Tollywood film Industry is one of the important segments of Indian Cinema, specially dedicated to the production of Telugu language, which is widely spoken in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
It is the leading Indian film Industry, which is growing day by day owing to its content-driven scripts that audiences really love to enjoy.
For the past few years the industry has produced many hit movies and taken itself to new heights. Not only the South Indian audience but the craze of Telugu cinema has been gradually rooting deep in North India also.
All the credit goes to the stars and the filmmakers of Telugu film industry who have brought a revolution in Indian cinema by delivering record breaking movies.
In this article we will discuss the top 10 Telugu hit films of all time which made the audience go crazy. Go through the points given below:
Well, let’s start with Baahubali fame director S.S. Rajamouli’s highly anticipated period action thriller film RRR- Rise, Roar, Revolt, which hit the big screen today on March 25, 2022.
Ever since the movie has been released, the fans are going crazy and the excitement level for this is at its peak as the movie is witnessing the super star duo Jr NTR and Ram Charan sharing the screens together.
Whether it is dance, action, romance, storyline or VFX, the film is being praised in every aspect by the audience and critics. The hashtags of the movie are being trended all over social media.
The entire star cast including the leading stars duo, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and the antagonists Ray Stevenson and Alison Doody perform their side with par excellence.
The Pan India film is made on a whopping budget of Rs. 550 crore and is produced by D.V.V. Danayya under his banner DVV Entertainment, recordbreaking RRR opening day reports on card.
2- Bheemla Nayak
The second film which is included in the list is director Saagar K. Chandra’s action thriller film Bheema Nayak, starring Pawan Kalyan, Rana Daggubati, Nithya Menon and Samyukta Menon.
The film has the screenplay of ace filmmaker and screenwriter Trivikram Srinivas and it is the Telugu remake of Prithiviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon starrer acclaimed Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum (2020).
Like its original version, Bheemla Nayak released on February 25, 2022 and succeeded in becoming a massive hit by grossing Rs. 192.37 Crore against a total budget of 70-75.
3- Pushpa: The Rise
Tollywood heartthrob Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa: The Rise broke all records of earning and became the highest grossing Indian movie of 2021 by earning Rs. 365 crore against the budget of Rs. 200-250 Crore.
Directed and written by Sukumar, the Pan India film was released on December 17, 2021 and along with Telugu, it was also released in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and Kannada languages.
The film received mixed response but what made it a massive hit was the performance, characterization, action sequence of lead actor Allu Arjun alongside Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Fasil.
All the songs of the film became massive hits, especially the romantic track Srivalli, which spread its magic not only in India but around the world. The signature step of Allu Arjun from the song goes viral, whether it is cricketers, footballers or other celebrities everyone join the trend of performing the step on Tiktok, Instagram reels everywhere.
Another movie that is included in the list of top 10 hit Telugu action films is Boyapathi Srinu directorial Akhanda, featuring megastar Nandamuri Balakrishna in the lead role.
The film was released on December 2, 2021 and opened to a mixed response from the critics and audience with praise for Balakrishna’s performance as Aghora.
Although critics criticized the poor screenplay and storyline, the film managed to earn a whopping amount of Rs. 200 crore at BO and became the second highest grossing film of the year after Pushpa: The Rise.
The film was produced by Miryala Ravinder Reddy under Dwarka creations and stars Pragya Jaiswal, Jagapathi Babu and Srikanth alongside the lead star. It has music and background score by S. Thaman.
5- Ala Vaikunthappuramuloo
Megastar Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde starrer Ala Vaikunthappuramuloo was released on Jan 12, 2020. It was made of the total budget of Rs. 100 crore and against it earned a massive amount of Rs. 262 at Box office.
The film was directed as well as written by acclaimed filmmaker Trivikram and was produced by ace producer and the father of Allu Arjun, Allu Aravind under his banner Geetha Creations in association with S. Radha Krishna’s Haarika and Hassine Creations.
