Sensible director Sekhar Kammula directed several meaningful movies like Anand, Godavari, Happy Days and Fidaa in his career. His next film Love Story features Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. The film is aimed for release next year. He is working on a script since lockdown was announced and Sekhar Kammula will work with Asian Cinemas who are producing Love Story. As per the latest news, Sekhar is in plans to approach Victory Venkatesh for the film.
Asian Cinema and Suresh Babu are partners in the distribution for Nizam territory. They approached Suresh Babu about the lineup of Venkatesh. Sekhar Kammula will soon meet Venkatesh and he would narrate the script. Venkatesh will first complete Naarappa and he is in talks for a project with Trivikram and Anil Ravipudi’s F3. Venky is expected to pick up the best after he completes Naarappa. More details will be announced soon.
Sekhar Kammula is one of the most sensible directors of Telugu cinema. Most of his films ended up as money spinners and all his films are known for their clean entertainment and a class touch. Sekhar Kammula is busy with Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi starrer Love Story. The film got delayed and is now in the final stages of shoot. Love Story is expected to release next year and Sekhar Kammula opened about his next film.
He said that he is ready with the script of his next film which is a romantic comedy. Sekhar Kammula is in talks with an established young actor for the film. He said that Asian Films who are producing Love Story will bankroll his next film too. Sekhar Kammula who is tightlipped about his upcoming movies opened up for the first time. He said that he utilized the break and got the script done for his next. Sekhar Kammula also said that he is in plans to complete the project at a fast pace.
After the super success of Fidaa, Sekhar Kammula penned a love story that is based in Telangana. The film titled Love Story was initially planned with fresh faces but after watching the rushes, Sekhar wasn’t thoroughly impressed. He then met Naga Chaitanya, Sai Pallavi and narrated the script. Sekhar Kammula promised to wrap up the shoot of their part in just two months after which Chaitu, Sai Pallavi joined the film. Sekhar Kammula wanted to use the other portions shot and add the episodes of Chaitu and Sai Pallavi.
But Sekhar Kammula is back to his style and it is five months, but the shoot of the film is yet to be completed. Sekhar Kammula is just testing the patience of Chaitanya who is waiting to wrap up the shoot as he has no option left. There are strong talks that Love Story is out of summer race but the makers denied the news. The final call would be taken once the shoot of the film will get completed. Asian Cinemas are the producers.
Sensible director Sekhar Kammula did some remarkable films in his career. The female leads in his films have strong and dominant roles assigned and they are the major USP of Sekhar Kammula’s films. But, Sekhar Kammula is said to have broken the stereotypes with his next film that features Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. Chaitu plays the role of a Telangana village-based youngster who moves to Hyderabad for his career. He plays a young who leads a simple and peaceful life.
Naga Chaitanya’s characterization and the way Sekhar Kammula penned his role are the major highlights of the film. We are informed that Chaitu’s role dominates Sai Pallavi’s role in the film. Chaitu will be seen speaking Telangana diction in this breezy romantic drama. Sai Pallavi is already fluent in the Telangana accent after Fidaa. Chaitu took special classes to get the accent right. Tentatively titled Love Story, the film releases during summer 2020. The entire shoot of the film will be completed by February.
Naga Chaitanya will celebrate his birthday this Saturday. On the occasion of his birthday, the team of ‘Venky Mama’ is planning to release a special video clip from the movie. Now, Sekhar Kammula has also joined the bandwagon of celebrations.
Sekhar Kammula is directing a romantic drama with Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi as the lead pair.
Sekhar Kammula is likely to release either a making video or a clip from the movie on his birthday. ‘Love Story’ is the title under consideration for this dance-based drama. Sai Pallavi will appear as a dancer from the Telangana region. For the first time in his career, Naga Chaitanya will entirely be mouthing dialogues in Telangana slang.
This movie marks the entry of leading distribution house Asian Cinemas into film production. It is scheduled for Valentine’s Day release.
