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Actress Amyra Dastur for Achari America Yatra

Tollywood industry sources have stated that Achari America Yatra is the new film which was announced from Vishnu Manchu in G Nageshwar Reddy direction.

Sources have stated that the major attraction for the film will be top model and gorgeous actress Amyra Dastur as heroine along with Brahmanandam will be playing a full length comic role.

Her last outing with Jackie Chan in Kung Fu Yoga had won several positive accolades. It was stated that Achari America Yatra presented by ML Kumar Chowdary is set for a grand catapult on 19th of this month.

Audio rights for Baahubali Part II sold out


As per latest report from Tollywood sources it was stated that the audio launch of Baahubali Part II will be held on March 26th at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. TV9 and NTV have bagged the rights and they have paid together Rs 50 lakhs.

The news channels were giving some free ads instead of money to the producers and currently the Baahubali 2 producers have insisted on the payment for the rights.

Currently the work for the audio launch was started and arrangements for the event is going in full swing at the Rajini Film City.

Interesting cast for Nagarjuna Akkineni’s next


Tollywood industry’s actor Nagarjuna Akkineni is doing a crucial role in Rajugari Gadhi 2 which is directed by Ohmkar with a young star cast, is all set to do team up with another young actor at the earliest.

Nagarjuna is teaming up with Nikhil for a film directed by Chandoo Mondeti. The movie will be a multi starrer as Nikhil will be portraying in leading roles.

Anupama Parameswaran has been booked in as one of the female leads. She is cast opposite Nikhil and the pair for Nagarjuna is yet to be finalized. Stay tuned for more updates.

Allari Naresh’s next will be a Malayalam remake

Tollywood industry’s actor Allari Naresh has given a latest update about his next movie. Tollywood producer was impressed with the Malayalam movie Ori Barandal Selfie.

The producer is none other than Chandrasekhar Boppana. The movie will be a romantic comedy entertainer and Nikhila Vimal will be pairing opposite Allari Naresh.

It was stated that the shooting will commence Fr March 25th at Pollachi. The music will be scored by DJ Vasanth.

Teja introduces actor Rajasekhar’s daughter Shivani

Tollywood industry’s iconic filmmaker is Teja and he had given many successful hit movies and currently his forthcoming movie is Nene Raju Nene Mantri.

This movie features Rana Daggubati and Kajal Aggarwal in predominant roles. It was stated that after completing the movie the maker has plans to direct a love story movie.

As per latest report it was stated that actor Rajasekhar is making his daughter Shivani to act in the movie. Shivani is booked as the female lead for the movie.

Janatha garage movie review

Koratala Siva latest flick “Janatha Garage” begins with this note. Although touted as a masala commercial movie it is a movie based on family and familial relationships. As NTR has teamed up with Koratala Siva after the success of “ Nannaku Prematho”, the second film of the duo “Janatha Garage” has created a significant buzz among the movie goers with high expectations. Moreover, with the casting of Mohanlal the undisputed king of Malayalam movies has added fire to the rage of this films release. The trailers have been immensely popular and it was promoted as the biggest release, hitting screens in Malayalam and Telugu languages simultaneously. The movie is produced under the banner of Mythri Movie Makers.

NTR performance alone is the biggest USP of the film, and he doesn’t disappoints his fan. NTR delivers his best performance in recent times. He is exceptionally good and plays his character with the right balance of sensitivity and intensity. NTR fans will be delighted by the script that elevates the hero to a God like stature, where his ability is many notches above an ordinary person and almost equivalent to a super hero. Overall, NTR can be credited for single-handedly executing brilliant performances in different scenes. Mohanlal is still undoubtedly on top of his craft even now, and plays his character with the caliber of a superstar.

The film begins with Satyam Garu (Mohanlal) running ‘Janatha Garage’, a small mechanic shop in Hyderabad. Satyam plays Robin hood to the local people and in the midst of his social service, Satyam’s brother gets killed by the goons of the corrupt politicians. Satyam sends his brother’s son to leave with his relatives in Mumbai. The son grows up to be Anand (NTR) who is a passionate and brilliant environmentalist. Anand develops a bitter rivalry with a local MLA and is sent away to Hyderabad by his relatives. At Hyderabad, Satyam impressed by Anand’s authenticity and ability summons him to join Janatha Garage. The duo then go on to helping people unjustifiably subdued by corrupt and powerful people.

The film stands out on the intense characterization of Mohanlal as Satyam and exceptionally brilliant performance of Anand character by NTR. Saikumar and Unni Mukundan did justice to their roles. Samantha and Nithya had very short roles, unfortunately they could not display their acting prowess, if any. Female actress roles were unfortunately not fleshed out and lacked emotional appeal. Additionally, the characterization of the villain was very weak. Lion’s share of the screen time was shared between Mohanlala and NTR.

Music by Devi Sri Prasad is exceptionally beautiful. Kajal Agarwal performs special item song “Pakka Local”, and does justice to her performance. She looks glamorous and performs an attractive number. Pakka Local was choreographed with much finesse and both NTR and Kajal danced superbly. Other equally popular songs are ‘Pranamam Pranamam’, ‘Jayaho Janatha’, ‘Apple Beauty’. The songs stand out in their emotional appeal for both the youth and mature audience. The songs blend well into the narrative of the story and enhances the emotional quality of the script. Background score is also outstanding. Cinematography by Thiru is spell binding. Fight choreography by Anal Arasu is equally thrilling and racy. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is flawless and near perfect. Production design by A.S. Prakash is equally commendable.

