29 September 2010
Robo/Endhiran USA prints ready
The prints of Endhiran movie have reached USA and the dispatch is being made to the respective exhibitors today. The prints of Robo have started from Hyderabad today and they will reach JFK by tomorrow morning (30 September) and will be dispatched to the respective exhibitors immediately. All the premieres will be on as per the schedule on the night of 30 September.
Sriramarajyam launch defered
The grand gala launch of Bala Krishna’s epic film Sriramarajyam is expected to be held at Rama Krishna studios on 30 September. But the launch is deferred from tomorrow as the verdict on Ayodhya is expected to be given by court tomorrow. Bapu directs this movie and Mullapudi pens the script. This movie will have 10 tunes composed by maestro Ilayaraja.
Posani Krishna Murali is going to direct a movie titled Dussasana with Srikanth as hero. This film will be launched in a week. Murali Krishna who produced ‘Maa nanna chiranjeevi’ with Jagapati Babu last year will produce this movie on Laughing Lord entertainments banner. This film is supposed to be Posani’s sequel to the hit film Operation Duryodhana’.
27 September 2010
Robo+Endhiran with 100 USA prints
Rajnikant - Shankar’s much awaited extravaganza Robo (Endhiran in Tamil) will be releasing with over 100 prints in USA alone. Endhiran and Robo are going to be released with 53 and 30 physical prints respectively. There will be additional 17 digital prints as well. Robo is made with an astronomical budget of 150 crores and it is releasing with premiere shows on 30 September.
Dull December this year?
The run-up to Sankranthi season usually starts by mid of December. However, the producers are little sceptical about releasing in mid of December because Telangana verdict is expected to be released by Sri Krishna Commission in this December. Hence this November is expected to see a few big movies release though this month is considered as non-season for releases. Nagarjuna’s Gaganam, Ram Charan Teja’s Orange and Venky’s Nagavalli (The return of Chandramukhi) are gearing up for November release.
Vishal’s Vaadu Veede
Bala (Siva Putrudu fame) is directing a film titled Avan Ivan in Tamil now. This film stars Vishal, Arya, Janani Iyer and Madhu Shalini in the main leads. This film is going to be dubbed in Telugu as Vaadu Veede by Vikram Krishna (brother of Vishal). Yuan Shankar Raja composes music. This movie is expected to release for January.
23 September 2010
Trisha with Pawan Kalyan
Trisha is paired up with Pawan Kalyan for the first time for the Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster Love Aaj Kal. Kriti Karbandha (Boni fame) is doing second female lead. Shooting of this film was launched today at Ramoji Film City. This film will be shot in Waranasi, Dajeeling, Patiala and many more exotic foreign locales. Trivikram penned screenplay and dialogues. Mani Sharma composes music. Jayant C Paranji is the director. Ganesh Babu produces it. The producer is planning to complete the shoot by December 2010.
Bhumika with Bala Krishna
Bhumika Chawla is doing a special role with Bala Krishna in the film that is going to be directed by Paruchuri Murali. The regular shooting of this film will start on 26 of September. There will be three more heroines in the movie. Kalyani Malik composes music and Vijay C Kumar handles cinematography. ML Kumar Chowdary produces this movie.
RGV sings for Rakta Charitra
Ram Gopal Varma is the man of many talents. He rendered a song titled ‘kathulatho saavaasam .. nethutitho samaaptam’ for his latest Telugu release Rakta Charitra recently. Madhura Music is going to distribute Rakta Charitra music. This film is going to release in the month of October.
Yemaindi Eee Vela shoot complete
The shooting of Varun Sandesh’s latest movie Emaindi Ee Vela is complete but for a song. Nisha Agarwal (younger sister of Kajal Agarwal) makes her debut as heroine with this movie. Madhu Sharma did an item song. Music will be launched in the 1st week of October and the movie will be released on 22 October. Chakri composes music. Sampath Nandi makes his debut as director with this movie. K Radha Mohan who produced Adhipati in the past is producing this movie.
20 September 2010
Brindavanam on 8 October
Dil Raju who is known for coming up with soft films like Arya, Bommarillu, Akasamantha etc is doing a big-budgeted entertainer with top star like NTR for the first time. Though titled as Brindavanam, Dil Raju clarifies that there will be enough action elements to completely satisfy the hunger of masses and action-movie lovers. Brindavanam is all set to release on 8 of October.
Prabhudeva and Nayanatara confirms
All the rumors that have been making rounds for months are finally affirmed by Prabhudeva and Nayanatara when they came to Hyderabad to accept the ‘best couple’ award bestowed by South Scope magazine. Speaking to the press, Prabhudeva confirmed that they are going to get married soon.
Gaganam for Deepavali
Dil Raju is facing a strange problem like Singanamala Ramesh. S Ramesh who produced both Puli and Khaleja had a tough time spacing them out because both these films are big budgeted ventures. Dil Raju has two films lined up for the release now. These are NTR’s Brindavanam and Nagarjuna’s Gaganam. He is planning to release Brindavanam for 8 October and Gaganam for Deepavali (November) so that there is a gap of month between them.
Siddharth with Dil Raju
Dil Raju who produced Bommarillu - the best movie in the career of Siddharth is going to produce another film with him. This film is going to be directed by the first timer venu Sreeram. The regular shoot is expected to happen from December of this year. Dil Raju has recently registered a title - ‘Roti Kapada Romance’. We have to wait and see if that title is meant for this movie or not.
Mallika Sherawat in Telugu
Mallika Sherawat and Amisha Patel are signed in for a film titled ‘Contract’ to be produced and directed by Sameer. This film sports Arjun and JD Chakri as male leads. The regular shooting will start on 12 october. Popular Bollywood cinematographer Johny Lal will handle the camera for contract. Sameer work for Varma Corporation in the past.
19 September 2010
Khaleja on 7 October
Mahesh Babu’s much awaited Khaleja is all set to release on 7 October. Mani Sharma scored Khaleja music will be released on 27 of this month. Khaleja was supposed to release on 30 of this month but was postponed due to Robo release on 1st October. Anushka plays female leads. Trivikram directs this movie.
Sakshi as Appalraju heroine
Sakshi is doing the role of film heroine in the Appalraju movie. Sunil signs Sakshi as heroine for his directorial debut in Appalraju movie. Swati (colors and Ashta Chemma fame) plays female lead in ‘katha screenplay arsakatvam: Appalraju’. Ram Gopal Varma directs and Koti composes music. Kiran Kumar Koneru is the producer.
Prakash Raj in Tamil Vedam
Prakash Raj is acting in Vaanam (Tamil version of Veedam). He is going to play the muslim character played by Manoj Bajpai in Vedam. Sonia Agarwal plays his wife. Krish who directed the critically acclaimed Vedam in Telugu is doing the Tamil version as well.
14 September 2010
Robo on 1 October
Rajnikant’s Robo is all set to release on 1st October. If this is the case Khaleja and Brindavanam which are expected to release on 30 Sep and 1st Oct are likely to be postponed by a safe distance.
Mahesh Babu’s Dookudu
‘Nee Dookudu .. Saati Evadu’ (Dookudu in short) is the title under consideration for Mahesh Babu’s latest flick under Seenu Vytla direction. This movie will go to floors on 3rd October in Rajasthan. Thaman SS will compose music. 14 Reels banner that produced Venky’s Namo Venkatesa will produce this movie.
Rana’s Nenu Naa Rakshasi
Puri Jagan is excellent when it come to titling his films. After coming up loads of interesting titles in the past, he comes again with another winner ‘Nenu Naa Rakshasi’. This is the title of Puri Jagan’s latest movie with Rana and Ileana in the main leads. Nallamapudu Bujji produces it. Vishal Sekhar are likely to compose music. Regular shooting of the film was started today.
9 September 2010
Dada phalke award to Dr.Daggubati Rama Naidu
Legendary Telugu film producer Daggubati Rama Naidu won the prestegious Dada Phalke award (the highest honor for achievement in films in india) for the year 2009. The Government of India issued a press release with this regard today. Idlebrain.com Congratulates Dr.Rama Naidu on this great achievement.
8 September 2010
Stage set for Puli on 10
The stage is set for the massive release of Pawan Kalyan’s Puli on 10 September. Though the distributors and theater exhibitors were internally informed about 10 Sep release a week back, the producer maintained a strategic silence regarding release date with the media. The theaters list is not published in newspapers today (2 days before the release). All the newspapers are given ‘releasing tomorrow’ advertisement now and this ad will come in tomorrow’s newspaper. Komaram Puli is going to release in maximum number of theaters all over AP on 10 September.
Prasthanam in Hindi
Mahesh Manjrekar is going to direct the Hindi version of Prasthanam. The shoot will commence soon. He is considering Nana Patekar and Akshay Kumar for the roles done by Sai Kumar and Sharwanand respectively in Telugu version. Prasthanam’s Tamil rights are bought by Prakash Raj.
Kathi Kantha Rao in Thailand
EVV Satyanarayana has affinity towards Thailand and most of his recent films ares shot over there. His latest movie Kathi Kantha Rao is being shot in Thailand now. This film features Allari Naresh in the lead role. Kamna Jetmalani is doing female lead. This film is being produced on Big B productions banner.
6 September 2010
3 heroines with NBK
Amisha Patel, Neha Dhupia and Sheela are roped to play female leads in Bala Krishna’s latest movie Parama Veera Chakra that is being directed by Dasari. C Kalyan produces it. The shooting of the movie is currently going on in Ramoji Film City. A patriotic song based on Komaram Bheem is being canned now. The unit will move to Himalayas and Kashmir to shoot major episodes of the movie.
5 September 2010
Puli obtains A certificate
Pawan Kalyan’s Puli got censored yesterday and obtained A certificate. The cersoring of Puli has put a lid of all rumors regarding the release. The release of this film is going to be either on 9th or on 10th. The combination of Kushi (Pawan Kalyan and SJ Suryah) are back this time to do an action film like Puli. Singanamala Ramesh is the producer and Geeta Arts distributes it.
Ileana paired up with Rana
Ileana is signed for Rana’s second Telugu film in the direction of Puri Jagan. This film was officially launched with pooja ceremony at Rama Naidu studios on 4 September. The regular shooting of this film will start on 13 September. Nallamalupu Bujji produces this movie on Sri Lakshmi Narasimha banner.
Varun Sandesh’s Emaindi Ee Vela
The lyric of Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule film inspired Varun Sandesh’s latest film. This film features Nisha Agarwal (Kajal Agarwal’s sister) as heroine. Sampath Nandi directs it. Shooting of the film is complete but for the songs. Chakri composes music. K Radha Mohan produces it.
31 August 2010
Nag’s film in December
Nagarjuna’s film in the direction of Veeru Potla is all set to release either on 16 or 17 of December on the eve of Mukkoti Ekadasi. This film is being produced by Nagarjuna’s friend D Siva Prasad Reddy. Anushka plays main heroine and Priyamani plays second female lead. There were rumors that Ragada was the title considered, but Nagarjuna and producer quickly clarified that the title of the movie is not Ragada.
Komaram Puli’s footage is safe
ABN – Andhrajyothy channel gave sensational news that 15-minutes of footage of Pawan Kalyan has gone missing and there is no other way than reshooting the entire missing scenes. They also declared that Robo and Khaleja are going to release first. However, it is later learnt that there is no such thing happen and everything is going as per the schedule regarding Puli. Efforts are on to release Komaram Puli on 9 September.
Ayyare is the title under consideration for Sivaji’s next movie. This film sports Sivaji and Rajendra Prasad in the main leads. This film will be launched on 3 of September.
27 August 2010
A character on Jeevi in Appalraju
Ram Gopal Varma is making sure that he is making satires on everybody that involved in Telugu film industry. He released song criticizing Telugu film directors today at the muhurat. He made sure that Guna Sekhar, K Raghavendra Rao, Seenu Vytla and B Gopal were present at the launch and the satires on them were the most scathing one in the songs ‘evadabba sommura talent’. He is creating a character EV (supposed to be jeevi) who runs a website called halfbrain.com (obviously idlebrain.com). This character is going to be played by Raja Ravindra on the screen. Raja Ravindra has given 4-days call sheets for this character in this movie. We have to wait and see how he is going to criticize internet media through this character. Puri Jagan tried his hand to criticize Internet media in scathing fashion in a serious way and the film ‘Neninthe’ and it was bombed miserably. Since, Ram Gopal Varma is making a satire on it and informing the people concerned in advance, let us hope that the movie would hit the bull’s eye.
It’s a musical chair for top directors
Telugu film industry being a hero-centric one; it has always been the heroes who call for the shots irrespective of the magnitude of hits a director deliver. Hence the directors are being shifted from project to project because of hero’s preferences at that point of time. It was NTR who was supposed to do a film for Nallamalupu Bujji in the direction of Puri Jagan. NTR opted out of the project and RaNa was roped in. Surender Reddy who walked out of Ram’s project 'voosaravelli' is supposed to direct ‘Mr. Perfect’ with Mahesh Babu under RR Moviemakers banner. It is reliably learnt that it is Meher Ramesh who is going to direct Mahesh Babu’s film with RR Moviemakers. Now Surender Reddy is going to direct NTR’s movie and it is going to be produced by Bhogavalli Prasad (Chatrapati fame).
Puli on 9 and Khaleja on 30
Speaking to idlebrain.com in an informal talk, executive producer C Kalyan informed that they are trying to get Komaram Puli and Khaleja released on 9 September and 30 September respectively. There is going to be a 3-week gap between these two films. Efforts are being put in very honestly to get re-recording of the second half of Komaram Puli done at a faster pace.
26 August 2010
Sneha with Nagarjuna
Sneha is paired with Nagarjuna in a periodic film that is going to be directed by Vijayendra Prasad (father of SS Rajamouli). Sneha ac ted with Nagarjuna in Sri Ramadasu in the past. This film is being made on Annapurna studios banner. Rajanna is the title under consideration for this movie. SS Rajamouli is going to choreograph a few vital fights in this movie.
Thaman music for Mahesh’s film
S Thaman who is growing big in stature by composing music for films like Kick and Brindavanam is all set to compose music for Mahesh Babu’s next movie in the direction of Seenu Vytla. This film will be produced by 14 Reels banner that gave this year’s Sankranthi flick ‘Namo Venkatesa’. Samantha (YMC fame) is paired with Mahesh in this movie.
Kudirithe Kappu Coffee begins
Varun Sandesh’s latest movie Kudirithe Kappu Coffee was launched on 25th of this month. This film is being directed Ramana Salva and produced by Mahi who produced Villagelo Vinayakudu in the past. Suma Bhattacharya makes her debut in Telugu with this movie. Most of this movie will be shot in Coorg, Karnataka. .
24 August 2010
Swati with Sunil in Appalaraju
Swati is signed as female lead in Ram Gopal Varma’s straight film after 12 years of gap – ‘katha, screenplay, direction: Appalaraju’. She will be paired with Sunil. This film showcases the journey of a simpleton Appalaraju who comes from Amalapuram to become a director of Telugu cinema. Kiran Koneru is producing it. This film will be launched by Sridevi on 27 August.
23 August 2010
Sridevi as chief guest for Appalaraju launch
Ram Gopal Varma’s latest Telugu movie ‘Katha, screenplay, darsakatvam: Appalaraju’ will be launched on 27 August. Ram Gopal Varma’s favorite actress Sridevi is going to grace this launch and do honors as a chief guest. Sunil plays the title role. This film is a satire on Telugu film industry. Kiran Koneru (Homam and Siddam fame) produces this movie.
Ram Charan Teja to produce Chiru’s 150th movie
Ram Charan Teja gifted Phantom model of Rolls Royce as birthday gift to Chiranjeevi yesterday. He also stated that he would be producing a movie with Chiranjeevi as hero soon. This film is going to be 150th movie of Chiranjeevi. Other details are awaited.
Uncertainty about biggie release dates
Robo, Khaleja, Komaram Puli and Brindavanam are the four big films that are going to be released soon. Komaram Puli which was supposed to release on 11 August is yet to be released. Though the next tentative date is 3 September, the release on that day is unlikely. Some people are saying that it might release in the second week of September and some others are saying that the release might happen in the first week of October. Since Komaram Puli and Khaleja are produced and distributed by S Ramesh and Allu Arvind respectively, there will be a healthy distance of at least 3 weeks between these two films. The music of Brindavanam is going to be released on 3 of September. The movie release is expected to be the in the last week of September. Though Robo date is confimed on 23 September, there are rumors that it might be postponed to Dasara which will fall in the second week of October. It’s going to be an uncertain time for the releases in the next month. Lets hope that all these four big films will released with a healthy gap.
Gaayam 2 on 3 September
Gayam 2 is likely to release on 3 september. Music scored by Ilayaraja is likely to release in this month-end. Jagapati Babu and Vimala Raman are playing main leads in this movie. Pravin Sri makes his debut as director with this movie. Ram Gopal Varma presents it. Dr. C Dharmakartha is the producer.
20 August 2010
Robo on 23 September
Rajnikant’s latest movie Robo will be released worldwide with highest prints on 23 September. The music of this movie was released in Kuala Lumpur, Hyderabad and Mumbai in different languages at different points of time. Rajnikant is doing three roles in this movie. Shankar directs it and Sun Pictures is the producer.
Nikhil in Suresh Productions
Nikhil’s latest movie Alasyam Amrutam was launched at Rama Naidu studios, Vizag today. This film is produced by D Rama Naidu on Suresh Productions banner. Chandra Mahesh is the director. Madalasa Sharma plays female lead. The first schedule will take place for 30 days.
Thakita Thakita on 3 September
Bharat Thakur’s debut production venture ‘Thakita Thakita’ is all set to release on 3 September. Music of the film scored by Bobo Sashi got excellent reception. This film introduces 8 fresh faces as main leads. Nagarjuna and Anushka play their real selves in this movie. Bhumika Chawla dons the role of a lecturer. This film is all set to release on 3 September.
12 August 2010
Paruchuri Murali to direct Bala Krishna
Paruchuri Murali who directed films like Andhrudu and Pedababu in the past is going to direct Bala Krishna. This film will be produced by ML Padma Kumar Chowdary on Sree Keerthi Combines banner. This film will have the technicians like Vijay Kumar (cinematographer) and Kalyani Malik (music director) who also worked for Andhrudu. Muhurat of this movie will take place on 27 August and regular shoot will take place from September.
11 August 2010
Puri Jagan to direct RaNa
Puri Jagan is going to direct Rana (leader fame). This film will be produced by Nallamalupu Bujji (Lakshyam and Lakshmi fame). Shooting of the movie will start in September 2010. Puri Jagan was supposed to direct Bala Krishna and Rana was supposed to work with Selva Raghavan. Both there projects are put on back-burner. RaNa is currently doing the bollywood film Dum Mao Dum.
30 July 2010
Range Rover for Mahesh
Mahesh got his birthday gift from his wife Namrata 10 days before his birthday. It is an imported SUV Range Rover Vogue which costs over a crore of rupees. Mahesh Babu’s birthday is on 9 August. Mahesh is currently in the process of wrapping up his latest movie Khaleja. Khaleja’s audio is expected in the month of August.
Mahesh in 3 Idiots remake
Mahesh Babu is going to play male lead in the Telugu version of 3 Idiots where as Vijay is signed for the Tamil version. Shankar is going to direct this mega-budget film in both Telugu and Tamil simultaneously. Harris Jayaraj is going to score music. Gemini Film Circuit is going to produce this movie.
Shradda Das in Madhur Bhandarkar’s movie
Shradda Das who got critical acclaim for her Bollywood debut ‘Lahore’ is signed as one of the female leads in Madhur Bhandarkar’s latest film ‘Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji’. This film has Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi and Omi Vaidya (Chatur of 3 Idiots) doing male leads. Shradda Das is an active actress in Telugu and acted in many films like Adhineta, Darling, Maro Charitra etc. She is currently acting as one of the female leads inVenkatesh’s movie Nagavalli (Chandramukhi part 2).
22 July 2010
Maryada Ramanna with 325 prints
Due to last minute demand, the number of prints of Rajamouli’s latest movie Maryada Ramanna is increased from 300 to 325. Maryada Ramanna will release in 400 theatres worldwide on 23 July. Such is the craze of Rajamouli is that most of the distributors made profits with the advances given by the exhibitors. Producer Shobu Yarladagga is clubbing the theatrical trailer of Komaram Puli with the prints of Maryada Ramanna.
19 July 2010
Maryada Ramanna with 300 prints
SS Rajamouli’s Maryada Ramanna is going to be one of the biggest releases of the year. Producer Shobu Yarlagada is going to release Maryada Ramanna film worldwide with 300 prints (240 physical prints and 60 digital prints (UFO & Cube)). This film is shot in 110 working days. SS Rajamouli exposed just 12000 feet of spool inspite of the film having loads of action elements composed by Peter Heins. The runtime of the movie is going to be 2 hours and 8 minutes.
Prabhas learns horse riding
Prabhas is going to act in SS Rajamouli’s next movie, as per the sources of idlebrain.com. This film will be produced by his guru K Raghavendra Rao. The script is yet to be finalized. But there is likely to be a period film happening. Prabhas is said to be learning horse riding for this period movie. This script is likely to be ironed once SS Rajamouli completes his vacation after the release of Maryada Ramanna.
Directors-scolding song in RGV’s flick
It is reliably learnt that Ram Gopal Varma is going to have a song that ridicules almost all popular commercial directors of Telugu cinema by keeping their names intact. This song is going to be there in ‘katha screenplay darsakatvam: Appalaraju’ that stars Sunil in the title role. This film takes on the struggles of wannabe directors in Telugu film industry in a lighter vein.
17 July 2010
Titles for Nagarjuna’s movie
Shooting of Nagarjuna’s latest movie in Dil Raju’s production is complete. Dil Raju is considering Gaganam, Payanam and Wanted as title for this movie. Nagarjuna is playing the role of NSG (National Security Guard) and this movie seem to be based on hijack as there is a flight carved in the proposed logo of the movie. Radha Mohan of Akasamantha fame is the director.
Three generations of Akkinenis together
A big director is planning to make a movie that is going to sport three generations of Akkinenis. ANR, Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya are going to act in it. A successful film director will direct this movie.
Manjula to play RCT’s sister
The real life couple Manjula and Sanjay Swaroop are going to play a couple of screen in Ram Charan Tejas latest movie Orange. Manjula – real life sister of Mahesh Babu is going to play sister to Ram Charan Teja in this movie. Shooting of the movie is currently going on in Malaysia. Bommarillu Bhaskar is the director and Nagababu produces it.
Don Seenu music on 22 July
Music of Ravi Teja’s latest movie Don Seenu will be launched on 22 July through Aditya music at a function organized in Taj Deccan. Producer Venkat is planning to release the movie in the first week of August. Gopichand Malineni makes his debut as director. Srihari plays a vital role. Mani Sharma composes music and Sameer Reddy handles cinematography.
Ganesh Indukuri to produce Sunil’s film
Ganesh Indukuri who produced Aa Okkadu and Pravarakhyudu on Tolly 2 Holly banner is going to produce a movie with Sunil as hero. This film will be made on Sanvi Productions banner. This movie will go to floors on 15 August. Other details are awaited.
14 July 2010
Manoj in Venkat Prabhu direction
Venkat Prabhu who directed many hit clicks of different genre in Tamil is going to direct a bilingual movie (Telugu and Tamil) soon. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, it involves three big heroes. These heroes are Ajith, Manoj Manchu and one of the top four heroes of Telugu cinema. This film is going to be a con flick. It will be launched soon.
Manoj Manchu advised 3-months rest
Manoj Manchu has been doing lots of stunt sequences in his films recently. The shoulder injury he has picked up during Nenu Meeku Telusa got aggravated. The doctors him to undergo a surgery. Manoj will be leaving for USA on this purpose in a couple of days. He will start participating in Venkat Prabhu’s movie from September. Meanwhile, he is unlikely to do Tamil Vedam because of shoulder injury.
14 July 2010
Shankar to direct Telugu 3 Idiots
Ace South Indian director Shankar is going to direct the bilingual (Telugu and Tamil) version of record-breaking Bollywood blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’. Shankar is currently directing Robot with Rajnikath and Aishwarya Rai. This film has completed production activities and getting ready for the release in the month. The Telugu and Tamil version of 3 Idiots will be produced by Gemini Film Circuit that produced the hit flick ‘Shankar Dada MBBS’ (remake of Munnabhai MBBS). Shankar who directed several blockbusters is doing a remake for the first time in his career. More details later.
Dasari to Kargil for Parama Veera Chakra
Dasari Narayana Rao has taken his next project very seriously. This film is Parama Veera Chakra that is going to have Bala Krishna playing the main lead. It is a war based movie and Dasari want to shoot this movie in real locations. He went to Kargil today to scout for the locations. This high-budget extravaganza will be produced by C Kalyan.
Four releases this friday
This Friday (16 July) is going to witness four straight Telugu releases. These are Subhapradam, Em Pillo Em Pillado, Sneha Geetam and ‘U and I’. Subhapradam is directed by the veteran K Viswanath and stars the star comedy actor Allari Naresh. Em Pillo Em Pillado is produced by veteran produced Pokuri Babu Rao and stars Tanish and Praneeta. Sneha Geetam is produced by Lagadapati Sridhar with new comers and directed by the debutant Sridhar Reddy. U and I is directed by the first-timer Ranjith Belluri and it comes with an bold caption ‘Love, Sex and Suicide’.
7 July 2010
NTR’s Shakti in Kashmir
NTR is travelling to Ladakh now to participate in the shoot of Meher Ramesh’s Shakti. The last schedule in Egypt had Jackie Shroff, Pooja Bedi and Sonu Sood participating in it. The latest schedule will take place from 11 July in Ladakh, Jammu, Kashmir, Haridwar and Rishikesh. Ileana is doing female lead. Mani Sharma composes music. Sameer Reddy is the cameraman. C Aswini Dutt is the producer.
JD Chakri to direct Money – 3
JD Chakri acted as one of the heroes in comedy riot Money directed by Siva Nageswara Rao and produced by Ram Gopal Varma. JD Chakri acted as hero in Money’s sequel Money Money. JD Chakri is going to direct another sequel to money called ‘Money Money More Money’. Brahmanandam will also do his iconic ‘Khan Dada’ character in this sequel. It will be produced by Raghunath and Narender who did dubbed movies like Ananthapuram and Sarvam. Bharani K Dharan will handle cinematography. The shooting will start in the 3rd week of August.
Cycle character in Maryada Ramanna
Cycle plays an important role in Rajamouli’s latest movie Maryada Ramanna. It’s like a character. Ravi Teja did voiceover for this character. Currently the shooting of mass song ‘Raaye Saloni’ is going on in Annapurna studios. Producers Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni are planning to release the movie worldwide on 23 July.
Angadi Theru in Telugu
Angadi Theru movie collected more than 15 crores of share in Tamil. It was released as a small film with limited budget and went onto become a huge blockbuster. The rights for Telugu version were taken by a young producer. The dubbing of the movie is in progress now in Kodandapati Studios, Chennai. The producer is planning to release the movie in the month of August.
9 July 2010
Nag’s film launched
Nagarjuna’s latest movie in the direction of Veeru Potla was launched today. Akhil Akkineni sounded the clapboard and Kailash (younger son of producer Siva Prasad Reddy) switched on the camera. It was a low-key affair and media was not invited.
7 July 2010
Nag’s Rayalaseema dialect
Nagarjuna’s next movie which is going to be directed by Veeru Potla will have Nagarjuna using Rayalaseema dialect. It is a mass film and it will be produced by D Siva Prasad Reddy on Kamakshi Kala banner. Veeru Potla’s debut movie Bindaas too had Rayalaseema backdrop.
Don Seenu in August
Ravi Teja’s Don Seenu has completed a 45-days schedule in Swiss, Spain, Dubai, Barcelona and Iceland. The climax of the film will be shot from 12 July to 20 July. Music will be launched in this month and the producer is planning to release Don Seenu in the month of August. Shriya plays female lead. Srihari does a vital role. Gopichand Malineni makes his debut as director. Venkat produces it on RR Moviemakers banner.
Nani’s Tamil film details
Nani (Ashta Chemma fame) is making his debut in Tamil with a film titled Veppam. This film is produced by the director Gowtam Menon. Anjana Ali Khan makes her debut as director with this movie. It is a hard-hitting movie based on slums in Chennai. This film is slated for the release in September/October.
6 July 2010
Lawrence to direct Prabhas
Choreographer turned director Lawrence will be directing Prabhas soon. Anushka will play female lead. J Bhagawan and Pulla Rao will produce this movie on Balaji Cine Media banner. Muhurat of this film will be held in August and the regular shoot will start in the month of September.
Kriti with Pawan Kalyan
Ileana and Kriti are heroines of Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie in the direction of Jayant C Paranji. This film is a remake of Love Aaj Kal. Shooting of this movie will start in the last week of July in Varanasi (Kaasi) and it will be extensively shot in Pariyala, Amritsir, Pune, Italy and USA. Trivikram pens dialogues. Jayanan Vincent handles cinematography. Ganesh Babu is the producer.
