Folks, there’s no need for all those effusive thank-yous.
Oh well, if you insist.
You are welcome, ma’am. It was a pleasure, sir.
Yes, we know that over the last couple of years we’ve overwhelmingly exceeded your highest expectations with our Hindi, Tamil, English, Kannada and Foreign Language movie reviews.
But today is not the occasion to look backward (as our Kallu Mama Barack Obama is wont to say).
It’s a somber time to reflect on the momentous tasks ahead of us.
Today is a red letter day here for us.
Stop that noise, fellas.
Be patient. What’s the matter with y’all. Yeah, we see you getting antsy.
OK, we’re coming to the point.
Yes, if you’re in that big a hurry for the big news, here it comes.
Tan-tan. dingara-dingu. Pa-ban Tan-tan dingara dinga.
Bowing to the explicit and implicit desires of our dear readers Supergirl, Asha Tampa, Chaitu1987, Shadowfax_arbit, 13ghosts, Ratnakar, Kelambu_kaathu, Joeantony, Araj, What_if, Inirschennai, Raghavan00, Sganeshkumar1989, Jogibhima and the unvoiced aspirations of thousands of our silent readers, SearchIndia.com today takes the next step in its perilous voyage – our entry into the arena of Tollywood movies.
Dishum. Dishum. Aha, the sound of shots that were heard around the world.
Yes, a small step for SearchIndia.com but a giant leap for Telugus worldwide.
Sure, we understand the Telugu terrain is full of deadly mines, Taliban like Nagarjuna lurk behind every rock and the road is fraught with danger every step of the way.
Fear not, dear readers.
We are well prepared for this dangerous mission.
* You will agree that our not knowing Telugu is a big asset for reviewing Telugu movies.
Notwithstanding what you may have heard or what we may have said in a moment of levity, we can’t follow a word of Telugu (except of course our twin children, Donganakoduka and Champestanu).
* You will agree that not having a legacy of watching Telugu films is actually an asset.
You see, no mainframe or VAX code to replace here.
Names like Mahesh Babu, Chiranjeevi, Siddharth, Ram Charan Teja, Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, Allu Arjun, Venkatesh,
Nagarjuna, NTR sr & jr mean nothing to us.
They might all be different varieties of Hyderabadi Biryani.
We are fans of neither Venkatesh nor of Ram Charan Teja. You can’t find us in the Mahesh Babu camp or the Allu Arjun camp.
We start with a tabula rasa here, guys.
* You will agree that watching all those infernal Hindi and Tamil movies has prepared us for this onerous task ahead.
Kinda like Rocky Balboa practicing for the big bout by fighting with lesser players.
* You will agree that watching Trisha in Kuruvi and Nayantara in Aegan has equipped us to hand-le the Buxom Anushkas, Jumpin’ Genelias and Ethiopian Ileanas.
Damsels, like Young Lochinvar, here we come on our steed:
So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war,
There never was knight like the young Lochinvar.
SearchIndia.com’s advent into Tollywood commences with our review of new Telugu movie Ganesh, featuring Ram, Kajal Agarwal and directed by Saravanan.
Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn Ya
Ladies and Gentlemen, SearchIndia.com’s flight to Tollywood will shortly depart from Runway Lunacy.
Tis’ time to fasten your seat-belt folks.
Please switch off any intelligence you may have unwittingly brought on board.
We promise the trans-continental flight ahead will be extremely bumpy.
SearchIndia.com’s air-traffic controllers are predicting heavy air-turbulence with a lot of flatulence.
Have your life-jackets and O2 masks handy for the flatulent oops turbulent times ahead.
Please do not hesitate to leave your valuable comments so that our Tollywood journey together will be a trip to remember in the autumn years of your life.
Desa Bhashalandu Telugu Lessa (Telugu is the sweetest of languages). 😉
Sound of loud applause for five minutes.
Thank you for the applause.
The Rest is History.
I am a monster who belongs to a reality which does not exist yet. Ah, but it does exist, it will exist, I am sure of it. – Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn P.225
Glad that you are entering the arena of Telugu cinema. But, do u have a Telugu translator friend?
SearchIndia.com Responds via iPhone during Ganesh interval:
The whole idea is to watch a Telugu movie without understanding the language. 😉
Ha ha. Good that you are watching without understanding the language. Helps you in calamity but there are few exceptions too.
Please review Kick. I was quite surprised by the movie. Wherever anyone goes, whether its hero heroine comedian or any other character, the rest all seem to be around. Not that they pre-planned some get-together or anything but it just happens by co-incidence. Even across countries. Probably the director wanted to show that the world is a very small place.
We’ll see if Netflix has Kick.
its as good OR bad as Tamil Movies …..i watch Telugu movies regularly ……maybe your not knowing the language will result in less torture being inflicted on you …..
i suggest you watch ” World Cinema ” – French , German etc …with subtitles
1. You write: maybe your not knowing the language will result in less torture being inflicted on you
Yes, a big advantage. 😉
2. Hereâ€™s the full review: Ganesh Review – Nijanga Garbage
would this mean… the background color of SI would be painted in the combination of red, yellow and fluorescent green? 😉
Bhojpuri and Malayalam still left.
We almost feel like Dr.David Livingstone exploring the (then) remote continent of Africa.
