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Aha rings in a laughter-filled weekend with Thellavarithe Guruvaram

 The 100% Telugu OTT platform is set to stream the romantic comedy from April 16

Film lovers are in for a sumptuous treat this weekend as 100% Telugu streaming platform aha gets ready to premiere the quirky romantic comedy Thellavarithe Guruvaram on April 16. The film is a cherry on the cake for the platform, after entertaining audiences with a diverse array of releases like Krack, Naandhi, Gaali Sampath, Zombie Reddy this year. Extending the Ugadi festive vibe onto the weekend, Thellavarithe Guruvaram is a fun-filled fare that the entire family could savour.

Thellavarithe Guruvaram, starring Sri Simha, Misha Narang and Chitra Shukla in pivotal roles, brims with energy and mirrors the confusions that many millennials face with respect to love and relationships. A feel-good fare that addresses a pertinent issue in a lighter vein, the film is sure to resonate with viewers of various age groups and has all the ingredients to make for a perfect OTT watch. 

That’s not all about aha, which has cemented its authority as a go-to platform for the best Telugu content across diverse categories, from evergreen classics to modern-day blockbusters, gripping web shows and celebrity interviews, all under one roof. Stay tuned to aha for more exclusive content that’s guaranteed to liven up your streaming playlists.

Ambedkar Philosophy is Globally Acclaimed - TTD EO

Tirupati, 14 Apr. 21: The philosophy and ideology of Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar is globally acclaimed asserted TTD EO Dr.KS Jawahar Reddy.


Speaking on the 130th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Dr BR Ambedkar held at Mahati Auditorium under the aegis of Welfare Department of TTD on Wednesday at Tirupati, EO said the think tank of Dr Ambedkar which he professed almost over a century ago has relevance even today.


His ideology of "Be educated, be organised and be agitated was the call he has given to downtrodden people to fight for equal rights. He also said that "I

Measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved”. So to achieve real fruits of social equality we should implement Ambedkar philosophy in deeds, he observed. 


Earlier, Sri Colonel S Gagarin, Chief Commercial Manager of Indian Railways Traffic Service in his speech said Dr Ambedkar preached one human being should learn to respect another and this is what is taught in all Vedas, Upanishads, Bhavat Gita and religious books also. "Saint Annamacharya also advocated social equality some five centuries ago in his Sankeertans''.  


He gave an enlightening speech by quoting a few shlokas from Bhagavat Gita in a melodious manner. 


Later prizes were distributed to winners in competitions held for the occasion. Earlier the programme commenced by offering floral tributes to the photo of Dr BR Ambedkar. Dance ballet "Namo Namo Bharatambe" remained special attraction.


JEO Smt Sada Bhargavi presented Vote of thanks. PRO Dr T Ravi, Welfare Officer Sri Anandaraju, SC ST Liaison Officer Smt Varalakshmi, BC Liaison Officer Dr Bharat Gupta were also present. 


Raj Tarun - Konda Vijaykumar's 'Power Play' Is Garnering Very Good Response In Amazon Prime

Latest film in Young Hero Raj Tarun and Director Konda Vijay Kumar‘s successful combination is ‘Power Play’. This film is Presented by Smt Padma Produced by Mahidhar, Devesh under Vanamalee Creations Pvt Ltd as their Production No – 1. The film was recently released in theatres and acquired positive response for its thrilling content. Now, 'Power Play' is streaming in Amazon Prime and is recieving very good response with highest viewing count.  On this occasion..

Young Hero Raj Tarun said, ” Our 'Power Play' is getting very good appreciation from Amazon Prime similar to its theatrical release . I am recieving phone calls from friends, Industry people saying that they have watched a very good thriller.  ”
Director Vijay Kumar Konda said, ” I am very happy that 'Power Play' is getting very good reach in OTT too. I did this film in a new genre for me. This film gave me very good boost for me for doing different films in future along with Entertainment subjects. "

Producer Devesh said, ” I am glad that 'Power Play' is getting amazing response in Amazon too after its theatrical release.  Thanks to the audience for enjoying the highlight points of the film and for a very good reception of the film "

Executive Producer Palaparthi Ananth Sai said, ” Thanks to each and everyone for appreciating our film in OTT”

Raj Tarun, Hemal Ingle, Poorna, Madhunandan, Ajay, Kota Srinivas Rao, Raja Ravindra, Dhanraj, Kedari Shankar, Tillu Venu, Bhupal, Appaji, Ravi Varma, Sandya Janak and Others

Story & Dialogues: Nandyala Ravi
Cinematography: I Andrew
Music: Suresh Bobbili
Editing: Praveen Pudi
Art: Siva  
Fights: Real Satish
Production Controller: B.V.Subbarao
Co-Director: Venu Kurapati
Executive Producer: Palaparthi Ananth Sai
Presented by: Smt.Padma
Produced by: Mahidhar – Devesh
Screenplay-Direction: Vijay Kumar Konda

