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Curious case of fewer songs

Curious case of fewer songs

Sep 10,2017 , 01:27 AM IST | Sunday Hans
NTR Jr’s next ‘Jai Lava Kusa’ is making waves even before its release. The audio of the movie is out and irrespective of the success of the audio, it points out at a new trend in cinema – nowadays movies no longer have six songs. ‘Jai...’ has only four songs and the combined running time is less than 20 minutes.
Buried down valour

Buried down valour

Aug 06,2017 , 02:16 AM IST | Hans
More than 3,00,000 soldiers were evacuated from Dunkirk, France and in contrast to what Christopher Nolan led us to believe in his eponymous movie, the soldiers were not merely British and French troops. Among them were Indians, who were unwittingly drafted into World War II and sadly, the acclaimed filmmaker hardly recognised them. 
60 years of versatility

60 years of versatility

Jul 30,2017 , 02:49 AM IST | Hans
The 1950s saw many new comers knocking on the doors of the film industry and he was one of the many. In his debut film, he was paired with actress Jamuna as a protagonist but as the luck would have it, ‘Sipayi Kuturu’ (1959) tanked at the box office. The 24-year-old actor was then limited to bit part roles in the subsequent movies. 
Not just a faithful companion

Not just a faithful companion

Jul 23,2017 , 01:49 AM IST | Hans
Director CS Rao and writer Sadasiva Brahmam would not have thought that they were setting the tone and template for years to come, while they conceived the famous rickshaw race scene in NTR starrer ‘Sabhash Ramudu’ (1959).Not only was the race a hit with the audience, but the scene elevated the status of vehicles, which until then were used as mere props in movies. 
The rare breed

The rare breed

Jul 16,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Cinema
We are hooked and intrigued, the moment we hear chants of “Asura… Asura…” accompanied with sounds of trumpets and drums. Curiosity increases as NTRJr descends from an SUV and is juxtaposed with 10-headed Ravana statue, to which he salutes. 
Skipping the least favourite part

Skipping the least favourite part

Jul 12,2017 , 03:50 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
At some point or other, while browsing through a very long video on YouTube and others such video sharing platforms, we all would have felt that, it would be lot better if it was concise. This happens particularly while watching tutorial videos, where we clamour for being precise and to the point, in vain. 
Undying love for suave spy

Undying love for suave spy

Jul 09,2017 , 12:15 AM IST | Cinema
It was an arduous task, one that would have lot of risk involved. Yet, the duo was undeterred, with eyes on ultimate prize, they embarked on a mission, which required them to smuggle secrets from the US. During the mid-60s the Americans were masters of the craft, emulating it was considered impossible.
50 glorious years of Sakshi

50 glorious years of Sakshi

Jul 02,2017 , 03:06 AM IST | Cinema
It was July1, 1967, a relatively small film called ‘Sakshi’ with relatively less known actors was released. There wasn’t much buzz about the film, but industry insiders had their interest piqued as a renowned artist was wielding the megaphone for the first time and his best friend a screen writer and novelist penned the script. 
A bumpy cycle ride in Telugu cinema

A bumpy cycle ride in Telugu cinema

Jun 18,2017 , 02:25 AM IST | Hans
JD and his gang of cronies are waiting to round up on Siva at cycle stand in the college. As Siva approaches the cycle stand, JD taunts and asks him if he was a hero; an angry Siva punches JD, breaks a cycle chain and beats the gang of cronies black and blue. 
Chronicles of screwball comedy

Chronicles of screwball comedy

Jun 11,2017 , 02:40 AM IST | Hans
It was the year 1953, noted director C Pullaiah has announced a project that shocked the audience, critics and industry insiders; he roped in reigning actress Anjali Devi alongside famous comedian Relangi Venkatramaiah for a film titled ‘Pakkinti Ammayi’. Moreover, it had singer AM Raja in an important role and to top it off it was an out and out comedy. 
The Braveheart of Mithila

The Braveheart of Mithila

Jun 11,2017 , 02:03 AM IST | Hans
She wields stick like a pro, an expert in using small knives, skilled archer, an efficient general and a great administrator. In a nut shell, she is a badass. Finally, we get Sita we deserve. 
Dasari A multi-faceted talent

Dasari A multi-faceted talent

Jun 04,2017 , 02:12 AM IST | Cinema
A young man sits beside his ailing father and there are medicines on the bedside table. The father with a heavy voice says, “Orey ee mandula perlu telusa. Septramycin, Gentamycin …Terramycin. Mycin ante telusa, my sin…nenu chesina papalra avi ee mandula roopam lo ventaadutunnayi.” No sooner the dialogue was completed, the audience in the theatre gave an impromptu thunderous applause. 
Sports: An under-explored genre in Telugu cinema

Sports: An under-explored genre in Telugu cinema

Jun 04,2017 , 01:56 AM IST | Hans
Jagapathi Babu, who challenges a mighty kabaddi team, is in a tricky situation, his team is on the verge of losing and he has to go as a raider and win maximum points to ensure he saves his team from embarrassment and also win his love (a lot of motivation eh!). Shunning the traditional “kabaddi kabaddi…” chant, he hums “Kaveri Kaveri…” - name of his lady love. 
Creating the magic with Lenses and practical effects

Creating the magic with Lenses and practical effects

May 21,2017 , 02:05 AM IST | Hans
This was a stunning scene from Bapu’s ‘Sita Kalyanam’ (1976) and many still recall till date with awe and reverence. Much of its brilliance was down to the number of visual effects in the scene and all those were shot with a combination of practical effects and lenses. Ace cinematographer Ravikanth Nagaiach made all those effects possible by exposing the film multiple times, a feat not many has do
The Formidable Ones

The Formidable Ones

May 07,2017 , 02:39 AM IST | Hans
As the camera pans, we see a freaky set up, a sinister lair with chants reverberating in the air. As camera takes us closer, we see a head chanting fervently with rest of the body standing next to it. When the chants come to a close, the head barks for his assistant, “Sadajapa...”, who attaches the head and body with a magic twig.
Spectacular action: A box-office success mantra

Spectacular action: A box-office success mantra

May 03,2017 , 01:52 AM IST | Cinema
In one of the most lauded action pieces in ‘Baahubali 2’, palm trees are used as catapults and soldiers are launched from them to penetrate a sealed fortress.
Dynamics of indo-pak conflict

Dynamics of indo-pak conflict

Mar 19,2017 , 01:09 AM IST | Hans
The USA and USSR (erstwhile Russia) fought bitter cold war for nearly four decades. When it finally ended, it was said that the US did not won but the USSR lost. 
Evergreen love for musicals

Evergreen love for musicals

Mar 19,2017 , 12:17 AM IST | Hans
All those who have watched Emma Watson starrer ‘Beauty and the Beast’ can’t get over the ballroom dance scene with Watson’s Belle and Dan Stevens’ Beast, and much of the magic has to do with fantastic vocals of John Legend and Ariana Grande. The duo sang the revitalised song originally sung by actress Angela Lansbury and also recorded by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for the 1991 animated film with
The journey kicks off

The journey kicks off

Oct 16,2016 , 01:38 AM IST | Hans
You are a young footballer, who failed to make it pro with the academy. At 17, your dreams of making football as a career are quashed, sans a faint ray of hope – exit trials. 
Decoding the enigma

Decoding the enigma

Apr 09,2016 , 11:50 PM IST | Hans
Is Jon Snow really dead? Why did they even kill him? Isn’t Kit Harrington spotted on the sets? Does that mean he is alive? Oh, my god! Will he be a white walker? Did Sansa and Theon survive? What will happen to Arya...?