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Puri shattered by a dark cloud called Charmee

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Sensational director Puri Jagannadh and actress Charmee Kaur share a close bonding which made them turn business partners. The duo has been producing films on Puri Connects from some time and Charmee is personally overlooking the production responsibilities of his films. Veteran actress Hema during her recent web interview made some sensational comments on Puri Jagan and Charmee.

“Puri Jagannadh is a sun and he is surrounded by dark clouds. I am in hope that these dark clouds will vanish soon and Puri comes out bright” said Hema keeping everyone guessing about the dark clouds. She even made some harsh comments on director Trivikram who intervened into a discussion about her remuneration recently. She even said that she skipped talking to him after this discussion happened.

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Puri’s next with young hero ready to roll

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Dashing filmmaker Puri Jagannadh is in quest of the elusive hit that has been eluding him since the last few years. As all his recent films left no trace at box office, Puri is struggling to get the nod from star heroes. He was supposed to team with a couple of star heroes in recent times, but his poor track record has impacted his chances badly.

Finally, he got the nod from young and energetic star Ram for a full length commercial fare which is going to kick off very soon. Reportedly, Puri’s final draft has been approved by Ram and the project is likely to start rolling in December. This is the first time Puri and Ram are going to work together.

The untitled film will be bankrolled by Ram’s uncle Sravanthi Ravi Kishore and Puri’s home banner.

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Puri Jagannadh waiting for Balakrishna ’s Call?

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Sensational director Puri Jagannadh has been shattered with the disaster Mehbooba and he has been criticized for the bad writing and poor direction. Though there have been lot of speculations about his next, Puri is still puzzled and is yet to take a call about his next. He has couple of interesting scripts but he is waiting for the right actor to step into them so that the film gets enough buzz. Puri Jagannadh and Balakrishna became close friends during the shoot of Paisa Vasool.

Balayya even promised that he would work with Puri once again. Puri too revealed about Balayya’s support for Mehbooba and he even thanked him during the introduction titles. With Balakrishna signing a film for C Kalyan to bail him out of the losses because of Inttelligent, Puri is eagerly waiting for a call from Balakrishna to make his comeback. We have to wait to see if Balayya extends his hand to bail out Puri too.

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Exclusive – Puri’s casting coup: Nag, Chay together

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Together they’ve delivered a hit ‘Sivamani’ and a dud ‘Super’. And if our sources are to be believed, it looks like they are set to join forces again. Yes, you read it right. We are indeed talking about superstar Nagarjuna and director Puri Jagannadh. Giving them company in the film would be Naga Chaitanya.

“Puri narrated a story to Nagarjuna before ‘Mehbooba’ released. The actor loved the emotional quotient in it and days after the narration, he even confided in Puri that the story was haunting him. Since he’d be busy with ‘Bangarraju’ after completing Sriram Aditya’s untitled film, he asked Puri to wait for some more time. However, the result of ‘Mehbooba’ might have a bearing on the prospects of this film but as things stand now, it is very much on,” confirmed a source close to the development, while mentioning that it is the same reason why Nag took a special interest in promoting ‘Mehbooba’.

The source further added, “Since Puri doesn’t like to sit unoccupied for long, he might do a film up next—most probably with son Aakash and wrap it in time to be ready to direct Nag and Chaitanya. Nag assured Puri that ‘Bangarraju’, if and when it happens, would be ready for Sankranti. ”

Nagaraj Goud

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Mehbooba Review – Puri fails in his son’s debut

Mehbooba Movie Review

Telugu360 Rating : 2.5/5

Story:

Hyerabadi Boy Roshan (Akash Puri) and Lahore girl Afreen (Neha Shetty) often recall their past life in dreams. The dreams haunt them even after they grown up. Roshan helps Afreen who is in Hyderabad to pursue higher studies and they start liking each other. Afreen parents bring her back to hometown in Lahore.

