From the previous few years, Telugu Cinema has been always on the radar of movie lovers internationally with the success of the ‘Baahubali’ collection. Whereas ‘Baahubali’ could possibly be known as a one-off by way of the dimensions and the enterprise it did, those that have been following Telugu films for some time, have a good suggestion that there are a number of good films which were produced up to now few years. Telugu Cinema had been at its zenith within the ’80s and ’90s, and although it has been discovering itself for a number of years, it seems prefer it’s lastly the place it desires to be in the mean time. This yr has offered an incredible instance of the standard of films Telugu filmmakers can produce. Right here’s the listing of high Telugu films of 2018. The listing contains Telugu horror films, Telugu romantic films, Telugu motion films and Telugu thriller films.
15. Bhaagamathie (2018)
2009 was a yr the place Anushka Shetty broke the shackles and gave a efficiency of her life within the horror movie ‘Arundhathi’. This not solely began a pattern within the Telugu Cinema trade but in addition began a pattern of horror movies with feminine protagonists throughout South India. One would possibly say that her efficiency in that movie constructed a platform for her to go on and act because the mighty Devasena within the epic ‘Baahubali’. After virtually a decade, she received again into the horror style and acted in ‘Bhaagamathie’. The story revolves round a authorities official who’s framed for against the law and is locked in a spooky bungalow. She is rigorously interrogated by the CBI and Police for months, and all she will be able to do is deny the fees towards her. The bungalow is claimed to be haunted by the spirit of Bhaagamathie, who lived in it many years in the past.
What follows is a traditional horror drama, however twists and turns begin popping up, making it extra of a cleverly written thriller in the direction of the top, together with the horror factor in fact. This character is Anushka’s bread and butter and he or she duly delivers. The artwork and set design are nice and the script packs the correct quantity of thrills. Director Ashok who beforehand made ‘Pilla Zamindar’, does a great job, regardless of not getting the deserved pat on the again. What stands out is the soundtrack and sound results by Thaman, about whom you’ll hear about once more within the later phases of the article. It’s too unhealthy should you couldn’t catch the movie in an auditorium with good sound, however take note to make use of good headphones or audio system to get a pleasant, scary expertise.
14. Needi Naadi Oke Kathe | “Our Tales are the Identical” (2018)
‘Needi Naadi Oke Kathe’ is without doubt one of the most underrated films of the yr. The movie majorly suffers as a result of low manufacturing values, which is fairly regular for an Indian impartial movie. The movie is shot on pure places and the cinematography finally ends up being fairly boring. If these two issues weren’t there, the movie might’ve been a lot above within the listing. The story is a couple of beneath common pupil who has to make it large in life, and the one manner he can is by scoring good grades. His father is all the time nudging him, whereas his mom, sister, and girlfriend help and assist him. Nevertheless, issues exit of hand when his love life will get into bother and he struggles to realize his objectives.
The movie truly talks about delicate matters like the worth of training in life, the dignity of labor, parental strain and most significantly, the psychology of Indian college students within the present period. Writing of the film is without doubt one of the belongings, because it portrays all these delicate feelings in an efficient manner. One explicit scene the place the man talks to individuals who have low-level jobs and tiny-scale companies, is rather well written. Sree Vishnu, the actor, regardless of not being the most effective of performers, has a nag of doing the fitting elements that swimsuit him and has been performing some good films these days. In the event you don’t thoughts the sluggish tempo, and somewhat shoddy cinematography, give it a shot.
13. Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi | “What’s Improper with this Metropolis?” (2018)
Tharun Bhascker took over the Telugu movie trade by storm when his directorial debut ‘Pelli Choopulu’ got here out a number of years in the past. It gave Telugu viewers a brand new star Vijay Devarakonda and loads of hope to aspiring filmmakers. The movie is nothing new or out of the field. It’s simply the best way Tharun sketched his characters to make them grounded and pure. The writing is natural, most likely as a result of Tharun takes out conditions and moments from his actual life. Identical is the case with ‘Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi’. He truly cooks up a script from barely dramatizing his real-life experiences.
