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VOLUME 2, ISSUE7

LEGEND OF THE MONTH

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The wait is over for all Cinesprint fans! Your favorite movie e-magazine Cinesprint in back with a bang with an exciting new December edition. Get a slice of information on all celeb buzz, connect with your favorite movie stars, stay abreast of every gossip doing rounds, catch up with the reviews of all latest releases and get heaps of exciting news and information on everything ‘filmy’. This month’s Cine Sprint issue brings to you the latest reviews on all Tollywood, Bollywood, Kollywood, Mallywood, and Sandalwood releases. Catch up with the reviews of “Singh Saab The Great”, “Gori Tere Pyaar Mein”, “Makki ki Makki”, “Venkatadri Express”, “Irandam Ulagam”, “Villa”, “Nadan”, “Sweety Nanna Jodi” and more only on our latest issue. Get up, close and personal with our Start of the Month Anushka Shetty who gets candid about her life and career in the brief interview. Also catch up with our Starry Eyed Ram to know all about the star’s ongoings.

Read, Relax, Rejuvenate and Enjoy!!!

Don’t forget to flip through our grapevine section for all the hot gossips on your favorite stars. In focus is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus “Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela” that has already completed its 100cr run at the box-office. And if you thought that’s all, our seventh issue also brings you a special article on AVS, a sneak peek into the legend Mahanati Savitri’s life, and an extensive special on Signature International Fashion Week 2013.

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Divas & Models

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Fashion Week

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Studio Roundup

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Laugh at Me

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Star Birthdays

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Star Gazing

Hollywood Movie Guide Legend of the Month In Theatres

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s i o Wh g n i t e e w t Khushboo::

Off 2 shoot..love d weather in chennai..jus passing by d beach.. wish cud go 4 a nice drive hr with #Raja icecream 4 company along wid hubby

Suchitra::

I always get nervous on rehearsal day. When you’re working with super-talented musicians you gotta be super-prepared.

Preity Zinta::

RT @GreatestQuotes “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi.

Ram::

Ramya::

RT @JhaSanjay Meenakshi Lekhi leaves phone in car. A crook breaks into the car, not to steal the car or the phone; but to tweet?? ROTFL! W…

Trisha Krishnan::

My sweet sweet December Ur here finally..D onset of Christmas..D month of miracles...

Prabhu Deva::

R... Rajkumar! Aakhir yeh ‘R’ hai kya? Now you can tell us on.

Genelia Dsouza::

I’m GOOD anukunte Paikivostaavu.. Im GOD anukunte Paikipothaavu.. Aalochanalo Okka SUNNAney Thedha.

Watching @karanjohar s Kuch Kuch hota Hai 4d nth time..feel like I grew up on dis film. Most special @ iamsrk is adorable.. aww moment 4me

Geetha Madhuri::

Pranitha::

Chithra garu.......kalpana garu....no words...you are great....asalu cheppe arhatha kooda ledu ani okosaari anipisthu untundi

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“@Laughbook R.I.P Paul Walker! http://t.co/nBAMk7TM0U” Such an irony that the fast n furious star died in a car crash! Hmmm


Prakash Raj::

S.S.Rajamouli::

Shooting in Mysore. Happy our trilingual film is shaping well. Love is cooking...... A poster for you all

@AbbarajuShouri2 couldn’t you think of a better leader…? Anyway I am completely tied up with my project. Can’t take time off. Sorry.

Shiva::

M.M. Keeravani::

Hello to al my friends in Singapore. Catch u at rumourz club this Fri n Sat. If u have any doubts in dance, pls feel free to ask me..Cheers..

Srinu Vytla::

Been an extraordinary day at shoot it’s such a pleasure to work with the SUPERSTAR..he’s always a directors delight -)

Devi Sri Prasad::

One of d most touching ads I have ever seen..!! A must watch..!! Reminds us 2 do things to make our elders happy..!!

Hansika Motwani::

Off twitter for couple of days ) will come bck in few days )

Suresh Gopi::

RT @taslimanasreen Unbelievable! Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha said ‘if you can’t prevent rape, enjoy it’. h…

Felt very happy to meet Vennelakanti garu in a function at RFC. He survived a deadly road accident recently..

Rahul::

love you bangaram also co produced by ks rama rao..need all ur love n support.

Anand Ranga::

RT @AndhraBoxOffice Venkatadri Express going very well. Finally a Hit for Tollywood after

Mugdha Godse::

All that we are is a result of what we have thought.

Rana Daggubati::

RIP Paul Walker! Brian O Connor you will be missed.

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Movie Reviews

Bollywood

Star Cast: Sunny Deol, Amrita Rao, Urvashi Rautela

Music

: Anand Raj Anand, Sonu Nigam

Director :

Anthony D’Souza

Producer:

Anuj Sharma, Sangeeta Ahir

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A must go movie for someone who love watching patriotic films

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Sunny Deol gives a threatening and extremely angry performance as the honest collecter. There could be no doubt in the fact of appreciation from audience. On the other hand, newcomer Urvashi Rautela is refreshing and looks promising. At the same time Amrita Rao gives a good performance. The evil character portrayed by Prakash Raj looks convincing. The rest of the cast has done a good work for the movie.


STORY “Singh Saab The Great” tells us about Saranjit Singh Talwar(Sunny Deol) who’s an honest collector out to reform society. A character who’s spontaneous and takes pride in his honesty, he loves his family and is ready to do things that are morally right. The central theme of “Singh Saab The Great” is “Badla Nahin, Badlav”. Saranjit’s honesty is not

acceptable to Bhoodev Singh (Prakash Raj), leading to rivalry with him. Finally, Saranjit is framed in a case and blamed to guilty of bribery. He decides to fight the injustice and dominant corruption not by revenge but by reforming society. Saranjit keeps it in thought that there is nothing great in revenge but the challenge lies in forgiving.

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Movie Reviews

Bollywood

Star Cast: Imran Khan, Kareena

Kapoor Khan, Shraddha Kapoor...

Music

: Vishal-Shekhar

Director :

Punit Malhotra

Producer:

Karan Johar

Imran Khan comes up with a fairly decent act, but lacks certain intense expressions, required in emotional scenes.

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STORY The story of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is about Sriram Venkat (Imran Khan), a young architect and his struggle to cross a bridge... a bridge that bridges the love and gap between two people.

begins and ends at home. Whilst Dia felt that you have to be the change that you want to bring about.

Venkat is attracted to Dia (Kareena Kapoor), a passionate, strong-headed, young activist from Delhi. Venkat’s attraction towards Dia was physical initially but then got emotional and finally veered into complex territories resulting in a clash of ideologies and mindsets which drove them apart. Bitterly. Sriram believed that charity

However Sriram realizes that he is not over Dia and still loves her and that she is the best change that ever happened... and will happen to his life. But Dia has moved on and is now in an obscure village in Gujarat called Jhumli. Will Sriram be able to win back his love? or it’ll be an unsuccessful love story in Venkat’s life?

Thanks to Kareena Kapoor, who breathes life into the movie and excels in her performance.

