'Mahatma' is the upcoming movie directed by Krishna Vamsi was censor certified yesterday is all set for release on 2nd October which happens to be Government holiday. This movie happens to be Srikanth's 100th flick. Mahatma is being termed as an awakening of idealism amongst masses that has been in slumber for long.
According to film nagar sources, Aadi son of Raviraja Pinishetty senior director starred in recent released movie produced by Shankar titled Eeram, Aadi's original name is Pradeep Pinishetty. Now he got a chance to act in Rakta Charitra is going to be big break for him as it is directed by Ram Gopal Varma and he also gets chance to act with Tamil top hero Surya for the first time. Rakta Charitra is starred with Vivek Oberai and Surya in the lead roles for Hindi version. While in Telugu version, Aadi will be doing Vivek’s role. That means he plays the role of Paritala Ravi on whose life the film is based on. Surya remains the same in both the languages. Rakta Charita is going to be trendsetter, as it would be released in two parts within short gap. The first version will be focused on Paritala Ravi (Aadi will have lead in the first portion), while second version is driven by Ravi’s alleged killer (Surya takes lead in the second portion). Regular shoot commences from October 10th in Hyderabad, Anantapur and other places in Andhra Pradesh.
Sai Kumar stated that as an actor he has proved what he is but still Telugu audiences are not recognizing his talents is what Kumar is feeling a lot about. As a hero he got a break through Kannada movie 'Police Story' till then none of our Telugu people recognized him as a hero at all. Compromising as hero he thought of settling down as villain still they did not encourage him.
Prabhu Deva's wife threatened to kill Nayanatara if she finds her anywhere with her husband, Actor-choreograoher–filmmaker Prabhu Deva is now the MOST WANTED man in real life. Prabhu Deva is in limelight for his recent directorial debut movie in Hindi - 'Wanted' has fled to Mumbai along with his lady lover Nayanatara and enjoying there with her leaving his first wife into tears. His wife has openly declared a war and said that she would take Prabhu Deva to court if he desolates her and marries Nayanthara. She also said that she will go to any extreme, even killing Nayanthara, to get her husband back.
'Ek Niranjan' is the upcoming movie starred by Prabhas and Kangana Ranaut as hero and heroine being directed by Puri Jaganath is planned for release on 29th October. Music of the movie is composed by Music Brahma Mani Sharma. This movie is produced by Aditya Ram under the banner of Aditya Ram Movies. Audio is rocking from all over, first bunch of CD's sold like hot cackes, According to reliable sources, Prabhas plays the role of a police informer in the film. Ek Niranjan is said to be a complete entertainer with all commercial ingredients
Magadheera has entered into its 9th week run and is still going strong in many areas at Box office. In its first 8 weeks run , the movie is estimated to have collected a gross of Rs.80+ crores and with its strong hold still going, it is expected to cross Rs.100 crores by 100th day.
It is officially declared as the highest grosser and biggest hit in south india till date
Location: Ramoji Film City
Interviewed by: Hemanth
S S Rajamouli is on cloud 9 after the stupendous success of “Magadheera”.The film has been declared an Industry hit and it still rules the box office even after 50 days of its release. He talks about his films, future projects and his dream to make a full fledged mythological film in this candid chit chat…
Rajamouli garu… Congratulations on the huge success of “Magadheera”. The film has recently completed its 50 day run. How are you enjoying the success?
50 days is something which I don’t give much importance to. For many years now we have been celebrating 50 days, 100 days functions with great fervour, which really doesn’t matter. So I thought I would distance myself from this 50-100 days long back. I am not at all involved in that. But I am obviously very very happy with the film doing so well even after so many days.
Your film has also been released in other states like Gujarat,West bengal nd also in 12 other countries. What is the kind of response you have been getting from these places?
I don’t really know about the response from these places.
