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Sameera reddy entering Sandalwood :
Southern actress Sameera reddy who acted in most of the southern languages is now to enter Sandalwood. Sameera's mother is a Kannadiga, so Karnataka is Sameera reddy's  mother land.


Hollywood to sandalwood : i have a good story for kannada.. story is like how a man gets supernatural power. how he behaves when he come to know he is having the power. (His power is suspense


Mayakkam enna film : Stills and photos of actor Dhanush and actress Richa gangopadhyay from the film mayakkam enna.  Directed by Selvaraghavan.


Jr NTR next film Dammu
Junior NTR's next film is Dammu. To be directed by Boyapati Seenu and produced by KS Rama Rao of Creative Commercials banner.. The film-shoot to start by October end and Dammu movie would be a 2012 summer release. Dammu to be a full fledged action movie with new dance steps. Heroine of Dammu to be announced.


Challenging star Darshan arrested :
Kannada Challenging star Darshan who is busy in the shooting of his upcoming movie Chingari is arrested for asaulting his wife Vijayalakshmi. His wife is daughter of Darshan's elder sister. This family problem was going on for sometime now. Chingari filmshoot cancelled.


7aum arivu release date :
Surya - Shruti hassan starring 7am Arivu Tamil movie which is directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by Udyanidhi stalin to release on October 26th, Deepavali day of 2011. Songs to release on September 10th. Six songs in the album including a chinese song.


Vimala Raman in Bollywood
A new trend is emerging in Indian film industry, South Indian actresses acting in Hindi movies is the trend. After Asin, Trisha, Kajal agarwal now Vimala Raman entering Bollywood. As per reports, she will act opposite Govinda in Afra Tafari. Sunil shetty recommended her for the film. Another Malluwood girl in B Town.


Hejjegalu Kannada movie Best children film :
In the 58th National film awards Kannada cinema Hejjegalu received the best Children's movie.


Jagapathi babu's 100th movie :
As per the reports , director Puri Jagannath to direct Jagapati babu's 100th film. Nagarjuna would do a special appearance in the film. The director is busy in writing the script.


Vikram's Deiva Thirumagan songs released :
Chiyaan Vikram's new Tamil movie is Deiva Thirumagan. Vikram playing the role of a man with 5 years old child's mind. Anushka, Amala paul playing lead roles with VIkram. The film is not based on any serious subject, Deiva Thirumagan is just a family entertainer movie with lot of comedy. The audio release function held recently.
Rajinikanth's Rana :
Superstar Rajninikanth's Rana filming to start from April 20th . The formal pooja will held at AVM studio Pillaiyar koil. Deepika padukone playing the female lead role. KS Ravikumar is the director. Rajini playing triple roles in the film.

Ganesh accepted to repay  :
Everyone knows about the clash between actress Ramya and producer Ganesh regarding the money and promotion of Dandam Dashagunam.. Now, producer Ganesh accepted to repay Ramya the money he owe from her. In the meantime, Ramya through social networks announced her retirement from Kannada Film industry. But she is still interested to do movies in other languages.

Indian version of "Guinness World Records" :
You can watch the Indian version of "Guinness World Records, Ab India Todega" soon in Colors Entertainment channel. Indians will get chance to show their talent to the world. The show will start from 2011. Currently the channel is looking out for a Bollywood face to host the show.


Nagarjuna's Ragada release on December 23rd  :

Yuva Samrat Nagarjuna’s film Ragada releasing on December23rd . Anushka and Priyamani playing the lead female roles with Nagarjuna. The Ragada photos gives us the impression that this movie is a mixture of both romance and action.


Top 10 movies in Box office :

1."Inception" - $60.4 million 
2."Despicable Me" - $32.7 million 
3."The Sorcerer's Apprentice" - $17.4 million 
4."The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" - $13.5 million 
5."Toy Story 3" - $11.7 million 
6."Grown Ups" - $10 million 
7."The Last Airbender" - $7.4 million 
8."Predators" - $6.8 million 
9."Knight & Day" - $3.7 million 
10."The Karate Kid" - $2.2 million 


New Film Awards :
Karnataka state govt., announced new film awards in the name of Actor Vishnuvardhan and KS Aswath. Vishnuvardhan Life Time Achievement award will be given to those who worked for the progress of Kannada movie industry. Best Supporting actor award will be given in the name of KS Aswath. A memorial in the name of Dr.Vishnuvardhan will be constructed. 


Shruti Haasan in Pruthwi :
Shruthi Haasan making her debut in Kannada, not an actress but as a singer. She recorded a song for the Puneet Rajkumar's new movie Pruthwi. Parvathi menon playing the lead role with Puneet. The audio of Pruthvi releasing on March 17


Cheluvueye Ninne Nodalu
Kannada star Shivaraj Kumar will portray 11 characters of his father in a song in the movie Cheluvueye Ninne Nodalu. Shivaraj Kumar's photoshoot in the 11 roles was shot in his residence . The 11 characters will be from the film Sreenivasa Kalyana, Bhaktha Prahlada, Bhaktha Kumbara, Veera Kesari, Chalisuva Modagalu, Sampathige Savaal, Bangarada Manushya and other movies

Jai Ho fetches Grammy award to Rahman :
"Jai Ho" song from "Slumdog Millionaire" movie won Grammy award under the best motion picture song category. A.R.Rahman shared the Grammy award with lyricist Gulzar and Tanvi Shah who wrote the Spanish lyrics for it.

Celina Jaitley want to do Bengali movie : 
Former beauty queen Celina Jaitley who acted in Telugu, Kannada and in Hindi movies is now interested to do Bengali movies. She feel they make emotional and interesting movies when compared to others. Celina prefer to act in Rituparno Ghosh film.

Gokula, Vijaya Raghavendra's hope :
Actor Vijaya Raghavendra hope the new movie 'Gokula', releasing on Nov 27 will be a super hit. Vijay's cousin Prakash directing the movie, he already directed Kushi and Rishi. Pooja Gandhi playing the lead role. As per the actor, the film will have emotion as well as comedy.

Rs 5 stamp of Dr.Raj kumar :
Gov released a 5 Rupees stamp of Kannada superstar Raj Kumar. The stamp was released Sunday by Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. Parvathamma, Shivaraj kumar, Raghavendra and Puneet attended the function. The sales of the stamp began Monday. 


Arjun in Hindi :
Film actor Arjun ready to start his new project in hindi. The film will be produced by his production house. He will also appear in the movie. The cast and crew is yet to be finalized. Arjun now busy in the post production work of Vaayuputhra, a Kannada film produced by the actor, his nephew Chiranjeevi will be the lead star. Andrita Ray and Ambareesh playing important roles in this kannada movie, Vaayuputhra in post production stage. 


Sanchitha heroine of Raavana :
Sanchitha padukone debuts into Kannada film industry through Raavana. Yogesh Hunsur directs the movie and Uday mehta producing Raavana. This is a remake of Kadhal Kondein tamil movie. Sanchitha is not related to Deepika Padukone, but hail from Padukone Village near Udupi. 


Celina Jaitley in Upendra movie : 
Celina Jaitley will do a Kannada movie titled "Shreemati", Upendra is the hero and he is the screenplay and story writer of the movie. The film is a remake of hindi film Aitraaz. 

Vishnu vardhan, P.Vasu : Aapthamithra 2
Aapthamithra was a mega hit movie in Kannada starring Vishnuvardhan and Soundarya. P.vasu directed the movie. After the success of Aapthamitra, he remade the movie in Tamil with Rajnikanth, Jyothika and Nayantara as Chandramukhi. Now, the sequel of Aapthamithra is coming. P.Vasu directing the sequel with Vishnuvardhan in lead. The film would start shooting from Feb' 09. 


