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F3: Anil Ravipudi retains all the lead cast

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After the super success of F2, Anil Ravipudi and his team decided to go with the sequel of the film which is titled F3. Venkatesh and Varun Tej will reprise their roles in this comic entertainer. Anil Ravipudi already locked the final draft of the script and the regular shoot of the film starts in January next year. Anil is said to have retained Tamannaah and Mehreen as the female leads in F3.

As speculated, there would be no other Tollywood star in F3. The film would have more fun than F2 and the team is currently finalizing the other actors and technicians. The film will be shot in record time and will release in summer 2021. Dil Raju’s Sri Venkateswara Creations are the producers. Devi Sri Prasad is on board to compose the music for F3.

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Anil Ravipudi’s Naalugu Sthambalaata

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Talented writer and director Anil Ravipudi tasted five hits in a row and he is eagerly waiting to start the shoot of F3. With the arrival of coronavirus, it is not possible to start the project soon. Anil without wasting his time is spending time penning various scripts. He is lining up projects with young actors. Anil Ravipudi penned an interesting script and narrated it to Dil Raju and got it approved. Anil will pen the story, screenplay and dialogues for this family entertainer.

Trinadha Rao Nakkina will direct the movie which is titled Naalugu Sthambalaata. The film will have two lead actors and actresses. Sai Dharam Tej and Bellamkonda Sreenivas are considered for the lead roles in this multi-starrer. Naalugu Sthambalaata will start rolling next year as per the availability of the dates of the lead actors. Anil Ravipudi is giving final touches for the script. Sri Venkateswara Creations will produce Naalugu Sthambalaata.

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Anil Ravipudi working on an interesting script

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Young director Anil Ravipudi scored five hits in a row in Telugu cinema. After the super success of Sarileru Neekevvaru, Anil started working on the script of F3. He is done with the final draft of the script recently. Anil Ravipudi started working on an interesting script for Nandamuri Balakrishna. The project was under discussion from sometime.

With the lockdown extended, Anil Ravipudi is working on the script for Balakrishna currently. He would wrap it up and will narrate it to Balakrishna once he returns back to the city. The duo will team up for the film after their current commitments if things fall in the right place. Balakrishna is currently busy with Boayapati Srinu’s film which will release next year. Anil Ravipudi who is a huge fan of Balakrishna may work with him next year.

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Anil Ravipudi completes scripting for F3

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After F2 ended up as a super hit, the sequel has been announced. Right after completing his work for Sarileru Neekevvaru, Anil Ravipudi is well focused on the script work of F3. The talented director along with his team is busy working on the script from the past two months in his hometown. The latest update is that Anil Ravipudi completed the script work of the film and is now waiting for the lockdown to be lifted.

He will narrate the script to Venkatesh, Varun Tej after the lockdown. Anil and Dil Raju are also in plans to rope in another lead actor for the film which is kept as a surprise as of now. Tamannaah and Mehreen will reprise their role from the original. The casting process along with the pre-production work starts soon. The regular shoot of F3 commences after Venkatesh and Varun Tej complete their current commitments. Sri Venkateswara Creations are the producers and F3 releases next year.

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Anil Ravipudi issues clarification about F3

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After the super success of F2, director Anil Ravipudi announced F3 and the script work of the film is currently happening. There are several rumors that F3 will have one more lead actor along with Venkatesh and Varun Tej. Names of Mahesh Babu and Ravi Teja too are speculated. Director Anil Ravipudi clarified that there is no truth in the news. F3 will be layered with more fun between Venkatesh and Varun Tej and the film will have no lead actor in this comic entertainer.

“F3 is not a sequel for F2. It is a franchise film and is loaded with more fun. I along with my team is working on the script. Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah and Mehreen will play the lead roles in this film too. The regular shoot will commence soon” said Anil. Dil Raju’s Sri Venkateswara Creations will produce F3 and the film is aimed for Sankranthi 2021 release.

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Anil Ravipudi receives a call from Balakrishna?

