Rana Daggubati, Venkatesh-starrer ‘Rana Naidu’ renewed for Season 2
The Indian adaptation of ‘Ray Donovan’ titled ‘Rana Naidu’, an action thriller, has been renewed for a second season by Netflix.
Talking about the series renewal, Tanya Bami, Series Head – Netflix India said: “Netflix India’s series slate has been entertaining members with a wide variety of exciting stories across genres over the last couple of years. And Rana Naidu has been a great way for us to end the first quarter of 2023.
The high adrenaline thriller has enthralled fans in India and around the world. The dynamic cast headlined by Rana and Venkatesh Daggubati and supported by a brilliant ensemble of Surveen Chawla, Sushant Singh, Abhishek Banerjee, Ashish Vidyarthi, have been lauded for their performances. We are delighted to announce that this high stakes family drama and the riveting father son tension will be back for a second season with more twists, turns and pulsating action.”
The two characters Rana, Naga, their feuds, follies, and dysfunctional family dynamic will come back to set screens everywhere on fire again, captivating audiences with dark twists and high-octane turns.
Talking about the series being renewed for Season 2, Producer Sunder Aaron of Locomotive Global said: “Rana Naidu’s blockbuster success is a testament to the power of strong characters, authentic and fast-paced storytelling. The cast and crew have worked incredibly hard to bring the world of the Naidus alive and we’re thrilled that audiences everywhere have been hooked on to the characters and their story.”
Salman, Venkatesh with Ram Charan do revamped version of ‘Naatu Naatu’ hookstep for ‘Yentamma’
Superstars Salman Khan and Venkatesh have tightened their ‘lungis’ as they did a revamped version of the ‘Naatu Naatu’ hookstep with Ram Charan for the song ‘Yentamma’ from ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’.
‘Yentamma’ features Salman, Venkatesh and Ram in bright yellow shirts, white with gold bordered mundu and black boots. The song features Salman and Venkatesh with full swag dancing on the high powered song on stage.
Actress Pooja Hegde joins while Ram comes in a different frame.
The song also features Shehnaaz Gill, Palak Tiwari, Raghav Juyal and Siddharth Nigam.
Directed by Farhad Samji, the film marks the Bollywood debut of Shehnaaz Gill and Palak Tiwari and will also star Jagapathi Babu, Bhumika Chawla and also have glimpses of Abdu Rozik, Bhagyashree and others.
The film will release in theatres on April 21.
Release date locked for Venkatesh’ Saindhav
Venkatesh Daggubati’s 75th film is with HIT franchise fame director Sailesh Kolenu, titled Saindhav. Venkatesh has been spotted in a rugged look in all posters and hinted that the film is going to be an actioner. The makers announced Saindhav’s release date. The film will release in theatres on December 22nd 2023 worldwide.
Bollywood’s renowned actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will play a significant role in the film. Venkatesh with ‘Rana Naidu’ got north fans too and Saindhav makers going to utilize this. Saindhav is produced by Venkat Boyanapalli under the banner Niharika Entertainments and going to be a pan-Indian film. Santosh Narayanan is composing music. Shraddha Srinath is the leading lady.
Jersey girl for Venkatesh
Victory Venkatesh will be seen as Saindhav and the film is an action thriller that will be directed by Sailesh Kolanu. The shoot commences this month and a massive set is constructed in the outskirts of the city for the shoot. Names like Sai Pallavi and Srinidhi Shetty are considered for the heroine’s role. The makers have zeroed in Shraddha Srinath for the role and the actress signed the film recently. There would be no romantic track between Venkatesh and Shraddha Srinath in this film.
There are two other heroines in the film but their roles will be limited. Saindhav is the costliest film made in Venky’s career and Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in an important role. Niharika Entertainments are the producers. Sailesh is repeating his team of technicians for this film too.
Rana Naidu: Venky getting Criticized
Victory Venkatesh and his nephew Rana Daggubati worked together for Rana Naidu, a web series that is now streaming on Netflix. Venkatesh who has an exceptional family audience base is now being criticized for the content of Rana Naidu. The web series is loaded with too many cuss words and objectionable scenes that will not cater to the family crowds. The sexual content in Rana Naidu too is high. Venkatesh and Rana deliver decent which makes the show passable. Some of the episodes are too lengthy to watch.
