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TDP politburo member Varla Ramaiah, on Friday felt that no power on earth can save Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy, and his wife, Bharathi Reddy, from the murder case of Vivekananda Reddy.

Ramaiah told media persons at the party headquarters that the YSRCP MP, Avinash Reddy, admitted before the CBI that on the day Vivekananda Reddy was done to death, he spoke to one Naveen and Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Krishna Mohan.

Avinash also admitted that through these two persons he repeatedly made phone calls to Jagan and Bharathi Reddy.

Even after Avinash confessed these facts before the CBI, how can the Jagan couple claim that they are in no way connected with the murder, Ramaiah asked. He demanded Jagan and Bharathi to reveal the facts to the people of the State and what they know about the murder of Viveka.

It will be a blunder if they continue to claim that they do not have any knowledge about the murder, Ramaiah said. They are completely in the know of the things as to who committed the crime, how Viveka was done to death and who is behind the murder, Ramaiah felt.

The crucial evidence in the murder now is what Avinash Reddy conveyed to Jagan and Bharathi over phone on the day Vivekananda Reddy was murdered, Ramaiah felt. Pointing out that Avinash has already admitted before the CBI that whenever he wants to speak to Bharathi he will first give a call to Naveen, the TDP politburo member stated that Avinash also informed the CBI that whenever he wants to speak to Jagan, he will first call the OSD, Krishna Mohan.

Even after the CBI investigation clearly revealed that Avinash repeatedly gave calls to the phones of Naveen and Krishna Mohan on the day the murder took place, how can Bharathi Reddy and Jagan claim that they did not receive any calls, he asked.

On March 15, 2019 at 6.29 am, Avinash was present at the body of Vivekananda Reddy and he resisted the police visiting the spot even when the body was at the spot, he said. Exactly at the same time Avinash repeatedly gave calls, he said and asked whether the calls were given to the Chief minister couple.

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Lokesh Kanagaraj prefers Kollywood over Tollywood


After the super success of Vikram, Tamil director Lokesh Kanagaraj is in huge demand. Even after the release of his Khaidi, several Tollywood filmmakers approached this young and talented director. From the past couple of days, there are speculations that Lokesh Kanagaraj is holding talks with top actor Ram Charan for a film. A section of media also speculated that Lokesh Kanagaraj met Allu Arjun and the project is under discussion. Both these are completely untrue.

Lokesh Kanagaraj is keen to work with Tollywood stars but his Kollywood commitments are not making them happen. He is committed for a film with Vijay and the announcement will be made this month. The shoot commences in the second half of this year once Vijay is done with Vamshi Paidipally’s film. He also has the sequel of Khaidi which is in waiting mode for a long time. Kamal Haasan also locked Lokesh Kanagaraj for the sequel of Vikram and the shoot will start next year. Suriya is holding talks with Lokesh Kanagaraj for a film but there is no clarity about the project for now.

The young director has no time for Telugu films for now and his Tamil commitments will keep him busy for the next three years. For Tollywood actors, it would be a long wait for sure.

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Salman Khan has a shock for Lokesh Kanagaraj


After the super success of Vikram, Lokesh Kanagaraj is in huge demand. He has a film lined up with Vijay and he is working on the sequels of Khaidi and Vikram. Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan loved Master, the last film of Lokesh Kanagaraj. He wanted the film to be remade in Hindi. After Prabhudeva delivered a series of flops, Salman Khan asked Lokesh Kanagaraj to work on the script. As per the latest update, Salman Khan was not impressed with the script of the remake.

Salman Khan kept the project on hold after the narration of Lokesh Kanagaraj. Vijay Sethupathi was on board for the role of the lead antagonist but the project did not work out. Salman Khan is currently shooting for Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali and Tiger 3. The films will hit the screens soon.

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Lokesh Kanagaraj teases Suriya’s first look from Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vikram’


Director Lokesh Kanagaraj has teased Suriya Sivakumar’s first look poster from the much-anticipated Kamal Haasan-starrer ‘Vikram’.