Ajay, Salman and Me a great fun : Asin
South indian beauty Asin who made her debut in bollywood through Ghajini said in an interview that she, Salman and Ajay devgan had a great fun in the shooting of London dreams. The movie is about a music band formed by Asin, Ajay and Salman khan


Mysskin Nandhalala for Pongal :
Director Mysskin who gave 2 hit movies now trying his luck as actor through Nandhalala. Myskin debuts as hero and also directing the movie. He finished the film shoot and now doing post production works. Music Mastero Ilayaraja composing songs for Nandalala. The re-recording work is going on at Prasad Studio. 
Sangeetha's Wedding date :
Actress Sangeetha - Playback singer Krish marriage to be held at Thiruvannamalai temple on Feb 1st. The marriage reception will be in Chennai.


Darshan in Abhay :
Kannada hero Darshan's new films pooja held recently. He is doing "Abhay" with director Mahesh babu, and another film for Om Prakash Rao. The heroine for Abhay is not yet selected, director would select a new face from mumbai. Another film directed by Om Prakash is produced by Rockline Venaktesh and it's going to be a remake of tamil movie "Boss". Darshan currently working for a debutant director's movie with Navya nair and Rekha. 


Thenavattu film : 

Tamil hero Jeeva's new film presented by Sun Pictures. do you think this film will help jeeva to join the action hero list ? 

Write your comments here Thenavattu will this film make Jeeva a action hero


Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi to be ended :
Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms bringing his long running tv serial “Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" to an end by next month. The tv soap will be terminated on or before Nov 10th. Balaji telefilms also running lot of serials and shows in 9X, NDTV Imagine, Zee TV and Star Group TV channels. 


UTV producing films in Tamil, Telugu : 
UTV is entering into South Indian film zone by producing movies in Tamil and Telugu languages. "Poi Solla Poram" is the film getting ready to release on Sep 12th. UTV co-produce the film with Four Frames. UTV Rampage Motion Pictures also producing films with top stars of Tamil, Vikram, Suriya and with top directors like Selvaraghavan and Mysskin. In Telugu with actor Mahesh babu and director Gautham menon. List of movies produced by the company are Mugammoodi film by director Mysskin, actor Dhanush film, and a Vikram film.


Bharat Shah complaint againtst RGV :
Film producer Bharat Shah filled his complaint against Director Ram Gopal Varma in Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association. IMPPA sent a letter to Varma seeking his explanation. As per sources, the association would take action after investigations is over. In his complaint shah alleged that Ram gopal varma not kept his promise in the investments made by him in Varma corporation ltd.


Deepika padukone in Maxim list :

Maxim HOT 100 is one of the most globally sort after and celebrated franchise property of the worlds largest Men's magazine 'Maxim'. It is a global list which is hugely appreciated and is now made its debut in India with LG Scarlet as the title presenters. Being the first year in India, the list aims to come up with the list of the hottest 100 girls worldwide with the Indian audience. Read


Tamanna and Bharath coming together :
Upcoming tamil actor Bharath and the hot young actress Tamanna coming together for a remake movie. Moser Baer going to remake the bollywood blockbuster movie "Jab We Met" in Tamil. First they approached Dhanush and Trisha, but due to date problems , the opportunity gone to Tamanna - Bharath pair. 


Dada Saheb Phalke Award
National award winner Tapan Sinha has been selected for Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Tapan's "Adalat O Ekti Meye" won 19 national awards and got applause from Moscow, Berlin, London, Venice and San Francisco film festivals. Tapan was a sound engineer turned director. He made films in Hindi, Oriya and Bengali. DSP Award carries a cash price of Rs 10 lakhs. Committee consisting of Nageshwar Rao, Sharmila Tagore, Shyam Benegal, Gautam Ghosh and Hari Prasad Chaurasia selected him for this award.


Namitha Temple :
Fans of Namitha constructing a temple for her in Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu. Actress Namitha doing glamour roles in Tamil films and she worked nearly in 35 movies. The Temple construction is nearing completion, only placing her statue is balance. 


Madesha - Shivanna's new film :
Kannada star Shivaraj kumar alias Shivanna's new film is Maadesha. A mumbai model playing heroine to Shivanna in Madesha. The songs release function held recently in Bangalore, Big music purchased the rights. Puneet rajkumar and other members of Dr.Rajkumar family attended the audio release function. Music composed by Mano murthy, as he was out of nation he was unable to attend to the function. But Puneet praised Mano Murthy's music. Madesha will be an action oriented movie and would release in the last week of July.


Golden star Ganesh in Bombaat :

Kannada film star Ganesh new film is Bombaat, Ramya alias Divya playing the heroine role in this film, Mano murthy is the music director. Venkatesh producing the film. 


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Puneet Rajkumar Vamshi :
Kannada Power Star Puneet Rajkumar's new film titled Vamshi and the filming is going on. Prakash directs the film, Vaibhavi is the heroine to Puneet. "Vamshi" is about mother - son sentiment  with a right combination of action and entertainment sequences to satisfy Puneeth's fans'. Parvathamma Rajkumar producing this film under the banner of Vajreshwari Combines. The film launch was held on March 24th. The cast and crew of Vamshi is in Mysore for the first schedule of the film. 

Kannada superstar Rajkumar's Sathya Harishchandra from April 24th :
Sathya Harishchandra, the super hit movie of 1965 starring Kannada superstar Rajkumar as Raja Harichandra is coming back to the silver screen in Colour. It was a black & white movie directed by Hunsur Krishnamurthy. Pandharibai played the lead lady role and Udaya Kumar played the Viswamithra role. KCN Gowda one of the top producers in Kannada releasing this colored version and the film will hit theatres on April 24. 


Puneet Bindaas Trailing : 
Puneet Rajkumar starring Bindass trailing behind Gaja. Darshan's Gaja with Navya Nayar, Devaraj, Sangeetha, Hirannaiah, Tejaswini, Srinath and others leading the box office race. Gaja directed by Madhesh. Puneet film Bindaas is at second place, he is able to sustain his position in Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli and Davanagere but in other parts of the state the film getting big competition from other movies. Galipata is also not upto to the mark of previous Ganesh films. Duniya fame Yogeesh film Nanda Nanditha is in 4th place. Gaja songs "Aithalakadi", "Maathu Nannolu", and "Bangaari Yaare Nee Bulbul" sitting in the top of the music charts. 


Mani Ratnam new film with Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek bachchan :
Mani Ratnam, the director who use real life characters in celluloid is getting ready for his next venture. Aishwarya rai, Abhishek bachchan and Maniratnam combination coming together for this new love story. This trio's Guru was a blockbuster and it was based on the real life of "Thirubhai Ambani". Now this new film will also be a real life story but will tell only the romance side, of whom ? well, we have to wait for some more time to get more details about the script. This will be Mani's third consecutive film with Abhishek. First one was Yuva and the second one was "Guru" . The new film shooting will start from September. This film will be Maniratnam's most romantic film to date. 


Television is my base : Shahrukh Khan
King Khan of Bollywood - Shahrukh says that whatever he has achieved in his life is all because of Television. King khan started his acting career through Fauji a TV serial. SRK praised the improvement in TV Programmes over the years and appreciated the change in Print and Electronic media. STAR plus TV channel starting a new reality show titled "Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain" which is based on popular international tv show "Are you smarter than a fifth grade" , SRK going to host the quiz show. The contestants having a chance to win upto Rs 50 Million. 


Gaja attracts crowds :
Darshan Starrer Gaja attracting kannada audience and the box office collection is rising. Galipata of Ganesh is also seeing a good opening and having the potential to become a block buster movie. Family audience supporting the film and Ganesh able to attract the female audience to the theatres. Gaja is a telugu remake and the box office king of this week.


