March 23, 2020No Comments

Rod Telugu Movies of the Last Decade 2010-2019

There are good movies and then average movies but then there are rod movies which take the audience on a ride. The word Rod is this context means a Telugu movie thats so bad that it feels like someone keeps hitting on the head with a rod. In others word, a movie that makes your head hurt after.

Here's a look at the biggest rods from Tollywood in recent times in the last decade.

1) Komaram Puli- Kushi taravatha SJ Suryah Pawan Kalyan kalisi chesi expectations oka high lo vuntadi. Hero high buildings nundi dookadam, Manoj Bajpayee arupulu, and worst music from AR Rahman. Cinema mothaniki bokke bokka.

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2) Varudu (2010) - Allu Arjun career lo first disaster. Gunashekar Arjun tarvatha oka decent cinema teeyaledu. And climax lo X Men Origins Wolverine ni copy kottaru.

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3) Maro Charitra (2010)- Kamal Hassan gari classic remake chesaru mana Varun Sandesh. Original version India lo vuntadi, ee version USA lo vuntadi. Idi yentha chettha cinema ante maa friends Postmortem video review choodandi.

4) Kalyan Ram Kathi (2010) - Vijay Katthi oka lekka, ee cinema oka lekka. Vachindi. Poyindi. ROD

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5) Wanted (2011) - BVS Ravi debut direction movie idi. Sankranthi ki vachi, oka trace lekunda poyindi. Gopichand ki inko flop and Deeksha Seth iron leg ni start chesina  cinema.

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6) Parama Veera Chakra (2011)- Idi kuda oka Sankranthi adbutham. Dasari direction lo Balayya triple role. Janalu deeni Parama Veera Chettha ani antaru.

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KSD Appalraju (2011)  - Neninthe oka lekka, ee RGV cinema oka lekka. Sunil ki inko flop and RGV mark ROD.

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Shakthi (2011) - Meher anna teesina oka masterpiece. Audio launch lo ee cinemalo ippatiki varuku meeru choodanidi vuntadi ani cheppadu Meher Ramesh. Maata thappakundaga teesadu mana Meher Babu. Asalu Pharaohs 1987 lo vuntayyi ani Meher anna brilliance choosina taravatha telisindi. Jai MeherISM!

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Badrinath - GreatAndhra gaadu just better than Shakthi ani rasadu ani okkasari oohinchuko andi. But songs mathram classic.

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Nenu Naa Rakshasi (2011) - Oka rendu pataalu thappa, deentlo Ileana double role and Rana oka psycho killer. Puri Jagan mark rod.

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Dhada (2011) - DSP album oka range lo vunte, cinema inko range lo vuntadi. Chay mark ROD. Kandireega deeni picha kottadu chesindi August 2011 lo.

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11) Bejawada - RGV ki inko rod. Ithaniki ee list lo chala vuntai and Chay gaadi teaser lo cheppe dialogues "ee Bejawada naadi raawww" andaru pichiga navvu kuntaru.

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Oosaravelli (2011) - Meme pages deeni underrated antaru kaani oka sannaga current wire laga deeni interval tarvatha power cut ayypodi. Flashback ROD. And movie flop.

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Veera (2011) - Raviteja Mirapakay tarvatha vachina oka cinema. Baasha format story Raviteja tho try chesaru and idi mamulu rod kaadhu. One of the worst in his career.

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Mogudu (2011) - Krishna Vamsi teesina maro oka vajram lanti cinema Mogudu. Shouting throughout and peaks of overaction. Interval scene is one of the best comedy scenes in Telugu Film Industry. And then Taapsee interval lo mogudu ni kotti, Thappad lanti cinemalu cheyadaniki dammu vundi. What a logic amma.

Nippu (2012) - Raviteja 2 flops lo vundi Gunashekar tho chethulu kalipina oka cinema. Result ROD. Yekkado UAE lo story jaruggudi along with Hyderabad. Thaman music kuda rotta ga vuntadi.

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Dammu (2012) - Boyalogy first introduce chesina oka adbuthamaina ROD. Suman gaadu vaadu intilo lo oka thalupu venakala 25 years self exile chesi mari climax lo thrigi vasthadu. Routine story, violence overdose, and over sentiment. Boya paithyam.

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Endukante Premanta (2012) - Karunakaran formula expired ani telisina oka cinema. Ram career lo inko rod.

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Andala Rakshasi (2012) - Meme pages idi kuda underrated ani cheptaru but it's a rod. Lavanya debut movie but GreatAndhra gaadu perfect gaa chepadu. Telugu movie with Sambar flavor lmao.

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Rebel (2012) - Ee cinema Lawrence paithyam from start to finish. Boya nundi lesson teesukunni yevado okkadu fasak ayyipovali. Prabhas cinema oka range expectation vuntadi after back to back blockbusters and Lawrence dimpina okka PEDDA ROD. Krishnam Raju white cinemalo white Tuxedo thappa battalu levu, Prabhas overaction, Deeksha Seth anada sentiment and chivariki Kovai Sarala bikini and Tamannah overaction. Climax aithe highlight. ROFL stuff. Prabhas career lo easily the worst cinema ani cheppukovachu.

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Damarukam (2012) - Cinema ki iche hype and budget and content ki asalu samandam ledu. Ravi Shankar acting and DSP music thappa, ROD.

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20) Sarocharu - Parasuram Reviteja malli combination chesthe Rod dimpaaru. 2nd half flashback motham Raviteja story anukunte vaadi friend Ravi Prakash divorce story cheputadu. Waste movie completely.

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21) Ongole Gittha (2013) - Bommarillu Bhaskar dimpina oka adbuthamaina ROD. Prakash Raj gaadu prethi scene lo battalu viputhaadu. Yenduko chestado telidu. Cinema chala loud ga vuntadi. Ram ki maro oka rod.

iq00IC6Gouravam (2013) - Thalaivaa Allu Sirish kuda thana debut cinema ni kapadaleka poyadu.

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Shadow (2013) - Meher Ramesh ki inko masterpeice. Venkatesh career lo worst look and worst movie. Aa Chanti Antyakshari comedy yento and story routine rotta peaks lo vuntadi. Taapsee presence only adds to the torture.

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Greekuveerudu (2013) - Nagarjuna and Dasaradh Santosham taravatha vachina oka combo movie and ROD raa babu. Veedu NRI yenti, aa New York graphics yendo and climax lo literally oka quad gaali lo fly chestadi. And Nene Vinnadi Nijamena Nag belt step has become a meme.

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Toofan (2013) - Ram Charan Zanjeer remake ni yenduku ok annadu ippatiki varuku telidu. Starting lo Charan ki oka nightmare vuntadi, but cinema motham audience ki oka nightmare. Not even late Srihari energy could save the movie. Rest in peace.

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Ramayya Vasthavayya (2013) - Harish Shankar Gabbar Singh taravatha NTR tho cinema chestunaddu ante oka range expectation vundedi. Instead mari routine story petti, overdose of violence and gore, and leki comedy by Rohini Hattangadi cinema torture chesindi. Mothaniki nersam teppinchina oka cinema.

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OM 3D (2013) - Kalyan Ram gundu kottinchi yedo chesado gaani, ee cinema lo 3D lo kaadu, net lo vachina kuda yevadu choodadu. ROD.

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Bhai (2013) - BABBBBBBBBOIIIIIIIII. Nag starting song lo wig, Richa role, and Malayam movie Pokkiri Raja remake chesina Veerabhadram gaariki oka dhandam. ROD.

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Rabhasa (2014) - NTR ni comeback iche oka cinema Rabhasa anukunnam. Anukunnam is the key word. Kandireega director Santosh Srinivas audio luanch lo kaneelu petti Tarak ki elevations ichadu. Naa prakaram aithe output yentha chettha ga vachindi and rod teesanu ani baadha lo kaneelu vachi vuntai. 2014 lo one of the biggest rods. Routine story and thelipoyina comedy. Ee cinema taravatha, Tarak script selection oka change kanapadindi.

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Aagadu (2014) - Industry hit avalsina cinema, Dookudu ni malli remake chesaru mana Sreenu Vaitla garu. Endless rhyming scheme, torture 2nd half and unusually loud Mahesh Babu. Oka ultimate high ichina first 20 minutes taravatha, cinema ROD ani telisipoyindi andariki. Cinema lo dialoue vuntadi "vishyam ga vunnappudu, publicity peaks lo vuntadi. That perfectly describes Aagadu.

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Govindudu Andarivadele (2014) - Charan family audience ki deggara ki avali ani praithynam Krisha Vamsi ki bajyatha icharu. Cut chesthe, ade sodhi family story, hero intlo identity musugu veskunni tirigadam, and Srikanth vaadi maradalu ni rape chesi vaadne pelli cheskuntadi! Yuvan music couldn't even save it. Box office result average but cinema teese vidanam ROD.

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ICe CReam 1 and 2 (2014 and 2015 I think?) - Part 1 Tejaswi thodalu thappa yemi ledu, GreatAndhra gaadu rare 0/5 rating ichadu. And daaniki 2nd part teesi balls vundi RGV ki. RODS.

Rey (2015) - Sai Dharam tej ki lucky gaa Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham first release ayyindi. Lekapothe YVS gaadi paithyam lo Rey first movie ayundedi. Ee cinema yentha worst ante, net lo oka print kuda dorakadu.

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Dochay (2015) - Swamy Ra Raa taravatha Sudheer Varma teesina oka ROD. Arijit Singh kuda cinema ki save cheyalekapoyadu. Chay gaadiki inko rod and Kriti Sanon deeni Telugu lo inko cinema cheyaledu. Iron leg tag vachindi yemo 1 and Dochay taravatha.

