Jeevitha Rajasekhar join hands with talented director

Palasa 1978 is a film that turned a lot of heads during its making and once the film released, it won decent applause from the critics and industry heads. Allu Aravind was so happy with the director Karuna Kumar that he signed him for his next film.

But the director has other plans now as he okayed a film with Jeevitha. Yes, the star wife will be producing his second film and her husband Rajasekhar will be doing the hero’s role.

The project is fixed and the talk is that Rajasekhar and his team liked the narration done by Karuna Kumar and even offered to produce the film. The movie is an action drama with realistic moments and will showcase the angry Rajasekhar in a new manner.

V V Vinayak in an all-time low in his career

V V Vinayak turned hero early this year with a film called Seenayya in the production of Dil Raju. Right after the first schedule was canned, Dil Raju scrapped the film and disappointed Vinayak who worked crazily hard for the film and also lost oodles of weight for his central role.

But Vinayak did not lose hope at all and get back to what he does the best which is direction. He has penned a good story in the lockdown and has been approaching many but sadly but none of the young and medium-range heroes are ready to do a film with him.

The way they are saying no to him has disturbed Vinayak in a big way is the talk in the industry now. Who will do his film in the days to come needs to be seen?

Balayya bluntly rejects Jagan’s meeting

After meeting KCR in the last few days, the film industry headed by Chiranjeevi and a few others are going to meet AP CM YS Jagan very soon in Andhra. The producer’s union head, C Kalyan also invited Balayya for this meet as the latter got upset for not inviting him the last time around when they met KCR in Hyderabad.

But the inside info is that Balayya in a blunt manner has declined the invitation and said he has no interest in the meeting with Jagan. He is not in a happy mood and does not want to meet the AP CM in such a situation along with the industry heads. But the producer C Kalyan is telling everyone that as Balayya has his birthday celebrations cut out, he said he won’t be a part of the meeting to escape from the topic.

Telugu Director To Team Up with Mani Ratnam?

The ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam will be the direction supervisor for a web-series to be produced by Amazon Prime Video. The veteran filmmaker will give the concept to the web-series which will be comprised of nine short stories from Indian Mythology and nine different filmmakers have been approached to helm each.

There are reports that Amazon Prime Video wants at least a couple of Telugu directors in the batch. Meanwhile, they are also planning to approach Tamil Directors like Gautham Menon, Karthick Naren, Bejoy Nambiar. Sources say that it will be the costliest web-series in India.

Mani Ratnam is currently working on his next project which is reportedly a historical drama based on Ponniyin Selvan, a Tamil novel by writer Kalki, which traces the life of the great Chola emperor Arulmozhi Varman. Mani Ratnam often termed this Project as his Dream Project.

Mahesh Babu To Sneak in One More Before SSR’s

SS Rajamouli already confirmed that his next project will be with Superstar Mahesh Babu. RRR may release on July 30th and if Rajamouli opts for a few months of rest then, Mahesh Babu’s film will begin only in 2022. Mahesh Babu is keen on sneaking in one more project after Sarkaru Vari Paata.

He will team up again with Anil Sunkara, the producer of Sarileru Neekevvaru, and buzz is that a Tamil director is going to direct this untitled film on AK Entertainments. Mahesh Babu so far worked with two Tamil directors in his career – SJ Suryah and Murugadoss.

Both of them have disappointed. It has to be seen if this movie works. Sarkaru Vaari Paata is likely to go on floors in September and the movie is being planned for Ugadi 2021. Fans are very excited about Mahesh Babu’s makeover for this movie directed by Parasuram.

Former Heroine comes in Support of NTR and Fans

Former Actress Meera Chopra had launched a scathing attack on NTR and his fans for the past few days after a few miscreants bad-mounted her. She has been demanding that NTR should reprimand them and also lodged a Police complaint to that extent.

However, another actress Poonam Kaur gave benefit of doubt to NTR and his fans. She expressed her doubt if that is really NTR fans who are involved or if it is the work of some other people in the disguise of NTR fans. She has found support from Nandamuri fans.