Singh Is King a Complete Comedy movie : Katrina Kaif
Bollywood angel Katrina Kaif doing another comedy movie titled "Singh Is King" . Akshay Kumar and Katrina playing the lead roles and as per the actress the film is a complete comedy. Katrina is also working on a non-comedy movie with Salman Khan and Arjun Rampal. "Main Yuvraaj", starring Salman, Arjun and Katrina kaif directed by Subhash Ghai. Katrina plays the role of a "Cello" player.  "We were shooting in a castle in Austria with a German orchestra conductor guiding my movements. When I got it right, I ran screaming to Salman, Arjun and everyone on the sets. Subhash Ghai had to calm me." said Katrina in an interview.


Serials in Cell phones :
Rajshri Productions getting ready to introduced serials in mobile phones for the first time in India, they already released "Vivah" film in theatres and online through the company's website to download and watch. They produced a humour serial of 90 episode series with 3 minutes per episode. The serial will be available on cell phones towards the end of January. There are nearly 220 million mobile users and 32 million active users. Rajat of Rajshri Productions said: "We are looking at new delivery platforms which could be online delivery, delivery via telecom, delivery via IPTV networks. Essentially, we believe that we need to create content for new entertainment devices, which are proliferating and entertaining audiences. 


A few punjabi words can make a song hit ! 
If a music director knows a few punjabi words and put it into a song tune, it will be a hit. These secrets revealed by the bollywood music director Pritam. His recent hits are "Mauja Mauja" and "Nagara Nagara" in "Jab We Met" film. Pritam told in an interview that he started his career with composing Jingles to the TV Ads and he thought that his kind of music would not fit the bollywood films, but with the emergence of different kinds of cinema his music works. Pritam, whose forthcoming projects include "Singh Is King" and "Race", says he has become very picky now.


Madhavan denies new film with Sruthi Kamal
Madhavan denies the rumours about his new film with Sruthi Kamal. In an interview, he denied the rumours and explained that it's only fictional stories and not even they are in preliminary stage to talk about the film. At present he is busy in organizing premiere shows in Chennai and Mumbai  for his film "Evano Oruvan" 


Priyanka in Kannada :
Veyyil fame Priyanka is getting debut into Kannada through Zindagi, a film produced by AT Lokesh and directed by Mukhilan. She plays a doctor role in the film. She acted well in Veyyil and showed her glamour through the songs. She has also acted in other movies like Tholaipesi. The second schedule of Kannada film Zindagi to be shot at Goa soon. Priyanka currently doing a malayalam film with Director TV Chandran and having some Telugu offers too. Good luck Priyanka.


Dr.Vishnu's Yee Bandhana with Jayaprada :
Kannada actor Dr.Vishnuvardhan and yesteryears dream girl Jayapradha coming together for the upcoming movie Yee Bhandhana. A new debutant lady director Vijayalakshmi wife of actor and producer Jai Jagdeesh directs the film. The star cast includes Jayapradha, Vishnuvardan, Darshan, Thara, Sharmila, Jennifer Kotwal, Ananthnag and others. The film songs has been shooted in Malaysia. Ajay Vincent is the cinematographer for the film Yee Bandana. The film story is simple and emphasis the importance of love and affection to elders. Mano murthy composed the music for the songs, Madhu penned the dialogue portion of "Yee Bhandhana" kannada movie.

Television Channel Raj TV to produce Tamil films :
South Indian TV Channel Raj TV going to produce Tamil movies. Raj Television Network Ltd is nearly Rs 400 million worth company. The company runs multi TV Channels in South India. And planning to start a News Channel soon. The company has announced its planning to enter the cine field. As a first step, they are going to produce Tamil feature films with leading Tamil actors from next April. After some time, they are planning to produce movies in other South Indian regional languages like Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada. As per the company statement, the main reason for the plan to produce movies is due to the competition in the satellite rights to telecast a movie in TV Channel. Raj TV now owns nearly 2900 Tamil movies' satellite rights. If they produce a movie the cost for satellite rights will be beneficial to them, that's the main reason to start a own production house.

Milana & Anaatharu :
Puneet Raj kumar Milana : Kannada actor Puneet's Milana is in 4th place this week, the film is directed by Prakash. the collection at box office is good and Upendra's Anaatharu the remake of tamil hit Pithamagan is in 3rd place this week. Remake movies dominating the kannada screens. "Ninindale, Ninindale" sung by Sonu Nigam is the top song of the Milana . Mano murthy again in Top position.

Music Director R.P.Patnaik is now director :
Leading music director in Telugu and Kannada Mr. R.P.Patnaik is now making his debut as film director with "Andhamaina Manasulo". Patnaik gave us super hit music's in Jayam and other films. Sindhu Menon, who has been making waves in Malayalam and Telugu is the heroine of Anadhamaina Manasulo film. Apart from Sindhu, two fresh faces Archana Gupta and Rajiv will make their debut through this film. Kulashekar is the dialogue writer and songs writer.


Karthik Raja in Jamaana Kannada cinema.
Mastero Ilayaraja's first son Karthik raja is now compose music for the kannada cinema Jamaana. The film will be directed by Lucky Shankar. Two new faces Nitish and Akarsha in the lead roles of Jamaana movie. Karthik raja is not getting lot of opportunities in Tamil eventhough he scores good music. All his movies, Ullasam, Kadhala Kadhala, Dum Dum Dum were musical success, but still he is not able to capture a position in Tamil film industry, but his younger brother Yuvan Shankar Raja is the No 1 in tamil with his peppy songs. Yuvan's latest kannada film is Manmatha. Let us wish Karthik for a success in Kannada.


Young top models don't like airs and graces
Munich, radiant smile, a seductive glance: it takes super model Naomi Campbell only three seconds on the red carpet to win over the crowds. Admiring photographers call out to her, while the teenagers behind the barriers are so nervous they can't say a word. Campbell is considered one of the remaining few major star models, who fascinate the next generation, as seen by her recent appearance at the GQ Style Night during the Munich sports fair ispo. "She's an icon," Hana Nitsche, who won third place on Heidi Klum's television programme Germany's Next Top Model, says about the British super model. "She has her very own walking style and fantastic charisma," she adds. Campbell masters glamorous appearances like this one with perfection. She is often considered one of the few remaining big stars of the fashion industry. In the 1990s, women like Cindy Crawford or Claudia Schiffer gained world fame through their looks, banking breathtaking sums for their appearances.  Campbell was groomed for the catwalk at a young age. Her mother did everything she could to make her daughter a celebrity. Campbell left school at 14, and since then her model career has been rocketing.
Madhavan's dream idol is Infosys Narayana Murthy : 
For most of the young girls and boys in India Madahavan alias Maddy is a dream idol. But for Madhavan ? Infosys chief mentor Narayana moorthy is the dream idol. Madhavan going to interview the business master in Singapore on August 17th. The desire was expressed by NM. This is how it happened: Murthy was asked to speak at the Singapore Expo on business relations between India and Southeast Asia and he made a counter suggestion - why do a monologue, why not an interface? "I'd rather be interviewed by Mr. Madhavan?" Murthy suggested to the Expo authorities. Madhavan just came back from Singapore after the movie premiere show of "Aarya" in singapore, but it's doesn't matter for him to go back to Singapore for the interview.