Sensible director Shekhar Kammula voiced out his opinion on sensitive issue of Uranium mining in Nallamala forests. He opposed the project and raised the concerns.
Shekhar Kammula tweeted, “Uranium mining in Nallamala forests would seriously affect the ecosystems in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states. We will lose 3 lakh acres of forest land and wildlife habitat. It will destroy second largest tiger reserve in India. The Chenchus, the most primitive tribe who live in Nallamala forest will be extinct. It would deplete springs, rivulets, contaminate Krishna river with truly frightening implications. The Radon emission is proven to be cancer causing. It is catastrophic to go on with mining. The government should react and see to that we save Krishna river, Chenchus and Nallamala forests”
Fidaa director’s appeal was welcomed and appreciated by environmentalists and tribal welfare groups.
That Naga Chaitanya and sensible filmmaker Sekhar Kammula are going to team up for a interesting project is a known news. It was officially launched a few weeks ago. The pre production activities have been wrapped up and the regular shooting will commence from September 5th in Hyderabad.
Reportedly, it is going to be a dance based love story set in the backdrop of Telangana. Both Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi will speak Telangana dialect in this untitled film. Chaitu is currently prepping up for his role and he will join the sets in the first schedule. Sekhar Kammula has a knack of narrating heartwarming stories that will cut across all sections of audience and this is going to be another similar attempt from him after Fidaa.
Pawan, a former associate of AR Rahman, will render the soundtrack for the film. Asian Group and Amigos Creations will jointly bankroll the film.
As we all know, Naga Chaitanya would be working with filmmaker Sekhar Kammula for the first time in his next film which also stars Sai Pallavi in other lead role. The project was announced recently and is yet to be titled. However, did you know that Chay was not the first choice to play the lead role in this film? Yes!
We have learnt exclusively from our sources that it was Dhruv Vikram, son of actor Vikram, who was initially offered this project. But the debutante actor couldn’t take up the project after it was decided that he would begin with Adithya Varma, the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy. And after Dhruv let the offer pass by, Sekhar Kammula approached Naga Chaitanya who readily agreed to do the role since he has been waiting for a long time to work with the acclaimed filmmaker.
Speaking about the project, this yet untitled project will be bankrolled by Sunil Narang of Asian Cinemas. The film will go on shooting floors from August this year and is aimed to be released in first half of 2020, which is yet to be officially confirmed. Sai Pallavi would be seen playing a rural young character in this project while Naga Chaitanya would be seen playing a dance teacher in the plot.
Looks like there is an interesting combo on cards for Telugu film audience. Young actor Naga Chaitanya is all set to work with the most talented Sai Pallavi in a breezy romantic drama. Sensible filmmaker Sekhar Kammula will direct the project. The initial discussions have been positive and Chaitu, Sai Pallavi will take the final call once Sekhar Kammula narrates the final draft.
Sekhar Kammula who is busy direct his next project will turn free later this year and will work on the script. Naga Chaitanya who is busy with the shoot of Venky Mama has a bunch of projects lined up. Sai Pallavi is all set to work for Rana Daggubati’s Virata Parvam which got its official launch recently. More details about Chaitu – Sai Pallavi starrer are expected to be out soon.
Sensible filmmaker Sekhar Kammula made a comeback of sorts with blockbuster hit Fidaa. More than a year after Fidaa, Kammula’s new film has been officially announced this Monday.
As per the announcement, Sekhar Kammula’s next project will be bankrolled by popular distribution house Asian Cinemas which is going to foray into film production after financing numerous films. Narayana Das K. Narang partnered with P. Ram Mohan to helm this project.
Sources in the industry revealed that the film will features a bunch of youngsters and Sekhar Kammula is ready with a refreshing script. More details about this project will be out soon.
Sensible filmmaker Sekhar Kammula made a sensational comeback after a brief hiatus with blockbuster hit Fidaa. One year after Fidaa release, Sekhar Kammula is now prepping up for his next project which is currently in scripting stages.
