Telugu film industry is one of the best in terms of high-quality film making. Telugu movies not just have incredible plots but are also some of the highest grossing Indian movies overseas. Presently, it is touching heights of glory and is garnering a huge fan base throughout the country as well as in overseas markets.
With cult movies like Magadheera (2009), Ethiran (2010), Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), Khaidi No. 150 (2017), Srimanthudu (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) we have got the best of Telugu cinema. The upcoming year has a sterling line-up of Telugu movies. Here are our top 10 picks for 2018:
Touted to be Asia’s costliest natively acquired 3D film, 2.0 is one of the most awaited movies of 2018. The sequel to superstar Rajnikanth’s 2010 blockbuster Enthiran, 2.0 also stars Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in pivotal roles. Enthiran was an action comedy about scientist Dr. Vaseegaran who creates a robot named Chitti. The sequel is said to take a step forward with Akshay Kumar playing antagonist for the first time. The extraordinary first look posters of the movie have created a huge buzz already and we can’t wait for the full movie to release.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy
Megastar Chiranjeevi’s ambitious period flick, Sye Raa is based on the life of legendary freedom fighter Narasimha Reddy who was captured and publicly hanged in 1847. It is said that this multi-lingual project is being made with a whopping budget of ₹200 crore. Featuring some of the biggest stars of the Indian cinema like Amitabh Bachchan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi and Jagapathi Babu, the film is produced by Ram Charan’s home production banner Konidela Production Company. This magnum-opus is definitely making us super-excited.
Ever since the epic saga Baahubali: The Conclusion released, fans have been waiting to see Prabhas on the silver screen again. The king of million hearts, Prabhas is ready to set the big screen on fire with his action-thriller Saaho, directed by Sujeeth. Saaho is being made on a huge budget and also stars Shraddha Kapoor. The action-packed movie will leave your heart pumping with the longest chase scene ever in a movie.
The famous director-actor duo of Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram Srinivas is coming back with PSPK 25. Their last movie Attarintiki Daredi went on to become one of the highest grossing Telugu movies of all times. Each time that they have come together for a project, the audience have been thrilled. With PSPK 25, we can expect a high dose of action including some daredevil stunts. The movie also stars Keerthy Suresh and Annu Emmanuel as the female leads.
Written and directed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala features superstar Rajinikanth and Huma Qureshi in the lead roles. Produced by Rajinikanth’s son-in-law and actor Dhanush, the movie showcases the journey of a man from Tirunelveli who escapes to Mumbai as a child and goes on to become a powerful gangster in the Dharavi slums. Kaala has been scheduled to release on 28 April, 2018. It will be Thaliava’s second release for 2018 after 2.0.
Bharat Ane Neno
Heartthrob Mahesh Babu’s forthcoming movie Bharat Ane Nenu is another big movie of 2018. This political drama directed by veteran director Koratala Siva also stars the ravishing Kiara Advani. Buzz is that Mahesh Babu will be seen essaying the the role of a chief minister in this movie that will have a powerful social message. With a spectacular actor-director duo of Mahesh Babu and Koratala Siva, the movie surely is going to be worth a watch.
The biopic of legendary South Indian actress Savitri, Mahanati is written and directed by Nag Ashwin. The much awaited biopic stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Dulquer Salman, Vijay Devarkonda, Keerthi Suresh and Shalini Pandey. Savitri was a well known name of South Indian cinema in the 1960’s who succumbed to a tragic death on December 26, 1981. Her life has been full of controversies. There has been a lot of buzz around the biopic ever since it was announced. We can’t wait to watch this version of real life on the reel.
Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India’s
Directed by debutant Vakkantham Vamsi, Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India’s features Allu Arjun in the lead role. A patriotic drama, the movie has Arjun playing the role of a military officer. The movie also stars Annu Emmanuel and action king Arjun. Vamsi has previously written blockbuster movies like Kick (2007) and Temper (2013). We can expect another dramatic entertainer from Allu Arjun in the form of Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India’s.
After delivering back-to-back hits at the box office, Nani’s has became a rage in South Indian cinema. His upcoming movie, Krishnarjuna Yuddham is directed by Merlapaka Gandhi who made his debut with the hit movie Express Raja in 2016. Nani will be seen playing a double role in this film. The duo of Nani and Gandhi look promising and make this project exciting to look forward to. Krishnarjuna Yuddham is expected to release in the third week of March next year.
Featuring Ram Charan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead roles, Rangasthalam 1985 is being directed by Sukumar. Popular for his out-of-the-box film-making, maverick director Sukumar has made movies like One Nenokkadine (2014) and Jagadam (2007). Rangasthalam 1985 will see Ram Charan playing the role of a deaf fisherman. Set in the country side, this action thriller will see Charan in a rugged avatar. The movie will release in March 2018.
The great Rajamouli is ready to team up with none other than the supremely talented Mahesh Babu in his upcoming movie. After making epic movies like Baahubali, Baahubali: The Conclusion, Eega, Maryada Ramanna and Magadheera, Rajamouli’s Samraat is being made on a large-scale budget. It will be a treat to watch Mahesh Babu in a Rajamouli movie. What will happen when two stalwarts come together?
Suriya’s 36th movie
This yet untitled project will mark Suriya’s first film with ace director Selvaraghavan. The movie is currently in its pre-production stage. Rakul Preet Singh has been roped in to play the female lead. Suriya has given blockbuster movies like Ghajini, Ayan, Vaaranam Aayiram, Singam, Singam II and 24. He is currently awaiting the release of his 35th film Thaana Serndha Kootam. Produced by Dream Warrior pictures, Suriya’s 36th film is expected to release by Diwali 2018.