30 Best Telugu Comedy Movies of All Time You Must Watch

30 Best Telugu Comedy Movies of All Time You Must Watch

1 Dec 18 @ 12:42 PM | By GitacharYa

Comedy is one of the hottest buzz words of Telugu Film Industry. Very unusual for Indian films, the greatest film from Telugu Film Industry is a comedy, Mayabazar. Even when the film is not a comedy by genre, enough comedic elements are added to the films. Telugu audience like their films to have enough laughs.

Telugu comedy movies are known for their sophistication, optimistic tone, and feel good nature. Relangi, the legendary Telugu comedy actor, is the first Indian film comedian to be honored by the Indian Government with Padma Shri. Relangi is the first proponent of physical comedy, with his body language and striking mannerisms. Ramana Reddy is famous for his specialized dialogue delivery. In classic Telugu comedy movies like Missamma, they both excelled. Raja Babu, the star comedian of the 70s, is known both for his dialogue delivery and physical comedy.

Brahmanandam is the first modern great Telugu comedy actor and can be termed as one of the greatest Telugu comedians of all time. Specific characters are written for him in movies like Dhee, Dookudu, Bavagaru Bagunnara etc. movies. There are film directors who are specifically known for their comedy movies. Jandhyala brought star status for comedy films so much so that the top heroes of the generation like Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna acted in his films, Chantabbai and Babai Abbai, playing bumbling characters foregoing the heroism they are known for. Jandhyala and Sri Lakshmi comedy videos were so popular and they are loved by this generation as well. Relangi Narasimha Rao garnered hits with comedy films like Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam. 

In the next generation, E. V. V. Satyanarayana was known for using comedy as the main theme and as an element in his films. He forged a very successful partnership with Rajendra Prasad, and then with his son, Allari Naresh. His films like Aa Okkati Adakku, Appula Apparao are famous for setpiece comedy and witty dialogues laced with puns.

S. V. Krishna Reddy created a niche for himself with numerous comedy films.  His films are known for clean comedy. His films explore various mannerisms of common people like in the movies Rajendrudu Gajendrudu and Mayalodu. Post-2000, Sreenu Vaitla made a name for himself with comedy movies like Dookudu and Venky. His unique structure (used in Dhee) at that time was imitated by many other directors. 

The Below list is some of the best Telugu comedy Movies handpicked for you, watch them and rate your favorite Comedy Movies in Telugu. You can watch all the full movies below

  • Adhurs

    When comedy was becoming the USP of Telugu movies, successful mass director V. V. Vinayak joined the bandwagon at the earliest and delivered two super hit films. One of them is N. T. R. Jr.'s star vehicle, Adhurs. Populated with a talented cast of characters, Adhurs is an exhibition of the comedic talent of Jr. N. T. R. In a dual role. N. T. R catered both to mass and class audience with a powerful performance. His comedic act with Brahmanandam is not to be missed at any cost. 

  • Nuvvu Naku Nachav

    Nuvvu Naku Nachav is one of the most popular movies since 2000 and was broadcast many times on the television. Reason? A typical Venkatesh feel-good movie with ample humor added, this is a film where everything works. Add to it, the performance of lead actors made this a classic in comedy genre

  • Dookudu

    A superstar of a hero? Check!

    Sreenu Vaitla at his best? Check!

    A heroine in great form? Check!

    Foot-tapping music? Check!

    Interesting narration? Check!

    Not for nothing, Dookudu became one of the all-time highest grossers in Telugu film history. This magical movie starring Mahesh Babu and Samantha has everything gone for it. 

  • Kick

    Kick is a quintessential Ravi Teja movie. It has all the ingredients you expect from Ravi Teja and some more, a touchy story at its core. This is a pinnacle of Ravi Teja stardom and became one of the highest grossers of 2009 in Telugu. The philosophical underscore of this film is the biggest highlights apart from tons of comedy. You can watch the film on Amazon Prime Video here. 

