• Gabbar Singh
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    Venkatratnam, angry with his father, leaves his village. As an adult, he returns as a police officer named Gabbar Singh. Siddappa Naidu, a wicked man in the village, tries to enter politics. How does the hero checkmate him? That's the story."
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    Pawan Kalyan
    as Venkataratnam Naidu / Gabbar Singh
    Akash Puri
    as Young Venkataratnam Naidu / Young Gabbar Singh
    Shruti Haasan
    as Bhagyalakshmi
    Abhimanyu Singh
    as Siddhappa Naidu
    as Gabbar Singh brother
    Suhasini Maniratnam
    as Gabbar Singh mother
    as Gabbar Singh stepfather
    Kota Srinivasa Rao
    as Bhagyalakshmi father
    Rao Ramesh
    as Minister Pradeep Kumar
    as Recovery Ranjit Kumar
    as Constable Ram Prasad aka Samba (see his real name on his entry scene)
    Jaya Prakash Reddy
    as Police Commissioner
    Tanikella Bharani
    as Siddhappa Naidu uncle
    as Banda Swamy
    Prabhas Sreenu
    as Siddappa Seenu
    Hari Teja
    as Bhagyalakshmi assistant
    Prudhvi Raj
    as Nagaraju
    as Ranjit Kumar PA
    Satya Akkala
    as Satya
    Satyam Rajesh
    Chammak Chandra
    Fish Venkataiah
    as Siddhappa Naidu henchman
    Malaika Arora
    Ravi Gowda in a cameo appearance
    Harish Shankar
    Bandla Ganesh
    Devi Sri Prasad
    Jayanan Vincent ISC
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    Do you know these interesting facts about Shruti Haasan?
    Do you know these interesting facts about Shruti Haasan?
    Shruti Haasan has emerged as a star heroine in Telugu and Tamil cinema with her mesmerizing talent. In Tollywood, she has become quite popular among the audience through her roles in hit films like "Gabbar Singh", "Krack", "Srimanthudu", and "Waltair Veerayya". For her performances in "Anaganaga O Dheerudu", "Gabbar Singh", "Race Gurram", and "Srimanthudu", she has received the SIIMA Awards for Best Actress. Let's now look into some lesser-known facts about Shruti Haasan. What's Shruti Haasan's nickname? Kanna How old is Shruti Haasan? She was born on January 28, 1986. Which was Shruti Haasan's first Telugu movie? Anaganaga O Dheerudu (2011) Which was Shruti Haasan's first Hindi movie? Luck (2009) How tall is Shruti Haasan? 5 feet 5 inches Where was Shruti Haasan born? Chennai, Tamil Nadu What did Shruti Haasan study? She pursued a degree in psychology. What are Shruti Haasan's hobbies? Shopping, traveling What is Shruti Haasan's favorite food? Non-vegetarian Does Shruti Haasan have any affairs? There were rumors of her dating co-star Siddharth for a while. Currently, she is reportedly in a relationship with actor Santanu Hazarika. What is Shruti Haasan's favorite color? Black, white Who is Shruti Haasan's favorite hero? Shah Rukh Khan, Rajinikanth How much does Shruti Haasan charge for movie? She charges up to ₹2 crores for a single movie. What are the names of Shruti Haasan's parents? Kamal Haasan, Sarika Thakur What did Shruti Haasan do before entering movies? Before entering movies, Shruti Haasan performed as a singer on many stages. What is Shruti Haasan's Instagram link? https://www.instagram.com/shrutzhaasan/?hl=en What are Shruti Haasan's businesses? Shruti Haasan promotes brands like Guess and Aldo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mos5_ozTwEE Here are some more facts about Shruti Haasan: During her school days, she was known as Pooja Ramachandran. Shruti Haasan is proficient in classical dance. There has been significant criticism over Shruti Haasan and her best friend Tamannaah Bhatia publicly kissing each other. Speculations about her breakup with her ex-boyfriend Michael Corsale have been revealed through his Twitter account.
