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    This film is based on the life events of the legendary actress Savitri. It explores how she entered the industry, the influence of actor Gemini Ganesan on her life, and other aspects. Keerthy Suresh portrayed the role of Savitri.
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    Cast
    Keerthy Suresh
    as Nissankara Savitri
    Dulquer Salmaan
    as Gemini Ganesan
    Samantha Ruth Prabhu
    as Madhuravani
    Vijay Deverakonda
    as Vijay Anthony
    Rajendra Prasad
    as Kommareddy Venkataramaiah Chowdary
    Bhanupriya
    as Durgamba
    Divya Vanias Subadrama
    Mohan Babu
    as S. V. Ranga Rao
    Prakash Raj
    as Aluri Chakrapani
    Srinivas Avasarala
    as L. V. Prasad
    Naga Chaitanya
    as Akkineni Nageswara Rao
    Manobala
    as P. Pullaiah
    Shalini Pandey
    as Suseela
    Krish Jagarlamudi
    as K. V. Reddy
    Tharun Bhascker
    as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
    Tulasi
    as Madhuravani mother
    Murali Krishnaas Madhuravani father
    Naresh
    as Cameraman Kesava
    Tanikella Bharani
    as the editor of Prajavani
    Mahesh Achantaas Sattya
    Sai Madhav Burra
    as Pingali
    Dani Sanchez-Lopezas Lux ad photographer
    Sai Tejaswinias child Savitri
    Chaitraas child Suseela
    Ram Charanas child Satish
    Crew
    Nag Ashwin
    Director
    Priyanka Dutt
    Producer
    Mickey J. Meyer
    Musician
    Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
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    Kalki 2898 AD: Nag Ashwin's Master Plan Behind Tweet to World's Richest Man Elon Musk!
    Kalki 2898 AD: Nag Ashwin's Master Plan Behind Tweet to World's Richest Man Elon Musk!
    Prabhas stars in the eagerly awaited science fiction film "Kalki 2898 AD," which is generating buzz worldwide. Directed by Nag Ashwin, known for his acclaimed work on "Mahanati," this film is recognized as one of the most prestigious and high-budget productions in the history of Indian cinema. Slated for a global release on June 27, the director has already begun promotions. Recently, he introduced Bujji to the audience, a robotic vehicle that plays a pivotal role in the film. Given its unique design and importance in the storyline, Bujji has quickly captured the public's attention. Nag Ashwin is using this innovative element to drive the film's promotional activities. Request to Elon Musk Nag Ashwin recently made a special request to Elon Musk, the billionaire, CEO of Tesla and the second richest person globally, inviting him to experience and drive Bujji. In his tweet, Ashwin wrote, "Dear Elon Musk Sir, we invite you to see and drive our Bujji, a newly designed vehicle weighing six tons and fully electric with extraordinary engineering. It will surely impress you." This tweet has since gone viral. https://twitter.com/nagashwin7/status/1795534761072693594 Master Plan Behind the Tweet It seems there is a master plan behind Nag Ashwin’s tweet to Elon Musk. With the movie's release date approaching, the team has already started promotions. By drawing the attention of the globally renowned Elon Musk to Kalki, Ashwin hopes to boost the movie's international appeal. Despite knowing it's a long shot, he invited Musk to India to drive Bujji, which has sparked discussions nationwide. Many Indians are responding to the tweet, suggesting Musk should take the opportunity to drive this advanced vehicle. If Musk responds, it could create a global sensation and massively promote "Kalki 2898 AD." Bujji Driven by Chaitu Tollywood star Naga Chaitanya has fallen in love with the Bujji vehicle. He recently took it for a spin at a location resembling a racing track, roaring with excitement as he drove. The production company, Vyjayanthi Movies, shared a video of this ride on their social media, which quickly went viral. Following the ride, Chaitanya praised Bujji as a marvel of engineering and expressed how much fun he had driving it. https://twitter.com/chay_akkineni/status/1794262966986215753 Why is Bujji Special? Everyone is amazed by Bujji, a futuristic car, but creating this vehicle was a laborious task for director Nag Ashwin. It was a collaborative effort with Mahindra company and Jayan Automotive, involving many engineers, and took about two years to build. Bujji has two large front tires and one at the back, specially made with significant effort by the CEAT company. The vehicle, weighing six tons, cost approximately ₹7 crores to produce. Kalki's Budget Will Shock You! The film "Kalki 2898 AD" is set for a global release on June 27th. This movie features Prabhas along with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, Tamil legend Kamal Haasan, star actress Deepika Padukone, and Disha Patani in key roles. Produced by Vyjayanthi Movies, it is considered the highest budget film in India, with an estimated cost of around Rs. 600 crores. Santosh Narayanan is providing the music for this movie.