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Movie Reviews

Tollywood

Star Cast: Venkatesh, Ram, Anjali, Shazahn Padamsee

Music

: S. Thaman

Director :

K. Vijaya Bhaskar

Producer:

Suresh Babu, Sravanthi Ravi Kishore

Main aim of the movie is to entertain audience with comedy scenes but the very comedy part has failed horribly. Out of all Rasas, Hasya Rasa is the toughest to perform.

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Only Venkatesh’s performance and Ram’s dances and Jaya Prakash Reddy’s variety role are worth seeing. Heroines have no scope to show their acting talent. Even the Venkatesh’s funny dialogues of English were felt exaggerated some times to irritate rather than amusing. Brahmanandam, MS Narayana and Ali gave some relief from boring but they were understandably given only short time.


STORY Masala Movie is a Makki ki makki remake of Bol Bachchan without adding any Telugu flavor to it. Rahman (Ram) and Sania (Anjali) are siblings whose property is in dispute in the courts. As living at their native place became difficult for them as Rahaman do not have a job to survive. They leave the place for Bheemarajapuram where Balaram (Venkatesh) lives. Balaram is a powerful person in the village who can

never tolerate a person telling a lie but Rahman tells lies forced by the situation and goes on telling lies to cover previous lies. It makes his life miserable and a laughing subject to the audience as the film makers aimed. What happens to Rahman who made his name as Ram when the truth has to be spilled is something to be seen on screen.

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Movie Reviews

Tollywood

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STORY The story of Venkatadri Express happens in one night. The family of Sundeep (Sundeep Kishan) is heading to Tirupathi on the Venkatadri Express for the wedding of his brother (Brahmaji). What happens when he misses the train will form the crux of the story.

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Venkatadri Express is a decent fun-filled family entertainer

The credit for running a successful show goes to debutant director Merlapaka Gandhi, who has managed to get everything best in place. As an actor, Sundeep Kishan, who has already proved, has reached another height with his perfect comedy timing in Venkatadri Express Rakul Preet Singh does not have enough scope to prove, but she has done her best to do justice to her role.

Star Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Rakul Preet

Singh, M.S.Narayana, Brahmaji

Music

: Ramana Gogula

Director :

Merlapaaka Gandhi

Producer:

Kiran

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Movie Reviews

Kollywood

Star Cast: Arya, Anushka Shetty, Selva, Padu Raman

Music

: Harris Jayaraj , Anirudh Ravichander

Director :

Selva Raghavan

Producer:

Pearl V. Polturi

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Arya looks good in never-before seen costumes. Anushka Shetty looks wonderful at action sequences.

STORY Irandam Ulagam has two separate worlds and it is about the stories that unfold in a parallel universe. Ramya (Anusha Shetty) has a liking towards Madhu Balakrishnan (Arya), but he initially refuses her offer for marriage. But in the dream world, Arya tries to woo Anushka. After turning down Ramya’s offer, Madhu falls in love with her and approaches her to marry her, but this

time, she rejects his offer citing that she has found another man. How he tries to win her heart and change her stand form the crux of their story. In the other world, Arya struggles to impress Anushka, who is a tough woman. There is also a plot of two clans fighting over Amma (mother love). The story takes a little interesting turn when Arya, on Earth, meets the people of other world.

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Movie Reviews

Kollywood

Star Cast: Ashok Selvan, Sanchita Shetty, Nassar

Music

: Santhosh Narayan

Director :

Deepan Chakravarthi

Producer:

C V Kumar

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Villa without any expectation and enjoy the thrilling ride.

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ANALYSIS Firstly, the credit for churning out a brilliant movie should go to director and newcomer Deepan Chakravarthy. Performance wise, Ashok Selvan and Sanchita Shetty are just okay. The biggest hero is editor Leo John Paul. His crisp editing stands out as a winner.


STORY Jebin (Ashok Selvan) is a aspiring writer. He finds it difficult to get a publisher and his father’s untimely death makes him emotionally weak. His girlfriend Aarthi (Sanchita Shetty) does her best to motivate him and keeps his spirits high. His father has left behind a villa, which he came to know from his family lawyer. At this juncture, Jebin decides to publish his debut novel on his own by selling the villa for a fancy price. Well, when he visits the house, he likes it very much. He changes his mind and decides to keep the villa for himself. When he plans to start his work on second novel in the villa, his life takes an ugly turn and leads to more unfortunate incidents.

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Movie Reviews

Mollywood

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Thira is a treat to the Malayalam movie lovers, who love something different from the usual. Sit and enjoy the two hour journey.

ANALYSIS Once again Shobhana proves why she is still one of the best in the industry. The surprise factor is Dhyan Sreenivasan. He just excelled through the role of Naveen. Cinematography by Jomon T John is appealing. Music by Shaan Rehman is yet another boost to the movie

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STORY Rohini Pranab (Shobhana), who apart from her job of a doctor also runs an organisation for women which acts against women trafficking and helps orphaned girls. Things get into trouble when some girls from the organisation get kidnapped. Rohini sets out on a mission to find those

who are behind her husband’s murder and who have trafficked the girls. On the same path, we are introduced to Naveen (Dhyan Sreenivasan), who is in search of his kidnapped sister. Naveen and Rohini meet by chance and come to know that they have the same goal. Rest of the movie focuses on their mission to find the lost ones.

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Movie Reviews

Mollywood

“ Star Cast: Dhyan Sreenivasan, Shobhana, Deepak Parampel

Music

: Shaan Rahman

Director :

Vineeth Srinivasan

Producer:

Manoj Menon

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Nadan is a treat to the movie lovers, with neat direction, pleasing music; and adding to that, excellent cinematography and some spectacular performances make the movie more impressive.


STORY Devadas, who is not happy with his marital life, is living separately from his wife Sudharma (Sajitha Madathil) and his children Priyamvadha (Malavika Menon) and Malu. In the flashback scenes, we are shown how the happily living family got separated. Devadas falls in love with Jyothi (Remya Nambeesan), who joins the troupe as a new lead female artist, which causes Sudharama to leave him. Rest of the movie deals with the tragedy Devadas faces in his personal and professional life.

ANALYSIS Jayaram has carried the role of Devadas to sheer perfection Remya Nambeesan as Jyothi and Sajitha Madathil as Sudharama are okay in their roles. Music by Ouseppachan is perfect with apt BGMs and songs that syncs well to the mood of the movie. Other sections too, be it the make-up or costumes, all are well fitted and suit the characters.

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Movie Reviews

Sandalwood

STORY The movie starts with the love story of Ajay (Yogesh) and Arundathi (Bhama). They find difficulty to express their love as they are shy. Like every other romantic movies, here also there is an obstacle in the form of a villain played by Tilak, who will be locking horns with Ajay to win the heart of Arundathi.

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Slow pace in the first half. Watch the movie only if you are Yogish’s fan or else avoid it.


ANALYSIS Camera work of Cine-tech Soori, Abhiman Rai’s music and the action scenes composed by Different Dany are the main highlight of the movie. Yogesh is successful in doing the stunts, which is choreographed by Different Dany. The movie is filled with the multi-talented actors in the supporting roles.

