'Pokiri', the latest Telugu blockbuster in the combination of Maheshbabu-Puri Jagannath is being remade in Hindi. Revealing this, Puri Jagannath says, 'We are very happy as everyone is complimenting us for bringing out a very good film. We never expected that our film will be such a sensational hit. Maheshbabu said okay to the subject within 10 minutes after listening to the story. With the success of 'Pokiri' all the buyers and exhibitors are very happy.' The film would be remade in both Tamil and Hindi. Several producers had come forward for the remake rights of 'Pokiri'. It is a nice experience that our film had celebrated 175 days in 63 centres. I assure that our films would maintain the same standard and reach the expectations of audiences.'
'Pokiri' directed by Puri Jagannath on Vaishno Academy banner is racing towards golden jubilee. The film was released on April 28 last year. Mahesh Babu is the hero and Ileana is the heroine. The film has rewritten the box-office records in the Telugu industry.
The film has so far grossed over 40 crores in the first 100 days. The film has run for 50 days in 300 centers and 100 days in 200 centres. The film completed175 days in 63 centres and is now all set to complete 365 days on April 28.
2007/9/8 16:43:36 The film Pokiri has completed 500 days non-stop run at Bhageerath theater in Kurnool. The film starring Mahesh Babu and Ileana in the lead has broken many records in its successful run.. The film is one of the biggest grosser in recent history. The film is running all four shows every day for the past 500 days and people are still coming in reasonable numbers to watch the film.
'Rakhee' starring young hero Jr. NTR, Ileana and Charmee and directed by Krishnavamsi has completed 100 days. The film produced on the Durga Art banner has completed 100 days in 13 centres.
The film has given the much needed hit for NTR. The film shows NTR maturing as an actor. He has been known all along as an action hero. In this film, he got a chance to exhibit his histrionics. The film runs on brother-sister sentiment and 'Rakhee' will remain as a good film in the minds of the Telugu audience.
The Mahesh Babu film Athidhi is similar to his blockbuster movie Pokiri. The first half of the film runs very close to Pokiri. Mahesh Babu’s style, mannerism, the narration, the goons, everything resembles the story from Pokiri.
It is only in the second half that the film has some difference. But on the whole, the film is more or less like Pokiri II and this is the comment one heard from the audience who came out of the theaters after watching the morning show.
'Pokiri' of Maheshbabu had run for 189 days in Sudarshan 35 mm theatre and completed 175 days in Mega 70 mm of Hyderabad. In almost similar pattern, Bommarillu has also completed 175 days at Shanti 70 mm and Konark 70 mm theatres in Hyderabad.
It is surprising that long ago, thespian and legendary actor the late NT Rama Rao had created a record by running 'Adavi Ramudu' for 176 days in two theatres in the Twin Cities. The film had a double jubilee by completing 176 days in Venkatesa 70 mm and again in Sangeet 15 + Ajantha 161 days (combining 176 days) way back in 1977. The record was broken after 29 long years by two films simultaneously.
Three cheers to Telugu film industry on this Golden Jubilee Year.
2011/11/3 12:17:18 Getting a copy of revenue records, income certificates or residence certificate will be easier from Friday.
Talking to reporters at the State Secretariat here on Thursday, Information Technology and Communications Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah on Thursday announced that the government was planning to set up 'Mee Seva' centres across the State wherein people could get these certificates without any difficulty. However, the centres would be on experimental basis in Chittoor and Krishna districts.
The first "Mee Seva" centre would be inaugurated by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy in Chittoor district on Friday. Ponnala said that the `Mee Sevaâ€™ centre would provide 12 services to customers including providing certificates like Adangal, Records of Rights, Income Certificate for students and Residence Certificate. Each certificate would be issued at a nominal fee of Rs 30.
The Minister said that the "Mee Seva" centres would provide all the government services to the people in easy manner at one place. Based on the response received from the people, he said the `Mee Sevaâ€™ would be extended by establishing 300 centres across the state. He said that the government was making efforts to issue all certificates through â€śMee Sevaâ€ť centres by March 31, 2012.
Ponnala hoped that the "Mee Seva" centres would put an end to corruption and the issuing of documents and certificates could be done in a transparent manner. He said the all certificates would be given to candidates within 30 days after conducting proper enquiry. He said that all employees in the â€śMee Sevaâ€ť Centres would be appointed on contract basis by a private firm.
The Minister said that the existing 107 AP On Line, 22 e-seva Centres and 34 Common Service would be christened as â€śMee-Sevaâ€ť centres soon and the government would extend Rs 10,000 to each of the centres for this purpose. (INN)
The film Pokiri has set a new rerecord in Telugu. The film with Mahesh Babu and Ileana in the lead has completed 500 days run. The film reached this landmark at Bhageratha theatre in Kurnool.
The film has been running all four shows at the theater from the day of tis release. And the film has also broken many records in terms of collections. The film is emulatoing th ream run of Rajnikanth's film Chandramukhi. Chandramuhi recently broke a long standing record and is on its way to completing 900 days run .
2008/5/21 18:35:17 This seems to be the season of sequels. Soon after the announcement of a sequel to Allu Arjun’s hit film ‘Arya’, now comes the news of another sequel.
Soundarya, daughter of Rajnikanth is now making films on the Ochre Studios banner. She is planning to foray into Tollywood. For this, she has signed up prince Mahesh Babu. She has also roped in Pokiri director Puri Jagannath to direct the film.
