Making a Story Matter!
Shifting careers and finding success in whatever one chooses to foray is not a talent that comes naturally to many... A visual communications graduate with photography as a hobby turns it into a career as a photo-journalist. From here, he turns his attention to cinematography and despite winning the National Award for his chosen career in his debut movie itself and going on to be noted for his work in his subsequent thirteen movies, the man decides to foray into direction. Here he finds his ultimate calling and after just a miserly six movies as a director over a period of twelve years, each of his movies are still eagerly waited upon by Kollywood audiences. Yes! This might seem a sophisticated fable indeed. However, this is no fable but the career story of KV Anand who is celebrating the success of his recently released directorial Kavan!
V For Victory
Most of Tollywood Has Been Classified and Ruled by a Couple of Leading Clans and the Daggubati Clan Is One of the Most Powerful Amidst Them. The First Scion of the Daggubati Family Is Veteran Producer and Politician Ramanaidu, Who Is Synonymous With Producing Some of the Biggest Blockbusters in Telugu Cinema. Emulating His Father and Becoming the Flag Bearer of the Daggubati Family Became Venkatesh, Who Originally Wanted to Become a Producer but Ended Up Becoming an Actor Instead and an Amazing One at That Too! One of the Most Decorated Actors of Tollywood.
Come On, Join The Joyride!
As Galatta Cinema turns ten years old, KAANCHAN PRASHANTH catches up with one of the stars who has always shined only his brightest light upon us - JIIVA.
Stepping Into The Big League
Modeling Is a Cakewalk for This Supermodel Who Has Been a Face of Big Brands and Has Walked the Ramp for Top Designers in the Industry.
Sri Kala International - Veedu
On The Wings Of Romance
KAANCHAN PRASHANTH caught up with some of the KV cast and crew, for a sneak peek into the movie. Snippets from those conversations...
Lady In Charge
You Know How Movie Heroines Are So Slender and Beautiful and Dainty and Graceful? Well, Sanjjanaa Galrani Is All of That. And You Know How Movie Heroines Are Fluttering in the Background, Chasing After Butterflies or Getting Ice Cream on Their Nose Tips as They Childishly Wobble Through Life? Well, Sanjjanaa Galrani Is Nothing Like That! She Has a Strong Personality to Match Her Stunning Looks, and That’s What Keeps Fans Seduced and Entranced. We Caught Up With Her and Jumped Straight Into the Deep.
Choosing a Genre to Dwell on, Is Not an Easy Choice for a Filmmaker. He May Have Several Ideas in a Basic Stage. He May Then Want to Make All of Them Into Scripts, or Combine Ideas Into a Single Film. Romance Goes Down Very Well With Our Audiences, So Does Action. A Genre Which Is Still Not Embraced in This Society Is Psychological Thriller.
First Draft… Scene One
The door creaks open… A man slowly creeps into the dark room… He is looking for something… A street light streams mildly through the window.
Ramp to Reel! The Big Step Forward...
With a burning passion for acting, Mohnish Raheja started off on the right track by taking to modelling and gradually moving into TV commercials before taking the big leap into cinema! Arming himself with an acting course at the Anupam Kher acting school in Mumbai and then moving on to alchemy in Chennai and following that up with two years of stage plays alongside the masquerade group, only strengthened his repertoire. Mohnish has begun working on his maiden movie, a Telugu-Tamil bilingual which is expected to hit screens in 2017. Read on to see what keeps Mohnish ticking, from some excerpts of a tete-a-tete with him...
Sahaya sheelan shadrach is not too common a name in kannada cinema and even most of the ardent of sandalwood fans would find it hard to recognise the multi-talented artiste who goes by a different screen name. When sahaya sheelan decided to enter movies, he was given a screen name by upendra; a name that has become synonymous with comedy and music in kannada cinema. The name is sadhu kokila and he is one of the best comedians as well as music directors that sandalwood has seen till date; but these two aren’t the only avatars he has aced in cinema... He is also a highly successful director, producer, lyricist and screenplay writer.
Truth Or Dare
Cinema is a powerful medium to tell a message to the masses. But the way you tell it, makes a big difference. Producer VINOTH KUMAR, director RAJAPANDI and actor VIJAY VASANTH have put together a tale that combines entertainment and social awareness, taking care not to sound too preachy.
