Southscope is the first of its kind English film magazine dedicated to South Indian cinema, with a vision not just limited to the southern moviegoer but caters to a global audience interested in cinema. Launched less than a year ago, Southscope has today become a brand to reckon with when it comes to quality content, international standards of design and an unconventional worldview of southern cinema. From high fashion photo shoots to stylized writing and design, Southscope reintroduces southern stars like never before. Like nobody did before!
With each subsequent issue of Southscope, we endeavor to showcase newer stars or popular stars in newer avatars! With a mix of features for those who star gaze and serious behind the scenes stuff, Southscope manages to capture the widest possible audience. We have something for everyone.
Our first issue had a modest print run of 15,000 copies. Today, we have a circulation of 50,000 making us the highest selling magazine in our category. 600,000 people get their dose of South Indian cinema from our magazine. Add to that, we’re launching our portal soon, which would increase our reach to an audience of 1 million people.
Founder, CEO – Southscope
Allu Sirish, at 22 is one of India’s youngest film producers, having co-produced the blockbuster Ghajini with his father Allu Arvind. Being a Mass Communication graduate and hailing from an illustrious film family, Sirish brings in the “insider perspective” of the industry and fresh insights into the business. He is also an avid blogger and writes about the movie business on his blog www.AlluSirish.in
COO – Southscope
Lakshmi Narayana is a movie, tech enthusiast and a business leader.
In his 16+ years of experience, Lakshmi/LN handled a variety of senior/middle management roles in the IT industry in US, UK and India with a special focus on internet and media. He also has the experience of being an entrepreneur and over the years, has managed to keep this streak intact.
Spotting a ‘digital’ inflection point in the media industry and excited by its potential, he made a conscious choice to work with media firms. Till recently, he was working with Allu Entertainment on a project that involved monetizing movie assets across online/digital platforms like Netflix, Amazon, Youtube and others.
Managing editor – Southscope
Vanaja Banagiri is a senior journalist with more than two decades experience in the publishing industry. She has been associated with the Times of India group for more than ten years apart from a plethora of other popular and renowned publications. Vanaja is also a writer and has authored two books so far. She is currently working on her third novel, while also heading the editorial team of Southscope.