Author : BVS Prakash


Rajnikanth likely to launch political party in October

Rajnikanth likely to launch political party in October

May 26,2017 , 02:56 AM IST | National
After legendary actors MGR and Sivaji, another Tamil superstar is all set for a political stint. Reigning star Rajnikanth in all likelihood will launch a political party in October and is preparing for the same for the last few days. 
Catherine as channel boss

Catherine as channel boss

May 25,2017 , 01:07 AM IST | Cinema
Pretty actress Catherine Tresa, who was seen as an MLA in her last release `Sarrainodu', will now  be essaying the role of a boss of a TV channel in her upcoming film `Nene Raju Nene Mantri'. The actress is picking up good roles, that also provide scope for performance.
Tollywood town stars to revisit tyranNical British empire

Tollywood town stars to revisit tyranNical British empire

May 25,2017 , 12:57 AM IST | Cinema
Whereas, seasoned stars Nagarjuna and Venkatesh also dabbled with patriotic films like `Rajanna' and `Subhas Chandra Bose' but couldn't taste similar  success.
DSP reserves his best for Bunny

DSP reserves his best for Bunny

May 24,2017 , 01:12 AM IST | Cinema
Even though, leading composer Devisriprasad has delivered hits with other T-town stars, but somehow he reserves his best work for reigning star Allu Arjun. It's well-known that they are  best of friends and spend time together and may be that enables DSP to belt out racing numbers for the actor.
Rana braves heat wave in Rajahmundry

Rana braves heat wave in Rajahmundry

May 23,2017 , 01:08 AM IST | Cinema
Gen x star Rana Daggupati looks to be a professional to the core. Even though, his family was in Europe for a 2-week holiday, the young actor was sweating it out shooting for his upcoming film 'Nene Raja Nene Mantri' in Rajahmundry last week.
Chiru visits Rajamouli’s home

Chiru visits Rajamouli’s home

May 23,2017 , 01:03 AM IST | Cinema
It looks like megastar Chiranjeevi is immensely pleased with the unprecedented success of `Baahubali-The Conclusion'  which brought pride and recognition for Telugu cinema worldwide.
Warriors & wrestlers trounce worldwide box-office records

Warriors & wrestlers trounce worldwide box-office records

May 19,2017 , 01:09 AM IST | Cinema
Close on the heels of Telugu epic fantasy `Baahubali-The Conclusion’, B-town superstar Aamir Khan’s `Dangal’ also garnered Rs 1,275 including Rs 510 crore  and Rs 20 crore gross collections in China and Taiwan respectively, so drawing a comparison between two `monster hits’ is inevitable and unavoidable, say trade experts, even though they are different in terms of genre and content.
Prabhas to woo Parineeti

Prabhas to woo Parineeti

May 18,2017 , 03:52 AM IST | Cinema
Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra was one of the first choices to romance action star Prabhas in his next multilingual film ‘Sahoo’.
Kona Venkat to get share in profits

Kona Venkat to get share in profits

May 18,2017 , 03:47 AM IST | Cinema
Writers in Tollywood generally have to be content with remuneration but here’s an exception. Famed writer Kona Venkat will reportedly get a share in profits along with a hefty pay cheque for the upcoming film ‘Ninnu Kori’, starring Nani and Nivetha Thomas in the lead. 
20 lakh to 50 cr: Rajni’s meteoric rise in Tollywood town

20 lakh to 50 cr: Rajni’s meteoric rise in Tollywood town

May 17,2017 , 04:21 AM IST | Cinema
Even though, Rajnikanth could trounce his arch-rivals like Kamal Hassan and Vijayakanth and attain superstardom in the late 80’s, he took a decade more to make inroads into Tollywood.
Baahu‘bali’2 empties viewers’ pockets

Baahu‘bali’2 empties viewers’ pockets

May 16,2017 , 02:15 AM IST | Cinema
The unprecedented openings of Baahubali 2 has reportedly emptied pockets of the masses, youth  and family audiences as it garnered more than Rs 150 crore (net collections) in just two weeks in two Telugu states, leaving few films released subsequently high and dry and a distributor feels that they could waited till May-end.
C Kalyan bags Sangamithra rights

C Kalyan bags Sangamithra rights

May 13,2017 , 03:23 AM IST | Cinema
Amidst stiff competition, leading producer C Kalyan bagged the Telugu rights of multi-lingual big-ticket entertainer `Sangamithra’ for a whopping sum.
Tollywood superstars ready to play Lord Rama, Krishna?

