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Choti Choti Baatein from Maharshi: Friendship Redefined

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Mahesh Babu Maharshi Choti Choti Baatein Song

Superstar Mahesh Babu is busy with his next film titled Maharshi which is directed by Vamshi Paidipally. With the shoot in last leg of shoot, the makers kick-started the promotions and the first single ‘Choti Choti Baatein’ from the film has been unveiled. The song looks fresh and deals with friendship. DSP’s magical voice, catchy tune and meaningful lyrics make the single an impressive number.

Choti Choti Baatein song hints that Maharshi is laced with youthful entertainment that comes during the first half of the film. Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde and Allari Naresh turn beautiful mates in the film. On the whole, the first single will top the music charts in the coming days for sure. Allari Naresh and Pooja Hegde have prominent roles assigned in the film. The teaser of Maharshi is expected to be out on the eve of Ugadi. Bankrolled by Dil Raju, PVP and Ashwini Dutt, Maharshi is slated for May 9th release across the globe.

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Fact Check : Pending e-challans of Maheshbabu !

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Without Fact checking, a leading daily and some websites published a report on Mahesh Babu on pending e-challans. They had reported that Superstar Mahesh Babu owes Rs 8745 to Hyderabad and Cyberabad cops through traffic challans and it said that most of the violations happened on Outer Ring Road before March 2018 through his Toyota Land Cruiser (AP 09 CM 4005).

Going into the news, Mahesh Babu sold his Land Cruiser in the year 2016. We have some exclusive details about the details of the new owner and the pending challans. Rajesh Cherukuri bought the Toyota Land Cruiser from Mahesh in 2016 and got it updated to TS 08 FS 9889. There have a bunch of challans on the new number too on Telangana’s e-Challan portal. Without fact checking, the portals published news blaming actor Mahesh Babu for a mistake made by the new owner.

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Mahesh Babu dazzles in best makeover

After sporting a regular look in all his recent movies, Superstar Mahesh Babu went for a striking makeover in his landmark film which is being helmed by director Vamshi Paidipalli. The first look poster of this highly anticipated film has been unveiled a while ago on the eve of Mahesh Babu’s birthday and it is set to wow his fans to the fullest.

In the poster, which reveals the title as Maharshi, Mahesh Babu is seen sporting a dazzling and stylish look with thick beard and cropped hair. He is in his vintage walking style holding a laptop in one hand and raising a collar with the other hand. His age defying looks and the stylish demeanor are likely to send fans into raptures.

It has already been revealed that Mahesh Babu’s name is Rishi in the film.Svelte beauty Pooja Hegde is Mahesh’s co-star in this film and Allari Naresh is playing a significant role. Devi Sri Prasad is rendering the soundtrack for the film. Dil Raju, Ashwini Dutt and PVP are jointly bankrolling the film on a massive budget.

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Pic : Maheshbabu’s wax statue nearing completion

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Superstar Mahehsbabu ’s Wax Statue being Sculpted by Iwan Rees at Madame Tussauds is nearing completion

Maheshbabu’s wax statue nearing completion
Maheshbabu’s wax statue nearing completion

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‘ US Consulate ‘ employee is fan of Mahesh Babu

Employees working in US Consulates across India are specially trained in various Indian languages to ensure that there is no language barrier while they interview Visa applicants daily. All employees are given classes in Foreign Studies Institute to hone their skills in understanding and speaking local languages.

Interacting with a vernacular newspaper, some of the employees of US consulate in Hyderabad revealed interesting facts about how they are trained to understand Telugu.

They said watching Telugu videos in YouTube and Newspaper reading are some of the techniques adopted to get the hang of Telugu language.

Kelly, a senior employee in Hyderabad, said she watched numerous Telugu films to learn the language. She also revealed that Mahesh Babu is her favourite actor and said she insisted the trainers to screen his movies during every session of their classes.

