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Tamannaah to play deaf, mute in new film

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Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who is all geared up for the release of her upcoming magnum-opus “Baahubali 2”, reveled that her next is with Vashu Bhagnani where she plays a deaf and dumb’s character.

“‘Baahubali’ helped me to realise that people want me to do different characters like now I have shot for a film in which I play a deaf and mute girl, gone completely sans make-up. It is a Hindi film produced by Vashu Bhagnani sir,” Tamannaah said during an interview on Thursday.

“I am also collaborating with Prabhu (Prabhudeva) sir again, but in a completely different framework. So, it would be very interesting for audience, who have seen us before, to watch us in completely different characters and framework,” added Tamannaah who was last seen with Prabhudeva and Sonu Sood in “Tutak Tutak Tutiya”.

Talking about the success of “Baahubali”, Tamannaah proudly said: “We have always looked upon Hollywood superheroes like Super-Man and Spider-man but ‘Baahubali’ is our own Indian Superhero and the connection people have made with this franchise is unprecedented.”

Asked about the re-release of the first part into theatres, she said: “It’s an honour for any actor to say that their movie is re-released after two years. I am happy that people are supporting the format of having the movie in two parts and that’s what makes it interesting. This will encourage other movie makers to make films in parts.”

While all other characters remain the same, Anushka Shetty will be seen in a new avatar in this movie. Asked about her experience of working with Anushka, Tamannaah said: “I have known her since the beginning of my career. She is the one who helped me in the beginning of my career. I wanted a costume designer and she helped me with it. She has actually enjoyed the five most peak years of her career in this film, which is a lot for a mainstream actress like her.”

What was the most interesting part in shooting the biggest blockbuster of Indian cinema? Tamannaah said: “I did a fullfledged action in a movie for the first time in my career. I had a lot of fear of height but ‘Baahubali’ has helped me overcome it.”

“Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion” that will finally answer the most awaited answer as to Why Kattapa Killed Baahubali will hit the screens on April 28.

The film is directed by S.S. Rajmouli with Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan, Nassar and Satyaraj in pivotal roles.

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‘Baahubali’ was possible because of Prabhas, says Rajamouli

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli says a magnum opus like the two-part “Baahubali” could be possible thanks to an actor like Prabhas, who has dedicated so much time to the project.

Rajamouli was at an event here for the IMAX poster launch of “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” on Wednesday.

Praising Prabhas, Rajamouli said: “The whole film ‘Baahubali’ was possible because of Prabhas, who being a lead actor in the south film industry, believed in this project and gave three and half years of his life to the film. I don’t think anybody can get so much involved in the project with that kind of passion, time and commitment.”

“I think whether director or producer or any other professional involved in it, we are all being carried on a big ship called ‘Baahubali’. ‘Baahubali’ is the ultimate product and we are the people who worked on it, so I don’t think I am a bigger person than the project,” added Rajamouli when asked about how a filmmaker often gets less attention compared to his film.

Speaking about the IMAX experience, he said: “It was 15 years ago when I first saw a film in IMAX format. In our childhood, we used to see film on 70mm screens and then suddenly we got this larger than life experience in IMAX, through which we literally felt like being in that space and time itself.

“So the first image I saw, and I decided to make my films in IMAX format. And today, when the dream has got fulfilled, it’s a quality moment for me.”

“Baahubali 2” has been digitally remastered in the IMAX format.

Its story lent itself to the format, Rajamouli said, adding: “People need to see it on bigger screens with wider sound to experience what we intended to see.”

“We have big theatres now but we still need more number of theatres to take the audience there. It’s a business model now to release the film in maximum number of theatres to get maximum viewership. And for a film like ‘Baahubali’, where people are anticipating so much about the movie that trailer of the film has crossed 100 million views is on par with any Hollywood film.

“So, it makes all sense to release the film at maximum number of theatres.”

The movie also features Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan in pivotal roles.

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Rana Daggubati kissing Trisha : Singer Suchitra leaks hot picture

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Rana Trisha Kissing picture , Singer Suchitra

Tamil RJ,Singer suchitra who has been creating ripples in Tamil, Telugu film industries from past few days , caused another sensation today via twitter. Suchitra had just released few years old picture of Rana Daggubati kissing his ex-girlfriend Trisha deeply. Yesterday, suchitra released compromised position photos of Dhanush , Trisha , Anirudh Ravichandra , Andrea and Hansika and many other celebrities.

