V (2020) Telugu Movie Review: Bullets Misfired

In films from southern India, especially Tamil and Telugu industry, the film revolves around the lead actor. So whenever a film is announced without a title, the film is generally referred by the name of the lead actor and the forthcoming number of his (as per his filmography). Actors pay an important attention to milestone films likes their 25th or 50th  and so on. Continue reading “V (2020) Telugu Movie Review: Bullets Misfired”

In Conversation With Director Vamshi Paidipally: On Thozha/Oopiri and More

Vamshi Paidipally has been making Telugu films over the last few years, starting with Munna in 2007. Despite the not so great response to his first film he remained determined on his mission to be successful, as seen by the commercial success of his next 2 films, Brindavanam (2010) and Yevadu (2014). He is now ready with his latest venture, a bilingual film, Oopiri in Telugu and Thozha in Tamil, both of which release this Friday (25th March). Over the weekend he went on to have an interesting conversation with MAM and given below is an excerpt from the same.Continue reading “In Conversation With Director Vamshi Paidipally: On Thozha/Oopiri and More”

PVP Cinema and Dil Raju Join Hands to Bag the Remake Rights of Anjali Menon’s Bangalore Days

Bangalore Days 2014PVP Cinema and Dil Raju have jointly acquired the remake rights of Bangalore Days for all Indian languages. Directed by Anjali Menon and produced by Anwar Rasheed, Bangalore Days has created a huge sensation not just in Kerala but also across the Nation. Dwelling on emotions like friendship, relationship and commitment, Bangalore Days has managed to tug the heart strings of viewers across the Nation (the sub-titled version was released in a significantly higher number of screens outside Kerala than within Kerala). Boasting a dream ensemble cast of the Young Brigade of Malayalam cinema  represented by Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim, Bangalore Days has connected immensely with audiences across all age groups and established itself as one of the all-time blockbusters of Malayalam cinema.Continue reading “PVP Cinema and Dil Raju Join Hands to Bag the Remake Rights of Anjali Menon’s Bangalore Days”

Yevadu Movie Review: Of Twists, Turns and all that Jazz for a Formula Telugu Film

Yevadu_posterFrom time immemorial we are used to films of big stars releasing during the main festivals of the year across India. This is a phenomenon observed both in case of Hindi and Regional films. And in this regard Pongal/Sankranthi holds a special place of pride as not only is it the 1st major festival of the year, but it is also a festival that’s equally big in both Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and thus crucial for big Tamil and Telugu releases. Over the last few years Sankranthi has always seen 2-3 big Telugu films releasing and it’s not a surprise for more than 1 film to succeed. Though by and large it is the big masala entertainers which work majorly during this time, there can be exceptions as well. During Sankranthi in 2011 we saw a regular masala film like Mirapakaya and a smaller slice of life film like Golconda High School succeed. In 2012 both Businessman and Bodyguard succeeded and last year we saw the clash between Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Naayak and not surprisingly both the films succeeded.Continue reading “Yevadu Movie Review: Of Twists, Turns and all that Jazz for a Formula Telugu Film”

Yevadu Telugu Film Trailer

Yevadu was supposed to be released in July 2013 but due to the political situation in Andhra Pradesh the release of the film was delayed.Though there were talks of the release date being shifted a couple of times, nothing was officially confirmed.Finally the film will release on 12th Jan 2014.Ram Charan‘s last hit was Naayak which was released on Sankranti period.  Dil Raju is the producer of the film whose last film Ramayya Vasthavayya was a flop. The film features Shruti Hassan and Amy Jackson in female lead roles. The film also has Allu Arjun and Kajal Aggrawal in cameo. The film will be dubbed into Malayalam and Tamil.Continue reading “Yevadu Telugu Film Trailer”

NTR Jr.'s Ramayya Vastavayya Movie Review: Same Old Telugu Revenge Drama

The expectations with Ramayya Vastavayya were huge, considering the fact that it brings back together producer Dil Raju and NTR Junior after the success of Brindaavanam. Also director Harish Shankar is fresh from the success of Gabbar Singh just as NTR Junior has been with Baadshah.

Like all mandatory Telugu big star film and like most NTR junior film which seem to exploit and milk the brand of actor NTR, this movie  is similar as it has NTR junior mouthing his grandfather NTR’s dialogues ‘Emantivi Emantivi’. NTR Junior (Nandu) is a college student who has no interest in studies at all. He falls in love with Akarsha (Samantha) at first sight, like many Telugu film makers would like to believe falling in love is the same as stalking, here we have Nandu stalking Akarsha and physically molesting her till she also falls in love with her.Continue reading “NTR Jr.'s Ramayya Vastavayya Movie Review: Same Old Telugu Revenge Drama”

Ramayya Vasthavayya: Trailer

Ramayya VastavayyaProlific Telugu film producer Dil Raju joins hands with popular actor Jr.NTR once again after the super success of Brindavanam (2010). Adding weight to the project is the direction of Harish Shankar who made the blockbuster Gabbar Singh featuring Pawan Kalyan last year. Continue reading “Ramayya Vasthavayya: Trailer”

Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu: Sneak Peek

Srikanth Addala who shot to fame with his first Telugu film as writer-director Kotha Bangaru Lokam ( 2008 ) is finally back with his 2nd film, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu ( SVSC from here on ). Once again the producer is Dil Raju who has known Srikanth Addala right from his A.D days on films like Arya and Bommarilu. Continue reading “Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu: Sneak Peek”