The Bengaluru born Punjabi girl, Ragini Dwivedi was the Femina Miss India South 2009. She was a regular on the fashion circuit before stepping into movies. Industry biggies who saw her perform at the Southscope Cine Awards 2010 fell in love with her.
Love stories, one of the most popular genre in Tamil Cinema has taken a backseat of late, overpowered by their action counterparts. What triggered this trend? Will love ever make a comeback? Southscope digs deeper into the trend.
The invasion of dubbed films from Tamil Nadu, Hollywood and China is an age old
story in Andhra Pradesh. The market size for such films has grown by heaps and pounds in the last few years. Hemanth Kumar traces the history behind this exponential rise of dubbed films in the state.
Over the last decade, 1100 theatres have shut down in Tamil Nadu. In Andhra Pradesh, close to 639 theatres were shut down in the last two years alone. Single screen theatres are slowly but surely giving way to shopping malls and function halls. Hemanth Kumar goes trend spotting.
She’s beautiful and she’s a natural before the camera. Even after being clearly recognised as an actor of substance in Malayalam cinema, Padmapriya hasn’t found her place in the top league. Kavita Shanmugham attempts to find out why.
He sings like a pro, dances like a dream, fights like his life depends on it and performs like he’s born for it. His fans live to see him on screen and die of ecstasy when they meet him in person. How does one begin to describe the one and the only actor of Kannada cinema who is being hailed as a god’s special gift by his legendary father’s legion of fans? Aravind G Shivkamal gropes for words as he attempts to sum up the inimitable, impeccable and invincible Puneet Rajkumar.
Five years after the smash hit Athadu, the Trivikram-Mahesh Babu combination returns with Khaaleja that promises to turn blockbuster too! Vanaja Banagiri meets Mahesh Babu on the sets and realises that the iconic actor quotes Thoreau with as much panache and conviction as he shatters box office records.