Songs have always played an massive part in Telugu cinema and Indian cinema as a whole. Sometimes a film fails financially, but if the film has good songs then people will remember them for ages to come. While listening is one thing, seeing the picturization on screen is another thing which lies in the director's vision and taking.
Cinematography is also a huge component as the cameraman needs to get the right visuals in order for the song to have maximum impact. Many songs have come and gone, but let's take a look at the Most Visually Stunning and Pleasing songs in Tollywood in recent times.
Butta Bomma - Ala Vaikuntapuram Lo: This songs needs no introduction. A true masterpiece and insanely catchy, the soothing color palette, amazing visuals by PS Vinod, and incredible presence of Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde have made Butta Bomma a classic in every right.
Hamsa Naava - Baahubali 2: SS Rajamouli's vision for passion for larger than life antics is present throughout Hamsa Naava in Baahubali. With outstanding visuals and a fairy tale like taking, it's a visual wonder on screen.
Telusaa Telusaa - Sarrainodu: This song was shot on Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat in Bolivia, South America. The visuals by cinematographer Rishi Punjabi are outstanding.
Baby Won't you tell Me - Saaho: Despite the films failure, the visual finesse of Saaho was remembered by the audience. Especially the visuals of Baby Won't You Tell Me and the pink lake featuring Flamingos in Australia
Omkareshwari from Badrinath: The stunning sets, pleasing visuals of Kulu Manali, Allu Arjun's classical dances and powerful vocals of Shankar Mahadevan and MM Keeravani make this song a delight to watch.
Gala Gala from Race Gurram: Incredible mountain visuals from Manoj Paramahamsa, Allu Arjun and Shruthi Hassan, and the simple tune from Thaman makes Gala Gala a winner.
Guruvaram from Dookudu: Superstar Mahesh Babu's Dookudu became the first Telugu film ever shot in Istanbul, Turkey and the city wide tour that cameraman KV Guhan takes us on and Rahul Nambiars amazing vocals have made Guruvaram a classic.
Chulbuli Chulbuli from Dookudu: This Kilimanjaro inspired tune was filmed in Little Rann of Kutch in Gujurat and KV Guhan worked his magic once again showing Mahesh and Samantha beautifully in a sun lit desert setting.
Sye Raa Title Song: A song with unlimited goosebumps with the powerful vocals of Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal, the title song of Sye Raa was masterfully executed and Tamannah's screen presence and energy makes it a true visual feast on screen.
Kadile Lokam Motham from Mister: Despite the movie being a complete rod, KV Guhan's cinematography was the only positive of the movie. He takes on a beautiful city tour of Spain with splendid visuals in this montage song.
Yedo Yedo Bagunde from Mister: Incredible visuals of the Swiss Alps by KV Guhan once again. Varun Tej's screen presence add some value as well.
Dhinaku Dhin Jiya: This soothing melody by Shankar Mahadevan and Shreya Ghoshal was a visual delight whether it be the barren farm fields or the snowy mountains.
Manasa: This techno sounding Telugu song is catchy and also has beautiful shots of Raviteja, Raashi Khanna, and a gorgeous beach somewhere.
Inka Edho: Switzerland has never so looked so good as this soothing melody from Darling captures a castle, Prabhas and Kajal Aggarwal all in their beautiful glory.
Bommani Geesthe: This calming song from Siddarth and Genelia's classic Bommarillu was filmed in Austria. The beautiful visuals compliment the song perfectly.
Yemaindo Teliyadu Naaku: This super hit song from MCA features Nani, Sai Pallavi, the iconic voice of Karthik, and a gorgeous scenic landscape with sunlit mountains.
Kotthaga Kotthaga: Another hit song from MCA, Sameer Reddy's visuals take on us on a glorious tour of Warangal.
Arere Yekkada: This haunting melody from Nenu Local is beautifully sung by Naresh Iyer and Manisha Eerabathini and filmed in eye pleasing locations.
Bugganchuna: A haunting melody by Thaman S, the ethereal visuals of the Italian landscape outshine the screen presence of both Sai Dharam Tej and Mehreen.
Bhelpuri: This foot tapping duet from Aagadu was filmed at the Pangong Lake made famous by movies like Jab Tak Hai Jaan and the climax of 3 Idiots. KV Guhan's visuals along with Mahesh and Tammanah made it a visual feast.
Oh Sitara: Filmed at the Tunnel of Love in Ukraine and surrounding forests, Sitara was a visually stunning melody through and through.
Neneppudaina: Another haunting melody by Thaman S, Jr. NTR and Shruthi Hassan rock the song with their screen presence shot amidst beautiful barren landscapes and mountains.
Rubberu Gajulu: The Angkor Wat inspired background along with the thumping vocals of Daler Mehndi makes this insanely catchy song an instant fan favorite along with Tarak and Priyamani's stunning dance moves.
Banthi Poola Janaki: Shot in snowy mountains throughout, the cooling visuals of what seems to be the Alps is one of the main selling points of this incredibly foot tapping number by Daler Mehendi and MM Manasi.
Laychalo: An amazing melody by Thaman, Laychalo is a visual feast with Ram Charan and Rakul Preet Singh coupled with the ocean, shore, and grand visuals of the mountains and city behind them.
