Tollywood

  • Rituparno Ghosh's last rites performed as Kolkata bids tearful goodbye May 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Maverick filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh's mortal remains were consigned to flames on Thursday night as a tearful city bade farewell to a person credited for ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema. A team of Kolkata Police accorded gun salute to the filmmaker, whose last rites were done at...
  • WB chit fund scam hits the state's film industry April 29, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal chit fund is getting bigger each day. It has now turns out that ponzi schemes in the state financed not just media houses but Tollywood films as well. In the past four years, at least one in three films has been produced by groups that run...
  • RP Patnaik's 'Thulasidhalam' in post production phase March 9, 2013

    RP Patnaik, who has earned his name as a music director, has proved himself as an actor with 'Seenu Vaasanthi Lakshmi' and as a director with 'Broker' and 'Friends Book'. The buzz however is that he is currently directing a horror movie based in Las Vegas now. When asked more about...
  • Producer Ramanaidu to receive Padma Bhushuan March 2, 2013

    "I have dreamY of making movies in all the Indian languages and to be called as a top producer. With the recently released Punjabi film, 'Singh vs Kaur', my dream has been fulfilled. I am very happy as far as this achievement which not other producer in the industry...
  • Telugu actor Nani goes bald in his next film March 1, 2013

    The chocolate boy Nani is shirking off that image. That too by boldly taking a step to go bald for his next movie,'Jendapani Kapiraju'. Also, he will be playing a double role in the upcoming film. "My character has a few negative shades. Since this is the first time, I'm playing...
  • '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...
  • '24 hours': Telugu film in post production phase February 28, 2013

    Actors Bhanuchander, Thilak and Nethra are playing the lead roles in the Telugu suspense thriller '24 hours'. Also filmmaker Chinnu is making his debut as a director with this film. On one hand where T Venkatesh has produced the film under the Keerthana movie makers banner on the other hand...
  • Song trailers of RGV's '26/11 India Pai Dhadi' is out February 25, 2013

    The launch of song trailers of '26/11 India Pai Dhadi' has been done at Taj Vivantha in Hyderabad and famous film personalities have attended it. About his making a movie on a sensitive issue like 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, RGV says, "It is not compulsory that you have to be a...
  • Hansika to get the JFW Woman Achiever award February 22, 2013

    At a budding age of just 21, Hansika is creating waves in the Southern industry. And here comes yet another feather to add glory to her crown. She has been selected by the JFW women's magazine, for the prestigious 'JFW Woman Achiever' award. On an interaction with the director of...
  • Zee bags Tamil film 'Moondru Per Moondru Kadal' February 22, 2013

    Bringing an exciting development on Vasanth's forthcoming film 'Moondru Per Moondru Kadal' (MPMK), Zee TV, one of the premium banners in the industry, reported to have bought the satellite rights of the film. After facing a stiff competition from other players in the field, Zee successfully raced ahead, by bagging...
  • Rajinikanth lends support to Tollywood's strike against service tax January 8, 2013

    Tamil film industry shut down on Monday after film industry members went on a daylong hunger strike in Chennai to protest against the service tax levied by the Centre and demanded the Centre scrap it completely. Meanwhile, film and television shooting was suspended for the day and theatres also remained...
  • Tamil film industry on a strike against service tax January 7, 2013

    Chennai: The Tamil film industry was shut down on Monday due to a daylong hunger strike in Chennai to protest against the service tax levied by the Centre. They are demanding the tax be scrapped. Tamil superstar Rajinikanth also gave his support to the protest. "If there's a tough law to...
  • Lucky Tamannah bags Shiva's next project December 3, 2012

    It was almost sure that Anushka Shetty was to play the leading lady of Ajith's proposed film with Siva of 'Siruthai' fame. But after a sudden turn of events an official announcement was made on Friday, declaring Tamannah as the movie heroine. As per sources, Anushka was unable to allot the...
  • Actor Sudeep on his ups and downs in Indian cinema October 6, 2012

    Join us this week on Southern Stars as Sudeep talks about his journey in Indian cinema at these times on CNNIBN. ...
  • Gopichand, Nayanthara busy with Boopathy's next June 18, 2012

    Director Boopathy Pandian has almost completed shooting for his comeback film. A bilingual being made simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu, it has leading Tollywood actor Gopichand and Nayanthara in lead roles. If sources are to be believed, the cop story has been titled 'Jagan Mohan IPS' in Telugu, while a search...
  • Siddharth and Sunil to work together in a film May 9, 2012

