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Watch: Trailer of Varun Tej’s ‘Valmiki’ shows actor in new avatar

Tollywood The film is a remake of the Tamil movie ‘Jigarthanda’ which starred Siddharth and Bobby Simha. Tnm StaffYoutube/Screenshot The trailer for Tollywood star Varun Tej’s next film Valmiki was released on Monday and it shows the actor in an all new avatar. “Meet Gaddhala Konda Ganesh and gang,” tweeted the actor along with the link to the trailer of the film. With glimpses of Varun Tej as the ruthless rowdy ‘Gaddalakonda Ganesh’ interspersed with punch dialogues and action sequences, the film promises to be a full-fledged entertainer. The film, which is a remake of the 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda, has Varun Tej playing Bobby Simha’s role from the original, and Atharvaa Murali reprising Siddharth’s character. Pooja Hegde appears to be playing the lead opposite Varun and actor Mirnalini Ravi plays the leading lady opposite Atharvaa. Varun was last seen in F2-Fun and Frustration alongside Venkatesh Daggubati,
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Shooting of Varun Tej's 'Valmiki' wrapped up

TollywoodThe movie is the Telugu remake of hit Tamil movie 'Jigarthanda'.Digital NativeThe director of the upcoming film Valmiki, Harish Shankar, has confirmed that the shooting is completed and the film will go into the post production mode soon. Sharing some pictures from the last day of the shoot, he wrote, “ఎంత మందికో ఈ అదృష్టం........Indebted to Cinema.......... Last day shoot of #Valmiki with full of surprises!!!!!!” While this pic has the director sharing a meal with Brahmanandam, the other pic has director Sukumar, which he has captioned, “A Small surprise from @aryasukku in #Valmiki.... thank you so much darling Sukku..for your sweet gesture!!!!! #ValmikiOnSep20th!!!!” Reportedly, the director is playing a cameo in the film but there is no official confirmation about it. So we need to wait for Valmiki’s release on September 20 to know more. The film has Varun Tej
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Pooja Hegde roped in for Akhil Akkineni’s next

TollywoodTouted to be a rom-com, the film’s star cast and crew are expected to be revealed officially in a couple of weeks.Digital NativeAkhil Akkineni’s film with Bommarilu Bhaskar was announced some months ago but the team was unable to find a suitable heroine. Several names including Rashmika Mandanna and Sai Pallavi were in the fray to pair up with Akhil but news has now emerged that Pooja Hegde has been signed up. Reports are that it will be a strong character and with the director known to carve out female-centric roles for his heroines right from his debut movie, expectations are high on this flick. This untitled film is produced by Bunny Vas. Touted to be a rom-com, the film’s star cast and crew are expected to be revealed officially in a couple of weeks. On the genre of this film, we hear that it will be an emotional family drama.
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‘Gang Leader’ vs ‘Valmiki’ box-office clash averted

TollywoodWhile Nani’s ‘Gang Leader’ will release on September 13, Varun Tej starrer ‘Valmiki’ has been postponed to September 20.Digital NativeDigital NativeA major clash at the Tollywood box-office has been averted with the postponement of the release of the Varun Tej starrer Valmiki to September 20. Earlier, reports emerged that Nani’s Gang Leader and Valmiki were gearing up for release on September 13. Finally, the issue has been resolved with Valmiki opting out of the race and postponing its release by a week. Gang Leader is produced by Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravishankar and Mohan under the banner Mythri Movie Makers with Vikram K Kumar wielding the megaphone. Anirudh is the music director for this flick. Valmiki is the remake of the hit Tamil movie Jigarthanda, which was written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The film has Varun Tej reprising the role done by Bobby Simha in Tamil. Atharvaa Murali will be seen
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Teaser of Varun Tej's 'Valmiki' is out

TollywoodThe movie is a official remake of hit Tamil movie 'Jigarthanda'.Digital NativeThe makers of the Telugu movie Valmiki have released the first look teaser of the film. As being mentioned by director Harish Shankar earlier, the teaser is action-packed and features Varun Tej in a never before seen avatar. Sporting the negative role for the first time, fans and audience have been lauding the gangster look of Varun Tej. Varun also took to Twitter to share the release of the teaser. He tweeted, “Me in #Valmiki like you’ve never seen before! Hope you guys like it." Me in #Valmiki like you’ve never seen before! Hope you guys like it.. Here is the link to #ValmikiPreTeaserhttps://t.co/xL5gqUSmAt@harish2you @DoP_Bose @Atharvaamurali @hegdepooja — Varun Tej Konidela (@IAmVarunTej) June 24, 2019 Director Harish wrote on Twitter, "Let’s welcome the Brand new and the Grand new Avataar of @IAmVarunTej .... https://youtu.
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Police complaint filed against makers of Varun Tej's upcoming film 'Valmiki'

