 10 different roles. So the heroine of the film Asin is also looking differently. She is not that fat, but her make up made her to this size.

Gossip: Secret Girl In Tarun's Life?

Our lover boy, Tarun's debut film as a hero was an absolute box-office smasher. It is remembered that he began his career as a child artist. After a handful of hits his filmy career took a down turn mainly because of his troubled love affair. Now after two years he is facing camera for a Tamil remake.

It is learned that his single status is now a thing of past, if sources are to be believed. The guy has been spotted in the company of a Bangalore beauty in the last few months, and the two seem to be going steady, says our informer.

"Both of them seem to be quiet serious about their relationship. They are of the same age and they have similar interests, and things just clicked ", says a source close to the actor.

According to a close friend of the actor, with his career just going great guns once again, he would rather concentrate on his work right now and think of settling down when the time is right.

For now, let's wish him lots of lovely moments.

Katrina: 'Not All Are Good In Film Industry'

Katrina Kaif says that not all are good in film industry. But she insists that she is not troubled by any one in big way till now. She recalled that she acted in many Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films so far with the help of many.

"I didn't give anything for film industry. But the industry has given me a lot", she said.

Saying about her professional interest she said, " I wish to deliver my own dubbing be it any language. I already gave my voice for Hindi films 'Namastey London' and 'Apne'. Both are hits. As I was born and brought up abroad every Indian language including Hindi sounds foreign for me. When I learn, everything will be normal".

Well, we have got another committed actress this way.

Snippet: Using Shankar's Name And Promoting

Himsinche Raju-23 va Pulikesi is the film that's dubbed from 'Imsai Arasan-23 Pulikesi', a Tamil film produced by Shankar in the direction of Simbhu Devan. The film is releasing in about 15 theaters of Hyderabad and 5 more theatres in Naizam area.

This is an out and out fiction based on historical characters with Tamil politics in ulterior mode. Can Telugu audiences' digest this? Adding to that the hero of the film is Vadi Velu, the Tamil comedian. Nazar has one important role in the film.

The name of Shankar is used to promote this film. As the film is releasing only this week, the affect of Shankardada Zindabad would certainly fall on this and wipe it out, say the trade circles. Let us see if the film turns the heads of any.

Gossip: Rajendra Prasad Thinks 'Big B' Of Him!

Comedy hero Rajendra Prasad thinks too big of him. After watching Big B's "Cheeni Kum" he identified himself with the Big B. The love story of an old man and young lady inspired him too along with millions.
If any film maker comes forward to remake the film in Telugu, he can play the old man, he said in the presence of a few film personalities.
'One who wants to play the character must have not only old age but also the celebrity status. You lack the two', one of them remarked.
'If thespian Akkineni Nageswara Rao plays it, audience will receive the character', an elderly man among them concluded much to the disappointment of Rajendra Prasad.

ATHIDI in Aus & NewZealand By Ramark Group

Superhit Movies ‘Ramark Group’ confirms ATHIDI for Australia & NewZealand. Mahesh babu and Bollywood star Amrita Rao is the lead pair. Surrender Reddy who is known for making films with exceptional screenplay, high technical values and stylishness is wielding the megaphone for this prestigious movie. Manisharma is scoring the music for this movie. Interested parties to screen movie in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and NewZealand contact Rama on 0433 820 701 or Narayan on 0421 718 928.

Snippet: 'Shankarabharanam' DVD At Just Rs 34

This is Moser Baer's new announcement. They took the DVD rights of the master piece film, 'Shankarabharanam' and the DVDs and VCDs were released. The VCD is priced at Rs.28 while DVD is at Rs 34. This is really a great revolution in video business and it will be right tool to fight piracy.
The Moser Baer is also coming forward to confer the Telugu film lovers with many hit films including classics, Mythology films, mass action films and other films in demand at cheaper rates possible.
Piracy business has been going on well as the price of original is always expensive.
But right now, a piracy VCD is being sold at Rs 50 in rural places and cities as well. So, Moser Baer is giving at half of the piracy price. Well, the cost of empty CD itself at Rs 15.
Good going Moser Baer technology! Let the piracy be wiped out with its roots.

Big Fight Between 'Shankardada' And 'Yama Donga'

Chiranjeevi's 'Shankardada Zindabad' is released and the multi stars affect in the film pleased many. Same is the case with Yamadonga where there is multi star factor with Mohan Babu, Mamatha Mohan Das, Rambha, Khushboo, Priyamani, Preeti Jingiani and others.

Chiranjeevi used his voice in a song in 'Shankardada Zindabad' and NTR used his voice for a song in 'Yama Donga'.

Chiranjeevi turned slimmer than before for 'Shankardada Zindabad'. NTR's look is need less to describe. He reduced 26.5 kgs on a whole.

