100 Old Telugu Movies Of All Time You Should Not Miss

100 Old Telugu Movies Of All Time You Should Not Miss

4 Jul 18 @ 3:38 PM

The first Telugu film, Bhakta Prahlada, was released in 1931, and since then with the passing of every year the number of Telugu Movies produced increased. Old Telugu Movies are known for strong stories, and beautiful songs complemented by top class acting. Later, with the advent of technology, Telugu films turned a new leaf. There are certain Telugu movies that strike chord with the audience, and were treated as evergreen. In 1950s, Telugu films started to reach wider section of audience and by 1980s, Telugu films became part of pop cultural life style.

Numerous genres are explored over the years, and in the early days it was family films, old-school romances, and comedies ruled the roost. Then in Telugu films in 1960s started to take a new turn, and crime and action films became popular. James Bond style films, and Indian westerns became a trend in 1970s with the release of Mosagallaku Mosagadu. Biographies of various devotees, and films based on Puranas and Itihasas were always popular apart from regular social films. Telugu films in 1980s saw angry young men and revenge dramas interlaced with action elements. Fantasies and folk tales started in the early days and continue to gain new audience through to the end of 1970s.

The following is the list of Telugu old movies that are timeless classics, evergreen super hits, and best of old Tollywood.

Here Is The List Of Telugu Old Movies
Movie Name Release Date Cast Director
Bhakta Prahlada 1931

Valluru Subbaiah, Naguboina Sudheer,

Surabhi Kamalabai,  Duraiswami Naidu

 Chitrapu Narayana Rao
Mala Pilla 25 Sep 38

Govindarajula Subba Rao, Kanchanamala,

P.Suri Babu, Venkatasubbaiah

Gudavalli Ramabrahmam
Raitu Bidda  1939

Bellary Raghava,  Gidugu Venkata ,

Seethapathi Rao,

Bhimavarapu Narasimha Rao

Gudavalli Ramabrahmam
Vandemataram 1939

Chittor V. Nagaiah, Kanchanamala,

Mudigonda Lingamurthy

A.K. Sekhar
Swarga Seema 1945

Chittor V. Nagaiah,  Bhanumathi Ramakrishna,

B. Jayamma

A.K. Sekhar
Thyagayya  1946

Chittor V. Nagaiah, Hemalatha Devi, B. Jayamma,

Lakshmirajyam

Chittor V. Nagaiah
Yogi Vemana 1947

Chittor V. Nagaiah, Mudigonda Lingamurthy,

M. V. Rajamma, Parvatibai

Kadiri Venkata Reddy
Balaraju  26 Feb 1948

Akkineni Nageswara Rao, S. Varalakshmi,

Anjali Devi

Ghantasala Balaramaiah
Keelu Gurram 19 Feb 1949 Akkineni Nageswara Rao,  Anjali Devi Raja Saheb of Mirzapur
Gunasundari Katha 1949

Sriranjani, Kasturi Siva Rao,

Relangi Venkata Ramaiah,

Govindarajula Subba Rao

Kadiri Venkata Reddy
Mana Desam 24 Nov1949

Chittor V. Nagaiah, C. H. Narayana Rao,

C. Krishnaveni,  N. T. Rama Rao

L. V. Prasad
Shavukaru 7 Apr 1950 N. T. Rama Rao, Sowcar Janaki L. V. Prasad
Samsaram 29 Dec 1950

N.T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao,

Lakshmirajyam

L. V. Prasad
Pathala Bhairavi 15 Mar 1951 N. T. Rama Rao, S. V. Ranga Rao, K. Malathi Kadiri Venkata Reddy
Malliswari  20 Dec 1951 N. T. Rama Rao, Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy
Daasi  26 Nov 1952

 N. T. Rama Rao, C. Lakshmi Rajyam,

S. V. Ranga Rao

C.V. Ranganatha Das
Palli Chesi Choodu  19 Feb 1952

N. T. Rama Rao, Garikapati Varalakshmi,

Yandamuri Joga Rao, Savitri, S. V. Ranga Rao

L. V. Prasad
Devadasu 26 Jun 1953  Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri, Lalitha Vedantam Raghavaiah
Naa Illu 1953

