Radhika Rajamani feels Mr Pellikoduku is tedious to watch.It is a known fact that Mr Pellikoduku is a remake of the Hindi film Tanu Weds Manu. The film has the same premise and largely follows the original but with added Telugu flavours.In the process of attuning the film to Telugu sensibilities, the director Devi Prasad has made the remake look garish and tawdry, and is tedious and tiresome to sit through. Butchi Babu (Sunil), a boutique owner from the US comes to India in search of a bride ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Radhika Rajamani says Jabardasth is hugely inspired by the Hindi film Band Baaja Baraat. For her second film Jabardasth director B V Nandini Reddy has tread cautiously. She has taken the central thread and theme from the Hindi film, Band Baaja Baarat and given it a slightly desi Telugu twist by peopling it with more characters, and added some humour. The characters are pretty well etched but despite this and the local flavour, the Hindi film looms large. Byraju (Siddharth), an orphan, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
"The phone hasn't stopped ringing," says a happy Swati after the success of her Telugu film Swamy Ra Ra, which released last month. The film stars Nikhil and Swati in the main leads and is directed by newcomer Sudheer Varma. The film has been critically acclaimed and is doing well in India and the United States of America. In this interview with Radhika Rajamani, Swati talks about the film and her part in it. Was it the fact that Swamy Ra Ra was a crime comedy and a new genre for you ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Nikhil Siddhartha made a dream debut with Happy Days, directed by Sekhar Kammula, in 2007. He went on to do seven more films, of which Yuvatha and Veedu Theda had successful runs. His latest film, Swamy Ra Ra, co-starring Swati and directed by debutant Sudheer Varma, is releasing on March 23. In this chat with Radhika Rajamani, Nikhil gives us a peek into what Swamy Ra Ra is all about. How did you come to sign Swamy Ra Ra? The film falls in the genre of crime comedy. The film is ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Director Madhura Sreedhar Reddy came into the limelight with Sneha Geetham. He made It's My Love Story last year. Both films were made with new actors. His third film Back Bench Student starring Mahat Raghavendra (who made his debut in Ajith's 50th Tamil film Mankatha), Piaa Bajpai (of Rangam fame) and Archana Kavi (an award-winning actress from Malayalam cinema), releases this Friday, March 15. Sreedhar Reddy speaks about this film in this interview. Radhika Rajamani What prompted you to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Lakshmi Manchu, daughter of well known Telugu actor and producer Mohan Babu has made her mark as an actor, talk show host and producer. She has lived in the US and acted in AXN serials such as Las Vegas, Boston Legal and Desperate Housewives. Lakshmi has also acted in films, in Anaganaga O Dheerudu, Dongala Mutha, U Kodathara, Ulikki Padathara (UKUP) (Telugu), Department (Hindi), and Kadal (Tamil). Her bi-lingual production, Gundello Godaari (in Telugu) releases on March 8. She acts in the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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