'Comdey time Ganesh' in Krishna: 
Popular kannada film star Ganesh is working on his forthcoming film Krishna. Director M.D.Sridhar roped him into this movie Krishna. Ganesh was widely known as the anchor of popular Udaya TV Show "Comedy Time". The story might be placed on the original life of Ganesh about how humilated and frustrated to find a place in Kannada cinema. The audio is going to be release on August 24. Ganesh will share the screen with two heroines - Pooja Gandhi and Sharmila. Though this is his first with Sharmila, he and Pooja were earlier seen in runaway hit "Mungaru Male". Harikrishna scores music for 'Krishna', to be produced by Ramesh Yadav.

Poor response from Non-Bengali audiences for 'Bong Connection' :
Cinema from West Bengal made a valiant attempt at scripting success by releasing "The Bong Connection" in several Indian cities but saw its fortunes nosedive at the box office, raising questions about the ability of the eastern film industry to offer successful commercial fare to a larger audience group. The film, directed by Anjan Dutt and starring Victor Banerjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Raima Sen and Shayan Munshi, narrates the story of two Bengali boys - one who comes to India from the US in search of his roots and the other who goes to the US thinking the West has more to offer - through a satirical plot. But the English/Bengali movie, which intended to make audiences laugh at the intrinsic eccentricities of a typical Bengali family, fails to convey the satire to audiences not familiar with how Bengalis react to certain situations and their lingo.

An offer to cast infant daughter rejected
Model-turned-actor Himanshu Malik had gone to Sajid Khan for a role. Himanshu has known Sajid and his sister Farah for a long time. "Sajid and I are gym buddies. So when I heard he was directing a film, I met him. He said he had no role for me but when he heard I was married and had a seven-month baby girl, he immediately wanted to meet my daughter Athena. "My wife Komal couldn't get away for the dates that Sajid wanted my daughter in Sydney. Sajid was so keen he was even willing to re-adjust the dates when Athena was required. "But Komal, who works with L'Oreal, just couldn't get away and she was unwilling to let Athena go with me and the maid servants. How was Athena expected to be a star without her amma?"


Gopika in Remake :
Udayanaanu Tharam mega hit malayalam movie is getting remake in Tamil. Actress Gopika plays the heroine role. Actress Meena played the character in malayalam opposite Mohanlal. In Tamil Prithviraj and Prakash Raj in lead with Gopika.


Toss audio released by YSR, sold for a Lakh 
Audio of Toss is released today by CM. the first cassette is sold for one lakh. 
Jaya's fourth flick to roll in August 
Jayas fourth film is for Sri Sai Roopa Creations Banner. 


Prakash Raj in Fusekattai Ramasamy 
Versatile Prakash Raj will play the role of a retired electricity board linesman in Manoj Kumar's next film titled "Fusekattai Ramasamy". While Khushboo has been roped in to play Prakash's spouse, two new faces - Venu and Ezhil - will make their debut. The film will also introduce Pinky as a new heroine on the Tamil screen. 


Jaya to play Abhishek's mother in 'Drona'
After papa Amitabh Bachchan playing on-screen dad, its now Jaya's turn to play reel life mother to son Abhishek in family friend Goldie Behl's next movie "Drona".


Tanushree's shows her negative side too
Tanushree Dutta is looking for an image makeover and after playing glam girl in films like "Aashiq Banaya Aapne", she now wants people to see her negative side.


New map of Bollywood's love affair with London
As Bollywood's love affair with London continues with films being shot at various locations here, British film authorities have now unveiled a new map that lists venues where recent blockbusters were shot.
Fisher almost turned down 'Star Wars' role
Actress Carrie Fisher almost turned down the role of Princess Lea in the "Star Wars" series because she wanted to play Han Solo instead.

'Panthayakozhi' on Narein's shoulder (FILM REVIEW)
Film: "Panthayakozhi"; Cast: Narein, Pooja, Geetha and Lal; Music: Alex Paul; Director: M.A. Venu; Producer: Lal
"Panthayakozhi" is under performing in box office among Vishu releases this year. It had Narein, one amongst the promising young brigade, with the successes of "Classmates" and a few Tamil films under his belt. And the film came from the stable of Lal, one of the most reputed producers of Kerala. The story is a remix of old goodies.


Gopichand in Kaushik Films production 
Kaushik Films banner will make a film with Gopichand in the lead. Vivek will direct this film. 
Kalyanram as Manavaadu in Samudra's film 
Kalyanram, Samudra's film is titled Manavadu. Regular shooting will start towards the end of April. 

Aroona Irani's item song for Ektaa
Almost four decades after actress Aroona Irani sizzled on screen to R.D. Burman's song "Dilbar dil se pyare" in "Caravan", she will dance to the same number again for episodes of Ektaa Kapoor's "Teen Kahaaniyan, Teen Raaz" to be telecast Monday and Tuesday. "This was Ektaa's idea. And, of course, I couldn't say no to her. She's such a sweetheart," Aroona told "In fact, I originally performed the 'Dilbar' number with Ektaa's father Jeetu-ji (Jeetendra). Those days I'd constantly run into Shobha-ji when she used to drop in to meet her husband. Then Ektaa was born. Now she is a grown-up girl. But she isn't the least aware of how big she has become. That's the secret of her success," she added.The veteran actress is currently acting in Ektaa's long-running soap "Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki" and calls it one of her most interesting roles.So how did the "Dilbar" reprise happen? "Very simple!" said Aroona. "Ektaa asked, I agreed. Of course, our choreographers Harshal and Vitthal have made the steps very different. And I've performed the song in a sari, whereas in the original I had danced in banjaran (gypsy) costumes. All this makes a lot of difference. But I really enjoyed myself."  Aroona's own production house is about to unleash two daily soaps. "The first - called 'Doli Sajake' - starts April 30 on Sahara. I've given myself a role in the soap. The second is for Zee. Our movies just don't have a proper place for an actress like me. I'm keeping myself as busy as possible. I want to die working," she added.


Actress Genelia is fans' choice for new film
Kannada cinema fans have voted for Genelia to play the heroine in a forthcoming film. Fans were asked to choose one from a short-listed panel of four actresses.  The voting was done through mobile messages and magazines. Genelia beat Asin, Bhumika and Trisha to be chosen for the lead role in "Sathyam in Love". Popular star Shivaraj Kumar will play the male lead in the film.

I enjoy both cinematography and direction, says Dinesh Babu
Bangalore, Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Dinesh Babu is a name to reckon with in the Kannada film industry. He is one of the few directors whose art is firmly founded in photography. "I started my career as a photographer and, even after I became a director, I have worked as a cinematographer for most of my films. I enjoy working both as a director and as a cinematographer." After working as a cinematographer in more than 30 Tamil films, he debuted as a director with the Tamil movie "Ananda Aradhanai". But it was the Kannada film "Suprabhatha" that gave his career a new turn. There was no looking back for him after that. "A chance meeting with Vishnuvardhan in Chennai made me sit and write a different type of script for a Kannada film. Though he was already a big star in the Kannada film industry then, he told me I should write a story without bothering about his screen image. That is how the story of 'Suprabhatha' was created." Apart from being a hit filmmaker, Dinesh Babu is also a trendsetter. He is the one who introduced a hi-definition digital camera in "Magic Ajji" and "Kanakambari". Right now he is doing a comedy with actor Jaggesh. "It will be an out-and-out comedy on the lines of 'Hendthige Helthini'. Another film is on the cards for producer Ramesh Yadav with 'Nenapirali' Prem as the hero." 

Excerpts from an exclusive chat:

Q: Can you tell us something about your life before you came to the Kannada film industry?

A: I am from Kerala. I was interested in films from my childhood. I went to the Pune Film Institute for a course in cinematography. I got my first break as a cinematographer in director R. Selvaraj's "Railway Platform". My work was appreciated and I started getting offers. I have worked in more than 30 Tamil films including "Udayageetham". I got into direction with the Tamil film "Ananda Aradhanai". 

