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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Yamadonga - Ringtones - Free downloads

Here are some more ringtones of the two excellent melody songs “Nuvvu mutukunte” and “noonugu meesalodu” from the movie Yamadonga.

nuv_muttukunte-1.mp3
nuv_muttukunte-2.mp3
nuv_muttukunte-3.mp3
noonoogu_meesalodu-1.mp3
noonoogu_meesalodu-2.mp3
noonoogu_meesalodu-3.mp3
Here’s the last but not the least ringtone of Yamadonga series…..You can use this bit as an sms ringtone…..
noonoogu_meesalodu-4-sms.mp3

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download A.R.Rehman's Jana Gana Mana video song and audio songs(mp3)


TrackList

01. National Anthem - Collective Vocal VersionNational Anthem - Individual Rendition

02. Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia

03. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi

04. Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt with Vikku Vinayakram

05. D. K. Pattamal With Nityashree

06. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash With Vikku Vinayakram

07. Pt. Jasraj

08. Lata Mangeshkar

09. Ustad Sultan Khan With Vikku Vinayakram

10. S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

11. Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma And Rahul Sharma

12. Dr. Balamuralikrishna

13. Shobha Gurtu (Alaap)

14. Shobha Gurtu

15. Ravikiran With Vikku Vinayakram

16. Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan With Ghulam Murtuza Khan and Ghulam Qadir Khan

17. Bhupen Hazarika (Alaap)

18. Bhupen Hazarika With Saddiq Khan Langa

19. Saddiq Khan Langa (Alaap)

20. Pt. Kartick Kumar And Niladri Kumar

21. Sudha Raghunathan And P. Unnikrishnan

22. Jagjit Singh

23. Rashid Khan (Alaap)

24. Rashid Khan

25. Asha Bhonsle

26. Kumaresh And Ganesh With E. Gayathri

27. Begum Parveen Sultana (Alaap)

28. Begum Parveen Sultana

29. Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty

30. Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty With Kaushiki Chakrabarty

31. Hariharan (Alaap)

32. Hariharan

33. Kavita Krishnamurthy With Shruti Sadolikar

34. Rabindranath Tagore (Original Rendition)

35. Natinal Anthem - Collective Instrumental Version




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Abbo Aadavallu shooting in progress at Bangkok

The action-oriented film Abbo Aadavallu, directed by T.N. Raju and produced by Ashok Reddy, under the banner of Home Entertainment with Karthik, Anil, Vanitha Reddy, Saila, Shruti in the lead is presently shooting songs in Bangkok. Basically the story is about three girls who want to do something good for society and the problems they face during their endeavours. How they resolved those problems is the basic storyline.
The entire film is interesting and suspense-oriented. The audio of the film is most likely to be launched by the end of August. Suman, Shakeela, Gauthamraju, Ramesh and others are also in the cast. Bobby Jonathram is the villain in Abbo Aadavallu.

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RGV on Aag


Ask Puri Jagannadh what he likes in Ram Gopal Varma? "I love his interviews than his films. You see his intelligence in his talking. His passion for films and his personal character comes forth in his media interviews," Puri Jagannadh told once this website.
His is right. Ram Gopal Varma or now popular as RGV always gives funny lines and plays jokes on himself. The maverick director has this to say about his new film, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag: "I remade Shiva as Shiva 2006. It was a utter flop. When I began remaking Sholay, some of the industry people in Bollywood and in Hyderabad commented that Shiva Ne Tiyyalekapoyaadu. Ika Sholay Ne Emi Chestadu. Tana Cinema Tane Tiyyaledu..Ippudu Inkolla Cinema Padu Chesenduku Tayarayyadu."
He laughs while uttering those comments. "They are fearing that this time I might pull it off," RGV says.

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Record openings for Yamadonga in US

NTR is back with a bang. The hit combination of star director S S Rajamouli and NTR has once again shatters all the records. Their latest film "Yamadonga" set new records in openings in NTR's films in USA. This is the best ever openings for NTR's film overseas. So far about 16, 500 audiences had seen the movie in the first five days in USA. This is also one of the biggest openings in general for a Telugu movie. Director Rajamouli who gave two hits with hero NTR - Simhadri and Student No.1 - presented a socio-fantasy movie which is liked by everyone especially family audiences love it. There is a tremendous craze for the film and already heavy rush for the bookings this weekend.
Here are the figures for the prime centres in USA for Yamadonga for first five days.
Edison NJ 2597
San Jose, CA 2183

