Apart from Superstar Rajinikanth, Ajith, and Kamal Haasan, one of the Kollywood star heroes who also has a decent fan following in the Telugu states is none other than Thalapathy Vijay.
The growing craze and following for him in the Telugu States is quite surprising. We already know that Vijay recently joined hands with director Atlee and is going to come up with an action entertainer titled 'Whistle' ('Bigil' in Tamil). The movie is hitting theatres on October 25th, 2019. On this note, for the first time, huge cutouts are going to get erected at single screens for Vijay's movie. The 50 feet cut out of Vijay appears at the main theatre Sandhya at RTC crossroads in Hyderabad.
Usually, the cutouts will only appear for Tollywood star heroes. But for the first time, Vijay is going to get one hinting that his market in the Telugu States is growing rapidly. Lady superstar Nayanthara is playing the female lead in this film which is going to get released in both Telugu and Tamil languages.
The whistle is the third time collaboration of Vijay and Atlee Kumar, after Theri and Mersal.
Satish Vegesna is a popular filmmaker in the industry who shot to fame with movies like Shatamanam Bhavati and Srinivasa Kalyanam. We now hear that this sensible director is planning to launch his son Sameer into films very soon.
According to the sources, Sameer is currently getting trained in acting and other necessary skills. Satish is planning to launch Sameer mostly next year. He will direct and produce the film himself. Currently, he is working on the script and an official announcement about the movie will get made very soon.
Satish made his directorial debut with the 2008 comedy entertainer Dongala Bandi. However, he had to wait for nine years to make his second film. His 2017 movie Shatamanam Bhavati became a huge hit at the box office. It also won a National Award for Best Wholesome Family Entertainer film. After that, Satish made Srinivasa Kalyanam with Nithiin and Raashi Khanna in 2018. The film bombed at the box office. Recently, he made Entha Manchivadavura which had hit the screens during Sankranthi season. Kalyan Ram and Mehree Pirzada essayed the lead roles in this movie. Even this film turned out to be a failure at the box office. Thus, Satish is planning to make a grand comeback with Sameer's debut flick. Satish is currently producing the project Naandhi which features Allari Naresh as the hero. Debutant Vijay Kanakamedala is directing this film.
Power Star Pawan Kalyan is making his acting comeback after a hiatus of two and a half years. He is currently working on his new film Vakeel Saab. The film is in the final stages of its shoot. Currently, all the works are on a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. The latest reports from the industry state that the shoot of this film will resume in September.
According to the sources, the makers want to take no risk during these tough times. They want to take back the film on the floors once everything gets back to a normal state. We hear that the shoot will resume in September and the team will wrap up the movie within 20 days. All plans are being made to finish the film in a single schedule.
Vakeel Saab is an official remake of Hindi courtroom drama Pink. Anjali, Nivetha Thomas, and Ananya Nagalla are playing the other important roles in this movie. It is being directed by Sriram Venu of MCA fame. The makers have made significant changes in the script to suit the sensibilities of Telugu viewers and also to appeal to the fans of Pawan Kalyan. Vakeel Saab is being bankrolled by Dil Raju. Boney Kapoor is presenting the film under the banner Bay View Projects. Thaman is composing the music of it. The film may hit the screens by the end of this year.
Even during the lockdown, music director SS Thaman is working day and night. As the government has allowed the postproduction works of films, Thaman is working on his various projects. He now started working on the background score of the upcoming film Miss India. Keerthy Suresh is playing the lead role in this movie. Thaman announced the same by sharing a picture of himself on social media.
Last night, Thaman took on Twitter to share the news. We can see him sitting in front of his musical gear and getting ready to work. Along with the picture, he tweeted, "#missindiabgm works started @KeerthyOfficial @NARENcloseup @smkoneru. More songs coming your way after the super hit #kothaggakothagga!!"
The makers of the film earlier released the song Kothaga Kothaga from the movie. It received wide acclaim from the audiences. Thaman assured that all the other songs will also live up to the mark. Miss India is being directed by debutante Narendra Nath. The shoot of the film is complete and the makers are planning to release it directly on an OTT platform. More details of its online release will get announced soon. Jagapathi Babu, Bhanu Sree Mehra, Naresh, Nadhiya, and Sreenivas Avasarala are playing the other important roles in the movie. Mahesh S Koneru is bankrolling the project under his banner East Coast Productions. The film will have a simultaneous release in both Tamil and Telugu.