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Harish Shankar – Varun Tej film launch tomorrow

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Fire brand director Harish Shankar is all set for his next film and it will be remake of Tamil blockbuster Jigarthanda. Siddarth and Bobby Simha played the lead roles in the action thriller. Varun Tej has been roped in to reprise Bobby Simha’s role, the lead antagonist. Naga Shaurya or Sree Vishnu will be playing the other lead role in the remake.

The film will have its official launch tomorrow in Ramanaidu Studios, Hyderabad. The entire pre-production work got wrapped up recently and the regular shoot will start next week. 14 Reels Plus will produce this untitled action thriller. Harish Shankar spent ample time on the script and made several changes for Telugu audience.

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Harish Shankar all set to start his Next

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Talented director Harish Shankar who scored a series of hits has been idle from the past one and half year. There were talks that he would direct two young actors in Daagudumoothalu but the project did not materialize. Harish Shankar finally decided to remake Tamil blockbuster Jigarthanda and the pre-production work has been wrapped up recently.

The latest update says that the movie will be launched officially during the end of this month. Varun Tej has been roped in as the lead antagonist and Naga Shaurya is said to essay the other lead role. 14 Reels Plus will produce this action thriller and Harish Shankar spent ample time working the screenplay to suit the nativity of the Telugu audience. More details about the project are awaited.

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Harish Shankar gets two young actors on board

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Talented filmmaker Harish Shankar has been on a break after Allu Arjun’s Duvvada Jagannadham. After year and half he is all set to start his next project which has been inspired from Tamil blockbuster Jigarthanda. Telugu360 already revealed that Mega Prince Varun Tej has been roped in to play the lead antagonist in the film. Harish Shankar is said to have locked two other young actors for crucial roles.

Naga Shaurya and Raj Tarun are the front runners to play the role of Siddarth and one among them will be finalized soon. Rashmika Mandanna will play the heroine’s role and 14 Reels Plus will produce this dark action drama. More details awaited.

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Harish Shankar continues to struggle

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Talented filmmaker Harish Shankar has been out of track after the debacle of Duvvada Jagannadham. It has been over a year and half but nothing has been finalized about his next. He penned Daagudumoothalu but the film had no traces as the lead actors haven’t been finalized. Speculations continued about his next but the director is yet to make things official.

The latest news reveal that Harish Shankar is keen on remaking 2014 Tamil blockbuster Jigarthanda. The film featured Siddharth and Lakshmi Menon in the lead roles. Harish Shankar is in plans to adopt the film and pen it in his style to impress the Tollywood audience. Young actor Sharwanand is considered to reprise the role of Siddharth however things will be official once Harish wraps up the script work.

Surprisingly Sharwanand’s name has been speculated as one of the lead actors for Harish Shankar’s Daagudumoothalu. Varun Tej is also under consideration as per sources. Seems like Harish Shankar is struggling hard to finalize the lead actor for his next after most of the actors are occupied with a bunch of projects.

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Harish Shankar’s multi-starrer with 14 Reels

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Dashing director Harish Shankar took a brief hiatus after working with Allu Arjun for Duvvada Jagannadham. It was more than one year since the film’s release and Harish Shankar is yet to officially announce his next project.

Harish was initially supposed to team up with Dil Raju again for a multi-starrer film. But, there was no formal announcement from the producer. It is now learnt that Harish Shankar has decided to take this project on to floors with the backing of 14 Reels banner.

Sources in the known revealed that Harish Shankar will debut as producer and 14 Reels Entertainment banner will jointly bankroll the multi-starrer which is tentatively titled as Dagudu Muthala. Two young and talented heroes will play the lead roles in this film.

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Why is Harish Shankar in a Hurry?

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Talented director Harish Shankar has been in news last year for his unusual comments on critics after his recent outing Duvvada Jagannadham received poor reviews from the critics. It has been almost a year and the ace director is yet to start his next film which has been titled Daagudu Moothalu. After a long search, Sharwanand and Nithiin have been roped in for the lead roles and the female leads are being finalized. If things fall in place, the regular shoot kick-starts during the second half of this year.

Without his next project rolling, the ace director in a hurry stepped out with an official announcement about his next project and titled it Seetimaar. A source close to the director revealed that young director Sampath Nandi is in plans to register the title Seetimaar because of which Harish had to rush. With no script and actor on board, just an announcement has been made as of now. Harish is said to spend time on the script after he wraps up all his work for Daagudu Moothalu. Harish’s close friend Krishna will bankroll this project and Harish revealed that a top actor who is currently in success streak will play the lead role.

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Two directors biding time in Dil Raju’s office

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Young directors Harish Shankar and Anil Ravipudi are waiting patiently to kick start their next projects. Coincidentally, both directors are planning to work on multi-starrer films up next and Dil Raju is going to pool money bags for them. While Harish Shankar is supposed to team up with Nithiin and Sharwanand, Anil Ravipudi is likely team up with Venkatesh and Varun Tej.

Both directors have readied scripts for their respective projects, but they are waiting for approval from Dil Raju. They are regularly visiting Dil Raju’s office and biding their time to get the final nod from him to kickstart the pre production activities.

Dil Raju, who suffered huge losses with Agnyathaavaasi in Nizam, has turned little cautious about his upcoming films. He has lined up a slew of projects in 2018, among which are these two multi-starrers.

As of now, Dil Raju is concentrating on Mahesh Babu’s 25th film. He felt that there is no hurry in making back to back films. So, he is taking his own time to approve Harish Shankar and Anil Ravipudi’s projects.

If everything goes as per plans, these projects might start rolling towards the end of Summer.

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Heroes confirmed for Harish Shankar’s multi-starrer ?

Nithiin and Sharwanand confirmed for Harish Shankar’s multi-starrer

Director Harish Shankar, whose last outing was Allu Arjun’s Duvvada Jagannadham, has announced that his next project will be a multi-starrer film featuring two young heroes. Dil Raju will be bankrolling this interesting film which is likely to go on floors next year.

According to the latest buzz in the industry circles, Harish Shankar has finalized young actors Nithiin and Sharwanand for this project. Tentatively titled as Dagudu Muthalu, the film is said to be a hilarious comedy caper in Harish Shankar’s trademark style.

It is heard that both Nithiin and Sharwanand are impressed with the narration and gave the nod. Harish Shankar is currently busy fine tuning the script. The film will commence once Nithiin and Sharwanand wrap up their current commitments.

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Harish Shankar’s Daagudu Moothalu

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Energetic filmmaker Harish Shankar stepped out with his recent outing Duvvada Jagannadham which ended up as an average grosser. Harish Shankar has been badly criticized for his work and the young director attacked critics for the poor reviews. Harish has been in USA from the past few weeks scouting for locations and returned back to the country recently. His next film has been titled Daagudu Moothalu and will have an interesting plot.

Popular producer Dil Raju has been impressed with the plot and the film is expected to start rolling later this year. Daagudu Moothalu is a multi-starrer and Nani, Sharwanand are expected to play the lead roles. We have to wait and see if Nani and Sharwanand signs Daagudu Moothalu giving time from their packed schedules. Nani is busy with MCA while Sharwanand is busy wrapping up Mahanubhavudu.

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Mega Fans Attack Dil Raju’s Office, Whose Fault it is?

A few people claiming to be the members of Rashtra Chiranjeevi Yuvata (Fans of Megastar Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan) on Monday morning surrounded producer Dil Raju’s office in Hyderabad. Raising slogans against him and ‘DJ’ director Harish Shankar, they demanded Raju to show proofs for the collections declared by the team.

Dil Raju tried his best to pacify the Mega fans, who were enraged at the DJ team for claiming ‘Non-Baahubali’ records, which means better records than Megastar’s Khaidi No.150. A mega fan said Raju clarified them that the records quoted by DJ team were fake, just a part of film’s publicity, and that Khaidi No.150 records were still unbroken by DJ. ‘Dil Raju promised the Mega fans to quash the rumors of DJ beating Khaidi No.150 records at the audio launch event of ‘Fidaa’ this evening,’ added the Mega fan.

This entire ‘DJ collections’ fiasco has set up a bad precedent in Tollywood. If bloating (heavily, say trade sources) the numbers was a mistake on producers’ part, attacking a reputed producer’s office was an even bigger mistake by Mega fans. Senior fans should understand that bloating collections was just a publicity stunt and that one should gracefully ignore it.

While director Harish Shankar is taking the feud between Mega fans and Allu camp to serious heights with his asinine acts and statements, Bunny is surprisingly keeping stoic silence. He should understand that he will lose more than Dil Raju and Harish Shankar because of the innumerable controversies DJ engulfed in.

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Harish Shankar’s Puerile Outbursts Badly Damaging Allu Arjun ?

While Stylish star Allu Arjun allegedly got into the bad books of only Pawan Kalyan’s fans with the infamous ‘Cheppanu Brother’ remark during ‘Sarrainodu’, he has unfortunately become a soft target of ‘Media’ with DJ.

Even though Allu Arjun had his share of outburst against media and review writers, it was mainly director Harish Shankar, who invited the wrath of media with his childishly silly talk. In every public meeting and media interview, be it in India or USA, the very-outspoken director hasn’t held back and blamed review writers and websites for downplaying the merits of his film, ‘Duvvada Jagannadham’. He allegedly held review writers responsible for the poor show of DJ in overseas.

People wonder why Harish Shankar, who is a regular on Twitter, isn’t realizing that ‘Word of Mouth’ for DJ on social media was much worse than the reviews. Actually, he is aware of the negative trend for DJ on Twitter, which is evident from his action of blocking significant number of people on Twitter post the release of DJ. He is aware of the negative vibes for DJ on Social media but he isn’t acknowledging it in open.

Since he can’t put a lid on netizens’ true opinions, he is allegedly attacking media instead. The director of DJ may not be realizing that he is making matters worse for not just him but also for Allu Arjun. People may forget Harish’s asinine acts after a while but Bunny may have to carry the bad reputation earned for him by his DJ director.

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My next will be a concept-based film: Harish Shankar

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Basking in the success of Telugu action-drama “Duvvada Jagannadham”, director Harish Shankar says his next yet-untitled outing in the language will be a concept-based film.

“I just have an idea. It will be a concept-based film about the emotional conflict in romance. I haven’t started writing yet and I will make an official announcement when the time is right,” Harish told IANS.

Asked if he has finalised the cast in his mind, he said: “It’s too early to think about the cast. I let my script choose my actors. It’s time consuming and you have to go with the film.”

His latest film “Duvvada Jagannadham”, starring Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde, is making a killing at the box office.

In just a week since its release, the film grossed over Rs 100 crore, according to its makers.

The film, produced by Dil Raju, marked the first-time collaboration of Harish and Arjun.

Harish is currently touring theatres in US, greeting and thanking fans for their overwhelming response.

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DJ hits one million in overseas, but…

DJ Overseas, Duvvada Jagannadham Overseas

Allu Arjun’s latest entertainer Duvvada Jagannadham, which amassed 100 Crores gross worldwide in the first week, has touched another milestone by the end of second Friday. The film has entered the million dollar club in overseas by collecting $ 20K on the second Friday, taking the total to $ 1.02M.

After taking a good start in overseas with a $542K haul on the first day( including premieres) , DJ stumbled towards the weekend and managed a $ 880K haul in the first weekend. Taking advantage of the T-Mobile offer, the film collected a decent $ 66K on Monday. But, the collections have nosedived throughout the second week.

Trade circles predict that the overseas buyers will incur considerable losses in all areas as the film was sold for at a hefty price. This is the third film in Allu Arjun’s career to hit the million dollar club after Race Gurram ($ 1.42 M) and Son of Satyamurthy ($ 1.25M).