    April 12 , 2024
    A new trend in Tollywood, young heroes turning into directors
    A new trend in Tollywood, young heroes turning into directors
    In the film industry, the 'Director' holds a crucial position comparable to that of a team leader, guiding the hero and the rest of the cast. The director typically receives acclaim or criticism for the film's outcome. Presently, there's an emerging trend in Tollywood where numerous young actors are venturing into directing and writing. We will explore these actors who have leaped ‘Directorial Role’ in Tollywood. Adivi Sesh Leading the pack in this category is the versatile actor and young hero Adivi Sesh. He made a mark as a director with the film 'Karma,' captivating everyone's attention. Not only did Sesh write and direct the film, but he also played the lead role, earning significant acclaim. Though his next directorial, 'Kiss,' was not as successful, Adivi Sesh is currently making a name for himself as a writer and hero. Vishwak Sen Gaining recognition with 'Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi,' Vishwak Sen has shown his multifaceted talent as a screenplay writer, writer, hero, and director. He directed and received praise for 'Falaknuma Das' (2019), where he also acted and produced the film. Years later, he directed 'Das Ka Dhamki' (2023), which was a success. The recently released film 'Gaami' has also been successful, and 'Gangs of Godavari' is awaiting release. Siddu Jonnalagadda Currently one of Tollywood's most sought-after heroes as a director is Siddu Jonnalagadda. Known for his story writing, screenplay, and editing skills, Siddu, who gained fame with the blockbuster 'DJ Tillu,' also provided the story for its sequel 'Tillu Square,' which became a hit. Before these films, he contributed stories and dialogues to movies like 'Guntur Talkies,' 'Krishna and His Leela,' and 'Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma.' A sequel to 'Tillu Square,' titled 'Tillu Cube,' has been recently announced. Rahul Ravindran Rahul Ravindran, who starred as the hero in films like "Andala Rakshasi," "Tiger," and "Ala Ela," took up the megaphone as a director with the film "Chi La Sow." Following that, he directed King Akkineni Nagarjuna in "Manmadhudu 2." Venky Atluri, known for his roles in movies like "Sneha Geetham" and "It's My Love Story," debuted as a director with "Tholi Prema." Subsequently, he set aside acting to direct films such as "Mr. Majnu" and "Rang De." However, the trend of heroes turning directors in Tollywood is not new. In the past, legendary actors like NTR, Superstar Krishna, and Pawan Kalyan transitioned into directors, creating films that matched their tastes. Pawan Kalyan Power Star Pawan Kalyan also took to directing with 'Johnny' under his own banner. Though the film was not successful, he has provided stories and screenplays for 'Gudumba Shankar' and 'Sardaar Gabbar Singh.' R. Narayana Murthy Known for revolutionary cinema, People's Star R. Narayana Murthy has made a name as a director and producer, creating impactful films like 'Ardharatri Swatantram,' 'Dandora,' and 'Erra Sainyam.' NTR & Superstar Krishna Legendary actor NTR, while being a star hero, directed several mythological and folk films. His directorial debut was with the movie "Seetharama Kalyanam." Following this, he directed films like "Gulebakavali Katha," "Daana Veera Soora Karna," "Chanakya Chandragupta," and "Talla Pellama." Successfully balancing his roles as both a star hero and a director, NTR managed to carve a niche for himself in both arenas. Similarly, Superstar Krishna, while continuing his acting career, ventured into directing and produced several successful films. With the movie "Simhasanam," a high-budget film, Krishna debuted as a director and went on to direct hits like "Shankharavam," "Kaliyuga Karnudu," "Mugguru Kodukulu," "Koduku Diddina Kapuram," "Rikshawala," "Anna Thammudu," "Indra Bhavanam," "Alludu Diddina Kapuram," "Raktha Tarpanam," and "Manavudu Danavudu."
    April 02 , 2024
    Tollywood Disaster Sequels: The Top 13 Sequel Films That Failed Despite High Expectations!
    Tollywood Disaster Sequels: The Top 13 Sequel Films That Failed Despite High Expectations!
