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Digital Release slots full for 2024

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Top digital platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus Hotstar are quite selective. The budgets for the year 2024 are completed for most of them and they are not ready to acquire new films unless they are the craziest. Pawan Kalyan’s OG is pushed to next year as there is no slot available from the digital players for the year. Several Telugu films are currently in the final stages of shoot and the makers of these films are struggling to close the digital deals. They have to close the deals to recover a portion of the investment as relying completely on theatrical business is risky.

They are negotiating with the digital players but the digital giants are reluctant saying that their streaming chart for the year is full and they have no budgets for the year. The makers will have to wait for 2025 or they have to head for risk without closing the digital deals. If the film ends up as a hit, the makers can demand a big amount post release. Else, they will be offered less quotes for the non-theatrical deals. The producers are left in a tricky situation for now.

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Digital Agreements are the new stress for Filmmakers

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The digital players have changed paths and they are quite selective for Indian films. Several producers have been making films considering the digital markets and to recover a major budget through the digital rights. The satellite rights of films have come down after the viewership shifted from television to OTTs. This year, the digital platforms like Netflix and Amazon have been quite selective and they are after crazy projects. They are now dictating terms with the producers of the upcoming films. They are buying the digital rights as per their charts of release.

Some of them are even mounting pressure on the producers to push the release date as they have several films or web series to be streamed in the month. Even after the deals are closed, the digital players are threatening to back out if the film’s release is pushed due to an unknown reason. This is worrying the producers of Indian films. They are feeling stressed even after the deals are closed. Slowly, the digital players are dictating and dominating Indian cinema as they have turned out to be the major platform of investment recovery for the producers.

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Tollywood to Felicitate Chandrababu and Pawan Kalyan

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All the top Tollywood producers met AP Deputy Chief Minister and film actor Pawan Kalyan in his camp office yesterday. The meeting was formal and they congratulated Pawan Kalyan on the landslide victory of Janasena. All the crafts of Telugu cinema have decided to felicitate AP Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and Deputy Chief Minister Pawan Kalyan very soon. The date will be finalized soon and Pawan promised to lock the date soon. AP Cinematography Minister Kandula Durgesh too was present for the meeting of Pawan with Tollywood producers. Pawan Kalyan has taken a break from films and he is completely focused on AP politics for now.

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Tollywood producers meet Pawan Kalyan

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Several producers from Telugu film industry met deputy chief minister Pawan Kalyan at his camp office in Vijayawada on Monday. They greeted him on his election to the state assembly and taking charge as the deputy chief minister.

Producers Allu Aravind, Chalasani Aswini Dutt, D Suresh Babu, A M Rathnam, S Radha Krishna, Dil Raju, N V Prasad, Bhogavalli Prasad, D V V Danaiah, Supriya, Banni Vasu, Nagavamsi, Vamsi Krishna, Ravi Shankar, Naveen Yerneni and others met the deputy chief minister.

Later speaking to the media, Allu Aravind said that they have come here to meet and greet the deputy chief minister. He said that they sought Pawan Kalyan to get the appointment with chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. All associations in the film industry would like to facilitate Chandrababu Naidu on his victory, he said.

He said that Pawan Kalyan had promised to get Chandrababu Naidu’s appointment shortly. He would communicate the appointment date and time, they said. Aravind further said that they would represent the film industry issues with chief minister Chandrababu Naidu. He said that the industry has several problems which could be addressed by the chief minister.

He said that the increase of film tickets is not just the only issue. They have several issues to be discussed with the chief minister. He said that they would give a representation to the chief minister on the problems faced by the industry.

The entire film industry also wants to meet Chandrababu Naidu and greet him at his election. They are waiting for the appointment with the chief minister, he said and expressed confidence that very soon they would get the chance to meet and greet Chandrababu Naidu.

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AP Election Results: Tollywood gets a Huge Relief

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TDP, Janasena and BJP alliance won in a grand manner in the Assembly and Parliament elections of Andhra Pradesh. This has turned out to be a huge relief for Telugu cinema and Tollywood producers. Several producers have started planning events and film celebrations in Amaravati region. N Chandrababu Naidu, the new Chief Minister who has been a huge supporter for the film industry over the past few years makes it clear that Tollywood gets all the needed support for the next few years. The past few years have been horrifying for Telugu films. Several films suffered revenue loss because of the slash in the movie ticket prices. Pawan Kalyan’s films were badly targeted.

