Telugu folk songs have a long history and they stand as a symbol of the heritage and culture of the Telugus. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that there won't be any person who won't dance to a peppy Telugu folk song for the amazing beat they have. Apart from the sounding, folk songs in Telugu have a great lyrical value describing the situations easily. That is the reason, Telugu music directors have been showing interest to place at least one folk song in their movies. These mass folk songs take the movie closer to the mass audience within no time. Pawan Kalyan is one of the pioneers among the Telugu heroes who used to give due importance to the folk songs in his movies. He even sang few folk songs like Kodaka Koteswara Rao from Agnyaathavaasi and Katamarayudu in Attarintiki Daredi.
Coming to the music directors, young music directors of this generation who love to experiment with the sounding of their song are opting for the folk songs. The result is their songs are trending all over. Daari Choodu from Krishnarjuna Yuddham has emerged as one of the biggest chartbusters of 2018 whereas Vachinde from Fidaa was one of the most popular Telugu songs of 2017 with more than 150 Million views. Below is a list of best Telugu folk songs from Tollywood movies.
Bombai Pothava Raja From Paper Boy
This song is a peppy folk song composed by Bheems and it was an instant hit right from the moment it released. Representing the rural folk beats and DJ music of Telangana, Bombay Pothava Raja song from Paper Boy is a perfect dance number which attracted the youth big time. Santosh Shoban has shown his mass dance moves in the song which has vocals by Bheems Ceciroleo, and Raghuram.
Daari Choodu Song From Krishnarjuna Yuddham
Sung by a local Telugu folk singer Penchal Das, Daari Choodu is composed by Hiphop Tamizha. The song has lyrics written by Penchal Das himself. The specialty of this song is that the song was recorded without music as Penchal Das was scared of singing in the studio. Once he finished singing, Hiphop Tamizha added suitable music.
Pedda Puli Song From Chal Mohan Ranga
Pedda Puli song is one of the famous Telugu DJ folk songs which is used during the festivals. One of the talented Telugu singers, Rahul Sipligunj along with Thaman have recreated the popular folk song for Chal Mohan Ranga. This song has been utilised as the introduction song of Nithin in the movie and his dance moves made this song visually appealing as well.
Aa Gattununtava Song From Rangasthalam
Aa Gattununtava Naganna is a pure folk song composed by none other than Devi Sri Prasad. The song which comes at a crucial situation in the film Rangasthalam was a super hit among the masses. Aa Gattununtava is sung by popular folk singer Shiva Nagulu but the song in the film had the vocals of Devi Sri Prasad and this became a controversy after the movie's release.
Kodaka Koteswar Rao Song From Agnyaathavaasi
Kodaka Koteswara Rao from Agnathavasi is one more folk song in the combination of Trivikram Srinivas and Pawan Kalyan after Katamarayuda song. The song might not have helped the film but it surely grabbed our attention and once again showed the love Pawan Kalyan has for folk songs in Telugu.
Gunna Gunna Mamidi Song From Raja The Great
Gunna Gunna Mamidi is one of the most popular folk songs in Telugu and it is a must listen song for everyone. Director Anil Ravipudi has incorporated the reprise version of this song in his film Raja The Great. The song came as a surprise and received a thundering response in the theatres. Ravi Teja, Hari Teja, Sana and other danced to this peppy folk song which was recreated by the music director Sai Kartheek.
Bombhaat Song From LIE
Bombhaat is yet another popular song of 2017 which was sung by none other than the talented Rahul Sipligunj. The song was composed by Mani Sharma and had lyrics written by Kasarla Shyam. Bombhaat was one of the very few positive factors about LIE which ended up as a disaster at the box office.
Vachinde Song From Fidaa
Vachinde is not entirely a folk song but it has the tone and mood a Telangana folk song. Madhu Priya who is known for her famous Aadapillanamma has sung Vachinde with utmost perfection and the result is the song became a huge hit among the Telugu audience. Vachinde stands tall among as one of the best folk compositions in Telugu cinema. Sai Pallavi's crazy dance moves made the viewers go crazy as the song received more than 100 Million views in a few months.
Netha Cheera Song From Katamarayudu
Netha Cheera is yet another Pawan Kalyan song on the list. It has Pawan and Shruti Haasan grooving to the mass composition of Anup Rubens. The song was crooned by Sai Charan and Sahithi and lyrics were provided by Bhaskarabhatla.
Addhira Banna Song From Soggade Chinni Nayana
Addhira Banna is a pure Telugu folk song but it has a classy touch from the music director Anup Rubens. The song features Nagarjuna and has been sung by a bunch of young singers Anudeep, Sampath, Prakash, Lokesh, Arun Dhanunjay and Raghuram.
Katamarayuda Song From Attarintiki Daredi
Katamarayuda is sung by Power Star Pawan Kalyan for the film Attarintiki Daredi. It is a recreated version of an old Telugu folk song with almost the same lyrics. It was composed by Devi Sri Prasad and the song was a super hit. Katamarayuda song became so popular that one of the next movies of Pawan Kalyan was titled as Katamarayudu.