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Movie Reviews

Sandalwood

STORY Sweety Nanna Jodi deals with the story of middle class girl Priya (Radhika), who hates rich people for their attitude. Siddharth (Aditya) plays the role of multimillionare, who will be very affectionate towards his mother (Ramya Krishna). His mother will be separated from her husband (Jai Jagadeesh).

Star Cast: Adithya, Radhika

Kumaraswamy, Ramya Krishnan

Music

: Arjun Janya

Director :

Vijayalakshmi Singh

Producer:

Radhika Kumaraswamy

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Ramya Krishna will be more concerned about her prestige in the society and gives value only for money. Siddharth falls in love at first sight with Priya. When he comes to know that Priya hates rich people he portrays himself as a poor guy, and wins her heart. Ramya Krishna, who gets to know the status of Priya, tries to separate her from Siddharth, without her son’s knowledge.


ANALYSIS Sweety Nanna Jodi is another feminist movie with Vijay Lakshmi Singh’s direction. The audience will not be disappointed because it is filled with two glamorous queens - Radhika Kumarswamy and Ramya Krishna.

Aditya has played the role of a helpless man, who gets caught in between the catfight of his mother and love

Radhika is seen as a modern girl. This movie comes to her as a big break as she has proved that she is still young enough to play the female lead in Kannada movies. Vijaylakshmi Singh is not only successful in giving comeback to Radhika, but also for Ramya Krishna with the movie.

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Grapevine

Bollywood

Salman Khan as voice cast for Lord Krishna? The fact that causes intense excitement that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been wanted for giving voice for the character of Lord Krishna. It has come into prominence from the makers of the forthcoming animation film ‘Mahabharata’ who expressed their desire.

Abhi-Ash along with Sharon Stone manage to raise $4,000 for charity Abhishek Bachchan and Hollywood star Sharon Stone hosted a charity auction recently to raise funds for AIDS awareness. They managed to collect $4,000.`

Is ‘Chote Nawab’ Saif eyeing the political arena? Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan is all set to participate in a bike rally here to encourage youth to vote during the coming December assembly elections.

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Madhur Bhandarkar is ready with his next project Madhur Bhandarkar who seemed to have gone under cover after Heroine, is now ready to start his next project.

I switched from engineering

to the films: Sonu Sood Talk of committing professional hara-kiri and actor Sonu Sood is quick to give his own example “I switched from the engineering stream to the film industry.

US honor for Yami Gautam Yaami Gautam has been invited to the Southern California Youth Convention in the US next month. This is thanks to her performance in Vicky Donor which has made her a known name among the young Indians in California.

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Grapevine

Tollywood

Pawan Kalyan Gives Away Golden Elephant At 18th ICFFI Awards the 18th International Children’s Film Festival of India (ICFFI), which was held between November 14 and 20 in Hyderabad. A section of media described their absence as their ego. But in a surprising development, Power Star Pawan Kalyan, who often shies away from attending public events, graced the closing ceremony and along with Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan. He even gave away the awards in sixteen categories.

Bunny’s Race Gurram First To Use Auro 11.1 Barco Sound It is a three layer sound technology that gives enthralling immerse sound experience to the audience making them get a true to life sound as if they are in the scene of action of the movie.

Retiring Child Artist Akash Film Director Puri Jagannadh’s son Akash Petla is seen as Junior Gabbar Singh and Junior Chirutha and also acting as Junior Legend in the Balakrishna’s forthcoming film, has decided to say good bye to the film industry as child artist.

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Gita Madhuri Nandu Engagement Ceremony These two in love for some time could get blessings of their parents too. Their engagement ceremony was performed yesterday at Hyderabad in a grand way in the company of relatives and friends and professional colleagues. Gita and Nandu are going to marry in February 2014

Rana’s Next Movie Kavacham

Heroine?

Rana who is busy at present with “Rudrama Devi” and “Bahubali” will be busier with his next film “Kavacham” soon. Kavacham which will be a romantic film suitable to Rana’s looks and image will take off soon once Rana gets a breathing time from the present biggies.

School of Sound by Music Director Chakri The famous music director Chakri inaugurated a School of Sound Institute in Abids Hyderabad.

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Grapevine

Kollywood

Gautham Menon opts out and Soodhu Kavvum man steps in director has now started his own feature film with Simbu and is expected to begin another project with Ajith in the lead around February. according to sources Nalan Kumarasamy has stepped in to helm the segment. Our sources close to the Soodhu Kavvum director confirmed the development too. We also hear that the director will be starting his shoot very soon.

Ajith says ‘’It’s not worth it’’ Ajith on the last day of her Veeram shoots, and the star offered her some valuable advise for her future career. She has been told by Thala to not get immersed and stressed with too many projects, as it is not worth it. Personal care is of utmost importance, said Ajith to Vidyullekha.

I’m Working With Dhanush , Akshara Hassan After Dhanush opened up on his next outing in Bollywood with none other than Amitabh Bachchan, it was the turn of the Hindi Megastar Big B to confirm the news. The movie is directed by R Balakrishnan, and Kamal Hassan’s younger daughter Akshara Hassan is playing the female lead role.

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Scarlett Wilson’s Item Song In Vijay’s Jilla Multilingual actress Scarlett Wilson is returning to Tamil cinema again. The actress, who had entered Kollywood with Vishal Krishna’s Samar, is making her comeback in Vijay’s Jilla.

Kamal Haasan’s words make Vivek a Hero Vivek fondly addressed as Chinna Kalaivanar for his satirical style of comedy remained one of the USP’s of the film he acts in, until a few years back. Though he neither lost his witty sense nor entangled himself in a political brawl unlike his contemporary Vadivelu, he is rarely seen in films nowadays. However he made a mark as a Police Constable in Surya’s Hari directed Singam 2 .

Sarika’s Book on Kamal Haasan Having been in wedlock with the man most looked up to, for sixteen years, actress Sarika knows multiple shades of Kamal’s colourful life. especially that his dear daughters shall not know the intricacies of his arduous journey through the years, Kamal Hassan has turned down the book and dissuaded Sarika from publishing it, much to everyone’s disappointment. WWW.CINESPRINT.COM | December 2013 37


In Focus

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Goliyon ki Rasleela RAM LEELA World’s classic love stories Romeo-Juliet, Laila-Majnu, HeerRanjha, Shirin-Farhad, set in different cultures have one thing in common - the strong will to unite and remain together against all odds. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest creation Ram Leela is nothing you haven’t seen or heard already, it is the old RomeoJuliet romance, reworked and set against the backdrop of guns and vengeance. But this one will hit you right in the heart. Featuring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the leads, Ram Leela is a high-voltage romantic drama, that will renew your faith in love. Cloaked in the violent love story, Ram Leela is a message that could not have been better timed.

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In Focus Deepika, this is undoubtedly a fascinating year for her. She gets into prominence with another excellence through the mischievous Leela who willingly loses her heart to her enemy and stays true to her love even when circumstances change.

