Tollywood Industry Hits

by VamsiAditya | created - 10 Nov 2018 | updated - 10 Nov 2018 | Public

These are the movies which broke the existing records and achieved no.1 position in Tollywood

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1. Bhakta Prahlada (1932)

108 min | Drama, Fantasy

Bhakta Prahlada is the first full length Telugu talkie film based on the story of Narasimha and Prahlada in Hindu mythology.

Director: H.M. Reddy | Stars: Venkata Subbaiah Munipalle, Surabhi Kamalabai, L.V. Prasad, B.V. Subba Rao

Votes: 62

2. Malapilla (1938)

175 min | Drama

The son of a priest falls in love with a Harijan girl and elopes with her. The film was a social drama that deals with untouchability prevalent in pre-independent India.

Director: Gudavalli Ramabrahmam | Stars: Govindrajulu Subba Rao, Kanchanamala, Suri Babu P., Sundaramma

Votes: 40

3. Bhakta Potana (1942)

Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama

It is a biographical film based on the life of Potana, who translated Bhagavatam into Telugu language.

Director: Kadiri Venkata Reddy | Stars: Chittor V. Nagaiah, Mudigonda Lingamurthy, Hemalatha, Vanaja Naalam

Votes: 23

4. Thyagayya (1946)

186 min | Family, History, Musical

Classic about the life story of Carnatic Music pioneer Thyagayya.

Director: Chittor V. Nagaiah | Stars: Chittor V. Nagaiah, Baby Vanaja, Hemalatha Devi, Sarita Devi

Votes: 46

5. Balaraju (1948)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Musical

Ardharatri Swatantram is a 1948 Telugu film, directed and produced by Ghantasala Balaramayya. The film stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi and Varalakshmi in lead roles.

Director: Ghantasala Balaramaiah | Stars: Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Anjali Devi, Varalakshmi S., D.S. Sadasiva Rao

Votes: 10

6. Gunasundari Katha (1949)

Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Fantasy

Loosely based on Shakespeare's King Lear.

Director: Kadiri Venkata Reddy | Stars: Sriranjani, Siva Rao Kasturi, Sivaram Vallabhajosyula, Govindrajulu Subba Rao

Votes: 25

7. Keelu Gurram (1949)

220 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young man after knowing his past through his queen mother who has been abandoned from the kingdom by the king for some false complaints against her, tries to make the things get better in the kingdom with the help of a magical horse.

Director: Raja of Mirzapur | Stars: Anjali Devi, Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Kanakam, Suryashree

Votes: 39

8. Pathala Bhairavi (1951)

192 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A poor man, in love with a princess, is persuaded by an evil sorcerer to help him get the blessing of a Goddess.

Director: Kadiri Venkata Reddy | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, S.V. Ranga Rao, Malathi K., Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu Chilakalapudi

Votes: 541

9. Devadasu (1953)

191 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Adapted from a popular Bengali novel, Devadasu narrates the story of a rich guy and poor girl separated by class system of India. Parvati is forcefully married off to a middle-aged rich man and Devadasu becomes a drunkard.

Director: Vedantam Raghavaiah | Stars: Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Savitri, S.V. Ranga Rao, Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu Chilakalapudi

Votes: 221

10. Rojulu Marayi (1955)

211 min | Drama

A landlord cheats people in a village and grabs their lands. A young man reveals the landlord's true colors before everyone. So he creates differences between the young man and his wife. But they overcome all the misunderstandings.

Director: Tapi Chanakya | Stars: Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Showkar Janaki, Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu Chilakalapudi, Relangi Venkatramaiah

Votes: 17

11. Maya Bazaar (1957)

192 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Balarama promises Subhadra to get his daughter married to her son. When he loses his kingdom to the Kaurava's, Balarama has no choice but to break his promise.

Director: Kadiri Venkata Reddy | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, S.V. Ranga Rao, Savitri, Gemini Ganesan

Votes: 3,410

12. Lava Kusa (I) (1963)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

This movie deals with the later part of Ramayana written by Valmiki Maharshi and depicts the lives of the sons of Rama & Sita.

Directors: Rao C.S.R., Chittajalu Pullayya | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, Anjali Devi, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Kanta Rao

Votes: 465

13. Dasara Bullodu (1971)

160 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Both Radha and Nirmala love a young man named Gopi. But Nirmala's father wants to make Gopi marry Nirmala in order to grab his property. But she realizes that Gopi and Radha are in love and tries to unite them.

Director: Rajendra Prasad V.B. | Stars: Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Vanisri, Chandrakala, S.V. Ranga Rao

Votes: 32

14. Alluri Seetharama Raju (1974)

187 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Biopic on the life of the famous Telugu freedom fighter Alluri Seetarama Raju..

Director: V. Ramachandra Rao | Stars: Krishna Ghattamaneni, Kongara Jaggaiah, Vijaya Nirmala, Chandramohan

Votes: 300

15. Adavi Ramudu (1977)

159 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A forest officer in an undercover operation, raises all the tribal people and the villagers against the smugglers to teach them a lesson and gets them arrested.

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, Jaya Prada, Jayasudha, Nagabhushanam

Votes: 81

16. Premaabhishekam (1981)

155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Rajesh loves Devi but discovers that he has cancer. He decides to avoid her and acts rude so that she can marry Prasad, her brother's friend.

