Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Telugu film producers upset over censorship of promos

Andhra film producers have urged the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, S. Jaipal Reddy to do away with the recently introduced rule of subjecting promos of Telugu films to be shown on television channels for censorship. Read more at Sify.com

Monday, August 30, 2004

Did Telugu Flop Affect Aishwarya?

Aishwarya Rai turned down an offer to make the Hindi version of the Tamil hit film "Autograph". The disastrous fate of the Telugu version of the film "Naa Autograph" perhaps played a role in the actress' decision. Her secretary denies this rumour and claims that Rai turned down the film four weeks ago. Read the full article here.

Friday, August 27, 2004

Telugu search on Froogle

If you're looking for interesting Telugu related items for sale online, then a Froogle search is a good place to start. Check it out, there are many Telugu related products being sold.

Telugu Wing holds Sports Day in Oman

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Ramya Krishna to do more Telugu films

Ramya Krishna will be acting in some Telugu films, one of which is entitled "Alludu". Filming on "Alludu" which costars NTR junior, has just commenced. Read more about the actress' career and personal life at NewKerala.com.

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Gharshana Leads The Pack

Cop-thriller "Gharshana" emerged victorious as it topped the Telugu box office this past week. "Donga Dongadi", "Naa Autograph", "Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari", and "Yagnam" rounded out the top five. Source: 123Bharath.com.

Tragic End for Budding Telugu Producer

Terribly tragic news from Hyderabad: an up and coming Telugu film producer ended his life over the inability to repay mounting debts. The Times of India has more on the story.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Preeti Jhangiani is returning to Telugu cinema

Preeti Jhangiani is returning to Telugu cinema in an untitled comedy opposite actor Rajendra Prasad. Jhangiani who ventured into Hindi films, was never a big success in Bollywood. Among Telugu heroines, Boomika holds the current top spot with Trisha a close second. Whether Preeti can stand up to them will depend on how well she plans her career, film industry sources said. Read more at 123Bharath.com.

Balakrishna's security guard killed

The security guard of Telugu actor Balakrishna (NTR's son) was killed in Hyderabad. Read more at NDTV.

Telugu Film Star Found Dead in Chennai

Actor Udayaprakash, who mostly played villain's role in Tamil and Telugu movies, was on Wednesday found dead near the Film Artistes Association Building in Chennai. Read more at Mid Day.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Indian Curry House Vs. McDonalds

An Indian curry house owned by a Hyderabadi businessman in New South Wales, Austrailia is upsetting the McDonald's franchise. The furor stems from the fact that Anil Jintoorkar's restaurant "Anisha's Family Restaurant" uses red and yellow as it's colours. Jintoorkar claims that they are traditional Indian colours. The people over at McDonalds however smell a trademark violation. Read more at The Hindu Business Line.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Donga Dongadi

NewKerala.com provides a lesson than enthusiastic review of "Donga Dongadi", a remake of Tamil hit "Thiruda Thirudi". The film stars: Manoj Kumar and Sada in the lead roles. For further information visit AllIndianSite.com's Tollywood segment which has a brief synopse of the film.

Karnataka says No to Telugu films

In a surprising move, the Karnataka Film Producers Association (KFPA) has prohibited new releases of non-Kannada films including Telugu, for seven weeks in Karnataka. The KFPA claim that they are unable to withstand the competition from non-Kannada films. It's not good news for the Telugu film industry as Karnataka was proving to be very lucrative, with Chiranjeevi and NTR films fetching Rs 60 to 70 Lakhs. The Kananda film industry even staged a huge rally led by the matinee idol Dr Rajkumar in the heart of Bangalore. Source: Sify Movies.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

CRPF inter-sector athletic meet opens

Andhra Pradesh Minister K Jana Reddy inaugurated the ninth CRPF inter-sector athletic meet. The minister claimed that sports provide a good way to relieve stress and strengthen the spirit of the corps. He said the CRPF played a significant role in curbing terrorism and extremism in various parts of India, particularly in Punjab, North-East, Jammu and Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh. The CRPF was also helping the state maintain law and order in several districts of Telangana and coastal Andhra. Source: DeepikaGlobal.com