TollywoodThe complaint has been filed by the Valmiki community for allegedly tarnishing the image of the great sage Valmiki by making a film.Digital NativeThe Telugu film Valmiki is the remake of the hit Tamil movie Jigarthanda that was written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The film has Varun Tej reprising the role of Bobby Simha in Tamil. Atharvaa Murali has been roped in to do the role done by Siddharth in the original. Harish Shankar is wielding the megaphone for this remake. Valmiki is bankrolled by Ram Achanta and Gopi Achanta under their banner. On the technical front, Mickey J Meyer has been roped in to compose music for this flick with Ayanaka Bose handling the camera. Chota K Prasad will edit the film. While the shooting of this film has been progressing well, the stumbling block came in the form of a police complaint filed by the representatives
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Pre-teaser to Varun Tej's 'Valmiki' unveiled

TollywoodThe movie is the Telugu remake of hit Tamil movie 'Jigarthanda'.Digital NativeThe pre-teaser of the upcoming film Valmiki has been unveiled and is getting the attention of the film buffs. The teaser featured the lead stars Varun Tej, Pooja Hegde and Atharvaa. Interestingly, Tamil hero, Atharvaa is making his debut in Tollywood with this flick. On the teaser launch, Varun Tej wrote on his social media page, “Me in #Valmiki like you’ve never seen before! Hope you guys like it..Here is the link to #ValmikiPreTeaser. @harish2you @DoP_Bose @Atharvaamurali @hegdepooja.” Me in #Valmiki like you’ve never seen before! Hope you guys like it.. Here is the link to #ValmikiPreTeaserhttps://t.co/xL5gqUSmAt@harish2you @DoP_Bose @Atharvaamurali @hegdepooja — Varun Tej Konidela (@IAmVarunTej) June 24, 2019 From the teaser that has no dialogues, we can see that Varun Tej will be sporting a new look in the film.
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Shooting of Varun Tej's 'Valmiki' progresses

TollywoodThe movie is the Telugu remake of hit Tamil movie 'Jigarthanda'.Digital NativeThe makers of the Telugu movie Valmiki have announced that the shooting of the film has begun. The production house posted on its Twitter handle: “#Valmiki shoot begins!! @IAmVarunTej @harish2you.” Varun Tej, on his first day of shoot wrote, “Day 1 of shoot for #Valmiki. Super kicked about this one!” Valmiki is the remake of the hit Tamil movie Jigarthanda that was written and directed by Karthik Subburaj. The film has Varun Tej reprising the role done by Bobby Simha in Tamil. We also hear that Atharvaa Murali will be foraying into the Telugu film industry with this remake and he will be seen in the role done by Siddharth in the original. Harish Shankar will be wielding the megaphone for this remake and Devi Sri Prasad has been roped in to compose the tunes. Valmiki
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Actor Atharvaa to make Tollywood debut in 'Valmiki'

Tollywood'Valmiki' is the remake of Karthik Subburaj's Tamil film 'Jigarthanada'.Digital NativeThe critically acclaimed Tamil film Jigarthanda is being remade in Telugu under the title Valmiki. The film has Varun Tej reprising the role done by Bobby Simha in Tamil. If sources are anything to go by, Atharvaa Murali will be foraying into the Telugu film industry with this remake and he will be seen in the role done by Siddharth in the original. Harish Shankar will be wielding the megaphone for this remake and Devi Sri Prasad has been roped in to compose the tunes. Valmiki will be bankrolled by Ram Achanta and Gopi Achanta under their banner. The prep work for this film has begun and the shooting is expected to commence in April this year. It may be noted here that the original version in Tamil was written and directed by Karthik Subburaj and had Siddharth,
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Suniel Shetty to debut in Tollywood with Varun Tej’s sports drama

TollywoodThe actor is currently busy shooting for 'Pailwan' in Kannada and 'Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham' in Malayalam.Digital NativeBollywood actor Suniel Shetty is currently busy with his Kannada film Pailwan in which he shares the screen space with Kichcha Sudeep and the Malayalam magnum opus Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, which has Mohanlal in the titular role. With the actor busy in regional language films, he is now set for a big debut in Tollywood. Suniel Shetty has been approached by the makers of Varun Tej’s upcoming film for a pivotal role. Touted to be a sports drama, this film has a meaty role for Suniel and impressed with it he has agreed to hop on board, say sources. The project will be helmed by Kiran Korrapati, an erstwhile associate of Srinu Vaitla. Suniel Shetty is also a part of Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham upcoming big budget venture inspired by
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Pooja Hegde to play female lead in 'Valmiki'?