The movie is principally a buddy-comedy with a bunch of 4 mates within the lead. We get a glance into their lives, from faculty to jobs, from their households to their relationships, and most significantly, the bond amongst one another. Tharun casts all new actors to churn out real looking performances from them, and each actor does what he/she must do. The writing, as I mentioned is breezy and natural. When you’ve got a while to kill along with your buddies and need to have a great snicker, go for this one.
12. Geetha Govindam | “Geetha and Govind” (2018)
Talking of Vijay Devarakonda, ‘Geetha Govindam’ is a movie that nourishes off his stardom. The actor is rising leaps and bounds by way of each performing and fame. There isn’t a deep plot within the movie nevertheless it’s the opposite issues that make you’re keen on this film. The hero simply desires to get married. He has fantasies of how good his life shall be if he marries a kind-hearted, right down to earth and delightful girl. When he finds her, he comes throughout as a pervert dues to some misunderstandings. The lady is feisty and extremely impartial. Her brother is type of a goon, who desires to beat p the hero. However by the way, he’s about to marry the hero’s sister. How will the hero beat the chances and marry the love of his life?
Appearing by Vijay Devarkonda is solely very good because the gullible Govind. He performs a personality that’s the precise reverse of his earlier position in ‘Arjun Reddy’ and it is extremely convincing. Comedy can be superb and so are the songs. Rashmika, the heroine, has had a blinder of a yr with three blockbusters. She performs Geetha, a personality with two shades, an indignant aspect, and a softer aspect in the direction of the ultimate minutes of the movie. The movie’s energy lies within the performances and the comedy, so if that’s what you’re searching for, that is your decide.
11. Bharat Ane Nenu | “I, Bharat” (2018)
Mahesh Babu is a director’s actor, who’ll figuratively take a bullet to justify his position. When he final labored with v Koratal Siva, they got here up with a movie that caters to the plenty, by staying refined and wise. That is one thing many fail to realize, making a grounded movie, but, making it a commercially viable. This time round, Siva goals for one thing larger. He casts Mahesh Babu because the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Mahesh Babu is a star hero whose followers love when he bashes goons single-handedly. They need songs and dance. So the most important job in hand for Siva is to make the Chief Minister do all this. You would possibly say that when there’s no want, why do. However you understand deep inside that when an Indian star hero goes out of the field, the outcomes should not too promising. There may be an umpteen variety of examples for this.
Siva manages to justify that the Chief Minister can struggle, regardless of him having a military of safety round him. He can sing and dance, and but he can carry change in society. ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ offers with efficient and accountable governing. It offers Siva’s tackle how the governing system ought to work, and what must be the Chief Minister’s position in it. It offers an image of the present society, and the position media is enjoying. Together with this, there a good quantity of romance and drama. This isn’t your normal popcorn entertainer and runs on a severe notice, aside from a few songs. So watch it should you like political dramas. Even should you don’t, I counsel you give it a attempt.
10 Devadas | “Deva and Das” (2018)
Sriram Aditya beforehand made ‘Bhale Manchi Roju’ and ‘Shamantakamani’. Each of those films are suspense thrillers, with a complete lot of comedy in them. He goes large this time, casting two stars in one more comedy. He cuts out on the thriller half and chooses to offer a great dose of motion. Nagarjuna performs Deva and Nani performs Das. Das is a small time physician who desires to make a breakthrough. He comes throughout a wounded Deva in the future, a dreaded gangster, and treats him again to well being. He then unwilling turns into the go-to physician for all of the goons who work for Deva. Within the midst of all this, the police are after Deva and resulting from his relationship with Deva, Das finds his manner into their radar. In the meantime, Das will get to know the softer aspect of Deva, and each of them change into the most effective of mates.
The remainder of the story is how Das convinces Deva to give up his felony life and the way Deva escapes from the police. As soon as once more, comedy runs the movie. However what makes it attention-grabbing is the drama that’s generated from each the characters. Actually, Sriram manages so as to add some depth even to the small time goons, who typically are used to only fill the display screen. Nani is the emotional spine of the film, and whereas comedy is his robust swimsuit, he nails the dramatic scenes too. Nagarjuna will get into the pores and skin of Deva with ease. His charisma is a deal with to look at and he shares a great chemistry with Nani. A gangster motion comedy, together with a great quantity of drama is a good mixture, similar to Nagarjuna and Nani. ‘Devadas’ is an efficient watch.
9. Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava | “Veera Raghava Together with Aravainda” (2018)
The final story of an motion film is how the protagonist defeats the antagonist. There may be the cat and mouse chase between them, a giant construct up and a grand showdown between in the direction of the top the place the protagonist triumphs. After a giant battle between them, the film ends. However the writer-director Trivikram opts to indicate what occurs after a battle. Firstly, he writes a narrative the place the battle between the hero and the villain comes first. He then casts NTR Jr. who’s a giant motion hero. He shoots among the finest motion sequences in Telugu Cinema and ends the battle inside the first twenty minutes of the movie. The remainder of the movie is what comes after the battle. The injuries, the deaths, the grief and the try for peace are what ‘Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava’ is all about.
Veera Raghava, the protagonist, returns to India and on the best way to his residence, his father, the top of one of many two gangs that are at battle, is murdered. Veera Raghava and the remainder of his father’s gang wipes out virtually all the rival gang. From there on, we get to see Raghava’s struggle for peace in his locality, with the assistance of Aravinda, the girl he loves. NTR Jr. is well among the finest actors in India. He’s extraordinarily violent within the first couple of minutes, and for the remainder of the runtime, he performs brilliantly because the aggressive man gone calm. The background rating and the music by Thaman, the man I discussed earlier than are the 2 pillars for the movie. It is advisable watch this one for the good motion sequences, the performing, and the writing.
eight. Naa Peru Surya – Naa Illu India | “My Identify is Surya – I Reside in India” (2018)
Vakkantam Vamsi, who wrote good films like ‘Kick’ and ‘Mood’, tries his hand in course for the primary time. Allu Arjun is a military coaching officer, Surya, whose intention is to struggle on the border. However he’s notorious for his excessive anger. He’s so indignant that he hasn’t seen or spoken to anybody from his household for years due to a small disagreement together with his father. Surya even kills a terrorist in custody, which is a big violation of the regulation. He’s suspended, and the one manner again for him is to show that he has discovered his lesson in anger administration. He has to get a certificates from a high psychiatrist, that he can management his anger, and is able to serving the military. The one catch is that the psychiatrist is his father.
The best way Vamsi sketches Surya’s character is good. Surya has to be taught to compromise, he has to be taught to be at peace with himself and go to battle. He, who believes that if one adjustments his character, he loses his identification, has to alter himself. Allu Arjun is ideal as Surya. Arjun Sarja does an incredible job as Surya’s father. The movie didn’t achieve this effectively, most likely due to the weak climax. However like placing a break to a rushing automotive, writing an ending to such an intense character examine just isn’t simple. That being mentioned, the movie is completely value your time for the good motion sequences and the partaking drama.
7. U-Flip (2018)
‘U-Flip’ is the remake of a Kannada thriller with the identical title. It was shot in each Telugu and Tamil concurrently. All of it begins after Rachana, an bold and sensible lady, who shies away from getting married regardless of strain from her mom, begins engaged on the story of people that take unlawful U-turns. She is sort of comfortable along with her profession and loves spending time in workplace due to another reason: her liking for Aditya who works as against the law reporter. When the 2 of them lastly go on a date and all the things goes effectively, Rachana is taken into custody for suspected homicide. T
right here has been a collection of deaths occurring within the metropolis similarly. Although all of the circumstances are concluded as suicides, since nothing uncommon is suspected, instantly there comes an intriguing hyperlink which connects all of them. All I’ll say is that extra individuals are about die. This creates panic among the many junior intern journalist Rachana and Nayak, a cop. Each of them go after the particular person behind the deaths. That is Samantha’s second greatest efficiency in keeping with me, after ‘Rangasthalam’, which we’ll speak about shortly. Aadi and Rahul match into their characters completely. Bhoomika performs a great position and provides the emotional quotient for the movie. Although the climax just isn’t for everybody, you’ll benefit from the film even should you don’t purchase the ending.
