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Keerthy Suresh’s ‘Good Luck Sakhi’ release date announced

Keerthy Suresh’s ‘Good Luck Sakhi’ release date announced
Tollywood Keerthy Suresh essays the titular role of Sakhi, a skillful shooter in the film.Tnm StaffThe makers of Keerthy Suresh starrer Good Luck Sakhi recently announced the release date along with a poster from the movie. Good Luck Sakhi is slated for theatrical release on June 3. The film marks director Nagesh Kukunoor’s debut movie in Tollywood. Prior to Good Luck Sakhi, he is known for his work in movies like Hyderabad Blues, Dor and Iqbal. Actor Keerthy Suresh took to Instagram to share the new poster and announce the release date of the film. “Here’s the announcement you’ve been waiting for! #GoodLuckSakhi is coming to theatres on June 3,” the 28-year-old actor’s post read. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Keerthy Suresh (@keerthysureshofficial) The sports drama film stars Keerthy Suresh, Aadhi Pinisetty and Jagapathi Babu in lead roles. It is also likely to
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Is Ott becoming a political playground for Bollywood filmmakers?

Is Ott becoming a political playground for Bollywood filmmakers?
Politics has never really been a favoured subject for Bollywood filmmakers. In a country where mainstream cinema never really got out of the grip of censor woes and protest groups, the Hindi film industry by and large avoided cinema that spoke of politics and politicians.

Bollywood cinema has naturally hesitated looking at Indian politics and political themes while setting up fictional drama.

There have been cases in the past, after all, when themes pertaining to politics faced trouble. Kissaa Kursee Kaa was banned from release during Emergency owing to its satirical depiction of democracy in the country. Aandhi was banned a few months after release because it was felt that the film bore shades of Indira Gandhi and her politics. Parzania, depicting a fictional story against the backdrop of the 2002 Gujarat riots, was banned in that state, and so was Firaaq. Inshallah Kashmir won a National Award, but was denied release,
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Ankur Rathee, Jim Sarbh shared ‘mischievous’ vibes while shooting Taish!

Ankur Rathee, Jim Sarbh shared ‘mischievous’ vibes while shooting Taish!
Actor Ankur Rathee has an interesting anecdote recalling his experience of working with Jim Sarbh.

Ankur played Jim's brother in Bejoy Nambiar's recent release, "Taish", which dropped digitally as a web series as well as a film.

"In rehearsals, we would think of something mischievous, smile at each other and throw the scene on its feet and test it out! Such exploration continued on set. We would constantly go off script, and as Bejoy kept rolling we would bounce off each other's absurd impulses. Jim reminded me that in our search for authenticity and spontaneity we can have so much fun," said Ankur.

It has been an eventful year for him so far, having worked with filmmakers like Anubhav Sinha, Nagesh Kukunoor and Bejoy Nambiar. The common factor among these creative artistes, he says, is that they welcome new ideas.

Ankur worked in Sinha's critically-acclaimed "Thappad" besides Bejoy Nambiar's "Taish
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Watch: Keerthy Suresh's 'Miss India' trailer out, film to release on Netflix

Watch: Keerthy Suresh's 'Miss India' trailer out, film to release on Netflix
TollywoodNetflix tweeted that the film will release on November 4.Digital NativeKeerthy Suresh’s upcoming Telugu release Miss India will be skipping the theatrical release and head for direct-ott platform Netflix. The film will be streamed on Netflix India from November 4. Announcing the same, Netflix tweeted, “A movie about a badass woman, chai, and dreams coming true, starring @KeerthyOfficial ? Sign us up immediately. #MissIndia @MusicThaman @NARENcloseup A movie about a badass woman, chai, and dreams coming true, starring @KeerthyOfficial? Sign us up immediately.#MissIndia @MusicThaman @NARENcloseup pic.twitter.com/FO78kfd7Hs — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) October 24, 2020 Bankrolled by Mahesh S Koneru under East Coast Productions, the film is directed by debutant director Narendra Nath. Keerthy Suresh plays a young girl named Samyukta hailing from a conservative middle-class family, who dreams of turning an entrepreneur. After quitting her job, she starts a business selling Indian chai abroad. Earlier, speaking about Keerthy Suresh’s perseverance and patience,
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Keerthy Suresh resumes shooting for ‘Good Luck Sakhi’ in Hyderabad