Dallas, TX 1771

Virginia, VA 1682

Chicago, IL 1372

Detroit, MI 1286

Atlanta, GA 1059


(Press Release)

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Bujjigaadu Made in Chennai - by Prabhas

Prabhas comes out of 'Shadow'. His new film is titled Bujjigaadu. Made In Chennai is the tagline for the film. The film is to be directed by Puri Jagannadh. It is produced by K S Ramarao on his Creative Commercials banner and will begin shooting from September. The film will be launched on August 23rd. Devi Sri Prasad will score the music.
Earlier, Shadow was the title chosen for it but finally Bujjigadu is selected and registered.
Trisha is the heroine while newcomer Sanjana will be playing second lead.

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Heroine Bhumika Chawla startsed 30 Today


Bhumika, one of the leading actresses in Tollywood, celebrates her birthday on August 21. She turns 29 Today. Bhumika who shot to fame with Khusi and later won praises for her excellent performances in Okkadu, Missamma and Simhadri is presently romancing yoga guru Bharat Thakur. Both are happily living in Hyderabad.
Moreover Bhumika is pretty busy as actress in Telugu with three films on the sets. In Ravi Babu's Anasuya, she plays reporter. She plays a simple housewife in Dasaradh directed Jagapathi Babu starrer untitled movie.
These days, it is rare to see a heroine who is nearing 30 getting such huge offers in Tollywood. Bhumika sets the new trend. We wish her good luck and a happy birthday.

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Yama Donga Movie Review


AtTollywood Rating: 3/5

Story About: Yama & Raja

Type: Fantasy

Banner: Viswamitra Creations
Cast: Mohan Babu, NTR, Priyamani, Mamata Mohandas, Kushboo, Rambha, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Narendra Jha, Rajiv Kanakala, Naresh, Ali, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, Raghubabu, Preeti Jingyani, Navaneet Kaur, Archana, Narsing Yadav, Siva Parvati etc
Camera: Senthil Kumar

Dialogues: M Ratnam

Music: MM Keeravani

Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao

Story: Vijayendra Prasad

Presented by: Rama Rajamouli

Screenplay - direction: SS Rajamouli

Producer: Cherry and Urmila Gunnam

Release date: 15 August 2007


Story: NTR(Raja)is Thief from childhood and at a situation of saving her life Priyamani gives him a Locket, NTR gets saved by the locket at the end of the film from bullet. NTR abuses Yama Dhrama Raja (Mohan Babu) in an inebriated condition while M S Narayana dies in happiness without giving money to him. Yama observes it and makes sure that Raja gets killed in the next few days, though he is entitled for the full life of 100 years. Raja goes to Yamalokam and Knows it through M S Naayana and realizes that he is unjustly killed due to the meanness of Yama. He creates confusion in Yamalokam by stealing Yamapasam as who ever in possession of Yamapasam will become Yama. The rest of the story is all about how senior Yama and Raja try to out smart each other. Mean while Elections for the Yama Post Speach by NTR like Old NTR, a dialogue like "Eamantivi Emantivi" in Dana Veera Sura Karna.,...


Performance:

It is nice to see Mohan Babu in full form as Yama. His performance and diction in his introduction scene and interval episodes are extraordinary. He once again proved his excellent dialogue delivery skills with this film. His command on pure Telugu is admirable. When Compared with old movies like Annamayya, Mohan Babu did highly genetic performance in this film.

You will see a new NTR in this film. He is very slim and supple. His dance movements are fluid and effortless. The way he moves his body to seemingly unbelievable dance movement in Nachore song is amazing. He looks handsome and suited the Yama get-up very well and his dialogues in pristine Telugu (grandhikam) in Yama get-up are excellent. On the flip side, his hair style is inconsistent throughout the film, as he is slim Kereetam is too big for his head.

Priyamani did the role of main heroine who is the heiress of a crores of rupees but gets exploited by her relatives for money. Her role in this film is little unglamorous. She is just fine. Mamata Mohandas does the role of a masala girl. The action of Mamata is good and excellent in a situation when yama gets inside of her for mistakes done by NTR Though she is alright in that character, her dubbing did not suit the nativity of Nellore dialect. Rambha sizzled in an item song and she is hot. Navaneet Kaur, Preeti Jingyani and Archana did the roles of celestial beauties and appeared in a song. Kushboo did the role of Yama's wife. Kushboo's action is limited and no scene to show skills.