What do you think are the reasons behind this overwhelming success? In spite of new releases, it’s still ruling the box office…
I was thinking about t for so long about it. I mean, none of us were expecting such a big success. I was trying to analyse, thinking about why it’s such a big success. Maybe people have seen what they have never seen on screen before. I think that’s the reason why people are coming back again and again, but I am not sure.
If given a chance, would you like to change anything in the movie? Maybe people will watch the film again to understand your point of view.
There are so many things which I want to change about the movie. Why will people watch it because I found something wrong in the movie? (laughs)…. I don’t know…there are so many things. It’s not that I would want to remove an entire scene. Probably I would have put more pain in the hero’s character in the flashback.
We have also heard that there are plans of remaking the film in Tamil and Hindi. Is that true?
It’s all just in very early planning stages. Nothing concrete has been decided about it. I don’t know, probably I will do it if time permits. As of now I have some commitments, if the proposed project is after that probably I will look at it.
Your wife, Rama Rajamouli has been contributing a lot to your films. Will we see her as a director sometime soon?
No. She isn’t, luckily… (smiles).
One thing which we have observed is, a lot of your movies have a specific formula with a very intense flashback. Is that intentional?
That is probably the only way I know how to make movies. Other than that there’s nothing intentional about it.
With “Magadheera” you have ventured into “Romance” genre, which probably wasn’t the main theme in your previous movies. What other genres would you like to try?
It’s not that I want to try a specific genre. I don’t make a movie to try out some genre. If I find a story that is interesting I will make it. And most of the time, it’s a high voltage action entertainer. Luckily in this film, it was a romance based story. It wasn’t an intentional choice. You had once quoted that you first choose a hero and then write a script. Is there someone whom you would like to work with?
Not really. Basically why I go for stars is, they have bigger budgets which allows me to make bigger movies. I don’t have any preference as such.
You have been in the film industry for quite a long time now. Whom do you consider to be your major influence as a director?
I don’t know. None of the directors either contemporary, or seniors or from other film industries have had an influence on me. I like some directors, but that doesn’t mean that I like all their movies. It’s the movies that influence me, Braveheart for instance.
Nowadays there are quite a few youngsters making their debut in Tollywood. What would be your advice to them?
I never give advices to anyone.
Tell us about your new projects?
I am starting a new film with Sunil. The shooting for this new film will start next month. And after that I think it will be with Prabhas.
We have seen some really extravagant episodes in films like “Yamadonga” and “Magadheera” which had a fantasy, mythology concept. Can we expect a full fledged film with a mythology backdrop from you?
Yeah. That is the whole intention. My dream is to make a full fledged pauranikam, janapadam, folklore or mythological films.
What are the constraints that challenge you from making a pauranikam..?
Budget constraints. If 4 reels of Magadheera becomes the highest budgeted film, how can I make a 16 reel film within the same budget? That is a code which I have to crack and I think I will crack it soon.
Srikanth’s 100th film “Mahatma” is all set to release on Oct 2nd.The film directed by Krishnavamsi has been made with a budget of Rs.13 crores. Latest news is that the distribution rights have been bought by Allu Aravind’s Geeta Arts for Rs.6 Crores on a minimum guarantee basis. The film is being aggressively promoting the film by the Geeta Arts team which is being headed by Allu Sirish. “Mahatma” will hit the screens worldwide on Gandhi Jayanti with around 135 prints. Bhavana, of Ontari fame, is playing the lead role opposite Srikanth.
Legendary singer - S P Balasubrahmanyam in a TV show recently stated that he has advised Chiru to act in movies like 'Rudraveena', 'Apadhbandhavudu' but Chiru never cared for my words, apart from this SPB stated that Chiru used to call him Anaya which was not relished by SPB and asked Chiru not to call him so.
Neninthe heroine Shiya is starring for her upcoming movie 'Fruit Salad' stated that she is going to entertain one and all with her hot scenes in the movie. Tollywood top director Puri Jaganath introduced her and her later movie was under some nameless banner. She stated that its not which banner and who is director, important is storyline of the movie. Lets wait and see how her Fruit Salad would be.