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Shivam (2015) - GreatAndhra HEY RAMMMMMM! ani tagline pettadu. Cinema choosthe ROD. Full zandu balm movie. Ram ki inko rod. Ippatiki ee list lo oka nalugu vuntai naaku telisi.

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Kick 2 (2015) - Cinema motham Raviteja comfort kavali ani 100 sarilu cheptadu. Ee cinema comfort thappa, anni isthadi. Surender Reddy and Raviteja ki inko pedda ROD.

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Bruce Lee (2015) - Charan and Sreenu Vaitla chesthe Vaitla gaadiki comeback anukunna. Chiru cameo kuda waste deeniki. Worst comedy and 1980's story, Thaman music okkate gurthu pettukunam.

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Sher (2015) - Nandamuri Vamsam Simham ki yekkeka patents teeskunarru yemo. Simha, Lion, and Sher. Kalyan Ram ki inko ROD. Veedi career lo rods yekku vuntai. Hitlu thakkuva.

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Akhil (2015) - Asalu Veligonda Srinivas gaadu ye dhammu kotti raasadu gaani, Africa lo oka ball vundi anta. Adi prapanchani shake cheyagalige oka item anta. Mana hero Hyderabad lo vundi oka rabbit meeda surgery chesi I went to Harvard anni heroine ni namminchi, chivariki oka jaguar ni fight chesi and an entire African military army ni champi he saves the world. VV Vinayak dimpina oka pedda ROD. Interview lo defend chesi siggu kuda ledi veediki.

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Soukhyam (2015) - Gopichand Loukyam taravatha pettukunna sentiment AM end ayina cinema titles. But sadly movie could not repeat the magic and AS Ravikumar Chowdary ROD dimpaadu with outdated story from Gopimohan and Kona Venkat with bakra concept and family confusion comedy once again.

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Krishnastami (2016) - Dil Raju camp nundi ee cinemaki oka writer kaadhu, oka team ni credit chesaru. First Allu Arjun ki narrate chesthe, reject chesi Sunil chesadu. Release ayithe ROD.

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Sardaar Gabbar Singh (2016) - "Maa anna nadichosthe chaalu rawww. Cinema blockbuster" ani Pawan Kalyan fans cheptharu. Ee cinema lo nizamga Pawan Kalyan nadusthaadu, rides on wooden horses, dances aimlessly, harasses the heroine, slaps his colleagues, does a veena step, rides a bike, dances to an item song, spews punch dialogues, and literally tries everything. Cinema ki kavalsindi oka story and screenplay marichipoyadu Powerstar. Raasindi yevado telusa? Pawan Kalyan. One of the biggest RODS ever in Telugu film industry. Complete torture movie.

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Brahmotsavam (2016) - Mahesh Babu career lo the worst movie. Pointless scenes and dialogues, useless songs that come out of nowhere, and the most confusing interval scene ever, Sreekanth Addala manchithanam trilogy lo the masterpiece. Addala yentha genius ante, Rao Ramesh gari character lone audience feeling reaction ni interval choopinchadu.

Hyper (2016) - Janatha garage lo NTR Rajiv Kanakala GMHC office ki velli andari koduthadu gruthunda? Aa okka scene sagadinchi motham cinema teesthe, result Hyper. Ram career lo yenni rods vunnayo add it to the list.

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Thikka (2016) - Dhanush title song and Simbhu ki oka song padaaru gaani, first day nundi ee cinema rod ani andariki telusu. Dharam babu ROD dandayaatra start chesina  movie Thikka.

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Winner (2017) - Deentlo Mukesh Rishi oka thatha and koduku manavadu ni vidateeyali ani praithnam vesthadu deentlo. Asalu sense vundaa? Prithvi spoof and Rakul glamour thappa, Thikka taravatha SDT ki inko rod.

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Katamarayudu (2017) - PK fans malli maa nadichosthe chaalu annaru. Anna nadichaadu, but Dolly rod dimpaadu. Anti fans deeni KatamaROD antaru. Yapt.

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Mister (2017) - Ee cinema lo okka dadapu 50 actors vuntaru kaani Varun Tej thappa, nobody makes a mark. Sreenu Vaitla ki pichi peaks ki vellipoyina oka cinema Mister. Sreenu WHY-ITLA?

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Radha (2017) - Race Gurram plus Gabbar Singh equals Sharwanands Radha. Vinnadaniki yentha bagundo but movie is so boring. Comedy ledu, elevations levu, strong conflict ledu, yemi ledu. Lavanya glamour kuda oka peddha waste. Debut director Chandramohan rod dimpaadu.

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Nakshatram (2017) - Arupulu, kekalu, Alexander. Krishva Vamsi gaari teesina maro oka masterpiece cinema Nakshatram. Nizamgane chukkalu choopinchadu. RRRRRRRROOOOOOODDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Spyder (2017) - Ee cinema gurunchi yentha thakku mataladithe antha manchidi. Mahesh Babu oka building lo underground floor lo pani chesi, janali phone calls ni tap chestuntadu. Muruganolan ki adhi illegal ani vishyam telidu anukunta. Taravatha villain sadism, Dark Knight interrogation scene copy kottadam and oka pedda boulder mundu cars petti aagipovadam. Unit lo pani chesina okkadu kuda physics chadavaledu ani ardham ayypothadi. Chivariki paatalu lo fights pettadu. Puchayakalu kuda cinema ki save cheyalekapoyindi.

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Ra Randoi Veduka Choodam (2017) - Oka breakup scene thappa, Ninne Pelladatha malli remake chesi Chay gaadiki inko rod dimpaaru Kalyan Krishna.

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Rogue (2017) - Ee cinema Puri Jagan fans kuda choodaledu anukunta. Thakur Anoop Singh gaadu heroine ni yetla rape chesadu ani oka scene vuntadi hero tho.

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Duvvada Jagganadam (2017) - Pooja Hegde ee cinema ki savior completely. Harish Shankar yentha genius ante, cinema ni describe chesi oka dialogue pettadu. Allu Arjun says "chattha, chatthasya, chatthobhaya. Yapt description.

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Jaya Janaki Nayaka, Nene Raju Nene Mantri, LIE (2017) - Oke roju release ayyi anni cinemalu rods avvadam yeppudaina choosara? August 11th, 2017 anni cinemalu RODS. Bellam gaadiki acting raadhu, Jayam fame Teja malli rod dhimpaadu Rana tho, and LIE lo Nithin gaadu yekkado Chicago lo vundu lungi veskunni "Andhra Pilla Pori" ani paduthaadu.

Oxygen (2017) - Gopichand Loukyam taravatha oka hit kuda ledu. 2014 lo teesina cinema financial issues valla final gaa 2017 lo release ayyindi. ROD. Greatandhra suffocating ani tagline petti baaga troll chesadu cinema ni.

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Hello (2017) - Nag audio launch lo vashtunammu blockbuster koduthunammu annadu gaani, cinema content choosthe thalakayyi geekuntav. 5 years age lo vaalu boyfriend girlfriend laga vundadam, interval lo anni phones madyana vaadi phone dorakadamm and last climax lo 13 years back ichina note yevadu vaaduko kundaga magically reappear ayyi Akhil ki dorakadam and vaadu number phone cheyadam. Anduke cinema disaster ayyindi anukunta. ROD from Vikram Kumar.

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Jawaan (2017) - Dharam Babu continued his ROD form with Jawaan to end 2017 from BVS Ravi again. Though point seems interesting, childhood friend sudden gaa terrorist avadam yento and unconvincing direction naaku rod anipinchindi. Inko disaster for SDT.

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Agnythaavasi (2018) - Guruji gaadiki ee cinema taravatha inka career yela vundo anedi biggest mystery. Pawan Kalyan tho hattrick anukunte, adi thappa ani teesadu mana Guruji Trivikram. Senseless comedy, worst song picturization, atrocious heroines, and Pawan Kalyan gay acting and mannerisms made Agnythaavaasi the biggest disaster in the history of Telugu cinema.

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Intelligentt (2018) - Dharam Babu made a quick return to form with Intelligent directed by VV Vinayak. Writer Akula Shiva went underground as the audience roasted him with its insipid story from the 90's, worst music by Thaman and outdated direction from Vinayak. One of the biggest disasters in Telugu movie history. Rendu T's pedithe audience intelligent movie anukunarru yemo producers.

Jai Simha (2018) - Just imagine, Ee cinema Sankranthi winner 2018 aa time lo vachina cinenalu yentha bad okkasari alochinchu andi. 2.25/5 rating ichina kuda, cinema hit ayyindi. Coco cola Pepsi, Balayya Babu sexy.

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Achari America Yatra (2018) - Teesina cinema malli teeyedam ki best example director G Nageshwara Reddy. Brahmanandam ki inko flop despite hopes of a comeback.

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Naa Peru Surya (2018) - Not every writer should become a director ni prove chesina movie Naa Peru Surya. Vakkantham Vamsi Allu Arjun characterization correct ga rayadam thappa, rod dimpaadu.

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Officer (2018) - Nag lost respect once again and movie didn't even collect one crore. RGV paithyam as expected. Absurd camera angles mass cinema motham.

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Nela Ticket (2018) - Raviteja already worst phase lo vunna Kalyan Krishna ki chance ichadu after RRVC. ROD ki ROD dimpaadu Kalyan Krishna and only made things worse for Ravi anna. Heroine was legit 18 and peaks of routine story.

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Tej I love You (2018) - Karunakaran Dharam Babu tho cinema chesthe oka manchi gift icchadu. 6th consecutive rod for SDT and Karunakaran shed ki vellipoyadu.

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Saakshyam (2018) - Bellam Babu mass streak continues. Pancha boothalu revenge story anukunni, Rod dimpaadu Sriwaas. Deentlo Anantha Sriram pancha boothalu meeda video game create chestadu, but little did the unit know cinema output kuda videogame laga vachindi. Anything can happen and don't need logic. Not even Pooja Hegde could save the movie.