Adding more spice to the whole episode, she had announced few hours ago that in next few days she is going to release hot video clips involving top celebrities in Tamil industry. We need to wait and see how this unstoppable attack of Suchitra on bigwigs of Tamil, Telugu industry unfolds.

Today she even alleged that Dhanush and Anirudh had given her some drowsy substance, both of them had sex with her. There is also speculation that Suchitra account might had been hacked ,but majority of the twitteratis believing no hacking involved, it is real Suchitra posting all the sensational stuff.

Stay tuned for more sensational stuff…

 

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Rana – Akshay Kumar Production to start in October

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We have already reported that Rana Daggubati and Akshay Kumar are starting a production house which will produce a movie in Telugu very soon. Latest we hear is that this film will have a formal launch in October 2015. October second week is likely to be time around which this film will take off.

Gopi Ganesh is directing this film which is a remake of a Marathi super hit film. Poster Boyz is the title of the film and will have a very unique star cast. Poster Boyz will have a grand launch and great promotion thanks to the coming together of two super stars.

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Press Release : Baahubali in Busan Film Festival

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“Baahubali: The Beginning”, India’s biggest motion picture, will be screened in the Open Cinema category of the 20th Busan International Film Festival, to be held this year in Busan, South Korea from Oct. 1 to Oct. 10.

“Baahubali: The Beginning”, the first of a 2-part epic drama, was directed by S. S. Rajamouli and produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni of Arka Mediaworks. Released on July 10th 2015, Baahubali: The Beginning” has shattered numerous records and today it is the highest domestic grosser in the history of Indian Cinema.

The ‘International Cut’ of “Baahubali – The Beginning” has been completed by editor Vincent Tabaillon of “Taken 2”,” Incredible Hulk” and “Transporter 2” fame and will be screened at BIFF. Busan International Film Festival, founded in 1996, is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Asia. Showcasing new innovative cinema and supporting new talent has been the focus of this event since the beginning. Busan IFF 2015 will feature a total of 304 films from 75 countries – of which, 121 will be World and International premieres.

Sylvia Chang, respected actress and director from Taiwan, will be this year’s head juror, along with other well known personalities such as Anurag Kashyap, Kim Tae-yong, etc.

Open Cinema Section of BIFF strives to feature works of wide popularity and success. A few other films that are to be screened within this category include the Chinese box-office hit “Monster Hunt”, Miyazaki Hayao’s classic animation “My Neighbor Totoro” and a Taiwanese youth melodrama “Our Times”. Baahubali: The Beginning” is scheduled for indoor screenings on Oct. 4 and Oct 7, and an outdoor screening on Oct. 9.

S. S. Rajamouli will be at the screening of “Baahubali: The Beginning” on Oct. 4, which will be followed by a special Q & A session with the Korean audience and media.

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Bahubali Review-A Modern visual extravaganza of an Old tale

The original storyline of “Bahubali” must have been exactly like it was illustrated in the Amar Chitra Katha comic by the same title (whose influence was always acknowledged by maker SS Rajamouli) – two brothers Bahubali and Bhalla born to the same king vie for the Mahishmati kingdom, the king and the queen decide to have a decathlon of disciplines in which they compete with each other and the winner is one who is the mightier, nobler, kinder and the most-skilled of the two. [pullquote position=”right”]The much-awaited “Bahubali” takes us back in time to an enchanted world of a man whose destiny drives him from wilderness to take charge of a lost kingdom. Despite shortcomings, Rajamouli weaves a visual extravaganza that will make Indian film industry proud.[/pullquote]Eventually, Bahubali wins but he becomes spiritual and renounces the kingdom in favour of the same sibling who rivalled him since childhood. This part, the spiritual part could well be the second part (“Bahubali: The Conclusion”). But the part of the rivalry between the two brothers is inter-twined with a bizarre twist of a dual role by Prabhas who plays both the legendary Bahubali – competes with Bhalla Deva (Rana Daggubati) – as well as the younger Bahubali. The story gets padded to make a neat Chandamama tale of a son abandoned by a queen mother on the ravages of an empire, rescued by a tribal village living on the edge of its waterfall.

