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Spirituality – something that has never been attempted in Tollywood

India has a majestic spiritual past that is recognised and very well respected in the world. The country that has gifted Bhagavad Geeta to the world has never produced a movie that deals with the spirituality and after life in its full glory. Several French and Hollywood movies have attempted such movies, mostly adapting the …

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Apocalyptic fiction in Telugu cinema

The apocalyptic fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction where the Earth’s civilization is collapsing. The post-apocalyptic fiction deals with the remaining world after the civilization has collapsed. The World wars, biochemical warfare, zombie apocalypse, Cybernetic revolt (AI takeover), alien invasion, pandemics etc are major themes of the apocalyptic fiction.   Apocalyptic fiction in Tollywood: …

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How Nepotism ruined the standards of Tollywood?

Telugu cinema has been different until 80s without nepotism and rivalry. Many youngsters tested their luck out of interest for acting and passion for cinema. Until mid-80s, stage dramas are common in educational institutions and villages which led to many youngsters choosing acting as their career. Things have changed with the arrival of K. Raghavendra …

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Hacking and Technology: Why Telugu movies always get it wrong?

Have you ever wondered why actors in Telugu movies use non-existent futuristic technology instead of real life gadgets? And why hacking and technology is depicted as black magic with endless possibilities?   The influence of James Bond series has spoiled a generation of Indian filmmakers. Nowadays we rarely watch movies that showcase reality. The protagonist …

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Titles and end credits in Telugu movies: What we didn’t learn from Hollywood?

The feature films start with titles and end with end credits. So, the titles and end credits envelope the entire film into a package. Many filmmakers often neglect them and some even consider titles and end credits to be a waste of run time. They used to spend film reels sparingly on titles and credits …

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Movie analysis: How to fix the Telugu movie ‘Hello’

Hello is a Telugu movie starring Akhil and Kalyani, released on 22 Dec, 2017. Hello is directed by Vikram K. Kumar and produced by Nagarjuna. Although the film received mixed to positive reviews, it ended up as a flop. What’s wrong with the film? The film lacks a strong conflict. It starts as a beautiful …

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Decoding Directors: Trivikram Srinivas trademarks and Analysis

Trivikram Srinivas is a popular Telugu film writer and Director, well known for films such as Athadu, Jalsa, Attarintiki Daredi, S/o Satyamurthy etc. He is currently among the top directors of Telugu cinema. Trivikram Srinivas Writing Analysis: Trivikram Srinivas has proved himself as a writer with many successful movies. His dialogues are instantly lovable and …

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