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Episode 1022 June 26, 2022

Expresso Regional Highlights of the week

You are listening to the Expresso Entertainment Update. Here are the latest highlights from the world of South Indian Cinema brought to you by The Indian Express.
Let us begin today’s bulletin with news the success of three regional films, KGF Chapter 2, RRR, and Pushpa, which has led to a debate about North vs South cinema. Many celebrities from the two film fraternities expressed their opinions on the same. But Rocketry: The Nambi Effect star R Madhavan feels the chatter around the issue is needless and it has always been the audience who decides what they wish to watch. Madhavan said, “I think too much of hue and cry is happening. There are three films – RRR, KGF 2, and Pushpa – that did really well. I think people’s acceptance has broadened because of the pandemic. They accept films that they like and reject those they don’t”.
Meanwhile, Kamal Haasan’s mega-blockbuster, popular screens in the state will continue to retain the movie even as four films, including Vijay Sethupathi’s Maamanithan, Sundar C’s Pattampoochi, Sibi Sathyaraj’s Maayon, and Vezham are set to open in cinemas. However, none of the new Tamil releases has so far generated enough interest among the audience to challenge the supremacy of Vikram at the box office. Vikram is still churning money at the box office both in domestic and international markets. The film has grossed over Rs 378 crore since its release on June 3. The film’s box office receipts from the international markets are said to be over Rs 116 crore, according to Cinetrak.
“In other news, Prime Video recently announced that the Telugu version of its Modern Love anthology series will premiere on July 8. Earlier this year, the streamer had announced three local adaptations of its international series Modern Love, based on The New York Times’ eponymous column.

Modern Love Hyderabad comes only two months after the release of Modern Love Mumbai, the Hindi edition. The Telugu version, which will be followed by Modern Love Chennai, brings together four filmmakers Nagesh Kukunoor, Venkatesh Maha, Uday Gurrala, and Devika Bahudhanam. Kukunoor said he is delighted to partner with Prime Video on the Modern Love franchise, which has touched the hearts of fans and audiences across the world. The series will release on July 8th. ”
Moving on, Actor Sonu Sood recalled having a conversation with Baahubali star Prabhas while he was making SS Rajamouli’s epic fantasy film, and how the entire crew was driven to give up because of the challenging nature of the work. Sonu said that there is a ‘discipline’ in the South Indian film industry that might be lacking in Bollywood. Asked if he could predict the success of RRR and Baahubali while working in the south, he said in Hindi, “I was once in talks for Baahubali, they needed more than two years, and I was working on Happy New Year at the time. These films can’t be made, they make themselves”.
Actor Sivakarthikeyan recently released a funny sketch, which he has performed along with the cast and crew of his upcoming film, Prince. The comedy video was made to announce the release date of the movie. Sivakarthikeyan says, “The actual reason for delaying the release of Prince is Sathyaraj”. The cast and crew have planned this elaborate sketch to announce that the Prince is set to open in cinemas this Deepavali. It seems Sivakarthikeyan has borrowed this idea of comedy sketch to make announcements about his upcoming films from his long-time friend and regular collaborator Nelson Dilipkumar. Prince was earlier supposed to release on August 31.
“Meanwhile, Malayalam actor-filmmaker Prithviraj Sukumaran returned home recently after camping in the deserts of Jordan for about two months to shoot for his upcoming movie Aadujeevitham. He captioned a photo that said, “Back home!,” of him hugging Malayalam superstar Mohanlal.

The superstar duo share a strong personal bond besides their frequent collaboration on the big screen. Both live in the same neighborhood too. Prithviraj has directed Mohanlal in two movies, Lucifer and Bro Daddy. In addition to directing these films, Prithviraj has also played key supporting roles in them. Prithviraj had gone to Jordon to complete the shoot of Aadujeevitham, which was disrupted owing to the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020. ”
“Moving on, Actor Sai Pallavi issued a clarification after her statements about the 1990s exodus of Kashmiri Pandits went viral and erupted into a controversy. The actor had expressed her concerns about the violence in the name of religion and had said that while the exodus was wrong, so was cow vigilantism. This led to a furor online among many.
She said, “I was asked whether I was the supporter of the Left or the Right Wing and I clearly stated that I believe I am neutral and we need to be good human beings first before we identify ourselves with our beliefs”.

“We end this bulletin with a mini review on “Vaashi”. In Vaashi, Tovino Thomas and Keerthy Suresh play two young lawyers Ebin and Madhavi, respectively. They are good friends who are trying to make a name for themselves in legal corridors. The case in the movie revolves around a young man named Gautam, who is accused of sexual abuse of a female colleague on the false promise of marriage. The question of consent is brought under the microscope in the movie. The movie is successful in portraying our justice system which may appear to be fair and objective but has a very subjective and personal level of interference at least subconsciously.

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stay up to date with the most accurate and reliable updates in the Entertainment world.”