Young  Prabhas  grows up in a hamlet ending on the riverside of a waterfall raised by Rohini. He grows up true to his name as a mighty and valiant man who can lift boulders, uproot trees and carry weighty Shiv Ling easily.[pullquote position=”left”]Prabhas looks thoroughly convincing in his title role – he has the best metrosexual looks in the South after Hrithik Roshan and makes the most of his body frame with an occasional swagger and twitch in the face to give back mouthfuls. Rana Daggubati, finally gets a role that suits his Herculean body-frame and the mischievous twinkle in his eyes [/pullquote]His destiny, she wishes is more towards Godly worship but it takes a turn towards romance with a Xena-like warrior Tamannah and eventually in the direction in which Tamannah takes – to the kingdom of Mahishmati ruled by the wicked king Bhallala Deva (Rana) in order to liberate Deva Sena (Anushka) from his clutches. Will Bahubali Jr. rescue Deva Sena, challenge Bhalla and find who his real father is and how he perished? That forms the second half.

What makes “Bahubali” tick is the extra-ordinary visual feast and the detailed presentation of the main motifs of the story. While the first half has dazzling scenic grandeur in the forestry filled with lavish waterfalls and snow-capped valleys, the kingdom of Mahishmati towards the end of the first half and the whole of the second half takes the cake for extravagant settings although the graphics tell what is real and what is surreal. Like an Amish Tripathi work of mythological fiction, Rajamouli depicts the raw energy, swashbuckle and chivalry about the men and women who fight for a cause or a kingdom’s army and their paraphernalia of steel body-shields, helmets, bows, quivers and arrows, spears, boomerang balls hoisted on adjustable metal rods, maces, helicopter chariot-cars, the whole array of infantry and artillery formations and those gun-shot spherical balls which unnerve the opposing armies. We may have seen many of these in Hollywood films but the thrills of watching them again in a kingdom not far from our native settings definitely make the film a worthy watch. In the entire duration of 159 minutes, a few action sequences stand out in the first and second half like Tamannah’s rescue act by Bahubali Jr  and the sequence of Bhalla’s men chasing Bahubali post-erection of Bhalla’s statue.[pullquote position=”right”]What makes “Bahubali” tick is the extra-ordinary visual feast and the detailed presentation of the main motifs of the story[/pullquote]But the one that steals the show and undoubtedly gets the hat-tip from the audience is the magnificent detail and cinematography of Senthil that went into the battle ground  action that comes in the climax of the film. Stretching well beyond 35 minutes, this sequence will be remembered forever as Rajamouli’s finest output in building pace and emotion in a war scenario – something that will be benchmarked for Indian films hereafter and revered until Rajamouli himself decides to outdo himself whenever he is ready with a retelling of  Mahabharat-Kurukshetra (his dream project). Most films which had even average story redeem themselves in one or two action sequences – but Rajamouli aced it up well on this count with  eye-popping imagery and action by Peter Heins on this battle sequence where a grotesque-looking one-eyed King Prabhakar is outwitted and eventually outplayed by the Trisul formation of Bahubali, Bhalla and Satyaraj. I feel kids who soak up on Hollywood action movies of the BCE era will flock to see this sequence – it is that gripping and majestic. There are at least four or five mini-action sequences which sizzle.

