The All-time best Telugu movies

by MuraliTarantinolan | created - 18 Nov 2016 | updated - 18 Nov 2016 | Public

This is a list the best films ever made by telugu film industry.

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1. 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: 3,339

2. Manam (I) (2014)

Unrated | 163 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Through reincarnation, family members are able to cross generations and meddle in each others' lives.

Director: Vikram K. Kumar | Stars: Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Votes: 9,062

3. 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: 218

4. Daana Veera Soora Karna (1977)

233 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Abandoned at birth, brave and loyal Karna grows up to acquire skills as a warrior to battle the Pandavas.

Director: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, Dhulipala, Mikkilineni, Harikrishna Nandamuri

Votes: 458

5. 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: 296

6. Baahubali: The Beginning (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: 94,824 | Gross: $6.74M

7. Gitanjali (1989)

150 min | Drama, Romance

Gitanjali and Prakash, two terminally ill people with six months of life left, fall in love.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Girija Shettar, Vijayakumar, Radhabai

Votes: 1,996

8. Sankarabharanam (1980)

143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

The story of a rare and exceptional bond between the master of classical music Sankara Sastry and his admirer Tulasi, a woman from a family of prostitutes.

Director: K. Viswanath | Stars: J.V. Somayajulu, Manju Bhargavi, Tulasi, Allu Ramalingaiah

Votes: 1,638

9. Annamayya (1997)

Not Rated | 150 min | Biography, History, Musical

A cinematic version of the life of famous Indian saint-poet, Annamayya.

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Suman, Bhanupriya, Mohan Babu

Votes: 1,514

10. Sagara Sangamam (1983)

160 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

A classical dancer, Balakrishna, (Kamal Haasan) faces many struggles, but is eventually redeemed.

Director: K. Viswanath | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Jaya Prada, Sarath Babu, Sailaja S.P.

Votes: 2,407

11. 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: 84

12. Gundamma Katha (1962)

166 min | Comedy, Drama

Gundamma, a rich widow, has one goal - to get her spoilt daughter married to a rich boy. She, however, treats her step daughter like a maid. Gundamma does not care about the step daughter's... See full summary »

Director: Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao | Stars: Suryakantham, Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Savitri

Votes: 1,046

13. Swathi Kiranam (1992)

130 min | Drama, Musical

The story of a classical singer, who finds it difficult to cope with the rising popularity of a child-prodigy.

Director: K. Viswanath | Stars: Master Manjunath, Radhika Sarathkumar, Mammootty, Jayanthi

Votes: 300

14. Manmadhudu (2002)

142 min | Comedy, Romance

A misogynist is forced by circumstances to work with a woman.

Director: Vijay K. Bhaskar | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Sonali Bendre, Anshu, Chandramohan

Votes: 2,701

15. Kshana Kshanam (1991)

158 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A high-profile bank robbery in the city wreaks havoc in the life of an unsuspecting regular young woman when she's caught in the line of fire between the villains and the police.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Sridevi, Venkatesh Daggubati, Paresh Rawal, Rami Reddy

Votes: 1,510

16. 1 - Nenokkadine (2014)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Thriller

A rock star must overcome his psychological inhibitions to seek revenge for his parents' death.

Director: Sukumar | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Kriti Sanon, Nassar, Pradeep Singh Rawat

Votes: 41,488

17. Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu (1991)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

Through family conflicts, separated daughter returns back to her father's hometown in an attempt to revive their family relationships.

Director: Kranthi Kumar | Stars: Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Meena, Rohini Hattangadi, Tanikella Bharani

Votes: 217

18. 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: 658

19. Ninne Pelladatha (1996)

146 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

Raju and Mahalaxmi meet at a marriage ceremony and both are attracted to each other. They soon fall deeply in love with each other, and decide to inform their respective parents of their ... See full summary »

Directors: Krishna Vamsi, Y.V.S. Chowdary | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Tabu, Chalapathi Rao, Chandramohan

Votes: 590

20. Nuvvu Naaku Nachchav (2001)

184 min | Musical, Comedy, Family

Venkateswarlu, aka Venky, comes Hyderabad to his father's friend's house where he meets an engaged girl . Things turn upside down when she expresses her love for him .

Director: Vijay K. Bhaskar | Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati, Aarti Agarwal, Suhasini, Ananth

Votes: 3,075

21. Pokiri (2006)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A local goon's killer instincts earn himself 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: 11,427

22. Aditya 369 (1991)

140 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Adventure

A group of children use a time machine to investigate a robbery. The protagonist couple, in their attempt to rescue the kids, get stuck in the machine and travel all the way back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Mohini, Amrish Puri, Suthi Velu

Votes: 1,959

23. Athadu (2005)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Thriller

A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood

Votes: 10,711

24. Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)

PG-13 | 155 min | Romance

Karthik finishes engineering school and aspires to become a filmmaker. His friend Krishna takes him to director Puri Jagannath and pleads with him to take him as his assistant. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Director: Goutham Vasudev Menon | Stars: Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Krishnudu, Sanjay Swaroop

Votes: 2,563

25. Nannaku Prematho (2016)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An intelligent son of a former entrepreneur takes revenge on a powerful and rich businessman who is as smart as he is.

Director: Sukumar | Stars: N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Rakul Preet Singh, Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad

Votes: 8,167



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