“We don’t even know if these fans are fake accounts created by political gains and at the end, the actor gets blamed no matter who it is …. accept that our industry is interlinked with one political party each .fans are innocent people, few political people are evil .they do this (sic),” she wrote on Twitter.

Corona Deaths A Concern for Telangana

Coronavirus is becoming a menace for Telangana. In the past 24 hours, the state recorded 143 new cases, and out of them, 116 are from the GHMC area. What is more concerning is the growing number of deaths. Eight deaths have occurred in the past 24 hours.

That takes the total deaths in the state to 113 which is pretty high when compared to Andhra Pradesh. To date, 212 deportees and 206 migrants tested Coronavirus positive. The total number of cases in the state are 3290. Out of which, 1627 have discharged.

There are 1,550 active cases in the state. There are increasing concerns about very little testing in the state. There are also instances of doctors and medical staff getting infected. So, things are not at all looking good in the state as of now. Meanwhile, across the country, there are more than 2.1 Lakh Cases.

Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya Censor Report

Satyadev starring Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya has completed censor formalities and received a U certificate. Buzz is that the movie will skip its theatrical release and will release directly online. The makers feel that it is a film best suited for direct digital release.

If not for the digital release, there is no hurry for the makers to complete the censor formalities. Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya is the Telugu remake of Fahad Fasil starrer Malayalam hit, Maheshinte Prathikaram. Venkatesh Maha of Care of Kancherapalem has directed the film.

Baahubali makers – Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni of Arka Mediaworks produced the film. The movie was supposed to release on April 17th, 2020 in theaters but the Lockdown ensured that it did not happen. The movie has Naresh and Suhas in other lead roles.

Shruti Haasan Reveals Mental Health Issues

Shruti Haasan is one actress who speaks her mind without any inhibitions. The actress was quite open about her relationship with her Italian boyfriend and the subsequent breakup. She also revealed that she was addicted to alcohol which deteriorated her health and then she quit the habit.

Now, she further revealed that she has been taking therapy for mental health from the past three years. “I am in therapy for three years now. I seriously recommend therapy for people, who need it. I have tools and meditation that help me,” she said.

Shruti Haasan is making a comeback to Telugu Film Industry with Ravi Teja’s Krack. Her last film in Tollywood is Pawan Kalyan’s Katamarayudu 2 which released way back in 2017. Buzz is that she is in contention for Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab as well.

Father and Son To Appear in A Film Together?

Chiyaan Vikram and his son, Dhruv who recently made his debut with the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy, are likely to team up for a film. Peta fame Karthik Subbaraj reportedly narrated a story to Vikram and managed to impress him. The official announcement of the project will happen next month.

Vikram is currently starring in Cobra in the direction of Ajay Gnanmuttu. The movie is supposed to be canned in Russia but now the Corona Crisis makes it untenable. He is also playing a crucial role in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan. On the other side, Dhruv is yet to sign his next project.

Anirudh Ravichander is likely to compose music while the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalized. The director is currently working on the other Pre-Production works and would like to have the bound script ready by the time of the film’s official announcement.

Mahesh Babu’s Uncle Back to Jagan?

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s Uncle, Adiseshagiri Rao who is a close-confidante of the YSR Family quit the party just before the elections and joined the Telugu Desam Party. But then, YSR Congress is in power in Andhra Pradesh. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy won 151 assembly seats in the elections.

Reports are that Adiseshagiri Rao is back in the YSR Congress fold. He was recently spotted at the office of YSRC MP Vijay Sai Reddy. There are rumors that the brother of Superstar Krishna will rejoin the party. He may formally join the party very soon.

On the other side, Mahesh Babu always evinced Zero interest in politics. He always keeps away from political parties though his family members are into politics. His Brother-in-law, Galla Jayadev is a Second-time MP from Guntur elected on Telugu Desam Party Ticket.

