Friday, November 25, 2011

Telugu Laddu goes into Guinness World Records

Andhra 'laddu' enters Guinness World Records

Hyderabad, Nov 18 : A huge 5,570-kg 'laddu' prepared for the recent Ganesh festival in Andhra Pradesh has entered the Guinness World Records.

The laddu was prepared by Suvarnabhoomi Developers Private Limited in Tapeswaram, which is famous for Andhra sweet 'kaja'. Satish Reddy of the real estate firm showed the certificate received from Guinness to media persons in Visakhapatnam.

The laddu was prepared for the 117 ft-tall idol of Ganesha installed in Visakhapatnam in September and was used as 'prasadam' (offering) for devotees during the 21-day long festival. It was the tallest idol installed in the state this year.

As many as 50 workers laboured for a week to make the laddu, the ingredients of which included sugar, flour, moong dal and dry fruits.

The record of the largest laddu (551 kg) was earlier held by a Hindu temple in Britain.

Interestingly, a sweet shop of Tapeswaram had prepared 450 kg laddu for a 55 ft-tall idol at Khairatabad in Hyderabad.

The village in Mandapet mandal of East Godavari district is well known for Kaja sweets. The Telugu sweet are famed not only in the entire state but also in the United States.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sri Rama Rajyam worth watching

Sri Rama Rajyam' a must watch

By V.S. Rajapur, Film: "Sri Rama Rajyam"; Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Nayantara, Akkineni Nageswar Rao, Srikanth, Brahmanandam, K.R. Vijay, Murali Mohan, Master Tanay Teja and Master Satvik. Producer: Yalamanchili Sai Baba; Director: Bapu; Dialogue Writer: Mullapudi Venkata Ramana; Music Composer: Ilayaraja; Cinematography: P.R.K Raju; Rating: ****

Octogenarian director Bapu has been described as one of the top directors who specialised in making films that represented nativity, culture and richness of folk elements peculiar to the Telugu language.

Bapu and late writer Mullapudi Venkataramana teamed up to deliver classics like "Muthyaala Moggu", "Budhdhimanthudu" and "Andaala Ramudu".

Venkataramana died few months ago and this time Bapu teamed up with Ramana to deliver another classic called "Sri Rama Rajyam", a remake of 1960s Telugu hit "Lava Kusha".

While the Senior NTR, who dominated the Telugu film industry like a Colossus for more than four decades, had acted in the original film directed by C.S. Rao and Pulliah, Bapu's film has Nandamuri Balakrishna, NTR's son, in the lead.

"Sri Rama Rajyam" is one film that the Telugu film industry can be proud of. In these days, when everything is commercialised and films have an overdose of sex and violence, kudos to the producer to opt for a mythological film, which is made tastefully and with commitment.

"Rama Rajyam" is a well-known story, so it's a challenge to remake such a classic, but Bapu's good work turns the remake into another classic.

Bapu wins his first battle by picking up the right artists. Selecting legendary actor Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, contemporary of NTR, to play Valmiki and actress Nayantara for Sita's role are certainly worthy choices.

He chose to narrate the film in a peculiar style, a fusion of artistic and tasteful commercial elements. The art work and designing part is also perfect.

Ilayaraja's music is another major attraction. Dialogues and song lyrics are so good that you do not want to miss them.

It would be difficult to pick up holes in the films which appeals strongly to people who want to look at films that offer variety.

Balakrishna, Nayantara and Akkineni Nageshwara excel in their respective roles.

Balakrishna effectively portrays Rama and comes out as a winner, which seemed a difficult task considering his legendary father's portrayal of Rama has penetrated deep into the Telugu audience psyche.

Nayantara's swang song role as Sita is so good that you think she has opted for the best film to bid adieu to acting.

The two child artists have also performed very well. Other artists are sure to make an impact. Technically also film is strong.

"Sri Rama Rajyam" stands taller among mythological classics and may well set standards like other Telugu classics like "Annamayya", "Krishnarjuna Yuddham" and "Ramadasu"

Filmgoers, who look for classics, should not miss this film.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sri Rama Rajyam releasing on 18-20 /11/2011 in Malaysia

Ideal Brain Review :-

Rating: 3.75/5
Punchline: classic story retold
Genre: Mythology
Type: Straight
Banner: Sri Sai Baba Movies

Artists Performance

Bala Krishna Nandamuri: Bala Krishna deserves a huge applause for accepting this script. Bala Krishna is probably the one of very few actors in current Telugu film industry who can do justice to mythological roles. But the Rama role in this movie is about subtlety and emotions. It needs calmness and measured acting. Bala Krishna has done his role fabulously. Since is story is more about Seeta going to forests and the twins, there is ample footage for these three characters and Bala Krishna obliged it. Bala Krishna portrayed the inner turmoil Lord Rama went through very well. Bala Krishna has always been open for all kinds of scripts and roles. And this is the best film from Bala Krishna after Bhairava Dweepam in mythological/folklore genre.


First half is good. Second half is emotional. The film really picks up in terms of emotions from the scene where Seeta is left in forest. Bala Krishna and producer Sai Babu should get the huge credit for the risk they have taken. In an era, where the success of a film is measured by punch dialogues, dances, fights and bramhanandam’s comedy, Sri Ramarajyam is a refreshing and a brave film that tells the story as a story. After watching this movie - two people will get enormous respect - Bala Krishna and producer Sai Babu. This film has got music, visuals, emotions and performances in the right proportions. Bapu comes up with an interesting and sensible film in the form of Sri Ramarajyam. Go and watch it!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sri Rama Rajyam releasing on 18/11/2011 in Malaysia

Sri Rama Rajyam releasing on 18/11/2011 in Malaysia

Pprestigious mythological film " Sri Rama Rajyam " Releasing In Malaysia on 18th November 2011

Staring :-

Bala Krishna (SRI RAMA )
Nayanatara ( SEETHA )
Srikanth ( Lakshmana )
Sai Kumar ( Bharatha )
Akkineni Nageswara Rao ( Valmiki )
Smt. Jaya Sudha ( Bhudevi )
Murali Mohan ( Janaka Maha Raju )
K. R. Vijaya ( Kousalya Devi )
Brahmanandam ( Chakali Thippadu )

Venue :- FEDERAL CINEMA, Chowkit.

Screening Dates :-

18th November ( Friday ) :- 9.30pm
19th November ( Saturday ) :- 3.00pm, 6.00pm & 9.00pm
20th November ( Sunday ) :- 3.00pm & 6.00pm

For Enquiry/ Tickets Booking Contact @
Veerendra :- 010-2791954
Kumar :- 016-3501424
Kishore :- 016-9691913

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Telugu Cinema@MALAYSIA.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Andhra Pradesh FCC appoints special committee to deal with dubbed films

Hyderabad, Nov 7 : The Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce has appointed a special committee to look into the flood of dubbed films in Tollywood.

Directors-- Suresh Babu, Dilraju, Vijayendara Reddy and Natti Kumar would take necessary steps not to allow release of dubbed movies in the state during festivals like Sankranthi, Dasara, Vinayaka Chavithi and Deepawali.

The Film Chamber members also requested the state government to increase the entertainment tax on dubbed movies from 20 to 50 per cent, sources said.

Tollywood is under squeeze with flooding of dubbed movies for the last few years. The representatives of the film industry recently met Chief Minster N Kirankumar Reddy and requested him to initiate steps to curb this trend as they posed a threat to original films