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Ranveer plays the robust Ram accompanying not easily excited self possession while frequently moving briskly around in a well-shaped body at the same time frequently breaking into killer dance moves. Ranveer’s transition from a charming guy to a desperate lover is overwhelming

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Bhansali creates a web of romance, hooliganism and rivalry, all woven beautifully and with great elan. Ram Leela is visually extravagant, sporting an amazing variety of colours, lighting and visual flair, showing off breathtaking and intricate dance sequences and exuding catchy and melodic music. For all its hype, grandeur, money, blood, sweat, music, tragedy, Ram Leela is a film that will be cherished forever in the history of Bollywood.

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SAREGAMA

MASALA

Meenakshi Meenakshi Music Singers Lyricist

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: Thaman S : Suchith Suresan, MM Manasi : Ramajogayya Sastry


The song is a good rendition and a good musical output. The lyrics are meaningful and the feel is energetic. Suchith and Manasi well complement Thaman’s touch.

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First Look Bollywood

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First Look Tollywood

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Gunasekhar’s

RUDRAMA DEVI First Look

Tollywood filmmaker Gunasekhar had made it to the headlines when he released the first look of his film Rudrama Devi as a birthday gift to Anushka Shetty. Since the shooting of his period movie was not started at the moment, people in Tollywood had condemned his act of morphing the photos of film Arundhati. A year after the incident, the director has finally come up with the original first look

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Starry Eyed

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RAM POTHINENI Ram is the son of Murali Pothineni, the brother of noted film producer Ravi Kishore Pothineni, popularly known as Sravanthi Ravi Kishore.He was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, but was brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He did his schooling at Chettinad Vidyashram and St.Johns School, Chennai. Ram made his debut in 2006 with Devadasu and the film went on to become a blockbuster, running for 175 days in over a dozen centers

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Starry Eyed

He recently Starred with Daggubati Venkatesh in Masala, the remake of the Hindi film Bol Bachchan which was directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and jointly produced by Sravanthi Ravi KIshore and Suresh Babu. He got good response form the Critics and audience.

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INTERVIEW WITH RAM You seem to have a very fresh look in the film… Yes. Basically my character has two shades in this film and if you have seen ‘Bol Bachchan’, you will realise why I have a very different look in the film.

You have worked with a senior hero like Venkatesh for the first time. How did you feel? Was there any nervousness? No, I was not nervous. I was excited. Everyone looks at things in their own way. For example, if someone is getting ready to do a bungee jump, he/she might feel excited or nervous. It is just the way you look at things. I basically get excited when I do such stuff. I had a great experience with Venkatesh garu. I enjoyed doing the comedy scenes with him.

What are your upcoming projects? Honestly, I have not decided anything. I am buying scripts and keeping them aside. I am also listening to big banners and directors also. Tollywood is currently giving more importance to combinations rather than scripts. I do not want to fight that trend. I will go with it but at the same time, I would like to do some things my way.

What do you look for in a script? I really don’t know. If I like a script, I can tell you minute details even after a year. But if I don’t like it, I just can’t remember anything about it. When someone narrates a script, I will think about 4 – 5 different ways in which the story can move forward. If the narrator comes up with a 6th way, I probably will get excited about it. I personally like entertainment a lot.

Do flops upset you? In the days after ‘Jagadam’, I was quite depressed. “preminchina ammay ni intlo oppukokapothe, entha depression ostundha ala undedhi” (Laughs). My career has a lots of ups and downs, like the Indian Stock Market. I am more balanced now and I keep learning from my mistakes.

Any regrets? I can’t call them regrets, but the most difficult phase for an actor is when he knows that the film will bomb but is hoping that he is wrong. When I sign a film, I trust either the script or the director. Convince me or get convinced. I may not like what a director says, but I might go ahead because I trust the director’s capability. Some of them have not worked out, but no regrets. (Smiles)

Who is your anchor in life? From an industry perspective, pedananna garu is there. I am very close to my family. Basically, an actor needs balance. There are instances where it is easy for you to snap. For example, a relative might be dead but I might need to go and do a comedy scene. So, there will be moments of eccentricity for an actor.

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Yash Chopra's 81 st Birth Events

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Preity Zinta

Rekha Rani Mukharjee

Shah Rukh Khan

A tribute to late Yash Chopra on his 81st birth anniversary was starstudded, with nine actresses - Rekha, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma and Parineeti Chopra participating along with Shah Rukh Khan.

Madhuri Dixit

Bollywood


Parineeti Chopra

Juhi Chawla Anushka Sharma

Katrina Kaif

Sridevi

hday Anniversary Tribute

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Events Tollywood

CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE

INDIAN CHILDREN FILM FESTIVAL Governor ESL Narasimhan attended the closing ceremony of the Indian Children Film Festival at Lalitha Kala Thoranam Hyderabad on 20th as Chief Guest. Information and PR Minister DK Aruna was the guest of honor for the event and Pawan Kalyan was a special invitee. As word has spread that Pawan Kalyan was attending the function, children showed special interest to attend the function. Governor said in his speech addressing Pawan Kalyan, “Aaradugula Bullet, Dhairyam Visirina Rocket Pawan Kalyan Garoo”, taking it from his latest and most successful movie “Attarintiki Daaredi”.

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Events Tollywood

AUDIO LAUNCH OF

PRATHINIDHI Telugu Movie Prathinidhi Audio Release Function held at Hyderabad. N. Chandrababu Naidu, Nara Rohith, Nani, Shubra Aiyappa, Kota Srinivasa Rao, BVSN Prasad, KL Damodar Prasad, Anchor Suma Kanakala graced the event.

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Raising Stars

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SRI DIVYA S

ri Divya was born on 30th November 1986 at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. She has one sister, Sri Ramya, who also acts in Telugu and Tamil films. She made her debut as a heroine in the 2010 Telugu romance film Manasara, directed by Ravi Babu. Then she featured in the film Bus Stop directed by Maruthi, costarring Prince, which was successful at the box office. Her Tamil debut was Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam opposite Siva Karthikeyan, which was directed by Ponram. Sri Divya received very positive reviews from critics for her performance. Her upcoming films are Kaatu Malli, which was her first Tamil film, and Nagarpuram. She has also been signed up for the film Pencil.

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NANDU A

nanda Krishna Nandu is an emerging actor in the telugu film industrym, who is known as Nandu is a talented Actor and is a dude who is well known as Ajith from 100% love and is working in both Telugu and Tamil film industry.

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e was played lead role in Nenu Nanna Abaddam is romantic love story. He is currently working with some telugu projects Vidheyudu and Feel my Love. andu will be marrying Telugu singer Geeta Madhuri.According to sources, the family members have agreed to the wedding which is likely to happen next year. Geeta Madhuri is an established singer in Tollywood.

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Star of the Month

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Queen of hearts

weety

ANU HKA hetty

Not just her beauty it’s her hard work, simplicity, dedication and loving nature for her fans made her the No. 1 heroine today.

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weety Shetty born on 7 November 1981, better known by her stage name Anushka Shetty is an Indian film actress, who works in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. She made her acting debut in the 2005 Telugu film Super and rose to fame following her performance in Vikramarkudu (2006) which became her first commercial success. She made her debut in Tamil cinema with Rendu (2006).