The first half of the movie is quite slow paced but the movie picks up rather rapidly in the second half. The plot was predictable to a certain extent and their are certain cliched moments in the film. The plot of the movie unfortunately has some unrealism to the point of being absurd. For example, a scene is played out where the chief minister calls for all-part meeting and in the meeting he abandons a project objected by Mohanlal’s character. This is quite far fetched as Satyam is just an owner of a mechanic shop. The bomb blast scene is hugely disappointing as it does nothing to add substance to the script. The characterization of the villain is certainly laughable as the villain, a wealthy business owner fears Mohanlal to an extent that he is unable to expand his business for the last two and half decades. Mohanlal’s character although a mere garage owner seems to have an inexplicable amount of power to intimidate such powerful characters. Despite all
disappoints the Government office scene between NTR and Rajeev Kanakala is brilliantly executed by Koratala Siva demonstrating his directorial prowess and his competent dialogue writing ability.

Aside from the minor flaws in the plot the film has many attractions that make it an enjoyable watch. NTR and Mohanlal’s magical performance, spectacular cinematography, beautiful music and choreography and smooth editing and realistic production design are all winners. Janatha Garage has been widely applauded by the public and the critics. We rate it as 3/5. The movie certainly has an undeniable mass appeal.

Nithya Menon in Queen movie remake

Nithya Menon has quite a lot of projects to work on. It has been reported that the actress would be seen in the official remake of a movie that has had huge success in Bollywood. Nithya would be seen in the shoes of Kangana Ranaut, for the remake of the blockbuster ‘Queen’. The upcoming remake would be a tri-lingual movie. It would be filmed in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. The famous actor-director Thiagarajan has successfully got the remake rights of ‘Queen’.

Thiagarajan says that he is looking for a suitable actress for this film, one who can act well in all the three languages. Being a well established actress of South Indian film industry, Nithya Menon is a good fit for this challenging role. A lot would be expected from the chief character of this film, since the original movie received overwhelming response. The Vikas bahl directorial tells the story of a Delhi based girl called Rani, who goes on her honeymoon even after her wedding is cancelled. It was released in March last year and went on to win six trophies at the 60th Filmfare Awards.

The upcoming films of Nithya Menon are ‘Ok Kanmani’, ‘100 Days Of Love’ and ‘Son Of Sathyamurthy’.

Sriwaas approaches Ram Charan for his next

Filmmaker Sriwaas has been recently basking in the success of his film ‘Loukyam’. Now the director has already began planning his next film and as per reports wants to cast Ram Charan, known as the Mega power star, in the film. Sriwaas met Ram Charan few days to discuss about the prospective film. Film writers Gopi Mohan and Kona Venkat were also present to narrate a script to him. A source close to the actor has informed that while Ram Charan liked the script, it is too early to confirm anything as discussions are still going on. But a decision may be coming up soon from the start. If it is affirmative then the director will probably start work on the project without much delay.

Ram Charan latest release is ‘Govindudu Andarivadele’ and it has been successful. The star was suppose to begin work on his next project, a film by Srinu Vaitla. But now it has been learnt that Ram Charan is yet to confirm the film opposite Shruti Hassan. He stated it himself to the media recently. Now speculation has begun whether he will choose Sriwaas over Vaitla or will he be accepting both the projects. Only time can tell.

Nagarjuna and Karthi doing film together

Veteran Telugu superstar Nagarjuna and Tamil star Karthi are coming together for a bilingual romantic film that will made in Telugu and also Tamil. Young Telugu star NTR jr. was initially offered Karthi’s role but things eventually did not work out with him. Telugu film maker Vamshi Paidipally will direct the film. His previous works include- Brindavanam and ‘Yevedu’. The pre-production work of the film has been completed and the film is most likely to go to the floors in November. Reports suggest that makers are waiting for Karthi to confirm his dates. Once he becomes available, work will begin in full swing.

Rajeev Kamineni, one of the backers of the project has told the media that they were looking for two lead actors who are well known in both Telugu and Tamil industries. Nagarjuan has done only a handful of films in Tamil but he is known by the Tamil audience. On the other hand, Karthi’s films have doing well recently in the regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, including his latest release ‘Madras’. As a result, these two were chosen. Kamineni also revealed that there is one female lead role in the film. The makers are looking for a top tier actress for the role. Rest of the cast are yet to be finalized.

Harshvardhan Rane to appear with Anjali in ‘Geetanjali’

Young Telugu star, Harshvardhan Rane will be appearing in the upcoming horror comedy film, ‘Geetanjali’. The actor will appear in a cameo opposite lead actor Anjali. He was also seen recently in the thriller ‘Anamika’ opposite another notable star Nayanthara. The actor is very excited to work with Anjali as he considers himself a fan of her, “I’ve been a fan on Anjali since I saw her film, Journey. She is a great actress and working with her has been a great experience, I have small but fun role.” Harshvardhan is currently in Chikmangalur shooting for a song from the film.

Harshvardhan Rane is on something of a roll and has worked with several female stars in a short period of time. He says, “Well, this year I’ve worked with seven heroines. I’m romancing three actresses in my upcoming film Maya. Besides, I did three cameos. So, I can’t complain about anything.” Harshvardhan Rane made his debut in 2010 with the hit film, ‘Thakita Thakita’. So far he has starred in six Telugu films and is considered among the top young talents in the industry. He will be seen next in ‘Maaya’, a psychological thriller directed by noted screenplay writer G. Neelakanta Reddy.