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Geetha Arts pays a bomb for Rao Ramesh


Top production house Geetha Arts acquired the remake rights of a small Malayalam movie Nayattu. Allu Aravind loved the film and the pre-production work is happening at a fast pace. Palasa and Sridevi Soda Center fame Karuna Kumar will direct the remake. Sree Vishnu, Rao Ramesh and Anjali are on the board for the lead roles in this interesting attempt. Allu Aravind proposed the name of Rao Ramesh after he watched the original. He wanted his team to acquire the remake rights of the film only after Rao Ramesh gives his nod for the remake.

Rao Ramesh loved the assignment and signed the project. He even allocated bulk dates for the role and he is charging Rs 1.5 crores for the film. This is huge for a character actor but Geetha Arts decided to pay him the quoted remuneration for his bulk dates. The scriptwork is happening and the shoot commences during the end of this year. GA2 Pictures will bankroll this remake and the film releases next year.

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Rao Ramesh gets one more challenging role


Rao Ramesh is one of the finest actors in Telugu cinema. He has done his roles with utmost perfection and won accolades for his outstanding work. Rao Ramesh is all set to step into the shoes of Gooni Babji which is one more interesting and challenging attempt. Rao Ramesh has a full-length role in Ajay Bhupathi’s Maha Samudram. Impressed with the narration, the veteran actor signed the film immediately.

Marking the actor’s birthday, the makers unveiled the first look of Rao Ramesh as Gooni Babji. He completed shooting for the major portions of the film. Maha Samudram is announced for release this year and the film features Sharwanand, Siddharth, Aditi Rao Hydari, Anu Emmanuel in the lead roles. This incredible love story is carrying good expectations and is produced by Anil Sunkara.

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Veteran actor in KGF: Chapter Two


After KGF: Chapter One ended up as a sensational hit, the makers kept the bars and budget high for the second installment. This thrilling action drama will have a bunch of top rated and critically acclaimed actors from all the industries of Indian cinema. Telugu critically acclaimed actor Rao Ramesh landed in a crucial role in KGF: Chapter Two. He will start working for his part from August and he already signed the project. The film will release during summer next year.

Yash and Srinidhi Shetty are the lead actors in KGF: Chapter Two which is directed by Prashanth Neel. Bollywood actors Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon will be seen in other pivotal roles. Hombale Films are the producers and Sai Korrapati is said to have acquired the Telugu theatrical rights of the sequel too. Over Rs 150 crores is the allotted budget for KGF: Chapter Two.

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Viral Now: Samantha’s Traditional Look


Gorgeous beauty Samantha has been busy with multiple films in Telugu and Tamil languages. Despite of rejecting several films, Samantha has been lined up with many interesting films. The actress wrapped up the first schedule of her next movie in the direction of Sukumar in which Ramcharan is the lead actor. A recent picture of Samantha dressed in the traditional panchekattu is currently going viral all over. Samantha looks perfect in the traditional attire is now trending all over.

Samantha along with veteran actor Rao Ramesh posed for the picture however the details about the film have not been revealed. She also signed the biopic of legendary actress Savitri which has been titled Mahanati. The movie will start rolling this month and the actress will take a break after wrapping up this films as Samantha is in plans to get married in October this year to her boyfriend Naga Chaitanya.

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Hyper Review : Mass movie with clichéd story


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TELUGU360.com Rating 2.5/5

Energetic hero Ram is awaiting the release of his upcoming entertainer Hyper which is scheduled to hit the screens this Friday.The backing of 14 Reels Entertainment has created a good buzz on Hyper. The impressive trailer and the good looking posters have raised the expectations on the film among the audience. With the much needed success attained from Nenu Shailaja, Ram is looking confident to continue his success streak.

Story :

Surya (Ram) is obsessed with his father Narayana Murthy(Satyaraj).He won’t tolerate if any one points a finger at his dad, no matter what. The story is set in Vizag where a local don named Gaja( Murali Sharma) saves Narayana Murty from a truck accident, and with this gratitude, Surya starts helping Gaja.