The film received many accolades and awards including ten South India International Movie Awards. Seeing the popularity of the film, the Hindi audience also demanded the release of its dubbed version.
Although, the idea of the theater release of the Hindi dubbed version was canceled by the makers and later on Feb 13, 2022 it had its TV premier in Hindi on Dhinchaak channel.
6- Sarileru Neekevvaru
Superstar Mahesh Babu starrer action comedy film Sarileru Neekrvvaru was released on January 11, 2020 and was made with a total budget of Rs. 75 Crore.
The film was bankrolled by Mahesh Babu’s own banner G. Mahesh Babu Entertainments along with Sri Venkateswara Creations and A.K. Entertainments.
Along with Mahesh Babu it stars Rashmika Mandanna, Prakash Raj, Vijayashanti and Rajendra Prasad in key roles. It became one of the highest grossing films of 2020 by earning a massive amount of Rs. 260 Crore at Box Office.
Written and directed by Sukumarn, Rangasthalam is another movie included in the list. It features megastars Ram Charan and Samanth Ruth Prabhu in the lead roles.
The film was released on March 30, 2018 and opened to positive responses from the audience as well as critics, who particularly appreciated Sukumar’s writing and performances of the ensembled cast.
The film was made on a total budget of Rs. 60 Crore and became commercially successful by grossing a massive Rs. 216 Crore at Box office. It was also considered one of the 25 Greatest Telugu Films of the Decade by Film Companion.
The film was produced by Y. Naveen, Y. Ravi Shankar and C.V. Mohan under the banner of Mythri Movie Makers and it has music by Devi Sri Prasad.
8- Baahubali: The Beginning
Directed by S.S. Rajamouli Baahubali: The Beginning, the epic action drama which released on July 10, 2015 brought the revolution in Telugu Cinema.
The film was shot in Telugu as well as Tamil and featured the ensembled cast including Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishna and Nasser.
It gives more recognition to the entire star cast as well as its makers, the story of the film was written by Rajamouli’s father K.V. Vijayendra Prasad while Rajamouli himself wrote the screenplay.
The film was made on a massive budget of Rs. 180 crore and broke all previous records of earning, by grossing Rs. 650 crore at BO worldwide.
It received several accolades and awards such as National Film Awards for Best Special Effects, Best Feature Film, Filmfare Awards South and many more.
The film was produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni under the banner of Arka Media Works, the music of the film was composed by M.M. Keeravani.
9- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
It is the second part of the Baahubali franchise which is the follow-up to Baahubali: The Beginning and served as both a sequel and a prequel. It was released on April 28 2017 in Japanese, Chinese, Russian along with Indian languages.
The film became the highest grossing Indian film in history after Aamir Khan’s Dangal, by grossing Rs. 1810 Crore worldwide against a total budget of Rs. 250 Crore.
It received many accolades and awards including the American Saturn Award for Best International Film, the Australia Telstra People’s Choice Award, 3 National Awards and many more.
The last one in the list of top 10 Telugu action movies of all time is actor Ram Charan starrer Dhruva, in which he played the titular role.
Directed by Surender Reddy, the film holds the banner of Allu Aravind’s Geetha Creations while story and screenplay by Surender Reddy and Vema Reddy.
The film was the official Telugu remake of director Mohan Raja’s acclaimed Tamil action film Thani Oruvan, which also went for a Bengali remake titled one in 2017.
Audiences loved Ram Charan as ASP K. Dhruva along with the leading lady Rakul Preet Singh and Navdeep.
The film was released on December 9, 2016 and opened to positive responses. The performance of Ram Charna, the script, the narration, the direction everything was praised by moviegoers as well critics.
The film earned Rs. 18.1 crore from its premier in the USA and within a week, it earned Rs. 85.4 Crore worldwide while collecting Rs. 87.55 Crore at the end of its three week run.