Expresso Regional Highlights of the weekYou are listening to the Expresso Entertainment Update. Here are the latest highlights from the world of South Indian Cinema brought to you by The Indian Express. Let us begin today's bulletin with news the success of three regional films, KGF Chapter 2, RRR, and Pushpa, which has led to a debate about North vs South cinema. Many celebrities from the two film fraternities expressed their opinions on the same. But Rocketry: The Nambi Effect star R Madhavan feels the chatter around the issue is needless and it has always been the audience who decides what they wish to watch. Madhavan said, “I think too much of hue and cry is happening. There are three films – RRR, KGF 2, and Pushpa – that did really well. I think people’s acceptance has broadened because of the pandemic. They accept films that they like and reject those they don’t”. Meanwhile, Kamal Haasan’s mega-blockbuster, popular screens in the state will continue to retain the movie even as four films, including Vijay Sethupathi’s Maamanithan, Sundar C’s Pattampoochi, Sibi Sathyaraj’s Maayon, and Vezham are set to open in cinemas. However, none of the new Tamil releases has so far generated enough interest among the audience to challenge the supremacy of Vikram at the box office. Vikram is still churning money at the box office both in domestic and international markets. The film has grossed over Rs 378 crore since its release on June 3. The film’s box office receipts from the international markets are said to be over Rs 116 crore, according to Cinetrak. "In other news, Prime Video recently announced that the Telugu version of its Modern Love anthology series will premiere on July 8. Earlier this year, the streamer had announced three local adaptations of its international series Modern Love, based on The New York Times’ eponymous column. Modern Love Hyderabad comes only two months after the release of Modern Love Mumbai, the Hindi edition. The Telugu version, which will be followed by Modern Love Chennai, brings together four filmmakers Nagesh Kukunoor, Venkatesh Maha, Uday Gurrala, and Devika Bahudhanam. Kukunoor said he is delighted to partner with Prime Video on the Modern Love franchise, which has touched the hearts of fans and audiences across the world. The series will release on July 8th. " Moving on, Actor Sonu Sood recalled having a conversation with Baahubali star Prabhas while he was making SS Rajamouli’s epic fantasy film, and how the entire crew was driven to give up because of the challenging nature of the work. Sonu said that there is a ‘discipline’ in the South Indian film industry that might be lacking in Bollywood. Asked if he could predict the success of RRR and Baahubali while working in the south, he said in Hindi, “I was once in talks for Baahubali, they needed more than two years, and I was working on Happy New Year at the time. These films can’t be made, they make themselves”. Actor Sivakarthikeyan recently released a funny sketch, which he has performed along with the cast and crew of his upcoming film, Prince. The comedy video was made to announce the release date of the movie. Sivakarthikeyan says, “The actual reason for delaying the release of Prince is Sathyaraj”. The cast and crew have planned this elaborate sketch to announce that the Prince is set to open in cinemas this Deepavali. It seems Sivakarthikeyan has borrowed this idea of comedy sketch to make announcements about his upcoming films from his long-time friend and regular collaborator Nelson Dilipkumar. Prince was earlier supposed to release on August 31. "Meanwhile, Malayalam actor-filmmaker Prithviraj Sukumaran returned home recently after camping in the deserts of Jordan for about two months to shoot for his upcoming movie Aadujeevitham. He captioned a photo that said, “Back home!,” of him hugging Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. The superstar duo share a strong personal bond besides their frequent collaboration on the big screen. Both live in the same neighborhood too. Prithviraj has directed Mohanlal in two movies, Lucifer and Bro Daddy. In addition to directing these films, Prithviraj has also played key supporting roles in them. Prithviraj had gone to Jordon to complete the shoot of Aadujeevitham, which was disrupted owing to the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020. " "Moving on, Actor Sai Pallavi issued a clarification after her statements about the 1990s exodus of Kashmiri Pandits went viral and erupted into a controversy. The actor had expressed her concerns about the violence in the name of religion and had said that while the exodus was wrong, so was cow vigilantism. This led to a furor online among many. She said, “I was asked whether I was the supporter of the Left or the Right Wing and I clearly stated that I believe I am neutral and we need to be good human beings first before we identify ourselves with our beliefs”. " "We end this bulletin with a mini review on “Vaashi”. In Vaashi, Tovino Thomas and Keerthy Suresh play two young lawyers Ebin and Madhavi, respectively. They are good friends who are trying to make a name for themselves in legal corridors. The case in the movie revolves around a young man named Gautam, who is accused of sexual abuse of a female colleague on the false promise of marriage. The question of consent is brought under the microscope in the movie. The movie is successful in portraying our justice system which may appear to be fair and objective but has a very subjective and personal level of interference at least subconsciously. " "You were listening to the Expresso Entertainment Update by The Indian Express. Ask your digital assistant device to play the latest entertainment news from the Indian Express to stay up to date with the most accurate and reliable updates in the Entertainment world."
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