Tollywood bigwigs flew down and met YS Jagan but there was not much support from the government. Finally, Tollywood is now relieved. Kalki 2898 AD, the first big release of the month will get a huge boost through ticket hikes and special shows. Andhra Pradesh region contributes a major share for films but with several restrictions, Nizam emerged as the biggest territory. The celebrities of Tollywood are expected to meet Chandrababu and Pawan Kalyan in the coming weeks for the welfare of Telugu cinema.

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All Telugu shoots cancelled Tomorrow

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Marking the respect for the legendary personality Ramoji Rao on his demise, the Telugu Film Chamber announced mourning and all the Telugu film shoots will be cancelled for tomorrow. The entire Telugu film industry is in shock with the demise of Ramoji Rao garu. Several top celebrities went to Ramoji Film City to offer their condolences and pay their last respects for Ramoji Rao. The legendary media baron introduced several directors, actors and technicians who are highly successful and emerged as stars.

Apart from this, he also built a world class studio Ramoji Film City which has extensive space for shoots and post-production. Films like Baahubali, KGF and Pushpa are shot in the space. Several Bollywood films too are being shot in Ramoji Film City, the biggest studio in Asia. Ramoji Rao will be remembered for a long time for his immense contribution to Telugu cinema. He will be missed badly.

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Tollywood congratulates Pawan Kalyan

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It has been a decade since Pawan Kalyan floated Janasena and he has been trying to make an impact in AP politics. Janasena contested in 21 Assembly constituencies and 2 Parliament constituencies. Janasena won in all the seats and Pawan Kalyan played a crucial role in the victory of NDA alliance. It has been a long wait for Pawan and the actor-turned-politician waited with patience. From taking hefty remunerations to meeting people, Pawan waited for this big day. On this occasion, Tollywood celebrities showered their blessings and congratulated Pawan on the occasion.

Megastar Chiranjeevi posted a long message for his brother after a landslide victory. “My dear Kalyan babu, thrilled by the massive & fantastic mandate by the people of Andhra Pradesh. You truly are the Game Changer of this election. You are the Man of The Match ! Your deep concern for the people of AP, your far sight, your heartfelt desire about the State’s development, your sacrifices, your political strategies have manifested in this terrific result. I am simply proud of you! Heartiest Congratulations!!! With your honesty, sincere efforts and able support, I am sure you will help put the state on the path of unprecedented growth and serve people exceptionally well. Love & Blessings!!!” posted Chiranjeevi.

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Producers worried between the demands of Actors and Directors

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Tollywood is currently in a huge crisis because of the huge decline in the non-theatrical deals. The theatrical run too has seen a massive decline for those films that are getting negative word of mouth. The producers are staring at huge losses and they are rethinking about their upcoming films. All this is because of the huge paycheques of the top and young actors. Actors like Varun Tej, Nithin, Sharwanand and others haven’t tasted success in recent years but they are demanding double digit remuneration in crores. This is not going well with the producers.

At the same time, successful directors too are demanding big remunerations and they are mounting pressure on the producers to spend lavishly on their films. The producers lost control on the remunerations and the planned budgets. Most of the Telugu films are now crossing the budgets and this is due to various factors. The big demands of the actors and directors are haunting the producers. The producers are not able to negotiate on the remunerations and this is the major disadvantage. They are worried that the producer may get changed or the film will get shelved. They are heading for huge risks in this crisis time instead of heading for a straight talk with the actor or the director.

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Election Counting fear for May end Releases

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May 2024 has been extremely dull and the theatres are shut as there are no new films releasing. Love Me and Raju Bhai are releasing this weekend and the films are struggling for buzz. With IL 2024 coming to an end, a bunch of films are hitting the screens on May 31st. Vishwak Sen’s Gangs of Godavari, Kajal Aggarwal’s Satyabhama and Karthikeya’s Bhaje Vaayu Vegam are hitting the screens next weekend. The teams felt that May 31st would be an ideal release date for these films. But the makers of these films are tensed considering the election results that are scheduled to be out on June 4th.

The Intelligence Department hinted of possible violence across Andhra Pradesh and Central Armed Forces will be deployed before the counting. There are reports that 144 Section will be imposed across several sensitive regions of the state. This would have a huge impact on the box-office numbers in Andhra Pradesh. For now, the teams are heading with the promotional activities and the final call will be taken next week.

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Criticism on Directors Day Event

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The grand celebrations of the Directors Day Event took place last night in LB Stadium and some of the top and successful directors of Telugu cinema attended the event. The event had the attendance of Allu Arjun, Nani, Adivi Sesh, Allari Naresh and Anand Deverakonda. The event was celebrated as a tribute to legendary director Dasari Narayana Rao but his name was sidelined in the event. Apart from entertaining programs, the entire event was focused on Allu Arjun. Most of the directors even did remind of Dasari Narayana Rao garu.