Tollywood'Valmiki' is the Telugu remake of the Karthik Subbaraj movie 'Jigarthanda'.Digital NativeReports are that Pooja Hegde is in talks to play the female lead in the upcoming Telugu film Valmiki. Starring Varun Tej in the lead, the film will be directed by Harish Shankar. It may be noted here that Pooja Hegde is well acquainted with both Varun Tej and Harish Shankar as she had worked with the former in Mukunda and the latter in Duvvada Jagannadham. However, she has not given her go ahead for Valmiki yet as her role in it requires much lesser screen time. Pooja is weighing the consequences of starring in such a film and is yet to take a call on it, say sources. Interestingly, Valmiki will be the remake of the hit Tamil movie Jigarthanda. Reports are that Harish Shankar is not planning it as an exact remake but will
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Actor Siddharth schools Javed Akhtar on Tamil film title, poet 'punishes' himself

KollywoodAfter watching Rajiv Menon’s film ‘Sarvam Thaala Mayam’, Javed Akhtar was all praises but a couple of embarrassing typos crept into his tweet.Tnm StaffThe auto-correct tool, more often than not, has been the reason for many of our embarrassments on social media. Well, it turns out Padma Bhushan awardee and renowned Hindi poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar too can get into such muddles, courtesy auto-correct. Having just watched Rajiv Menon’s Tamil film Sarvam Thaala Mayam, the lyricist was all praises. “Well made well performed, very sensitive. It is an unusual story about music and social justice. Achhi picture Hai (sic),” he wrote from his Twitter handle. Watched a Tamil film “ sarvam thalamus Maryam “ directed by ace cameraman Rajiv Menon. Well made well performed , very sensitive . It is an unusual story about music and social justice . Achhi picture Hai . — Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) January 31, 2019 This would’ve been an
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Harish Shankar and Varun Tej’s film titled 'Valmiki'

Tollywood'Valmiki' will be the remake of the hit Tamil movie 'Jigarthanda'.Digital NativeDirector Harish Shankar’s next film having Varun Tej in the lead has been titled Valmiki. Varun Tej would be playing the role of a gangster in it. The film has been launched recently amidst a lot of fanfare with the poster featuring gun and film roll. It will be bankrolled by Ram Achanta and Gopi Achanta under their banner. Interestingly, Valmiki will be the remake of the hit Tamil movie Jigarthanda. Reports are that Harish Shankar is not planning it as an exact remake but will be making some changes to the script to suit the Telugu audiences. Devi Sri Prasad has been roped in to compose the tunes for this flick. The original version in Tamil was written and directed by Karthik Subburaj and had Siddharth, Bobby Simha and Lakshmi Menon in the lead roles with Nassar,
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10 yr challenge: The story of this pic of Karthik, Vijay Sethupathi, Alphonse and others

KollywoodPrathap Pothen posted a photo from 'Naalaya Iyakunar', and wrote that he saw great talent in Karthi's team that had actors Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, music director Rajesh and directors Alphonse Puthren and Manikandan.Anjana ShekarFacebook/Pratap PothenYou see a group of young men, confident, imaginative and excited to make their mark in the world. You’d think, with their potential, they have the chances to become someone memorable. You see a young actor on screen, playing the role of the main lead’s friend or sister or brother, and you’d think to yourself that you might possibly get to see more of them in future. People who listened to Ar Rahman’s Roja in 1992 probably thought that the young and new music director had “a very bright future”. You get our drift? It is this very same feeling of “having spotted talent miles ago”, of telling your companion
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First look poster of Bobby Simhaa as Velupillai Prabhakaran revealed

TollywoodThe shooting of 'Seerum Puli', a biopic on the late Ltte chief, is currently under progress.Digital NativeIt’s the season of biopics in southern cinema. After standalone films on well-known leaders Ysr and Ntr which are gearing up for release soon, a biopic on late Ltte chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, titled Seerum Puli, is in the making. Actor Bobby Simhaa, known for his work in films such as Soodhu Kavvum, Jigarthanda and Saamy Square, plays the role of Prabhakaran in the film and his character’s first look, clad in military uniform, was unveiled on Tuesday on the occasion of the late leader’s birthday. The film was announced almost a year ago and it has taken the team quite some time to finally get things in motion. To be directed by Venkatesh Kumar G, a former student of late filmmaker Balu Mahendra, the project is slated to go on the floors soon.
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Harish Shankar to remake 'Jigarthanda' in Telugu

