Everything That Made News In Entertainment From The South (July 1 - 7)

From trailers and teasers to new film announcements, here’s a quick recap of the week that went by
Everything That Made News In Entertainment From The South (July 1 - 7)

It’s a wrap for Ram Pothineni’s Double iSmart  (Telugu)

Ram Pothineni is gearing up for the release of his next Double iSmart, which is a sequel to the 2019 hit film iSmart Shankar. It is directed by Puri Jagannadh and the makers recently announced that the team has completed their shooting schedule. The film co-stars Sanjay Dutt and Kavya Thapar. It has music by Mani Sharma. 

Netflix Documentary on SS Rajamouli to release on August 2 (Telugu) 

Titled Modern Masters: SS Rajamouli, the Netflix documentary about the RRR director will be out on August 2. It is said to feature anecdotes and insights about the director from artistes like James Cameron, Joe Russo and Karan Johar. The documentary is also expected to include a few behind-the-scenes footage from his films Eega, Baahubali and RRR. 

SS Rajamouli
SS Rajamouli

Atharvaa-Nimisha Sajayan’s DNA to Have Music By Five Composers (Tamil)

Singers Sathyaprakash, Anal Akash Sreekanth Hariharan, Pravin Saivi and Sahi Siva have been onboarded to compose music for DNA, starring Atharvaa and Nimisha Sajayan. The film is directed by Nelson Venkatesan and co-stars Ramesh Thilak and Balaji Sakthivel. 

Prequel for Bimbisara on cards (Telugu)

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram’s Bimbisara is all set to get a prequel. The film's makers made the official announcement on the actor's birthday. While the original action fantasy film was helmed by Mallidi Vasshistha, Anil Paduri has been on boarded to direct the prequel. The makers also released a concept poster.

First look of Rashmika Mandanna from Kubera is out (Telugu)

It's a known news that Dhanush and Sekhar Kammula joined hands for Kubera. The team has now unveiled Rashmika Mandanna's character poster, along with a short video that offers a glimpse at her actions. Kubera also stars Nagarjuna and Jim Sarbh in key roles.

New poster from Nani's Saripodhaa Sanivaaram out (Telugu)

Nani's Saripodhaa Sanivaaram is an action thriller, directed by Vivek Athreya. While the old posters revealed his action side, the new poster shows a soft side of Nani's character enjoying his bike ride. The film is slated to hit the screens on August 29.

Chaithra Achar to make her Tamil debut (Tamil)

Chaithra Achar, who rose to fame with her performance in the critically revered Sapta Sagaradaache Ello Side B, is all set to make her Tamil debut with a rural drama. Directed by Raju Murugan, the film also stars Sasikumar.

Chaithra J Achar in SSE: Side B
Chaithra J Achar in SSE: Side B

First look from Vishwak Sen's Laila out (Telugu)

After Gangs of Godavari, Vishwak Sen's next film is Laila. The makers recently revealed the first look poster, where Sen is seen to be playing a feminine role. The film also stars Laila stars Akanksha Sharma and is directed by Ram Narayan.

New single from Yezhu Kadal Yezhu Malai out (Tamil)

Yezhu Kadal Yezhu Malai is a road film, which has had prestigious screenings across many international film festivals. Directed by Ram, the fantasy film stars Nivin Pauly, Anjali and Soori. After releasing the first single 'Marupadi Nee', the makers have now put out the next song 'Yezhu Kadal Yezhu Malai'.

Manju Warrier's Footage to release on August 2 (Malayalam)

Editor Saiju Sreedharan turns director with Manju Warrier's Footage. Sharing a poster, the makers revealed that the film will be out on August 2.

It's action time with Shane Nigam’s 25th film (Malayalam)

Shane Nigam took to social media to announce his 25th film. Written and directed by debutant Unni Sivalingam, it's said to be an intense action film centred on kabbadi players. Sharing the announcement poster, the actor wrote on social media, "The heroic bloodshed begins".

Vijay's GOAT to be distributed by Sree Gokulam Movies in Kerala (Tamil)

Vijay's much awaited The Greatest of All Time, directed by Venkat Prabhu is set to be released on September 5. The recent news is that  Sree Gokulam Movies have bagged the distribution rights of the film in Kerala. The film co-stars Sneha, Laila, Prabhudeva and others.

The Greatest of All Time
The Greatest of All Time

Shivarajkumar's joins hands with Hemanth M Rao for his next (Kannada) 

After the duology of Sapta Sagaradaache Ello films, Hemanth Rao is all set to collaborate with Shivarajkumar for his next. The film is titled Bhairavana Kone Paata and is expected to portray Kannada cinema's rich heritage.

Shivarajkumar and Narthan wrap up filming for Bhairathi Ranagal (Kannada)

Serving as a prequel to Mufti, Shivarajkumar's Bhairathi Ranagal is one of his most awaited projects. The film was initially supposed to be released in August. However, the makers are now eyeing a September release. They also announced that the team has wrapped up the shooting. The film also stars Rahul Bose, Rukmini Vasanth, Avinash and Devaraj.

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