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14 April 2008
Mahesh Shankar music to Yeleti film
Mahesh Shankar who gave chartbuster music to Vennela film in the past is all set to score music for the love story to be directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti (Aithe and AOR). Interesting there will be only one song in this film. There will be lot of prominence to the background music in this film. This film has the backdrop of Stockholm, Germany. This film will go to floors very soon. Other details are awaited.
Poonam Kaur back in Telugu
Poonam Kaur who won the tag of Miss Andhra few years back entered into Telugu film industry with interesting projects by SV Krishna Reddy and Teja. And luck did not favor her. She shifted her base to Kannada to do films with big stars like Ravi Chandran and Sivaraj Kumar. Now she is back in Hyderabad and looking for interesting projects in Telugu.
Gadi No 305 lo Devudu on 18 April
Shankar (Gentleman fame) produced a Tamil with Prakash Raj playing the role of a God. This film is being dubbed and released in Telugu as Gadi No. 305 lo Devudu on 18 of April. Madhumita and Jyotirmayi are playing female leads. Sinbu Devan directed this film.
11 April 2008
Sai Kiran Adivi debuts
Sai Kiran Adivi – who assisted Sekhar Kammula in the direction department – is all set to make his debut as director now. He will be directing a film with novel storyline. This film will be produced by Prem Movies that produced an award winning film ‘Aa Naluguru’. More details about this project are awaited.
Nadia is busy again
Telugu actress Nadia who got married and settled as housewife made her comeback with the Tamil remake of ‘Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammai’. She is keeping herself busy in Tamil films. Now she is considering acting in Telugu films too. She is likely to a role in one of the forthcoming Telugu films.
Bujjigadu music of 18 April
The music of Puri Jagan’s latest film Bujjigadu (made in Chennai) will be released on 18 of this month. Sandeep Chowta (Ninne Pelladatha fame) composes music. He composed chartbuster music to Puri Jagan’s Super in the past. Prabhas, Trisha and Sanjana play main leads. Mohan Babu does a vital role. KS Rama Rao produces this film on Creative Commercials banner.
10 April 2008
VN Aditya’s Rainbow
Director VN Aditya is directing and producing a film titled ‘Rainbow’ with Raahul (Happy Days fame), Sonali Chauhan (Mahesh Bhatt’s Jannat fame) and Sindhu Menon in the main leads. Majority of the shoot is complete by now. VN Aditya is also producing this film on Sri Siddhardha Movies banner which is named of the college he studied (Siddhardha College, Vijayawada). Singer Nihal is making his debut as music director with this film. Paruchuri brothers pen dialogues. The audio of the film is expected to release in this month end. Movie is slated for the release in the month of May 2008.
Priyamani with Nitin
Priyamani is selected as heroine for Nitin’s next film in the production of TV5. Kumar – an associate of SS Rajamouli – makes his debut as director. Kelly Dorji (Don fame) does the character of villain. Siva Prasad does a special role. The regular shooting will start on 20 of April. Anoop Rubens composes music. DS Rao produces this film.
Sixth Sense 2nd time in Telugu
Sai Kiran acted in a film titled Kaani (jeevi review) in year 2004. This film was a remake of Hollywood blockbuster Sixth Sense. That film bombed at boxoffice. Now Naga Babu and Ramya Krishna are acting in a film titled ‘Sarkar’ which is also inspired by Sixth Sense. Phani Raj directs the film and Kamineni Venkateswara Rao produces it. This film will release in this month end.
5 April 2008
Brahmanandam and YSR combo film
CC Reddy who produced Mee Sreyobhilashi recently is going to produce a film with Brahmanandam in the main role very soon. Brahmanandam will do the role of tribal man in that film. YS Rajasekhara Reddy will also appear as CM in this film. Arun Prasad who directed Tammudu and Gowtam SSC in the past is going to direct this film. This film will go to floors very soon.
Nikhita item in Kalidasu
Nikhita seem to be content with small roles these days. She did a small but vital role in films like Don and Anasuya in the past. Now she has done a song with Sushant in his debut film Kalidasu. Nikhita sizzled in the hero introduction song of the film. Kalidasu is all set to release on 11 of this month.
Kodandarami Reddy to direct Mumaith
A Kodandarami Reddy who gave blockbusters with leading actors like Chiranjeevi, Bala Krishna, Nagarjuna and Venkatesh is all set to direct Mumaith Khan now. The film is titled as ‘Punnami Naagu’. Yandamuri Veerendranadh pens the script of this film. Rajiv Kanakala plays male lead. SA Raj Kumar composes music. This film will go to floors on the eve of Ugadi on Monday.
3 April 2008
Homam music with ICL
The music of JD Chakri’s directorial debut Homam will be released with a big bang on 6th of this month. The function would be organized in Lal Bahaddoor Sastri stadium in the presence of the ICL cricketers. Cricketers like Kapil Dev and Kiran More will also be present. Jagapati Babu, JD and Mamata Mohandas play main leads in this mafia backdrop film. Sakshi Sivanand did an item song. Nitin Raikwar composed music.