  • Race Gurram

    Race Gurram is an action comedy film that has started the trend of comedy climax. This Allu Arjun star vehicle has tons of humorous scenes to make it a wholesome entertainer.

  • Aha Naa Pellanta

    This film has success written over it right from the beginning. 

    Jandhyala? Check!

    Rajendra Prasad! Check!

    Produced by D. Rama Naidu, this film made Brahmanandam a star he is now and Kota Srinivasa Rao a household name. A satire on misers, this film is one for ages. A blockbuster not to be missed. A big stressbuster. 

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  • Mayabazar

    Watch Mayabazar the Telugu classic, which is elected by CNN-IBN as the greatest Indian film. This classic Telugu comedy is known for its tight screenplay, great cast, hilarious comedy scenes, and some of the best songs in Telugu film history. This is the love story of Abhimanyu (Akkineni Nageswara Rao), and Sasirekha (Savitri) and how they get married despite the objections from Sasirekha's parents, with help of Srikrishna (N. T. Rama Rao), and Ghatotkacha (S. V. Ranga Rao).

  • Hello Brother

    Loosely based on Jackie Chan's Twin Dragons and borrowing plot elements from the Hindi film Kishen Kanhaiya, this action mass heroic comedy featuring Nagarjuna, Ramya Krishnan, and Soundarya is a story about twins with Reflection Mentality (if it pains to one of the twins, the other also gets hurt). Separated when still new-borns, to know how the twins get reunited, you have to watch this film. A highlight scene every ten minutes, and laugh out loud comedy scenes with witty punches makes this film a joy ride. Don't miss this 1990s blockbuster. 

  • Venky

    Venky is a mass Telugu comedy movie directed by Sreenu Vaitla. This Ravi Teja- Sneha combo has all the trademarks of a Sreenu Vaitla film, violent comedy, scamp hero, and thrilling narration. This film is laced with many memorable characters and scenes. A guy who accidentally becomes a cop falls for a girl he comes to know on a train journey and marks her as his life partner because his guru-like figure, Jagadamba Chowdary says so. Watch this thrilling comedy to know how Venky gains the love of his life 

  • Chantabbai

    At the height of his career in the 1980s, Chiranjeevi played a bumbling comic detective character in Chantabbai directed by none other than Jandhyala. Hailed as a classic, this film features the Mega Star as Comic Bond James Pond, a hilarious take on James Bond character solving mysteries using his brains. He must find who the titular Chantabbai is and unite him with his father. In between this, he saves the girl he loves from a murder accusation. This is a film not to be missed, and you will understand why Chiranjeevi is acclaimed as an all-round actor 

  • Aa Okkati Adakku

    Need any reason to watch a film when it is a combo of E.V. V. Satyanarayana and Rajendra Prasad? This film which revolves around a good for nothing, lazy and daydreaming Chitti Babu who believes that within one year, he will be a king. When he is told by a fortuneteller that he will attain millions if he marries Rambha, the only daughter of Royyala Naidu - a self-made millionaire, Chitti Babu brings the sky to earth to marry her, but he was given a condition that he must pay Rs. 1 Lakh to Naidu before taking the hand of Rambha. How Chitti Babu earns Rs. 1 lakh and marry Rambha forms the crux of this not-to-be-missed Telugu comedy film produced by A. V. M. Films

  • Dhee

    Sreenu Vaitla found his mojo in this film. Many of his future films and films by many other directors followed the template set in this film. The comic exchanges between Manchu Vishnu and Brahmanandam are just one of the highlights of this film. Breezy narration coupled with hilarious setpieces, Dhee is a film that makes you watch it repeatedly

  • Bendu Apparao R. M. P.

    Bendu Apparao R. M. P is about an R. M. P. doctor who escapes from tricky situations by using his brain than medical talent. In order to save his sister from the torture by his brother in law because he didn't give complete dowry, he tries to earn money by hook or crook. One day he and his friends come across Sivaji, who is dying, and Sivaji gives them money and asks them to give it to his family. Does Apparao fulfill the dying man's wishes or fall prey to his needs and steals money forms the crux of this hilarious comedy blended with sentiment. Naresh carries the whole film on his shoulders, backed up by a very good story and superb comedy setpieces. 

