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Movie: Pelliroju
Cast: Dinesh Ravi, Mia George, Nivetha Pethuraj, Riythvika, Ramesh Thilak and others
Dialogues: Venkat Malluri
Music: Justin Prabhakaran
Cinematography: Gokul Benoy
Editing: Sabu Joseph
Producers: Mrudula Mangisetty, Saraswathi Mangisetty
Director: Nelson Venkatesan
Banner: Cineyog Motion Pictures
Release Date: 08 December 2018

Tamil film 'Oru Naal Koothu' is been dubbed in Telugu as 'Pelliroju'. This movie takes up a topic that is very poignant in this day and age. The movie revolves around a few characters who are all connected by one thing — marriage. The main subject being marriages and the enormous pressures faced by the fairer sex each with their own set of problems, try to tackle the question of marriage that hangs over their lives.

STORY:
Three young women, face unique challenges in their process of getting married, which can be very related to, and typical of the South Indian society. Rajkumar (Dinesh Ravi), who is in love with his colleague Kavya (Nivetha Pethuraj), is reluctant to marry her, owing to her superior economic background. He deliberately delays talks of marriage, asking more time from Kavya to "settle" himself in a well-off position.

Lakshmi (Mia George) is visited by several suitors through the course of many years, and every one of them is rejected by her proud, conservative father (Nagineedu), whose greediness makes him wait every time for a better suitor who is par the family's status.

While Bhaskar agrees to marry Susheela (Riythvika), a radio jockey from a middle-class family, he suddenly gets cold feet and calls off the marriage, insulting Susheela every time she demands an explanation.

This is the premise of 'Pelliroju' and the delight is to be found in the way in which these obvious issues were tackled. The story unfolds, telling how each of the protagonists attempts to fight the dogma of arranged-marriage culture, so deep-rooted in the Indian society. The story is based on the experiences of the director himself.

The film is engagingly narrated in flashbacks that move seamlessly from one character to another. Interestingly, all the characters remain unconnected until the climax, when fate throws them together.

ARTISTES PERFORMANCE:
Dinesh has a significant role, but the spotlight is on the female characters and all three have given fabulous performances. Slim and pretty newcomer Nivetha effortlessly glides through her role. Mia has been perfectly cast and she has done total justice to her role, Ritwika is a natural performer and has given an awesome feat. Bala Saravanan, who plays Dinesh’s friend, continues his good comic act and tickles our funny bones with his timely one-liners. Ramesh Thilak, Karunakaran, Charlie, Nagineedu play small yet significant characters and lend their huge support.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS:
With his quirky plot, which has been narrated in an appealing manner, Director Nelson Venkatesan undoubtedly proves that he is a filmmaker with a substance. Though all the characters remain unconnected till the climax, Nelson infuses a twist and fate interlinks all of them. Justin Prabhakar’s music is topnotch and his songs elevate the situations. Gokul’s cinematography is a big plus to the movie and Sabu Joseph’s crisp and neat editing warrants mention.

The only negative would be the climax, which seems like an attempt to deliberately steer clear away from the anticipated and create some drama.

VERDICT:
On the whole, Overall, with an engaging screenplay, powerful dialogues backed by intense performances by the entire cast, alluring music, 'Pelliroju' is a film with a message and not to be missed.

RATING: 3.5/5
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Tollywood Director SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, the 'Baahubali' franchise, which swept the box offices across India, has now made its mark on the international theatre scene, too. 'Baahubali: The Beginning', along with 'Skyfall' and 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', will be screened at the London's Alberta Hall in 2019, giving Indians one more reason to be proud of their cinema.

The Alberta Hall celebrates 10 years of Films in Concert series and these three films have been chosen to be part of the show. The event will include the screening of the classic films with live orchestral accompaniment at the Royal Albert Hall. Taking to Twitter, the Royal Alberta Hall announced the screening of the films as well as details about the ticket sale, which begins on Friday. The show will be held on 19 October 2019.

Director Rajamouli also took to Twitter to express his elation. Sharing Alberta Hall’s tweet, the director wrote about a concert he had attended at Alberta Hall last year and discussed how great it would be if Baahubali’s soundtrack was played at Alberta.

