Film journalism had taken drastic change in recent times. The commercialism in movies had crept in to movie journalism too. Film reporting is mostly confined to updating the latest update of movies and shootings. This change in film journalism is not only attributed to the commercial and TRP craving attitude of media but also to the change in mind set of people. But TV9 had taken an initiative to dig the rich past of 81 years of Telugu film industry. It had started the telecast of a special program called Mantrangari. Mantranagari aims to let people known about the lives of forgotten yesteryear film personalities and technicians.
Famous film critic and review writer, Jalapathy who is currently working for TV9 is brain behind the program. Delhi Telugu academy had conferred Special Jury award for this program for its constant support and awareness creation to Telugu movie past.