The film will be a sequel to the hit film ‘Pokiri’. The combination of Mahesh Babu, Puri Jagannath and Soundarya is sure to set the expectations on the film soaring. For all Ileana fans, this is the best news they can hope for.
A new film titled Aaroje is being made with KS Kumar as the director. The low budget film however is big on entertainment. The film is a comedy and Brahmanandam is playing a key role in the film. He imitates Mahesh Babu from the film Pokiri. The mannerism and dialogues in Mahesh Babu Style will regale the audience, feels the director. So get set to welcome Pokiri Brahmanandam.
2008/5/23 15:59:10 This is good news for megastar Chiranjeevi. He hails form Mogalthur in West Godavari district and has a good fan following in the East and West Godavari districts. NT Rama Rao hailed from Nimmakuru in Krishna district. So Krishna district is naturally seen as the home district of Nandamuri family as it has its roots there. Krishna district continues to be the stronghold of the Nandamuri family.
So it is really surprising that a Pawan Kalyan film should complete 50 days at 21 centres in Krishna district. This is the highest number of centres in the entire state for any district where Jalsa has completed 50 days run recently.
Is the Konidela family making firm inroads into the Nandamuri family territory? This is naturally good news for Chiranjeevi just ahead of the launch of his political party.
2006/11/19 18:41:53 It is well aware that the super hit Tamil film 'Kovai Brothers' with Satyaraj and his son Sibiraj in the lead is being dubbed into Telugu as 'Pokiri Brothers' by Mutyala Ramdas on the banner if Siva Sai Films. Producer Ramdas says, 'Presently DTS final mixing works are in progress. We will complete the remaining post-production works and release the film in the first week of December. The film is about two youth who come across when trying to stop the injustices being done to the people in society. What they did to bring about enlightenment among the people in the society? The entire film was made in an entertaining way. Especially the song choreographed on Kovai Sarala with the bit songs from super hit films would ehthrall the audiences.'
2007/11/15 15:18:05 The Ram Charan starrer Chirutha has completed the 50 days run successfully. The film has completed the 50 days run at 162 centres in the state. Puri Jagannath directed the film and Ashwini Dutt is the producer. A Delhi based model Neha Sharma played the female lead opposite Ram Charan in the film.
2011/11/16 18:55:02 Minister for Women and Child Welfare Sunitha Lakshma Reddy on Wednesday stated that the government would fill all vacant posts in Anganwadi centres in the state.
Talking to media persons after performing puja to Lord Shiva at Pancharamam in Palakollu in West Godavari district to mark the Karthika month, the Minister said that the government has already taken the decision to fill all posts lying vacant at Anganwadi centres in the state. Nearly 1,000 posts are lying vacant in Anganwadi centres and the government would issue a notification for filling them soon, she said.
Stating that the government was committed to welfare of women in state, Sunitha Reddy said the government has decided to construct a Stree shakthi Bhavan at a cost of Rs 25 lakh in all mandals in the district. She said that the buildings would be constructed for Anganwadi centres with the financial assistance of NABARD. (INN)
'Pokiri Pilla' - A Malayalam Superhit to Tollywood
2006/11/30 12:51:10 The first copy of 'Pokiri Pilla' directed by AK Shahan with Suresh Gopi and Mamata Mohandas in the lead is being dubbed into Telugu by Kethireddy Jagadiswar Reddy and S Harish Reddy on the banner of Dhruti Cinema is ready.
Presenter Kethireddy Jagadiswar Reddy says, 'This is a film made with a different concept. The film was a big hit in Malayalam and we are sure that it would repeat the history in Telugu also.'
Producer Harish Reddy says, 'This film was made with real life incident that occurred in Srilanka. It has many elements including action and romance. The performance and glamour of Mamata Mohandas would be a highlight. We are planning to release the audio by the end of November and the film in the second week of December.'
2007/12/31 15:54:05 Megastar Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan made his screen debut this year. The film Chirutha gave a dream start to the career of Ram Charan. The film was made on a lavish budget and Ram Charan impressed everyone with his skills both as an actor and also in the fight scenes. The film has completed 100 days run successfully at 38 centres in the state. The list of theatres is as follows:
The Kalabhavan Mani starrer Nanma was released today in 34 centres all across the state. The film will be shown in UFO format in 14 centres.
The movie stars Rahman and Anil Adithyan in prominent roles. The songs of the film are already a hit, with Kalabhavan Mani lending steps to a few.
The weekend suddenly became a busy one in cinema terms, as two another films are also poised to reach the release centres tomorrow.
Kalabahavan Mani's Ratchakan which was completed months before is the one film that will grace the theatres tomorrow. The other film is Pranayakalam by debutante Udhay Ananthan with Ajmal Ameer and Vimala Raman in the lead.
2006/11/19 18:41:00 The successful Malayalam film 'Lanka' directed by AK Shahan with Suresh Gopi and Mamata Mohandas in the lead is being dubbed into Telugu as 'Pokiri Pilla' by S Harish Reddy on the banner of Dhruti Cinema. The producer is making efforts to release the film on December 1. Producer Harish Reddy says, 'The film was made with real life incidents in Sri Lanka some time ago and it is a big hit in Malayalam. Made with action and romance in the backdrop, the film has Nandita Mohandas' performance and glamour as highlights. Presently dubbing work is in progress. We are planning to release the audio on November 20 and the film on December 1. We are sure that the film would be a hit in Telugu too.' Laila, Thomas and others are in the cast. Dialogues are by Rajasekhara Reddy, lyrics are by Vennelakanti and music is by Srinivas.