JAYAPRAKASH

  • Kalraj Mishra makes ministerial debut at centre May 26, 2014

    A Sangh pracharak and an associate of Jayaprakash Narayan, Kalraj Mishra, a veteran of Uttar Pradesh politics, is making his ministerial debut at the Centre. 71yearold Mishra began his political career as a pracharak of RSS in Gorakhpur in eastern UP in 1963. As his association with the then Jan Sangh grew,...
  • Lok Satta Party decides to fight LS polls alone April 5, 2014

    As talks between TDP and BJP over forging an alliance were still caught in a deadlock, the Lok Satta Party (LSP) that initially showed inclination to join hands with them, has now decided to go it alone in the April 30 elections in Telangana. "We will have no tie-up with any...
  • Tamil Review: 'Vallinam' attempts to blur the line that divides one sport from another in our country March 2, 2014

    Movie: 'Vallinam'; Cast: Nakul, Mrudhula Basker, Atul Kulkarni, Anupama Kumar, Aadi Pinisetty, Jayaprakash, Y.G Mahendran and Krishna Kulasekaran; Director: Arivazhagan; Rating: *** In India, the fate of a sport lies in the hands of those with power and political influence. Only those who are privileged get to represent the country in a...
  • Tamil Review: 'Thegidi' is a taut film executed in style March 2, 2014

    'Thegidi'; Director: P. Ramesh; Cast: Ashok Selvan, Chakrapani, Govardhan, Janani Iyer, Jayakumar, Jayaprakash, Kaali, Kamalakannan, Madhavan and Pradeep Nair; Rating: ***1/2 According to a line from "Thegidi", "the core concentration of a detective's job is shadowing and surveillance". It's after you hear this line and understand what it means completely, you realize...
  • 'Pannaiyarum Padminiyum' review: This Tamil film is emotionally uplifting February 8, 2014

    Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Jayaprakash, Thulasi, Aishwarya Rajesh, Sneha, Neelima Rani, Balasaravanan Director: SU Arun Kumar Rating: 4.5 out of 5 In a list featuring films that tug at your heart strings, debutant Arun Kumar's 'Pannaiyarum Padminiyum' deserves to be right on the top. An emotionally uplifting work, the film steers away from the commercial...
  • 'Rey' promises globetrotting experience November 13, 2013

    Chennai: Filmmaker YVS Chowdhary is confident that his much delayed Telugu romanticdrama 'Rey', which is slated to release during Sankranti next year, will give audiences a worldwide travel experience. 'Rey' featuring debutant Sai Dharam Tej from actor Chiranjeevi's clan has been on the floors for nearly a year. "While the first half...
  • AP CM forced to cancel mass contact programme in Medak November 12, 2013

    Faced with stiff opposition from proTelangana forces, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy cancelled his programme at Sangareddy in Medak district scheduled for tomorrow. With the Deputy Chief Minister Damodara Rajanarasimha and other proTelangana forces saying that the CM is "not welcome" to tour their region, the Chief Minister...
  • Hunkar Rally: BJP unleashes Narendra Modi to challenge Nitish Kumar October 27, 2013

    Aiming to kill two birds with one stone, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address the Hunkar Rally at Patna's historic Gandhi Maidan on Sunday. Modi's first target will be his bete noire Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, while the second...
  • 'Moodar Koodam' review: The film steers away from stereotypes September 14, 2013

    Cast: Naveen, Sentrayan, Kuberan, Rajaj, Jayaprakash, Anupama Kumar, Oviya Director: Naveen Rating: 3.5 out of 5 The success of films such as 'Soodhu Kavvum', 'Pizza', 'Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom' and 'Neram' has proved that Tamil cinema doesn't rely anymore on hero-worshipping, big ticket films. Debutant Naveen's 'Moodar Koodam' (MK), which revolves around...
  • 'Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer' review: It's about careless romance August 16, 2013