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Duvvada Jagannadham 2 days AP/TS Collections

Duvvada Jagannadham 2 days AP/TS Collections

Allu Arjun – Hari Shankar’s Duvvada Jagannadham is sensational on it’s Day Two as it has collected a huge 8.01 Cr distributor share in Telugu States taking 2 days total to 26.38Cr. Other than both the Baahubali’s, No film has collected over 6Cr on it’s 2nd Day which means this is mind blogging. As tomorrow is a holiday for Ramzan the general drop for Sunday Night Shows will also be less.

Below are the area wise shares for 2 days

AreaCollections
Nizam 7.92 Cr
Ceeded 4.05 Cr
UA 3.13Cr
Guntur 2.85 Cr
East 3.06 Cr
West 2.415 Cr
krishna 1.615 Cr
Nellore 1.34 Cr
AP/TS 26.38 Cr

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Why Harish Shankar Squanders Golden chances?

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Harish Shankar is one of the most talented directors in Tollywod. His skill was on display in ‘Mirapakay’ and ‘Gabbar Singh’. He made these two films with the burning desire of proving himself. Once he tasted stardom with ‘Gabbar Singh’, its all downhill for him.

Thanks to the success of ‘Gabbar Singh’, Harish grabbed the golden opportunity of directing NTR. A successful producer, Dil Raju and two top actresses – Samantha and Shruti Haasan were his collaborators on this highly anticipated film. And, the result is ‘Ramayya Vasthavayya’, a horribly executed film. Harish completely squandered the golden opportunity given by NTR.

He had to wait for two long years for his next film. And, he could rope in only Sai Dharam Tej as his hero since no star hero was ready to work with him. With a disaster like RV haunting him, he worked hard and managed to make ‘Subramanyam for Sale’, which fortunately turned out to be an average fare.

The next golden chance came to Harish in the form of DJ, an immediate next film of Bunny after his career biggest commercial hit, ‘Sarrainodu’. Once again Dil Raju is in the producer’s chair. And, Harish has wasted this starry chance as well. DJ is getting panned by critics as well as rational audiences. Harish’s magic is seen only in the dialogues. The utter-routine story, weak second half and the farce climax hint at the over-confidence of the director.

Film goers wonder why this talented filmmaker keeps squandering these big opportunities.

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Harish Shankar’s Cut-out at RTC X Roads

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Fans erecting cut outs for their favourite heroes during the time of new releases is very common. At the reputed RTC X Roads in Hyderabad, cut outs are erected for even mid-range heroes. But, never have we seen the giant cut out of a director at cinema halls. Well, there is a first for everything.

On the eve of DJ’s release, we can see two huge cut outs at the main theatre at RTC X Roads. You may wonder why two cut outs when DJ has only one hero, Bunny. The second cut out is of Harish Shankar, director of DJ. Harish’s cut out would not have been this conspicuous had it not been as tall as Bunny’s cut out. Not even the likes of Rajamouli, Boyapati, Vinayak, Trivikram, Koratala etc. have resorted to this kind of pompous acts despite enjoying stardom and fame.

Movie lovers wonder what message Harish wants to deliver to ‘Sabhya Samajam’ with his King-size cutout? He probably intends to convey, ‘Content Unnodiki Cut out chalu’ (Cut out is enough for the one who has content), an iconic dialogue penned by Harish and mouthed by Pawan Kalyan in ‘Gabbar Singh’.

If that is the case, where is the content in DJ, Mr. Harish Shankar?

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Duvvada Jagannadham Worldwide Pre-Release Business

Duvvadaga Jagannadham pre-release bussiness, DJ pre release

Allu Arjun – Hari Shankar’s Duvvada Jagannadham is gearing up for a massive release this friday in record number of theatres for the hero. The film is also getting very good offers in the form of minimum/Share guarantee’s and hires. Theatrical rights of the film excluding expenses are valued for 77.30 Cr and including those it will be an approx 82 Cr. Only 4 films (Baahubali1,Srimanthudu,Khaidi No.150,Baahubali2) so far have collected more than 80 Cr distributor share.