    May 29 , 2024
    Kalki 2898 AD: Mahesh Enters Kalki 2898AD for Prabhas.. How?
    Kalki 2898 AD: Mahesh Enters Kalki 2898AD for Prabhas.. How?
    Following his role in "Salaar," Prabhas, a renowned Pan-India star, takes the lead in "Kalki 2898 AD." Directed by Nag Ashwin, who gained fame with "Mahanati," this film has sparked widespread interest. Poised for a global release, it has even piqued expectations in Hollywood. Drawing inspiration from Indian mythology, this dystopian science fiction film boasts a large cast, a substantial budget, and stunning graphics. Recent rumors suggest that superstar Mahesh Babu may also be involved in the project. Mahesh Babu Dubbing? There are rumors that Mahesh Babu's voice will be featured to introduce Prabhas's character, believed to be an avatar of Vishnu Murthy named 'Bhairava.' The film's creators think that using Mahesh's voice for Prabhas's introductory and critical scenes will enhance the anticipation for the film. Director Nag Ashwin has reportedly spoken to Mahesh about this collaboration, although an official announcement has yet to be made. Previously... Superstar Mahesh Babu is no stranger to voice-over work, having previously lent his voice in the Trivikram Srinivas-directed film "Jalsa," where he introduced Pawan Kalyan's character, Sanjay Sahu. His contribution significantly elevated "Jalsa." With this experience in mind, director Nag Ashwin is eager for Mahesh to provide voice-over for key scenes, and discussions are taking place while Mahesh prepares for his upcoming "SSMB29" movie shoot. It remains to be seen whether Mahesh will accept this new voice-over opportunity. Behind Kalki, a Legendary Director Director Nag Ashwin is ambitiously crafting "Kalki," a film that spans from the Dwapara Yuga to the conclusion of the Kali Yuga. With characters from the Mahabharata interwoven throughout, the film is set to feature a profound historical influence. Legendary director Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, celebrated for his work on classics like "Mayabazar," "Aditya 369," and "Bhairava Dweepam," is also contributing to the project, bringing his extensive experience to enhance its depth and authenticity. "Everyone Will Connect" At a recent film event, Rana Daggubati commended the upcoming movie "Kalki," starring Prabhas, highlighting that the storyline has global appeal, beyond just Indian audiences. He shared his excitement for what he termed as an "Indian Avengers moment." The film is being produced by Ashwani Dutt and stars Deepika Padukone alongside Prabhas, with prominent roles for Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan.
    May 08 , 2024
    Kalki 2898 AD: Prabhas breaks  ‘RRR' Record!
    Kalki 2898 AD: Prabhas breaks  ‘RRR' Record!