Rajappa(Rao Ramesh),a minister, seeks clearance for his illegal mall construction plan in Vizag. Murthy refuses to sign the papers, Rajappa determines to teach a fitting lesson for Murthy.Rajappa deploys Gaja for the task against his friend surya’s family

Rest of the story deals with how Satya and Gaja face Rajappa. And also there is a love story in parallel between Surya and Bhanumathi (Rashi khanna)


Hyper movie has a clichéd story, and the only novel point is heroes’ over obsession with his father. Movie opens with some comedy scenes to establish Surya’s characterization and these scenes failed to make an impact. Rashi Khanna as Bhanumathi is par for the course, and is liberal with the dressing. First half story doesn’t move at fast pace and shows signs of lag. Surya – Bhanumathi love thread is not established properly and the director lost an opportunity to make this thread engaging. Posani Krisha Murali, Sayaji Shinde and K.Viswanadh acted in special characters.

Second half has lengthy dialogues and tests your patience at times. May be to justify ‘Hyper’, the lead actor tried to be outrageously loud some times. This movie is shot entirely in Vizag and production values are good for a mid-level movie. However, the casting is not up to the mark. Hero’s sister, Hero mother (Tulasi) are bad choices. Without a commanding director, it is tough to stop Rao Ramesh from doing over action. He goes overboard many times in this movie.

The much-publicized message oriented subject hass noting but Satyaraj explaining the importance government officers of being honest and the perils of corruption. Mani Sharma’s re-recording could have been better.

Ram’s energy levels are as usual high, and he tried his best to rescue the movie. Ram picks mass subjects time and again to establish as a mass hero, which he doesn’t have it in him. Best suited for lover boy roles, one wonders why Ram tries these mass movies.

Positives :

  • Some Commercial Elements
  • Rashi Khanna Glamour
  • Villains group

Negatives :

  • Cliched story
  • Except two songs, rest are forgettable.
  • Lack of entertainment

Verdict : Hyper first half is not up to the mark, second half is slightly better. This movie has less to offer for class audience, especially those who come anticipating from Ram’s movie. In India, due to Dussera holiday season this movie may be an average fare but in overseas markets ‘Hyper’ will be a disappointing one. You may watch it if you are a big fan of Ram or Rashi Khanna.

TELUGU360.com Rating 2.5/5

Release Date : September 30, 2016
Director : Santosh Srinivas
Music director: Ghibran
Producers: Achanta Ramu, Achanta Gopinath , Anil Sunkara
Cinematography : Sameer Reddy
Starring : Ram, Raashi Khanna, Sathyaraj, Naresh

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Popular artist plays a lengthy role in Brahmotsavam


Brahmotsavam is an upcoming family drama starring Prince Mahesh Babu in the lead role. Samantha, Kajal Aggarwal and Pranitha Subhash are the heroines in the film and young starlet Chandini Chowdary is essaying a crucial role in the film. The film’s shoot commenced a couple of weeks ago in Hyderabad.

The film stars a lot of established artists in crucial roles. A close source to the unit confirmed that Rao Ramesh is playing a very important role and will have a lot of screen time in the film. It is learnt that Rao Ramesh will take part for nearly 40 days of regular shoot and his character is going to be pivotal in Brahmotsavam. The close source adds that he was paid hefty sum as remuneration.

Directed by Srikanth Addala, the film is being produced by PVP Cinema. The story is set against the backdrop of Vijayawada and the current schedule of the film is going on in Ramoji Film City. The film is slated to hit the screens for Summer next year.

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Rao Ramesh blogs about his struggles and his journey in TFI.


It isn’t easy for a wannabe to get a break in the industry and there’s no leverage in store even if you’re an industry insider. Frankly, the expectations then only get bigger. Being Rao Gopal Rao’s son got him some notice but the struggle was all his own. In a chat with Telugu360.com, Rao Ramesh, who has entered the big league with Mukunda reminisces his salad days and how Srikant Addala gave him a much needed break with Kottha Bangaru Lokam.

