Home Tags Sukumar

Pushpa Team busy in Prague

0

Allu Arjun and Sukumar are all set for the shoot of Pushpa: The Rule. The film’s budget is completely revised and the shoot commences in September. Sukumar along with the music director Devi Sri Prasad and producer Ravi Shankar are currently in Prague for the music sittings. The tunes of Pushpa: The Rule are locked in Prague currently. Sukumar along with his family is also holidaying in Prague along with his work. Both Allu Arjun and Sukumar hiked their remunerations for Pushpa: The Rule.

Rashmika, Anasuya, Fahadh Faasil and Sunil will reprise their roles from the original. Mythri Movie Makers are the producers and Pushpa: The Rule will have its theatrical release during the second half of next year. The expected budget of Pushpa: The Rule is said to be Rs 350 crores. Allu Arjun asked the makers not to close the non-theatrical deals of the film. Pushpa: The Rule will head for a pan-Indian release.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Look who’s collaborating with Sukumar on ‘Pushpa: The Rule’ script

0

Director Buchibabu Sana, who achieved overnight success with his debut film ‘Uppena,’ has teamed up with director Sukumar of ‘Rangasthalam’ to finish the script for ‘Pushpa: The Rule.’

The script work of the second episode of the Allu Arjun starrer ‘Pushpa,’ titled ‘Pushpa: The Rule,’ is progressing well, as Buchibabu Sana, who gets along well with filmmaker Sukumar has joined the team recently. A lot of excitement is being generated by the recently released photo of the pair, who appear to be conversing about the subject.

It is reported that Allu Arjun and the other cast will join Sukumar on the sets of ‘Pushpa: The Rule’ in September. Pre-production work for the movie is underway and Allu Arjun is currently prepping for his role.

Sukumar’s ‘Pushpa’ was originally intended to be a one-part film, but as time went on, the producers realised that the plot could be divided into ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ and ‘Pushpa: The Rule.’ The second portion of the popular movie starring Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna is generating twice as much buzz as the first.

Expectations for the future edition of the crime drama are growing as the creators continue to work on the screenplay component.

Allu Arjun plays the title character in the movie ‘Pushpa,’ in which he grows to become the supreme leader of the sandalwood smuggling syndicate, which includes numerous levels of influential politicians and other individuals.

Rashmika Mandanna plays Allu Arjun’s love interest in the crime drama, while actors like Sunil, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Rao Ramesh, and others play important roles. Actress Samantha was also seen in a sizzling special number in the first part of ‘Pushpa’.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Sukumar On The Sets Of Mega154

0

Megastar Chiranjeevi and director Bobby’s tentatively titled flick Mega154 is right now happening in Hyderabad.

Alongside Chiranjeevi, the film’s lead actress Shruti Haasan, Rajendra Prasad and Vennela Kishore too are taking part in the shoot.

The team is canning some crucial sequences on the lead cast. Meanwhile, director Sukumar visited the sets of Mega154.

In this picture from the sets, Bobby is seen showing something to Sukumar on the laptop, while the later observes it with excitement in his face.

This is a dream project for Bobby who is making the movie as a mass action entertainer to present his favorite star in a never seen before avatar.

Mythri Movie Makers is bankrolling the project that has music by Devi Sri Prasad.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Sukumar receives appreciation from Legendary Director

0

Sukumar happens to be one of the finest directors of Telugu cinema and his recent film Pushpa: The Rise impressed the North Indian audience. Legendary director Rajkumar Hirani who delivered a series of blockbusters appreciated Sukumar for his work. He lauded Sukumar revealing that he loved Pushpa: The Rise so much. Hirani penned a personal message to Sukumar calling a great entertainer. Sukumar is left delighted with the message from one of the best directors in the country.

Rajkumari Hirani also told that he would love to catch up Sukumar sometime. “If you are in Mumbai anytime, do call please” concluded Rajkumar Hirani. Sukumar is working on the script of Pushpa: The Rule and the shoot commences in the month of July. Rajkumar Hirani is busy with Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki and the shoot commences soon. The film is announced for December 2023 release.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Exclusive: Allu Arjun’s remuneration for Pushpa 2

Stylish Star Allu Arjun is on a break and the top actor is focused on Pushpa: The Rule. Sukumar wanted ample time to work on the script and he is in USA working on the final draft. With Pushpa: The Rise doing remarkable business in the Hindi belt, the makers agreed to hike the budget. Allu Arjun and Sukumar wanted a hike in the remuneration too for the sequel. As per the update, we hear, Allu Arjun is quoting Rs 100 crores as remuneration for the sequel and the discussions are going on. Sukumar would be taking home Rs 50 crores for the film.

