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ISSUE 3, VOLUME 1

INDIA’S FAVOURITE FILM MAGAZINE

59 IDEA FILMFARE th

AWARDS

NAMITHA

Indian star on

to play as Dirty smitha

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FIRST SUPERSTAR

PlayBoy interview with

lakshmi

LAST RITES

EEGA

A graphical wonder


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t the outset, we thank you for your immense

This edition of CineSprint gives you, in depth chronicle

response that has energized our CineSprint

on 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011 (South) held in

to give you more than what we can.

Chennai. The star-studded awards ceremony brought together the best of Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and

Your enormous positive feedback on the earlier issues

Kannada film. And all leading personalities on one

made us stretch our limits beyond the elastic limits,

podium was an exuberant festive celebrations for the

to give the best. Frequent calls, lengthy emails from

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critics, friends and well wishers have been the pillars of our strengths to design this CineSprint which in

Then some insights into the AP Film Chamber of

(y)our opinion must excel our earlier efforts, most

Commerce elections in which producer and director

appreciated by all of you.

Tammareddy Bharadwaja has been elected as the new President for the year 2012-13. CineSprint wishes the

CineSprint team thanks everyone of you who have

entire team of newly elected members, ‘all the best!’

sent in their valuable suggestions and overwhelming encouragements. We hope we could prove ourselves

In our exclusive sections, we have an interesting report

worthy of all that and more with this issue.

done on veteran superstar of Tollywood, Natashekara Krishna, in ‘the Legend of Tollywood’ section. Our

CineSprint latest issue is again redesigned for your

team has covered on how the Manmadhudu of

comforts with more sections which should be a

Tollywood, Nagarjuna, scaled the demi-god status, in

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the ‘Celebrity of the Month’ section.

CineSprint’s Art Editing team and additional hands

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of (y)our CineSprint are star studded audio release functions of Nag starer Shirdi Sai and Balakrishna’s Srimannarayana . We passionately put in our heart and hard work in bringing you a fun filled edition. So now just sit back and relax while you read the latest CineSprint. Forget the day-to-day hurdles and enjoy your own stress buster.

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24 BIOSCOPE

8 Telugu-Tamil-KannadaMalayalam-Hindi

TOLLYWOOD 18 New Face of Lux

BOLLYWOOD

STARRY EYED

22 1st Indian star to come in

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COVER STORY

FIRST LOOK

Play Boy magazine

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EEGA wonders

KOLLYWOOD

IN FOCUS

21 Namitha Ready to play

34 Uu kodathara Ulikki Padatara

‘Dirty’ Silk Smitha

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38 STAR OF THE MONTH

72 SAREGAMA

94 SHOOTING LOCATIONS

42 59TH FILMFARE AWARDS

74 HOLLYWOOD GUIDE

96 AVM PRODUCTIONS

48 BIRTHDAY STAR

76 BOX OFFICE

102 DIVAS & MODELS

54 AUDIO RELEASE

78 LEGEND OF TOLLYWOOD

106 FASHION & STYLE

60 STAR INTERVIEW

88 BEHIND THE SCENES

108 GARAM MASALA

66 APFCC ELECTIONS

90 RAISING STAR

114 STAR BIRTHDAYS

68 CELEBRITY OF THE MONTH

92 GOLDEN MOVIES

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SRIMANNARAYANA Caste : Balakrishna, Parvathi Melton, Isha Chawla Director : Ravi C Kumar Producer : Ramesh Pushpala Music Director : Chakri Srimannarayana is an upcoming Telugu film directed by Ravi Chavali. The film is produced by Ramesh Puppala under his Yellow Flowers banner. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna,Parvati Melton and Isha Chawla in the lead roles.

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TELUGU Andala Rakshasi the triangular love story set in the 90’s, is all set for a release on August 10th. The news has been confirmed by Dil Raju, who is releasing the movie in Andhra Pradesh. Sai Korrapati is the producer of the movie and S.S.Rajamouli is the co-producer.

Caste Director Producer Music Director

Navin, Rahul ,Lavanya Hanu Raghavapudi Sai Korrapati, SSRajamouli Rathan

ANDALA RAKSHASI

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Caste : Jiiva, Pooja Hegde Narain, Nasser Director : Mysskin Producer : Ronnie Screwvala Music Director : Krishnakumar (K)

MUGAMOODI

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Mugamoodi is an upcoming Indian Tamil superhero film, written and directed by Mysskin that stars Jiiva, Pooja Hegde and Narain in lead roles.The film is expected to release by 31 August 2012, along with a dubbed Telugu version titled Mask. The film is about a man who cannot tolerate injustice and corruption and hence turns into a vigilante to fight irregularities for a better society.


TAMIL

ATTAKATHI

Atta Kathi is an upcoming romantic movie directed by Pa. Ranjith, a former associate of Venkat Prabhu and produced by G. V. Kumar of Thiru Kumaran Entertainment. Dinesh, who played supporting roles in Adukalam and Mouna Guru, bags the lead role in Atta Kathi. Newcomers Swetha, Sophi, Shali and Ishwarya are the female leads in the movie.

Caste : Director : Producer : Music Director :

Dinesh, Swetha, Shali Pa Ranjit CV Kumar Santhosh Narayanan

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BIOSCOPE Varadanayaka movie is a remake of Telugu movie Lakshyam. The Story starts with a flashback. Among many top names in this Kannada version – Kichcha Sudeep, Chiranjeevi Saraja, Saikumar, Ayyappa Sharma, Ravishanker are working in this film. Also, Sameera Reddy is the main attraction in the movie.,

VARADANAYAKA Caste : Director : Producer : Music Director :

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Sudeep, Chiranjeevi Saraja, Nikesha Ayyappa P Sharma Shankare Gowda Arjun


KANNADA KRANTHI VEERA

SANGOLLI RAYANNA Caste : Director : Producer : Music Director :

Darshan, Jayaprada, Dharma Naganna Anand Appugol Yashovardhan

Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna is a historical drama directed by Naganna and produced by Anand Appugol. Challenging Star Darshan Thoogudeep, Jayaprada and Nikita Thukral are playing lead roles. The film is about Sangolli Rayanna, the prominent freedom fighter from Karnataka, India. He fought the British till his death. He was the army chief of the Kingdom of Kittur ruled at the time by Kittur Rani Chennamma. This is one of the highest budget films in the Kannada film industry.

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BIOSCOPE

Caste Director Producer Music Director

Dileep, Sanusha, Bhagyaraj Sandhya Mohan Subair Suresh Peters

CHATTAKKARI ‘Chattakkari’ the story of an Anglo Indian girl, which was directed by K S Sethumadhavan in 1974, is about to be remade by his son Santhosh Sethumadhavan. The prominent producer of Mollywood, Suresh Kumar is producing this film under the banner of Revathy Kalamandir.

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MALAYALAM

MY BOSS

Jithu Joseph’s “My Boss” is the story of an IT professional in Mumbai and his lady boss. Dileep and Mamta Mohandas are playing the lead characters. Salim kumar, Nedumudi Venu, Ganesh, Suresh Krishna, Lena , Seetha, and Valsala Menon are the supporting cast.

Caste : Director : Producer : Music Director :

Dileep, Mamta Mohandas Jithu Joseph East Coast Vijayan Sejo

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BIOSCOPE Caste Director Producer Music Director

Meera Abhishek Kumar Faisal Saif Ekta Das Leonard Victor

Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore is a Psycho Thriller and was shot in a span of 20 Days on the Locations of Jallandhar Punjab (India). Faisal Saif first approached critically acclaimed actress Tabu for the part of Sonia, but later opted for Pakistani artiste Meera, who was not only impressed with the script, but also did the film for Free.

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HINDI Caste : Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif Ranvir Shorey Director : Kabir Khan Producer : Yash Chopra Music Director : Sohail Sen

Ek Tha Tiger is a romantic thriller which tells the story of a Trinity College scientist suspected of selling missile technology secrets to Pakistan. The Indian government sends a secret agent, codenamed Tiger (Salman Khan), to find out about the professor’s activities. Tiger falls in love with the professor’s caretaker Zoya (Katrina Kaif) who is studying at a fictional dance academy located at TCD, and together they embark on a roller-coaster journey that takes them from Dublin to Istanbul then to Kazakhstan and Chile.

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WHAT’S HOT...!

PARVATHI MELTON Item Bomb only for Prince

After ‘Poove Poove’ in Prince Mahesh Babu’s ‘Dookudu’ many film makers came to Parvathi with similar offers with item songs and one top producer even offered her Rs 25 lakhs. But the buzz is Parvathi rejected all the offers. Speaking to media, Parvathi says she did Dookudu song only for Prince Mahesh Babu and reveals that she missed romancing Prince Mahesh Babu in a whisker.

TAMANNA

is the new face of LUX

Tamanna, who is riding high with her super stardom in south is also endorsing some top brands. As per the latest reports yet another top brand is to join her list. She will be the new face of Lux, where she will join the ranks of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif, who have all endorsed the beauty soap.

SHRUTHI HASAN Refused to Act with Allu Arjun

Dynamic Director Puri Jagannath will be directing a movie starring Stylish Star Allu Arjun titled “Iddarammayilatho. Reports has it that Shruti Haasan who is riding high on Gabbar Singh success was approached to do the female lead in this crazy project. But the news is that Shruti Haasan, who is currently set to begin work on a Hindi film directed by Prabhu Dheva, has said no to Puri Jagannadh film citing date issues.

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TOLLYWOOD

SHRIYA SARAN

Okays Lip Lock & Bikini Spicy seductress Shriya Saran is trying all possible ways to do few more projects before she really exits. The other day she declared that she is ready for lip-locks and bikini scenes anytime provided with right reasons in the script. Earlier there was buzz in media that she is locking lips only with foreigners and ready to don bikini if it is a Hindi film.

HANSIKA

The Beauty with Big Heart Hansika is winning the hearts not just with her beauty and acting prowess alone, but with the philanthropic work she has been part of since few years. Every year on her birthday (August 9), this apple pie beauty adopts kids and takes care of their education and other basic needs. This year, she has already prepared grounds to adopts two kids.

NAVDEEP FINED for Drunk & Drive Case Tollywood actor Navdeep has been fined Rs 8,000 by Nampally criminal court for drunken and rash driving in the year 2010. If the actor fails to pay the fine then he will have to undergo three months simple imprisonment.

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WHAT’S HOT...!

SIMBU’S Magic with two people!

It is heard that whenever the young superstar Simbu teams up with two people the result is always magical. They are the duo of music director Yuvan Shankar Raja and comedian Santhanam. Soon the trio would be coming together for the film Vaalu. If one can recall the same team was seen for the movie Vaanam and the film turned out to be a major rocker.

