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Saturday, July 21, 2007

GFC announced 'Sankar Dada Zindabad' on July 27

Gemini Film Circuits, which produced 'Shankar Dada Zindabad' under the direction of Prabhudeva, with Padma Bhushan, Mega Star, Dr Chiranjeevi as hero, Karishma Kotak in the female lead and Srikanth playing the hero's sidekick, had officially announced the release date of the film as July 27.

The film had completed its shooting recently and the first copy was submitted to Censor Board for certification.

The Censor Board members awarded a clean 'U' certificate to the movie.

The film which is hitting the screen on July 27 has several specialities. Power Star Pawan Kalyan, Sensational Star Raviteja and Stylish Star Allu Arjun are also appearing on the screen in this film.

Devisri Prasad scored peppy tunes to all the songs and the audio was already proved to be a chart-buster and is creating records in audio sales.

Moreover, this is the first film which is coming as a sequel. Surprisingly, Mega Star is looking very handsome in the posters that were released for publicity recently.

So, the entire Andhra Pradesh is getting ready to say Zindabad to Shankar Dada on July 27.



Telugu movie director A S Ravikumar Chowdhary was arrested on the charges of domestic violence. His wife Naga Bindu filed case against him and police arrested him and he was sent to remand. He married Nagabindu in November 2005. It was an arranged marriage.

Ravikumar Chowdhary directed three films like “Manasutho”, “Yagnam” and “Veerabhadra”. Remember, he was recently attacked and stabbed by unknown person. Then the rumors of trouble at his home were surfaced.



Successful Telugu producer Dil Raju has introduced many new directors in Tollywood - Sukumar with “Arya”, Boyapati Seenu with “Bhadra”, Bhaskar with “Bommarillu” and Vamsi Pydipally with “Munna”.Now he is going a step ahead and is all set to introduce new actors and technicians for his new film titled “Bangarulokam”.

He has tied up with a private TV channel for selecting the new artists for the film. Dil Raju’s current film with AlluArjun in the lead and being directed by Bhaskar has completed the first schedule and is going into the second schedule at Kodaikanal. Vedika is the heroine.

We can see DirectorDilRaju with Director Bommarillu Bhaskar in The photo.


Dasari, Balayya inaugurate ThinkSmart, Vishnu’s VFX studio

Central Minister Dasari Narayana Rao, hero Nandamuri Balakrishna, state ministers Anam Ramanarayana Reddy and Ponnala Lakshamaiah, ace director K. Raghavendra Rao and hotshot SS Rajamouli inaugurated the extension wings of ThinkSmart, a leading special effects studio in Hyderabad, owned by Dr. Mohan Babu. The inauguration coincided with the 100 Days completion of Vishnu’s smash hit Dhee.

Top personalities of the film industry who graced the function were Giribabu, Syam Prasad Reddy, MM Keeravani, Cherry, KL Narayana, Gemini Kiran, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, MS Raju, KS Rama Rao, Rama Rajamouli, VV Vinayak, DVS Raju, K. Raghavendra Rao, Bellamkonda Suresh, Mallidi Satyanarayana Reddy, C. Kalyan, KC Sekhar Babu, P. Vasu (Chandramukhi director), Ashok Kumar, and others graced the occasion. Dr. Mohan Babu and Vishnu received the guests.

Who launched what?
Dasari: Main office of ThinkSmart
Balakrishna: Computer Graphics Division (Vishnu’s favorite)
Anam Ramanarayan Reddy: Inferno Wing
Ponnala Lakshmaiah: Avid I
K. Raghavendra Rao: Avid II
SS Rajamouli: Directors’ Room
MS Raju: Media Centre.

Addressing a press conference, Dr. Mohan Babu said that ThinkSmart is a wonderful name which Vishnu had selected for his company. He wished good luck to his son and sought the good wishes of all the industry personnel for ThinkSmart and its endeavors. He profusely thanked all the guests who attended the inauguration.

ThinkSmart chief and hero Vishnu said: “I look forward to see ThinkSmart as the World’s biggest and the best company in the entertainment sector. We could register excellent advancement in special effects division. Now, our entry into the Animation sector is thoroughly planned. I am happy to give the entire credit to my technical team. We wish to lay much emphasis on Hollywood projects. We also want to exploit the potential in India.”

Vishnu further said that India continues to be a leading filmmaking country in the world. Of more than one thousand films produced last year, about 60% of them have special effects. Telugu film industry has a lion’s share of about 30% of the total Indian films. ThinkSmart wanted to promote the young and brilliant minds in the animation field. Every year, 40 students would be trained in this area on the latest equipment.

He also said that 24 Frames Factory, a content developing company for TV productions, Mobile communication, Radio and Internet areas.


Pawan Kalyan likes TITLE Kalavaramaye madilo?