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SPYder, Sept 26th Premier – AT&T TUESDAY Offer

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Sept 26th PREMIERE (TUESDAY) SPECIAL : BUY 1 GET 1 FREE TICKET FOR ALL AT&T CUSTOMERS.

Offer available for all CINEMARK, AMC, REGAL and other theaters available on MovieTickets.com

To Redeem:

a. Go to https://tickettwosdays.att.com/
b. Enter ATT Phone number, Billing zip code and click the Submit button
c. Enter PIN from your mobile
d. Click on Choose a Movie now
e. It will default to local zip code. Change the location icon on top to change the Zip code to SPYDER playing theaters and Click on Search button
f. Select the theater you want and proceed. Note that for Cinemarks only, it will route you to Cinemark.com to do the purchase. Rest of all locations, purchase will be done on MovieTickets.com. Discount will show up in the cart.
g. Select “See Full Theater Details” and “Yes Take me there” and then Click on More to change Movie Date to Sep 26
h. You can use the offer multiple times and share codes with friends too.

As per the Censor Report, the movie stands out in all areas from Style, Romance, Sentiments, action sequences and finally a beautiful message to society in Murugadoss Style. The verdict is either SUPER HIT or BLOCKBUSTER Guaranteed in Mahesh’s career as per the trade circles.

The FANS of Mahesh Babu are planning for a HUGE PRE-RELEASE EVENT ACROSS the US on SEP 22nd or SEP 23rd. During the event, the FREE T-Shirts and posters will be given out to lucky winners. Watch out this space for more details.

There are still some major locations available for local exhibition, please call us immediately if you wanted to be part of the SUCCESS TEAM at forspyder@gmail.com or ATMUS Entertainment: (469) 567-0291 or AZ India Media India: (602) 492-6023.

Don’t miss the extravaganza on BIG SCREENs, reserve your tickets today!!!

Press note released by: Indian Clicks, LLC

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Mahesh’s Next starts Rolling

Superstar Mahesh Babu is busy wrapping up Spyder which has been delayed by months. AR Murugadoss is directing this bilingual and the principle shoot of the film is expected to be wrapped up soon. Rakul is the female lead and the makers are in plans for an August release. The actor signed his next in the direction of Koratala Siva which has been delayed because of Mahesh occupied with Spyder.

The movie has been launched officially today and the regular shoot of this film will follow. Titled Bharat anu Nenu, the movie will showcase Mahesh as a Chief Minister in the film. Mahesh will join the sets of the film once he wraps up the shoot of Spyder. Kiara Advani is the female lead and Devi Sri Prasad is composing the music. The makers are in plans to release Bharat anu Nenu on January 11th 2018 during Sankranthi. DVV Entertainments will bankroll this prestigious project.

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Mahesh Babu to flaunt six pack ?

If the latest grapevine in the industry circles is to be believed, Superstar Mahesh Babu will be seen sporting a six pack physique in his forthcoming spy thriller titled as SPYder. Sources say that as there are a couple of scenes in the script which demand the protagonist to flaunt his abs, Murugadoss has convinced Mahesh to look the part. It is learnt that Mahesh went through rigorous work out to get into the required shape.

Previously, Mahesh went shirtless for one scene in Sukumar’s 1- Nenokkadine. This time around, he is sporting a much fitter and leaner look, says the source. The recently released posters, in which Mahesh was seen donning a uber look, hinted that the film will be a stylish spy thriller.

The makers are planning to release the film on June 23rd. Rakul Preet Singh is the film’s leading lady.

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All Time Top 20 Grossing Telugu Movies in USA

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Top 20  Telugu MOVIES  in USA BOXOFFICE

The table below contains figures for the Top 20 Telugu movies at the North America Box office. This table is updated periodically to reflect the latest reports.

RankGrossMovie NameHeroYear of Release
1$6,997,636BaahubaliPrabhas2015
2$2,89,0786SrimanthuduMaheshbabu2015
3$2,44,5037A.. AA..Nithin2016
4$2,022,392Nannaku PremathoNTR2016
5$1,897,541Attharintiki DarediPawan Kalyan2013
6$1,784,119Janatha GarageNTR2016
7$1,635,300Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle ChettuMaheshbabu, Venkatesh2013
8$1,569,162OopiriNagarjuna2016
9$1,563,466DookuduMaheshbabu2011
10$1,538,515ManamNagarjuna2014
11$1,482,435AagaduMaheshbabu2014
12$1,430,026Bhale Bhale MagadivoiNani2015
13$1,394,655Race GurramAllu Arjun2014
14$1,330,1551 - NenokkadineMaheshbabu2014
15$1,278,610BaadshahNTR2013
16$1,250,000Son Of SatyamurthyAllu Arjun2015
17$1,179,000PellichoopuluVijay Devarakonda2016
18$1,156,451BrahmotsavamMaheshbabu2016
19$1,087,285EegaNani2012
20$1,070,404Sardaar Gabbar SinghPawan Kalyan2016
$1,052,650TemperNTR2015
$1,034,484Gabbar SinghPawan Kalyan2012

 

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Brahmotsavam Review – An Insipid Family Drama

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Telugu360 Rating : 2.5/5

Srikanth Addala has a unique view about life and living that is delinked from the material values that fill our daily moments. Most of his films have the touch of rustic beauty, unalloyed emotions and subtexts beyond the grasp of vocabulary. “Brahmotsavam” is another film coming from those perspectives which are at once autobiographical and also commentary-like on the state of the world today. But contrary to expectations, the film falters in delivering the final message of living together and seeking out our own kith and kin from far and within. It doesn’t just falter, it loses a great opportunity to rekindle the emotions in needless narrative of 156 minutes with larger-than-life motifs and scenes that do not pack a punch. The net result of “Brahmotsavam” despite grand intentions is that Mahesh Babu gets one of the weakest films that does no justice to his potential even though the image is preserved. While this is not exactly a film for his fans, the x factor that usually over-fills his films is missing even as he struggles for screen space with too many faces that sometimes freeload on the screen time making the film lag at many times.

Mahesh Babu is very confident of film’s success and said that the concept will strike a chord with all age groups. He said Brahmotsavam is a wholesome entertainer brimmed with family values and emotions that are missing in the modern day. The promotional blitzkrieg has escalated the buzz on the film. The film is releasing today amidst huge expectations. Let’s see if it can match the expectations of the audience.

Story Outline & Treatment

The basic thread of the story is not something that requires an attempt of this magnitude: Satyaraj is the founder of a Paint business last valued at Rs.400 crores. His magnanimity and humility comes from the small help received from Rohini Hattangadi’s husband to set a small shop which grew into the conglomerate today. Satyaraj shares his wealth and affection with a larger family that includes Rohini’s four sons – Rao Ramesh, Shayaji Shinde, Naresh and Krishna Bhagwan. Rao Ramesh is the villain who harbors feelings of jealousy and ill-will towards the patriarch and wants to see his daughter Praneetha marry Mahesh, son of Satyaraj. The story has a twist in the interval block but later loses its way in fulfilling the desire of Mahesh to find his family roots right upto the seventh generation. A love story or two in between to introduce two leading heroines is what makes the screen hum a bit.

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Direction & Technicalities:

Srikanth credits himself as the man who penned the story, screenplay, dialogues and directed the film. That seems to be taking too much load on his sense of narrative and visual story-telling. Even though the dialogues have been blessed with the touches of the late Ganesh Patro and Krishna Chaitanya, they are effective only forty per cent of the time. Except the heart-tugging dialogues between Satyaraj and the family and those between Samantha and Mahesh and the punchlines of Rao Ramesh, there is lot of inertness in the lines of many characters which do not create impact. Screenplay of Srikanth has been always a lazy man’s effort to go through the motions. In the first half, the songs interrupt the flow of screenplay in a jarring fashion. In the second half, the screenplay interrupts the flow of the remaining two songs, of which the title song itself struggles to complete itself in jumpstarting visuals. In terms of direction, Srikanth needs to uplift himself to a level that the audience can sit back and enjoy rather than become more and more listless and finally restless. He has to make scenes interesting and complete with an intensity, otherwise, he should not attempt scenes. For example, the scene between Praneetha and Mahesh, the scene of confrontation between Mahesh and Rao Ramesh, the color splashing scene between Mahesh and Kajol in the first half should have ended with some logical conclusion. Instead, the scenes come and jump off into the next one or a new song with confusing frequency. While he got the cast of a lifetime, Srikanth failed to extract the salient potential of most characters except Satyaraj, Mahesh, Rao Ramesh, Samantha, Kajol and Jayasudha. While the first half of the film looks more colorful, romantic and grandiose, the story hardly moves an inch. Instead of over-investing in the romantic track between Mahesh and Kajal, the director should have concentrated on the characterization of the elderly and create conflict that sets the tempo in the second half. The second half is interesting with the entry of Samantha and loosens a bit until it becomes monotonous after the first twenty minutes once Mahesh goes from city to city in search of his ancestors’s whereabouts. But the sense of completeness is missing here too which shows the gaping holes in Srikanth’s direction.

The best film-makers are experts in story-telling and masters of gestalt narration which means they have a sense of completing the blanks in a viewer’s mind. Who are the seven generations? Why is Mahesh seeking them now when his father knows three generations already and always maintained a dairy? And who is looking after the family business if he is backpacking pan-India? The biggest loophole is that Mahesh kneels before the three generations just like his father even if he feels an emotional connect with his father only? Then shouldn’t one of his father’s photos be added? Questions like this make you restless in the second half even as the director on his own trip in showing a documentary of places and new characters with uninteresting angles. Also, the scope for friction between the cousins should have been established more emphatically and linearly. Interval Block is good and gives scope for good performance for Mahesh which he emotes well.

Performances:

Satyaraj steals the show with his dignified acting and graceful paras on life and living. He is the soul of the film and the film is watchable in every scene he shows up. After “Mirchi” and “Bahubali”, this is a milestone for his career in Telugu films. Mahesh shines in his dressing and subtle acting; his romancing skills have gone a notch up with this film as he is comfortable with both Samantha and Kajal like never before. But this is a film where his role is not highlighted well-enough. Also, there is a textual commonality with his role in “Srimanthudu” which becomes very predictable and boring for even die-hard fans. The side-smile, the minimal dancing, the pounding fistwork in stunts and the winky face he makes when he is uncomfortable facing camera – all these are moments that fans have seen before. Can he surprise people with more improvisation and variety? It is time for more. Samantha sizzles the screen better with his vivacity than the glamor sprinkled by Kajal Agarwal. Jayasudha and Revathi say their lines well but the screen should have got burnt between them with some scenes set up together. Tulasi actually gets the better lines between the three lady characters. Vennela Kishore is the only one who infuses some comedy but he needs to slow down his dialogue delivery for people to catch breath with his words. The talented child artist Avantika should have got atleast one line to say in the film. Krishna Bhagwan fails to fire us to laughter.

Cinematography by Ratnavelu is terrific and the set design by Thota Tharani stand out. The Brahmotsavam set looks truly authentic and gives you the divine feeling. Music by Mickey J Meyer is quite pleasing to the ears but the blame must fall on the director for imbalancing the rhythms by placing five songs in the first half and only two in the second half which screws up the whole pace of the film. Gopi Sundar seems to have used his extra-sensory perceptions about the film’s narrative by infusing new life into the BGM at many places in a way that the director couldn’t have matched up. On the whole, there are many films like “Pandanti Kaapuram” and “Samsaram Oka Chadarangam” which tested the theme of family bonds in two different directions of staying together vs. going nuclear. “Brahmotsavam” starts to rekindle that sentiment but failed to capitalize on the promise. It is barely watchable and might not pick up steam. A lesson for innovative producers like PVP not to get carried away with narratives that promise the moon and deliver half of it.

