After 9 years of exile and political misfire, Telugu actor Chiranjeevi is back on the silver screen. The actor has singlehandedly ruled Telugu cinema for more than two decades. If the question in your mind is does Chiru still have acting chops, the answer to that is a resounding YES. Not many actors in the world can pull off action, dancing, comic timing all with equal ease, it is something only a few Indian actors can do. And Chiranjeevi is one of them, who does all of this with a remarkable elan. Continue reading “Khaidi No 150 Movie Review: Megastar In A Lacklustre Film”
Know your enemies and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster- Sun Tzu
I am reminded of this quote after watching Surender Reddy’s latest Telugu film Dhruva and not just because the film actually even refers to the quote in its own way. I have always believed that a real hero, a formidable one whom we can look up to is someone who has been really tested by an adversary worthy enough of his/her calibre. And this definitely applies to a hero in an action film, remove the antagonist or make him/her weak or not so worthy and there’s nothing so unique in having a dashing hero, even if the person is larger than life. Take any action film as an example and try to apply this principle, leaving aside exceptions I am sure majority of the films which really worked and stayed put in your minds definitely had a powerful antagonist as well. Continue reading “Dhruva Movie Review: Two Different Sides of the Same Coin”
From 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 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”
Apoorva Lakhia’s Zanjeer. This is one hell of an unintentionally hilarious film. Sample this.
1. Every time Ram Charan’s take on the iconic character of Vijay Khanna goes out to beat some goons, they orchestrate a BG of ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’. Satyagraha much?
2. Vijay gets nightmares of horsemen and people with ‘scary looking’ knives reminding him constantly of a dreaded incident earlier in his life. Some Bhaag Milkha Bhaag? Also, it turns out the ‘dreaded incident’ never involved any horsemen.
3. Priyanka Chopra’s Mala is a police witness in a murder who is given a lot of money to go out and shop when her life is in danger. Also, when does get out of the house, she suddenly discovers an accent, considering she is coming from USA. Not only that, Vijay, who told her to shop, apparently freaks out at her roaming around free.
4. NRI girls from America come to India to dance on cheap innuendo laden songs at their friends weddings in India.Continue reading “Zanjeer Movie Review : Shamefulness abounds!”
Disclaimer– Before I go on to write anything about Zanjeer (2013) I should admit that I wanted to only view this film as a standalone film and not do any comparison whatsoever with the original iconic film made by Prakash Mehra way back in 1973. Continue reading “Zanjeer (2013) Movie Review: A Legacy Blown to Dust”
Zanjeer (2013)marks the Bollywood debut of yet another South Indian Actor from Andhra Pradesh, Ram Charan Teja. Earlier many others including Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Chakravarthy and even NTR have tried their luck in Hindi Cinema but their efforts overall have only met with mixed results so far. Continue reading “15 Interesting Facts About Ram Charan”
Zanjeer is one of the most successful films ever in Bollywood, which gave Bollywood the Angry Young Man and one of India’s most recognized superstars, Amitabh Bachchan to us.The film earned around 6 crores way back in 1973. Zanjeer was remade in Malayalam as Naayattu with Action Star Jayan reprising the role of Big B,while Tamil Version had MGR, and Telugu version had N.T.R in lead role. Cops are the flavour of the season with success of Dabbang,Rowdy Rathore and Singham and here’s another film aspiring for the same.Continue reading “Zanjeer(2013 Hindi): Official Trailer”
Telugu filmmaker V.V.Vinayak is one of the more popular names these days as he’s known for his big budget entertainers. But his last film Badrinath did not really meet the expectations of both trade and critics.He now returns with another actor from the ‘Megastar’ family i.e Ram Charan Teja with his latest film- Naayak.Continue reading “Naayak: Trailer”