“It has been seven years since I came into this industry. My only passion was photography and I wanted to learn everything that has got to do with the cameras. I hardly showed any zeal towards acting. When dad passed away, the hobby just vanished. Even now, I do spend a lot of time with cinematographers. My family wanted me to at least earn a degree. My siblings too studied well. I was also good at studies but for some reason, my mind was always on the camera. We were in a financial mess post dad’s death. His death left me in frustration. I was angry with God. Vipareetamaina kopam, yedho anyayam jarigindi ani. I was blank. I wrote stories, two of them for direction too. My mother though spoke facts and said none would give me an opportunity. She said my knowledge of lens and camera wouldn’t be of any help. She pushed me instead to learn about life, mingle with people and understand their ups, downs and struggles. Oka scene pandinchali antey jeevitam artham kavali. She thus advised me to take up acting. I was shy and would imitate Gabbar Singh after seeing Sholay but still felt my forte was behind the camera. All my life, dad never asked any questions pertaining to my career. My mother had faith in me that I would be a good actor. All she said was that an opportunity in a right film would bring out the artist in me. She goaded me to talk, socialise, observe people and was blunt in saying that none would invest a penny on me immediately. It took me one good year to digest the same.”

“I wasn’t trained formally in acting. I would wake up and had no work. I knew dad’s name wouldn’t get me work and that I had to prove myself. I did not even have a great personality or wasn’t so resourceful that Rajamouli would spot and offer me a movie. I worked in television for around 5 years. I understood that in this industry they don’t give a dialogue. Even if they do so, you don’t get a close up shot. You cross all that, the audience won’t applaud and taking some salary home also seemed a dream. Gopal Rao gari abbayi antey neerasanga choosevaalu. Ayyo paapam ani. I hunted for a year for roles and returned to Chennai. For serials, I would hate being prompted. I would deliver pages of dialogues at once and one fine day, Omkar and Balaji Tele Films gave me an opportunity.”

“I asked Omkar for a role and he gave me a track in Pavitra Bandham. I craved for work. At the TV studio, they asked me how much I expected and I said I would take anything they gave me, lest they would reject me. I met Krish later and it took almost two and a half years for Gamyam to materialise. The television content was tiring. I would go early in the morning for my shot only to be called at ten in the night. You shouldn’t ask questions in showbiz. You develop patience that way. Finally, I confined myself to one serial and kept some breathing space for the film. The reviews for Gamyam were very fulfilling.”

“After Gamyam’s release, I got many films but not from good banners. I would wait for negative roles. After Kottha Bangara Lokam though, there was no turning back. I must tell you how I bagged this role. I was in Vizag and got a call from Dil Raju’s office. Those people didn’t see Gamyam nor knew much about my journey. I was told to go without any expectations. Venu Sriram and Srikant Addala were the ones I met. I asked for the title and enquired if it was for a Dil Raju film. I left and one day, Venu Sriram said they were looking for a younger looking man. I knew I’d lost the chance. I was then shooting for Aavakai Biryani. One day, I got a call from Dil Raju’s office. This time Srikant Addala enacted the role. Bhale ga undi, chalk piece teesikodthutunnadu. Ee role mana chetiki vosthe bagundu anipinchindi. He told me to eliminate him from his mind and act it in my own style. I finished the audition and both of them were in tears and hugged me tight. He then showed me a piece of paper that had names of the roles on one side and the persons name on the other. The lecturer’s name had the director’s name written beside. He thought if I wouldn’t do it well, he would do it himself. A person stepped in to take my measurements for the costumes. I had a sentiment. Earlier too, I was okayed and my measurements were taken for a film and was dropped. That weighed heavily on mind.”

“Now post Mukunda and Seetamma Vakitlo, Etakaram (sarcasm) has become my brand. You shouldn’t be debating with film makers. Anukunnadhi iccheyali and such people are accomplished actors. Forget hits and flops, this journey is an enjoyment and the process gives me a kick. I have cut down on my work now and can’t do three or four shifts a day. I feel my best is yet to come. I am being offered Tamil films too, but where is the time and energy? There are some fabulous films coming up. Hope you all will like them too.”

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