Telugu film industry, popularly known as & # 39; Tollywood & # 39; is the third largest film industry in India. The Telugu film industry is still in its infancy when it comes to creating and accepting realistic, contemporary, unconventional films. Traditionally, Telugu audiences idolize their actors and like to watch them in roles that are larger than life. This article is about the four most popular, still reigning actors in Telugu cinema.
Chiranjeevi: This & # 39; Megastar & # 39; of Telugu cinema had a modest beginning to his career in 1977 and acted in villainous and supportive roles. He began playing lead roles in movies in 1982. Films such as Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krishnyya, Khaidi, Abhilasha and Rudraveena received him awards and accolades. And no one looked back after that. The 1990s further established him as a top hero, with films such as Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari, Gang Leader, Gharana Mogudu and Aapadbhandavudu winning the hearts of the class and the mass audience. After a few more super hit movies like Indra, Tagore and Shankar Dada Zindabad in the 2000s, Chiranjeevi is now more focused on his political career. He started an independent political party called Praja Rajyam (People's Government), which later merged with the Congress party. He is also actively involved in social activities and runs a blood bank named after the actor himself. Chiranjeevi is the most popular actor for Telugu cinema to date, beloved by Telugu audiences around the world for his versatility, dance style and charisma.
Balakrishna: & # 39; Yuvaratna & # 39; (young diamond) Balakrishna is the son of the legendary Telugu actor and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, NTRama Rao. Following his father's footsteps, he entered the film industry as a child actor in the film & # 39; Tatamma Kala & # 39; 1974. He debuted as a lead in the 1984 film & # 39; Sahasame Jeevitham & # 39 ;. & # 39; Mangamma Gari Manavadu & # 39; released the same year was a roaring success at the cash register. His popularity rose sharply in the coming years with several hit films such as Muddula Mavayya, Nari Nari Naduma Murari, Lorry Driver, Rowdy Inspector and Aditya 369. The films featured Balakrishna in various interesting roles that attracted class and mass audiences, and especially the youth. The 2000s saw Balakrisha act in several factionist background films such as Chenna Kesava Reddy, Narasimha Naidu and Samara Simha Reddy. His latest superhit movie was Simha 2011. When we talk about Balakrisha we cannot forget his mythological films and socio-fantasies. Like his father, Balakrishna distinguishes himself in such roles and it would not be an exaggeration to say that he is the only current hero who can do full justice to such films. Some of his notable performances in such roles were in the films Bhairava Dweepam, Pandurangadu and Sri Krishnarjuna Vijayam. Another movie & # 39; Sri Rama Rajyam & # 39; based on Lord Rama & # 39; s life is currently in post-production and is scheduled to be released in August 2011. Balakrishna is also involved in social causes and runs the Basavatharakam Indo American Cancer hospital, which is a brainchild of his father and named after his mother.
Nagarjuna: Widely regarded as one of the most stylish actresses in Tollywood, Nagarjuna entered film judgment with high expectations. His father is Akkineni Nageswar Rao, one of the legendary actors of Telugu Cinema. He is one of the few heroes in Tollywood who excels in romantic roles. Although his first movie was & # 39; Sudigundalu & # 39; (1967), when he was only 8 years old, was his debut film as a hero Vikram in 1986. Two films of Nagarjuna released in 1987, Geetanjali and Shiva, received not only his commercial success, but also critical acclaim, and they remain among Nagarjuna best movies so far. During the 90s, Nagarjuna acted in several hit films such as Killer, Varasudu, President Gari Pellam, Hello Brother, Criminal and Gharana Bullodu. The roles he played in these films were a mix of sophisticated, urban and rural characters, and he did justice to both types of roles equally. In 1996, Nagarjuna, together with Tabu, produced and played in & # 39; Ninne Pelladutha & # 39; which is the best Telugu romantic movies ever made. Among his other light, romantic entertainers are Santhosham and Manmadhudu. Another interesting film by Nagarjuna was & # 39; Sisindri & # 39; where the story revolves around the life of a little boy who disappeared from his house. The little boy's role was played by Nagarjuna son Akhil. In the films Annamayya and Sri Ramadasu, the audience saw another side of Nagarjuna's acting abilities. He played the role of an avid devotee in both films and proved that he is also capable of distinguishing himself in a genre his father was known for. With a charming personality and unmatched style, Nagarjuna has kept the Telugu audience captivated for over two decades now. Nagarjuna & # 39; s son from his first marriage, Naga Chaitanya, has also entered the Telugu film industry and is doing well, with a new hit & # 39; Ay Maya Chesave & # 39 ;. Nagarjuna is the founder of Blue Cross of Hyderabad, which is an animal welfare organization run by his wife Amala.