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It is unknown to many but young and successful director Anil Ravipudi is an ardent fan of Nandamuri Balakrishna. The ace director received a call from Balakrishna in the past and there are speculations that the film is titled Ramarao Garu. Anil Ravipudi met Balakrishna and narrated him a plot. But in a surprising move, Balayya wasn’t convinced with Anil’s idea and asked him to come up with one more exciting plot.

Anil in this while turned busy with F2 and Sarileru Neekevvaru so that he did not get time to pen an interesting plot for Balayya. After the debacle of Ruler, Balayya’s team zeroed in a list of directors and Anil Ravipudi’s name too was present. After he received a call from the team, Anil Ravipudi promised to come up with an interesting script for Balayya. He is penning a script currently considering Balakrishna in mind. Things will be finalized once the meeting happens.

Anil Ravipudi will soon direct F3 and the project rolls from August. The film is aimed for Sankranthi 2021 release.

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Anil Ravipudi wishes to direct Balakrishna and Mokshagna

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Successful director Anil Ravipudi tasted five super hits in a row. He is working on the sequel of F2 currently and the film titled F3 will start rolling from June this year. The talented director shot for a television interview ‘Meeku Matrame Chepta’ which is hosted by Tharun Bhasker. During his interview, Anil Ravipudi revealed several surprising facts that happened in his career and in his personal life.

“I used to have a picture of Balakrishna and his son Mokshagna in my room when I was working as an assistant director. Will work with Mokshagna for sure one day was my word to my friends. I also have a dream to work with Balakrishna garu. If given a chance, I would love to direct a multi-starrer with Balakrishna and Mokshagna” said Anil Ravipudi. He even said that he would work with Superstar Mahesh Babu once again soon. Anil Ravipudi penned a women-centric film which is kept on hold as he is lined up with big-budget films.

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Sarileru Neekevvaru Review : A Pakka commercial entertainer

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Sarileru Neekevvaru Review

Sarileru Neekevvaru Review

Telugu360 Rating : 3/5

Story:

Major Ajay Krishna (Mahesh Babu) is a highly regarded as an efficient crisis manager in the Indian Army. Bharathi (Vijaya Shanti) is a Kurnool medical college professor, her son works in army with Ajay. When Bharathi’s son dies in an army operation, as a morale duty, Ajay Krishna goes to Kurnool to support his colleague’s family. State minister Nagendra (Prakash Raj) develops grudge against Bharathi and attempts to kill her family. At the same time Ajay arrives at Kurnool and rest of the movie is a confrontation between Ajay and Nagendra.

Analysis:

Sarileru Neekevvaru is a commercial entertainer which sticks to the box-office fundamentals. Young director Anil Ravipudi, in this 160 minutes film, never pretends to looking for the critical acclaim as such. Right from the word go, he plays it to the galleries as he tries to entertain the audience in one or other way. His emphasis revolves around bringing out Mahesh Babu’s under-utilized skills dance and dialogue delivery. He succeeded for most part at his attempts despite a thin story line.

First half starts off with establishing Vijayasanthi’s story, followed by Mahesh Babu’s entry as Army major. Kashmir episodes are neatly done in original locations, the kids rescue episode came out well. After 25 minutes, story moves to Kurnool but not before another 20 minutes of train episode. The much hyped train episode doesn’t stand up to the hype and it is average. However, Mahesh Babu excelled with his comedy timing in this train episode. Pre-interval and Interval blocks at Kurnool are a feast for masses and fans.

There are plenty of heroism elevation dialogues that will be a hit with the masses. First half ends on good note. In the second half, the first thirty minutes are again very appealing for one and all. The scenes where Mahesh Babu imitates Jaya Prakash, interaction scenes between Mahesh – Prakash Raj are good.

After 30 minutes into second half, movie story goes into unnecessary sub plots. Nallamala forest episode, Crime Branch Koti ( Subbaraju – Vennela Kishore ) thread etc… are just fillers which made the second half a bit lengthy. Movie graph goes down as it approaches the pre–climax. Then comes the penultimate song of the film ‘Mind Block‘– a superb dance number which rejuvenates the mood of the audience. With an unconventional, lighter vein climax the lengthy second half ends.

Songs :

Daang Daang – The party song between Mahesh , Thamanna is Very good. The dance moves are energetic.
He is so cute – The train journey break song is just okay.

