Best Telugu Movies In 2018 Which Take Tollywood A Step Ahead

Best Telugu Movies In 2018 Which Take Tollywood A Step Ahead

7 Nov 18 @ 7:53 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
    Koratala Siva Prakash Raj
  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
    Prakash Raj Sukumar Jagapati Babu Anasuya Bharadwaj Aadhi Pinisetty
  3. 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
  4. Bhaagamathie

    A slick horror thriller, Bhaagamathie once again proved the stardom of Anushka Shetty. Anushka continued her success streak post-Baahubali . Bhaagamathie is also a big hit with the online streamers and of course, it is one of the highly pirated Telugu movies. Such is the popularity of this film. 

    Bhaagamanthie
    Bhaagamanthie
  5. 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
  6. 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 Prakash Raj Sashi Kiran Tikka Adivi Sesh Jagapati Babu
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  8. Awe

    Awe is a truly new age film Tollywood produced. Young debutant Prasanth Varma came up with a story that moved Natural star Nani to produce it. A stellar performance from the lead cast of Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menen, Regina Cassandra, Eesha Rebba, Srinivas Avasarala, Murali Sharma, Priyadarshi, and the voice cast of Nani and Ravi Teja made Awe a standout film in 2018. 

    Awe
    Awe
    Regina Cassandra Prasanth Varma Nani Nithya Menen Eesha Rebba
  9. 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
  10. Sammohanam

    Indraganti Mohan Krishna again weaved his magic with Sammohanam. This Sudheer Babu starrer romance film about a guy who doesn't like filmy people and a film star of a heroine played gracefully by Aditi Rao Hydari. Sammohanam is well received by the critics as well as the audience. 

    Sammohanam
    Sammohanam
    Mohanakrishna Indraganti Sudheer Babu
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  12. Needi Naadi Oke Katha

    A tale about a father and a son which discusses currently relevant topic, Needi Naadi Oke Katha can be termed as the best movie released this year. The movie is made on Dogme 95 Manifesto where the filmmaking is based on the traditional values of story, acting, and theme, and excluding the use of elaborate special effects or technology. Sree Vishnu delivered an immensely laudable performance. 

    Needi Naadi Oke Katha
    Needi Naadi Oke Katha
    Venu Udugula Sree Vishnu
  13. Chalo

    Chalo is a surprise winner among the small Tollywood films in 2018. This Naga Shourya starrer is one of the well received films of the year. Rashmika Mandanna made her Tollywood debut. This movie about a youngster who likes to pick fights with others is one of the biggest hits of the year. 

    Chalo
    Chalo
    Naga Shaurya
  14. Karthavyam

    Karthavyam is the story of a young collector who fights against the corrupt politicians for the benefit of people. Nayanthara proved once again why she is called the lady superstar of this generation with a powerhouse performance with Gopi Nainar directorial. 

    Karthavyam
    Karthavyam
    Gopi Nainar Nayanthara
  15. 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
    Payal Rajput Ajay Bhupathi Kartikeya
  16. 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
    Rahul Ramakrishna Vennela Kishore Parasuram
  17. Padmavat

    The controversial historical epic directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavat became a rousing success with critical acclaim. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh stamped their authority with their performances. 

    Padmavat
    Padmavat
  18. Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi

    Tharun Bhascker who started the new wave filmmaking with Pelli Choopulu comes up with its follow up Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi starring a young cast of new faces. Aimed at the youth, this movie scored another success for Tharun Bhascker.

    Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi
    Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi
    Tharun Bhascker
  19. Chi La Sow

    Actor Rahul Ravindran wielded the megaphone for the first time with this heartful romantic comedy. It not only gave him a bang of a beginning for his directorial career, it leased a fresh life to actor Sushanth whose previous ventures were failures. Heroine Ruhani Sharma received praise for her performance and Rahul Ravindran bagged a film with the prestigious Annapurna banner. All n all, the movie is like the first rain of the season which brings the smell of earth. 

    Chi La Sow
    Chi La Sow
    Sushanth Ruhani Sharma Rahul Ravindran
  20. Tik Tik Tik

    Despite not being the first space story in Telugu as advertised, Tik Tik Tik starring Jayam Ravi received praise from the critics and audience approval. 

    Tik Tik Tik
    Tik Tik Tik
    Jayam Ravi
  21. MLA

    MLA (Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbai) is an old school commercial entertainer with loads of heroism, couple of songs with mass beat, and ample comedy. Kalyan Ram scored a success with this Upendra Madhav debut directorial

    MLA (Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbai)
    MLA (Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbai)