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Dil Raju’s offer for Kalyanram

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Nandamuri Kalyanram is back with a bang with Bimbisara and the film is declared as the biggest hit in the actor’s career. Along with the unique content, Kalyanram’s team also worked on the VFX work. The film was made on a huge budget and NTR Arts already made huge profits. Kalyanram announced the sequel of Bimbisara even before the release and the director Vassishta is working on the final script of Bimbisara. The sequel of the film is planned on a massive budget and the shoot commences later this year.

Top producer and distributor Dil Raju distributed Bimbisara across the Telugu states. He lauded the entire team during the success meet of the film. Dil Raju loved the planning of Bimbisara. Now he came up with a business proposal for Kalyanram. As the sequel would be made on a lavish note and will carry huge expectations, Dil Raju is in plans to join the film as a co-producer. Kalyanram responded on a positive note but he would take the final call only after the script is locked and the budgets are finalized. For now, Vassishta and his team are working on the final script. NTR Arts will produce Bimbisara 2.

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Dil Raju bets big on Spyder

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Superstar Mahesh Babu kept his fans in waiting mode for his next film Spyder which has been delayed due to various reasons. AR Murugadoss is the director of this stylish action entertainer. Despite of a massive delay and a series of speculations, the team of Spyder seemed pretty confident on the film. The shoot of the film is currently in final stages and Rakul Preet Singh is the female lead. The pre-release business of the film has been exceptional and is sold for huge prices. Now top producer and distributor Dil Raju bagged the Nizam rights of the film.

Dil Raju bought the distribution rights of Spyder for Rs 25 crores which is the highest among Mahesh’s films. Raju bought the rights for a record price as it is carrying huge expectations. The shoot of Spyder except two songs will be wrapped up by June 2nd and Harris Jayraj is composing the music. NV Prasad and Tagore Madhu are bankrolling the film which has been aimed for September 27th release.

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Is Piracy Threat Only for Big Movies?

Every time a blockbuster releases in Tollywood, the scene gets familiar. There is an extra buzz and vigilance about piracy. Fans are asked to organise themselves to ring-fence producers from losses arising out of piracy. And a special task-force is created from even police to deter the piracy-wave. But the hype around this is unprecedented for the blockbuster of the year  – “Bahubali”. Special police cells tracking piracy in single-screens, one-year moratorium on theatres partaking in piracy, huge punishments to the offenders uploading videos, the list is impressive and like-never-before.

[pullquote position=”right”]Shouldn’t anti-piracy measures apply not just for big budget movies but also for small-time producers? [/pullquote]
But the question to ask, why is the entire Tollywood reacting on such meticulous scale only now when there is a budget of Rs.200 crores at stake? In an industry which makes 18 per cent of the total films certified in India (higher than Bollywood’s 17 per cent), why is piracy a “bigger” offence only now? Piracy knows no color of money – whether it is a small-budget film or a big budget film. Even a producer who makes a film with life-savings of Rs.10 crore is impacted as much as the likes of K Raghavendra Rao, SS Rajamouli, and Dil Raju when a film is pirated. The move towards imposing such checks and balances against piracy  is a welcome step, but how do we institutionalise and broad-base it so that every producer in Tollywood can sleep well after his film is released, that the money accumulating in the bank is going up and that debts incurred toward the release are being paid down? In a country which has a population of 1.2 billion, a lot more needs to be done than just monitoring the theatres for the opening weekend because there are 2.4 billion eyes watching and many more who want to make easy money from somebody else’s hardwork. Watch this space for more on anti-piracy.

 

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