  • Jamba Lakidi Pamba

    This innovative satire on gender roles and human relationships is directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana. Naresh acted as a police officer who goes to Vizag to inquire the weird happenings there - men are behaving like women, and women are behaving like men. Why such thing happened and how he resolves the mystery behind this forms the crux of the story. Jamba Lakidi Pamba is unlike any other Telugu comedy film. Blended with social commentary, this film is not to be missed if you love serious comedy films. Many scenes in this film make you unable to control your laughter. 

  • Missamma

    Missamma is a classic Telugu comedy film which explores unemployment, loss and found family and comic detection. N. T. Rama Rao and Savitri played a couple who acted as husband and wife in order to get employment. Akkineni Nageswara Rao acted in the role of a comic private detective. This film is produced by Vijaya-Vauhini.

  • Seema Tapakai

    Allari Naresh is the comedy hero of the generation. He proved his verve many times, and one such film is Seema Tapakai. It is a battle of wills between a lady who believes in socialism and a millionaire heir. Allari Naresh acted as a millionaire who acted as a poor person with help of his family to win the love of the heroine. A tautly crafted comedy, Seema Tapakai is an excellent entertainer

  • Ashta Chemma

    Indraganti Mohanakrishna conjured up as beautiful a movie as Mahesh Babu is handsome. Enough said.

    On another note, this is the debut of Nani as a lead actor, and introduced Avasarala Srinivas to Telugu audience. In between all this, Colors Swathi stole the show

  • Babai Abbai

    Balakrishna starred in this superb Jandhyala film by foregoing his heroic image. Based on N. T. Rama Rao's Vaddante Dabbu, this film features all the Jandhyala comic elements from eccentric characters to hilarious mannerisms. Our hero has to spend 25 lakhs in 30 days, the conditions being not to lend the money or to destroy it. He had an ally in this task, his Babai. Strikes a chord? Yes. Rajnikanth's Arunachalam is also based on the same novel this film is based on. Don't' miss this hilarious comic adventure where Balakrishna played a rare understated role and Suthi Veerabhadra Rao lends ample support to elicit laugh out loud moments. 

  • Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu

    Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu is a hilarious Telugu comedy-drama film known for its cast performance which includes N. T. ama Rao, Savitri, S. V. Ranga Rao, Relangi, Ramana Reddy, etc. and beautiful music. A comedy of deceptions, the story of this film is about a certain former Zamindar, Ramadasu, who spends lavishly to lead a luxurious life. To clear off his debts, he wants to marry off his son to Diwan Bahaddur Mukunda Rao's daughter. Check whether his plans work out or not and how is taught a lesson by Raja, played by N. T. Rama Rao.

  • Chitram Bhalare Vichitram

    Chitram Bhalare Vichitram is one of the two comedy movies that made waves at the box office in the early 1990s. A Telugu comedy film that shows the plight of four bachelors to get a house for rent, this film makes you laugh like hell. 

  • Mantri Gari Viyyankudu

    This Bapu directed Chiranjeevi starrer is a laugh a ride Telugu comedy film about how a woman challenges a millionaire who in previous days got helped by them but now forgot them and insulted them, and teach him a lesson with the help of her son. Nirmalamma played the woman, and Allu Ramalingaiah the Naya millionaire. Ravi Kondala Rao and Subhalekha Sudhakar played supporting roles to perfection. Bapu's sure-handed direction makes this film a must watch fun film. 

  • Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam

    Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam is a Telugu comedy film released when Rajendra Prasad was at his peak of powers. This Relangi Narasimha Rao directed movie is a story about a miser who does anything to save money, right from traveling in a garbage-van to save ticket price to make fire using a lens to save matchsticks. His spend-thrift who wife left him unable to cope his stingy saving methods unknowingly rents a house beside his after seven years. His son proves to be a master miser. How this couple make peace with each other must be understood by watching this film populated by numerous memorable characters.

