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  • Zombie Reddy
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    Mario (Teja Sajja), a game designer, along with his gang, heads to Rudravaram for his friend Kalyan's (Hemanth) wedding. They face an unexpected turn of events when Kiriti from their group turns into a zombie. Why did he transform? What caused the entire village to become zombies? How did the hero save them? This forms the rest of the story.
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    Cast
    Teja Sajja
    as Marripalem Obul Reddy a.k.a. Mario.
    Anandhi
    as Sailaja/ Nandini
    Daksha Nagarkar
    as Maggie
    RJ Hemanthas Kalyan
    Getup Srinuas Kasi Reddy
    Vinay Varma
    as Pushkala father
    Hari Teja
    as Veera Reddy sister
    Prudhvi Raj
    as Veera Reddy henchman
    Harsha Vardhan
    as Mario father
    Shailaja Priya
    as Mario mother
    Kireeti Damaraju
    as Bhadram
    Annapurna
    as Pushkala grandmother
    Vitta Maheshas Masi Reddy
    Raghu Karumanchi
    Charandeep
    as Bhooma Reddy henchman
    Raghu Babu
    as young Prudhvi Raj (Cameo)
    Tripuraneni Chittias Mad Scientist
    Keshav Deepakas Doctor
    Vijay Ranga Rajuas Sailaja grandfather
    Crew
    Prasanth Varma
    Director
    Raj Sekhar VarmaProducer
    Mark K. RobinMusician
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    Exclusive: The Young Telugu Heroes Who Will Rule Tollywood in the Future!
    Exclusive: The Young Telugu Heroes Who Will Rule Tollywood in the Future!
    In the film industry, inheriting stardom is increasingly the norm. Sons of star actors are showcasing their abilities and emerging as leading men. Tollywood too follows this trend, with a new generation of heirs to film legacies carving out their niche as stars. Yet, some actors have ascended to fame in Tollywood from non-filmy backgrounds, captivating Telugu audiences with their exceptional acting talents. These actors have inspired confidence in their ability to dominate the Telugu cinema landscape over the next five years. Who are these talents? What will their careers look like? What are the key factors that will enable them to rule Tollywood? Let's delve into these questions in this special feature. Suhas Young actor Suhas is creating a buzz in Tollywood with a string of successful films. Initially recognized by Telugu audiences for his comedic roles, Suhas has established himself as a leading man. His popular films, including 'Colour Photo', 'Writer Padmabhushan', and 'Ambajipeta Marriage Band', have made him a beloved figure among family audiences. Producers are confident that films featuring Suhas are sure to succeed at the box office. Critics also commend his script selection, and if he maintains this trajectory, he is poised to become another natural star akin to Nani. Vijay Deverakonda Young hero Vijay Deverakonda is emerging as a star of the future. Since his breakout role in 'Arjun Reddy', he has built a substantial fanbase that supports him regardless of the commercial success of his films. Despite a recent drought of hits, it would be premature to write off his career. His star power was solidified by the 2018 blockbuster 'Geetha Govindam', which earned over 100 crores. Securing another strong hit could make him unstoppable. Siddhu Jonnalagadda Another actor poised to make his mark on Tollywood is Siddhu Jonnalagadda. Before 'DJ Tillu', he was viewed simply as one of many in the industry. However, this film highlighted his unique talents. His recent success, 'Tillu Square', catapulted him into the 100 crore club. Siddhu's distinctive mannerisms, body language, dialogue delivery, and writing abilities have resonated particularly well with the youth, a key demographic for cinematic success. His forthcoming film, 'Tillu Cube', starring notable heroines Samantha and Tamannaah, is anticipated to solidify his status in the industry if it proves to be a hit. Naveen Polishetty Previously, Rajendra Prasad was the epitome of comedy heroes, but today, Naveen Polishetty has taken up that mantle for the current generation. Renowned for his impeccable comedic timing, he enjoys a robust following. His skill was prominently displayed in the 2019 movie 'Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya', and 'Jathi Ratnalu' further confirmed that his charm extends beyond just one film. Known as a dependable source for entertaining and enjoyable films, producers consider him a guaranteed success at the box office. Securing another hit would solidify Naveen's position as an unstoppable force in the industry. Teja Sajja Young hero Teja Sajja is captivating audiences with his selection of distinctive stories. He established his pan-India presence with 'HanuMan'. His movies such as 'Zombie Reddy', 'Ishq', and 'Adbhutham' all stand out for their innovative concepts. His latest project, 'Super Yodha', is another pan-India venture that features an adventurous theme. If 'Super Yodha' achieves success similar to 'HanuMan', industry experts are confident that Teja's career will only move forward, without any need to look back. Adivi Sesh Young hero Adivi Sesh has carved a niche for himself in action cinema. Following his role in 'Goodachari', a spy thriller, he has radically altered his choice of roles. Once known for playing the romantic lead and villains, he now selects roles that resonate with audience preferences. With blockbusters like 'HIT: The Second Case' and 'Major' under his belt, he is currently working on the sequel to 'Goodachari'. If he maintains this approach, Adivi Sesh could well become Tollywood's answer to James Bond. Priyadarshi Starting his career as a comedian and transitioning into a lead role, Priyadarshi first made his impact with the 2016 film 'Terror'. By starring in films with rural settings, he has attracted family audiences. His career took a significant turn with last year's 'Balagam', and his latest role in 'Mangalavaaram' has revealed a new dimension to his acting abilities. If Priyadarshi keeps selecting his projects with such strategic insight, there is a prevailing sentiment within the film industry that he is on the path to becoming a star hero.
