With stellar hits like Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) coming out of Tollywood (Telugu cinema) in the last few years, Telugu movies seemed to have captured the attention of varied audiences in India. Telugu movies are known to fetch higher revenues than Bollywood movies and are highly popular Overseas as well. It would be safe to say that Telugu cinema is at its peak. Here is a list of some of the highly-anticipated Telugu movies to look forward to in the coming year –
1. Saaho: Perhaps one of the most anticipated movies of 2018 is Saaho, starring super-star Prabhas, the famed Bahubali actor, and Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor. The mysterious poster for the film was released on Prabhas’s birthday and caused a lot of buzz on social media. The mysterious poster had Prabhas clad in an all-black ensemble, covering his face with a mask and walking away from a crime scene. The movie is being made on a big-budget and is written and directed by Sujeeth and stars actors Neil Nitin Mukesh, Arun Vijay, Jackie Shroff and others as well.
2. Savyasachi: Directed by Chandoo Mondeti, Savyasachi is an action movie that is being highly anticipated quite like Saaho because of it great star cast. The actors starring in the film are Naga Chaitanya, Nidhhi Agerwal, R. Madhavan and Dishita Sehgal. This could also be R. Madhavan’s first full-length Telugu film.
3. Mahanti: Tollywood heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan is set to star in this upcoming biopic about the life of legendary southern actress Savitri. Dulquer will essay the role of Gemini Ganesan whereas Samantha Ruth Prabhu will play a pivotal role in the film. Mahanti is being directed by Nag Ashwin and will be released in Telugu and Tamil.
Be sure to watch out for these blockbuster movies along with Sye Raa! Narasimha Reddy, Rangasthalam 1985, Krishnarjuna Yuddham and much more in the coming year.