Bheemili on 9 July
Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu is all set to release on 9 July. This film is a remake of Tamil blockbuster ‘Vennela Kabaddi Kuzhu’. Saranya Mohan plays female lead. Tatineni Satya who is the son of popular director of yesteryears Tatineni Prasad made his debut as director with this movie. Selva Ganesh is the music director. Mega Supergood movies produced this sports based movie.
4 July 2010
Sudhakar in critical condition
Comedian and producer Sudhakar (Yamudiki Mogudu fame) has been suffering from multiple organs failure for the past three days and was admitted in Care Hospital. His condition became critical, his kidneys failed and he slipped into coma. Let’s hope that he will get well.
Pawan to Israel on Christ film
Pawan Kalyan will be travelling to Israel on 15 of this month to participate in a film shoot. This film is based on the life of Jesus Christ. Singeetam Srinivasa Rao directs it and Konda Krishnam Raju is the producer. Pawan Kalyan acts in the Telugu version of this film in a vital guest role. This film will be extensively shot in Israle, Egypt and Italy. This film is being made in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. JK Bharavi worked for this script. Sekhar V Joseph handles cinematography.
Vedem to be remade in Tamil
RB Chowdary of Supergood Movies bought the Tamil remake rights of Vedam. It will be remade in Tamil with two big stars of Tamil cinema soon.
2 July 2010
Kushiga to start in Kaasi
Pawan Kalyan’s Kushiga film will be hold its first schedule in pilgrimage town Kaasi. After the 1st schedule, the unit will move to USA to shoot vital part of the movie. This film is the remake of Hindi blockbuster Love Aaj Kal. Jayant C Paranji directs this movie.
Puli music launch during day
We do have music launches happening during the night time most of the time. On the contrary, audio of Pawan Kalyan’s Komaram Puli is going to be launched during the day time on 11 July because the music director AR Rahman requested the producer to have it in the morning. Komaram Puli movie is likely to release either in the last week of July or in the first half of August.
K Raghavendra Rao’s Intinta Annamayya?
It is reliably learnt that K Raghavendra Rao is planning to direct and produce a film titled ‘Intinta Annamayya’. This movie is not a period movie, but a social film set in the backdrop of USA. One of the top four heroes of Telugu cinema will do the main lead in this movie. More details later.
Nagarjuna’s cameo in Vijayendra Prasad film
Annapurna Studios is going to produce writer Vijayendra Prasad’s next directorial venture. It is a period story based in a Telangana village. Nagarjuna will be playing a cameo in this movie. There will be two fights for Nagarjuna’s character and these fights will be choreographed by SS Rajamouli. SS Rajamouli is the son of Vijayendra Prasad who gave stories for all his blockbusters except Maryada Ramanna. Vijayendra Prasad earlier directed a movie titled Sri Krishna 2006 on Suresh Productions banner.
Maryada Ramanna music launch’s webcast
For the first time in the history of Telugu cinema, a telugu film’s music launch is going to be streamed live on internet. This webcast will take place from 7 pm on 4 July at maryada-ramanna.net website. Incidentally 4 July is the birthday of music director MM Keeravani. Arka Mediaworks started their initiative in the past for Vedam by aggressively promoting it on social networking sites like facebook and twitter.
N Shankar film from July end
The selection of star cast for N Shankar’s latest movie with Telangana backdrop is complete. Currently the new actors are getting trained in the workshops. N Shankar is planning shoot the movie from July end.
30 June 2010
Puli music on 11 July
The much awaited music of Pawan Kalyan’s Puli is going to release on 11 July. AR Rahman scored music. SJ Surya (Kushi fame) directs this action entertainer. Nikeesha Patel is doing female lead. Singanamala Ramesh is the producer. Puli film will be releasing in the first half of August. Geeta Arts bought the theatrical rights of this movie for entire Andhra Pradesh long back.
Maryada Ramanna music on 4 July
Music of SS Rajamouli’s latest movie Maryada Ramanna would be held at Shilpa Kala Vedika on the evening of 4 July. Sunil and Saloni play main leads. MM Keeravani scores music. Vel Records – headed by Mrs Keeravani Srivalli bought the music rights of this movie. Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni are jointly producing this movie on Arka Mediaworks banner. Maryada Ramanna is likely to hit screens on 23 July.
Tapsee bags many flicks
Tapsee who made her debut with Jhummandi Naadam is flooded with offers now. She has signed several prestigious projects even before the release of her debut film. She is acting with Prabhas is Dil Raju’s movie. She is doing a film with Vishnu in the direction of debutant Hemanth. She is going to be paired up with Ravi Teja in Tolly 2 Holly banner. She is currently acting with Dhanush in Tamil and she signed another film with Jeeva in Tamil.
27 June 2010
Pawan Kalyan’s Kushigaa?
Kushigaa is the title under consideration for Pawan Kalyan’s movie in the direction of Jayant C Paranji. This film is the remake of Imtiaz Ali’s Bollywood blockbuster ‘Love Aaj Kal’. This film is going to floors soon. Actor turned producer Ganesh Babu produces this movie on Parameswara Arts banner. Bade Ravi presents it.
Mahesh Babu songs in Mumbai
Shooting of Mahesh Babu’s latest movie in the direction of Trivikram is completed but for a couple of songs. These two songs will be shot in Mumbai from 1 July. Mahesh Babu had a hectic one month shoot in a village near Pune recently. Anushka plays female lead. This film is going to release in the month of August.
NTR's Brindavanam in September
NTR’s Brindavanam completed shooting of action episodes in the forests of Vikarabad recently. Producer Dil Raju is planning to release the movie in the month of September. Vamsi Paidipalli (Munna fame) is directing this movie. Samantha (YMC fame) is paired up with NTR in this family entertainer.
24 June 2010
Raktha Charitra - I sold for 12 crores
The Telugu version of Ram Gopal Varma’s trilingual Rakta Charitra (part 1) is sold for 12 crores as per the producer Madhu Manthena. Happy Movies (C Kalyan, Raj Kumar and Chinna Vasudeva Reddy) grabbed the rights. Rakta Charitra will hit the marquee in the month of August. Rakta Charitra is highly relevant in Telugu because it is a fictional film on the life of political leader Paritala Ravi.
22 June 2010
Om Mangalam Mangalam
Madhura Sreedhar Reddy, the director of ‘Sneha Geetham’ is ready with his next project titled ‘Om Mangalam Mangalam’. This movie will be produced by his NRI friends Vijayendar Reddy and Srinivasa Reddy. Sources close to the Madhura Sreedhar say that ‘Om Mangalam Mangalam’ is a musical love story with lot of humor in a corporate back drop. Sunil Kashyap provides the music. We have to wait for some more time for all the details star cast and other main technicians. His first movie ‘Sneha Geetham’ produced by Lagadapati Sirisha Sridhar is a youthful entertainer with college backdrop which deals with “Friendship, Love and Career”. Sneha Geetham is made with complete new star cast selected through a star hunt is scheduled to release on 9th July.
Pappu on 25 June
Krishnudu’s latest movie Pappu is going to release on 25 June. NRI girl Dipika Parmar makes her debut as heroine with this movie. Subbaraju plays a vital role. Pappu title comes with the tagline ‘Mr. Intelligent’. Phani Kalyan makes his debut as music director. Sapan Pasumarthi who worked for Ashta Chemma in the past makes his debut as director. Praveen Reddy Nalla and Nagesh Yada jointly produce Pappu on Aarya Entertainment banner.
Allari Naresh as Silly Fellow
Silly Fellow is the title under consideration for EVV Satyanarayana’s next movie. Allari Naresh is going to act in the title role of this movie. Big B Productions that produced last EVV’s film Buridi will produce this film. More details are awaited.
Kajal sister with Varun Sandesh
Nisha Agarwal (sister of Kajal Agarwal) is going to be paired with Varun Sandesh. Sampath Nandi who directed Kannada films is going to direct this movie. KK Radha Mohan who produced Adineta with Jagapati Babu in the past is going produce this movie on Sri Satya Sai Arts banner. Chakri will compose music. The first schedule will take place from 21 June.
8 June 2010
Allu Arjun in Vietnam
Allu Arjun has gone to Vietnam on the release day of his latest movie Vedam. He is there along with the action choreographer Peter Heins to get trained in vigorous martial arts for his latest film Badrinath. Badrinath is being produced by Allu Arvind on Geeta Arts and directed by VV Vinayak. This film is being made on extravagant budget. It sports huge backdrop that requires graphics and action sequences.
180 is the working title for Siddharth’s latest movie that is going to be directed by P Jayendra. It is a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu. Priya Anand and Nithya Menon are playing female leads. This film will be extensively shot in San Fransicso, Malaysia and India. This film is going to floors soon. Jayendra is basically an ad filmmaker. He is the mentor and godfather of Siddharth.
Bangkok backdrop for Naga Chaitanya’s film
Naga Chaitanya’s 4th film in the direction of Ajay Bhuyan is going to start on 21 June in Bangkok. Kajal Agarwal is going to play female lead. Earlier this film was planned to shoot in USA, but the backdrop is changed to Bangkok recently. Devi Sri Prasad composes music. Gnana Sekhar (Vedam fame) is the cinematographer. Abburi Ravi pens dialogues.
Allari Naresh’s new film from 16 July
Allari Naresh is going to act in the direction of debutant director Veerabhadram Chowdary. This film will be produced by Anil Sunkara (Bindaas fame) on AK Entertainments banner. This film also features Srihari in a vital role. Raghu Kunche who shot to fame with Ravanamma song is going to compose music. Loki handles camera. Regular shooting of this film starts on 16 July.
7 June 2010
Pawan Kalyan’s cameo in Jesus film
Konda Krishnam Raju (Sri Ramadasu fame) is planning a film on the life of Jesus Christ. This film will be made in four languages (Hindi, English, Telugu and Malayalam). Singeetam Srinivasa Rao is going to direct this film. This film will be launched in Mumbai on 30 June. All the roles in this movie are going to be performed by kids of 12 – 14 years old. Pawan Kalyan will do a special cameo in this movie. JK Bharavi pens script. Sekhar V Joseph handles camera. Ravinder is the art director. .
4 June 2010
Pathala Bhairavi remake in 3D?
A big producer of Telugu cinema is planning to remake the yesteryear’s classic Pathala Bhairavi in 3D with one of the biggest youth mass heroes. A director who is known for big budget extravaganzas is going to direct this huge budgeted movie. This film will be made with latest technology and probably it will be the most expensive movie ever made in Telugu.
Anushka’s different variations
Anushka has done the role of a prostitute called Amalapuram Saroja in Vedam movie which is due for the release on 4 June. She has done the role of goddess in Panchakshari which is going to release in the next week (probably on 11 June). Probably Anushka is the only actress in recent times to do two films of such vastly different characters.
EVV to direct Allari Naresh
Big B Productions that made debut with EVV’s last release Buridi is going to produce another movie in the direction of EVV Satyanarayana again. This film will star Allari Naresh in the main lead. This movie will go to floors on 1st July.
2 June 2010
Gowtam Menon is direct Nara Rohit?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Gowtam Menon might direct Nara Rohith’s second movie as hero. This film will be produced by Bellamkonda Suresh. Nara Rohit has made his debut with critically acclaimed Baanam movie in the last week. More details later.
Writer BVS Ravi turns director
Writer BVS Ravi who worked for films like Bhadra and King in the past is going to make his debut as director soon. He will be directing a film with Gopichand as hero. Anand Prasad who produced Shouryam and Sankham with Gopichand as hero in the past is going to produce it. Other details are being worked out.
Tapsee paired up with Prabhas
Tapsee who made her debut with Manoj’s latest movie Jhummandi Naadam in the direction of K Raghavendra Rao is signed up for Dil Raju’s latest movie with Prabhas as hero. Dasarath directs this movie.
Suma pairs up with Varun Sandesh
Suma Bhattachaya will make her debut as heroine with Varun Sandesh in a film titled ‘Kudirithe Kappu Coffee’. It is a romantic comedy to be made on Moon Water Pictures and Sivas Productions. The music of the movie will be composed by Yogeswar (son of Sirivennela Seetarama Sastri). It will be directed by cinematographer turned director Ramana Salva. Mahi and Siva are going to jointly produce it.
HMV bags rights of Subhapradam
HMV is the one of the first and finest music labels of Indian music industry. It has stopped doing Telugu films long back. However, HMV has shown interest in K Viswanath’s latest flick Subhapradam with Allari Naresh and Manjari Fadnis in the main leads. Mani Sharma composes music.
28 May 2010
Vedam on 4 June
The release of Krish’s latest movie Vedam is differed from 3 June to 4 June. It got censored yesterday. This film features Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu, Anushka, Manoj Bajpai and Nagayya in the main leads. Prasad Devineni and Shobu Yarlagadda jointly produce this movie on Arka Media banner. MM Keeravani scored music.
Lawrence to direct Prabhas
Prabhas is going to do a film in the direction of Lawrence soon. This film will go to floors in the month of September. Prabhas is currently doing a film Dasarath’s direction. This movie will start after the completion of Dasarath’s movie.
Merupu in Chennai from June
Ram Charan Tej’s third movie Merupu in the direction of Dharani will hold its latest schedule in Chennai from 1st of June. This film is a mass movie with a little bit of sports backdrop. NV Prasad and Paras Jain jointly produce this movie on Mega Supergood films banner.
Thakita Thakita in July
Bhumika Chawla’s production venture Thakita Thakita will be releasing in the month of July. Srihari Nanu (Satyabhama fame) directs this movie with new faces. Bhumika plays special role along with Anushka and Nagarjuna. The logo of this movie will be launched on 9 June. Music will be launched on 18 June and the film will be released in the month of July.
25 May 2010
Meher Ramesh to direct Bala Krishna
Bala Krishna’s next movie Parama Veera Chakra in the direction of Dasari will go to floors on 10 June. Bala Krishna is also going to work in the direction of Puri Jagan soon. Bala Krishna confirmed in newspaper interview that he is going to act in the direction of Meher Ramesh. This project might go to floors after Meher Ramesh completes his Shakti with NTR as hero.
Tamanna with Naga Chitanya
It is reliably learnt that Tamanna is signed as heroine for Naga Chaitanya’s next film in Geeta Arts banner. Sukumar will direct this movie and Bunny Vas is going to produce it on Geeta Arts banner. Devi Sri Prasad composes music. Naga Chaitanya is also doing a movie in the direction of Ajay Bhuyan on Kamakshi Kala banner. Kajal Agarwal plays female lead in this movie.
Charita chitra completes 30 years
Tammareddy Bharadwaja started his banner Charita Chitra 30 years back in 1979 and made two back-to-back films with Chiranjeevi – Kothala Rayudu and Mogudu Kavali. He produced/directed 29 films and directed a few among them. He introduced actors like Bhanu Chandar, Suman, Rohit, Pruthvi, Srikanth, Malasri and Ranjitha in Telugu. He also introduced Micky J Meyer (Pothe Poni) and Vidya Sagar (Alajadi) as music directors.
22 May 2010
Veturi is no more
Veteran lyricist Veturi passed away today due to bleeding lungs and heart attack at Care hospital at 9:30 pm tonight in Hyderabad at the age of 74. He had been getting medical attention in ICU for the past two days. He was born on 29 Jauary 1936. He worked as journalist for popular magazines like Andhra Patrika and Andhra Prabha before becoming a lyricist. He won national award for his song Rali poye puvva from Matrudevobhava film. He got seven Nandi awards for his songs in Pantulamma, Sankarabharnam, Kanchanaganga, Pratighatana, Chanti, Sundarakanda, Rajeswari Kalyanam and Godavari. He has been awarded with honorary doctorate by Acharya Nagarjuna University. May his soul rest in peace.
19 May 2010
Komaram Puli for June end
Postproduction of Pawan Kalyan’s Komaram Puli is going on in full swing now. Shooting of the movie is complete except for 1 and half song. AR Rahman composed music. Binod Pradhan is the cinematographer. Vijayan and Tinu Verma choreographed action sequences. Nikhisha Patel is the heroine. Producer Singanamala Ramesh is planning to release Puli worldwide with highest number of prints in the second half of June.
JD and Sivaji team up
JD Chakravarthi and Sivaji are going to team up as actors for a film to be directed by Veera Shankar. Kaduluri Chella Reddy and P Trinadh are going to jointly produce this movie on Suritalli creations. It is an entertainment based movie and the shoot will start in the month of June.
18 May 2010
Rajamouli to direct Mahesh
Hotshot director SS Rajamouli and superstar Mahesh Babu had a series of discussions for a couple of days recently and arrived at a strategic agreement to do a film together. It will take a while for that project to materialize. Rajamouli is currently directing Maryada Ramanna with Sunil and his next project is going will have Prabhas doing the main lead. Mahesh Babu’s next film will be directed by Seenu Vytla. He has also announced another flick titled ‘Mr. Perfect’ in the direction of Surender Reddy.
2 crore table profit for Panchakshari
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Panchakshari movie created ripples in Telugu film industry by making a table profit of 2 crores. This movie is packaged in the lines of Arundhati and was sold at reasonable rates and buyers lapped it up. Made on a moderate budget, the debutant producer Chandra (personal make-up man of Nagarjuna) marketed the movie well. Panchakshari is all set to release on 4 of June.
Jhummandi Naadam music on 23
Music of Manoj Manchu’s latest movie Jhummandi Naadam will be launched on the evening of 23 May. It will be graced by the CM Rosaiah. MM Keeravani composed music for this musical that is directed K Raghavendra Rao. Tapsee makes her debut as heroine. Lakshmi Manchu is the producer.
Pappu music on 26 May
Music of Krishnudu’s latest movie Pappu is going to be launched on the evening of 26 May at a function organized in NIFT. Aditya music has bought the audio rights. Subbaraju plays a vital role and Deepika makes her debut as heroine. NRIs Praveen Reddy Nalla and Nagesh Yada are producing this movie in the direction of Sapan Pasuparthy on Aarya Entertainment banner. Allari Naresh gave voiceover for this movie.
17 May 2010
No heroine for Nagarjuna in Gaganam
Nagarjuna who is known as the best romantic hero of Telugu cinema is not going to have any girl paired up against him in his next movie Gaganam. This movie is produced by Dil Raju and directed by Radha Mohan (Akasamantha fame). Shooting of the movie is almost complete. It will be released in the month of August 2010.
16 May 2010
Vishnu’a new film launched
Vishnu’s latest movie on 24 Frames Factory was launched recently. Smt Nirmala Manchu switched on teh camera, Mohan Babu sounded the clapboard and K Raghavendra Rao directed the first shot. Seenu Vytla and Kalyanram Nandamuri jointly handed over the script to director Hemanth Madhukar. Hemanth Madhukar makes his debut as director with this movie. Mani Sharma composes music. S Gopal Reddy handles the camera. Gowtam Raju is the editor. Mohan Babu is the producer.
Vedam on 3 June
The release date of Krish’s latest movie Vedam is postponed from 27 May to 3 June. This movie is a multi-starrer movie featuring Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu and Anushka. It is also a multi-layered movie with five parallel stories. Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu and Anushka plays cable boy, rockstar and prostitute respectively.
15 May 2010
B Gopal to direct Gopichand
B Gopal will be directing a movie with Gopichand as hero soon. This film will be produced by Nallamalupu Bujji who produced films like Lakshyam, Lakshmi, Chintakayala Ravi and KIKK. Rasool Ellore handles cinematography and Mani Sharma composes music. The regular shoot will start on 7 June.
14 May 2010
K Viswanath’s subhapradam
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Subhapradam is the title under consideration for K Viswanath’s latest movie with Allari Naresh and Manjari Fadnis in the main leads. Shooting of this movie is nearing completion. Hari Gopala Krishna Murathy and Sheela Neelatilak are jointly producing this movie.
Golimar on 27 May
The release date of Golimar is postponed from 21 May to 27 May. This film is about an encounter specialist played by Gopichand. This character is inspired by the real life encounter specialist Daya Nayak (Mumbai). Priyamani plays female lead. Puri Jagan directs it and Bellamkonda Suresh produces it.
Surender Reddy wedding on 28 May
Director Surender Reddy (Athanokkade and Kick fame) is all set to enter into wedlock on 28 of May at Madhapur. Idebrain.com wishes him a happy married life.
10 May 2010
JVAS sequel soon
C Aswini Dutt who has produced the memorable blockbuster Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari with Chiranjeevi and Sridevi 20 years back is planning to do a sequel soon. This film will be launched in January of 2011. Other details of cast and crew are yet to be revealed. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Ram Charan Teja might do the sequel.
NTR voiceover for RRKK
NTR has given voiceover Dil Raju’s 12 May release featuring Ram, Priya Mohan and Bindu Madhavi. This film is directed by Srivas (Lakshyam fame). Arjun (Gentleman fame) plays a vital role. This is Keeravani’s 200th film. Dil Raju is also producing a movie titled Brindavanam with NTR as hero.
Awara on 21 May
Karthi who made a mark with Yuganiki Okkadu in Telugu is coming with Awara as his second venture. The tamil version of the same was released in Tamil and got hit talk. Tamanna plays female lead and Gnanavel is producing this movie in Studio Green banner. Linguswamy is the director. Awara is all set to release on 21 May.
09 May 2010
Kajal with Prabhas again
Kajal Agarwal who acted in Prabhas’s latest movie Darling is going to be paired up with him again in a film to be produced by Dil Raju. Dasarath is the director. The regular shooting of the movie will start from 10 May. More details later.
Kalyanram’s Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Shooting of Kalyanram Nandamuri’s latest movie in the direction of Mallikharjun is going on now. Mallikharjun directed a film titled Abhimanyu with Kalyanram in 2003. This film is titled as Hare Rama Hare Krishna. This film is being produced on NTR Arts banner.
Vijaya Bhaskar’s next movie
Vijay Bhaskar who has been staying away from directing films for the past two years is going to direct a film soon. This film will be produced by K Achi Reddy on Max India productions banner. A new hero Adi will make his debut with this movie. Achi Reddy produced many comedy flicks in the direction of SV Krishna Reddy in the past. Vijay Bhaskar directed blockbusters like Nuvve Kavali, Nuvvu Naku Nachav, Manmadhudu and Swayam Varam in the past. This film go to floors in the month of July.
07 May 2010
Vedam on 27 May?
Vedam is likely to postpone from 20 May to 27 May. The delay is attributed to the special care taken in authentic sound design. Touted as the true multistarrer of the modern times in Telugu cinema, Vedam sports Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu and Anushka playing three of the five vital characters. An elder man called Nagayya makes his debut in one of the main characters. Manoj Bajpai play another vital role. Krish is directing this award winning Gamyam.
05 May 2010
Puri to direct Bala Krishna
Puri Jagan is going to direct Bala Krishna soon. This film will be produced by Bellammkonda Suresh. He previously produced Chenna Kesava Reddy and Lakshmi Narasimha with Bala Krishna in the past. Currently Puri Jagan is directing Golimar with Bellamkonda Suresh as producer. More details later.
Vedam release on Manoj’s birthday
Krish’s multi-starrer movie Vedam is all set to release on 20 May which happens to the birthday of Manoj Manchu. Manoj Manchu has proved to be the man to watch out for with his selection of movies Nenu Meeku Telusa, Prayanam and Bindaas. All these movies got the acclaim as sensible and different movies with Bindaas making it commercially well at box office. Vedam is another fine example of his story selection. Let’s hope that Krish is going to give Manoj another hit in the form of Vedam as birthday gift.
Monali Chowdary makes it to ISB
Indian School of Business is one of the most sought after international business school in the world. Not many people know that Monali Chowdary who did one of the leads in Sekhar Kammula’s blockbuster Happy Days is a very good scholar and she tops her studies. She is going to do dual major in finance and strategy. Idlebrain.com wishes Monali Chowdary a great career ahead!
01 May 2010
Anushka with Pawan Kalyan
The in-form Anushka is signed as heroine for Pawan Kalyan’s movie in the direction of Jayant C Paranji. This movie is a remake of Hindi blockbuster Love Aaj Kal. This film is going to floors very soon. Trivikram pens dialogues and Mani Sharma composes music. Binod Pradhan handles cinematography.
Teja is going to direct one of the Venkatesh’s upcoming projects. Story of the movie is almost finalized. Savitri is the title under consideration for this film. Venkatesh’s movies with female titles ‘Lakshmi’ and ‘Tulasi’ did well in the past. Nagavalli is the title under consideration for Chandramukhi 2. Now, there is a likelihood of a film being made with the title Savitri.
JD directs Nitin
JD Chakri is going to direct Nitin now. This film will be produced by Prasanth Burra who produced Aavaham recently. This film has USA backdrop. There will be importance to music in the film and recording of the movie will start in USA. The first schedule will take place in Hyderabad in June. This film will be made on Sardhak Movies banner.
29 April 2010
Ram Charan Tej with Kajal again
Kajal Agarwal is going to pair up with Ram Charan Tej again after the blockbuster Magadheera. They will act together in a film to be directed by Dharani. This film will be produced by NV Prasad on Mega Supergood banner. This film will be launched at Rama Naidu studios on the morning of 30 April.
Don Seenu in Swiss and Spain
Ravi Teja’s latest movie Don Seenu is being shot in Swiss and Spain extensively now. This foreign shoot was started on 15 April and it will continue for 40 days. Shriya is doing female lead. Gopichand Malineni is making his debut as director with this movie. Venkat produces it on RR Movie makers banner.
Hurt Locker releasing on 30 April
Oscar Award winning Hurt Locker is releasing in Hyderabad on 30 April. It won 6 awards including best motion picture and best direction. This movie is being released by Ratna Celluloids through Multi-dimensional entertainment pvt ltd.
28 April 2010
Vedam music on 2 May
Music of Krish’s latest movie Vedam will be launched on the evening of 2 May. MM Keeravani composed music. Shooting of the movie is almost complete. Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu and Anushka play main leads. This film has multiple stories and multi-dimension screenplay. Vedam is all set to release on 20 May.
Digital camera for Gaganam
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Nagarjuna’s latest movie Gaganam is being shot with digital camera. It is learnt that four different types of digital cameras (including Red) are being used for this movie. Usage of digital camera will bring down the budget a bit and also gives various options to seamlessly integrate with the post-production activities. This film is directed by Radha Mohan (Akasamantha fame) and is produced by Dil Raju.
Varun's Kudirithe Kappu Coffee
Moonwater pictures & Shivas Productions will be producing a movie "Kudiritey Kappu Coffee ..Veelaitey Nalugu Maatalu" a romantic comedy starring varun sandesh & directed by a debutant. Will go to shoot in July & slated for December/January release.
27 April 2010
Simha ticket auctioned for 2000 USD
Simha ticked was auction at Serra Theaters, San jose and it was bought by 2000 USD by Bala Krishna and TDP fan Bhakta. Another fan Gangadhar Nadella bought the first ticket of Simha for $1116 at Detroit. Simha movie got tremendous pre-release hype now. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Simha has done a pre-release business of 82000 USD so far which is the biggest for any of Bala Krishna’s releases. Supreme Movies distributors are honouring their commitment of releasing Simha with 25 prints. The prints will be dispatched to USA by tomorrow evening.
25 April 2010
RRKK on 7 May
The date of Ram’s latest movie Rama Rama Krishna Krishna is confirmed as 7 May. Ram plays a role that has qualities of Rama and Krishna. Dil Raju produces this movie in the direction of Lakshyam SriVas. Priya Anand and Bindu Madhavi play female leads. Arjun (Gentleman fame) does a vital role. MM Keeravani composed music.
Manoj Manchu’s Jhummandi Naadam
Manoj Manchu’s latest movie in the direction of K Raghavendra Rao is titled as Jhummandi Naadam. It is a musical in which Mohan Babu plays a vital role. Tapasee is making her debut as heroine with this movie. Gopi Mohan and BVS Ravi provide story and screenplay. Rajasimha pens dialogues. MM Keeravani composes music. Lakshmi Manchu is the producer.
Senthil for Sumanth’s movie
Senthil (Magadheera fame) will handle cinematography for Sumanth’s latest movie in the direction of Mohan Krishna Indraganti. This movie is based on the fiction ‘The Men Within’ written by Hari Mohan (India’s first novel on cricket). Ram Mohan who produced Ashta Chemma produces this movie. Ravinder who did art direction for most of Rajamouli’s movies handle art direction for this movie. Kalyani Malik composes music. Sumanth and Swati play main leads. This movie is going to shoot from tomorrow.
Ravan as Villain in Telugu
Mani Ratnam’s Ravan is going to be dubbed in Telugu as Villain. This film sports Vikram, Aishwarya Rai and Prithviraj playing main leads. Hindi version has Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Vikram playing main leads. Santosh Sivan is the cinematographer and AR Rahman composes music. Villain is going to release along with Ravan all round the world on 18 June.
