Telugu movie is a type of movie produced in the Telugu language, which is the dominant language in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana of India. The production base of Telugu cinema is in Film Nagar, which is close to Hyderabad, Telangana in India. It has become the largest film genre in India in respect of the box office. People also call it Tollywood, by combing the words Telugu and Hollywood.
Telugu romantic movies are a genre of Tegulu movies involving romance stories, usually between a hero and a heroine from different castes. That’s a lot of unique traits of Telugu romantic movies. Some people like them but others don’t.
Why do people like Telugu romantic movies?
Bold Style: In some of the really well-directed cinemas, we see Telugu movies shine through the bold scenes in action movies and manifest a tender side well put together.
Flashy Romance: The expressive and cinematic response is yet another quality that it brings to the table.
Art Movies: Art movies created in Telugu cinema are a source of charm and beauty.
Why people don’t like Telugu romantic movies?
People might mistake the mainstream views especially the social class idea as credible and discredit the Telugu cinema all at once, but it’s not a smart choice. Wrongly perceived as exaggerated, they miss out on many cinematic masterpieces.
Searching the cinematographers and the director’s work will give you a much better look into a movie and will help you understand them and appreciate them.
Best 8 Telugu Romantic Movies you need to know
1. C/o Kancharapalem (2018)
It is directed by the debutant Vankatesh Maha and stars Subba Rao, Radha Bessy, Kesava Karri, Karthik Rathnam, and others. Produced by an American filmmaker Praveena Paruchuri, it features 80 people who have no background in acting of any sort. The main theme of the story centers upon four couples transcending beyond the shallow boundaries of age, religion, caste, and class in the town of Kancharapalem.
Other important variants that play an important role are life and time in the lives of these couples who are accused of breaking the daily cultural norms for the noble cause of love.
IMDB rating: 8.9 / 10
2. Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)
This Telugu film is directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and starring Naga Chaitanya and Samantha. Karthik is a mechanical engineering graduate who aspires to be a filmmaker. His family goes on to live in a house that belongs to a Catholic that lives upstairs and has a daughter named Jessie. Karthik falls for Jessie and tries to make her aware of his love but her fear of her strict father comes into the way of her immediate expression of love for Karthik. Besides, it has been a box office hit as well which is another metric pointing towards its popularity.
IMDB rating: 7.7 / 10
It is directed by Sukumar and stars Allu Arjun, Anu Mehta, and Siva Balaji. The story revolves around Aarya, who is an open-minded boy. He basically falls in love with Geetha who happened to be a reserved type and is wanted by someone named Ajay. From here on, we see Geetha, Aarya, and Ajay revolve in a whirlwind of fate in pursuit of the only female both have set their eyes upon.
IMDB rating: 7.8 / 10
It is directed by S. S. Rajamouli and stars Ram Charan, Sihari Kajal, Aggarwa, and Dev Gill. Harsha and Raghuveer are the characters that fight the battle to acquire Indu, and Raghuveer is furious upon the discovery of the fact that Harsha was the murderer of his former self in another life, hence, plots revenge. The film has won 6 Filmfare awards, 9 Nandi awards, and 10 CineMaAA awards. Films success also brought great popularity to the leads. This classic Telugu storyline challenges other movies of a similar genre.
IMDB rating: 7.7 / 10
5.Tholi Prema (2018)
Written and directed by Venky Atluri while cinematography and editing are done by George C. Williams and Naveen Nooli respectively. It stars Varun Tej and Raashi Khanna. Searching for a lost girl in London, Aadi sits by the River and expresses the utter shambolic state of his love life while having his work-life completely in order. Aadi, at heart, loves Varsha and doesn’t want her to turn him down. He keeps on looking for her but to no avail, until one day, he receives from her that she couldn’t say those words because of her father but she loves him as well as her affection for him. The film is full of such turns and bumps that decide the eventual fate of our protagonist.
IMDB Rating: 7.2 / 10
6.Nuvvu Naaku Nachav (2001)
The film was directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and stars Venkatesh and Aarthi Aagarwal. Venky, being an unemployed graduate, is forced to look out for the job upon his father’s insistence and arrives at his father’s Childhood friend, Moorthy. Moorthy has a daughter by the name of Nandu and upon developing a close relationship with the family in a series of interactions, he also develops an expressive friendship with Nandu as well. It is one of its kind and beautifully made.
IMDB rating: 8.8 / 10
Written and composed by Mani Ratnam and starring Nagarjuna and Girija, it was recreated in Hindi as Yaad Rakhegi Duniya (1992). Prakesh is a naughty soul, free from all the caution in the world, he is involved in a road accident, and the medical tests during which reveal terminal cancer, and is told to have few months to live. He doesn’t listen to his mother despite her wailing and packs off for family vacations. In a classic setting, Geetanjali, who loves pranking folks for fun, is pranked upon by the Prakash and this leads to them pulling a set of pranks on each other that further unveil the knowledge of Geetanjali having a terminal illness as well. Her positive temperament makes him stand stronger.
IMDB rating: 8.3 / 10
8.Dear Comrade (2019)
A Romantic action film written and directed by Bharat Kamma, it boasts to feature Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika Mandanna, and Shruti Ramachandran. The film begins with the drunken Bobby, played by Chaitanya, as he comes to know that his wife doesn’t want him in her life anymore. His time as a leftist student union leader helps him get the better of his anger many times but this around he finds in a situation where he couldn’t control his senses for the most part. This film has a twist of action and romance at the same time. Its availability in Tamil version on Youtube was made sure after its release.
IMDB rating: 7.3 / 10