Director: Narayana Rao Dasari | Stars: Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Sridevi, Jayasudha, Mohan Babu

Votes: 86

17. Khaidi (1983)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action

Raogopalrao implicates Chiranjeevi in the murder of his own sister after killing his father with the help of local village officials to see that his daughter (Madhavi) doesn't marry ... See full summary »

Director: Kodanda Rami Reddy A. | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Madhavi, Raogopalrao, Sumalatha

Votes: 363

18. Pasivadi Pranam (1987)

140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Madhu (Chiranjeevi) is a painter who becomes a drunkard since his wife is killed immediately after their marriage in an accident. He leads a careless life until a kid (Baby Sujitha) who is ... See full summary »

Director: Kodanda Rami Reddy A. | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Vijayshanti, Raghuvaran, Kannada Prabhakar

Votes: 285

19. Yamudiki Mogudu (1988)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

A man, who wrongfully dies before his time, is reincarnated in the body of a lookalike.

Director: Ravi Raja Pinisetty | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Vijayshanti, Radha, Satyanarayana Kaikala

Votes: 242

20. Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu (1989)

140 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

After a poor man marries a rich woman, he has to contend with his rich, arrogant mother-in-law.

Director: Kodanda Rami Reddy A. | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Vijayshanti, Vanisri, Raogopalrao

Votes: 193

21. Muddula Mavayya (1989)

142 min | Action, Drama

Raja after knowing that his sister is killed by her husband and father in law, decides to take revenge on them.

Director: Kodi Ramakrishna | Stars: Balkrishna, Master Amit, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Brahmanandam

Votes: 48

22. Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990)

153 min | Action, Comedy, Family

A man finds a ring that gives the bearer great power but the goddess to whom the ring belongs wants it back.

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Sridevi, Tanikella Bharani, Brahmanandam

Votes: 671

23. Gang Leader (1991)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Drama

Rajaram, an unemployed easygoing person, takes revenge on his elder brother's murderers and gets his separated family members together.

Director: Vijaya Baapineedu | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Vallabaneni Janardhan, Satyanarayana Kaikala, Sarath Kumar

Votes: 554

24. Chanti (1992)

139 min | Drama, Romance

Chanti is an innocent young man who is a worker in the house of a Zamindar family. The Zamindar brothers have a younger sister Nandini who loves Chanti and marries him. But due to his ... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Raja Pinisetty | Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati, Meena, Brahmanandam, Kallu Chidambaram

Votes: 168

25. Gharaana Mogudu (1992)

149 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Raju (Chiranjeevi) is a do-gooder who helps his co-workers in a Vishakhapatnam shipyard, but when his mother suffers a paralytic stroke, he moves back to Hyderabad and looks for a job. Uma ... See full summary »

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Nagma, Raogopalrao, Satyanarayana Kaikala

Votes: 365

26. Peda Rayudu (1995)

Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Drama

Pedarayudu is the story of three brothers who are inseparable and always thrive for the well being of the people in their village. Pedarayudu (Mohan Babu), the eldest sits on the ancestral throne to deliver justice in the village. Their lives take a turn when the younger brother Raja (Mohan Babu) is accused of killing a teacher. How does Raja prove his innocence forms rest of the story.

Director: Ravi Raja Pinisetty | Stars: Mohan Babu, Bhanupriya, Brahmanandam, Rajinikanth

Votes: 506

27. Samarasimha Reddy (1999)

148 min | Action, Drama

Revenge story between Samarasimha Reddy and Veera Raghava Reddy.

Director: Gopal B. | Stars: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Simran, Anjala Zaveri, Jayaprakash Reddy

Votes: 366

28. Narasimha Nayudu (2001)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Drama

Revenge story between two neighboring villages with one headed by a bad person and the other headed by a good person.

Director: Gopal B. | Stars: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Simran, Preeti Jhangiani, Achyuth

Votes: 435

29. Khushi (2001)

Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Romance

Madhu and Siddhu are two people whose paths keep intersecting through out their lives.

Director: S.J. Surya | Stars: Bhoomika Chawla, Sudhakar, Vijayakumar, Nassar

Votes: 3,579

30. Indra (2002)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama

Since 1965 bitter hatred and animosity has reigned between two families, namely that of Indrasen's and the Reddys, which results in the death of Indrasen's dad, and his two uncles, one of ... See full summary »

Director: Gopal B. | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Sonali Bendre, Aarti Agarwal, Prakash Raj

Votes: 2,050

31. Pokiri (2006)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Thriller

A local goon's killer instincts earn him his girlfriend's disapproval, a corrupt cop's enmity and a wanted don's attention.

Director: Puri Jagannadh | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Ileana D'Cruz, Prakash Raj, Nassar

Votes: 11,598

32. Magadheera (2009)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A bike stuntman recalls his previous life as a warrior, and pursues his love's reincarnation. A sinister figure from their shared past threatens to separate them forever.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Ram Charan, Kajal Aggarwal, Dev Gill, Srihari

Votes: 16,796

33. Atharintiki Daaredi (2013)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The scion of a powerful family is tasked with retrieving an estranged family member.

Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Pawan Kalyan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Pranitha, Boman Irani

Votes: 7,882

34. Baahubali (2015)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama

In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades old feud between two warring people.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj

Votes: 95,870 | Gross: $6.74M

35. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Not Rated | 167 min | Action, Drama

When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia

Votes: 68,377 | Gross: $20.19M

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