23 April 2010
Pawan Kalyan to shoot in USA
The remake of Love Aaj Kal is going to start it’s shoot from 1st June. The efforts are on to get abroad backdrop of the movie shot in USA. Pawan Kalyan plays two characters in this movie which is going to have a unique screenplay. Jayant C Paranji directs and Ganesh Babu produces it.
Dasari’s Parama Veera Chakra?
Dasari’s 149th film Young India is ready for the release. He has bigger plans for his 150th movie. Parama Veera Chakra is the title under consideration and this film is likely to feature one of the top 4 big heroes of Telugu film industry. More details later.
Sneha Geetam on 7 May
Lagadapati Sridhar’s latest movie Sneha Geetam introducing Madhura Sridhar is expected to release on 1st May. But it is postponed to 7 May. This film sports all new faces including Suhani and Sundeep Kishan who got tremendous recognition with Prasthanam movie. Sunil Kashyap composed music. Software engineer turned music company owner Sridhar Reddy is making his debut as director with this movie.
Parasuram (Bujji) of Yuvatha and Anjaneyulu fame is likely to direct Sunil soon. Naakenti is the title under consideration for this movie. Sunil is currently doing Maryada Ramanna in the direction of SS Rajamouli.
21 April 2010
Seven songs in Vedam
Krish’s second movie Vedam will have seven songs scored by MM Keeravani. Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu and Anushka play main leads. Apart from Anushka, there will be three more heroines (Seeya Gowtam, Diksha Seth and Lekha Washington). Manoj Bajpai play a vital role. Prasad Devineni and Shobu Yarlagadda produce this movie on Arka Mediaworks banner.
RGV presents Gayam 2
Ram Gopal Varma is going to present Gamya 2 which is the sequel of his own Gayam. Praveen Sri – a protégé of Ram Gopal Varma is directing this sequel. Jagapati Babu and Vimala Raman play main leads. Ilayaraja composes music. Ilayaraja has also sang a song for this movie. This film was shot in Bangkok for 20 days. Nagaraju Gandham pens dialogues. Dharma Karta C is the producer.
Betting Bangarraju collects 2.5 crores
Allari Naresh’s latest movie Betting Bangarraju collected 2.5 cores in 10 days. This film is made with a modest budget of 4 crores. It is expected to make decent profits to the producer Ramoji Rao. Allari Naresh is turning out to be a safe hero in Telugu film industry with minimum guarantee hero.
Buridi with 100 prints
Touted as a sequel to Evari Gola Vadidi – EVV’s latest comedy film Buridi set in the backdrop of Bangkok and Thailand is all set to release on 30 April. This film will sport almost all comedians of Telugu film industry. Aryan Rajesh and Aishwarya play main leads.
20 April 2010
Vedam characters brief
Krish’s Vedam – the first multistarrer of moden Telugu cinema – has Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu and Anushka doing three of the five important characters in this movie. Allu Arjun does the role of Cable Raju who is a cable operating boy from lower income class. Manoj Manchu plays the role of Vivek Chakravarthy – a budding rock star. Anushka plays the role of a prostitute called Saroja. Manoj Bajpai and another old man do the other two important characters in the movie. Re-recording of the movie is just started by Keeravani. Vedam is gearing up for 20 May release.
Volcanic ash affects Telugu films
Volcanic ash that disturbed all the fights going to Europe is affecting the releases of Telugu movies in Europe. The release of Prasthanam was delayed by a week in London due to the same reason. And the release of Darling is also doubtful in Europe.
Varun Sandesh Happy Happyga
Varun Sandesh who made his debut through Happy Days acting in another film that has Happy in it’s title. Varun Sandesh’s latest film is titled as Happy Happyga. This film is being produced by Vadlamudi Durga Prasad on Ocean Films banner. Priya Saran who worked with Vishnu Vardhan (Billa fame) and M Raja in the past makes his debut as director. Mani Sharma composes music. Anil Ravipudi pens dialogues. Happy Happyga will release in the month of June.
Darling obtains clean U
Prabhas’s latest movie Darling got censored recently and is awarded with a clean U certificate. Kajal Agarwal plays female lead. Tamil actor Prabhu dons an important role. Shraddha Das did a special character. GV Prakash composed music. Karunakaran directed this film. Darling is all set to release worldwide on 23 April.
19 April 2010
Vedam on 20 May
Krish who shot to fame with Gamyam has completed his second project Vedam. Vedam is the first multistarrter in the modern times of Telugu cinema and it revolves around five main characters out of which three are donned by Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu and Anushka. MM Keeravani composes music. Gnana Sekhar handles cinematography. Prasad Devineni and Shobu Yarlagadda are jointly producing this movie on Arka Mediaworks banner. Vedam is all set to release on 20 May.
Puli in June 1st week?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, the release date of Puli might fall in the first week of June. The music of Puli will be released by Sony BMG in the first week of May. There are concerns by fans of Chiranjeevi about possible clash of Pawan Kalyan’s Puli and Allu Arjun’s Vedam. It is learnt that there will be a safe gap of 3 weeks between these two releases.
DSP music to Naga Chaitanya
Naga Chaitanya is going to act in a film to be produced by Allu Arvind on Geeta Arts banner. This film will be directed by Sukumar (Arya fame). Devi Sri Prasad who composed music for all Sukumar’s moves in the past will score music for this movie as well. This film will go to floors on 19 May.
Deva Katta’s Prasthanam is running with good mouth-talk. After getting the negative feedback about songs becoming obstacles to the consistent tone of the movie, the director has decided to chop off four songs on the movie which brought down the runtime by 20 minutes. The film is being more appreciated after removing the songs.
K Viswanath’s film title
K Viswanath is currently directing a film with Allari Naresh and Manjari Fadnis in the main leads. Sumadhuram is one title that was leaked to the media. However, it is learnt that Jhummandi Naadam, Subhodayam and Madhuram Madhuram are the titles under consideration. This movie is being shot in Vijayanagaram at present. Hari Gopala Krishna Murthy and Sheela Neela Tilak are jointly producing this movie.
17 April 2010
Komram Puli n May 3rd week
Producer Singanamala Ramesh said that Pawan Kalyan’s Komram Puli will be released in the 3rd week of May. Shooting of the movie is complete except for a couple of songs, which will be shot from 25 April. AR Rahman composed music. Binod Pradhan (Devdas and RDB fame) handles cinematography. Vijayan and Tinu Varma choreographed action sequences. Anand Sai is the art director. Sony BMG bought the music rights of this movie. SJ Suryah is the director.
14 April 2010
Vamsi’s Saradaga Kasepu
Vamsi’s latest film with Allari Naresh is titled as Saradaga Kasepu. Madhurima is playing female lead. Srinivas Avasarala (Ashta Chemma fame) is doing an important character. The next schedule will take place in Rajahmundry from 19 April. Padala Siva Subramanyam pens dialogues. Chakri composes music. ML Padma Kumar Chowdary produces it on Keerthi Combines banner.
Simha function on 16
Music of Bala Krishna’s latest movie Simha was directly released into market on 31 March. A function was not organized at that time because Bala Krishna was not well. Now the producer is planning for an audio success function on 16 April which will be attended by Dasari, Chandra Babu Naidu and Bala Krishna. Nayana Tara, Sneha Ullal and Namitha played female leads. Chakri composed music. Boyapati Seenu directed it. Simha will be releasing worldwide on 30 April.
Deva Katta’s latest movie Prasthanam was censored yesterday. Prasthanam is all set for a worldwide release on 16 April. This film features Sharwanand, Sandeep Kishan, Ruby Parihar, Vennela Kishore and Sai Kumar in important roles. The trailers of this movie created very good impact in the audiences and we have to wait and see how the movie has shaped up.
VN Aditya to direct Mugguru
VN Aditya is going to direct a movie titled Mugguru. This film featured Kamal (Abhi and Hasini fame) as one of the seven main leads. There will be three heroes and four heroines. Kamalakar Reddy will produce this movie on Kamal Pictures banner.
10 April 2010
New cinematographer for Mahesh film
Yash Bhatt replaced the existing cinematographer for Mahesh’s latest movie in the direction of Trivikram. Shooting of the movie is going at brisk pace. C Kalyan is looking after the production for faster execution of the movie. Mani Sharma composes music. Singanamala Ramesh is the producer. ANushka plays female lead. This movie will be released in August.
Mahesh – Seenu film for Sankranthi
Mahesh Babu’s next movie in the direction of Seenu Vytla will be launched in the month of May. The regular shooting will start in June and it will be completed in two schedules. Samantha (Ye Maya Chesave fame) does the female lead. This movie will be produced on 14 Reels Entertainment banner that recently produced Namo Venkatesa. The producers are aiming for 2011 Sankranthi release.
Simha on 30 April
Bala Krishna’s latest movie which is supposed to release on 9 April was postponed because of Bala Krishna’s injury during the shooting of last song. It is learnt that Bala Krishna will participate in the song shoot from 18 April. Simha will be released on 30 April. Boyapati Seenu is the director.
RaNa next film from 1st May
RaNa’s next Telugu movie will be directed by Selva Raghavan. This film is a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu. D Rama Naidu will produce this movie on Suresh Productions banner. GV Prakash will compose music. This film will be launched on 1st of May. RaNa is currently doing a Hindi click titled ‘Dum Maro Dum’ in the direction of Rohan Sippy.
Siddharth cheers Deccan Chargers
Siddharth has taken off from his busy schedule and went to Nagpur to cheer Deccan Chargers. He spent the entire day with the team. Eventually, Deccan Chargers won comfortably against Chennai Super Kings. Despite of being Tamilian, Siddharth preferred to cheer DC over CSK because he made Hyderabad his home. Way to go Siddharth!
7 April 2010
Mahesh quits smoking
It’s been a year since Mahesh Babu quit smoking. He is in awe of a book called ‘The easy way to stop smoking by Allen Carr’. Mahesh Babu tweets that his son Gautam speaks four languages at home – Telugu, Marathi, Hindi and English. He also clarified that Trivikram is his best friend and they never had any misunderstandings. To know more from Mahesh follow him at urstrulyMahesh at twitter.com
6 April 2010
Telugu stars on Twitter
Telugu stars can now be found on twitter. Nagarjuna (iamnagarjuna), Mahesh Babu (urstrulyMahesh) and Siddharth (Actor_Siddharth) are some of the stars on twitter. It’s nice to see that Telugu film stars are jumping into twitter bandwagon. Henceforth, you can get the news straight from the horse’s mouth. Mahesh Babu recently tweeted that his movie is getting ready for the release in August 2010.
Nagamalli for Venky’s film?
Nagamalli is the title under consideration for Venkatesh’s remake of Kannada blockbuster Apta Rakshaka. Venkatesh who always makes sure that the titles of his movies are interest-arousing seems to like this title. Touted as a sequel to the blockbuster Chandramukhi, this movie features 5 heroines. Bellamkonda Suresh produces it and P Vasu directs it. It will be launched in the last week of April.
Police Police on 9 April
The release date of Sreeram’s latest film Police Police is confirmed on 9 April 2010. This film has got censored recently a year back. Sreeram and Prithviraj play cops in this action film directed by the debutant Manmohan. Kamalinee Mukherjee and Sanjana play female leads. Natti Kumar bought the movie outright and releasing it.
Sharwanand releases to clash?
Actor Sharwanand is going to have two releases this month. His Prasthanam in the direction of Deva Katta is going to release on 16 April. His other movie Andari Bandhuvaya in the direction of Chandra Siddhardha is slated for 9 April, but got postponed. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, it might release either on 16 April or on 23rd April.
Awara collects 12 crores in 3 days
Producer Gnanavel said that Paiyya (Tamil version of Awara) was released last Friday and collected a share of 12 crores in 3 days. Tamanna, Sonia and Milind Soman did other vital roles. Yuvan Shankar Raja composed music. Linguswamy is the director. Telugu version will release in the last week of this month.
4 April 2010
Puli on 14 May
The re-recording of Pawan Kalyan’s Puli was started on 2 April. A couple of songs will be shot from 10 April. Producer Singanamala Ramesh is planning to release to the movie on 14 May. This movie features Nikeesha Patel as heroine. Manoj Bajmai, Charanraj, Nassar and Girish Karnad play other vital roles. Binod Pradhan handles cinematography and AR Rahman composes music. SJ Suryah (Kushi fame) directs it.
Darling on 23 April
Prabhas’s Darling will be released on 23 April. Kajal Agarwal and Shraddha Das play female leads. Karunakaran (Toliprema fame) directed this movie. GV Prakash Kumar composes music. Andrew handles camera. Tamil veteran actor Prabhu plays a vital role. Bhogavalli Prasad isthe producer.
Chandramukhi 2 from 28 April
Venkatesh’s latest movie Chandramukhi 2 (remake of Kannada blockbuster Apta Rakshaka) will go to floors from 28 April. This movie features five heroines including Anushka. This period thriller is touted as sequel to Chandramukhi film. P Vasu who directed the Kannada version as well as Chandramukhi is going to direct it. Bellamkonda Suresh is the producer.
Kamalinee with Rajasekhar
Kamalinee Mukherjee will be paired up with Raja Sekhar for the first time in a movie that is going to be produced by Natti Kumar on Visakha Talkies banner. Jonnalagadda Srinivasa Rao directs it. This movie will go to floors on 5 April. Producer Natti Kumar is also planning a movie titled Bhairava IPS with Srihari as hero in the direction of Gulabi Seenu.
Style’s sequel is Dhanadhan
Lagadapati Sridhar is planning to do a sequel to his movie Style. This movie is titled as Dhanadhan. It is going to be music and dance based movie. Other details are awaited.
30 March 2010
Shadow advertising for Varudu
The producers council for Telugu film industry laid firm guidelines to restrict publicity done by producers in print and electronic media. The producers can’t issues more than a quarter page of advertisement (the number of ads are also limited). Danayya – producer of Varudu – has done something politically correct to grab maximum attention for Varudu. Kalamandir which acts as media partner for Varudu issued a full-page advertisement of Kalamandir’s collection which features the trademark photo of Varudu. Each of this full-page color advertisement cost Kalyan (owner of Kalamandir) Rs. 3.5 lacs. Kalyan says that he has used Allu Arjun as a model for his wedding collections. The producers council has taken it as a violation of guidelines. They feel that it is a profitable proposition for producer to pump 20 lacs in and get a full page color ad in all daily newspapers. We have to wait and see whether the trend set by Varudu movie will be nipped in the budding stage or not.
Ravi Teja’s titles
Ravi Teja’s Mirapakai was recently launched and he announced another film titled Kathilantodu. Will these two titles pose problem for KL Narayana and Guna Sekhar? KL Narayana had planned a movie titled ‘Mirchi’ with Mahesh Babu long back. It is yet to go on the floors. Guna Sekhar has registered a title called ‘Kathi’ long back. Ravi Teja is probably the only hero in demand in Telugu who is acting in 3 movies an year. Since Ravi Teja has started Mirapakai and announced Kathilantodu, the usage of titles Mirchi and Kathi for future film might become doubtful.
Betting Bangarraju on 9 April
Allari Naresh’s latest comedy flick Betting Bangarraju is going to release on 9 April. This film is directed by E Sathibabu. Usha Kiron movies is producing this movie. Nidhi (Rocket Singh fame) makes her debut in Telugu as heroine. Sekhar Chandra (Nachavule fame) composed music.
Mouna Ragam on 8 April
Tanish’s latest movie Mouna Ragam is all set to release on 8 April. This film features Madhurima and Suhasini in the main leads. SA Raj Kumar composed music. NV Prasad and Sanam Naga Ashok Kumar produce this movie on Sri Saideva banner. Vijay Balaji is the director.
27 March 2010
Veeru Potla to direct Nagarjuna
Veeru Potla who proved his mettle with recently released Bindaas is going to direct Nagarjuna as his second venture. This movie will be produced by D Siva Prasad Reddy on Kamakshi Kala Movies banner. Anushka is going to act as heroine in this movie. It will go to floors on June and movie will be released in December 2010.
5 heroines with Venkatesh
Venkatesh’s next movie (remake of Kannada flick Apta Rakshaka) will feature five heroines. Anushka, Priyamani, Sraddha Das and Sneha are likely to play female leads in this movie. Producer Bellamkonda Suresh is planning to hire a palatial mansion in Bangkok to shoot this movie. This movie is touted as part 2 of Chandramukhi. P Vasu directs it.
Jayant to direct Pawan Kalyan
Jayant C Paranji is going to direct Pawan Kalyan’s next movie. This movie is expected to be the remake of Bollywood blockbuster Love Aaj Kal. Ganesh Babu will produce it on Parameswara Arts banner. Bade Ravi is the co-producer of this movie. This movie will go to floors on 29 March.
3 crores worth set for Badrinath
Geeta Arts that delivered high budget extravaganzas like Jalsa, Ghjini (Hindi) and Magadheera as their last three outings is going to make Badrinath with Allu Arjun in VV Vinayak direction. A budget of 40 crores is granted by Allu Arvind for this movie. A set worth 3 crores is being erected now in the supervision of art director Anand Sai. Chinni Krishna provides story and MM Keeravani composes music.
Gaganam is the title under consideration for Nagarjuna’s latest movie in the direction of Radha Mohan (Akasamantha fame). Dil Raju is producing it. The shooting is currently going on in Hyderabad. It is expected to be a meaningful and sensible film. This movie will release in the month of August.
Ravi Teja Kathilantodu
It’s raining movies for Ravi Teja. Ravi Teja is currently doing Don Seenu and Mirapakai now. And his next movie Veera will go to floors soon. Ravi Teja accepted another movie titled Kathilantodu now. This film will be produced by Rainbow Reels banner. More details later.
N Shankar film on Telangana
N Shankar (Sri Ramulayya fame) is going to direct and produce a film with Telangana as the subject. He is planning to hire new cast and crewmembers for this movie. The regular shooting will start in the second week of May.
21 March 2010
Varudu with 300 prints
Allu Arjun’s latest movie Varudu is going to release with 300 prints all over the world on 31 March. This film sports the 5-day wedding ritual as it’s highlight. Tamil hero Arya plays negative character. Suhasini plays hero’s mother and Singeetam Srinivasa Rao plays hero’s grandfather. Asish Vidyarthi plays a positive character. A girl from Amritsir is doing female lead. Details of are yet to be made public. Varudu is the highest budgeted movie in Allu Arjun’s career and it has also done highest pre-release business among Allu Arjun’s movies. Guna Sekhar directs this movie on Universal Media banner.
Beting Bangarraju music launched
Music of Allari Naresh’s latest movie Betting Bangarraju was launched directly into market by Mayuri music company. E Sathibabu directs this movie on Usha Kiron movies banner. Sekhar Chandra who composed music for Nachavule scores music for this comedy flick. Nidhi is making her debut in Telugu with this movie. Betting Bangarraju will be releasing in summer of 2010.
ANR in Sairam’s film
Veteran actors ANR and Srihari will be acting in Sairam Shankar’s next movie to be produced by Addala Chanti. Pruthvi Teja who gave stories to films like Ninne Pelladatha and Student No.1 is providing story. Paruchuri brothers are penning dialogues. S Gopal Reddy handles cinematography. Chakri composes music. The shooting will start in April and the movie will be shot in Kanyakumari, Chidambaram, Kanchi and Hyderabad. Ashok Kumar Lalam will direct this movie.
18 March 2010
TFI Bandh called off
The Telugu film industry Bandh which is slated for 19 March is called off as the government has given assurance about taking stringent actions against pirate. MAA president Muralimohan confirmed the same. J Geeta Reddy, Minister for Cinematography said that they will incorporate a separate cell for anti piracy and all video renting places will be regularized with license to track the piracy and eliminate it. Meanwhile, Yalamanchili Ravichandar who took fast unto death against piracy has called it off as he is satisfied with the Government response to it.
Naga Chaitanya’s bike costs 12.4 lacs
Naga Chaitanya has recently bought a Yamaha vehicle that cost 12.4 lacs. Since Road Transport Authority needs the owner of vehicle to be physically present at the office, Naga Chaitanya rode it to the RTA office and got the registration work done. He paid a life tax of 1.1 lacs. RTA has given the bike number as AP 9BX 4568.
Yagam on 19 March
Yagam movie which is postponed from 19 to 20th due to bandh will be releasing on 19March as usual because TFI has called off bandh. Yagam movie will be releasing on 19 March and Sivaji’s film Taj Mahal will be releasing on 20 March.
17 March 2010
TFI bandh on 19 March
Muralimohan – President of Movie Artists Association announced today that Telugu film industry will observe bandh on 19 March as a protest against rampant piracy that is eating into the pockets of producers. All theatres will be closed and no movie will be released on that day. Muralimohan also requested entertainment based TV channels to abstain from airing any movie related content. He also urged Ravichandra Yalamachili who has been fasting against piracy to stop fasting.
Richa Gangopadhyay with Ravi Teja
Richa Gangopadhyay who made her debut with Leader is flooded with offers in Telugu. It is reliably learnt that she is signed for Ravi Teja’s latest movie in the direction of Harish Shankar. This film will be produced by Ramesh Puppala on Yellow Flowers banner. This film’s muhurat will be held on 15 March.
Posani as Nitya Pelli Koduku
Posani Krishna Murali is known maverick titles. After doing the role of Mental Krishna, Posani is getting ready to play the character of Nitya Pelli Koduku. Gowri Pandit is paired up against Posani in this movie. Alahari directs the movie and GV Subbayya produces it.
16 March 2010
Bava shoots in Palakollu
Siddharth’s latest movie Bava film shooting is currently going on in Palakollu. Bava is a love story set up in village backdrop. Rajendra Prasad plays father of Siddharth in this movie. Praneetha is the heroine of this movie. The current schedule will take place till 4 April. Chakri composes music. Aravind Krishna handles cinematography. Rambabu makes his debut as director. ML Padma Kumar Chowdary produces this movie on Sri Keerthi Combines banner.
15 March 2010
Varudu on 31 March
The release date of Allu Arjun’s Varudu is postponed from 26 March to 31st March. The last song of the movie is being shot on Allu Arjun, heroine and 50 group dancers from 13 March in the choreography of Amma Rajasekhar. Tamil hero Arya plays negative role in this movie. Mani Sharma composed music. Danayya produces it in the direction of Guna Sekhar.
Simha in second week of April
Bala Krishna’s latest movie Simha is going to release in the second week of April. The last song of the movie will be shot in RFC from 17 of March. Boyapati Seenu who directed two back-to-back hits Bhadra and Tulasi is directing this movie. Nayana Tara, Sneha Ullal and Namitha play female leads. Chakri composes music. Paruchuri Kiriti is the producer.
Anushka’s Panchakshari shoot complete
Shooting of Anushka’s latest female oriented movie Panchakshari is complete with it’s latest Rajahmundry schedule. Debutant Samrat is doing male lead in Panchakshari. Nagarjuna’s personal make-up man Bommadevara Ramachandra Rao is turning into producer with this movie. Samudra is the director. Panchakshari will release in the last week of April.
Mani Sharma music for Kothimooka
Mani Sharma is composing music for AVS’s latest directorial venture Kothi Mooka. Krishnudu and Shraddha Arya are playing main leads in this comedy movie. Shooting of this movie will be completed by the month end of April. Janardhan Maharshi is providing dialogues and Mani Sharma composes music. Venkat Jagadish is producing this movie on Tulasi Poojitha movies banner.
14 March 2010
Anushka as Chandramukhi 2?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Anushka had a special preview of Kannada film Apta Rakshaka which is to be remade in Telugu by Bellamkonda Suresh in the direction of P Vasu with Venkatesh as hero. Anushka is said to have accepted the movie. Music director Koti also watched the preview and he is likely to be signed up for the movie as well. With Horror background, this movie might be positioned in Arundhati genre and the efforts are on to make the look right for the movie.
13 March 2010
Darling on 16 April
Prabhas’s latest movie Darling is all set to release on 16 of April. Music will be launched in the last week of March. Darling is a class love story with mass ingredients which will attract both classes and masses. Kajal plays female lead and Prabhu does a vital character. Karunakaran directs the movie and Bhogavally Prasad produces it.
Art director Ashok into direction
Art director Ashok (Okkadu and Arundhati fame) is going to make his debut as feature film director soon. This movie will be produced by Sirisha Sridhar (w/o of Lanco Sridhar who produced Evadi Gola Vadidi and Style). It is a dance based family entertainer (Style sequel?). Director Ashok is looking a group of girls and boys in 8 years to 14 years age group. These boys and girls should be trained in classical dances (Bharatanatyam an Kuchipudi). Interested girls can send their entries through the mail id firstname.lastname@example.org
Ravi Teja film launch on 25 March
Ravi Teja’s next movie in the direction of Harish Shankar will be launched on 25 March. Ramesh Puppala produces this movie on Yellow Flowers banner. Venkat of RR Movies presents this movie. RD Rajasekhar handles cinematography and Thaman composes music.
12 March 2010
Samantha with Mahesh Babu
Samantha had the dream debut as Jessie in recently released Ye Maya Chesave movie. She was signed as one of the heroines for NTR’s Brindavanam before YMC release. Now, it is learnt that Samantha is signed as heroine for Mahesh Babu’s next movie. More details are awaited.
Selva Raghavan to direct RaNa
RaNa Daggubati who made a stunning debut in Sekhar Kammula’s Leader is going to act in a trilingual to be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. It will be directed by Selva Raghavan who gave hit flicks like 7GBC and AMAV. GV Prakash (nephew of AR Rahman) will compose music. Rana is currently doing a Hindi flick titled ‘Dum Maro Dum’ which Goa backdrop. It also stars Abhishek Bachchan and is being directed by Rohan Sippy of Bluff Master fame.
NTR’s Shakti to shoot in Egypt
NTR’s latest movie Shakti is going to be shot in Egypt for 10 days in March. This extravagant movie is going to being directed by Meher Ramesh and is being produced by C Aswini Dutt on Vyjayanthi banner. This film has multiple locations backdrop from all over India and world.
Gowtam’s second movie details
Gowtam (son of legendary comedy actor Brahmanandam) who debuted as hero with Pallakilo Pelli Koothuru few years back is going to act in his second movie soon. This movie will be directed by the first timer Kalyan Manthena. It is a romantic action entertainer with college backdrop. Mahesh Shankar will score music. Maheshwara Rao will produce it on Movie Miracles banner.
Arti Agarwal in Taj Mahal
Arti Agarwal is doing a cameo in a song of Taj Mahal movie. This song is none but the popular ‘Mysamma’ song from Sivaji’s College movie. Sivaji acts and produces Taj Mahal which is a remake of Kannada blockbuster. Arun Singaraju makes her debut as director. Sruthi plays female lead. Taj Mahal is going to release on 20 of March.
Shraddha Das in Darling
Shraddha Das is doing one of the female leads in Prabhas’s April release Darling. Darling movie sports Kajal Agarwal as heroine. Tamil actor Prabhu is doing a vital role. Karunakaran directs it. GV Prakash composed music. Bhogavalli Prasad is the producer.
11 March 2010
Raghupati Venkaiah award to Vijaya Nirmala
Vijaya Niramala who entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the female director to direct most number of films is going to be conferred with the most coveted Raghupati Venkaiah award by the AP state government. This award will be given to her on the evening of 16 March at Lalitha Kala Thoranam, Hyderabad when Nandi awards giveaway ceremony happens. Idlebrain.com congratulates Vijaya Nirmala on this eve.
Disney ties up with Siddharth – Prakash movie
For the first time in South India, Disney is becoming the part of production of a movie. Prakash Kovelamudi’s directorial debut movie is going to be co-produced by Disney. Since it is a socio-fantasy movie involving a 9-year old, it suits the Disney style. Harshita is playing the all-important 9 year old girl. Siddharth is playing super hero in this movie which has Shruti Hassan doing the female lead. Lakshmi Manchu is doing a pivotal role. K Raghavendra Rao produces this movie on ABODE banner. The shooting of this film is currently going on and the release is aimed at Sankranthi 2011.
Venky in Apta Rakshaka remake
Venkatesh is going to do the Telugu version of Kannada blockbuster Apta Rakshaka. This movie was directed by P Vasu and it went on to become a huge blockbuster. P Vasu will direct the Telugu version as well. Incidentally, it was P Vasu who gave story to Chanti movie which turned out to be a turning point in the career of Venkatesh. Bellamkonda Suresh is going to produce this movie.
Taj Mahal on 20 March
Sivaji’s Taj Mahal is all set to release on 20 of March. This film is the remake of a Kannada blockbuster Taj Mahal. Arun Singaraju makes his debut as director with this movie. Sruthi who played heroine in the original played female lead in Telugu version as well. This film has love and family bonding as the major content. Sivaji is also turning into production with this movie by becoming producer.
Abhishek’s favourite movie is Stalin
Abhishek Bachchan is associated with Idea cellular and the ideas he give through idea commercials have been popular. In his latest message in twitter, he mentioned “Have an Idea, which I got from one of my favourite Chiranjeevi films Stalin. I'm requesting you to tell at least 2 people about earth hour”. We have to wait and see if help 3 people concept will be made into his next idea commercial or not.
