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Sunday, August 5, 2007


Director Shankar is the producer for “Imsai Arasan- 23 il Pulikesi” in Tamil and the same film is dubbed in Telugu with the title “Himsinche 23va Raju Pulikesi”. Super Good Movies did that releasing job. Vadivelu played dual role. The expectations from the film are very high and it is expected to be a visual treat for the movie loving audience of Andhra. But unfortunately it turned hard to digest for everyone. The film is turned upside down at box office on the first day.


Legendary Award For Chiranjeevi and Mammootty

Chief Guest Amitabh Bachchan gave away the 54th Filmfare ‘cinematic legendary’ awards to megastar Chiranjeevi and Mammootty.

Rebel Star Krishnam Raju and noted singer P. Susheela were selected for Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Krishnam Raju received the award from K. Raghavendra Rao, while P. Susheela received the award from K. Viswanath at a glittering function at HITEX, Madhapur, Hyderabad on Saturday, August 04.

Devisri Prasad received the Best Music Director award for Bommarillu, while AR Rehman received it for Jillendru Oru Kathal (Nuvvu Nenu Prema in Telugu).

In the Telugu awards category Pokiri got the best actor award for Maheshbabu (his wife Namrata Shirodkar received the award on his behalf) and the best director award for Puri Jagan. Saikumar won the best actor award for his performance in a supporting role in Samanyudu. Genelia won the best actress award for Bommarillu and Annavaram won the best supporting role (Sandhya).

Ram and Ileana received the Best Debut awards for Devadasu.

SP Balu received the Best Playback Singer (male) trophy and Mamta Mohandas (Rakhee Rakhee) received the Best Playback Singer (female) award. Veturi bagged the best lyricist award for ‘Uppongele Godavari’ (Godavari).

Lawrence received the Best Choreographer award for Style and S. Gopal Reddy bagged the Best Cinematographer award for Sree Ramadasu.


The 54th Fair One Filmfare Awards 2006 was presented in a grand function arranged in HITEX convention center on the night of 4 August. This function is graced by Amitab Bachchan, Chiranjeevi, Mammootty, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Krishnam Raju, Vijay, Puneet Raj Kumar, Ram Charan Teja, Ravi Teja, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Trisha, Nayana Tara, Ramya Krishna, Bhavana, Sandhya, AR Rehman, Devi Sri Prasad, SP Balasubramanyam, Jesudas, Chitra, P Suseela etc.

Deepak (Sampangi fame) and Archana played the hosts for the evening.

The following celebs sizzled in this evening with their dances performances.

S No Performer Items
1 Vineet Brahmamokkate (classical)
2 Meenakshi Manasa (Munna) & Muddante Cheda (Jagadam)
3 Devi Sri Prasad Voilence (Jagadam), Good Morning (SDZ) & Jagadeka (SDZ)
4 Archana Sivaji, Milamila (Super) & Ippatikinka (Pokiri)
5 Kamna Jetmalani Doledole (Pokiri) & Rakhi (Rakhi)
6 Kaniha Tamil songs
7 Neetu Chandra Neel Samundar (Guru)
8 Mamata Mohandas Akaleste (SDZ) & 36-24-36 (Jagadam)
9 Simran Tamil songs

Here are the awards presented in various languages


S No Category Winner
1 Best Film Bommarillu
2 Best actor Mahesh Babu (Pokiri)
3 Best actress Genelia (Bommarillu)
4 Best director Puri Jagan (Pokiri)
5 Best music director Devi Sri Prasad (Bommarillu)
6 Best cinematographer S Gopal Reddy (Sri Ramadasu)
7 Best male playback SP Balasubramanyam (Sri Ramadasu)
8 Best famele playback singer Mamata Mohandas (Rakhi)
9 Best lyricist Veturi (Godavari)
10 Best actor in supporting role Sai Kumar (Samanyudu)
11 Best actress in supporting role Sandhya (Annavaram)
12 Best choreographer Lawrence (Style)
13 Best male debut Ram (Devadasu)
14 Best female debut Ileana (Devadasu)


S No Category Winner
1 Best Film Veyil
2 Best actor Ajith
3 Best actress Bhavana
4 Best director Vasanthabalan
5 Best music director AR Rehman
6 Best male playback singer Gana Ulganathan
7 Best famele playback singer Shriya Ghoshal
8 Best actor in supporting role Pasupathi
9 Best actress in supporting role Saranya
10 Best lyricist Na Muthukumar


