Actress Rashmika Mandanna has given an update on the sequel of the 2021 blockbuster ‘Pushpa: The Rise’.
The actress shared that while ‘The Boys’ (insert the soundtrack of ‘Bones’ as per the Insta reel ritual) Allu Arjun and other actors have started the shoot of the film, she will join the shoot next month.
She said, “The boys have started shooting, and I’ll be joining the shoot next month, so I’m really excited! And, the things that I’m hearing from the second half is (made the explosion sound). Really mind blown about how (director) Sukumar sir is coming up with these things, because if you watch the first half, you just feel like that is the story itself.”
She further mentioned while talking on FC Front Row, “But the second part is something much more than the first part and you’re like “wow, now that’s something fabulous!”
“At the same time, I think all of us actors from Pushpa 1 have seen our work in the first half, and now we’re much more clearer on what kind of a world we’re living in. So I think all our performances are going to change. I think the performances are going to get more intense in the second half. And yeah guys, it’s going to be amazing.”
Meanwhile, her ‘Mission Majnu’ co-actor Sidharth Malhotra broke silence on the similarities being drawn between ‘Mission Majnu’ and the 2018 film ‘Raazi’.
He said, “I think it’s never a bad thing when people are trying to use a reference point for a film, especially comparing it to a good film. Yes, the elements on the outer periphery of seeing a trailer might look similar, it is in the same decade, similar elements.”
“But, I think the experience is completely different. It’s only fair to speak to people once they see the film, the arcs…as I said, we’re only trying to give the elements which you need to decide to click, in today’s day and age, or to get engaged.”
Pushparaju is a daily wage worker with the ambition and attitude to win big. Set in the forest backdrop of the Seshachalam forest, the film follows Pushpa’s rise from a coolie to that of a red sandalwood syndicate leader.
The film opens with a voice over describing the demand for red sandalwood in the international market, via graphics in an interesting reverse flow from the consumer in Japan to the Seshachalam forest from where it is smuggled via Chennai & China. Pushpa’s introduction as a coolie in the gang is rustic and seemingly authentic. Pushpa’s character is well established through the first half as a realistically greedy youth who aims to reach the next level of success with just his guts and foresight. The rustic Chittor Forest village set up, people and dialect are done effectively. For most part director Sukumar maintained the subtle narration without over-the-top heroism. However, it borders the line of a flat narrative. The lack of a proper villain does not help the movie either. Ajay Ghosh, Suneel and Rao Ramesh played villains and honestly there isn’t much conflict here to generate rugged action scenes of any sort. Heroine Raskmika’s characterization as a routine village girl in a deglamorized role has nothing to talk about.
Given the smuggling background and hype built around the extravagant budget, any audience expecting action episode will be surely disappointed. The red sandalwood syndicate has Suneel as its lead – a poor casting choice, the Reddy brothers – nothing to offer in terms of villainy. Samantha’s item song is a commercial add on.
Songs Dakko Dakko Meka, Chupe Bangaramaayene , Oo Antava songs are in first half, superhit audio Saamy song is into second half.
Second half shows Pushpa try to win his lady love, his humiliation around the circumstances of his birth, minister’s attempt to deescalate the rift within the smuggling syndicate. As expected, Pushpa becomes the smuggling syndicate kingpin. When all seems well for Pushpa both professionally and romantically, Sukumar introduces Shekawat (Fahaad Faazil) as a new police office and gives the audience 30 minutes of filler scenes ending with Pushpa preaching to Shekawat.
Sukumar’s mark direction is a clear miss, with exception to adhering to the rustic backdrop. Cinematography is good enough, but the major disappointment is DSP’s background score and the very bad sound design. Perhaps audiography team did not have time to complete the rerecording work. Most of the film appears to have leveraged Spot Dubbing technique. Visual effects are not up to the mark either.
Allu Arjun as Pushpa has put in his best efforts and acted superb. His body language, performance, and diction (complete Chittor dialect) are excellent. He will be appreciated by one and all and is the only saving grace in the movie. His friend keshava role is good as well. Rest of the cast has nothing much to get appreciation.