Sri Ramadasu in six languages
Nagarjuna’s devotional blockbuster Sri Ramadasu will be dubbed and released in six languages – Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarathi and Bhojpuri. The film would initially be dubbed into Tamil and Hindi. The pooja ceremony of the same was held recently in Hyderabad which was attended by ANR, SPB, Keeravani, R Narayana Murthy, JK Bharavi, Kanumuri Bapiraju and MLC Raghuveera Reddy.
Bees attack Meera Jasmine
The unit of Goritaku is in Mehaboob Nagar to shoot a few vital scenes on Meera Jasmine who is acting as the sister of Rajasekhar. Honeybees attacked the unit at the location. And Meera Jasmine and director VR Pratap suffered from it. Rajasekhar is acting as hero and Arti Agarwal is the heroine. Supergood films is remaking this film from Kannada blockbuster Annatangi.
31 March 2008
Waheeda wins NTR award
NTR award for the year 2006 will be given to Telugu and Hindi veteran actress Waheeda Rehman. Waheeda Rehman acted in many blockbuster bollywood films has acted in her last Telugu film ‘Chukkallo Chandrudu’. KB Tilak, Jayasudha and Suryanarayana acted as jury members. This award will be presented along with Nandi awards by CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
Raghupati award to Rama Naidu
AP Government announced Raghupati award to D Rama Naidu for the year of 2006. D Rama Naidu entered into Guinness Book of World Records in the past for producing most number of films (over 100). D Rama Naidu has produced many films in other languages too.
Sivaji Raja neglects parents
The parents of Sivaji Raja came to press and accuse his son and actor Sivaji Raja of sheer negligence. They said that they are leading life in the shades of water tank of an apartment. They also said that Sivaji Raja warned them that he would make them arrested by cops. Sivaji Raja thrashed all these talks as rubbish and said that somebody is behind his parents.
30 March 2008
Nitin’s future projects
Hero Nitin is on signing spree now. His latest film Aatadista was released last week. His next film Victory will be releasing soon. He has another project on the floor now. He has two more projects lined up. One film will be directed by actor GV who did many villain roles in the films. Manyam Ramesh produces it. Another film will be produced by Dr. Siva Prasad Reddy who is a politician and also an actor.
Ready complete but for a song
Shooting of Ram’s latest film Ready is complete but for a song. The unit went to Swiss recently to shoot a couple of songs on Ram and Genelia. Seenu Vytla directs this family entertainer. Brahmanandam worked for this film for 19 days. And Seenu Vytla is said to have worked on Brahmanandam character a lot for create hilarious comedy. Audio will be released in April and movie will hit the marquee in May. Sravanthi Ravi Kishore produces it.
Ninna Nedu Repu on 11 April
Ravi Krishna’s latest film Ninna Nedu Repu is going to release on 11 April. Lakshmikant Chenna who directed a hit film Hyderabad Nawabs with his debut is directing this film. Tamanna and Akshara (Rekha) are playing female leads. Nukarapu Surya Prakasa Rao is producing this film.
25 March 2008
Jalsa film postponed
The film Jalsa which is expected to release on 28 of this month is postponed to 2 April. The reason for delay is said to be DI (digital intermediate – color grading). The producer Allu Arvind did not want to have any last minute tensions and hence postponed the date by a few days. Trivikram directed this film. Ileana, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Parvati Melton did the roles of heroines.
Uday Shankar arrested
Director Uday Shankar is arrested in connection with the death of a junior artist Mahendra Sharma who died while acting as a dupe to Ravi Teja. This unfortunate incident happened near Rajahmundry on 16 of this month. The local people lodged a complaint against the unit members. The police have arrested Uday Shankar and took him to Rampachodavaram to present him to the court.
Director Samudra is turning into production now by starting Samudra Silver screens banner. He will be directing a film titled Mallepoovu with Bhumika playing the lead role. Murali who did a negative role in Oka Voorilo is making his debut as hero with this film. Ramesh Varma pens story. The regular shooting of this film starts on 27 March. Maestro Ilayaraja composes music.
21 March 2008
Jayasudha Saree exhibition
Actress Jayasudha is into designing sarees as well. Her latest designer collection of Sarees would be kept for exhibition cum sale on 22nd March 2008 at Hotel Taj Banjara from 10 am to 8 pm. Jayasudha will also be there at the venue.
20 March 2008
Sobhan Babu is no more
Yesteryears popular hero Sobhan Babu (71) expired today morning. He expired due to spinal card injury after falling while walking on the steps. He was born in 14 January in 1937 in China Nandigama as Uppu Sobhana Chalapati Rao. He changes his name as Sobhan Babu after entering the films. He made his debut with Bhakta Sabari. He won 5 Nandi awards and 4 filmfare awards. He retired from films 13 years back and has been spending retired life in Chennai. He is survived by a son and three daughters. The cremation will have once his elder daughter arrives from USA. May his soul rest in peace!