AMALA PAUL

to Romance Dhanush

Amala Paul is all set to woo the National Award winner Actor Dhanush for his next Tamil flick Sottaivazhakutty. This film is directed by Sargunam and produced by Kathiresan and might hit the screens by September say sources close to the crew. The film might be a bi-lingual flick owing to the following that Dhanush has got with his ‘why this kolaveri di?’ In fact as per sources the pair where to sizzle in Dhanush’s ‘3’, but some how that back fired. And this time the pair will not miss to gel onscreen in this new flick. Dhanush is already busy with three films at the moment two in Tamil and Raanjhnaa, in Hindi.

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Ready to play ‘Dirty’ Silk Smitha Buxom actress Namitha, who is badly in need of a hit recently expressed interest to play ‘Silk Smitha’ in the southern remake of “The Dirty Picture”. She feels that she will be perfectly apt for the role. Namitha’s statement has come at a time when her peers are rejecting the offer to play the lead role.

KOLLYWOOD

HOT NAMITHA

“I feel I am the better choice than anyone else to play this role,” says the buxom beauty, adding, “I want to play the lead character in the Tamil remake of The Dirty Picture”.

PRANEETHA

with Surya after Karthi Pranitha who is flying high with success of Saguni, is in for another big game. The lead actor is all set to romance Surya after romancing his sibling in the earlier venture. As per the offficial report Surya and Pranitha get together for Gautham Menon’s Thuppariyum Anandhan. However is Pranitha must be the most happiest at the moment, envy the other stars. She has got an early break to act with Surya and is become a point for discussion at all page three gatherings, say sources.

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SHERLIN CHOPRA

1st Indian star to come in PLAYBOY magazine Sherlyn Chopra had created quite a stir when she announced that she would be posing nude for the Playboy Magazine. And now after the ‘act’ is done, she is back in Mumbai and eager to talk about her ‘thrilling’ experience.

KAREENA’S HEROINE TRAILOR CROSES 2MN HITS

Kareena Kapoor’s spicy avatar in the first trailer of Heroine has grabbed over two million eyeballs since its launch on YouTube. “I am overwhelmed by the great response the promo has got. This is just the beginning,” Bhandarkar said in a statement.

MALLIKA BLAMES LOVE FOR SINGLE STATUS Actress Mallika Sherawat reveals she is single because she is searching for true love. “Love is the most important thing for me. I haven’t got married yet because I am still waiting for it (love),” Mallika said here.

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BOLLYGrapeVine

SALMAN KHAN

TURNS TEETOTALLER Sources say that the actor has given up smoking and drinking, mainly due to his health concerns. A friend of Salman says, “Salman bhai is in his prime. He is enjoying success like never before and has become extremely disciplined. After his health scare around a year back due to trigeminal neuralgia (nerve pain), Salman does not want to hamper the recovery process any more.

BIPASHA’S

ANGRY NIGHTS Actress Mallika Sherawat reveals she is single because she is searching for true love. “Love is the most important thing for me. I haven’t got married yet because I am still waiting for it (love),” Mallika said here.

VIVEK AND MALLIKA

SHARE T-SHIRT FOR POSTER The two stars revealed as much on Sunday at a Mumbai suburban mall where they turned out sharing one Tshirt between them, to promote their upcoming film, Kismat Love Paisa Dilli. The oversized red tee had just one word on it: ‘Screwed’. We are not sure if Mallika and Vivek were inadvertently out to make a statement about their respective careers with the stunt.

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COVER STORY

EEGA EXCEPTIONALLY


Every time a Rajamouli film releases, audiences and critics should search for adjectives. One can’t simply say that Rajamouli film is ‘good’ or ‘very good’. One has to search for words to define it. Rajamouli never gets tired of outperforming himself. He has done that numerous times in the past and has done it again. Eega is one of the best films that was ever made on Indian screen.

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Rajamouli made sure that this film comes out brilliantly on the technical front. All the technicians have done terrific job and have given outstanding output. While Keeravani’s music is the highlight, his background score was simply hilarious, which undoubtedly took Eega to the next level. Not to forget Senthil’s cinematography when we discuss the pros of Eega as he rightly matched CGI and camera shots in perfect sync. And editing too was so crisp that left no stone unturned. Keeravani’s music is the highlight. His background score took eega to the next level. Senthil’s camera work is another asset. He matched the CGI shots and regular camera shots in perfect sync. Editing is crisp. Visual FX and Graphics are top notch for the standards of a Telugu film. Rajamouli’s has done very good research on the houseflies. He captured every tiny movements and incorporated in the film. In fact, there are tons of scenes that would leave you awestruck. Watch out for the scene where Eega causes a traffic jam and the scene where it gets back into the running car through ac window. Only a great director could imagine such scenes and bring them on to the screen with such finesse. Rajamouli ranks among the best directors that India has ever produced. Eega proves that he is the commercial guru of cinema. He made a film, which is totally different and yet commercially viable.

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Nani (Nani) will be in love from head to toes with Bindhu (Samantha) while Bindhu too falls for Nani, but never reveals it. A filthy rich business magnate, Sudeep who enters the plot fantasizes Bindhu and tries hard to romance with her at any cost. Bindhu respects Sudeep as he comes forward and donates lakhs of rupees for a social cause. And the duo meets regularly either at anyone’s office. One day Sudeep takes Bindhu out for lunch wherein he indirectly confesses he was crazy about her. But, Bindhu would end up paying no attention as she would be busy gazing at Nani, who will be around her shoulders. On noticing Bindhu’s interest in Nani, Sudeep allegedly hatches a plot to eliminate Nani and accomplishes the same. Nani, who will lose his life for Bindhu, will reincarnate as a housefly.


Eega (the housefly) accidentally comes across Sudeep and it suddenly remembers its past life. And that’s where the actual story starts. Eega immediately meets Bindhu and with much effort it makes Bindhu understand that Nani took rebirth and come before her. The duo with combined effort sketches plans to eliminate Sudeep. The protagonist finally dies in the climax after housefly turns into a suicide bomber. The delicate emotions in the climax scene moved scores of audience in the theatres, who discussed the same scene after they came out of cinema halls.

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Nani is restricted for very less time. He hardly has twenty minutes of screen time, but impresses with his natural portrayal. He is lovable in that cameo. Samantha is a damsel. She is a natural beauty that is easy on eyes. She knows how to carry herself on screen. She can act too. Samantha, who hasn’t yet scored a flop in Telugu, will keep her success record intact with this movie. Sudeep is stupendous. What an actor he is! He made it believable that he was really being tortured by the housefly. True signs of a great actor! Actors don’t get such roles every time and when they get one they have to make full use of it. Sudeep exactly did the same and will now earn many fans here. There is some humorous touch given to his character and he pulled it off without a minute error. Remaining star cast has negligible role to play as the story mainly runs on the principal characters. Samantha is cute and vulnerable. Her subtle expressions of love, fear and anxiety worked well for the film. All the other artistes have also delivered exceptional performances. The romance between Nani and Samantha, though short-lived, is peppy. Director Rajamouli has stated in the past that romance was his weak point, but managed to pull it off pretty well this time around. But the real deal begins as soon as the housefly enters the scene. The pace tends to slacken in between but there are too many ‘wow’ moments packed through it all to keep the viewers engaged. The film was equally challenging for an actor like Naani, who agreed to be a part of it even after knowing that he would be there for just the first 20 minutes of the movie. The story is old, but the execution is new and fresh. Eega is by and large the most

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brilliant animation and graphics film. The hard work put in by the entire team was clearly visible onscreen. In addition , Keervani’s music gels well with the film’s narrative. Dialogues were crisp, the cinematography slick and the editing was pretty neat as well. The background score is the stand-out though. MM Keeravani just seems to reserve his best for his kid brother.

The film will definitely collect Rs 100 crore. The film, which has been made with Hollywood standards, will mesmerize audiences of all age groups and classes. It is a must watch film. Watch it to enjoy Rajamouli’s graphical wonder. - Ram Gopal Varma WWW.CINESPRINT.COM | AUGUST 2012

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Baadshah is a mix of comedy and action

Young Tiger Jr NTR Latest Movie ‘Baadshah’ under Srinu Vaitla direction. Baadshah is a mix of comedy and action. Kajal Agarwal has been roped into play the female lead in this film. This film was launched in March and the regular shooting of the movie was started on June 15 in Hyderabad. In this first schedule the movie unit is planing to can an action episode on NTR and others. All the popular comedians in Telugu film industry will be doing important characters in Baadshah. Produced by Bandla Ganesh under Parameshwari arts banner. Music Composed by Thaman Srinu Vaitla is working hard to show NTR in a different look in this movie and the makers are planning to release this film for Pongal, 2013.

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u Kodathara Ulikki Padathara is just few hours away from hitting the screens. This film is the biggest ever release for Manchu Manoj. UKUP has been creating good buzz for the last few weeks since the trailer hit the internet. This is said to be a different film from routine stuff.

Narasimha Rayudu is the heir of Gandharva Mahal. He marries his sister to his relative Bhoopathi (Sonu Sood). And after the marriage, he gifts half of his wealth and the Mahal to his sister. Bhoopathi is already in love with Amruthavalli (Lakshmi Prasanna) the daughter of a prostitute. He kills his wife and gets ready to marry Amruthavalli. Narasimha Rayudu tries to stop it and in the process kills Bhoopathi and gets killed. Prabhu is the son of Narasimha Rayudu. He tries to marry her daughter to a young lad and gives the Mahal to the groom as dowry.

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Balakrishna

Nandamuri Balakrishna is the show stealer in the entire movie. He virtually lived in the role. His histrionics are composed and dialogue delivery is at its best. No present day actor can do justice to the role.

Lakshmi Prasanna

Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna has a brief role in the movie. Her make up in the biragi role is not up to the mark. Her performance in the climax is brilliant.

Deeksha Seth

Deeksha Seth is lovely and has nothing much to do. Prabhu, Bhanu Chander, Sai Kumar and others are okay.

Manchu Manoj

Manoj had delivered a good performance through out the movie. He matured himself as an actor. His facial expressions were good and so was the diction.

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Jenda Pai Kapiraju Jenda Pai Kapiraju is said to be a bilingual film, which will be made in Telugu and Tamil. Nani plays lead role in Telugu version while Jayam Ravi in Tamil. Amala Paul is zeroed in as female lead role in Jenda Pai Kapiraju and dancer Meghana Raj was said to have played an important character in the film. Samuthirakani is directing the film. Cinematography by N.Sukumar, dialouges by Sashank Vennelakanti,lyrics by Ananth Sri Ram and art by Jaki. K S Srinivasan is producing Jenda Pai Kapiraju movie under Vaasan Visual Ventures banner. First schedule of shoot will commence with songs at Goa in September and further the film unit will movie to Hyderabad,Vizag in the month of October. WWW.CINESPRINT.COM | AUGUST 2012

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Hansika Motwani

STAR OF THE MONTH

Born Occupation Years active Parents

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August 9, 1991 Mangalore, Karnataka, India Actress, model 2001–present Seema Motwani Pradeep Motwan


Filmography: Hansika Motwani is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Telugu and Tamil cinema besides appearing in Hindi and Kannada cinema. She made her film debut in the Telugu film Desamuduru (2007), that fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South. Following appearance in several high budget Telugu films like Kantri (2008), Maska (2009) and Billa (2009), she started her career in Tamil cinema with the film Mappillai (2011). She has been a part of commercially successful Tamil films including Velayudham (2011) and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012) and has since become a most sought after actress in Tamil cinema too.