Below are the area wise prices

Nizam18Cr(Valued)
Ceeded12Cr
UA 7.70 Cr (valued)
Guntur 6 Cr
East 5.40 Cr
West 4.50 Cr
Krishna 4.50 Cr(valued)
Nellore 2.70 Cr
Total AP/TG 60.80 Cr
Rest of india 8.50 Cr
Overseas 8 Cr
Total WW 77.30 Cr

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Really challenging to make good commercial film: Harish Shankar

Filmmaker Harish Shankar, best known for delivering blockbuster Telugu films such as “Gabbar Singh” and “Subramanyam For Sale”, believes it’s really challenging to make a good commercial film.

“Writing and making commercial cinema is very challenging. You need to be sure of what will work with the masses and what doesn’t. Every second needs to be written in a way that it appeals to the audience,” Harish told IANS.

His latest film “Duvvada Jagannadham” aka “DJ”, starring Allu Arjun in the lead, is slated for release on Friday.

Harish said “DJ” pushed him as a writer and director within the commercial space.

“It changed the way how the template of commercial cinema is treated. In most commercial films, when we reach the climax we know the hero will emerge victorious. We know that it will end with an action bang. The climax of ‘DJ’ will surprise audiences,” he said.

“As a writer, I have treated the dialogues differently and have not relied solely on punch lines. Also, in commercial cinema, the focus is usually on the hero. In ‘DJ’, I have shifted focus on other key characters as well and they all have shined in their roles,” he added.

On working with Arjun, with whom he has teamed up for the first time, Harish said it was “inspiring”.

Arjun plays a Brahmin cook in the film, which also stars Pooja Hegde.

“His hard work is very inspiring and it in turn motivated me to push harder. After I told him about his character, he started interacting with Brahmin priests and cooks. We shot for 110 days and there was never any dip in his dedication level throughout the course of the shoot. On most days, even after we packed up, he’d sit and discuss scenes for the next day,” he said.

Produced by Dil Raju, the film has music by Devi Sri Prasad and cinematography by Ayananka Bose.

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Can’t comment on Mahesh Babu’s project: Pooja Hegde

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Actress Pooja Hegde, who is rumoured to have been signed on for Mahesh Babu’s next yet-untitled Telugu film, says she cannot comment about the project at the moment.

Asked if the rumours are true, Pooja told IANS: “I can’t comment on it at the moment.”

The project, which happens to be Mahesh Babu’s 25th film, will be directed by Vamsi Paidipally.

On the career front, Pooja awaits the release of Allu Arjun-starrer “Duvvada Jagannadham” aka “DJ”.

She has teamed up with Arjun for the first time in this Harish Shankar directorial.

Last seen in Telugu film “Mukunda”, Pooja returns to Telugu filmdom after three years with “DJ”.

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DJ is Allu Arjun’s Gabbar Singh: Harish Shankar

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Stylish Star Allu Arjun is all set with the storm called Duvvada Jagannadham. The film has been carrying huge buzz right from the day it has been announced. Super talented sensible director Harish Shankar helmed the film which has been blended with loads of entertainment and action. The trailer and the songs have been getting stupendous response which made the expectations cross the skies. Pooja Hegde is the heroine and Bunny’s Brahmin look has been applauded from all the corners of the Telugu speaking states.

Speaking about the film in one word, Harish Shankar revealed that “Duvvada Jagannadham is Allu Arjun’s Gabbar Singh”. The makers are pretty confident on the film and Harish Shankar revealed that DJ is the best work of him and Bunny till date. Popular producer Dil Raju bankrolled Duvvada Jagannadham which is all set for June 23rd release. Duvvada Jagannadham will mark the biggest ever release in the career of Allu Arjun.

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