articles by Hemanth Kumar

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Mathu Vadalara movie review: Ritesh Rana's thriller is a superb blend of suspense and comedy

Mathu Vadalara is a worthy addition to the new age Telugu cinema, and it wins you over with its clever use of humour and suspense to build a gripping narrative

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Prathi Roju Pandage movie review: Sathyaraj, Rao Ramesh are terrific but film could've been more consistently engaging

Prathi Roju Pandage manages to deliver what it sets out to achieve, even if the journey is a little shaky in a few stretches.

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Venky Mama movie review: Venkatesh, Naga Chaitanya's chemistry is heartwarming in an otherwise bland drama

Directed by KS Ravindra, Venky Mama deals with themes like kinship, sacrifice, love, and horoscope; however, the narrative fails to evoke a strong emotion that the story aims to achieve.

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Venkatesh, Naga Chaitanya discuss Venky Mama, multi-starrers, and bringing their real life bond to screen

Venkatesh and his nephew Naga Chaitanya open up on the responsibility on their shoulders while doing this film, and how it digs into their off-screen relationship.

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Raashi Khanna discusses her impressive slate of films, from Venky Mama to Vijay Deverakonda's World Famous Lover

Raashi Khanna talks about returning to comedy with Venky Mama, and juggling shoots of two very different films, World Famous Lover and Prathi Roju Pandage.

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Taapsee Pannu's statement at IFFI shows she's a pan-India star in the age of linguistic imperialism

At IFFI, Taapsee Pannu told a gentleman, who insisted on her speaking in Hindi, she is as much a Hindi film actress as she is a Telugu and Tamil actress.

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Nithya Menen talks about Kolaambi, working with Mysskin, and making a positive impact on her audiences

Nithya Menen, who was last seen in Mission Mangal, has a zen-like calmness that often shrouds the whirlpool of emotions that she has grappled with over the years.

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George Reddy — Man of Action movie review: Earnest biopic has noble intentions, and middling writing

Directed by Jeevan Reddy, George Reddy — A Man Of Action, is an earnest attempt to recreate the life of the former Osmania University student leader who was killed in 1972, for a new generation of moviegoers.

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From Shiva to upcoming film on George Reddy, tracing origin of films on student politics in Telugu cinema

Jeevan Reddy’s film on George Reddy makes one wonder if it can capture the imagination of the audience who have shied away from such films for a while now.

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Tenali Ramakrishna movie review: This Sundeep Kishan, Hansika starrer is no less than a punishment

Tenali Ramakrishna BA BL doesn’t even make a sincere attempt to stay true to its genre.

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How Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hotstar and other streaming platforms are changing the dynamics of Telugu film industry

The writing on the wall is clear - make better films because streaming platforms are changing the way people watch movies.

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Thippara Meesam movie review: A moving mother-son story at heart that could've worked had it focused on its core strength

Thippara Meesam could have been so much more than what it is, if only it knew that its core strength lies in the simmering tension between a mother and her son.

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Meeku Maathrame Cheptha Movie Review : Tharun Bhascker makes a solid impression in a feeble comedy

Meeku Maathrame Cheptha follows the journey of two youngsters as they race against time to stop a video from going viral, with an underlying commentary about how privacy can’t be taken for granted in the digital era

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Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy success proves Chiranjeevi's legacy as a megastar is alive and kicking

Chiranjeevi’s stardom has been synonymous with the tectonic shifts that have occurred in Telugu cinema in the past three decades.

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Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: How Chiranjeevi’s period drama portrays patriotism for a contemporary audience

By tracing the origin of an uprising in the mid-19th century AD, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy gives insight into how discontent starts a mass movement for change.

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Chanakya movie review: Gopichand's inconsequential spy thriller wages war against human intelligence

Directed by Thiru, Chanakya, a spy drama, is an assault on the senses, and it’s so badly written that nothing saves it from being a colossal bore.

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Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: Tamannaah says she was initially reluctant to do another period film after Baahubali

Tamannaah says playing Avantika in the Baahubali franchise failed to help her play one of the female leads in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.

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Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy director Surender on making his first period film epic, and working with Chiranjeevi

"We had to strike a balance between the grandeur and realism required to make Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy," says director Surender Reddy.

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Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy movie review: Chiranjeevi stuns in Surender Reddy's rousing period drama

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy tells a fascinating story about a rebellion that’s never been explored in Telugu cinema.