Chittor V. Nagaiah, B. Jayamma,

T. R. Rajakumari

 Chittor V. Nagaiah
Thodu Dongalu  15 Apr 1954

N.T. Rama Rao, Gummadi Venkateswara Rao,

P. Hemalatha, Chalam

D. Yoganand
Vipra Narayana  10 Dec 1954  Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Bhanumathi Ramakrishna P. S. Ramakrishna Rao
Kanya Shulkam  26 Aug 1955

N.T. Rama Rao, Savitri, C.S.R. Anjaneyulu,

Sowcar Janaki

P. Pullaiah
Missamma 12 Jan 1955

N. T. Rama Rao,  Savitri, Jamuna,

S.V. Ranga Rao,  Relangi Venkata Ramaiah

L. V. Prasad
Ardhamgi  26 Jan 1955 Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri P. Pullaiah
Donga Ramudu 1 Oct 1955

Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri, Jamuna,

Jaggayya

K. V. Reddy
Mayabazar  27 Mar 1957 N. T. Rama Rao, Savitri, S. V. Ranga Rao Kadiri Venkata Reddy
Suvarna Sundari 1957 10 May 1957 Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi Vedantam Raghavaiah
Panduranga Mahatyam 28 Nov 1957

N.T. Rama Rao, Chittor V. Nagaiah,

Anjali Devi, Rushyendramani, Vijaya Nirmala

Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
Jaya Bheri  9 Apr 1959 Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi P. Pullaiah
Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam 9 Jan 1960

N.T. Rama Rao, Savitri, S. Varalakshmi,

P. Suri Babu, Chittor V. Nagaiah,

Gummadi Venkateswara Rao

P. Pullaiah
Chivaraku Migiledi 1960

K. Savithri, Kanta Rao, Prabhakar Reddy,

Ramana Reddy, Raja Babu

Gutha Ramineedu
Velugu Needalu 5 Jan 1961 Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri Adurthi Subba Rao
Jagadeka Veeruni Katha 9 Aug 1961 N.T. Rama Rao, B. Saroja Devi,  Kadiri Venkata Reddy
Seetha Rama Kalyanam 6 Jan 1961 N. T. Rama Rao, B. Saroja Devi, Harinath, Kanta Rao N. T. Rama Rao
Mahamantri Timmarusu 26 Jul 1962

N.T. Rama Rao, Gummadi, S. Varalakshmi,

Devika, Relangi , Venkata Ramaiah

Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao
Rakta Sambandham 11 Jan 1962

N.T. Rama Rao, Savitri, Devika, Kanta Rao,

Ramana Reddy, Suryakantham

V. Madhusudan Rao
Padandi Munduku 26 Jan 1962

Kongara Jaggayya, Gummadi, Jamuna, Kanta Rao,

S. V. Ranga Rao, G. Varalakshmi

V. Madhusudhana Rao
Bandipotu 1963

N.T. Rama Rao, R. Nagendra Rao, Krishna Kumari,

Leelavathi, Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy

B. Vittalacharya
Guruvunu Minchina Sishyudu 1963

Kantha Rao, Mukkamala, Krishna Kumari,

Rajanala

B. Vittalacharya
Narthanasala 11 Oct 1963 N. T. Rama Rao, Savitri, S. V. Ranga Rao Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
Lava Kusa 29 Mar 1963 N. T. Rama Rao, Anjali Devi, T. L. Kanta Rao C. Pullaiah, C. S. Rao
Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham 9 Jan 1963

N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao,

B. Saroja Devi

K. V. Reddy
Bobbili Yuddham  4 Dec 1963

N.T. Rama Rao, Bhanumathi , S.V.Ranga Rao,

Jamuna

C. Seetaram
Aathma Balam 9 Jan1964

Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Kongara Jaggayya,

B. Saroja Devi

V. Madhusudhan Rao
Ramudu Bheemudu 21 May 1964

N.T. Rama Rao, Jamuna, L. Vijayalakshmi,

Relangi Venkata Ramaiah,S.V.Ranga Rao

Tapi Chanakya
Gudi Gantalu 14 Jan 1964

N.T. Rama Rao, Krishna Kumari,

Relangi Venkata Ramaiah, Kongara Jaggaiah

V. Madhusudhan Rao
Antastulu 27 May 1965

Akkineni Nageswara Rao , Bhanumathi Ramakrishna,

Krishna Kumari

V. Madhusudhan Rao
Sumangali 1 Jan 1965 Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri Adurthi Subba Rao
Thene Manasulu 31 Mar 1965