Meanwhile in an interesting scene, Roshan comes to know that Afreen’s past life is real. The previous birth’s roles of them are interesting. Why they could not fulfill their dreams in the past life etc forms the remaining story

Performances:

Akash Puri is impressive with his performance; his dialogue diction is also good. However, he looks too young as a soldier. Akash has good future if continue work hard. Neha Shetty as Afreen looks cool but not so good in past life role. Murali Sharma, Sayaji Shinde and other character artists are adequate

Analysis :

Puri Jagan’s hero characters are often designed to behave with attitude and irresponsibility. Contrary to this practice, he designed Roshan (Akash Puri) character with conviction for entire first half. The secular tone yet patriotic attitude is well balanced. The past life story of the lead couple is interesting. Proceedings after revealing the past life have gone out of order.

Majority of the film has been shot in real locations with lot of hardwork. War episodes CGI has been well done. Production values by Puri Touring talkies and Puri Connects are very good. Few scenes reflect Bollywood range production.

On flip side, once the story of previous birth has been revealed … Roshan travels to Pakistan to bring Afreen back. From then onwards the film is too artificial and over the top. The stretchy climax tests the patience.

Puri Jagan’s direction lack any punch nor Wow factor. The problem is with the artificial story he picked. However, he must be appreciated for not inserting unwanted comedy tracks, vulgar words

Technical Aspects :

Cinematopgraphy by Vishnu Sarma, editing by Junaid Siddiquii are top class. Sandeep Chowta ‘s music is good in one or two songs and background score is just ok.

Verdict:

The premise, narration and production design of Mehbooba are ‘region and language’ free, it can be shown to any group of audience of the subcontinent. Director Puri Jagan has put his radical approach and tried to deliver an honest love story but succeeded only partially. First half is average, second half picks up impressively but towards the climax the movie goes down the hill.

Telugu360 Rating : 2.5/5

Release Date : 10th May, 2018
Director : Puri Jagannadh
Music Director : Sandeep Chowta
Producer : Puri Jagannadh
Starring : Akash Puri and Neha Shetty

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Puri Jagannadh’s special plans for Balayya

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Sensational director Puri Jagannadh directed Nandamuri Balakrishna in Paisa Vasool and despite of the film ending up as a dud, the duo turned out thick friends. Balayya and Puri bonded well on the film’s sets and their friendship continued even after. Impressed with Puri’s work, Balakrishna announced that he would soon work with Puri for one more film soon. Puri has been busy carving out Mehbooba and Balakrishna is said to have kept a close eye on the film’s happenings.

Puri who wrapped up the entire work of Mehbooba is in plans to screen the film personally for Balakrishna. “The support I received from Balakrishna garu cannot be explained in words. No hero I worked with was much concerned as Balakrishna did. So I am in plans to screen Mehbooba specially for Balayya garu” revealed Puri.

Balakrishna is currently working for VV Vinayak’s movie after which he will start shooting for NTR’s biopic. Puri is in plans to direct Balakrishna once the actor wraps up all these commitments.

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Puri Jagan Shares about his Son Akash’s Full Time Debut

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Puri Jagannadh is one of those directors who is known for power packed writing skills and also brilliantly brings up harsh realities of life with his characters and storylines. He is now launching his son Akash Puri as a full time hero with Mehbooba a war drama which already garnered much attention. During his interview for a popular daily, the director shared his piece of mind about his son’s enthusiasm towards acting.

The power packed director remembered how Akash used to bug him to give at least one small role in his movie during childhood. It was Chirutha in which he acted first on screen. Puri also found the spark of acting in Akash at a young age itself and felt that a hero’s potential is present in him.

The main reason for Puri becoming a producer for Mehbooba is also to instill confidence in the distributors about Akash’s abilities. Going by the promos of Mehbooba. Puri is surely in quite confidence about the film’s output and almost rediscovering himself as a gifted director.

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Puri working on script for Ram Charan ?

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Mega hero Ram Charan made his acting debut with Puri Jagannadh’s Chirutha. Charan received critical applause for his energetic performance in this film. The duo didn’t join hands thereafter.