    April 20 , 2024
    Telugu Cinema's Homecoming: The Rise of 'Telugu' Heroines in Lead Roles
    Telugu Cinema's Homecoming: The Rise of 'Telugu' Heroines in Lead Roles
    The landscape of Tollywood has undergone significant changes, with a trend that saw directors favoring actresses from other languages to attract audiences. This led to the rise of actresses like Kajal, Trisha, Samantha, and currently Rashmika, Pooja Hegde, and Mrunal Thakur as the leading stars. However, there has been a noticeable shift recently, with an increasing presence of Telugu actresses in the industry, particularly evident in smaller films outside the realm of big-hero movies. This change marks an exciting development. Let's delve into the profiles of these emerging Telugu actresses who are making their mark and vying for the status of star heroines. Gouri Priya Recently making her mark in Tollywood with the youthful entertainer ‘MAD’, Gouri Priya has captured everyone's attention with her acting and charm. After acting alongside Tamil hero Manikandan in 'Lover', she’s also trying her luck in Kollywood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dwrE0OCq40 Anandhi Hailing from Warangal, Anandhi entered the industry with the 2012 film 'Ee Rojullo'. After playing small roles, she shifted her focus to Tamil movies, gaining praise as a heroine alongside young heroes. In Telugu, she has been the main lead in movies like Zombie Reddy, Sridevi Soda Center, and Itlu Maredumilli Prajanikam. Chandini Chowdary From Visakhapatnam, Chandini Chowdary made her debut with 'Life is Beautiful'. She became well-known with 'Kundanapu Bomma', 'Howrah Bridge', and 'Manu'. Her fame skyrocketed with 'Colour Photo'. Recently, she has risen to lead roles in movies like 'Gaami' and has also been part of web series like 'Masti’s', 'Gaalivaana', and 'Jhansi'. Vaishnavi Chaitanya Vaishnavi Chaitanya became famous overnight with the movie 'Baby'. Initially known for YouTube series, her popularity soared with the series 'Software Developer', leading to her role in 'Baby'. Her mesmerizing performance has won hearts, and she’s currently working on another film with 'Baby' fame Anand Deverakonda and has accepted a movie under Dil Raju’s production. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz5BIbhqhTI Divya Sripada Divya Sripada is gradually increasing her presence in Tollywood. She turned into a heroine with 'Sundaram Master' after doing side roles in notable films like 'Dear Comrade', 'Colour Photo', 'Miss India', 'Jathi Ratnalu', 'F3', 'Yashoda', and 'Panchathantram'. Her performance in 'Sundaram Master' attracted attention, promising her more lead roles in the future. Sobhita Dhulipala Born in Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, Sobhita Dhulipala debuted in the industry with 'Raman Raghav 2.0'. She made her Telugu debut with 'Goodachari', captivating Telugu audiences. She shined in movies like 'Kurup', 'Major', and 'Ponniyin Selvan' and is noteworthy for acting in the Hollywood film 'Monkey Man'. Currently, she’s working in the Hindi movie 'Sitaara', setting an example for local actresses with her roles in Hollywood and Bollywood level films. Ritu Varma From Hyderabad, Ritu Varma debuted in a small role in 'Baadshah' but gained fame as the heroine of 'Pelli Choopulu', which was a solid hit. She’s recognized for her roles in 'Keshava', 'Ninnila Ninnila', 'Tuck Jagadish', 'Varudu Kavalenu', and 'Oke Oka Jeevitham', and recently in 'Mark Antony'. She’s also acting in Vikram's upcoming 'Dhruva Natchathiram'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hNEsshEeN8 Swathi Reddy Swathi Reddy, from Visakhapatnam, debuted in 'Danger' directed by Krishna Vamsi in 2005. She gained recognition in Tamil with 'Subramaniapuram', which was released in Telugu as 'Ananthapuram'. She has worked in Telugu films like 'Ashta Chamma', 'Swamy Ra Ra', 'Karthikeya', 'Tripura', and 'Panchathantram', recently engaging the audience with 'Month of Madhu'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCwsSk_KKrE Dimple Hayathi Born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, actress Dimple Hayathi grew up in Hyderabad. She made her Telugu debut with the movie 'Gulf' in 2017. Although the movie didn't achieve much success, Dimple received good marks for her performance, leading to more opportunities in Telugu. She acted in 'Abhinetri 2', 'Eureka', in Hindi 'Atrangi Re', with Vishal in 'Samanyudu', with Ravi Teja in 'Khiladi', and with Gopichand in 'Ramabanam'. Currently, even though she doesn't have any movies in hand, there's talk in the industry that nobody can stop Dimple if she gets the right hit. https://twitter.com/CallBoyforwomen/status/1693578673595793606 Shivani Nagar Among the recent new heroines in Tollywood, Shivani Nagar stands out. She made her debut as a heroine in the movie ‘Ambajipeta Marriage Band’ starring young hero Suhas. She impressed as a quintessential village girl. With this movie's success, it's likely Shivani will bag more opportunities in Telugu. Maanasa Choudhary From