There’s no denying the fact that 2018 has been a pretty eventful year for the fans of Telugu cinema so far. They have been treated to some well-made and engaging films as well as some mature and gripping performances. Several established names delivered hits and proved that they’ve ‘still got it’. Similarly, on the other hand, a few young stars have made an impact and impressed all and sundry. Here’s a look at the best Telugu films of 2018.
Released on May 9, 2018, Mahanati revolved around the life of yesteryear actress Savitri and featured the fast-rising Keerthy Suresh in the titular role. Directed by Nag Ashwin, it clicked with the audience, as it did a splendid job of recreating the ‘golden years’ of Telugu cinema. Upon release, Mahanati received critical acclaim and emerged as a big ‘HIT’ at the box office.
A pulsating psychological-thriller, Awe was produced by actor Nani and emerged as one of the biggest hits of the year. Featuring Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menen in the lead, the film hit the screens on February 16, 2018, and created a great deal of buzz thanks to its bold theme and refreshing presentation. It dealt with issues such as child abuse and sexual violence.
Bharat Ane Nenu
A gripping political-thriller, Bharat Ane Nenu featured Mahesh Babu in the lead and proved to be a commercial success. Released on April 20, 2018, the film featured ‘Prince’ in the role of a Chief Minister and it clicked with audience thanks to its effective screenplay and gripping performances.
The Ram Charan starrer Rangasthalam arrived in the theatres on March 30, 2018, and did fantastic business at the box office. Directed by Sukumar, the action-drama was set in the 1980s and it became the top choice of the movie buffs because of its flawless depiction of village life.
A romantic-drama, Tholi Prema clicked with ‘Gen Y’ thanks to Varun Tej-Raashi Khanna’s crackling chemistry as well as its soulful songs. Released on February 10, 2018, it received rave reviews from several critics and this helped it become a big hit.
A thriller, Bhaagamathie became a runaway hit at the box office thanks to Anushka Shetty’s rocking performance and its chilling plot. Released on January 26, 2018, the film featured the ‘Lady Superstar’ in the role of an IAS officer and served as a strong proof of her abilities as a performer.