The OTT space has given us all opportunities to explore new films, new genres and also new languages. Never before have audiences enjoyed regional cinema in such a deep and entertaining way. Here’s a glance at some top Telugu films you ought to placed on your watching calendar.
This Netflix anthology takes you on journey of different power dynamics exploring the depths of human relationships powered by the darker and deceptive sides of affection. Showcasing how drastically the lives of 4 women change thanks to the choices made in dire situations, Tharun Bhascker, BV Nandini Reddy, Nag Ashwin and Sankalp Reddy paint this strong four-episode anthology for all those that want to ascertain myriad reminder love.
C/o Kancharapalem is an anthology of 4 beautiful stories about love spanning across age, religion and standing unfolding during a small Indian town. From a schoolboy’s crush to a middle-aged bachelor’s office romance, this light-hearted movie featuring Karthik Ratnam, Praveena Paruchuri and more, connects with all generations and may be a must-watch for fans who love offbeat romances.
Subtitles available in Hindi and English.
Played by Keerthy Suresh, Miss India is an empowering story of a girl , Manasa Samyuktha, who hails from a middle-class Indian family and takes on business tycoons within the us . This film carefully depicts the struggles she goes through while trying to form it big on her own terms. A classic success story, perfect for all the fans who root for underdogs, Miss India may be a feel-good film crammed with diverse emotions, making it an ideal await a movie night with friends and family.
Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya
This remake of the 2016 Malayalam masterpiece ‘Maheshinte Prathikaaram’ features Satyadev Kancharana in an iconic role of Uma Maheshwara Rao. Uma may be a soft-spoken photographer who gets into a brawl with a bully and is beaten abreast of a busy open-air market . Choosing an unconventional path to urge back at his attacker, this story of a humiliated and defeated photographer successfully portrays the sweetest tale of revenge you’ll ever encounter . This heartfelt film may be a perfect fit family time and never fails to go away its viewers with a content heart.
Set during a remote village, faraway from the comforts of urban life, Cinema Bandi showcases the lifetime of a struggling rickshaw driver that takes a stimulating turn when he comes across an upscale camera and decides to form a movie together with his fellow villagers. This slice-of-life story may be a great watch- it’ll cause you to laugh, and can make your eyes swell with tears. Directed by Praveen Kandregula, the film’s simplistic storyline highlights the shared joy of cinema through authentic tropes found in lifestyle .
Awe takes the audience through the lives of six different people with various issues and are connected by a coincidence of being within the same restaurant. The story deals with complex psychological and social issues including psychological state , sexual assault and substance abuse . Awe features an ensemble cast including Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menon, Regina Cassandra, Eesha Rebba, and Srinivas Avasarala.
Ashwin Saravanan’s thriller-horror drama Game Over showcases how a game designer’s life turns the wrong way up when a serial murderer enters her house and makes her play a twisted game for survival. With Taapsee Pannu’s impeccable acting within the lead role as Swapna, this film has certainly raised the bar for jaw-dropping thrillers in India and is bound to send shivers down your spine.