The last decade has been a fascinating one for Telugu movies. We have witnessed new trends emerging and intelligent cinema has been lapped up by the audience like never before. Template-driven movies are mostly rejected and we have seen many new filmmakers experimenting with interesting narrative styles. With the rise of Prabhas as a pan-India star with movies like the Baahubali series creating new waves across the world, Tollywood is more on the map than ever. Apart from the Baahubali series, let us take a look at Telugu blockbusters of the last decade you simply cannot miss.
Starring Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles, Fidaa was directed by Sekhar Kammula and released in the year 2017. This movie marked the entry of Sai Pallavi into Tollywood and the movie was one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. This cute love story bought in many laurels to Varun Tej as a hero and has increased the box office range of the actor. The movie was critically acclaimed and also won four Filmfare awards including one for Sai Pallavi in the best actress category.
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Released in the year 2016, Sarrainodu features Allu Arjun, Catherine Tresa and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles. The movie was directed by Boyapati Sreenu and was a massive hit at the box office. Produced by Allu Aravind under Geetha Arts banner, the movie was the highest grosser among Allu Arjun’s movies at that time of release.
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Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava
Starring Jr. NTR and Pooja Hegde in lead roles, Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava was directed by Trivikram Srinivas and happens to be the first movie under their combination. Released in the year 2018, the movie was the highest grosser till date for Tarak and won him many praises for his subtle performance. Jagapathi Babu, Sunil, Naveen Chandra and Eesha Rebba are seen in prominent roles among the rest of the cast.
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Post Arjun Reddy, Vijay Deverakonda stormed the box office with this family comedy entertainer, directed by Parasuram. The movie is about Govind, a young lecturer who tries to woo Geetha, a not so easy-going girl and how they eventually fall in love and get married. Produced by Bunny Vas under GA2 Pictures banner, the movie is the highest grosser for Vijay Deverakonda till date and Rashmika Mandanna played the female lead.
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Released in the year 2014, the movie features Allu Arjun and Shruti Haasan in lead roles and was directed by Surender Reddy. The movie stood as the highest grosser for the year 2014 and is one of the biggest hits in Bunny’s career. The music was composed by SS Thaman and was produced by Nallamalupu Bujji. Ravi Kishan, Kick Shaam, Prakash Raj and Brahmanandam were seen in prominent roles among the rest of the cast.
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