Ria: An extremely catchy song, Rakul Preet's amazing beauty and Ram Charan's flawless dance moves are captured in glorious lighting in the stunning visuals of Spain by Manoj Paramahamsa's lens.
Gopikamma: A goosebumps inducing song with the legendary KS Chitra's vocals, Telugu culture is portrayed so beautifully from the soothing wedding colors and Pooja Hedge's amazing screen presence.
Rangasthalam: Take any any song in Rangasthalam, and it's just gloriously filmed throughout. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say it's arguably the best work ever done by cinematographer R. Rathnavelu.
Seethakalam: The marvelous visuals from Prasad Murella's lens, catchy tune and breakthrough song for Yazin Nizar and Allu Arjun's screen presence makes Seethakalam's reach extends beyond the beautiful winter it describes and is apt for any season.
Vachindamma: A Telugu wedding has never looked so peaceful and radiant in recent times thanks to Manikandan's cinematography and Sid Sriram's vocals. Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna have great chemistry which reflects throughout the song.
Mellaga Tellarindoi: A song that will definitely have you reminiscing about your childhood village days, Sameer Reddy's visuals and Anurag Kulkarni's voice make this village tour well worth watching with beautiful green farm fields.
Ya Yaa: Another village tour song, Trivikram Srinivas always has a good ear for music. The barren farm lands, pumpkin patches and green fields of Pollachi are captured beautifully by cameraman Nataranjan Subramaniam.
Guvva Gorinthako: The remake of Chiranjeevi's super hit song was done in Subramanyam for Sale with Sai Dharam Tej and Regina Cassandra. C Ramprasad was successfully able to capture the Grand Canyon in all it's glory.
Naluguriki: The first cowboy movie in modern day Telugu cinema, Naluguriki's rustic visuals of Colorado and the Grand Canyon makes this Shankar Mahadevan intro song a true visual delight.
Cheppave Chirugaali: This blissful melody from Mani Sharma was filmed on rooftop during the night. With the beautiful tune and visuals of the stunning Charminar set in the background, Udit Narayan's voice transports you to another world.
Bham Bham Bole: Showing Varanasi in all its glory, the opening number from Megastar Chiranjeevi's industry hit Indra is everything you'd expect and more from a movie Chiru movie along with his simply breathtaking dance moves.
Dum Dumaare: The Madurai Meenakshi set from Arjun was shown in its glory lit up during the nighttime with this duet by Mani Sharma.
Prema Desam Yuvarani: The set of this soothing melody from Shakthi was grand and pleasing to the eyes along with NTR and Ileana's screen presence captured by Chota K Naidu.
Tu Tu Tu: This song from Ready was an instant winner from day 1. Ram and Genelia dance in so many beautiful locations effectively captured by Prasad Murella.
Love You Raa: Puri Jagannath's fixation with beaches and Bangkok will stay forever as this foot tapping melody was accentuated by beautiful visuals of the clear water by Shyam K Naidu in Chirutha.
Manasa: A classic from Prabhas's Munna, the beach, the tune, the singers, Prabhas, and finally Ileana make it a full on visual wonder from start to finish.
Sir Osthara: The stunning visuals of this most popular song from Businessman thankfully overshadow Mahesh Babu's atrocious dance moves and hand movements.
Adigi Adigaleka: Thuis musical blockbuster with a classic album catapulted both Ram and Ileana to instant fame. The gorgeous beaches of Thailand are shown beautifully in this amazing melody by Chakri.
Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham: This insanely catchy teasing number from Gabbar Singh was filmed amidst the mountains in Europe with Pawan Kalyan in full form.
Nee Jathaga Nenudali: The soothing melody by Karthik and Shreya Ghoshal was filmed in Zurich, Switzerland among green fields and snow capped mountains.
Dheera Dheera: The grand duet was once again shown on a massive scale by KK Senthil Kumar and SS Rajamouli with huge palaces and an incredible salt field from industry hit Magadheera.
Ra Raa Kumara: The song from GAV was filmed in Jordan amidst beautiful deserts and the famous Petra from Indiana Jones and Transformers.
Raaka Raaka: One of the better songs from Maruthi's ultra rod, Raaka Raaka's picturization among lakes makes it a nice watch.
Jiya Jale: It seems music directors bring out the best melodies for Venkatesh. A catchy number, it was filmed in beautiful locations in what seems to be Europe.
Hosanna: Another haunting melody by Thaman, Hosanna was filmed in Canada near Lake Moraine and features gorgeous visuals throughout of the stunning blue-green water.
Rock on Bro: Filmed in Kerala, cinematographer Thiru captures God's own country in all it's glory.
Ciciliya: A catchy song from disaster Spyder, it became the first Telugu movie to film in Romania. Guess we can appreciate the visuals and locations despite the content right?
I Don't Know: Farhan Ahktar made his Telugu singing debut for Mahesh Babu's Bharat Ane Nenu as cameraman Thiru captured Mahesh and Spain so vibrantly.
Sydney Nagaram: Probably the first major Telugu film to be shot entirely in Australia, singer Karunya's amazing voice and Ram Charan take you on an magnificent tour of Australia and all the landmarks.