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STAR OF THE MONTH

Awards TV Child Artiste of the Year- Indian Telly Awards- - Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South - Desamuduru SIIMA Award for Best Debutant Actress Tamil - Mappillai SIIMA Award for Special Appreciaiton as Actress - Telugu - Kandireega Chennai Times Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer-Female - Mappillai Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut - Aap Ka Surroor Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress - Mappillai Nominated, Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine - Engeyum Kaadhal


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he’s black. She is beautiful. She is

59! And she was the woman whom everyone wanted to woo at the 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011 (South) held in

Chennai

The

on

Saturday.

star-studded

ceremony

that

awards brought

together the best of Telugu, Tamil,

Malayalam

and

Kannada film industries, saw everyone gush about how no actor is complete unless he/she takes home a Filmfare Award. Going by that sentiment, team “Dookudu” seemed to be the happiest of the lot, what with the film sweeping as many as six awards across categories. Mahesh Babu, who patiently sat through the entire show, was jubilant when Deepika Padukone called out his name. Running up onto the stage even as the audience went into a tizzy applauding him, Mahesh, who seemed to be glad to finally take his third Black Lady home.


BEST FILM: DOOKUDU BEST DIRECTOR: SREENU VAITLA for DOOKUDU BEST ACTOR (MALE): MAHESH BABU for DOOKUDU BEST ACTOR ( FEMALE): NAYANTARA for SRI RAMA RAJYAM BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE): M S NARAYANA for DOOKUDU BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE): ANNIE for RAJANNA BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR: S S THAMAN for DOOKUDU BEST LYRICS: JONNAVITHULA JAGADHANNADHA SRI RAMA RAJYAM BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE): RAHUL NAMBIYAR (DOOKUDU) BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE): SHREYA GHOSHAL (SRI RAMA RAJYAM)

IT’S ALWAYS PRESTIGIOUS TO WIN A FILMFARE, BUT THIS ONE IS ALL THE MORE SPECIAL BECAUSE IT’S COMING TO ME AFTER A SIX-YEAR WAIT. - MAHESH BABU


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The Filmfare Best Debut awards, both male and female, went to actors Aadi and Shruti Haasan for their roles in Telugu films. While Aadi won the award for “Prema Kavali”, Shruti won the award for her work in both “Anaganaga O Dheerudu” in Telugu and “7Aum Arivu” in Tamil.


Shreya’s musical hattrick! In a rare feat, Shreya Ghoshal achieved the unusual when she won not one, not two, but three Filmfare Awards in the Best Playback Singer (female) category. The singer, who surpassed competition in Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, confessed that that was a first for her, and will always remain as something she will cherish all her life. Unfortunately though, Shreya couldn’t be present at the awards show, but she had sent across a message wherein she thanked all her mentors who made it possible.


BIRTHDAY STAR

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SURYA

SIVA KUMAR

Surya the heart throb of both male and female fans is celebrating his Birthday! He made his debut through Nerukku Ner in Mani Ratnam-Vasanth’s film. He started his career as a romantic hero and now he becomes as a romantic action hero.


BIRTHDAY STAR

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urya’ Sivakumar was born on July 23, 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Son of actor Sivakumar, he starred in several films, such as Nandha,

Kaakha Kaakha, Ghajini, Perazhagan, Pithamagan and Vaaranam Aayiram. During his career, he has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards. He became a film distributor after opening Studio Green, which distributed several of his earlier films. He married actress Jyothika in 2006, after being engaged for several years.

Family : After several years of being engaged, Suriya married actress Jyothika Sadanah on 11 September 2006,with whom he was paired in seven films; Poovellam Kettuppar, Uyirile Kalanthathu, Kaakha Kaakha, Perazhagan, Maayavi, June R and Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. The couple have two children, daughter Diya (born August 10, 2007 ) and son Dev (born June 7, 2010).

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Filmdom : Surya debuted in the 1997 film Nerrukku Ner. Later he starred in Friends and Nandha & he received a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor.


In 2005, Suya appeared in Aaru and Ghajini and set up a production company called Studio Green which distributed the movie in the Chennai district. Surya played a short term memory loss patient in Ghajini. Surya’s 2006 release was N. Krishna’s Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. He acted opposite his real-life partner Jyothika Saravanan in the film. In 2007, Surya’s solitary release was Vel. He later appered in Vaaranam Aayiram, another venture with Gautham Menon, released on November 14, 2008.

Brand ambassador : Suriya has been the ambassador for many famous enterprises including TVS, Aircel and Sunfeast Biscuits since 2006. He has endorsed Saravana

Upcoming Movies :

Stores, Bharathi Cements and Navaratna products

Surya and Surya, Kajal Agarwal starring

since 2010.

Maattran

the movie is being directed by

KV Anand. Maattran is based on Conjoined In 2011, he had signed a new deal with Nescafé,

brothers. AGS is the proud producer of Maattran.

Zandu Balm and more recently with Close-Up

The movie ‘s teaser released yesterday. Team

toothpaste brand as of May 2011.

Maattran including stunt director Peter Hein and Editor Antony met the press and shared their experience in Maattran.

Surya turns 37 now and Cinesprint is very happy to wish the star, a great year ahead and all the dreams come true by this year!!!

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P OPCORN

A Romantic

Music

MS Raju is back after a

Entertainer...

long gap, and this time he has come with his son Sumanth Ashwin, who makes his Tollywood debut. Karthik Raja scores music for this film which also has another newcomer Rhea. The movie, which had some good expectations on it,has finally released so let’s see how it is.

The story

starts with Shayaji Shinde praying at Church, Temple and Masjid. He takes the viewers back to a few years where the title song Tuneega Tuneega will be played. The movie revolves around two characters Karthik (Sumanth Ashwin) and Nidhi. Karthik (Sumanth) will fall in love with Nidhi (Rhea), the daughter of business magnate Ravinder (Naga Babu).

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Ravinder a n d Karthik’s father Ramaswamy are close friends and Ramaswamy is a cook by profession. But, during their childhood, Nidhi and Karthik will be arch rivals.


Analysis The camera work of Gopal Reddy was outstanding. This was one of the major assets of the film. If the movie is receiving mixed responses, it’s due to the good cinematography. Otherwise, there’s nothing much to enjoy in this film. Editing and screenplay were not up to the mark. The second half of the movie was just a little boring. The costumes of both hero and heroine were good. There’s not much comedy also in the film

Performance

Sumanth

Ashwin makes a decent debut. He is particularly good with his dances. Lot of hard work has gone into his debut and that shows on screen. He has trained himself very nicely for the role. His looks, dialogue delivery and action sequences are good.

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First Super Star Last Rites When Indian Cinema unfolds its pages, it enlists n number of superstars. However, when someone asks who the first and the original superstar is, Rajesh Khanna would be the answer without any doubt. With his outstanding performance, Rajesh Khanna not only etched his name in the books of Indian Cinema but even on the hearts of young women then, who literally thronged wherever Rajesh Khanna went. 56

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Rajesh Khanna was born Jatin Khanna into an uppermiddle-class family in 1942, coincidentally the same year as Amitabh and Jeetendra (just as the Khans -- Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh are also all born in 1965). He is famous for having struggled in the film industry in an imported car. After winning a talent contest backed by several major filmmakers, Khanna signed on a slew of films. In 1967, four of his films were released -- he had supporting roles in Aakhri Khat and Aurat while he was the hero in Raaz and Nasir Hussein’s experimental Baharon Ke Sapne. Rajesh Khanna, who gave many hits with actresses like Asha Parekh and Mumtaz in his four decade old career, broke many a hearts when he married 16-year-old Dimple Kapadia in March 1973. Later, he separated from wife Dimple after the birth of his two daughters Twinkle and Rinkie.

There have been reports that Anita sent a legal notice to Rajesh’s family asking them not to evict her from Aashirwad – where she’s been living for the past eight years. She allegedly claimed that converting the house into a museum would mean that she would have to move elsewhere. However,

I was an actor, I will always remain an actor. Somewhere along the way I was a superstar.

Once Rajesh Khanna, in an interview, elucidated the way women tried to block his car and kissed on the windshield. So crazy the young generation was about Rajesh Khanna. His famous dialogues in Anand movie are till date evergreen.

- Rajesh Khanna

today, Anita – who had been living with her sister since Rajesh’s death – claimed that all those reports were baseless and she is fully committed to fulfilling the late superstar’s wishes and making his home into a museum.


There were reports that Anita sent a legal notice to Rajesh’s family asking them not to evict her from Aashirwad – where she’s been living for the past eight years. She allegedly claimed that converting the house into a museum would mean that she would have to move elsewhere. Nevertheless, Anita claimed that all those reports were baseless and she was fully committed to fulfilling the late superstar’s wishes and making his home into a museum.

Not interested in Rajesh Khanna’s property and the house should be converted into a museum -Anita Advani

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Anju Mahendroo, a face who everyone knows as Kaka’s ex-girlfriend, was the woman who he dated for almost seven years. The yesteryear actress and a known face on TV, Anju Mahendroo was spotted at the venue of Rajesh Khanna’s prayer meet.

Anita Advani, the alleged livein partner of Rajesh Khanna, has denied allegations that she has asked for a share in the late superstar’s property. Anita clarified to news channel today that she supported the plan to convert his house Aashirwad into a museum, as per the last wish of Rajesh. She even stated that all the allegations were baseless.

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Anju Mahendroo at Rajesh Khanna’s chautha ceremony

Anju Mahendroo is till date referred to as his ex-flame. The actress, who was also a model and a fashion designer when she started her career in Bollywood, dated Khanna between1966 and1972. They split on a bitter note, and soon Khanna married 16-year-old Dimple Kapadia the next year, six months before her first film Bobby released.


