Monday, February 26, 2007

Vanaja

Visit the website for Rajnesh Domalpalli's Telugu film Vanaja.

The film was written by a Telugu mother and son and was cast with non-actors. Presented at film festivals worldwide, the film has been hailed to become a classic. Check out the website for more info!

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mana Telugu

The soon to be launched ‘Mana Telugu’ Global Telugu TV channel is the ‘First-of-its-Kind’ completely ‘Free-To-View’ TV channel for Telugu speaking NRIs (non resident Indians) around the world.

According to K. Anil Kumar, a representative of ‘Mana Telugu’:
Based on our initial research and survey, we have found that over 12 million telugu speaking NRIs residing in different parts of the Globe are craving for a exclusive Telugu TV channel which not only entertains them but equally provides them with valuable information, regional touch and flavour viz, discussing NRI issues, re-settlement issues, immigration issues, how to safe-guard Indian values in foreign land, travels, opportunities, threats they face in their country and so on. Hence, they require a Telugu TV channel which entertains them and at the same time provides regional flair, fun and flavour of the resident country with certain programs specifically made for UK-Europe viewers, USA viewers, South Africa, UAE, Middle-East, Fareast, Trinidad etc.

This is wonderful news for Telugus everywhere. To learn more about Mana Telugu, visit their website.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Cinema Prapancham

A blogger's take on happenings in Telugu cinema. Check it out! Thanks to "Anonymous" for the link.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Video

NTR in Gundamma Katha. The song is Nidra lechindi mahila lokam.

Books: The History of Telugu Film Producers

Source: Chennai Online

"In the good old days, it was producers who dominated the film world. Now it is the stars and directors who are virtually ruling the film industry. Katragadda Murari has brought out a book on Telugu film producers, 'Telugu Chalana Chitra Nirmatala Charithra' (The History of Telugu Film Producers). As a producer, Murari made successful films like 'Sitarama Kalyanam', 'Nari Nari Naduma Murari' and 'Janaki Ramudu'. Murari expressed concern that the earlier producers used to rely only on their story and then try to locate the director and the cast. Now it is completely different which is one of the strong reasons for the failures being witnessed in the film industry.

The book was released during the platinum jubilee celebrations of Telugu cinema. Dasari Narayana Rao, who occasionally asks producers not to run after big heroes for dates but instead make films economically at low cost with talented actors, appreciated the producer's effort."

Telugu Top Fives

At the Box Office:

1. 'Maharathi'.
2. 'Desamudurul'.
3. 'Annavaram'.
4. 'Rakhi'.
5. 'Yogi'.


On Audio:

1. 'Lakshmi Kalyanam'.
2. 'Desamuduru'.
3. 'Maharathi'.
4. 'Anumanaspadam'.
5. 'Annavaram'.

Telugu Creative Writing Contest

Grab a pen and paper or your laptop if you so prefer, there's a contest a brewing:

Ahead of Sarvajit Nama Ugadi (March 20, 2007), Vanguri Foundation of America, Inc has announced the 12th Telugu Creative Writing Contest open for all writers of North America and also for all Telugu writers present globally.

The submission deadline for entries is on Ugadi Day, March 20, 2007. For more detailed info on the contest visit Andhra Cafe.