    Throughout the years, Telugu cinema has produced numerous blockbuster hits, including several sequels. However, not all sequels have lived up to the hype of their predecessors. Many second installments, despite being highly anticipated, were unable to capture the audience's imagination or sustain the fervor of the original movies. This led to a significant letdown for fans who had high hopes upon visiting theaters. Let's explore these films and the leading actors who were part of them. Money Money More Money The Money movie series starring JD Chakravarthy brought loads of laughter to the audience. Money (1993) and Money Money (1994) were both successful hits. However, the sequel 'Money Money More Money' released in 2011 failed to impress the audience and faced a disastrous failure at the box office. Money Money More Money Wallpapers Shankar Dada Zindabad One of Megastar Chiranjeevi's super hit movies is Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. The film, released in 2004, brought good fame to Chiru and was a cash cow. In this context, the sequel 'Shankar Dada Zindabad' was made with a different story but failed to entertain the audience as expected. Kick 2 'Kick' is undoubtedly among the top 5 hits in Ravi Teja's career. Directed by Surender Reddy in 2009, the film was a blockbuster hit. However, its sequel 'Kick 2' released in 2015 failed to achieve expected success and ended up as one of Ravi Teja's flop movies. Sardaar Gabbar Singh 'Gabbar Singh' starring Pawan Kalyan was a massive blockbuster. With high expectations, the sequel 'Sardaar Gabbar Singh' unfortunately couldn't entertain the audience to that extent and ended up as one of Pawan's disaster films in 2016. Manmadhudu 2 'Manmadhudu', starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, is one of the evergreen films that many still enjoy watching. The comedy timing of Nagarjuna and scenes with Brahmi are particularly enjoyed. However, its sequel 'Manmadhudu 2' failed miserably in captivating the audience. Gayam 2 The film 'Gayam', released in 1993 with Jagapathi Babu as the lead and directed by Ram Gopal Varma, was a blockbuster and won six Nandi Awards. Its sequel 'Gayam 2', however, flopped at the box office and completely failed to attract the audience. Praveen Sri directed this sequel released in 2010. Arya 2 'Arya', the first film from the combo of Allu Arjun and Sukumar, was a feel-good love entertainer that brought fame to both Bunny and Sukumar. Its sequel 'Arya 2', however, could not mesmerize the audience to the same extent and only managed to receive mixed reviews. Chandramukhi 2 & Nagavalli In the list of top 5 horror movies in Telugu, 'Chandramukhi' starring Rajinikanth definitely secures a place. The movie was terrifyingly good at its time, and Jyothika, in the role of Chandramukhi, was exceptional. However, the sequels to this movie, 'Chandramukhi 2' and 'Nagavalli', ended up being huge disappointments. While Venkatesh played the lead role in 'Nagavalli', Raghava Lawrence took the lead in 'Chandramukhi 2'. Robo 2 The movie 'Robo', directed by Shankar with Rajinikanth as the lead, achieved an extraordinary success upon its release in 2010. Its magnificent graphics and storyline rained gold at the box office. However, the much-anticipated sequel 'Robo 2', released in 2018, turned all expectations upside down. Bollywood star Akshay Kumar appeared as the antagonist in the movie. Sathya 2 The film 'Sathya', which made Ram Gopal Varma a star director in Bollywood, had a sequel named 'Sathya 2' that failed to replicate the success of its predecessor. Sharwanand starred as the hero in this movie, directed by Ram Gopal Varma. Vennela 1 1/2 The movie 'Vennela', directed by Deva Katta with Raja as the hero, released in 2005 and was a decent success. Vennela Kishore was introduced to the Telugu industry through this film. However, the sequel 'Vennela 1 1/2' which came out years later, was a massive flop. Interestingly, Vennela Kishore himself directed this sequel. Avunu 2 'Avunu', with its unique horror theme, was a small film that achieved big success. It brought good fame to director Ravi Babu. However, its sequel 'Avunu 2' failed miserably at the box office. Mantra 2 'Mantra', one of the unforgettable films done by actress Charmi, was a horror and suspense thriller that achieved massive success upon its release in 2007, directed by Osho Tulasi Ram. However, its sequel 'Mantra 2' dashed all hopes and was a disappointment.
    February 23 , 2024
    HBD Mahesh Babu: Celebrating a Hero Who Owns His Flops - How Many Stars Would Apologize to Fans Like Mahesh?
    HBD Mahesh Babu: Celebrating a Hero Who Owns His Flops - How Many Stars Would Apologize to Fans Like Mahesh?