Keerthy Suresh resumes shooting for ‘Good Luck Sakhi’ in Hyderabad
TollywoodAlso starring Aadhi Pinisetty and Jagapathi Babu in key roles, the film marks the directorial debut of Nagesh Kukunoor in Telugu.Digital NativeDigital NativeActor Keerthy Suresh, whose last film Penguin recently premiered on Amazon Prime Video, has resumed shooting for Good Luck Sakhi, which marks the directorial debut of Nagesh Kukunoor in Telugu. A picture of Keerthy and others from the sets of the film surfaced on social media on Sunday. Apparently, just a few days of shoot are left and the team is eyeing for a theatrical release. The teaser of the film was unveiled on the occasion of Independence Day. The film, which also stars Aadhi Pinisetty and Jagapathi Babu in key roles, features Keerthy in the role of a sharpshooter. The teaser was first shared by actor Prabhas on his social media handles. He wrote, “My congratulations and best wishes to the entire team of #GoodLuckSakhi.” The
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'Ott is the future': Anchor and actor Gayatri Bhargavi in conversation with Tnm

'Ott is the future': Anchor and actor Gayatri Bhargavi in conversation with Tnm
EntertainmentThe actor, who had a meaty role in ‘Metro Kathalu’, is also part of Rgv’s ‘Murder’ and the Keerthy Suresh starrer ‘Good Luck Sakhi’.Rajeswari ParasaImage: Facebook/Gayatri BhargaviCatching up quickly with the Ott trend in the film industry, anchor-cum-actor Gayatri Bhargavi has been doing back-to-back meaty roles in movies that are being released online. Recently, she portrayed the important role of a Muslim woman in Karuna Kumar’s Metro Kathalu, which released on the Aha Ott platform and has been receiving good response for her performance. The actor is also playing a role in Ram Gopal Varma’s controversial film Murder, which is based on the Amrutha-Pranay caste killing that shook Telangana in 2018. The actor has also finished shooting for the upcoming Keerthy Suresh and Aadhi Pinisetty starrer, Good Luck Sakhi, a multilingual movie directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. An Eflu-Hyderabad gold medallist, a soft skills trainer and a storyteller,
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Watch: Keerthy Suresh plays a shooter in ‘Good Luck Sakhi’, teaser released

Watch: Keerthy Suresh plays a shooter in ‘Good Luck Sakhi’, teaser released
TollywoodDirected by Nagesh Kukunoor, the film also stars Jagapathi Babu and Aadhi Pinisetty.Tnm StaffYouTube/Worth A Shot Motion ArtsThe teaser for Keerthy Suresh’s upcoming film Good Luck Sakhi was released on Saturday. The teaser showed actors Aadhi Pinisetty, Jagapathi Babu and Rahul Ramakrishna in seemingly prominent roles. This is the first Telugu film to be directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, whose previous works have all been Hindi or Indian-English films. The teaser opens with Keerthy Suresh appearing in clothes that are usually worn by women of the Banjara or the Lambada community in Telangana, all set for a wedding. An accident seems to befall the groom, and a narrator’s voice tells us that the entire town calls her ‘Bad Luck Sakhi,’ as she seems to invite misfortune all the time. Enter Jagapathi Babu, a shooting coach who wants to train shooters who can become the nation’s pride.
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Six Bollywood films for that cricket-fix during the lockdown

Six Bollywood films for that cricket-fix during the lockdown
With the lockdown slowly turning us into unwilling?homebodies, a good number of us yearn for that adrenaline?rush you get from playing a sport out in the open. India's obsession with cricket is no secret, so despite the streets being empty, we have a solution for? cricket-fans?to feel that familiar excitement and energy. These six films, we have listed below?are a must-watch on a cricket lover's list if you're looking to experience that drama, suspense, and tension between the bat and ball, till you can actually wield one in the street.?