Monday, August 09, 2004

Death of child heart patient sparks tension

Death of child heart patient sparks tension in a Hyderabad hospital. The child's death prompted an angry protest, claiming that the doctors at the Care Hospital were negligent. Source: KeralaNext.com.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Telugu Film News

Actress, Sadha appears to have firmly marked her place in Tollywood. The Telugu version of Thiruda Thirudi starring the actress was released last week in Andhra Pradesh. Her movie titled Donga Dongadi reportedly had a good opening at the box-office.

In other news, two blockbuster Telugu films Sambha (starring NTR Jr) and Varsham are set to be remade in Tamil. For these and other Telugu film updates visit Talkies Today.

Classical Telugu Poetry

"Classical Telugu Poetry" is the first anthology of classical Telugu poetry in English. The anthology provides an overview of one of the world's most creative poetic traditions. Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman have brought together mythological, religious, and secular texts by twenty significant poets who wrote between the eleventh and nineteenth centuries. Narayana Rao and Shulman also translated, edited, and wrote the introduction.

Learn Telugu in 30 Days

"Learn Telugu in 30 Days" by author K. Srinivasachari is being sold at WorldLanguage.com. Check out their website for purchase information.

Saturday, August 07, 2004

US anti-dumping duty hits Andhra Shrimp Farmers

US anti-dumping duty hits Andhra shrimp farmers. Read more about this story at 123Bharath.com.

Andhra To Provide Aid to Children with Heart Ailments

Andhra offers Pakistani child hope

Official caught in the act

The Tragedy of Child Labour

The Navhind Times has a gripping article on the tragedy of child labour in cottonseed production units. The article by Sarika Jain Antony states that nearly 4 lakh children, mostly girls between seven and fourteen years of age, toil for 14-16 hours a day in cottonseed units across India. In Andhra Pradesh, which accounts for 60 per cent of the hybrid cottonseed production, girls (mainly from the lower caste) earn about Rs 20 per day, and have poor and toxic working conditions. The number of children involved in the three hybrid cottonseed producing districts of AP - Kurnool, Mahboobnagar and Rangareddy - is more than the total number of children working in industries like glass bangle making, limestone quarrying, carpet weaving and gem polishing in India. The young girls are easily manipulated into working by use of myths and bribes:
"The exploitation of girls has also been legitimised by perpetuating myths such as this one: cotton plants wither if touched by adults, and thus girls who have not attained puberty are ideal for the job. Actually, farmers admit, girls are preferred because they are easy to manipulate. They can be cajoled into working for long hours with cheap incentives like biscuits, ribbons and bindis."

Hyderabad Girl to Scale Mount Everest

Kamana Dubey, an NCC cadet from Hyderabad, has attained the distinction of being the first girl to be selected from Andhra Pradesh to climb Mt Everest. Read more at The Times of India.

Kannada film flop "Love" to be Released in Telugu

Producer-director S.V. Rajendra Singh Babu does not seem to be deterred by the failure of his Kannada film entitled "Love", as he is also releasing the Telugu version which was filmed simultaneously. The Kannada version of "Love" launched young actor Auditya. The Telugu film is titled "Prem Nagar" and stars Rakshitha. It also stars Malayalam star Mohan Lal in a significant role. Source: NewKerala.com

'Morning Raga' set in Andhra, filmed in English

'Yagnam' has made me a hero: Gopichand

The success of Yagnam has re-launched Gopichand as a star and has since been flooded with lead roles.

Mona Lisa in Telugu

Indrajit Lankesh's blockbuster film Mona Lisa is now being dubbed into Telugu.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

TeluguMatrimony.com ties up with eSeva

Monday, August 02, 2004

Telugu film 'Yagnam' is a surprise winner

Telugu film 'Yagnam' tops the charts with a delightful mix of music and comedy.

A Hat-Trick for Keeravani

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Ammayi Bagundi