9 March 2010
Varudu heroine secrecy
Guna Sekhar has not revealed the photo of heroine of Varudu so far. He wants to audiences to watch it and know who the heroine is on the screen directly. Guna Sekhar will reveal heroine’s name and looks only on the release day. Till then we can only wait.
Chandramukhi 2 in Telugu?
Chandramukhi is a remake of Vishnuvardhan’s film Apta Mitra which in turn was a remake of a Malayalam movie. P Vasu directed a sequel to Apta Mitra called Apta Rakshaka and it was the last film of Vishnu Vardhan. It became a big hit in Kannada. P Vasu who directed the Chadramukhi bilingual with Rajnikant is planning to direct this movie in Telugu. Since Rajnikant is not acting in the sequel, a big Telugu hero is expected to do this movie. P Vasu will also direct this movie.
Puli shoot complete but for 3 songs
Shooting of Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie Puli is complete but for three songs. These three songs will be shot soon and the producer Singanamala Ramesh is planning to release the movie in the last week of April. SJ Suryah directs this movie. AR Rahman composes music.
Keeravani music to Badrinath
Keeravani is going to provide music for the first time to a VV Vinayak film. He composed music to Allu Arjun’s debut movie Gangotri and the music played a vital role in the success of the movie. MM Keeravani is composing music to Allu Arjun – VV Vinayak’s high budget extravaganza Badrinath. Geeta Arts will produce it after Magadheera.
5 March 2010
Asta Chemma combo with Sumanth
The trio of Mohan Krishna Indraganti, Swati and Ram Mohan (Ashta Chemma) are joining hands together to make another movie. Sumanth will play male lead in this movie. This movie is based on a fiction ‘The Men Within’ written by Hari Mohan (brother of Producer Ram Mohan). This film has cricket backdrop. The shooting of this movie will start in the month of April and the movie will be released on 5 September 2010.
13 minute wedding song in Varudu
Guna Sekhar is known for Telugutanam in his movies and he is going to show the sequence of marriage the way it should be performed in his forth coming movie Varudu with Allu Arjun in the main lead. There will be a 13 minute song explaining the rituals of a proper marriage. Mani Sharma composed music and Veturi penned lyrics. Music of this movie will be launched on the evening of 7 March 2010. Varudu will be releasing this month end.
Prakash Raj impressed with Leader
Actor Prakash Raj is so much impressed with the Leader movie that he organized a press meet and urged everybody to watch it. He said, “People are saying that there are no quality films in Telugu that are worthy of national awards and Leader will be the film of high quality. I felt bad that I was not a part of this movie. I got wonderful appreciation about my performance in Iddaru. But Iddaru was a story and Leader is the truth. Rana went against the tide and selected this wonderful role and gave fabulous performance. Sekhar Kammula is a brilliant director and this is the best movie I had seen recently after 3 Idiots.”
20 February 2010
Padmanabham is no more
Padmanabham (79) - veteran actor and popular comedian of golden cinema died of cardiac arrest in Chennai today. Padmanabham was born in Simhadripuram (Kadapa dist) on 20 August 1931. He entered into Telugu film industry in 1943 and acted in over 400 movies. He was also seen acting in Chakram and Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila few years back. May his soul rest in peace.
19 February 2010
Upendra is currently doing a trilingual film in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. Nayana Tara is playing female lead. Popular Kannada producer Rockline Venkatesh is producing this film as 25th venture on Rockline banner. Incidentally Upendra is directing a film after a gap of 10 years. Upendra is doing the role of a rich man in this movie. This film will be shot in AP, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Mumbai and London. This film was launched on 18th Feb in Bangalore.
18 February 2010
Sadhyam on 26 February
Jagapati Babu’s latest movie Sadhyam is going to release worldwide on 26 February. Priyamani paired up with Jagapati Babu again after Pravarakhyudu. Kumar brothers are producing this movie in the direction of Kartikeya Gopala Krishna. Chinni Charan composed music. Shyam provides story and screenplay. Maduri Madhu and Shyam pen dialogues.
17 February 2010
Big ticket premieres for Leader
All the five screens of Prasads multiplex are booked for the late night premiere of Sekhar Kammula’s films Leader on 18 February. It’s been a ritual for all Sekhar Kammula’s movies to hold premieres. The hall was not full and the press didn’t turn up when Sekhar Kammula held premiere for his first Telugu movie Anand. He has come a long way now as his Leader is being premiered in five screens and there is terrific demand for the entry passes.
16 February 2010
Ye Maya Chesave on 26 February
Naga Chaitanya’s second movie Ye Maya Chesave will be releasing worldwide on 26 February. Samantha makes her debut as heroine in this movie. Gowtam Menon who gave flicks like Cheli, Gharashana in the past directs this movie. AR Rahman composed music. Superstar Krishna presents this movie. Sanjay Swaroop produces it on Indira Productions banner.
Inkosari on 26 February
Suman Pathuri’s debut film Inkosaari is all set to release on 26 February. This film has Raja, Richa Pallod, Manjari Fadnis, Sandeep, Ravi Varma and Vennela Kishore playing important roles. Kalyan Palla – bay area distributor and exhibitor of Telugu cinemas – is making his debut as producer by establishing Bay Movies banner. Mahesh Shankar (Vennela fame) composed music. Raj and DK who gave nice cross-over flicks like Flavors and 99 are providing story to this movie.
15 February 2010
Varudu shoot complete
Shooting of Allu Arjun’s latest movie Varudu is complete except for a song. The remaining song will be shot in the first week of March. A new girl is making her debut as heroine through this movie. Vaturi penned all the lyrics. Guna Sekhar directs this movie. Mani Sharma composes music and RD Rajasekhar handles cinematography. Producer DVV Danayya is going release this movie on 26 March.
14 February 2010
Samantha in Brindavanam
Samantha , who is making her debut with Naga Chaitanya’s second movie Ye Maya Chesave is cast as one of the heroines in NTR’s next movie Brindavanam. Kajal Agarwal is playing other heroine. Padipally Vamsi (Munna fame) directs this movie. SS Thaman composes music. Dil Raju is the producer.
Tanish in Ee Taram movies
Pokuri Babu Rao has signed Tanish (Nachavule fame) as hero for his next production venture on Eetaram movies banner. AS Ravi Kumar Chowdary who delivered blockbuster Yagnam with Gopichand in the same banner will direct this movie. The shooting of this movie is going on at a brisk pace now.
Yagam censor is complete
Censoring of Navadeep’s latest movie Yagam is complete and it is going to release in the last week of this month. Bhumika and Kim Sharma played female leads. PA Arun Prasad (Tammudu fame) is directing this movie. Raju and Praveen are producing on Silver Screen movies banner. Downtown Films presents it.
12 February 2010
Prabhas’s father is no more
Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju – father of actor Prabhas – passed away yesterday night at KIMS hospital, Hyderabad. He is the brother of actor turned politician Krishnam Raju and produced several movies on Sri Gopi Krishna banner. May his soul rest in peace.
10 February 2010
Maro Charitra on March 26
Varun Sandesh’s latest movie Maro Charitra is going to hit the marquee on 26 March. The music will release on 14 February on the eve of valentine’s day. Micky J Meyer has come up with magnificent tunes for this movie. It is one of the very few movies in the recent times where a movie started shooting after the complete music album was ready. NRI Anita makes her debut as heroine. Shrddha das plays another female lead. Adardh Balakrishna does a vital role. Ravi Yadav (cinematographer of Race) makes his debut as director with this movie.
Vikramarkudu in Tamil
SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster film Vikramarkudu is going to be remade in Tamil soon. Cinematographer turned director Shiva (Souryam and Sankham fame) will direct this film with Karthi (Yuganikokkadu fame) as hero. Studio Green will produce this movie.
Awaham on April 9
Awaham (Phoonk 2 in Hindi) - sequel of Phoonk film is going to release on 9 April. Milind Gadarkar directs it and Ram Gopal Varma presents it. Phoonk film was simultaneously shot in Telugu as Raksha with different sets of cast and crewmembers. Phoonk film is being dubbed in Telugu as Awaham.
9 February 2010
Kedi obtains U/A certificate
Censoring of Nagarjuna’s of latest movie Kedi is complete and it obtained U/A certificate from censor board. Kedi is all set to release with 300 prints on 12 Febrauary as Maha Siva Rathi special. Mamata Mohandas plays female lead. Kiran makes his debut as director with this movie. Sandeep Chowta composed music. D Siva Prasad Reddy produced it on Kamakshi Kala Movies banner.
7 February 2010
Leader postponed to 19 February
The release date of Sekhar Kammula’s latest movie Leader is postponed from 11 February to 19 February. Tagore Madhu (through Geeta Arts) has bought the distribution rights of Leader for entire AP (except for Vizag and Ceded). Tagore Madhu tasted success recently by dubbing and releasing the sensational Avatar in Telugu.
Nag to play Rummy in Kedi
Nagarjuna is playing the role of Ramesh who is fondly called Rummy in his forthcoming film Kedi. ANR’s song Muddante Cheda is remixed and kept in Kedi movie. Kiran is making his debut in this movie. Mamata Mohandas plays female lead. D Siva Prasad Reddy Kedi is all set to release worldwide on 12 February.
Srikanth as Sevakudu
Cinematographer N Sudhakar is going to produce a film titled Sevakudu with Srikanth as hero on Sri Mahapati Films. V Samudra is going to direct this mass movie. Vimala Raman plays female lead. Regular shooting will start on 5 March. Srikanth Deva composes music.
Srikanth as Ranga – the donga
Actor turned director GV Sudhakar Naidu is going to direct a film with Srikanth as hero. GV Sudhakar has made his debut with Nitin’s ‘Hero’. CR Manohar Naidu (Mahatma producer) and GV Sudhakar Naidu will jointly produce this movie on Golden Lion and Godfather Film banners. Currently story discussions are going on.
5 February 2010
NTR in Jaipur for Shakti
Regular shooting of NTR’s big budget extravaganza Shakti will start at Jaipur from 6 February. 300 unit members had gone to Jaipur. This 15 days schedule consists of shooting of a song and a few vital scenes. Ilena is doing female lead. Meher Ramesh directs it and Aswini Dutt produces it.
Golimaar shoot in Malaysia
The unit of Puri Jagan’s latest movie Golimaar will be travelling to Malaysia from 8 February to shoot a few songs and vital scenes. Gopihand plays the role of an encounter specialist which is modelled after the Mumbai’s cop Daya Nayak. Priyamani plays female lead and Bellamkonda Suresh produces it.
Sadhyam on 19 Feb
Jagapati Babu’s latest movie Sadhyam is going to release on 19 February. Priyamani paired up with Jagapati Babu again after Pravarakhyudu. Kumar brothers are producing this movie in the direction of Kartikeya Gopala Krishna. Chinni Charan composed music. Shyam provides story and screenplay. Maduri Madhu and Shyam pen dialogues.
3 February 2010
Rajendra Prasad in Bava
Rajendra Prasad is going to do a vital role in Siddharth’s next movie Bava. Rambabu is making his debut as director with this movie. Director Rambabu acted as a child artist in a Rajendra Prasad film in the past. Regular shooting of the movie starts on 15 February in Rajahmundry. A new heroine is being introduced in this movie.
Ye Maya Chesave music launched
Music of Naga Chaitanya’s latest movie Ye Maya Chesavo is directly launched into the market today. Incidentally, this is AR Rehman’s first album after winning the coveted Oscar awards. Sony Music bought the music rights. There are seven songs in the album. This movie is shot in USA, Chennai, Kerala and Hyderabad. Umarji Anuradha pens dialogues. Gowtam Menon is the director. Sanjay Swaroop produces this movie on Indira Productions banner.
Tejam on 12 February
Youth film Tejam is all set to release on 12 of February. This film features several youngsters (Sardar patel, Suresh, Mahesh, Raj, Vivek, Vinod, Goutham, Jayavardhanm, Ramakrishna, Satya, Praveen, Mounica & Rayya Chowdary) in the lead roles. Raj K Gopi directed this movie. Raja Sekhar produced it on Sunrays Entertainments banner.
Dham producer Kishore Babu is no more
Kishore Babu who produced Dham movie in the past died today due to brain hemorrhage. He is a close relative of D Rama Naidu. He also produced a dubbing movie titled Gayam in the recent past. He worked as an executive producer to Srikanth’s movie Nagaram. May his soul rest in peace.
2 February 2010
Shriya item song in Puli
Hot actress Shriya is doing an item song for Pawan Kalyan’s latest film Puli. A song is been shot to this effect at Annapurna studios. Nikisha Patel is making her debut as heroine with this movie. SJ Surya is directing this movie with Pawan Kalyan after the stupendous hit of trend-setting movie Kushi. Singanamala Ramesh is the producer and AR Rehman composes music.
Manoj’s real stunts in Bindaas
Manoj Manchu is known for dare-devilry not only on the screen, but behind the screen as well. His dare-devil chase scenes (sans ropes) in Nenu Meeku Telusa? earned him accolades. Manoj has also attempted another risky fight in his forthcoming film Bindaas. Veeru Potla (story writer of Varsham and NVNV) is making debut as director with this movie. Sheena is the heroine. Bobo Sashi composed music. Bindaas is all set to release on 5 February.
Sairam Shankar new movie details
Sairam Shankar’s next movie will be produced by Chanti Addala on Friendly Movies banner. Senior actor ANR will do a vital role. Ashok Kumar Lalam who worked with Puri Jagan in the past makes his debut as director with this movie. S Gopal Reddy handles camera. Paruchuri brothers pen dialogues. Prithviraj gave story. Chakri will compose music. This movie will go to floors on the eve of Ugadi.
30 January 2010
Leader on 11 February?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, the release of Sekhar Kammula’s Leader is going to take place on 11 February. Political uncertainty in state is pushing the release of date of the movie. RaNa is making his debut along with Priya Anand and Richa Gangopadhyay. Micky J Meyer composed music and the prestigious production house AVM produced this movie.
29 January 2010
Wedding bells for NTR
26 year old NTR is going get married this summer. The bride is none other than a relative of Chandra Babu Naidu. Narne Lakshmi Pranati is the daughter of Chandra Babu Naidu’s niece. Her father Narne Srinivasa Rao is a real estate baron and also owns recently launched Studio N channel. NTR’s wedding will take place in May of this year. Idlebrain.com congratulates NTR on this eve.
Prasthanam in 2nd half of February
Deva Katta (Vennela fame) latest movie Prasthanam will be released worldwide in the second half of February. This movie features Sharwanand and Ruby Parihar in the main leads. Sai Kumar has done a vital role. Sandeep Kishan and Vennela Kishore do other important roles. Sham Datt (Avakai Biryani fame) handles cinematography and Mahesh Shankar scored music. Vallabhaneni Ravi is the producer.
Naga Chaitanya film from March
Naga Chaitanya’s next film in the direction of Ajay Bhuyan will go to floors in the month of March. Kamakshi Kala Movies banner that has been producing hit movies with Nagarjuna for decades will produce this movie. 2010 is the silver jubilee year of Kamakshi banner and producer Siva Prasad Reddy is one of the best friends of hero Nagarjuna. Kajal Agarwal plays female lead. Gnanasekhar handles cinematography.
26 January 2010
Gummadi is no more
Veteran actor and winner of Raghupati Venkaiah award - Gummadi died of cardiac arrest at 11:30 pm on the night of 26 January 2010. He was born in 9 July, 1927. He entered into Telugu film industry in 1950. He acted in around 500 movies and his last film was Dharma Chakram. May hi soul rest in peace. (click here to read Velugu Needalu of Gummadi in telugulo.com)
25 January 2010
Harish Shankar to direct Ravi Teja
Harish Shankar who directed his first movie Shock with Ravi Teja is going to do another film with Ravi Teja again. This film will be produced by Ramesh Puppala on Yellow Flowers banner. Venkat of RR Moviemakers will present this movie. RD Rajasekhar handles camera. S Thaman composes music. This movie will go to floors in May 2010.
Ravi Teja’s Veera
Tolly 2 Holly that produced films like Aa Okkadu and Pravarakhyudu will be producing another film soon. This film is titled as Veera and and Ravi Teja will play the title role in this movie. Ramesh Varma (Ride fame) will direct this movie. There will be three heroines in the movie and the shooting will start in summer of 2010. Shyam K Naidu handles camera and Devi Sri Prasad composes music. Paruchuri brothers pen dialogues. Ganesh Indukuri produces this movie.
24 January 2010
Wanted is the title under consideration for Nagarjuna’s next movie in the direction of Radha Mohan. This movie will be produced by Dil Raju. Prakash Raj recently said an interview that he is producing a bilingual (Dil Raju as producer in Telugu) based on Kandahar hijack episode in the direction of Radha Mohan. We have to wait and see if this is the same project or not? If Wanted gets confirmed, Nagarjuna’s penchant for English titles is seen going thicker.
1940 lo wins national award
National awards are announced yesterday for the year 2009. 1940 lo oka gramam won the best film award in regional category (Telugu). Narasimha Nandi directed it. Producer NC Narasimham will be given Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of 1 lac rupees. Telugu cinematographer Jaya Krishna Gummadi got the best cinematography award for non-feature film section for his work in ‘When This Man Dies’ He shares this award with Hem Jyothika and Devi Prasad Mishra who worked for ‘The Female Nude’.
Bindaas on 5 February
Manoj Manchu’s next movie Bindaas will be released on 5 Febrary. Writer Veeru Potla (Varsham fame) makes his debut as director. He also pens story, screenplay and dialogues. Anil Sunkara who is one of the producers of recently released Namo Venkatesa produces this movie. Bobo Sashi composed music. Sheena makes her debut as heroine with this movie.
22 January 2010
Betting Bangarraju details
Shooting of Allari Naresh’s latest movie Betting Bangarraju is complete. Ramoji Rao is producing this movie as production no. 84 on Usha Kiron Movies banner. Nidhi is making her debut as heroine with this movie. Allari Naresh is doing the title role of Betting Bangarraju whose life revolves around all sorts of betting in a village. Sekhar Chandra (Nachuvule fame) composes music. This film is shot in Godavari districts. Karuna Murthy is the cinematographer. Nagaraju Gandham pens dialogues. This film features all comedians. Postproduction work is currently going on.
21 January 2010
Magadheera completes 175 days
Magadheera movie which is the biggest hit in the history of Telugu cinema completed 175 days today. It ran for 50 days in 302 centers and 100 days in 225 centers. It is an all India record. The movie’s 175-days run is affected in Telangana area due to ban on Magadheera. However, Magadheera has successfully completed 175 days run in Adoni (Ceded), Gopala Patnam (Vizag) and PVR Cinemas (Bangalore).
Prabhas’s Bangkok fight again
Climax of Prabhas’s last movie Ek Niranjan was shot in Bangkok with foreign fighters. Prabhas’s next movie in the direction of Karunakaran (tentatively titled as Darling) is also being shot in Bangkok. A big fight involving foreign fighters is going to shot in Peter Heins choreography for 10 days. The shooting of the movie will be complete with the Bangkok schedule. Kajal plays female lead. Tamil actor Prabhu plays a vital role. GV Prakash Kumar composes music. Andrew handles cinematography. This film will be released in the month of March.
Chinni Charan turns into music direction
Lyricist Chinni Charan has turned into music director with a film titled Sadhyam which features Jagapati Babu and Priyamani in main leads.
20 January 2010
Kedi on 12 February
Nagarjuna’s Kedi will be released on 12 February. This film features Mamata Mohandas as heroine and Linda (USA) in a vital role. Ankur, Nirmal Pandey, Akhilendra Mishra, Killy Dorge, Sayaji Shinde, Brahmanandam, Harshavardhan and Tanikella Bharani play other important roles. Sarvesh Murari handles cinematography and Sandeep Chowta scored music. D Siva Prasad Reddy produces this movie in the direction of Kiran.
Allari Naresh’s Cheap and Best
‘Cheap and Best’ is the title under consideration for Vamsi’s next movie with Allari Naresh as hero. This movie will be produced by ML Kumar Chowdary. ML Kumar Chowdary has produced a film titled ‘Donga Ramudu & Party’ with Vamsi in the past. Allari Naresh is currently doing Betting Bangarraju in the direction of E Sathi Babu. His next movie in K Viswanath’s direction will go to floors soon. He is also doing a comedy film titled MLA (Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbai) in Veerabhadram Chowdary direction.
Seetaramula Kalyanam on 22 January
Nitin’s latest movie Seetaramula Kalyanam (Lankalo) will be releasing on 22 January. Hansika Motwani plays female lead. Eeswar Reddy (Siddhu from Seekakulam fame) directs this movie. Dr. Malla Vijay Prasad produces this movie. Anoop Rubens scored music.
19 January 2010
Ravi Teja film from 25 January
RR Moviemakers that produced hit flick Kick with Ravi Teja in the last year will be repeating the combination again this year. This movie will go to floors on 25 January. Gopichand Malineni will make his debut as director with this movie. Trisha is paired up with Ravi Teja. Srihari plays an important role. Mani Sharma composes music.
Ilayaraja to score for Gayam 2
Ilayaraja will be scoring music for Jagapati Babu’s next movie Gayam 2 which is the sequel of Jagapati Babu’s yesteryear’s blockbuster Gayam. Praveen Sri (protégé of Ram Gopal Varma) makes his debut as director with this movie. Dr. C Dharma Kartha produces this movie and Jagapati Babu presents it. Anil Bandhari handles cinematography. Vimala Raman plays female lead. Nagaraju Gandham pens dialogues.
Raghupati Venkaiah statue unveiled
Statue of Raghupati Venkaiah who is hailed as the father of Telugu cinema was unveiled by the CM Rosaiah on Sunday at the Film chamber crossroads in Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. This function was attended by ANR, DVS Raju, Geeta Reddy, D Rama Naidu, KB Tilak, M Shyam Prasad Reddy, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Ahuti Prasad, Tammareddy Krishnamurty, MS Reddy, Krishna Veni, VB Rajendra Prasad, KL Narayana etc.
17 January 2010
Dharani to direct Ram Charan Tej
Ram Charan Tej is currently acting in Orange (tentative title) that is being directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar. His next film will be directed by popular mass Tamil director Dharani (Gilli and Dhoom fame). He directed Bangaram with Pawan Kalyan in the past. Ram Charan Tej’s 4th film will be produced by Mega Supergood films banner.
Ajay Bhuyan to direct Naga Chaitanya
Ajay Bhuyan who directed an unreleased flick ‘Houseful’ is going to direct Naga Chaitanya’s 3rd film. This movie will be produced by D Siva Prasad Reddy on Kamakshi Kala banner. Ajay Bhuyan is an alumnus of IIT and IIM. He is also got trained in film school. This film will go to floors in the month of February. Naga Chaitanya is currently acting in a film titled ‘Em Maya Chesavo’ in Gowtam Menon’s direction. Em Maya Chesavo will be released in the month of March.
Mumaith sings for Golimaar
Mumaith Khan is turning into Telugu playback singer with Puri Jagan’s Golimaar. She sang a song in Telugu recently for Golimaar movie. Mumaith Khan who entered as item girl got tremendous popularity as item girl in Puri Jagan’s Pokiri movie. Later on she did heroine roles in a couple of movies. Now she donned the new avatar of singer.
9 January 2010
Om Shanti obtains clean U
Three Angels Studio latest venture Om Shanti got censored today and obtained a clean U certificate. This film is the first multi story format film in Telugu. Nikhil, Navadeep, Kajal Agarwal, Bindu Madhavi and Aditi Sharma play important roles. Ilayaraja scored music and Jayanan Vincent handled cinematography. Nagaraju Gandham pens dialogues. Seshu Priyanka Chalasani is the producer. Om Shanti is all set to release on 13 January on the eve of Sankranthi.
7 January 2010
Adurs for Sankranthi
Producer Vamsi Mohan Vallabhaneni confirmed today that NTR’s Adurs is all set to release for Sankranthi. Speculations were rife earlier about postponement of the movie on the eve of Telangana agitation. Today producer issued a statement about Adurs releasing for Sankranthi. Adurs was supposed to release on 25 of December on the eve of Xmas, but postponed due to T issue.
4 January 2010
Taj Mahal on 14 January
Sivaji’s Taj Mahal is all set to release on 14 January on the eve of Sankranthi. Sivaji is turning producer with this movie which is a remake of a huge Kannada blockbuster. Arun Singaraju makes his debut as director.
RaNa’s Jai Telangana
Debutant actor RaNa hailed ‘Jai Telangana’ when his shoot was stalled by Telangana activists today at Singareni. Sekhar Kammula’s latest movie Leader is shooting it’s patch work at Singareni today and it was interrupted by the activists of Telangana. RaNa had to proclaim ‘Jai Telangana’ in order to get his shoot going.
Avatar (Telugu) to collect 15 crores share
2012 created history among dubbed Hollywood movies in Telugu by collecting around 12 crores of share in it’s theatrical run. James Cameron’s latest sensation Avatar (Telugu) is all set to cross 2012 (Telugu) share of 12 crores. The estimated total share of the movie is going to be 15 crores. Meanwhile Avatar (English version) has crossed 1 billion dollar mark worldwide in 17 days by becoming the fourth biggest hit so far (Titanic – $1.8 billion, The Lord of the rings: The return of the King - $1.12 billion and Pirates of Caribbean: Deadman’s Chest - $1.07 billion). In India, Avatar crossed 67 crores mark by becoming the second biggest Hollywood hit after 2012. Tagore Madhu got the rights of Telugu dubbed version of Avatar.
Sethu Madhavan to direct Ajay
Popular Tamil director Sethu Madhavan will be directing a film with Ajay as hero soon. It will be a bilingual in Telugu and Tamil. Maestro Ilayaraja will score music. Music recording will start on 18 January in Chennai. Regular shooting will start in February month.
1 January 2010
Namo Venkatesa music on 4 January
Music of Venkatesh’s latest movie Namo Venkatesa will be released on 4 January. The unit will go to Thailand to shoot a song from 3 January. Seenu Vytla directs this movie on 14 Reels Entertainment banner. Trisha plays female lead and Brahmanandam character is going to be the highlight. Gopi Mohan provides story. Devi Sri Prasad composes music. Prasad Murella handles cinematography. Namo Venkatesa will released on 14 January on the eve of Sankranthi.
Srikanth’s new film details
Laughting Lords banner that produced ‘Maa Nanna Chiranjeevi’ will soon be making a film with Srikanth as hero. There will be two popular heroines and one new heroine. Balaji Sai directs it. A big hero will do a vital role in this movie. The muhurat will be held on 9 January and regular shoot will take place from 22nd Jan in Hyderabad, Sikkim and Nepal. Murali Krishna produces it.
Surya Kiran’s thriller with Rajasekhar
Surya Kiran is going to direct a socio fantasy thriller with Rajasekhar as hero. Actress Kalyani will produce this movie on Midas Touch banner. This movie will go to sets during Sankranthi. Surya Kiran’s latest film Chapter 6 is ready for the release.
31 December 2009
Shazahn Padamsee in Charan’s movie
Shazahn Padamsee (daughter of theatre personality Alique Padamsee and pop singer Sharon Prabhakar) is selected as second heroine for Ram Charan Teja’s latest movie. She acted in Ranbir’s Rocket Singh in this year. Genelia is the main heroine. The first schedule of this movie was held at Mumbai for 10 days in December. The second schedule will start in February in Sydney. Bommarillu Bhaskar directs it and Nagababu produces it.
Tolly 2 Holly film with Ravi Teja
Tolly 2 Holly that produced Aa Okkadu and Pravarakhyudu are going to produce another film with Ravi Teja as hero in 2010. Tolly 2 Holly got good response for the production values in their latest movie Pravarakhyudu. More details later.
Rosaiah assures safety to TFI
The shooting locations of movies of various film stars like Mahesh Babu, NTR, Allu Arjun and Manoj Manchu were attacked by Telangana activists in the recent past. The Telugu film industry might take the decision to shoot their films in Chennai temporarily. CM Rosaiah held a press meet on this eve and assured that adequate security will be given to shoot units if they approach the government. He said that film industry people should stay away from giving instigating speeches regarding the Telangana divide.
Vishnu Vardhan is no more
Kannada star Vishnu Vardhan (59) died of cardiac arrest in Mysore on the late evening of 29 December. His real name was Sampath Kumar. He started his career as an actor with Vamsa Vriksha in 1972. The state government of Karnataka ordered the closure of schools and colleges for a day to mark the respect to this great actor.
29 December 2009
Adurs in Jan 2nd week
NTR’s Adurs will be releasing in the second week of January as per the producer Vamsi. The release of movie got postponed from 25 December due to turbulent political scenario prevailing in Andhra Pradesh. Nayana Tara and Sheela play female leads in this movie directed by VV Vinayak.
