HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014


Lot of Govindudu Andarivadele's success goes to Charan, Ganesh: Krishna Vamsi

Basking in the success of Telugu family drama Govindudu Andarivadele, its director Krishna Vamsi feels that actor Ram Charan and producer Bandla Ganesh deserve to be credited for the success of the film.

Current Theega certified A, courtesy Sunny Leone's song

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has granted an 'A' certificate to upcoming Telugu comedy Current Theega, due to the presence of a special song featuring porn star and Bollywood actor Sunny Leone.

Baahubali to make a splash at Comic Con in Hyderabad

If you happen to swing by to Comic Con, which begins here on Friday, you're likely to be enthralled by some interesting activities and surprises being planned by the team of upcoming Telugu magnum opus Baahubali.

Mani Ratnam begins new film, a Tamil-Malayalam bilingual

Mani Ratnam, one of the better known Indian directors from Tamil Nadu, has just started shooting his bilingual film in Tamil and Malayalam. The helmer’s latest work will have Dulquer Salmaan (Mammootty’s son) and Nitya Menen playing the leads.

Top five Tamil stars to do movie for a cause free of cost

Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi will join hands to work in a yet-untitled Tamil film free of cost. The profits earned will be invested in the construction of a new building for South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFAA) aka Nadigar Sangam.

Kamal Haasan in Kerala to resume Papanasam shoot

After a short break, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will resume shooting for Tamil thriller Papanasam here on Friday. The film is the remake of Malayalam blockbuster Drishyam.

Five Malayalam film icons, from Mohanlal to Mammootty, to work together

It's never happened in the Malayalam film industry before! Five towering personalities -- Mammootty, Mohanlal, Renji Panicker, Ranjith and Shaji Kailas -- will join forces for a Malayalam film that will hit the screens next year.

Tamil, Telugu dubbed versions of Bang Bang! score big of box office

The Tamil and Telugu versions of Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang!, which released October 2, jointly raked in over Rs. 3 crore at the box office in five days. It's said to be the highest for a dubbed Hindi film.

Tamil actor Maya attempts suicide for Jayalalitha

Tamil actor Maya on Wednesday attempted suicide in front of police commissioner's office in Chennai to protest the imprisonment of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha.

Oct 10 will see a whopping 10 Tamil releases

The Tamil box office usually witnesses a maximum of four releases every week, but a record 10 releases are slated to hit the screens on Friday. It's not a healthy trend, says a trade expert.

Remakes shouldn't be a carbon copy of original: Uttama Villain director Ramesh Aravind

Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind says he isn't against the idea of a movie's remake as long as it doesn't end up being a 'carbon copy' of the original. He prefers remaking a story with a touch of creativity.

Vikram to dub for Telugu, Hindi versions of 'I'?

If all goes as planned, actor Vikram might dub for the Telugu and Hindi versions of Tamil romantic-thriller I, which is expected to hit theatres early in 2015. The post production work is currently underway.

Thirudan Police will be Iyshwarya Rajesh's first urban role

Actor Iyshwarya Rajesh, who has so far donned rural roles in her career in films such as Rummy and Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, has donned her first urban character in forthcoming Tamil crime-comedy Thirudan Police.

Kaaka Muttai director to go song-less in his next film

Director M Manikandan decided to exclude songs from his upcoming second Tamil directorial Kutramum Dhandanayum based on the feedback he received from audiences. Engaging writing is enough to keep viewers hooked.

Ram Gopal Varma does it again with his new film Savitri

Activists are incensed at the poster of the director's new Telugu film which shows a teenager ogling at the navel of a woman. The accompanying press note plunges newer depths of indecency: Varma now wants viewers to share experiences of their crush which he could use for the film.
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