 

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“Brahmotsavam” Audio Review : Trendy and Upbeat

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Brahmotsavam Audio Review,Brahmotsavam Songs JukeBox

Srikanth Addala’s style of movie-making usually concentrates on screenplay than a fully-fleshed-out thread of a story and  gives larger-than-life imagery with titles that speak a thousand words. “Brahmotsavam” raised expectations with a big-bang title that promises to offer summer-cool experience to the audiences. The release dates locked in May 20th as announced by the Superstar. As a director, he hasn’t changed Mickey J Meyer as a music composer since his debut film “Kotha Bangaru Lokam”. The audio has seven tracks with zingy beats, neat lyrics and trendy rhythms. Mickey J Meyer scored hit music for the film “Kerintha”. After that, “Brahmotsavam” seems all set to make waves with a good mix of numbers mostly fast-paced that register well on first hearing. As a composer, Mickey gives you an impression of a dedicated composer who strains to give us good tunes that are rich in instrumentation and melody.

Song 1: Vachindi Kada  Avakasam
Singer : Abhay Jodhpurkar
Lyrics :Srinivennela Seetharama Sastry

The first song which was already captured in the teaser few months back has all the ingredients of a family bonding song that builds into a crescendo where everybody shouts “Vanga ru Vanga Ru Vanga”. With words like “Kulaasa” and “Hailessa”, lyrics give you booster doses of energy with a life philosophy that is sporting and celebratory. Most of Mickey’s recent songs have fewer singers who repeat many of his songs in a track.  Abhay’s voice in this song  gets you into the grooves with words like ABCD (Anybody can dance). The music reminds you of some popular Brazilian beats of Samba-style music when you hit the peak note of “Vanga Ru Vanga Ru” and also takes off from prominent Indie Pop musicians like Abby. The song introduces guitar to push the tempo up.


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Song 2: Madhuram Madhuram
Singers : Padma and Sridevi

This song, an adaptation of ‘Madhurashatakam’, is the shortest song in the album with a running time of 2.14 mins The Madhurashtakam is an ode to the Lord Shri Krishna, unique composition by Shri Vallabhacharya ( year 1535) which describes the Sweetness of Lord Shri Krishna. The Madhurashtakam uses just one adjective, “Madhuram”, meaning sweet or beautiful, to describe the lovely attributes of Lord Sri Krishna.

 

Song 3: Brahmotsavam
Singer : Sri Rama Chandra
Lyrics : Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry

The title track of the album has all the ingredients of energy, pace and melody rendered beautifully by Sriram. Glimpses of the song’s visuals show stunning and exotic holiday with Mahesh and Samantha. The song starts exactly like the first song with single piano bass sounds that reach a shrill chorus before they collapse more instruments into an ascending medley of sounds that breaks out into the philosophy of “Brahmotsavam”. The song has a lovely blend of computerised sounds and a techno beat instrumentation that breaks you into footloose moods. Use of different bass piano as interludes elevates the moods to different hallucinations of the mind while Sriram’s voice keeps expanding into chorus lyrics of “Brahmotsavam”. The strength of Mickey J Meyer as an instrumentalist is evident in this song – it has pace, melody and clarity of lyrics – a rare combination for a music director. Sri Rama Chandra’s speedy rendition makes even the subtlest of Sirivennela’s lyrics clear.

Song 4: Aata Paatalaadu
Singer : Karthik
Lyrics : Srikanth Addala

Karthik sings this song – somewhat slowest of the lot which has message-oriented lyrics. The song travels through low pitch to the resounding peak that Karthik’s range can deliver even as the tempo tries to push you into a sober mood. The song seems to be a solo or a background song at a crucial point in the film but there is a deja vu’ touch to the song – you have heard some of the interludes but it seems to grow on you slowly.