Aswini Dutt to produce a film with Krish
Krish who got good recognition with his debut film Gamyam is going to direct his next film soon. Big producer C Aswini Dutt will produce it. In the music launch function of Gamyam itself C Aswini Dutt announced that he would produce the next film of Krish.
Sairam Shankar as Vaade Kavali
Sairam Shankar’s latest film is titled as Vaade Kavali. Suhasi is playing female lead. Chandrahas is another hero in the film. Shooting of the film is complete. The dubbing is going on now. Music will be launched this month end. RP Patnaik composes songs. Rajendra Darsan directs this film.
19 March 2008
Raghuvaran is no more
Popular Telugu and Tamil character Raghuvaran (59) expired due to massive cardiac arrest today morning at Chennai. Raghuvaran made his debut with Mr. Bharat film. His Bhavani character (Shiva) and CM character (Oke Okkadu) won many laurels to him. May his soul rest in peace.
Pritam music for Keka
Looks like Bollywood music directors are going to invade Telugu film industry. Shankar Eshan Loy are working for Siddhardh’s latest film that is going to be produced by Nallamalupu Bujji. Vishal Sekhar are composing songs for Chintakayala Ravi. The latest entrant is going to be Pritam who scored music for films like Jab We Met and Race. He will be composing music to Teja’s latest film Keka. Ilayaraja was considered for this job earlier.
Aatadista and JAR40+ on 20 March
Nitin’s latest film Aaatadista and Venkat Kuchipudi’s John Appa Rao 40+ are going to release on 20th of March. With 20th and 21st being public holidays followed by weekend, these films are going to have advantage in terms of openings. Abbo Aadavallu will be releasing on 21 March. The Telugu version of Hollywood flick 10,000 BC is also going to release on 21 March.
15 March 2008
Sushant as Kalidasu
Sushant - Nagarjuna’s nephew and grandson of Subba Rao (Prasad Art Pictures) – is making his debut with a film titled Kalidasu. Tamanna is doing female lead. The variety publicity done for this film is attracting lots of eyeballs. Chakri composes music. Nagarjuna and ANR are going to introduce Sushant formally to the media and the public on 20 of this month. A Naga Suseela and Chintalapudi Srinivas are producing this film. Ravi Charan Reddy directs it.
Usha wins Nandi for the 3rd time
Playback Singer Usha won the Nandi Award from State Government of Andhra Pradesh for the Best Female Playback Singer (TV Category) for the year 2006. This is Usha's 3rd Nandi award as a playback singer and 1st Nandi award in TV category. She earlier won the much coveted Nandi award for the Best Female Playback Singer in 2001 and 2002 for films Padma and Nee Sneham respectively. Idlebrain.com congratulates Usha on her achievement.
Bala Rajasekharuni Blind Ambition
Bala Rajasekharuni (Green card fever fame) directed a Hollywood film titled ‘Blind Ambition’. It has won the Independent Spirit Award at the recently held International Family Film Festival, Hollywood. Hyderabad film club and AP Cine writers association arranged a special preview of the film at Prasad labs preview theater today morning. This film is about a blind girl Sapna who wins a marathon. This film got very good applause by the Hyderabad film club.
10 March 2008
Nikhil hands are full
Nikhil (Rajesh from Happy Days) hands are full with films. His second film Ankit, Pallavi & Friends introducing Hari Yelleti is getting ready for the release in the month of April. His latest film in the production of Giri introducing a new director started recently. He has also signed up by Sai Deva Productions (AMAV and Vasantham producers) for a film to be directed by Balaji Shaktivel (of Premiste fame). Music director Mani Sharma is going to make his debut as producer with another film starring Nikhil.
Ravi Babu’s love story
Ravi Babu wanted to do a socio fantasy film titled ‘Maa Athoka Deyyam’ which is going to be produced by Usha Kiran Movies. But he seems to have dropped that story idea and he is going to direct a fresh love story with new faces. Usha Kiron Movies is going to produce it. Ravi Babu who was branded as a maveric director for going for wide variety of themes mellowed down a bit to make Anasuya an appealing film for everybody. Now he is going to make a fresh love story which has lot of potential and commercial appeal.
Pokuri Babu Rao’s son wedding
Popular producer Pokuri Babu Rao’s younger son Praveen is going to enter the wedlock with Poorvaja at a ceremony to be held at Loyola College Grounds, Vijayawada on the night of 14 March 2008 at 10.01 pm. The reception is going to be held in Hyderabad on the night of 16 March from 7 pm at Image Gardens, Madapur, Hyderabad. Idlebrain.com wishes the young couple a great future.
6 March 2008
Pawan double action in Puli?
If rumors circulated in film nagar are to be believed, Pawan Kalyan is likely to play two roles in his next film Puli. Pawan Kalyan has gone through a makeover to suit himself to the role of powerful cop with think mustache and military cut. SJ Surya who directed Kushi with Pawan Kalyan will direct this film. AR Rehman composes music. Singanamala Ramesh produces this film. This film is likely to be launched in the month end of April.
