The best and the worst Telugu films of 2022 so far: RRR, Major, Sarkaru Vaari Patta, Bheemla Nayak on the list

MD Merajul IslamJuly 1, 2022

The primary half of 2022 was fairly exhilarating for the Telugu movie business. It has an enormous function in filling up the movie theatres — and never simply within the Telugu states. Movies made by Telugu filmmakers became the toast of the nation, immensely aiding within the restoration of the field workplace enterprise in India after the debilitating pandemic.

Tollywood famous person Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rise sprung a shock throughout the nation, particularly within the Hindi belt. The movie was launched through the Christmas vacation in 2021, and continued its profitable run properly into the primary half of January, with no main challenges on the field workplace.

Pushpa turned an enormous hit and exploded right into a pop-cultural phenomenon. Pushpa, his quirky mannerisms and overly heroic punchlines captured the imaginations of individuals from home events to public curiosity bulletins to marriage ceremony ceremonies to electoral campaigns. Pushpa dominated the information cycle past its profitable theatrical run.

A nonetheless from Pushpa: The Rise.

Whereas Pushpa was an enormous hit within the Hindi belt, the movie struggled to break even in one of its home grounds, Andhra Pradesh. Regardless of working to packed homes since day one, the stringent coverage by the state authorities on the time in regulating the film ticket costs undercut the earnings of the film. Following the weeks of onerous negotiations with the Jagan Mohan Reddy authorities beneath the management of Tollywood famous person Chiranjeevi, there was a breakthrough within the matter. The federal government relented and allowed to extend base ticket costs throughout the cinema halls, permitting the longer term motion pictures to make earnings. And one of many largest beneficiaries was director SS Rajamouli’s RRR. The Ram Charan-Jr NTR movie received accolades not simply in India however internationally too after it got here out in Netflix.

Not simply on the ticket home windows, the Telugu movie business additionally did ship a handful of excellent motion pictures that rewarded the viewers who braved the pandemic to take a seat and cheer in a packed cinema corridor. Nevertheless, the ratio of excellent motion pictures to unhealthy motion pictures was annoyingly low.

The nice ones:


Director SS Rajamouli’s reimagination of a freedom revolt in opposition to the British Raj was a much-needed break to the viewers after struggling two years of pandemic and all the pieces that it introduced with it. The story is about within the Twenties when the British had been on the peak of their energy in India. The movie nearly assumes a magical high quality with outsized wild animals and two males, who’re the paragon of old-school machismo, pulling off some unimaginable stunts which might be past the pure and restricted strengths of common human beings. It’s fantasy land, the place two Indians greatest the imperial bigots in each side. From electrifying dance-offs to taking pictures rifles to being chivalrous to being crafty and harmful, the 2 extremely expert assassins convey the empire to its knees. Ram Charan and Jr NTR breathe life right into a pair of good legendary heroes dreamt up by Rajamouli.

RRR A nonetheless from RRR (Picture: DVV Leisure/Twitter)


Major was a passion project for Adivi Sesh, who wrote the movie’s screenplay, moreover taking part in the lead function in it. And he will get a bit grasping with the undertaking as he packs all the pieces within the movie that makes him look good on the display, and form of undermines the opposite points of the storytelling that might do full justice to the life and sacrifice of the 26/11 hero Main Sandeep Unnikrishnan. The emotional part of the film is engrossing, despite the fact that it’s acquainted. And quite a lot of credit score ought to go to Revathy and Prakash Raj. They bring about to life the thought course of of fogeys who’re unwilling to ship away their son to combat on the borders. The movie has its flaws however it additionally has its moments.

Ante Sundaraniki

The construction of the narration is in perfect sync with the personality of its protagonist, Sundar, performed by an in-form Nani. The film tells the romantic story of a pair who belong to totally different non secular backgrounds. Sundar and Leela (Nazriya Nazim) belong to conservative households who snark at those that don’t belong to their very own neighborhood. However, love is blind to faith and all different made-up social variations. The couple is then pressured to spin an online of endless lies to bypass the pleasure and prejudices of their households, leading to an irrelevant stream of humour, with a pleasing fluency.

Virata Parvam

This movie leads to the perfect films list by a really skinny margin. If not for an endearing and movingly delicate efficiency from Sai Pallavi, this movie would have been past saving. She single-handily makes us care about this movie and all the pieces else that occurs in it. The movie, which is claimed to be impressed by true occasions, tells the love story of a courageous lady, who takes a life-altering journey into essentially the most unsafe jungles in quest of a Naxal chief, who has stolen her coronary heart along with his revolutionary poems.

The unhealthy ones:

Sarkaru Vaari Paata

Mahesh Babu plays an NRI character who returns to his homeland to repair its issues. On this version, he asks individuals to get up and scent the systematic corruption, that lets the wealthy and highly effective individuals rip off the hard-working and first rate commoners. The topic of the film is related and even pressing, however the filmmakers throw it away the chance by turning this film into an train in hero worship.


That is simply one of many dullest movies to roll out of the Telugu film industry. Each body and scene within the film victims from director Koratala Siva’s failure to think about one thing authentic.


Bangarraju is the follow-up film to Soggade Chinni Nayana. This additionally seems to be Nagarjuna’s try to spice up the performing profession of Naga Chaitanya. And it raises the query that if Nagarjuna actually needed to assist Naga Chaitanya, why would he make him do that movie within the first place?

Prabhas and Pooja Hegde in Radhe Shyam.

Radhe Shyam

After the humongous success of Baahubali 1 and a pair of, Prabhas has fallen right into a entice of larger-than-life blockbusters. It doesn’t matter how unhealthy the film is however it must be mounted on expansive scale. It doesn’t matter if a movie lacks heart, and soul, so long as it’s humongous, Prabhas appears to don’t have any qualms starring in it.

Bheemla Nayak

It’s the remake of the Malayalam hit Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Like Vakeel Saab, Pawan Kalyan finds a way to make this movie, which was initially a battle of egos that offers with class, social and cultural conflicts, all about himself.


Director Anil Ravipudi is in the process of making F4 it appears. The horror!


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