6. Rx 100 (2018)
Uncooked, rustic, sensual, daring and revolutionary: these are the adjectives which might be might be related to ‘Rx 100’. Rx 100 is a motorbike that the protagonist drives. The movie is known as after it due to this love for it. However the movie has nothing to do with the bike. The movie begins protagonist Siva ready for somebody for 3 years and as and when he comes again he goes and thrashes him. However nonetheless, he’s ready for somebody a lot that he goes to a funeral simply to examine whether or not that particular person has come again. Now they go to the flashback and present the love story and the lady he has been ready for. The lady is married and lives within the US and he’s ready for her and as she returns to the village all the things picks up from there on.
The movie is mostly sluggish and it tries to offer the environment of the village and a great look into the lives of the characters. You’ll not know the place the movie is heading. You’re uncertain what the author desires to do, whether or not he desires the couple to get collectively or not. You’ll not get the take away till the very finish. All I can say is that should you do determine to look at it, don’t learn something greater than what I wrote. Simply go forward and watch it, and I can guarantee that you just’ll be happy on the finish. The actors are very plausible and that makes the movie attention-grabbing, regardless of its sluggish setup.
5. Goodachari | “Spy” (2018)
The preliminary script appears to be somewhat borrowed from ‘Kingsman’. Finally, because the story picks up the film will get fairly intriguing. The songs in-between had put a break to the thriller, with out which it might have been a lot better. Adivi Sesh’s intention of fixing Tollywood filmmaking with not often tried genres is a commendable try. His earlier outing ‘Kshanam’ was a thriller thriller and now his new movie ‘Goodachaari’ is a spy thriller. Arjun, performed by Sesh himself will get recruited right into a spy group after repeated making use of for the job. He’s inducted into “Trinetra”, a secret service bureau that recruits him for a mission. He quickly turns into an agent.
On his very first day as an agent, a minister will get killed, his girlfriend is killed and all fingers level out that he’s behind this. He’s on the run to search out out who the mole in Trinetra is and who truly killed his father in his childhood. As he goes on the mission, many secrets and techniques come out. Whereas Kshanam is taken from ‘Flight Plan’, ‘Goodachari’ is taken from virtually all of the well-known spy movies like ‘MI’ and ‘Kingsman’, there’s nothing fallacious with taking factors from different works till or except you concentrate on content material. That’s what ‘Goodachari’ does effectively. It has all of the twists and turns you’ll anticipate from a spy thriller. Nevertheless, there are few items of lazy writing which needs to be ignored to benefit from the movie utterly.
four. Awe! (2018)
Kali writes in her diary that she’s about to commit a mass homicide. Radha is making an attempt to persuade her dad and mom that it’s okay if she marries Krish, who’s a lady. Shiva is in control of a library who reads and does loads of scientific stuff. He desires to construct a time machine, by the way, he meets a girl from the longer term. Nala is struggling to get a job. He bluffs that he’s a chef, whereby he’s simply cooking stuff with the assistance of web. That is when he discovers a speaking fish and a speaking tree within the kitchen of the restaurant. Yogi is a magician who begins experiencing bizarre stuff in a rest room stall. Meera, a drug addict, who retains getting hallucinations, is compelled to commit a theft in darkness, the place she stars experiencing paranormal actions. All these tales are linked.
‘Awe!’, like ‘Goodachari’, has it’s Hollywood references. However Prashanth Varma, the writer-director manages to write down a fancy screenplay in a convincing method. He stays true to his plot and each factor he chooses to painting, provides up on the finish. It’s an unconventional Telugu movie exploring a number of untouched themes. The story is sweet, and the music elevates the scenes. Because the movie is meant to be a low funds indie mission, the restrictions in manufacturing are evident at a number of factors, however the movie nonetheless seems nice. Cinematography by Karthik is top-notch. Your entire movie relies upon closely on climax which is brilliantly written and shot, ‘Awe!’ is a pathbreaker in Telugu cinema and is value your time.