The sub-plots are not appealing in Rana Naidu. The audience are left in shock by the explosive content of Rana Naidu. The background score and the production values will stand out in this intense tale apart from the performances of Venkatesh and Rana. For the first time, Venkatesh is getting criticized for picking up content that has enough cuss words and exploitative content.
Rana, Venkatesh explored new relationship dynamics in ‘Rana Naidu’ shoot
Actor Rana Daggubati, who is gearing up for his streaming series ‘Rana Naidu’, has shared that while working on the series, he and his uncle Venkatesh Daggubati, who portrays his on-screen father, explored a different dynamic to their relationship.
The actor explained: “I usually play characters that are either good or bad, but Rana is a mix of both. He lives a dark life but also works hard to support his family. Besides the name, I don’t have much in common with him. Rana in the show has a complex past and deals with anger in an extreme way. It was challenging for me because I’m usually a chill person.”
Rana plays the role of a brooding fixer in the series and will be available to stream soon on Netflix from March 10. ‘Rana Naidu’ brings together superstar duo Rana and Venkatesh Daggubati on screen for the first time.
He further mentioned: “Luckily, my uncle and I have a great relationship off-screen, so it was fun to explore a different dynamic on set. We definitely struggled with the profanity, but we focused on the time we got between action and cut to really hone in our characters, in that moment it was only Rana Vs Naga and all the rage they had between them”.
Venky75 Launched Officially
Victory Venkatesh has been on a break from the past few months and his 75th film has been announced officially. HIT fame Sailesh Kolanu is the director and the film has been officially launched today in Ramanaidu Studios, Hyderabad. K Raghavendra Rao, Nani, Suresh Babu, Rana Daggubati, Naga Chaitanya, Dil Raju, Anil Ravipudi and Gowtam Tinnanuri attended the event as special guests. The shoot commences later this year and will release in December 2023.
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in a crucial role in this film titled Saindhav. The film will produced by Niharika Entertainments and is said to be the costliest film made in Venky’s career. Santosh Narayanan will score the music and background score. The glimpse that is out recently received positive response.
Critically acclaimed actor in Venky’s Next
Victory Venkatesh will be seen in an action thriller and it would be a pan-Indian attempt. Sailesh Kolanu is on board to direct this big-budget film and the shooting formalities will commence soon. The film titled Saindhav has been announced yesterday and it got launched with a pooja ceremony today. Critically acclaimed Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen playing a crucial role and he signed the film. The makers made an announcement about the same today.
A major portion of the film’s budget is allocated for the action episodes. The makers also spent lavishly on the test shoot and the glimpse is out. Venky looks in a grey look with a thick beard. The heroine is finalized and Santosh Narayanan is scoring the music. Venkat Boyanapally’s Niharika Entertainment are the producers. The film will have a December release across the globe.
Venkatesh’s 75th With Sailesh Kolanu
Hero Venkatesh who scored the biggest blockbuster of his career with F3 is all set to begin his milestone 75th movie. Director Sailesh Kolanu who made a successful debut with HIT and then delivered a much bigger hit with HIT 2 will be wielding the megaphone for this prestigious project of Niharika Entertainment.
The pre-look poster of #Venky75 has been released which is intended to say the film’s announcement is on 25th of this month. Coming to the pre-look poster, Venkatesh is seen walking ferociously with an object in his hand.
Venakt Boyanapalli who ventured into film production with the classic hit Shyam Singha Roy will be bankrolling the project on a huge budget. More details are awaited.
Venkatesh to make it Official
Victory Venkatesh reached his milestone of 75th film and there are lot of producers and directors holding talks for this landmark film of the veteran actor. Haarika and Hassine Creations announced long ago that Trivikram will team up with Venkatesh in this prestigious project but there is no trace about it. Directors like Shiva Nirvana, Trinadha Rao Nakkina, Tharun Bhascker and others narrated scripts but Venky wasn’t impressed. HIT 2 director Sailesh Kolanu impressed Venky on the first go and the project was immediately locked. This happens to be the 75th film of Venkatesh and the movie will have its official announcement followed by a pooja ceremony.
