NTR,Mohanlal’s Janatha Garage teaser in Telugu and Malayalam creates history in youtube views
The Telugu and Malayalam teasers of NTR’s Janatha Garage set YouTube on fire from the moment there were unveiled by the makers on July 6th. The both versions of the teaser started trending in social media and they have clocked record views in less than 6 hours. The loyal fans of NTR and Mohan Lal lapped up the trailer big-time and the Telugu version has amassed nearly 2.5 Million views in less than two days, an incredible feat which is unheard till now in Tollywood.
Also, the action packed Malayalam teaser garnered a record 8 Lakh views so far making it the fastest Malayalam teaser to hit the mark. The rich visuals and the powerful dialogue are the major highlights for the teasers and both NTR and Mohan Lal are looking intense in their roles. The solid response for the teasers have augmented the hype surrounding the film.
The Koratala Siva directional features Samantha and Nitya Menon as the female leads. Mythri Movie Makers is the production unit behind this film which is slated to hit the screens on August 12th.
Young Tiger NTR and Koratala Siva have teamed up for the first time for Janatha Garage and their recent track record is just enough to create unprecedented hype on the project among the trade circles. The filming is nearing completion and the makers are planning a grand release on August 12. The theatrical business in most of the areas was completed just at the start of the project and the figures are staggering. It is heard that Mythri Movie Makers, who are producing this film, are going to bag huge profits even before the film’s release.
Now, it is believed that the stunning pre release business has benefited NTR big-time. Telugu360 has exclusively learnt that NTR is taking home a heavy cheque for Janatha Garage. At the time of signing the project, NTR hasn’t quoted his remuneration and insisted on completing the project with in the stipulated budget and time. He made an agreement to get a considerable share in the film’s profit. So, with everything going on as per plans, the production house is very happy and has decided to pay a whopping figure ( 18 Crores as said by the close source ) as remuneration for NTR.
Reliable sources say that the Koratala-NTR film is not likely to happen any time soon and could be shelved for the time being. The buzz is that as soon as Boyapati Seenu’s film with Allu Arjun Sarainodu is released, Koratala Siva might direct Allu Arjun. There are strong hints that NTR’s film is going to take a lot more time than expected. The pre production that was on has suddenly been slowed down and very little work has been happening.If you remember NTR flew down after Srimanthudu released to meet Koratala Siva and convince him to do a film with him. There were many other heroes who wanted to work with Siva but the director chose NTR.
Super Star Mahesh Babu’s Srimanthudu is setting box office on fire. Few days back Srimanthudu surpassed Attarintiki Daredi and took second position in boxoffice tally. Now Srimanthudu crossed another milestone. Srimanthudu crossed 80 crores magic figure share. Super Star Mahesh Babu got a ton of accolades for his script selection and Koratala Siva is being lauded for his conviction in executing this serious line without diverting from the main theme. Mythri Movie Makers and Eros International made a handsome profit thanks to the overflow collections which are coming from various distribution regions.
Team Srimanthudu is thoroughly enjoying the super success of their film. Makers of the film are arranging a Thank You meet for fans and Telugu audience on the 20th of August 2015. This lavish event will be organized in Shilpa Kala Vedika, Hyderabad. Super Star Mahesh Babu, Sruthi Hassan and all the stars of the film will be in full attendance on this day. All the technicians who worked for the film will be duly recognized by the makers. Mythri Movie Makers and Koratala Siva are leaving no stone unturned to make sure that this event will be a super success on par with the film they delivered.
Mahesh Babu’s latest blockbuster Srimanthudu is having a dream run. The film minted money during the Independence Day weekend. Srimanthudu is now the 4th highest grosser ever in Tollywood. Baahubali, Attarintiki Daredi and Magadheera are the only film which grossed more than Srimanthudu in their life time. Srimanthudu is now the highest grossing Mahesh Babu film (68 crores and counting )ever surpassing Dookudu. Above records show how big a hit Srimanthudu is. Team Srimanthudu celebrated the success of the film yesterday by interacting with the media. Koratala Siva, who delivered back to back blockbusters with Mirchi and Srimanthudu is among the most sought after directors in Tollywood right now.