Music director Devi Sri Prasad scored third time for Mega Star's film with 'SDZ'. MM Keeravani also scored third film with NTR with 'Yama Donga'.

All these similarities are interesting to underline. We have to see which wins at the box office at last. Yama Donga is releasing in second week of August.

Trade Talk: 'Lakshyam' On Top and Others Losing

The film 'Shankardada Zindabad' frightened many new films and hence many were postponed their releases to a few weeks. The only film that was released in this week is Malayalam dubbing 'Evadaina Sare' starring Kalabhavan Mani and Rambha. The film is originally 'Payum Puli' in Malayalam. There is no response for this film at all.
'Lakshyam' is doing really well with 70-80 percent of collections on a whole in all the centers of the state. 'Toss' is losing its grip at the box office due to over speed in narration.
'Satyabhama' also lost the grip drastically and only 20percent collections are recording.

The collections of Sivaji have fallen below 50 percent for the first time this week. The film completed 6 weeks of release.

'AMAV' is hitting 100 days mile stone this week. Still family audiences are seen in the theaters of this film.

Buzz: She Dated With Tarun and Jeyam Ravi!

Shriya is on cloud nine with the response she received from Rajni's Shivaji. It is raining offers for her.

In the personal front her busy schedule in films made no time for romance. She dated with Tarun and Tamil actor Jeyam Ravi for sometime, says gossips.

Now she insists that she will never date any actor again. The glamour doll opened up to a Bollywood tabloid and revealed that she is quiet fed-up of the "dark and exploiting "side of creative male actors.

"I don't want to date an actor. This quote may irk someone, but some times creative people can be very dark and destructive", she added.

She is now dating with a non filmy guy from Delhi.

Spotlight: Rivals say ‘Sankardada Zindabad’

Vijayawada: With the much-awaited ‘Sankardada Zindabad’ having released here on Friday to huge fan frenzy, speculation over megastar Chiranjeevi’s political ‘arangetram’ is back in focus. And if people thrive on such speculations, will our netas be far behind?

It was no surprise that the hot-bed of the caste politics in the state —Vijayawada—was packed with flex banners and posters of Chiru to coincide with the film’s release.

But what raised eyebrows was the unflinching zeal of the followers of Devineni Nehru’s son Avinash to put up banners and posters of Chiru all over the city.

Senior Congress legislator, Nehru, is a known representative of Kammas in the district, while Chiru belongs to the Kapu community.

In fact, it was caste politics which sowed the seeds of a feud between Nehru and late MLA Vangaveeti Ranga about a decade ago.

While Nehru represents the powerful Kammas, Ranga was the vanguard for Kapus in the region. Vijayawada city, for long, faced the brunt of the caste wars between these two strong communities. While a majority of the Kammas support the Telugu Desam Party, their rivals plunged into politics by joining the Congress. After the split in the Telugu Desam Party in 1995, Nehru joined the Congress and presently represents Kankipadu constituency.

Meanwhile, Ranga’s son Radha too got elected as an MLA from Vijayawada east constituency. Both these arch rivals have now joined hands in the party to take on the local MP Rajagopal.

Tollywood Film News 28-07-07

Chiru's political talk in SDZ
No one know Megastar intention towards politics. But it appears in his films every time from Indra to Tagore and now in SDZ. There is a dialogue about Megastar's political entry in the SDZ.

Simran's sari malfunctions...
Ever since the internet happened, just about everybody is extremely cautious about what is being recorded on camera. During her previous run, Simran didn't find herself in any “candid camera” controversies. That is one of the reasons why she is more than just cautious this time.
The following incident happened when she was working in an ad film for a masala brand. She was wearing a cotton sari for the shoot. The sari had crept up to the middle of her calf when she was shooting. As soon as she found out, she stopped shooting and insisted on seeing the clip.
She had the clip removed and saw to it that it was destroyed. Only then did she start shooting

Jagadeka veeruniki- good response from the audiences.
The song 'jagadeka veeruni ki' is high light in SDZ. The dance by Megastar, Srikanth, Nagbabu, Allu Arjun and Raviteja received good applause from mega fans in the theatre. The choreographer must ne appreciated for his excellent job in this song.

Shankar’s official announcement on Robot
Shankar is all set for his dream venture, supposedly his tour de force, entitled Robot, a gripping science fiction thriller with none other than the King Khan of Hindi films in the lead role. Shah Rukh who had watched Sivaji was reportedly very impressed with the film and has agreed to not only feature in Shankar’s next project but has also agreed to produce it under his Red Chilies Entertainment. The movie will be the second Hindi film for Shankar whose earlier Nayak, a remake of Tamil blockbuster Mudalvan had made people sit up and take notice of him.
Robot with all its latest techno wizardry will be released in Tamil ,Telugu and other languages. The crew details are yet to be finalized. This is an official statement from the Shankar camp itself. So viewers, gear up for Robot.