Mythri Movie Makers will lock the final budget as per the remunerations of Allu Arjun and Sukumar. The shoot of the film is expected to start post-summer and the film will hit the screens in summer 2023. Rashmika Mandanna is the leading lady and Anasuya, Fahadh Faasil, Sunil will reprise their roles. Sukumar is keen on roping in couple of Bollywood actors for the sequel. More details to be announced officially soon.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Official: Dil Raju and Sukumar teaming up after 18 years

0

Top producer launched director Sukumar with Arya 18 years ago. The duo did not work together after that due to various reasons. Now, after 18 years, Sukumar and Dil Raju are collaborating for a film that will have Dil Raju’s nephew Ashish in the lead role. The film is titled Selfish and the movie got its official launch today in Annapurna Studios. Tamil actor Dhanush attended the event as a guest and blessed the team. Anil Ravipudi, Sriram Venu and Harish Shankar are the other guests for the day.

Kasi Vishal will make his debut as director with this youthful entertainer. Sree Leela is paired up beside Ashish and Sri Venkateswara Creations, Sukumar Writings are the producers. Mickey J Meyer will compose the music and background score for Selfish. The film will release next year.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Allu Arjun and Sukumar changes plans for Pushpa: The Rule

0

Stylish Star Allu Arjun is celebrating his birthday today and he is in Serbia along with his family members. With two back to back blockbusters, Allu Arjun is on cloud nine and the actor is completely focused on Pushpa: The Rule. Sukumar and Bunny wanted to kick-start the shoot in March and release Pushpa: The Rule in December this year. After the film fared well all over, Allu Arjun and Sukumar have changed the plans. The shoot of Pushpa: The Rule will start from the first week of July and the film will head for a pan-Indian release in summer next year.

Allu Arjun also wants to spend ample time on the film’s promotions which he missed for Pushpa: The Rise. Sukumar is giving final touches to the script and he locked three songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad. Sukumar and his team will finalize the locations in May and will plan the schedules once the locations are finalized. Rashmika Mandanna will play Allu Arjun’s wife in Pushpa: The Rule and Anasuya, Fahadh Faasil, Sunil will be seen in other important roles. Sukumar is also in plans to lock a couple of Bollywood actors for other important roles. Mythri Movie Makers will produce this big-budget action drama.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Ram Charan and Sukumar to team up

0

Ram Charan and Sukumar worked together for Rangasthalam and the film is named as one of the classics of Telugu cinema. Charan’s transformation and his performance in the role of Chitti Babu received wide applause. Both Charan and Sukumar decided to work together once again but they are busy with their current commitments. Telugu360 has exclusively heard that Sukumar met Ram Charan recently and discussed about a plot. Charan was excited and he gave his formal nod for the idea.

The project will start during the last quarter of 2023 if everything goes well. Mythri Movie Makers will produce the project and Devi Sri Prasad will compose the music. Charan will complete Shankar’s film and Gautam Tinnanuri’s project in this while. Sukumar will complete Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rule and Vijay Deverakonda’s film after which he will commence the work of Charan’s project. More details are expected soon.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

‘Pushpa’ director Sukumar turns narrator for Sharwanand movie

0

‘Pushpa’ director Sukumar has turned the narrator for the upcoming movie ‘Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu’ starring Sharwanand and Rashmika Mandanna as the lead pair.

Sukumar’s voice-over for the movie has become one of the interesting aspects for the moviegoers, as the movie will hit the screens on Friday.

Sharwanand, who has a strong appeal among the family audience, seems to be quite confident of the movie’s success, as it is expected to touch multiple entertaining aspects.

Sharwanand is seen in the role of a desperate unmarried person, who wants to get married, but the ladies in his house make it difficult to give it a nod, even after multiple bridal glances.

On the other hand, Rashmika Mandanna plays a woman who is strong-willed. On meeting Sharwanand, she rejects him, pointing at his flaws, which is shown in a witty narrative.