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Srinivasa Kalyanam (2018) - Generally class peekadatam kavalante, memu lecture hall ki veltham. Kaani Satish Vegesna cinema hall lone vilavalu meeda class peekadu. Dil Raju, Nithin, Raashi Khanna, and cinema lo pani chesina andariki resume meeda oka pedda ROD dimpaadu Vegesna babu.

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Sambho Shankara (2018) - Ee bumpakampani yevaru aapaleru anta. Little did the producers know the movie was an utter flop. Shakala Shankar oka manchi comedian. Kaani veedu kathi pattukunni janalni narakithe, audience yela choostaru anukunnadu?

1530366975-1017 Shailaja Reddy Alludu (2018) - Maruthi gaadu Mahanubhavudu taravatha malli dimpina oka rod. Chay gaadiki inko rod. Veediki yenno rod vunnayo career lo. Power of nepotism ante veede.

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NOTA (2018) - Arava directors Telugu cinemalu teeydam raadu ani Murugadoos SPyder thone choopinchadu. Vijay Deverakonda Anand Shankar ki Inkokkadu lanti rod cinema taravatha chance isthe, NOTA ani oka boring political cinema teesaru. Vijay performance baguntadi in parts, but 2nd half and overall narration made it a big ROD.

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Amar Akbar ANthony (2018) - Motham New York lone shooting chesi, NYPD picha naa kodukulu laga choopincharu Vaitla garu. Sreenu Vaitla ki pichi pattindi ani confirm chesina cinema AMar akbar anthony. No relief for him and Raviteja or Ileana comeback.

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Savyasachi (2018) - Chay gaadiki ee list lo yenni rods vunnayi ani lekka marichipoya ippatiki varuku. Prethi vere cinema vaadide ayyinatu vundi. Madhavan villain gaa yenduku chesadu telidu complete waste. Kaanisam cinema Nidhhi Agerwal manaki introduce chesindi. Chandoo Mondeti dimpina inko ROD.

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Kavacham (2018) - Bellam Babu ki inko cinema. Deentlo veedu oka police and Neil Nitin Mukesh debut Telugu movie ni waste chesina oka movie ante Kavacham. Bellam ki acting raadu ani yevadu cheppaledu anukunta.

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Padi Padi Leche Manasu (2018) - First half and 2nd half same movie and same events happen. Hanu Raghavapudi rod director cement chesina oka cinema.

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Vineya Vidheya Rama (2019) - Boyapati Sreenu's masterpiece, creativity ki care of address ane oka cinema vunte, adi idhey. Trains from Hyderabad to Bihar, eagles catching humans and flying away, and paamulu manishini kaati vesi paamu chavadam. Boyalogy ni full gaa exploit chesina oka cinema VVR. Prashanth performance highlight throughout and screenplay paramga more confusing than Inception. Rangasthalam taravatha, Charan ki vachina manchi peru motham chedda dobbadu ee cinema tho. ROD ka Baap.

NTR Part 1 and 2 (2019) - NTR biopic flop cheyagalige oke okka hero Balayya Babu. Both parts were an insult to Anna garu himself and are among the THE BIGGEST DISASTERS in the history of Telugu cinema. RIP.

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Mr Majnu (2019) - AKhil gaadu yentha try chesina, hit raadu relaunch chesthune vuntaru. Oka pre climax 15 mins thappa, cinema motham rod. College nundi expel avvakunda vundadaniki veedu dean ne denguthadu. Yemi cinema raa ayya.

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Dear Comrade (2019) - Point baguntadi but besides music, direction and everything else are biggest minus. Cinema chala boring gaa vuntadi and Rashmika asthanam yedupu choodaleka potham. Expectations ni patti choosthe, Deverakonda and team rod dimpaaru.

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Manmadhudu 2 (2019) - Rahul Ravindran pellam Chinmayi feminism meeda yedo oka yedupu vuntadi. Kaani daani mogudu feminism ni insult chesina cinema, leki comedy petti, lesbian kiss petti, yedo try chesi and mothaniki rod dimpithe, no response. Absolute silence. Shame on Nag and the entire team for calling this a family entertainer and even naming it Manmadhudu. An insult to the first one an absolute classic.

Saaho (2019) - Sujeeth gaadiki oka dhandam. Ee cinema yentha peeda rod ante, Telugu cinema national stage meeda embarrass chesindi oka. Baahubali taravatha Prabhas oka pan India star ayyadu and Saaho 2.5 years teeskunni malli screen meeda vasthe, result KUKKA ROD. Intro scene lo oka ostrich, python, jaguar vuntadi for no reason. Vaali ichina hype ki, content ki asalu sambandam ledu. Vaalu yekkado akasam lo vuntaru skyscrapers madya, sudden ga water lo paduthaaru. Yela? Konda nundi dooki chokka lekunda oka bag kosam velthadu. Next scene cut chesthe, item song. Shraddha Kapoor worst characterization and dumbest cop. Agnythaavasi malli teesi, UV Creations ki mind dobbindi. 350 crores waste. Oka meme vuntadi. Adhi Saaho ki yapt gaa set avutadi.

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Hippi and 90ML (2019) - After RX100, Karthikeya ki oka hit kuda ledu. Hippi and 90ML lanti cinemaalu teesi respect is decreasing by the day. Both movies were BIG rods.

Venky Mama (2019) - Ee cinema hit ayyindi ante, adi kevalam Venkatesh vallane. Bobby gaadu malli rod dimpaadu. How he still gets offers is biggest mystery. Climax is the funniest thing in recent times. Chay just got tortured yet he still has the energy to kill everyone in the end.

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Ruler (2019) - Oka calendar year lo the 3 biggest disasters kotte hero yeppudaina choosara? Malli mana Balayya Babu ey. Again directed by KS Ravikumar, Balayya cop avatar lo wig choosthe, cinema content kuda alage vuntadi. Outdated and out of place and atrocious.

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March 21, 2020No Comments

Top 20 Raviteja Movies

Mass Maharaja Raviteja is loved by every Telugu movie fan. Known for his legendary comic timing, incredible energy, and always honest performances no matter the content, Raviteja is an actor whose movies are usually entertainment guaranteed with hilarious comedy throughout.
Here's a list of his top 20 movies.
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20) Khatarnak: A movie that's as ridiculous as this poster, Khatarnak was directed by Amma Rajashekar, a choreographer turned director which makes you realize how much dance masters understand about filmmaking. About a grown ass man who's forced to go to back to 10th grade, Khatarnak is so ridiculous yet has a hilarious comedy track like every Ravi Teja movie. Ileana's glamour was another massive asset to this unbelievably bad movie.
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19) Bengal Tiger: Directed by Sampath Nandi, Bengal Tiger was another routine fare from Raviteja featuring an obnoxiously loud background score by Bheems Cecireleo. An honest performance from Raviteja, some well done action sequences, and a hilarious spoof track featuring Prudhvi and Posani made it watchable yet it once again wasted the ever talented Boman Irani as the main villain.
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18) Bhageeradha: A movie that I saw ages ago and can't really remember what exactly happened, but Raviteja plays a the son of a man who was cheated by Prakash Raj who promises he will build a bridge for their village but never keeps his word. Raviteja then takes it upon himself to teach him a lesson and make sure he does it. Featuring Shreya as the heroine, this movie was adequate.
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17) Raja the Great: Anil Ravipudi is one commercial director who knows how to project a star the way his fans want to see him as. Definitely among his weaker films, Raja the Great saw Raviteja play a blind man who was essentially Superman and could do no wrong. With a routine story, insanely crass comedy, and illogical sequences throughout, Raja the Great was frankly a big disappointment despite Raviteja's honest performance.
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16) Power: The entertaining debut of director Bobby, Power saw Raviteja don the Khaki once again in this commercial entertainer that had undertones of Vikramarkudu. Featuring Raviteja in dual role, a twist toward to the climax and hysterical comedy tracks involving Sapthagiri and Brahmanandam, Power was a fun movie but definitely just a mix of all of Raviteja's successful movies. Credit to director Bobby though in the port fight sequence which was absolute fire and brought unlimited goosebumps.
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15) Balupu: A return to form after almost 6 flops at the time, Power saw Raviteja reunite with Don Seenu director Gopichand Malineni for Balupu. Another fun action entertainer, the 2nd half flashback, rocking album, and another classic comedy track between Raviteja and Brahmanandam made Balupu another timepass entertainer. It eventually ran out of steam after the flashback despite a really funny Jumping Japang climax bit.
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14) Bhadra: The debut of director Boyapati Sreenu, Bhadra told the story of Bhadra played by Raviteja who falls in love with his best friends sister played by Meera Jasmine. His friend hails from Kurnool and in typical faction movie fashion, the rivals want blood. In a movie that's very similar to Mahesh babu's Okkadu, Bhadra was action packed and filled with violence and gore throughout. The songs by DSP also helped and some of them are still catchy today.
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13) Anjaneyulu: The 2nd movie of director Parasuram, Raviteja plays the titular character who's a news reporter at a TV station. When his boss gets replaced by Brahmanandam, Raviteja does everything he can do turn his world upside down. Featuring a parallel track about his parents and a bus accident by a don played by Sonu Sood, Anjaneyulu went from comedy movie to revenge drama real quick with some disturbing action sequences showing broken bones. The songs by Thaman were also just passable but the comedy quotient makes it a funny watch anyday.
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12) Naa Autograph: A remake of the Tamil movie with the same name, Naa Autograph was basically the prequel to Premam. Hard hitting, realistic, and emotional, Raviteja gave an honest performance that really showed his range as an actor and was a nice welcome change from the continuous masala entertainers he was doing at the time.
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11) Khadgam: Directed by Krishna Vamsi, Khadgam was another honest movie and featured Srikanth as a cop, Prakash Raj as a Muslim, and Ravi Teja as an aspiring actor, this movie was the one that brought star comedian Prudhviraj his infamous "30 Years Industry" tagline. Raviteja's performance in that scene alone was one of the many highlights of this excellent patriotic entertainer.
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10) Don Seenu: In what seemed like a perfect tribute to Raviteja's favorite actor Amitabh Bachchan ji, Don Seenu was the debut of Gopichand Malineli which told the story of a youngstern named Seenu who aspires to be a famous gangster like Big B in Don. Featuring another classic comedy track where he convinces Brahmi that he's a mute and can't speak, Don Seenu was the perfect mix of entertainment and tribute for its lead actor.
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9 Krishna The Power of Indrakeeladi: VV Vinayak's foray into comedy entertainers started with Krishna, a pulsating action comedy which had yet another classic comedy track with Raviteja and Brahmi. The comedy throughout, awesome fights, solid songs by Chakri, and the overall commercial appeal made Krishna one of Raviteja's biggest blockbusters in his career.
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8) Dubai Seenu: Another blockbuster from the red hot streak of comedy entertainers by Sreenu Vaitla, Dubai Seenu saw Raviteja play a common man trying to avenge his friends death at the hands of Jinna Bhai played by Sushant Singh. Yet another hysterical comedy track with Brahmandham as a travel guide who cheats them, Venu Madhav as a con artist, Sunil posing as a Hindi speaking guy, and the late MS Narayana's iconic cameo as Fire Star Salmon Raju, Dubai Seenu is another classic comedy entertainers that as funny as it is action packed.
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7) Idiot: A movie that catapulted Raviteja and director Puri Jagannadh to new heights, Idiot was about Chanti who falls in love with Rakshitha who turns out to be the daughter of the police commissioner played by PRakash Raj. In the familiar love trumps all scenario, Chanti does his best to convince her father that he's the guy for her. The songs by Chakri still slap today especially Choopultho Guchi Guchi by Shankar Mahadevan.
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6) Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi: The 3rd combo between Raviteja and Puri, AMOTA told the story of a guy who falls in love with a Tamil girl and fights for her her love in a climactic boxing match. A nice feel good romantic drama, AMOTA was a solid movie from Raviteja and Puri.
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5) Neninthe: Arguably the most brutally honest movie ever made in TFI, the 4th combo of Raviteja and Puri was the story about an aspiring assistant director who wants to make a film in Tollywood and the various ups and downs that he faces. An incredibly accurate depiction of the Telugu film industry, Raviteja's performance in the movie won him  the State Award for Best Actor.  A movie that as funny as it was honest, it was unfortunately a flop during it's time. Which proves that if you speak your mind in Tollywood, they'll try and take you down. Nonetheless the film has garnered a cult following over the years for it's content and Venu Madhav's accurate narration of every disaster movie in Telugu.
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4) Mirapakay: One of my favorite movies ever and easily one of my favorite Raviteja movies, Mirapakay tells the story of an undercover cop who's sent to a college as a Hindi lecturer. Featuring Richa Gangopadhyay and Deeksha Seth as the heroines, Raviteja's hilarious performance as a Hindi lecturer, Sunil's classic Charukesa act, the amazing songs, and overall commercial viability of the movie from director Harish Shankar made sure Mirapakay was a spicy entertainer in the end.
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3) Kick: Another comedy classic from Raviteja, Kick is arguably most people's favorite Raviteja movie. Featuring a sultry Illeana as the heroine and a ROFL laughing comedy track from Brahmanandam, Ali, and Jayaprakash Reddy throughout the movie, Kick's unexpected reveal made the movie from comedy entertainer to a feel good movie real fast. Raviteja's performance was incredible as usual as he made you laugh and cry at the same time. Most notably being the firecracker of debut for now star composer Thaman, Kick's comedy and classic songs will  last the rest of time.
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2) Vikramarkudu: Arguably my favorite Raviteja movie, Vikramarkudu was the first combo between Raviteja and SS Rajamouli. As with every Rajamouli movie, Vikramarkudu was a revenge tale that had Raviteja in arguably his career best performance as the ruthless cop in Vikram Rathod, the hero of Devgarh. Repulsive villains in Bavuji and Titia, hilarious comedy between Raviteja and Brahmi, an irresistible Anushka Shetty, classic songs, and my god that freaking interval bang and flashback and fear dialogue scene show why SS Rajamouli is the master of mass movies with his storytelling capabilities that will have you veins rushing with blood from start to finish.

1) Venky: If anybody can name me a more iconic comedy track in modern day Telugu cinema please let me know. It was a very tough decision to make for number 1 but this LAUGH RIOT AND HYSTERICAL train comedy in Sreenu Vaitla's classic will always feel fresh no matter how many times you watch it. Raviteja's constant scolding of himself, Brahmanandam's hilarious punches at Raviteja, and the late great AVS's comedy track made this entire sequence the flawless masterpiece that it is today. The icing on the cake was Venu Madhav playing a tabla and singing Ila Khada Malifiya. What that means I still have no idea. But honestly I don't care.

March 21, 2020No Comments

Top 15 Nagarjuna Movies

Akkineni Nagarjuna, the son of legendary actor ANR garu was one the Big 4 of the previous generation with Chiranjeevi, Balayya, and Venkatesh. Known for his great screen presence, irresistible charm, and versatility in script selection, his earned the nickname King of Tollywood by his fans and the general audience.
Here's a look at his top 15 movies.
wp-14rajanna136615) Rajanna: One of the few Telugu movies I have never seen but I heard it's very good, Rajanna is directed by Rajamouli's father KV Vijayendra Prasad and told the patriotic story of a daughter who tries to understand her father Rajanna's greatness in the fight for independence against the British. Supposedly a realistic and hard hitting tale, it def makes for one of Nag's most unique movies.
wp-super128014) Super: This underrated action movie from Puri Jagannadh tells the story of street racing amidst motorcycles and focuses on Akhil and Sonu played by Nagarjuna and Sonu Sood who hate each other due to an incident from their past. The debut for Anushka and a huge break for Sonu Sood in Telugu, it also has a HILARIOUS comedy track featuring Ali, Sayaji Shinde, and Brahmanandam. The musical album by Sandeep Chowta deserves a mention as it still slaps even today.
1soggadechinninayana136613) Soggade Chinni Nayana: This festive entertained released for Pongal 2016 and was a blockbuster due the combination of Nag and Ramya Krishna and the unique story and festive feel that it had. Billed as a family entertainer, Bangaraju sleeps with his own daughter in law while possessing his son's body which is disgusting. Nag's performance was full of charm and had a playboy attitude to it, but the questionable scenes in the end leave it towards the bottom of this list. At least the music by Anup Rubens is still catchy.
wp-nenunnanu128012) Nenunnanu: This romantic action drama told the story of an orphan played by Nag who takes the responsibility of taking care of Anu played by Shriya Saran. A feel good movie with great songs by MM Keeravani, Nenunannu shows the good in humans and how far they're willing to go for each other.
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8) A criminally underrated movie that most people probably haven't seen, Gaganam tells the story when a planet gets hijacked by terrorists and how a command squad responds to the distress situation. Nag and Prakash Raj are excellent in their roles in this very unique and realistic Telugu movie that should def be watched.
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7) Ragada: The definition of a perfect masala film and commercial entertainer, Ragada is one of my favorite Nagarjuna movies ever. Having unlimited fights, punch dialogues, hilarious comedy by Brahmanandam, attractive heroines in Priyamani and Anushka, and a rocking album by Thaman, Ragada had Nag in full form as Satya, an orphan searching for truth amidst a never ending number of villains. Directed by Veeru Potla, Ragada is always a fun watch and has unlimited repeats value if you love action movies like me.
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6) King: Another classic from Srinu Vaitla's incredible streak of comedy entertainers, King was a hilarious action comedy that has lasted the test of time due to its comedy quotient and specifically Brahmanandam's iconic role as Jayasurya, a music director notorious for sexual harassment and plagiarism. Add the late great Srihari's role amidst a convoluted story with a twist in the end, Nag oozed class and charm while also getting a chance to flex his muscles and show off his comic timing. Featuring Trisha as the heroine, King also benefited from a nice album from DSP.
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5) Oopiri: A remake of the French classic The Intouchables, Oopiri saw Tamil actor Karthi replace Jr. NTR as Nag's caretaker in Oopiri in his Telugu debut and he was arguably the highlight of the movie. His chemistry with Nag was endearing to watch and the content as whole was really heart touching throughout. Nag's performance as a paraplegic was superb and with it's emotional content and important life lessons, Oopiri was a beautiful classic which easily makes it one of the best movies of Nagarjuna's career.
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4) Manam: The first Telugu movie to feature 3 generations of one family and the late ANR garu's last movie ever before he passed away, Manam was another beautiful movie  showcasing so many emotions and having you in the feels throughout. Nag got the most screen time and dominated the proceedings in both his roles and it a was feast for the eyes to see ANR, Naga Chaitanya, and Nag in one frame. Director Vikram Kumar weaved his directing capabilities of telling the most complex stories in the simplest of ways and Anup Rubens musical album also added a lot of value to the movies final result as well.
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3) Annamayya: To be honest, I don't really remember anything about this spiritual entertainer other than the fact that it has a zillion songs and it's directed by K Raghavendra Rao. But apparently it's an amazing movie and one of Nag's best movies so here it is.
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2) Manmadhudu: Another classic from the writer director duo of Trivikram Srinivas and K Vijaya Bhaskar, this movie tells the story of a man played by Nag who hates women due to an incident in his past. When the new hire played by Sonali Bendre arrives, Nag tries to his best to make her life a living hell. However a business trip to Paris changes his view of her completely along with the classic Suribabu Lavangam played by Brahmanandam with his hilarious antics and situations he finds him in. With it's razor sharp writing, hilarious dialogues, Nag's charm , Sonali's screen presence and performance, and classic songs by DSP, Manamudhu is a family entertainer that will always last the test of time.
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1) Shiva: Sometimes it's hard to remember that there was a time when Ram Gopal Varma actually made good movies given that all of his movies nowadays sink without a trace and that he gains more attention on for nonsensical comments on twitter than his work, but his debut Shiva about warring student gang groups changed the Telugu industry forever. Catapulting both Varma and Nag to superstardom, Shiva was a pathbreaking action movie that broke all Telugu movie stereotypes at the time. Also featuring Nagarjuna's wife Amala Akkineni as the female lead and the late great Raghuvaran as the main villain, Shiva is a Telugu movie classic that serves as a textbook for good filmmaking and makes for Nagarjuna's best movie ever.