  • Yamaleela

    Yamaleela is a blockbuster Telugu comedy film directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy. This film is the debut of comedian Ali in a lead role. Yama Dharma Raja descends down to the Earth in order to fetch the lost Bhavishya Vani, a book that contains the fate of every human being. Chitragupta who had lost that book accompanies him. The book makes its way to our hero who uses it to gain wealth and buys Swarna Palace, his old paternal mansion. When our hero comes to know that the life of his mother completed on earth, a cat and mouse game ensues between the protagonist and Yama Dharma Raja. How he wins his mother's life from the upright Yama Dharma Raja by invoking his kind heart is rest of the story. 

  • Chettu Kinda Pleader

    This Telugu comedy film with crime elements has proven to be a big success and set a template for Vamsy-Rajendra Prasad films to come. Patha Samanla Abbay, Rajendra Prasad's car, Alex... enough to invoke laughter. 

  • Appula Appa Rao

    Appula Appa Rao is a modern classic of Telugu comedy films. Directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana this Rajendra Prasad and Shobana combination is laugh a minute ride. Right from the beginning till the ending, it is impossible not to laugh watching this thoroughly enjoyable movie. No need to know the story, just go and laugh till you fall from the chair. A must watch when you feel depressed. 

  • Jayammu Nischayammu Raa

    Jayammu Nischayammu Raa has one of the golden combinations of the 1980s. The duo of Rajendra Prasad and Chandra Mohan is the gold standard of the 1980s comedy films. Many of the films they both acted together are laugh riots and successful at the box office. Add to that the fact of Jandhyala is the director, you can have a top class comedy film. Jayammu Nischayammu Raa is one such. It has all of what it takes to be a classic Jandhyala film, and some more.

  • Ladies Tailor

    Ladies Tailor is the first Telugu adult comedy film. This film was such a biggest hit that, Vamsy-Rajendra Prasad pair became a brand and paved way for more films in their combination. This Telugu comedy film is recognised as a classic.

  • Srivariki Premalekha

    Srivariki Premalekha is a hilarious comedy entertainer directed by the master of humor, Jandhyala. This battle of wills between a timid son who wants to marry the girl he loves and his father who wants to have his way. Naresh receives a love letter written by an unknown girl and falls in love with her. Unknowingly that girl happens to come to the house opposite to his. Every major character in this films has a comic trait. Don't miss this beautiful comedic love story which features Suthi Veerabhadra Rao and Naresh at their best.

  • Ami Thumi

    When it comes to farcical and confusing comedy, nobody does it better than Indraganti Mohanakrishna. With his usual suspects like Srinivas Avasarala and Vennela Kishore, he weaved a hilarious web of confusing comedy in the form of Ami Thumi. The movie tells the story of a brother and sister duo who have to fight it out with their father and his bitter rivalry with the father of the boy the sister loves. Right from the moment Vennela Kishore enters the scene as Sri Chilipi, it is virtually impossible not to laugh out loud.

  • Chalo

    Chalo is a quintessential Telugu comedy movie with several thrilling setpieces and a refreshing narration with a new-age lead pair Naga Shaurya and Rashmika Mandanna. While the comedy is the USP of this film, the lead pair chemistry worked big time to make this a breezy watch on an idle weekend. Ironically, the movie has a sombre subject but it is dealt with in a lighter vein. The story of this movie deals with a guy who loves to get into fights and what happens when he falls in love with a girl who loves chaos. You can watch the comedy caper Chalo full movie in the link. 

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  • Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela

    Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela is Jandhyala's hilarious take on love and marriage and objections of the adults. Laced with numerous memorable characters, one walks miles while talking to people working under him, another character talks only in Grandhikam, one disguises himself to know the true feelings of others, one who acts like a dog when he finds food and so on. This film is a joyful watch