See if u can get Arya starring Allu Arjun now that Arya2 is in the pipeline. Arya2 is going to release in the first half of October.
Added Aarya to our Netflix queue.
According to the brief description on Netflix, Aarya (Allu Arjun) proposes to Geeta (Anuradha Mehta) in front of her boyfriend Shiva.
Ha ha ha.
Or is there another Arya, i,e with a single ‘a’ at the beginning?
No, it is Aarya.
Thanks. It’s available at Netflix.
We’ll watch it.
Can it be any worse than Nijanga ‘Ganesh’ Garbage 😉
To be worse, there are so many, just like Kollywood and Bollywood.
Normally, without language, the movie lacks little bit of stuff. I watch telugu movies, and even serious movies, which my tellu friends enjoy, i only find faults in them frame by frame. That is perhaps, because, I did not have to listen dialogues, so I watch other things.
People said, “Happy days” was a good watch of 2008. I did not like Arundhathi, whereas my tellu friends liked it very much [mainly for special effects]. Regarding Kick, my friend said it was good. There is another KIKK [Koncham Ishtanga Koncham Kashtanga]..But Ok sort I think..
You should watch “Don” by nagarjuna.. Absolutely hilarious for me 😉
1. You write: You should watch “Don” by nagarjuna.. Absolutely hilarious for me
Nagarajuna is not an actor but a shaitan (devil), sent down by God to demonstrate what acting is not. Terrible actor.
2. You write: There is another KIKK [Koncham Ishtanga Koncham Kashtanga]..But Ok sort I think
Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam has a boring story.
But you may not get to see in telugu movies, the OSCAR performances by T Rajendar [Simbu father], a diamond in the rough 😉
the terror interview
We are ‘oppressed, supressed and depressed’ after watching the behavior of this escapee from the Vandalur Zoo.
Well well, congratulations! There are tons of nice Telugu movies, but you need to pick them carefully, they are like matti lo manikyams 😉
But I dont understand why you keep saying you dont understand Telugu. From what I know of you, you could be a professor in Telugu and do great! 😐
You write: But I dont understand why you keep saying you dont understand Telugu
Because we don’t.
Congrats on your foray into Tollywood!
Surprising! How come you have missed during your spring years in Chennai Or Bengalooru some of Kamalâ€™s hits during those days such as Swathi Muthyam, Sagara Sangamam, Sommu Okadathi Shokku Okadathi, the musical Shankarabaranam or the Mythological NTR , SV Ranga Rao movies?
Appudu Dabbu Letha ? Ledhu Time Ledha?
Appudu idiocy ledhu! 😉
Like someone said ‘Telugu movies can actually be watched with your eyes shut’.
Having said that, however, i don’t think it’s a good idea to watch any movie without knowing the language it was shot in as the dialogs are very much an integral part of acting. However, the major reason, why you ought not review Telugu movies if you really cannot follow the lines on the screen, is, your lack of proficiency unnecessarily arms your detractors with a good point to counter your lambasting boldly and vigorously. But are you really not fluent in Telugu?, I wonder, because some of your comments in Telugu look real good spelling-wise and grammar-wise.
1. You write: Like someone said ‘Telugu movies can actually be watched with your eyes shut’.
This one is a classic. Must go in the Comment Hall of Fame.
But truth be said, it also applies to virtually every Tamil movie and 90% of Hindi films as well.
2. You write: But are you really not fluent in Telugu?
No. We know just a wee bit.
The goal is to learn Telugu while simultaneously ogling at Kajal Aggarwal, Ileana, Anushka, Tamanna et al.
We’re making headway. After watching Ganesh, we now know Champaestanu (which is what we felt like doing to the whole lot).
Oh, wait. We also know what laechi pothama means. 😉
I think you’ve already made an entry to Telugu films’ reviewing through Salangai Oli(A dubbed version of Sagara Sangamam)! 😉
Hey, we watched Ganesh too.
I would like to recommend these 2 movies,which are nice thrillers:
2. Anukokunda Oka Roju. 🙂
1. What about the forthcoming Chukkalanti Ammai Chakkanaina Abbai (directed by Kanmani and produced by Gogineni Srinivas and Rajkumar Harwani).
You’re sure it’s not important?
Ilanti adbuthamaina cinema paeru vinaledu (we haven’t come across such a brilliant title). 😉
2. Will watch Aithe for sure. Charmy of Anukokunda Oka Roju puts us off.
//What about the forthcoming Chukkalanti Ammai Chakkanaina Abbai (directed by Kanmani and produced by Gogineni Srinivas and Rajkumar Harwani).//
Better listen to the song from where this movie’s title is taken,no need to watch it. 😉
Ilayaraja song.. was in tamil too.. grr.. am unable to recollect the name of the tamil movie & version.. those who can recollect and let me know the song name in Tamil, I’ll salute you.
Guess no one is as jobless as me.. The tamil version is “Sonthakara Ammaniyum..”(horribly transliterated) from Kadhal Geetham.. it is just a dubbed version of the Telugu movie “Abhinandana”.. Shobana is juicy (great eyes)… for some reason, I relate her to Tabu at some subliminal level.
Couldn’t find the song on YouTube.
Agreed, Shobana has a class seldom seen among our Indian actresses.
here’s the link I got the songs from..
We’ve never downloaded a .rar file.