• Slow narration in the first half
• Horrible technical values mainly audiography , Visual Effects
• Poor casting of villains and lack of strong conflict points
• Missing Sukumar’s magic
• Unnecessary dragging scenes of 2nd half including the climax
‘Pushpa’ doesn’t live up to the expectations. The story of a Sandalwood smuggler who grows from a ‘Coolie’ to ‘Syndicate Boss’ has been narrated in a flat manner. Allu Arjun characterization, dialogues stand out. Second half is a BIG letdown and audience may keep wondering what the purpose of the last 30 minutes and the climax episode was. As you walk out, you can’t help but think if part 2 will ever be made.
Kannada beauty Rashmika Mandanna shot fame in no time in Tollywood and the actress is now also busy with a bunch of Bollywood projects. She is balancing her career well and is signing big-budget projects. Rashmika plays a de-glamorous role in Allu Arjun’s upcoming movie Pushpa. The actress interacted with the media today before the release. The actress responded about being called ‘National Crush’. Reporters asked her about Google declaring Rashmika as National Crush.
“My fans are my biggest strength and I am here because of them. Google doesn’t know about me and I guess it is my fans who made this possible. I am happy to be called as National Crush” told Rashmika. The actress heaped praises on Allu Arjun calling him a packed energetic star. She also said that he never behaved like a star on the set and they are bonded well. Rashmika said that they had to work hard when they shot for Pushpa in Maredumilli forests. Pushpa releases on December 17th and Rashmika plays Srivallin in the film.
Nithiin is all set to test his luck after a year and half gap with Bheeshma. The film is surrounded by a positive buzz after the released singles and the trailer caught good attention. Venky Kudumula is the director and Rashmika Mandanna is the leading lady. Manisharma’s son Mahati Swara Sagar composed the music.
Bankrolled by Sithara Entertainments, Bheeshma is releasing this Friday. Let’s see how this film has been executed.
Mr. Bheeshma (Anant Nag), CEO of ‘Bheeshma Organics‘, in search for his heir , finds an youngster Bheeshma (Nithiin ) as a suitable candidate. Jr.Bheeshma is named as the Operational CEO for 30 days. Rest of the film is how Bheeshma (Nithiin) proves his mettle as the CEO and in parallel how he handles love interest Chaitra (Rashmika)!!
‘Bheeshma‘ is a slick film with a simple storyline. It starts off with the routine stuff. Hero Bheeshma is introduced as a jobless bachelor, desperate to find a girlfriend. To put him on the right track, his uncle (Brahmaji ) places him as an assistant to ACP (Sampath). Bheeshma flirts with the ACP’s daughter, Chaitra (Rashmika) and eventually both fall in love. Meanwhile, to everyone’s surprise, Bheeshma Organics CEO names Nithiin as the interim CEO of his company. This marks the interval of the film. First half has decent entertainment elements. The dialogues, situations are not routine ones. Post interval twist is the crux of the film, next forty minutes of the film is fast paced and packed with humor.
The rivalry between the Field Sciences group, led by Raghavan (Jisshu Sen Gupta), and the Bheeshma Organics group covers the required villainy portion of the film. Why the older Ceo of the Bheeshma group , named Nithiin as his heir is the driving point in the second half. The graph goes flat in pre climax and climax portions. Vennela Kishore, Minister (Ajay) scenes work for galleries. Overall, the post interval scenes are good, even though it occasionally gets a bit boring. Finally script wise, all open points are neatly connected. There is no strong point for former CEO to search next CEO from ideological standpoint, it mostly academic. A crisp back story for the old CEO would have helped form an emotional point of view.
Songs are not great but not bad either, they’re adequate. Production values by Sithara Entertainments are rich. They have spent lavishly on this film. Mahati Sagar music is adequate.
Nithiin as Bheeshma has enjoyed the role. He looked comfortable and performed good as well. Rashmika is cute and the right fit for Chaithra role. Hebbah Patel played a cameo role.
Vennela Kishore, Raghubabu , Sampth, Naresh , Nellore accent Sudhakar – everyone played their role as needed. Jisshu Sen Gupta as villain is cool.