A worth noting healthy point is that three super stars are going to work together for a movie, in Malayalam - top hero so called crown less king Mammootty is starring for a movie titled 'Palasiraja' is known to our readers is going to get released in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi languages. This movie in Tamil would be dubbed by Kamal Hassan, Hindi by Sharukh Khan and for Telugu a popular star is being contacted, more details on this star would be known shortly.
'Athanokade' - 'Hare Ram' are movies that were produced under NTR Arts banner by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram as hero is now making big budget movie 'Jayebhava' is known to our readers has completed shooting works and is presently in post production works. This movie is produced and starred by Kalyan Ram himself. His previous movies could not make any mark of its presence at box office. Audio of this movie will be released in presence of Nandamuri clans. On October 1st audio of the movie would be released which would be marketed by Aditya music. Music of the movie is composed by Thoman S. Movie being planned for release during first half of October.
Prem Kumar Patra is presenting movie under the banner of Prem Movies titled as 'Vidheyudu' in which Nandu is starring as hero and Rachana Malhotra is starring as heroine under the direction of Sai Meera. This movie is produced by Smt. Sarita Patra. Karthik new music director composed music for this movie. On the eve of Vijayadashami 28th September, audio of the movie was released under the blessings of Shyam Prasad Reddy and first cassettee was given to Gunashekar.
Geeta Arts banner produced 'Magadheera in which Ram Charan and Kajal starred as hero and heroine, this movie is sensational hit directed by Rajamouli and produced by Allu Arvind. Recently this movie has completed 50 days of successful screening. Ram Charan during making of the movie used his own horse, luckily even the horse name is Kajal and heroine in the movie is as well Kajal Agarwal, though this is a unpredicted match still Ram Charan has got his luck stuck through Kajal name.
Namo Venkatesha' is the upcoming movie starred by Victory Venkatesh as hero has almost completed shooting part of the movie, for the past few days shooting is non stop in Nanakramguda under the direction of Sreenu Vaitla in which Trisha would be heroine. Makers of the movie are planning to release the movie on January 14th which happens to be Sankranthi.
According to sources, its confirmed that Sreenu Vaitla is going to direct Mahesh Babu, this movie is expected to start during first half of 2010, Gopi Mohan, well-known story and screenplay writer has provided the story. The film is by Indira Productions. Sreenu Vaitla has given four hits in a row Dhee, Dubai Seenu, Ready, King. His current film Namo Venkatesa with Venkatesha is getting ready for release.
'Jagan Mohini' is the movie starred by Namitha in lead role, audio of the movie was scheduled for release on 25th September but due to some unavoidable reasons this has been postponed. According to film nagar sources, movie is likely for release in the first week of November, this movie is produced by H Murali and directed by N K Viswanathan, the film is a remake of yesteryear hit of the same title directed by Vittalacharya. Graphic works and the musical score of Illayaraja are touted to be the highlights of the movie.Namitha plays the role enacted by Jeyamalini in the original while the rest of the cast includes Nila and Tollywood actor Raja.
'Ghatikudu' is the upcoming movie starred by Suriya and Nayanatara as hero and heroine, according to film nagar sources, audio of the movie is all set for release today in Rajahmundry. The dubbing rights have been taken by Chandana Ramesh and the film is directed by K S Ravi Kumar. The music for the film has been composed by Harris Jairaj so let us see what happens to this one now.
'Yugalageetham' is the upcoming movie is in the verge of completion of movie, Sreekar, Chandu, Abhishek, Sabrina and Soni in the lead. This is being directed by Sivaji while Injeti Kavitha is the producer. Makers stated that this movie is with college backdrop and love based movie.
With Tollywood witnessing an influx of fresh faces, the competition has never been this fierce. And the freshers are certainly preparing well to face the challenge. Everybody from a lead actor, to a character artiste is heading to an acting school to perfect his/her acting skills, a trend that was previously alien to the industry.