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fter starring in a series of high-budget productions alongside leading Telugu actors, she went on to become one of Telugu cinema’s leading actresses in the successive years, while receiving high critical acclaim for her portrayal of the titular character in Arundhati (2009), and as Saroja in Vedam (2010), which fetched her two Filmfare, one Nandi and two CineMAA Awards. In the 2010s, Shetty also achieved success in Tamil cinema; the action-masala flick Singam (2010), and its sequel Singam II (2013) were big commercial successes, while her performances in Vaanam (2011) and Deiva Thirumagal (2011) won her critical praise.

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I would have hated it if someone else got to play my character Anushka is an ethnic Bunt hailing from the landed Bellipady Uramalu Guthu family. Her parents are Prafulla and A.N. Vittal Shetty. She has two brothers Gunaranjan Shetty and Sai Ramesh Shetty who is a cosmetic surgeon. She attended her schooling in Bangalore. She did her Bachelor of Computer Applications at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore WWW.CINESPRINT.COM | December 2013 65


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Anushka Shetty described by many as the go-to girl for characterdriven roles. But Anushka dismisses this statement with a ‘it all depends on the script’ line. She says,

“When you get a good script, and the director gives you proper lines, half your job is done. That’s how I felt while shooting for Varna.”

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Was there any doubt in your mind when you were offered the script? I would have hated it if someone else got to play my character. The minute I heard the script, I was floored. And I told myself there was no way I am missing this opportunity.

The schedule in Georgia must have been one experience The biggest storm in Georgia happened when we were there and the President had to come down to give the citizens moral support. It was also the first time that I shot at a place that was so cut off from civilisation. We were shooting at Datlo, which is seven hours away from Telavi, and even to buy basic necessities, we had to travel back to the city. The road that leads to this place is also interesting; it’s hidden by waterfall and we had to wait for the right moment to cross it!

Tell us about the characters you play One of the roles I play is that of a doctor. She is head-over-heels in love with the hero, and is always behind him. The other character I play is a lot stronger. She’s very different, rebellious and outspoken.

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Star of the Month

Name

: Anushka Shetty

Original Name : Sweety Date of Birth

: 7th November 1981

Zodiac Sign

: Scorpio

Place of Birth : Mangalore,Karnataka Home Town

: Banglore

Height

: 5 Feet 9 inches

Education

: BCA from Mount Carmel College (MCC),Banglore

Fav Colour

: Black and White

Fav Dress

: Saree

Fav Food

:

Chicken dishes

Awards Arundhati - Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu - 2009 Arundhati - Nandi Special Jury Award - 2009 Arundhati - CineMAA Award for Best Actress (Jury) -2009 Vedam - Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu - 2010 Vedam - CineMAA Award for Best Actress (Jury) - 2010

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Anushka latest flick Selvaraghavan’s fantasy adventure film Irandam Ulagam opposite Arya,realeased in November 2013. As of July 2013, she was working on two magna opera, Gunashekar’s bilingual Rani Rudrama Devi, in which she portrays the titular role of Kakatiya dynasty queen Rudrama Devi, and S. S. Ra jamouli’s trilingual Baahubali, which is reported to be the most costliest Telugu film.

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Exotic Shooting Locations

Torre Agbar – Barcelona, Spain

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he Torre Agbar is a 38-story skyscraper / tower located between Avinguda Diagonal and Carrer Badajoz, near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, which marks the gateway to the new technological district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel in association with the Spanish firm b720 Fermin Vazquez Arquitectos and built by Dragados. The Torre Agbar is located in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona and is named after its owners, the Agbar Group, a holding company whose interests include the Barcelona water company Aigües de Barcelona.

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Solkan Bridge – Nova Gorica, Slovenia

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he Solkan Bridge is a 220-metre (720 ft) arch bridge over the Soča River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia. With an arch span of 85 metres (279 ft), it is the second-longest stone bridge in the world and the longest stone bridge among train bridges. It was originally built in the time of the Secession, between 1900 and 1905, and officially opened in 1906. The bridge was designed by the architect

Rudolf Jaussner and engineer Leopold Örley, initially with an 80 m stone arch. The bridge was built by the Viennese construction company Brüder Redlich und Berger between 1904 and 1905. It is built of 4,533 stone blocks. On July 19, 1906, the railway from Jesenice to Gorizia was completed and the Austrian heir Franz Ferdinand travelled across the bridge.

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Legendary of the Month

Savitri

LEGENDARY ACTRESS

NADIGAIYAR THILAKAM

MAHANATI

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Early Life

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ahanati Savitri was born in Chirravuru, Guntur Dist., AP on 6th December 1937 into a wealthy family. She learnt music and classical dance and gave some public performances as a child in Vijayawada. She worked in a theater company run by NTR. Later on she started her own group, the Navabharata Natya Mandali. She also acted in a play Atma Vanchana by Buchi Babu.

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er Debute film was ‘Samsaram’ by the banner ‘Sadhana Chitra’ in 1950, with Nageswara Rao. Her first big role was as a second lead actress Pelli Chesi Choodu by L. V. Prasad in 1952.

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he later acted in memorable Telugu films like Chandra Haram, Devadasu, Ardhangi, Missamma, Donga Ramudu, Amara Deepam, Todikodallu, Mayabazaar, Abhimanam, Mangalya Balam, Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu, Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam, Chivaraku vMigiledi, Manchi Manasulu, Aradhana, Gundamma Katha, Rakta Tilakam, Mooga Manasulu, Doctor Chakravarthy, etc... These movies are testimony to her versatile acting skills. 76 WWW.CINESPRINT.COM | December 2013

Savitri, was known for her liveliness and captivating performance and is still treated as the benchmark for acting in Telugu movies and also called as one of the best actresses of All Time.


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Legendary of the Month

She acted in 318 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages, with ten to twenty movies released per year

Tamil career

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avitri was a legendary actress in Tamil. She has paired opposite leading actors like Sivaji Ganesan and M.G.R. She married Gemini Ganesh, while acting in ‘Manam Pola Mangalyam’(1953) with him. Savithris 100th film ‘Konjum Salangai’ (‘Muripinche Muvvalu’ in Telugu) also happened to be paired with Gemini Ganeshan. She was fondly called

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Nadigaiyar Thilagam in the Tamil film industry.

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alathur Kannamma, Kai Kodutha Deivam, Thiruvilaiyadal, Navarathiri, Pasa Malar, Yaar Paiyyan, Paarthal Pasi Theerum, Padithal Mattum Podhuma, Karpagam, Karnan and Paava Mannippu are some of her memorable classics in Tamil.


Personal life

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avitri was married to Gemini Ganesan in 1955 and she declared it publicly three years after the wedding. Gemini Ganesan and Savitri made a hit pair on-screen. Her wedding was revealed when she signed in a photo for a Lux advertisement as Savithri Ganesh.

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hey had two children Vijaya Chamundeswari and Sathish Kumar. Since there was no availability of televisions at that time, she arranged a 16mm projector to show movies to her children.