Then a chance meeting with Vishnuvardhan in Chennai made me sit and write a different kind of script for a Kannada film. Though he was already a big star in the Kannada film industry then, he told me that I should write the story without bothering about his screen image. That is how the story of "Suprabhatha" was created. 

Q: You have done many films with Vishnuvardhan, but it is "Suprabhatha" that is remembered all the time. Was it difficult to create another film like that?

A: I don't agree. Even "Laali" is being talked about in superlatives to this date. Vishnuvardhan got his best actor award for this film and I got the best director award. 

Yes, I did many films with Vishnuvardhan, and I am proud to say that they were different from each other. I did a revenge drama like "Nishabdha" and the narrative technique was Western. I took a huge risk in this film by making it without any songs. I made many comedies as well. 

Q: "Amruthavarshini" is another trend-setting film you made with Suhasini and Ramesh Arvind. Did you base this script on a Hollywood film?

A: Many people have asked me the same question again and again. I would like to clarify that I might have been inspired by an English novel before I started working on the script. But I shot the film mostly in Kodai and Ooty and most of the picturisations were spontaneous and decided on the spot. It was technically my best film and my best script. I got an award for best scriptwriting for the film. 

Q: Anant Nag is another favourite actor of yours. But you did only comedies with him. Why didn't you try to make an emotional film with Anant as he is such a versatile actor?

A: I had to make commercially viable films with Anant who, as you said, is certainly a complete actor. He is also my favourite actor. My first film with Anant was "Hendthige Helthini", and it was a murder mystery laced with comedy. 

Then a series of films brought out the best in Anant. I used him in the recently released "Neenello Naanalle", based on the Telugu hit "Nuvvosthaanante Nenoddantaana". And I enlarged an entire comedy sequence to showcase his talent. 

Q: Most of your films are based on your stories, but there have been exceptions like the remakes -- "Chitra" and "Neenello Naanalle".

A: I would have preferred to make original films, based on my own scripts. But sometimes, commercial compulsions and pressures of relations in the industry have made me do the remakes. 

Q: You have also worked with young stars like Upendra in "Hollywood", Ravichandran in "Panduranga Vittala" and Puneet Raj Kumar in "Abhi", besides a multifaceted personality like Shankar Nag.

A: Yes, you are right. Thankfully, I have carved out a name in the Kannada industry. I can go to any big hero with a script and I am sure I will be heard with rapt attention. All the people you have mentioned above are talented and I had an exciting experience working with them. 

I did a film in 48 hours with artists like Shankar Nag and Anant in the lead and it was a wonderful experience. I set the trend and, thereafter, there were many attempts to make the film in 48 hours and 36 hours, and now a film has been made in just two hours. 

Q: You have also worked as a cinematographer. Which work is more satisfying to you?

A: I started my career as a photographer and even after I became a director, I have done cinematography of most of my films. I enjoy working both as a director and as a cinematographer. 

Direction is a creative job where you have to create something and channelise as well as supervise the work in other technical departments. That way, a director is like a painter who makes use of the canvass, brush and the paint. 

But working as a cinematographer is a tension-free job as you are not responsible for a film's success or failure. 

Q: You were also a trendsetter in using a hi-definition digital camera for the first time in the country. 

A: Yes, I used the high-definition camera technique in two of my films - "Magic Ajji" and "Kanakambari" - with different types of stories. The 'HD cam' allowed me to do on-the-spot colour corrections and helped me see the result of what I had shot almost instantaneously. 

The camera has a set of built-in filters, which required minimum lighting. Above all, most of the post-production features can be incorporated at the production stage itself. 

But the post-production work took over 10 months, which included incorporating 40-minute-long graphics. A team of 20 people from Mumbai and Chennai worked to put the graphics together. The graphics included juxtaposing 2D and 3D animation graphics. 

Q: What are your future projects?

A: I am doing a new comedy film with Jaggesh as the hero. It will be an out-and-out comedy on the lines of "Hendthige Helthini". Another film is for producer Ramesh Yadav in which Prem is doing the lead role.



Vamsi's 'Anumanaspadam' is a let down (REVIEW)

Film: "Anumanaspadam" Cast: Aryan Rajesh, Hansa Nandini, Vanita, Jayaprakash Reddy, Bharani, Subhash, and Devi Charan; Director: Krishna Vamsi; Music: Ilayaraja; Producers: Satish and Jai. 

The ghost of Tamil Nadu's slain forest brigand Veerappan haunts ace Telugu director Krishna Vamsi's latest release "Anumanaspadam". The film belies big expectations because of its dreary screenplay and outdated comedy. Vamsi, who regaled audiences over 15 years ago with murder mystery "Anveshana", fails to recreate the same magic. Up-and-coming Aryan Rajesh plays a reporter who plans to unearth the fortune of dead Veerappan. His character has negative shades. Hansa Nandini plays a money-minded girl and she agrees to pretend to be in 'love' with Rajesh for the sake of a fortune.


Vijay again !
Vijay's Pokiri released for Pongal is a commericial hit, Ajith's Aalwar is running second to Pokiri. The Dhanush-starrer "Thiruvilayadal Aarambham", a laugh riot, is ideed going great guns.

The top five Tamil films are:

1."Pokiri" - Director: Prabhu Deva. Telugu film "Pokiri", starring Mahesh Babu, was the biggest hit of 2006 in Andhra Pradesh. Though the Tamil remake is doing good business at the box office, it seems the film may not repeat the success story of the original.

2."Aalwar" - Director: Chella. After the stupendous success of "Varalaaru", people expected another 'super' film from Ajith. Instead they got a disaster called "Aalwar". The film is a huge disappointment for everyone, including his fans.
3."Thiruvilaiyadal Aarambham" - Director: Bhoopathy Pandian. This is turning out to be a big hit for Dhanush, a kind of rebirth for the actor. The film depicts the lighter side of the actor.

4."Thamirabharani" - Director: Hari: Actor Vishal is in yet another film that looks like "Thimiru" and "Sivappathikaram".


Shivrajkumar's Thayiya Madilu :
Kannada cinema actor Shivrajkumar's new film is Thayiya Madilu. Rakshitha plays the heroine role, Jayasudha, Avinash are also in the star cast. Thayiya Madilu film is directed and produced by S.Narayan. The audio of the film was already released and it contains six songs.


Annavaram Pavan Kalyan : Pavan Kalyan stars in Telugu remake of 'Thirupachi' . After "Bangaram", Pavan Kalyan fans are eagerly waiting for "Annavaram", a Telugu remake of the Tamil superhit "Thirupachi". The film is expected to hit the marquee Dec 29. "It will be a feast for Pavan fans," says producer R.B. Choudury, a remake specialist who bounced back with smashing hit "Andala Ramudu". "Annavaram" is Pavan's first film to have a rural backdrop. Asin, who returns to the Telugu screen after a series of successful Tamil films, plays the female lead. Beemaneni Srinivasa Rao, directs "Annavaram", being touted as the costliest project undertaken by the Mega Supergood Films so far.The biggest hits of Pavan, younger brother of Chiranjeevi, were "Susvagatham" and "Kushi", both of which were remakes of Tamil Vijay-starrers. The cast and crew of "Annavaram" are hoping that history will repeat itself. Sandhya plays the sister role to Pavan in Annavaram Telugu movie


Malayalam actress Padmapriya : I gel well with mature actors: Padmapriya
Thiruvananthapuram, Darling of the Malayalam filmgoers, Padmapriya, Sunday said she gels well with mature actors like Mammootty and Mohanlal. "I feel they are more mature and it is the directors who decide the cast when it comes to a film and I have no problem acting with superstars," said Padmapriya while interacting with reporters here, after her latest Malayalam film "Yes Your Honour" was screened. Padmapriya, in her early twenties, has played the lead opposite to ageing superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal, who are more than twice her age.