“Someone must have said ‘Thadhaasthu’. Waiting,” he further wrote.
Last year, Baahubali: the Conclusion went on to win the Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. It was premiered at the British Film Institute and was the inaugural feature film at the 39th Moscow International Film Festival. Baahubali: the Conclusion was also screened at the "Indian Panorama" section of the 48th International Film Festival of India.

Directed by SS Rajamouli, 'Baahubali' stars Prabhas in the title role, with Anushka and Tammannah playing the female leads. The film also has an impressive star cast with Sathyaraj, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan and Nasser in pivotal roles. Produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni under the banner Arka Media Works, 'Baahubali' was made on a budget of Rs 250 crores. The film was released in various languages including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Malayalam.
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Tollywood actor Sumanth, the grandson of legendary thespian Akkineni Nageswara Rao, is reprising his grandfather’s role in 'NTR' biopic. This morning (20 September 2018), on the occasion of ANR’s 95th birth anniversary, 'NTR' team unveiled Sumanth’s first look as ANR. Sumanth looks quite similar to ANR and perfectly recreates the aura of his legendary grandfather. The first look has raised expectations among fans of both the illustrious Akkineni and Nandamuri families.

Sumanth had kick-started shooting for his part already. Balakrishna and Vidya Balan are essaying NT Ramarao and Basavatarakam’s roles respectively. Rana Daggubati will be portraying Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s role. Krish is directing the movie while Vishnu Induri and Sai Korrapati are producing the movie in association with Nandamuri Balakrishna.
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Tollywood actor and educationalist Manchu Mohan Babu’s mother Manchu Lakshmamma passed away at 6 am on Thursday (20 September 2018) morning. She breathed her last at the age of 85 after suffering from a prolonged illness. Manchu Lakshmamma was reportedly bed-bound from past two months in a private hospital Tirupati. She is survived by her children Manchu Mohan Babu who is a popular actor in Tollywood. Her husband Manchu Narayanaswamy Naidu passed away in 2013 in Tirupati.

As per the reports, Mohan Babu and his children are out of the country at the moment and they are on their way back to India after being informed about Lakshmamma’s demise. According to the reports, the last rites of Lakshmamma will be performed on Friday in their hometown.

Manchu Manoj Kumar, the grandson of Lakshmamma, who is also a famous Tollywood actor shared a heart-touching message on social media.
Cinepopcorn.com expresses its deepest condolences to Mohan Babu and his family.
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Veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam is gearing up for the release of the multi-starrer venture ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’. The movie was initially scheduled for a release on September 28, but now the makers have decided to screen the film a day ahead of its initial release date. The new release date of the film to hit the screens is September 27. Now that the film is releasing on Thursday, it has an extra advantage of getting a big opening at the box office. In fact, ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’ is one of the eagerly awaited flicks this month.

Taking to Twitter, the production house tweeted, “Mark your calendars! We're coming a day early! #ChekkaChivanthaVaanam releasing worldwide on the 27th of September.”
Produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’ has music by AR Rahman. The makers recently unveiled two songs ‘Mazhai Kuruvi’ and ‘Bhoomi Bhoomi’ from the film. The movie is going to release in Telugu also under the title 'Nawab'.
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Tollywood and Kollywood actress 'Colors' Swathi got married to her longtime boyfriend Vikas on Thursday (30 August 2018) night. Vikas is working as a pilot. Celebrities generally go for lavish wedding celebrations but Colors Swathi preferred a low-key ceremony. Interestingly, no one from the film industry graced the event. It seems like it is entirely Swathi’s decision. She wanted to have a simple wedding with a limited number of guests. The newlywed couple is going to conduct a reception party on September 2nd in Cochin.

Got popular as a TV anchor with ‘Colors’ program, Swathi did some supporting roles in movies like ‘Aadavari Maatalaku Ardhale Verule’ etc and became a heroine with ‘Danger’ movie. As a female lead, Swathi has scored so many hits like ‘Ashta Chemma’, ‘Swamy Rara’, ‘Karthikeya’ etc. Swathi confirmed that she is going to act in movies even after marriage.