The Covid-19 pandemic could have hastened the expansion of streaming companies in India, but it surely wasn’t sufficient to cease folks from returning to film theatres down south. The field workplace enterprise within the Telugu states bounced again quickly after cinema halls have been allowed to reopen earlier this yr. Whereas the cinema enterprise was nonetheless waking up from the deep slumber of 10-month lockdown, Telugu movies have been setting new field workplace data.
Nevertheless, the devastating second wave once more upended all of the features that have been made by the Telugu movie trade between January and April this yr. Nevertheless, some Telugu movies weren’t worthy of the dangers that their patrons took to look at them in cinemas. And there have been a number of that reminded us of the enjoyment and pleasure of the big-screen expertise.
This Ravi Teja starrer started the gold rush to theatres within the Telugu states. The movie opened in cinemas in January, coinciding with the celebrations of Sankranthi. A typical Ravi Teja fare, it provided nothing new to the viewers however attracted the numbers nonetheless. On the again of high-octane motion and punchlines, it had the audiences enthralled. The one saving grace of this movie was Shruti Haasan’s efficiency within the movie.
The trailer promised us an clever and edge-of-the-seat thriller. We anticipated this movie to be a take a look at of our mind, as an alternative it examined our persistence. The one factor that makes this movie tolerable is Nithiin’s efficiency and the chess match sequences, which have been choreographed fairly effectively.
The Prasanth Verma directorial feels as whether it is set on this planet of PUBG, overrun by zombies. Regardless of its many flaws, the movie’s humour comes as a saving grace. Nevertheless, Zombie Reddy is sure to offend you in case you are a fan of the style.
Impressed by a real-life rip-off, this movie follows the rags-to-riches story of a twin brother and sister, performed by Vishnu Manchu and Kajal Aggarwal. Along with performing in it, Vishnu had additionally produced and written this movie, which has no redeeming qualities. Hollywood director Jeffrey Gee Chin is credited because the director of this shambling mess of a movie. It’s simply the worst Telugu movie to have launched this yr thus far.
The movie is about within the aftermath of serial explosions that rocked Hyderabad in 2007. The movie imagines a daring operation by a handful of elite anti-terrorist squad officers, who vow to deliver the mastermind liable for the assault to justice. It begins effectively but it surely quickly loses its grip on the narration with a severe dip in manufacturing high quality.
The movie was the official remake of the Bollywood hit Pink. Whereas the unique movie was about consent and the way no means no, the Telugu remake was all about Pawan Kalyan’s heroism and why folks want him greater than he wants folks. Nonetheless, the movie achieved its main aim, which was to create a field workplace file.
Director Prabhu Solomon as soon as once more professes his love for nature and wildlife by means of this movie. Solely his good intentions weren’t supported by a powerful screenplay, which captured the plight of untamed animals which might be all the time on the dropping facet in man-animal battle. Even Rana Daggubati’s conviction and his dedication to portraying his position because the guardian of the jungle couldn’t save this movie.
Ek Mini Katha
The movie was presupposed to be a sex-positive, grownup comedy. However the movie as an alternative makes use of the insecurities of individuals suffering from the dimensions of their genitals to attract a number of laughs. It provides little or no perspective in regards to the gravity of the matter it offers with.
…And THE BEST
The Vijay Kanakamedala directorial is a spectacular courtroom drama to roll out of the Telugu movie trade after a very long time. Allari Naresh was an actual shock. The actor, who is thought for his comedic roles, takes on an intense character and offers us a memorable efficiency.
The Buchi Babu Sana directorial is the most effective Telugu romantic movie to launch within the final six months. The movie drastically benefited from Vijay Sethupathi’s presence in it. The chemistry between debut actors Vaishnav Tej and Krithi Shetty was refreshing. The movie displays on how even at the moment, a lady’s chastity is tied to the honour of her household. And it additionally dwells on the evils of poisonous delight stemming from the mixture of masculinity and caste.
Anudeep KV directorial is totally foolish, however in a great way. The director parodies all the things below the solar, the obsession of middle-class folks with IT jobs versus self-employment, and popular culture’s affect on youth and their worldview.
This romantic comedy is a rehash of all fashionable movies of the style. Acquainted relationship issues and the hopelessly romantic heroine counterbalanced with a hero who doesn’t consider in love. Now we have seen all of it earlier than. However, it’s the familiarity of this movie that works in its favour. After you take pleasure in a lot of Nithiin and Keerthy Suresh movie, it might be hypocritical of 1 to complain about it.
The brand new crop of Telugu filmmakers are taking inspiration from their Malayali counterparts and bringing to us feel-good and hopeful tales from far corners of their states. Cinema Bandi is one such movie, which urges you to repose religion within the innate goodness of human beings and the pleasures of simplicity.