Puttur in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Maanasa Choudhary recently shined in Tollywood with the movie 'Bubblegum'. Starring Rajeev and Suma son Roshan as the hero, she captivated with her beauty and performance. Though the movie didn't succeed at the box office, Maanasa has sent a strong message to the Telugu film industry that she possesses significant skills. A single hit could potentially make her unstoppable in Telugu cinema. https://twitter.com/i/status/1762802318934950146 Anjali Actress Anjali, born in Rajahmundry, East Godavari district, once reached the status of a star heroine in Tollywood. She entered the industry with the Telugu film 'Photo' in 2006 and then moved to the Tamil industry, where she became a star heroine. After acting in a string of movies in Kollywood, Anjali returned to Tollywood with 'Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu'. She shined in movies like 'Balupu', 'Masala', 'Geethanjali', 'Dictator', 'Sarrainodu', 'Vakeel Saab', and 'Macherla Niyojakavargam'. Currently, she is acting in Telugu movies like 'Geethanjali 2', 'Gangs of Godavari', and 'Game Changer'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lowhNvIWK0
    March 06 , 2024
    Exclusive: The Rise of Telugu Cinema's stars: Actors Who Achieved Stardom Through Talent and Determination
    Exclusive: The Rise of Telugu Cinema's stars: Actors Who Achieved Stardom Through Talent and Determination
    The Telugu industry is replete with numerous heroes. Offspring from illustrious star families and children of directors and producers have made their mark as heroes. Nonetheless, some individuals have ascended to stardom in Tollywood without any prior industry connections, winning over Telugu audiences through their exceptional acting prowess. These young heroes demonstrate that with dedication and persistence, anyone can climb the ladder of success in the industry. Who are these self-made heroes? How did they begin their cinematic journey? What films propelled them to stardom? Let's delve into these questions in this special feature. Nani When you think of a self-made hero of this generation, Nani often stands out. He began his career behind the scenes as an assistant director and first gained attention as a leading man in "Ashta Chamma". Nani's captivating performances in films such as "Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu", "Ala Modalaindi", "Pilla Zamindar", "Eega", "Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu", "Bhale Bhale Magadivoy", "Nenu Local", "Jersey", "Shyam Singha Roy", and "Dasara" have solidified his status as a star. His latest film, "Hi Nanna", Saripodhaa Sanivaaram is scheduled for release on August 29th. Vijay Devarakonda Young hero Vijay Devarakonda faced numerous challenges early in his career, often playing supporting roles while waiting for the right opportunities. He entered the industry with "Nuvvila" and appeared in minor roles in "Life is Beautiful" and "Yevade Subramanyam". His career took a significant turn with Tharun Bhascker’s "Pelli Choopulu", marking his establishment as a lead actor. Vijay then became an overnight sensation with Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s "Arjun Reddy", quickly gaining a massive youth following. "Geetha Govindam" expanded his appeal to family audiences, and his recent film "Family Star" further solidified his status in Telugu cinema. Siddhu Jonnalagadda Born and raised in Hyderabad, young hero Siddhu Jonnalagadda entered the industry driven by his passion for acting. He started with small roles in films like "Josh", "Orange'', and "Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu", without gaining much recognition initially. However, his transition to a leading actor began with Praveen Sattaru’s "LBW". "Guntur Talkies' ' later helped him gain more recognition as a lead actor. Despite intermittent successes, it wasn't until the 2022 hit "DJ Tillu'' that Siddhu's career truly soared, establishing him as a star. The success of its sequel, "Tillu Square'', further cemented his status, with box office earnings exceeding 100 crores, leading to plans for "Tillu Cube". Naveen Polishetty Naveen Polishetty, another self-made star, faced numerous challenges with minor roles at the beginning of his career. He was introduced to the industry in Shekar Kammula's "Life is Beautiful". Despite his involvement in films like "D for Dopidi" and "1: Nenokkadine", widespread recognition was slow to come. His breakthrough came with the 2019 hit "Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya", which propelled his name throughout the industry. His role in "Jathi Ratnalu" significantly boosted his popularity, and his recent film "Miss Shetty Mr. Polishetty" alongside star actress Anushka was also a success, solidifying Naveen as a dependable leading actor in Tollywood. Teja Sajja Young hero Teja Sajja, originally a beloved child actor, captivated Telugu audiences in films alongside stars such as Chiranjeevi, Mahesh Babu, Venkatesh, and Jr. NTR. He made