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Rana, Venkatesh in talks for ‘Vikram Vedha’ Telugu remake

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R.Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Tamil gangster drama “Vikram Vedha”, which struck gold at the box-office domestically as well as outside India, will soon be remade in Telugu, a source said.

“Talks have been initiated with Rana Daggubati and Venkatesh for Telugu remake. They were the first choice even before the release of ‘Vikram Vedha’. However, nothing has been finalised yet and the process might take a few more months,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

Directed by Pushkar-Gayatri, the film has grossed over Rs 40 crore worldwide in its first week in cinemas.

Released in cinemas last week, the film has turned out to be a blockbuster, earning praise from critics and audiences alike.

Inspired from the popular folklore “Vikram Betaal”, its morality riddles are applied to a police-gangster backdrop.

While Madhavan plays an encounter specialist, Vijay essays the role of a gangster, whose role unanimously won over audiences.

“Vikram Vedha” producer Sashikanth told IANS: “Too early to talk about the remake. But yes, talks are on for the remake. But nothing has been confirmed yet.”

The film also stars Shraddha Srinath, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar and Kathir.

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Details of Venky’s Role in #PK25

Ever since the reports of Venkatesh playing a special role in Pawan Kalyan’s new film in the direction of Trivikram are out, Telugu movie lovers, especially fans of both the heroes are unable to contain their excitement. There is huge curiosity over Venky’s character in the film.

As per our reliable sources, Venky is essaying the character of Pawan’s Uncle (Menamama). His character will have a screen time of 8 minutes. And, for most part, audience can see Pawan and Venky in one frame. The crucial cameo of Venky will leave a mark of its own on the entire story. Trivikram sharpened the dialogues that he had written earlier once Venky came on board.

Playing the uncle of a 45-year-old Pawan is a daring move from Venky but how could he have rejected when Pawan himself suggested his name. In fact, Trivikram was considering the likes of Mammootty and Mohanlal for this role but it was Pawan, who suggested the name of his ‘Gopala Gopala’ co-star.

The scenes featuring Pawan and Venky were recently canned at Saradhi Studios. It will be a delight to watch the two charismatic actors in one frame.

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Venky’s Cameo in Pawan Kalyan’s Flick

Victory Venkatesh shares a special bonding with each and every Telugu actor. He was the one who brought multi-starrer films back to Tollywood. The latest update is that the actor has been asked to play a cameo in Pawan Kalyan’s next film in the direction of Trivikram. Venky is currently shooting for his part today in Hyderabad and it will be wrapped up by today. This is sure a huge surprise and the film is said to be an emotional action drama.

Pawan will be seen essaying the role of a software professional which is being made on a huge budget. Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emannuel are the female leads in this movie and there are many rumoured titles about it. Anirudh Ravichander is composing the music and Haarika & Hassinee Creations are bankrolling this movie which has been announced for Sankranthi 2018 release.

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Venky to team up with Priyadarshan?

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Victory Venkatesh scored a decent hit with his latest outing Guru and Venky’s performance has been widely appreciated. The actor is quite picky about his films and he rejected several scripts in the recent times. The latest update we hear is that Venky is keen on working with Malayalam director Priyadarshan who made a strong impact in Bollywood. Known for remaking blockbusters, Priyadarshan too has been extremely interested in working with Venkatesh.

The duo met recently and they discussed the possibilities of teaming up for a film. It has been revealed that Venky appreciated Priyadarshan for his work in Oppam featuring Mohanlal in the lead role. A right script will make the combination possible revealed sources. Venkatesh is yet to sign his next film and he is currently listening to scripts.

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Venky and Trivikram to join hands for a remake

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Bollywood hit movie Jolly LLB 2, which released earlier this year, will soon be remade in Telugu. Popular producer S. Radha Krishna of Haasine and Haarika Creations has bagged the remake rights for a hefty price and is looking to rope in the best team for the Telugu version.

Reportedly, star hero Victory Venkatesh will play reprise Akshay Kumar’s role from the original. It is learnt that wizard of words Trivikram Srinivas will pen the dialogue version of the film. The director and the remaining cast of the film will be revealed shortly.

Jolly LLB 2 is a court room drama which is a sequel to the 2013 hit Jolly LLB. The story of the Telugu version will be tweaked to suit the nativity here.

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Venky yet to lock director for his next

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Star hero Victory Venkatesh bagged brownie points for his intense performance in Sudha Kongara’s sports drama, Guru. The film notched up decent revenues in A centres. It will remain a special film in Venky’s career.

It was almost three months since Venkatesh wrapped up Guru, but he is yet to lock director for his next project. He was supposed to team up with Kishore Tirumala for a family entertainer, but the film was shelved due to unknown reasons. Later, there were reports that he will work with Krish for an interesting project. That project too didn’t took off beyond discussion stages .

Recently, there were rumours that he will join hands with Puri Jagannadh. But, there was no official word on this combination. Sources close to Venkatesh say that he is yet to lock the director for his next project. It is learnt that he heard many scripts in the last few months, but wasn’t totally convinced with any of them. So, he is taking his own time to finalize his next project.

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Venky turns Producer?

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Victory Venkatesh has enough clarity on the financial aspects of his films and he never steps out of his commercial comforts. The actor played safe mostly in his 30 years of career and that is the reason why Venky became the most successful actor in Tollywood. He wrapped up the shoot of Guru which has been aimed for Republic Day release. The actor is busy listening to scripts and he is said to have impressed with a script narrated by Puri Jagannadh. Suresh Babu is all set to produce the film revealed sources.

