Ramakrishna

  • BJP asks EC to stop Sonia Gandhi from airing message on DD, AIR April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday petitioned the Election Commission to stop Congress President Sonia Gandhi from airing her message on Doordarshan and AIR and said it is violative of the Model Code as it polarises the election scene among religious communities. In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath, BJP...
  • LS polls: AAP fields Narasimha Rao's grandson from Malkajgiri April 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to field former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao's grandson, Sudha Kiran from the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency, after its candidate Chandana Chakrabarti withdrew from the electoral race. "Chandana Chakrabarti opted out due to her personal and health reasons and now Sudha Kiran, who...
  • BJP moves EC against LIC scheme aimed at 'helping' Nilekani March 15, 2014

    BJP on Friday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the LIC seeking a ban on its new scheme in Bangalore, alleging it is aimed at propagating the Aadhar card and helping Nandan Nilekani who is contesting Lok Sabha elections from there. In a complaint to the EC, the BJP...
  • Ramakrishna Mission vice president Swami Gitananda dead March 14, 2014

    Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission's vice president Swami Gitananda died at a private hospital in Kolkata on Friday following old age complications, a spokesman of the religious order said. He was 90. Gitananda breathed his last at 9.10 am on Friday at the Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan. He was hospitalised on February...
  • Telugu film 'Avataram' inspired from real life incident February 12, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna says his forthcoming Telugu fantasy thriller 'Avataram' is loosely based on a real incident in Kerala. He says it's about a woman's fight against a devil and the graphics used will the film's high points. "The story is loosely based on an incident in Kerala that I...
  • Genres don't define film's success: Kodi Ramakrishna February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna, known for churning out blockbusters such as 'Ammoru' and 'Arundhati' in mythology and fantasy genres, says that the success of any film depends on its 'story' and 'execution', but not on genre. "I don't think genres have anything to do with the prospect of...
  • Mob ransack the Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira, Polytechnic College in Belur September 23, 2013

    In yet another incident of vandalism in an educational institution, a Ramakrishna Mission-run college in West Bengal's Howrah district was ransacked, a Mission spokesperson said on Sunday. The incident happened on Saturday night when a mob ransacked the Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira, Polytechnic College in Belur in the district, blaming the institution...
  • Veteran director Kodi Ramakrishna to direct 'Avatharam' May 1, 2013

    Veteran director Kodi Ramakrishna is shooting for a devotional film titled 'Avatharam'. Yugandhar Reddy is producing this film under the banner of Arundathi art films. Actors like Bhanu Priya, Radhika and Rishi are playing the key roles in this film. Kodi Ramakrishna said in an interview, "This film will cater to mas...
  • 'Rani Ranamma' to expose society's effects on the society April 17, 2013

    Chennai: After making some of the best Telugu fantasy films such as 'Arundhati', Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna is set to expose the ill effects of society on people's lives in his upcoming action-thriller 'Rani Ranamma'. However, he clarifies it is not about the situation in Sri Lanka. He believes there is...
  • Telugu actors Arjun-Lakshmi to star in 'Rani Ranamma' April 15, 2013

    Senior director Kodi Ramakrishna is directing a film titled 'Rani Ranamma' after a super hit film like 'Arundathi' where actors Arjun and Lakshmi Rai will play the lead roles. Buzz is that R Ramachandra Raju is producing the same film under Sailaja productions banner. Also, the film which is going...
  • 'Pelli Pusthakam' is director Ramakrishna's next February 28, 2013

    Actors Rahul and Neethi Taylor have paired up for a movie titled 'Pelli Pusthakam'. Director by Ramakrishna Macchuganti, B Nagireddy, B V Gopal, and P Suman are producing the film under Lakshmi Narasimha Cine Visions banner. The shooting and dubbing of the movie have been completed. The producers say, "Marriage is not...
  • 'Gombegala Love' Review: Is a balanced romantic drama February 11, 2013

    Director: Santhosh Cast: Arun, Pawana, Achyut Kumar, Shruthi, Ramakrishna 'Gombegala Love' is a real surprise. Not only the audience, even critics will find the film as one of the best efforts of the Kannada film industry in recent times. When most of the films made by newcomers are falling flat at the...
  • Kannada actor Thanush to star in Adhath's next January 30, 2013

    The crew of the upcoming Kannada movie 'Ale' is now in Malaysia for the shooting of it's latest song staring actor Thanush in it. Penned by composer Yogaraj Bhat, the song is sung by actor Puneeth Rajakumar. However, filmmaker Adath has penned the story, and is also behind the screenplay...
  • President to release stamps on Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary January 12, 2013

    Functions were held at various Ramakrishna Mission Ashrams and schools and colleges across the country to mark the occasion. ...
  • Advani goes down memory lane, recalls Jinnah speech December 31, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nearly seven years after courting a controversy by praising Mohammed Ali Jinnah, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Sunday said it was a prominent Swami of the Ramakrishna Mission, who had drawn his attention to the Pakistan founder's desire for a secular state. Going down the memory...
  • None in Karnataka BJP can match Yeddyurappa: Arun Shimoga December 11, 2012

