Jul 28, 2007


Actor Gopichand shines in "Lakshyam", a revenge drama.

The film got an overwhelming response at the ticket window and pushed Rajnikanth-starrer "Sivaji - the Boss" one notch down. It is enjoying the top position this fortnight and may rule the charts for sometime.

The top five Telugu films are:

1. Movie Name: Lakshyam

Cast: Gopichand, Anushka, Jagapathi Babu

Director: Srivas

A revenge drama complete with the trademark smirk and imposing physique of Gopichand, the film has become an instant hit with the audience. Land disputes, cops and journalists appear to have touched a chord with the masses.

2. Movie Name: Sivaji

Cast: Rajinikanth, Shriya, Suman

Director: Shankar

Still running to packed audiences, the success of "Sivaji" at the box office appears unending. The viewership has now shifted to moviegoers who have watched the movie more than once. One can attribute its success to superstar Rajnikanth, who has the knack to turn the ordinary into extraordinary. A fall in the list for this film, therefore, does not signify anything more than the film industry's rising production values.

3. Movie Name: Dubai Seenu

Cast: Ravi Teja, Nayanatara

Director: Seenu Vytla

The film moves up the list this week, with fans appreciating actor Ravi Teja who is back in form. A crowd-puller directed towards youth, the film about a young man who yearns to become rich strikes a chord with the viewers. Well-crafted action scenes and good music by Mani Sharma have helped the film chart its upward move.

4. Movie Name: Satyabhama

Cast: Bhoomika, Shivaji

Director: Srihari

Not very unlike "Ghazni" minus the violence, the film is like a page out of Salvador Dali's surrealistic paintings. The mush interspersed with comic relief has proved to be a crowd-puller for some time now and appears to continue entertaining the lovelorn audiences.

5. Movie Name: Toss

Cast: Raja, Upendra, Priyamani, Kamna Jetmalani

Director: Priyadarshini Ram

Priyadarshini Ram's "Toss" has bagged the fifth spot this fortnight. Though the film boasts of an interesting plot, there is little to hold the audience's attention. Radical changes in cinematography and a new avatar for Raja do not appear to have gone down well with the masses. The movie may be well on its way out.