film buffs, verily
Hey, do you
know that Chiranjeevi's latest blockbuster, Indra, is said to
have been sold in the domestic market at an astronomical sum of
Rs. 17 crores, which incidentally is at least four-crore more
than what Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas was sold. Chiru's son,
Ram Charan, is getting ready to be launched as the hero soon.
is said to be planning a movie with Nagarjuna and Rekha. Nagarjuna's
present film Manmadhudu is loosely based on Mel Gibson's howlarious
`What Women Want'. Pawan Kalyan's Johnny, being shot in utmost
secrecy from dusk to dawn, has four songs and is slated for release
next year only.
If your eyebrows
have not arched yet, it simply means you are not a film buff unlike
the millions of countrymen obsessed with motion pictures. In a
land producing the highest number of movies, anything about movies
magazines dedicated to movies are a hit and after the onset of
the Net, there have been dime a dozen film websites. The most
happening among them these days has been `www.idlebrain.com'.
And, the above nuggets of information are those found in the gossip
page of the site read with great interest by film buffs.
site is predominantly anything and everything about the happenings
in the Telugu film industry, it also has news -- views about Bollywood
and Hollywood as well. Contrary
to its address -- idlebrain.com -- lot of thinking has apparently
gone into the design. The website is not only colourful, but also
has several attractive features.
movie' you are free to review the latest film on the Telugu
circuit. Indra is the movie this time and an inveterate Chiru
fan had praised the movie sky high. "A stunning masterpiece...
enough heart and soul to balance the extravagant sets... three
hours of non-stop thrills...'' and so on -- must be music to the
film releases in the United States, shooting schedules, exclusive
trailers - ``they appear before you watch on local channels''
-- music reviews along
with sneak previews,
movie sites, posters,
five movies of the week, chat room and a lot of other interesting
trivia can be accessed and downloaded.
can write an `open
letter' to the `firstname.lastname@example.org'
on their views on the present trends as well. Another section
certain to catch the eye is the `scoops'
in the industry. Good fun, for sure. Check it out.
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