Young heroes go abroad for new year
Young Telugu film heroes are going party this new year in distant lands. Idlebrain.com spotted Tarun, Allari Naresh and Sharwanand at Hyderabad International airport today and it is revealed that they would be partying this new year in one of the south east Asian countries. With tense situation prevailing in AP, the partygoers are driving away from Hyderabad to welcome new year.
Uday Kiran’s Nuvvekkadunte
Uday Kiran’s latest movie is titled as ‘Nuvvekkadunte Nenakkadunta’. This film features Shweta Basu Prasad as heroine. A new producer Uday Kiran is producing this movie in the direction of Subhaselvam.
28 December 2009
NTR Shakti launch on 11 Jan
NTR is going to act in the Vyjayanthi banner again after Kantri. This movie is titled as Shakti and it will be directed by Meher Ramesh who delivered stylish flicks like Kantri and Billa in the past. Ileana is pairing up with NTR again after Rakhi. This movie will go to floors on 11 January. NTR’s latest movie Adurs is ready for the release in the first half of January 2010.
Narra Venkateswara Rao is no more
Popular character actor Narra Venkateswara Rao (62) passed away at his residence in Hyderabad on 27 of December. He was suffering with cancer. Narra made his screen debut with Mallela Manasu and acted on 500 films so far. He acted in many revolutionary films as he was associated with the director T Krishna as both of them came from Prakasam district. May his soul rest in peace.
Anushka’s Panchakshari launched
Anushka’s latest female oriented film Panchakshari was launched on 21 of December with a mass song picturization in the choreography of Lawrence. Mass director Samudra is directing this movie. Chandra (Bommadevara Rama Chandra Rao) – award winning personal makeup artist of Nagarjuna – makes his debut as producer with Panchakshari by launched Sai Ratna productions banner.
EVV’s next is titled as Buridi
After delivering hit comedy Bendu Appa Rao with younger son Allari Naresh, EVV Satyanarayana is going to direct a comedy flick with his elder son Aryan Rajesh now. This film is titled as Buridi. It will be produced by a Dubai-based Telugu NRI on Big B productions banner. More details later.
25 December 2009
Mahesh film shoot interrupted
Shooting of Mahesh Babu’s latest movie in the direction of Trivikram was interrupted today by the Telangana activists. Mahesh Babu’s film shoot was taking place at Anantagiri, outskirts of Hyderabad. Shooting of Allu Arjun’s Varudu was stalled yesterday and Mano Manchu’s latest film a day before that.
Producer takes out Arya 2 film
Producer Aditya Babu has voluntarily taking out Arya 2 movie from all theatres in Telangana following strong agitations in Telangana region. He said that he would re-release the movie when turmoil subsides and normalcy takes place in Telangana region.
Gentleman and Kasko on 25 December
Posani Krishna Murali’s Gentleman and Vaibhav’s Kasko are going to release as per the schedule all over AP on 25 December on the eve of Christmas. All the big films of Telugu film industry (Leader, Adurs and Namo Venkatesa) are postponed to 7/14 of January 2010 due to Telangana tussle. Posani Krishna Murali stars and directs Gentleman. A Kodandarami Redy produces Kasko with his son Vaibhav as hero in the direction of G Nageswara Reddy.
22 December 2009
Manchu Manoj unit attacked
The unit of Manchu Manoj’s latest film in the direction of K Raghavendra Rao was attacked by TRS activists today morning at Kompally, Hyderabad. Lakshmi Prasanna is the producer of the movie. Manoj Manchu, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, K Raghavendra Rao and Lakshmi Prasanna were present at the location. The camera and other equipment was destroyed. The house in which the shooting was taking place was also partly damaged.
19 December 2009
Krishna Vamsi’s Kandireega details
Krishna Vamsi’s next film with Ravi Teja as hero is titled as Kandireega. This film will be produced by Bellamkonda Suresh. Ravi Teja plays the role of an heir of Sri Krishna Devraya in this entertainer. There will be two heroines in this movie. Kandireega will go to floors on 9 January 2010.
Nara Rohit’s next film
Bellamkonda Suresh is going to produce a film with Nara Rohith as hero. Nara Rohith’s debut film Banam got critical acclaim. When industry is hitting with recession and Telangana/Samaikhyandhra devide, Bellamkonda Suresh is one producer who has five projects on hand with heroes like Bala Krishna and Ravi Teja and directors like Puri Jagan, Krishna Vamsi and VV VInayak. More details later.
Charmme as Mangala
Tulasi Ram who produced Mantr with Charmme is going to produce another film titled Mangala. Charmme will play the title role in this heroine oriented film. Mangala will go to sets in the month-end of January.
17 December 2009
Producers of NTR’s Adurs decided to postpone Adurs release date from 25 December. They will re-assess the situation on 21st of December and declare the final date of release. Adurs will be releasing with highest number of prints all over the world.
16 December 2009
Leader obtains clean U
Sekhar Kammula’s latest movie Leader got censored today and is awarded a clean U certificate without any visual cut. However, the censor board has directed the director to alter a couple of dialogues. This movie introduces RaNa as hero. This film sports Priya Anand and Richa Gangopadhyay as heroines. Udaya Bhanu has done an item song. Leader is likely to release on 31st of December 2009.
15 December 2009
2 titles for Naga Chaitanya film
‘Em Maya Chesav!’ and ‘Naatho Raa’ are the two titles under consideration for Naga Chaitanya’s latest movie in the direction of Gowtam Menon. AR Rahman composed music will be released on 24 of this month. Sanjay Swaroop produces this movie on Indira Productions banner.
Inkoari gets clean U
Bay Movies debut venture Inkosari got clean U certificate from Censor Board without even a single cut. Suman Pathuri is making his debut as director with this movie. Director duo Raj & DK (Flavors & 99) provided story for this movie. Raja, Vennela Kishore, Manjari Fadnis, Richa Pallod, Ravi Varma and Sandeep play important roles in this movie. Mahesh Shankar (Vennela fame) composed music. NRI Kalyan Palla is producing this movie. Inkosari will be released in the last week of December 2009.
Allari Naresh in AK Ent
AK Entertainment that has produced Manoj Manchu’s Bindaas is going to produce a movie with Allari Naresh as their production no 2. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Veerabhadram Chowdary is going to make his debut as director with this movie. Srihari plays a vital role in this movie. Pooja ceremony of this film was held recently. The regular shooting will start from January onwards. Recent success of Blade Babji and Bendu Appa Rao has made Allari Naresh as a safe hero for the buyers.
14 December 2009
Fight master Raju is no more
Veteran fight master Raju who worked for several films (especially 80’s and 90’s) died due to cardiac arrest in a private hospital of Cheerala. His last rights will be performed in his home village Vetapalem (near Cheerala). His first movie was Kiraayi Rowdilu. He choreographed stunts for 100’s of films in Telugu and Tamil. Apart from composing fights in movies, he also did a few guest roles (Dabbarekula Subbarayudu in Rakshasudu movie) is one among them. May his rest in peace.
Maro Charitra in January
Dil Raju is producing Maro Charitra along with his friends on Matinee Entertainment banner. Popular cinematographer Ravi Yadav is making his debut as director with this movie. Varun Sandesh and Anita (introducing) are doing main leads in this remake of K Balachandar’s classic Maro Charitra. This movie completed a schedule each in USA and Vizag. A couple of songs were shot in Dubai. The last schedule is going on in Hyderabad at present. Music will be released in December and film will hit the marquee in the month of January. Micky J Meyer composes the music.
Jagapati Babu’s Sadhyam
Jagapati Babu’s latest film by Kumar Brothers is titled as Sadhyam. Priyamani is paired up with Jagapati Babu again in this film. 50% of the shoot is completed so far. Keerthi Chawla plays a vital role. Karthikeya Gopala Krishna is making his debut as director. Shyam Manohar provides story and screenplay. Shyam and Maduri Madhu pen dialogues. Chinni Charan composes music.
11 December 2009
Saleem release on 12 December
Producer Mohan Babu confirmed today afternoon that his film Saleem will be releasing worldwide on 12 December (Saturday). Saleem features Vishnu Manchu doing title role. Ileana plays female lead. Mohan Babu does a special character. YVS Chowdary directed this film. Sandeep Chowta composed music.
10 December 2009
Announcement of Telangana followed by mass resignations of MLAs and MPs has created political uncertainty in AP. People are no mood to savour movies as they are glued to news TV channels to see emotionally charged political leaders are announcing resignations. Keeping this in view, producer Mohan Babu has decided to postpone his latest movie Saleem (Vishnu, Ileana – YVS Chowdary) till further notice. Saleem is not releasing on 11 December. Watch out this space for new release date of the movie
9 December 2009
Varudu on 26 March
Shooting of Allu Arjun’s latest movie Varudu is going on at a brisk pace. Guna Sekhar is directing it. The climax fight between Allu Arjun and Arya was shot for 15 days in action choreography of Stun Siva recently. A new girl is being introduced as heroine through Varudu. 100 real families acted in this film. Shooting is complete but for two songs and some patch work. Music will be launched in the month of February. Varudu is all set to release on 26 March as summer special.
Katha on 12 December
Genelia’s latest movie Katha is going to release on this Saturday (12 December) worldwide. Gunnam Gangaraju produces this movie by introducing Srinivas Raga as the director. Genelia plays the role of a teacher in this thriller. Suresh Movies is distributing Katha in AP (except for Vizag) and Adlabs is distributing it in USA.
Sontha Vooru in Kerala International film festival
Sunil Kumar Reddy’s art film Sontha Vooru is going places. This film got good appreciation recently in Mumbai International film festival. It is also selected for Kerala International film festival to be held at Trivendrum from 11 December. Only 20 films from India got selected for this film festival.
8 December 2009
Saleem obtains U/A certificate
Vishnu Manchu’s latest movie Saleem got censored and obtained U/A certificate. This movie sports lissom lass Ileana paired up with slimmed down Vishnu for the first time. Mohan Babu produces it in association with Big Pictures. YVS Chowdary directs it. Saleem is all set to release on 11 December.
Nagarjuna felicitated by Greek govt
Nagarjuna is in Greece now to shoot for a song in his latest movie Kedi. The government of Greek has felicitated him and hoped that such song shootings will give more exposure to Greece as a tourist destination and get more visitors. Nagarjuna will shoot for this song till 11th of December in Greece. Linda (USA) plays an important role. Other actors who worked for this movie include Ankur (Slum Dog Millionaire), Nirmal Pandey (Bandit Queen), Akhilendra Mishra (Lagaan), Kelly Dorge (Don), Sayaji Shinde, Brahmanandam and Tanikella Bharani. Kedi will release for Sankranthi 2010.
Ram’s close shave in Mumbai
Actor Ram had a close shave with the local police in Mumbai when he was shooting for Rama Rama Krishna Krishna recently. He was participating in a chase scene with bullet-ridden SUV that has goons followed in four open-top UVs. The shooting location was Trident Hotel that had a dreary terrorist attack last year. Though they had police permissions, a group of cops appeared from nowhere with guns pointed at Ram and others thinking that they were terrorists. The local cops intervened and cleared the issue. This info is written by Ram in his blog heroram.com
Ficus obtains Puli rights
FICUS obtained the USA and Canada rights of Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie Puli. Producer Singanamala Ramesh confirmed the same to idlebrain.com. SJ Suryah (Kushi fame) directs it. The shooting of this movie is going to brisk pace and will be released in the first half of 2010.
2 December 2009
Katha on 11 December
Gunnam Gangaraju’s latest production venture Katha will be releasing on 11 December. Genelia and Arun play main leads. Srinivas Raga makes his debut as director. The story of the movie starts in Jarkhand and ends in Araku. Genelia played the role of a school teacher. Prakash Raj played a vital role. This movie obtained U certificate without a single cut.
Pravarakhyudu obtains U/A
Jagapati Babu’s latest movie Pravarakhyudu got censored on Tuesday and obtained U/A certificate. This movie is releasing worldwide on 4 December. Priyamani plays female lead in this film that is directed by Madan. Tolly 2 Holly produces this movie. The prints have been dispatched to USA and the premieres will be screened on the night of 3 December in USA.
Sindhu Tolani as Subhadra
Sindhu Tolani who made a mark for herself as solo heroine in films like Pothe Poni and Batukamma is acting in a film titled Subhadra now. Raja Vannemreddy directs it. I Srikanth Goud produce it. Subhadra is the title of the movie. Ravi Kiran, Asish Vidyardhi and Bhanu Chander play other important roles.
30 November 2009
Adurs music on 5 December
The music launch date of NTR’s latest movie Adurs is moved from 3rd Decemberto 5th December. The venue is going to be Shilpa Kala Vedika. Devi Sri Prasad composed energetic music for this album. It is 3rd movie in VV VInayak and NTR combination after Aadi and Samba. The producer is planning to release the movie in the 3rd week of December.
Mahesh’s Mr Perfect from June
Mahesh Babu seems to have changed his style now. Mahesh who took more than 2 years gap between his last movie Athidi and his latest movie in the direction of Trivikram is planning to sign films on regular basis. His next movie with Seenu Vytla will start in the month of January. Mahesh’s Mr. Perfect in the direction of Surender Reddy will start in the month of June.
Ajay to direct Naga Chaitanya
Nagarjuna who is known to encourage new talent is giving consecutive chances to newcomers. His latest movie with conman backdrop is being directed by the first timer Kiran. Naga Chaitanya is following his father's footsteps. His debut film was directed by the first timer Vasu Varma. His third film to be produced on the banner of Kamakshi Kala Movies will introduce another new director Ajay. This movie will be launched in the month of January 2010.
28 November 2009
Hero Ram starts blogging
Hero Ram turns out to be the first frontline Telugu hero of Telugu cinema to blog. He launched heroram.com for his birthday this year and added blogging recently. This website also features extensive information of all his movies. Let us hope that Ram will keep the blog updated at regular intervals.
Tagore Madhu to dub Avatar
Tagore Madhu (producer of Tagore and Ghajini) is going to release the Telugu version of James Cameron’s latest movie Avatar. It is a 3-D science fiction with a reference to Lord Rama. This film features spectacular special effects and James Cameron is directing this film after gap of 12 years. His last film was Titanic that broke all possible records at that time.
RRKK to release in March
Ram’s latest movie Rama Rama Krishna Krishna will release in the month of March. This film is produced by Dil Raju and directed by Srivas (Lakshyam fame). It has a village backdrop and most f the film was shot in the lustre locations of Rajahmundry. A part of the movie is going to have Mumbai backdrop and the unit is going to Mumbai to shoot it now.
26 November 2009
Om Shanti movie on 13 Jan
Music of Three Angels Studio’s Om Shanti will be released on 5th of December. Ilayaraja composed music. Shooting of the movie is complete. Seshu Priyanka Chalasani produces this movie by introducing Prakash as director. Om Shanti is a movie with five stories running in parallel. Kajal Agarwal, Navadeep, Nikhil, Bindu Madhavi and Aditi Sharma play main leads. This movie will be released on 13 January on the eve of Sankranthi. Incidentally Agni Parvatham and Pelli Sandadi from Aswini Dutt were released on Sankranthi and went onto become huge blockbusters.
Adurs music on 3 December
Music of Adurs will be releasing on the evening of 3rd December at a function organized in Shilpakala Vedika. Devi Sri Prasad composes music. NTR is doing two roles in this entertainer that sports Nayana Tara and Sheela as female leads. VV Vinayak directed this movie. Adurs movie will release in the last week of December.
Namo Venkatesa music on 13 December
Music of Venkatesh’s latest movie Namo Venkatesa will be releasing on the night of 13 December, which also happens to be the birthday of Venkatesh. Devi Sri Prasad composed music. Seenu Vytla directed it. Namo Venkatesa will be releasing on 14 January 2010 on the eve of Sankranthi.
25 November 2009
Arya 2 premieres in Hyderabad
Arya 2 is going have the biggest premiere ever witnessed in Hyderabad city. It will be premiered simultaneously in all screens of Cinemax and Big Cinemas on the night of 26 November. Arya 2 is also going to be premiered in various cities of USA on 26 November. There are tremendous expectations on Arya 2 because it is coming from the combination of Allu Arjun and Sukumar.
Sarai Veerraju on 4 December
Ajay’s latest film Sarai Veerraju is postponed from 27 November to 4th December. Arya 2 releasing on 27 November has become the reason for the postponement of Sarai Veerraju. DS Kannan (protégé of Rajamouli and Krish) makes his debut as director. Villain turned hero Ajay plays the title role.
2012 (Telugu) to collect 10 crores share
Telugu version of graphics extravaganza 2012 has become a big hit in Tollywood. Lakshmi Ganapathi Films which is known for dubbing English films in the past has dubbed this film and minting money. In B center like Machilipatnam, 2012 ran for houseful for five days. Buyers are offering out-right price of 3 and half crore for Nizam area. Trade pundits are expecting Telugu version of 2012 to collect a share of 10 crores which is a record for Telugu dubbed Hollywood films.
23 November 2009
Arya 2 obtains UA certificate
Allu Arjun’s latest movie Arya 2 got censored today and obtained UA certificate. The runtime of the movie is going to be 2 hours and 35 minutes. Kajal Agarwal, Navadeep and Shraddha Das play other vital roles. Sukumar directs this movie. Arya 2 is all set to release on 27 November all over the world.
RR Moviemakers with Mahesh Babu
RR Moviemakers that produced this year’s Kick is going to produce a film with Mahesh Babu soon. This film is titled as Mr. Perfect. Surender Reddy who directed Kick will direct this movie. Surender Reddy also provides story. This film is going to be made on huge budget of 40 crores.
Naga Chaitanya’s film in January
The shooting of Naga Chaitanya’s second movie is almost complete. Gowtam Menon directs it and Samantha is doing the female lead. AR Rahman composes music. Most of this movie is shot in New York and some part of it is canned in Kerala. Sanjay Swaroop (husband of Manjula) produces it on Indira Productions banner. Superstar Krishna presents it. This movie will be released in the month of January 2010.
21 November 2009
Prasthanam Audio to be released by public
Prasthanam audio will be released by a group of young students in Vijayawada very soon. The date is yet to be confirmed, but the movie is gearing up for December release. Prasthanam team will select twenty members across the state (age :18-30) who believe they are natural born leaders and aspiring to become politicians or student leaders. The team is about to release an ad to this effect in a day or two.
20 November 2009
Nagarjuna as Mosagadu?
Mosagadu is the title under consideration for Nagarjuna’s latest con flick. New comer Kiran is directing this movie. Mamata Mohandas plays female lead. Rummy was the title considered earlier. D Siva Prasad Reddy is producing this movie on Kamakshi Kala Movies banner. This movie will release for Sankranthi 2010.
Arya 2 on 27 Nov
Producer Aditya Babu is keeping low profile for his latest movie Arya 2 with Allu Arjun as hero in the direction of Sukumar. This movie will go for censoring in a couple of days. Kajal Agarwal, Navadeep and Shraddhra Das play other important roles. Devi Sri Prasad composed music is already a chartburster. Arya 2 will be releasing all over the world on 27 November.
Pravarakhyudu on 4 December
Jagapati Babu’s latest movie Pravarakhyudu in the direction of Madan will be releasing on 4 December. Priyamani is paired up with Jagapati Babu. Madan who directed Pellaina Kothalo - a hit film with Jagapati Babu directs this movie. MM Keeravani composed music. Ganesh Indukuri produces this movie on Tolly 2 Holly banner.
15 November 2009
Arya 2 on 25 November
Allu Arjun's latest movie Arya 2 will be releasing all over the world on 25 November. This film is directed by Sukumar of Arya fame. Kajal Agarwal is the heroine. Navadeep and Shraddha Das play important roles. Devi Sri Prasad composed music has become a chart buster. Allu Arjun's next movie Vedam will release for Sankranthi and another movie Varudu will release for summer.
Ram & Ileana as Tom & Jerry
Sravanthi Ravi who produced his successive films Ready and Ganesh with Ram is planning to produce another film with Ram. Ileana is signed for this movie. Surender Reddy who delivered hit film Kick is going to direct it. Vakkantam Vamsi who penned story for Kick will provide story for this movie. Tom and Jerry is the title under consideration for this movie. It will go to floors in January.
Nagarjuna's next from January
Nagarjuna is currently acting in a film titled Rummy which introduces new director Kiran. Rummy will be released in the second half of December. Dil Raju is going to produce a film with Nagarjuna as hero in the direction of Radha Mohan (Akasamantha fame). This film will go to floors in the month of January. Payanam is a title under consideration for this movie. Prakash Raj is likely to produce the Tamil version of the same.
Puri Jagan to direct Amitab
Puri Jagan is planning to direct a Hindi film soon. Amitab Bachchan is said to have given consent. The title of the movie is 'Budda'. The are rumors that Ram Gopal Varma might produce this venture.
12 November 2009
Leader trailer rejected
The second trailer of Sekhar Kammula's Leader was rejected by censor board because it sported voices of some real politicians in assembly. The music of Leader is likely to be released on 22 of November. Micky J Meyer scored music. Leader sports RaNa Daggubati in the title role. AMV Productions is producing this movie. Leader is all set to release in the second half of December.
Taj Mahal gets clean U
Sivaji's latest movie Taj Mahal got censored today and obtained clean U certificate without even a single cut. Actor Sivaji is turning producer with this movie. Arun Singaraju - an trained filmmaker from USA - makes his debut as director. This movie is the remake of a Kannada blockbuster with the same name. Sruthi plays heroine. Abhiman who scored music for the original composed melodious tunes for Taj Mahal. Producer Sivaji is planning to release the movie on 27 November.
K Viswanath to direct Allari Naresh
K Viswanath who is known for doing several musical blockbusters in the past is going to direct a film titled Sumadhuram. Allari Naresh is likely to play male lead in this movie. Mani Sharma will compose music. K Viswanath has the sentiment of titling most of his movies with words starting S. K Viswanath's last movie was Swarabhishekam with Srikanth as hero.
9 November 2009
Leader's Silhouette campaign
In one of the remarkable movie campaigns in Telugu cinema, Sekhar Kammula adapted the 'silhouette' style campaign to launch the new face RaNa with his new movie Leader. The trailer and poster design modeled around this concept has got rave response. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, director Sekhar Kammula will continue this campaign till the music launch when hero RaNa will be officially introduced to the public and the media. Music will be launched in this month and movie will release in December.
Mahesh as Mr. Perfect?
Mahesh Babu is going to act in a film titled Mr. Perfect in the next year. This film will be directed by Surender Reddy who delivered Athidi with Mahesh Babu in the past. This film is expected to be made on grand scale by spending around 40 crores as budget.
Saleem music by Sony
Music of Vishnu Manchu's latest movie Saleem in the direction of YVS Chowdary will be launched at a function organized in Shilpa Kala Vedika on the night of 11 November amidst huge fanfare. Ileana is acting in YVS Chowdary movie after her launch vehicle Devadas. Sandeep Chowta composes music. This film is made on Mohan Babu's home banner Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures in association with Big Pictures. Saleem movie will be releasing in the second week of December.
Dil Raju buys Sarai Veerraju for Nizam and Vizag
Dil Raju who is said to be the distributor with Midas Touch has acquired the theatrical exhibition rights of Sarai Veerraju for Nizam and Vizag. This film introduces DS Kannan (associate of Rajamouli and Krish) as director. Ajay does the title role. Sarai Veerraju is all set to release on 19th of November all over the world.
Naresh's Betting Bangarraju
Allari Naresh is currently acting in a film that is being produced by Usha Kiron banner. E Sattibabu is directing it. The title under consideration Betting Bangarraju. There seems to be a B sentiment going on for Allari Naresh with Blade Babji and Bendu Appa Rao becomign hits. His next movie will have similar rhyming title starting with B - Betting Bangarraju.
Singeetam's Traffic Jam
Sangeetam Srinivasa Rao who directed classics like Aditya 369, Vichitra Sodarulu, Pushpaka Vimanam in the past is going to direct a movie called Traffic Jam. This movie deals with a story that happens in traffic jam for few hours. JK Bharavi pens dialogues. Konda Krishnam Raju who delivered award winning devotional film Sri Ramadasu will produce it.
4 November 2009
VLV premiere for a cause
Mahi - the producer of Villagelo Vinayakudu - is going to have a big-ticket premiere tonight at 9:45 pm Big Cinemas. He has booked all the screens in Big Cinemas and roped in TV9 to do a live show of red-carpet premiere. TV9 is covering a premiere of a Telugu cinema for the first time. The lacs of money raised through this premiere will be donated to a social cause. Made on a shoe-string budget, Villagelo Vinayakudu recovered all the investment through the sale of satellite rights and overseas rights. The money earned from theatrical release will remain as profit to the producer. Suresh Movies is releasing this movie all over Andhra Pradesh. Vijay Saradhi Jeedigunta (father of hero Varun Sandesh) entered into USA film distribution for the first time with this movie. The premieres of VLV will be held on 4 November in four major centers of USA.
Suman Pathuri to direct Raja again
Inkosari title seem to have triggered off another movie in the combination of Suman and Raja. Youngster Suman Pathuri is making his debut as film director with Inkosari film that is produced by Kalyan Palla of Bay Movies. Raja is so much impressed with the work of Suman Pathuri that he has agreed to act in the next movie of Suman. Raja himself is expected to be the producer of that movie. Music of Inkosari will be launched on the night of 4 November in Hyderabad. Mahesh Shankar composed the music.
Udaya Bhanu's item song in Leader
We are going to witness an item song for the first time in a movie from Sekhar Kammula. He roped in popular TV show host Udaya Bhanu to do an item song in Leader movie. Though it is an item song, it is supposed to be a situational one in the movie. RaNa makes his debut with this movie. Priya Anand and Richa play female leads. Music will be launched in the second week of November and movie will be released in December last week. AVM Productions produce this movie.
28 October 2009
Arya 2 music on 1 November
The music of Allu Arjun's latest movie Arya 2 will be officially launched at a function organized in Rock Gardens, Madhapur on the night of 1st November. Devi Sri Prasad composes tunes were already leaked on the internet and got terrific response. Kajal Agarwal plays female lead. Navadeep and Shraddha Das played other vital roles. Aditya Babu is the producer. Sukumar is directing this sequel.
27 October 2009
Leader logo launch on 1 Nov
The logo of Sekhar Kammula's latest movie Leader will be launched on 1st November. This movie introduces RaNa (grandson of D Rama Naidu) as hero. RaNa will be formally introduced to the people and media with a huge function to be organized on 15 November. AVM productions is producing this movie and they are planning for the audio launch on 24 November. Micky J Meyer who gave terrific tunes to Happy Days is composing music for this movie. Priya Anand and Richa are playing female leads. Leader is all set to release on 24 December on the eve of Christmas and Sankranthi.
Kurradu on 12 November
Varun Sandesh is going to have an image make-over as an action hero with a film titled 'Kurradu' which is being remade from Tamil blockbuster Polladavan. Neha Sharma is doing female lead. Sandeep Gunnam makes his debut as director with this remake. Gemini Kiran is the producer. Dubbing artist Ravi Shankar (Bommali fame) play one of the villains in this movie. Music of this movie is scored by Achu and the remix version of Kurralloi is a chart buster. Kurradu will be releasing on 12 November.
Shatrughna Sinha to play NTR in Hindi version
Mohan Babu is roped into play to role of NTR in Ram Gopal Varma's Rakta Charitra. The same role will be donned by Shatrighna Sinha in Hindi version of Rakta Charitra. This film is being simultaneously made in Telugu and Hindi with same actors (except for few). The shooting is going on in Ramoji film city. This film is based on the life story of Paritala Ravi.
22 October 2009
Magadheera charity on sunday
All the sunday collections generated by Magadheera movie in entire AP will be directly donated for the cause of AP floods victim. Producer Allu Arvind has taken this decision today after consulting all distributors and exhibitors. Magadheera surprised everybody becoming the industry hit by beating earlier industry record by at least 50% margin. It is a nice gesture that deserves a big round of applause.
Jayeebhava and Bumper Offer on 23 Oct
Kalyan Ram Nandamuri's Jayeebhava and Sairam Shankar's movie Bumper Offer are going to release on 23 Oct. Kalyan Ram's Jayeebhava is said to be an entertainer with loads of comedy and family elements. Kalyanram is producing this movie after Athanokkade and Hare Ram. Puri Jagan provides story and dialogues for Sairam Shankar's Bumper Offer that sports Bindu Madhavi as heroine. Puri Jagan is producing this movie.
Inkosari music on 4 November
Shooting of Inkosari movie that marks the debut of Suman Pathuri as director is complete. This film features Raja, Manjari Fadnis and Richa in the main leads. NRI and US film distributor Kalyan Palla is making his debut as producer with this movie by starting Bay Movies banner. Vennela Kishore, Ravi Varma and Sandeep play other vital roles. Sayali Bhagat did an item song. FTI Pune pass-out Ranganath Babu Gogineni is making his debut as cinematographer. Mahesh Shankar (Vennela and Prayanam fame) composes music. DK and Raj (directors of Flavors and 99) pens story for this movie. This film deals with the fun and friendship aspect of youth who just passed out from the college. Music of this movie will be launched on 4 November.