* Notes: Didn't find space for Sri Ramadasu or Santosham. But they could also be on the list as well.

March 20, 2020No Comments

Top 15 Venkatesh Movies

Victory Venkatesh is a man with no haters. Loved by every single Telugu movie fan, he's the son of legendary producer Daggubati Ramanaidu garu and brother of famous producer Suresh Babu and uncle to actor Rana Daggubati. Known for this incredible comic timing, intense performances, and immense following in women and the family audience, Venkatesh is an actor who will always be in our hearts whether it be Shadow or Nuvvu Naaku Nachav.
Here's a look at his top 15 movies.
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15) After the blockbuster success of SVSC, Venkatesh took it upon himself to act in more multi starrers. A remake of the Hindi movie Oh My God, Gopala Gopala featured Powerstar Pawan Kalyan in an extended role as God. Though it wasn't as good as the original, the sight of seeing two superstars on screen once again was more than enough for fans alike.
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14) Chintakayala Ravi: Being one of the rare telugu movies which I never finished, this might be higher for some people due to it's comedy quotient and ridiculous premise. About a bartender who's lying to his parents that he's a big software engineer in New York, Venky's look and comic timing was on full display here. The icing on the cake was  a cameo from Jr NTR in the song Shava Shava Balle Balle. The film's final result is a bit of a mystery but the debut for Bollywood music composers Vishal-Shekar left an impression with their musical album.
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13) Jayam Manade Raa: One of my most watched movies as a kid, Jayam Manade Raa was a revenge drama featuring a massive faction flashback in the 2nd half. Venky was ruthless as Mahadeva Naidu and brought his trademark intensity while the Europe episode featuring Abhiram has his comic chops on full display. Another blockbuster from the evergreen pair of Venky and Soundarya, it also features a rocking album by Vandemataram Srinivas.
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12) Gharshana: A remake of his own Kaakha Kaakha with Suriya and Jyothika, Gautham Vasudev Menon made his Telugu debut with Gharshana. Venkatesh filled Suriya's shoes which was always going to be a tough task and holds his own with an intense performance. Asin was adequate but Salim Baig was unbearable as the villain Panda. Excessive violence, unlimited shouting, and disturbing content throughout makes Gharshana an intense watch and features the classic song Cheliya Cheliya.
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11) Namo Venkatesa: The only combo between venkatesh and Sreenu Vaitla, it was like any other typical Vaitla film with a hero, a bakra, and the heroines extended family whom she needs to be saved from. Inferior to other Vaitla movies, Venkatesh as a ventriloquist and Brahmanandam as Paris Prasad carry the entire movie. Their chemistry and combination scenes make for a laugh riot and fun movie overall. Add the good songs by DSP and it's always a breezy watch.
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10) Thulasi: Directed by Boyapati Sreenu, Thulasi is one of my personal favorites Venky movies partially due to the fact that it has an unlimited number of fights. About a separated couple who find out their son has a condition, Thulasi was the perfect mix of sentiment and action and Venky made you cry, laugh, and fought like a beast throughout. The scene where he goes back after beats up everyone after they insult his father in the flashback is probably the best scene of the movie. Another rocking album by DSP makes Thulasi a pulsating action movie in the end.
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9) Fun and Frustration (F2): Since Malliswari back in 2004, the audience had been craving for a wholesome entertainer from Venkatesh that brought back his iconic timing. The 4th movie of director Anil Ravipudi who always understands fans elements and expectations, unleashed Venkatesh's legendary comic timing and it made for a hilarious entertainer for the most part. Despite the superficial 2nd half and the arguably misogynistic plot, F2 was easily Venky's best universal entertainer after 15 years.
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8) SVSC: The first multi starrer since the legendary days of ANR garu and Sr NTR garu, SVSC saw two superstar in Mahesh and Venkatesh on screen for the first time. While Mahesh was playful and mischievous in his role, Venky was stoic adamant and arrogant throughout the movie and refused to change. It was as much Venky's movie as it was Mahesh's and seeing them on screen together was a feast for fans. A family movie with the 2 actors who have the largest female and family audience following, sky is always the limit. And it was. Result: BLOCKBUSTER.
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7) Lakshmi: Directed by VV Vinayak, Lakshmi was another pulsating sentimental action movie. Venky fought and romanced his way through this movie which is about a man who tries to control his two brothers and has a flashback about a girl he's trying to save played by Nayanthara. It was also a notable supporting for hero Sharwanand in his initial days. With it's amazing action scenes and solid emotions, Lakshmi was a solid movie overall which also featured a hilarious comedy track with the late Venu Madhav and of course the famous song Lakshmi Bava Lakshmi Bava.
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6) Adavari Matalau Ardhale Verule: Directed by Tamil director and Dhanush's brother Selvaraghavan, AMAV was the sweet and emotional story of a guy who falls for his colleague played by Trisha. Through numerous ups and downs, fate has them travel to Trisha's village for her impending wedding. Venky once again made us cry with his nice guy act and the hard hitting emotions and realistic story made it a nice watch. Yuvan Shankar Raja's album also had a big part to play with some good songs.
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5) Raja: I don't remember much about the movie other than it was very emotional and has classic songs. Another blockbuster and classic from the combo of Venky and Soundarya, Raja is good old fashioned romantic Telugu movie that will have you in the feels.
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4) Preminchukundam Raa: One of the many Raa movies that Venky had in the late 90's, Preminchukundam Raa was the age old story of faction rival children proving that love trumps all hate. Venky once again gave an all around performance and Anjala Zaveri did extremely well and was gorgeous as the heroine. Faction family entertainers were the norm and classic songs from Mani Sharma and Mahesh Mahadevan have made last the test of time.
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3) Malliswari: The epic combo of Venkatesh-Trivikram-K Vijaya V Bhaskar made a movie that's on par with Nuvvu Naaku Nachav. The debut movie for now superstar Bollywood heroine Katrina Kaif, Malliswari told the story of Pellikani Prasad who is desperate to get married and falls in love with Kaif's Malliswari at first sight. Trivikram's hilarious and world class dialogues throughout make this movie a laugh riot and a true classic. Venky, Sunil, and Brahmanandham carry this movie their comic timing and hilarious situations. The dinner scene is one of my favorite Telugu movie scenes ever that will have your stomach hurting from laughter. One word: CLASSIC.
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2) Kalisundam Raa: This movie always make me nostalgic and emotional because this is the very FIRST Telugu movie I ever watched. Featuring Simran as the heroine, Kalisundam Raa told the story of two warring families in Rayalaseema who fall out due to an unfortunate incident. Venky falls in love with Simran's Manga who happens to be from the opposing families side. The perfect mix of emotions, action, romance, and family sentiment, Kalisundam Raa will always have a special place in my heart for introducing me to Telugu movies.
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1) Nuvvu Naaku Nachav: Me even writing something about this movie is probably a waste of time. The first combo between Venky, Trivikram, and director K Vijaya Bhaskar, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav is a unanimous classic for every Telugu movie fan. Hilarious dialogues and razor sharp writing from Trivikram Srinivas, Venky's legendary comic timing, the natural romantic track, the direction, and the classic songs have and always will make this movie a masterpiece for the rest of eternity.