Ten years after Chirutha, a film on Puri – Charan combination is on cards. According to the latest reports in industry circles, Puri is working on a script for Ram Charan and the former is likely to meet the later for narration once the story is ready.

Once he is done with Mehbooba, which stars his son Akash, Puri Jagannadh is likely to concentrate on Charan’s script. A noted producer is planning to bring this combo in 2018.

It remains to be seen if Charan agrees to work with out of form Puri.

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Puri wraps up Mehbooba

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Sensational director Puri Jagannadh who has been struggling with debacles feels that Mehbooba is the right comeback. The film is a re-launch for his son Aakash Puri as a lead actor and the entire shoot has been wrapped up last night. Touted to be a romantic saga set during the backdrop of India – Pakistan war that took place in 1971, the film introduces Neha Shetty to Tollywood. The teaser of Mehbooba has been an instant hit and kept the expectations on the film high.

The post-production work of Mehbooba is currently on cards and Puri is keen on releasing the film during summer. Aakash Puri’s transformation has been impressive and Sandeep Chowta composed the tunes for Mehbooba. Puri Jagannadh himself bankrolled the film on Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies banner. Mehbooba is a love story between an Indian guy and a Pakistani girl. An official release date of Mehbooba is expected soon.

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Fun on Twitter: RGV Vs Puri Jagannadh

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Ram Gopal Varma has been caught in a tensed mood after he came out of the Central Crime station today in Hyderabad. The ace director who prefers to make fun of celebrities on twitter posted a picture of him saying that he would be a perfec choice for a cop’s role in films. He posted “I really feel like acting in a police officers role..My request to all directors is to please consider”.

Soon after this his close friend and top director Puri Jagannadh took twitter to reply saying “Sirrrrrrr script ready. Waiting for ur dates”. This created a moment for fun among the twitterites today.

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Venky – Puri film back in news

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Venkatesh- Puri Jagannadh film back in news

Last year, there were reports that dashing director Puri Jagannadh will helm Victory Venkatesh’s prestigious 75th film. However, the project was put on the back burner due to unknown reasons and both Puri and Venky got busy with other commitments. Later, there were reports that the project has been completely shelved.

Now, the combination is back in news. Venky was supposed to team up with Teja for an interesting film. But, it is heard that Teja has decided to complete NBK’s NTR biopic before working with Venky.

Reportedly, Venky is keen on working with Puri. Sources in industry believe that the duo are likely to join hands very soon. Puri is currently occupied with Mehbooba, which has his son in the lead.

So, the Venky – Puri combo is likely to materialize once Mehbooba is done and dusted.

We have to wait for an official confirmation on this buzz.

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Reincarnation Theme For Star Director Son

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Reincarnation is the age-old theme subject which is used in the film industry and of course, it is one of the best-received ideas which worked with every generation. Going to the basics hit formulas our movie making machine has also chosen reincarnation theme for his son Akash Puri hero debut said, insiders.

We have already reported that Puri is launching his son Akash with a love story titled Mehbooba and even the filming has started for the project. Initially, Mehbooba was projected as a period love story which runs in army background but the central theme was revealed by the direction team.

It is informed that lead pair Akash and Nithya gets separated during India-Pakistan separation time. Then the couple is born in the present time and how the love story between the lead continues after their reincarnation forms the rest of the story, added sources. Looks like a solid story on paper, let’s wait and see how director Puri Jagannadh is going to show this love story on big screen.

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Puri locks Female lead for his Next

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Sensational director Puri Jagannadh’s disastrous performance has been continuing however he is not in a mood to slow down. After a debacle like Paisa Vasool, the ace director is in plans to re-launch his son Akash Puri with a romantic entertainer. Planned in quick schedules, Puri is in plans to wrap up the shoot by the end of this year. The pre-production work of the movie has been completed recently and Bengaluru beauty Neha Shetty has been finalized to essay the heroine’s role.