Venu - Vamsi combo film
Creative director Vamsi (Ladies Tailor fame) is going to direct Venu soon. This film is titled as ‘Gopi Gopika Godavari’. Valluripalli Ramesh who produced Vamsi’s comeback film ‘Avunu Valliddaru Istapaddaru’ produces this film. Chakri composes music. This film will go to floors on 1st May and will be released on 2nd August.
Jagapati Babu - Ram Gopal Varma combination - Gaali
Ram Gopal Varma who directed Gayam with Jagapati Babu is going to produce a film titled Gaali very soon. Ram Gopal Varma reentered into Telugu film industry recently with a film titled Shock. Now he is doing another film with Jagapati Babu. A new director will make his debut through this film.
3 March 2008
Allu Arjun’s Parugu to Jordan
Variety is the spice of the season and a new location always helps bringing freshness to the film. The unit of Allu Arjun’s latest film Parugu will be going to the Arabic country ‘Kingdom of Jordan’ to shoot a song from 15 March. Dil Raju and Bhaskar team up again to make ‘Parugu’ with Allu Arjun as hero. Shooting of this film is complete except for two songs. There will be three fights and six songs in the film. Sheila is doing female lead. Prakash Raj play an important role. Mani Sharma composes music for the first time to an Allu Arjun film.
2 March 2008
Nidhi Prasad’s Michael Madana Kamaraju
Nidhi Prasad’s film with Srikanth, Prabhudeva, Sunil and Charmme is titled as Michael Madana Kamaraju. Srikanth, Prabhudeva and Sunil’s characters are titled as Michael, Madan and Kamaraju respectively. Silver screen movies that produced Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw with Nidhi Prasad in the past is producing this film. Mayuri and Kausha does other important roles. Chakri composes music.
Jagapati Babu’s Homam in April
JD Chakravarthi is directing a Telugu film titled Homam with Jagapati Babu and Mamata Mohandas in the main leads. JD Chakravarthi also plays a vital role. Koneru Kiran Kumar produces this film on Sreya Productions banner. This film is said to be in the lines of ‘the departed’, a film deals with police - mafia angle. Bollywood music director Nitin Raikwar composes music. Shooting of the film is complete and Homam is getting ready for April release.
John Appa Rao 40+ postponed again
The release of Venkat Kuchipudi’s film John Appa Rao 40+ with Krishna Bhagawan and Simran seem to be getting postponed again and again. The release date is postponed from 7th March to 20th March. The postproduction work seem to be taking lot of time as the director wants to add some special effects to this comedy movie. Kiran Varanasi composed remix tunes for this film.
26 February 2008
9 songs in Jalsa album
The audio of Pawan Kalyan’s latest film Jalsa will be launched on 29th of February. The music will be available on the racks from 1st March. Bala Sehgal song and another remix song are going to be highlights. Devi Sri Prasad composed music. Ileana, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Parvati Melton are doing female leads. Allu Arvind produces Jalsa and Trivikram directs it.
Bhadradri on Siva Rathri
Sridhar - Raja combination film Bhadradri will be released on 6 March on the eve of Maha Siva Rathri. The producer of the film is confident about the film and he retained the Nizam rights of the film. Raja is expressing some mass following for his through this film. This film will be released with 150 prints which is highest in the career of Srihari. Gajala and Nikhita are doing female leads of Srihari and Raja respectively. Mallikharjun directed Bhadradri.
Naveen film’s first schedule complete
Nageswara Rao is directing a film with Vadde Naveen as hero. Lakshana and Sadhika are doing female leads. The first schedule of this film is over. CG Krishna is producing this film on Jaya Krishna banner.
24 February 2008
Nagarjuna visits Tirumala
Hero Nagarjuna visited Tirumala today morning and took the blessings of Lord Venkateswara. A few fans accompanied him. Nagarjuna donned the role of Annamayya - a staunch devotee of Lord Venkateswara in the past and won laurels and awards for his excellent performance.
Local branding for '27 Dresses'
The screen writer of Devil Wears Prada film has done another film titled ‘27 Dresses’ which was released on 18 January in USA. This film is going to release very soon in India. This film is already made a buzz in branding business as an Indian matrimonial website and a Hyderabad wedding mall have come forward to do the branding. Simplymarry.com (Indian Matrimonial website) and Kala Niketan wedding mall (Hyderabad) are getting associated with this film as ‘27 Dresses’ film is about bride and bridesmaid.
Gamyam release on 29 Feb
Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi - a US returned youngster - directed a film titled ‘Gamyam’ with Allari Naresh, Sharwanand and Kamalinee Mukherjee in the main leads. Jagarlamudi Saibabu produces this film on First Frame Entertainments banner. ES Murthy composed music and Sirivennela penned all the lyrics. This film will be hitting the marquee on 29 Feb.
22 February 2008
Ram Charan film from 28 Feb
The second film of Ram Charan Teja in the direction of SS Rajamouli will go to floors on 28 of this month. The unit would travel to Rajahstan to shoot in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer for a month. Kajal Agarwal is paired up with Ram Charan Teja in this film. MM Keeravani composes music. Vijayendra Prasad pens dialogues. Allu Arvind produces this film on Geeta Arts banner.