Director’s ability to execute clean comedy
Out and Out Entertainment theme
Dialogues and (all) actors’ performance
Nithiin and Rashmika on screen chemistry.
Post Interval Twist
Lack of Emotional Connect (Adding an emotional back story for old CEO would have helped on this)
Partly boring second half
Bheeshma is a surprise package with its clean comedy, skillful direction and screenplay. Director Venky Kudumula has executed a simple plot with a contemporary thought process. The thin story line and partly boring 2nd half are only negative aspects of the film. Overall, Bheeshma may turn up as a winner at the Boxoffic , a much needed hit for Hero Nithiin!!
Telugu360 Rating 3/5
Bheeshma Cast & Crew
Director Venky Kudumula
Producer Suryadevara Naga Vamsi
Starring Nithiin ,Rashmika Mandanna ,Anant Nag
Music Mahati Swara Sagar
Cinematography Sai Sriram
Edited by Navin Nooli
Production Sithara Entertainments
Release date 20 February 2020 USA
Major Ajay Krishna (Mahesh Babu) is a highly regarded as an efficient crisis manager in the Indian Army. Bharathi (Vijaya Shanti) is a Kurnool medical college professor, her son works in army with Ajay. When Bharathi’s son dies in an army operation, as a morale duty, Ajay Krishna goes to Kurnool to support his colleague’s family. State minister Nagendra (Prakash Raj) develops grudge against Bharathi and attempts to kill her family. At the same time Ajay arrives at Kurnool and rest of the movie is a confrontation between Ajay and Nagendra.
Sarileru Neekevvaru is a commercial entertainer which sticks to the box-office fundamentals. Young director Anil Ravipudi, in this 160 minutes film, never pretends to looking for the critical acclaim as such. Right from the word go, he plays it to the galleries as he tries to entertain the audience in one or other way. His emphasis revolves around bringing out Mahesh Babu’s under-utilized skills dance and dialogue delivery. He succeeded for most part at his attempts despite a thin story line.
First half starts off with establishing Vijayasanthi’s story, followed by Mahesh Babu’s entry as Army major. Kashmir episodes are neatly done in original locations, the kids rescue episode came out well. After 25 minutes, story moves to Kurnool but not before another 20 minutes of train episode. The much hyped train episode doesn’t stand up to the hype and it is average. However, Mahesh Babu excelled with his comedy timing in this train episode. Pre-interval and Interval blocks at Kurnool are a feast for masses and fans.
There are plenty of heroism elevation dialogues that will be a hit with the masses. First half ends on good note. In the second half, the first thirty minutes are again very appealing for one and all. The scenes where Mahesh Babu imitates Jaya Prakash, interaction scenes between Mahesh – Prakash Raj are good.
After 30 minutes into second half, movie story goes into unnecessary sub plots. Nallamala forest episode, Crime Branch Koti ( Subbaraju – Vennela Kishore ) thread etc… are just fillers which made the second half a bit lengthy. Movie graph goes down as it approaches the pre–climax. Then comes the penultimate song of the film ‘Mind Block‘– a superb dance number which rejuvenates the mood of the audience. With an unconventional, lighter vein climax the lengthy second half ends.
Daang Daang – The party song between Mahesh , Thamanna is Very good. The dance moves are energetic.
He is so cute – The train journey break song is just okay.
Suryudivo Chandrudivo – A pleasant family song.
Mind Block – The Best song of the film and outstanding. Mahesh’s mass dancing skills are a huge surprise.
Sarileru Theme – Audio wise this is best work of DSP in this film, in movie this is a montage song.
Performances: Mahesh Babu, who has been playing soft roles in the last four films, unleashed his other side in this film. Vijayasanthi lives up to her super star status, Rashmika got a pretty ordinary role. Prakash Raj and Ajay played villainy adequately.
Technicians: Devi Sri Prasad stands as a backbone for heroism scenes with his fantastic background score. He also delivered three good songs. R. Rathanavelu’s cinematography is superb. At Kurnool fort set his shot making skills elevated the mood. His skill won’t go unnoticed in the Kashmir scenes as well. Ram Laxman stunts are good as well.