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- Ali Peter John

Journalist Ali Peter John, a close friend of Rajesh Khanna, followed his career closely and kept in touch till the very end

John said: “Rajesh Khanna came to the movies after winning a talent contest, and 12 producers had to give him a break because that was in the contract. The producers were known as United Producers and the head was G P Sippy who later produced Sholay. So, when others were struggling, walking from studio to studio for a film role, Rajesh Khanna ‘struggled’ in an Impala (a foreign-made car and a status symbol in the late 1960s and early 1970s). His first three films -- Aakhri Khat, Raaz and

Kaka (Rajesh Khanna) asked me to remake Aradhana with new actors

Rajesh Khanna did not care for anyone

Baharon Ke Sapne -- were flops, even though they were made by directors like Chetan Anand, Narendra Bedi and Nasir Hussain. That’s when his struggle began, because no producer wanted to touch him and all the films that were launched were stalled.”

- Ashim Samanta

audience. “Kaka (Rajesh Khanna) asked me to remake Aradhana with new actors. He even said that he would help me with the screenplay and music. We were planning to start the work on the film last November when he was well. As soon as he recovers, we will begin the project,” Ashim Samanta said. The association between Shakti Samanta and Khanna dates back to 60s and the duo gave the audience hit movies like Aradhana (1969), Kati Patang, Amar Prem, Ajnabee, Meh****a, Anurodh and Alag Alag. Aradhana, a big hit at the box office, had also bagged awards in the best actress, best director and music category even as its songs like ‘Roop Tera Mastana’, ‘Mero Sapno Ki Rani’, ‘Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Mann Mera’ and ‘Gunguna Rahe Hai Bhanvare’ are a rage till date.

Rajesh Khanna’s deteriorating health and his unfulfilled dream

Filmmaker Ashim Samanta, son of noted director Shakti Samanta, says veteran actor Rajesh Khanna had expressed his desire that his hit movie ‘Aradhana’ should be remade. Khanna felt that Aradhana, starring him and Sharmila Tagore, should be remade with a fresh pair as he believed that the songs alone will attract the WWW.CINESPRINT.COM | AUGUST 2012

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INTERVIEW WITH LAKSHMI MANCHU


Lakshmi Manchu has not only inherited the acting prowess from his father, she has also inherited the shrewdness in production. She has used the production of UKUP to do it corporate style. UKUP has generated tremendous pre-release buzz. Here is an exclusive interview with Lakshmi Manchu -


HOW DID UKUP HAPPEN? Manoj told me the story line of UKUP in 2007. I was in USA at that time. Sekhar Raja’s debut film was supposed to be with me. We were working on a script titled Sahasra Sirachcheda Apoorva Chintamani (SSAC), which was supposed to be my acting debut. I was offered a role in Anaganaga O Dheerudu and SSAC was put on hold. Meanwhile, Manoj Manchu was doing other films like Vedam and Bindaas. It took so many years for UKUP to go to floors. WHAT IS THE STORY OF UKUP? UKUP is a socio-fantasy film and it also deals with life after death. THERE SEEM TO BE A BIT OF CHANDRAMUKHI FLAVOR? If you look at the script of Chandramukhi, it will work irrespective of who the hero is. Rajnikant’s stardom has taken the movie to unbelievable heights. Likewise, UKUP is a script-value film. Big name like Bala Krishna will help the movie further. WHAT IS THE SCREEN TIME OF BALA KRISHNA’S ROLE IN THIS MOVIE? Bala Krishna will be there for 20 minutes before interval. But he is present throughout the movie. TELL US ABOUT MANOJ MANCHU? Manoj always wanted to be different. I tell him that he is not a DVD market hero and he should reach out to more and more people with his films. He achieved a lot of credibility by doing different films. He always want the producer to be happy. He has to give away 60% of his remuneration for Mr. Nokia to cinematographer Rajasekhar and music director Yuvan Shankar Raja as the producer didn’t pay them. I always tell him that he should be careful with his finances. He gives lacs of rupees of his hard-earned money to charity and come and ask me for 100 rupees. Manoj never cares for stardom. He is like a new comer working his way out to make it big. Jhummandi Naadam became a variety film (routine for regular heroes) for Manoj who has been experimenting since Nenu Meeku Telusa? .


In UKUP, there are negative shades to his character. he has portrayed villainy and sadism to the extreme degree in UKUP. MOHAN BABU SAID IN THE FUNCTION THAT UKUP IS A 11-CRORE BUDGETED FILM AND THE IT’S MORE THAN DOUBLED? He was just blaming us in public, but he also knows the real truth. UKUP was a 11-crore budgeted movie before Bala Krishna stepped in. Initially it was supposed to be a good entertainer with a bit of experimentation. After having Bala Krishna in the project, the range of the film is changed. Initially we wanted to shoot in the manduva house at Nanakramguda studios. Since, the orientation is changed we wanted to have a big Gandharva Mahal set which itself cost us 6.25 crores. We used around 2.5 lac tons of iron for Gandharva Mahal set. It is done in a complete studio set fashion. We have plans to rent it out for other films in future. If you add up the remuneration of Bala Krishna and other expenses to support the royalty and richness of the film, the budget is shot up. If somebody else had produced it, I am sure that UKUP would have cost around 40 crores. We bought the National award winning tune ‘Neelathamara’ from music director Vidya Sagar. Pixion Chennai has done impeccable visual effects. The total budget of the film is Rs 23,86,24,000/-. This doesn’t include prints, publicity and interest cost. Manchu Entertainment is soon going to be a multi national filmmaking company and we want to have clean auditing records right from the first film. I AM TOLD THAT YOU HAVE MANAGED SOLD OUT FILM FOR ALL TERRITORIES A MONTH AHEAD OF THE RELEASE? We are witnessing this kind of pre-release craze in our banner after Assembly Rowdy. We have 4 to 5 distributors from all areas fighting for the rights. But we selected distributors on the basis of genuinely, not on the basis of price. We are completely confident of the product and we selected buyer who can give us genuine overflows after the release.

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TELL US ABOUT BALA KRISHNA ROLE IN THIS MOVIE? Bala Krishna’s role for UKUP is what Rajnikant’s role for Pedarayudu. Bala Krishna respects director a lot and he is a director’s actor. His role is a big plus for UKUP. TELL US HOW DIFFERENTLY YOU SAVED THE BUDGET OF UKUP? We had a tie-up with MBS Jewellers and loaned jewelry worth 1 crore rupees from their Mumbai showroom for this movie. We have also loaned a bike worth 30 lacs from Harley Davidson’s showroom in Hyderabad. Kala Mandir has provided us wedding costumes for the movie. Ganesh Nallari came up with a fabulous work for an episode in UKUP. TELL US ABOUT TAMIL VERSION? Telugu and Tamil versions were shot simultaneously. Varuvan Thalaivan (Tamil version of UKUP) is going to be the first Tamil film by Bala Krishna. We had certain Tamil actors exclusively working for Tamil version. Tamil version is not releasing on 27 July. It will be released at a right time in Tamil. YOU ARE ACTING IN TELUGU AND TAMIL AT PRESENT. YOU ARE PRODUCING TWO FILMS AND A TV SHOW. AND YOU ATTEND OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES LIKE WALKING ON THE RAMP AND FASHION SHOWS. HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME? I wake up at 6:30 am and complete my work by 9 pm. Even after doing so many things, I still have a lot of time to get bored. WHAT IS YOUR GUT FEEL ON UKUP? UKUP will be a big hit and will be in the league of Chandramukhi and Arundhati. This is my gut feel and I want to go for a backpacking trip to Europe for two weeks after the success of UKUP.

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Elections AP FILM

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AP Film Chamber of Commerce: Tollywood producer and director Tammareddy Bharadwaja has been elected as the new President of Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce for the period 2012 - 2013. Naagineedu, Veerinayudu, Malesh Yadav were elected as Vice Presidents. K.Ashok Kumar and RV Bhupal Prasad were elected as the Secretaries, while Jeevitha Rajashekar, KVV Prasad,VNR Nageswara Rao are the new Joint Secretaries. Mr. Natti Kumar has been elected as the Chairman of the Producers sector while Mr. P.Kiran has been elected as the President of the Studios Council.

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agarjuna - this name has a special significance in Telugu Cinema. Entered the reel world as the son of versatile actor Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Nagarjuna has created his own charisma and style in no time. His debut film Vikram in 1986 literally drew people of all ages to theatres. Since then Nagarjuna never looked back. Even though there were some flops in his career, Nag (as he’s popularly known as) never got depressed.

He appeared in more than 80 films and won two National Awards and six Nandi Awards (state awards) besides three Filmfare Awards (south). Nagarjuna and romance perhaps cannot be undivided on Telugu silver screen. Right from Maniratnam’s Geethanjali to Manmadudu, Nagarjuna made young women go crazy. And for college goers, Nagarjuna as Shiva in Ram Gopal Varma’s debut movie is till date a role model character. This film shot him into limelight across India as this

movie was even dubbed into Hindi. This movie, which was screened, at International Film Festival in Kolkata, supposedly made audience awestruck. Today meet anyone in Kolkata and the moment Telugu cinema discussion pops up, the first name they would take is Nagarjuna. ‘Kya actor hai yaar!’ this was the common word Cine Sprint team heard when the team enquired as to what people in Mumbai and Kolkata think of Nagarjuna.

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CELEBRITY OF THE MONTH Another film, which had an ever lasting impression on Bollywood movie buffs was, Criminal (which was also made in Hindi). Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, Criminal was one movie, which cannot be erased off the minds of romantic flick lovers. Thanks to MM Keeravani who scored brilliant music to the film, which played an important role in movie’s success. Before Criminal, Nag appeared in Tollywood films such as Nirnayam, Killer and Chaitanya. All these movies brought critical acclaim to the legendary actor. At a point of time when everyone in the state came to a conclusion that Nagarjuna would only suit for romantic and action roles, he astonished scores of people with a full length comedy entertainer - Hello Brother. The movie, which was directed by late EVV Satyanarayana, tickled the ribs of audiences to the core. This movie still remains in the hearts of the fans of Nagarjuna. Once Nagarjuna told in an interview that his youngest son Akhil’s favourite movie was Hello Brother. Two years after Hello Brother, Nagarjuna came in front of the public yet another time as a powerful lover boy in the film—Ninne Pelladatha, which was directed by Krishna Vamsi. The movie 70

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had a song ‘Greeku Veerudu’ and after release of this movie, for years together, Nagarjuna was referred to as Greeku Veerudu (meaning Greek Hero). Nagarjuna played a character of a youngster, who had to strike a perfect balance between love life and family values. And Nagarjuna had perfectly handled the role and supposedly gave his best.


While everyone was still enjoying and discussing Ninne Pelladatha, Nagarjuna had strike the silver screen as Annamayya (a Telugu saint and poet whose hymns are till date part and parcel of prayers at Tirumala). Nagarjuna as Annamayya touched the hearts of aged women for the first time. Nag has got critical acclaim for this movie. Later, Nag appeared in romantic flicks such as Santhosham and Manmadhudu. In fact, after release of Manmadhudu movie (an out and out romantic film), Nag had been referred to as Manmadhudu. After, that a couple of movies such as Shivamani, Nenunanu and Mass received average response at the box office.