Nagarjuna next release in December
Nagarjuna’s next film in the direction of Seenu Vytla will start on 7 April on the eve of Ugadi. Trisha is paired up with Nagarjuna for the first time. Devi Sri Prasad composes music. This film will be produced by Nagarjuna’s friend and fan D Siva Prasad Reddy on Kamakshi banner. The producer is planning for December 18 release. King is the title under consideration.
Don in Hindi as Don No.1
Nagarjuna’s Don is being dubbed and released in Hindi as Don No.1. Imran Khureshi bought the Hindi remake rights of this film. Kelly Dorji who did the role of villain is very familiar to Hindi movie lovers. Hence he is also being highlighted in the poster publicity. This film will hit the marquee soon.
20 February 2008
Jalsa music on 29 February
Music of Pawan Kalyan’s latest film Jalsa will be launched at a function held on Taramati Baradari (Golkonda) on the night of 29 February 2008. Trivikram directed this film and Devi Sri Prasad scored music. Three songs of this film were already leaked in internet. Ileana, Parvati Melton and Kamalinee Mukherjee play female leads. Sivaji does an important role. This film will be released on 28 of March 2008.
Light-bearded NTR in Kantri
NTR who shed his weight in an amazing proportion for Yamadonga film is all set to come up with a different get-up in his next film Kantri. NTR will be wearing light beard and he is looking ravishing. Hansika Motwani is doing female lead. Mehar Ramesh - a protégé of Puri Jagan - directs this film. C Aswini Dutt produces Kantri on Vyjayanti banner.
Teja's Keka with high technical team
Teja is coming up with a film titled Keka by introducing new faces. He has also come up with a talent hunt. He is going to have best of the technicians working for Keka. Maestro Ilayaraja will compose music. PC Sreeram handles cinematography. Thota Tharani will do artwork. Veturi will pen lyrics. Saroj Khan will compose dances. This film will go to floors on 22 of this month.
Style in Hindi as ‘Boogie Woogie - the movie’
L Sridhar has dubbed Style movie as Lakshyam and released it in Tamil in the last year. He is dubbing this film in Hindi this time with the title ‘Boogie Woogie - the movie’. This film has won two Nandi awards recently.
19 February 2008
John Apparao 40+ postponed to March 5
Venkat Kuchipudi informed idlebrain.com that the release date of his latest film John Appa Rao 40+ is shifted from 28 February to March 5. The delay is due to the time taken to do quality postproduction work. Krishna Bhagawan does the title role and Simran is the special attraction of this film. Kiran Varanasi composed remix songs for this film. Business of this film is complete.
Nenu Meeku Telusa shooting started
Manoj’s latest film Nenu Meeku Telusa started its shoot on last Friday at a set erected in HITEX, Madhapur. Manoj is doing the role of a person who is suffering from recurring amnesia. Sneha Ullal (Aishwarya look-alike) is acting as one of the heroines. Ajay sastri is making his debut as the director. Lakshmi Manchu produces this film on Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures banner.
Sriya walks out on kissing scene
As per the sources at Chennai, actress Sriya is said to have walkout of the sets when the director asked her to do the retake of kissing the hero. This incident happened when she was working for Mallanna film starring Vikram in the direction of Susi Ganeshan. She walked out of the sets when the director asked her to do the kissing scene again.
17 February 2008
Chintakayala Ravi on 14 August
14 August is the tentative release date of Venkatesh’s next film ‘Chintakayala Ravi’ (Software Engineer). Venky who entertained everybody as a software engineer in the first half of ‘AMAV’ is going to do a full length role in this film. This film will go to floors on 6/7 March on the eve of Maha Siva Rathri. This film is going to be shot for a month in USA from 14 May to 15 June 2008. Music directing duo Vishal - Shekar (Vishal Dadlani and Shekar Ravjiani) who composed music for Bollywood blockbusters like Om Shanti Om, Salaam Namaste, Bluff master and Dus are going to compose music for this film. Kona Venkat pens dialogues and story. Anushka is playing one of the heroines, Nallamalupu Bujji produces this film after two massive hits Lakshmi and Lakshyam.
NTR’s Kanthi goes to South Africa
Freshness is the flavor of the season. If Prabhas has gone to Italy to shoot songs for his Bujjigadu, the unit of Kantri along with NTR took off to South Africa today (17 February). They will be shooting a couple of songs on NTR and Hansika Motwani (Desa Muduru fame). Mehar Ramesh - a protégé of Puri Jagan - makes his debut as director in Telugu. C Aswini Dutt produces this film on Vyjayanthi banner.
Raja clashes with Raja
Two of actor Raja’s films are going to release on 22nd of this month. Nee Sukhame Ne Koruthunna - comeback vehicle of character artist Giribabu as director - will be release on 22nd of this month. This film sports Raja and Sneha in the main leads. Chandra Siddhardha’s satirical film ‘Idi Sangathi’ will be releasing on 22 of this month. Raja plays a vital role in this Tabu’s film. Raja is also having another release Bhadradri with Srihari due for the release soon.
