RRR has been in the news since the time it was announced and rightly so as it is not everyday you see two superstars of Telugu industry coming together. Facing numerous delays due to the pandemic the film has finally hit the theatres today.Continue reading “RRR (2022) Telugu Movie Review: Andhra Extrrravaganza”
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Love and Hate in Baahubali
I read somewhere that the Baahubali (Bb) films will be hard to forget anytime soon. This is true for a number of reasons, both good and bad. One of the better reasons, in my opinion, is that the film’s director S.S. Rajamouli has got the attention of the “Non-South” through sheer force of will and some interesting creative choices. As advertising types like to say, Rajamouli has us by the eyeballs. Love them or hate them, the films tell a yarn, and do not apologize for how they tell it. And of course, while the rest of us have just gotten acquainted with the Telugu folklore genre thanks to its new, slick avatar, Rajamouli and his producers have laughed their way to the bank and back. It’s a great coup. Rajamouli and crew have been more than polite in thanking Dharma Productions for the worldwide reach of Bb, but they need thank nobody but themselves for the product. If you don’t see yourself as a lover (or promoter) of kitsch, you can still be moved by Bb to a point where you begin to question your aesthetic presuppositions. That in my view is a bigger coup.Continue reading “Love and Hate in Baahubali”
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Movie Review: Where Dreams are Mightier than the Sword!
If this man demands a 100 crore to make a movie adaptation of ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’, you can hand over that money to S.S. Rajamouli. For you know he will not change a damn thing about the tale and still come up with an epic cinematic experience. For in Rajamouli, you can trust!Continue reading “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Movie Review: Where Dreams are Mightier than the Sword!”
Politics,Caste & Prejudice in Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Bahubaali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan are two tent pole Indian films which have been doing well. Both the films have received critical as well as commercial acclaim. My attempt here would be to put these 2 films into current political context and see if both films succeed in making a social commentary on the current nature of our Nation.Continue reading “Politics,Caste & Prejudice in Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan”
Baahubali (The Beginning): A Quick Review
There has been a lot of hype about Baahubali. Claimed to be for Rs.250 Cr (for 2 parts) and taken more than 3 years to make, KJo’s foray in to South Indian film, Rajamouli’s magnum opus after Eega, even the diet of the hunks Prabhas and Rana are in public domain.Continue reading “Baahubali (The Beginning): A Quick Review”
Baahubali (The Beginning) Movie Review: A Grand Visual Spectacle That Makes You Ask for More
In a career spanning 14 years, with 9 consecutive hits in his belt, S.S.Rajamouli occupies an envious position today, not just in Telugu Cinema but in Indian Cinema itself. Even in his earlier films like Student No.1, Simhadri, Sye etc his passion for excellence and the desire to try something interesting was visible. And with films like Magadheera and Eega he has also demonstrated that he can comfortably handle films set on a large canvas and/or think out of the box. Today when we think of any lavishly mounted film we usually would tend to think of S.S.Rajamouli and Shankar, both being filmmakers bearing quite a lot of similarity. While both of them have shown that they are adept in handling VFX in their films, and with Shankar’s track record at the box office also being impressive, there isn’t much to differentiate between them. But one point where Rajamouli clearly scores over Shankar is that no single film of the former bears any similarity with his other works. Shankar is known for his fondness for films featuring a strong vigilante, being a recurring theme in many of his films. But that is something Rajamouli has always steered clear of.Continue reading “Baahubali (The Beginning) Movie Review: A Grand Visual Spectacle That Makes You Ask for More”
Nee Enge En Anbe Movie Review: Is This ‘Desi’ Kahaani Brilliant Enough?
Remakes are always a ‘controversial’ lot, which never fail to sparkle some sort of debate every time they show up. You can love them or hate them, but you can’t totally kill them or ignore them. Sylvester Stallone once humorously quoted “The trouble with remakes is that people always fall in ‘blind’ love with the original. It’s like peanut butter. If you try to change the taste of the peanut butter, you are in trouble”. Well, as insightful as it may sound, it might not be as simple as that. Firstly “Why remake a film” at all? Well, must be for the ‘moolah’, what else? Wow! Yeah, but any lofty purpose other than that? After some serious brainstorming, I could come up with these instances/purposes that warrant a remake.Continue reading “Nee Enge En Anbe Movie Review: Is This ‘Desi’ Kahaani Brilliant Enough?”
Sujoy Ghosh‘s Kahaani went on to break new grounds in 2012 and Vidya Balan in particular swept the award season with her lead performance in the film. Ever since the announcement of the Tamil-Telugu bilingual version came out, the remake has been in the news. Titled as Anaamika in both the versions, Sekhar Kammula directs the film and it is produced by Endemol India along with Logline Productions and Select Media Holdings. Viacom 18 seems to have taken over the project now.Continue reading “Anaamika: Trailer”
Eega- S.S.Rajamouli Strikes Gold Once Again
I first took notice of S.S.Rajamouli‘s hardwork in Magadheera. Sure he had delivered lot of strong box office hits including Yamadonga – providing the much needed hit for Jr. NTR, Vikramarkudu and Simhadri. But when these films came out first, they failed to impress me and I never cared enough to watch them in theaters. But it all changed when I watched Magadheera – Chiranjeevi was making a coming back in it – for the first time.
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