Venkatesh: & # 39; Victory & # 39; Venkatesh, as he is popularly known, is the son of famous producer D. Ramanaidu. Venkatesh debuted in the movie & # 39; Kaliyuga Pandavulu & # 39; 1986. He then acted in the movie Swarnakamalam, which is one of the best Telugu films ever made. From this movie, Venkatesh has always made an effort to act in meaningful film. But he also acted in some mass films, which got him a fan behind in both mass and class groups. The 90s saw some interesting films like Bobbili Raja, Kshana Kshanam, Chanti, China Rayudu, Dharma Chakram, Preminchukundam Raa, Premante Idera. Some of these were romantic entertainers, some socio-fantasies, while others were situated in a rural background. This versatility makes Venkatesh stand out among his contemporaries and the audience has come to expect something good and different from him every time. Another specialty with Venkatesh's films is the extent they provide for female actors to perform on par with the movie hero. Examples of such films include Malleeswari, Adavari Maatalu Arthale Verule and Nagavalli. Venkatesh keeps a low profile and avoids media attention besides his films. So much is not known about his other activities.
I know from experience that choosing the right home theater speaker can be a real pain considering all the different options out there. So I've put together a list of some of the differences between models and things you should look out for to make sure the speakers match your home theater design.
Active or passive
If you talk to ten different home theater specialists, you probably get ten different answers on which is better, active or passive design. So first, let me explain the difference between the two.
Active home theater speakers have the enhancement built into the unit so that they are generally heavier in design and will require a network connection in addition to the audio cable.
Passive home theater speakers, on the other hand, require an external amplifier to make them work and they only have an audio cable connection and require no local power.
So what are the pros and cons of each style?
Well, without getting too technical, when sound is transmitted it can be sent in a variety of ways and some are better at maintaining sound quality while others may be less likely to interfere and usually you will find that there is a trade-off between the two.
For example, active home theater speakers require a sound level cable to make them work. Now, line-level transmission may be prone to interference if, for example, it is run together with mains cables. This can lead to a low & # 39; mains & # 39; buzzing at any sound coming out of the speaker, which can be very annoying and degrades the quality of your home theater.
Passive home theater speakers, on the other hand, require a speaker cable to make them work and are much less prone to interference. The trade-off is that line-level transmission maintains a better sound quality than the speaker level and so if the cables run over a long distance, say over 10 meters, you get a lower quality sound reproduction.
Digital or analog
To go a step further, you can also look at digital or analog home theater speakers that both work on line-level transmission, only one is digital and the other is analog so let's discuss the difference.
Digital transmission sends all audio signals in zeros and zeros while analog transmits the signals in waves. The complete difference between these two technologies is beyond the scope of the article, but in fact you will find that digital speakers are less prone to interference but will lose some of the sound quality as they have to & # 39; round & # 39; all to either a & # 39; 1 & # 39; or a & # 39; 0 & # 39;
Number of drivers
Home theater speakers consist of various audio drivers that are essentially just cone-shaped pieces of paper that push the air away from the speaker. They have different sizes depending on the type of sound to be reproduced and create the sound for your home theater. In essence, there are only three different types of drivers and each takes care of a different sound wavelength or, to be less technical, a different sound height. One is about the high end, called & # 39; tweeter & # 39; one is about the interval & # 39; middle class & # 39; and the third is about the low part & # 39; woofer & # 39;.
You want to look for a speaker that has one of these drivers and preferably 2 or more to get the best sound reproduction. Again, I do not want to get too technical but usually more drivers are better.
Now, there are many other considerations that must be considered when choosing home theater speakers such as the quality of the audio cable used to connect them and the build quality of the speakers themselves because you want to minimize internal resonance that can affect the sound quality.