Apart from this, the event management team sold off the MIP passes for Rs 2000 announcing that several top stars and directors of Telugu cinema will attend. One more complaint is that several veteran directors of Telugu cinema were not invited or informed about the event. This raised a lot of criticism against the organizers and the team of young directors who overlooked the event.

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Tollywood haunted by Corruption

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After the status of Telugu cinema reached a new level, the budgets and the remunerations got increased. All the top production houses are spending lavishly on films. Almost all the top production houses are producing multiple films. Producing one film and focusing on it would do wonders for sure. But with several commitments, Tollywood production houses are busy with multiple films. It is here the process of corruption got increased. The producers are unable to prevent the corruption as it started from the roots and reached new heights. Right from the managers to the art department, everyone is faking finances and this is a huge loss for every producer.

The producers are initially not bothered as it would be a minor loss but this increased in the past few months. A top producer who produced over 50 films also lost grip over film production. This is due to the lack of efficient and honest manpower and low paycheques for managers and other staffers. Some of the production houses are not paying salaries for the last month of shooting and this is also leading several innocents to be involved in corruption. One more production house bought a bunch of Electric Vehicles (EVs) to prevent the corruption in the diesel bills on the sets.

The directors too are aware about this culture and they are not able to set the system right as they need to complete the film on time. This will reach new heights if it is not rectified. The producers should hire the right people so that the team will not stay corrupted and they should pay them well before these people will head for cheating.

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Financial crunch haunting Tollywood

The budgets of Telugu cinema reached new heights. The theatrical and non-theatrical market of every star hero too got increased and several producers are investing big on multiple films from the past few years. All the top producers of Telugu cinema are producing many films. All of a sudden, there is a huge slash in the non-theatrical deals. With the heaped budgets and a huge cut in the non-theatrical deals, the financiers are not lending money for every project. They also turned quite selective and are ready to finance 30-40 percent of the total budget.

Most of the producers rely on financiers to complete their projects. Hence, this is turning out to be a huge stress for the filmmakers. Producing multiple films is also turning an extra stress. The distributors of buzz-less films are not ready to take any risk and pay NRAs. This is because of the dead exhibition industry. The producers of Telugu cinema are suffering with big investments with the unpredictable non-theatrical and theatrical market. The entire risk falls on the producer for now because of the unpredictable market involved.

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2024 Second Half: Crucial for Tollywood

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2024 had good hit films for Tollywood but most of the stars missed the season. The summer season has been quite dull and pale. Most of the theatres are shut due to the lack of notable releases. The second half of 2024 is quite crucial for Telugu cinema as there are a lot of big-budget films lined up. Allu Arjun’s Pushpa, NTR’s Devara, Ram Charan’s Game Changer, Nani’s Saripodhaa Sanivaaram, Pawan Kalyan’s OG, Balakrishna’s untitled film, Naga Chaitanya’s Thandel, Nani’s Robinhood and others will release. There are reports that the first part of Pawan’s Hari Hara Veera Mallu too will release this year.

Almost all the top and young actors of Telugu cinema are testing their luck during the season. Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2, Vijay’s GOAT, Suriya’s Kanguva, Rajinikanth’s Veittayan are the dubbed biggies that will release in the second half of the year. Chiranjeevi’s Vishwambara, Venkatesh’s next film and Prabhas’ Raja Saab are in the 2025 Sankranthi race. The second half of 2024 sounds quite exciting for film lovers and Telugu cinema is heading for the biggest bet.

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Tollywood producers finding tough on Budget Cuts

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Telugu cinema has reached new heights and broke several barriers in Indian cinema. There is a huge rise in the non-theatrical rights and the theatrical deals too have seen a huge rise. Our star actors too hiked their fee and they are demanding big irrespective of their market and the success. In a sudden surprise, there is a decline in the Hindi rights, satellite rights and the digital rights for Telugu films. There is a crisis and the digital players are selective and slashed down the deals. This turned out to be a risk for the producers and they will have to rely on the theatrical revenue to recover the investments. If the film ends up as a flop, the producer will have to taste a huge loss. The distributors are not ready to bet big and lose money in this game.

Some of the producers of the upcoming biggies are trying hard to convince the stars and the young actors on their big fat paycheques but everyone is strict on their remuneration. Some of them are trying to cut down the budgets but this too is quite difficult considering the making of cinema, working days, number of crew involved and other factors. Most of the producers are heading for risks to stay in the game while some of them are rejecting projects during the initial stages if they are not viable. In the future, it would be a tough task for the producers considering the demands, budgets and the market.