14 October 2009
Jayeebhava on 23 October
Kalyan Ram Nandamuri's latest movie Jayeebhava is all set to release worldwide on 23 October. Kalyan Ram who delivered quality films like Athanokkade and Hare Ram in the past is also producing Jayeebhava. This love and family action entertainer will feature Hansika Motwani in the female lead. Sourya Ram Nandamuri (son of Kalyan Ram) presents this movie. Music done by SS Thaman was recently released at a function. Naren makes his debut as director with Jayeebhava.
Ilayaraja music for Om Shanti
Three Angels Studio that produced critically acclaimed Baanam is coming up with Om Shanti as their second production venture. This film features multiple actors like Navadeep, Nikhil, Kajal Agarwal, Bindu Madhavi and Aditi Sharma. Prakash Dantuluri - a US returned filmmaker is making his debut as director. Ilayaraja is composing music for Om Shanti. Ilayaraja gave many memorable musical hits for Vyjayanthi banner in the past. His last film was RGV-Chiru combination movie that was scrapped later. Vincent is handling cinematography. Producer Seshu Priyanka Chalasani is looking for December release.
NTR & Nag not doing Takita Takita
Bharat Thakur (Bhumika Chawla's husband) who is producing a film titled Takita Takita issued a press note today by stating that he is producing this movie with new comers. Actress Anushka is doing a guest role in this movie by appearing in a special role. However, a few rumors erupted recently that NTR and Nagarjuna are going to do cameos. Bharat Thakur trashed them as rumors by clarifying that NTR and Nagarjuna are not doing his film.
13 October 2009
NTR's film title is Shakti?
Vyjayanthi movies recently registered a title "Shakti' in film chamber. Speculations are rife that it could be the title of NTR's movie for C Aswini Dutt in the direction of Meher Ramesh. It will go to floors very soon. Mani Sharma composes music and Sameer Reddy handles camera. This film will have North India backdrop (probably Waranasi) and will also be shot in abroad.
Villagelo Vinayakudu on 5 November
Villagelo Vinayakudu is going to release on 5 November worldwide. Krishnudu who played the title role in last year's Vinayakudu also plays a similar role in this sequel. Saranya Mohan plays female lead. Though it has village backdrop, the taking and concept of the movie is modern and entertaining. Manikanth Kadri composed music is already a chartbuster. Ramana Salva provides cinematography. Sai Kiran Adivi is the director and Mahi is producing this movie.
Tarun as Chakkanaina Abbai
Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina Abbai is the title of Tarun's latest movie. Vimala Raman is doing the role of heroine. This movie was extensively shot in Bangkok. The next schedule will start on 14 October and will be shot till the movie is wrapped up. Raju Harwani (Supreme Movies) and Gogineni Srinivasa Rao (Pranav Studios) are jointly producing this movie.
8 October 2009
Ravi Teja as Devarayalu heir
Ravi Teja will be playing an interesting role of a great-great-grandson of Sri KrishnaDevaryalu in his next movie to be directed by Krishna Vamsi. This movie will be an entertainer that also shows a burning issue. Ravi Teja is currently doing Sambho Siva Sambho that is a remake of a Tamil blockbuster. Krishna Vamsi's Mahatma will be releasing on 9 October. This movie will go to floors very soon.
Mani Sharma's music for Rakta Charitra
It is Ram Gopal Varma who gave the break to key board player Mani Sharma and made him a music director with a single song in Drohi movie (read the complete story in RGV blog). Mani Sharma is going to compose music for a full length Ram Gopal Varma's music for the first time with Rakta Charitra. It also marks his debut in Hindi film industry as music director. Vivek Oberai and Surya plays Paritala Ravi and Maddelacheruvu Suri respectively. This film is being made in three langues with these two actors. There was a news that Pradeep (son of Ravi Raja Pinisetty) will do Paritala Ravi in Telugu version. Ram Gopal Varma clarified that Pradeep is signed for another production to be directed by a couple of new directors.
Katha on 29 October
Gangaraju Gunnam's latest production venture Katha will hit the marquee on 29 October. This film sports Genelia and Arun in the main leads. Genelia plays the role of a school teacher in this thriller. Srinivas Raga makes his debut as director. Gangaraju Gunnam provides dialogues. SK Balachandran composes music. Music of the movie will be launched on 13 October.
7 October 2009
NTR makes it double
NTR who donated 20 lacs to the CM's relief fund yesterday upped his contribution by donating another 20 lacs through TDP's relief fund. Now NTR's contribution is 40 lacs so far. Bala Krishna donated 20 lacs. Bhuvaneswari (w/o Chandra Babu Naidu) donated 20 lacs on behalf of Heritage Foods. Purandheswari (MP) donated 25 lacs.
6 October 2009
NTR donates 20 lacs
NTR met CM Rosaiah today and handed over a cheque for 20 lacs towards flood relief. He also urged his fans to come forward and donate money. D Rama Naidu donated 10 lacs. Venkat of RR Moviemakers who produced recent hit Kick has donated Rs. 5 lacs towards this cause.
5 October 2009
Floods scare releases
The recent and unfortunate floods are affecting the release dates of movies severely. The floods have unsettled lives of lacs of people in AP. And it takes them a while to come over the tragedy to lead normal life. The filmmakers whose films are lined up for the release on 9th and 16th October are getting tensed about their release timing. Bumper Offer which is supposed to release on 9th October got postponed. As of now Mahatma is releasing on 9th October and other major releases are lined up for 16th, 23rd and 29th of this month.
Charan's film from 21 November
Ram Charan Teja's third movie in the direction of Bommarillu Bhaskar will have pooja ceremony held on 21st of November in Hyderabad. Genelia pairs with Ram Charan Teja. The unit will move to USA and Australia to shoot a major part of the film. This is production no. 7 on Naga Babu's home banner Anjana Productions. Harris Jayaraj composes music. Kiran Reddy handles camera. Orange is the title under consideration for this movie.
Charan and Bunny donate
Ram Charan Teja and Allu Arjun has responded promptly to the calamity caused due to incessant floods across few states in AP. Ram Charan Teja and Allu Arjun donated 10 lacs and 5 lacs respectively towards this noble cause. Actor Surya who was in city to promote his Ghatikudu movie also responded and donated Rs. 5 lacs.
4 October 2009
Arya 2 in November?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Allu Arjun's much awaited movie Arya 2 might be releasing in November (either 11th November of 13th November). This decision is said to be taken by keeping in the view of 100 days run of Magadheera film. Magadheera which turned out to be the industry hit of Telugu created history in terms of collections and 50 days centers. If Arya 2 is released before the completion of 100 days of Magadheera, some of the buyers (who bought both Magadheera and Arya 2) might be tempted to replace Magadheera with Arya 2. But November is said to be off-season for movie releases. That is why NTR's film in VV Vinayak direction is postponed to December (to cash in both Christmas and Sankranthi holidays) though the product would be ready for November. It may be noted that there is no bad season for a good film. Prior to the release of Magadheera, trade pundits felt that it missed summer season. Being a good film, Magadheera created history by releasing in off-season.
Month gap between Nag and Chaitanya movies?
Nagarjuna is current doing Rummy (title is yet to be officially announced) in the direction of debutant Kiran Kumar. And this film is supposed to be released in the second half of December. Naga Chaitanya is currently shooting for Gowtam Menon's latest Telugu movie in Chennai. This film will also be ready for the release by December. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, there is going to be a comfortable gap of 30 days between the release of Nagarjuna's film and Naga Chaitanya's movie.
Leader on 24 December
Sekhar Kammula directed 4 films so far and all these films are made on his home banner (for Godavari movie, his banner presented it). Hence he made all those movies at his own pace. Sekhar Kammula is said to be taking his own sweet time to direct his first movie Leader outside his home banner. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Leader will be releasing on 24 December. Rana makes his debut as hero. AVM Productions is producing this prestigious venture.
3 October 2009
NTR movie on 18 December
Shooting of NTR's latest movie in the direction of VV Vinayak is going on a brisk pace. Adurs, LuvKus and Vaade Veedu are the three titles under consideration for this movie. NTR is playing two roles. Vallabhaneni Vamsi Mohan is producing it on Vaishnavi Arts banner. The producer is planning to release this movie on 18 December.
Ravi Teja as Don Seenu
After Dubai Seenu, Ravi Teja is going to do another Seenu titled film 'Don Seenu'. This film will be produced by Venkat who produced Kick with Ravi Teja in the past. Anushka plays female lead. Srihari dons a vital role. This film will be launched in this month. Gopichand Malineni makes his debut as director with this movie.
Anushka as Panchakshari
Anushka is doing another female oriented film after Arundhati. This film is titled as Panchakshari. Vipparthi Madhu provides story. Nagarjuna's personal make-up man Chandra is producing this movie. Samudra directs it. This film will go to floors on 11th of December. Samudra directs it.
Three Angels Om Shanti
Seshu Priyanka Chalasani who produced critically acclaimed movie Banam recently is doing production no. 2 with Navadeep, Nikhil, Kajal Agrwal, Bindu Madhavi and Atidi Sharma in the main leads. 'Om Shanti' is the title under consideration. Prakash Dantuluri is making his debut as director.
1 October 2009
Vedam for Sankranthi
Krish who gave awarding winning box office hit Gamyam with his debut is all set to come again with a star bang with his latest movie Vedam. This movie sports Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu, Anushka, Manoj Bajpai and an elder man doing five prominent roles. Shooting of the movie is almost complete. The last schedule will start in a week. MM Keeravani composes music. Vedam is a concept film with commercial elements used in sensible way. ARKA Mediaworks is producing this film. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, the producers are planning to release it on 14 January 2010 on the eve of Sankranthi. Sankranthi season is one of the most sought after season for it's box office potential.
Stars T20 on 13 December?
It's been a tradition for Telugu film industry to celebrate every second Sunday of December to get together and play cricket for a cause. Likewise, the Telugu film industry to going to play T20 match on 13th December to raise funds for MAA (Movie Artists Association). V Ravi Kumar (VRK Event Solutions) is going to organize the show. The formal announcement of the same is expected at any time.
Bumper Offer on 9 Oct
Sairam Shankar's latest movie Bumper Offer is all set to release on 9 october. This film features Bindu Madhavi (Avakai Biryani fame) as heroine. Singer Raghu Kunche made his debut as music director with this movie. Puri Jagan provides story and dialogues apart from producing the movie on Vaishno Academy banner. Sayaji Shinde and Brahmanandam play other important roles.
30 September 2009
Jayeebhava music on 1 Oct
Music of Kalyan Ram's Jayeebhava film will be launched at a function organized in Rama Naidu studios, Nanakram Guda on the night of 1st October. Nandamuri heroes Bala Krishna, NTR and Hari Krishna will attend it as guests. Kalyanram produces it. Hansika Motwani plays female lead. Thaman composes music. Naren makes his debut as director with this movie.
Mahatma release on 9 Oct
The released of Mahatma film is postponed from 2nd October to 9th October. The censoring of the movie was done recently and they had given quite a few cuts. Mahatma film is going to revising committee now. Since it is going to take time, the producer CR Manohar decided the shift the release date from 2 October to 9 October. Mahatma is the 100th movie of Srikanth. Krishna Vamsi directed it.
Ninu Kalisaka on 2 Oct
Usha Kiran Movies latest project Ninu Kalikasa will release on 2 October. Siva Nageswara Rao directs it. Sunil Kashyap scored music. Siva Nageswara Rao is introducing two male leads and two female leads. This film is a quadrangular love story among two boys and two girls. Siva Nageswara Rao did a special role called 'Prem Baba' for this movie.
27 September 2009
Nagarjuna's film title is Rummy?
Title of Nagarjuna's latest movie might be confirmed as Rummy. Nagarjuna plays card-player and a conman in this movie which marks the debut of new director Kiran. D Siva Prasad Reddy produces it. Mamata Mohandas plays female lead. A month-long schedule will take place in Goa. Sandeep Chowta composes music. This movie will be released in the month of December 2009.
Mahatma release on 2 October
Krishna Vamsi's latest movie Mahatma with Srikanth as hero will be releasing on 2 October on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. Srikanth plays the role of a rowday named Das who gets reformed after being influenced by Mahatma Gandhi. Bhavana plays female lead. Paruchuri brothers worked on the script and dialogues of the movie. CR Manohar produced this high-budgeted movie. Geeta Arts bought the movie for entire Andhra Pradesh.
Anand Ranga to direct RaNa?
Annd Ranga who made his debut with Siddhardh's Oy movie is likely to direct the second film of Rana. This movie will be produced by D Suresh Babu on Suresh Productions banner. RaNa is making his debut with a film titled Leader in the direction of Sekhar Kammula.
25 September 2009
Arya 2 music by Sony BMG
The prestigious label Sony BMG bagged the music rights of Allu Arjun - Sukumar's Arya sequel. The music will be launch in the month end of September. Kajal Agarwal is doing female lead. Navadeep and Shraddha Das play other important roles. The tracks of the movie scored by Devi Sri Prasad got leaked on internet and generated tremendous positive buzz. Aditya Babu produces it. This movie will release in the first half of October.
Prabhu in Prabhas movie
Tamil hero turned character artist Prabhu will be playing vital role in Prabhas's next movie in the direction of Karunakaran. Kajal Agarwal is doing female lead. The unit will be moving to Swiss on 28 of this month to shoot for over a month. A couple of songs, a chase sequence and a few scenes. The next schedule will take place in Vizag and Araku. GV Prakash Kumar composes music. Andrew provides cinematography. Peter Heins composes stunts. Bhogvally Prasad produces this movie.
Kalyani produces Hubby's movie
Actress Kalyani turned into producer with a film titled 'Chapter 6' which is being directed by her husband Surya Kiran. She is producing this movie on Midas Touch banner. Kalyani is also doing a vital role in this movie. Bala and Sonia Suri are making their debut as main leads. The shooting of the movie was started on 14 February and was shot in Hyderabad, Vizag, Chennai, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Kerala and Thailand. shooting of the movie was complete by 6 July. The director has touched on six emotions of love in this movie. He is going to represent six stages of love in six colors. Blue represents the birth of love, sanctity of love is represented by white, enmity in love is represented by black, pain is love is represented by light yellow, search in love is represented by orange, victory of love is represented by red. PC Sivan and Mohan Sitara are composing music. Natasha Suri's sister Sonia Suri is making her debut as heroine. Each scene of the movie is shot by four cameramen - AN Raja, Selva Kumar, Chitrai Selvan and Nirmal Raja. Music will be released in the month end and movie will hit the screens in the month of October.
22 September 2009
Ek Niranjan music on 25 Sep
Music of Prabhas's latest movie Ek Niranjan will be launched on 25 September through Aditya music. Mani Sharma composed songs for this movie which is directed by Puri Jagan. Kangana Raunat makes her debut as heroine in Telugu film industry through this film. Sonu Sood, Mukul Dev, Makrand Deshpande and Brahmanandam play other important roles. Shyam K Naidu handles cinematography. Ek Niranjan will be released worldwide on 29 October.
Katha completes shoot
Shooting of Genelia's latest movie Katha is completed today. Genelia is doing the role of a teacher in this movie. Arun makes his debut as hero in Telugu. SK Balachandran composes music. Music will be launched soon. Srinivas Raga makes his debut as director. Gangaraju Gunnam provides dialogues apart from producing this movie.
Samudra to direct Anushka
Chandra - Nandi award winning personal makeup-man of Nagarjuna is going to produce a lady oriented film with Anushka as heroine. He established a banner called Sai Ratna Creations. Mass director Samudra will direct this film. This movie will go to floors in the month of December.
21 September 2009
Bala Krishna's Simha for Sankranthi
Shooting of Bala Krishna's latest movie Simha in the direction of Boyapati Seenu is going on in brisk pace. Sneha Ullal and Namitha play female leads. The latest schedule is taking place from today and it would continue non-stop till the end of November. The unit will go to Vizag to shoot a brief schedule in December. Chakri composes music for the first time to a Bala Krishna's movie. Producer Paruchuri Kiriti is aiming for Sankranthi 2010 release.
Swiss for Prabhas's movie
The unit of Prabhas's latest movie (Darling is the title under consideration) will go to Switzerland on 26 September to shoot a big schedule continuously for 35 days. Karunakaran directs it and Bhogavalli Prasad produces it. Prabhas seems to have developed liking for exotic locations. His earlier movie Billa was extensively shot in Malaysia. His next release Ek Niranjan was shot in Thailand for 20 days. And this movie is going to be shot in Swiss for 35 days.
Vamsi to direct Allari Naresh
Vamsi is planning to direct a sequel to his classic Ladies Tailor. The title of this movie is 'Fashion Designer s/o Ladies Tailer'. Initially it was planned with Ravi Teja as hero. But as per the latest reports Allari Naresh will play that role. This film will be produced by Nallam Srinivas who is currently producing Gentleman with Posani Krishna Murali. Regular shooting will start from the 1st week of November.
Rajasimha to direct Varun Sandesh
Writer Rajasimha who penned dialogues for recent releases like Evaraina Epudaina and Oy is going to become a director. His debut film will feature Varun Sandesh doing the main lead. This film will be produced by KL Narayana on Sri Durya Arts banner. S Gopal Reddy presents it.
Sindhura Gadde in a Thriller
Beauty pageant Sindhura Gadde who made her screen debut with Sangamam movie is going to do the role of heroine in a female oriented suspense thriller. This movie will be directed by Nagesh Naradasi who earlier directed a film titled Satyanarayana Swamy. Sai Karthik composes music and CHR Kiran produces it on Srinivas Creations banner.
19 September 2009
Kalyan Ram's Jayeebhava
The title of Kalyan Ram's latest movie is confirmed as Jayeebhava. Hansika Motwani plays female lead in this movie. Shooting of the movie is complete. Naren is making his debut as director with this movie. Thaman composes music. Postproduction work is going on now. The music will be launched in this month end and movie will be released in October. Master Nandamuri Sourya Ram presents it. Nandamuri Kalyan Ram is also producing this movie on NTR Arts banner.
Ek Niranjan shoot complete
Shooting of Puri Jagan's latest movie Ek Niranjan with Prabhas as hero is complete. Kangana Raunat is making her debut in Telugu movies with Ek Niranjan. Music will be launched in this month and movie is going to release on 29 October. There is comedy track on Brahmanandam and Ali in this movie. Climax of the movie is shot in Thailand for 20 days with international fighters. Mani Sharma composes music. Aditya Ram produces this movie.
Jagapathi - Priyamani for 3rd time
After pairing up for Pellaina Kothalo and Pravarakhyudu, Jagapati Babu and Priyamani are going to be seen together for another film to be produced by Kumar brothers. Karthikeya Gopala Krishna is making his debut as director. Shooting of the movie will start in this month.
14 September 2009
Mahesh - Seenu Vytla from April
Seenu Vytla who is on hot seat with successive hits is going to direct Mahesh Babu soon. This film is expected to be launched in April 2010 and will be released in the latter half of 2010. Manjula is expected to produce this movie on Indira Productions banner. More details later.
Mamata Mohandas with Nagarjuna
Mamatha Mohandas is paired up against Nagarjuna in his latest movie with Kamakshi Kala banner. Mamata Mohandas was last seen with Nagarjuna in King movie. Kiran is making his debut as director and D Siva Prasad Reddy is producing this movie. Second schedule of the movie is starting today. This film has card game theme and first schedule of the movie was shot in Guntur.
Charan's Orange in USA from Oct
Orange is the working title of Ram Charan Teja's third movie which will be directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar. Genelia plays female lead and Nagababu produces it Anjana Productions banner. This movie will be held muhurat in Hyderabad. The regular shoot will start in USA from October 2009. Harris Jayaraj composes music He already scored three songs so far.
Gopichand as encounter specialist
Gopichand plays encounter specialist in Puri Jagan's next movie Golimar. Puri Jagan who has flair to select catchy title for his movies came up with another variety, yet apt title Golimar. This film will go to floors very soon. More details later.
8 September 2009
Arya 2 on 9 October?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Allu Arjun's latest movie Arya 2 will release on 9 October. Shooting of the movie is almost over and patch work is going on now. Kajal Agarwal plays female lead. Navadeep and Shraddha Das play other vital roles. Sukumar who made his debut with Arya does this sequel as his third movie. Music of Arya 2 scored by Devi Sri Prasad will be launched soon. Bhogavally Prasad and Aditya Babu produce this movie together.
Rechipo on 25 September
The release date of Rechipo movie is confirmed on 25 September. Music of the movie will be directly released into market on 10 September without any music launch function (due to the sad demise of YSR). However, producer Venkata Ramana is planning to have a big disc function prior to release. Nitin and Ileana paired up for the first time. Paruchuri Murali directed this movie, Venkata Ramana, an NRI from New Jersey is making his debut as producer with this movie. He along with Supreme Movies will be releasing Rechipo in overseas with 9 prints in all major 9 centers. Rechipo is going to be the biggest overseas release for Nitin.
Sankham confirmed on 11 September
Gopichand's latest movie Sankham is all set to release on 11 September. Siva who delivered Gopichand's blockbuster Souryam as his debut project directs Sankham. Trisha is pairing with Gopichand for the first time in Sankham. Bhagavan and Pulla Rao are the producers. SS Thaman composed music.
7 September 2009
Title for Gopichand's next movie in the direction of Puri Jagan is confirmed as Golimar. This movie will also be produced by Puri Jagan on Vaishno Academy banner. Golimar will go to sets in the month of November 2009 and it is expected to hit the marquee in April 2010. Details of other cast and crewmembers are awaited.
31 August 2009
Nagarjuna to do Dil Raju's film
Nagarjuna is currently doing a variety role in a con film that is being directed by the debutant director Kiran. The stills and wall papers released for his birthday got rave response. The shooting of this film will be over on 20th November. Nagarjuna's next movie is going to be produced by Dil Raju. This movie will be directed by Radha Mohan who directed a pleasant film on relationships - Akasamantha. More details later.
Mahesh's 25 days shoot in Rajasthan
Mahesh Babu's latest movie in the direction of Trivikram will have its schedule starting from 10 September in Rajasthan. There will be an extensive 25-days shoot. Anushka plays female lead. Singnamala Ramesh produces this movie on Kanakaratna Movies banner.
Kamal to direct K Balachandar
K Balachandar is the one who found Kamal Hassan. Now Kamal Hassan has reached a stage where he is capable of directing K Balachandar. Kamal Hassan's next movie after Eenadu film will star Kamal Hassan and K Balachandar in prominent roles. Kamal Hassan will direct and produce this movie on Raj Kamal International banner.
29 August 2009
North India backdrop for NTR – Meher Ramesh movie
Considerable part of NTR’s next movie in the direction of Meher Ramesh will be shot in North India. This film will also be shot in three countries (could be scenes or songs) This mass entertainer will be produced by C Aswini Dutt who has given Student No.1 and Kantri with NTR in the past. Meher Ramesh who shot considerable part of his first film Kantri in Bangkok has shot major part of his second movie in Malaysia.
27 August 2009
Dil Raju controls releases
Being a prime distributor and a big producer, Dil Raju is virtually controlling the releases of big movies these days. Since all the producers of big movies want to have a comfortable space between their releases, they need one reference point to set their release date. After Magadheera release, it was Dil Raju who had big releases like Mallanna and Josh. Since he fixed Josh date as 3 September, Sankham got postponed to 11 September. Banam and Eenaduare coming on 16 and 18 of September respectively. Ganesh (bought by Dil Raju) will be releasing on 23/24 of September.
Allu Arjun not doing Dostana
When approached by idlebrain.com, Allu Arjun denied that he is doing the remake of Bollywood blockbuster Dostana. This news which was initially splashed on a few gossip sites made its way to television media through a couple of channels. Allu Arjun said that he is currently doing three films (Arya 2, Guna Sekhar directorial venture and Vedam) which are under production. His next movie is going to be Badrinath to be directed by VV Vinayak.
Quick Gun Murugan Reddy controversy
Rajendra Prasad acted in a film titled Quick Gun Murugan which is due for release in India and abroad (except for AP) tomorrow. He played the title role. However, a recent controversy sparked off because of the titling of villain name in that movie as ‘Rice Plate Reddy’ (played by Nassar). There were severe protests on using Reddy’s name prominently for the villain characters in the movie.
26 August 2009
Rajamouli to direct Viswamitra with Prabhas?
SS Rajamouli who is currently in story discussions of comedy flick ‘Maryada Ramanna’ with Sunil is going to direct another big budget extravaganza. It will be produced by Rajamouli’s guru K Raghavendra Rao. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, it will feature Prabhas as hero and the story is based on Brahmarshi Viswamitra. Other details are awaited.
Nagarjuna’s film shoot in Goa
Nagarjuna will be travelling to Goa next month for a 30-day schedule of his latest movie in the direction of debutant Kiran. The latest still released with Nagarjuna holding playing cards speculating rumours that this movie could be a story based on card game/gambling (and there is a legal Casino in Goa sea shore). Chitrangadha Singh and Pooja are doing female leads. Siva Prasad Reddy produces it. This film will be released in the month of December.
Dil Raju buys Ganesh for Nizam
Dil Raju bought the Nizam rights of Ram’s latest movie Ganesh (just Ganesh) for an outstanding amount of 4.5 crores, as per the sources of idlebrain.com. Sravanthi Ravi Kishore who produced last year’s blockbuster Ready is producing this movie. The entire business is over and Sravanthi Ravi Kishore is holding the distribution rights for Guntur, Krishna and USA (though KAD entertainment).
European fighters for Ek Niranjan
Prabhas’s latest movie Ek Niranjan completed its 35 days schedule in Thailand recently. A few vital scenes and climax scenes were shot in Bangkok and Pattaya. The climax of Ek Niranjan sports European fighters along with Indian fighters. One of such fighter acted in a solo fight with Jackie Chan for a movie in the past. Puri Jagan directs this movie. Kangana Raunat is doing female lead. Sonu Sood, Mukul Dev and Makrand Deshpande play other vital roles. Mani Sharma composes music. Aditya Ram produces it.
Puri Jagan to direct Gopichand
Puri Jagan’s next movie will feature Gopichand as hero. This movie will also be produced by Puri Jagan on Vaishno Academy banner. This action entertainer will be launched in the month of November and Puri Jagan is aiming for summer 2010 release.
Eenadu logo launch on 29 August
Eenadu – the Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster A Wednesday stars Venkatesh as cop and Kamal Hassan as a common man. Chakri Tholeti (who acted as photographer kid in Sagara Sangamam) makes his debut as director. The entire movie is shot with RED camera. Sruthi Hassan composed background music for this movie. Logo and trailers of Eenadu will be launched on 29 August in a star-studded event in Hyderabad. Music will be launched in the first week of September. Producer Kumar is planning to release the movie on 18 September. Poonam Kaur and Bharat Reddy play other important roles.
24 August 2009
Venkatesh as Ganga?
Amma Rajasekhar is directing Venkatesh. This film will be jointly produced by Nallamalupu Bujji and Suresh Babu. Venkatesh is said to be donning the role of a mafia don in this movie. The tentative title for this movie is Ganga. Art director Thota Tarani is building a huge house set in the outskirts of Hyderabad. This movie will be launched once Venkatesh completes talkie part of his Namo Venkatesa in the direction of Seenu Vytla.
Temple backdrop for Allu Arjun’s movie
Allu Arjun has three films on floors now. One is Arya 2 which is going to release in September. The second one is Vedam and the third one is the untitled movie in Guna Sekhar’s direction. Allu Arjun is going to do his next project for Geeta Arts. This film is titled as ‘Badrinath’. VV Vinayak directs this movie. Chinni Krishna (story writer of Narasimha Naidu and Indra) provides story. It is reliably learnt that there will be a temple backdrop for the movie. Allu Arvind who produced Magadheera – a film of epic proportion is planning to make Badrinath a huge budgeted film with a Badrinadh temple set and by having in lots of special effects work.
Sairam’s Bumper Offer
Bumper Offer is the title of Sairam Shankar’s latest movie in the production of Puri Jagan’s Vaishno Academy. Bindu Madhavi (Avakai Biryani fame) is doing female lead. Jaya Ravindra – a protégé of Puri Jagan directs this movie. The shooting of the movie is complete but for a couple of songs to be shot in Bangkok. Puri Jagan started audio company called ‘Puri Sangeet’ and will be releasing Bumper Offer music on that label on 5 September. Popular singer Raghu Kunche is turning music director with this movie. Puri Jagan also provides story and dialogues for Bumper Offer.
Hansika in MS Raju’s movie
MS Raju planned to produce a female oriented thriller/horror. He considered Nayana Tara as heroine. But after the release of Anjaneyulu, MS Raju is said to have opted for Hansika Motwani (heroine of his last movie Maska) for the role. This film is tentatively titled as Chandi. Tamil hero Arya who is doing villain role in Allu Arjun’s film in Guna Sekhar’s direction is expected to do negative role in MS Raju’s movie as well. Kodi Rama Krishna will direct this movie. It will go to floors in a couple of months.