Currently, Nagarjuna is working on two projectsone being Shirdi Sai and the other one is Damarukam. Both these films are going to hit the theatres soon. Nagarjuna has even produced a few films earlier. He’s a person, who has been striving for uplifting Telugu Cinema and that’s the reason why he came up with an acting school at his Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad. On a personal front, Nagarjuna is a jovial and down-to-earth guy. All in all, Nagarjuna is one of the big assets of Telugu Cinema. In the next issue...Cine Sprint would come before you with another legendary film personality of Tollywood. For regular updates on Tollywood film Industry, visit AndhraWishesh.com.

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SAREGAMA ANDALA RAKSHASI Andala Rakshasi is centred around a triangular love story. Hanu Raghavapudi, who worked as an assistant director under Chandrasekhar Yeleti is making his debut as a director with ‘Andala Rakshasi’.

.. o t i “Yem rek ka la u...” a v v i tt a n i loch

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Radhan. Recently released songs created the necessary hype for the film by receiving tremendous applause from the movie buffs. Andala Rakshasi audio album begins with “Yemito ivvala rekkalocchinattu...” song. ‘Yemito....’ is a soothing melody which was sung, eminently, by Haricharan. Rakendu Mouli’s lyrics touch the hearts of the youth. The song has great ups and downs and picks up the feel very nicely.


HOLLY Total Recall

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otal Recall is a 2012 American science fiction action film, based on the 1966 short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale� by Philip K. Dick, the second feature to be based on material since the 1990 film of the same name. Unlike the original film, the plot for the 2012 film does not include a trip to Mars, and exhibits more political overtones.

Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

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Ice Age 4

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ne of filmdom`s most beloved trios - ``Ice Age`s`` Manny, Diego, and Sid - embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continental drift. Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest.

The Bourne Legacy

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he film is very loosely based on The Bourne Legacy, a later Bourne novel written by Eric Van Lustbader. It has a completely different plot from the source material.


WOOD Movie Guide The Apparation

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits

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n The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain - a boundlessly enthusiastic.

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reams of a Life is the story of Joyce Carol Vincent, a 40-something woman whose decomposed corpse was discovered in a North London bedsit in 2003, but when and because authorities broke in to evict her for nonpayment of rent.

hen frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural, Patrick (Tom Felton)...

Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.

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BOX OFFICE & In Theaters

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Julayi has finally hit the theatres across the globe . Allu Arjun have not disappointed his fans and admirers as people who came out of theatres blushed and gave thumbs up.

Andala Raakshasi It is no exaggeration to say that Andala Rakshasi is a brilliantly-written movie. Be it the scenes or the dialogues, the film stands out for its emotional highs and subtlety. There are poetic dialogues that are delicately weaved into conversations

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Onamalu Rajendra Prasad has done his role with ease as he did an aged man’s role in Aa Naluguru and Mee Sreyobhilashi. As his wife, Kalyani has done her job very honestly. They make a very fair pair.

Tuneega Tuneega MS Raju has failed once again to rock the audience. Although it is an introductory film of his own son, The film has proved to be a below average movie with no excitement.

OO kodathara ulikki padathara Not many Telugu actors have dared to do an experiment with the different shades of characters. But Manoj is one such star, who has done it in his latest movie Uu Kodathara Ulikki Padathara which also stars Balakrishna.

David Billa Ajith looks quite normal. He has a deadly appearance and his eyes have lot of intensity. All his costumes suite him perfectly. He has showed excellent mannerisms all through the film and has lot of ease in action scenes.

Eega The film, which has been made with Hollywood standards, will mesmerize audiences of all age groups and classes. It is a must watch film. Watch it to enjoy Rajamouli’s graphical wonder.

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Superstar Krishna Krishna is one of most popular actors that Telugu film industry has ever produced. During his long career which started in 1962, he acted in over 350 movies. His fans all over the world loved him and referred to him as “Super Star Krishna”. In addition to acting he also directed 17 feature films and produced many films under his Padmalaya Film Studio banner. He was also elected as a Member of Parliament from Eluru under Congress Party. He is well known for his generosity and kindness.

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rishna was born to Veeraraghavayya Chowdhary and Nagaratnamma Ghattamaneni in a remote village called Burripallem, near Tenali in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was the eldest of the five children from a middle income agrarian family. He could not afford to have convent education, so he attended the school in his village to get his primary education before moving to Tenali and Narsapur to do his S.S.C and Intermediate. Impressed by his scholastic achievements, his father raised money to send his son to the prestigious C.R.R. college in Eluru. There, he shared a room with two aspiring actors, Shoban Babu and

Murali Mohan, who later became stars in their own right. Krishna played an active role in various cultural events organized by his college. His performance in the play “Cheesina Paapam Kaasiki Velleena” brought him critical acclaim, thus encouraging him to pursue acting more seriously. After he graduated from college, he married Indira Devi on November 1, 1962. She provided him emotional support during his salad days. In 1965, she gave birth to their first child Ramesh Babu Ghattamaneni about the same time when Krishna made his feature film debut with “Tenemanasulu”, which became a big hit and made him an overnight star. He soon developed a


reputation as a trend-setter by starring in the first Telugu detective film “Gudachari 116.” He was the hero of the first Telugu cowboy film in “Mosagallkau Mosagadu.” He played a James Bond type in “Agent Gopi” and became known as “Andhra James Bond” during that time. He also starred in “Alluri Sitarama Raju,” which is the first color scope film. He later starred in the first 70 MM film that he also produced and directed titled “Simhasanam.” “Simhasanam” was the first of 17 feature films he directed. In 1968, Krishna’s daughter Padmavathi was born. In 1969, Krishna married his frequent

leading lady Vijaya Nirmala and this created fodder for the gossip columns as they were still married to their respective spouses with children. Krishna continues to be married to his first wife Indira Devi and would have three more children with her: Manjula Ghattamaneni in 1970, Mahesh Babu in 1975, and Priyadarshini in 1979. He never had children with Vijaya Nirmala but he apparently raised her son Naresh from her first marriage as his own. He also supported Vijaya Nirmala’s directorial aspirations by starring in the films she directed and was later proud when she made the Guinness Book of Records as the most prolific female director in 2002. Krishna established the prestigious “Padmalaya Studios” with his brothers in 1983 and has won respect for donning several hats as actor, producer, director, distributor and exhibitor. He also acted in many political targeted movies. During Rajiv Gandhi times, he was inclined towards Congress and even won from the Eluru constituency. After the death of Rajiv Gandhi, Krishna quit politics and has continued to be involved in films and supporting his son Mahesh Babu’s success as an actor. In early 80’s he was the number one star. Ghattamaneni Krishna is not only a superstar, but is also a successful director (directed about 17 movies) and producer with many

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Krishna announced that he was to produce Kurukshethram. This surprised N. T. Rama Rao, who also wanted to make a movie

It was in 1976 that Krishna also announced that he was to produce Kurukshethram. This surprised N. T. Rama Rao, who also wanted to make a movie, called Daana Veera Soora Karna, based on the epic. The relationship between the two men was strained further when Krishna expressed his inability to drop his project and both started producing their films at frenetic pace. While Daana Veera Soora Karna was made with a limited budget and featured Rama Rao in all the key roles, Kurukshethram was made on a larger canvass, with a huge cast. Daana Veera Soora Karna won the ratings battle when the films were released in 1977, but Krishna’s good run at the box-office continued with Saavaasagallu and the actor further penetrated into the urban mass segment with the super-hit film Dongalaku Donga.


blockbusters. He made debut as lead hero in Tene Manasulu(1965 ) which is the first color social movie in Telugu. In 1993, he came back strongly with the unexpected super success of Pacchani Samsaaram. But it was Vaaraasudu, his second release in the year, which made him the cynosure of the film fraternity again. The super-hit film, in which Krishna played a supporting role after a long time, however, incurred the wrath of his fans as it contained some scenes, which they thought, deprecated his image. In fact, the dissent was so great that the film-makers had to reach out to them through the print media requesting them to patronize the movie after chopping of those scenes and adding an action episode on him. But it was the film Number 1, which was another important turning point in his career as it helped him to cross-over to a new segment of audience. Released amidst tight competition during the festive season in January 1994, the film featured Krishna wearing flashy outfits and dancing with verve and energy. Audience, who were inundated with the lengthy dialogues in his movies, welcomed this image makeover and gave two-thumbs up for it. The film went on to become a phenomenal success and paradoxically, several producers requested him to appear in a song to help their film’s cause. Amma Dongaa! (1995) was another thumping success in his career and the actor, instead of treading carefully to consolidate his re-gained stardom, went on a signing binge again while others were drastically reducing the number of films they acted to maximize revenues for each of their films. A string of flops followed Superstar Krishna and though Krishna became the fastest to reach the 300 films milestone (in a lead role), he was no longer a box-office phenomenon. This time, time was also not on his side to increase his personal stock as he was in his early fifties by then. The aged war-horse has since then been doing supporting roles in several insignificant films. Krishna also directed the Bollywood Film called “Ishq Hai Tumse” produced by Padmalaya Telefilms, starring Dino Morea and Bipasa Basu in lead roles which is the remake of the Telugu film “Sampangi” in the year 2004.


Legend of tollywood John Wayne was the original cowboy. Then Clint Eastwood popularized the genre of movies starring cowboys, and many came after him. Cowboy: Literally means ‘A Boy who tends Cows’, traditionally ranchers who attend to cattle in N. America, mostly the region that is Texas now, who would dress a certain way (hat, scarf, cargos, leather shoes, etc.), apparently have some character traits common to all. What Hollywood made of them: Wild Wild West, guns, drawl in typical southern accents, horses and women. There’s Telugu hiphop and Tamil rap now, so imagine the fun of having a Telugu cowboy. Who could play a cowboy and get away with it in Telugu cinema? Ans: Superstar Krishna.

India’s first cowboy Mosagallaku Mosagadu was the first cowboy film in India. It was produced by G. Adiseshagiri Rao, directed by K. S. R. Das in the banner of Sri Padmalaya Films in 1971. This was the first Telugu movie to be dubbed into English, and it was screened in more than 125 countries, which is a record in Indian Cinema

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Mosagallaku Mosagadu was such a huge hit, that several ‘Telugu cowboy’ movies came after that. Krishna of course signed six cowboy flicks right after that including Manchivallaku Manchivadu to Dongala Dopidi. Padmalaya’s first production Agni Pariksha might have flopped, but cowboy flicks like The Good the Bad and the Ugly fired the actor-producer’s imagination. It was a tricky job to nativise the cowboy content, because it is esentially about the lifestyles of a sect of people (try making a Rayalaseema faction film in Hollywood). Arudra took it to the era of English-French colonizing our country. He also took various characters from cowboy movies, like Nagabhushanam’s character is based on ‘Ugly’ in the earlier mentioned movie and Krishna himself is a Robinhood of sorts entwinded in a revenge setting. Cows do not appear to play a role in either the original or this nativisationthis is called artistic liberty or in other more honest terms, the distortion of truth by popular media. Either ways, the public love it.