March 20, 2020No Comments

Top 10 Prabhas Movies

Prabhas. The only Pan India superstar post the massive success of Baahubali, the Rebel Star is one of Telugu's most likable actors. A gentle giant who's fame never got to his head, he's fondly called Darling by his fans. With incredible screen presence, amazing physique, excellent comic timing, and good looks, Prabhas is an international force to reckon with and arguably the biggest star in India today.
Here's a look at the top 10 Prabhas movies.
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10) Munna: The extremely stylish debut of Vamshi Paidipally, Prabhas was seen with a new straight hair look which didn't really suit him and featured Ileana as the heroine. While the first half was excellent, a ridiculous flashback in the 2nd half sunk the movie to no return. Nonetheless, the stylish presentation, amazing fights, and another classic album in Telugu by Harris Jayaraj has made it last the test of time.
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9) Chakram: A movie that I don't remember too well but an experimental film, Chakram saw Prabhas as a cancer struck patient trying to make the most of his final days. Directed by Krishna Vamsi, it was too much for Telugu audience to accept a sad ending but remains a appreciated effort by most fans.
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8) Bujjigadu: My favorite Prabhas movie ever, Bujjigadu tells the tale of two friends who try to reunite with each other after 15 years or something. Prabhas's performance was world class and his dialogue delivery was easily the highlight and his hilarious way of saying things along with Puri Jagannadh's dialogues made it so entertaining. Also featuring Trisha and Mohan Babu, the underrated album by Sandeep Chowta is catchy even today.
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7) Darling: This sweet love story was the last good movie romantic specialist Karunakaran made. Featuring Prabhas as Prabha, a jobless youth who roams around with friends, he gets into a tricky situation when a girl who likes tries to commit suicide due to his rejection. Her criminal father demands answers and he narrates his love life with Nandini played by Kajal Aggarwal. A hilarious twist towards the end of the 1st half along with Sivanarayana's punchline of Tinnara, Darling allowed Prabhas to showcase his comedic chops and resulted in a movie that was funny and entertaining for the most part.
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6) Mr Perfect: Another nostalgic movie for me which I saw for my 14th birthday celebrations, Mr. Perfect is easily one of the best movies in Prabhas's career in terms of a content standpoint being his first true family entertainer. About an egotistic guy who understands the value of making adjustments in his life, the movie was a beautiful feel good movies despite a lagging 2nd half and of course blockbuster songs by DSP.
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5) The scintillating debut of director Koratala Siva, Mirchi weaved a new take on the age old faction stories featuring a love thy enemy ideology. Prabhas's weight fluctuate throughout the movie due to the prep for Baahubali but his performance, the writing, dialogues, amazing action sequences and his career best look made Mirchi a spicy entertainer for sure. Also featuring Anushka, Mirchi had another blockbuster album by DSP featuring the incredible Pandagala by Kailash Kher.
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4) Varsham: The movie that made Prabhas a star, Varsham featured Trisha as the heroine and Gopichand as the villain. The rain was like a thematic symbol throughout and the movie was very entertaining with an exciting story and natural romantic track from what I remember. Once again, a classic album by DSP have made the songs last the test of time and shot both Trisha and Gopichand to new heights.
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3) The first combo between Prabhas and SS Rajamouli was the iconic Chatrapathi. Featuring the familiar theme of oppressed vs the oppressors, Chatrapathi saw Prabhas as a slave worker who years to be reunited with his mother. Prabhas's performance remains one of his top 3 career best and the interval bang is the BEST, if not one of the best intervals ever in TFI. The emotion, intensity, and violence that it carries was another level. In fact, it leaves on such a high that the entire 2nd half seems like a drag for how amazing that sequence was. And all of the fights are a delight throughout the movie.
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2) Baahubali The Beginning: I remember waking up the day after Senior Prom and waiting hours to watch the trailer and I just remember the massive smile on my face and the unlimited goosebumps that I had. Baahubali 1 tells the tale of Sivudu, a man whose heritage is related to the mythical Mahishmati kingdom far away from his home. The first part of India's biggest franchise, the flashback and climax of this movie made it a never ending wait and left you on an epic cliffhanger wanting more and more. Prabhas was amazing as Amarendra Baahubali and decent as Sibidu and the rest of the cast were superb as well along with great direction by SS Rajamouli.
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1) Many people will disagree but I frankly don't care because this is arguably my favorite Telugu movie ever, Prabhas's career best performance and his best movie ever is the Pride of India and Indian cinema's biggest hit, Baahubali 2. Prabhas was world class as Amarendra Baahubali exuding such class and chivalry throughout the movie. His performance in Why Katappa Killed Baahubali spoke testaments to his improved acting abilities. Also featuring the career best performances of both Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty, Baahubali 2 The Conclusion was unlimited goosebumps throughout and SS Rajamouli's masterpiece that made Bollywood scared of Tollywood and made every Telugu person around the world proud of their heritage.

March 19, 2020No Comments

Top 10 Jr.NTR Movies

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. A name is that is synonymous for the most famous Telugu person to have ever lived, Jr. NTR made his debut in Ninnu Choodalani in 2001. The grandson of the legendary Shri Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao garu, son of the late Nandamuri Harikrishna, and nephew to Balakrishna, Jr. NTR is known for his amazing diction, versatility in acting, and flawless dance moves that have been entertaining us for years.
Here's a look at his top 10 movies.
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10) Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava: NTR's first venture with Trivikram saw him return to the genre that made him famous in faction dramas. As the titular Raghava, Tarak showed amazing range as a subtle yet ferocious killing machine. Despite his best efforts and performance overall, Aravinda Sametha seemed like a sequel to Mirchi and missed the trademark Trivikram stamp apart from a few scenes here and there.
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9) Janatha Garage: A philosophical yet routine movie at its core, Janatha Garage was an average movie from Koratala Siva. Watching Tarak and Mohanlal on screen together was a feast for the eyes and of course the GMHC office scene which was the highlight. Tarak had a very subtle performance and excelled in the climax, but overall this garage definitely needed some repairs to be fully functioning in the end.
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8) Baadshah- Sreenu Vaitla was a brand name during this Tarak starrer fresh off of Dookudu's blockbusters success. As with any Vaitla movie, he had his formula and it worked for the most part but gave Tarak one of his career worst looks as Baadshah. However the movie was fun overall and Tarak was entertaining as a Telangana accent speaking wedding planner along with Brahmanandam as Padmanambha Simha who carried the movie in the 2nd half
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7) Temper: This might be higher on the list for some people, but I personally didn't connect to the movie overall. Temper saw tarak reunite with Puri Jagannadh for a powerful tale of a corrupt cop whose heart changes when he learns of a girl who was tortured and raped for 40 days by the villain's brothers. Tarak's performance in the climax was the icing in the cake with a superb twist and Puri's dialogues were sharp as ever. But he was unnecessarily shouting half the time in the first half.
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6) Yamagonda: Tarak's third movie with SS Rajamouli was basically a remake of Sr. NTR's Yamagola in present day. Featuring Mohan Babu as Yama, this movie was loads of fun  with Tarak finally shedding all of his weight and unveiling a brand new avatar. His mischievous antics throughout and of course the famous rendition of the iconic Yemantavi monologue was magic on screen with his amazing diction. And who could forget the unreal steps in Nachore.
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5) When you think of family entertainers in present day, Brindavanam is definitely on the list for most Telugu movie fans. This movie directed by Vamshi Paidipally saw NTR take on a rich kid who agrees to help a girl named Bhoomi from a problem in her village. Inadvertently he gains the respect of her entire family but little does he know that his current girlfriend is also part of Bhoomi's family. It was a cakewalk of a role for Tarak doing an urban role with mass undertones and with beautiful visuals, awesome action sequences, good comedy, relatable emotions, and an awesome album by Thaman, Brindavanam makes for wholesome family entertainment.
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4) Rakhi: This 2006 sister sentiment drama saw Jr. NTR play a caring brother to a helpless sister who gets burned alive by her in laws for dowry. A powerful tale of women's rights and the morals of the law from a vigilante, Rakhi makes for one of Tarak's best movies from a content and performance standpoint. His performance in the graveyard scene and the climax were simply world class. Unfortunately the movie has become unlimited usage for trolls for his ridiculous expressions in the song Rakhi Rakhi.
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3) The movie that made Jr. NTR a star was Aadi. Also the debut movie for VV Vinayak, Tarak stunned the entire industry at the age of 19 and was simply outstanding in this faction drama that would go onto to set the tone for the path of all of his following movies for the next decade.
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2) This movie needs no introduction but a fact check for fans is that Simhadri was not an industry hit and rather something Tarak fans love to brag about despite there being no proof. But it was still a mega blockbuster and the emotions and action in the 2nd half and NTR's performance once again proved to be another huge break for both NTR and SS Rajamouli.
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1) After Krishna, VV Vinayak shifted his genre from mass action to comedy entertainers and Adhurs showed why NTR is arguably the most versatile actor in the industry. Content wise, it's a routine story and has a very poor climax, but Tarak's career best performance as Chari, the Brahmin priest was massively entertaining. Be it the diction, mannerisms, or dialogue delivery, everything was on point. His chemistry with Brahmanandam's Bhattacharya was the highlight of the movie and their combination scenes carried the movie. The dialogue that will always stay with me is "Ilage Bamma, maa guru gaaru ni santham gaa naakesaaru!"

March 19, 20202 Comments

Top 10 Allu Arjun Movies

Allu Arjun. The son of famous producer Allu Aravind and grandson of legendary comedian Allu Ramalingaiah, he made his debut in Gangotri in 2003. Known for his energetic performances, excellent screen presence, and world class dancing skills, Stylish Star Allu Arjun has emerged as one of Telugu cinema's most popular actors and is the unanimous choice for Gen Z Telugu kids.
Here's a look at his top 10 best movies. * Note I tried to rank all of them based on content and performance if possible.
wp-1bunny1280 10) Bunny: The movie that probably got him his nick name, Allu Arjun gained some serious mass following with action entertainer by VV Vinayak. Featuring a heroine who was never seen again and an amazing Prakash Raj as the villain, Bunny was a regular routine revenge drama that showcased Bunny's skills to the maximum. Add the rocking album by DSP as well and the rest is history.
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9) Happy: To be honest, I don't remember a thing about this movie except Manoj Bajpayee's villainy and an impressive negative display from actor Kishore. Apparently people liked the comedy in it and it had a nice romantic feel to it. However Arjun's acting in the climax seemed a little over the top in the end. That's all I'm gonna say about this one.
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8) Desamuduru: One of Allu Arjun's most underrated movies, Puri Jagan fully utilized Allu Arjun to the max and extracted a very energetic performance from the Stylish Star. Cringeworthy romantic track and Tamil villains are a bit of a dampener, but Ali as Gudumba Shankar steals the show with hilarious comedy track cleverly placed throughout the movie. Allu Arjun became the first Telugu hero to have a six pack and another rocking album by Chakri makes Desamuduru one of Allu Arjun's most entertaining movies.
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7) Son of Satyamurthy: Some people might be surprised that this movie is so far down the list but all I can say is that this was the start of Trivikram's downfall. An overly convoluted story with a poor romantic tracks and the sheer stupidity of Sneha's character who doesn't know her husbands intentions, Son of Satyamurthy just didn't gel well as a cohesive narrative. Allu Arjun was fantastic as usual and another classic album by DSP helped, but even they couldn't save it from the pretty average movie that it is.
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6) Parugu: This movie by Bommarillu Bhaskar was another underrated movie that talks about the relationship between fathers and daughters and the concept of eloping. Though not as convincing as one would like, Parugu has a good core point content wise and for the most part it works. Allu Arjun as common man who's reserved and falls for the shy girl did a great job throughout. And once again a superb album from Mani Sharma helped bigtime.