Mahesh Babu is simply outstanding, he visibly enjoyed his role
Out and out commercial direction by Anil Ravipudi
Superstar VijayaSanthi ‘s role
30 Minutes after the Interval
Train episode could have been better
Mid portions of the second half are just fillers, adds to length
Thin story line
Sarileru Neekevvaru is an engaging commercial entertainer, and Mahesh Babu excelled in it. Director Anil Ravipudi presented Mahesh Babu in a never before mass avatar which will make fans go berserk for sure. First half is good, half way through the second half this movie loses its steam a bit , but the last song and easy climax bring the proceedings back on track. It is a family friendly movie with no vulgarity or violence – just entertainment.
Young actor Nithiin after a long break started shooting for Bheeshma which is in the final stages of shoot. The talkie part of the film is wrapped up and the movie unit flew to Europe to can a couple of songs. A song on Nithiin and Rashmika is currently shot across the picturesque locations of Rome under the supervision of Sekhar master.
Bheeshma is a romantic comedy directed by Venky Kudumula. The film is announced for February 21st 2020 release and Nithiin is in plans to complete the entire work for the film before the end of this year. Sithara Entertainments are producing Bheeshma. Nithiin also completed a couple of schedules for his next film Rang De which is directed by Venky Atluri. The actor will have three releases in 2020 who was absent in 2019.
Tollywood heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda is now coming up with a college drama titled Dear Comrade. He is playing a student leader in this youthful romantic entertainer which stars Rashmika Mandanna as the leading lady. The refreshing trailers with college backdrop and hit music album have set up good expectations on the film.
Let’s find out if Dear Comrade will further Vijay’s stardom or not. Here is the detailed review
Chaitanya alias Bobby ( Vijay Deverakonda) is an aggressive student leader with communist ideology at Kakinada university. His radical approach towards society’s problems often bring him troubles. Aparna Devi alias Lilly ( Rashmika ) is a state level cricketer and neighbor to Bobby in Kakinada.
As you can guess, love blossoms between them but given the aggressive nature of Bobby ,Lilly requests him to calm down and stay peaceful in life. While she is dual minded about marrying him , a serious issue happens to her career and personal life as well. How she overcomes the issue with the help of Bobby is rest of the story.
First half opens with introductory scenes to encash Vijay’s image. When actual story takes off as flashback , Hero Chaitanya ( Vijay D ) has been shown as a grandson of a communist leader ‘Comrade Suryam‘. Living up to the legacy , Chaitanya is a communist student leader in the university. Given the premise, there is good scope to bring some novelty into the film. One expects hero to take up different issue(s) in the society, but all he does is beating up roadside romeos etc. Thus the core characterization mellows down in initial phase itself. To entertain the audience, loverboy role comes out when Aparna ( Rashmika ) joins him as neighbor. The chemistry between the lead pair is appealing, enhanced with cool melodious songs like ‘ Nee Neeli kannulloni aakasame ‘ ‘ Kadalalle veche kanule ‘. Overall, the first half ends on average note.
In Second half , backdrop shifts to Kashmir for a while, then completely to Hyderabad. ‘ Oh Kala laa .. ‘ song is superb. From this point, the story is focussed on Lilly alias Aparna Devi’s (Rashmika) hurdles in career. Present day’s burning issue #MeToo , Sexual harassment at work place are taken up. Till the end it is about how hero helps heroine on this aspect.
Debutante writer, director Bharath Kamma has written a message oriented story , TRIED TO execute it in a realistic manner. In the process of being realistic , he ended up as a slow paced narrator who missed the required cinematic magic in the screenplay. The scenes often appeared dull.
Story tries to be progressive , romantic and message oriented all three at a time without catering any single element satisfactorly. The final output of the script is one that had lost the original flavor.
Production values by Mythri , Big Ben Cinemas are excellent. This film scores good as well on technical values as well. Justin Prabhakaran’s soothing tunes and background music are a plus. Sujith Saarang’s cinematography is good especially in Kashmir episodes.
Vijay Deverakonda stands out yet again with his performance as Bobby .There are few scenes designed only to bank on his image, he excelled. Rashmika handles first half super comfortably , in second half where the story is heroine oriented he did just okay. Shruti Ramachandran who played Rashmika’s sister is good looking girl for such roles, acted well.