KSR Das directed the movie, which was his first Telugu color movie. One highlight of the movie to get the feel of the place, sandy regions and other terrain had to be selected. Shooting was mostly outdoors in places like Bikaner, Shimla, Pondicherry, Madras and others. Near River Sutlej and its hot springs with bluish-green water, snowcapped areas near Tibet border (where lead Vijaya Nirmala had to walk barefoot in the snow for a song) and some shooting at Pakistan-China border where the location was a completely new experience for the Telugu audiences.

This film ran for over 200 days and was financially a very big success. In the second run, when the film was released after a gap of five years it ran for 100 days.This incidentally was the film that got the great poet Sri Sri a national award for his song ‘’Telugu Veera Levara.’’ Lot of producers from Telugu film industry including NTR planned to make this film. N.T. Rama Rao even had the script made. But only Krishna could execute and succeed. After this film, Krishna planned to produce a film on ‘’Chatrapathi Sivaji’’. He could not somehow make it till today.

John Wayne’s cowboy flicks were set mostly in America whereas Eastwood shifted his backdrop to Italy, which was a change for cowboy movies. Producer Adi Sheshagiri Rao knew why Eastwood’s movies clickedthe location or rather the change of scene played a major role amongst other obvious factors. The movie which was inspired from English films was dubbed into English and released overseas with the title Treasure Hunt, in Hindi as Gunfighter Jhonny and in Tamil as Mosakaranki Mosakaran. This was one of the few Telugu movies that ran in Bengalooru for a record 100 days. The movie ran in Telugu and effortlessly finished the 100 day mark, resulting in the usual hype and hoopla and celebration parties. Telugu audiences loved Krishna’s new avatar, new locations used and all the dishum-dishum in it. Krishna remains the first Telugu ‘cowboy’ and the first Telugu ‘James Bond’. Another prestigious film of this production company was ‘Alluri Sitarama Raju’. This is the story of a freedom fighter who fought against the British for the freedom of his mother land. Krishna had done a thorough research of the history and spent hours studying the character of the legendry revolutionary. He visited ‘’Manyam’’ the native place of Seetharama Raju, met some his contemporaries of those days, tried to learn his mannerisms and all the minute details about the martyr. He once again spent money like water to recreate the entire setting for recreating the days of the British. Contrary to the fears of film pundits, the film was a super hit. It also earned Krishna kudos, laurels and of course awards.

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Apart producing films he has also started Padmalaya films, a distributing company that distributed several films. As a part of the efforts of the Government to shift the film industry to Hyderabad from Madras, he was offered land to construct a studio at Hyderabad. He has constructed Padmalaya Studios in Hyderabad and produced and directed ‘Simhaasanam’ from his native soil. The film was made in both Hindi and Telugu. Krishna has acted in the Telugu version while Jeetendra did the lead role in the Hindi version. The film was financially successful though not a super hit like his earlier films. Krishna surprised every one by announcing production of Devadas. The earlier Devadas of Akkineni Nageswara Rao was deemed as one of the all time great movies in which, Nageswara Rao gave a memorable performance. Even the great Dilip Kumar,

who acted the role later admitted that he could not act as good as Nageswara Rao. Several people tried to dissuade Krishna from going ahead with the venture. Krishna all the same went ahead and produced the film in which he acted as Devadas. Some refused to accept him as Devadas while others appreciated him. This film was financially a success. Krishna has also directed several films apart from acting. Simhasnam produced in 70MM in Telugu and Hindi was his first film. Later he directed several films and introduced his sons Ramesh Babu and Mahesh Babu as actors through his film Mugguru Kodukulu. Mayadari Malligadu is one of the hit movie with story liine of Munasabu Gangaraju (Nagabhushanam) is an evil man while his son Ramu (Master Ramu) is god-fearing and honest. Gangaraju kills Bala Brahmandanda Swamy (Padmanabham) and puts the blame on Mallanna (Krishna), but Ramu sees the murder. Now, Ramu is in a dilemma - if he tells the truth, his father will die, and if he does not, then an innocent Mallanna will die. This thus creates in the movie an interesting story line.

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also surprised every one by announcing “ Krishna production of Devadas. Some refused to accept him as Devadas while others appreciated him. This film was financially a success.

Songs like “Babu Vinara Annadammula Katha Okati..”, “Manasaa Kavvinchake Nannila..”, and “Eenadu Kattukunna Bommarillu..” are timeless classics. They are from Pandanti Kapuram, one of the biggest hit of Superstar Krishna. Released on July 21, 1972, the film completes 40 years now. The film celebrated Golden Jubilee (50 weeks) in Hyderabad and ran 100 days in 19 centers in Andhra Pradesh. Produced by Krishna’s brother G Hanumantha Rao, the film is 73rd movie in Krishna’s career. Until the film’s release, Krishna was more popular with youngsters and mass audiences as his films were predominantly action flicks. Pandanti Kapuram won him female fans and family audiences. Apart from Krishna and Vijayanirmala in the lead roles, the film also had great cast - S V Ranga Rao, Jamuna, B Saroja Devi, Devika, and M Prabhakar Reddy. If we look at this film now, it might seem like a tearjerker but it was a trendsetter at that time for movies were made with loads of sentiment. Many films followed the same path after this release Neramu Siksha is one of the big hit moive in 1973 film directed by K. Viswanath. It is written and produced by veteran actor M. Balaiah. and also made into Tamil and Hindi languages.

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DEVUDU CHESINA MANUSHULU The shooting of Ravi Teja’s upcoming movie Devudu Chesina Manushulu under the direction on Puri Jagannadh is now complete. The songs shoot of the movie is complete in Switzerland and the movie unit had returned to Hyderabad. Majority of the shooting took place in Bangkok. The movie is complete in record number of working days. Ileana is pairing up with Ravi Teja in this movie after their hit combination in Kick. This is the fifth combination of Ravi Teja and Puri. Raghu Kunche is the music director. BVSN Prasad and Reliance entertainments are jointly producing the movie.

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BEHIND THE

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1 REBEL MOVIE MAKING

2 AUTONAGAR SURYA MOVIE MAKING

3 DHAMARUKHAM MOVIE MAKING

Ragava Larencce is fast wrapping up the shooting of ‘Rebel’, the longest ever in the making of a Prabhas film. “The film shows what happens when a youth, who bears the stamp of a rebel, revolts. The scenes involving Prabhas and Krishnam Raju will be quite exciting”, the makers say.

Auto Nagar Surya film is an action entertainer and Naga Chaitanya is playing the role of a skilled mechanic. Autonagar Surya under the direction of Deva Katta has wrapped the major talkie part of the shooting except some patch work and movie left with two songs.

‘King’ Akkineni Nagarjuna’s big budget socio fantasy drama ‘Damarukam’ is gearing up for August release. The extensive CGI and special effects involved are said to be the highlight of the movie and sources say that the quality of the effects will be quite impressive.

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u b a B r e e h d u S Sudheer Babu born on May 11, 1977. He is an Indian film actor and former professional Badminton player. Sudheer began his acting career with the film Ye Maaya Chesave which was directed by Gautham Menon. The film was produced by his sister-in-law Manjula Ghattamaneni. In the film, he played the role of Samantha’s brother. Sudheer made his debut in a leading role with the film SMS (Shiva Manasulo Shruti) directed by Bheemli Kabadi Jattu fame Tatineni Satya. It was a turning point for him, when he created his show reel showcasing his talents in all sorts of acting skills such as fights, dances, stunts and many more... The impressive movements paved way to a successful impression in his family, which was also encouraged by his brother in-law Mahesh Babu.... Therefore, the showreel is considered of great importance in Sudheer’s acting career.

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RISING STAR

a l w a h C Isha Isha Chawla, who was born in Delhi, was a successful model in Mumbai before she came down to Tollywood. She made entry into reel world with Prema Kavali movie, which was released in 2011. In the same year, her another film opposite Sunil—Pula Rangadu. It was with the same film that Isha Chawla shot into the limelight. And offers seemed to pour in like never before. In 2012, Isha Chawla entered Kannada Film Industry— Sandalwood with a film named Viraat. And she even bagged another big project in Tollywood ‘SriMannarayana’ wherein she appears opposite Balakrishna, one of the senior actors in the film industry.

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GOlden Movies Name of the Film: Actors :- Direction :- Music :- Date of Release :-

Gulebakavali Katha N.T.Rama Rao,Jamuna N.T.Rama Rao Joseph,Vijay Krishnamurthy January 5th 1962

The Story is based on the Kasi Majilee Kathalu written by Madhira Subbanna Deekshitulu.

Story Line King Chandrasena (Mukkamula Krishnamurthy) has two wives Gunavathi (Rushyendramani) and Rupavathi (Chayadevi). Rupavathi has three sons. Rupavathi brother Vakraketu has eye on the king’s throne. When Guanvathi gets pregnant with the blessings of the goddess Parvathi, Vakraketu along with his sister Rupavathi bribes the astrologer and tries to kill the kid, but the kid is rescued and brought up the Shepard couple (Lanka Satyam and Hemalatha).

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Once King Chandrasena goes to hunting in the forest and sees the Vijay. He lost the eyesight due to the Vakraketu poisoning the food. He blames Vijay for that. Doctors advice king to get the Gulebakavali flower which blossoms on the full moon day in the Yakshaloka. How Vijay brings back the flower along with the two beautiful heroines and teaches the lesson to Vakraketu is the rest of the story.

Songs The music of the was scored by Vijay Krishnamurthy & Joseph. The melodies like, “Nannu Dochukundhuvate Vannala Dorasaani” “Matha jaganmatha” “Unnadi cheputa” “Madanasundara” & “Ontarinai poyanu”. All are remain as the some of the musical classics.

Features C. Narayana Reddy is debuted as Lyricist in this film. Vijaya Krishnamurthy and Joseph are also introduced as music directors in the film. The titles are generated by a skeleton on the screen, which was the first and only experimental feature in any folklore Telugu films. Heroine Nagaratnam (Bakavali Character) has only two dialogues (actually only two words) in the film. Nagaratnam (debut) is the niece of the actress Garikapati Varalaxmi. Later she acted in Mugajeevulu as heroine with her real name Prasanna Raani. She did one Tamil film Engaveettu pillai (Tamil version of Ramudu Bheemudu). Her last film is Manushullo Devudu. Geetanjali who earlier acted in Seetarama Kalyanam (1961) appears in a small song in the beginning with her original name Mani.

