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Acharya movie review: Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, Pooja Hegde film is a masterclass in what not to do in a star vehicle
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Acharya movie review: Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, Pooja Hegde film is a masterclass in what not to do in a star vehicle

In Acharya, the hero's Naxalism goes only as far as accessorising himself with a red scarf and camouflage. If you are basing a film on the lives of an Adivasi tribe, at least acknowledge their culture, language, and rituals.

Reading RRR as queer: Ram Charan, Jr NTR's buddy film has all the trappings of a conventional heterosexual romance
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Reading RRR as queer: Ram Charan, Jr NTR's buddy film has all the trappings of a conventional heterosexual romance

All the markers of the traditional love story are given to the men of RRR — a meet cute, a musical interlude intensifying affection, the exchange of a protective thread, a conflict, a chasm, a reunion.

RRR lacks what elevated SS Rajamouli's Baahubali from good to great — strong female characters
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RRR lacks what elevated SS Rajamouli's Baahubali from good to great — strong female characters

The women of RRR are so uncooked and ill-written that it is difficult to believe they are conceived by the same man who created Baahubali’s iconic, inimitable Sivagami and Devsena.

Inside the mind of SS Rajamouli: Decoding how the RRR director lends scale to his storytelling
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Inside the mind of SS Rajamouli: Decoding how the RRR director lends scale to his storytelling

It is the toughest, trickiest thing to go make a blockbuster engineered to please everyone. After the success of RRR, here's trying to understand how SS Rajamouli does it every time.

RRR movie review: SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan, Jr NTR make a lavish meal of a fairly simple storyline
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RRR movie review: SS Rajamouli, Ram Charan, Jr NTR make a lavish meal of a fairly simple storyline

Ram Charan and Jr NTR's offscreen friendship and camaraderie seep into their onscreen performances, and the organic transformation from strangers to brothers-in-arms has been captured beautifully.

The pan-India triumph of Pushpa: The Rise – United we stand in our patriarchy and misogyny
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The pan-India triumph of Pushpa: The Rise – United we stand in our patriarchy and misogyny

The pan-India success of Pushpa: The Rise only indicates that a country divided by sectarian considerations, languages and deep cultural chasms is united in its embrace of patriarchy and misogyny in mass entertainment.

The rise and rise of Pushpa: How Allu Arjun film's Hindi dubbed version became pandemic's most successful Indian release
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The rise and rise of Pushpa: How Allu Arjun film's Hindi dubbed version became pandemic's most successful Indian release

"Pushpa’s incredible, sleeper success proves the pan-India Baahubali formula was not a fluke:" trade analysts weigh in on what made the Hindi dubbed version of Allu Arjun's film a bigger box office success than the original Telugu version.

First Take | Pushpa: The Rise to Kurup, why do we make films about criminals and sociopaths?
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First Take | Pushpa: The Rise to Kurup, why do we make films about criminals and sociopaths?

I feel sorry for those who get entertained by the endless surge of villainy and the tiresome torrent of tyranny that is unleashed by the volley of unscrupulous villains with sundry mafia-like agendas.

Love Story movie review: Sekhar Kammula shows a mirror, but not sans his trademark style
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Love Story movie review: Sekhar Kammula shows a mirror, but not sans his trademark style

I always look forward to a Sekhar Kammula film because he builds a better world than the one we are living in. But with Love Story, he is in no mood to dream.

Sai Pallavi on reuniting with Sekhar Kammula for Love Story: 'He helps me keep my character in check'
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Sai Pallavi on reuniting with Sekhar Kammula for Love Story: 'He helps me keep my character in check'

"In the world he’s created, two young people enter a relationship with a certain baggage, and are influenced by their past. But they stay together and confront it, and that is endearing," says Sai Pallavi on Sekhar Kammula's Love Story, co-starring Naga Chaitanya.

Sekhar Kammula on Love Story: Tried to represent caste discrimination in the way I can
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Sekhar Kammula on Love Story: Tried to represent caste discrimination in the way I can

Love Story director Sekhar Kammula discusses the men in his stories, working with Sai Pallavi and Naga Chaitanya, and not going the Vetrimaaran way while addressing caste discrimination.

Mumaith Khan appears before ED in Hyderabad money laundering probe
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Mumaith Khan appears before ED in Hyderabad money laundering probe

Mumaith Khan is the eighth person from the Telugu film industry to appear before the Enforcement Directorate, which has summoned over 10 personalities so far in the money laundering probe linked to the 2017 Hyderabad drugs racket case.

Telugu actor P Navdeep appears before ED for money laundering probe
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Telugu actor P Navdeep appears before ED for money laundering probe

P Navdeep is the latest among the 10 Tollywood personalities questioned as part of a money laundering probe in connection with a high-end drugs racket that was busted in Hyderabad in 2017.

Explained: Why the Telangana Film Chamber is urging producers to avoid releases on streaming platforms
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Explained: Why the Telangana Film Chamber is urging producers to avoid releases on streaming platforms

The Telangana State Film Chamber of Commerce requested producers to consider the cinema theatre industry's poor economic condition, and to only choose streaming platforms for film releases if cinemas do not reopen after October.

Allu Arjun tests positive for COVID-19, says is in self-isolation and following all protocols
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Allu Arjun tests positive for COVID-19, says is in self-isolation and following all protocols

"I'm doing fine," Allu Arjun said on social media, urging people to stay at home and get vaccinated.

Nani announces HIT sequel as cop thriller clocks one year: 'Time to go on a nail biting journey'
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Nani announces HIT sequel as cop thriller clocks one year: 'Time to go on a nail biting journey'

Nani had produced the first part, which starred Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma.

Prabhas, Vijay Deverakonda, Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan donate to Telangana CM Relief Fund
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Prabhas, Vijay Deverakonda, Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan donate to Telangana CM Relief Fund

The heavy rains have left 70 people dead Telangana in the last week and caused damage to properties with the state government pegging losses at over Rs 5,000 crore as per preliminary estimates.

Telugu film industry gears up for resumption of shooting from 15 July after celebs meet YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
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Telugu film industry gears up for resumption of shooting from 15 July after celebs meet YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh has assured to allot 300 acres of land in Visakhapatnam for the Telugu film industry.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Telugu stars Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna meet YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to discuss resuming film shoots
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Telugu stars Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna meet YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to discuss resuming film shoots

The Telugu film industry bigwigs discussed resuming cinema shoots, the opening of theatres post the coronavirus-induced lockdown with Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Kiara Advani on controversy over unpaid dues for Bharat Ane Nenu: Shocked by these baseless allegations
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Kiara Advani on controversy over unpaid dues for Bharat Ane Nenu: Shocked by these baseless allegations

Kiara Advani refuted speculations of her not receiving dues from the producer of Bharat Ane Nenu. She called the rumours 'baseless allegations'.