Cinema Bandi movie review: Praveen Kandregula directorial, backed by Raj & DK, is a charming ode to filmmaking
Through a deceptively simple narrative, Praveen Kandregula wants his audience to see that the whole point of cinema is about making dreams come true, no matter how small or big they seem.
Cinema Bandi producer Raj Nidimoru, director Praveen Kandregula on bringing to life Andhra, Telengana's obsession with cinema
"For Cinema Bandi, we were clear that we didn’t want to get a studio on board because that would completely change the dynamics of what we were making," says Raj Nidimoru, who's backing the Telugu film with Krishna DK.
11th Hour review: Tamannaah Bhatia tries her best, but is let down by the show's unflattering storyline
11th Hour has scale, grandeur, and a solid premise but fails to keep one hooked to the story.
'Vakeel Saab is a lot more hard-hitting and emotional in a different way': Nivetha Thomas on comparison to Pink
Nivetha Thomas discusses preparing for Vakeel Saab, the emotional toll it took on her, and why she felt an overwhelming sense of responsibility when she signed the film.
Vakeel Saab movie review: Pawan Kalyan's Telugu remake of Pink is compelling when it sticks to source material
Vakeel Saab wants to fight the right fight, even when it turns its gaze away from the three women at the centre of all the drama to glorify its lead actor.
The power dynamics between the lawyers, where a more senior lawyer loses to a rookie, turns it into a David vs Goliath battle, compelling the audience to root for the underdog. The verdict itself becomes the hero's triumph.
Wild Dog movie review: Nagarjuna’s film skips on inventive storytelling for a no-frills action thriller
Despite its packaging and pace, Wild Dog presents an overwhelming sense of familiarity in terms of characters and their motivations, leaving not much room for surprises.
Nagarjuna talks about playing an NIA officer in Ahishor Solomon’s Wild Dog, how he manages to overcome self-doubt and choosing roles filled with patriotic fervour.
Thellavarithe Guruvaram movie review: Despite an interesting premise, the Manikanth Gelli directorial tests your patience
Ten minutes into Thellavarithe Guruvaram, almost every other scene feels like a cliche.
Rang De movie review: Keerthy Suresh is a delight to watch in Venky Atluri's heartwarming tale of love and friendship
Rang De rests heavily on the onscreen chemistry between Keerthy Suresh and Nithiin, and the duo deliver impressive performances.
Aranya, Rana Daggubati's film on ecosystem conservation, is educational but exceptionally insipid.
Finding humour In Jathi Ratnalu: How the film is a worthy addition to Telugu cinema's tryst with comedy
Jathi Ratnalu is the latest addition in the long list of Telugu films which have given reasons for audiences to laugh. It’s the stress buster that one needed in times like these.
Anudeep KV on Jathi Ratnalu, working with Naveen Polishetty and how the film's story is inspired from his own life
In an interview to Firstpost, Anudeep KV talks about his journey, the cinematic influences on Jathi Ratnalu, and the biggest lesson he has learnt over the years.
Mosagallu movie review: Vishnu Manchu, Kajal Aggarwal's film inspired from the IRS scam is a missed opportunity
Mosagallu is inspired from IRS impersonation scam where scammers in India robbed millions of dollars from Americans. Although the story has drama, the narrative isn’t engaging enough.
Sreekaram movie review: Sharwanand's performance, noble intentions anchor a predictable, didactic narrative
Sreekaram has its shares of ups and downs in terms of storytelling, but the questions it raises and its emotional quotient salvage the film to an extent.
Naveen Polishetty on Jathi Ratnalu, and how theatre helped shape him as an actor: 'I enjoy what I do and it reflects in my work'
In an interview with Firstpost, Naveen Polishetty recounts how he has had to carve his own path in the industry and the extent to which he goes to find the character
Jathi Ratnalu movie review: Naveen Polishetty, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna dazzle in an unapologetic madcap entertainer
The three leading men in Jathi Ratnalu make you laugh out loud to a point you forget the shortcomings of the film.
The commentary on corruption in sports and how sportspersons are treated in the country might be well-intentioned, but the story is hardly engaging enough to root for the characters.
"In our industry, we tend to bracket people based on their looks, and the common perception that people have of you is that your real-life persona matches with that of your reel-life image. I want to break that notion. I want to play all sorts of roles."
Ninnila Ninnila movie review: Nithya Menen, Ashok Selvan, Ritu Varma shine in a heartwarming film about food and love
Directed by Ani Sasi, Ninnila Ninnila hits the right chord as it weaves a simple story about relationships, grief, and love through cooking and a lot of food.