    In the glitz and glamour of cinema, success, and failure are as unpredictable as a plot twist. The debate often arises: if a film succeeds, is it the hero's victory? If it flops, is it the director's loss? However, few actors are candid enough to own up to failure. Mahesh Babu stands tall among those who have publicly admitted to and apologized for their flops. Let's explore the times Mahesh said sorry and see who else makes it to this list of genuine stars. Mahesh Babu Mahesh, a pinnacle of Tollywood, has tasted both highs and lows. When big expectations led to big disappointments, he openly expressed regret. At the audio release event for Srimanthudu, he emotionally apologized for Aagadu's failure. His candidness extended to owning up the flops of Brahmotsavam at the 'Bharat Ane Nenu' event, and the movie Spider. Watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R99OpY-9uis&t=41s Junior NTR Embracing his 'man of masses' status with a string of hits, NTR has also known failure. He apologized to fans for Rabhasa and Ramayya Vastavaiya, and in Temper's event, promised a movie that will 'make the collar fly'. He also reflected on the disaster of the 'Shakti' movie with Mehr Ramesh. Check out the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZitbUbHFKQ&t=7s Pawan Kalyan Post-Khushi, Pawan Kalyan had to wait until Gabbarsingh for major success. At the Gabbar Singh audio function, he candidly talked about previous flops and his ongoing effort in each film. Watch the speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VAIYgsc5Bc&t=92s Nagarjuna Nagarjuna, too, didn't shy away from speaking about Bhai's movie flop during an audio function. See his remarks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXM5F5FAKKA&t=55s Ram Charan Tej Vinaya Vidheya Rama, post-Rangasthalam, didn't meet expectations, leading Ram Charan to publicly apologize for the film's performance. He took to social media to express his feelings. Akhil, Varun Tej Public apologies were also made by Nikhil Siddharth for Spy, Akhil for Agent, and Varun Tej for Gani. Share if you know other heroes who have shown similar grace. https://twitter.com/AkhilAkkineni8/status/1658079819790422016
    August 09 , 2023
    20 Telugu Stars Who Adopted Their Reel Names as Real Names After Their Roles Gained Massive Popularity
    20 Telugu Stars Who Adopted Their Reel Names as Real Names After Their Roles Gained Massive Popularity
    Numerous Telugu cinema stars have ascended to fame by dedicating themselves to the art form. Early in their careers, several actors faced challenges in finding roles but managed to create a significant impact with their debut performances. Their portrayals have made a lasting impression on Telugu cinema fans. Remarkably, some chose to incorporate the title of their debut film into their names, while others embraced the names of their characters as their professional identities. Let's explore these celebrities and the films that launched their careers. Battala Satti One of Tollywood's esteemed actors, Mallikarjuna Rao, also known as Battala Satti, made his debut in the 1972 film 'Tulasi.' Despite acting in films like 'Manchu Pallaki' and 'Anveshana,' he didn't gain much recognition until the Rajendra Prasad-starrer 'Ladies Tailor,' which turned his career around. His role as 'Battala Satti' in this film was highly acclaimed, making 'Battala Satti' his nickname in the industry. Subhalekha Sudhakar The distinctive actor Subhalekha Sudhakar, originally named Suravajhula Sudhakar, earned his industry name from his debut film Subhalekha (1982). The household name Suravajhula faded away, replaced by Subhalekha, becoming his new identity. Sudhakar married SP Balasubrahmanyam's sister, singer SP Sailaja. ‘Spot Nana’ Rami Reddy While some actors gained fame from their debut films, actor Rami Reddy caught everyone's attention with just a dialogue. Debuting in the industry with the film 'Ankusham' starring Rajasekhar, his repeated line "Spot Pedatha" made him famous. Since then, his industry peers teased him with "Spot Pettava," making it a popular catchphrase. Sutti Veerabhadra Rao Suthi Veerabhadra Rao, born Mamidipalli Veerabhadra Rao, established himself in the film industry with the movie 'Nalugu Sthambalata' directed by Jandhyala. Playing the role of 'Suthi' in the film, he became famously known by this due to his significant presence in the comedy scenes alongside the lead. https://twitter.com/i/status/1674734022793244672 Suthivelu Among the classic comedians, Suthivelu, originally Kurumaddali Lakshmi Narasimha Rao, made a name for himself in the industry. His thin frame in childhood earned him the nickname 'Velu' from relatives. His role in Nalugu Sthambalata as 'Suthi' garnered industry-wide attention, and henceforth, he was known as Suthivelu. Sowcar Janaki Shankaramanchi Janaki, famously known as Sowcar Janaki, acted in over 370 films across Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages, including more than 200 films as the lead heroine. Her debut film 'Shavukaru' became so synonymous with her identity that it turned into her household name. Films like 'Shavukaru,' 'Doctor Chakravarthy,' 'Manchi Manasulu,' and 'Rojulu Marayi' brought her significant