Action has always been the main forte of the Telugu cinema. Over the years, we’ve witnessed some spectacular action movies with some of the best action sequences at par with any other movie industry. We bring you some of the best Telugu action movies of all time.


Super Star Mahesh Babu’s Dookudu is a high-octane action flick directed by Srinu Vaitla and has Samantha, Prakash Raj and Sonu Sood in prominent roles. The movie is about a police officer, Ajay, who recreates a similar set up for his father when he wakes up from a coma. Released in 2011, the confrontation scenes between Mahesh and Sonu Sood are still talked about and the action episodes are a visual feast.

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar


This latest Prabhas starrer Saaho is an action fest with never-seen-before chase sequences on Indian screen. Directed by Sujith, the makers have roped in action director Kenny Bates from abroad and about 25 crores INR were reportedly spent for an action episode set at Burj Khalifa. The movie was released in all major language and the regional language versions are available online.

Streaming on: Amazon Prime, Netflix

Mosagallaku Mosagadu

Super Star Krishna starrer Mosagallaku Mosagadu was released in 1971 and is based out of Hollywood movies such as Mackenna’s Gold, The Good the bad and the ugly and For a few dollars more. This is also the first Indian movie to be dubbed in English as Treasure Hunt. Directed by KSR Das, this movie is remembered as one of the finest action movies ever made in Telugu cinema.

Streaming on: YouTube

Bhairava Dweepam

Released in 1994, this socio-fantasy movie was directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao and has Nandamuri Balakrishna, Roja and Ramba in lead roles. Vikram Dharma has choreographed action for this movie which won 9 Nandi awards under various segments.

Streaming on: Amazon Prime

Marana Mridangam

Directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy and released in the year 1988, this Megastar Chiranjeevi starrer action flick has Radha and Suhasini play the lead heroines. The movie is about how Jaani and Anusha together bring a dangerous crime lord to justice. This movie is based on a novel written by Yandamuri Veerendranath.

Streaming on: Sony LIV


Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao and V. V. Vinayak collaboration Aadi has created records when it released in the year 2002. This action drama is famous for sumo’s jumping in the air during confrontation scene with the main antagonist and powerful dialogues like “Amma Thodu, addanga narikestha”. Interwoven with a good revenge story, this movie is now available online on YouTube.

Streaming on: YouTube


S. S. Rajamouli’s mega action flick Magadheera gave the much-needed break for Ram Charan Teja and cemented his place as Mega Power Star in Telugu cinema. The movie is rich in action and was a blockbuster.

Streaming on: YouTube