Three Melodious Songs
Chemistry between the lead pair
Vijay D , Rashmika’s Image matching scenes
Serious themed film end to end
No creativity nor freshness in the script despite being from debutante
Script that restarts itself multiple times
Dragged second half
Dear Comrade is an average film with no solid positive takeout points. Vijay’s charishma , Vijay – Rashmika’s chemistry and three songs are the saving grace for this film. First half is passable and cannot be said the same for second half. Overall , a film that TRIED many things but couldn’t achieve what it is supposed to be.
Telugu360 Rating: 2.75/5
Director: Bharat Kamma
Writer: Bharat Kamma
Stars : Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika Mandanna, Shruti Ramachandran
Music by Justin Prabhakaran
Cinematography Sujith Sarang
Edited by Sreejith Sarang
Production Mythri Movie Makers , Big Ben Cinemas
Handsome actor Naga Shaurya and gorgeous beauty Rashmika Mandanna formed a hit fair after their first collaboration for the breezy romantic entertainer Chalo. The fresh pairing of Shaurya and Rashmika played a significant role in film’s success.
Now, the Chalo pair is likely work together again for an upcoming film. Reportedly, ace director Sukumar is planning to produce a film with one of his assistants as the director. Sukumar Writings banner will pool resources for this project. It is learnt that the production house is planning to rope in hit combination for the film.
Both Shaurya and Rashmika are busy with their upcoming projects. They will reunite again for this interesting film which will be announced very soon.
Rashmika Mandanna after scoring two back to back blockbusters in Tollywood is now in huge demand and is working without breaks. The actress got engaged to Kannada actor Rakshit Shetty last year and there have been several news reporting that she called off the engagement after she was rushed with offers. She has been trolled badly on social media and Rakshit Shetty reportedly deleted all his official social media handles after he was questioned by his fans and followers.
For the first time, Rashmika responded about the news and trolls saying that every story has two sides like a coin has. She even clarified that that she would not justify anything and will continue to do films in Telugu and Kannada. “I am here to stay, be it any language and industry, I will give it my best shot” concluded Rashmika.
The actress is currently busy promoting DevaDas which features Nagarjuna and Nani in the lead roles. The film will release on September 27th. Rashmika is busy with the shoot of Vijay Devarakonda’s Dear Comrade.
Since the last couple of days, media is abuzz with the news that happening beauty Rashmika Mandanna has broke off engagement with her boyfriend and actor Rakshit Shetty. The news reports claimed that compatibility issues between the pair led to the sudden decision by Rashmika to quit the relationship.
Though Rashmika hasn’t reacted on these rumours, Rakshit Shetty has opened up to put an end to media speculations. Rakshit requested not to form opinions on Rashmika and said everyone will know the reality in a few days. He asked not to assume anything and create own news for the sake of requirement as no one has first hand information.
Interestingly, Rakshit didn’t clarify that all is well between him and Rashmika. He simply asked not to speculate that it was Rashmika who decided to break off with him. He also requested not to judge Rashmika based on the media rumours.
Here is what he posted in his FB page :
To Respected People!
I had announced that I will be off social media to concentrate on other things. But I had to come back in order to clarify a few things, for what has been playing it from the last couple of days has been literally snatching away everything a person loved and lived for!
You all have formed opinions about Rashmika. I don’t blame any of you because that’s how it is projected. Everyone of us believe what we see and what is said. But it need not be true. Most of the time we come to a conclusion without even thinking from another perspective. I have known Rashmika for more than two years and I have known her better than any of you. There are many factors which are acting here. Please stop judging her. Please let her be in peace. I hope everything comes to a conclusion soon and you all will know the reality. Please don’t go by any media news. None of them have first hand information from me or Rashmika herself. Many are creating their own news for their requirement. Assumptions are not reality.
Keeping this page live for few days so that this message is conveyed to everyone. I will be back when It’s really needed and me leaving social media has nothing to do with any of this. I only want to concentrate on work since social media was getting addictive ☺