Best Telugu Movies in 2016 Which Helped Change Tollywood For Better

Best Telugu Movies in 2016 Which Helped Change Tollywood For Better

4 Jul 18 @ 4:29 PM | By Gitacharya

Telugu Cinema in 2016 couldn’t reach the box office Everest like it did in 2015, which is an exception since Baahubali was a behemoth, but the change of wind continued with various films making it big both with the audience and the critics. The year started with the success of Nenu Sailaja and the early success streak continued with movies like Nannaku Prematho and Soggade Chinni Nayana.

  • 2016 Telugu movies will be remembered for small and medium budget films driven by fresh content. Among the Tollywood movies with big stars, many run-of-the-mill films bit the dust while a few that banked on scripts, not just the star, made a mark. After the humongous success of Baahubali, Telugu movies in 2016 gained rapt attention from National media.

    Tollywood movies in 2016 Nevertheless scored very well with the audience. Some of the Best Telugu movies in the year are well liked. Movies with star heroes like Janatha Garage, Soggade Chinni Nayana etc. which have strong story received critical acclaim apart from being some of the biggest hits in the careers of the actors. But it was the small movies that made big strides in the year.

    Here is the list of Best Telugu movies in 2016 that had become commercial success apart from receiving praise from the critics.

    Best Telugu Movies 2016
    S. No. Movie Cast Director Box office (Rs. in crores)
    1 Janatha Garage Jr NTR, Nithya Menen, Samantha Koratala Siva 134.8 
    2 Sarrainodu Allu Arjun, Rakul Preet Singh, Catherine Tresa Boyapati Srinu 127.6
    3 Oopiri Nagarjuna, Karthi, Tamannaah Vamshi Paidipally 97.8 
    4 Dhruva Ram Charan Tej, Rakul Preet Singh P. Surender Reddy 89.6
    5 Soggade Chinni Nayana Nagarjuna, Ramya Krishnan, Lavanya Tripathi Kalyan Krishna Kurasala 82.46
    6 A Aa Nithiin, Samantha Trivikram Srinivas 75.4
    7 Nannaku Prematho N. T. R. Jr., Rakul preet Singh Sukumar 87.2
    8 Kshanam Adivi Sesh, Adah Sharma Ravikanth parepu  
    9 Guntur Talkies Naresh, Siddhu Jonnalagadda Praveen Sattaru 25
    10 Gentleman Nani, Surabhi, Nivetha Thomas Mohan Krishna Indraganti 32.6
    11 Pelli Choopulu Vijay Devarakonda, Ritu Varma Tharun Bhascker 28
    12 Jyo Achyutananda Nara Rohith, Naga Shourya, Regina Cassandra Srinivas Avasarala  
    13 Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Nikhil, Hebah Patel, Nandita Swetha, Avika Gor Vi Anand 39
    14 Appatlo Okadundevadu Sree Vishnu, Nara Rohith, Tanya Hope Sagar K. Chandra  
    15 Nenu Sailaja Ram, Keerthy Suresh Kishore Tirumala 40.1
    16 Jayammu Nischayammu Raa Srinivasa Reddy, Poorna Shiva Raj kanumuri  
    17 Manamantha Mohanlal, Gautami Chandrasekhar Yeleti  
    18 Killing Veerappan Shiva Rajkumar, Sadhu Orhan Ram Gopal Varma 50
    19 Bichagadu Vijay Antony, Satna Titus Sasi 42.25
    20 24 Suriya, Samantha, Nithya Menen Vikram K. Kumar 100.75
  • Tollywood in 2016 experienced an influx of so many small to medium budget films. Small films have the advantage of exploring various genres without having to think about the so called image of its actors. Movies like Pelli Choopulu (romantic comedy), Kshanam (thriller), and Appatlo Okadundevadu (realistic drama) scored well both with the critics and the audience.

    One interesting aspect of the year is the repeated failure of the formula movies even when star heroes acted. The audience emphatically declared that they don’t go with just big names, but will make even small films with a strong subject matter. Here is the complete list of 2016 Telugu movies that graced the screens.

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