    The excitement for 'Kalki 2898 AD' is currently taking over the nation. With expectations of a global release, this movie has created significant buzz. The recently released trailer, which features action sequences, graphics, and visual effects comparable to Hollywood movies, received an extraordinary response. Anticipation for the film has soared since the trailer came out, setting a new standard. Furthermore, 'Kalki' broke new records when pre-bookings opened in America. 'RRR' Record Shattered Directed by Nag Ashwin, known for 'Mahanati', and starring pan-India star Prabhas, 'Kalki 2898 AD' is set for a worldwide release on June 27. As the release date approaches, pre-bookings have started in the USA. According to the latest buzz, 'Kalki' has created history in American pre-bookings, surpassing the blockbuster 'RRR' by becoming the fastest Indian film to cross one million in collections. This record was previously held by 'RRR'. The number of tickets sold every hour is significantly increasing, as reported by trade circles. Disha Patani’s character Reveal The film 'Kalki' stars not only Prabhas but also Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, and Disha Patani among others. The film unit has already revealed several characters through posters. Recently, on the occasion of Disha Patani's birthday, the 'Kalki' team revealed her character named 'Roxie'. The first-look poster introduced her character powerfully, leaning against a wall. This poster has now gone viral on the internet. Anand Mahindra Drives Bujji Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra Group, drove 'Bujji' (a vehicle), a crucial part of 'Kalki', this Wednesday. The production company Vyjayanthi Movies shared a video on their YouTube channel. After the drive, Anand Mahindra took photos with Bujji. He mentioned that the Mahindra Research Valley team assisted in creating the Bujji vehicle, which operates on two Mahindra e-motors. He expressed pride in Nag Ashwin and his team for their work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS0gKXgO_AA&t=25s
    June 13 , 2024
    Some interesting facts About Keerthy Suresh
    Some interesting facts About Keerthy Suresh
    Keerthy Suresh made her debut in the Telugu film industry with "Nenu Sailaja" (2016), which became a super hit and opened up numerous opportunities for her in Telugu cinema. With blockbuster hits like "Nenu Local" (2017) and "Mahanati" (2018), she rose to stardom. Her recognition continued to grow with hits like "Miss India" (2020), "Rang De" (2021), and "Sarkaru Vaari Paata" (2022). Keerthy has also made a significant mark in Tamil cinema with successful films such as "Remo", "Bairavaa", "Sarkar", and "Thodari", establishing herself as a leading actress. However, there are some interesting facts about Keerthy Suresh that many may not know. What is Keerthy Suresh famous for? Keerthy Suresh gained recognition through hit films like "Mahanati" and "Sarkaru Vaari Paata." How old is Keerthy Suresh? Born on October 17, 1992, she is 31 years old. What is Keerthy Suresh's nickname? Keerthana How tall is Keerthy Suresh? 5 feet 4 inches Where was Keerthy Suresh born? Chennai Is Keerthy Suresh married? No, she is not yet married. What are Keerthy Suresh's hobbies? Yoga, traveling, swimming What is Keerthy Suresh's favorite food? Dosa Who is Keerthy Suresh's favorite actor? Suriya, Vijay What was Keerthy Suresh's first Telugu movie? "Nenu Sailaja" (2016) What did Keerthy Suresh study? She holds a BA Honors degree in Fashion Design. How much does Keerthy Suresh charge per movie? She charges up to Rs. 3 crores per film. What are the names of Keerthy Suresh's parents? Suresh Kumar and Menaka Does Keerthy Suresh have any affairs? There were rumors about an affair with Tamil comedian Sathish. How many awards has Keerthy Suresh won? She won the National Film Award for Best Actress for "Mahanati." What is Keerthy Suresh's Instagram link? https://www.instagram.com/keerthysureshofficial/?hl=en Has Keerthy Suresh done any lip-lock scenes? No, she has not done any such scenes. Who is Keerthy Suresh's favorite actress? Simran More about Keerthy Suresh: Keerthy's father, Suresh Kumar, was college classmates with Malayalam megastar Mammootty.  During her school days, Keerthy participated in many swimming competitions and won numerous awards.  Her sister Revathi is a VFX specialist who has worked with Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. While Keerthy's father is a filmmaker, her mother, Menaka, has acted in over 100 films. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCuIkapXKDY
    April 20 , 2024
    WOMEN'S DAY SPECIAL: Powerful Lady Characters in Telugu Cinema.. They Paved a New Path for Acting!
    WOMEN'S DAY SPECIAL: Powerful Lady Characters in Telugu Cinema.. They Paved a New Path for Acting!