'Sirivantha' secures top spot among Kannada films
Bangalore, 'Sirivantha', which released on the eve of Dussehra, climbed to the top of this list on the eve of Diwali.

The top five Kannada films are: 1. "Sirivantha": The film did not have a great opening, but has steadily improved its collections and is now on top of this list. The Vishnuvardhan-starrer is proving to be a big hit with the female audience. 2. "Aishwarya": The film is still on top in the city centres, while it is not doing so well in the B and C centres. The collections have exceeded Rs.10 million in the Bangalore distribution area. Deepika's glamour and Upendra's performance are the film's main attractions.3. "Jothe Jotheyalli": The film has become a surprise hit in Bangalore and Mysore. The collections continue to be good even in the fourth week of the film that features Prem and Ramya.


'Shah Rukh is a great dancer'
Mumbai, Shah Rukh Khan's dancing abilities have so impressed choreographer Rajiv Soorti that he calls the star "a great dancer".
Soorti, who has Shah Rukh dancing to his tunes in Farhan Akhtar's "Don", says: "He is extremely energetic and talented. Needless to say he's a great dancer. His passion for work is truly infectious."
"I'm glad that I got a chance to do two original songs - 'Aaj Ki Raat' and 'Moriye Re'. I was given complete freedom to explore my creativity. Farhan is very cooperative," he adds.


I wanted to promote 'Aishwarya' in alien territory: Indrajith (INTERVIEW) : Bangalore, "I am making a fashion statement," says director-journalist Indrajith Lankesh about his clean-shaven head, which has become his trademark.Lankesh indeed looks more like a fashion guru than a serious and committed filmmaker or a media person. He dresses well, is highly media-savvy and flouts his big connections with much pride.Recently, he was seen walking the ramp with some models, including brand ambassadors Deepika Padukone and Daisy Bopanna and superstar Upendra, in a nightclub in the Bangalore Cantonment.The function was organised by Indrajith himself to promote his next film "Aishwarya" starring Deepika and Upendra."Someone asked me what made me organise a Kannada movie promotion function in the cantonment area, not known for functions relating to anything Kannada. I replied that I wanted to market and promote my product in an alien territory," Indrajith told "These clubs are frequented by Kannadigas and non-Kannadigas, but none of them would see a Kannada film. You may even wonder whether it is part of Karnataka.


Siddharth shines in 'Bommarillu' Review
Film: "Bommarillu"; Cast: Siddharth, Genelia, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Satya Krishna and Sunil; Direction: Bhaskar; Music: Devisri Prasad

After the disastrous "Chukallo Chandrudu" young Telugu star Siddharth bounces back with a feel-good entertainer "Bommarillu". The actor regains his lover-boy image with his performance as a youth rebelling against a possessive father. Siddharth's final confrontation with his lovable but smothering father is his best scene so far. Pretty Genelia delivers another knockout performance as an innocent girl. She excels in scenes where her character tries to work out friendly equations with the members of her would-be husband's family.


Tollywood, Siddharth's Bommarillu on August 10.
Siddharth and Genelia starrer Bommarillu telugu tollywood movie is releasing on August 10th. Debutant Director Bhaskar is firm about the box office success of his first
movie Bommarillu. Music composed by Devi Sri Prasad and already reached the audience.


Puneet's 'Aajay' tops Kannada box office
Bangalore, The pick of the Kannada film fortnight is "Aajay", the Puneet Rajkumar film that made record collections in the first week.

The top five Kannada films are:

1. "Aajay": The film has had a fantastic opening, collecting around Rs.8 million in the first week in Bangalore and peripheral theatres. In Mysore city it collected Rs.1.9 million from three centres. 

2. "My Autograph": The film is marching towards the 100-day mark. Actor-director Sudeep's remake of a Tamil hit is doing well in the summer holidays - even better than the later releases. 

4. "Hatavadi": The film has completed 50 days in some centres. It has not done well at the box office, except for B centres, despite good reviews.

5. "Chellata": The rib-tickler featuring TV star Ganesh has drawn its own audiences. The collections have been satisfactory in centres like Bangalore and Mysore.


Karnataka plans Rs.100 mn memorial to Rajkumar Kannada superstar : Bangalore, The Karnataka government has decided to set up a memorial to Kannada thespian Rajkumar in the city at a cost of Rs.100 million, official sources said here Tuesday. To be located in the 20-acre sprawling Kanteerava studio where the icon's body was laid to rest last week, the memorial will have a permanent exhibition to showcase the actor's contribution to the Kannada film industry over the last five decades. It will also have a stock of movies, dialogue, scripts, songs and other memorabilia associated with the actor who passed away here Wednesday. "We plan to build the memorial in the next six months. A committee is being set up with representatives from the Kannada film industry, Rajkumar's family members and officials to draw up a blueprint for the memorial," Keeping in view Rajkumar's long association with the studio, set up by the state government way back in 1966, the actor's family will be requested to gift his awards, trophies and souvenirs to the studio for public display in the memorial building. "Though the Kannada film industry no longer uses the studio's outdated facilities, it continues to be a landmark for the historical role it played over the decades for the growth and development of Kannada cinema," the official said.


Ajith's Tirupathi
Ajith, is now ready with 'Tirupathi' to give another hit after Paramasivan. Ajith's Tirupathi is directed by Perarasu and will be released for Tamil new year. Sada plays the lady love to Ajith in Thirupathi. Audio sales of Tirupathi is a huge hit, and as per sources, the music shops all over the state placing more orders with the Audio company. Bharadwaj's music is creating a stirr in the market. The introductory song ( typical Perarsu style for Vijay ) “Tirupati Vandha….” sung by Shankar Mahadevan pleased the Ajith fans. Out of six, five are fast numbers. And Ajith fans eagerly awaiting the release of Tirupathi. Ajith, Sada, Bharadwaj, AVM Saravanan and Director Perarasu were also present at the Audio release function. 


Darshan puts 'Mandya' on top
Action star Darshan's appeal has made "Mandya" the top Kannada film of the fortnight. 

1. "Mandya": Director Om Prakash Rao's film, with Darshan and Rakshitha in the lead, had a great opening with the first week's collections amounting to about Rs.7 million in the Bangalore-Kolar-Tumkur area. 

2. "Rama Shama Bhama": The film's success is guaranteed. Multilingual actor Kamal Haasan returns to Kannada cinema after a gap of 18 years. This remake of Tamil hit "Sati Leelavathi" is a hit all over Karnataka. 


'Chatrapathi' wins fortnight's crown

The top five films are:

1. "Chatrapathi": Director Rajamouli has teamed up with action star Prabhas to deliver a slick action film. Comedy and good songs have helped making it a winner.

2. "Athadu": Action star Mahesh's charisma and Trivikram's crisp presentation have made the film cross the 50-day mark in 204 centres.

3. "Political Rowdy": Despite opening to a good response, veteran Mohan Babu's comeback plans could go awry due to a heavy dose of comedy that is supposed to be political satire.

4. "Good Boy": Rohit teams up with director Reddy again, but poor narration could go against the message-centric film.

5. "Mogudu Pellam O Dongodu": Director Venky's unique three-character film is doing well in a few centres, though it is not a big winner. 


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Seema Biswas in Kollywood :
Seema Biswas, who played the role of Phoolan Devi in Shekar Kapoor's hindi film Bandit Queen, now going to play a police officer role in forthcoming tamil kollywood film Thalaimgan. The hero of the film Thalaimaghan is Sarathkumar and Nayanthara going to play the heroine role. "Thalaimagan," now under production, is planned as the 100th film of supreme star Sarath kumar The cast will include Prakash Raj and comedian Vadivelu. Sarath kumar's Chanakya already released and Thalaimagan will be after his next movie Khaki.