Movie Review : Choked

Movie: ChokedBanner: Ira Creations

Cast: Sayami Kher, Roshan Mathew, Amruta Subhash

Director : Anurag Kashyap

Available In : Netflix

Release Date: June 5th

Story: The story is set in the year 2016 when the note ban happened in India. Sarita played by Sayami Kher is a depressed bank employee who works hard and takes care of her jobless husband played by Malayalam actor Roshan Mathews. Her life changes when she chances upon money underneath her sink through a pipe. When she decides to make use of that money in a proper way, the note ban happens and the film is all about what Sarita does with that money later.

Artists Performance
Sayami Kher is the star of the film with her realistic performance. She is so relatable and the way she reveals the urge of getting free money and still hides her feeling was the best. Till the end, Sayami is the star and arrests you with her commanding performance. Malayalam actor Roshan Mathews also gets an author-backed role is and is good in the last part of the film.

Positives
StoryEmotionsTwistsArt DirectionBGM

Negatives
Slow narrationLack of known actors

Analysis
Anurag Kashyap is always known to make films with content that is hard-hitting and different. For the first time, he has changed gears and come up with a family drama that is bloody good. He deals with the emotions of a middle-class wife and what happens to her when she finds free money. Though the film starts off on a dull level, things pick so well that you are glued to the screen as to what will happen in the very nest scenes. The twists are quite predictable but how Anurag unleashes the drama in a middle-class setup yet not losing his side of dark thoughts is the best part of the film and will you keep lured till the end.

3.5 Rating.

Will Anil Ravipudi take that responsibility from Balayya?

Balakrishna’s interview has created a sensation of sorts in the media. He also cleared that his son, Mokshgna will be making his silver screen debut soon and script work is already underway for the same.

But the inside info is that Anil Ravipudi is the man who will be doing the honors of launching Balayya’s son into the film is the latest inside info from the star’s camp.

Balayya is quite sure that Anil should launch his son and has also spoken to him about the same. But Anil is busy with F3 and also wants to do a film with a young hero in this gap. So, will he says yes to Balayya and take the big responsibility is the question now.

Thaman Working Hard To Prove Them Wrong

Superstar Mahesh Babu had launched his next film, Sarkaru Vari Paata last week. The Pre-Look and the title have got a stupendous response. The regular shooting of the movie will not begin any time before September. Thaman is confirmed as the music director of the film. 

Mahesh fans are upset with Thaman for his controversial remarks about Sarileru Neekevvaru collections. But still, Mahesh Babu gave him a chance. So, the music director is keen on giving his 100% for the film. The Music Sittings of the movie began recently.

We are told that he already finished composing a tune and it came out very well. Geetha Govindham fame Parasuram will be directing the film. Mythri Movie Makers and 14 Reels Plus will produce it along with Mahesh’s own banner. The makers are planning to release the film for Ugadi 2021.

Shishya Manages Something which Guru Sukumar Could Not

Sai Dharam Tej’s Brother, Panja Vaishnav Tej is making his acting debut with Uppena. The movie was supposed to release in April but was postponed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. Uppena has got a great buzz due to the songs released so far.

Sukumar sat at the editing table and has worked to finalize the final cut of the movie. The film’s run time has arrived at 150 minutes which is usually considered as a convenient run time for the audience to sit back and enjoy. Interestingly, Sukumar’s films were known for their lengthy runtimes. 

The Lockdown gave Sukumar the much-needed break to work on the film. Mythri Movie Makers who bagged a hit with Mathu Vadalara is bankrolling this film. Young starlet Kriti Shetty is the film’s leading lady and Devi Sri Prasad is the music composer. Tamil Star Actor Vijay Sethupathi is playing a crucial role in the film.

Here’s the truth behind Sai Pallavi rejecting Teja’s film?

Sai Pallavi is always known for her daring attitude most of the time as she rejects even the biggest of the stars if she does not like the roles offered to her.

In the last few days, she made news when she rejected Teja’s new film that will have Gipichand as the main lead. Many are saying that Sai Pallavi did not want to romance a senior hero like Gopichand and that’s why opted out of the offer.

ut the news coming in says that Sai Pallavi in fact did not like the role as it was mostly playing second fiddle to Gopichand and had not much weight. So, she said no to the film and nothing else. Let’s hope that this controversy gets cleared for once.

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