Lokesh Kanagaraj, who took to social media on Wednesday to reveal the first look of Suriya from ‘Vikram,’ added to the excitement surrounding the film’s release. Lokesh Kanagaraj thanked Suriya, for his acceptance to appear in a short, but important cameo.

“Thank you so much for this Suriya sir”, he wrote, as he shared the poster featuring Suriya. The ‘Jai Bhim’ actor’s first look which was released on Wednesday, didn’t reveal much of his role, as it features only his eyes.

Suriya’s cameo in ‘Vikram’ drew attention after director Lokesh and the film’s leading man Kamal Haasan discussed it earlier during the movie promotions.

The film will be released on June 3 and stars Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi, and Fahadh Faasil.

Billed as an action thriller, ‘Vikram’ will also be released in Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi, and has music by Anirudh Ravichander.

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Meeting between Lokesh Kanagaraj and Mahesh Babu sparks speculation


The news that director Lokesh Kanagaraj met Mahesh Babu recently during his visit to Hyderabad for the promotions of ‘Vikram’ starring Kamal Haasan, is causing quite a stir in Tollywood circles.

The two had an hour-long conversation, according to industry insiders.

According to reports, Mahesh may be interested in working on this project with Lokesh Kanagaraj if everything falls into place.

Mahesh Babu has unquestionably established himself as one of the most bankable actors in recent years. His appeal to both young people and families is unparalleled.

On the other hand, director Lokesh Kanagaraj is on a roll, with back-to-back superhits to match Mahesh’s incredible run.

As a result, the pairing appears to be advantageous to both.

For now, Mahesh Babu will soon join Trivikram Srinivas for ‘SSMB28’, which will have actress Pooja Hegde as the heroine. Later, the ‘Nani’ actor will act under SS Rajamouli’s direction, which marks their first-time collaboration.

Lokesh Kanagaraj currently awaits the release of ‘Vikram’.

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Master Movie Review : Fails to meet expectations




Tamil actor Vijay cemented his position in Tollywood after a long wait. His recent films fared well at the box-office and his recent offering Master is high on expectations. The makers managed to get a release in a record number of screens across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Khaidi sensation Lokesh Kanagaraj directed Master and Vijay Sethupathi essayed the role of the lead antagonist. Malavika Mohanan is the heroine and XB Film Creators are the producers. Here is the review of Master:


JD (Vijay) is a professor in a renowned college who is addicted to alcohol and is hated by the heads as he never keeps up to the rules. But he is a hero across the college as he does things at the right time. After an unexpected incident, JD is sent to a juvenile center which is lead by Bhavani (Vijay Sethupathi). The rest of Master is all about the real conflict between JD, Bhavani and the second half narrates about who takes the upper hand and what happens finally. Watch Master to know about the unknown truths that happen in JD’s life.


Starting off, the audience will be quite disappointed with Lokesh Kanagaraj’s work for sure. One needs ample patience to watch this stretched drama and the second half turns out to be a boring feast that is high on a predictable note. After watching Khaidi, one expects an intense drama between the lead actors between Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi but Lokesh simply has wasted his opportunity. The episodes between Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi are minimal. While Vijay impresses the audience with his swag, Vijay Sethupathi is the show stealer of Master undoubtedly.

The first half of Master has things in the right proportions and it reminds everyone of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s yesteryear hit film Master. Two good action episodes, impressive songs and Vijay’s performance along with the college episodes and terrific interval bang makes the first half of Master a passable affair. But the second half tests the patience of the audience and most of the episodes are dragged, predictable. Cutting down the college episodes would have helped the film and the climax portions are pretty simple and make no impact. After an impressive first half, the second half of Master is a disappointment in many ways.