Suryudivo Chandrudivo – A pleasant family song.

Mind Block – The Best song of the film and outstanding. Mahesh’s mass dancing skills are a huge surprise.

Sarileru Theme – Audio wise this is best work of DSP in this film, in movie this is a montage song.

Performances: Mahesh Babu, who has been playing soft roles in the last four films, unleashed his other side in this film. Vijayasanthi lives up to her super star status, Rashmika got a pretty ordinary role. Prakash Raj and Ajay played villainy adequately.

Technicians: Devi Sri Prasad stands as a backbone for heroism scenes with his fantastic background score. He also delivered three good songs. R. Rathanavelu’s cinematography is superb. At Kurnool fort set his shot making skills elevated the mood. His skill won’t go unnoticed in the Kashmir scenes as well. Ram Laxman stunts are good as well.

Positives:

  • Mahesh Babu is simply outstanding, he visibly enjoyed his role
  • Out and out commercial direction by Anil Ravipudi
  • Superstar VijayaSanthi ‘s role
  • Songs
  • Interval Block
  • 30 Minutes after the Interval

Negatives:

  • Train episode could have been better
  • Mid portions of the second half are just fillers, adds to length
  • Thin story line

Verdict:

Sarileru Neekevvaru is an engaging commercial entertainer, and Mahesh Babu excelled in it. Director Anil Ravipudi presented Mahesh Babu in a never before mass avatar which will make fans go berserk for sure. First half is good, half way through the second half this movie loses its steam a bit , but the last song and easy climax bring the proceedings back on track. It is a family friendly movie with no vulgarity or violence – just entertainment.

Telugu360 Rating : 3/5

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Anil Ravipudi responds about Critics

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Anil Ravipudi is four films old and all his films ended up commercial hits though the reviews have been not encouraging. The young director bagged an opportunity to work with Superstar Mahesh Babu in Sarileru Neekevvaru and the film is carrying massive expectations. When asked about getting bad reviews from the critics, Anil Ravipudi straightaway clarified that he is here for the audience and they are loving his films. Anil also revealed that he turned even better with every film of him till date.

“I have delivered career-best films for Kalyanram, Sai Dharam Tej, Ravi Teja and Venkatesh till the respective films released. My producers and distributors never lost a penny till date. I take the feedback from the reviews or critics in a positive way for sure and I prefer to work more hard for my next project. I may not have impressed the critics but the core film audience always loved my films. Sarileru Neekevvaru will appeal to all the sections of the audience and will not miss my mark entertainment” said Anil Ravipudi during his recent interview. 

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What’s next onboard for Anil Ravipudi?

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Anil Ravipudi is one director who tasted four consecutive commercial hits in Telugu cinema which is sure a rare pride. He bagged an opportunity to direct Superstar Mahesh Babu in his fifth film Sarileru Neekevvaru. While all eyes are focused on the film, Anil Ravipudi is spotted relaxing and is promoting the film. When asked about his next, Anil made it clear that he is yet to take a call on his next project.

He is eagerly waiting for the release of Sarileru Neekevvaru after which he would decide his next. When asked about directing Chiranjeevi, he called it a dream come true and will work on the script if Megastar is ready. As of now, he kept everyone guessing and is quite confident on the success of Sarileru Neekevvaru. On the other side, several top filmmakers are in the race to lock Anil Ravipudi for their next.

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Sankranthi advances for Anil Ravipudi

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Young and successful director Anil Ravipudi will have a litmus test with Sarileru Neekevvaru. He is directing a top actor for the first time in his career and Anil is all set to enter the top league of directors if Sarileru Neekevvaru ends up as a super hit. This Mahesh Babu starrer is hitting the screens on January 11th.

Anil Ravipudi is blessed with a baby boy today and Sankranthi gift seems to have arrived early for the director. He is all delighted with the arrival of new family members. Mahesh Babu and the film’s producer Anil Sunkara congratulated Anil and his family.

