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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Marudhuri Raja turns to direction

Story and dialogue writer Marudhuri Raja announced that he is making his entry as director. This film will start on July 26th. Addressing the press today at FNCC, Hyderabad, he said that the film is coming on Bhavishya Movies Banner with new comer Jagannath as producer. "The film has strong social and family values in its subject", said Raja. Answering some queries, he said that it had been his strong ambition to become a director since childhood. "Due to the circumstances, I avoided jumping into the pit. I thought of first establishing myself in the film industry. Now that I have succeeded, my entry as director would have some credence. I have eight stories with pucca scripts ready with me". When asked why he chose new and small producers for his film when he provided scripts to big heroes and directors, Marudhuri Raja said: "I know. If I want freedom in my work, I have to travel with small producers. It alone will help me present on the screen what I really want to project". The current project will have a Mumbai model as heroine. Raghu Babu, Brahmaji and Jeeva are confirmed in the cast. The rest of the cast is yet to be finalized. The movie will start regular shooting from August and would be finished in a single schedule.


Mumaith Khan\'s Maisamma IPS started

The shooting of Tollywood's item sensation Mumaith Khan's new film as full-fledged heroine commenced yesterday at Annapoorna Studios, Hyderabad . The film goes by mass title "Maisamma IPS". Union Minister and big supporter of small producers Dasari Narayana Rao is providing the story and screenplay while direction is by debutant Bharat Paidipally. Producer is debutante K. Ramakrishna Prasad. Shooting was launched after performing puja by Smt. Dasari Padma. The couple formally handed over the script to the technicians. Director Bharath said that his association with Dasari stretch back to years, working for more than 35 films in the direction department. He said the movie's major plus point is the seriousness in the story. Though the script was ready, long wait took place for want of the correct heroine. The character is on the lines of the female lead in Osei Ramulamma. After much study, Mumaith Khan was selected. The script is a perfect fit for her, he added. The movie is planned as Vijayadasami release. Music is by Vandemataram Srinvias. Since, the story is about a cop, it naturally involves energetic stunts. For this purpose, Ram Laksham are roped in.


Gundammagari Manavadu celebrated 50 days

Union Minster Dasari Narayana Rao and Victory Venkatesh were the chief guests at the 50 Days function of Gundamma Gari Manavadu, an Ali starrer. Commemorating the movie's 50 days run in 35 centers, the film unit (of RR Movie Makers banner) today held the fete at Prasad Labs, Hyderabad. The film was presented by Achi Reddy and directed by B. Jaya. The film industry elite at the venue included MS Raju, SV Krishna Reddy, Seenu Vytla, Devivara Prasad, SS Rajamouli, ML Kumar Chowdary, DVV Danayya, Ali, VV Vinayak, Chandra Siddarth and others. Highlight of the evening is impressive felicitation to Dasari by the unit of GGM through Venkatesh. This was in reciprocation of Dasari's felicitation of 148 directors recently. He was put on a gajamala (giant garland). Later, Venkatesh presented shields to the distributors and Dasari did it for the unit members.

Dasari Narayana Rao richly complimented the GGM team for enlivening the spirit of small producers. "The small movies serve as the backbone of our film industry. They really help generating livelihood to a plethora of artistes and technicians", he said, and congratulated director B. Jaya on this occasion, besides wishing her unbroken success all through her career.


Great India films acquire Ram Charan Teja's Chiruta

The following is a pressnote released by Great India Films.

A star is born every year, But A Mega Star is born only once in 20 years....

Good movies come every year, But Great movies comes occasionally, now it's the time for one of the greatest movies of the decade.

Yes, you got it right, the month of September 2007 is the time for a New Mega Star to be born again and we are going to witness the Grand and Gigantic entry of RamCharan Tej with the most anticipated & high voltage movie of the decade "CHIRUTHA".

Chirutha, Written and Directed by Puri Jagannadh who is riding high with back-to-back Industry Blockbusters 'POKIRI' and 'DESAMUDURU', CHIRUTHA is a perfect follow up for this excellent director.

Chirutha, Produced by Mr.Aswani Dutt who delivered many blockbusters in his 25 years of film making.

Great India Films in association with Vyjayanthi Movies is proud to announce that they are the right holders of Chirutha Theatrical exhibition and DVD in Overseas market.