A League of Eyes
The movie centres in Andhra Pradesh open their arms to any film. They have the second largest film going audiences in India, after Hindi centres. They make it a point to go watch a film in the Theatres. They do not believe in piracy and DVD's. No matter what kind of films release, they flock to the Theatres to watch it.
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
There’s a new cop in tinseltown and he’s got what it takes to bring the bad guys down! ARUN VIJAY is all muscled-up and ready in his crisp khakis as he embarks upon an action-packed thriller tailor-made for him by director ARIVAZHAGAN. Titled KUTTRAM 23 the movie has Arun Vijay chasing after a villain within the sanctified walls of a hospital. The movie is produced by Inder Kumar’s REDHAN, The Cinema People and co-produced by Arun Vijay’s IN CINEMA ENTERTAINMENT. As the team works day-in and day-out, putting finishing touches on the movie KAANCHAN PRASHANTH catches up with them for exclusive insights on what seems to be an exciting ride in the waiting...
SP.T. Films Annakkili
A Landmark Film for Introducing Folk Village Music to Tamil Cinema.
Gearing Up With Grace!
Little Would Shruti Sawant Have Known That When She Entered Cinema and Turned Ineya, She Would Juggle So Many Roles at the Same Time... Actor, Dancer, Model and Badminton Player Are Just Some of the Avatars She Takes, Apart From Pursuing a Management Degree Through Distance Education... Read on for Some Excerpts From a Little Tete-a-tete With This Daring Diva...
Darling! Of the Masses
When Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai Was Born, Little Did His Parents Know That He Would Take Up Acting as a Career and Even Better, Excel in It and Become a Darling of the Masses. Having Started Off With Some Cameo Roles, When the Character That He Essayed in the 1994 Movie Manathe Kottaram Became a Hit Among the Audiences, He Took His Character’s Name as His Screen Name... And Thus Came About ‘janapriya Nayakan’ Dileep, Though the Prefixed Title Came at a Later Stage!
Blending Fashion & Passion...
If we think that one meets his destiny on the road he avoids to take, here’s a chance to rethink. Meet Amritha Ram, Fashion Designer and stylist who discovered her calling at the perfect time, equipped herself technically and found the right mentor at the right time.
A tribute to poet lyricist Na. Muthukumar
Do You Dare?
You don’t always have to head out to the mall to spruce up your look with some new clothes. There are tons of options in your own wardrobe that can put a new spin on your get-up. Bold is beautiful. The question is: DO YOU DARE?
She's Fairest Of Them All!
You don’t need a magic mirror tell you that! Tamannaah was still in school when the callings of the big screen ensnared her. From a chirpy teen she has evolved into a sorted, well-rounded woman who knows her way through the chaos of cinema. Excerpts from a quick chat with this charming star who has some exciting movies coming our way...
The One & Only Mega Man
There Are Very Few People Who Would Know the Person Going by the Name Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad, but All Tollywood Fans and Many More Cinema Fans Across the Country Would Immediately Be Able to Identify the Megastar, Who Goes by the Screen Name Chiranjeevi or Chiru, as He Is Fondly Known. Considered to Be One of the Men Who Changed the Face of Indian Cinema, Chiru Is a Man Who Wears Many Hats. Actor, Politician, Singer, Dancer, Producer and Businessman Are Some of the Most Prominent Roles That He Is Known to Excel at.
His Father's Son
A father is his child’s first hero.
Big Ticket Iru Mugan (Tamil)
VIKRAM as Raja and Rani!
Comeback? nah, not for a person who has always been in our hearts.
Sweet Somethings With Sanjjanaa Galrani
That soothing smile, those dreamy eyes, the flawless silvery skin, the soft tresses upon her shoulders, the tinkle of a million tiny bells in her laughter... they just do not prepare you for the super strong, toughened, wisened woman within the girly exterior! in conversation with Kaanchan Prashanth, the very likeable, very admirable Sanjjanaa Galrani gives us a whirlwind run through her life in the biz...
One BIG M!
Mollywood, as the Malayalam Cinema industry is widely referred to as, has seen many great stars and technicians grace its galaxy, but none more so than the two big M’s - Mohanlal and Mammootty! here’s a look at who Mohanlal is and how he came to be one of the biggest stars ever...
In Line For The Throne
Son of a Star. Grandson of a Legend. Vikram Prabhu carries the Legacy of the Sivaji Empire with utmost care, pride and responsibility