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Buzz: Anil Ravipudi all set for top league

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Young and talented director Anil Ravipudi scored four back to back commercial hits in a row which rarely happened in Telugu cinema. His consistency and commercial perspective made him bag an opportunity to work with Superstar Mahesh Babu in his next. Industry circles laughed loud after Anil Ravipudi bagged an opportunity to direct Superstar Mahesh Babu. Several witty comments reached him but he was not much bothered and worked with utmost dedication.

After the super success of F2 and after the official announcement was made about Sarileru Neekevvaru, several had to shut their mouths. Sarileru Neekevvaru did not happen overnight. Anil Ravipudi took his time, worked hard and penned out the best script that suited Superstar. Mahesh was extremely thrilled with the heroism, mass elements and entertainment in the script.

Anil Ravipudi right after locking the script worked on every minute detail. For example, a massive set of Kurnool’s Kondareddy Buruju was erected in Ramoji Film City. He stayed in Kurnool and brought the replica to Ramoji Film City. Right from the streets around, everything was the same in the set. Designing the characters of Mahesh Babu, Vijayashanthi and Prakash Raj was the biggest challenge.

Anil made sure that he did not miss the heroism and penned the episodes without deviating the major plot. With Sarileru Neekevvaru carrying exceptional buzz, several desperate filmmakers are behind Anil Ravipudi to lock him for their next. The talented director as of now is focused on the post-production work of Sarileru Neekevvaru and kept many in waiting. We have to wait till January 2020 to know about his next film.

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Birthday Special: Anil Ravipudi set for Top League

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Success brings several new friends and well-wishers and this happens perfectly in films. After back to back hits, Anil Ravipudi raced to the top and bagged an opportunity to work with Superstar Mahesh Babu in Sarileru Neekevvaru. The recently unveiled teaser clocked record number of views and received a thumping response. Anil Ravipudi is celebrating his birthday and wishes started pouring in from all the corners of Tollywood. Several top celebrities took their time and twitter to wish the successful director on his birthday. Anil Ravipudi too replied thanking everyone for the warm wishes and the positive response the teaser received.

The happening director is now in huge demand and the success of Sarileru Neekevvaru will make him sit in the top league. Rushed with several offers, Anil is yet to sign his next and is focused completely on Sarileru Neekevvaru. The film’s Kerala schedule got wrapped up today and some crucial episodes, an action stunt are canned. The post-production work of Sarileru Neekevvaru is happening at a fast pace and the film is aimed for Sankranthi 2020 release.

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Anil Ravipudi’s desperate video falls flat

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In an attempt to bring heft to their promotions, director Anil Ravipudi came up with the idea of releasing an impromptu video featuring comedian Vennela Kishore and actor Subbaraju. The video got released on Deepavali festival on social media but it didn’t entice anyone.

It looked more like a desperate attempt to match the promotional blitz of Trivikram and Allu Arjun’s ‘Ala Vaikunthapuramlo’. Except Vijayashanti’s stunning first look posters, all other promotional output that team ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’ had released is a no match at all.

The combination of superstar Mahesh Babu and successful director Anil Ravipudi has already generated good expectations. It is carrying high hopes. So, the team should not spoil it by hasty promotional output.

‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’ is under progress in Hyderabad.

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Bandla’s case a new headache for Anil Ravipudi

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Bandla Ganesh has been sent to jail in a cheque bounce case for 14 days. This is a surprising twist that the makers of ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’ were not expecting at all. Director Anil Ravipudi particularly was banking heavily on Bandla’s comedy in the film. He has written a special character for Bandla based on the actor turned producer’s controversial nature.

But the judicial remand of the actor is not good publicity for the movie.

Anil Ravipudi will not bring Bandla Ganesh’s name now during the promotions. The team was also planning to reveal Bandla as a trump card in their entertainment gang. With his arrest, they have changed the plans.

‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’ has Mahesh Babu as a hero and Bandla Ganesh appears in two crucial comedy episodes in the movie. He has a pivotal role in the film.

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Dil Raju and Krish production gets an interesting title

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Telugu360 was the first to reveal that Dil Raju and Krish are teaming up for the first time and are on board to produce a comic caper. Srinivas Avasarala is the lead actor and Sagar is making his directorial debut with this interesting concept based film. The film is titled Nootokka Jillala Andagaadu and the movie got its official launch today with a pooja ceremony.

