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DEV review

Hero Karthi garnered good response among Telugu audience with movies Awara, Naa peru siva, Oopiri, Khaki. Hit pair Karthi and Rakul Preet have teamed up for the second time in romantic action entertainer Dev, which is directed by Rajat Ravishankar. Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishna, Nikki Gilrani are playing prominent roles in Dev, produced by S Lakshman Kumar.

Story: Dev(Karthi) is a person who listens to his heart always. He decides to go on a quest of adventure and sets out for it. On the other hand Meghana(Rakul) is juxtaposed, she always indulges in work and office. These two distinct characters meet accidentally. Dev falls in love with Meghana, but she doesn’t care about him. The rest story forms how Dev faced hurdles to win Meghana’s love.

Plus points:

Karthi, Rakul Preet

Vel Raja Cinematography

Minus points:

Story, screenplay


First half


Karthi has immensely indulged in his character and gave super performance. Similarly, Rakul was apt to her role as Meghana. As they have worked earlier in Khaki and proved to be on screen hit pair, so this time also they have sizzled the screen with their vibrant chemistry. Vel Raja’s cinematography is remarkable in Dev. Director Rajat Ravishankar tried to present an old story in new way, but it seems to be a letdown. The comedy too is not up to the mark, instead it tests once patience. Even the veteran actors Prakash Raj and Ramya Krishna characters were misused. Overall, the film Dev is dull romantic drama, except Karthi and Rakul unreal chemistry which is fabulous.

Rating – 2/5

Gang Leader first song: Energetic and inspiring


Natural star Nani, versatile director Vikram have collaborated for the first time ever in the upcoming entertainer Gang Leader. Navin Erneni, Y Ravi Shankar are producing the film under Mythri Movie Makers along with Mohan(CVM). The recently released Gang Leader first look poster has garnered a tremendous response.

Makers have unveiled the first song Ra Ra(Roar of Revengers) from Gang Leader. Song is penned by Anantha Sriram and composed by Anirudh. Prudhvi Chandra, Bashermax have rendered the song. The lyrics are very inspiring. Anirudh once again mesmerized with his fabulous music.

Ram and Nabha’s characters and their chemistry is the highlight of ismart shankar


Ismart shankar is huge on collections in all its release centres, one
of the main strength’s of the film are the characters of the lead pair
Ram and Nabha. Ram’s character and his energy is drool worthy. He
pulls off the character with great conviction and looks convincing in
the tough part and has also done a great job with the comedy scenes of
the character. Nabha surprises the audience with her diametrically
opposite character compared to her debut film and has now become the
darling of the masses.

This kind of chemistry hasn’t been seen between a lead pair in the recent past. Director puri is known to have taken special interest in writing the
scenes between them. Also, the scenes were so entertaining that many
of the people of the film crew were completely surprised and
entertained on the set itself when the scenes were being filmed.

“I haven’t seen these kinds of characters in any of the films I
worked. Both of them are crazy characters and the romance between them
is even crazier and entertaining, we had so much fun looking at them
perform on the set itself while filming the scenes. The director even
ended up writing a few scenes extra because the chemistry was so
good.” said an undisclosed source on the set.

The lead pair is seen having electrifying chemistry in romantic
scenes and also pull off a surprising amount of comedy. Nabha and
Ram’s comic timing is on dot and is sending audiences into huge bouts
of laughter.

Venky Mama latest update


Victory Venkatesh, Yuva Samrat Naga Chaitanya are featuring in a massive multi starrer titled ‘Venky Mama’, is known news. Jai Lava Kusa fame Bobby is directing the film. Suresh Productions and People Media Factory are jointly bankrolling Venky Mama. From the time of its announcement, fans of both the heroes are curious to watch the film.

The latest update is that Venky Mama shooting is currently taking place in Hyderabad. Prominent scenes on Venky and Chaitu are being canned. Raashi Khanna and Payal Rajput are playing female lead roles. Venkatesh and Chaitu will be seen as mama-alludu on screen. Till now 70 percent of the shooting is finished. Makers are planning to release the movie on the occasion of Dussehra.

‘Ninne Pelladatha’ logo unveiled by King Nagarjuna


King Nagarjuna and Tabu starrer ‘Ninne Pelladatha’ was a super hit and created a sensation back then. Now, an upcoming film starring Rakul Preet’s brother Aman is titled Ninne Pelladatha. The film is being produced by Ambica Arts and Eeshwari Arts jointly while Vaikunta Bonu is directing it. King Nagarjuna has unveiled the movie title logo in Hyderabad.

On this occasion, the film director Vaikunta said, ‘I thank Nagarjuna garu for unveiling the movie logo. Aman and Siddhika are featuring in lead roles in Ninne Pelladatha. The film also has Saikumar, Seetha, Indraja, Sijju, Annapurnammma, Madhunadhan in key roles. Till now fifty percent of movie shooting is finished. We are planning to release the movie in October.