Song 5: Naidorintikada
Singers: Anjana Soumya and Ramya Behara

The only song without a computerized rhythms and village folksy touch, the two female voices of Anjana Soumya  and Ramya Behara.  Naidorintikada give a nice contrast to the solo tune that doesn’t let up till the song gets over – the pitch and the tempo keeps pushing up the volume up and up while having a good grip on the melody of the song. Reminds you of the song “Jagadeeka Veera lera” from “Kerintha” which has been one of Anjana Soumya’s greatest hits. The song gives a good break from the other songs with a lilting folksy touch that haunts you to listen to it again and listen.

Song 6: Bala Tripuramani
Singer : Rahul Nambiar
Lyrics: Krishna Chaitanya

This is the best sound track of the album with a contemporary western beat that promises to catch on with the youth. Reminds you of the first song in “Sitamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu”, the song has all the melody and magic of a peppy Mickey number with some fantastic lyrics that fit so well. There is an Africo-celt strain of a tribal beat that breaks out every time singer Rahul Nambiar completes his breath with a chorus encore. Using such tribal beats is not new to Mickey but embedding them with a different and catchy percussions and embellishing them with his inimitable style is what makes this song a special number.

Song 7: Put Your Hands up
Singers: Sravana Bhargavi , Mickey.J.Mayer
Lyrics: Krishna Chaitanya

An average song that seems like a medley that comes in end titles. The song is the only disappointing number unless the picturisation gives it a different spin. There is a connection somewhere to the title theme but you have to listen hard to make it out subtly.

RATING 3.5/5

Brahmotsavam Juke Box, All Video Songs’ Clippings, Theatrical Trailer.. Curated at one place for our visitors :

Brahmotsavam – Full Album – JUKE BOX :

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Brahmotsavam Theatrical trailer :

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Brahmotsavam – Title Song Trailer ( Stunning Visuals )

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Brahmotsavam – Bala Tripuramani Song

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Brahmotsavam – Vachindi Kada Avakasam Song Trailer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRQkWnHFq-0]

Brahmotsavam – Naidorintikada Song Trailer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHNbdGvNAUE]

Brahmotsavam – Aata Paataladhu Song Video Trailer :

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_ZSKi6tCoI]

 

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Inside Scoop : Brahmotsavam Overseas Rights

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Maheshbabu’s next movie Brahmotsavam, which is scheduled to be released in May 2016, has been sold for 13 crores for overseas. Classic Entertainments has acquired the rights for this prestigious movie.

According to our sources , here is the scoop on how the overseas rights been influenced and by whom. Since this is a prestigious movie under PVP banner,and on top of it overseas King Maheshbabu’s previous movie Srimanthudu did staggering $2.8M in USA alone , many leading overseas distributors were in the race and finally three distributors remained with 12.5 crores to 13 crores offer.

Originally Brahmotsavam’s producer PVP was said to be inclined to sell the rights to one particular banner which distributed Mahesh’s first blockbuster in overseas. Madam,the force behind, who theoretically has no business in producer’s tasks, insisted that Brahmotsavam rights should go to another distributor of her choice (both parties offered same price though). Poor producer tried to convince her but failed. Finally, Madam called the shots and her choice of distributor got the rights.

It is quiet common that each distributor lobbies through their best source to acquire the rights and nothing wrong if someone tries through “Madam“. But, this case is slightly beyond that says a little bird in the industry ; “Why wouldn’t a producers’ choice be honored ?” is the disgruntle.

“Since the hero is in full demand, whatever the Madam is dictating has been honored by producers,technicians or people around for now. But, once the box-office position alter slightly, then the same people will show respectful exit to the extraneous influence or meddling in the business deals” is said to be the common opinion in the industry.What do you say folks ?

Next….what it takes to break-even if overseas rights are brought at 13 crores ? Stay tuned to Telugu360.com

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I’m responsible for fate of my films : Mahesh babu to T360

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Mahesh Babu has been a busy man promoting Srimanthudu, made in his newly floated banner and even as he sounds a tad tired in his replies, he is honest about what he says. He is extremely sincere in his apology to fans about previous films not doing well and the need for producers and directors to be surer when they set out for a project. In this exclusive conversation for Telugu360.com, he’s all praise for Baahubali and is firm about making a mark in the Tamil film industry too. More on that here..