GULEBAKAVALI KATHA remains as the Good Fantasy & commercial entertainer of Telugu cinema. Generations of Telugus pass on this Fantasy film as a gift to their future generations. For the past 50 years the film and the songs are getting newer fan base and remains as an evergreen entertainer.

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Exotic Shooting Locations The picturization of “Naakosam Nuvvu...” songs in film the MAGADHEERA have been picturised at Zytglogge Tower, Bern, Switzerland Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

Chapel Bridge – Lucerne, Switzerland

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the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century, depicting events from Luzerne’s history. Much of the bridge, and the majority of these paintings, were destroyed in a 1993 fire, though it was quickly rebuilt. Adjoining the bridge is the 140 feet (43 m) tall Wasserturm

(Water Tower), an octagonal tower made from brick, which has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury. Today the tower, which is part of the city wall, is used as the guild hall of the artillery association. The tower and the bridge are Lucerne’s trademark and form the most photographed monument in the country.


Machu Picchu – Urubamba Valley, Peru The Zytglogge tower is a landmark medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. Built in the early 13th century, it has served the city as guard tower, prison, clock tower, centre of urban life and civic memorial. Despite the many redecorations and renovations it has undergone in its 800 years of existence, the Zytglogge is one of Bern’s most recognisable symbols and, with its 15th-century astronomical clock, a major tourist attraction. It is a heritage site of national significance, and part of the Old City of Bern, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. The Zytglogge has an overall height of 54.5 metres (179 ft), and a height of 24 metres (79 ft) up to the roof-edge. Its rectangular floor plan measures 11.2 by 10.75 metres (37 by 35.3 ft). The wall strengths vary widely, ranging from 260 centimetres (100 in) in the west, where the tower formed part of the city walls, to 65 centimetres (26 in) in the east. The outward appearance of the Zytglogge is determined by the 1770 renovation. Only the late Gothic cornice below the roof and the stair tower are visible artifacts of the tower’s earlier history. Since 1979, the tower’s interior is empty again. It is only accessed for maintenance and in the course of regular guided tours.

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About AVM Studio AVM is the oldest and largest film production studio in India. The filming studios are located in Vadapalani, Chennai. Besides Tamil they have produced many films in Bollywood and Telugu. They have introduced numerous actors in the Tamil and Telugu film industries, some of the prominent actors are Vyjayanthimala, Sivaji Ganesan S.S.Rajendran and Kamal Haasan.

AVM Studios (1945)

Early History Among South India’s movie moguls, A.V. Meiyappan is a farsighted entrepreneur and filmmaker with dash and dynamism, he had a finger on the pulse of the moviegoer. Entering the world of movies soon after it was introduced in India in the year 1931, for nearly half a century he worked incessantly, producing pictures of many kinds in many languages. A man with great foresight, he faced much adversity early in his career but like a true pioneer fought relentlessly and made it to the top.

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A talent scout, he opened the doors of opportunity and success to many performing artistes and technicians. AVM’s feature films were not just commercial ventures - they were thought-provoking and carried social messages. To AV. Meiyappan, making movies was more than a mere means of making money. To him it was an art that provided intense soul satisfaction. Several AVM films have received citations and awards.

Present KeyPersons M. Saravanan M. S. Guhan

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About AVM Founder A V Meiyappan Avichi Meiyappan was born on 28th July 1907 in Karaikudi, a small town in Southern Tamilnadu. His father, Avichi Chettiar, ran a mini-department store named AV. & Sons which stocked and sold gramophone records. Meiyappan joined his father’s shop at the age of thirteen. AVM not only represents its founder AV. Meiyappan, but reflects the hard work, and perseverance he put into each project with his personal attention. He is the guiding force behind his son M.Saravanan and Grandson M S Guhan and Great grand daughters Aruna Guhan and Aparna Guhan, who are following in his foot steps and managing the organisation. 176 movies to AVM’s credit today are proof of the continued dedication they have to the industry. AV. Meiyappan was a true visionary who had a firm grip on reality. The world of cinema acquired a veneer of great respectability with people like AV. Meiyappan and the institutions he built. AV. Meiyappan’s , life can be summed up in the words of Shakespeare,

July 28, 1907 - August 12, 1979

“For the elements so mixed in him that nature will stand up and say, this was a MAN.”

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AVM Studios Timeline - movies 1935

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Film Name: Bhoo kailas Film Name : Boo kailas Year: 1940 Year : 1940 Language: Telugu Language : Telugu Very First Telugu Film from Very Telugu Film from AVMFirst Productions AVM Productions

Film Name : Bahar Year : 1951 Language : Hindi Very First Hindi Film from AVM Productions


Some of the Blockbuster Movies From AVM Productions 60’s - 70’s

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Restaurants owned by Film Stars Many Film Stars and Celebrities are known for multi- tasking. That’s probably why we’ve seen a ton of them branched out into start up restaurants. From ordinary haunts to swanky restaurants, they’ve done it all. Most do it to have something more stable to fall back on.

CREPE Station Cafe Dino Morea started the first Crepe Station cafe along with his brother Nicolo way back in 2003. It has now become one of the fastest growing chain of restaurants and cafes with operations in North, West and Eastern parts of India. It is a great place to grab a nice breakfast while enjoying a soothing sea-breeze and the beautiful people of Bandra will keep you company.

Food here is very good. Breakfast from omlettes (for those veggies who do have eggs) to various toast and bread options make for a nice start to the day. Wash it down with one of their signature fruit juices. The top picks would be either watermelon juice or lime juice. For lunch or dinner, try the namesake of the cafe – a nice french crepe. Technically, they mainly have galettes (salty “crepes”), though they do have a few sweet crepes too. The farm fresh crepe (Spinach and cottage cheese) is very good and so is the one with the tomato concasse. Avoid all “indianized” crepes – somethings were just not meant to be! The service can be slow but we really seem to be super relaxed everytime we visit. Pricing is just perfect – not too high, but enough to make it count.

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House of Blues House of Blues (HOB) is a corporate chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan Aykroyd. It is a venue for live music and southern-inspired cuisine, whose clubs generate considerable income from world cultures, specifically blues music and folk art, and present a business model trademarked as “inspiration of music for the soul�

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Divas & Models

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AMRUTA PATKI Born : 1984 India Height : (5 ft 10 in) Occupation : Actress and Model

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BRINDA PAREKH Born : November 3, 1984 (age 27) Mumbai, India Occupation : Actress and Model


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DISHA PANDEY DIANA PENTY

Born : January 17 India Occupation : Actress and Model

Born : November 2, 1985 (age 26) Mumbai, India Occupation : Actress and Model

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GUL PANAG

Born : January 3, 1977 (age 35) Chandigarh, India. Other Names : Gul Panag-Attari Occupation : Actress, Voice actress, Model

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PAVITRA PUNIA Born : January 17 India Occupation : Actress and Model


SHUBHA POONJA RAAGESHWARI

Born 25 July 1977 (age 35) Mumbai, India Occupation : Singer, actress, VJ, model

Manglore, Karnataka Othe Names : Subha, Shuba Occupation : Actress and Model

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Fashion & Style

LIPSTICK MY LIPGLOSS IS POPPIN, MY LIPGLOSS IS COOL

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How to Apply Lipstick? Lipstick is the product that gives your Makeup the finishing touch. It unites the colors you have used to bring your face alive. Lips are the most sensual feature on our face careful attention should be given to them when applying Lipstick. With that in mind we recommend the following 5 Tips:

Tip1:

Prior to applying your Lipstick you should use a Lip Liner to give your lips a neatly defined edge.

Tip2: Apply a little moisturizer to soften your Lips and also to help the Lipstick to

glide on more easily. Tip3: Apply a light coat of foundation to your Lips to act as a base and to help even

out the color. Tip4: Outline the natural edge of your lips with a Lip Pencil that is not more than

one shade darker than the Lipstick you’ll be using. The Lip Liner keeps the color from bleeding and it gives you a guideline for applying your Lipstick. Tip5: When it’s time to apply your Lipstick, relax your mouth so it opens slightly.

Using a Lip Brush, apply your Lipstick starting at the center of each lip working outwards to fill in the Lipstick.

Step 1

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kajal agarwal liplock with mahesh babu

rachana mourya for famous item song Actress Rachana Mourya, who is known for cameos and hot item numbers, will be seen grooving for legendary actor NTR’s yesteryear chartbuster ‘Puttintollu Tharimesaru...Kattukunnodu Vodilesadu’. The legendary actor was seen shaking his leg with item girl Jayamalini for the song in ‘Vetagadu’. And the latest buzz is that the same song would be remixed for Nara Rohit in his forthcoming film ‘Okkadine’. Rachana Mourya would be stepping into the shoes of Jayamalini to dance with Rohit. The song was recently shot in Ramoji Film City and director Srinivas Raga had roped in around 70 models

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It is known news to all that Tollywood Superstar Mahesh Babu and actress Kajal Aggarwal who were first seen together in the blockbuster movie “The Businessman” are once again teaming up for another movie, which will be directed by Sukumar. Now they are busy shooting for the film. There were strong reports from reliable sources that, after Businessman, superstar Mahesh Babu and Kajal Aggarwal are locking their lips once again in this Sukumar’s untitled romantic entertainer. A source from the production team says that this much-hyped movie has a smooch sequence and Mahesh Babu, who is shuttling between Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and this untitled flick at the moment, has already given his consent for the lip-to-lip-kiss sequence with Kajal Aggarwal. If this happens for real, then Kajal Agarwal is the lucky heroine in Tollywood who got to lock lips with Mahesh for two times.

Udaya Bhanu turns item girl again for "Julayi" The filmnagar birdie is spreading the news that TV anchor and Actress Udayabhanu has turned item girl again for Allu Arjun’s forthcoming release “Julayi”. Sources say that Udayabhanu has shaken her leg with Stylish Star Allu Arjun for the title song of ‘Julayi’. Udayabhanu was lastly seen as item girl in Rana Daggubati’s debut movie ‘Leader’. Though the song was a decent hit, it failed to fetch her more offers after that. Let’s hope Udayabhanu gets a much needed break now with Allu Arjun’s ‘Julayi’ title song.


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Katrina Kaif romance with srk in London By now you all know that Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif are in London shooting for Yashraj Films’ untitled project, but do you know that the two stars recently shot for an intense romantic scene? Wonder what Salman Khan has to say about this. Some images from the romanticpassionate scene have already started doing the rounds on the internet. For those trying to smell something steamy, let us tell you the scene was shot outdoors and not indoors. Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif are in a lane in London, and the romantic scene features SRK getting close to Kat, while she resists. These kind of scenes are typical of Shahrukh Khan starrers; the actor has done similar scene with Madhuri Dixit in Dil Toh Pagal Hai, and also with Kajol inDilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. This time it’s Katrina Kaif.