Kalavaramaye Madilo is the starting phrase of one of the classic Telugu song. It is natural that at least a few of the films would have considered this title for this film. It would be interesting to note that this title is considered for at least 2 films of a hero and he is Pawan Kalyan. Reliable sources say that this title is considered for both Kushi and Jhonny. Also, it is heard that Pawan Kalyan has an inclination towards the title. So there are chances that it might be considered for his upcoming films. At present, Pawan Kalyan is doing a romantic entertainer in the direction of Trivikram Srinivas. Second schedule is going on for this film. The unit was shooting a few scenes yesterday in Ameerpet with other artists in the film including Thanikella Bharani, Mukeshi Rishi, Krishnamraju (upcoming artist) and others. The film has chances of releasing in the last quarter of the year.


Sri Vaas to direct a topstar in his next film

Sree Vaas directed Lakhsyam is going great guns at the box office. Sree Vaas, with the right combination of ingredients, turned this routine story into a super hit film. What else is required of a debut director. Sree Vaas is quickly gearing up for his second film. A big banner that delivered hatrick hits very recently is producing this film with a top star who is going with good success. The details will all be announced very shortly and until then we can guess on who is the hero and who is producing it.



News is that Hero Venkatesh is showing interest in pulling in Karishma Kotak, the Kingfisher model turned heroine, for his next film. The details of his next venture are yet to be known but Karishma caught the attention of Venkatesh when he went to the audio release function of "ShankarDada Zindabad". It is said that Karishma has got a feeler to par up with Venkatesh for his next venture from official sources.



Hero Akkineni Nagarjuna now busy with Don, became the first Indian to own the Silver Metallic Grey 250 kmph sports model BMW M6. He already has two cars, but said that he was bowled over by the superb styling and wonderful features of this model, like dynamic traction and brake control, dash board display of driving method and automatic variable controls for headlights The MSRP or Sticker price of this model ranges between $99,100 to $104,900. Experts gave this model a 4* Luxury, 5* Sport and 5* design rating. Santosham Nagarjuna must really be a happy man driving around in his latest acquisition.


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Bheema Movie-Vikram, Trisha

Bheema audio launch next week

One of the most expected movies of the year, Bheema, starred by Vikram and Trisha, has been in the news for a long time. Vikram’s fans are eagerly waiting for the release as it’s nearly two years ago since they saw their favorite star on screen. The audio of Bheema is all set for launch next week. Director Lingusamy had teamed up with Harris Jayaraj for Bheema. The movie starring Vikram, Trisha and Prakash Raj is produced by A M Rathinam for Sri Surya Movies.

Hariharan, Karthik, Naresh Iyer, Sadhna Sargam, Madhushree, Mahati and Nikil Mathew have sung for the film. Lyricists Pa Vijay and Yugabharathy have penned two songs each, while Thamarai and Na.Muthukumar have written one each.

A peppy number Rangu Rangamma features actors Vikram and Sherin. Rajeevan is the art director while cinematography is by R D Rajasekaran.

Produced by A.M. Rathnam, Bheema’s music will hit the stands next week. The movie is expected to hit the screens during the first week of September. “Vikram’s stunning looks and body language in this film is certainly something”, says Lingusamy.


‘Super Star’ Rajnikanth went to England On Vacation

Friday early morning around 1.45 Rajnikanth left to England on a vacation, by a Lufthansa aircraft from Meenambakkam airport, Chennai.

Rajnikanth’s latest film Sivaji, produced by AVM and directed by Shankar, opened big across the globe. The actor had been on a spiritual tour to Himalayas before the release of Sivaji.

On Friday, he arrived at the Chennai airport to catch a US-bound flight. He was greeted by his fans at the airport.


P.Vasu is playing a villain role in kamal's Dasavatharam

It must now be stale news that a tsunami effect is being created for Dasavatharam climax scene. Machines were procured from abroad to generate huge waves at the sea shore for the purpose. The set, which was created for a whopping Rs. 3.5 crores, is said to compete with the likes of Hollywood’s Day After Tomorrow or Perfect storm.

Also another sequence where in all the ten characters played by Kamal Haasan meeting together was also shot.

Buzz is that the crew is planning to shoot a helicopter shot from the top of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai for later this week. Kamal Haasan had obtained special permission for this from Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for the purpose.

Meanwhile a section of press had carried photographs of Kamal Haasan appearing as George Bush. It may be recalled that a grand set replicating the White House was put up in Chennai recently.

Kamal Haasan goes through at least a three-hour make-up for every character he plays. And the make-up is not just for his face but for the entire body. The movie is said to have been shot for 280 days across the globe – from USA-Malaysia-Mumbai-Chennai. The cast and crew have had one of their best experiences while shooting and they will never forget these 280 days, sources say.

A chasing scene where a Police officer Kamal chases a baddie in Malaysian Airport, is said to have come out fantastically and when the chase is on, another Kamal Haasan character also chips in to help the police man Kamal. This scene is definitely going to bring the house down with claps.

There is some news that director P Vasu is playing a villain role in Dasavatharam.


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