    Telugu cinema has seen many films where heroines play a significant role. Some movies even feature unforgettable characters. Whether positive or negative, our heroines enchant with their acting skills. Let's take a look at some powerful roles played by heroines in Telugu cinema to date. Sita Ramam In 'Sita Ramam', Mrunal Thakur's portrayal of Sita has secured a special place in the audience's hearts. Among recent films, it's hard to find another lady character that made such an impact. Sita's character, blending dignity as a princess and playfulness as a lover, stands as one of the most powerful characters in Telugu cinema. Arundhati The portrayal of Jejamma in Kodi Ramakrishna's 'Arundhati' is beyond words. Anushka Shetty's embodiment of the character made it seem as if Jejamma herself came to life. Mahanati Keerthy Suresh's role in 'Mahanati', based on the life story of Savitri, is unforgettable. Everyone praised her for acting just like Savitri. Kartavyam Nayanthara has set a benchmark for lady-oriented cinema. In 'Kartavyam', she impressed everyone with her role as an IAS officer. Dharma Yogi In 'Dharma Yogi', Trisha's role as a villain opposite Dhanush as a politician showcases her remarkable acting skills. Sivagami In 'Baahubali', Sivagami, played by Ramya Krishnan, became more famous than Prabhas. Her portrayal of a queen is unforgettable, showcasing true regality. Atharintiki Daaredi Nadiya's role in Pawan Kalyan's 'Atharintiki Daaredi' was a turning point in the film industry. The story focused not just on the hero but on a female character, and Nadiya excelled in her performance. Osey Ramulamma No matter how many powerful roles are portrayed, Vijayashanti's performance in 'Osey Ramulamma' as a Naxalite will always stand out. Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Puri Jagannadh's films not only highlight the hero but also give importance to lady roles. In 'Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi', Jayasudha's role as Ravi Teja's mother was phenomenal and well-received. Chandramukhi Mention 'Chandramukhi', and Jyothika is the first to come to mind. Her performance in the film was so captivating that it made everyone believe she truly transformed into Chandramukhi.
    March 08 , 2024
    Kalki 2898 AD: With Prabhas Video Release, Kalki Team Dispels Fans' Fears!
    Kalki 2898 AD: With Prabhas Video Release, Kalki Team Dispels Fans' Fears!
    Before Baahubali, Prabhas was known primarily within Tollywood. However, post-Baahubali, he rose to become a pan-India star. Since then, Prabhas has been doing national-level films and recently scored a solid hit with Salaar. Meanwhile, all eyes are currently on Prabhas' upcoming film, 'Kalki 2898 AD'. Directed by Nag Ashwin, known for 'Yevade Subramanyam' and 'Mahanati', expectations from Kalki are sky-high. This science fiction and fantasy action film has received a crazy update from the movie team. Fans Rejoice. The film unit of Prabhas' 'Kalki 2898 AD' had previously announced that the movie would be released on May 9. However, due to delays in shooting, there were doubts about the film's release. In this context, the Vyjayanthi Movies makers have released a glimpse video of Prabhas from Kalki, clearing all confusion and confirming that the movie will indeed be released on May 9. The glimpse only showed Prabhas' foot, moving to a beat, with a caption saying "Ta Takkar Takkarre". Fans are commenting that Prabhas' foot alone looks divine like Lord Venkateswara's. https://twitter.com/i/status/1761054691193225602 Budget? The film, a grand science fiction and fantasy action entertainer, is being made on a lavish budget of approximately Rs. 400 crores. Prabhas is said to be taking this film very seriously. Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone stars opposite Prabhas, while Disha Patani plays a crucial role. Big B Amitabh Bachchan is in a significant role, and universal hero Kamal Haasan is playing the villain. Kalki Features Nani and Tarak! Recently, there's been exciting news circulating about 'Kalki 2898 AD'. It's rumored that Young Tiger Jr NTR will appear as Parashurama and Nani as Kripacharya for a brief moment. There are also talks of Dulquer Salmaan and Vijay Deverakonda being part of the cast. If this is true, fans believe that Kalki will break all records. However, the film unit has not made any official statement regarding the roles of these star heroes. Kalki in 9 Parts! 'Kalki 2898 AD' is currently being shot at a brisk pace, with Prabhas focusing entirely on this project. According to the latest buzz, 'Kalki 2898 AD' is expected to span 9 parts, as the story is too vast to be told in just one part. This news has gone viral on the internet, delighting Prabhas' fans. Yet, the film unit has not officially confirmed this promotional claim. Languages Kalki Will Be Released In! 'Kalki 2898 AD' is set for a global release on May 9 in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, English, and several foreign languages. The movie's glimpse was launched last year at the San Diego Comic-Con 2023 event, marking Kalki as the first Indian film to set foot at the event. Since then, the movie has also been creating a buzz across globe.