Varanasi Ram Mohan Rao, Krishna, Sukanya,

B. Padmanabham

Adurthi Subba Rao
Srikrishna Pandaveeyam 13 Jan 1966

N. T. Rama Rao, Udaykumar, K. R. Vijaya,

Chittor V. Nagaiah, Gummadi Venkateswara Rao,

Shobhan Babu

N. T. Rama Rao
Ave Kallu 14 Dec 1967

Krishna, Kanchana, Rajanala, Padmanabham,

Ramana Reddy , Gummadi

A. C. Tirulokchandar
Goodhachari 116 11 Aug 1966 Krishna, Jayalalitha, Rajanala, Mukkamala M. Mallikharjuna Rao
Kanchukota 1967 Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, Vanisri, Savitri Rao C.S.R.
Sakshi  1967

Krishna, Vijaya Nirmala, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Rajababu,

Vijayalalitha, Chalapathi Rao

Bapu
Ave Kallu 14 Dec 1967 Krishna, Kanchana, Rajanala, Padmanabham A. C. Trilok Chandar
Sudigundalu 1968

Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Vijayachander, Ram Mohan,

Pushpavalli, Sakshi Ranga Rao

Adurthi Subba Rao
Ramu  4 May 1968 N. T. Rama Rao, Jamuna A. C. Tirulokchandar
Buddhimanthudu 20 Sep 1969

Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Vijaya Nirmala,

Sobhan Babu,  Krishnam Raju 

Bapu
Saptaswaralu 1969 Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao, Rajasree, Rajanala Vedantam Raghavaiah
Ekaveera 1969 N.T. Rama Rao, K. R. Vijaya, Kantha Rao, Jamuna C. S. Rao
Manushulu Marali 1969

Shoban Babu, Sharada, Kanchana,

Gummadi Venkateswara Rao

V. Madhusudhan Rao
Maro Prapancham 10 Apr 1970 Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri, Jamuna Adurthi Subba Rao
Sambarala Rambabu 1970 Chalam, Allu Ramalingaiah, Sharada G.V.R. Sheshgiri Rao
Sampoorna Ramayanam 1971

Shobhan Babu, Chandrakala, Gummadi,

Chittor V. Nagaiah, Kaikala Satyanarayana,

S.V.Ranga Rao

Bapu
Mosagallaku Mosagadu 1971

Ghattamaneni Krishna, Vijaya Nirmala,

Nagabhushanam, Gummadi,

Kaikala Satyanarayana

K. S. R. Das
Mohemmad Bin Tughlak 1972

Nagabhushanam, Ramaprabha, Chaya Devi,

Sandhya Rani, Leela Rani, Raja Babu, Krishnam Raju

BV Prasad
Thatha Manavadu 23 Mar 1972

S. V. Ranga Rao, Potti Veeraiah,

Anjali Devi, Kaikala Satyanarayana,

Raja Babu

Dasari Narayana Rao
Neramu Siksha 18 Jul 1973

Ghattamaneni Krishna, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan,

M. Balaiah

K. Viswanath
Andala Ramudu 12 Sep 1973 Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Latha Bapu
Ganga Manga 1 Jan 1973 Vanisri,  Krishna, Sobhan Babu Tapi Chanakya
Krishnaveni 1974  Krishnam Raju, Vanisri V. Madhusudhan Rao
Alluri Seeta Ramaraju 1 May 1974 Ghattamaneni Krishna, Vijaya Nirmala  V. Ramachandra Rao
Muthyala Muggu 1975 Sreedhar, Sangeeta, Rao Gopal Rao Bapu
Bhakta Kannappa 1976

Krishnam Raju, Vanisree, M. Balaiah, Rao Gopal Rao,

Allu Ramalingaiah

Bapu
Siri Siri Muvva 1976

Jayapradha, Chandra Mohan,

Satyanarayana Kaikala

K. Viswanath
Adavi Ramudu  28 Apr 1977

N. T. Rama Rao, Jayaprada,

Jayasudha

K. Raghavendra Rao
Maro Charitra 2 May 1978

Kamal Haasan, Saritha, Madhavi,

Sarath Babu

K. Balachander
Siva Ranjani 1978

Jayasudha, Mohan Babu, Allu Ramalingaiah,

Nirmalamma

Dasari Narayana Rao
Mana Voori Pandavulu 9 Nov 1978

Krishnam Raju, Chiranjeevi,

Rao Gopal Rao

Bapu
Karunamayudu 21 Dec 1978 Vijayachander, Kongara Jaggaiah A. Bhimsingh
Shankarabharanam 15 Jan 1980