his debut as a lead actor with the 2019 hit "Zombie Reddy", which was a significant success. His following films, "Ishq" and "Adbhutham", also received positive responses. Recently, Teja starred in the Pan-India film "Hanu man", directed by Prashanth Varma, which garnered substantial attention, particularly in northern India, significantly boosting his popularity. He is currently working on "Super Yodha", continuing his upward trajectory in the film industry. Adivi Sesh Star hero Adivi Sesh, without any industry background, first appeared as a hero in "Karma" and quickly garnered recognition. He played supporting roles in films like "Panja", "Balupu", "Run Raja Run", "Baahubali", and "Ami Thumi". His career trajectory changed with the spy thriller "Goodachari", which was a hit with Telugu audiences. He solidified his status with successful films such as "Evaru", "Major", and "HIT: The Second Case", marking him as a star in the industry. Adivi Sesh is currently engaged in the sequel to "Goodachari". Priyadarshi Actor Priyadarshi, who had a deep interest in films from a young age, tirelessly pursued opportunities without any industry connections. He achieved his breakthrough with the 2016 film "Terror," where he played as a terrorist. That same year, "Pelli Choopulu" earned him significant recognition. Known for his humorous dialogue delivery, Priyadarshi gained further popularity with "Jathi Ratnalu." His recent performances in lead roles in "Balagam" and "Mangalavaaram" have cemented his status as a star actor in the industry.
    April 18 , 2024
    NETFLIX: Investing a Whopping ₹25,000 Crores in Korean Content... Check Out the Top-7 Korean web series Available on Netflix OTT Platform!
    NETFLIX: Investing a Whopping ₹25,000 Crores in Korean Content... Check Out the Top-7 Korean web series Available on Netflix OTT Platform!
    Leading OTT platform Netflix has made a crucial decision. They are doubling down on their investment in Korean content since 2016. With better-than-expected returns, they announced an investment of over ₹25,000 crores in just four years. The number of people watching these movies and series in India is also growing. Let's take a look at the must-watch Korean dramas on Netflix. SQUID GAME This series, released in 2021, created a sensation. It topped the Netflix charts in nearly 90 countries. Squid Game is a thrilling survival drama where desperate individuals are enticed to participate in games for a cash prize. In each game, eliminated players are killed, leaving the question: who will survive, and will they receive the money? If you haven't watched it yet, it's a must-see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqxAJKy0ii4 MY NAME My Name, a Korean drama released in 2021, is a treat for those who enjoy crime suspense thrillers. A woman seeks vengeance for her gangster father's death and infiltrates a gang using a false identity. She even manages to deceive the police. Along the way, she teams up with a narcotics detective to bring down the criminals, featuring power-packed action sequences. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOl7iOrD31Q MR. SUNSHINE Mr. Sunshine is a love, political, and historical drama. A man born into a servant family in Joseon-era Korea escapes to the United States, only to return and fall in love with a woman from his childhood. The story revolves around their love, politics, and history, providing insight into Korean history through the film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPJSo4fhtRU CRASH LANDING ON YOU For those who enjoy romantic dramas, Crash Landing on You is a heartwarming television series. It tells the story of a South Korean heiress who accidentally parachutes into North Korea's demilitarized zone. There, she meets a young soldier who helps her escape. This series became a blockbuster hit in Korea and received praise from critics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXMjTXL2Vks OUR BLUES This feel-good entertainer was released in 2022, showcasing the daily events and lives of people in Jeju Island. While watching the series, it captures the essence of feeling like the story is about us. Our Blues is a more realistic take on Korean dramas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBIJQOLKoY SIGNAL Fans of Sherlock and Broadchurch will thoroughly enjoy this crime suspense series. Signal presents a unique concept, where a criminal profiler in 2015 discovers a walkie-talkie that allows him to communicate with a police officer from 1989. Together, they solve a case. With its unexpected twists, this show keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OonjouzGJKk ALL OF US ARE DEAD This series falls into the zombie genre, where a group of students find themselves trapped. They realize that they are caught in the midst of a failed science experiment that has led to a zombie outbreak. The show promises to thrill and engage its audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN5TD4VRcSM
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