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Awards & Honours Rashtrapati Award for best acting Chivaraku Migiledi in 1960. Kalaimamani from the Government of Tamil Nadu Nata Siromani by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Maha Nati from Yuvathi Mandali of Andhra Pradesh

Nadigayar Thilakam from Tamil Film Industry

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Personal Profile Name

: Savitri

Date of Birth

: December 6, 1935

Died

: December 26, 1981 (aged 46)

Spouse

: Gemini Ganesan

Place of Birth : Chirravuru Village in Tadepalli Mandal of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA Children

:

Vijaya Chamundeswari, Sathish kumar

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In Theatres Bollywood

Ram Leela

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Music Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Lyricst: Siddharth Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika

Bullet Raja Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia Producer: Rahul Mittra , Tigmanshu Dhulia Music Director: Sajid Ali , Wajid Ali Lyricst: Sandeep Nath Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha

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Singh Sahab The Great Director: Anil Sharma Music Director: Anu Malik Cast: Sunny Deol, Amrita Rao, Urvashi Rautela, Prakash Raj.

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

Director: Punit Malhotra Producer: Karan Arora Music Director: Vishal Dadlani , Shekhar Ravjiani Cast: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor

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In Theatres Tollywood

Villa (pizza 2) Director: Deepan Chakravarthi Producer: Good Friends Music Director: Santhosh Narayan Cast: Ashok Selvan, Sanchita Shetty, S.J. Surya, Nassar

Varna

Director: Selva Raghavan Producer: Prasad V Potluri Music Director: Harris Jayaraj Cast: Arya, Anushka Shetty

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Venkatadri Express Director: Merlapaaka andhi Producer: Kiran Music Director: Ramana Gogula Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Rakul Preet Singh, M.S.Narayana, Brahmaji

Masala Director: K.Vijaya Bhaskar Producer: Sravanti Ravikishore , Suresh Babu Music Director: Thaman S Lyricst: Ramajogaya Sastry Cast: Venkatesh, Ram, Anjali, , Jayaprakash Reddy, M.S.Narayana

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In Theatres Kollywood

Villa (pizza 2)

Director: Deepan Chakravarthi Producer: Good Friends Music Director: Santhosh Narayan Cast: Ashok Selvan, Sanchita Shetty, S.J. Surya, Nassar

Aarambam

Director: Vishnu Vardhan Producer: A.M. Rathnam Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja Cast: Ajith Kumar, Arya, Nayantara, Tapasee Pannu, Rana Daggubati

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Pandiya Nadu Director: Susindhran Producer: Vishal Krishna Music Director: D. Imman Lyricst: Vairamuthu , Madhan Karky Cast: Vishal Krishna, Lakshmi Menon, Vikranth...

Jk Enum Nanbanin Vazhkai Director: Cheran Producer: Cheran Music Director: G V Prakash Kumar Lyricst: Madhan Karky Cast: Sharwanand, Nithya Menon, Santhanam...

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Behind Scenes Bollywood

Starring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Tabrett Bethell, Abhishek Bachchan...

Director Vijay Krishna Acharya

Producer Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra

Cinematography Sudeep Chatterjee

Music Pritam Chakraborty

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hoom:3

The third installment of Dhoom franchise Dhoom 3 has stood up to its title The much-awaited film starring Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif is an action-thriller where Aamir Khan will be portraying a villainous character. Both the actors will be playing lead roles while Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will reprise their characters of Jai Dixit and Ali Khan respectively. WWW.CINESPRINT.COM | December 2013 89


Behind Scenes Tollywood

Starring Nithiin and Adah Sharma in lead roles

Story, Director, Producer Puri Jagannadh

Screenplay Rakesh Roshan, Honey Irani Robin Bhatt

Music Anoop Rubens

Cinematography Shyam K. Naidu

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Heart Attack is an upcoming Telugu film directed, produced and written by Puri Jagannath under the Puri Jagannath Touring Talkies. The film stars Nithiin and Adah Sharma in lead roles

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Special Story

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Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam (2 January 1957 – 8 November 2013) A journalist, actor, comedian, producer and director

He was born in 1957 January, 2nd at Tenali town, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. He was introduced to the film industry by director Bapu through his film Mister Pellam in the year 1993. With his first film Mr. Pellam, he became a comedy star in Telugu film. For his first film he bagged many awards including Nandi Award by Government of Andhra Pradesh. From then till now he acted nearly 500 films in the Past 19 years as comedian, villain and character artist

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Special Story

AVS won many private and Government awards for both in films and TV he acted so far. He produced two films first film was ‘Uncle ‘and another film was ‘Ori Ni Prema Bangaaram Kanu…!’ He directed 4 films Super Heroes, Ori Ni Prema Bangaaram Kaanu..!, Room Mates, and Kothimooka. He worked as General Secretary to the Movie Artistes Association for 3 terms unanimously.

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Death AVS sustained severe kidney and liver trauma for some days. He had a liver transplant in 2008. He died on 8 November 2013 at his son’s residence in Manikonda, Hyderabad after a multiple organ failure.

Celebs about AVS “It is a great loss for the industry and a personal loss for me. Not only was he a talented actor, he was also a great human being,” - D. Rama Naidu

“We shared a great comic timing and complimented each other well. He is like a brother to me and one of my dearest friends. His death is a huge loss to the comic fraternity,” - Rajendra

Prasad

“As a comedian, he was in a league of his own. Together, we managed to create some great comic moments and his death is an irreplaceable loss to the film fraternity. I will always remember him as one of the finest exponents of comedy,” - Brahmanandam “He was a versatile actor who understood his craft inside out. I remember that sentimental role he played in Super Heroes. He also played villain and character roles with equal aplomb. ” - SV Krishna Reddy

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Golden Movie

Mother India is a 1957 Hindi epic melodrama film. A remake of Khan’s earlier film Aurat (1940), it is the story of a poverty-stricken village woman named Radha (Nargis) who, in the absence of her husband, struggles to raise her sons and survive against a money-lender amidst many troubles. Despite her hardship, she sets a goddess-like moral example of an ideal Indian woman. In the end she kills her son Birju, a criminal, for the greater good. 96 WWW.CINESPRINT.COM | December 2013


“Mother India” had been the most expensive Bollywood film at that time. Also, it had earned the distinction of

Directed by : Mehboob Khan Produced by : Mehboob Khan Starring

: Nargis,Sunil Dutt Rajendra Kumar Raaj Kumar

Music by

:

earning the highest revenue at that time. Several high-

Naushad

profile screenings of the film were made, including a screening for the President and Prime Minister of India at that time. Nargis got Best Actress Award for her brilliant performance and Mehboob Khan got the Best Director

“Mother India” was India’s first entry to the Academy award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1958. It was even shortlisted as one of the five nominations for the category. Nargis was also the first Indian to be honoured with the Best Actress award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in Czech Republic.

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Missamma is the movie adaptation of Yotish Banerjee’s classic Bengali comedy Manmoyee Girls School. This film has been made in Tamil with again Savithri with Gemini Ganesan in the lead role. This movie was titled Missiamma which went on to become Biggest hit of the year surpassing even MGR and Sivaji Ganesan’s movie released that year.

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Directed by :

L. V. Prasad

Produced by :

Vijaya banner

Starring

: NTR, ANR, Savitri,Jamuna S.V.Ranga Rao, Relangi...

