There was a time around 10 years ago till then Bollywood over ruled the heads of North side of India and people were highly fascinated by the charm of Bollywood’s superstars and treat Hollywood as the elevated version of the glamour world. Awareness of Tollywood, Kollywood or any other South or West Bengal’s side film industry didn’t exist hardly other than the thought of fundamental regional movies which used to be telecast weekly on National television. At least I spend my childhood with this mindset as one of the child from the category who was not allowed to pamper enough with the luxury of cable or dish channels on the name of study. I’m the kid of the era where social media or internet didn’t shower its blessing and undoubtedly that made our adolescence intact.
In fact earlier, Hindi movie channels were not as lenient as present in showcasing the South’s movies, if we talk about nowadays every next channel is broadcasting a trail of Hindi dubbed movies from all the fractions of Southward’s Woods and that too on repetitive mode on every alternate week. Obsession is getting too high and why not talent should be appreciated beyond the territory of any region. These movies are not short in any kind either in shooting on exotic foreign locations neither they compromise in budgets, in reality their technology are one step ahead from ours basic movies.
However these are the recent developments and that helped the industries to increase the audience; otherwise without any bifurcation among Andhra, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam & West Bengal’s film industries mostly movies were just carrying the tag of hypothetical fight scenes (in Rajnikant’s style). With the impact of revolutionary internet, people know about and started taking interest in both the sides of cinema. Haven’t you saw the grand success of the movie “Bahubali” ?? best example of valuing virtuosity. I love Anushka Shetty as much I admire Kareena Kapoor Khan and I like Mahesh Babu as much as I’m a fan of Akshay Kumar. That’s why now multiple stupendous names from Northern side has recently shifted their flow of artistry there which seems to be a good wave.
Yet I’ve not extensively explored South portion of India but as a confluence of my last year’s visit to Hyderabad and being a die hard fan of Tollywood I wish to dig deeper my travel cravings for that side, let’s see how much I’ve to wait more. I always cherish those old homes with big stretched open courtyards and calm meditative greenery in the backyard, ladies draped in Kanjivaram Sarees or girls in simple elegant lehengas with string of flowers in hairs. Massive use of coconut related products, swaying palm trees. Appreciating, that how aesthetically art and culture bringing together talents from varied places and more lust for travel nowadays (In India, earlier it was more dedicated to LTA holder or Govt. employees in transferable job) qualifying us the introduction with the lifestyle of our not so familiar, far away settled co-citizens.
Here are the few highlights about Telugu Cinema:
- East India Film Co. has produced its first Indian film –Savitri in Telugu
- Industry holds the Guinness world Record for the largest film production facility in the world.
- Ramoji Film City located in Hyderabad at 2000 acres , is the largest integrated film city in Telangana and is the largest studio complex in the world.
- RFC is also known as one of the popular recreation center where around 1.5 million tourists visit the place every year.
Isn’t this incredible??
The core intention is to share the joy of the wedding of two superstars of South – Naga Chaitanya S/o Nagarjuna and Samantha Ruth Prabhu that held last weekend at Hotel W in Goa. Both tied the knot in an intimate destination wedding ceremony on Friday under Hindu rituals followed by Christian wedding beside the sea at Vagator Beach on last Saturday evening in the presence of their close near and dear ones. The most awaited event stole the limelight and has been remain the talk of the town for a while. Samantha is one of the leading actress in the South Film industry and has won 4 Filmfare awards. She was born and raised in Chennai to parents of Telugu and Malayali ancestry. Whereas Chaitanya was born in Chennai too and done a short term course of acting in Mumbai followed by further training in Los Angeles. Not only as 2 brilliant actors but I love their appealing smiles as well.
A bundle of some of the magnificent pictures of the ceremony which I couldn’t resist to post on my blog along with other ingredients.
Clicks shot by : Joseph Radhik (Stories by Joseph Radhik); Bridal Outfit: Wedding saree by Sabyasachi and Mehndi Lehenga and wedding gown by Krisha Bajaj; Jewellery: By Vanraj Zaveri & Nac Jewellers