23 August 2009
Kurradu for Dasara
Tamil blockbuster Polladavan is being remade in Telugu as Kurradu. This film has Varun Sandesh playing the title role. Neha Sharma (CHiruta fame) is the heroine. Sandeep Gunnam (son of Gangaraju Gunnam) makes his debut as director. Ravi (who dubbed Sonu Sood voice) is acting as one of the villains in this movie. Shooting of the movie is complete. Achu is composing music. Music of the film will be released in the first week of September. Film will hit the screens during Dasara. P Kiran produces it on Anandi Art Creations banner.
19 August 2009
4 crores remuneration to Naga Chaitanya?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Naga Chaitanya is paid a whopping amount of 4 crores as remuneration for his debut film Josh. Though Nagarjuna didn’t not specify any figure while giving the dates of his son, Dil Raju opined that a remuneration for 4 crores would be fair for the new star. There are lots of expectations on Naga Chaitanya’s debut film Josh which is going to release very soon.
Arya 2 goes to Goa
A song of Arya 2 is being canned in Goa now in the choreography of Nixon. Shooting of the film will be almost over except for a set song to be canned in Hyderabad later. Allu Arjun and Kajal Agarwal play main leads. Navadeep and Shraddha Das play important characters. Sukumar directs it and this movie will be released in the second half of September.
Eenadu on 18 September
Eenadu – remake of Hindi flick A Wednesday – is going to release on 18 September. Kamal Hassan and Ronnie Screwwala jointly produced this bilingual in Tamil and Telugu. Kamal Hassan and Venkatesh did the Telugu version. Chakri directed this movie. G Kumar Babu bought the rights of Telugu version. This film is shot with RED camera.
17 August 2009
Arya 2 on 19 September?
There is an unwritten agreement in mega family that there should be a gap of at least 50 days between their releases. Ram Charan Teja’s Magdheera was released on 31 July. And it will completed 50 days by 18 September. The efforts are on to release Allu Arjun’s Arya 2 on 19 September. Kajal Agarwal (heroine of Magadheera) plays a female lead. Sukumar who made fabulous debut with Arya directs this movie as well. Navadeep and Shraddha Das are also the part of the cast.
Chiranjeevi books 2 IMAX shows
Chiranjeevi has booked two shows of Magadheera in IMAX screen for tomorrow. The purpose is to invite all the MLAs and MLCs for this special screening. Chiranjeevi is been flooded with requests of other MLAs and MLCs who expressed their intentions of watching the movie with Chiranjeevi. Chiranjeevi obliged it and arranged special shows on IMAX screen.
Bindu Madhavi in Rama Rama Krishna Krishna
Bindu Madhavi (Avakai Biryani fame) is one of the heroines of Rama Rama Krishna Krishna movie along with Priya Anand (Sekhar Kammula’s Leader fame). Ram is the hero of this movie. Arjun (Gentleman fame) plays an important role. Shooting of this movie is on. Srivas (Lakshyam fame) directs it. Producer Dil Raju is aiming for Sankranthi release.
Sankham music on 19 August
Music of Gopichand’s latest movie Sankham will be released on 19 August by Aditya music. Thaman composes music. Trisha plays female lead. Siva (Souryam director) directs this movie. Bhagawan and Pulla Rao jointly produce this movie. Sankham movie will be released in the first half of September.
16 August 2009
Kalyan Ram’s film details
Third schedule of Kalyan Ram’s latest movie on his home banner ‘NTR Arts’ is going on in Hyderabad now. Hansika Motwani is doing female lead. Naren is making his debut as director. Kalyan Ram is doing a different role in this movie which is being made on high technical standards. BVS Ravi pens dialogues. Thaman composes music. Master Nandamuri Sourya Ram (son of Kalyan Ram) presents this film. Kalyan Ram Nandamuri is the producer.
15 August 2009
Mahesh-Gowtam film in December
Mahesh Babu’s film in the direction of Gowtam Menon is still on though Manjula is producing a movie with Naga Chaitanya in the direction of Gowtam Menon. Gowtam Menon gave back-to-back dates to Manjula. Mahesh Babu’s film will be launched in December by when Naga Chaitanya’s second movie will be ready for the release. More details later.
Dil Raju about Josh release date
When asked about Josh release date, Dil Raju said that the unofficial release date is 28 August. However, he categorically mentioned that he has to completely be satisfied with the output to announce the release date officially. He will be watching the final product in a couple of days and make the big announcement.
Mallanna creates big buzz
The buzz is very good for 21 August release for Mallanna film as it’s been bought by Dil Raju for Nizam and Vizag areas at a high rates. Mallanna – one of the biggest ever budgeted films in Souh India – is based on a super hero concept where Vikram works as a CBI officer probing corruption and black money. Shriya is doing female lead.
Suresh Babu’s hand in 14 movies in next 12 months
Suresh Babu is making sure that he is associated with lots of films though he is not producing any movie on his home banner now. He is either presenting or partly financing around 14 movies which are due for the release in the next 12 months. Suresh Babu is planning to produce a huge budgeted movie in the latter part of next year.
14 August 2009
Geeta Arts buys Puli for Nizam
Allu Arvind doesn’t buy movies of other producers for Nizam area. But Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie Puli is an exception. Allu Arvind (Geeta Arts distributors) bought the distribution rights of Pawan Kalyan’s Komaram Puli for Nizam area by paying astronomical amounts. This movie will be released in December 2009. AR Rehman composes music and SJ Surya directs it.
Chandra to produce Anushka film
Chandra – personal Make-up artist of Nagarjuna will be turning producer and making a movie with Anushka as heroine. He won Nandi award in the past for his work in Seetarama Raju, Annamayya and Sri Ramadasu. It is a heroine oriented film that is going to be produced on Sai Ratna creations banner. This film will go to floors on 11 December and shooting will be completed in February 2010. Other details are awaited.
Two big openings on 15 August
15 August is going to be a busy day for Telugu film industry and film media. Two big films will be launched on Independence Day. The first movie is Brindavanam starring NTR. This film is produced by Dil Raju and directed by Vamsi Paidipally. The second film is going to be the second movie of Naga Chaitanya in the direction of Gowtam Menon. Manjula (Mahesh Babu sister) produces it.
13 August 2009
Magadheera sizzles in Kolkota
It’s been Tamil films like Sivaji and Dasavatharam that made their presence felt in Kolkota. Magadheera is the first Telugu movie that is creating quite a buzz by getting continuous housefuls at Fame Cinemas at South City Mall. The Telegraph newspaper of Kolkota reported that Magadheera movie giving bollywood blockbuster like Love Aaj Kal a run for it’s money. It is nice to see a Telugu film doing exordinary business not only in AP and overseas, but also in the capital cities of other states.
12 August 2009
Chitrangada with Nagarjuna
Chitrangada Singh who acted in Bollywood films like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Sorry Bhai is making her debut in Telugu now. She is paired against Nagarjuna in his latest movie that is being directed by debutant Kiran Kumar. She also acted in TV commercials of ICICI bank and Joy ALukkas Jewellery. Pooja who did the role of blind girl in Nenu Devudni movie is doing second female lead. D Siva Prasad Reddy produces this movie.
10 August 2009
Rajnikant and Shankar watch Magadheera
Rajniknth and Shankar watched a special preview of Ram Chran Teja’s latest industry hit Magadheera in Chennai yesterday. Shankar said that Magadheera will be one of the most expensve and grand film made in entire South India. Rajnikanth said, “I watched a special preview of Chiruta when it was released and I predicted that he has it in him to become the biggest star. I am happy that he made my words true by giving a box-office shattering hit with Magadheera.”
8 August 2009
Ram Charan Teja to follow Amir Khan
Ram Charan Teja to follow Amir Khan style story selection. He has an open mind and inclination to experiment and change the genres. Like Amir Khan delivered the path breaking bug-budget period saga Lagaan, Ram Charan Teja did Magadheera. Just like Amir Khan did Dil Chahta Hain after Lagaan, Ram Charan Teja is going to do a trendy love story to be directed by Bhaskar who gave wonderful film like Bommarillu in the past. This film will have USA backdrop.
Prasthanam in Vijayawada from 17 August
Deva Katta (Vennela fame) is directing his second movie titled Prasthanam with Sharwanand and Ruby in the main leads. The first schedule of the movie is over and the unit will be moving to Vijaywada to shoot the second schedule from 17 of August. Mahesh Shankar provides music and Sham Datt handles cinematography. Sharwanand plays a key role. Other actors who work for this movie include Sandeep Kishan, Vennela Kishore, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Jeeva, Surekha Vani, Pavitra Lokesh
Mahatma release on Mahatma’s birthday
Krishna Vamsi is directing a film titled Mahatma with Srikanth doing the title role. Manohar is producing this movie. Paruchuri brothers penned dialogues for this film. Music of the movie will be launched soon. Krishna Vamsi is aiming for 2 October release on the eve of the birthday of Mahathma Gandhi. Incidentally this is the 100th movie of hero Srikanth.
Teja’s 50 movies
Maverick director Teja who directed blockbuster movies like Chitram, Jayam and Nuvvu Nenu has started a new banner called ‘Jayam Movies’ with the intention of making low budget films with high creativity. He has a plan to produce 50 films in the next five years. He will be launching 10 movies as a part of the first bunch soon. The first film is going to ‘Alivelu Manga’ to be directed by Kodi Rama Krishna. This heroine oriented film in the lines of Pratighatana, Ankusam will feature two heroines. Kalyani Malik will compose music. This film will be launched soon. Teja also signed Rasool and Anand Ranga (Oy fame) for a film each. Three new directors will also direct a film each. Two Tamil directors will direct a film each. Teja is planning to do these films on war-footing method in corporate style.
Sambho Siva Sambho on 26 November
Ravi Teja is the most consistent hero in Telugu film industry. His first movie of the year Kick was a super hit. His second movie of the year Anjaneyulu is going to release on 12 August. His next movie Sambho Siva Sambho which is a remake of a Tamil film Nandodigal is going to release on 26 Novmber. Allari Naresh, Sunil and Siva Balaji play other important roles. This movie will start shooting from 16 August in Kurnool.
Sankham on 4 September
Gopi Chand’s latest movie Sankham is going to release on 4 September. Siva who directed Souryam with Gopichand in the past is directing this movie. Pulla Rao and Bhagawan are jointly producing this movie. Trisha is acting with Gopichand for the first time as heroine. Tamil actor Satyaraj plays a vital role. Music of this movie might be launched on 15 August.
7 August 2009
Mallanna on 21 August
Vikram’s latest bilingual Mallanna (Kandaswamy in Tamil) is going to release on 21 August. This big budgeted movie shot in various continents is said to be an eye field with exotic visuals. Shriya is paired up with Vikram. Susi Ganesan directs this highest budgeted flick. Vikram donned several get-ups including that of a woman. Mallanna deals with corruption, black money and social equity.
Sukumar to direct Happy Days pair
Sukumar who is currently doing the sequel of Arya is planning to direct his next movie with the Happy Days pair of Varun Sandesh and Tamanna. Allu Arvind who secured the dates of Tamanna right after Happy Days movie will produce it on Geeta Arts banners. More details later.
Bindu Madhavi’s Shoot
The title under consideration for Bindu Madhavi’s latest movie is Shoot. She plays the role of NRI who returns to AP. Ravi Babu plays a vital role in this film. Rajendra Prasad directs this movie and Nagender is the producer. Bindu Madhavi is also doing another film titled ‘Bumper Offer’ which is being produced by Puri Jagan with his brother Sairam Shankar as hero.
6 August 2009
Kajal Agarwal with Pawan Kalyan
Director Harish Shankar is considering Kajal Agarwal as heroine for Pawan Kalyan’s next movie. This film will be produced by Ganesh Babu who is currently producing Ravi Teja’s Anjaneyulu. Kajal Agarwal joined the big league with the mega hit of Magadheera movie.
Leader logo launch on 15 August
Logo of RaNa’s launch pad Leader with unveiled on 15 August. Sekhar Kammula directs this movie which is being produced by AVM banner. The title song of Leader is being shot in public currently in Vijayawada (prakasam barrage). Rana, Tanikella Bharani, Priya Anand, Richa etc are participating in this song along with the live crowd.
Kurradu title confirmed
Kurradu is the confirmed title for Varun Sandesh’s latest movie which is a remake of Tamil blockbuster Polladavan. Cinematographer turned director Sandeep Gunnam (son of Gangaraju Gunnam) makes his debut as director. Neha Sharma (Chiruta fame) is doing female lead. Gemini Kiran produces this movie.
Dasari’s Young India
Veteran director Dasari is going to direct his 149th directorial venture soon. This film is titled as Young India. Dasari is planning to cast three new guys and three new girls for this movie. Dasari will also produce this movie. More details later.
1 August 2009
Komaram Puli on 19 December
Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie Komaram Puli in the direction of SJ Surya (Kushi fame) will be releasing on 19 December 2009. Nikisha Patel is making her debut as heroine in this movie. Pawan Kalyan plays the role of a cop. Singanamala Ramesh produces this movie. The shooting of the movie is currently going on in Hyderabad. Oscar winner AR Rehman composes music.
Naga Chaitanya’s next with Gowtam Menon
Naga Chaitanya’s debut film Josh is all set to release in August month. Naga Chaitanya’s second movie which is supposed to be produced by D Siva Prasad Reddy and directed by Seenu Vytla is pushed back. Manjula (Mahesh Babu’s sister) who is expected to produce a movie in Mahesh Babu and Gowtam Menon combination film is going to produce a movie with Naga Chaitanya as hero in Gowtam Menon direction. This film will be launched in August month.
Nara Rohith’s Banam on 16 September
Seshu Priyanka Chalasani (daughter of C Aswini Dutt) has started a production house called ‘Three Angels Studios’ and producing a film titled Banam by introducing Nara Rohith (son of Nara Rammurthy Naidu who is the brother of Chandra Babu Naidu). This film was shot extensively in Vijayanagaram, Vizag, Araku, Ooty and Pollachi. Chaitanya Dantuluri is making his debut as a director. Vedika plays female lead. Mani Sharma composes music. Nagaraju Gandham pens dialogues. Banam is expected to release on 16 September.
31 July 2009
Biggest openings for Magadheera
Ram Charan Teja’s latest movie Magadheera opened to box-office shattering collections. The last film that witnessed the amazing craze was Ranjikant’s Sivaji. As per the reports, the kind of returning crowds and frenzy among the public is going to beat the craze created by Sivaji hands down. Released with highest number prints in highest number screens, Magadheera is going to create history with it’s first week collections.
Tanish as Manchivadu
Tanish’s latest movie is titled as Manchivadu. Supergood films banner is producing this movie. Lakshmi Narayana (Deepti) who made his debut as director with Sunil’s Andala Ramudu will direct this movie. Dhama is doing female lead. Rajiv (son of music director Koti) plays another important role. Shilpi composes music. Muhurat of this movie will be held on 15 August.
Arti paired with Dharmavarapu
Arti Agarwal doesn’t seem to be in no mood to realise the heroes she is acting with. Made hero Telugu debut with Venkatesh and went on to act with almost all big heroes, Arti Agarwal seem to be contending with accepting whichever project that comes to her way. She recently started a movie in which Posani was hero. Her next movie will feature Dharmavarapu Subramanyam as hero. RR Raja produces this movie and Ram Kumar directs it. This film will be launched on 5 August.
30 July 2009
Magadheera runtime is 2:46 hrs
The sources of Geeta Arts informed us that the total duration of Magadheera movie is 2 hour and 46 minutes. The footage of the movie is 14,400 feet. The total number of reels in the movie is 16. Magadheera prints are getting ready in the labs. This movie obtained U certificate. Magadheera is releasing worldwide on 31 July 2009.
Magadheera premiere tonight
The grand premiere of Ram Charan Teja’s Magadheera is going to be conducted in Cinemax, Hyderabad at9 pm on 30 July. The big wigs of Telugu film industry are going to attend this special premiere. It may be learnt that Ram Charan Teja’s debut film Chiruta was also premiered a day before the release at Prasad Multiplex a couple of years back.
Jallu release on 31 July
Jayant Prithviraj who is working in CME group as software engineer in Chicago, USA is making his debut as hero with a film titled Jallu. Prerana is the heroine. VV Narayana directed this movie that deals with a global issue. Nihal composed music. This film is releasing on 31 July through Suresh movie distributors. Recharla Subhash Naidu produced this movie
Priyamani’s heroine oriented movie
National award winning actress Priyamani is going to act in a heroine oriented Telugu film soon. Kumar Brothers are producing this movie on KBC banner. Kartikeya Gopala Krishna is making his debut as director. This film will be launched in September and regular shoot will take place from October onwards.
29 July 2009
Ram Charan Teja visits Kadapa Darga
Ram Charan Teja visited Ameen Peer Darga in Kadapa yesterday to seek the almighty blessings. He said that his fathered asked him to pay a visit to Darga on the eve of his latest movie Magadheera release on 31 July. Kadapa Darga is very frequently visited by AR Rehman. Kadapa Darga was also in the news a year back when Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai paid a visit.
Josh in second half of August
Naga Chaitanya’s debut film Josh is unlikely to release on 14 of August as told by Dil Raju prior to the music launch. Initially they wanted to launch the movie on the birthday of Smt Annapurnamma (grandmother of Naga Chaitanya) on 14 August. As of now, the likely release date is 21 August. There could be chances of release shifted to 29 August to coincide with Nagarjuna’s birthday as well. We have to wait and see!
Rajan P Dev is no more
Popular character actor Rajan P (58) Dev died at a hospital in Angamaly (Kerala) today morning. Rajan P Dev acted as villain and character artist in many Telugu films like Simhadri, Aadi, Dil, Okkadu, Arjun, Bunny, Yogi, Balu, Veera Bhadra etc. He acted in around 180 films in all south Indian languages. May his soul rest in peace.
28 July 2009
Venky plays ventriloquist
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Venkatesh is playing the role of a ventriloquist in his latest movie Namo Venkatesa. This film is going to be extensively shot in Europe for 35 days and the unit just left for Europe. Venkatesh recently took some professional training in ventriloquism to perfect the role he is playing in this movie. Trisha plays female lead. This film is said to be a family entertainer like Kalisundam Raa and Nuvvu Naaku Nachav.
RaNa to go public for leader
RaNa who is making his debut with Sekhar Kammula’s latest movie Leader will be visiting many places of AP to shoot the movie amidst public. As the title suggests, RaNa plays the role of a leader and certain scenes in the movie demand huge public gatherings. Hence Sekhar Kammula will be shooting the movie of Leader amidst public in Nagarjuna Sagar, Vijayawada, Karamchedu, Vizag, Rajahmundry etc. This schedule will start from 1st August.
Bala Krishna Rao is the prez of film chamber
Bala Krishna Rao of Usha Pictures, Eluru is elected as the president of AP Film Chamber of Commerce. The tenure for this post is one year. Bala Krishna Rao will be replacing KS Rama Rao as the president. Rama Subbareddy, C Kalyan and A Ravi Shankar Prasad are elected as vice presidents. KC Sekhara Babu and T Sai Surya Prasad are honorary secretaries. Burugapalli Siva Rama Krishna is the honorary treasurer. Idlebrain.com congratulates the newly elected members.
25 July 2009
Sandeep Chowta music for Nag’s film
Sandeep Chowta who scored memorable music for Nagarjuna’s films like Ninne Pelladatha, Chandralekha and Super in the past is scoring music for Nagarjuna’s latest movie that was launched yesterday. Sarvesh Murari handles camera. Kiran is being introduced as director with this movie. D Siva Prasad produces it.
Bala Krishna’s film from 6 August
Bala Krishna’s next film will go to floors from 6 August onwards. It will be directed by Boyapati Seenu who directed commercial hits like Badra and Tulasi. Paruchuri Kiriti produces this movie on United movies banner. Other details are awaited.
RR Moviemakers’ film with Lakshyam combination
The combination of Lakshyam film (Gopichand, Anushka and Jagapati Babu) is going to be repeated soon. This film is expected to be produced by RR Moviemakers that produced latest hit Kick. Gopi is likely to make his debut as director. More details later.
24 July 2009
Magadheera on 31 July?
As per the unconfirmed reports, the release of Ram Charan Teja’s latest movie Magadheera may get postponed by two days from 29 July to 31 July. The reason for this delay is attributed to DI and graphics work. This film is releasing with highest number of prints in highest number of screens. The premier shows in USA are expected to be screened on 30 July.
23 July 2009
Ashta Chemma as ISB case study
Indian School of Business students were taught “Producing Ashta Chamma” as a case study, part of their entrepreneurship course curriculum. The case was presented by Professor Rama Velamuri to ISB students in the past two days. This is the first of a kind, for ISB to do a case on Indian movie business, and more so, in the Telugu film industry. The case is essentially about Ram Mohan (producer of Ashta Chemma), the protagonist. An IIMA (IIM Ahmedabad) graduate who failed in entrepreneurship before, worked with Suresh Productions and UTV, came back to the movie business and made a successful small movie.
Ram as Ganesh
Ganesh is the title of Ram’s latest film that is being produced by his uncle Sravanthi Ravi Kishore now. ‘Just Ganesh’ is the tagline. Kajal Agarwal plays female lead. This film is an entertainer that involved 10’s of kids. These kids are playing a considerable amount of part in this entertainer that is being primarily catered to kids and families along with youth. Micky J Meyer composes music and music of this movie will be launched in the next month.
Kajal’s sister as heroine?
Kajal Agarwal is turning out to be queen bee of Tollywood by acting with the happening youth heroes like NTR, Prabhas, Allu Arjun, Ram and Prabhas. If the rumors are to be believed, her sister is going to make her debut as an actress soon.
21 July 2009
Highest number of prints for Magadheera
Efforts are on to get Magadheera released with highest number of prints in highest number of screens. Geeta Arts which has mastered the art of packaging product and collecting record-breaking revenues with their past two releases Jalsa and Ghajini (Hindi), is going to make sure that the hype and hysteria surrounding Rajamouli (who delivered only hits so far) and Ram Charan Teja (heir of Chiranjeevi) combination will be duly converted into revenue through mind-boggling openings. The making standards of the movie are also going to be another reason why this movie must be watched on the big screens. This film will go for censor certification on Wednesday and it will release on 29 July 2009.
Dil Raju becomes a singer
Dil Raju wanted to become a playback singer before entering film industry. In an interview given to idlebrain.com in the past, Dil Raju said that he went to singing contests in Tyagaraja Gana Sabha his luck in singing. He also wanted to start a music company. Now that he became a successful producer, Dil Raju sang a song titled ‘Annayyochadu’ in Naga Chaitanya’s debut film Josh. The credits for the singer are given as Ramana as Dil Raju’s real name is Venkata Ramana Reddy.
Mental Krishna is now Gentleman
Posani Krishna Murali who is known for maverick movies and crazy titles is coming up with a gentle title now. He named one of his latest movies as Mental Krishna. Now he decided to go for an image-makeover titled his next movie as ‘Gentleman’. This film features Arti Agarwal doing female lead. Posani Krishna Murali also directs this movie. Nallam Padmaja produces this movie. Muhurat of Gentleman will take place on the morning of 24 July.
17 July 2009
Vinayakudu II on 2 Oct
The shooting of Villagelo Vinayakudu (part II of Vinayakudu) was wrapped up in a single schedule lasting in 36 days today. This film features Krishnudu playing the role of Vinayakudu. Sai Kiran Adivi who directed Vinayakudu is directing the sequel. He is also producing this movie on Moon Water Pictures banner. Sai Kiran is planning to launch the music on Vinayaka Chaviti. Incidentally Vinayakudu movie’s music was also launched on the day of Vinayaka Chaviti last year. Saranya Mohan plays female lead. Vinayakudu II is going to release on October 2.
Josh music on the racks on 20 July
The music of Naga Chaitanya’s debut vehicle Josh will be launched at a grand function organized on the evening of 18 July. This event is going to be telecast live on MAA TV. Aditya music bought the audio rights. There will be three full songs and three big songs. Sandeep Chowta who gave memorable music to Nagarjuna for Ninne Pelladatha and Super composed music for Josh. There will be three shades to the character of Naga Chaitanya in this movie. Music of Josh will be made available in market on Monday (20 July).
Natti Kumar buys Nitin’s Adavi
Small producer of Telugu cinema Natti Kumar has grabbed the Telugu dubbing rights of Nitin’s debut Hindi film Aghyaat. This movie is being dubbed and released in Telugu as Adavi. Based on the Hollywood film Predator, Ram Gopal Varma made this thriller based on the adventures made by a filmmaking crew in the jungles of Srilanka. Nisha Kothari (Priyanka Kothari) plays female lead. This film will be released in both the versions on 7 August.
16 July 2009
Eenadu on 12 August
Kamal Hassan’s latest bilingual movie – Eenadu which is a remake of Hindi blockbuster A Wednesday is going to release on 12 August. Chakri Toleti (the kid who acted as photographer in Sagarasangamam movie) is making his debut as director with this movie. Kamal Hassan and Venkatesh are playing two main leads. Kamal Hassan and Ronnie Screwwala (UTV) are jointly producing this movie. Meanwhile Venkatesh’s Namo Venkatesa will go to floors on 26 July with a 25-days stint in Europe. Venkatesh committed another mass entertainer in the direction of Amma Rajasekhar.
Bhumika also in Amaravathi?
Bhumika Chawla is likely to play one of the heroines in Ravi Babu’s latest film Amaravathi. The other heroine in this movie might be Sneha. Ravi Babu who makes sure that he switches between genres each time is doing a thriller after delivering a musical love story with Nachavule. Bhumika Chawla donned the title role Anasuya in Ravi Babu’s Anasuya film. We have to wait and see who is going to don the title role Amaravathi – Sneha or Bhumika Chawla?
Deepika item song twice in the movie
Jayant C Paranji roped in Deepika Padukune to do a special item song for his latest venture Love 4 Ever. This film introduces Ranadeep and Mridula in the main leads. Deepika Padukone completed this song in the choreography of Ahmed Khan. This song will come in the movie as per the situation. Another version including close-ups of Deepika will be repeated during the end title credits of the movie. Jayant also narrated a story to Deepika and she accepted to do that film. That film is about the love story between a Tamil girl and New York Desi guy. Ram Sanpath composed music of Love 4 Ever. Jayant is also the producer of this movie.
14 July 2009
Magadheera pushed to 29 July
The release of Ram Charan Teja’s latest movie Magadheera is pushed to 29 July from 24 July. Bhogavalli Prasad who is acting as the executive producer for this movie confirmed the same. Magadheera has been the center of attraction since the project was launched and the incessant delay in release is raising expectations more and more. SS Rajamouli directed it and Geeta Arts produced it.
Ravi Teja in a remake?
Bellamkonda Suresh bought Telugu remake rights of Tamil blockbuster Nadodigal. This film is directed by Samuthirakani who played the role of villain in Subramanyapuram (Ananthapuram in Telugu). Ravi Teja is likely to play male in this movie. Another key role might be played by Allari Naresh. If Ravi Teja confirms this project, the film in the combination of Ravi Teja – Krishna Vamsi – Bellamkonda Suresh might be postponed. Samuthirakani who directed the Tamil version will direct Telugu version as well.
Sneha in Amaravathi?
Sneha is may play lead role in Ravi Babu’s latest thriller Amaravathi. This film will be produced by Bhavya Creations that delivered last year’s hit Souryam. The shooting of this movie will take place in Hyderabad and Rajahmundry.
13 July 2009
Dil Raju’s next movie with NTR as hero is titled as Brindavanam. The tagline is going to be ‘Govindudu Andarivadu’. Vamsi Paidipalli who made his debut as director with Munna movie will direct this film. It will be a family drama in the genre of Kalisundam Raa. This film will be launched in September and will be releasing on 24 March 2010. For the starters NTR’s blockbuster Aadi (distributed by Dil Raju in Nizam) was released on 28 March.
Nagarjuna’s film shoot in Guntur
Nagarjuna’s latest movie that introduces Kiran Kumar as director will go to floors on 24 July. This film will be shot in Guntur for three days before shifting to Hyderabad. D Siva Prasad Reddy who made innumerable films with Nagarjuna including Nenunnanu, Boss and Kind in the recent times will be producing this movie on Kamakshi Kala Movies banner.
Nayana Tara in MS Raju’s film
MS Raju will be producing a female oriented thriller in the lines of Arundhati soon. Nayana Tara is expected to do female lead in this film which will be directed by Kodi Rama Krishna who also directed Arundhati. MS Raju will also produce another youth entertainer by launching his son Sumanth Ashwin as hero.