Sachin: A Billion Dreams

Chronicling?a stellar 24-year-old journey of India's greatest cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar,?Sachin: A Billion Dreams?was easily the most anticipated film for cricket fans in 2017. A docudrama sports film was made over an extensive four years and starred the cricket God of India himself with real-life footage of the cricketer's childhood and iconic matches.
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Indian documentary 'Rooting for Roona' wins award at Orlando Film Festival

Documentary The 40-minute documentary tells the story of a little girl from Tripura named Roona Begum who was born with a birth defect that caused her head to swell up to an unusually large size.Tnm StaffRooting for Roona, directed by Bengaluru based filmmakers Pavitra Chalam and Akshay Shankar, has won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 25th South Asian Film Festival of Orlando. The film won an outstanding average score of 4.69 out of 5, and was the only film to score above 3.80. The South Asian Film Festival is part of Enzian Theater’s cultural festival circuit and is co-presented with the Asian Cultural Association. Previous editions of this prestigious festival have included films like Dheepan by Jacques Audiard, Waiting by Anu Menon and Dhanak by Nagesh Kukunoor. The 40-minute documentary tells the story of a little girl from Tripura named Roona Begum who was born with a
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Aadhi Pinisetty’s next in Telugu is a sports drama

TollywoodTitled 'Clap', maestro Ilayaraja is composing music for this flick.Digital NativeThe shooting of Aadhi Pinisetty’s sports drama Clap is currently on in Hyderabad. The shooting is happening at the Ramoji Film City where a set costing about Rs 50 lakh has been erected. Akansha Singha and Krisha Kurup play the female leads in this sports entertainer that is being directed by Prithvi Aditya. The technical crew of Clap is very impressive with maestro Ilayaraja scoring the music. Vairabalan has built the sets for this film which will be a visual treat for the audiences. The dance choreography is done by Dinesh who is currently choreographing a dance with Monal Gajjar shaking a leg. Clap is bankrolled by Ib Karthikeyan under his banner Big Print Pictures. Speaking about the film, director Prithvi Aditya had said in a media interaction that he will be shooting the climax portion in a stadium
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Hyde Park launches new division for Indian and Asian film and TV

Hyde Park launches new division for Indian and Asian film and TV
Initial slate includes projects with Gurinder Chadha, Paul Feig and Nagesh Kukunoor.

Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment is launching a new division, Hyde Park Entertainment Asia, to make film and TV projects from Indian and Asian filmmakers.

Among the division’s initial slate - which focuses on Indian stories for English- and local-language audiences - is an animated feature from Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha, a comedy series in development with Paul Feig and a TV series from writer-director Nagesh Kukunoor.

Los Angeles-based Hyde Park, which also has an office in London, will open an Asian base in Chennai,
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Hyde Park Entertainment Asia Launches With Multicultural Film & TV Slate

Hyde Park Entertainment Asia Launches With Multicultural Film & TV Slate
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group is launching a new division, Hyde Park Entertainment Asia which will have an ongoing commitment to Indian and Asian filmmakers, producing producing prolific film and TV projects for global audiences.

This continues Hyde Park’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, with the division’s first slate focusing on Indian stories for both English-and local-language audiences. The company will expand its production operations, headquartered in La, by adding an Asian base in Chennai, India. This joins Hyde Park’s European offices in London. Hyde Park and Image Nation Abu Dhabi are continuing their long-term film financing partnership.

“Now more than ever the Hollywood dream needs to be multicultural and all inclusive,” says Amritraj, “I look forward to collaborating with wonderful Indian and Asian talent long into the future to tell unique and authentic stories that reflect our global world.”

Amritraj has been a pioneering
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Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Launches Large-Scale Production Venture in India

Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Launches Large-Scale Production Venture in India
Top-level talent including Paul Feig, Gurinder Chadha and Anurag Kashyap are on board as leading Hollywood independent Hyde Park Entertainment makes a major launch into the Indian production scene. The company is headed by Ashok Amritraj, the highest-profile Indian executive based in Los Angeles.

The diversification move is made possible by the growing success of Indian film and TV content which is being propelled to new audiences overseas by global video streamers Netflix and Amazon. Within India, local streaming giants Hotstar, SonyLiv, and others, are similarly using Ott technology and cheap cellular data to reach nationwide audiences, many of which were not previously TV households.

To capitalize on Indian stories — and the exploding Indian series genre — the group is launching a new division Hyde Park Entertainment Asia to be headquartered in Chennai. Parent company Hyde Park will continue to produce and finance U.S. studio and independent films and television from Los Angeles,
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Paul Feig’s Indian-American Sitcom ‘Break the Room’ to Lead New Hyde Park Entertainment Asia Slate

Paul Feig’s Indian-American Sitcom ‘Break the Room’ to Lead New Hyde Park Entertainment Asia Slate
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group has launched a new devision called Hyde Park Entertainment Asia, which “will focus on producing high profile film and TV projects created by Indian and Asian filmmakers to spotlight authentic stories for a global audience, helmed by a diverse and inclusive talent pool.”