Ali contributed a lot to the film in entertainment section. Ali didn't used well by Director His performance as 'koya bomma' is hilarious. Brahmanandam did the role of Chitra Gupta. Jayaprakash Reddy and Raghubabu did the roles of baddies. Narendra Jha is excellent as a baddie. Naresh suited the role of Naradudu very well.

Technical Departments:

Story - screenplay - direction: The basic premise of the film is a typical Yamagola type. The director added different threads that go in parallel with the main thread. Direction of the film is adequate. He introduced and established all characters well. The screenplay should have been better. Here are the following observations on Yamadonga
Interesting :
1. The thread of medal. The journey of the medal from the beginning of the film to the end of the film is very well conceived.
2. The heated conversation episode between Mohan Babu and NTR before interval is excellent.
A bit of uneasy:
1. Yama characterization:
Yama is the short form of Yama 'Dharma' Raju. Yama is supposed to be very fair in whatever he does. But the director has shown Yama Dharma Raju as a mean guy who kills a man to take personal revenge against him. If you look at earlier Yama films, it is Chitra Gupa who does the mistake and Yama tries to resolve the issue. But in this film Yama himself makes mistakes completely aware of it which will make Yama Dharma Raja as Yama Adharma Raja. Onlu Yama and Chitragupta will speaks GRANDHIKAM and rest of all at yamalokam too speaks normal language.
2. The premise of having mean family members around heroine is pretty old formula.
The writer seems to have got inspired by the following films to write this story
1. Yamagola: The basic concept of a man going to Yamalokam and coming back.
2. Yamudiki Mogudu: The concept of heroine harassed by uncles for her money. (the dual roles in Yamudiki Mogudu film are replaced with heroine (Priyamani) and Hero character.
3. Maya Bazaar: The Yama character has shades of Ghatodgaja in Maya Bazaar film. The introduction part, Yama embodying himself into lady character etc.
4. Snatch: There is a scene in Snatch film where one guy chases another guy. A visual of cheetah chasing a weak animal is simultaneously shown to get more visual splendor. The same technique is used in this film when hero chases a bad guy.

Art and special effects: These two departments deserve a special mention. The Yama set is glittering like gold and we have never seen filmy Yamalokam in such a visual splendor. The graphics work is extraordinary. They have taken legend NTR from the old movies and inserted in Yamalokam scenes and it is quite believable and NTR's appearance is cheered with thundering applause. The exterior of Yamalokam set is also very good.

Other departments: Cinematography by Senthil Kumar is top-rate. He used the right lighting for all scenes and the camerawork suited the mood of the film. Music by MM Keeravani is another asset. All the songs are good. From the picturization point of view Nachore, Rabbaru Gajulu and Young Yama are excellent. However, the lead scenes to songs are not properly done. Dialogues are adequate (Yama Pasama! Naa Tala Kesama!!) there are some double entendres. Editing is fine. Fights are good. (especially hero intro fight). Production values by Viswamitra creations banner are probably the best ever in Telugu film industry so far. Each frame is visually appealing.

Analysis: First half of the film is entertaining. The second half should have been better. The plus points of the film are Mohan Babu, NTR, sets, cinematography and music. On the other side, the screenplay of the film is not gripping in second half (after NTR returns to earth). The runtime of the film is pretty lengthy (3.05 hours). Yamadonga is a different film for the mass director Rajamouli. It takes time to sink into the regular moviegoers to know the real verdict. When Directors are going to be producing films, the expenses will effect the filmit is shown in the film by making reuse of sets which is never did by Rajamouli. Any sets are costly and good to see.

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Shruti Kamal inaugurates the on-air marathon

Shruti Kamal inaugurated the on-air marathon attempted by RJ Dheena of Big 92.7 FM in Chennai yesterday August 20, 2007. Touted to be a challenge that is never attempted in India, the marathon will require Dheena to be on air for 92 hours and 7 minutes continuously starting from 3.00 p.m. yesterday. Shruti launched the challenge, which is also being covered by a private television channel, in the studios of Big 92.7 FM radio station.RJ Dheena has been preparing himself for this challenge for weeks, station sources said. He was practicing yoga, meditation, and physical exercises to stay focused during the course of his marathon. A doctor will accompany Dheena during the 92 hours and 7 minutes of the marathon to provide immediate medical attention in case of any emergency. The station has also arranged for enough supplies of food and energy drinks during the marathon.
A host of interactive programs have been arranged during the marathon to cheer up Dheena where listeners can call the RJ up and wish his well during the challenge.