According to the latest reports in media, Tamil star hero Vikram’s son Dhruv is likely to star in Kammula’s film which is said to be another slice of life drama. If this buzz turns out to be true, it will be Dhruv’s debut film in Telugu.
Dhruv is now making his Tamil debut under the direction of Bala and the film is a remake of Tollywood cult romantic drama Arjun Reddy.
Sekhar Kammula filed a police case after a fraudster cheated several people claiming he is assistant of Sekhar Kammula.
The fraudster advertised in a website saying, Sekhar Kammula is looking for fresh faces for his upcoming movie. As Sekhar Kammula is known for launching new faces in his movies, many people believed this ad and contacted the numbers given in the ad. Then he demanded a nominal fee between Rs 1,500 to Rs 1,800 and deposit in the given bank details. As the fee was very nominal, nobody got any doubt. This website ran for 25 days and several people deposited money into account and nobody complained as the amount was not very big.
But somebody got doubt and complained police and police approached Sekhar Kammula and he was shocked to hear this. He along with victims complained police and cyber crime department is investigating the case.
Young and upcoming actress Sri Reddy has been making sensational and unusual allegations on top directors and filmmakers of Telugu cinema from some time. She revealed that she fell as a prey to casting couch and several directors cheated her citing her offering films. She recently targeted sensible director Sekhar Kammula which left Tollywood in shock. Sekhar took his official page to trash them saying that he never even saw Sri Reddy. Sekhar Kammula warned her that he would initiate legal proceedings if she doesn’t take her words back. Here is his post:
“Yesterday a social media post maligning me came to my notice. It is vulgar, demeaning and full of lies. It has caused deep grief to my family, to me and many more who value me. I could never imagine in my wildest dreams that a woman whom I don’t know, have not seen or never spoken to in person or on the phone can suddenly make these baseless allegations.
Whatever might be their intentions and whoever might be involved in this diabolic act , I would like to say that it is WRONG, IMMORAL and CRIMINAL . People who know me and my work would be aware of the kind of importance I give to equality of women and their empowerment. I live by my CHARACTER and die by it. I will not spare anyone who tries to point fingers at it.
APOLOGIZE and take back every word that was posted against me or be ready to face legal action, which will include criminal/civil proceedings”.
Sensible filmmaker Sekhar Kammula is habituated to take considerable gap for each film. Since his debut film, the Happy Days director prefers to give ample time for script writing and then finalizes the cast and crew.
After directing Anamika in 2014, he took three years gap and make a striking comeback with Varun Tej’s Fidaa which released last year. Once again, he is going to take a brief sabbatical before announcing his next project.
He is currently working on the script for his next project the cast of which are not yet finalized. He feels script is more important than having dates of heroes and producers. So, he is focussed on locking yet another sensible and content driven story for his next project. He is sticking to typical working style and taking a brief gap again.
Sensible filmmaker Sekhar Kammula established himself as a brand in Telugu cinema but a series of debacles disturbed the director. He bounced back to big league with Fidaa last year and he has his hands full again. The ace director is busy penning an interesting script currently and the film will start rolling soon. Dil Raju will bankroll this prestigious project and an announcement will be out soon. A news from a reliable source says that Sekhar Kammula recently met Nani to narrate him a script.
Sekhar Kammula got a positive nod from Nani but he needs to wait for over a year to start the film as Nani is quite occupied with number of films. Sources revealed Nizam’s top distribution house Asian Cinemas will produce this big budget film. An official announcement will be out soon. Nani’s next film Krishnarjuna Yuddham will hit the screens on April 12th and Nani will join hands with Nagarjuna for a multi-starer in the direction of Sriram Aditya.
Sekhar Kammula – Vijay Devarakonda: A Telangana Love Story
Sensible and talented filmmaker Sekhar Kammula is one of the finest directors of Telugu cinema. The ace director made his comeback with Fidaa which ended up as a massive hit. He is currently busy penning the script of his next film which will roll next year. The film is said to be set in the backdrop of Telangana and is said to be a love story. Talented youngster Vijay Devarakonda has been approached for the lead role and the actor gave his nod.