Prem Rakshith to rock with Yamadonga.
Prem Rakshitha is the new choreographer who is doing two songs for Yamadonga of NTR. He is composing the steps for Nachore Nachore... and Yavadee Ghajadonga.... in NTR's Yamadonga . The promos of these songs are already on TV screens. NTR is looking different in those steps after Simhadri.
Shindhe speaks that dialogue ' Veedi valakam chustunte Rajakeeyalaloki vachchese la kanapaduthunnadu'.The response for this dialogue from the audience was huge

'SDZ -Super hit'-NTR
'SDZ - super hit', this is the response of NTR after watching the film at Prasad's multiplex , screen 3 today morning. He watched the film with Rajamouli and M L Kumara Choudary.
This should cultivate polite culture among the fans of different stars.

Young King from Tollywood- open kiss in the pub.
His name defines King, he is the young hero from Tollywood. He has the habit of attending pubs in the evening. He spent his last evening in the Touch pub.
He came along with his friends, after few mugs of beer, he was on the other table and chatting with a middle aged good looking aunt. Finally finished with open kiss in the pub itself. It looked like a scene from the movie, but not- it is off screen shot.

Opposition to Shriya's film in Pakistan
They have bus services and train services and conduct international talks and wave the peace flag. But Indian cinema is not allowed to be screened in theaters in Pakistan. Now and then a film is screened with special permission, but this is not taken into account!
But Indian film DVDS are sold there illegally. Indian film audio sales are very good in Pakistan. It is usual for Madrasas there to preach to kids that seeing films and hearing music are Satanic pursuits and armed with lathis, the errant shop owners are warned in a 'friendly' threat.
The Hindi film 'Aavaaraapan' was running well in Pakistan. It stars Imraan Hasmi and Shriya, who depended heavily on this film to step into Bollywood. This film was not produced by an Indian company, so there was no problem to releasing it there.
But the fact is that 'Aavaaraapan' is a Hindi film and conservatives as well as Pakistani producers demanded that the film should not be screened. In fact, Pakistan producers have filed a case for a stay order on the film being screened in Pakistan.
So, Shriya's film could soon be chased back to Indian boundaries!

Will SDZ beat Pokiri?
Mahesh Babu and Poori Jagannath made the magic to put Pokiri on top of the Tollywood by breaking all earlier records. It was heard that the film had collected Rs 40 crores. The film is still running in Bagheeratha theatre in Karnool and completed 400 days.
SDZ is releasing with 350 prints and 550+ tomorrow. If SDZ is to beat Pokiri, the film should maintain the same momentum for 7 weeks. The film is expected to collect Rs 20 crores in the first week.

Dhammunnodu -Rishi
Lacchuram productions banner is making a film Dhammunnodu with Rishi in the lead.B V V Choudary is directing the film.Rishi is playing a police officer role.Yuktha is the heroine. Vandematharam Srinivas is composing the music.

Pawan not to attend Open Court?
Pawan's lawyer Rammurty has disclosed that Pawan Kalyan is suppose to attend the Family court on 31st July. He says ' Pawan isn't showing interest to attend open court, as he might face problems with his fans' .The Lawyer said that the enquiry may go on in camera court.
On the other hand, Nandini didn't come out to speak with media and her lawyer says that she is not well.
Police says that they couldn't get the complete evidence in this case so far. And police is likely to go to Shirdi to find out the facts.

Audio launch - Kodithe Kottalira

Audio of Kodithe Kottalira - a Telugu dubbing of Tamil hit ‘Chennai - 600028’ was launched at a function held in Durgam Cheruvu on the evening of 26 May. Cinematography minister Anam Ram Narayan Reddy launched the audiocassette.

Co-producer D Bhuvan Reddy said, “We bought the rights of this film without even watching it. It is a youthful subject which will be liked by all. Yuan Shankar Raja gave terrific music.”

Shankardada Zindabad in Singapore

Shankardada Zindabad in Singapore
City Date Movie Name Exhibitor
Prince 1 Theater Shaw Cineplex, 100 Beach Road Singapore

Wednesday - 1 Aug
Friday - 3 Aug
Saturday - 4 Aug
Sunday - 5 Aug

Krishna Rao
Durga Prasad

Gossip: Pavan Bravely Facing His Personal Problem!

Pavan Kalyan, who is crossing swords with his first wife, is not down in spirits. As he is sensitive by nature, he gets hurt even for a trivial remark against him.

