Injustice – Telugu Bidda Raghu Yandamuri Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

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Oct 092014
 
Injustice - Telugu Bidda Raghu Yandamuri Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

If Churchill were alive, he’d sternly intone: Now this is not the end of the Telugu’s nightmare. It is not even the beginning of the gulti’s end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning for the bidda. Folks, a Pennsylvania jury has found Telugu bidda Raghunandan Yandamuri G U I L T Y […]

12 Horrendous Mistakes that Doomed Telugu Bidda Raghunandan Yandamuri

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Oct 082014
 
12 Horrendous Mistakes that Doomed Telugu Bidda Raghunandan Yandamuri

Shiva your daughter has been kidnapped. If you report this to cops your daughter will be cut into pieces and found dead. If you inform this to anyone you will find your daughter (sic) body parts thrown into your apartments….We want $50,000.00 by end of the day. Your wife Lata have (sic) to bring money […]

The Son Review – Hindus Don’t Wear Turbans

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Oct 062014
 
The Son Review - Hindus Don't Wear Turbans

[T]he age of mercy is over and …the day of Judgement has arrived. But as the Messiah is running late, we have to do his job for him. – The Son by Jo Nesbo, p.299 I hate it when Western writers don’t know the basics about India or its majority Hindu inhabitants. A short while […]

Govindudu Andarivadele – 10 Reasons to Watch this Great Telugu Classic

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Oct 042014
 

Bangari – Neeku rape ante ento thelusa? Chitra – Repu? Repu shanivaram Bangari – Ha ha ha, adhi kadhu…. Bangari – Nenu ninnu rape chesesanu annuko, pelli chesesthadu….Rape mana pelli chesesthadu…Nuuvu naa onka chooste untavu, Nenu neemedha padipothanu anthe (English translation: The alcoholic asks his girlfriend if she knows what Rape is. Thinking he’s speaking […]

Bang Bang – Stupid Stupid

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Oct 022014
 

To refresh my memory, I borrowed Knight and Day from our local library and (re)watched it yesterday. Unimpressive as Knight and Day is, the Hollywood film is a quadrillion times superior to its ugly Indian spawn Bang Bang that released in U.S. and Indian theatres today. Tom Cruise has a beguiling charm that Hrithik Roshan […]

Madras Review – Class Act

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Sep 282014
 

After wearily trudging through the endless Sahara of trashy Tamil movies, I serendipitously discovered a welcome oasis in Madras (Karthi, Kalaiarasan Harikrishnan, Catherine Tresa, Rama, Ritwika et al). Pa Ranjith directed the film based on his script (a claim that so far has not been disproved). Like so many good films, Madras defies easy categorization […]