Super Star Mahesh Babu is coming as Srimanthudu this friday. Stage is set for a grand release and the buzz is off the charts as the release date is nearing. As per the censor certificate of the film, run time of the movie is 163 minutes. At 2 hours and 43 minutes (including the statutory warnings), Srimanthudu has the perfect run time for an action entertainer. Srimanthudu did extraordinary pre release business and advance booking for the film is very encouraging. Director Koratala Siva and Producers Mythri Movie Makers are very confident about the success of the film. Third party investors who buy the film from the actual distributor, are shelling out big money for the film which shows the craze of the film in trade circles.
Super Star Mahesh Babu will be in Chennai today to promote his upcoming biggie Srimanthudu and its dubbed version Selvandhan. Srimanthudu is going for a bilingual parallel release in Tamil and the Tamil version is titled Selvandhan. An audio release and trailer release function followed by press interaction is likely to be the order of the day today. Mahesh Babu – Sruthi Hassan pair is already a hit among Telugu audience and will certainly help a lot in the promotions of Tamil version, Selvandhan. Thenandal films will be distributing the Tamil version whereas SPI cinemas will be releasing the Telugu version in Tamilnadu. Mythri Movie Makers and G.Mahesh Babu Productions are making their production debut with this film which is the second film directed by Koratala Siva.
Today is the all important day for Mahesh Babu’s Srimanthudu. Srimanthudu will undergo censor certification process today. This message oriented action film is most likely to pass censor certification without any hiccups. Srimanthudu is all set to release on a grand scale on August 7th and the date advetisements will be splurged all across news papers and media outlets from tomorrow once the censor certificate is issued. Koratala Siva directs this film for Mythri Movie Makers and the producers are leaving no stone unturned to market the film on a grand scale.
Koratala Siva is ideally the man for the big canvas. He isn’t the one to settle for patchy humour and is rather behind generating good emotional highs. In his experience with Mahesh, he was enthralled himself as a viewer watching him utter his dialogue. In an extensive chat with Telugu360.com, he talks about what could have been better with Mirchi and how proud he’s about Baahubali
Why the gap and why village stories always?
I planned some other movie for some reasons it didn’t materialise. I had committed a film with Mahesh but had to wait till Aagadu got completed. I love villages but it is purely coincidental that Mirchi and this film has something to do with a village, I have always been inclined towards villages, the soul of India lies in villages, we all came from there. The first question that people ask is from which village you are from, be it common man or celeb, the sentence remains the same.
How did the idea germinate?
It is a pure commercial film. When I have a star with a huge image, I want to tell a story on a large canvas. It’s not a simple idea with a few commercial ingredients. It doesn’t happen with all actors but I must say this – I have written some nice dialogues and visualised some good expressions which I felt will be conveyed better through Mahesh. I have a basic thought, and being a writer, I am used to noting random ideas. When I met Mahesh, I developed such an idea with emotional highs and went about improving and elevating the canvas.
What about this movie?
I told Mahesh, this story in a very entertaining and a commercial manner. It would have been preachy had I not taken efforts to make it commercial. A plot like giving back to the society will go to all sections of the society if conveyed through Mahesh. It is not a family subject. There are never touched sub plots here, beautiful romance, lot of pain and extraordinary emotions. I was so excited, when I had written it. I thought it was simple but when I saw it on the monitor while he was saying the dialogue, I found it exciting like an audience.
How was Sruthi Hassan’s work?
It is a strong team. Mahesh is a great actor and believes in the team. The producers are first timers and are very passionate about their job. When you have an actor like Mahesh, it is not easy to balance the other side but Sruthi did a great job. Acting is in her DNA and she might not have got good scope in the past to prove her talent but here she maintained balance. She made sure that the character got conveyed. She understood the character and knew how much to maintain. The producers are keen on taking this point to a bigger audience, be it politicians or sport persons and any segment of life, they want to market and see it go to many people.