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5) A bonafide blockbuster, Race Gurram has nothing content wise. It's illogical to the core and makes 0 sense. But Surender Reddy somehow pulled it off with an entertaining story about two brothers who take on a politician and how their life turns upside down. Allu Arjun was flawless in role that he was born to play and the interval scene is among the best acting of his career. Aided by a hysterical cameo from Brahmanandam in the climax and the absurd yet hilarious characterizations of Prakash Raj's family, Race Gurram is easily one of Allu Arjun's best movies who powers the movie to the finish line.

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4) The first combo between Allu Arjun and Trivikram, Julayi made for an somewhat intelligent entertainer. The villains opening sequence is clearly plagiarized from the iconic opening from The Dark Knight, but that aside and everything put together, Julayi was a tailor made for Allu Arjun who brought his trademark energy along with solid comic timing and had trademark Trivikram all over it with hilarious comedy featuring Rajendra Prasad and Brahmanandham.
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3) Ala Vaikunthapuram Lo: After the debacle of Naa Peru Surya, Allu Arjun took an extended break which resulted in not having a release for 1.5 years. However he sincerely justified the gap and made a thumping comeback with his all around performance as Bantu in Ala Vaikunthapuram Lo. I disagree with all the sites saying that it's his career best performance. It's easily up there in his top 5 but not his best. But the film itself from an Allu Arjun fans perspective was simply a feast and makes for one of his better movies you could say. Content wise it's nothing new, but logically it makes way more sense than Race Gurram and after a long gap a star hero doing a family entertainer did wonders and proved his mettle once again. The less said about Trivikram's direction and the romantic track the better, and we all know how much Thaman's music helped in the long run.
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2) Aarya: The film that made Allu Arjun a star. Heavily trolled for his looks in Gangotri, this movie was also the debut for director Sukumar. The cute love story instantly catapulted both Allu Arjun and Sukumar to massive fame and was the movie that garnered Allu Arjun most of his fan following presently. The amazing songs by DSP and the heart touching climax will always have a place in our hearts. Content wise, it was fresh and the execution was excellent.
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1) Vedam: I can't stress how much I love this movie. Just everything about it from the story to the realism, direction, acting, and songs are just so perfect. Movies like Vedam need to be made more often and it's a true gem of a movie. Allu Arjun's performance in a crucial scene where he steals money from an old couple might be the best acting of his career. Content wise and performance wise, this has to be the best work he's ever done in my opinion.

March 19, 2020No Comments

Top 10 Mahesh Babu Movies

Superstar Mahesh Babu. The name is enough for people to flock to the theaters. Being Super Krishna's son, Mahesh made his debut in Rajakumarudu in 1999 and has been entertaining us ever since. Known his amazing acting skills, scintillating action movies, excellent comic timing, and Greek god looks, Mahesh has garnered an immense fan following from the general audience as well as a legion of die hard fans which have made him the most Telugu popular actor in the world.
Here's a list of the 10 best movies of the Superstar's career.
*Notes these picks are purely subjective and I tried to rank them content wise and performance wise but it's definitely hard.
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10) Businessman: To be honest, I'm shocked that this movie is so low to begin with but given the content, it makes 0 sense but for fans it's easily an all time favorite in their top 5 like me. About a literal nobody who comes to Mumbai and becomes a don, Businessman has 0 logic but Mahesh's performance is simply spellbinding. He carries the entire film powered by Puri Jagannadh's world class dialogues. This is the true definition of a one man show and a testament to superstardom at its fullest potential.
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9) Another shocker but if this was a fans list, then is easily another top 5. Recently released blockbuster Sarileru Neekevvaru showed Mahesh in a new light since Dookudu and all around performance in every aspect be it comedy, fights, dialogues, emotional scenes and most impressively the grace and ease in Mind Block, Sarileru was a pure feast for fans with unlimited goosebump moments from throughout the movie. Content wise it was average from Anil Ravipudi but the movie was a true delight from start to finish barring some rape comedy which was in poor taste.
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8) SVSC: A perfect family entertainer for all, SVSC is a simply beautiful and relatable movie about the Telugu middle class. Mahesh's performance is easily the highlight as a mischievous young man who girls are literally swooning over the entire movie. Content wise I wish it was higher but with a wafer thin story and at times unconvincing plot points, it's towards the lower end content wise. But that doesn't take away the fact of it's evergreen feel good factor and the pure ecstasy watching two superstars of Telugu cinema in one frame.
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7) 1 Nenokkadine: Another movie that sort of has a cult following now, 1 Nenokkadine was a disaster during the initial release and shaky promotions and confusing narrative threw the audience off. But later on they realized the true intentions of this psychological thriller and the commendable attempt Sukumar and Mahesh were trying to pull off. If only the script was more compact and properly explained it would have had a different result, but one thing was unanimous in that Mahesh absolutely nailed the role of rockstar with a psychological disorder and carried the movie with his acting once again.
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6) Khaleja: After  agap of 3 years and production hell, Mahesh and Trivikram came back with a unique entertainer in Khaleja. The movie was unfortunately a flop during its release and that's probably due to the overly philosophical approach and the theme of a god being within man, and the entire story only being revealed in the last 20 mins. Content wise it was something new and fresh at the time, but the direction wasn't the best as the movie meanders around too much. But for fans, this is another top 5 performance and Mahesh was simply world class which brought a new dimension to his acting and famously gave birth to the word "Bhayya".
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5) Srimanthudu: Another shocker maybe on this list but Srimanthudu was an industry hit and talked about the importance of altruism and village adoption. A perfect blend of class and mass, Koratala Siva's excellent writing skills along with Mahesh's performance and charm carried this movie to the next level. Along with the natural romantic track and superb action scenes, Srimanthudu was a new age content movie which struck a chord with every Telugu person. It should probably be higher on this list, but a top 5 Mahesh Babu isn't bad either.
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4) Okkadu: If there's a movie that introduced Mahesh Babu as a star, it was Okkadu. The iconic shot of him confronting Obul Reddy with the Kondareddy Buruju behind him still bring goosebumps to this day and made for a very nostalgic moment in the interval of Sarileru. With its racy screenplay and unique storyline of  Kabbadi player helping a girl on the run from a factionist, Okkadu proved Mahesh was here to stay along with a classic album by Mani Sharma.
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3) Dookudu: Another industry hit, Dookudu is simply a laugh riot from start to finish. Directed by then star director Sreenu Vaitla, Dookudu capitalized on Mahesh's new found comic timing after Khaleja and made for another all around performance from the Superstar. Aided by hilarious performances from Brahmanandham and the late MS Narayana garu, Dookudu had 0 logic but the content was so entertaining that it has retained that repeat value over the years and is arguably a contemporary classic in Telugu cinema.
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2) Athadu: I still can't believe that this movie was not a blockbuster in theaters. The first combo between Mahesh and Trivikram, Athadu tells the story of a contract killer who takes refuge in a family's house hiding from the cops. Little did everyone involved in the movie know that it would go on to become a unanimous Telugu movie classic. Mahesh's performance as a killer who learns to be human was endearing and is easily Trivikram's masterpiece. If you have Telugu family friends or relatives over, this or Nuvvu Naaku Nachav are 100% what most people put on.
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1) Pokiri: My favorite Telugu movie of all time and Mahesh's best movie in his career, Pokiri changed the Telugu film industry forever. The first Telugu movie to ever get 40 crores share and a sensational industry hit, this Puri Jagannadh action entertainer remains Mahesh Babu's career best performance and probably will for the rest of time. His performance as a useless vagabond who will do anything for money is one of the best performances in Telugu movie history. The climax twist is still one of the greatest twists ever put on film and it's a movie you can rewatch over and over again. The movie that made Mahesh a superstar, Ileana an overnight sensation and Puri Jagan a star director, Pokiri will forever remain a classic in every Telugu person's hearts.

March 18, 2020No Comments

Top 10 Best Underrated Telugu Movies to Watch Right now

Hello people, hope you're all doing well and staying safe due to the coronvorus which has turned our lives upside down. You're probably wondering what to do but if you're like me, then the cure is always some good old fashioned Telugu movies. It cures boredom and keeps you entertained in tough times.
Here's a list of the top 10 underrated Telugu movies you should watch:
1) Jersey- Available on Movierulz
If you haven't watched this movie yet, then do so ASAP. It's quite hard to believe so many people gave Jersey a pass last year when it's easily one of the best Telugu movies of the last decade and the best movie of 2019. About a struggling cricketer who wants to make a comeback and be a hero in his son's eyes, Nani's world class performance and Gautham Tinnaruri's direction makes it a must watch for every Telugu person.
Link:https://3movierulzfree.me/jersey-2019-telugu/full-movie-watch-online-free.html
2) Care of Kancharapalem - Available on Netflix
Similarly if you haven't watched this movie, then I don't know what to say. A true gem and the first independent Telugu Cinema in a long time, Care of Kancharapalem is a massively entertaining anthology story about a group of people in a village. Brilliantly directed by Venkatesh Maha, it's a must watch for all Telugu people.
Link: https://www.netflix.com/title/81113928
3) Vedam- Available on Youtube
Arguably the best performance and movie of Allu Arjun's career, Vedam is another interconnected story that talks about class status, following your dreams, religious persecution and prostitution. Aided by a stunning climax and incredibly performances from Anuskha and Manchu Manoj Kumar, this Krish directed movie is a must watch for all Telugu people and die hard Allu Arjun fans.