Poonam Pandey posts nude pics on Twitter

Apoorva aunty costs - Rs 35,000

Poonam managed to seize her share of the fame after she had stripped and posted the salacious pictures on Twitter again.

According to industry insiders, A Senior most, Junior Artist Apoorva is making use of her ‘assets’ to grab roles. The hot aunties are friendly with all their movie cast and crew, they say. From spot boys to producers, Apoorva and Bhuvaneshwari have no issues mingling, talking friendly and sometimes kinky.

This time she had flaunted her flat abs and balanced a coffee cup in the artistically nude classic pic that she had posted. The pics also have a teasing question printed on above the pics “How do you like your coffee?” In the first picture she is shown holding the cup just below her breasts partly clad by a white T-shirt. The second picture below it shows her lying down while the coffee cup is below her washboard abs closer to her privates. The pictures were received with great response from her followers.

Other junior artistes’ eyes are turning green as Apoorva is getting a pay of Rs.35000 a four day shoot. But grapevines say that producers and the directors are making the best use of her body from bottom to top before making the payment.

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STUDIO ROUNDUP

Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna’s Shirdi Sai Audio Release Function held at Hyderabad. Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Amala, Akhil, Naga Chaitanya, SP Balasubramaniam, Kamalini Mukherjee, K.Raghavendra Rao, Srikanth, Sarath Babu, Mahesh Reddy, Paruchuri Gopala Krishna, MM Keeravani, Sai Kumar, Rama Jhogaya Sastry graced the event.

Lakshmi Prasanna’s Manchu Entertainments banner latest movie Uu Kodathara Ulikki Padathara Success Meet was held at AP Film Chamber, Hyderabad.

Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Srimannarayana Movie Audio Release Function was held at Hyderabad. Balakrishna, Isha Chawla, Catherine Tresa, Ravi Chavali, Ramesh Puppala and others graced the event.

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Allari Naresh, Richa Panai, Ramya Krishnan starrer Friendly Movies banner titled “Yamudiki Mogudu”. Yamudiki Mogudu Telugu Movie Press Meet was held at Hyderabad.


Santosham 10th Anniversary Broucher launch. Kondeti Suresh, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, Siva Balaji, Aadi, Archana, Madhumita, Madhavi Latha were present the event.

New Telugu Movie ‘Hyderabad to Vizag’ Opening event was held at Hyderabad. Actress Vishika Singh, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, D.Ramanaidu, Murali Mohan and and others graced the event.

Actor Nani, Actress Amala Paul and Meghana Raj starring Janda Pai Kapiraju Telugu Movie Launch event held at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad.

Prematho Cheppana movie audio launch event held at Hyderabad. Uday Tej, Bhanu Mehra, Tanish, Neethi Taylor, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, Ramajogayya Sastry and others graced the event.

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STARS & STYLE

Changing Faces Nothing in life is permanent. except change. And our stars are no exception to the rule. It’s one thing when the script calls for a changed appearance in terms of dress, hairstyle and makeup. It’s a whole other thing when life guides the decision. There are some who have lost oodles of weight and others who have added some! Some grew their hair longer, some chopped it off! Some have hardly changed over the years, with or without the assistance of plastic surgery. Some have aged gracefully, growing more mature with passing years, yet others have grown younger! Here’s a slice of what changes time can make. Kamal hassan

Mahesh Babu

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Chiranjeevi

Sanjay dutt

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Calendar

Star Birthdays 01

02

Tapasee Pannu

07

03

Devisri Prasad

08

04

Vanisri

09

14

Sri Devi

20

21

Gadde Sindhura

27

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Sri Hari

Bhoomika Chawla

Manisha K

23

Chiranjeevi

29

Suman

Hansika M

16

22

28

Sumalatha 114

15

Sunidhi Chauhan

Arbaaz K

09

Mahesh babu

13

AUG

Nagarjuna Akkineni

Vinee

30

Richa Pa


GUST

Khan

Happy Birthday 05

Genelia ArbaazDsouza Khan

10

Motwani

allod

06

Kajol

11

Gauthami Malasri

17

Koirala

eth

05

12

Sunil Shetty

18

Shankar

24

Geetha Madhuri

19

Daler Mehndi

25

Nandana Sen

26

Vijaya Kanth

Neeru Bhajwa

31

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STAR GAZING - AUGUST 2012 ARIES

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)

This month of August is dedicated to your relationship as you want to work things out and to know where you are going. If you are single, you will go out every night in order to find the partner for the summer or for life. Your presence will be vibrant and you will not be ignored, thanks to Uranus. By the 8th of august, you spend some time with your family and you enjoy being in a cocoon, sharing nice dinners with your parents, brothers and sisters and cousins also. You are protected against road accidents; still you need not to take risks, like driving after some cocktails for example, wear a helmet if you have a bike. Rate 8 Lucky days: 6, 7

TAURUS

GEMINI

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)

Venus brings peace in a relationship that was tense lately and you make up for it by inviting that person more often this summer. Forgiving is possible for a Taurus, but forgetting is not, your memory is very strong, but you are progressing in your relationships and you don’t want to keep a resentment. Jupiter brings prosperity and you enjoy that feeling of security. You have a new group of friends who take you to different places, you discover a new neighborhood in your city and you enjoy those trendy places. Dancing can be as good as exercising, go for it! Rate8.5

Your summer is well organized but you can leave some flexibility for the unexpected invitations. Your popularity is important and people love your sense of humor, your efficiency when you are in charge, your good mood. Your loved one who knows you the most can tell that you are not like that all the time. But who cares, they see what you want them to see, the charming Gemini. Lilith in Taurus makes you see where you spend too much but you do not want to deprive yourself this summer, you will see that later. Rate 9

Lucky days: 8, 9, 10 Challenging days: 22, 23

Challenging days: 20, 21

LEO

Lucky days: 11, 12 Challenging days: 24, 25

CANCER

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)

Venus comes into your sign the 8th of August. Your love life becomes clearer in your mind and in your heart too. Day after day you feel better and better. You look more beautiful and you are happier. Some conflicts in your family will not affect you so much, even though you will try to work things out, but your level of involvement is moderate. It can be that your mother and your father don’t agree on some choices for example. Mars enters in Scorpio on the 24th of August and passion is at the center of your life, but some people will warn you about your excess of emotions. Rate 7

Mercury is in Leo the whole month of August. This is very good for you as you understand how you can improve your life financially and you bargain for everything and you get what you want. Life is about pleasure and leisure with the Leos and this year, you are ready to enjoy the best of life. Your loved one may or may not follow you everywhere; still you will do what you want. Maybe he or she does not have the same vacation dates, or he or she has another commitment like family or work. There will an element of frustration in your summer. But you will enjoy every day with joy as your friends want your company. Rate 8

You are tired until August 23rd and if you feel like slowing down, you should. Say no to invitations that are not appealing to you, spending time with people you don’t appreciate fully is not an obligation. You can diplomatically say that you are already engaged, or that you need rest as it is the truth. You need time to think about what you want to do this fall, you read thrillers as you enjoy that a lot too. Walk gently, swim and relax often. You avoid carefully people who are negative or whiny. This month you need to get grounding and to be centered. Rate 8

Lucky days: 13, 14, 15

Lucky days: 16, 17

Lucky days: 7, 8

Challenging days: 1, 2, 29, 30

Challenging days: 3, 4, 5, 31

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)

Challenging days: 26, 27, 28

VIRGO

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)


LIBRA

SCORPIO

SAGITTARIUS

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)

Mars is in Libra until August 24, so enjoy that beautiful energy that helps you wake up full of desire to move and do more than you do usually. Your summer is busy and active and that is what you want. Sports, learning pottery, archeology, trekking in the mountain, kayaking in beautiful lakes, and dancing each night also, you do all that. You seem ready to commit to a strong relationship if you are in a casual one. You change the rules of the game in the relationship: you want openness, truth and commitment. Some Libras are at the end of a cycle and they want to end the situation with peace, but they are ready to start a new one. Rate 7

You are still in a process of transformation. Some Scorpios are losing weight and some are becoming more masculine (for the men) or feminine and sexy (for the women). You want to attract another type of partner if you are single. You stop dreaming of impossible people who don’t want you. Torments and worries are not attracting you so much. Simple relationships seem to have a charm you ignore for a long time. Let’s hope you will stick to that. Scorpios in a long term relationship enjoy time together. You will start a new cycle of life in October, be ready to let go of the bad stuff in your life. Rate 7.5

Lucky days: 20, 21

Lucky days: 26, 27

Challenging days: 6, 7

Challenging days: 12, 13

CAPRICORN

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)

Uranus and Pluto keep fighting in your sky and you have the feeling of being manipulated by destiny. In fact it is more because you cannot control all the events happening to you. Even if you organize everything in order to make sure that it will happen as you say. You realize that other people have a will and a destiny and that you cannot always tell them what to do with their life. In love, you are questioning yourself, seeing more differences than similarities in your views. You need to back up and spend time with some other friends who can listen to you endlessly and without judgment. Rate 6.5

If you want to take care of your body and shape, August is a fantastic month to get great results that are visible for everyone. As a male you can work on your abs and you improve spectacularly. As a woman, you remodel your waist and butts by dancing zumba and having fun at the same time. Avoiding responsibilities is important for you until August 23. After that date, you will be in charge again. If you are expecting a promotion for September, some possibilities may open by the end of August. Your loved one may have some family problems and he or she needs your understanding on the matter. Rate 8

Venus brings some joy in your love life, you meet a new person and the story seems to turn into something stronger than a summer love. You speak about the past and it helps him or her to understand why sometimes you just close inside. Some old wounds just don’t disappear without inner scars. If you have a little surgery to make (like your teeth) wait for the end of the months, it will heal faster. Be careful with the sun, you don’t think enough about protection. You help a friend to fix her love life, you give him (or her) the best advice, you are so understanding. Rate 9

Lucky days: 26, 27, 28

Lucky days: 1, 2, 29, 30

Lucky days: 3, 4, 5, 31

Challenging days: 16, 17

Challenging days: 18, 19

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)

Challenging days: 13, 14, 15

AQUARIUS

A very good month of August is expecting the Sagittarius. You will have a good rhythm between fun and work and quiet moments too. Some will take some time away to meditate, write, and do some arts for example. They need some moments without company. Some other days on the contrary, they cannot stay alone. This kind of contradiction will last the whole month. Love is strong but you have some interrogation about the future. You don’t always have the same values and you worry too much about that. You expect independence, so you should give him (or her) the same amount of independence. Rate 9 Lucky days: 24, 25 Challenging days: 11, 12

PISCES

(JULY 21 - AUG 20)



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