BALAKRISHNA

  • Andhra Pradesh: NTR's son Balakrishna to contest on TDP ticket April 14, 2014

    Telugu Desam founder-president N T Rama Rao's son and Telugu film star Nandamuri Balakrishna has jumped into the poll fray for the first time as the party announced his name for Hindupur Assembly seat in Anantapuram district. Hindupur was once represented by NTR himself and later for a term by his...
  • LS polls: N Balakrishna plans to contest polls April 1, 2014

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder NT Rama Rao's son and popular Telugu film actor N Balakrishna said he would take a decision on contesting the elections after consultation with party chief N Chandrababu Naidu. He told reporters at Visakhapatnam on Tuesday that he has not yet taken a decision whether to...
  • Puri Jagannadh's son to play young Balakrishna in 'Legend' November 16, 2013

    Chennai: Child actor Puri Akash, son of filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, will essay the role of young Nandamuri Balakrishna in upcoming politicaldrama 'Legend', slated to be released next year. "Puri's son Akash will play the younger version of Balakrishna in the film. I had seen his performances in other films and I...
  • Radhika Apte to act opposite Balakrishna in Srinu's next September 20, 2013

    Chennai: Bollywood actress Radhika Apte has been confirmed as the leading lady opposite Nandamuri Balakrishna in his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu action drama that also features Sonal Chauhan. "Radhika Apte and Sonal Chauhan are the heroines in our Balakrishna starrer film with Boyapati Srinu," the film's producer Anil Sunkara posted on his...
  • Sonal Chauhan to act with Balayya in her next? September 17, 2013

    Chennai: Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan has already been roped in opposite Nandamuri Balakrishna aka Balayya in an upcoming yet untitled Telugu flick. However, the film's makers are still on the lookout for a leading lady. "We have a few names in mind, but haven't zeroed in on anyone yet. We are...
  • Kerala: Balakrishna Pillai hints at leaving Congress June 5, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The woes of the Kerala Congress are far from over. Senior party chairman R Balakrishna Pillai on Wednesday hinted at leaving the party if his son KB Ganeshkumar wasn't given a Cabinet berth. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is already under pressure to include KPCC Chief Ramesh Chennithala in the Cabinet. However,...
  • Balakrishna Pillai wants son back in Kerala cabinet May 27, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: For more than a year, veteran Kerala politician and chairman of Kerala Congress (Pillai) R Balakrishna Pillai's only demand was the ouster of his son from the cabinet. On Monday, he did a volteface. The father requested Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday to reinstate his son in the cabinet. "There...
  • Veteran actor NTR statue unveiled in the Parliament today May 7, 2013

    The legendary actor and former Chief minister of Telugu Desum Party Dr NT Rama Rao's statue has been unveiled at the Parliament today. The event was a conglomeration of politicians, family members and celebrities from the Southern film industry who participated at the event. Meera Kumar, speaker of Lok Sabha unveiled...
  • Dasari Narayana Rao annouces five Telugu films April 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: Veteran Telugu filmmaker and politician Dasari Narayana Rao Saturday announced he will wield the megaphone for five Telugu films, including one titled 'Vaddi Kaasula Vaadu', in which he will also act. "My 151st film titled 'Vaddi Kaasula Vaadu' will go on floors May 4 coinciding with my birthday. I will...
  • 'Ruler':Telugu film shooting to start in May March 5, 2013

    Chennai: Nandamuri Balakrishna, one of the well-known stars of Telugu cinema, will be seen in political-drama 'Ruler', which will go on the floors in May. "Scheduled to release around the general elections in 2014, 'Ruler' will go on the floors from May 15. The film is set against a political backdrop...
  • Tamil actor Nandamuri to act in 'Ruler' February 9, 2013

    Chennai: Having worked together in Telugu hit 'Simha' earlier, actor Nandamuri Balakrishna is all set to work with director Boyapati Srinu once again. This time they are teaming up for a political drama titled 'Ruler'. "Balakrishna will be seen essaying a powerful role in a political film titled 'Ruler', which will...
  • Karuna asked me to turn against Jaya, says Sasikala December 22, 2012

    Bangalore: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's close aide Sasikala Natarajan on Saturday claimed in a special court here that DMK chief M Karunanidhi had in 1996 offered to exclude her from the wealth case against the AIADMK supremo if she turned against her. As the Special Judge concluded recording of her...
  • Kerala: Fatherson spat puts Chandy govt in a spot November 23, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: "Issues" between K B Ganesh Kumar, a cabinet minister, and his father R Balakrishna Pillai, a former cabinet minister and veteran politician, have put Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his government in a spot. Pillai, 78, is chairman of the Kerala Congress (B) and an eighttime legislator who has...
  • Bala's fans clash with Nagarjuna's over 'Shirdi Sai' September 7, 2012

    The clash at the boxoffice of two big stars is usually limited to counting the coffers but on August 6, it turned physical at a theatre in Kukatpally. Ramesh Puppala, producer of the Balakrishnastarrer 'Srimannarayana', accompanied by the actor's fans, descended on the Arjun Cinema in the morning after he learnt...
  • 'Shirdi Sai' and 'Srimannarayana' fights for slot September 7, 2012

    Balakrishna's omnipotence enriched the farmers with Rs 5000 crores in 'Srimannarayana'. Sadly enough, it is now 'Srimannarayana' who needs the support of ordinary folks to sustain himself at Arjun theatre in Hyderabad. The problem began when the theatre management controversially took out 'Srimannarayana' to accommodate 'Shirdi Sai'. This justifiably ruffled the...
  • Isha Chawla says no to skimpy outfits September 4, 2012