“Continuing Hyde Park’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the division’s first slate will have a focus on Indian stories for both English-and local-language audiences,” the entertainment group said Thursday.

And one of the projects currently in development in that initial slate is “Break the Room,” an Indian-American half-hour comedy series from Paul Feig’s Diversity Initiative Powderkeg and ShivHans Pictures, written by Sameer Gardezi (“Modern Family”) and Jimy Shah. Hyde Park likens the potential show to ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”

Hyde Park is also expanding its production operations by adding an Asian base in Chennai, India which joins its European offices in London and its headquarters in Los Angeles. According to the company, Hyde Park and Image Nation Abu Dhabi “continue their long-term film financing partnership.”

“Now more than ever the Hollywood dream needs to be multicultural and all inclusive,” Amritraj said. “I look forward to collaborating with wonderful Indian and Asian talent long into the future to tell unique and authentic stories that reflect our global world.”

See below for Hyde Park Entertainment Asia’s initial slate, with the descriptions each in the company’s own words.

Also Read: Paul Feig Inks First-Look Production Agreement With Universal

Pashmina: A large-scale animated musical feature with Netflix in the vein of Coco. Based on the bestselling graphic novel by Nidhi Chanani, Pashmina is a magical story of family and cultural connection with Gurinder Chadha on-board to direct.

Break The Room with Paul Feig: Hyde Park is developing an Indian-American half hour comedy series like Fresh Off The Boat with Paul Feig’s Diversity Initiative Powderkeg and ShivHans Pictures from writers Sameer Gardezi (“Modern Family”) and Jimy Shah.

Maximum City: A sweeping franchise of films in the vein of Traffic based on the Pulitzer Prize finalist book by Suketu Mehta that explores the interconnecting power, politics, and criminal underworld of Mumbai. Auteur filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be the showrunner and director and Good Bad Films Llp will co- produce with Hyde Park.

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Paradise Towers: A drama series adaptation of Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s bestselling novel about the intertwining lives, forbidden romances, and mounting tensions between neighbors in an exclusive Mumbai apartment complex. One of India’s most celebrated directors, Zoya Akhtar (Amazon’s “Made in Heaven”) brings the project to the screen alongside Hyde Park Entertainment. Shweta Bachchan-Nanda is a columnist for Vogue and daughter of Indian superstars Jaya & Amitabh Bachchan.

The Conch Bearer: A Ya-Fantasy series adapted from Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s bestselling trilogy that follows a young boy on a magical adventure that has been compared to Harry Potter for India. Imtiaz Ali, one of India’s most prominent filmmakers will be the show runner and direct the pilot for the series. It will be produced by Hyde Park Entertainment and Window Seat Films, Llp.

Deb: An 8-part television series from renowned writer-director Nagesh Kukunoor, whose film Dhank won the Crystal Bear Grand Prix at the Berlin International Film Festival. In the vein of ‘Constantine,’ the series is a modern-day, edge-of-your-seat thriller rooted in ancient Indian mythology.

Read original story Paul Feig’s Indian-American Sitcom ‘Break the Room’ to Lead New Hyde Park Entertainment Asia Slate At TheWrap
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Keerthy Suresh in Europe for 'Sakhi'

TollywoodThe team has completed a schedule in Hyderabad recently and then flew to Europe where they will be camping for the next 45 days.Digital NativeKeerthy Suresh has been lucky enough to bag some of the best roles very early in her career. The actor has several films that speak volumes of her talent but it was Mahanati, the biopic on the legendary actor Savitri that won her accolades for her portrayal of the title role. The talented actor is now busy with the heroine-oriented project titled Sakhi. The team has completed a schedule in Hyderabad recently and then flew to Europe where they will be camping for the next 45 days. According to sources close to Sakhi unit, a team of 50 cast and crew have flown down for this schedule. Plans are on to shoot a few songs in some exotic locations in Spain, we hear. This schedule will be wrapped
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Girish Karnad, Indian Filmmaker and Star, Dies at 81

Girish Karnad, Indian Filmmaker and Star, Dies at 81
Indian playwright, filmmaker and actor Girish Karnad, star of such films as “Manthan,” “Nishant” and “Swami,” died June 10 in his home in Bengaluru, India. He was 81 and had a “multi-organ failure,” according to reports. Working in alternate regional and Hindi-language films separate from Bollywood, Karnad made a name for himself in the 1970s. India conferred its highest literary honor, the Jnanpith Award on him in 1998.

