Manoj Kumar R

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The writer is a new media journalist with a keen interest in films, topics of popular interests and social media trends.

Bharat Ane Nenu movie review: Mahesh Babu film doesn’t quite live up to the promise
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Bharat Ane Nenu review: It's unclear what Koratala Siva wanted to achieve with the Mahesh Babu starrer. What was the story he wanted to tell? Is it about prevailing dynasty politics in the country? Or a good man's fight to clean up a corrupt system?

Pawan Kalyan on Sri Reddy controversy: If I cannot defend the honour of my mother, I better die
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Pawan Kalyan questioned as to why the media in the Telugu states continue to repeatedly telecast over and over the derogatory word and offensive gesture used by Sri Reddy against him.

Bharat Ane Nenu: Five reasons to watch the Mahesh Babu film
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Bharat Ane Nenu: The Mahesh Babu starrer has created a lot of expectations among the audience and trade pundits are betting on the film to create new box office records.

Apoorva to Telugu heroes: Will you fight for women only in films?
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

After Sri Reddy's Me Too-style protest against sexual misconduct in the Telugu film industry where she demanded the safety for women in the industry, MAA has agreed to set up a Committee Against Sexual Harassment and even revoked its ban on her.

Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu cleared by censor with no cuts
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Mahesh Babu starrer Bharat Ane Nenu, which is all set to release on April 20, has created a lot of hype with its teaser and trailer. While Kiara Advani plays the female lead, Prakash Raj, Sarathkumar and Devaraj play important roles in the film.

Nivetha Pethuraj reveals she was sexually harassed as a child
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Actor Nivetha Pethuraj took to Facebook and revealed that she was sexually harassed at the age of 5. She noted that majority of perpetrators in the cases of child sexual abuse are known to the survivors and their families.

Arvind Swami on Tamil film industry strike: I’m tired of it
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Actor Arvind Swami has expressed his displeasure over the ongoing strike imposed by Tamil Film Producers' Council (TPFC), which has put thousands of employees out of work since last month.

Pawan Kalyan to Sri Reddy: For justice, go to courts, not TV channels
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

While addressing the press recently, Pawan Kalyan was asked for his comments on actor Sri Reddy, who recently made serious sexual harassment allegations against some of the biggest names of the Telugu film industry.

Mahanati teaser: Keerthy Suresh nails Savitri’s look
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

The teaser of Mahanati was unveiled on Saturday, giving glimpses of Savitri's life both on and off-screen. We also get a glimpse of Dulquer Salmaan, who has essayed the role of iconic movie star and Savitri's husband Gemini Ganesan in the biopic.

Kammara Sambhavam movie review: Dileep’s genre-breaker is very entertaining
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Kammara Sambhavam review: Writer Murali Gopy, who has also played a key role in the film, skillfully employs the film-within-a-film device to make a point as to how stories from bygone generations can be spun to blur the line between fact and the fiction.

Rana Daggubati on National Film Awards: I’ve been enjoying the success of Baahubali for seven years
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Rana Daggubati is currently shooting for a period drama titled 1945, which is set in the backdrop of pre-partition India. Rana is also dubbing for the character of Thanos for the Telugu version of Avengers Infinity War.

Fahadh Faasil on National Award win: I’ll continue to do films that excite me
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Actor Fahadh Faasil won the best supporting actor (male) award for his performance as a petty thief in the drama Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, that also became a successful venture at the box office.

Mercury movie review: It is a clever thriller by Karthik Subbaraj
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Karthik Subbaraj's plot has a few gaps and he also uses the regular narrative techniques of the horror genre to create the moments of shock. However, the overall impact of Mercury on a viewer is very effective, encouraging us to brush aside the shortcomings.

Five reasons to watch Dileep and Siddharth starrer Kammara Sambhavam
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Here are five reasons that make Dileep and Siddharth starrer Kammara Sambhavam the hottest movie ticket of the weekend.

Krishnarjuna Yuddham movie review: Nani’s Krishna to the rescue
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Krishnarjuna Yuddham review: A film about a hot-headed, daring boyfriend killing every man preventing him from finding his abducted girlfriend would have been a better movie than Krishnarjuna Yuddham.

Uncle teaser: This Mammootty film promises to be an engaging thriller
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Given that Mammootty starrer Uncle is scripted by Joy Mathew, critics and the audience have a lot of expectations from it.

Tamannaah Bhatia joins Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy?
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

There are reports that Tamannaah Bhatia will be starring in Chiranjeevi's Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy. Chiranjeevi’s star son Ram Charan Teja is bankrolling the mega-budget film under his home production banner Konidela Production Company.

Telugu actor Sri Reddy banned from MAA, served eviction notice: Everything you need to know
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

According to MAA officer bearers, Sri Reddy's membership request was rejected as she did not fill up her applications properly. However, Sri Reddy had alleged that she was denied membership as she started speaking publicly about casting couch and other dark sides of the industry.

Mercury trailer: Prabhudheva’s walking dead act piques our interest
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

Apart from Prabhudheva, Mercury also stars Sananth Reddy, Deepak Parmesh, Shashank Puroshotham, Anish Padmanabhan, Indhuja Ravishandran, Gajaraj SP and Ramya Nambeesan in important roles.

Tamil film industry unites against IPL tournament in Chennai
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

The latest season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is facing the heat amid ongoing agitations in the state. On Sunday, Superstar Rajinikanth backed the Opposition's demand on the IPL.