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“I feel like I am in Telangana movement 24×7!” – Telangana’s Cartoonist-in-Chief Mrityunjay


He is a name almost every household in Telangana is familiar with. His trademark signature comes in everyday, unfailingly with a picture that sums up our present social and political lives. This has especially been true in the last 2 years of his stint with Namasthe Telangana. Mrityunjay Chiluveru is the man who elicits that smile from us every morning and makes even the most militant of Telangana activists forget their worries, smile & laugh in those moments. His cartoons are viral on social media where pitched battles are now fought over statehood and the politics around it. Mrityunjay’s cartoons with Telangana’s first ‘native’ newspaper in one way reflect the breadth and depth, the Telangana movement took in it’s latest ...

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Interview: Director Pradeep Madugula talks about his debut film ‘Billa-Ranga’

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Pradeep Madugula is busy with his debut Billa-Ranga‘s release, audio of which is being released today at Taj Deccan, Hyderabad. Pradeep once again collaborated with Santosh Narayanan, who was an assistant to AR Rahman, for music to Billa-Ranga after their stint with ‘Advaitham’. The film stars Alias Janaki fame Rahul Venkat and another newcomer Pradeep Ryan and promises to be a roller-coaster ride of laughter and satire set in a small town. Artists and crew associated with the movie say the movie could be ground-breaking in Telugu films for at least one reason, which can’t be disclosed before the release, as it would be a spoiler! Pradeep won the National Film Award for Best (Educational/Motivational/Instructional) Film in 2010 for his ...

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Interview: Naveen talks about the making of TeenMaar Mallanna!

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30 year old Naveen Chintapandu alias Mallanna is easily the most talked about journo in Telangana today. He plays ‘Mallanna’ in Channel V6’s runaway hit show TeenMaar and is also the creative force behind it. Telangana Talkies got hold of him for Tete-a-tete over what made his character ‘Mallanna’ such a household name in every Telangana home. Q: How are you enjoying the success of ‘Teenmaar’? How has the response been? A: I feel good about it. I get lots of calls from even old women who never watched news that they see my program regularly. One fan from Suryapet even said he removed Sun Direct as it doesn’t show V6 and instead got cable to see Teenmaar! So many ...

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Interview: Indian-English film ‘Drawing Blood’ Actor-Director MaHa

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Drawing Blood is an Indian-English concept movie ready to be released. It is an english film in the league of Nagesh Kukunoor’s Rockford, Hyderabad Blues, Hyderabad Blues 2, and Bollywood Calling and would be targeting the same audience. However, what sets this movie apart is the very personal level on which the movie’s story is based. The movie is about a struggle an artist goes through to create the much admired paintings he creates. Here is an interview with the Khammam-born Actor-Director Natraaj Maharshi, who goes by the screen name MaHa, about this emotional roller-coaster. How and when were you inspired to get into movies? I was a child artist through the age of 4. I acted in a lot ...

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Interview with ‘యాది’ Director Yennengee – “learnt a lot of filmmaking on Internet!”

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Yennengee is one of the many aspirants who want to make movies. This youngster who could only study till Intermediate before plunging into movies talks about his struggle to make his dream into reality. He studied moviemaking books on Internet and dived headlong into movies assisting director Ramesh Reddy Thummala before making the shortfilm ‘Yaadi’ centered around suicides of Telangana youth for Statehood. తెలంగాణా సినీ కళాకారులను, తెలంగాణా కధలకు ఒక వేదికను ఏర్పాటు చేసుకోడానికి ఉద్యమములో మమేకమైన వ్యక్తులు, సంస్థలు కలిసి ఈ మధ్య Film Telangana Festival పేరిట షార్ట్ ఫిలిం ఫెస్టివల్ నిర్వహించారు. అనేకమంది కళాకారులు ఉత్సాహంగా పాల్గొన్న ఈ ఫెస్టివల్ లో ‘యాది’ అనే షార్ట్ ఫిలిం ఉత్తమ చిత్రం, ఉత్తమ సంగీతం, ఉత్తమ చాయాగ్రహణం కు గాను అవార్డులు గెలుచుకున్ధి. ఫెస్టివల్ కు ఎంపికై నాలుగు అవార్డులకు గాను మూడు అవార్డులు గెలుచుకుంది. అంతే కాకుండా, ప్రతిష్టాత్మక ...

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