The directors and producers of his films had bitter experiences with his unpredictable moods. Whenever he had a personal problem, he would keep away from the shooting. Some times he would receive a call and get upset. The director would have no option except to stall the shooting in the middle, ordered for ‘pack up’.

Now, he is a changed man. Ever since her estranged wife, Nandini, raked up the issue through media, he decided to fight bravely. No sign of disturbance is found on his face, while is doing his role in Trivikram Srinivas’ latest film.

He says Pavan is a changed man.

Monica Bedi claims politicians met her in jail

Bollywood starlet Monica Bedi claimed that '' a few politicians'' had approached her during her stay at Chanchalguda prison in Hyderabad.

'' I was asked by them to join their respective political parties,'' she said while relaxing at her ancestrol house in here.

''I have no intention to join politics. None of my family members have ever been in politics,'' the companion of underworld don Abu Salem who was released from prison on Wednesday last said to a group of mediapersons.

She however refused to disclose the names of the politicians or political parties who had approached her during her detention.

She reiterated that she was very keen to return to Bollywood to restart her film career. '' This is my future,'' she said while out rightly refusing to discuss her relationship with Salem.

Monica claimed that she had already received offer for key roles in four Hindi, six Telugu and two Punjabi films. ''Negotiations with producers are in progress,'' she said indicating that she would first go through the scripts and then decide.

When asked about her favourite hero and heroine, she said that almost all the new comers were performing well. ''But Rekha, Sri Devi and Madhuri Dixit are my favourite heroines and Dalip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan are the heroes I like,'' she added.

Monica indicated that she would like to act with Amitabh Bachchan if a suitable role was offered. To maintain her figure, the Bollywood starlit was regularly doing Yoga.

She emphasised the need for granting interim bail to all those innocent women who had been languishing in prison for a long period on account of their cases pending in the courts. She would make efforts to get them released on interim bails by approaching the concerned authorities in this regard.

Monica and her father Prem Kumar Bedi who was also present, strongly criticised the media for concocted stories being telecast about her marriage with Salem.

Monica indicated that during her stay here, she would be visiting important gurdwaras in the state and would also pay obeisance at the shrine in Chintpurni in Himachal Pradesh. She plans to stay here for a month and a half and then move to Mumbai, if the courts permit.

She was extremely thankful to the inhabitants of her native village for extending all type of cooperation to her and for their blessings.

Why Mandira and Mallika Say 'No' To Tollywood?

Mandira Bedi and Mallika Sherawat appear to be 'showing back for Telugu film industry but bagging offers form other industries. Mandira is known as the TV artiste and most popular as Cricket Commentator.

This damsel also posed on the cover page of 'Maxim' showing the glory of her underwear! She got an offer to act in the film 'John Appa Rao 40 Plus' beside Krishna Bhagawan. But later she skipped the offer saying 'non availability of calls sheets' as a reason. The same offer was taken over by Simran. But Mandira accepted a role beside Suresh Gopi in the remake of old Hollywood classic 'Casablanca' of Humphrey Bogart. Earlier she also acted with Simbhu in 'Manmadha'.

On the other hand Mallika Sherawat also does in similar manner. She accepted to do an item song for Kannada film and also acted in Kamal Hasan's Tamil film 'Dasavataram'. But he didn't act even in a single Telugu film till now. There were rumors that a few big producers approached for various films but she expressed her denial for them.

Why this 'No' to Tollywood for those hot ladies of Indian film world?

Friday, July 27, 2007

Kaikala Pins Hopes On His Own Sentiment

Kaikala Satyanarayana is now pinning on his own sentiment saying that the films 'Yama Gola', 'Yama leela and 'Yamudiki Mogudu' turned super hits and now the film 'Yamagola Mallee Modalayyindi' also turns a hit with his presence. He expressed this sentimental wish in the fresh press meet.

Kaikala Satyanarayana is now suffering from voice problem as that is coming out with lot of effort and losing in clarity as well at many times. However, the makers of 'YGMM' managed with his voice and the film is being made in brisk pace and heading towards completion. Srikanth, Meera Jasmine, Venu and Reema Sen are acting in this film. Srikanth is playing the role of son of Yama in this film.

Adding to this, it is also said that Meera Jasmine acted in bold way in this film unlike her previous films. She felt free in giving many gesticulations, pelvic thrusts and cuddling with Srikanth. Let us see what is new in this flick in all facets.

Young Hero Romancing With Middle Aged Beauty

The young hero from Tollywood and a middle aged beautiful lady enjoyed 'ho tryst' at 'Touch', one of the most popular pubs on Wednesday night. Apparently the guy had come in with his friends and soon started enjoying some drinks. However, within sometime he noticed middle aged sexy siren, chilling out with her friends there too.

So he went up to her and they started chatting.