15 February 2008
Jhansi dubs for Tabu
Popular TV anchor Jhansi is dubbing for Tabu in Chandra Siddhardh’s latest film Idi Sangathi. The leading female dubbing artists are Sunitha and Savitha Reddy. Another anchor Udaya Bhanu tried her hand at dubbing with Sri Anjaneyam film. We have to wait and see if Jhansi continues dubbing or not. Shooting of Idi Sangati is complete. The audio will be released in a couple of days. Chandra Siddhardha is going to release Idi Sangati all over Andhra Pradesh and overseas on his own. The release date is 22 February.
Bujjigadu goes to Italy
90% of Prabhas’s Bujjigadu Made In Chennai shooting is over. The unit has gone to Italy to shoot 3 songs over there. Trisha and Sanjana are playing female leads. Mohan Babu does a vital role. Puri Jagan who is on the success spree is directing this film. KS Rama Rao produces it on Creative Commercials banner.
Mani Sharma in US for six weeks
Considering the huge response for hosting the Mani Sharma live show 2008 the organizers Devi Jewelers have extended the tour from 4 weeks to 6 weeks. The bidding in all major cities has been extremely competitive with almost 5 to 6 individuals coming forward to host the show, as with every thing else there can only be one winner and Devi jewelers would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming forward and making this possible. If you are interested in hosting the show in your city contact us either at 224-848-0281 or email us at MANITOUR08@GMAIL.COM
13 February 2008
Anish Kuruvilla’s Avakaya Biryani
Anush Kuruvilla who worked as executive producer and co-director for Sekhar Kammula’s films is all set to make his debut as director with a film titled ‘Avayaka Biryani’. Anish Kuruvilla also assisted Nagesh Kukunoor for a few films before working with Sekhar Kammula. Avakaya Biryani will have fresh faces. Sekhar Kammula will produce this film on ‘Amigos Creations’ banner.
S Gopal Reddy daughter’s wedding
Sandhya - daughter of popular cinematographer S Gopal Reddy - will be entering into wedlock with Dr. Harsha Vardhan Reddy - son of Kasu Prasad Reddy (Maxi Vision). The wedding will take place on the night on 1st March at 11:05 pm at Shilpa Kala Vedika, Madhapur, Hyderabad.
Bharat Thakur trains a rookie into Yoga guru
Bharat Thakur - husband of Bhumika Chawla - celebrated his birthday along with the unit of Swagatam in Rajahmundry last year. There he observed a supple guy doing terrific dances. He is a poor boy. Bharat Thakur brought that guy to Hyderabad and taught him Yoga. After four months the boy is flown to Russia to train high profile government officials of Russia. No wonder Bhumika Chawla fell for him!
7 February 2008
Kajal in Ram Charan Teja’s heroine
Kajal Agarwal is signed for Ram Charan Teja’s second film in the direction of SS Rajamouli. Kajal Agarwal made her debut with Lakshmi Kalyanam. She later acted in Chandamama and Pourudu. MM Keeravani composes music. Vijayendra Prasad pens story. A part of the film will be shot in Rajasthan state. Allu Arvind produces this film on Geeta Arts banner.
Raviraja Pinisetti to direct Raja
Ravi Raja Pinisetti will direct and produce Raja’s next film. Raja’s latest film Mr. Medhavi was released a couple of weeks back. His films Nee Sukhame Ne Koruthunna and Bhadradri are due for the release in this month. Raja has signed Ravi Raja Pinisetti project recently. This film will go to floors very soon.
Venkat Kuchipudi’s ‘Murthy in America’
Venkat Kuchipudi is planning to direct a film titled ‘Murthy in America’ by casting R Narayana Murthy in the title role. This film is said to be a comedy about a guy who hates America and American policies traveling to USA. A prominent heroine will also be there. But there will not be any romantic thread between hero and heroine. Venkat Kuchipudi is currently producing and directing John Appa Rao 40+.
Erra Samudram targets SEZs
R Narayana Murthy is currently producing and directing a film titled Erra Samudram. This film protest against converting fertile lands into SEZs (Special Economic Zones). R Narayana Murthy says that SEZs are supposed to be given unfertile lands, but the government is doing just the opposite. This film will be released on 6 March on the eve of Maha Siva Rathri.
Kalpana Rai and Lakshmipati are no more
Telugu film industry is saddened with the deaths of two comedians. Veteran comedy actress Kalpana Rai expired today morning. Soggadu was her last film. Upcoming comedy actor Lakshmipati expired today. Incidentally Lakshmipati is the elder brother of director Sobhan who expired last month. Kunal who acted as hero in Premikula Roju is also expired today. May their souls rest in peace.
6 February 2008
Marthand Shankar to direct Varun Sandesh
Marthand Shankar - younger brother of popular film editor Marthand K Venkatesh - is going to make his debut as director very soon. This film will have Varun Sandesh playing the male lead. Prestigious banner AVM will be reentering Telugu film industry after a big gap. This film is likely to go to floors in the month of April when the shooting of Varun Sandesh’s ‘Kotha Bangaru Lokam’ completes.
