articles by Hemanth Kumar

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V movie review: Nani, Sudheer Babu's battle of egos inconsistent and predictable

V is a Telugu film, and if a top star is portrayed as an anti-hero, he cannot be a diabolical person at any cost.

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Nani on direct digital release of his film V: I always look forward to the first-day first show experience

With V, his new release on Amazon Prime Video India on 5 September, Nani reunites with filmmaker Indraganti Mohana Krishna, who introduced the actor in Ashta Chamma (2008).

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Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya movie review: Satya Dev shines In Venkatesh Maha’s heartwarming drama

Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya has a backdrop that’s rarely explored in Telugu cinema. It normalises the idea that heroism doesn’t have to be testimony of one’s masculinity.

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From Ye Maaya Chesave To Jaanu, tracing Samantha Akkineni’s decade long journey in Telugu cinema

Samantha Akkineni has, in recent times, dropped plenty of hints that she wants to take a break from films to focus on her family, and one can only wonder what her final film is going to be.

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HIT movie review: Vishwak Sen stands out in an engaging suspense thriller; Sailesh Kolanu makes promising debut

If you love crime dramas, HIT is a thrilling experience, which falters a bit in the end.

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Nani on exploring the thriller genre in Telugu cinema with HIT: 'Would have felt guilty had I not produced the film'

In an exclusive interview to Firstpost, Nani and Vishwak Sen talk about their upcoming film HIT

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Decoding the TikTok phenomenon in Telugu cinema: How the industry is embracing the platform to boost its reach

TikTok’s rise in the past couple of years has coincided with another seismic shift that has occurred in how people have been consuming content

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Bheeshma movie review : Nithiin, Rashmika Mandanna’s romantic drama is a breezy entertainer

Directed by Venky Kudumula, Bheeshma hinges on its writing, which is filled with oodles of comedy, even though it moves on familiar lines

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Nithiin, director Venky Kudumula on their new film Bheeshma, and how the actor's real life inspired the story

Telugu actor Nithiin, who got engaged less than a week before the release of Bheeshma, says it is ironical he plays a singleton in search of a soulmate.

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World Famous Lover movie review : Aishwarya Rajesh steals the show, but this Vijay Deverakonda film is a mess

World Famous Lover is like reading a 400-page novel, which has a beautiful section that runs for 100 pages in between.

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Vijay Deverakonda opens up on his next film World Famous Lover, and why he’s done with romantic films

Vijay Deverakonda confirms that his upcoming film, World Famous Lover, is going to be his last love story on screen, but there’s more coming as he enters the next phase in his life.

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Samantha on playing the lead in 96 Telugu remake Jaanu: Had to find my own voice so that I don't copy Trisha

Samantha opens up on the Telugu remake of 96, and the pressure she faced to recreate Trisha’s acclaimed performance, and how she almost said no to the film.

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Jaanu movie review: Sharwanand, Samantha's bittersweet romance drama is heartbreakingly cathartic

Jaanu is the Telugu remake of a Tamil film, ‘96, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha

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Aswathama movie review: Naga Shaurya’s action thriller is engaging, but needed a better ending

Aswathama does have a lot going in its favour. It sticks to what it wants to say without meandering too much.

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Disco Raja Movie Review : Ravi Teja is a live wire as the titular character, but the film itself is a big bore

Disco Raja is nearly 150 minutes long, but the only thing one’s likely to remember after watching it is the sight of Ravi Teja putting on his headphones and dancing as if there’s no tomorrow.

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Entha Manchivaadavuraa movie review: Kalyanram's family drama has good intentions but is too drab to be more

In its attempt to highlight what we are missing in life, Entha Manchivaadavuraa ends up repeating its core idea way too many times.

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Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo movie review: Allu Arjun, Murali Sharma shine in Trivikram Srinivas’ heartfelt drama

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde's second film together after 2017's Duvvada Jagannadham.

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Sarileru Neekevvaru movie review: Mahesh Babu hits it out of the park in Anil Ravipudi's fine blend of heroism and comedy

Sarileru Neekevvaru packages oodles of humour and action in right measures for Mahesh to hit the ball out of the park.

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Majili, Oh! Baby, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya: Top ten Telugu films of 2019

On the whole, the Telugu film industry saw 190 straight releases, out of which only 10 percent were profitable.