As a director, he made his debut in 1972 with “Vamsa Vriksha,” by renowned Kannada novelist S.L. Bhyrappa. It was co-helmed with B.V. Karanth, another luminary of Kannada cinema. It touched on the then-taboo subject of widow remarriage and introduced audiences to the actor Vishnuvardhan. The film was later remade in another Telugu, another regional language, and starred Anil Kapoor.

Karnad made his acting bow in 1970 with “Samskara” (Funeral Rites), which he adapted from U.R. Ananthamurthy’s novel of the same name, which deals with caste issues.
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Atul Kulkarni: 'City of Dreams' is a compelling show

Actor Atul Kulkarni is ecstatic about the positive response to his political thriller "City of Dreams", and says it is one of the most unique stories he has worked on in his career.

Set in Mumbai, the 10-episode thriller drama is helmed by Nagesh Kukunoor. The web series, by Applause Entertainment, has become the breakout Indian show of the month, based on May 2019 data on IMDb.

"'City of Dreams' was one of the most unique stories I worked on. It is a powerful and compelling show which unfolds many stories which remain lost in the city," Atul said in a statement.

"My character as a politician has been loved by the audience and my performance has been praised. Now that it is one of the breakout shows on IMDb, all I can say is hard work always pays," he added.

Atul is "overwhelmed by the enormous response the
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Did-you-know these facts about Nagesh Kukunoor's web series City Of Dreams

Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, City Of Dreams is set in Mumbai against the backdrop of Indian politics and elections, traces the journey of two siblings - Poornima and Ashish Gaikwad - and their thirst for power. The show features Priya Bapat, Siddharth Chandekar, Eijaz Khan, Atul Kulkarni and Sachin Pilgaonkar. Bringing together this group of talented actors, City Of Dreams is a story of extreme power, corruption and deceit.

With the binge-watch successfully streaming now, here are some unknown facts about City Of Dreams

Applause Entertainment is developing quite a number of brilliant drama series lately. However, it was the web series City Of Dreams that was one of the first show commissioned by Applause Entertainment. The content studio headed by the media pioneer Sameer Nair collaborated with ace director Nagesh Kukunoor, to helm this stellar political drama set in the modern-day backdrop of Mumbai - City Of Dreams in one of their earliest partnerships.
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Keerthy Suresh signs a film with Karthik Subbaraj’s production house?

Kollywood An official announcement regarding this project is expected to be made in the coming weeks.Digital NativeDigital NativeActor Keerthy Suresh, who was last seen in Vijay – A R Murugadoss film Sarkar, has a slew of interesting projects in her kitty, including her Bollywood debut film opposite Ajay Devgn. Currently juggling between the sets of two Telugu films being directed by Narendra and Nagesh Kukunoor, Keerthy is believed to have signed a new Tamil film which will be bankrolled by Karthik Subbaraj’s production house. To be directed by a debutant director, the film is reportedly a female-centric thriller and Keerthy is believed to have already given her nod. An official announcement regarding this project is expected to be made in the coming weeks. Keerthy is currently shooting for her Telugu film with director Narendra in Europe where a predominant portion of the project will be shot. Meanwhile, she will
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Keerthy Suresh to play cameo in 'Manmandhudu 2'

Tollywood'Manmadhudu', prequel to the moive, had Akkineni Nagarjuna in the lead role and was a box-office hit.Digital NativeKeerthy Suresh will be playing a cameo in the upcoming Nagarjuna starrer Manmandhudu 2. Reports are that the film’s director Rahul Ravindran had requested her to play the role as she would be apt for it and Keerthy agreed to hop on board. Reports are that a major portion of the film will be shot in Europe. Bankrolled jointly by Nag’s Manam Enterprises and Anandi Art Creations, Manmadhudu 2 has music by Chintan Bharadwaj. The film’s star cast comprises Rakul Preet Singh as the female lead with Vennela Kishore, Lakshmi, Devadarshini, Rao Ramesh and Jhansi in supporting roles. On Nag choosing Rahul Ravindran to direct the sequel, we hear that the actor-turned-director impressed the star so much with his debut flick Chi La Sow which fetched him the opportunity to don
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