A recent look confirmed the actress for the role and the regular shoot of this untitled project will start from the mid of October. Akash made his debut with Andhra Pori which bombed at the box-office and the young actor is currently beefing up for the role. This untitled film is a romantic entertainer and Puri Connects will bankroll the project. The movie will hit the screens during the first half of next year.

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Puri Wants his Son to Love Pakistani Girl

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Unperturbed by the failure of ‘Paisa Vasool’, director Puri Jagannath has already announced his next project, a film starring his son Akash Ouri. Unlike the commercial masala films he churns out one after other, this one is going to be a ‘Love Story’ as revealed by Puri.

The crazy director who had once made a trendsetting love story, ‘Idiot’, is planning to make a love story which is set against India vs Pakistan backdrop with his son playing the hero. We hear that it is the love story of an Indian boy and a Pakistani girl, and it takes place near the border. Puri has three stories ready with him but he is inclined towards this India-Pak story only.

‘Its been a long time since I have done a complete love story. I have now prepared a pure love story for my son. This is based on a different point, and it is an honest love story,’ Puri divulged.

While Puri is busy assembling the crew, his friend Charmee has taken the responsibility of selecting the female lead. She has already auditioned a few girls and conducted photo shoots for some through Puri Connects. A final call hasn’t yet been taken. Meanwhile, Puri has roped in the very talented Sandeep Chowta to score music for his son’s film.

We have to see whether Puri has written a full-baked script at least for his son.

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Puri revives veteran Music Composer

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Sensational filmmaker Puri Jagannadh may not be bothered about the result of his films. After Paisa Vasool received mixed response, Puri moved on to his next project which will start rolling from October. He is all set to re-launch his son Akash Jagannadh to mainstream cinema through an intense love story. The entire script work of the film has been wrapped and the cast, crew are currently being picked up by Puri Jagannadh.

He is said to have retained veteran music composer Sandeep Chowta to compose the tunes for this untitled romantic entertainer. Puri worked with Chowta for films like Super and Bujjigadu which have been musical hits. Sandeep Chowta last composed tunes for Nagarjuna’s Kedi in 2009 and he is now making his comeback after eight years to Telugu cinema. Puri’s home banner Puri Connects will bankroll this prestigious project which will be wrapped up by the end of this year.

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Official: Puri locks Balayya without a Script

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Nandamuri Balakrishna seems not to be bothered about the final result of Paisa Vasool which has been directed by Puri Jagannadh. Balakrishna’s performance has been widely applauded and Puri has been completely successful in presenting the actor in a never seen avatar. However the predictable plot and the outdated narration left Puri badly criticized. However the duo is all set to team up together once again and the film will start rolling from January 2018.

Puri however revealed that he is yet to narrate the script to Balakrishna but the duo decided to work together. Puri will be ready with the draft in the next couple of months after which the pre-production work will kick start. V Anand Prasad who bankrolled Paisa Vasool is expected to produce the film too. The movie will hit the screens post summer during next year. Balakrishna also signed a film for Boyapati Srinu which will start during the second half of 2018.

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Package deals to Directors – The peril to TFI.

‘Package Deal’ – this is the term exploited the most by once-top directors. When these directors hit rough patch, they can’t command the remuneration they used to get in their hey days. In such scenarios, instead of slashing their remuneration, they opt for ‘package deals’, which is proving to be an insidious trend.

Take the case of Puri Jagannath-Balayya’s ‘Paisa Vasool’. The director was allotted Rs 35 budget (including remunerations and excluding publicity) to wrap up the film. Puri wasn’t given a fixed remuneration, and his total pay would be as much as he could save from those 35 Cr.

The makers boasted of wrapping up the film in 78 working days. Finishing a top hero’s film in such short time is a feat that no one but only Puri can accomplish. Movie lovers may think it is because of Puri’s jet speed of film making but those who understand the intricacies of film making, know very well that the accomplishment is a result of director having his eye on money only.