Another Actress on Television Show :
Meena, one time top actress of Kolllywood who acted with Rajnikanth in Yejaman, Muthu etc., now entering into Tamil ( Television ) Small Screen. After Radhika Sarathkumar, Kushboo, Devayani, Kausalya, now Meena going to show her talent in Small screen through a Game Show titled " Housefull" on Jaya TV. Eventhough she is not having any films in Tamil film industry, she is still busy with film projects in Malayalam and Kannada. 

Amitabh Bachchan is associated with the tinsel world's Holi festival more than any other artiste. Recently, he got too annoyed to miss Holi scene in his forthcoming 'Waqt-The Race Against Time' produced by Vipul Doshi. He regretted this profusely, and reminded the producer that the movies with his Holi songs sold better in the market. Incidentally, the movie has Big B, Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra in the cast, while the Holi song has been picturized on Akshay and Priyanka only. Though the movie is due for release in April, a special show was organized for the cast in a Mumbai mini theatre that was attended by Amitabh, his wife and son Abhishek, among others. 
While everyone praised the movie, Big B complained to the producer that he has been missing in the Holi song. Amitabh was remembering his days when he was picturized-playing Holi with Rekha in 'Silsila', with Jaya Bhaduri in 'Sholay' and with Hema Malini in the recent 'Bagbaan'. Big B is proud of his Holi song, which is repeated with great fanfare at social functions even now. However, he forgets that despite his Holi song, 'Silsila' fell flat at the box office! The song remains a hit though.


 Kannada Cinema News :

 1) "Akash": The Kannada film has collected around Rs.3 million in two weeks in the Mysore distribution area and nearly Rs.7 million in Bangalore. The Puneet-Ramya pair is the film's major attraction. Its massive success has proved once again producer Parvathamma Raj Kumar's Midas touch.

2) "Varsha": While "Akash" had an awesome opening, Vishnuvardhan's Kannada cinema "Varsha", released a week earlier, is slowly becoming a silent super-hit. Female audiences are backing the film in a big way. The film, produced by Rockline Venkatesh and directed by S. Narayan, is a remake of the Malayalam hit "Hitler". 

3) "Gunna": Only two Kannada films are doing well this summer, while all the others are just proving to be duds and mediocre. "Gunna", released last week, is one more mediocre film but has been able to attract some audience in the opening mainly because Sudeep has a guest role. 

4) "Rakshasa": The film will not be able to recover its huge costs, but is still doing well in a few city centres. The film's scenes of excessive violence have put off female audiences. 

5) "Kashi": The Sudeep-starrer is just an average film at the box office, and the distributors may just be able to recover their costs. But the producer, who has sold the film at a rate below the production cost, is bound to lose. The film's B and C collections are so-so. 


Kollywood ( Tamil cinema ) movies under production :


KS Ramarao's Chukkallo Chandrudu Started 
KS Ramarao is introducing Sivakumar (Maniratnam's assistant) as director with his latest production Chukkalo Chandrudu. This film will have Sidhartha, Charmi, Sada and Saloni playing the lead. 

NTR as Ashok in Valluripalli Ramesh's film 
NTR's next film will be directed by Atanokkade fame Surendra for the production of Valluripalli Ramesh. Production will start in September. 

B.Madhu, Paruchuri Bros for Chiru, Murugudas's film 
B.Madhu (Tagore producer)will act as executive producer for Chiranjeevi's next film that will be directed by Murugudas (Tagore's story writer). Anjana production banner will produce this film and Paruchuri Brothers will pen the dialogues. 

Atanokkade 100 days function on Harikrishna's bday 
100 days function of Kalyan Ram's Atanokkade is planned for 2nd September. 2nd of September is the birthday of Harikrishna. Also,Kalyan Ram's next film started on 19th August. Regular shooting will start on 5th September. 

Jai Chiranjeeva to release on 14th December 
Megastar Chiranjeevi's Jai Chiranjeeva will release on 14th December, as per the sources. Vijaya Bhaskar is the director and Aswini Dutt is the producer. Bhumika and Sameera Reddy are the heroines. 

Oru Naal Oru Kanavu : Tamil cinema Oru Naal Oru Kanavu direction by Fazil , cast includes Srikanth, Sonia Agarwal. First, Oru Naal Oru Kanavu title was registered by Director Selvaraghavan but transferred to Director Fazil. 


Priyasakhi : Tamil cinema Priyasakhi  directed by K.S Adiyaman, Produced by P.L.Thenappan, Priyasakhi Cast includes Madhavan, Sada and music composed by Bharadhwaj


Mazhai  : SPB Charan's Mazhai is a remake of Varsham telugu movie. Tamil cinema Mazhai directed by Rajkumar, Produced by SPB Charan and Mazhai cast includes Jayam Ravi, Shriya, Kalabhavan Mani, Venkat Prabhu, Vadivelu and Music composed by Devi Sri Prasad


You can get Previews, Reviews, Wallpapers,  Music of yet to be release Bollywood films :


Hindi film Naina : Hindi film Naina Directed by Shripal Morakhia, Produced by Firuzi Khan, Ashish Bhatnagar, Cast includes Urmila Matondkar, Anuj Sawhney, Shweta Konnur, Amardeep Jha, Naina Music composed by Salim - Sulaiman, Cinematography by C.K Muraleedharan Editing by Amitabh Shukla Screenplay by Sagar Pandya, Shripal Morakhia


Hindi Movie Paheli :
Paheli film Director : Amol Palekar 
Producer : Red Chillies Entertainment
Paheli Cast includes : Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Juhi Chawla, Suniel Shetty, Anupam Kher, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Rajpal Yadav 
Music Director : M.M Kreem
Lyrics : Gulzar
Cinematography : Ravi K. Chandran
Screenplay : Sandhya Gokhale


Hindi Cinema Parineeta :
Producer : Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Parineeta Cast includes : Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Riama Sen, Dia Mirza, Rekha (
Parineeta Music Composer : Shantanu Moitra
Lyrics : Swanand Kirkire
Cinematography : N. Nataraja Subramanian
Screenplay : Rekha, Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Art Direction : Keshto Mondal, Tanushree Sarkar, Pradeep Sarkar


Bunty Aur Babli : Hindi cinema Bunty Aur Babli Direction by Shaad Ali, Produced by Yashraj Films, Cast includes Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Bunty Aur Babli Music composed by : Shankar-Eshan-Loy Lyrics by Gulzar, Cinematography by Abhik Mukhopadhyay
Editing by Ritesh Soni, Screenplay by Jaideep Sahni