Brahmanandam to be highlight in Ready
Brahmanandam who contributed his might in the success of films like Dhee and Krishna is said to have played yet another entertaining part in Seenu Vytla’s latest film Ready with Ram and Genelia in the main leads. It is reliably learnt that Brahmanandam is doing a big role with lot of footage by providing lots of humor in the second half of the film.
Lakshyam director wedding
Srivas who made it big by directing the blockbuster Lakshyam is going to enter the wedlock at 9pm on the night of 16 February at JK Gardens (Jawahar Lal Nehru Road) in Rajahmundry. He will be marrying Lakshmi. Lets wish him a great future!
5 February 2008
PC Sreeram for Teja’s Keka
Teja is going to produce and direct a film titled Keka on Chitram Movies banner. He associated with some corporate companies to hunt the new talent. PC Sreeram will handle cinematography. Thota Tharani handles art department. This film is likely to go on sets from 22nd of February.
John Appa Rao 40+ pushed to 22 February
John Appa Rao 40+ which is slated to release on 14 February is pushed to 22nd February due to DI (Digital Intermediate) delay. Krishna Bhagwan plays the title role and Simran is paired up with him. Remix songs composed by Kiran Varanasi were released recently. Venkat Kuchipudi who made his debut with Modati Cinema is directing and producing this comedy flick.
Mee Sreyobhilashi in other languages
Director Eeswar Reddy is planning to take Mee Sreyobhilashi film beyond Andhra borders. He is planning to screen it to Amitab Bachchan and ask him to play the role of Rajendra Prasad in Hindi version. Popular character artist Nassar expressed his interest in remaking this film in Tamil language. Looks like Mee Sreyobhilashi is poised to go places.
4 February 2008
Bapu - Mullapudi fight on 8 Feb
In a rare occasion, the inseparable pair Bapu and Mullapudi is going fight out in public all over the world on 8 February. Bapu’s Sundarakanda and Mullapudi Vara’s (son of Mullapudi Venkata Ramana) Visakha Express are going to release on 8 February. Incidentally Allari Naresh plays hero in both these films. Bapu’s name and Charmme’s craze plays major role for Sundarakanda. SS Rajamouli and Chandra Sekhar Yeleti association with Vishakha Express is a plus point.
Chandra Sekhar Yeleti’s love story
After directing thrillers like Aithe and AOR and mass film like Okkadunnadu, Chandra Sekhar Yeleti is going to direct a fresh love story. This film has the backdrop of Sweden. He is looking for new faces for this film. The shooting is likely to start in the month end of February 2008 and the film is slated for the release in summer. Chandra Sekhar Yeleti is also turning into a producer through this film. More details later.
Sakshi newspaper launch on 29 Feb
YS Jagan’s newspaper Sakshi is going to be launched on the rare date of 29 February which comes once in four years. There is lot of craze for this newspaper. And the readers are curiously waiting for the launch of this newspaper as it is promising to usher transparency and extravagance news reporting. The TV and outdoor publicity done for Sakshi is getting pretty good attention.
25 January 2008
Padma Bhushan to singer Susila
Veteran Telugu and south Indian film singer P Suseela is one of the winners of Padma Bhushan awards that are announced today on the eve of Indian Republic Day. Ella Venkateswara Rao (Mrudangam expert), Kootikuppala Surya Rao (social service) and Jonnalagadda Gurrapa Setty (social service) are the other Telugu persons who got Padma Sri award.
24 January 2008
Raja in USA for Mr. Medhavi
Hero Raja is touring USA to promote his latest film Mr. Medhavi. This film will be released in USA with premiere shows on the night of 25 January. Raja is going to visit all the centers that are playing Mr. Medhavi in USA in the first week and greet the audiences. Raja is also distributing this film in USA.
Krishnarjuna trailer with Swagatam USA print
The theatrical trailer and movie promo song of Vishnu - Nagarjuna latest film Swagatam is being added to the US prints of Swagatam film. All the patrons who come to watch Swagatam film in USA will get to watch the preview of 1st February release ‘Krishnarjuna’. Krishnarjuna is releasing with 275 prints all over the world. Jagapati Babu himself is distributing Swagatam in USA.
Visakha Express pushed to 14 February
Visasha express which is expected to release this Friday is pushed to 14 February due to the unavailability of theaters. This film has so many specialties. Chandra Sekhar Yeleti provides screenplay. SS Rajamouli presents this film. Vara (son of Mullapudi Venkata Ramana) directs it.
23 January 2008
Swagatam with USA premiere 24 January
Hero Jagapati Babu is so confident about the success of his latest film Swagatam that he is releasing the film in USA on his own. This film is extensively shot in New Jersey and the surrounding areas. 60% of the screen time is having the backdrop of USA. CA Cinema is distributing Swagatam on behalf of Jagapati Babu. This film is releasing with six prints in USA and all the prints have already been dispatched to USA. There will be premieres of Swagatam in USA on the night of 24th January as the film is releasing in India on the morning of 25 January.