Venkat Boyanapally’s Niharika Entertainment will bankroll this big-budget film and it is said to be the costliest one made in Venky’s career. The film will have its official launch on January 26th, 2023 and the shoot of the film will commence at a later date. The scriptwork is in the final stages and the actors are currently being finalized. A major budget is allocated for the action stunts which are the expected highlights of the film. More details to be announced officially soon.
Exclusive: Venkatesh’s 75th Film Locked
Victory Venkatesh is celebrating his birthday today. The actor turned quite choosy and is picking up realistic attempts. The landmark 75th film of the veteran actor is locked. Sailesh Kolanu who delivered HIT and HIT 2 will direct this stylish action thriller. The film would be the costliest attempt made in the career of Venkatesh. Venkat Boyanapally’s Niharika Entertainment that produced Nani’s Shyam Singha Roy will bankroll this prestigious big-budget film. This would be the second project for the production house.
What’s more interesting is that Venkatesh and Suresh Babu gave their nod for the film in the first meeting. This untitled film will be an attempt like Kamal Haasan’s Vikram for Venkatesh and the high-voltage action episodes would be the highlight of the film. An official announcement about the film is expected to be made very soon. Sailesh Kolanu is working on the script and the pre-production work commences soon. The shooting portions of this prestigious film will start next year.
Rana Naidu Glimpse: Intriguing and Interesting
Victory Venkatesh and his nephew Rana Daggubati are teaming up for the first time for a Netflix original Rana Naidu. The glimpse from Rana Naidu is out and it looks quite intriguing and interesting. Rana plays the role of an angry youngster who fixes the problems of celebrities. ‘Fixer for the Stars’ is his character in Rana Naidu. For this angry youngster, there is one man who can control Rana. Venkatesh is the one and his look and body language will leave everyone in surprise. The scenes between Venky and Rana are the expected highlights of Rana Naidu.
The last scene in which Rana points the gun towards Venkatesh will leave the audience in goosebumps. Netflix is yet to announce the streaming date of Rana Naidu. Surveen Chawla, Sushant Singh, Ashish Vidyarthi and Zessica Harison played other important roles in Rana Naidu. Karan Anshuman directed this interesting thriller that is shot completely in Mumbai and Hyderabad.
It’s time for the ultimate Daggubati VS. Daggubati! 😎
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Victory Venkatesh as GOD in Vishwak Sen’s Ori Devuda
Vishwak Sen is starring in the much-awaited Fantasy Rom-com Entertainer Ori Devuda. The film’s shooting is recently completed. And the makers surprised with a exciting update today. It is rumoured that Venkatesh is playing an important role in the film.
The makers confirmed the news with a stunning glimpse. The makers introduced Venkatesh as a cool and stylish GOD in the teaser. Vishwak Sen makes his entrance into the peaceful environment surrounded by books and butterflies. Victory Venkatesh surprises everyone at the end of the glimpse with his unique and trademark mannerism.
The shoot was wrapped up by completing the scenes on Venkatesh. Post-production on the film is now progress. The release date has also been confirmed as October 21, 2022.
Kollywood director Ashwath Marimuthu, is helming the film, which is being produced by PVP Cinema
Venky signs an Interesting assignment
Victory Venkatesh is on a break and he is yet to announce his next film. The actor is done with his first web series Rana Naidu along with Rana Daggubati for Netflix. Venkatesh will soon resume the shoot of Salman Khan’s upcoming movie that will release soon. As per the update, Venkatesh has signed a film and it is the remake of Oh My Kadavule. The film is titled Ori Devuda in Telugu and the shooting portions reached the final stages. There is a crucial role essayed by Vijay Sethupathi in the original.
The makers have been on a hunt for the right actor for the role. Finally, Venkatesh gave his nod and he allocated 5 days for the shoot. Vijay Sethupathi wrapped it up in three days. Ashwath Marimuthu who directed the original is directing the remake too. Vishwak Sen, and Mithila Palkar played the lead roles in this entertainer and the film releases this year. PVP and Dil Raju are the producers of Ori Devuda.
Pics of Chiranjeevi, Salman, Venkatesh partying in Hyderabad go viral
Salman Khan is visiting all of his close friends while he is in Hyderabad filming for his upcoming movie ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’. At another private gathering, Salman ran into Tollywood superstars Chiranjeevi and Venkatesh.