Ram Charan Teja: London School of Theatre
Naga Chaitanya and Sushanth: Creating Characters, Mumbai
Daggubati Rana: Barry John Acting School, Mumbai.
Sharwanand: Satyanand Film Institute
Navdeep and Kamal Kamaraju:Ramanand Film Institute
Nikhil, Iliyana and Ram: Aruna Bhikshu Film Institute
Ram Charan's super duper hit movie 'Magadheera' is incarnation of story line of 400 years back which happens to be a love story between a princess and a warrior and ends in the contemporary world, has set an all-time box-office (BO) record down south, grossing nearly Rs 80 crore worldwide in just 8 weeks. In 9th Week also Magadheera going great guns with house full collections. In full run Magadheera collections expected to reach 100 Crores.
This perky actress has rocked down south as well as in Bollywood. And now, Genelia D’Souza is all set to reach a bigger audience through TV. But it wasn’t a calculated move, she says. “I didn’t plan any of the things that have happened to me. Whether it’s acting, modelling or this TV show I’ll be hosting, it’s my fans who’ve decided for me,” says Genelia. “I’m doing two films with the production house that owns the channel which will air the show, Big Switch. I share a great rapport with them. They liked my work and attitude and asked me to host the programme,” she tells us. And TV isn’t just for out-of-work Bollywood actors, she maintains. “I don’t think it’s a back-door entry to the limelight. Television is the best way to reach out to a lot of people,” she says, adding, “I’ve always lived by my own fundas. When I started my film career down south, people told me it was a place for Bollywood drop-outs. But I’ve proved them wrong and made a place for myself there.” So, does this mean that Genelia is in the same league as Salman Khan and Farah Khan, who are now hosting TV shows? “Oh, no! They’re great. I’ll be glad if I get anywhere close to them,” she replies. Meanwhile, the actress has several releases slotted for this year. Apart from Hook Ya Crook and Chance Pe Dance, she also has a Telugu film ready for release. But not all her Bollywood flicks have done as well as her southern films. Is she making the wrong choices? “I need some time to get it right. It wasn’t all that easy for me even in the south. But I made it and I’m confident I’ll make it here as well,” asserts Genelia. But won’t she get typecast by doing so many comedies? “I’ve just started my career and hope to get plenty of scope to experiment with all genres. But on second thought, there’s nothing wrong in playing the fun-loving girl-next-door,” says Genelia. She’s also the new face in the advertisement world after Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji. “If anyone shows 10 per cent confidence in me, I’ll give them my 100 per cent. I feel privileged to endorse these brands because it comes with huge responsibility,” says the actress. What about all the rumours surrounding her ‘relationship’ with Riteish Deshmukh? “It’s so irritating to respond to gossip. It’s a rumour; a part of our profession. If there’s something worth talking about, I’ll come out with it openly,” she clarifies.- T O I
"Mahatma' is the upcoming 100th movie of Srikanth being directed by Krishna Vamsy, this movie is scheduled for release on 2nd October was subjected for Censor Clearance formalities on 28th, committee watched the movie and has decided to post it to Revising Committee which is likely to be screened again on 30th September, before the movie is released on screens, it has get clearance from Revising Committee.
Rajinikanth is starring as hero for the upcoming movie 'Robo' which is canning some climax scenes, for the same they have used Indian Cinema technique in which Rajinikanth will be scientist in which there would be a fire accident in his lab. There was a huge set erected for this scene. This would be highlight for this movie.
On the eve of completing 50 days in 302 centres, ‘Magadheera’ unit celebrated its 50 days function on 24th September. The colourful event started off with a classical dance by a group of dances followed by felicitation ceremony and memento presentation. Ram Charan Teja was felicitated with a shawl and a crown. Later Ram Charan mesmerized the crowd by greeting them in Kannada and started off his speech.