About Mahesh’s character:
His character is very simple, straight though he is a Srimanthudu. I thought if he rides a cycle it would be good and when he did that, he looked so natural; as if he’s been going on it every day. The cycle must be around 3 lakhs. I felt very happy when we put up the poster. The Hyderabad traffic police put it in their FB and endorsed it. It meant that if Mahesh goes on a cycle, traffic, pollution is controlled and it is also a good exercise. We are used to commercial mass titles. So, I couldn’t find a better title. It is the story of a Srimanthudu; what better title can I think of? I didn’t think much and finalised it.
Did the actor’s previous work weigh on your mind?
I don’t worry about previous hits or flops. I just believed in the plot and wrote the story. If I keep thinking of such trivia, instead of writing the story, I will be writing something else. Even if Aagadu was a blockbuster, we wouldn’t have changed the script. It was perfectly locked. I like strong emotions, more than simple emotions. There should be a lot of highs. I can’t tell a story in a simple scale and in a light-hearted manner. I don’t want to summarise one-liners about others achievements but I feel, while you are eating and a small stone gets into it, you spit the whole stuff off. Aa character ki, aa scene ki, tagga dialogue raakapothe it won’t work. Aa scene lo forced ga punch rayisthe, it doesn’t work.
What care did you take to contain the budget?
It becomes a huge business when big stars come on board and lots of lives get involved in that. We can’t sit in our room and decide how much to invest. The producers respect our thought and invest so much. So before starting the project, we decided the cost of the project and the expected returns. We had thorough discussions on the areas where we could cut the cost.
What lessons have you learnt from the past?
Despite Mirchi being a blockbuster, I did learn lessons from it, from the creative side, where I wished I could have written it better and wasted lesser money. I learnt about the budget and how much one can invest on fights, action sequences. The two years have taught me a lot of lessons and not wasting time anymore. The gap didn’t happen on purpose but got delayed because a project didn’t materialise. Mahesh was busy with another movie.
How did you blend mass and class elements?
We have rich and poor segments but the emotions are the same. If a mother dies, the class and mass both cry. There is a degree of difference, but we have to just balance it. If the film is good, it connects with a lot of people. Mahesh is just himself here; he is a simple-natured yet strong soul in the film too. He didn’t have to act much because he played his own part. It was shot in Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu, Malaysia and Pune. I am very excited because the story has shaped up better than what I expected. I might be sounding pompous but when I heard the dialogues that I had written on-screen with some extraordinary emotions I was like “abbah nene na rasindi.” It looks like a cinema but no one goes over aboard. Mahesh reacts so naturally. When he comes to the sets in the morning and listens to the scene, when he steps down his caravan, he carries with him his character. It sits with him, be it dancing, acting, eating or watching him is a joyful ride.
About other characters?
First time, Jagapati Babu plays dad to Mahesh and you will enjoy watching their scenes. Then, there is Rahul Ravindran who is a natural. He has a small role but since he likes Mahesh, he agreed to do it and did a great job. It is good, we postponed the film after Baahubali. Baahubali was a beautiful cinematic experience. There has been a lot of money involved and it has been 3 years of effort. We should respect that and hats off to the team. All over the world, our Telugu film is being spoken about and tomorrow too, if we travel, they will give us respect on account of Baahubali. My next film could be a comedy romance or thriller. Whatever the genre is, I will convey the story strongly.
Super Star Mahesh Babu’s Srimanthudu is in the final stages of its post production work. Mahesh Babu completed his share of dubbing for the film and the movie is all set to be censored on 31st of July 2015. Jagapathi Babu and Sukanya play parents of Mahesh in this film. Song trailers of Srimanthudu are an instant hit and people are raving about Mahesh and Sruthi Hassan pair. The movie is all set for a grand release in Telugu and Tamil on August 7th 2015.