TollywoodReports are that the remake will be slightly tweaked to suit the Telugu audience.Digital NativeEarlier, there were reports that Harish Shankar may wield the megaphone for the remake of ‘96 in Telugu. However, there is another buzz now that he will be remaking the hit movie Jigarthanda and has set the ball rolling. Reports are that the remake will be slightly tweaked to suit the Telugu audience but he will retain the core subject. Sources in the know say that Harish may be roping in Sharwanand to reprise the role done by Siddharth in the original. It may be noted here that Jigarthanda was remade in Kannada with Sudeep bankrolling the venture along with Sathyanarayana. The film was directed by Shiva Ganesh and starred Rahul, Samyukta Hornad, and P. Ravishankar in the lead roles. The original version in Tamil was written and directed by Karthik Subburaj and had Siddharth, Bobby Simha
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Bobby Simha to portray Ltte chief in next titled ‘The Raging Tiger’

KollywoodTo be directed by Venkatesh Kumar, the film will be bankrolled under the Studio 18 banner.Digital NativeDigital NativeNational award winning actor Bobby Simha has signed a new project. The star is currently busy with the Rajinikanth starrer Petta, in which he plays a crucial role. According to the latest reports, Bobby Simha has inked a deal to star in a new Tamil film titled The Raging Tiger. To be directed by Venkatesh Kumar, the film will be bankrolled under the Studio 18 banner. The Raging Tiger will be based on the life of Ltte chief Velupillai Prabhakaran with Bobby Simha essaying the lead role. The film is in the pre-production stage and will go on the floors soon. It may be noted here that quite a few films on the life of the Ltte chief have been made in the past so it needs to be seen how different The Raging Tiger will turn out.
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'Joker' took a huge toll on my mental health: Actor Guru Somasundaram to Tnm

InterviewThe 'Joker' actor speaks to Tnm about choosing unique scripts and the experience of working with Rajinikanth in the upcoming film 'Petta'.S SubhakeerthanaThere’s a sense of maturity and contentment in Guru Somasundaram. You realise it when you listen to him speak. He says he doesn’t act for money. “Kalai mukkiyam; kaasu illa,” he smiles. The actor stays in Tiruvannamalai, travels back and forth to the city. Also, he conducts theatre workshops for kids in Corporation and Government schools. “I am not all that ambitious. In fact, I didn’t expect to be in films, though I was into theatre and acting. I do cinema for art’s sake. I don’t think too much about success-failure, what works and what doesn’t,” he adds. Excerpts from a conversation follow: You seem comfortable doing ‘dark films’. That has been the case since Aaranya Kaandam (2011), Jigarthanda (2014), Kuttrame Thandanai (2016) to your latest release,
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Superstar Rajinikanth's Next Feature, Petta, Gets A Supercharged Motion Poster!

The biggest movie star in all of India is at it again with the release of a new motion poster for Petta, the next big project from Superstar Rajinikanth and director Karthik Subbaraj. While the world waits for the perpetually delayed release of Rajini and director Shankar's upcoming Enthiran (Robot) sequel, 2.0, the production team at Sun Pictures have been doing a masterful job hyping up their own Rajini project. Petta, the newly unveiled title of the new venture, is directed by Tamil cinema wunderkind Karthik Subbaraj, who burst onto the scene in 2012 with genre-bending thriller Pizza and proved he was no fluke with 2014's Jigarthanda, still one of the most revered Tamil films of the 21st century. Subbaraj is a lifelong Rajini fan...

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'Trataka' review: This Kannada thriller falls flat due to its slow pace

SandalwoodThere's a lot of brutality in the film but the slow pace and logical loopholes prove to be a let down.Aravind ShwethaACP Jaidev (Rahul Ainapur) is a tough cop. He is street-smart and knows exactly when to use his brains and brandish his gun. But, he suffers from Complex Partial Seizure and blacks out at regular intervals. The film opens with the gruesome murder of Jaidev’s brother. Jaidev, like an injured lion, is out looking for the murderer; but with every clue, a new thread of mystery opens. He has two close friends and a girlfriend Dr Pavitra (Hridaya Avanti), who assist him in solving the murder mystery. Like a twist in the tale, Jaidev’s colleague and friend Ajith (Ajith Jayaraj) convinces him that he murdered his brother himself during one of the seizures. Upset over this, Jaidev decides to end his life and jumps off a really tall building.
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