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South Cinema news on May 27: Mahesh Babu to announce his next on May 31?

Here are the latest updates on much awaited south Indian movies and your favourite stars down south.

Written by Gabbeta Ranjith Kumar , A. Kameshwari | Hyderabad | Updated: May 27, 2020 6:47:00 pm
ss rajamouli and trivikram Tollywood directors meet to discuss about film shootings post the lockdown. (Photo: SS Rajamouli/Twitter, SS Thaman/Twitter)

It has been a rough few months since the outbreak of the coronavirus threw a wrench in the normal functioning of life and business. The film industry, which majorly depends on movie theaters to survive, is staring into a void of uncertainty. A paradigm shift is expected to be caused by the virus in the Indian film industry in terms of how films are made and released.

The traditional distributional chain and multiplexes have already started feeling the heat with the loss of the entire summer season. Summer is an important season from the business standpoint as the footprints across cinema halls receive a big boost. Due to the dry spell at the box office, the Tamil film industry alone roughly incurred a loss of Rs 500 crore in the last few months. To add to the worries of the exhibitors, some of the high-profile films have decided to take the OTT route.

How is industry preparing itself to resume its business even as the challenges from the COVID crisis are far from over?

Below you will find all the latest updates of the south Indian film industry, including news, gossip, celebrity social media updates and more.

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15:45 (IST)27 May 2020
Listen to Kailash Kher's Bandhishe Khathil Dil Ki

Singer Kailash Kher has crooned a song in Telugu film MAD. Titled Bandhishe Khathil Dil Ki, the song is composed by Mohith Rahmaniac and written by Sri Ram Srimanasvi.

15:13 (IST)27 May 2020
Mahesh Babu's next titled Sarkaar Vaari Paata?

A source tell us the title of Mahesh Babu's next movie, to be helmed by Parasuram, is Sarkaar Vaari Paata. The movie is expected to be launched on May 31 on the occasion of Mahesh's father Krishna's birthday.

14:23 (IST)27 May 2020
How well do you know Rashmika Mandanna?

Rashmika Mandanna just shared two photos on Twitter revealing details about herself.

13:35 (IST)27 May 2020
Listen to Ponmagal Vandhai songs

Ahead of the release of Ponmagal Vandhai on May 29 on Amazon Prime Video, listen to the music album here.

13:02 (IST)27 May 2020
Telugu film biggies are working on guidelines for shooting

Telugu film biggies SS Rajamouli, Trivikram, Dil Raju, Koratala Siva and Damodar Prasad among others have been holding meetings since the last three days in a studio. The group is discussing the precautions to be taken during film shoots post the lockdown.

12:28 (IST)27 May 2020
Jr NTR and Kalyan Ram to pay tribute to late NTR at home

This year, due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, Jr NTR and Kalyan Ram will pay tribute to legendary actor and politician N T Rama Rao on his birth anniversary at their home. "In the interest of public safety, NTR & Kalyan Ram will not be visiting the NTR Ghat tomorrow. They will be offering their respects & prayers to Swargeeya Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao Garu at home. This is to prevent the gathering of crowds which is against govt Covid19 lockdown norms," the statement read.

11:50 (IST)27 May 2020
Malavika Mohanan on Master

Malavika Mohanan described her Master experience in a LIVE interaction on The Indian Express' Facebook page. The actor said, "It was like a big college picnic. It was so much fun. We made something cool and different from anything that has been made in Tamil cinema before. It was a blast working on the film. I wish I could say more but yes, it is going to be a treat for Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi fans for sure. It is going to be madness." Read More

10:32 (IST)27 May 2020
Prithviraj flaunts shredded physique

Actor-filmmaker Prithviraj has lost a significant amount of body fat to achieve the best physique of his life yet. The star shared a selfie from the hotel, where he is currently quarantined to check for symptoms of coronavirus. Read more

09:54 (IST)27 May 2020
Kartikeya stuns with lockdown transformation

RX100 actor Kartikeya has not let the lockdown affect his goals. The actor shared a stunning photo of himself showing off his chiseled body.

09:32 (IST)27 May 2020
Here's how you can meet Jyotika and Suriya

Ahead of the release of Ponmagal Vandhal on Amazon Prime Video, Jyotika and Suriya will be holding a first ever virtual meet and greet with fans on May 28.

08:58 (IST)27 May 2020
Fan imagines Mahesh Babu as Ram

A few days back, SS Rajamouli fans made #RajamouliMakeRamayan trend on Twitter. Now, a fan has come up with a poster of Mahesh Babu as Lord Ram. The fan-made poster is trending on social media platforms.

08:23 (IST)27 May 2020
Amitabh Bachchan calls Ram Gopal Varma "irrepressible"

Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday shared the trailer of Ram Gopal Varma's co-production titled Corona. He called the director "irrepressible." The tweet read, "The irrepressible Ram Gopal Varma, 'Ramu' to many .. 'Sarkaaar' to me .. makes an entire film about a family in Lockdown, shot during Lockdown"

20:11 (IST)26 May 2020
Telugu film Run, starring Navdeep, to being streaming on aha from May 29

20:05 (IST)26 May 2020
Nishabdham gets U/A certificate

Nishabdham director Hemant Madhukar posted on Twitter, "Both our films #nishabdham Telugu and #silence given U/A censor certificate and I am overwhelmed by the response of the #cencorboard panel members and my sincere thanks to them for there advice to release the film first in theatre"

18:21 (IST)26 May 2020
Dil Raju to remake HIT?

Telugu film producer Dil Raju has acquired the remake rights of Nani's prodution venture HIT.

17:46 (IST)26 May 2020
Ram Gopal Varma releases Coronavirus trailer

Sharing the trailer of his latest co-production titled Coronavirus, Ram Gopal Varma wrote on Twitter, "Here is the CORONAVIRUS film trailer..The story is set in a LOCKDOWN and it has been SHOT during LOCKDOWN ..Wanted to prove no one can stop our work whether it’s GOD or CORONA @shreyaset"

The film is helmed by Agasthya Manju of Lakshmi's NTR fame.

17:21 (IST)26 May 2020
A sneak peek at Catherine Tresa's virtual photoshoot with Sunder Ramu

17:06 (IST)26 May 2020
Prakash Raj turns narrator for Wild Karnataka
16:28 (IST)26 May 2020
Telangana cinematography minister's gesture for 14,000 daily wage workers

Telangana cinematography minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav is all set to distribute groceries to 14,000 cine daily wage earners through his Talasani Trust. This initiative was planned after Talasani held discussions with Telugu film industry bigwigs about the lockdown.

16:26 (IST)26 May 2020
Allari Naresh starrer Naandhi begins post-production

The team of Telugu film Naandhi has started post-production of the project. Some actors have started dubbing for their respective roles.

Directed by debutant Vijay Kanakamedala, Naandhi stars Allari Naresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Harish Uttaman, Priyadarshi and Praveen. Satish Vegesna is producing the actioner under the SV2 Entertainment banner.

Ponmagal Vandhal, starring Jyothika, R Parthiban, K Bhagyaraj, Thiagarajan, Pandiarajan and Pratap Pothen, will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video from May 29.