Music by

:

Saluri Rajeswara Rao


NTR is single and unemployed, making ends meet by tutoring a Government officer’s kid. A debt ridden Savitri also teaches the same kid. When a transfer makes the family move out of town, both NTR and Savitri become pennyless. Their need for a job brings them to SVR’s charity school for villiage kids. The school is being run by SVR in memory of his missing daughter, Mahalakshmi. ANR happens to be his nephew, who makes it his goal to bring the missing Mahalakshmi back.

SVR wants a married couple to teach his other daughter Jamuna traditional music and dance. NTR convinces Savitri to pretend they are married in order to earn a living. They begin a life of teaching and slowly fall in love. Ramana Reddy then enters their life with the intention to marry Savitri. He claims to clear her debts and also shows the letter and pendant that Savitri leaves with her family in childhood. In a twist of events, ANR discovers that the pendant belongs to Mahalakshmi, proving that Savitri is the missing daughter.

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Stars & Styles

Changing Faces

Uday Kiran

Hema Malini

Meena

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Madhubala

Nadiya

Bipasha Basu

Sunny Deol

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Garam Masala

Kudos! Katrina’s bold act for ‘Dhoom 3’ Katrina Kaif was hellbent on making her mark as an acrobat in her upcoming film Dhoom 3. She had to go that extra mile for her character in the thriller Aerial acrobats were specially flow down from London to train the star in aerial strap work for a song where the entire set was transformed into a circus.

Elli Avram finds Salman genuine and humble Elli Avram, the Swedish glamour girl who left Bigg Boss is of the view that the contestants in the reality show should learn to respect, and not argue with the host, Salman Khan who is a genuine person. He has no biases and shares information which comes to him from the audience.

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Poonam Carries Home A Whopping Rs 5 Crores? Pin-up girl Poonam Pandey has just gone South to Kannada cinema for an item song in a film. She has returned home with a cool Rs 5 crores. Poonam confesses she had reservations about being branded an item girl so early in her acting career. the money for that one number was more than what heroines get in Bollywood. Also, the choreographer was the veteran Chinni Prakash. Every top heroine in Bollywood has worked with him.

Our chemistry natural: Bruna Abdullah on Omar Farooque Model-actress Bruna Abdullah, is winning appreciation for her chemistry with boyfriend Omar Farooque in the celebrity couple dance reality show “Nach Baliye 6”. She says it’s not fabricated. “For us, it (chemistry) is very natural. We don’t have to act because we have been together, so it is not really difficult to portray that (sensuous) chemistry,” Bruna told reporters on the set of the show.

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Garam Masala

Swapnila Gupta crowned K@masutra Miss Maxim 2014 The hunt for KamaSutra Miss Maxim 2014 finally ended today in a star studded grand finale at Hilton Hotel in Mumbai. Swapnila Gupta was crowned KamaSutra Miss Maxim 2014 and has bagged a movie project along with a Car and will also be featured on the cover of men’s lifestyle magazine Maxim. Chandrika Ravi was the first runner up and Kangna Sharma was the second runner ups.

Sunny Leone to groove for Tamil film ‘Vadacurry’ Indo-Canadian adult film actress Sunny Leone, has been signed to feature in a special song in upcoming Tamil comedy-thriller “Vadacurry”. She will feature with actor Jai in the number. ”She’s not grooving to an item number. We have roped in for a special song that unfolds as a dream sequence of Jai’s character, We have tried to make the song colourful, but it is not vulgar,” the film’s director, Saravanarajan, told IANS. 104 WWW.CINESPRINT.COM | December 2013


Bollywood lacks good styling says Lisa Haydon Model-turned-actress Lisa Haydon In an interview, she shares her opinion on films, fashion, beauty, and more .

“My personal style is more on the

lines of bohemian. Style for me should be expressive and not intimidating. It is very important to dress where your personality is highlighted and not the brand or label you’re wearing. As far as Bollywood is concerned, they are getting fashion-conscious but it still needs good styling.

Don’t compare my style with Lady Gaga:Kangana Kangana Ranaut makes many quirky fashion statements, and her style is sometimes also compared to that of international singer Lady Gaga. However, the Bollywood actress says comparison is not right. “Comparisons keep happening. I don’t think I should be compared with Lady Gaga because I am an actress and she is a pop star,” the 26-year-old said here at the Blenders Pride Fashion Week.

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Divas and Models

Sushma Reddy, 37Years, Height: 5’ 7, ndian model, VJ, actress and Producer

Yana Gupta, 33Years, Height -1.63 m, Czech model and actress.

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Shonal Rawat, 27Years, Height - 1.80 m, Indian former model and Television anchor

Sheetal Malhar, 39Years, Height - 5’10, Indian model from Mumbai.

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Divas and Models

Mugdha godse, 27ears, Height - 1.75 m, Indian actress

Jesse Randhawa, 38Years, Height - 1.75 m, Indian model and actress

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Pia Trivedi, 25Years, Height - 5’8, model and Actress

Zoya Afroz 19Years, Height - 1.68 m, India’s female model, winner of Pond’s Femina Miss India

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SIGNATURE INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK

2013 Bollywood celebs like Sonam Kapoor, Nargis Farkri, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kangana Ranaut, Diana Penty, Sarah Jane Dias, Hazel Keech among other celebs were snapped at Signature Fashion Week 2013

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Bollywood Celebs at Signature Fashion Week

Sonam Kapoor at Signature International Fashion Week 2013

Kangana at Signature International Fashion Week 2013

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Bollywood Celebs at Signature Fashion Week

Nargis Fakri

Diana Penty

Jacqueline Fernandez

Irina Shayk

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Models Ramp walk at Signature Fashion Week


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Models Ramp walk at Signature Fashion Week


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Models Ramp walk at Signature Fashion Week


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Models Ramp walk at Signature Fashion Week


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Models Ramp walk at Signature Fashion Week


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Models Ramp walk at Signature Fashion Week


Studio Roundup Bollywood

Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2013 Taking inspiration from a musical tribute to Cole Porter with a new line of stars, Red, Haute and Blue is a celebration of fashion and the new blue packaging by Wendell Rodricks for Blenders Pride Reserve Collection 2013.

Hello Magazine Awards 2013

Hello! Magazine’s ‘Hall of Fame’ awards was an uber glamorous affair as Bollywood beauties, from the yesteryears to current sweethearts, outdid each other in glittering elegance.

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Music launch of film Bullett Raja Actors Saif Ali Khan, Jimmy Shergill and Sonakshi Sinha during the music launch of film Bullett Raja in Mumbai on November 20, 2013.

Promotion of film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Bollywood Director Punit Malhotra with actors Imran Khan and Kareen Kapoor at a promotional event of their upcoming film ‘Gori Tere Pyar Mein’ in Bengaluru.

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Studio Roundup Tollywood

Youthful Love audio launch The Audio of the movie ‘Youthful Love’ will be launched on 29th of November 2013 at Prasad Labs,Hyderabad.

