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Gollapudi Maruthi Rao picks Best Telugu Movies

In India, Lists, Movies, Music on ஜூன் 18, 2009 at 1:52 பிப

1. Yogi Vemana: Directed by K.V.Reddy (Vauhini Films) Featuring Chittooor Nagayya, M.V.Rajamma

2. Laila Majnu: A great movie that made waves as a love story. Featuring Akkineni , Bhanumati; Music:Subbaraman; Director:P.S.Ramakrishna; Bharani Films

3. Shavukaru: The first realistic movie and the first movie produced by Vijaya Pictures, Director: L.V.Prasad; Featuring N.T.Rama Rao, Janaki (First film for both)

4. Deeksha: Directed by K.S.Prakasarao. A children’s film which was a resounding hit. Atreya wrote his first ever lyric in it. Featuring G.Varalakshmi and new actor Ramagopal (This was his first and his last film)

5. Devadas: A legendary movie. Though this film was made any number of times in Indian cinema, it is said that Devadas is the best. Directed by Vedantam Raghaviah, Music:Subbaraman. When he died during its making, his asst. M.S.Viswanathan made the history with the song “Jagame Maya”. Production: Vinoda Films.

6. Malleswari: An astounding period drama based on a fiction story by Palagummi Padmaraju. Featuring: N.T.Rama Rao, Bhanumati; Director: B.N.Reddi. It is known for everlasting melodies of S.Rajeswara Rao, music director and Devulapalli Krishna Sastry, Lyricist.

7. Vipranarayana: The story of famous Alwar Tondar Adi Podi Alwar. Featuring Akkineni and Bhanumati. Directed by P.S. Ramakrishna, Music: S.Rajeswararao.

8. Maya Bazar: All time great Children’s Film, it is said. By K.V.Reddi. For N.T.Rama Rao, it is the beginning of mythological metamorphosis. Featuring N.T.Ramarao, Akkineni, S.V.Ranagarao, Savitri. Produced by Vijaya Pictures.

9. Mooga Manasulu: A nostalgic love story with a myth and romance that is platonic. Featuring Akkineni, Savitri. Directed by Adurthi Subbarao. Produced by Babu Movies.

10.  Manushulu Marali: A neo-realistic story with leftist ideology, an adaptation of a Malayalam Movie. A thought provoking theme. Featuring Sarada, for which she received the National Award. Directed by V. Madhusudanarao

11. Pratighatana: Another realistic movie. A path breaking movie. Featuring Vijaya Santi. Directed by Krishna. Produced by Usha Kiron Movies.

12. Sankarabharanam: Directed by K.Vishwanath, Produced by Edida Nageswara Rao. Made waves all over the country. Featuring J.V.Somayajulu and Manju Bharagavi. Production: Poornodaya Art Creations

13. Swati Muthyam: Directed by K. Viswanath, Produced by Edida Nageswara Rao. Production: Poornodaya Creations, featuring Kamal Haasan and Radhika

14.  Sakshi: Directed by Bapu. Written by Mullapudi, featuring Krishna and Vijaya Nirmala.

15. Osey Ramulamma: By Dasari Narayana Rao, it reflects the change of ideology and social revolt. Featuring Dasari, Vijaya Santhi.

16. Aitee: Just Yellow Private Limited. Directed by Neelkantham. New wave cinema.

17. Shiva: By Ram Gopal Varma. A departure from hackneyed cinema. Violence and retribution as a melodrama of youth has been employed.

Best of the World Cinema: Kamalhaasan Movie Picks

In Lists, Movies, USA, World on ஜூன் 17, 2009 at 1:19 பிப

  1. Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan), Ingmar Bergman
  2. Wages of fear (Le salaire de la peur), Henri-Georges Clouzot
  3. Rashomon, Akira Kurosawa
  4. The Cranes are flying (Letyat Zhuravli), Mikhail Kalatozov
  5. Das boot, Wolfgang Petersen
  6. Amadeus, Milos Forman
  7. Hair, Milos Forman
  8. Duel, Steven Spielberg
  9. The Tenant (Le locataire), Roman Polanski
  10. Chinatown, Roman Polanski
  11. La strada, Federico Fellini
  12. Au hasard Balthazar, Robert Bresson
  13. The Brutalisation of Franz Blum (Die Verrohung des Franz Blum), Reinhard Hauff
  14. In a Year with 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden), Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  15. The 400 blows (Les quatre cents coups) Francois Truffaut
  16. Code Unknown: Incomplete tales of several journeys (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages), Michael Haneke
  17. Amelie (Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain), Jean-Pierre Jeunet
    Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore
  18. 301, 302, Cheol-su Park
  19. Three Colours: Blue/White/Red, Krzysztof Kieslowski
  20. The Decalogue (Dekalog), Krzysztof Kieslowski
  21. A short film about killing (Krótki film o zabijaniu) Krzysztof Kieslowski
  22. Life of Brian, Terry Jones, written by Graham Chapman
  23. Being there, Hal Ashby
  24. The Party, Blake Edwards
  25. Birth, Jonathan Blazer, written by Jean Claude Carriere

Best Tamil Movie Screenplays according to Kamal Haasan

In Lists, Movies, Tamilnadu on ஜூன் 17, 2009 at 1:11 பிப

  1. என்னதான் முடிவு W/D K.S. Gopalakrishnan (கே எஸ் கோபாலாகிருஷ்ணன்)
  2. சாது மிரண்டால் W/D Thirumalai (திருமலை) /Mahalingam (மகாலிங்கம்)
  3. காவல் தெய்வம் W/D Jayakanthan (ஜெயகாந்தன்) / K.Vijayan (கே விஜயன்)
  4. யாருக்காக அழுதான் W/D Jayakanthan
  5. அவர்கள் W/D K. Balachander (கே பாலச்சந்தர்)
  6. மன்மத லீலை W/D K. Balachander
  7. அவள் அப்படித்தான் W/D Ananthu (அநந்து) /Rudhraiah (ருத்ரையா)
  8. நாயகன் W/D Mani Rathnam (மணி ரத்னம்)
  9. கல்லுக்குள் ஈரம் W/D Selvaraj (செல்வராஜ்) / Bharathiraja (பாரதிராஜா)
  10. தேவர் மகன் W/D Kamal Haasan (கமல்ஹாசன்) / Bharathan (பரதன்)
  11. மகாநதி W/D Kamal Haasan (கமலஹாஸன்) / SanthanaBharathi (சந்தானபாரதி)
  12. அலைபாயுதே W/D Manirathnam (மணிரத்னம்)
  13. ஹே ராம் W/D Kamal Haasan (கமல்ஹாஸன்)
  14. அன்பே சிவம் W/D Kamal Haasan (கமல்) / C.Sunder (சி சுந்தர்)
  15. மும்பை எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் W/D Kamal Haasan/ Singeetham (சிங்கீதம் ஸ்ரீனிவாசராவ்)
  16. விருமாண்டி W/D Kamal Haasan
  17. பருத்திவீரன் W/D Ameer (அமீர்)

W: Written by
D: Directed by

Note from Kamalhasan:

The Tamil films below are not to be compared with the list of international films unless you like self flagellation.

These films dared to go against the pundits opinion of how films should be. They fought the market to create new trends. Some were made in a shoestring budget and some at great financial risk. Mumbai Express was made with a 3CCD camera and Pushpak with Rs.30 lakhs