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Telangana filmmakers are annoyed

Filmmakers from Telangana are declaring local discrimination, causing their being delegated to second-class condition in regard to their equivalents from Andhra Pradesh.

They claim that target markets in the various other Telugu state seldom view the motion pictures they make, though the exact same cannot be stated of film-goers in Telangana that value an excellent motion picture, regardless of its location of beginning.


This has actually restricted the monetary success of motion pictures made by the Telangana area of the Telugu movie sector, they declare.

Many filmmakers have actually prompted the state federal government to give aids as well as various other sops to urge the sector in the State as well as urge hitherto untapped skill.

‘I’m off to B-Town, where it’s value that counts’

Telangana-born supervisor Jeevan Reddy, that developed a buzz with his movie George Reddy, is intending to transfer to Bollywood to make an internet collection in Hindi to maintain his profession active.

“I didn’t obtain lots of deals after George Reddy regardless of the movie being well-appreciated. Yet I obtained a plum deal from a B-town manufacturing residence to guide a lush duration legend. Possibly, they evaluated my skill on benefits as well as not by my area of birth,” mentions Jeevan Reddy.

“Barring Chiranjeevi garu, I didn’t obtain any type of gratitude from supposed leading supervisors. They advertise also poorly-made motion pictures of Andhra-born supervisors, yet have no time at all for a solitary tweet for a movie like George Reddy, which was a tale of among the renowned pupil leaders of Telangana state. It’s unfavorable,” he regrets.

He prompted the Telangana federal government to action in to sustain Telangana-based motion pictures, like the Maharashtra federal government is doing.

“Marathi movie theater grew due to the huge assistance by the Maharashtra federal government which safeguarded the identification of Marathi society, nativity as well as language as well as likewise assisted the sector endure the attack of star-studded B-town motion pictures. Currently, Marathi motion pictures are getting nationwide honors often,” he mentioned, as well as required comparable assistance from the Telangana Government.  

Government need to aid

Though it has actually been greater than 6 years considering that Telangana state was created, filmmakers really feel the federal government has actually hasn’t done much to fortify the ton of money of the skill in the State. K.V.R. Mahendra, that climbed to popularity with the Telangana-centric Dorasani, claims “Telangana movie theater had an unique identification as well as flavour for a couple of years, with cult motion pictures like Maa Bhoomi, Daasi, Komaram Bheem Bathukamma as well as Erra Sanyam. Yet it is gradually shedding its shine because of the absence of support from the sector as well as the Government.”

Explaining that he had wanted to “dispel the notion that Telangana cinema mostly has revolutionary themes,” he said he had made a beautiful love story.

Mahendra cherishes the appreciation he received from legendary filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who called him after watching his 14-minute short film Nisheedhi in 2015. “I am a big fan of his, and his comment that I had nicely executed a filmmaker’s viewpoint still rings in my ears,” he says.

Plenty of untapped talent’

Raj Kandukuri, who introduced the likes of Vijay Deverakonda and Tharun Bhascker to the celluloid world, says, “There is a lot of untapped talent in the state, so I request the federal government to consider some kind of subsidies for films made with a budget of Rs 1 crore or 1.5 crore. If we shoot in London, tourism authorities there refund 40% of our shooting expenses as well as Azerbaijan also offers a package. Our state government should think along similar lines to encourage producers to bet money on native talent,” he suggests.  

TS workers bullied on sets

Director Prem Raj, president of the Telangana Cinema Industry Employees Federation, says “Only 40% to 45% of our employees are hired by Telugu filmmakers and a few of them are threatened or bullied on Telugu film sets.”
He is also unhappy with the recent comments made by veteran filmmaker

Tammareddy Bharadwaj, who questioned the necessity of a separate Telangana Workers’ Union.

“Probably, he is speaking on behalf of hundreds of Andhra-born filmmakers and want to chase us out of our own state,” he said.

Citing other instances of shabby treatment by the government, Prem Raj alleges that 3000-odd Telangana film workers were overlooked in the supply of essentials during the lockdown.

“A Telangana state minister distributed groceries only to 150 out of 3000 workers in our Union but distributed supplies to 14,000 members of a rival federation, which is unfortunate. Such discrimination has been going on for years and we have been suffering in silence,” he adds.

‘It’s just a myth’

“I don’t think there is any discrimination based on region because there are many actors, directors and producers who are already making waves in Telugu cinema. There are equal opportunities for everyone, and anyone who utilises them to the best of their abilities will make his mark.

Talented actors and technicians will always find their place in this big sector, irrespective of their place of birth. Box office performance holds the key to get more offers.

Despite coming from Telangana, ace director S.S. Rajamouli is hailed as well as respected all over India for his immense talent. Finally, it is the viewer’s choice to pick their favourite actors as well as directors, as well as everyone has to bow to their verdict, claims filmmaker, Vishnu Induri.

Mariella Frostrup
Mariella Frostrup
Mariella Frostrup has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade and has contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and the Oakland Tribune. As a founder and journalist, Mariella covers national and international developments. You can contact her at


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