    Bangalore: As many as 21 of the 118 BJP MLAs in the 225-member Karnataka Assembly came out in support of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and attended a breakfast meeting at his residence on Sunday. Does that threaten the existence of the Jagadish Shettar-led BJP government in the state? Senior...
  • My film not remake of 'Pelli Pusthakam': Film's director November 3, 2012

    Chennai, Nov 3: Upcoming Telugu romantic entertainer 'Pelli Pusthakam' is not a remake of the 1991 movie of the same name, says director Ramakrishna Macchakanti. "My film is not a remake of the old 'Pelli Pusthakam'. We named it after the old film because the story demanded it. Moreover, we've also...
  • Mob disrupts shoot of Divya Spandana's film September 23, 2012

    Divya Spandana, who is better known as Kuthu Ramya in Kollywood, was shooting for a movie directed by veteran Kodi Ramakrishna in Mysore on Sept 20, when the shoot was disrupted by a mob. Remember Sept 20 was declared as bandh by some political parties, opposing the Central government's move to...
  • 'Barfi' is not related to the Hindi movie: Diganth September 9, 2012

    Diganth is closely following Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor's footsteps. Two of his films will have traits of Ranbir's films, either in the title or his looks. First is 'Barfi', a sweet romantic comedy, which according to Diganth is nowhere related to the Bollywood movie. "I have always been known as a chocolate...
  • 'Ale' stars Thanush opposite Harshika Pooncha August 29, 2012

    The KKR movie house will leave for Dubai in the second week of September for shooting a song. "With this the entire shooting will also end" says producer, Kiran Kumar Reddy of 'Ale'. After the climax was shot at Dharmashala, the holy place of Lord Manjunatha, the unit of...
  • Kannada Review: '18th Cross' is avoidable August 4, 2012

    This was a film started nearly six years ago, but could not see the light of the day for so long mainly because of the death of its producer Chikkanna in between. Later his wife took over the production responsibility of the film. Had the film released in time, it would...
  • 'Telugabbai' is for the family audience: Director July 11, 2012

    Andhra Pradesh: OS Avinash is directing Tanish in a film titled Telugabbai. This is not the story that takes place in your typical Telugu neighbourhood though. The entire film was shot in Malaysia. This soon-to-be released movie is currently in post-production. "This one is a youthful romantic love...
  • Kodi Ramakrishna holds puja for upcoming film June 30, 2012

    The stalwart from Telugu films director Kodi Ramakrishna has commenced his trilingual film in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu at Abbainaidu studio in Bangalore. There was no news of starting of the film. The news of obstacles that disturbed the shooting for three days came from the set boys who have...
  • Dileep to play Sathya Sai Baba in his next film June 13, 2012

    After the likes of Mammootty and Mohanlal who invited much critical acclaim by being in the role of real life characters like BR Ambedkar and MGR, it is now the turn of Dileep. Yes the actor has been invited by famous Telugu director Kodi Ramakrishna to don the role of...
  • Tamil cinema is ready to enter the digital phase May 24, 2012

    New Delhi: It was a fitting tribute to legendary filmmaker B Ramakrishna Panthulu when, as part of his birth centenary celebrations, the classic 1964 Tamil movie 'Karnan', starring the demigods of Tamil and Telugu cinema — Sivaji Ganesan and N T Rama Rao respectively — was re-released this year with...
  • Digitally yours, says progressing Kollywood May 20, 2012

    It was a fitting tribute to legendary filmmaker B Ramakrishna Panthulu when, as part of his birth centenary celebrations, the classic 1964 Tamil movie 'Karnan', starring the demigods of Tamil and Telugu cinema — Sivaji Ganesan and N T Rama Rao respectively — was re-released this year with top quality...
  • 'Parie' turns pauper at BO for its investors May 17, 2012

    It is a peace less and place less situation for 'Parie' that is pauper at the box office for the investment made by BDT Abhiyanthara Chitra group of friends Arun Tumati, MC Gowda, Ramakrishna Bhatta, Nithyananda N, Mogan Babu, Divija K and Chandra Sindhogi and Trivikrama all residing in USA...
  • Sakshi media writes to PCI against CBI action May 16, 2012

    Hyderabad: Sakshi media house, owned by Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, on Wednesday filed an application with the Editors' Guild and the Press Council of India against CBI's action of freezing its bank accounts and the state government's decision to ban issuing advertisements to Sakshi Telugu daily and news channel. In...
  • Actor Shreejith Vijay for Sathya Sai's role May 12, 2012

    Sreejith Vijay had an eventful opening to his career with his very first film, the remake of 'Rathinirvedham' turning a hit. The movie not only was critically acclaimed but also paved ways for fresher roles to the actor. Sreejith has many projects under his sleeve, the important one being 'Chekkanum...
  • Focus Show: Swami Vivekananda Awards 2011 February 20, 2011

    National Congress on building new Indian through excellence and education was organised on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. ...