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VARIETY

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Entertainment, Telugu cinema, Tollywood, Casting Couch

Shaming Telugu actor Sri Reddy for topless protest against casting couch shows why it exists

No fellow actor has taken her side.

ART & CULTURE

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Sukumar, Rangasthalam, Samantha Akkineni, Ram Charan

Why Telugu movie Rangasthalam is the quintessential mass entertainer

The Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni starrer has certainly touched a few chords.

ART & CULTURE

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Crime Against Women, Telugu cinema, Arjun Reddy

Arjun Reddy is dangerous: Nothing brilliant about doctor who hits the woman he loves

Genius can never be an excuse for violence.

ART & CULTURE

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Tamil cinema, Telugu cinema, Kajal Aggarwal, Taapsee Pannu

How Taapsee Pannu and Kajal Aggarwal are constantly reinventing themselves

The growth curves are indeed drool-worthy.

ART & CULTURE

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Telugu films, Mayabazar, Telugu cinema

Mayabazar to Andhra state: Why the 1950s were the golden age for Telugu cinema

[Book excerpt] It was also the decade that ushered in the reliance on formula.

ART & CULTURE

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Telugu cinema, Shankarabharanam, K Viswanath, Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Dadasaheb Phalke honour for K Viswanath is Sankarabharanam for the master himself

The legacy of his masterpiece has stood the test of time, cutting across at least two generations.

ART & CULTURE

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Telugu cinema, Chiranjeevi, Chantabbai

30 years on, why we must revisit Chiranjeevi starrer Chantabbai

The movie won’t disappoint this Pokémon generation.

ART & CULTURE

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Gautami, Mohanlal, Telugu cinema, Manamantha

Manamantha gives Telugu cinema what Brahmotsavam couldn't

The Mohanlal-Gautami starrer scores high on storytelling with believable characters, and their understandable complexities.

ART & CULTURE

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Telugu cinema, Pelli Choopulu

Pelli Choopulu shows how good romantic comedy can be

Here’s a film brimming with honesty and wonderment.

ART & CULTURE

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Telugu cinema, Babu Bangaram, Gharshana, Bobbili Raja

Is Babu Bangaram the return of Bobbili Raja or Gharshana?

Doesn't it look like a funnier, rebranded image of Menon's cop drama?