11 July 2009
Anjaneyulu audio on 24 July
Music of Ravi Teja’s latest movie Anjaneyulu will be launched on 24 July. Thaman who scored music for Ravi Teja’s latest film Kick scored music for Anjaneyulu. Nayana Tara is the heroine. Parasuram (Yuvatha fame) directed this movie. Producer Ganesh is planning to release the movie on 12 August.
10 July 2009
Josh music launch on 18 July
The logo of Naga Chaitanya Akkineni’s debut film Josh will be unveiled by his grandfathers ANR and Rama Naidu at a function to be held on 11 July. Producer Dil Raju is planning to launch the music on 18 July. Sandeep Chowta is scoring music for this high profile movie. Karthika (daughter of heroine Radha) makes her debut in Telugu with this movie. Vasu Varma directs this film. August 12 is the tentative release date of this movie.
Raj Pippalla’s second movie details
Raj Pippalla who made his debut with Boni is going to direct another movie soon. This film will be jointly produced by Anand Ranga (Oy director) and Sunita Tati (Radio Mirchi) on Guru Films banner. More details later.
Vedika with Nara Rohit
Vedika who acted in a couple of Telugu films (Muni and Vijaya Dasami) is paired up with Nara Rohit in his debut film Banam. C Aswini Dutt is producing this movie. Chaitanya Dantuluri is making his debut as director with Banam.
JD to direct Sai Kumar’s son?
JD Chakravarthy is going to direct his 3rd Telugu film for RR Moviemakers banner. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, this film will launched son of dialogue king Sai Kumar as hero. RR Moviemakers recently delivered the blockbuster Kick. Other details of cast and crew are being finalized.
9 July 2009
Leader on 2 October
Sekhar Kammula’s latest movie Leader introducing RaNa (Rama Naidu Daggubati) as hero is going to release on 2nd October which is the birthday of the true leader of India – Mahatma Gandhi. Earlier the producer aimed at 15 August. But delayed schedules caused this movie to postpone to 2nd October. AVM Productions is producing this movie.
Purnodaya completes 30 years
Purnodaya Movie Creations that produced classics like Sankarabharanam, Swathi Muthyam, Sagara Sangamam, Sitara, Swayam Krushi, Seetakoka Chiluka is completing 30 years of it’s existence. Sangam Academy will felicitate Edida Nageswara Rao on this eve with Sangam Lifetime Achievement Award. This function will be held on 14 July in Ravindra Bharati. Journalist Pulagam Chinnarayana’s book ‘Cine Purnodayam’ will be launched on this eve.
Genelia’s Katha 50% complete
Shooting of Genelia’s latest Telugu film in the direction of debutant Srinivas Raga is complete by 50%. The latest schedule was taken place at Araku valley. Genelia is doing the role of a teacher in this romantic thriller. Arun plays main lead. SK Balachandran composes music. Gangaraju Gunnam produces Katha on Just Yellow Cinema banner.
8 July 2009
Magadheera on Indra date
Pichi Pichiga Nachav song of Magadheera is being shot in Europe from 7 July. Shooting of the movie will be complete by this song. The efforts are on to release Magadheera movie on 24 July which is also the release date of Chiranjeevi’s blockbuster Indra. Kajal Agarwal plays female lead. SS Rajamouli directs this movie.
Kalavaramaye Madilo on 17 July
Swati’s latest movie Kalavaramaye Madilo is all set to release on 17 July. This film is being directed by Satish Kasetti who directed national award winning art film ‘Hope’. Kamal Kamaraju plays male lead. Music composed by Sharat Vasudevan is already a chartbuster. Mohan Vadlapatla produces this film on Mohan Media Creations banner. (click here for blogs written by the director Satish)
Europe backdrop for Namo Venkatesa
Venkatesh’s latest movie Namo Venkatesa is going to have Europe backdrop. The unit will shoot the movie in Europe from 27 July for 35 days. Seenu Vytla directs this movie. Suresh Babu D presents this movie on 14 reels banner. Trisha is paired up with Venkatesh after successful Adavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule movie.
Nitin’s unreleased and delayed film Satyam Sivam Sundaram is being rechristened as Maaro and is going to be released very soon. This tagline for this movie is ‘silent, but violent’. Meera Chopra is paired up with Nitin in this movie. Parvati Melton is doing an item song in Maaro movie. This movie will be releasing soon.
7 July 2009
Mehar Ramesh to direct NTR’s next
The combination of Kantri is going to be repeated now. NTR is going to act in Vyjayanthi banner in the direction of Meher Ramesh. Ileana will be paired up with NTR in this movie. This film will have different backdrop and will be shot in grand locations. It will go to floors in the month of October. Mani Sharma composes music and Sameer Reddy handles camera.
Bommarillu Bhaskar names his daughter Hasini
Bhaskar who made his directorial debut with Bommarillu film named his daughter as Hasini. It is the name of the heroine played by Genelia in Bommarillu film. Hasini character became pretty popular among Telugu film lovers and the dialogues of Hasini (anthenaa? .. o kappu coffee) are being used as ring tones in mobile phones.
Allari Naresh in Usha Kiron movies?
Usha Kiron movies which produced the recent blockbuster Nachavule is producing another film in the direction of Siva Nageswara Rao now. As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Usha Kiron is planning to do a comedy film with Allari Naresh as hero. This film is likely to be directed by E Sathi Babu who made his debut with ‘O Chinnadana’ film.
30th June 2009
Naga Chaitanya’s Josh on 12 August
The unit of Naga Chaitanya’s Josh returned to city after an exhausting schedule at golden temple city Amritsir. The last leg of the shooting is currently going on at Mehdipatnam now. Dil Raju produces this movie by introducing Vasu Varma as the director. Karthika (daughter of yesteryear’s heartthrob Radha) is doing female lead. Dil Raju is aiming for 12 August release for Josh.
NTR’s Adurs on October 14
October 14th is the date set for the release of NTR’s latest film Adurs in the direction of VV Vinayak. This film is supposed to release in summer, but got postponed due to the injury to NTR. NTR is completely fit and raving to resume the shoot again on 1st July. The movie will be wrapped up in this schedule.Vallabhaneni Vamsi Mohan is producing this movie on Vaishnavi Arts banner.
Nara Rohit’s Banam
Banam is the title under consideration for the launch of Nara Rohit (son of Chandra Babu Naidu’s brother Nara Rammurthy Naidu). This film is being produced by C Aswini Dutt. Chaitanya Dantuluri makes his debut as director with this film.
29th June 2009
Maro Charitra in Canada?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Dil Raju couldn’t able to procure visas for the entire unit for USA. Hence they are planning to shoot the film in Canada and pass it off as USA. The shooting of the film is supposed to start in this month, but couldn’t. The unit is expected to go to Canada next month. Ravi Yadav (cinematographer of Bollywood blockbuster Race) is making his debut as director with this movie. This film is based on K Balachandar’s yesteryear’s classic Maro Charitra. Micky J Meyer is composing music. Most of this film will be shot in abroad.
KIKK in Hindi by RajShri
Efforts are on to remake Konchem Istam Konchem Kastam in Hindi. Rajshri management has seen the movie and expressed satisfaction. Kishore Kumar who directed the Telugu version will make his debut in Hindi with this remake. Nallamalupu Bujji and Suresh Babu will jointly co-produce the movie along with Rajshri banner.
Suhasini plays Allu Arjun’s mother
Veteran actress Suhasini is making her comeback in Telugu films strongly. She is currently acting as the mother of Allu Arjun in Guna Sekhar’s latest movie that is being produced by Danayya. She is also acting a couple of other Telugu movies. Suhasini did a TV reality show titled Bommarillu for MAA TV a year back.
24th June 2009
Magadheera MP3 release
For the first time in the history of Telugu music, an audio album is releasing along with MP3 songs. Umesh Gupta of Aditya Music is going to release audiocassette, audio CD and MP3 CD of Ram Charan Teja’s simultaneously on 28 June. The albums and CDs will be available in market from 29 June onwards. They are releasing MP3 songs to prevent audio piracy. MM Keeravani composes musc and Rajamouli directed this movie.
Rajendra Prasad dances with Russian models
Rajendra Prasad is doing a lead role in an English film titled Quick Gun Murugan. A song was shot on Rajendra Prasad and Russian models in Mumbai. Popular singer Mikha Singh rendered his voice for this song. Rajendra Prasad dons the role of a vegetarian cowboy and he fights against a non-vegetarian villain in this English comedy. Sashank Ghosh who invented the Quickgun Murugan character for Channel V in 90’s is directing this movie. Fox Star Studios is going to release this movie worldwide soon.
Junction on 26 June
Paruchuri Ravindranath’s (s/o Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao) debut film as hero – Junction will be releasing on 26 June. Anil Krishna directed this movie. Naina – a Bangla and Oriya actress is making her debut in Telugu with this movie. New music director John Salmon composed music. Paruchuri brothers gave the script and dialogues for the movie.
22nd June 2009
Magadheera on 22 July
The final release date of Ram Charan Teja’s second movie Magadheera is fixed as 22nd July 2009. The music composed by MM Keeravani will be launched at a function organized in Shilpa Kala Vedika on the night of 28 June. Kajal Agarwal plays female lead. Srihari did a vital role. Senthil Kumar (Arundhati fame) handled camera. Allu Arvind produces it on Geeta Arts banner. This film will released with the highest number of prints worldwide on 22 July.
21st June 2009
Nagarjuna’s new film from 24 July
After Dasarath and Lawrence, Nagarjuna is going to introduce another new director in this decade. Kiran Kumar will be making his grand directorial debut with Nagarjuna as hero. This film is going to be produced by D Siva Prasad Reddy on Kamakshi Kala Movies banner. It will go to floors on 24 July and is likely to be released in December 2009 (Nagarjuna’s lucky month).
Nikhil as Kalavar King
Nikhil who took a long gap after his last film Yuvatha has signed a film titled ‘Kalavar King’. This entertainer will be produced by D Srinivasa Rao who recently produced Drona with Nitin as hero. More details later.
Achyuta Reddy’s son as hero
Producer and actor Dontireddy Achyuta Reddy who produced a few films is introducing his son Nitish as hero now. The film is tentatively titled as Manasa Tullipadake. The regular shooting of this movie will start on 3 July. P Balaji directs it.
20th June 2009
Gopi Gopika Godavari on 10 July
The release of Vamsi’s latest movie Gopi Gopika Godavari is postponed from 26 June to 10 July. This film features Venu and Kamalini Mukherjee in the main leads. Kamalinee Mukherjee plays the role of a doctor who works on a mobile hospital situated on a boat that caters to small villages in and around Godavari. Chakri’s melodious music is making a mark for itself. Valluripalli Ramesh produces this movie.
Mani Sharma to produce Varun Sandesh film
Mani Sharma signed Varun Sandesh as hero for his debut as producer. Mani Sharma has started his own banner Ocean films (named after his son Sagar) and will be producing this movie. Being a music lover Mani Sharma roped in veteran lyricist Veturi to pen all lyrics in this movie. More details later.
Krishnudu’s 5 get-ups in Oy!
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Krishnudu (Vinayakudu fame) is said to have come up with a fabulous performance in 3rd July release Oy! He is said to have donned five different characters in this movie. Siddharth and Shamili are doing main leads. Yuan Shankar Raja’s music is topping charts now. Anand Ranga makes his debut as director with this movie.
18th June 2009
Namo Venkatesa launched
Venkatesh’s latest movie Namo Venkatesa in the direction of Seenu Vytla was launched with a pooja ceremony today. Trisha plays female lead. Gopi Mohan provides story. Anil Sunkara, Dr. Achanta Gopichand and Achanta Ram are jointly producing this movie on 14 Reels Entertainment banner. D Suresh Babu is also associated with this project.
Evaraina Epudaina on 26 June
Varun Sandesh who delivered two back-to-back blockbusters Happy Days and Kotha Bangaru Lokam is going to test his luck again at box office with Evaraina Epudaina movie on 26 June. Vimala Raman is doing female lead. Marthand Shankar makes his debut as director. Mani Sharma composed music. The prestigious AVM banner is entering into direct Telugu film production with this movie after a gap of few years. The release will be worldwide on 26 June.
Mahi Gill with Siddhath?
As per the sources of idlebrain.com, Mahi Gill is likely to sign on the dotted lines for Siddhath’s latest movie to be directed by Prakash Kovelamudi. Mahi Gill shot to fame with her fabulous performance as Paroo in this year’s Bollywood hatke hit ‘Dev D’. Prakash – the next generation director from the legendry family of KS Prakash Rao and K Raghavendra Rao is making sure that the movie is made on international scale by roping in an international studio as a partner for this bilingual (Telugu and Hindi). This film will go to floors in August.
Srihari adopts 3 villages
Srihari started ‘Akshara Foundation’ and is doing charity. 50% of his future earnings will be donated to this charitable organization. He adopted three villages – Lakshmapur, Anantharam and Narayanapur. He recently started a mineral water plant to provide pure drinking water to these three villages. He is also going to implement Lead India concepts through schools in these villages. It is nice to see Srihari giving back to the society though such noble deeds.
Varun Sandesh as Vijetha?
After Bike and Kurrodu, the latest title that is making rounds for the remake of Polladavan is ‘Vijetha’. Varun Sandesh acts in this remake which is being produced by Kiran on Gemini Film Circuit banner. Sandeep Gunnam (son of Gangaraju Gunnam) who made his debut as cinematographer with Amma Cheppindi is wielding megaphone for the first time through this movie. Shooting of the movie is almost complete except for a few days of patch work. More details later.
17th June 2009
Prakash to direct Siddharth
Prakash Kovelamudi (son of K Raghavendra Rao) who made his debut as actor with Neetho movie and then made his debut as a director with National award winning cinema ‘Belly Full of Dreams’ is all set to make his debut as a commercial film director with a film starring lover boy Siddharth. K Raghavendra Rao is going to produce this movie. Muhurat of this movie will be held at Cinemax tomorrow morning
Bala Krishna as Bheeshma
Bellamkonda Suresh is going to produce a movie titled Bheeshma in the direction of poster designer turned director Ramesh Varma. Bellamkonda Suresh is repeating Ramesh Varma after Ride movie. This film will go to floors on 29 June.
Anjaneyulu on 12 August
Ravi Teja is planning his movies in such a way that there are two releases every year. His last film Kick turned out to be the only summer blockbuster of Telugu film industry. His next movie Anjaneyulu in the direction of Parasuram (Yuvatha fame) is going to release on 12 August. Nayana Tara pairs up with Ravi Teja after Dubai Seenu movie. Ganesh produces Anjaneyulu
16th June 2009
Puli schedule from 1st July
The next schedule of Pawan Kalyan’s latest film Komaram Puli will start on 1st July. This film will be wrapped up in a single continuous schedule starting 1st July. Nikhisha Patel is doing female lead. Hindi actor Manoj Bajpai is doing a vital role. AR Rehman composes music. Binod Pradhan handles cinematography. SJ Suryah (Kushi fame) directs this movie. Singanamala Ramesh produces it.
Mahesh’s 45 days shoot in Rajasthan
Mahesh Babu’s latest movie in the direction of Trivikram will be shot extensive for 45 days from 23 June to 6 August in Rajasthan. The unit went to Bangkok recently for a 15 days shoot. Anushka is doing female lead. Prakash Raj does an important role. Sunil Patel handles cinematography. Mani Sharma composes music. Singanamala Ramesh produces it.
Snehituda music on 19 June
Music of Nani’s solo film Snehituda will be launched on 19 June. Shiva Shankar composed music. Madhavilatha (Nachavule fame) is doing female lead. Gemini Film Circuit presents it. Prasad is producing this movie on Satyam Entertainments banner. Snehitula is a love story against family backdrop. This movie will hit the marquee in July month.
Sridevi’s wedding bells
Heroine Sridevi (daughter of VijayKumar and Manjula) is all set to enter the wedlock with Rahul (Nizamabad, AP) between 7:31 am to 9 am on 18 June at Srivaru Venkatachalapati Palace, Chennai. The reception in Hyderabad will be held on 21 June at Novotel & HICC Complex. Idlebrain.com wishes Sridevi a great wedding ahead!
15th June 2009
Magadheera music on 28 June
Music of Magadheera is going to be launched on 28 June with maximum number of units in the music racks. There are lots of expectations on this movie as it is directed by SS Rajamouli. This extravagant movie is touted as the most expensive film ever made in Telugu film industry. Kajal Agarwal plays female lead.
Allu Arjun as Badrinath?
Geeta Arts banner has recently registered Badrinath title at AP Film Chamber of Commerce. This film is likely to be directed by VV Vinayak. Allu Arjun will do the title role. Allu Arjun has decided to do multiple films at a time. He is currently doing one film in the direction of Guna Sekhar and another film Vedam (Krish direction). Badrinath film is likely to be launched after a few months when VV Vinayak gets free.
Oy! In July 1st week
Siddharth is currently shooting a song for Oy film at Chennai. Oy is likely to release on 3rd July. The shoot will be completed by Tuesday. Postproduction work is currently going on. Oy music which was launched recently became a chartbuster. Baby Shamili (Anjali fame) is making her debut as heroine with this movie. Anand Ranga is the director. DVV Danayya produces Oy.
12th June 2009
Amma Rajasekhar to direct Venkatesh
Amma Rajasekhar is likely to direct one of Venkatesh’s future projects. Venkatesh who is in Hyderabad a couple of days back listened to the story prepared by Kona Venkat. Nallamalupu Bujji will be producing this movie on Lakshmi Narasimha Productions banner. This movie is likely to go on floors after Seenu Vytla’s Namo Venkatesa started.
Raghu Kunche music direction
Singer Raghu Kunche who is a prominent singer in Puri Jagan’s movies is going to become music director now. He is composing music for Sairam Shankar’s latest movie that is being produced by Puri Jagan. Bindu Madhavi is doing female lead. ‘Bumper Offer’ is the title under consideration. Puri Jagan also provides story, screenplay and dialogues. Jaya Ravindra is making his debut as director.
TFI cautions against Australia shoots
Tammareddy Bharadwaja – president of AP film producers council has cautioned the Telugu producers of Telugu films against shooing their films in Australia. He said that it is not safe to shoot Telugu films anymore in Australia due to the increasing racist assaults in the country. The last movie that was shot in Australia was Siddharth’s Oy!
Subbaraju becomes hero
After Ajay, it is the turn of Subbaraju to become a hero. Popular villain and character actor Subbaraju is making his debut as hero with a film titled Jayahe. Karuna is doing female lead. Puri Jagan launched the logo of the movie yesterday. Talkie of the movie is complete. This movie has patriotic backdrop. Sudheer Raju is making his debut as director. Mohan Kota is the producer.
10th June 2009
Allari Ravi’s Amaravathi
Allari Ravi’s next movie is going to be a thriller and Amaravathi is the title under consideration. This film will be produced by Bhavya Creations that delivered a hit flick Souryam with Gopichand in the last year. Allari Ravi is currently in USA and the movie shooting will start as soon as he returns to Hyderabad. This film will sport all new faces. With two back-to-back hits like Anasuya and Nachavule from the stable of Ravi Babu, there will be lots of craze for Amaravathi.
Vedam launch on 12 June
Krish's second directorial venture Vedam will be launched in Cinemax, RK Cineplex on the morning of 12 June. This film sports Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu and Anushka playing key roles. Arka Media Works that recently launched Maryada Ramanna with Sunil in Rajamouli direction will be producing this movie as their production no.2. Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni are the producers. Krish is also penning dialogues for this movie apart from story, screenplay and direction.
He’s now Viswanadh Kasi
Kasi Viswanath who made his debut as director with Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu had a couple of forgettable films later. His latest avatar as actor seems to be working wonders for him. Ravi Babu spotted an actor in him and cast him for the role of hero's father in his teen flick Nachavule. Kasi Viswanath has played a similar role in recently released Ride film. He is also doing interesting roles in many ongoing projects. Kasi Viswanath has decided to change his screen name from Kasi Viswanath to Viswanath Kasi.
9th June 2009
Oy! movie on 25 June
Siddharth’s latest movie Oy! is going to release on 25 June. Music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja which was released recently has topped the charts. Anand Ranga makes his debut as director. Danayya produces this movie. The unit has recently gone to Australia to shoot a couple of songs. The last song will be canned in Chennai in a couple of days. Post production work is going on at a brisk pace.
Nitin movie launch in CM’s office
Nitin’s next movie will be directed by Eeswar who directed Siddhu From Seekakulam. This movie will be produced by Malla Vijaya Prasad on Welfare Creations banner. Malla Vijaya Prasad won was MLA for Congress in recently held assembly elections. He is planning to kick off his latest movie by having muhurat at the camp office of CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy on 11 June 2009.
Veelle from Mantra producer
Ravi Prakash – one of the producers of Mantra film – will be producing a film introducing a new director. This film is titled as Veelle and it sports Vinay (Vaana fame) as hero. Bollywood beauty Nisha Agarwal will play female lead.
8th June 2009
Venky for T20
Venkatesh and Suresh Babu are sports freaks and they never miss any crucial cricket matches if it suits their schedules. As per the sources of idlerain.com, Venkatesh and Suresh Babu are going to England to watch ICC T20 championships in the next week. Venkatesh completed his role in Kamal Hassan’s Eenadu (remake of ‘A Wednesday’) and is currently in Bangalore. He is expected to be back by the end of June and start working for his next movie Namo Venkatesa in the direction of Seenu Vytla.
Hema Chandra music for Maa Nanna Chiranjeevi
Singer turned Hema Chandra is going to compose music for Jagapati Babu’s latest film Maa Nanna Chiranjeevi. Chakri was announced as music director in the press meet that was held a week back. Now Hema Chandra replaced Chakri. Maa Nanna Chiranjeevi speaks about the relationship between a boy (Atulit) and his father (Jagapati Babu). This film is being directed by Arun Prasad. Jayasri presents it on Laughing Lord Entertainments banner. The unit will go to Bangkok to shoot a few songs from 10 June to 15 June.
Uday Kiran’s Tamil film
Uday Kiran is going to try for his luck again after acting in the direction of K Bala Chandar. This film will be made with a story penned by Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi long back. Ilayaraja will compose music. Meera Jasmine will do female lead. Ilavenil will direct this movie.
Kamalinee Mukherjee plays a doc
Kamalinee Mukherjee is doing the role of doctor in Gamyam, she is going to do it again in Vamsy’s latest movie Gopi Gopika Godavari. She acts as a doctor who works for a mobile hospital situated on a boat. Valluripalli Ramesh is the producing this movie. Chakri composed music.
7th June 2009
Leader for Independence Day
Shooting of Sekhar Kammula’s latest film Leader is expected to be complete by the second week of July. This film introduces RaNa (grandson of D Rama Naidu and son of D Suresh Babu) as hero. Priya Anand and Richa are doing female leads. AVM Productions is producing this movie. As Leader is a responsible film with social orientation, the producers are aiming for Independence Day release on 15 August 2009.
Deepika Padukone item song in Jayant’s film
Jayant C Paranji pulled off a coup now by making Deepika Padukone sign for his latest film ‘Love 4 Ever’ to do an item song. Incidentally, it was Jayant C Paranji who made Aishwarya Rai do an item song (her only appearance in a straight Telugu film) in Ravoyi Chandamama film. This item song will be shot from 24 June. Shooting of this movie will be completed with this song. Ranadeep and Mridula are doing main leads in this love story which is being made in Telugu and Hindi. Jayant C Paranji is also producing this movie on Laughing Waters Entertainment banner.
Prabhas’s Darling from 12 June
Prabhas has decided to do multiple movies at a time. He is currently working for Puri Jagan’s Ek Niranjan that marks the debut of bollywood belle Kangana Raunat. His next movie ‘Darling’ in the direction of Karunakaran (Toli Prema fame) will be launched on 12 June. Darling will be produced by BVNS Prasad who produced blockbuster Chatrapati with Prabhas in the past.
6th June 2009
NTR is back
After recuperating from the injury, NTR looks fresh and raving to when he attended the launch of Rajamouli’s next project Maryada Ramanna with Sunil as hero on 5 June. Speaking to idlebrain.com, NTR said that he is completely concentrating on his forthcoming film ‘Adurs’ in VV Vinayak direction. The schedule will start on 20 of this month. By looking at his plans, we can concede that he may not attend the TANA celebrations which will kick off on 4 July.
Deva Katta’s Prasthanam
Title of Deva Katta’s second project is confirmed as Prasthanam. Sharvanand and Ruby are playing main leads. Dialogue king Sai Kumar plays a vital character. Mahesh Shankar composes music. Savita Singh handles cinematography. Ravi Vallabhaneni produces this movie on VRC Media and Entertainment banner. This film will have the backdrop of Vijayawada. It is likely to go to sets on 10 June.
It’s D Rama Naidu’s birthday today
D Rama Naidu who holds the Guinness Book record for producing the maximum number of movies is celebrating his birthday (6 June) today. He won several awards at state and national level. He produced many commercial blockbusters with all prominent heroes in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. He also produced movies in several other Telugu languages. He is currently producing Bendu Appa Rao in the direction of EVV. Idlebrain.com wishes D Rama Naidu a great birthday.
3rd June 2009
Magadheera on July 9?
Efforts are on to release Magadheera on 9 July. Magadheera is touted as the costliest film ever made in Telugu with a budget above 35 crores. SS Rajamouli who delivered hits of all films he directed so far is directing this extravagant film. Ram Charan Teja and Kajal Agarwal are doing main leads in this period film based on rebirth. Srihari did a vital role. A part of the film is shot extensively in Rajasthan. Senthil who handled camera for recent blockbuster Arundhati is providing cinematography. MM Keeravani scores music. Allu Arvind produces this movie.
Krishna Vamsi to direct Ravi Teja
Krishna Vamsi is currently directing Mahatma with Srikanth as hero. His next film will feature Ravi Teja in the male lead. Bellamkonda Suresh will produce this movie. Bellamkonda Suresh’s latest movie Ride is due for the release on 5 June. Ravi Teja is currently working for Anjaneyulu. This project will be launched once Ravi Teja and Krishna Vamsi complete Anjaneyulu and Mahatma respectively.
Priya Anand with Ram
Priya Anand who is making her Telugu debut with Sekhar Kammula’s latest film is selected as heroine for Ram’s next project Krishna Krishna Rama Rama. This film will be produced by Dil Raju and directed by Srivas (Lakshyam fame). Arjun plays a vital role in this movie.
Kannada luck for Sivaji
Remakes of Kannada films are working well for Sivaji. His films Adirindayya Chandram and Sandade Sandadi were the remakes of Kannada hit films. Both these films turned out to be money spinners for the producers. He is currently acting in a film titled Taj Mahal. The Kannada version of this film celebrated 150 days in 21 direct centers and it is one of the huge blockbusters in the history of Karnataka. Sivaji is also turning producer with this movie. Taj Mahal is going to be a pleasant love story with a different screenplay. Shooting of this movie is nearing completion.
2nd June 2009
Lady directors prefer Nani
Nani (Astha Chemma fame) seems to have become the favorite among the new lady directors. His latest films Ride and Snehituda are releasing in this month. He has committed a couple of projects. Both of these films will be directed by lady directors. Anjana Ali Khan (protégé of Gowtam Menon) will be directing an intense Tamil film with Nani as hero. Nanidi Reddy (Krishna Vamsi’s protégé) will be directing a chic flick with Nani as hero.
Kick in Tamil by Editor Mohan
Editor Mohan has bought the Tamil remake rights of latest Telugu blockbuster Kick for a fancy amount. The Tamil version is expected to be directed by the in-house director Raja and will feature the in-house hero Jayam Ravi. More details later.
Yandamuri in Vinayakudu II
Yandamuri Veerandranadh acted as a writer in recently released Diary. He told idlebrain.com, he is going to act in a comical role as a husband of a fat lady in Sai Kiran Adivi’s Vinayakudu sequel – ‘Village Lo Vinayakudu’. Village Lo Vinayakudu features Krishnudu doing the title role. This film will be shot entirely in Rajolu.
1st June 2009
R Narayana Murthy’s Veera Telangana
R Narayana Murthy is all set to direct a film on history of Telangana titled ‘Veera Telangana’ which is inspired by the razakar’s movement. He is going to rope in big names like Mohan Babu and Srihari to play the roles of real life legendry Telangana fighters. This film will go to floors by this month end.
Chitra single card for Kalavaramaye Madilo
Kalavaramaye Madilo is a musical in which Colors Swati is doing the role of a singer. Since it is a musical, there is lot of importance on the music and lyrics in this movie. In order to have consistency in voice and meaning, the director Satish Kasetty has roped in Chitra to sing all the songs in this movie. Vanamali penned all the lyrics. This film’s music will be launched in a couple of weeks.
Vyapari is about cloning
After attempting science fiction like Nani, director SJ Surya is directing a film titled Vyapari which is based on human cloning. SJ Surya plays the role of a busy businessman who has no time for his family. In order to take care of his family, he creates a clone of himself. The rest of the movie is about the havoc created by these two characters. Tamanna and Namitha are doing female leads. This bilingual will be released simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil soon.
for the Archive