Tollywood

(redirected from Telugu films)

Tollywood

(ˈtɒlɪˌwʊd)
n
1. the Telugu-language film industry, based in the state of Andhra Pradesh in SE India
2. the Bengali-language film industry, based in Tollygunge in E India
[C20: a blend of Telugu (or Tollygunge) + Hollywood; compare Bollywood]
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After that, I signed on a bunch of south Indian films -- Telugu films. I just continued working there for seven to eight projects because they were great opportunities," she added.
Prasad was famous in South Indian cinema and had worked in over 150 Telugu films besides being popular in Telugu theatre circles.
12 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday took suo motu cognizance of media reports about the alleged sexual exploitation of women in the Telugu Film Industry which has been raised by a television anchor turned actress of Telugu films.
"Race Gurram" has taken the fifth spot in the list of all time top 10 worldwide shares (Telugu films).
These include Asin, Trisha, Kajal Agarwal, Shriya Saran and Siddharth -- stars who have proved themselves in Tamil and Telugu films -- besides National Award- winning Tamil superstar Vikram, who was wasted in a small role in Mani Ratnam's Raavan a while back.
Rami Reddy's roles in Telugu films such as 'Osey Ramulamma', 'Gayam', 'Ammoru', 'Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari' and 'Kshana Kshanam' made him a popular actor.
The awards night, where winners are chosen through an online voting system, will honour the best works in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu films. Last year, Abu Dhabi played host to Siima in a star-studded ceremony that saw stars such as Pauly and Nayantara in attendance.
Actor Abdul Rahman, who has acted in villainous roles in a few Telugu films including Ravi Teja's "Vikramarkudu" and Balakrishna's "Simha," was arrested for a murder attempt by the Humayun Nagar police on Monday (24 March).
Allowing its petition in 2007, the apex court had struck down an Andhra Pradesh law discriminating between Telugu and non- Telugu films.
However he was gradually sidelined in the party and intermittently acted in Telugu films. At one stage he had also staged a revolt against Naidu and floated his own party which failed to make a mark forcing him to return to the TDP.
: Asin, born into a Syro-Malabar Catholic Nasrani family in Cochin started her acting career in Malayalam cinema, but soon moved on to acting in Tamil and Telugu films. She made her Hindi debut in "Ghajini" and even won the Best debut actress award for her role.
Earlier, Tabu opted for a bold makeover with two Telugu films, Pandurangadu and Idi Sangathi .