S No Category Winner
1 Best Film Mungaru Male
2 Best actor Puneeth Raj Kumar
3 Best actress Ramya
4 Best director Indrajith Lokesh
5 Best music director Mano Murthy
6 Best male playback singer Hemanth
7 Best famele playback singer Chitra
8 Best actor in supporting role Rangayana Raghu
9 Best actress in supporting role Leelavathi
10 Best lyricist K Kalyan


S No Category Winner
1 Best Film Notebook
2 Best actor Mammootty
3 Best actress Padmapriya
4 Best director Roshan Andrews
5 Best music director Ravindran
6 Best male playback singer KJ Yesudas
7 Best famele playback singer Chitra
8 Best actor in supporting role Jagathi Sreekumar
9 Best actress in supporting role Roma
10 Best lyricist Gireesh Puttencherry

Special awards

S No Category Winner
1 Legend Chiranjeevi
2 Legend Mammootty
3 Lifetime achievement Krishnam Raju
4 Lifetime achievement P Susheela

Family comes first to Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu is very close to his grandmother (photo). And she is in critical condition now. Hence Mahesh Babu skipped attending the filmfare function to receive the best actor award for his industry hit Pokiri. He sent his wife Namrata to receive the award on his behalf. In a message sent through Namrata, he reiterated that filmfare award means a lot to him and summed it up by saying that he is dedicating this filmfare award to his grandmother.

Puri Jagan stayed away from his family for 6 months
Puri Jagan told one of his most personal matter today at Filmfare awards function while receiving best director award for Pokiri. He said that he stayed away from his wife and his family (photo) for six months while making Pokiri. He decided not to visit his house during that period. He thanked his wife for accepting him back when he returned his house after six month. He dedicated his filmfare award to his wife.

Legend award to Chiranjeevi and Mammotty
Filmfare award committee honored Chiranjeevi and Mammotty with legend awards today. Amitab Bachchan graced the occasion to honor these two legends. Lifetime achievement awards were given to P Sushila and Krishnam Raju on this occasion.

Amitab proves his humbleness again
Amitab Bachchan has lots of respect for other actors and always encourages them with good words. Amitab Bachchan called Chiranjeevi as king of Indian cinema when he attended the felicitation of Chiranjeevi after receiving Padma Bhushan award. After presenting the Filmfare legend awards to Chiranjeevi and Mammotty, he said that though he is tall in physical height, he is shorter to these southern superstars in stature. He also said that the contribution made by Chiranjeevi and Mammootty is more than what he has done to Indian film industry.

Chiranjeevi calls Amitabh a headmaster
Moved by the generous gesture of Amitab, Chiranjeevi responded to him by saying he is just a student and Amitab Bachchan is like a headmaster. It always makes him nervous to stand in front of his headmaster. He thanked his technicians, producers, directors and most importantly fans for making him achieve this award.

Genelia thanks her puppies
Genelia has received terrific applause for her performance in Bommarillu film. And she gets emotional whenever we mention about Bommarillu film. After receiving award, she thanked each and every family member for giving her strength. She also thanked her two puppies she brought from Mumbai for this occasion!

A day of dedications
Lawrence thanked the producer for filmfare award. Ram dedicated his award to YVS Chowdary. Ileana dedicated it to her mom. Veturi gave due respect to Balu by saying that half of the credit goes to the singer Balu for Spangle (Godavari) song and dedicated it to Balu. Mamata Mohandas thanked Devi Sri Prasad for making her popular in Telugu as singer even before the release of first straight film.


Dashaavtaram Planning to print 1000 copies!

Dasavataram has started to create a mild storm in Tollywood after Sivaji-the boss and Shankar Dada Zindabad. Also YamaDonga in the same way. It is Dasavataram hot news in all the sides of the magazines. Some says that the budget of this movie will cross over 50 crores. But many others expect that the budget will cross more than this!

They have printed around 800 prints for the movie Sivaji. But they are stating Dasavataram will be ready to print 1000 copies. For those who think that Dashaavtaram is going to release by diwali will almost take some few weeks to become confident about it.



Telugu actor Manchu Vishnu is the son of actor Mohan Babu. Vishnu has finally tasted success with the film Dhee. The film completed 100 days recently. Vishnu has also launched a state-of-the-art production and media house recently.

The year seems to be lucky for Vishnu He has now found his girl and he is ready to tie the knot early next year. The lucky girl is said to be the granddaughter of C C Reddy. Vishnu however has a small wish before he gets married. He wants to have a hat trick of films before he settle down in marriage. So he will now have to give scintillating performance in to more films this year.