A.R. Rahman Presents the ‘99 Songs Special Concert’

a Magnificent Digital Show Chronicling the Songs of the Mega Film

Streaming on JioSaavn’s LIVE Anywhere platform, 
the special concert film brings to life the 
Academy and Grammy Award-winning musician’s debut production, ‘99 Songs’

Chennai/Mumbai, April 14, 2021: A.R. Rahman has released the 99 Songs Special Concert — a digital show chronicling the music of his upcoming film 99 Songs. A musical experience that brings to life 99 Songs as never seen before, the digital concert is now streaming on JioSaavn’s LIVE Anywhere platform. This special concert allows listeners to experience the music of 99 Songs ahead of the film’s release in theatres on April 16th. Streaming in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, the 99 Songs Special Concert sees Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer Rahman unite with the exceptional voices of the 99 Songs soundtrack. The film’s lead actor Ehan Bhat (who trained to be a musician for the film!) and director Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy too join Rahman in rendering the sound of the movie. Together, team 99 Songs delivers a digital musical montage that pays tribute to the story of the film while honouring the spirit of music itself. 

About the 99 Songs Special Concert, A.R. Rahman says,

“My initial idea was that I should go to every city, every college and perform, for you, the songs of this movie. But given the times, the least we can do is present a show with the incredible singers and musicians who are part of the soundtrack. I hope you'll go to cinemas on 16th April with masks on and show some love to the film."

In a first-of-its-kind presentation, the 99 Songs Special Concert sees music maestro A.R. Rahman, who makes his filmmaking debut as producer and writer with this movie, invoke the power of music during an uncertain time. Amidst the trials of the pandemic, Rahman weaves a musical concert that traverses through the tracks of 99 Songs to deliver a show that reflects the magic of the live A.R. Rahman experience. 

The 99 Songs Special Concert features the global music legend alongside vocalists Benny Dayal, Shashwat Singh, Shashaa Tirupati, Vijay Yesudas, Sreekanth Hariharan, Poorvi Koutish, Haricharan, the Sunshine Orchestra and more. The show is truly a celebration of the power of music. Much like in the art of filmmaking, Rahman combines music with storytelling to take viewers on a journey through the soundtrack of 99 Songs, as if turning the chapters of a book. The songs are accompanied by a story told by the maestro, the lyricists Navneet Virk, Dilshaad Shabbir Shaikh, Kalpradah and more, as well as the vocalists, about how the track came to be. 

“ ‘99 Songs’ is the story about one man's struggle between the old world and the new world. The antidote is music,” said Rahman as he invited viewers to witness the music of 99 Songs. The concert began with the spiritual love song “O Aashiqa,” sung by Shashwat Singh. Rahman graces the stage throughout the concert film, weaving melodies at the piano. “O Aashiqa” is flush with choral voices and the memorable piano riff rendered by Rahman. Singh’s passionate bridge drives the message of the song home. As lyricist Virk explained, this song embodies the spirit of 99 Songs. It’s about selflessness; it’s a prayer for a better world. Virk even recalled Rahman’s brief for “O Aashiqa” while speaking on stage. “That song has to say everything we want to say. That song has to have the lesson of the movie,” he said. 

99 Songs’ director and screenplay writer Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy also took to the stage to speak about how his relationship with filmmaking changed during the production of 99 Songs. As a fellow musician (Krishnamoorthy has also been the frontman for Mumbai hardcore band Scribe), the director delved into how each day on set propelled him to evolve as a creator. “You wanted to make a film about music and you wanted me to direct it. I tried to explore it to the deepest depths. You really pushed me towards becoming much better on this film,” he said to Rahman who concurred on how the challenge of making 99 Songs led them both to transform as creatives.

The dialogue between the producer and director was followed by a mesmerizing performance of the quintessential 99 Songs love song, “Sofia.” Singh returned to the stage to belt the beautiful track as the delicate and exhilarating guitaring by Carl Fernandes and Joshua Satya infused “Sofia” with a magical lead. Subsequently, Poorvi Koutish, the volcanic voice of “Jwalamukhi,” rendered a spellbinding performance of the powerful heartbreak track. As lyricist Virk explained, “Still waters run deep. Love is passion and pain; that's jwalamukhi — a volcano." Up next was a performance of the ballad “Teri Nazar” by Singh. Lyricist Shaikh explained, “It's a song about the great pain of being separated from your lover.” The evocative tabla by Sai Shravanam and mellifluous flute by Naveen Kumar lent a delicate melancholy to Singh’s silky vocals. Rahman further revealed details about the track by sharing what the song was meant to embody, “It was about the journey of a person who starts with simple melodies, and [then] goes to a very, very complex [place], and [then] goes back to simplicity,” he said.

The ballad was followed by moving performances of the lullaby from 99 Songs, “O Mera Chand,” as well as the spiritual track “Sai Shirdi Sai,” by Bela Shende. The singer’s saccharine vocals melded with the transportive flute and sparkling instrumentals to create a transcendental musical stage bolstered by Rahman. After this meditative interlude, Rahman invited vocalist Shashaa Tirupati to render his incredible jazz composition, “Soja Soja,” which was made all the more triumphant by Lisa & Rameethha V’s brass. The 99 Songs Special Concert came to a close with a performance of “Nayi Nayi” by Singh. Director Krishnamoorthy (with his guitar!) and actor Ehan Bhat joined the singer on stage to amplify the celebratory theme of the track. This performance was made all the more special when Rahman himself departed his position at the piano to take up the keytar and end “Nayi Nayi” on a jubilant note.