Tollywood superstars ready to play Lord Rama, Krishna?

May 12,2017 , 03:32 AM IST | Cinema
Close on the heels of ace director SS Rajamouli disclosing his long-time dream to make ‘Mahabharat’, leading producer Allu Arvind announced to make a mythological film `Ramayana’ with a Rs 500-crore budget in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. 
Balakrishna-KS Ravikumar team up for a big flick

Balakrishna-KS Ravikumar team up for a big flick

May 11,2017 , 01:44 AM IST | Cinema
Seasoned star Balakrishna joins hands with leading Tamil director K S Ravikumar who made films with superstars like Rajnikanth and Kamalhassan, for big-budget action adventure. Being the 102nd film of Nandamuri star, noted producer C Kalyan describes it as a ‘golden opportunity’.  
T-wood superstars want to woo B-town divas

T-wood superstars want to woo B-town divas

May 10,2017 , 02:36 AM IST | Cinema
With ‘Baahubali’ franchise raising the bar on Telugu cinema and opening the pan-India market in a big way, Telugu superstars from Chiranjeevi to Prabhas and Mahesh Babu to Jr NTR are trying to woo B-town glam divas like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, to give their big-budget flicks a pan-India appeal and also avoid casting south actresses repeated
Nani’s next sold for a fancy price

Nani’s next sold for a fancy price

May 10,2017 , 02:12 AM IST | Cinema
It seems that popularity of reigning star Nani is soaring by the day, since his next film `Ninnu Korri’ has been reportedly traded for Rs 26 crore, highest in the career of talented actor. With a slew of hits like `Bhale Bhale Mogodivoy’,`Krishnagadi Veera Premagadha’ and `Nenu Local’, the actor has become one of the most bankabale stars.
Venkatesh, Rana and family in Europe

Venkatesh, Rana and family in Europe

May 09,2017 , 01:41 AM IST | Cinema
The Daggupati family will be spending this summer in Europe for two weeks, breaking away from their usual holiday destination Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. Leading producer Suresh Babu and his brother and star Venkatesh and his son and hotshot actor Rana and other family members left for Europe and will be checking out various picturesque locales in their 14-day trip.
Shivalinga breathes life into dying ghost stories

Shivalinga breathes life into dying ghost stories

May 09,2017 , 01:38 AM IST | Cinema
Veteran director P Vasu of `Chandramukhi’  fame revives the sagging fortunes of spooky films in T-town since his latest release `Shivalinga’ starring Lawrence and Rithika in the lead, turned out be a hit by grossing more than Rs 12 crore before `Baahubali 2’ craze engulfed two Telugu states.
Lavanya on a roll

Lavanya on a roll

May 09,2017 , 01:34 AM IST | Cinema
Talented actress Lavanya Tripathi is picking her roles selectively to cement her position in T-town. The actress who proved her acting skills in films like `Andalarakshasi’, was part of blockbusters like `Soggade Chinni Nayana’ and `Bhale Bhale Mogadivoy’ and now sharing screen space with most-happening star Sharwanand in his next film `Radha’.
Baahubali 2 shatters all records, nets 1000 cr

Baahubali 2 shatters all records, nets 1000 cr

May 08,2017 , 05:45 AM IST | Cinema
Even though, ace director S S Rajamouli would have been confident about Baahubali 2 rocking box-office records, going by the unprecedented pre-release hype, but would have taken by pleasant surprise as his epic fantasy grossed Rs 1000 crore across the world, in just 9 days flat trouncing the records of Bollywood biggies like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan.
100-cr budget: New buzzword in T-town

100-cr budget: New buzzword in T-town

May 07,2017 , 03:51 AM IST | Cinema
Undoubtedly, T-town superstars are shaken up a bit with the unprecedented success of ‘Baahubali’ franchise which was made with Rs 250-crore budget, and are reportedly pushing the budgets of their upcoming films to match the magnum opus. 
Baahubali mania: Black market mafia makes hay

