Best Telugu Movies In 2018 Which Take Tollywood A Step Ahead

Best Telugu Movies In 2018 Which Take Tollywood A Step Ahead

29 Jun 19 @ 8:57 AM

Post-Bahubali Telugu Cinema started to explore uncharted territories. With competition from other language movies at its high, Telugu movies in 2018 saw an excellent growth in innovative storytelling with movies like Awe.

New Telugu films in 2018 like Tholi Prema though borrowed title from a classic 1990s movie, narrated a new age love story.  But best of all, the summer season saw some of the best movies like Rangasthalam, Bharath Ane Nenu, and Mahanati. Within a gap of 40 days, Tollywood has back to back blockbusters in 2018. But unfortunately, the latter part of the summer witnessed few duds.

In spite of all this, Telugu Film Industry in 2018 can be said to have moved a step ahead in producing world-class films. New filmmaking methods like Dogme 95 are explored with movies like Needi Naadi Oke Katha. Content is proved to be the king with every Telugu movie is based on a solid story. Alongside big and medium grade films, small films like Inthalo Ennenni Vinthalo, Rachayitha etc. prospered. 

Here is the list of 2018 best Telugu movies. Vote for your favourite movies to push them to the number one spot.

  1. Bharath Ane Nenu

    This superstar Mahesh Babu starrer set in fictitious undivided Andhra Pradesh saw him playing the role of a Chief Minister. Bollywood starlet Kiara Advani made her Tollywood debut with this film. Bharath Ane Nenu became one of the highest grossers in both Mahesh's career and Tollywood apart from receiving high critical acclaim. 

    Bharath Ane Nenu
    Bharath Ane Nenu
    Prakash Raj Koratala Siva
  2. Rangasthalam

    Creative director Sukumar weaved this story of good and bad, high and low, and the fight of a couple of youngsters against oppression by the president of the village. Rangasthalam saw an unprecedented success in recent times. That this Ram Charan and Samantha starrer ran for more than 100 days is enough testament for the success of this film. Critical acclaim is just a part of the narration. It is one of the biggest grossers of all time in Telugu

    Rangasthalam
    Rangasthalam
    Anasuya Bharadwaj Prakash Raj Jagapati Babu Aadhi Pinisetty Sukumar
  3. Aravinda Sametha

    Aravinda Sametha which saw Young Tiger N. T. R. and magician of words Trivikram Srinivas team up for the first time. N. T. R. continued his success streak with the film. The movie took a sensational opening at the box office and becoming the fastest Non-Baahubali film to gross Rs. 100 crores. The movie went on to become one of the highest grossing Telugu films of all time, and a third straight 100 crore club movie for N. T. R. 

    Aravinda Sametha
    Aravinda Sametha
  4. Mahanati

    Nag Ashwin brought heaven to earth with Mahanati. This biopic on the life of legendary South Indian actress Savitri remains as a textbook example of how to make a biopic. Keerthy Suresh's performance is acclaimed not just by the critics and the younger generation of audience, but also by the old timers who watched Savitri movies in theatres. It remains not just one of the best Telugu movies in 2018, Mahanati is one of the all time best films in Telugu. 

    Mahanati
    Mahanati
  5. Goodachari

    Goodachari is not one of the most awaited movies in 2018 just for its protagonist and his track record, it is the first true spy thriller in Telugu in a long long time. Adivi Sesh who had delivered a slick thriller in the form of Kshanam has come up with the unthinkable and pulled off a feat no other in the young generation of Tollywood have done. He mixed emotional layers to a spy thriller like never before in his story and the screenplay he had co-written. Right from the performances of the ensemble cast of Sesh, Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu, Sobhitha Dhulipala, Anish Kuruvilla, Madhu Shalini, and Supriya Yarlagadda to the excellent direction of Shashi Kiran Thikka, Goodachari moved beyond expectations. 

    Goodachari
    Goodachari
    Madhu Shalini Adivi Sesh Prakash Raj Sashi Kiran Tikka Jagapati Babu
  6. Geetha Govindam

    Geetha Govindam is a proof that Vijay Devarakonda is the next big star. How could he come up with a followup to the cult act of Arjun Reddy? To repeat such a sensational success is no easy task. Many of his films got postponed multiple times. But he is in the news for mostly the right reasons and his extended cameo of a performance in Mahanati was received well too. Here in Geetha Govindam, he played a role that is a complete opposite of what was expected of him post-Arjun reddy. Govind is innocent, sensible, and a decent young assistant professor. Rashmika Mandanna steals the show as the lead lady in this romantic comedy. Parasuram's direction also received considerable acclaim. 

    Geetha Govindam
    Geetha Govindam
    Vennela Kishore Rahul Ramakrishna Parasuram
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  8. Tholi Prema

    Tholi Prema is a new age love story that hit a chord with the present generation youth just like the film it borrowed its title from. Varun Tej established himself to be the big star of the younger generation actors. Venky Atluri's slick direction and beautiful dialogues received critical acclaim alongside the performances of the lead pair of Varun Tej and Raashi Khanna

    Tholi Prema
    Tholi Prema
    Venky Atluri
  9. Abhimanyudu

    First of its kind techno-thriller, Abhimanyudu tells the extent of digital criminality. Director P. S. Mithran comes up with a chilling tale of online fraud. Vishal's trust on the director paid off by becoming the highest grosser in his career. 

    Abhimanyudu
    Abhimanyudu
    P.S Mithran
  10. RX 100

    RX 100 is the biggest success story of a small film in 2018. Tollywood witnessed boldness in content narration with Guntur Talkies and Arjun Reddy took it to another plane. Then came RX 100 which talked about hitherto undiscussed point in a love story with the added padding of liplocks and romantic scenes. Other than that, the movie is based on a real-life love story, crisp narration, powerful direction, and intense acting from hero Karthikeya who risked being the producer too for this rustic village film. Payal Rajput scored good marks as the heroine who played a negative role. 

    RX 100
    RX 100
    Ajay Bhupathi Payal Rajput Kartikeya