Mahesh Babu’s upcoming Tami land Telugu bilingual, has been in the news for all the right reasons since the time of its announcement. Beside being Prince’s official Tamil debut, its plot has been keenly speculated about as is its clash with Salman Khan’s Tubelight. And when a still of Mahesh from the film was released, the excitement among his fans hit the roof.
However, a minor disappointment occurred recently when the team failed to meet its deadline of releasing the film’s title and first-look poster as promised on the occasion of Ugadi on 29th March 2017. Mahesh Babu had also personally requested all his fans to have a little patience, confirming that the team was working overtime to release the title and first-look soon.
Well, it now seems that the makers have finally zeroed in on a title, as sourced close to the unit claim that they have registered the name ‘SPYder’ with the Chamber of Commerce in Hyderabad. Given the supposed spy theme of the film, it seems as apt a title as any.
There’s even more good news as word is also circulating that SPyder’s first-look poster could be unveiled on 14th April 2017 as the makers have finally zeroed in on an appropriate poster that does justice to the film’s theme.
An official announcement is awaited on the same.
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With the humongous success of Baahubali The Beginning, Rajamouli became one of the most sought-after directors in the country. Over the last couple of years, there have been several speculations about Rajamouli’s Bollywood debut.
In a latest promotional event in Delhi, Rajamouli was asked about his Bollywood entry by the national media and the maverick director finally revealed that he’s getting a script ready and that he’s planning to make a movie in Bollywood.
However, Rajamouli didn’t reveal much about the project. Meanwhile, Baahubali The Conclusion will be hitting the screens on April 28.
Dora drowns in its own mediocrity
Dora is a desperate attempt to justify Nayanthara’s lady superstar tag, as if the world really cares about it.
Dora follows a tried-and-tested tale of revenge in which a car and a dog play pivotal roles. If there was a consolation prize for acting, I’d happily hand it over to the dog and its trainer.
While the film’s premise – about a haunted car – sounds exciting on paper, sadly, it’s not even half as thrilling as the idea in the film. In fact, thanks to the treatment, even the interesting idea turns silly through the course of the film, resulting in sheer disappointment.
While you want to appreciate Nayanthara’s faith in a newcomer, she seems to have bet on a wrong project. The director shows barely any promise in writing and instead focuses on cheap horror thrills to engage the audience. With barely even a scene that evokes interest; one wonders what motivated Nayanthara to accept the project in the first place, particularly after the success of Maya, which worked due to terrific writing.
Apart from Nayanthara, who shines in a few scenes, the rest of the cast falls flat. A loud-mouthed Thambi Ramaiah, who used to be fun, is a pain to watch, and he badly needs a strongly written character to bounce back.
Director Doss Ramaswamy’s Dora is badly written and despite a decent performance, Nayanthara can do little to save it. This horror tale doesn’t have the magic of Maya.
Squirrel Media March 31/17
The previous release of Young Star Nivin Pauly was Jacobinte Swargarajyam directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan and it was released in last year April. Then for 1 year, no movies of him had hit the screens here in Kerala and now he is coming up with 3 big releases in 3 month time. The first among them will be Sakhavu, which will hit the screens on this coming April 15th. It has been directed by Sidharth Siva and the teaser of the movie is already viral in social media.
The second release of him will be in Tamil and it will be the movie named Richie. This movie directed by debutant Gautham Ramachandran will hit the screens in this coming May. The movie is in its final stages of post-production works. It was this film that took most of Nivin’s days in last year. That is why he did not have a release for 1 year. So this is a highly anticipated one.
Read: Mohanlal and Nivin Pauly to join together for the first time!
The third one will be Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela directed by a debutant named Althaf, who shot fame through playing a small role in Premam. This film produced by Nivin himself is expected to hit the screens in this June. This movie is also in its final stages of post-production.
Squirrel Media March 31/17
After making a good comeback with “Temper”, Puri has disappointed with his last film “Ism.” And he teamed up with debutant Ishan for “Rogue.” Considering that Puri had launched actors like Ram Charan (“Chirutha”), Puneeth Rajkumar (“Appu”), Rakshitha (“Idiot) and gave platform to actors like Ravi Teja, all eyes are on Puri and Ishan.