The movie has a runtime of 141 minutes including ads and end credits. This is a crisp duration for a family entertainer like ‘Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu’.

‘Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu’ is directed by Kishore Tirumala of ‘Nenu Shailaja’ fame, while it is produced by Sudhakar Cherukuri under the SLV Cinemas banner.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Sukumar to direct Megastar

0

Top director Sukumar is riding high with the super success of Pushpa: The Rise and he is working on the sequel Pushpa: The Rule. The shoot commences later this year and Sukumar posted a picture with Megastar Chiranjeevi on his Instagram page. “Dream come true. Wielding megaphone for Megastar. Details very soon” posted Sukumar. Chiranjeevi and Sukumar will work together for a commercial and the details will be out soon. Sukumar is all excited about the collaboration and he called it a dream come true.

Megastar is occupied with back to back projects and he is working without breaks. The veteran actor is also signing endorsements and he is shooting for them. He is done with the shoot of Acharya and Chiranjeevi is busy with the shoots of God Father, Bhola Shankar and Bobby’s films. Megastar is expected to have more than 4 releases in the next two years.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

‘Sukumar is a hard nut to crack’: ‘Pushpa’ writer Srikanth Vissa

0

Srikanth Vissa, who penned the dialogues for blockbuster ‘Pushpa’, has also worked on Ravi Teja’s upcoming movie ‘Khiladi’.

The screenplay writer who has a busy lineup with multiple big-ticket movies in his kitty, states that it was not at all easy to work under director Sukumar.

In a candid interview with IANS, the ‘Khiladi’ writer (dialogues) shares his experience working for multiple movies in Telugu.

Srikanth Vissa, who was lauded by Sukumar for his work in ‘Pushpa’ said, “It is not an easy task to impress Sukumar Garu. He always craves perfection. Even in the slightest things, he looks for details”.

“Being a hard nut to crack, Sukumar sir always push me to do it better each time I bring in my dialogue work”.

Srikanth also mentions that the movie ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ had begun in a context that it will be lengthy, yet a single-episode movie.

“Later in the making, we understood that we had to make this movie in two parts. So, we are all ready with the scripting and other related works. We shall start shooting whenever the team is ready”, Srikanth said.

On being quizzed about his work experience with Allu Arjun, Srikanth said, “Allu Arjun is so easy to work with. He grasps even little things easily. It is a pleasure to see him in front of the camera”.

Srikanth Vissa, who has worked for several other movies like ‘Kittu Unnadu Jagratha’, ‘MCA- Middle-Class Abbayi’, ‘Pantham’, ‘Venky Mama’, ‘Amaram Akhilam Prema’ and many others, have provided dialogues and screenplay for multiple other movies.

Srikanth, who sees himself as a director sometime in the future, has a heavy lineup, which includes two movies with hero Ravi Teja, which has brought the duo closer.

As he has penned the dialogues for the upcoming movie ‘Khiladi’, he said that he has bonded with hero Ravi Teja, as they share mutual interests.

“Ravi Teja has become my family. We have travelled together, for more than a year now. He is such a hard worker and always energetic. He is so humble and we have become quite closer”.

Srikanth will be penning dialogues for ‘Ravansura’, ‘Tiger Nageswar Rao’, ’18 Pages’, ‘Pushpa 2’, ‘Devil’, and ‘Bhala Thandanana’.

Srikanth, who was supposed to work with late Kannada star Puneeth Raj Kumar, explains that he had been so heartbroken with the huge loss.

“I was supposed to start work with Puneeth sir. We had a chat over the script as well. Kicha Sudeep’s ‘Pehlwan’ director Krishna was supposed to direct the movie and I was supposed to work on the screenplay. But the heartbreaking incident took him away, leaving a void that can never be replaced,” he said.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Sukumar’s promise for Dil Raju

0

Top director Sukumar made his directorial debut with Arya that was produced by Dil Raju. But the duo never worked together again. After years, Sukumar and Dil Raju are joining hands and the film is titled Selfish. Sukumar’s protege will direct Selfish and the script of the film is locked recently. Sukumar and Dil Raju loved the final draft after which the shooting schedules of the film are planned currently. Dil Raju’s nephew Ashish will play the lead role in this youthful romantic entertainer and the shoot commences in March. Pelli SandaD fame Sree Leela is the leading lady and Sri Venkateswara Creations, Sukumar Writings will jointly bankroll the project.