    'Poola Rangadu' and 'Srimannarayana' have made Isha Chawla a familiar and popular face in Telugu cinema. Isha is happy with the kind of work she is getting. "Working with Balakrishna was a learning experience. He works hard and is a very supportive person. He helped me a lot in getting my...
  • Telugu Review: 'Srimannarayana' makes no sense September 1, 2012

    If you go to watch 'Srimannarayana' expecting an intellectual side, you will be in disappointment. As the story moves forward, you will realise that the gutsy young chap (Balakrishna) fights impossibly, murders miserably, talks funnily, dances at the drop of a hat in the presence of one or both the...
  • Police seize actor Balakrishna's son's vehicle August 20, 2012

    Police seems to have scared Tollywood actor, Nandamuri Balakrishna's 18 years old son, Tarakarama Mokshagna. He had to run in the middle of the road, after jumping out of the car, when the Banjara Hills traffic police intercepted his vehicle in which he and his friends were travelling in an...
  • 'Srimannarayana' to be released in August last week August 13, 2012

    It is August last week release for 'Srimannarayana'. This is one of the few films that has released on schedule in 2012. All the August big releases, namely, 'Julayi', 'Andala Rakshasi', 'Life Is Beautiful', 'DCM', and 'Sudigaadu', were to be released in July. If you ask Ramesh Puppala, the producer, he...
  • Telugu Review: 'Uu Kodatara Ulikki Padatara' is bad July 28, 2012

    It is neither 'Uu' nor 'Ulikki', it is hooting laughter that the film induces. Even without talking about the patent mediocrity of the film, one can expose it by mere description. It has not got a hero; instead, there are two souls who are out to bay for each...
  • 'UKUP' to be released on July 27 July 24, 2012

    'U Kodathara Ulikki Padatara' underwent today Censor formalities. It was awarded with U/A. The Manchu ManojBalakrishna starrer is slated to release on July 27. It was to clash with 'DCM', but the latter has since been deferred to Aug 15. There is a curiosity about the subject matter...
  • Junior NTR will enter active politics soon July 14, 2012

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao's son and popular Telugu actor N. Balakrishna Saturday said he would soon enter active politics. Balakrishna, however, made it clear that TDP chief and his brotherinlaw N. Chandrababu Naidu would be the chief ministerial candidate in 2014 elections. Talking to reporters here, he denied...
  • Manchu Manoj finally debuts in Tamil Cinema July 7, 2012

    Manoj Manchu, son of Telugu superstar Mohan Babu who shot to fame with 'Bindaas' and 'Vedam' in Telugu, is all set to make his debut in Tamil with 'Varuvaan Thalaivan' (VT). A socio fantasy being made in Tamil and Telugu ('Oo Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?'), VT is supposed to release by...
  • 'Srimannarayana' done in one schedule: Puppala July 6, 2012

    Discipline and Balakrishna go together. Ramesh Puppala's latest words only reaffirm this well known fact. "If we could complete Srimannarayana in a single schedule (of 85 days), the credit must go to Balakrishna. It was because of his commitment and complete cooperation that we have been able to...
  • 'Srimannarayana' to be shot in Switzerland, Italy June 24, 2012

    Producer Ramesh Puppala says that the two songs and a fight sequence shot in Malaysia will be a major highlight of 'Srimannarayana'. Balakrishna is returning this August with another powerful film, to be presented by RR Movie Makers. Directed by Ravikumar Chavali, this one has got a social message. By June...
  • 'Uu Kodathara Ulikki Padatara' to release in July June 17, 2012

    It is officially confirmed that 'Uu Kodathara Ulikki Padatara' will be released not earlier than the first half of July. Since July 6 happens to be the release date of 'Eega', it may be assumed that the film will be released in the second week of the month. The film boasts...
  • Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna turns a year older June 10, 2012

    Nandamuri Balakrishna, it is difficult to believe, is over 50. He becomes a year older but for his fans and admirers, he remains the eversoenergetic Yuvaratna. In 'Adhinayakudu', he not only looked younger but also seemed all the more dignified in the role of Harischandra Prasad and dauntless in that...
  • SIIMA: Nagarjuna and others for Telugu nominations June 5, 2012

    The panel constituted to make nominations for the prestigious SIIMA awards has selected the likes of Prabhas and Kajal Aggarwal, among others, for the awards. The nominees for best actor category included the favourites. Nagarjuna for 'Rajanna', Balakrishna for 'Sri Rama Rajyam', Mahesh Babu for 'Dookudu', Prabhas for 'Mr. Perfect' and...
  • Screenplay demanded the dialogue: Paruchuri June 2, 2012

    Nandamuri Balakrishna may have indicated that 'Adhinayakudu' is his political statement but Paruchuri Murali claims that the dialogue with alleged political overtones was demanded by the script. Speaking to a national daily on the controversial dialogue which has put the film in the centre of a controversy, the director said...
  • Telugu Review: 'Adhinayakudu' is a family drama June 1, 2012

    'Adhinayakudu' is more a family drama than a political potboiler. Minus hyperbole, ridiculous stunts and overthetop melodrama, 'Adhinayakudu' is watchable once, with the proceedings pepped up by a resurgent Balakrishna. Speaking of its other side, the film could have done better with a more interesting plot and less confusion. Paruchuri...