Malligadu Marriage Bureau audio release Malligadu Marriage Bureau Movie Audio Launch Photos Audio Launch of hero Srikanth’s upcoming Telugu movie Malligadu Marriage Bureau held recently.

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Broker 2 press meet

Women role in politics and how politicians use women in politics is dealt in the movie ‘Broker 2’ and Maddineni Ramesh is the director as well the producer on Directors Cinema Banner .

Nuvve Naa Bangaram Movie Audio Nuvve Naa Bangaram’ movie starring Sai Krishna and Sheena in the lead roles is getting ready for its audio release, scheduled for 29th November.

Thummeda audio release function ‘Thummeda’ is an upcoming movie with Raja, Vijay, Varsha and Akshaya playing the lead roles. K.Narayana is debuting as director with this movie.

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Studio Roundup Kollywood

Eeti Movie Launch Stills Adharvaa , Sridivya and Director Ravi Arasu, Music Director G.V. Prakash

Naan Sigappu Manithan Movie Launch Stills

UTV presents vishal film factory Vishal in “Naan Sigapu Manithan� shoot starts from 29th friday near VGP and ends by february. Shooting process is going on in full swing.release on april 2014

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Merku Mugapaer Sri Kanaka Durga Movie Audio Launch Stills

Merku mogappair sri kanaka durga movie Audio Launch function held at chennai prasad preview theatre. MS viswanathan released the audio cd.

Launch Of Zorba – A Renaissance Studio Stills Launch function Of Zorba – A Renaissance Studio held on 29th Nov 2013 at Chennai. Zorba is a one of its kind holistic approach to cure ailments.

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LAUGH AT ME

Tips 4 Boys: tips 4 boysif you marry one girl,she will fight with you. if you marry two girls,they will fight for u.... think different

Y r u so opposite to me? Y r u so opposite to me? When i say tea,u say coffee! I say white,u say black! I went to dental hospital,u went to mental hospital! I came back and u still there!

You can never ask a girl her age You can never ask a girl her age. There is no such concept. They don’t have age but age groups which are follows: Baby, Babes, Bebe and Biji!

Which Laptop do u have A couple went to a wishwell. Boy bent down, threw a coin and made a wish. Girl bent down a little more and fell into the well. Boy shouted. “Abbay Teri-IT WORKS“ :)

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Girl. ur name? Girl: ur name? Boy: black lion, Girl: r u joking. Boy: no, its means kalu singh,& urs. Girl: soft underwear, Boy: ru joking? Girl:no,it means komal chadda

Relationship Cycle Seeing on Monday, Friendship on Tuesday, Love on Wednesday, Wedding on thursday, Fighting on friday, Divorse on Saturday, Rest on Sunday, Next on Monday :)

Try 2 undrstand n don’t disturb me more. Try 2 undrstand n don’t disturb me more. Leave me alone. Last night I didn’t sleep thinking of u. So don’t play with my life. - Sardar says 2 mosquito.

Y do U thinks I SMS u? Y do U think I SMS u ? Is it bcoz I care ? Or I miss u ? Or I love u ? Or I need u ? No ! Its bcoz Time pas k liye koi BAKRA chaiye

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STAR BIRTHDAYS 02

06

12

Vishnuvardhan

Silk Smitha

Rajinikanth

10

B N Reddy

Sowcar Janaki Jayaram

04

Ashok Kumar Ghantasala

06

Kamna Jethmalani

11

13

Venkatesh K V Mahadevan

Raghuvaran

Savithri

Arya

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14

Sameera Reddy


IN DECEMBER

14

21

Daggubati Rana

31

Tamanna

Jaggaiah

25

15

Silk Smitha Nagma

Bapu

29

17

Jayasudha

Twinkle khanna

18

Heera Rajgopal Sneha Ullal

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Aries On December 18, Uranus turns direct and your life will be instantly easier, faster, not smoother and calmer but better anyway. It will be a good time to open up to new people that you could mix well with family or old friends. You are trying to get rid of bad habits but it may not be the easiest time of the year, give yourself some time to be ready.

Pisces Watch where you look because if you meet someone else’s eyes today, sparks could fly. Sparks that could light the fire of love. You are in amazing shape. Luck smiles on you suddenly. Your erotic magnetism is amazing. You are impeccable and punctual when it comes to practical matters.

Rate : 7.5

Rate : 8

Aqua

The more, the merrier the first three weeks o Sagittarius, your eleve friendships, group act You’re in your social e than usual, since Aqua natural ruler of this zo up 150 of your closes good times roll.

Rate : 8

Taurus Venus in Capricorn is excellent for a Taurus. You feel loved and respected and receiving praises and compliments is a pleasure that you take with a big smile. Your mood is at the highest. Saturn is deepening your long-term relationship if you have one. Projects for the next months and the years also are expressed and organized, no need to wait longer, if you want to get married

Rate : 9

Gemini You will finish the year with still a lot of work to finish. A very productive beginning of the month as you want to take some rest for the holidays. You will relax and enjoy a well-deserved peaceful end of the year. It will finally a moment where you will forget about work. Your year 2013 was a good financial year, 2014 will be interesting on the material level too.

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Cancer Jupiter is bringing some nice elements of luck: for example, your grandparents decide to make a donation, your ex says nice things to you finally and accepts to be a good friend, your boss promises to give you more responsibilities in the fields you like best and you may get the best gifts ever for Christmas.

Rate : 8.5

Leo

You are really close to schedule this month i to spend time with all parent, children, relati sisters. You will get rid tasks, but try not “to p the carpet”. You feel s same rhythm as your upsets you that he or

Rate : 9


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r! The Sun spends of December in enth house of tivity and networking. element, even more arius is actually the odiac house. So call st friends and let the

o your family and your is really organized l your loved ones, ives, brothers and d of some boring put the dust under slightly not at the loved one, and it r she is not as,

Capricorn Venus is in your sign the whole month of December. Enjoy feeling good in your skin, compliments on your good look or your style and sense of fashion. Your skin looks better than ever. You take care of yourself, health and beauty. If you are single, your chances to meet somebody who is your style are very high, open your eyes, look around,

Rate : 9

Sagittarius This is your month, the Sun is in Sagittarius until the 22, so you enjoy all these happy events happening in your life. You get lots of invitations and you say yes to all, even if it is complicated, you make sure not to miss any special moments. As you birthday is this month, you may celebrate it several times with different groups of people.

Rate : 9

Scorpio Saturn and Jupiter are well aligned in December and it is very good for you. Some solutions for problems that were haunting you for a long time happen and you get a great relief with that. You rebuild some aspects of your life after lots of changes. You are structured and decided not to let any situation have control over you.

Rate : 7

Virgo Mars will leave your sign on December 8, and you will focus on your finances for several months as Mars will enter your financial sector. Your attitude will change. You may be usually frugal and you will start to spend or you are a big spender and you start saving and you balance your budget. You become conscious of the importance of money in your life.

Rate : 7.5

Libra You are really close to your family and your schedule this month is really organized to spend time with all your loved ones, parent, children, relatives, brothers and sisters. You will get rid of some boring tasks, but try not “to put the dust under the carpet�. You feel slightly not at the same rhythm as your loved one,

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