There’s a ton of original web series as well as television shows in regional languages online. If you’re looking to get hooked onto some Telugu dramas, Disney+ Hotstar is a good place to start. We’ve put together a handy guide for you.

‘Eetaram Illalu’

A romantic drama, this one features a supportive husband who helps his ambitious wife fulfill her dream of becoming an IPS officer, against the wishes of his conservative parents.
Director: Sumeet Mittal
Cast: Anas Rashid, Deepika Singh
Seasons: 13 (2015-2017)

‘Kathalo Rajakumari’

In this drama (pictured above), a house help marries the foreign-returned son of the wealthy family she works for. She then struggles to fit in and win over the hearts of her new family members.
Director: Mahesh Surapaneni
Cast: Aashika Gopal Padukone, MadhuSudhan, Anshu Reddy
Seasons: 1 (2018)

‘Arjun’

Arjun (Shaleen Malhotra) is a rebellious cop who leads an Emergency Task Force and isn’t afraid to bend the rules in order to solve tricky criminal cases.
Director: Gorky M
Cast: Shaleen Malhotra, Sana Maqbool, Sheena Bajaj, Mrunal Thakur, Ketan Karande
Seasons: 1 (2017)

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‘Ave Kallu’

Niyati, a young girl living with her grandparents, starts to experience terrifying occurrences after her mother, Mohini, turns into a witch.
Director: Aatif Khan
Cast: Antara Biswas, Niyati Fatnani, Harsh Rajput
Seasons: 1 (2018)

‘Sasirekha Parinayam’

This family drama revolves around the lives of lovers Sasirekha and Abhimanyu, who are kept apart due to incessant challenges and misunderstandings.
Director: Rasheed Pedda
Cast: Prathap, Meghana Lokesh
Seasons: 13 (2015-2016)

‘Pellante Noorella Panta’

A romantic at heart, Akshara falls in love with her caring husband after their arranged marriage. The series follows the couple’s life, as they face new responsibilities and relationships and share a love that gets deeper with time.
Directors: Jai Kalra, Ram Pandey
Cast: Hina Khan, Karan Mehra
Seasons: 9 (2015-2016)

‘Manasupalike Mounageetham’

A romantic drama based on the lives of Rahul and Ishita, who bond over their love for Rahul’s daughter Poorni.
Directors: Sameer Kulkarni, Sahil Sharma
Cast: Karan Patel, Divyanka Tripathi
Seasons: 7 (2015-2016)