Mr. Medhavi in USA premieres on 25 January
Hero Raja is turning into distribution with his latest film Mr. Medhavi. He bought the USA rights from the producer and releasing it through RK Film distributors in USA. This film also sports Genelia who is on high with two successive success Bommarillu and Dhee. National award winning director Neelakanta directed this venture. This film will be premiered on the night of 25 January as the film is releasing n 26 January in India.
Moser Baer Telugu film from Ugadi
Moser Baer - the optical media maker with a significant world share - has entered into home DVD/VCD market last year. It has already started making movies in Hindi and Tamil. Moser Baer will launch it’s Telugu film on Ugadi day. Moser Baer is planning to produce several films simultaneously with a budget of 50 crores.
16 January 2008
Rajni and Jagapati in Vyjayanthi film
C Aswini Dutt and GP Vijaya Kumar would be jointly producing the Telugu version of Rajnikant’s latest film in the direction of P Vasu (Chandramukhi fame). This film is a remake of Malayalam film Katha Paryambol (Mammotty). Rajnikant and Jagapati Babu play siblings in this film. Brahmanandam, Sunil, Venu madhav and Tanikella Bharani play other roles. The regular shooting of this film will start in the second half of February. A press meet was arranged in Chennai on 15th January in Taj Coromandel, Chennai to announce this news.
Lawrence and Sneha in Pardhu
Lawrence is going to act in another film titled Pardhu. He is paired up with actresses Sneha and Namitha in this film. Manyam Ramesh will produce this film on Manyam entertainments banner. Pardhu regular shooting will start on 21 January and will be shot in Naidupet, Madhurai, Chennai, Dubai and Hyderabad. Srikanth Deva composes music. Manyam entertainments is aiming at releasing this film in the first week of May.
Mee Sreyobhilashi prints to be doubled
Mee Sreyobhilashi film was released on 28th of December with 18 prints. CC Reddy announced today that Mee Sreyobhilashi is going steady by surviving the Sankranthi big releases. On public demand from the distributors, he is doubling the print number from 18 to 36 from next week onwards.
Krishnarjuna on 1 February
Nagarjuna - Vishnu film Krishnarjuna will be hitting the marquee on 1 February. Mamata Mohandas played the female lead. P Vasu (Chandramukhi fame) directed this film. This film is supposed to have a novel story idea that never appeared before on Telugu screen. MM Keeravani composed music. Mohan Babu produces film. He also did a small guest appearance.
10 January 2008
Okka Magaadu US city prints dispatched
Ntertainment Unlimited - distributor of Okka Magaadu in USA - informs us that all the US prints of Okka Magaadu were reached New Jersey today morning at 6:30 am. These prints are in their way to the various cities of USA. The premiere would be screened as the schedule on 10 January evening in all major centers of USA.
Tammareddy responds to Posani allegation
Posani alleged Dasari in TV channels that he delayed ‘Apadamokkulavadu’ release because there are references to Chiranjeevi’s political entrance in the film. TV channels repeated the telecast this issue and made it a big discussing point. AP Film Producers Counsel president Tammareddy Bharadwaja held a press meet today and asked Posani Krishna Murali to report the matter to Telugu film. Posani too responded to producers counsel in a sarcastic way.
Premabhishekam in RFC
Venu Madhav is producing a film titled Premabhishekam (Veediki cancer ledu) with himself as hero on Savitri banner (established on his mother name). Vikram Gandhi directs this film. A song is being canned on Venu Madhav, Priyanka and Ruthika in the choreography of Ashok Raj. This song comes during the titles of the film. Srihari and Nagababu play important characters.
7 January 2008
Director Sobhan expired
Young director Sobhan who directed films like Varsham, Chanti and Bobby expired today due to acute cardiac arrest. He was in the house of Bhumika when it happened. The Bhumika couple brought Sobhan to Image Hospital, Madhapur. But he expired by the team he is reached the hospitals. Idlebrain.com mourns the death of this young director and expresses deepest condolences to bereaved family.
Sankranthi releases spaced out
This Sankranthi is witnessing the release of four Telugu films. However, these four films are spaced out in such a way that there is no clash of release dates. Okka Magaadu, Krishna, Pourudu and Vaana are going to release on 11, 12, 13 and 15 respectively. The first three films are mass films where are Vaana is a young love story. The first three films are straight films where as Vaana is a remake.
Brahmanandam sanmanam spree
It has become a mandatory and an unwritten guideline for all filmmaker to the felicitate Brahmanandam whenever they are going to face to the media. All the Telugu film production companies in which Brahmanandam is currently acting are going to felicitate Brahmanandam whenever they hold a press meet. The unit of Premabhishekam and Nee Sukhame Ne Koruthunna have already felicitated Brahmanandam. MAA team felicitated Brahmanandam when they met to release MAA diary recently. The AP Film Critics Association is also planning to felicitate Brahmanandam tomorrow.
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