SINGERS: Bela Shende, Shashaa Tirupati, Poorvi Koutish, Benny Dayal, Haricharan, Sreekanth Hariharan, Sarthak Kalyani, Shashwat Singh, Rakshita Suresh, Vijay Yesudas, Abhay Jodhpurkar.

Drums - David Joseph
Percussion - Yash Pathak 
Keyboard - Karthick Devaraj & Nakul Abhyankar 
Bass Guitar - Carl Fernandes 
Guitar - Joshua Satya 
Tabla - Sai Shravanam 
Flute - Naveen Kumar 
Ghatam - Karthik 
Sunshine Orchestra - Adithyanarayanan Shankar, Angad Singh, Deepthi Raghu, Drishti Tandel, Noor Bhatia, Rajnarendran Rajagopalan, Rameethha V, Riddhiman Dutta, Rijul Chakraborthy, Shivam Karadwal, Sneha Symon, Vanshika Arora
Chorus - Adithyanarayanan Shankar 
Angad Singh
Deepthi Raghu
Drishti Tandel
Noor Bhatia
Rajnarendran Rajagopalan 
Rameethha V
Riddhiman Dutta
Rijul Chakraborthy 
Shivam Karadwal 
Sneha Symon 
Vanshika Arora
Modular - Damini Chauhan 
Brass - Lisa & Rameethha V
Violin - Vignesh. U, Nandhini. A, Balaji. A, Vignesh.S
Viola - Ebinezar Gnanraj. M, Dinesh. A, Harish Kumar. K, Hirthick Roshan. G
Cello - Vaijayanthi. R, Deepa. S, Balaji. M, Mohammed Ismail. S
Double Bass - Anish Franklin. V, David. K
Conductor – Anupam Roy

Spiritual Books Released on Ugadi

Tirumala, 13 Apr. 21: A series of spiritual books released on the auspicious day of Plavanama Samvatsara Telugu Ugadi on Tuesday in Tirumala. 


TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy, EO Dr KS Jawahar Reddy released these books at Ranganayakula Mandapam.


Speaking on the occasion they said the Coffee Table book gives a broad view of Tirumala temple and TTD activities while the five other spiritual books written by Vedic exponents about the importance of Vaikhanasa Agama and their respective subjects.


Later they felicitated all the authors. JEO Smt Sada Bhargavi, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, PRO Dr T Ravi were also present.


TTD brought out a Coffee Table Book titled, "Tirumala-Kaliyuga Vaikuntham" consisting a kaleidoscope of interesting legends of the presiding deity of Tirumala temple, the art and architecutre of the shrine, unique administrative style of TTD and amenities provided to scores of pilgrims presented along with a compilation of vibrant photos penned by Smt and Sri Ramanam couple from Sri Rangapattinam. 


The authors expressed immense pleasure over the release of the book and described as a token to Srinivasa from Sri Ranganatha.


Besides, five books including Vaikhanasa Mahima Manjari, Uttama Brahma Vidya Sara, Sri Vaikhanasopakhyanam, Trisati, and Dhyana Mukthavali of TTD publications were also released on the occasion.


Scholars Dr Vedantam Vishnubhattacharyulu, Sri Srinivasulu, Publications Spl. Officer Sri Ramaraju, Sub Editor Sri Narasimhacharyulu were also present.                                            


Mahesh Babu Joins The 2nd Schedule Of 'Sarkaru Vaari Paata'

Mahesh Babu starrer big-budgeted ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ is Directed by Talented Director Parasuram Petla. Mythri Movie Makers, GMB Entertainments, 14 Reels Plus are jointly producing this prestigious movie. Keerthy Suresh is the heroine. Latest Music Sensation Thaman S.S. is composing the music. The film was shot a month schedule at Dubai recently. The film unit has kick-started the second schedule of the film today, April 13th on the occasion of Ugadi festival at Hyderabad. This schedule will progress continuosly till the end of this month.  'Sarkaru Vaari Paata' which is carrying huge expectations in the combination of Superstar Mahesh and Director Parasuram Petla will release as Sankranthi 2022 gift.

Superstar Mahesh Babu, Keerthy Suresh, Vennela Kishore, Subbaraju and other prominent actors as the principal cast.

Music: Thaman S.S.
Cinematography: Madhi
Editor: Marthand K Venkatesh
Art Director: AS Prakash
Fight Masters: Ram - Laxman
PRO: B.A. Raju
Line Producer: Raj Kumar
Co-Director: Vijaya Ram Prasad
CEO: Cherry
Producers: Naveen Yerneni, Ravi Shankar Yelamanchili, Raam Achanta, Gopi Achanta
Written & Directed by Parasuram Petla