Moving away from its formulaic cinema, Tollywood from the couple of years producing some good: Baahubali 2, Gautamiputra Satakarni (GPSK), Arjun Reddy, PSV Garuda Vega, Mental Madhilo and those movies also have not only made good money at the box office, but it also changes the face of Telugu film industry.
Of late, Telugu cinema was described as the ‘masala’ entertainers’ genre films, which is regarded as the cocktail of punch dialogues to elevate star power, gravity-defying action, outdated comedy sequences, illogical romance, and untimely songs. These
These movies had little to do with the writing new content and creating new characters. Although, several films, were made in such tried and tested patterns, box office success was still not a sure shot.
The quality of filmmaking kept degrading and the National Film awards and screenings at international film festivals turn out to be a pipe dream. On the other hand, a ray of hope has come now with a swing of new storytellers.
At a time when the audience expected to look towards other language films for new and engaging content, a fresh crop of movie makers with innovative ideas started display.
It all begin with SS Rajamouli’s landmark movies — Magadheera (2009) and Eega (2012) — which grabbed plenty of the eyeballs in the national and international markets. But it was his 2015 film Baahubali: The Beginning, which went on to break the limits of regional cinema regarding the market and filmmaking grandeur. After that, the other directors also begin thinking beyond the existing stereotypes of filmmaking.
And last year and this year actually, the Telugu cinema steals the show by producing some content driving films, with some powerful script which actually offer something more to the audiences, rather than star power and masala entertainment.
#1. Baahubali 2:
Baahubali: The Beginning led to the million dollar question – “Why Kattappa killed Baahubali?”. Expectations touch the sky with the second part of the SS Rajamouli directorial movie, Baahubali: The Conclusion post it’s released and it also created history in the total worldwide collection of movies.
#2. Gautamiputra Satakarni:
The 100th film of Nandamuri Balakrishna and stunned many filmgoers across the all sphere. Director Krish, who won numerous accolades for Kanche, has surprised everyone with his amazing storytelling and great technical values that is easily gives competition to the Hollywood also.
#3. Arjun Reddy:
Although, it’s not a never-seen-before romance drama, Sandeep Vanga’s luminous narration and Vijay Deverakonda’s superb acting just brought life into the script. The low budget movie with the less star power went on to become a blockbuster success and the news declared that the film will be being remade in Hindi, Tamil and other languages.
#4. PSV Garuda Vega:
It is a medium budget spy thriller, which marked the comeback of Rajasekhar and the movie was quite impressive. Besides winning critical acclaim, the film also turned out to be a commercial success.
#5. Mental Madhilo:
A coming-of-age romance drama is so beautiful which connect with the contemporary generation too and the film is indeed loved by audiences and collected huge cash too on the Tollywood box office.
#6. Raja the Great
Raja the Great is a sport thriller but the film is quite changes, impressive and content driving. The film revolves round a handicapped person and the script won the audiences hearts and regarding collection of bucks, though, this was not a blockbuster movie but due to powerful script it is decent hit.
Mahanati opened to positive reviews from both the critics and audience, and the movie is blessed with some good performances by actor, like, Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha and Vijay Devarakonda for their roles.
Times of India rated the film 4/5 stars, and reviewed, “To call ‘Mahanati’ a celebration of Savitri’s life would be an understatement, because the film breathes her life in a span of almost 3 hours. There are few films in the Telugu film industry that make you feel the way this one does – empathize and fall head over heels in love with the protagonist even in her lowest of lows. Watching ‘Mahanati’ is an experience one won’t forget soon as it will make you walk away with a heavy heart, mourning for a great artiste whose life was wasted and lost. Tears will be shed, claps will be heard, goose bumps will be felt – all in reverence and in tribute to the Mahanati. But the best part about this film is, it will make you smile, because Savitri deserves to be remembered for more than just the tragedy in her life, she deserves to be remembered for the beautiful soul she was.”
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