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Telugu Entertainment

We cover the latest Telugu language cinema straight from Tollywood!

Did you know:

• In 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2014, Tollywood produced more films than Bollywood?

• Tollywood has the largest production studio in the world? It’s called Ramoji Film City and is one of India’s top tourist attractions.

• Hyderabad has one of the largest 3D IMAX screens – and the most attended cinema screen – in the world?

From fair and balanced reviews, to the latest celeb news, to movie previews and premieres, Mirchi9 will keep you up-to-date with latest breaking Telugu entertainment news.

Telugu Politics

Mirchi9 provides extensive political coverage of Andhra Pradesh and Telananga.

Did you know:

• Hyderabad is the state capital of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana? Andhra Pradesh split into two states in 2014, with the north-western region becoming Telangana. As part of the separation agreement, Hyderabad is to remain the capital of both for a maximum of ten years.

• Telangana is the twelfth largest state in India?

• Telugu, the primary language of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, is one of six languages designated as a classical language of India?

As you can imagine, the political action in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is hot. From daily political news to exclusive analysis, Mirchi9 keeps you informed with live updates all day, every day. is one of the top 1200 most popular sites in India. We are in the top 20,000 worldwide. (source:

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The Mirchi9 Team

Founder and Edior-in-Chief: Kalyan

Kalyan has a Masters in Business and a keen eye for talented news journalists. Kalyan launched in 2008 with the goal of providing around-the-clock Telugu entertainment and political news.

Editor: Vishnu Adi

Vishnu has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and is Mirchi9’s editor and resident IT expert. Vishnu excels in interpersonal communication and coordinates communication between team members.

Movie Critic: Siddhartha Toleti

Notable movie critic Siddharth has made his name in the Telugu film industry with over nine years of experience reviewing Tollywood films. As a veteran film critic, Siddhartha is known for his fair and unbiased reviews.

Senior Political Analyst: Sridhar Raavi

Sridhar R supervises our Telugu political news section – a hot topic in the wake of Andhra Pradesh’s recent break up into two states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He is an accomplished journalist and columnist with experience covering national politics in India.

Senior Movie Analyst: Ravi Kakarala

Kakarala supervises our Telugu Cinema section. His experience includes years of writing about and analyzing trends in the world of Telugu Cinema.

News Journalist: Saumya (Sam)

News Journalist: Akhil Vemuganti

Akhil is a budding writer with a keen passion for news journalism. He hopes to make a career out of his writing someday.