Despite of Puri Jagannadh’s poor show as director, Venkatesh has been quite interested in the project because of the interesting concept. Puri quoted a massive budget for the film after which Venky decided to turn producer for the film. This is the first time Venkatesh will be producing a movie in his career. Suresh Productions will bankroll the project and an official announcement about the movie to be out soon.

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Babu Bangaram Review : Not a 24 Karat Gold

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Babu Bangaram Review

Telugu360 Rating 2.75/5

Story :

‘Babu Bangaram’ is the story of a compassionate cop, ACP Krishna (Venkatesh). Unlike typical cops, he is very sensitive, even goes out of the way to help the bad guys as well. One day, ACP Krishna meets the gorgeous Sailaja (Nayanatara), who runs a mess. After realizing that her entire family is dependent on Sailaja’s income, ACP Krishna tries to help her. He also learns that her father is a suspect in a gruesome murder case. Sailaja’s father Sastry witness the murder of an IT officer, orchestrated and executed by the local MLA Puchappa (Posani Murali Krishna) and his friend mafia don Mallesh Yadav (Sampath). Typical Telugu movie plot has Sastry framed as a suspect.

Learning the Sailaja’s hardship and her father’s troubles with the law, ACP Krishna helps them out and brings the MLA and the mafia don to justice.

Analysis:
Director Maruthi, who was successful in developing situational comedy around the hero’s characterization in his previous movies, tried to repeat the same formula. His attempt to generate comedy based on ACP Krishna’s compassionate character (like the comedy with Nani’s absentmindedness in Bhale Bhale Magadivoy) wasn’t very effective. No proper story and mediocre screenplay do not help the movie. In earlier interviews, Venkatesh and Maruti have mentioned the movie to contain ample situational comedy. The reality is that a number of comedy scenes appear to be forced without any context. “30-years industry” Prudhvi stole the show in the first half. In the second half, Bramhanandam and Posani do their bit.

Director Maruthi didn’t take proper care to establish Venki’s character. Right after the interval, ACP was shown as a transformed person, from an easy-going and compassionate guy to a serious guy. And then again director, does comedy scenes on Venky.

However, Babu Bangaram doesn’t test your IQ levels. It is easy going on the audience. Venkatesh and Maruti tried to create a full-fledged commercial movie, however they failed to realize that at Venkatesh’s age it is really difficult to pull off. Also, there are no high points in the movie. Nayanatara’s role has very few scenes and her fans will be disappointed. Posani Krishna Murali excelled in his character.

Songs:
Mostly filler songs, could have been much better. ‘Mallela Vanala ..’, ‘Raaka Raaka vachindi…’ songs which were a chartbusters before release also look very good on screen. Sonam Bajwa’s special appearance item song which is also title song ‘Babu Bangaram..’ , in the second half is beautifully shot. ‘Tikku Tikkantuu..’ bit song was shot on popular TV show Jabardhast’s transgender actors and may appeal to mass audience

Positives:

· Story (Wafer thin) fits Venkatesh’s image
· End to end easy going movie
· Prudhvi, Posani characters
· In second half, couple of action blocks to cater Venky’s action image came out well

Negatives:

· Comedy scenes failed to generate any laughter.
· Songs could have been better
· Clichéd story
· Non engaging screenplay

Verdict:

Director Maruthi missed his opportunity to make it to big league. ‘Babu Bangaram’ is a kind of movie which you won’t regret either watching or skipping. At the box-office, movie can be a success in the B & C centers and will possibly generate a decent revenue in the A centers with the long weekend, catchy title and Victory Venkatesh’s image. In overseas, prospects of this movie are relatively grim. If you don’t mind a template comedy, watch it.

Telugu360 Rating 2.75/5

Cast :

Venkatesh
Nayanthara
Sampath Raj
Murali Sharma
Posani Krishna Murali
Vennela Kishore
Prudhviraj

Crew :

Story,Screenplay,Direction : Maruthi
Producer : S. Naga Vamshi , P. D. V. Prasad
Dailogues : Darling Swamy
Music Ghibran
Cinematography : Richard Prasad
Editor : S.B. Uddav
Production: Sitara Entertainments
Distributor : Haarika & Hassine Creations
Release date : 12 August 2016

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Venky’s next titled Radha Krishna

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Victory Venkatesh will be back under the arc lights after a brief hiatus. Post Gopala Gopala, Venky hasn’t signed any film till now and the latest update reveals that he has signed a new project which will be directed by Maruthi, who is fresh from the success of recent comedy caper Bhale Bhale Magadivoi.

Close sources to Venky informed that the film has been titled Radha Krishna. Nayanatara will play the lead role and the film is likely to be launched very soon. It is heard that Nayanatara has been offered a solid remuneration for this character. Ghibran is in talks to score the soundtrack for the film.

Sitara Creations will poll in money for this film. More details about the project will be announced soon.

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Venky’s next to be launched on Dusheera ?

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Post Gopala Gopala, Victory Venkatesh hasn’t signed any film. From the past few months, a couple of directors’ names were heard to direct Venky, but no project was officially announced. All his fans have been eagerly waiting for the launch of his next project.

A close source to the actor informed Telugu360 that his new film will be formally launched on Dusheera. It is heard that Nallamalapu Bujji, who produced Lakshmi and Chintakayala Ravi, will bankroll the film. Reports further state that Dolly of Gopala Gopala fame will wield the megaphone for the project.

More details will be revealed soon. Stay connected to Telugu360 for more updates on this project.

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