Action forms the nub of the film and one sees Rajamouli revel in this art – his main flaw is the fleeting romance between Prabhas and Tamannah. It is cute but not cute enough to embellish a serious tale like this which doesn’t have too many twists and more or less relies on flashback to render variety to the plot. Because Anushka’s meatier role is trapped in flashback which may be unveiled in the sequel, the romance part could have got beefed up in the second half, all we see is one rocking item song of three new “bad” girls from Bollywood. Comedy is seriously amiss but this has never been Rajamouli’s forte nor the mainstay in his films. Performances-wise and Characterisation-wise, Prabhas looks thoroughly convincing in his title role – he has the best metro sexual looks in the South after Hrithik Roshan and makes the most of his body frame with an occasional swagger and twitch in the face to give back mouthfuls – one scene rewinds you to “Chhatrapathi” but overall Prabhas delivers with a serene and supra-confident look throughout – if only his dialogue delivery improves he will outrun everybody else. A tanned Tamannah is the real surprise packet in the film – she is taut, lissome and makes the right moves to pursue her mission in the role as well as entrance Prabhas. The opening song of “Dheevara” in which she first appears makes the audience drool over her demure looks. She shows that glamour with action is the right prescription for her to go places.  Rana Daggubati, finally gets a role that suits his Herculean body-frame and the mischievous twinkle in his eyes – he gets a rare opportunity to gather some sunshine eluding him so far – by sparring with Prabhas in a never-before plot. He speaks the best Telugu in the film industry and if he can select roles like this instead of wasting his time in Bollywood as an also-ran, he can resurrect his fortunes. It doesn’t matter whether you are a hero or a villain – screen presence is all that matters and he has plenty of it, as proved in this film. Screen presence is also there for two other noteworthy characters in the film with standout performances – one is Ramya  Krishna as Sivagami, the queen mother. She is impressive and gives a dignified performance without diluting the tempo throughout. Her dialogues also uplift the main character of Bahubali in revving up heroism and bravery. Satyaraj gets the most interesting and convincing role in the story – as a slave-general who stands like a pillar of the Mahishmati Kingdom – his costumes and his transition into a trusted lieutenant adds weight and respect for his role. That one sequence of sword-fighting with a “Cameo-performing” Sudeep (“Eega” fame) is a real paisa-vasool. Satyaraj’s characterization is similar to another famous Amar Chitra Katha comic which depicts the legendary fall and rise of one of the most famous slave kings of the Delhi Sultanate – Balban. Sudeep, as an Arab trader makes a style statement even in a five-minute cameo. Nazar is forgettable. Prabhakar, as the gory and barbarian king who slugs it out in the climax battle gets a great role that will go down well with the masses – those bits of Turkish and Arabic tongue that he lashes out on the battle-field are the only comi-villain moments of the film. Anushka doesn’t have a role in the film except to show as a damsel in distress and in chains. Her best role is yet to come and those who loved the teaser of her role as Deva Sena will have to  wait longer till 2016.

Technically, the film is brilliant in all aspects except in portions where the cardboard stills of the kingdom were not shown as authentic as the SFX. Editing lags a bit. MM Keeravani’s songs looked better on-screen than the soundtrack because of some good effects. The most melodious track “Pacha Bottesinaa..” is cut short after the first line of lyrics – this is quite typical of Rajamouli who squeezes in more action than the moments that can cascade some romance and relief. He has edited out the best song of “Eega” (“Are Are Are Aree..”) likewise. [pullquote position=”left”]Bahubali is a rare treat on an Indian Canvass that made a once-in-a-generation noise and unlike other potboilers of recent past which bombed because of disparity between hype and expectations, this one has a better consistency check and good quality action-oriented entertainment. This needs to be celebrated and applauded despite its shortcomings.[/pullquote]But where Keeravani outclasses himself is in the BGM –he uses the sounds of the characters to cloud out his music sometimes, at other times, he uses bare silence to make the scene stand out. He is easily the most under-rated music composers of Indian Cinema – having got three different screen names in Tollywood (as MM Keeravani), Kollywood (Marakatamani) and Bollywood (MM Kreem). Only Rajamouli and few others like K Raghavendra Rao have used this home-grown talent called Keeravani well. The BGM for the film definitely makes the film more sonorous to watch. Senthil’s cinematography is definitely breath-taking – it uses more wide-canvass lens to make each frame pop out on-screen.

What mars the film, apart from lack of comedy and romance in full swing is the story which is uni-layered and the abrupt ending after the battle scene. Even if Rajamouli has chopped off some action sequences in the first half, the output would have delivered a knock-out punch had he concentrated on some emotions that failed to evoke – like the mother-son sentiment between Ramyakrishna and Prabhas, or the epochal moment of coronation or the pathos of Anushka or the sibling rivalry between Rana and Prabhas. But in all fairness, the output is consistent with Rajamouli’s talents and promise, it doesn’t disappoint and definitely deserves a watch once.  In Hollywood films made on the Superheroes like Batman, Spiderman and Superman are never rated but get a universal applause, even if they are under-rated. In my view, “Bahubali – the Beginning” is one such film  – it is rated for the part of the critical analysis but the rating doesn’t have to influence your decision to watch just like the Superhero films. You will not be disappointed with it. This is a rare treat on an Indian Canvass that made a once-in-a-generation noise and unlike other potboilers of recent past which bombed because of disparity between hype and expectations, this one has a better consistency check and good quality action-oriented entertainment. This needs to be celebrated and applauded despite its shortcomings.

Telugu360.com Rating: 3.25/5

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