Attarintiki Daaredi is a typical family entertainer with nothing new to offer, writes Radhika Rajamani. Director Trivikram Srinivas opts for the tried-and-tested path with Attarintiki Daaredi. Trivikram’s strongpoint is his writing. He has used sentiment and drama, infused with humour, to appeal to the family audience. As a final lure, he cast superstar Pawan Kalyan, who never fails to draw the audience into the theatres. Trivikram ensured entertainment all right, but the film lacks ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Potugadu is loud and ‘crude’ entertainment writes Radhika Rajamani. Potugadu offers an unending stream of double entendres and a surfeit of Manoj Manchu. It is a remake of the Kannada film, Govindaya Namaha, and has the same director, Pawan Wadeyar. Govind (Manoj Manchu) wants to commit suicide and decides to jump off a cliff. As he is enjoying a last drink, up comes Venkat (Posani), who has also come here to commit suicide because his lover has left him. Venkat wants to know why ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
KISS is a pleasant break from routine Telugu films, says Radhika Rajamani KISS (Keep it simple, stupid) is an unusual title for a rom-com. This sweet love story, directed by Adivi Sesh and produced by Sai Kiran Adivi, treads a different path from the usual Telugu formula film. It has songs, action, romance and humour but they are not treated in the usual way. The love story unwinds in the course of a day (barring a few flashbacks) against a picturesque San Francisco. Priya (debutante ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Nagarjuna started this interview by saying it was a tough week for the family as his father Akkineni Nageswara Rao was diagnosed with cancer on Saturday. But he made a remarkable recovery. “On Monday he has a high-risk stomach surgery and on Tuesday, he walked out of the ICU to see us all outside. Even the doctors were surprised. He is now waiting to get home! We are relieved a bit now.” With his film Bhai releasing on Friday, October 25, Nagarjuna talks to Radhika Rajamani about ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
From being a stuntman, then a character artiste and finally the leading man, Srihari rose in the film industry by sheer dint of hard work, says Radhika Rajamani. It’s indeed hard to believe that Srihari, the actor, a robust man, full of life, is no more. Death has snatched away an actor who has not just carved a niche for himself but left an indelible impact with the roles that he has played in Telugu films. Endowed with a booming voice, Srihari, the Real Star as he was known, was ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
It is not very often you find a Telugu girl acting in Telugu movies and dubbing her own lines. Eesha is one such attractive actress from Hyderabad, who has made an impressive debut in Anthaka Mundu Aa Tharavatha (AMAT), directed by National Award-Winning director Mohanakrishna Indraganti. She holds an MBA degree, but switched to modelling and then acting. Buoyant with success of AMAT, Eesha talks to Radhika Rajamani about the film. How do you feel about the compliments you have received on your ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Madhoo Shah (nee Raghunath) acted in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films before marriage and kids put the breaks on her career for a while. She did films in Hindi and Tamil sporadically. Now, after 16 years -- her last Telugu film with Venkatesh was Ganesh released in 1998 -- she has acted in a Telugu film called Anthakumundu Aatharuvatha (AMAT). The film is produced by K L Damodar Prasad and Mohanakrishna Indraganti. As AMAT nears the 25-day mark, Madhoo talks to Radhika ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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