However the project will kick-start later next year once Vijay Devarakonda wraps up all his current commitments. Popular producer Dil Raju will bankroll this prestigious project and an official announcement will be out soon. Vijay Devarakonda wrapped up Taxi Wala and is busy shooting for Parasuram’s next bankrolled by Geetha Arts.
Sensible director Sekhar Kammula is one of the few directors in Telugu film industry who believes in making movies with scripts made out of the heart with real emotions doing the needed trick. From Anand to his recent hit Fidaa we can sense his taste but the only movie which showcased his unknown side is Leader with Rana. Even today when Leader is played on television it grabs good trp rating and Sekhar mentioned he always believed in the subject and will make a sequel to the movie.
From past week rumours were rift that Mahesh or Rana will be playing lead roles in the Leader sequel. To keep an end to the growing gossips Sekhar Kammula opened about Leader 2 film. Director has mentioned that currently, he is working on a love story which will commence from next year. He wanted to make a sequel to Leader which is back of his made always but it’s not the right moment. When the right time comes he will announce Leader 2 with details of cast and crew. Keep watching the space for more updates.
After giving a memorable hit in Telugu film industry with “Happy Days”, director Sekhar Kammula next project had high expectation. The talented director took a good time of three years and made “Leader” launching Rana Daggubati but it failed at box office. Interestingly during the television premier Leader film received good TRP’s and even whenever in MAA TV this movie is played it scores high number.
Sekhar himself laughs out with the joke that Leader is a small screen hit not a big screen hit. But he strongly believes in the subject and after recent hit “Fidaa” he started working on the sequel to Leader movie. As the regular direction department team of Sekhar, Leader sequel script is being prepared keeping Mahesh Babu in mind.
All the needed commercial elements needed for star hero are being added to make it a modern day Leader which will be appreciated by every section of audiences, added direction team. Fidaa story was initially narrated to Mahesh which he liked but due to other commitments, star hero couldn’t do it. Leader 2 story is almost in end stages and very soon Sekhar is going to tell it to Mahesh Babu. Let’s hope star hero gives green signal to Sekhar Kammula.
Sekhar Kammula’s directorial film FIDAA starring Varun Tej , debutante Sai Pallavi was released on July 21st 2017, became one of the biggest hits at the overseas Box-office. Produced by Dil Raju, Fidaa has collected $2,058,419 to become 6th highest grosser of All-time in USA. Fidaa was one of very few movies where all involved parties made good money.
Fidaa has collected a distributor share of $1,151,973 i.e. 7.37 crores INR in USA from 131 locations. From Non-USA market, it has fetched another 30 lakhs INR, to make it a total distributor share of 7.67 crores in overseas
Profit Loss Calculation:
After expenses deduction, Fidaa’s overseas share stands at 7 Crores. As the movie was sold for 4 crores , it has fetched 3 crores profit. Out of the profits, 1.25 Crores went to the distributor , remaining 1.75 crores to the local exhibitors as per the profit sharing model.
The money each group will bring home :
FIDAA had fetched 13.18 crore rupees [ $2,058,419 Gross] as theatrical ticket sales in USA.
Here is how your ticket money had been split :
- USA Theatres’ Cut : 6.18 Cr
- Producer : 4 Cr
- Distributor : 1.25 Cr
- Exhibitors : 1.75 Cr
(P.S : For calculation convenience, tax component and other trivial adjustments are not accounted)
FIDAA Overseas Profit Loss break down:
|Theater Chain||Screens||Gross||Distributor Share|
|Others [ Locally|
|Distributor Share in USA||131||$2,058,419||$1,151,973
|VPF & Publicity||- $100,000|
|USA Share ( After VPF )||[ $1,051,973
] 6 Cr 73 Lakhs
|Other Countries Revenue ( sold)||30 Lakhs|
|Overseas Total Share||7 Crores
|Overseas Rights||4 Crores|
|Overseas Profit/Loss||3 Cr Profit|