Sukumar promised Dil Raju that he would completely take care of the project. Sukumar will involve in the post-production work and will participate in the music sittings. Dil Raju too will involve in the project and the film will head for release this year during the second half. Ashish’s debut film Rowdy Boys ended up as an average grosser and his performance was appreciated by the audience.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Sukumar wasted Rs 12 Cr for the Deleted Scenes of Pushpa

0

Pushpa is the costliest film made in Allu Arjun’s career and the film had a dream run all over. The makers spent close to Rs 180 crores on the first installment and the shoot of the second part will commence soon this year. The film’s director Sukumar is said to have edited enough content on the editing table and the deleted episodes costed Rs 12 crores for the makers on the sets. There is a huge action stunt that is shot but never used in the film.

The makers have spent Rs 30-40 lakhs for the expenses on a regular basis and Pushpa is shot in the thick forests of Maredumilli. All these removed episodes cannot be used in the second part of the film. The makers are releasing some of the deleted scenes on YouTube. The working days of Pushpa are quite high and if Sukumar came up with a perfect plan, the makers would have saved huge money on Pushpa. Allu Arjun is eagerly waiting for the shoot of the second installment of the film. Mythri Movie Makers are the producers.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Sukumar announces reward of Rs 1 lakh each for ‘Pushpa’ production workers

0

Director Sukumar has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for each of the production workers, as a symbol of gratitude for their support during the shooting of his movie ‘Pushpa: The Rise’.

“My production team needs to be lauded for their relentless support. The production boys, cameramen, light men, and all the others who worked day and night together, for ‘Pushpa’. As a token of appreciation, I would like to gift the team Rs 1 lakh each,” Sukumar announced.

Sukumar, who thanked all of the cast and crew for their unwavering support during the making of ‘Pushpa’, had become quite emotional during his thanksgiving speech.

Buoyed by the huge success, the ‘Pushpa’ team had arranged a ‘Thank You Meet’ to celebrate the success.

Sukumar, music director Devi Sri Prasad, actors Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna, and other team members were present at the event, where they had expressed their gratitude.

Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna who appeared as Pushpa Raj and Srivalli, respectively, are being lauded for their roles in ‘Pushpa’.

‘Pushpa: The Rise’ was released on December 17, and has been hyped as one of the super hit movies of the season.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Polish cinematographer, the Rajamouli connect, Hindi audiences: ‘Pushpa’ director Sukumar tells it all

0

The success of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ in Hindi markets has come as a bit of revelation to the movie’s director Sukumar who admits he had cold feet about doing a movie for audiences above the Vindhyas.

After seeing the movie’s performance in the Hindi markets, Sukumar is now mentally prepared to wield the megaphone for more Hindi movies.

Interestingly, it was ace director S.S. Rajamouli of ‘Bahubali’ fame, who helped Sukumar break through his hesitation.

“I felt that audiences may watch south-based movies on satellite channels or YouTube, but I didn’t feel Hindi audiences would come to movie theatres to watch the movie. Then somehow Rajamouli garu came to know and he called me. You have a good package. I know your story. Definitely it will work. Pitch the movie, we’ll see what happens. He said that. Then I said ok,” Sukumar recalls.

Shooting for the movie began in March 2020, but had to be shelved due to the lockdown on account of Covid. The shooting resumed in December, but with almost the entire crew affected by Covid, production again came to a halt and continued in spurts and bursts.

Sukumar feels that the wholesome package of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ has given it traction to withstand other big-ticket releases such as ’83’.

“I want to give full entertainment. All the emotions – fun, love, fights, everything. We call it commercial movie because we have to grab all audiences with that. When we write a commercial story, the director should feel like a superhuman. Because if you see Hollywood movies, love story is love story, thriller is thriller, horror is horror. They don’t mix two genres. Here 5-6 genres are mixing and giving an element, it should look like one. So that’s a big exercise when writing a story. So that’s what I think grabbed the audience,” he explains.

For Sukumar, the idea of a two-part movie was never in the works initially. It was only during the editing stage that he decided to go for a second part.