The chemistry was so visible and you could make out from the body language that they loved each other's company.

So what do we see next?

Obviously a kiss!! They were even kissing on their way out of the pub.

Who is that mysterious lady? What a love story brewing this is! Keep it up. We don't want to miss out much on this one. Well, do you want a clue? The guy's name means 'The King'!

Gossip: R.Naryanamurthy Defends Remaining Bachelor!

One can guess what would be the point of discussion, when a widower and a bachelor meet together. It could be certainly on woman.

Chalapathi Rao, a widower, is quick to open the debate 'Don't you need a woman?' he asked R.Narayana Murthy, a bachelor.

"I too can pose the same question to you" Murthy quipped.

'My case is different. I had my wife but she died. I've children too. Do you have children any where?' Rao crossed his limits.

Murthy was indignant and turned philosophical.

'All the poor orphans in the country are my children… I live for them and I die for them.', he exhibited his customized histrionics, which we shows in his film.

'First learn to live for their mothers', Rao concluded with his inimitable blunt humor.

This conversation took place recently in audio release function.

Shahrukh: 'I am the last superstar of India'

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan apparently thinks that there will be no actor to match his superstar status in the Indian film industry after him.

Khan, dubbed ‘the King of Bollywood,’ recently said that he is the last "superstar" of Bollywood.

Khan insisted that the superstar breed was increasingly being wiped out because of the recent changes in the entertainment industry.

"The entertainment industry is changing rapidly, with the growth of satellite channels and multiplexes,” Timesonline quoted him, as saying.

“Soon there will not be any superstars. I would like to believe that I am the last superstar of India,” he added. (ANI)

Director Wished Good But That Turned Bad

Kamalini Mukherjee is unpredictable for many and a serious beauty in the view perspective of some. It is very hard to assess her mind set and perception. She was roped in for a role to play in a Tamil film of Cheran (Tamil 'Autograph' fame). But she dropped from that project later on. When asked, the director said that Kamalini dropped due to dates' problem. But the actual fact is that Kamalini didn't like the script and suggested changes. The director couldn't alter on her request. That made Kamalini unsatisfied and she dropped.
But instead of saying all this, the director said, "Kamalini dropped due to dates problems and she is busy with other projects".
This made Kamalini angry and expressed her grief stating that the director of that film is giving wrong impressions to other producers that she is too busy to attend calls due to busy schedules. She worries that this impression may miss many chances for her. She knows that she s free and awaiting calls from producers.
The director said this with good motive of raising the demand of Kamalini. But Kamalini understood other way round.

Movie Review : Sankardada Zindabad

Sankardada Zindabad
*ing... Chiranjeevi, Karishma Kotak, Srikanth,Pawan Kalyan,Allu Arjun,Nagendra Babu,Ravi Teja...
Director : Prabhu Deva
Story :

First half of the film is excellent and is totally entertaining. The second half is good, and has less entertainment towards climax as emotions had to catch up. The plus points of the film are Chiranjeevi's all-round performance, PRABUDEVS handling of emotional scenes, nice storyline, music and comedy. In emotional films, we find less entertainment. In entertaining films, we find less emotion. Here is one film that is blended with both emotion and entertainment in a wonderful way. And this film has something to offer to every cross-section of audiences. 'Shankardada MBBS' is a universal film that would appeal to both classes and masses.

Story High Lights:
Sankardada Zindabad....Hu Ah hu Ah ......Is released today all over Andra
Pradesh successfully around 8.00 AM.

Shankar aka chiru dominated the Flim with his styles and charisma and All
people & fans know that it is a remake of
Laghe Raho Munna Bhai.......

If you come into the story as usual Shankar(chiru) will be doing Dhadhagiri
with his ATM(srikanth) as right hand......

He fells in Love with FM girl Kotak(Heroine) with her awesome voice.....He
loves listen Good Morning Hyderbad.....

He fells in love with her and gets a chance to attend an FM show with Karishma Kotak
and gets closer to her........

Here starts the real move to the Film.......His Dhadhagiri turns into
Gandhiri.....How & why will be known if you watch movie....

and all masala with dances ......Sad, Comedy...will be Mixed and shown as SDZ.

High Lights : Allu Arjun and Ravi Teja comes for a minute and dances
with chiru in the song Jagadeka veeruniki ............

High Lights : Pawan kalyan role as abhishek in lagheraho munna bhai..........

High Lights :There was a dialogue which needs to be mentioned here. The dialogue is " Ee area ani nannu aduguthavuraa, ee andhra lo anni areas naavee raa" This dialogue came our really well.

There is another dialogue in the movie, that was told by Shiyagi Shinde, that " eedi vaalakam chustunte raajakeyalloki vachettu vunnadu".

