Author : BVS Prakash


T-town bleeds as producers run after  Tamil Nadu flicks

T-town bleeds as producers run after Tamil Nadu flicks

Oct 03,2016 , 03:07 AM IST | Telangana
Even after suffering a devastating loss to the tune of Rs 13-14 crore on both the Rajanikanth’s Kabali and his son’s-in-law and Tamil star Dhanush’s Rail, producers from the Telugu States continue to make a beeline to buy Tamil films. It is described by critics as “chasing a mirage because many dubbed movies
Indywood festival gives short-shrift to Telugu filmdom

Indywood festival gives short-shrift to Telugu filmdom

Sep 29,2016 , 02:56 AM IST | Cinema
Disappointment is writ large on the faces of Telangana and Telugu film fraternity with the Bollywood commandeering Indywood Film Carnvial which came to an end on Tuesday. Malayalam films too got some exposure, but the Telugu films drew a blank.  
Financiers chary of funding Tollywood town superstars flicks

Financiers chary of funding Tollywood town superstars flicks

Sep 16,2016 , 01:44 AM IST | Cinema
It’s quite an unusual situation for T-town superstars like Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh, NTR Jr, Allu Arjun and Ram Charan since big producers who are making films with them have to reportedly pump in 15 to 20% of the total budget as corporate houses and financers are lending only 80% after raising various doubts about the viability of the said project.
From implicit to explicit: Tollywood to be raunchier

From implicit to explicit: Tollywood to be raunchier

Sep 08,2016 , 03:10 AM IST | Cinema
It seems that T-town filmmakers are ready to take the less-travelled path of adult comedies. The trend was kick-started by actor Sumanth, nephew of Nagarjuna, who bought the rights of Hindi film Vicky Donor. He is producing this tale of a sperm-donor in this adult comedy being helmed by Mallik Ram.
Tollywood town bereft of stories as writers turn directors

Tollywood town bereft of stories as writers turn directors

Aug 11,2016 , 05:08 AM IST | Cinema
Many Tollywood story writers are turning directors in a bid to secure better recognition and earn more money. These writers are tempted to take this route in the backdrop of stars and directors hijacking the credit for the success of films.
Tollywood to get a slice of Mohanlal magic

Tollywood to get a slice of Mohanlal magic

Aug 05,2016 , 04:18 AM IST | Cinema
Undoubtedly, Mollywood superstar Mohanlal is one of the finest actors in India and has bagged four national awards including one as a producer in his illustrious career and attained status of a super hero among his fans across the world. 
Refreshing themes strike a chord with viewers.

Refreshing themes strike a chord with viewers.

Aug 01,2016 , 01:16 AM IST | Telangana
Healthy winds of change seem to be sweeping T-town since Telugu film viewers are patronising movies that offer variety and have novel storylines served with good entertainment values.
Reality check: Kabali totters as euphoria fades

Reality check: Kabali totters as euphoria fades

Jul 24,2016 , 02:33 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Despite his last two releases Vikramasimha and Lingaa tanking at the box-office, superstar Rajinikanth's latest offering Kabali generated tremendous hype in the two Telugu States of AP and TS.  
Chiru’s comeback wows choreographers

Chiru’s comeback wows choreographers

May 03,2016 , 03:57 AM IST | Cinema
Megastar Chiranjeevi has always been synonymous with brilliant dancing and naturally, Tollywood choreographers are hailing his comeback to the big screen.
Awards panel leaves TS filmmakers livid

Awards panel leaves TS filmmakers livid

Apr 22,2016 , 03:54 AM IST | Cinema
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government constituting a committee under K V Ramanachary, advisor to the government, does not seem to have gone down well with majority of Telangana filmmakers since it comprises of some Andhra-born members who do not know the distinct traditional and cultural values of Telangana cinema.  
Tollywood mired in fiefdom

Tollywood mired in fiefdom

Apr 20,2016 , 03:54 AM IST | Cinema
It seems hooliganism, villainy, sleaze and foul plays are not just confined to the silver screen, they are equally prevalent in the backstreets of tinsel town as well, if some of the recent events are of any indication.  
Krish in talks to rope in Bajirao team

Krish in talks to rope in Bajirao team

Apr 17,2016 , 03:53 AM IST | Cinema
It seems that ace director Krish is leaving no stone unturned to make his magnum opus “Gautamiputra Satakarni,” a visual spectacle. He is planning to rope in the team of B-town blockbuster “Bajirao Mastani” which bagged many national awards. 
Rajamouli still uncrowned king in Tollywood

Rajamouli still uncrowned king in Tollywood

Apr 13,2016 , 12:49 AM IST | Cinema
Usually, T-town superstars hold top grosser record, but ace director Rajamouli has broken this myth with his Rs 200-crore hit ‘Baahubali’ and remains the undisputed T-town box office badshah since even most  charismatic stars like Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu and Junior NTR are unable to break his record. 
Gabbar Singh makes a killing, but only for a day

Gabbar Singh makes a killing, but only for a day

Apr 10,2016 , 03:37 AM IST | Cinema
At last, the much-hyped Pawan Kalyan’s action film “Sardar Gabbar Singh” arrived and scored first day record by garnering Rs 19-and-odd crore, including Rs 3.5crore plus overseas on day one and surpassed Rs 16 crore secured by Srimanthudu, but fell far behind Baahubali.