M Venkat Raghav

  Matrudevobhava, Pitrudevobhava, Acharyadevobhava, Athithidevobhava   When you working towards an image, it is advised to act in as many different roles as possible. Once you have the image, the advice is juxtaposed and you are asked to act in as similar roles as possible in an effort to maintain the image.   Paresh Rawal…

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A movie with a slow first half. The second half bursts into prominence with the superbly shot war sequences. It also sets the viewer up for what should be a very good and better second part This is how I ended when I wrote about Baahubali. Now having seen Baahubali 2, I can venture to…

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In an episode of Raghavendra Rao’s Soundaryalahiri, Ravi Teja and Harish Shankar were attending as guests. They were discussing about some mundane scenes and songs. Since both of them weren’t associated with Raghavendra Rao’s movies after they gained their name and fame, they had to resort to praising Raghavendra Rao’s movies. At a certain point…

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A few years ago, I delved into the reasons that compel a movie-goer to watch a movie more than once . I was forced to think about it when I saw a couple of movies on the eve of New Year and on New Year. The movies were Khaleja and Manmadhudu Manmadhudu released towards the…

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Indian cricket team, till date, has had 32 Test captains. The team has played 501 Tests, to date. Dhoni captained the Indian cricket team in 60 of them.  He retired, from Tests, more than 20 months ago and continues to captain the ODI and T20 teams. So with him still relevant, it is debatable if…

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It was during the audio release function of ‘Temper’  that Jr. NTR goaded his fans into watching Temper. The movie also marked the beginning of a purple patch for him. Before the release of Temper many had dubbed him as a waning force, but he proved the naysayers wrong on two counts after the release.…

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Nestled below the lofty Annapurna studios is an area called ‘Krishna Nagar’. Many a struggler in the film industry come to this area to find many of their ilk. A few succeed and a lot many are disappointed in their quest to gain a foothold in the Telugu film industry. Opportunity and despair follow people…

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For long, I have heard that Vijayawada is/was the political and cultural hotbed of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh. The political hotbed nature of Vijayawada shows itself up whenever it’s the birthday of a politico based in the city. There are flexi posters wishing the man in question a happy birthday and also words…

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