Industry Talk : AVG........ Not Equal To Shankar dada MBBS........

Hyd Scene - SDZ Playing in Hyderabad

Shankardada Zindabad
(1st week)
Chiranjeevi & Karishma Kotak


27 July 2007

Usha mayuri


3days halls

4 days halls

Buzz: Ileana stalked by a crazy fan!

The Glamour dolls and the fans share a very symbiotic relationship but at times some fans can go to extremes with their obsessions.

Lately Ileana felt the brunt of a crazy fan. She was bombarded with calls from different numbers. Though she ignored the calls and tried to avoid it, the man hounded her, according to sources close to her. Apparently the caller even abused her for not taking his calls.
When Ileana had gone to a local studio for a photo- shoot, the anonymous caller apparently threatened her and told her that he was aware of her every move.
According to her friends, Ileana was completely disturbed because he knew every personal detail about her which was really scary.
They said that then she filed a complaint with the Police against the stalker who was harassing her.
When contacted the sexy actress didn't want to comment on the issue, she just said, "I would rather not talk about it".

Yes, silence is the best remedy many times.

Last Year Nayana-This Year Anushka

The latest gossip doing the rounds in Tollywood is that Anushka is dating a hot dude, who has gifted her very expensive mobile phone...and only the two know the number.
Meanwhile, brushing aside rumors about his affairs with Anushka, young Cameraman Senthil says he is having a good friendship with her and they are working together in a film too.
"If people take it as an affair, I can't do any thing about this", he says. "Sometimes I hear that she has refused to work with me. Then I also hear that we are having an affair. These are all rumors. There is no truth in it", he added. Well, last year it's Nayantara who was in news all the while. Now the turn has come for Anushka.

Screen Buzz: Is Sneha Getting Married?

Sneha's mother has made no secret of her desire for her daughter to find a suitable match - and now her prayers may just have been answered.

According to sources Sneha has found love with one of the Asian entrepreneurs - self-made millionaire and the son of a gold and diamond trader of Chennai.

He is reportedly into film financing. He was seen escorting Sneha in shootings some weeks ago.

After a bitter experience with Nag Ravi's Episode Sneha wants be more careful this time. But it is learned that the guy is already married. If sources are to be believed, the poor guy is heading for an expensive divorce. Why our Glamour dolls find their better half in married persons is still unanswered.

City Buzz: While Amala Is Away Nag plays!

Nag's buddy Tabu is in town and our kind hearted Romeo gave her the perfect taste of his hospitality at a lavish party in his home.

Tabu, who is in Hyderabad for a personal trip, had a crush with our romantic hero ever since 'Ninne Pelladutha'. Nag wanted to make her feel welcome in Hyderabad so he hosted a perfect dinner for her at his place.
Tabu arrived at the party clad in a simple Red sari, white bangles and kolhapuri chappals, looking relaxed and very bohemian chic! She had a blast till 5 am at Nag's house!"
Other guests at the intimate party included the usual suspects like Jagapathi Babu, Sumanth, Charmi, Suresh Babu, Anushkha and Bavana. Nag's wife Amala was away in Bangalore.
The Buzz is that Amala approved Tabu's relationship with her husband because she knows what the truth is.

Chiru's SDZ Special News Bulletin

Chiru watches SDZ preview

Chiranjeevi who has gone on vacation to Bangalore few days back is in city today evening. He along with his family is watching a preview of Shankar Dada Zindabad at Prasad labs. The show was started at 9:15. The other heroes who were present in the preview show were Pawan Kalyan, Allu Arjun and Ram Charan Teja.

USA record number of theaters
Shankar Dada Zindabad is releasing in a record number of 36 theaters this week in USA. This is a record for any Telugu cinema. The prints have already reached USA. The exhibitors from all areas are gearing up for premiere shows on the evening of 26 July by hiking the admission rates. SDZ is also gets the credit of being the first Telugu film to release in Canada simultaneously.

Airtel 1st tie up with any Telugu film
It is been Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communication that got actively associated with Telugu film so far with corporate branding and sponsorships. Airtel too jumped the bandwagon this time by choosing Shankar Dada Zindabad as its first venture. Now you can download all the ring tones of SDZ from Airtel phones.

S 93.5 fm aggressive promo
Superhit 93.5 Sfm is one of the most popular Telugu FM radio stations in Hyderabad. This FM station belongs to Sun TV. Incidentally Gemini Film Circuit banner is associated with Sun TV. Hence this Superhit 93.5 Sfm has been promoting SDZ aggressively by playing exclusive songs and conducting singing contests and giving free SDZ tickets to the winners. The lady callers who call to 93.5 Sfm were asked to sing the item song of SDZ (with titillating lyrics) before awarding them tickets. Incidentally heroine's role in this film is that of a RJ (radio jockey). And Karishma Kotak plays the role of S 93.5 Sfm RJ.