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One more disappointing weekend for Telugu Cinema

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Tollywood has been struggling to deliver a decent hit during the core summer holiday season. Political heat along with the IPL matches and the scorching summer heat has been restricting the audience to visit the theatres. The footfalls are quite low and most of the theatres in the Telugu states are shut during the core holiday season. None of the films featuring star actors are in the summer battle and this is the major reason for the low footfalls.

Allari Naresh’s Aa Okkati Adakku and Suhas’ Prasanna Vadhanam released on Friday and both the films opened to poor occupancies. Though the talk of Prasanna Vadhanam is ok, the film remained low and failed to pick up on Saturday. Aa Okkati Adakku was rejected because of the pale content. Tollywood witnessed one more disappointing weekend at the summer box-office.

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Hot Topic: Bollywood focuses on Telugu Films

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Bollywood is yet to score a clean blockbuster this year. Several big-budget films fell flat at the box-office. Films like Maidaan received critical acclaim but the audience showed no interest in watching the film in theatres. Several Bollywood filmmakers are holding talks with Tollywood actors and filmmakers for their upcoming films. There are no takers for Akshay Kumar’s films but the theatrical rights of films like Pushpa: The Rule, Kalki 2898 AD, Game Changer and Devara are bought for record prices. Telugu directors are in huge demand and several top producers are in talks for their upcoming projects. Top actors like Aamir Khan and Salman Khan tasted their biggest debacles in their career in the recent times.

With Hindi films falling short of expectations, several top Bollywood producers are looking for South films. Ram Charan, Allu Arjun, NTR and Prabhas are in touch with some of the directors and producers of Hindi. NTR is doing a straight Hindi film War 2 and Allu Arjun, Ram Charan will soon sign Hindi films. But Bollywood did not stop producing films with top Hindi stars. The filmmakers are in plans to make more films with Telugu and South stars in the coming days which did not happen in the past.

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IPL and Political fever impacts Telugu Cinema

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Summer 2024 has been quite dull and dry as there are no films featuring stars. Tillu Square has performed well and the film is the first blockbuster for summer. IPL has been impacting the footfalls of evening and night shows all over. All the recent releases fell flat. There is a political wave in Andhra Pradesh with the state heading for Assembly and Parliament polls. At this time, the producers are rethinking about their releases and are pushing their films to a later date. A bunch of April releases are now pushed to the last week of May and June.

Allari Naresh’s Aa Okkati Adakku and Vishwak Sen’s Gangs of Godavari are the notable releases in summer for now. Dil Raju’s Love Me is postponed and several other films are pushed. This is only because of the IPL fever and the political heat in Telugu states. Summer 2024 is expected to end up on a dull note as there is no film of star releasing in the holiday season.

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Post summer packed with Releases

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Summer 2024 is not a great season for film lovers of Telugu cinema. Tillu Square and Family Star are the only notable films releasing during the holiday season. Several films that are under shoot are aimed for post summer release. Ram’s iSmart Shankar which was in summer race is now gearing up for June release. Sree Vishnu’s Swag will release in June. Gopichand’s film directed by Srinu Vaitla is gearing up for July release. There are reports that Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 will hit the screens in July. Prabhas’ Kalki 2898 AD too will release in July or August as per the availability of dates in all the languages.

Several biggies like Pushpa: The Rule, Game Changer, Devara, NBK109, Naga Chaitanya’s Thandel, Nani’s Saripodhaa Sanivaaram and others are hitting the screens in the second half of 2024. There are some more films that will announce the release dates this year and the second half of 2024 is expected to be packed.

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People Media Factory and AHA’S South Indian Film Festival Awards

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Summer 2024: Two biggest challenges for Tollywood

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After Sankranthi, summer season is one of the best for films. But 2024 summer sounds to be disappointing as there are no biggies releasing during the season. For now, Vijay Deverakonda’s Family Star and Siddhu Jonnalagadda’s Tillu Square are the only interesting films announced during the season. Both these films will hit the screens during early summer and there are no notable films in April and May. Prabhas’ Kalki 2898 AD is announced but the film will not make it for the release. There are speculations that Indian 2 will hit the screens in May but there is no official confirmation from the team. Two big challenges this summer are IPL 2024 season and the Assembly, Parliament elections in Andhra Pradesh.

The election fever gripped Andhra Pradesh and several filmmakers are eagerly waiting for the Election Notification. A bunch of small budget films and films of small actors will release in summer this year and there would be no notable releases because of AP elections. IPL has been impacting the box-office numbers from the past few years. IPL this year starts in March end and the final will take place on May 26th. IPL will impact the footfalls of evening and night shows all over. The summer releases have to overcome these two biggest challenges.

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