    Cast: Santosh Ramesh, Manisha Yadav, Poornima Jayaram, Jayaprakash, Thulasi, Arjun Director: Suseenthiran Rating: 3 out of 5 Tamil cinema has always turned a blind eye to social problems such as honour killing, incest and even samesex marriage for a very simple reason that such subjects might not click at the boxoffice. Breaking away...
  • Tamil director Cheran shoots for a song worth 25 lakh May 29, 2013

    Chennai: A set worth Rs 25 lakh was recently erected for actordirector Cheran's directorial TeluguTamil bilingual drama 'JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai' to shoot a special song, which focuses on dating through Facebook. "We had to recreate a set that would look like the inside of Facebook. That approximately costed us Rs...
  • Telugu Review: 'Tadakha' is illogical and predictable May 12, 2013

    Cast: Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, Sunil Varma, Tamannaah Bhatia, Andrea Jeremiah, Ashutosh Rana, Rama Prabha, Brahmanadam, Raghu Babu, Jayaprakash Reddy, Vennela Kishore and Srinivasa Reddy Director: Kishore Kumar Pardasani Rating: 2 out of 5 I think we have come to the point in Indian cinema where there is no room for logic, thanks...
  • One shall learn to compromise as a debutant: Senthil Kumar May 4, 2013

    Chennai: A film is not a oneman show, but the output of a team and, therefore, it's important to compromise wherever needed, says first time director R S Durai Senthil Kumar, whose debut Tamil film 'Ethir Neechal', released recently. "It's easy to get carried away after you don the hat...
  • Tamil flick 'Ethir Neechal' spells profit for Dhanush May 3, 2013

    Chennai: Dhanush's production venture 'Ethir Neechal' raked in approximately Rs 4 crore on its release day in Tamil Nadu despite getting mixed reviews. Said to be made on a budget of Rs 9 crore, Sivakarthikeyanstarrer Tamil romanticdrama hit the screens on May 1. "The film released in over 300 screens...
  • Tamil review: 'Ethir Neechal' nothing exceptional, yet watchable May 3, 2013

    Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Nandita, Priya Anand, Jayaprakash, Ravi Prakash, Suza Kumar, Manobala, Dhanush and Nayantara Director: Durai Senthil Kumar "Ethir Neechal" is one of those films where the first and second halves are vaguely connected. The film oscillates between a cliched romanticcomedy and a sports movie at regular intervals only to appear like...
  • Telugu drama 'Rudhramadevi' to be completed by yearend April 28, 2013

    Chennai: The shooting for Gunasekhar's Telugu perioddrama 'Rudhramadevi' has started and the filmmaker says he aims to wrap up the film by December. The camera started rolling for 'Rudhramadevi' Saturday. "We are planning to complete the shooting in five long schedules by the first week of December. Visual effects will be...
  • Naga Chaitanya to play the lead in 'Thadakha' April 21, 2013

    Naga Chaitanya has become popular with the young audience and the actor is all set to share screen with Sunil in his upcoming film 'Thadakha'. The film is a remake of Tamil superhit film 'Vettai'. Tammannah and Andrea will be seen as the leading ladies in the film. 'Konchem Istam...
  • Tamil review: 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal' is a gripping thriller March 30, 2013

    Director: Shaheed Khader Cast: R. Sarathkumar, Radikaa Sarathkumar, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Prasanna Venkatesan, Cheran, Iniya, Parvathi Menon, Jayaprakash and Mithun As a regular Tamil cinema viewer, I found 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal' (CON) not brilliant, but far, far better than the usual, runofthemill commercial Tamil film. It takes guts to even attempt to make...
  • Tamil Review: 'Vathikuchi' has a strong narrative March 16, 2013

    Cast: Dileepan, Anjali, Jagan, Sampath Raj, Saranya Ponvannan, Jayaprakash, Raja, Vatsan Chakravarthy and Rajshree; Director: P Kinslin; A little bit of romance, action, comedy, suspense and few heroic moments make a good entertaining film of standards that can attract audiences from all categories. Debutant Kinslin's slick crime thriller with ignorable...
  • Tamil actor Dileepan meets his idol Akshay Kumar March 14, 2013