How different is this banner from what your family already runs?

It is the same but also first time I put my name. That is the only difference. Earlier my sister or my brother were involved. Luckily my wife is handling the budgeting part now. I don’t get involved with the finances. I know what is happening but I don’t let it interfere with my work too much.

You surprised all by apologizing to fans on the audio release day?

I am not used to these marathon interviews and talking so much or marketing a film extravagantly. It is not because my earlier films didn’t do well. I didn’t plan the apology and it came out of my heart. I didn’t know what I would say two minutes before. For every audio release, fans come from distant places but the applause and their enthusiasm remains the same. They love watching trailers, listening to songs and as a result, there is unbelievable response. When I took the mike, I don’t know why but I really felt like apologising for letting them down with my last two films. At the end of the day, I feel responsible for the fate of the film.

 

 

 

Is there pressure on you due to the benchmark set by Baahubali?

Whenever a film of mine doesn’t do well, I take some time to get out of it. There is no pressure as some people keep saying. There is absolutely no pressure, in fact it is very good. Let us not compare our films to Baahubali. It is in a different zone together. It was meant to do that business. It is a 250 crore film and it happened because of one man’s vision, Mr Rajamouli. Whenever a film like Baahubali happens in the industry, it is very good for even other films. Suppose my film collects 70 crores and because of Baahubali, if it becomes a hit, it will collect 77. There is jump of seven crores which is amazing and good for the industry.

Are you game to widening the segment of non-Telugu audiences?

There have been films that have been dubbed before but this is the first time we are doing good publicity and marketing it. Going into Tamil cinema is something I too look forward but the subject should have Tamil nativity too. If it suits Telugu alone, it might not work. The subject should be universal too. Srimanthudu is a bit universal and we felt it might work in Tamil also. If I had time, I would have dubbed as I am fluent in Tamil.

How did the director blend a social message with commercial elements?

When Siva garu narrated the story, the point seemed very fresh. At that time, there wasn’t much focus on village adoption. Only after we went to floors, the concept came to focus. He thinks a film should not be preachy and be conveyed in a commercial format which is his biggest strength. The audience wants to get entertained in a big hero’s film. He is a terrific writer, doesn’t like writing separate mass and class dialogues. Any dialogue has to come from the story and when that happens, they sound genuine. It gives immense pleasure to an actor when he delivers the goods. I found them fresh and noted that the director was a writer before. Every night, I would call him and ask, ‘Meeru raasukunattu undha, raasukunattu chesaama?’ meaning, What you thought and wrote on paper, did it come out as you expected? He said daanikanna minchindi chesaamu and I felt good.

Tell us something about cinematographer Madhie

He is one of the top DoPs in India and very clear with his visuals, colours,skin tone and other aspects that he wants. If he thinks an actor is wearing a certain colour and feels it doesn’t look good, he makes sure the actor changes it. The producers know what they are doing too. They are in awe of the story and respect me a lot. I have known them before and their passion is to make films. With Srimanthudu they are here to stay.

The cycle photo was a big hit with your fans….

Srimanthudu is a perfect title for the story of the film. We were contemplating of something appropriate and some said it was soft, but I think it is perfect. It was a fresh feeling when we thought about using the cycle. I enjoyed riding it. People take time to get used to a look. When the cycle picture came out, it registered so fast and I felt happy. In my entire career, I have never given so many interviews like I did yesterday and today. I have to promote my film and the content. I am saying this not because of my name attached to it and will henceforth do it for all my movies

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Set 4 : Srimanthudu Audio Launch Pics

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Set 3 – Srimanthudu Audio Launch Pics

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Set 2 – Srimanthudu Audio Launch pics

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Srimanthudu Audio Release Poster

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Maheshbabu’s upcoming movie Srimanthudu’s Audio is releasing on July 18th. We are presenting you with the audio release poster of Srimanthudu.

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