Baahubali mania: Black market mafia makes hay

May 06,2017 , 01:51 AM IST | Cinema
Even though, ‘Baahubali 2’ fetched laurels for Telugu cinema by shattering box-office records across the world in its first week, on the flipside, black market mafia rose its ugly head and looted the hard-earned money of poor and middle-class viewers in AP, TS reportedly to the tune of Rs 30 crore. Cashing in on the craze of the epic fantasy, viewers rushed to buy tickets at counters, but hundreds
Bunny touches a new high

Bunny touches a new high

May 06,2017 , 01:38 AM IST | Cinema
Reigning star Allu Arjun seems to be expanding his popularity beyond Tollywood and Mollywood. The Hindi dubbing rights of his upcoming film `Duvvada Jagannatham’ has been reportedly sold for Rs 7 crore-plus which is next only to the Rs 8.25 crore forked out for Pawan Kalyan’s `Sardar Gabbar Singh’ and Rs 28 crore for Mahesh Babu’s Telugu-Tamil-Hindi multilingual ‘SPYder’.
Item numbers no more a taboo

Item numbers no more a taboo

May 05,2017 , 03:41 AM IST | Cinema
Priorities of top-notch Telugu actresses seems have changed drastically in the last one to two years, since popular actresses like Tammanah, Kaajal, Hansika, Genelia, Samanta, Shruti Hassan and Anuskha (barring a song in Stalin) were reluctant to do special songs in other films since they were uncomfortable with the word ‘item’ number but it’s altogether a different story these days. 
Dark is the new shade in Tollywood Town

Dark is the new shade in Tollywood Town

May 04,2017 , 03:03 AM IST | Cinema
After Tamil superstars such as Rajnikanth, Vikram and Surya, it’s now the turn of reigning Telugu stars to don roles with ‘negative shades’ to showcase their hitherto unknown side. Breaking a new ground is none-other-than crazy star Jr NTR who is reportedly essaying a dark role in his upcoming film `Jai Lava Kusa’.
SS Rajamouli outwits Chiru, Pawan, NTR on Day 1

SS Rajamouli outwits Chiru, Pawan, NTR on Day 1

Apr 29,2017 , 04:10 AM IST | Cinema
Brand Rajamouli seems to be at its peak as his much-hyped epic fantasy surpasses Day One box-office collections of Megastar Chiranjeevi ‘Khaidi No 150’ (Rs 23.24 crore) and Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Katamarayudu’ (Rs 22.27 crore) and NTR’s ‘Janatha Garage’ (Rs 20.49 crore) by a huge margin in two Telugu states. 
Baahubali 2: Unprecedented frenzy hits the roof

Baahubali 2: Unprecedented frenzy hits the roof

Apr 28,2017 , 04:12 AM IST | Cinema
The frenzy hits the peak as the Baahabali-2 is set for release today to enthral crores of fans of the most-popular franchise who are eager to know 'Why Katappa killed Baahubali' and also to rewrite box-office records. 
Sunny to set the dance floor on fire

Sunny to set the dance floor on fire

Apr 28,2017 , 02:27 AM IST | Cinema
If everything goes right, B-town hotshot actress Sunny Leone will be doing a ‘special song’ in “Nakshatram” since director Krishna Vamsi wanted a popular actress for his special song.
Age no bar for gorgeous actresses

Age no bar for gorgeous actresses

Apr 28,2017 , 02:16 AM IST | Cinema
Defying the age-barrier and the notion that 30-plus actresses have a short shelf life, pretty damsels Anushka, Shriya Saran, Nayantara and Trisha continue to rule the roost and are much-in-demand. Commanding hefty pay-cheques of Rs 1 crore to Rs 2.5 crore per film, these actresses are giving the younger starlets such as Shruti Haasan and Tammannah, a run for their money, courtesy their fitness, lo
B Gopal on a comeback trail

B Gopal on a comeback trail

Apr 28,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Cinema
After a long hiatus, veteran director B Gopal is all set to make a comeback with his upcoming film `Bullet’ starring Gopichand to revive his winning habit. The director has fine-tuned the script to give another blockbuster with action star Gopichand.