Film producer said, ‘I feel very happy that King Nagarjuna garu unveiled our film logo. The story narrated by director Vaikunta is interesting. All the actors are giving a nice performance. After Vizag schedule, we are going to can a couple of songs in Kulu Manali’.

Ismart Shankar makes record collections


Energetic star Ram-dashing director Puri Jagganath latest outing Ismart Shankar. The film was released on July 18th worldwide. Teaser and trailer have garnered a huge response which heightened expectations on the film. The film is running successfully with record collections.

Ram’s energetic performance, Puri dialogues taking, Mani Sharma music, Nidhi Agerwal, and Nabha Natesh glamour worked out in well which made Ismart Shankar a blockbuster. On the first day itself, the film has collected 7.83 crores and stunned trade groups. The first-day collections area wise is Nizam-3.43 Ceeded-1.2 Vizag-0.86 East-0.50 West-0.40 Krishna-0.53 Guntur-0.57 Nellore-0.30 AP+TS-7.8cr while the worldwide collections are 16 crores gross.

Magnum Opus ‘Saaho’ new release date


One of the biggest and most awaited movies of the year, Saaho which kick-started shooting in 2017 marking the return of Prabhas on the big screen after SS Rajamouli’s Bahubali franchise has pushed its release date to August 30, this year. The movie was set for a release on August 15 this year but as we know it, the makers are not ready to serve the audience with any compromise on quality with the movie riding big on high-octane action sequences and never seen ever long action-packed storyline.

A spokesperson for the producer’s shares, “We want to bring the best to the audience. For bringing finesse to the action sequences we need some more time. Although we are shifting the date from Independence Day but we want to stick to the month of Independence and patriotism with Saaho. We are dedicated to bringing the biggest movie on the largest scale.”

Saaho is one of the most anticipated films, starring Prabhas, an actor who enjoys pan India appeal. Paired with Shraddha Kapoor, the movie is being shot in three languages, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, simultaneously. The movie also has a superlative ensemble cast of Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Panday, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay, Murali Sharma, amongst others- all the more reasons why the delay does deter the spirit of the audience who are looking forward to the release.

Aame nude scenes creates stir


Amala Paul featuring in the latest film titled Aame. The film is directed by Ratna Kumar in which Amala Paul features nude in promotional pictures. Thus, Aame trailer has become viral on social media. The trailer which impressed hugely has raised expectations. Aame is set to release on July 19th worldwide. As a part of promotions, Amala responded to the questions about nude scenes and said that she had told her mother before…her mother said to act if scripts demands.

Amala Paul believes that film ‘Aame’ has given huge confidence to her. However, the nude scenes of Amala Paul created a stir in Tamilnadu. The actual thing is that Tamil Nadu minister Priya Rajeshwari is angry that film will have a bad impact on the youth. She added that Amala Paul is from Puducherry and accused that she doesn’t have any respect or love for the Tamil people and culture. She had lodged a complaint with the police against Amala Paul. Well, we need to see how the film unit responds.

Anushka’s ‘Nishabdam’ first look to release on this date


Nishabadam, featuring Anushka Shetty, R Madhavan in lead roles, is being directed by Hemanth Madhukar. Micheal Madsen, who appeared in more than 100 Hollywood movies, is set to appear in this International film. The film is being made in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi languages. Renowned production house People Media Factory is producing the film.

Latest update about the movie is that “Nishabdam” first look title poster will be unveiled on 21st July on the occasion of Anushka Shetty completing her 14 years film career. Director Hemant Madhukar took to twitter and announced this exciting news.

People Media Factory head TG Vishwa Prasad is bankrolling this International Indian film in which Micheal Madsen, south India lady superstar Anushka, pan India star R Madhavan, Subbaraj, Anjali, Shalini Pandey, Avasarala Srinivas, and others are featuring in significant roles.

Boyapati Srinu next film under Geetha Arts


Mass director Boyapati Srinu was supposed to do a film with Nandamuri Balakrishna after Vinaya Vidheya Rama. The reason for the film being shelved is due to high budget. Thereafter, buzz circulated that certainly there will be a movie in Balayya-Boyapati combination. Balayya announced his next with KS Ravi Kumar. With this, many speculations were made about the Balayya-Boyapati movie.

Now, everyone is curious to know about Boyapati’s next film. Recently, producer Allu Aravind and Boyapati attended Guna 369 trailer release event as chief guests. Allu Aravind has stated that he will team up with Boyapati and produce a film under Geeta Arts banner. Earlier, Allu Aravind has announced that Chiranjeevi will be doing the lead role.

Currently, megastar Chiranjeevi is doing Syeraa. After which, he will be teaming up with director Koratala Siva. Thus, the dates might not be available. This creates huge curiosity that who will be the hero in Boyapati’s next. An official announcement is expected soon.

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