Nischala Mamillapalle revisits her childhood favourites that streamed on television, films that never fit into predetermined genre-based slots, but were loved and owned in many, many homes.
NT Rama Rao has played God so often on screen that he’s best remembered for those roles. What was it that attracted the Telugu people to a man dressed in fake jewellery and painted blue, asks Aman Basha, who delves deep into Telugu mythologicals and wonders why there are not many scholarly works based on them.
The Mahanati filmmaker draws up a varied watch list that includes big Hollywood spectacles, indies, animation and Telugu classics
From Monsoon Wedding to Kumbalangi Nights, FC writers pick their favourite ensemble cast films
From tense storylines to warrior costumes, from camera angles to puzzle-solving, Anirudh AR lists examples which prove that it’s not just comic books and literature that contributes to creating the world of cinema
Here’s an easy quiz to gauge how well you know the characters and places behind “India’s Biggest Films”
The Baahubali creator says storytellers will have to prepare for a new audience and stars alone can’t sell movies anymore
By the end, we realise Mohan Rao has come, not to exact revenge but to save his Ambusoli colony. This feels necessary; there needs to be light at the end of this tunnel, writes V Vamsi Viraj
Dear Comrade questions mainstream ideas of gender roles handed to us through commercial cinema. A film that starts out being about Bobby ends up being about Lilly
You’ve already been struck by that hurricane named Baahubali. Chances are that you’ve probably also seen the revenge story of a fly made by the same director. Here are some other movies to help you develop a taste for Telugu films
There’s a really creepy scene where the villain has sex with a corpse, but the man’s motivations are fuzzy and the chain of crimes isn’t convincing at all
Years from now, I suspect this truly confused film, by Kranthi Madhav, will be remembered as a footnote in the Gospel of St. Deverakonda. For all its faults, it keeps pushing that Rowdy persona…