Chakram unit - Meet the press
In a pressmeet that was held today morning at Prasanth Kutir, unit of Chakram spoke to the media. Prabhas, Krishnamraju, Krishnavamsi, producers Sivaraju, Venkatraju, music director Chakri, Nizam distributor Sunil and others attended this event. Prabhu, editor of Cinestar Magazine, initiated the pressmeet by saying that Chakram is gathering good response. He appreciated the way Krishnavamsi moulded the film and also the guts of Prabhas for doing such a film though he has an action hero image. Krishnamraju spoke on this occassion. He had some interesting things to say about the film -"I saw this film only yesterday. This is one of those films in the recent times that will influence you a lot. Krishnavamsi did an amazing job with the film. Infact, if Krishnavamsi ever came to me with the script, I wouldnot dare making this film. Reason is that the film deals with lot of preaching and I would be skeptical about people receiving it well. But Krishnavamsi brought all this out in a very touching manner. I heard that people are feeling bad about Prabhas's character getting killed in the end. But I feel that this character will stand evergreen. Coming to that, most of the actors prefer doing these kind of films at a later stage in the career. But Prabhas took the guts and did this one. I should say, he lived in this one. Also, Jagamanta Kutumbam song by Sastry garu is a great lyric. Chakri did a great job with composition. ". Krishnamraju also emphasized that it reminds him of his times when he came to know that there is a special show of Chakram for only women at Guntur. Chakri started out by saying that there is nothing much to say since Krishnamraju said everything that he wanted to say. But he added his impressions about Krishnavamsi. "When I signed up the film, everyone warned me that it would be a torture with Krishnavamsi. So initially I was scared a bit. But it is surprising that he okayed my tunes in the first go. I was worried if he really liked them. Jagamanta Kutumbam, Konchem Karamga, Oke Oka mata, songs came out good. They had good lyrics too. Lot of folks are telling me that Jagamanta Kutumbam will definitely get an award. The recognition that the song got is extraordinary.".When it was the turn of Prabhas, he said that he is very much satisified with the role. He also added that - "Initially some people thought that I might not be a good fit for the film. But after the release, they are appreciating me. The credit goes to Krishnavamsi. It is the talent of Krishnavamsi that he was able to mould me into the role. My favorite scene from the film is when Charmi realizes the truth and also the scene where I had to tell Prakashraj about the truth.". Prabhas comes up with his logic on the hero dying in the film. "A hero dies in a film doesnot mean that it wont work at the boxoffice. My uncle did Amaradeepam which is a silverjubilee film at the boxoffice". Finally, the director Krishnavamsi added his few words- "This film is based on a song that Sirivennela penned a while ago. But if not for Prabhas, I wouldnot have made the film at this time. He has got good flexibility as an actor. I am so impressed with him in most of the scenes. I would say that he is a born actor.". He also praised Prabhas on his dedication. Talking about a risky shot, Krishnavamsi added that "When we were filming a chase scene, a jeep coming so fast should skid and come to Prabhas who is standing there. However, the jeep skid and hit Prabhas very hard. The entire unit was worried but he immediately got up and got ready for the next shot." Also, the director was all in praise for the music director for composing such good music. Related LinksPressmeet Gallery


Mahesh defends Meera's smooch scene in 'NAZAR' : 

On the occasion of launching the India Pakistan peace march, the famous filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt reached Delhi. Incidentally, he also shares a lot of controversy about Pakistani actress 'Meera'and his latest film 'Nazar', showing a kissing scene involving Meera. This has created an adverse situation in Pakistan, resulting in seeking a ban on Pakistani actors working in India. Meera has also sought protection from Pakistani government against such elements. However, Bhatt doesn't consider this issue as critical. "It's a routine gossip in the film industry. Unfortunately, this matter relates to a Pakistani actress for her smooch scenes in my latest movie 'Nazar'." He adds that the Indian film industry is growing very fast. And Indian movies are very popular abroad. He wondered why people behave like this. "We show only that the viewers want to see." Answering a question if such a type of film should be banned, he said that his last film 'Murder' had its golden jubilee. All scenes in a film depend on the need of story. "We can't join any extra scene." Answering our question if Meera should leave India, Bhatt said that she came to India on a work permit visa and nobody could take any action against her. Whenever the permit visa expires she should move out. " I don't want to say any think more about her." 

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Tarun's Soggadu on March 25th!
Tarun's Soggadu is shaping up to release on 25th March, as per the sources. Suresh productions is making this film with Tarun and Arti Agarwal in the lead. Ravibabu is director.

Aryan Rajesh in Suresh prods Nireekshana?
Suresh productions is planning a film with Aryan Rajesh in the lead. Sitaram Prasad will direct this film. Nireekshana is the title in consideration for this film.

Bunny audio on March 10th??
It is learnt that audio of Allu Arjun starrer Bunny will release on 10th March. VV Vinayak is the director. Allu Aravind is the producer. M.Satyanarayana Reddy is the producer.

Krishnavamsi, Prabhas's Chakram on 25th March
Prabhas, Charmi, Asin starrer Krishnavami's Chakram is all set to release on 25th March. Audio, which released recently, got a good job here itself.

Nayantara in Telugu: Nayantara who made her debut in a Tamil film Aiyya is all set to act in a Telugu film. She has been given a big amount and will be paired opposite Junior NTR. She is at present acting with Rajanikanth in Chandramukhi. 

Jothika's own voice in Maayavi: Finally Jyothika has decided to give her own voice for the film Maayavi. Even though she speaks Tamil fluently, she never took a chance all these years. In Maayavi she plays heroine to Surya. Jothika plays an actress in the film. The film is produced by director Bala and directed by Singampuli

SRK Adjudged BEST Actor, Rani Best Actress :
Millions of Hindi movie watchers' heartthrob Rekha presented the best actor award to Shah Rukh Khan, and quoted a couplet on love. She also said that there is a commonality between her and the Filmfare awards inasmuch as both entered their fifth decade. Saif Ali Khan emceed the show along with Sonali Bendre and Farida Jalal. This is to recall that Saif and his Shah Rukh Khan had brought the house down with their wicked swipes at Bollywood celebrities only last year. 

Director Jayaraj's By the People : Jayaraj is planning to do the second part of the hit film For the People. The film has been named By the People. The film is produced by Sabu Cherian under the banner of Anandbairavi. The screen play and dialogues are penned by the famous dramatist,novelist and Kannada film writer Sunil Parameswaran.Sunil Parameshwaran had written. ‘Ananthabhadran’, which was made into a film by Santosh Shivan. This will be Sunil’s first film in Malayalam. The film has the same theme of For the People and importance will be given to youth. The success of ‘4 The People’ inspired its producer and director to come up with its sequel. ‘By The People’ is the name of the new film. The film’s shooting begins on the 10th of March. 


Kamal's Mumbai Express on 14th April
Kamal and Singitam created wonders in the past with Pushpaka Vimanam, Vichitra Sodharulu, Michael Madana Kamaraju. Now they are working again for Mumbai Express. The film is slated to release in three languages including Telugu on 14th April.

Chandramukhi's Telugu title to be announced soon
Rajani's Chandamukhi is fast in production. Telugu title for this film will be announced soon. Chandramukhi will release for summer of 2005. Jyothika, Nayana Tara are the heroines.

Dhairyam makers lodge police complaints
Director Teja and producers of the film Dhairyam lodged police complaint each other! Teja's wife filed a complaint saying producers are demanding 3 crores and producers complained that Teja is threatening them.

Soundarya's last film into Telugu as Nagavalli
Soundarya's last film in Kannada is getting dubbed into Telugu as Nagavalli. The film was a big hit in Kannada. Nagavalli deals with religious and scientific take on ghosts. P.Vasu is the director.

Allu Arjun is Bunny..powerful boy
As per the reliable sources, the title of Allu Arjun and VV Vinayak's films is confirmed as Bunny. Tag line is Powerful boy. M.Satyanarayana Reddy is the producer of the film. The film might release in April.


Kamana Jatmalani with Gopichand in Tollywood Ranam
Kamana Jatmalani is roped in with Gopichand for Pokuri Baburao's Ranam. Rajasekhar is the director.


Rajani's Tollywood Chandramukhi - biggest hit todate?
As per the report of one media channel, Chandramukhi might be the biggest hit todate in Tollywood and kollywood and other south Indian films. The media channel reports a whopping 45 crores collection of which 25 crores is collected in Tamilnadu and 8 crores in Andhra Pradesh.

Puri, Nag's film titled Super
Puri Jagannath, Nagarjuna's film title is confirmed as Super. Ayesha Takia is the heroine in this film.



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