Great India Films would like to Thank Mega Star Padma Bhushan Chiranjeevi Garu and Aswani Dut garu for entrusting Great India Films to market Chirutha in overseas.

Great India Films will make sure that every effort will be made to make Chirutha the perfect entry for RamCharan Tej in Overseas territories.

Great India Films would also like to Thank Puri Jagannadh Garu for his continuous support and showing trust on us after POKIRI.

Watch this space for more exciting news on CHIRUTHA's entry into overseas market.

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Telugu Producer K.Atchi Reddy of R.R.Movie Makers is making a film to be helmed by award winning director Ravi Chavali, who earlier made “Cash”, an off-beat hilarious film. This yet to be titled film has Nitin and Mamata Mohandas, Shashank and Sindhu Tolani as lead pairs. The other members of the cast and crew are being finalised. The way things are going, Mamata Mohandas seems to be steadily consolidating her position in Tollywood even before the release of her “Yamadonga”.


MOHAN BABU as HERO in new Film

Malliaid Sathyanarayana of “Bunny” and “Dhee” fame is now making a film with Mohan Babu. Malladi also produced the film ‘Premalekha Raasa’ with Mohan Babu’s on as hero. The new film will be made with a senior director and will be launched in august. More details are awaited.



The rumor mills are agog with speculation that prolific filmmaker Ashwani Dutt is keen to cast Amrita Rao in his next production. Meher Ramesh will direct the film, which will star NTR in the lead role.

The film is expected to start in August. Amrita Rao is currently acting opposite Maheshbabu in “Athidhi” by Surender Reddy, which is nearing completion.



There are now an increasing number of various Telugu film makers who are heading west to Bollywood. They say the exposure is much better. The audience is national and the moolah is great to work for. The Telugu actresses are following their directors to Bollywood. One heroine says since the lifespan of a heroine in a film as a leading lady is limited it is best to make use of it sensibly. She is Veda Sastry (Archana) acting in “Bank” with Jackie Shroff.


Actress KAJAL Replaces SUHANI to be PAIRED With NITIN…

Telugu actors Nitin and Kajal Agarwal are to act as hero and heroine in a yet to be titled film being jointly produced by C.Kalyan and S.Vijayanand, with story, screenplay and direction by A.S.Ravikumar Chowdary . The dialogues are written by Marudhuri Raja and the music is composed by Chakri.



Telugu film industry price Mahesh Babu's Pokiri broke all box-office records. Now, the distribution rights of his “Athidi” are reported to have been sold to UTV Films for a whopping Rs. 23 Crores ! With overseas and other rights, trade pundits expect Athidi to do business upward of Rs. 25 Crores.

Distribution rights of Mahesh Babu’s “Athidi” are reported to have been sold to UTV Films for a whopping Rs. 23 Crores.

This is a record for Mahesh Babu’s films in terms of business done before release. Producer Ramesh Babu must be laughing all the way to the bank. His earlier venture Arjun was a disaster. He is said to have lost around Rs. 5 Crores then. UTV’s involvement in the distribution of Athidi assumes importance, particularly in the reported negotiation of UTV with Mahesh Babu for a 3 film contract. Meanwhile, Murali Sharma of Apaharan and Gangajal fame is confirmed as villain and is now participating in shooting from the 16th of July. Climax scenes are planned to be shot in Chennai from 6th to 18th of August. Looks like that The Prince may celebrate his birthday on 9 th of August on the sets itself.


Stills from Film SIvaji Gallery

Still Sivaji is the BOSS


Mammutti Next Movie in Plans to Dub into Telugu

Mammooty and Sneha have now already started working on their bilingual movie, titled Aruvadai in Tamil and Vande Mataram in Malayalam.As Per the newsthe film is also in plans to Dub inTelugu.This Movie will be Mammooty’s Come Back film in Telugu after 'MAHA NAGARAMLO MAYAGADU (with Nayanatara).

The film was being directed by Karthik. Karthik has worked as assistant to veteran filmmaker Mani Rathnam, has completed his Masters in direction from the Paris Film Institute and completed a course in cinematography from the Pune Film Institute.

This was planned as his directional debut movie, but he is no longer associated with the film. The producers have replaced him with D. Arvind.