4) Awe- Available on Netflix: A scintillating debut from director Prashant Varma and produced by Nani, Awe proved to be a genre bending movie resulting in one of the most unique Telugu movies ever made. Helped by a notable star cast, it makes for a riveting psychological thriller.
Link: https://www.netflix.com/title/81052266
5) Anukokunda Oka Roju - Available on Youtube
Directed by the most underrated and genius director Chadrashekar Yeleti, AOKR tells the story of a lady played by Charmee whose world gets turned upside over the course of one night. A cop played by Jagapati Babu decides to find out what exactly happened in this extremely unique thriller.

6) Gamyam - Available on Amazon Prime
Another gem of a movie from director Krish, Gamyam tells the story of two friends played by Allari Naresh and Sharwanand who take a journey on a bike. Easily the best performance in Allari Naresh's career, it makes for a solid and emotional tale about friendship.
7) Prasthanam- Available on Youtube
An amazingly crafted political thriller from Deva Katta, Prasthanam tells the story of sibling rivalry and how power corrupts absolutely. Aided by outstanding performances from Sharwanand and Sai Kumar and an equally amazing debut from Sandeep Kishan, Prasthanam is worth a watch for it's content and taking.

8) Chi La Sow - Available on Movierulz
Another unique movie set over the course of one night, Chi La Sow features Sushanth as a man who's pressured to get married by his parents. After he meets a girl from his match fixing, things go upside down. Carried by the ever talented Vennela Kishore and an impressive debut from Rahul Ravindran, Chi La Sow is fun and creative.
Link: https://www7.3movierulz.to/waaw/?l=kLbgL9lzyGin
9) Sammohanam - Available on Youtube
Directed by the underrated Mohankrishna Indraganti, Sammohanam is a simply beautiful fairytale about a kids picture book artist and an upcoming actress. Carried by Naresh with a HILARIOUS one man show, Sammohanam is delightful with pleasant music and visuals that's sure to leave you with a good feeling afterwards.

10) Khaleja - Available on Amazon Prime
This is honestly just here cause it's a cure for boredom anyday and if you haven't seen it, then you've probably been living under a rock. A disaster when released but now a cult classic, Khaleja tells the tale of a taxi driver who's mistaken as a savior for cursed village. Aided by the world class performance of Superstar Mahesh Babu and Trivikram's dialogues, it's one of the most unique and philosophically deep movies ever made in Telugu. And regardless of the final result a decade ago, it's become a cult classic for every Telugu movie fan.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Khaleja-Mahesh-Babu/dp/B07MC1BNZC

February 3, 2020No Comments

Prathi Roju Pandage Review

Rating: 5/10 (Strictly OK)
Cast: Sai Dharam Tej, Raashi Khanna, SathyaRaj, Rao Ramesh, Prabha, Hari Teja, Ajay, Srikanth Iyengar, Satyam Rajesh, Jabardasth Mahesh, Dr. Bharat Reddy, Vijayakumar, Chaibisket Suhas
Written and Directed by: Maruthi 
Music: SS Thaman 
Cinematography: Jaikumar Sampath
Producer: Bunny Vas
Banner: GA2 Arts 
Format Watched: Hotstar 
Released on December 20th 2019, Sai Tej's Prathi Roju Pandage went onto become a blockbuster collecting 35 crores share at the box office. Released on Hotstar and online on Feb 3rd, I decided to check out if the family drama was worth all the hype and success. Let's find out in this review.
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Plot: A dying grandfather named Raghuram (Sathyaraj) wants to celebrate his last days by spending time with his children. His grandson Sai (Sai Dharam Tej) is the first one to embrace the idea, but Raghuram's kids seem indifferent to his condition. What happens after forms the rest of the story.
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Performances: Sai Dharam Tej is natural and doesn't try too hard. He is fine in his role. The characterization is definitely accurate depicting an NRI in America caring about his family and values unlike most movies that feature NRI heros.
Raashi Khanna borderlines bubbly yet irritating. She's strictly ok and brings the necessary glamour to the movie. However, her expressions while delivering dialogues were very good.
This film belongs to the veterans in Sathyaraj and Rao Ramesh.
After a long gap, Sathyaraj garu gets a meaningful role post Baahubali and is simply amazing as the ailing father longing for his kids to appreciate his existence. He is so good that you sometimes cry just by seeing his reactions to certain situations or his conditions. The entire emotional connect is driven through his character. He clearly had a lot of fun in the role and it shows. He emcompasses pain, laughter, cheer, and shyness all with superb skill. After all, he is a yesteryear superstar in Tamil cinema and he's a world class actor to begin with. He is simply sensational throughout the film.
Next up, we have the ever versatile and likable Rao Ramesh garu. Since Brahmotsavam, he has emerged as one of the best, if not the character actor in TFI and this movie shows his range once again. He is simply world class in his role as Sathyaraj's son. The way he shows his frustration towards what's going around him is superb and all his dialogues in the movie are hilarious. If Sathyraj is the emotional connect, then Rao Ramesh takes care of the comedy department. These two aline carry the entire movie pretty much.
Srikanth Iyengar as Sai's uncle is extremely irritating throughout the movie.
The rest of the cast are basically wasted and appear like caricatures with zero emotions or any empathy. While that's the point of the film, the manner in which they're portrayed is terribly executed.
Lastly, Ajay and Satyam Rajesh play villains who are called the "Sync Brothers" because they're always in sync for dialogues and mannerisms. They're clowns and exude 0 villany throughout.
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Direction: This is Maruthi's next movie after Sailaja Reddy Alludu. The filmmaker has carved a niche for himself in TFI by trying to make unique stories with entertainment weaved throughout. However since Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, he has been struggling to deliver a good film since then with only Mahanubhavudu being decent. The same goes for Prathi Roju Pandage. I don't know what inspired Maruthi after seeing Shatamanam Bhavati but it's as if he was so enamored by it, he said he wants to make his own version of it. And that's precisely what this movie is. Instead of having its own identity, it feels like a sequel to Shatamanam Bhavati with a different cast. The screenplay should have been much better but instead what we get is an entertaining first half and an incredibly stupid 2nd half filled with pointless scenes and an expected preachy climax. He shows his skill in some emotional moments that work here and there and some genuinely funny moments. But unfortunately all of these dry up by the interval. Another thread involving Murali Sharma is horrendously executed and keeps recurring for no reason. Add to the cringeworthy and patience testing romantic track and the film struggles to stay afloat. by the end of the movie, you'll be asking yourself did you just watch a family entertainer or a sequel to Shatamanam Bhavati. Depending on your preference or you current age, that will dictate your overall liking of the film. Overall, Maruthi does a below average job and the movie doesn't have enough in it to be a satisfying watch. Besides extracting superb performances from Sathyaraj and Rao Ramesh, there's nothing he does to make this family entertainer rise to another level and makes for a strictly OK viewing.
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Technicalities: Music and BGM by Thaman is fantastic. He's in the form of his life and all the songs look good on screen and the background score is soothing to listen to. Cinematography by Jaikumar Sampath is outstanding. The lush green visuals of Rajahmundry are beautifully captured by the cameraman and the movie overall has a very colorful feel to it that's pleasing to the eyes. Editing by Kotagiri is not good. The 2nd half is filled with so many pointless scenes that could have easily been chopped off. Dialogues by Maruthi are good. Production Design is phenomenal. All the sets and locations the movie has been shot in are rich and grand. Some emotional dialogues and most of Rao Ramesh's dialogues register and deliver laughs. Costumes are good. Fights by Venkat are good. The way they're filmed and choreographed are good. Lastly, Production Values by Bunny Vas and GA2 banner are extravagant. The movie overall has a very rich look and feel and the money spent clearly shows. Despite the content, the visuals are outstanding.
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Positives:
+ Sathyaraj
+ Rao Ramesh
+ Cinematography
+ 1st half
Negatives:
- Routine and Predictable Story
- Pointless and Senseless 2nd half
- Useless supporting cast
- Murali Sharma track
- Ridiculous Romantic track
- Shatamanam Bhavati vibe
Final Take and Analysis: There were a lot of expectations given the combination of Sai Dharam Tej and Maruthi as the actor is known for his energy and decent performances while Maurthi on the right given day can churn out a solid entertainer. So naturally we expected sparks to fly. They do here and there, but overall the fire doesn't have enough sparks to keep going. That's the best way to sum up Prathi Roju Pandage. Simply put, the movie feels underwhelming in the end.
While the trailers pretty much tell you the story, you're still intrigued to watch the movie just cause it's a family film. And unlike many movies using the same tag, it is actually very family friendly. The 1st half is solid and moves like a breeze with solid emotional scenes and some good comedy. By the interval, you already know what to expect.
The 2nd half is where all the problems begin as the family drama and attempts to get at Sathyaraj's wealth are incredibly stupid and test your patience to the limit. The film really never gets back on track and it pretty much derails the entire film with a preachy climax and unbelievable pre climax sequences.
The only person with any morals and values in the movie is probably Sai Dharam Tej. His character actually makes you understand the value of the people in your life.
The message is definitely a good one but by the time it gets to you, you've already had enough. Also if Rao Ramesh or Sathyaraj is not in a scene, you're bound to have your patience tested.
And any scene with Srikanth Iyengar. After appearances in Bro Che and Dear Comrade, the actor is just unbelievably annoying his performance and dialogues.
As mentioned before, it doesn't seem like a film that has its own identity. It feels like a sequel to Shatamanam Bhavati.
Overall, Prathi Roju Pandage is a strictly Ok movie. An entertaining and engaging first half is cancelled out by a pointless and insipid 2nd half. Boomers and old people will definitely like it for it's message, but for the rest the choice is yours whether you want to watch it. How much you like it will depend on how much you liked Shatamanam Bhavati.

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