J.V. Somayajulu, Manju Bhargavi,

Chandra Mohan

K. Viswanath
Maa Bhoomi 1980 Sai Chand, Rami Reddy Goutam Ghose
Saptapadi 26 Jun 1981

J.V. Somayajulu, Allu Rama Lingaiah,

Sabita Bhamidipati

K. Vishwanath
Sardar Papa Rayudu 30 Oct 1980 N. T. Rama Rao, Sridevi, Sharada Dasari Narayana Rao
Bobbili Puli 9 Jul 1982 N. T. Rama Rao, Sridevi Dasari Narayana Rao
Eenadu 17 Dec 1982 Krishna Ghattamaneni, Raogopalrao P. Sambasiva Rao
Meghasandesam 24 Sep 1982

Akkineni Nageswara Rao,  

Jayaprada, Jayasudha

Dasari Narayana Rao
Khaidi 28 Oct 1983

Chiranjeevi, Madhavi, Sumalatha,

Rao Gopal Rao

A. Kodandarami Reddy
Sagara Sangamam 3 Jun 1983 Kamal Haasan, Jaya Prada K. Viswanath
Ananda Bhairavi 1983 Girish Karnad, Kanchana, Harish Jandhyala
Mangamma Gari Manavadu 3 Sep 1984

Nandamuri Balakrishna,

Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, Suhasini

Kodi Ramakrishna
Bobbili Brahmanna 1984 Krishnam Raju, Sharada, Jayasudha K. Raghavendra Rao
Sitaara 1984 Bhanupriya, Suman, Subhalekha Sudhakar Vamshi
Mayuri  1985

Sudha Chandran, Subhakar,

P. L. Narayana, Nirmalamma

Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
Pratighatana 1 Jan 1985

Vijayshanti, Chandra Mohan, Kota Srinivasa Rao,

Sai Kumar, P. L. Narayana

T. Krishna
Simhasanam 21 Mar 1986 Krishna, Jayaprada, Radha mandakini Krishna
Aha Naa Pellanta 27 Nov 1987

Rajendra Prasad, Rajani, Kota Srinivasa Rao,

Brahmanandam

Jandhyala
Chantabbai 22 Aug 1986

Chiranjeevi, Suhasini Mani Ratnam,

Kongara Jaggayya

Jandhyala
Sirivennela 20 May 1986 Sarvadaman Banerjee, Suhasini Moon Moon Sen K. Viswanath
Swati Mutyam 27 Mar 1986 Kamal Haasan, Raadhika Sarathkumar K. Viswanath
Rudra Veena 4 Mar 1988 Chiranjeevi, Gemini Ganesan, Shobana  K. Balachander
Yamudiki Mogudu 29 Apr 1988

Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanti, Radha,

Kaikala Satyanarayana, Kota Srinivasa Rao

Ravi Raja Pinisetty
Swarna Kamalam 15 Jul 1988 Venkatesh, Bhanupriya, Sharon Lowen K. Viswanath
Daasi  1988 Archana, Bhoopal Reddy, Rupa B. Narsing Rao
Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata  9 Mar 1989 Bhanumathi, Rajendra Prasad, Gautami, Nuthan Prasad Rajasekhar
Gitanjali 10 May 1989 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Girija Shettar Mani Ratnam
Shiva 5 May 1989 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Amala, Raghuvaran Ram Gopal Varma
Kondaveeti Donga 9 Mar 1990 Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanthi, Radha A. Kodandarami Reddy
Nari nari Naduma Murari 25 April 1990 Balakrishna, Shobana, Nirosha A. Kodandarami Reddy
Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari 9 May 1990 Sridevi, Chiranjeevi K. Raghavendra Rao
Alludugaru 14 July 1990 Mohan Babu, Shobana, Ramya Krishnan, Chandra Mohan K. Raghavendra Rao
Karthavyam 1990 Vijayashanthi, Vinod Kumar, Nirmalamma Mohan Gandhi

 

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