The trio of Salman, Chiranjeevi and Venkatesh was spotted at their dear friend JC Pawan Reddy’s residence, as they were all gathered for a private party. A picture featuring them along with JC Pawan Reddy has been doing rounds on social media as all of them are seen having a great time.
The other day, Salman Khan and Kamal Haasan were pictured celebrating the success of Kamal’s latest outing ‘Vikram’ at a dinner held by Chiranjeevi at his Hyderabad residence.
On the professional front, Salman Khan will make a cameo appearance in Chiranjeevi’s upcoming film ‘Godfather’ while Venkatesh will have a small but significant role in Salman Khan’s upcoming film ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.’
Filmmakers of ‘F3’ smash movie’s OTT release rumours
‘F3’, starring Venkatesh Daggubati, Varun Tej, and others in the lead roles, is running successfully in the theatres.
There have been rumours doing the rounds about early OTT release of Anil Ravipudi’s directorial ‘F3’. Putting the rumours to rest, the team has come up with a witty video, sharing an important piece of information.
In the video released by the ‘F3’ team, Venkatesh, Varun Tej, and Anil Ravipudi thanked the audience for making the movie such a big hit and reiterated that it will not be released on streaming platforms before its eight-week theatrical run.
“Do not go by the rumours. ‘F3’ will start streaming on OTT platforms only after eight weeks from its theatrical release. Go watch the movie at the nearest theatres”, Venkatesh, Varun Tej, and Anil Ravipudi conveyed.
The movie’s producers have been saying from the beginning that the film will not be released on any OTT platform within a few weeks of its theatrical release.
‘F3’ stars Tamannaah, Mehreen, Sonal Chauhan, Sunil, and Rajendra Prasad, and is directed by Dil Raju and produced by Shirish under Sri Venkateshwara Creations banner.
F3 has a mixed first Tuesday – 5 days APTS Collections
F3 has a mixed first Tuesday in the Telugu States as the film has dropped in a few areas and has a good hold in a few. UA, East, and West areas had a good hold while it dropped in the remaining areas. It has collected 3 cr share on the 5th day (35% drop from Monday) taking 5 days total to 35.05 cr. The film needs to at least sustain at this level to achieve breakeven.
Below are the area wise shares:
|Area||Closing Collections||5 days APTS Collections||4 Days Collections||3 Days Collections||2 days Collections||Day1 Collections||Pre-Release business|
|Nizam||18.50 Cr (15.7 Cr excl GST)||15.20 Cr (GST incl)||14.09 Cr (GST incl)||12.08 Cr (GST incl)||8.06 Cr (GST incl)||4.01 Cr (GST incl)||21 Cr (Own and Valued)|
|Ceeded||7.50 Cr||4.90 Cr||4.45 Cr||3.65 Cr||2.35Cr||1.20 Cr||9.50 Cr|
|UA||6.90 Cr (5.90 Cr excl GST)||4.53 Cr (GST incl)||3.99 Cr (GST incl)||3.33 Cr (GST incl)||2.23 Cr (GST incl)||1.18 Cr (GST incl)|
|Guntur||3.30 Cr||2.53 Cr||2.35 Cr||2.08 Cr||1.41 Cr||0.88 Cr|
|East||3.60 Cr||2.43 Cr||2.15 Cr||1.81 Cr||1.24 Cr||0.72 Cr|
|West||2.70 Cr||1.90 Cr||1.74 Cr||1.54 Cr||1.22 Cr||0.94 Cr|
|Krishna||3 Cr (2.55 Cr excl GST)||2.26 Cr (GST incl)||2.06 Cr (GST incl)||1.77 Cr (GST incl)||1.17 Cr (GST incl)||0.66 Cr (GST incl)|
|Nellore||1.90 Cr||1.39 Cr||1.29 Cr||1.15 Cr||0.86 Cr||0.61 Cr|
|Andhra||30 Cr ratio (UA, Krishna , Guntur own)|
|AP/TS||47.40 Cr (43.15 Cr excl GST)||35.14 Cr||32.12 Cr||27.41 Cr||18.54 Cr||10.20 Cr||60.50 Cr|
|ROI||3.70 Cr||2.40 Cr||4 Cr|
|Overseas||6.60 Cr||5 Cr||5.50 Cr|
|Worldwide||57.70 Cr (53.45 Cr excl GST)||34.81 Cr||70 Cr|