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Fan girl Keerthy Suresh meets Vidya Balan

TollywoodVidya recently made her debut in the Telugu film industry with the Ntr biopic in which she played his wife Basavatharakam.Digital NativeAt an awards function held recently, Keerthy Suresh had the opportunity to pose for photos with the Bollywood diva Vidya Balan. The two were posing happily for the shutterbugs at the event and Keerthy Suresh went on tweet “It was such a pleasure meeting you @vidya_balan mam.” She also shared a picture in which she posed with Vidya Balan. The Bollywood actor recently made her debut in the Telugu film industry with the Ntr biopic in which she was seen playing Ntr’s wife Basavatharakam. Keerthy Suresh is one of the most sought-after heroines in Tollywood right now. She made her debut in Telugu with Nenu Sailaja in 2016 and then acted in Nenu Local and the Pawan Kalyan starrer Agnyaathavaasi. However, it was her role as the
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Hello Guru Prema Kosame Video Song | Anupama Parameshwaran

Hello Guru Prema Kosame will be hitting the screens this Thursday on the 18th of October. The film stars Ram Pothineni and Anupama Parameshwaran.

It is a romantic drama directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina who had earlier directed films like Nenu Local and Cinema Chupista Maava.

Dil Raju, one of Telugu film industry's leading producer is funding this venture under Sri Venkateswara Creations which has music by Devi Sri Prasad, editing by Karthika Srinivas and cinematography by Vijay C Chakravarthy.

Dil Raju as we know is a master when it comes to promotion, he knows how much to invest in...

A lot of 'romance' in Telugu cinema is criminal and I'm tired of it, a viewer writes

OpinionWhy can't filmmakers enrich their films with better women characters as opposed to 'bubbly' ones?Sankeertana VarmaScreenshot/YouTube‘Cinema is for entertainment, why take it seriously?’ This seems to be the go-to defense people use when you venture to say something even remotely negative about women characters in Telugu films. ‘Films don’t matter. People don’t get affected by them in real life,' says another man whose Twitter handle is his favourite actor’s name or his recent film. Irony seems to escape him, but not all of us are lucky enough. When Annapurna Sunkara tried to discuss the pitiful condition of the Telugu industry and its women using Baahubali as an example, she was ruthlessly abused online. A stranger throwing a venomous snake to distract you, so he can paint your arm without your say isn’t so romantic, no matter the time period. I’m not trying to blame any one person or film in this article, mostly because this isn’t a problem created by a single person, it is ingrained and systemic. That said, the filmmakers who continue to yield to this regressive thought process will only further the damage. Look away, suggested a helpful gentleman, but a problem as big as patriarchy isn’t going to go away just because I stopped paying attention. I tried it while watching Sukumar’s films. I tried not to concentrate on their problematic portrayal of women, but it didn’t go away. Instead, people started calling him the Telugu film industry’s Nolan. Silence isn’t the answer either. If anything it gives male filmmakers permission to dictate how women should be perceived and treated by other men. And yes, it is as harmful and oppressive as it sounds, if not more. So, if naming and shaming is the only way to get these people to listen, then so be it. Allu Arjun’s character in Sarrainodu stalks a sitting Mla, who is accompanied by bodyguards, just because she is good-looking. Even an elected representative isn’t safe from the unwanted passes of a Telugu film hero, and I’m told by countless men that I’m overreacting when I question this. The fact that songs like 'Mla, I Wanna Follow', 'Disturb' were chartbusters when they first came out, signals something. Nani’s character in Nenu Local kidnaps the heroine and the context doesn’t matter. It’s abduction when you put a chloroform doused kerchief across a woman’s face. The hero’s character from Govindhudu Andharivade blackmails the heroine with pictures of hers and gets her to kiss him. How is this any different from the plot of Drishyam? It isn’t. The only difference is that one film tells us that it’s wrong and another tells us it’s cute. The fact that two different films can show the same situation in two different lights should tell us how persuasive films can be. We as a society, of which the film industry is a loud, but a tiny part, have a problem with hearing ‘No’ if a woman is saying it. Most of the times, men in films don’t hear it and when they do, they dutifully write it off. She doesn’t know better. She doesn’t know how good I am. She doesn’t know how bad every other guy is compared to me. Not once do they stop to say, maybe she doesn’t care. Maybe, I don’t matter. Maybe, the world does revolve around the sun and not me. In an ever-evolving world, it’s baffling to see our men not change. None of this is to say that there aren’t good women characters in Telugu cinema. It’s a rarity to have a fully developed woman character, but they do exist. Directors like Shekar Kammula, Mohan Krishna Indraganti, and Krish have been consistent in giving us women of substance and that didn’t stop their films from being entertaining and engaging. This only begs the question, why can’t the other filmmakers take some time and do the same? Why not educate yourself about women and their issues? Why not enrich your films with better characters as opposed to ”bubbly” ones? Once you realise that there is more to life than writing a story where you have to justify stalking in a fresh way, you’ll never want to go back. If for nothing, it’s the profitable thing to do. After all, women make half of your audience. We do recognise patterns and we do try to steer clear of movies from Puri Jagannath, Ravi Teja, and the likes. But it isn't always as clear. Things get trickier when the film is actually good. Take Arjun Reddy for example. An otherwise superior film with great production values, editing, and directions, catches you off guard when the macho guy who lectures his father about personal space decides not to respect the heroine, Preethi’s. I know that the film doesn’t resort to hero worship, but the fact that his friends are smiling in disbelief as he kisses the woman suggests that it isn’t being critical either. What good is your art, if it isn’t lifting up the voices of the marginalised and oppressed? And I’m tired of having to always be on the lookout for sexism and inequality. I should be able to trust a filmmaker to be politically and culturally responsible. So, to answer the question, ‘Films are for entertainment, why take them seriously?’ Yes, films are for entertainment. Some of them manage to enrich us too, but not all of them have to. When I, a woman, buy a ticket and sit in my seat with a bucket of expensive popcorn, I expect entertainment, too. I expect to laugh, cry and, feel good about my existence, too. Instead, I get subjected to misogyny. I’m asked to sing along to the catchy, yet creepy tune of a man who is committing a punishable offence. How is this okay? Why do I have to exercise my ability to compartmentalise for the sake of a movie? If everyone else gets to relax, so should I. Life outside a movie theatre is hard enough as it is. Also read: Young male stars just want to sit back and watch: Revathy speaks to Tnm on Amma
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Anushka’s 'Bhaagamathie' strikes gold at the box-office