recognition in Telugu cinema. Sakshi Ranga Rao The veteran actor Sakshi Ranga Rao, originally Rangavajhula Ranga Rao, made his screen debut in the 1967 film 'Sakshi' directed by Bapu-Ramana, which became his new household name. Sakshi Ranga Rao featured in nearly 800 films, predominantly under the direction of Bapu, K. Viswanath, and Vamsy. Allari Naresh Entering the industry as the son of renowned director EVV Satyanarayana, Naresh became famous with his debut film 'Allari,' earning him the nickname Allari Naresh. With a career spanning comedy-centric and versatile roles, he has been recognized as this generation's 'Rajendra Prasad'. Vandemataram Srinivas Vandemataram Srinivas, a legendary singer and music director in Tollywood, changed his name after entering the industry. His original name is Kanneboyina Srinivas. He made his debut as a playback singer with the song "Vandemataram Geetham Varasa Maruthunnadi" from the movie 'Vandemataram,' directed by T. Krishna. The song's success added "Vandemataram" to his name. Sirivennela Sitaramasastri Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, a renowned lyricist in Tollywood, entered the industry with the movie 'Sirivennela.' He wrote all the songs for this film, which captivated music lovers. Since then, he has been known as Sirivennela Sitaramasastri. He passed away on November 30, 2021, due to illness. Maharshi Raghava Actor Raghava became known as Maharshi Raghava after his successful debut in the movie 'Maharshi,' directed by Vamsi. He has acted in over 170 films and currently entertains TV audiences with serial roles. Dil Raju Currently a star producer in Tollywood, Dil Raju started his career as a distributor before making his production debut with the movie 'Dil' in 2003. The film's success led him to add 'Dil' to his name, continuing as Dil Raju in the industry. Vennela Kishore Actor Vennela Kishore, currently a star comedian in Tollywood, was a software engineer in the USA before entering the industry with the movie 'Vennela.' The success of the film prompted him to adopt the movie title as his name. His directorial debut, 'Vennela 1 1/2,' was notable. Satyam Rajesh Actor Satyam Rajesh, originally Rajesh Babu, adopted his first film 'Satyam' as part of his name. After a decade of comedic roles, he surprised audiences with a serious police officer role in 'Kshanam.' He also played the lead in 'Nayaki' alongside Trisha, marking a significant turn in his career. Chitram Srinu Chitram Srinu, whose real name is Moroti, added 'Chitram' to his name after debuting in the industry with the movie 'Chitram.' He has acted in approximately 260 films, gaining recognition for his roles in movies like 'Chitram,' 'Anandam,' 'Venky,' 'Dubai Seenu,' 'Bommarillu,' 'Mantra,' and '100% Love'. Bommarillu Bhaskar Director Bhaskar became famous with his debut film 'Bommarillu,' adding the movie title to his name. His next film 'Parugu' was a blockbuster in Telugu cinema. However, his attempt for a hat-trick with 'Orange' ended in disappointment, despite featuring Ram Charan as the hero and music by Harris Jayaraj, produced by Mega Brother Nagababu. Ahuti Prasad Actor Ahuti Prasad's real name is Adusumilli Janardhana Vara Prasad. His debut film Ahuti (1987) was a huge success. His role as Shambhu Prasad earned him significant recognition among the audience, leading to his industry name being Ahuti Prasad. He acted in 136 films before passing away on January 4, 2015, due to cancer. JD Chakravarthy Born into a Telugu Brahmin family in Hyderabad, JD Chakravarthy was originally named Nagulapati Srinivasa Chakravarthy by his parents. He made his industry debut with the film 'Shiva,' directed by Ram Gopal Varma, where he played the antagonist student JD, earning widespread acclaim. Since then, he has been known as JD Chakravarthy. Bommali Ravi Shankar Bommali Ravi Shankar, a well-known dubbing artist in Telugu cinema and brother of actor Sai Kumar, started his career as a dubbing artist with the movie Premakatha (1999). His recognition soared with the movie 'Arundhati' (2008), where his voiceover for Sonu Sood, especially the dialogue "Amma Bommali," became extremely popular. Since then, he has been known as Bommali Ravi Shankar. https://twitter.com/ramanuja2797/status/1393914318530351116 Devi Sri Prasad Tollywood's rockstar, Devi Sri Prasad, made a grand entry into the industry with the movie 'Devi' (1999). The success of all the songs in the movie earned him the rockstar status. Since his debut, he has been known as Devi Sri Prasad. Bahubali Prabhakar Actor Prabhakar, who debuted with the film 'Right Right,' became famous with the movie 'Maryada Ramanna.' However, it was his role as Kalakeya in 'Bahubali' that stunned everyone, earning him the moniker Bahubali Prabhakar. Prabhas Srinu Unlike other actors whose names changed based on their films or roles, actor Prabhas Srinu's name change came about due to his friendship. He is close friends with Rebel Star Prabhas, leading him to incorporate his friend's name into his own, becoming known as Prabhas Srinu in the industry. He won the SIIMA Award for Best Comedian for his role in 'Gabbar Singh' (2012).
    March 08 , 2024

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