1. No longer `First Class First Pass’

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    The other day, my 10-year old son asked me “what is your job, daddy?” “Brand Consultant,” I replied. Pat came a dialogue. “Surya Bhai is not the name of a person, it is a Brand.” For those not in the know, this dialogue is from the latest Tollywood (nickname for...
  2. A sensational hit in 15 days!

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    There are posters across Hyderabad of the Mahesh Babu starrer `Businessman’ labelled as `15 days sensational hit’. It is a sign of the times and the changes that the movie business has gone through that a movie which has just made it to the 3rd week after release has been...
  3. Return of the multistarrer

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     By D Suresh BabuWith Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu signing up for `Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’, the multistarrer genre has made a rather belated comeback into Telugu cinema. Not since the era of NTR-ANR and Krishna-Shobhan Babu-Krishnam Raju, have any two Telugu heroes with equal standing shared screen space.   During...
  4. Long Dussehra break helped `Dookudu’

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    By Suresh Babu The Telugu film industry has been on a high after a long time, with two recent releases `Dookudu’ and `Oosaravelli’ doing well. `Dookudu’ has done better than `Magadheera’ overseas though it lagged behind a bit in Nizam and Andhra regions.   With many schools and colleges closed...