TollywoodThe film is most likely to become the first south Indian female-centric film to enter Rs 50 crore club.Digital NativeDigital NativeThere’s a reason why Anushka Shetty is referred as Lady Superstar by her fans. Among the leading actresses in southern cinema, she enjoys a large fan base and market of her own which has helped her films at the box-office over the years. Her latest release Bhaagamathie is no exception as the film has stirred up a storm at the ticket window, grossing around Rs 12 crore on the first day worldwide. Sources in the trade believe that the film, thanks to its strong content and highly positive word of mouth, is most likely to become the first south Indian female-centric film to enter Rs 50 crore club. With Bhaagamathie performing beyond the makers’ expectations at the box-office, Anushka now has two films in the Rs 10 crore and above on the opening day club. Her 2015 historic drama Rudhramadevi grossed Rs 12.50 crore on the first day. Unfortunately, Rudhramadevi ended up as an average grosser by the end of its theatrical run, given its high budget and overall production cost. Bhaagamathie, on the other hand, has been made on a much lesser budget and the makers are sure to enjoy profits. Anushka is thrilled with the response to Bhaagamathie. She took to Facebook and wrote: In the Us, Bhaagamathie has already zoomed past the half-million mark and might end up becoming the first south Indian heroine-centric film to enter the million dollar club. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film as of Saturday has minted Rs. 3.44 crore in the Us. Early estimates suggest that the film might have minted around $725k in its opening weekend in USA and if the estimated numbers are anything to go by, the film might supersede star-studded Telugu films such as McA, Nenu Local and Hello.
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Sai Pallavi's next gets an official release date

Nani's upcoming Telugu film McA directed by Sriram Venu and produced by Dil Raju is all set for a worldwide grand release on December 21. The film’s entire shooting has been wrapped up except for a couple of songs.

Speaking on the occasion, producer Dil Raju said, "Sri Venkateswara Creations have delivered five hits this year - Shatamanam Bhavati, Nenu Local, DJ-Duvvada Jagannadham, Fidaa and Raja The Great. And McA will be a double hat-trick film for us. The film’s output has come out really well and we are very much confident about Nani striking yet again. Sai Pallavi who...

Wow: Sai Pallavi signs her second, even before her debut film’s release

Nani recently announced his 20th film titled 'McA.' The film will be directed by Sriram Venu and will have Devi Sri Prasad composing the music. Sai Pallavi has signed the project. This will be her second Telugu film, but the surprise factor is that her first Telugu film Fidaa is yet to release, but the actress has grabbed her second film. Her Fidaa is expected to release on July 28th.

This is not the first time Nani will be donning a student's role. The actor has played an engineer in his previous film Nenu Local and this time also...
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Keerthy Suresh does it for her role

After we saw her in Bairavaa, Nenu Local and Pambhu Sattai in 2017, Keerthy Suresh is right now busy with Suriya’s Thaana Serndha Kootam, Pawan Kalyan’s film and the bilingual on yesteryear actress Savithri’s life.

There were talks in the media that the Remo actress has put on weight for her role in Savitri. When we contacted sources close to the actress, they denied this and said that she had in fact lost 5 kilos for the film.
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Nenu Local Movie Review

Love stories, especially when served with a pinch of family emotions and bonds, never fail to delight the audience. Nenu Local is one such love-family drama, or at least the intent of the filmmaker is to provide a film of that kind. It is a tug-of-war between love and family; what to choose when faced with a choice and who will compromise, or would there be a mutual understanding. It’s a concept that’s been on for generations and will go on for all that to we know.

Babu (Nani) is a happy go lucky boy who takes his life as...
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