The regular shoot of Nootokka Jillala Andagaadu will start soon and Sri Venkateswara Creations, First Frame Entertainments are the producers. Rajeev Reddy will handle the production responsibilities of Nootokka Jillala Andagaadu. The film will hit the screens during the first half of 2020. The lead actors and technicians are finalized and the makers will make an official announcement soon.

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Dil Raju mounting pressure on Anil Ravipudi

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Anil Ravipudi is one director who is racing ahead with back to back hits. The ace director worked with Dil Raju for three films and he is currently directing Superstar Mahesh Babu in Sarileru Neekevvaru. Dil Raju who shares a close bonding with Anil Ravipudi is in plans to sign one more big-budget film with the talented director soon. Though the duo announced F3 in their combo, the project may not happen anytime soon as Anil has commitments with Shine Screens and Niharika Entertainments.

These production houses already paid advances and locked Anil Ravipudi for their next projects. With no big-ticket films in hand, Dil Raju is keen on retaining Anil Ravipudi for his next project. Though Raju is co-producing Sarileru Neekevvaru, he is keen on producing a solo big-budget film next year. Mahesh will take a call on Vamshi Paidipally’s film next year and Allu Arjun kept Icon on hold. Hence, Dil Raju is only left with Anil and he is desperate of locking him for his next. Only time can say if Anil gives his nod or goes ahead with his promised commitments.

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Dil Raju’s golden offer for Anil Ravipudi

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Anil Ravipudi is one young director who is racing ahead with back to back hits. After the super success of F2, he grabbed an opportunity to direct Superstar Mahesh Babu. The talented director worked with ace producer Dil Raju for three films: Supreme, Raja the Great and F2. As per the latest buzz, Dil Raju offered a hefty paycheque as advance to Anil Ravipudi and locked him for two films.

Anil Ravipudi has been asked to direct F2 in Hindi along with F3, the sequel for F2. The discussions are currently on and some big announcements are expected in the coming days. Dil Raju and Boney Kapoor will jointly produce F2 in Hindi and the script work is currently on. The regular shoot of the film will commence next year.

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Pic Talk : Sarileru Neekevvaru cast all smiles during train episode

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Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film Sarileru Neekevvaru is progressing at a swift pace with no break. Already the team has wrapped up a hectic schedule in Jammu and Kashmir and completed a hilarious episode in a special train set erected in Hyderabad.

An on-location picture from the shooting spot of this film is going viral in social media since today morning. This picture seems to be taken after canning the hilarious comedy episode in the train set featuring the principal cast of the film. It has Rashmika Mandanna, Bandla Ganesh, Sangeetha, Hari Teja and a few other character artists in a happy mood along with director Anil Ravipudi.

It is a known fact that Anil Ravipudi promised a laugh riot with this particular episode and audience are eagerly waiting to find what he has in store for them. It is learnt that this train episode will last for nearly half an hour and will leave audience in splits. Mahesh Babu is playing an army major in this film.

Sarileru Neekevvaru is slated for release in Sankranthi next year. Anil Sunkara and Dil Raju are bankrolling the film.

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Sarileru Neekevvaru: Anil Ravipudi promises a hilarious train episode

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The shooting formalities of Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film Sarileru Neekevvaru are progressing at a rapid pace. After wrapping up a hectic schedule in Kashmir, in which scenes featuring Army backdrop were shot, the team is back in Hyderabad for the second schedule.

As reported earlier, a special train set has been erected to shoot some fun episodes involving the principal cast. Updating about the film’s progress, director Anil Ravipudi revealed that the shooting is in full swing and he promised that a hilarious train episode is awaiting for audience this Sankranthi. Reportedly, the F2 director has penned a rib-tickling comedy episode which happens in a train journey featuring Mahesh Babu and remaining cast. This particular scene is likely to leave audience in splits for its nonstop entertainment with Mahesh Babu’s trademark antics.

Mahesh will be seen as an army major in this film which has Rashmika Mandanna as the female lead. Prakash Raj is essaying a significant role. Anil Sunkara and Dil Raju are bankrolling the film.

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