Tollywood has always been about star heroes, glamour and glitz. Times are changing, so is Telugu cinema. Cinema Bandi is an independent movie without any of the glamour and glitz, yet makes its mark. It is just a true cinematic experience. Cinema Bandi is directed by Praveen Kandregula and produced by the duo Raj & DK. This independent film premiered today on the OTT platform Netflix.
Movie: Cinema Bandi
Director: Praveen Kandregula
Writers: Vasanth Maringanti (screenplay), Vasanth Maringanti
Stars: Vikas Vasistha, Sandeep Varanasi, Rag Mayur
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Set in a little village on the borders of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states, the story follows an auto driver who stumbles upon an expensive camera. Thus begins his dream to make a movie featuring his own village and its people. Alas! Movie making is not so easy. The auto driver and his crew embark on a hilarious journey to cast the stars of the movie and get the camera rolling.
While Telugu cinema is often known for its dramatic performances, Cinema Bandi is as natural as it gets. The cast of this movie have done such a wonderful job. The acting is authentic and the accent is spot on. Praveen Kandregula’s skill as a director is evident with Cinema Bandi as he was able to extract such original performances from the entire cast.
Keeping the acting aside, the humorous dialogues, the direction and the story itself are the highlights of this movie. The dialogues written by Vasanth Maringanti elicit chuckles along the length of the movie. Praveen Kandregula shines with this honest attempt at a movie. The story has to be the biggest highlight of Cinema Bandi. There is a beautiful flow to the movie and the story telling completely draws you in. The idea of village simpletons dreaming of big things is inspiring.
Telugu cinema is evolving and this movie is a torch bearer for that change. On the occasion of Ramadan, head over to Netflix to enjoy this wholesome movie with your family and friends. If we could use only one adjective to describe Cinema Bandi, the word would be ‘Authentic.’ Cinema Bandi serves as the beacon of hope to the next generation of Telugu cinema.
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