three. Rangasthalam (2018)
Bear in mind Ram Charan? You would possibly’ve watched his films on YouTube. He’s the man from ‘Magadheera’. Bear in mind how he was trolled for his one-dimensional performing in his Bollywood debut ‘Zanjeer’? Effectively, if his debut movie was wherever close to this, he would’ve been a family title in Bollywood by now. However bygones be bygones, ‘Rangasthalam’ is a superb film, and Ram Charan shines in it. Rangasthalam is the title of a village in 1985 the place we’re launched to Chitti Babu, a mechanic with listening to impairment. He can hear stuff, which is barely loud sufficient. His brother Kumar Babu returns from Dubai to search out out that the President of the village is a corrupt politician who’s ripping the individuals. He decides to contest towards him and invitations all kinds of bother. Chitti Babu is the one savior.
Ram Charan offers the most effective efficiency of 2018 in keeping with me. He has been in a dry spell, with all of the performances in the previous few years being one toned. This film simply proves that when the writing is poor, there’s nothing an actor can do. When it’s good, that is what occurs. Samantha, as I discussed earlier than, offers her career-best efficiency as Rama Lakshmi,.Aadi Pinishetty, because the gullible but trustworthy Kumar Babu is good. Jagapathy Babu is strong because the evil President. There are many supporting actors who breathe life into the imaginary “Rangasthalam”. Imagine me once I say that the village has a lifetime of its personal. All this comes from the mastermind writer-director Sukumar. He writes a extremely emotional drama with the right measures of political and comedian components. Each division clicks extraordinarily effectively. ‘Rangasthalm’ is a should watch.
2. Mahanati | “The Nice Actress” (2018)
‘Mahanati’ is the biopic of yesteryear South Indian actress Savitri. The film is about within the olden instances of 1930s-1970s. The story progresses very naturally, not permitting the viewers to take their eyes off. It very fantastically tells the story of a girl who might not be highly regarded as we speak, however one whose life needs to be an inspiration, of what to do, and what to not do. You’ll be mesmerized with the sweetness and efficiency of Keerthi Suresh. She justifies the position of the legend and performs all of the phases of her life with ease and conviction. She begins off as a younger, easy village lady who does theaters and later aspires to hitch cinema. Then she’s portrayed as a profitable actress, lover, mom, and eventually as a sufferer of alcoholism.
You get pleasure and satisfaction by seeing her for probably the most a part of the movie, and equal stage of ache and helplessness is felt within the latter half when she suffers. It’d be arduous to not empathize along with her. Dulquer and others have additionally performed their elements effectively to make this excellent creation. The roles of Samantha and Vijay are simply sufficient to enhance the precise story of Savitri. The narrative fashion adopted right here is an efficient option to inform a real-life story. Nag Ashwin, the writer-director makes certain that you just get a great look into the approach to life if the star, and thru that, you get to see the movie trade of her period. Motion pictures like this must be an inspiration to Telugu/Tamil cinema and Indian cinema typically.
1. C/O Kancharapalem (2018)
I initially wished to place ‘Mahanati’ on high of the listing. However I might’ve wronged this little gem of a film had I finished that. As a Telugu talking particular person, I simply had one taught after popping out of this one. ‘Baahubali’ has proven what Telugu Cinema can do, however ‘C/O Kancharapalem’ is what Telugu must be doing extra typically. Not simply because it breaks all of the stereotypes in Telugu filmmaking, nevertheless it stays linked to Telugu lifestyle whereas doing it. Tamil Cinema has been doing this for fairly some time now, and Telugu Cinema has now proved that it may possibly do it too. The movie doesn’t have an enormous plot, it simply offers with 4 completely different love tales. It is advisable watch the film to grasp the brilliance of this script.
It’s not one thing new, it simply has pure and trustworthy human relations and human feelings. It’s one of many rarest combos of progressive script writing and old-school drama. ‘C/O Kancharapalem’ is as impartial because it will get. The movie is totally crowd-acted. The movie discovered distribution because of Rana Daggubati, who found this masterpiece out of nowhere and made certain it reached the viewers. Movies like these by no means do effectively at field workplace, however this one is an exception. It ended up as a worthwhile funding, proving that while you make good films, it doesn’t matter what, individuals will watch them. I counsel you watch the movie indefinitely. Kudos to the crew members.