Puri is an expert in utilizing package deals. In Paisa Vasool, except Shriya and Ali, there were no other big names. Even the crew wasn’t much demanding. Three songs were canned in the sets only. The unit filmed only chasing sequences and fights in Portugal, which was done over a period of 40 days. And, the entire remaining film was shot over less than 40 days in sets in Hyderabad. No wonder audiences were shocked at the film’s quality.

Buzz in film cirlces is that Puri took away home no less than Rs 10 crore with Paisa Vasool. In such case, ‘Paisa Vasool’ title is more apt to the director than the film. The producer isn’t complaining as he recovered his investment in the form of film’s decent pre-release business. We need to wait for a few more days to see whether distributors can Vasool their Paisa.

VV Vinayak and Sai Dharam Tej’s new film is also a package deal for 25 Cr.

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Paisa Vasool – Script rejected by Tarak and Chiru??

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Before getting the nod of Balayya for Paisa Vasool, director Puri Jagannath faced two big rejections, from Megastar Chiranjeevi and NTR Jr. After watching Paisa Vasool, movie lovers say that the senior Mega hero and junior Nandamuri hero were perfectly correct in turning down the mediocre script narrated by Puri. It is heard that Paisa Vasool is the same script that the ‘Pokiri’ maker had narrated to Chiru and NTR.

It may be recalled that before locking Katthi remake, Puri’s ‘Auto Jaani’ was announced as Megastar Chiranjeevi’s comeback film. The project however was called off, and Chiru himself revealed in an interview that he wasn’t satisfied with the second half narrated by Puri.

After the success of ‘Temper’, NTR gave his word to Puri to work with him in another film. Honoring his word, NTR held rounds of discussions with Puri after Janatha Garage. The director however couldn’t convince the actor with his scripts, the subject of ‘Paisa Vasool’ was one of them.

Balayya on the other hand gave his nod to Puri even without listening to the story. He was so impressed by the hero’s characterization that he didn’t bother about the story, which is a rehash of Puri’s earlier movies, mainly ‘Pokiri’.

Now, as ‘Paisa Vasool’ is in theatres, people can understand why the story was rejected by Chiru and NTR.

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Akash is Puri’s next Target

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With lot of ups and downs, Puri Jagannadh has been travelling all the years in Tollywood. Despite of the film’s results, Puri has been always busy with back to back films. His next outing Paisa Vasool is sure an acid test for the director which features Nandamuri Balakrishna in the lead role. He is done with the work of the film and is promoting Paisa Vasool all over. The ace director is all set to launch his son Akash Puri in his next film. Though Akash made his debut with Andhra Pori, it is a children’s film and Puri considers him launching his son.

Sources informed that the entire script work of Akash’s debut film has been wrapped up and Puri feels that this is the right time to launch him. Akash too is well prepared and is well trained for his debut. He got enough muscles and weight so that he looks like a hero material. Puri Jagannadh is said to have penned an interesting youthful entertainer and the film will be launched very soon. He is eagerly waiting for the result of Paisa Vasool which will hit the screens tomorrow.

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NBK keen on Political Thrillers

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Nandamuri Balakrishna is eagerly waiting for the release of Paisa Vasool which is a mass and action entertainer. The actor has been keen on wrapping up films on a fast pace and aimed his next film for Sankranthi release next year. There are strong talks that the director has been impressed with a script narrated by Puri Jagannadh and signed one more film for him. The film will have a huge dose of political punches and is said to be a thriller. A leading production house will bankroll the project which will start next year.

Balakrishna is said to have signed a film with Boyapati Sreenu and the film too will roll next year. Boyapati already revealed that the film has been aimed for release before 2019 elections and the film is said to be high on political aspects. On the whole Nandamuri Balakrishna is keen on signing political thrillers that will hit the screens before the upcoming elections in the state. His next film in the direction of KS Ravikumar is said to be an action entertainer and Balayya is playing a faction leader in the film.

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