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A podcast in Telugu about technology, programming, music, movies, life in the Bay Area and other stuff.

Jul 31, 2018

In this special episode, Dhruv interviews C R Hemanth, a popular Telugu film critic who probably needs no introduction to our listeners. We at Telugu Bytes have always followed and admired Hemanth's reviews and his take on all things filmy.

  • Hemanth's days at BITS Pilani and introduction to film appreciation
  • The trip that (sort of) changed his life
  • Blogging about films
  • How he got into mainstream film journalism and criticism
  • Social media - pros and cons
  • How he deals with trolls
  • Films of 2018 - Rangasthalam, Awe, Sammohanam, Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi
  • Flops of 2018 - How audience are rejecting the old order
  • Reviews and their impact on films
  • Relationship between filmmakers and critics
  • How do we make film reviewing better
  • Purpose of a film critic - Hemanth's POV



  1. This interview is predominantly in English, kindly understand and excuse. 
  2. We thought we were respectful, unbiased and objective in our opinions but in case we offended anyone, we deeply apologize.
  3. (Pardon the crutch words - Dhruv)