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Prabhas in Shadow


Sensational director Puri Jaganath is going to direct a film produced by the famous producer KS Rama Rao under the banner of Creative Commercials. Dynamic Young rebel star Prabhas playing as hero. There will be two beautiful heroines Trisha and Sanjana are playing opposite lead.

The story for the film is written by the fiction writer Novelist Madhubabu. Award winner Devisri Prasad is preparing tunes for the film. Though he succeeded in his debutante film Varsham and was a sensational hits and other his earlier movies were also super hits. However, he could not satisfy the audience by his recent film Munna. Hence, keeping in view of his future career he is taking strict care and affording all his efforts to bring out this film Shadow as one more sensational hit like Varsham in his pocket

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Download "Kalidas Songs"

Here are the songs from the latest telugu movie "Kalidas". All the songs are in mp3 format @320 kbps. This movie starring Arjun and Kajal. The highlight is that the music director is Himesh reshmiya. So don't miss them.





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Download "Kodithe kottalira songs"


Here are the songs from the movie "Kodithe kottalira". The music director of this movie is none other than "Yuvan Sankar raja". This movie starring Shiva, Jai, Aravind Akash, Nithin Sathya, Premji, Ajai Raj, Vijay, Prasanna etc. Anyway here are the songs..








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TRISHA TO BECOME FANTA’S BRAND AMBASSADOR IN THAILAND !


Actress Trisha continues to soar to new heights in the world of advertising.After making her debut in the local ad circuit, she slowly made her way to the national advertising field. She became the brand ambassador for a two-wheeler manufacturer and for a soft drink brand. That was the first time that a South Indian actress was paid such a huge amount (some say that the figure comfortably touched 1 crore) to endorse a product across the nation.
Now, she is also going to be the face that is being used to popularize Fanta in Thailand. Rumors that we at Telugu cinema’s got to know are that there is a reason why she had been picked up for this prestigious offer. They say that most of the high-level officials in the company happen to be great fans of hers and that was why they want her to be the face of their brand.
So, the fact that her film career seems to have headed for some big troubles in Tamil film industry, the actress might be feeling very secured with the way her ad career is going.

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TELUGU DIRECTOR PURI JAGANNATH PREFERS TO WATCH ONLY HOLLYWOOD MOVIES !


Telugu Director Puri Jagannath says that he prefers to watch English films to Telugu movies. We wonder at Telugu cinemas whether it is to draw inspiration from Hollywood movies and incorporate them in his films?
Puri says that he watches the movie of an actor only when he is finalizing a movie with him. He did that with Pawan Kalayan and Mahesh Babu.
Whenever he is free he spends his time at home with family and pets. Puri Jagannath loves pets and he is particularly fond of dogs. He has five dogs at home and three of them are Pomerania’s, one Labrador and one chow chow.

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Surya's Diya

Surya and Jyothika were blessed with a baby girl last Friday. As the baby was delivered by a C section, mother and daughter was discharged from the hospital after a couple of day’s stay there. The naming ceremony is scheduled to be in held in September. Since the baby was born under a particular birth star, there were numerous speculations and guesses about her name. But an announcement from the Sivakumar household revealed that the baby will be called ‘Diya’, meaning light which is in sync with the meaning of her parent’s names –Surya and Jyothika.
The star couple named their baby 'Diya'. On this happy moment, Surya had started an education trust, Agram in Chennai. On Saturday, Surya handed scholarships to 13 poor students. Each of the student got Rs 10 thousand from him. Speaking to the reporters, Surya said he is happy that his current Tamil film, Vel, is releasing in Telugu too. "I will soon make a straight Telugu film. After this I will do Gowtham Menon's film. Later I might do straight Telugu flick. Discussions are going on," he told.

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PURI JAGANNATH TO DIRECT A FILM WITH HERO PRABHAS


Noted producer KS Ramarao is planning a film on the banner of Creative Commercials under the direction of Puri Jagannath with Young Rebel Star Prabhas as hero.It is reliably learnt that the film is based on a story scripted by popular Telugu detective novels’ writer Madhubabu.
Trisha and Sanjana are going to play heroines opposite Prabhas, while young music sensation Devisri Prasad is giving tunes for the movie.
As his earlier film “Munna” was not that big hit on the expected lines, Prabhas is keeping high hopes on this movie called “Shadow”.
The film would be released in 2008.

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