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A.R Rahman in hunt for singers to share stage with him

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Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman is on a hunt for singers from Tamil Nadu who can sing with him on stage. He feels that there is huge talent in the state who never got a platform.

Rahman launched “7Up Tamizh Naattin Kural”, a state-wide voice hunt that promises to be a celebration of the spirit and vibrant talent of Tamil Nadu.

“There are so many amazing singers in Tamil Nadu who haven’t got a chance to showcase their talent yet, and I would like to see them. 7Up Thamizh Naattin Kural is a platform that will facilitate this and provide an opportunity for sharing thoughts and insights,” Rahman told IANS,

“I’m looking forward to finding seven new voices through this hunt who will join me on stage at my next concert in Chennai,” he added.

7Up is running an extensive media campaign across radio, TV and outdoor mediums featuring A.R Rahman.

Elaborating on the new campaign, Vipul Prakash, Senior Vice President – Beverage Category, PepsiCo India said: “‘7Up Thamizh Naattin Kural’ is our way of saluting Tamil Nadu’s rich and vibrant talent, and we are honoured to partner with musical genius, A.R Rahman for this initiative. Music is a remarkable unifier, and through this campaign, we look forward to bringing together talented young voices with a chance to sing with the legendary music maestro.”

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Cheliya Movie Review : Technically Brilliant, but Boring !

Cheliya Movie Review

Cheliya Movie Review

Known for his poignant romantic entertainers with strong emotions, master filmmaker Mani Ratnam is back with yet another film titled as Cheliya. Starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles, the film has its music score done by A R Rahman. The refreshing trailers and the heartwarming songs have hinted that the romantic thriller will be on the lines of Mani Ratnam’s cult classics. Let’s see if Mani Ratnam casts a magic spell with this romantic entertainer or not.

Story:

Varun ( Karthi ) is an Indian army pilot, who’s being held as prisoner in 1999 Kargil War. While in Rawalpindi jail, he recollects his love travel with Leela (Aditi rao Hydari). Set in Shrinagar , an young air force officer VC aka Varun romances with multiple girls before falling for Dr. Leela into deeper true love. The conflict point is his non-serious appearing love, male egoistic attitude versus her mad love which also demands an equal relationship. Rest of the story is the consequences of his attitude in flashback, in present day how he escapes from Pakistani prison. Narrated in sliced flash back format, Cheliya story has an interesting plot on paper.

Performances:

Karthi as army pilot in initial scenes is very good. With his crew cut, cool shades Karthi appeared T-fit for this Casanova army pilot role. However, as the story gets heavy, in pathos he should have done better. Heroine Aditi Rao Hydari is gorgeous with her luminous skin – whitish complexion. Attractive eyes enhance this princess beauty, she acted well too. All other roles in this film are insignificant, whole story runs between the lead pair

Analysis:
Cheliya movie has a different storyline, never seen before backdrop to the story, Jaw dropping locations of Kashmir, Real fighter jets shown in authentic army air bases, couple of great visuals’ songs, very beautiful heroine, Camera work and art work are of top of the top league… But all got killed by Maniratnam’s ultra slow scenes, meaningless emotionless conversations! With great technical teams at his disposal, Maniratnam should make movies at bit faster pace and with natural conversations. It’s a criminal waste of others’ effort to do films at such slow pace. Many dialogues make us laugh with irritation.
In this film, Maniratnam tries to present a love track between two completely attitude lovers. Also, he projects Kids before marriage (born for same couple) is an acceptable norm. In one scene, he jovially showcases that hero’s brother and brother’s lover gets traditionally married with full rituals at her 9th month of pregnancy. At the end of the marriage ritual, she is rushed to labor room for delivery. What A sarcastic take that is.
First half of the film is watchable though the conversations between lead pair are boring. Second half is weak, doesn’t offer much except picture locations. However, Climax is slightly better

Technical:
Technically Cheliya is one of the best films in recent times. Ravi Varman’s cinematography is arresting as he captured Nilgiris , Kashmir and Serbia locations in never seen before way. Each other technical departments too excelled in their job. Sharmishta roy’s art design is elegant. The uncanny homes, rooms set in Kashmir valley are elevated with her designed interiors. Earrings worn by Aditi Rao (Jewelry courtesy: Amrapali) may become trend amongst girls. Sham Kaushal choreographed stunts are good, especially climax chase scene in which Varun runs away from Pakistan search parties after his jail escape. A R Rahman music is great in couple of songs, and as background score. “ Maimarupaa.. “song is one of his best compositions. However remaining tunes are disappointing, are not as popular as his previous films. Production values of this film are superior class.

Verdict:
Cheliya film is visually appealing to eyes, will be liked by ardent fans of Maniratnam style of slow paced taking. Common movie lovers may find it very hard to have a satisfactory experience. Heroine, Picturesque locations and technical finesse being positive points , this film’s survival at Box-office is tough as it tests patience with mindless conversations (atleast in Telugu version) between  the lead pair.

Telugu360 rating 2.75/5

Release Date : 07 April, 2017
Director : Mani Ratnam
Music Director : A. R. Rahman
Cinematography: Ravi Varman
Starring : Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari

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Vinayak to launch Naga Chaitanya teaser

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August 29th 2015 is going to be a memorable day for Akkineni fans around the world. First look teaser of Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s next film Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo will be launched on that day along with the first look teaser of Akhil and Soggade Chinni Nayana. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo teaser will be launched by V.V.Vinayak. Goutham Menon is directing this film in which Manjima Mohan will be seen beside Naga Chaitanya. A.R.Rahman is scoring tunes for this film. Kona Venkat, who is producing this film in association with his friends promises that this road movie will be a memorable hit for Naga Chaitanya.

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Hollywood villain in Robo – 2

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Show man Shankar is on a comeback trial. After a not so successful I, he is preparing to take off once again with the sequel of Robo. Robo – 2 will feature Rajinikanth as Chitti – The Robot once again. Shankar promises that Robo – 2 will be better than Robo and will be on a bigger scale on every front. Shankar is planning to rope in an A list Hollywood action hero as the villain of this Science Fiction action saga. Robo – 2 is being planned with a budget of 250 crores and makers are trying to rope in Katrina Kaif as the heroine. Srinivas Mohan will handle the VFX of the film and A.R.Rahman will score the music. Robo – 2 is likely to take off in January 2016.

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Naga Chaitanya – Goutham Menon Film Gets A Title

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Naga Chaitanya’s next film in the direction of Goutham Vasudev Menon gets a title. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo is the title of this film. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo is an action film which stays true to the style of sensible film making for which the film maker is known for. Manjima Mohan will be seen as the love interest of Naga Chaitanya in this film. A.R.Rahman is scoring music and is said to have given chartbuster music. First look of this film will be unveiled on August 29th on the occasion of Nagarjuna’s birthday. Kona Venkat is producing this film in association with his friends.

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Naga Chaitanya – Goutham Menon film first look soon

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After Dohchay, Naga Chaitanya pulled off a surprise and started a project with Goutham Vasudev Menon. This untitled film is 60% complete and is being readied for a release in the last quarter of 2015. Latest we hear is that the first look and title of the film will be revealed on 29th August, birthday of King Nagarjuna. Goutham Menon recently revealed that this will be an action film sticking to the sensibilities of the director. Debutant Manjima Mohan is paired with Naga Chaitanya in this film. A.R.Rahman is scoring tunes. Kona Venkat and his group of friends are peoducing this film. Goutham Menon is simultaneously shooin this film in Tamil and Telugu. Simbu is playing the lead role in Tamil version.

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