However Master will appeal to the hardcore fans of Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi along with the Tamil audience. The action episodes are well designed and presented on screen. Master runs on a commercial template and has enough dose of Tamil nativity which is a barrier for Telugu audience. Anirudh Ravichander is an asset for the film and his background score takes most of the episodes to the next level.


Vijay tops the show as usual with his mannerisms and keeps his fans thoroughly engaging. His dance moves are a treat and he excelled in the action episodes. Malavika Mohanan has nothing much to do in the film but she makes a splash with her screen presence. Vijay Sethupathi is a perfect treat and he is the major highlight of the movie. His role should have been extended and fits perfectly in the role of a crooked gangster throughout. Everything was taken well care of about designing his role and presenting it. Andrea’s role is a wasted attempt. Nassar and Shantanu have been decent in their roles.

The audience would expect a hard-hitting and intense film from Lokesh Kanagaraj after Khaidi but it is a typical commercial template like Vijay’s previous films. The songs are just ok and the background score has been top class. The cinematography work looks apt. The editing is below average and more than half an hour in the second half should have been chopped. The production values are grand and apt. Lokesh Kanagaraj fails to live up to the expectations and Master is just one more commercial attempt.


Master is a wasted attempt with a regular commercial template that falls short of the expectations. Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi  and Anirudh’s terrific background score are the only saviors.The patience of the audience would be tested throughout the second half and the film will appeal only to the diehard fans of Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi.

Telugu360 Rating: 2.5/5

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Mega eyes on Master


Lokesh Kanagaraj created a sensation with Khaidi starring Karthi. The film received critical acclaim and also minted money at the Telugu and Tamil box-office. He bagged an opportunity to work with Vijay and the film titled Master is high on expectations. Master’s pre-release sales and advance bookings are exceptional across the Telugu states. Trade circles say that Master opened on a terrific note and the first day numbers are going to stun the Tollywood for sure.

Lokesh Kanagaraj himself during the recent interviews revealed that he narrated a plot to Tollywood Superstar Ram Charan and will start working on the script soon. Mega fans are eagerly waiting for the release of Master after the recent happenings. If Master fares well, Lokesh Kanagaraj would get one more golden opportunity and will direct Ram Charan soon. He is currently directing Kamal Haasan in Vikram and the film is aimed for summer 2021 release.

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Kamal Haasan votes for Lokesh Kanagraj’s film


Padmshri Kamal Haasan is celebrating his birthday on November and the teaser of his next film that will be directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj will be out. The film’s shoot is yet to commence but the makers conducted a small trial shoot for the film and the teaser part is cut. The film will have its official launch on November 7th and the regular shoot will follow. With Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 stalled, Kamal decided to join the sets of Lokesh Kanagaraj’s project.

Shankar and Lyca Productions are yet to get a clarity on the revised budgets and the upcoming schedules of Indian 2 will be planned after that. Kamal Haasan will complete some portions of the shoot for Lokesh Kanagaraj’s political thriller. Kamal Haasan himself will produce this film. With the Tamil Nadu elections planned for summer next year, Kamal is keen to release Lokesh Kanagaraj’s film by summer.

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Ram Charan in talks for a bilingual?


Telugu360 was the first to reveal that Mythri Movie Makers locked Tamil director Lokesh Kanagaraj for a film who shot fame with Karthi’s Khaidi. The project may not happen anytime soon but the producers asked Lokesh Kanagaraj to work on a script that suits Ram Charan. Lokesh Kanagaraj who completed Vijay’s Master will start the shoot of Khaidi 2 next year. He is expected to turn free in 2022 and he will direct a Telugu-Tamil bilingual then.

Lokesh Kanagaraj promised that he would come up with an exciting script considering Charan in mind. If things fall in the right place, the project will start once Ram Charan and Lokesh Kanagaraj are completely free from all their current projects. Ram Charan is holding talks with Vamshi Paidipally for a film and he has RRR, Acharya in the pipeline. The actor is packed until the end of 2022. Ram Charan and Lokesh Kanagaraj project may not happen anytime soon.

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