    Siddharth and Sunil are going to share space in Nandini Reddy's film. This will be jointly produced by Siddharth and Chakravarthy Ramachandra (Ram). The film marks the coming together of two contrasting faces and the ensemble casting may well work in the film's favour. Plans for the film are on and...
  • Allu Arvind to rescue Naga Chaitanya? February 7, 2012

    Hyderabad: Notwithstanding his successive failures Dhada and Bejawada, Naga Chaitanya continues to be in demand in the industry. Currently, working for Deva Kattas Autonagar Surya, the young hero also has Radha Mohans bilingual family drama Gouravam in the pipeline. But then, everyone is looking forward to his forthcoming venture, which...
  • Off beat films keep me grounded: Mithun October 20, 2011

    Mumbai: Threetime national award winning actor Mithun Chakraborty says it is important for him to work in offbeat films because this keeps him grounded. "Such films (offbeat films) pull you down from stardom to the ground and makes you feel human, and that is what brings me to such films," Mithun,...
  • Inclined to contest AP polls: Nandamuri September 11, 2011

    Anantapur: Telugu actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, son of former chief minister late NT Rama Rao, on Sunday announced his inclination to contest the next Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections. The actor, who today participated in a Tollywood cricket match held for charity, told reporters that he would take a plunge into active politics...
  • Anna should end his fast: Tamil actress Khushboo August 24, 2011

    Tamil actress Khushboo said as the government has taken a step forward Anna Hazare should end his fast. ...
  • Pawan Kalyan's 'Theen Maar' heads for record April 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Actor Pawan Kalyan's romantic entertainer 'Theen Maar' is headed for a record of sorts as it being released on Thursday across 1000 theatres worldwide and will be screened in Hyderabad 30 times on the first day. 'Theen Maar' is the only Telugu film to be released across 1000 screens...
  • Telugu Review: 'Shakthi' a disappointment April 4, 2011

    Film: "Shakthi"; Cast: NTR, Ileana, Sonu Sood, Sivaji Prabhu, Brahmanandam, Jackie Shroff, Pooja Bedi, Venu, Ali and others; Producer: Ashwini Dutt; ScreenplaywriterDirector: Mehar Ramesh; Composer: Manisharma; Camera: Sameer Reddy; Rating: * Shakthi, touted as the costliest film ever made in the Telugu film industry, may not appeal to the viewers because...
  • IT raids on Telugu film actors March 23, 2011

    Income Tax officials on Wednesday raided houses and offices of leading Telugu film actors. ...
  • Sohail Khan's cricket team ready to face southern counterparts December 1, 2010

    Mumbai: Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), an initiative combining the two most popular forms of entertainment cinema and cricket is set to bring together Bollywood and the southern film industry to play a game of cricket in January. "This is the first year. We are just bringing it together. Once...
  • Tollywood left high and dry after drug abuse August 22, 2010

    A day after popular Telugu film star Ravi Teja's brothers were arrested while procuring cocaine, the film industry has come under the scanner. ...
  • IIM alumnus makes film, ISB makes it case study August 6, 2009

    Hyderabad: How do you work your way up the popularity charts of a Bschool as revered as the Indian School of Business? High grades? Well, a firsttime Telugu film producer is all set to prove you wrong. A Telugu film, Ashta Chamma, released in September last year has been running successfully...
  • Small budget Tollywood producers go on hunger strike December 18, 2008

    Hyderabad: Producers of one of the country's largest vernacular movie base are at logger heads with each other. The small budget filmmakers of Tollywood are on a relay hunger strike protesting against the big budget producers calling shots in distribution and exhibition rights. While there are over 2,400 screens in Andhra...
  • Chiranjeevi to quit films, aspirants can apply for slot November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Southern superstar Chiranjeevi's fans came out in lakhs to welcome him on to the political stage but are about to be saddened as he may quit films altogether to focus on his new work. After enthralling audiences for three decades with his power punches and righteous image, Chiranjeevi or...
  • No one dare raise a finger at Chiranjeevi January 28, 2008

    Andhra Padesh: It's a heady cocktail when politics and movies merge. So much so that in Andhra Pradesh even before mega star Chiranjeevi made an official statement on his entry into politics, spirits are high, politicians worried and fans are campaigning. Chiranjeevi is known as Andhra's megastar, and the star...
  • Tollywood stars land in a drug mess February 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Two Kolkatabased filmstars, Mithun Chakraborty and Debashree Roy, have come under the scanner of the Nacotics Bureau after the producer of a film that they had acted in was arrested early this month for his alleged involvement in drug smuggling through his IT industry of Salt Lake. Mithun...