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2008-08-12 00:00:29

With both Tamil and Telugu versions of Kuselan (Kathanayakudu in Telugu) tottering at the box-office, it seems that Rajnikanth hasn't been able to break the jinx of his guest roles after attaining stardom. Barring his Telugu film Pedarayadu, where his special appearance fetched him acclaim as well as commercial success, the superstar hasn't had similar luck in Tamil. Both his earlier films Anbula and Valli sank without a trace. Though his earlier films bombed but the buyers managed to...

2008-08-12 00:00:29

By Pratiba Raman It's easy to see why one finds it difficult to believe that she is not an Andhraite; what with her looks and her name. Her cosmopolitan attitude, as one finds out shortly, stems from her roots in Bangalore. Actor Priyamani, who stunned audiences with her terrific performance in the Tamil film Paruththi Veeran recently won the National Award in the Best Actress category. More recently, she has also won the Filmfare Award in the same category. Like many young...

2008-08-12 00:00:29

After the success of Vikramarkudu, Ravi Teja and Anushka are eagerly awaiting to bring onscreen magic once again with Baladhoor, which gets released on August 14. The film is directed by Uday Shankar and has veteran actor Krishna playing a special character. Producer Suresh Babu is confident that the flick, touted as a family entertainer, will be a runaway hit as its audio has already got a good response. Well, let's see if Ravi Teja-Anushka will be the new hot pair in Tollywood! (c)...

2008-07-13 00:00:15

A month ago (June 6), CT had come up with an article on why multiplexes are pushing the few Bengali releases to the morning shows and thereby not doing enough to promote regional cinema. The show timings effectively pointed out to the discrepancy in treatment given to Hindi and Bengali releases. What's pleasantly surprising is that some amends have been made and there isn't a single morning show for Khela at any of the multiplexes. And Love, another multiplex release, has got just one...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

VIJAYAWADA/HYDERABAD: Pushed to the dark by the big players in the booming entertainment industry, film exhibitors or theatre owners have decided to fight back. In a meeting here on Saturday, the Andhra region of the Film Exhibitors Council, an umbrella organization of owners of 3,500 theatres across the state, resolved that no theatre would be leased from October 1 to any of the big producer-distributor houses and that anyone violating the directive would be blacklisted. By the big...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

With Ready being declared a hit, actress Genelia, it seems, cannot do anything wrong. With three consecutive hits in a row- Bommarillu, Mr Medhavi and Ready - Genelia is sitting pretty. With such a winning streak behind her, sources in the industry say that her price is definitely going to skyrocket! However, for now, all eyes are set on the recently released Jane Tu Ya Jane Na. With two more of her Hindi films set for release, it's going to be all Bollywood for the actress. Genelia...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

In an industry that is dominated by the heroes, comedian Brahmanandam has managed to carve a niche for himself. Infact it would be hard to recollect a hit film that does not have the guinness record holder in its cast. Krishna, Ready and Jalsa the three biggest hits of the year so far, have all had Brahmanadam in charge of keeping the audience in good humour. That his next film is named after him only goes to show his unmatched popularity. Slated to release next week, Brahmanandam Drama...

2008-07-05 00:00:16

Tamanna, the rising young star in south cinema who is now shooting for Anantha Thandavam in New York, will be spending almost the entire month of July in America. Gandhi Krishna, who directed the thriller hit Chellame, is directing the film which has new boy Siddharth as the hero. It is said to be a female-oriented story set in the US. Sources say Tamanna, who is doing four films in Tamil and Telugu, is desperately trying to juggle her dates. In mid-July, she will be flying from New York...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

After Kamalinee Mukherjee, here's the latest Bengali beauty on the Tolly block. Newcomer Megha Burman is to star in debutant director Hari Yelleti's film Ankit, Pallavi and Friends opposite Nikhil of Happy Days fame. The film is a contemporary story of five friends' coming of age, there lives, loves and the professional journeys. Meghha Burman plays Pallavi, a modern, educated Hyderabadi, who knows what she wants from life. Much like her character, Meghha in real life too is a lady who...

2008-06-26 00:02:29

By SUBHASH K JHA Asin Thottu-mkal, in the manner of Hema Malini, Rekha and Sridevi, is set to storm Hindi films with Ghajini opposite Aamir Khan after conquering Telugu and Tamil cinema. Ask her if she is set to become next big Bollywood's diva from the South, and the actress giggles in embarrassment, "I'm a long way from getting anywhere near Hema, Rekha and Sridevi. But I feel hugely welcome in Mumbai. I don't know why filmmakers are showing so much interest in me." Spirited, spunky...


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