Telugu Film News 27-07-2007

John Apparao in Bangkok
Simran is paired opposite Comedian Krishna Baghavan. In director Kuchipudi Venkat's second film "John Apparao 40 Plus" she is acting as heroine. Krishna Bhaghavan is making debut as hero. It is produced by Black and Eight banner. Its shooting begins in Bangkok from July 27th.

Vishnu and Nagarjuna together
Handsome Nagarjuna is doing a guest role after a long time. According to media reports, Nagarjuna has accepted to play a key role in Vishnu's new film. Nag also acted in Vishnu's father's film "Adhipathi" long back. He is acting again on the persistence of Mohan Babu who is a brother like to him.

Ranga Panduranga from October
Balakrishna and director K. Raghavendra Rao's Ranga Panduranga will begin shooting in October. Earlier the film was planned from August but due to some reasons, its shooting is postponed. Perhaps, Balakrishna wants to spend his quality time with his family members next month as his daughter Brahmini's marriage is to take place on August 26 th.

Chiranjeevi to direct his 150th film
Megastar Chiranjevi will be turning director. Buzz is that he will take up direction with his 150th film. That means he is just one film short of to reach that milestone. "Shankardada Zindabad" is 148 th film. Who directs his 149th film is yet to be revealed.
On the other hand, SDZ is releasing in a massive way with almost 335 prints. In Hyderabad alone, 50 screens are catered for this film which is a record. Even in Prasads Multiplex, 20 shows per a day are planned.

Releasing Today: Shankardada is back

Chiranjeevi as the lovable Shankardada is back in “Shankardada Zindabad,” directed by Prabhudeva. A remake of “Lage Raho Munnabhai,” “Shankardada Zindabad” is the most anticipated Tollywood biggie of 2007. The film , produced by Gemini Film Circuits, opens with a record number of prints worldwide on Friday. Kashmira Kotak plays the vibrant Radio Jockey; Dilip Prabhavalkar dons the role of Mahatma Gandhi; and Srikanth plays the hero’s wacky friend. The highlight is a dance sequence canned on Chiranjeevi’s brother Pawan Kalyan who makes a cameo appearance. The music is by Devi Sri Prasad.

Interestingly, some of Chiranjeevi's family members including brothers Pawan Kalyan and Nagendra Babu and son-in-law Allu Arjun will have a guest appearances in the film along with other Raviteja.

A visibly excited Chiranjeevi says he is sure that the remake will have the same impact as the Hindi original.

“You will become religious after watching the movie, as you will be under the Gandhi effect,” Chiranjeevi said.

Directed by Prabhudeva, Shankardada Zindabad is releasing in as many as 47 theaters in Hyderabad including Prasad's Imax which will screen 20 shows for the first three days after it's release.

In USA, Shankardada Zindabad is releasing today with 17 prints and 30 centers.

Staterowdy - Mallika Kapoor, Sivaji & Madhushalini

Audio launch - Naalo Tolisariga

Audio of Darpan Entertainments film ‘Naalo Tolisarigaa’ was launched at Film Chamber on the evening of 25 July. Bishnu Adhikari and Preeti Amin play main leads. Bhanu Vijay directed this film.
Anki Reddy (Honey Dew Infrastructure Ltd) , Vishnu Adhikari, Krishna Vijay Bommena, Bhanu Vijay Bommena, MS Naveen Kumar, Mouna Sri Mallik and Srikanth participated in this function. Anki Reddy released the audiocassette and gave the first unit to music director MS Naveen Kumar. Krishna Vijay released the audio CD and gave the first unit to Bishnu Adhikari.
Guest Anki Reddy said, “I produced a film in 1978. After that I lost touch with industry. Audio of this film is good and it is going to be an entertainer.”
Director Bhanu Vijay said, “This is my debut film as director. Though it’s a small budget film, the audio is rich. Naveen gave wonderful music. There are five songs in this film.”
Hero Bishnu Adhikari said, “I am feeling happy on the occasion of the audio release of my first film. I hope that audience will make both audio and movie a super hit.”

Nandini's father blames it on Allu Aravind!

Film hero Pawan Kalyan's bigamy episode is taking as many twists and turns as that of a typical Telugu film.
Reacting sharply to Pawan Kalyan's allegations against his wife Nandini, her father Rakurthi Chakradhara Rao said he would come up with more evidence as the case against his son-in-law after commencement of the trial. The divorce case filed by Pawan Kalyanm, two months after his daughter filed a case, showed the character of the popular actor. Pawan stooped to a low level and made several baseless allegations against his daughter in order to get a divorce and to cover up his own misdeeds.
Rao blamed it on Megastar Chiranjeevi's brother-in-law Allu Aravind for sabotating the marriage beween Pawan Kalyan and Nandini. Aravind allegedly threatened him not to approach the court and offered to send Renu Desai for a compromise. He also pointed out that Nandini was subjected to torture by a woman member of Pawan Kalyan family. Since his family was conservative, Nandini never exposed the brutal characters of Pawan family to the outside world, he said.