    Chennai: A die-hard fan of Akshay Kumar, Tamil actor Dileepan flew to Mumbai to meet the Bollywood star ahead of the release of his debut film, crime-thriller 'Vathikuchi'. "Dileepan is a big fan of Akshay Kumar, especially his stunts. He flew to Mumbai on March 15 to meet Akshay and even...
  • Wacky promotional strategy for Tamil movie 'Vathikuchi' March 12, 2013

    Chennai: With just days away from its theatrical release, the team of forthcoming Tamil crime-thriller 'Vathikuchi' will be promoted through flash mobs and auto drives in the state. "Four to five branded auto-rickshaws starting today will ply to places such as Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore promoting the film. A bunch of...
  • Anjalli is a natural actor: Tamil director March 10, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil director P Kinslin says Anjali acts naturally in front of the camera and says she has the ability to slip into her character with ease and precision. He has teamed up with Anjali in his forthcoming Tamil crime-thriller 'Vathikuchi'. "She (Anjali) is one of the few actresses who can effortlessly...
  • Jayaprakash enjoyed the Gangnam moves for his next March 8, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu actor-comedian Jayaprakash Reddy thoroughly enjoyed grooving in Gangnam style in upcoming Telugu comedy-drama 'Noothi Lo Kappalu'. He says it will definitely be one of the highlights of the film. "We have done a few minutes' dance sequence in Gangnam style. I enjoyed doing it and I'm sure it will...
  • Not all film scripts demand stars: Director Kinslin March 4, 2013

    Chennai: Debutant Tamil director Kinslin feels it is very important to have the right actor for the right script because not all scripts demand stars. "Not all scripts are suitable for star heroes because it is very important that you cast the right actor, suitable for the script. I chose a...
  • Audiences hungry for good films: Rajendra Prasad February 24, 2013

    Chennai: Just as the audiences root for commercial cinema, they are equally ready to embrace content rich films provided they are made, feels veteran Telugu actor Gadde Rajendra Prasad. "Only if we make quality films will the audiences be ready to watch them. As much as they want to be entertained,...
  • Anna recreates JP's aura in Patna, launches Janatantra Morcha January 30, 2013

    Patna: Antigraft activist Anna Hazare, who launched his Janatantra Morcha in Patna on Wednesday, sought to recreate the aura of legendary socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan and conducted himself in a manner to remind one and all about the leader who had launched the first movement against corruption in the country...
  • 'Vetadu Ventadu' Review: The movie is a borrowed thriller January 25, 2013

    Director: Thiru Cast: Vishal Krishna, Trisha Krishnan, Sunaina, Manoj Bajpai, J.D Chekravarthy, Jayaprakash and Sampath Raj 'Vetadu Ventadu' is the Telugu dubbed version of Tamil action thriller 'Samar', which is heavily inspired by the Spanish thriller 'Dot The I'. Quite different from several run of the mill type films of the...
  • Telugu Review: 'Naayak' celebrates commercialism January 11, 2013

    Film: 'Naayak'; Cast: Ram Charan Teja, Amala Paul, Kajal Agarwal, Ashish Vidyarthi, Brahmanandam, Jayaprakash Reddy, Raghu Babu, Rahul Dev, Dev Gill, Pradeep Rawat, Posani Krishna Murali and Rajeev Kanakala; Director: V.V. Vinayak; Rating: ** To anticipate an offbeat film from VV Vinayak and a performance sans commercial elements from Ram Charan...
  • We need to encourage new talent: Telugu producer December 10, 2012

    Chennai: Telugu producer Kumarbabu, who has cast a bevy of newcomers in his upcoming romantic film 'Telisi Teliyaka', strongly feels new artists need to be encouraged. "Through this film, we intend to encourage new talent. Most small budget films with newcomers may not be a blockbuster, but they succeed because of...
  • 'Devaraya' Review: The story lacks the flow December 8, 2012

    'Devaraya' falls under those army of movies that attempt to marry socio fantasy with modern day drama. Spearheaded by Srikant, who also happens to be the saving grace, this film neither inspires nor entertains any. Actor Srikant plays the role of Dorababu, a happy go lucky villager living life to his...