Chanti (Ishan) is a vagabond who has his heart in right place. Chanti is in deeply love with Anjali (Angela) but she turns him down and decides to marry a better guy (Subbaraju) who is financially more stable. Chanti loses his cool, turns violent and kicks 20 police personnel who are deployed for the protection of Anjali and her beau. Chanti injures one of the police constables (Sathyaraj) and breaks his legs. Chanti is sent to jail. After his sentence, he returns and he starts hating women.
As he had injured constable (Sathyaraj) who’s wheel-chair ridden, Chanti comes to the rescue of his poor family who is in dire need of financial help. Chanti turns a debt recover under a private lender Seth (Posani) and starts spending all his earnings to the constable’s family. Constable’s sister, also called Anjali (Mannara Chopra) hates Chanti but slowly learns his intentions and falls for him.
Meanwhile, there’s a psycho (Anup Singh Thakur) who escapes from jail. He was jailed after brutally killing a girl whom he ‘loved’ and another boy of her class. He develops enmity on Anjali (Mannara) who helped police in arresting him.
What forms rest is how Chanti deals with the psycho and saves Anjali, her family.
Newcomer Ishan has come up with an impressive show. He pulls off the whole film on his shoulders. Well, of course, Puri’s story and narrative come in handy. Ishan is certainly good find of Puri and going by his performance in the film, he has a bright future ahead. Mannara too is good. She’s easy on eyes. Anup as psycho is
Puri Jagannadh has a trademark style.
He knows how to play to the galleries. Arguably, no other director of this age is better than Puri when it comes to assessing the pulse of masses, youths. Yet again, Puri delivers a youthful romantic drama that struck chord with youth. While it deals with love, lust, breakup and sacrifice, the USP of the film lies in its screenplay that makes it engaging to viewers. Puri’s powerful one-liners are the best. Ali’s humour, Mannara’s glam show have all worked in favour of the film.
Upto the interval, it’s a cake walk for Puri in enthralling audiences. However, post interval, the film drags. As the story unfolds, it gets predictable. Pre-climax and climax portions are better though.
Squirrel Media March ,30/17
The movie, which is directed by newcomer Haneef Adeni stars Sneha in the female lead. Tamil actor Arya plays a pivotal role.
The Great Father is produced by Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan, Shaji Nadesan, and Arya, for August Cinema.
David Ninan is a builder by profession. He is happily married to Michelle, and the couple has a daughter, named Sara. David and Michelle’s peaceful life turns upside down after an unfortunate incident, which severely affects their daughter.
Then enters Andrews Eapen, the Superintendent of Police of the city, who eventually develops a connection with David Ninan. What happens next in the lives of David and his daughter Sara thickens the plot.
It discusses a super serious social issue with the necessary depth. The director had told earlier that it won’t be a mass movie. He is true but this family thriller has a number of sequences where the audience gets excited along with emotions.
Sneha who returned to the Mollywood with Ore Mukham last year has bagged applauds for her performance as Michelle David. Her appearance itself has an eminence and her enacting as David Ninan’s wife made it more elegant especially with the emotional sequences. Baby Anikha who essays the role of Sara .
A differently treated thriller with the base of a family background, The Great Father finds the core with the story backup and the director Haneef Adeni takes the full credit as the one who penned it. Roby Varghese Raj has not missed anything that is exciting with his camera and the mass sequences were extraordinary.
Do not miss this mass entertainer with a solid emotional staple because it focuses on the struggles that anyone can have in their life and David Ninan shows how he has overcome such an aching moment in his life.
The first look poster of AR Murugadoss’s next bilingual venture starring Mahesh Babu will be released on 1 April.
A recent still of Mahesh Babu from the shooting spot was leaked online recently went viral on social medias.
While it was said that the first look will be released on 29 March, sources now say that the release has been postponed.
The movie also has Bharat playing an important role and this will be the first direct Tamil flick of Mahesh Babu.
Squirrel Media March, 29/17
Director Venu’s forthcoming movie titled Gabrielum Malakhamaarum will witness Prithviraj and Manju Warrier teaming up for the first time ever.
Eventhough Manju Warrier had a cameo appearance in Prithviraj starrer Paavada, this will indeed be a first where both the actors share screen space together.