“Around the time we were editing this this movie, ‘Bahubali 2’ and ‘KGF’ were playing. We started our editing in between these movies. There was the pandemic when I started editing. I felt it’s too long and we can’t have the story for such a long duration. By then even the film producers gained confidence after seeing ‘Bahubali 2’ and ‘KGF’. ‘Pushpa’ in two instalments was an afterthought.”

The movie springs another surprise with cinematography executed by Miroslaw Kuba Brozek of Poland. With his regular cinematographer Ratnavelu busy on other projects, Sukumar cast his eye wider, partly because other cinematographers were also busy, and partly because he wanted a new set of eyes to look at the distinctly rural and rustic cinematic canvas he was spreading out for ‘Pushpa: The Rise’. But with the two of them not fluent in English, sign language it was between them on sets.

“He’s from Poland. He doesn’t even know English. I don’t speak English. We communicate through sign language. He doesn’t speak English properly, I don’t. Somehow we coordinated and he’s an amazing cinematographer. He doesn’t speak Telugu, when the scene is behind, he doesn’t know length of the scene also. But his grasp is like that. Instinct.”

Shooting for ‘Pushpa: The Rule’ is slated to begin in March this year, Sukumar signed off.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Sukumar hints at Pushpa Web series

0

Top director Sukumar directed Allu Arjun’s Pushpa and the film is running with packed houses all over. The film had a remarkable second weekend at the box-office. A Thank You Meet of Pushpa was held today and Sukumar turned emotional during the speech of the film. Sukumar has done ample research on the film before he commenced the shoot. The film too is planned in two parts. The shoot of the sequel will commence from February 2022. “A lot of research has done on the film and we did not use even 1 percent of the material. Right after completing Pushpa 2, I will make a web series with the available content” told Sukumar.

“There is also a proposal to make Pushpa into a book about the journey. We will try our level best. I know about the amount of hard work that the production boys kept on the film. I am donating Rs 1 lakh to each set boy and the production boy who worked round the clock” told Sukumar. Pushpa is produced by Mythri Movie Makers and Devi Sri Prasad composed the music. Pushpa also made decent money in all the released languages.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Pushpa Movie Success party

0

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Sukumar’s web series for Aha

0

Telugu OTT platform Aha is slowly gaining popularity and the new subscribers have seen a rise in the past few months. Balayya’s celebrity talk show ‘Unstoppable’ is a super hit and Aha is keen to produce more originals, talkshow and web series in the coming years. Top director Sukumar promised to do a web series for Aha long ago. He even penned the script for this web series after he worked for three months on the script. But the project was kept on hold due to budget constraints.

Aha is now keen to take up the project. Aha and Sukumar Writings will jointly produce this web series. Sukumar will pen the story, screenplay and dialogues for this web series. The lead actor and director will be finalized soon. An official announcement will be made after the lead actor and director gets locked.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Sukumar Interview

0

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Rajamouli urged us to release ‘Pushpa’ across India: Sukumar

0

Helmed by Sukumar, Telugu’s most awaited movie ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ hits the screens on Friday.

As the team has promoted the movie enough, the absence of the director during the promotions caused a little loss to the team. As Sukumar finally joined the promotions on Thursday, he had spoken about the movie and his experience working for ‘Pushpa’.

Speaking about the pan-India release of ‘Pushpa’, the director said that S.S. Rajamouli was the one who was persistent to take this movie across the country.

“Rajamouli called me up and urged me to take this movie across India. He urged me to release ‘Pushpa’ pan-India, which we were reluctant until that time. His push made me feel confident and hence we decided to release it across India in multiple languages”, Sukumar said.

On being quizzed about Allu Arjun’s signature gesture ‘Thaggede Le’, Sukumar said that they had experimented with many other things and finally fixated on one gesture, which is now a super hit one.

Sukumar said: “We were trying on many gestures, but we accidentally came across this gesture. As Bunny (Allu Arjun) was on the sets working during a fight scene, I observed him do something closer to the ‘thaggede le’ gesture. So, we worked on this and it has become a big hit now”, the director explained.

‘Pushpa’ hits the screens with good early reviews. Rashmika Mandanna, Sunil, Ajay Gosh, Fahadh Fassil, Anasuya, and others appear in the main roles.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

TRENDING

Latest

css.php
[X] Close
[X] Close