    February 24 , 2024
    "Women's Day Special: Celebrating Power-Packed Lady Characters in Telugu Cinema"
    "Women's Day Special: Celebrating Power-Packed Lady Characters in Telugu Cinema"
    Telugu cinema has given us many films with powerful female leads and characters that are memorable. These characters have left a lasting impression on the audience, regardless of whether they are positive or negative.  In this Women's Day special, let's take a look at some of the most power-packed performances by female actors in Telugu cinema. Arundhati Anushka's portrayal of Jejamma in Kodi Ramakrishna's Arundhati is a standout performance. Her acting was so convincing that it left the audience wondering if she would be the same in real life. Mahanati Keerthy Suresh's performance as Savitri in Mahanati is unforgettable. Her portrayal of the legendary actress was so spot-on that she was applauded for her work. Kartavyam Nayanthara is known for her roles in lady-oriented films. Her portrayal of an IAS officer in Kartavyam was highly praised and appreciated by the audience. Dharma Yogi Trisha's performance in the villainous role of Dharma Yogi is nothing short of amazing. Her portrayal of a backstabbing politician in the Dhanush starrer was highly praised. Baahubali Ramyakrishna's portrayal of Sivagami in Baahubali was a memorable performance. Her regal display as a queen was remarkable and is still remembered by audiences. Atharintiki Daaredi Nadia's role in Pawan Kalyan starrer Attarintiki Daredi was a turning point for women's roles in Telugu cinema. The film was focused on her character rather than the hero, and her performance was remarkable. Osey Ramulamma Vijayashanti's performance as a Naxalite in Osey Ramulamma is still considered one of the most powerful performances by a female actor in Telugu cinema. Amma Nanna O Tamilammayi Jayasudha's role as a mother in Puri Jagannath's Amma Nanna O Tamilammayi was praised for its powerful portrayal of a mother's love and sacrifice. Chandramukhi Jyothika's performance in Chandramukhi is one that will always be remembered. Her portrayal of the title character was mesmerizing and left the audience in awe. In conclusion, Telugu cinema has given us some truly memorable performances by female actors. These performances have set the bar high and will continue to inspire future generations of actors.
    March 07 , 2023
    Annusriya Tripathi: Interesting facts from the 'Razakar' beauty just for you!
    Annusriya Tripathi: Interesting facts from the 'Razakar' beauty just for you!
    Set against the backdrop of the Telangana liberation struggle, the film 'Razakar' recently released, earning young beauty 'Annusriya Tripathi' significant recognition. She captivated the Telugu audience with her role as Nizam's wife, Azma Unnisa, making young hearts flutter. Fans are keen to know more about this beauty. Born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, in 1999, Annusriya completed her degree in Bangalore, developing an interest in acting during her studies. After college, Annusriya's father suggested she prepare for civil services. Spending three years on civils preparation, she then focused on the film industry, fueled by her desire to act. At the start of her career, Annusriya worked as a model. In 2018, she participated in the Miss India contest from Chhattisgarh, drawing everyone's attention. Annusriya approached director Yata Satyanarayana for a role in 'Razakar'. She impressed the unit with her auditions. Initially, the role of Nizam's wife seemed challenging to her. However, she immediately accepted the role, thrilled by the glamourous character in the story. Annusriya expressed her happiness about starting her cinema career with 'Razakar', a film with a strong storyline, which fulfilled her dream career. In a recent interview, Annusriya mentioned 'Razakar' as a great opportunity. Working with senior actors taught her many things, including acting skills. Regarding her favorite heroes, this beauty admires Bollywood's 'Ranbir Kapoor' and Tollywood's 'Ram Charan'. She's a big fan of their acting. Among heroines, 'Anushka Shetty' and Keerthy Suresh are her favorites. She was particularly impressed by Keerthy's performance in 'Mahanati'. Annusriya stated she's ready to take on any role with a strong story. Working with her favorite actors and actresses would double the joy. Moreover, this beauty loves photo shoots with jewelry and sarees and often shares such photos on Instagram, captivating netizens with her glamorous pictures.
    March 19 , 2024

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