Telugu Movie Ticket Prices in USA by Chaitanya

In the last few years in USA, we have seen most of the merchandise that we use daily going up year by year, like gas price going up from less than a dollar from few years back to now 3 plus dollars and many items similarly. But Telugu Movie ticket prices were stand still at $10, until recent times, which was affordable for every Telugu Movie lover. Now with the increase in gas prices, shipping charges, Theater rentals and fall of dollar value we definitely need hike in ticket prices. But how much hike is needed?
As an exhibitor I would say bringing it up by few bucks like say $12-13 for the increased costs would make sense. And if the movie is being screened in top quality theaters like AMC/Cinemark, $15 would be pretty much it in the process of providing quality. But unfortunately, for a "Mega" movie that is releasing, tickets were priced at more than $20 at many centers. And the reason told by those exhibitors is hike is shipping prices and fall of dollar value which is not at all convincing. Shipping did not increase to double nor dollar value did not fall to half all of the sudden. But the truth is that the exhibitors paid huge amounts as screening rights to the distributor and the distributor to producer. Finally this burden is being levied on the common man. And the final laughs are for Telugu Movie producer who is ultimate beneficiary, not the exhibitor or distributor. These kinds of decisions are taking Telugu Movies away from common man and there by increasing piracy.
There are no laws in US that can restrict the ticket prices, like in India. But it will be the people who have to judge and decide if its worth to watch the movie paying such heavy prices or boycott watching the movie so that the concerned people will learn lesson and not repeat these cheap tricks again. My request to every exhibitor is "Telugu Movie is taking lions share in entertaining thousands of telugu people abroad who are missing their culture and mother land. Please don’t take this away from them. Getting Telugu Movie screening rights in US is not great, but presenting it in Quality theaters and in affordable price, is what you will be appreciated for."

Chaitanya Manne

Screen Talk: Abhi-Ash inspire film theme!

Filmmaker Satya Prakash Mangtani, who is inspired by the Bachchan family, is all set to make a film based on the Abhi-Ash saga titled Kuch Na Kuch To Baat Hai. The film will revolve around real life characters based on Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Viveik Oberoi. The small budget film will star South actor Manie cast in the role of Abhishek. The heroine to play the role of Aishwarya is yet to be confirmed. “We are looking for a girl who has a close resemblance to Ash,” says writer-director Kumar Mangtani. The film will go on floors in September with a start-finish-schedule.

When asked what if the Bachchans raise an objection, the director says, “I have not projected the family in a cheap manner. I want to convey to the audience that one should not accept manglik or non-manglik beliefs. I have already written to Amitabh, asking for his permission, and am ready to show him the script before it goes on floors.” “In no way have I tried to tarnish their image. I have also created an element of suspense at the end of the film. Five songs for the film have already been recorded,” shares Kumar.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tollywood Film News 26-07-07

Pepsi signs Allu Arjun
It is reliably learnt that Telugu film star Allu Arjun is roped in as the brand ambassador for Pepsi. Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan were the first film stars to be roped into to promote Thums Up and Pepsi respectively in AP. Now Mahesh Babu is the brand ambassador of Thums Up. It were state level dealers of the cola companies that selected Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan. This time around the cola companies directly approached the stars.

Madan to direct Uday Kiran
Madan who provided story to Aa Naluguru and directed his first film Pellaina Kothalo recently is going to direct another film too. This film is expected to have Uday Kiran doing the main leads. Madan will also produce this film on his banner ‘Aa Naluguru films‘.

Dhee 100 days function on 8 September
The 100 days function of surprise hit of the year Dhee will be held at Lalitha Kala Thoranam on the night of 8 September. This film stars Vishnu, Srihari and Genelia in the main leads. Seenu Vytla directed this film. Lots of film celebrities from Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi film industry are expected to grace this grand function.

Doctorate to Veturi
Veteran lyricist Veturi Sundara Rama Murthy will be presented with the honorary doctorate on August 3 in 23rd convocation by Acharya Nagarjuna University. Veturi penned over 10,000 songs so far. He also worked as journalist for prominent magazines like Andhra Patrika and Andhra Prabha. Katti Padma Rao and Vadlamani Venkata Subramanya Ravi would also be honored with doctorate on the same day.

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Shankardada Zindabad prerelease hungama at Sudarshan70, RTC X Roads

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