Mukunda review

In 2009 and 2010, we were witness to a couple of star debuts – Naga Chaitanya and Rana Dagubbati. The former had a bad debut and the later a good one. Now, in 2014, we have another star debut – Varun Tej, nephew of Chiranjeevi & Pawan Kalyan. Here, Srikanth Addala doesn’t make the mistakes…

My thoughts on Karthikeya

In 2007 October, there was a lot of activity in the film industry because on the 2nd of that month, the much awaited debut of Ram Charan was to take place. On the same day, a film directed by Sekhar Kammula also released. The name of the movie was 'Happy Days' . Sekhar Kammula was…

Botswana and the memories

Our family used to go our village once a year in my childhood. During one of those trips, we came across a lady who was taught English  by my father in his free time. While watching TV at their place, I asked where she stayed. She replied, 'Botswana'. The first thing I did was to…

Srinu Vaitla’s (without Kona Venkat) Aagadu

When a director-writer combine goes their separate ways, it’s impossible to gauge the immediate impact. When Trivikram Srinivas and K Vijayabhaskar split, it was seen that the director was the one to suffer in terms of immediate box office impact. For reasons unknown, Srinu Vaitla and Kona Venkat (Gopi Mohan included) aren’t together anymore. There…

Thoughts on ‘What I talk about when I talk about running’

First things first. I didn't actually intend to read this book. I wanted to buy 'Born to run' and ended up buying this book. After reading the book, I can safely say that it was a good choice. It is a translated version from Japanese   The book has a life like pace. It goes…

Thoughts on Rabhasa

When the song ‘Raakasi Raakasi’ was released I couldn’t help but wonder as to why box office success is eluding NTR for a long time. He can act well, dance well, emote well and probably is the best modulator of voice in Telugu Film Industry now. Now we can add singing to the repertoire as…

Thoughts after watching Run Raja Run

If you have seen Sye, Chatrapati and Vikramarkudu, it’s fair enough to say that you would have noticed Chandrasekhar in those movies. In these days, when the heroes boast that they are recognized and called by their screen avatars, it is indeed a matter of pride for Chandrasekhar that he is known by the roles…

Manam movie review

While speaking at the Manam Sangeetham function, Nagarjuna said, “My father made his debut in 1944. It means that he was involved with the film industry for 70 years. The Movie industry has been in existence for 100 years (sic)”. The statement didn’t hit the nail then, but it did when I was watching the…

Race Gurram review

There are times when the cinematography makes you want to love the movie but you can't. Case in point, 180.  There are times when you love the trailer more than the movie itself - Tees Maar Khan. And there are times when the happenings on screen are irrelevant to you till Brahmanandam appears on screen…

Legend movie review

If you have watched sport closely, you would have observed a few writers and commentators talking about what is called ‘game face’. It basically means bringing on a front that might/might not be a part of your real persona, but acts as a mask to show you mean business to the opposition.   Evidence of…

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