Director: Prasanth Varma
Cast: Kajal Aggarwal as Kali, Priyadarshi Pulikonda as Nala the chef, Nithya Menen as Krishnaveni aka Krish, Eesha Rebba as Radha (Krish's love interest), Avasarala Srinivas as Shiva, Regina Cassandra as Meera, Nani as Nani the fish, and Ravi Teja as Chanti the bonsai tree.
Awe is a sort of meta-film which tells the story of a young woman named Kali and her plans to commit suicide on her birthday. The film also tells the story of another young woman named Radha who is in love with Krish, a medical doctor. She invites Krish so that they can convince her parents. The twist comes in the form of Krish being Krishnaveni and that Radha is in a lesbian relation.
Next comes the story of Nala an unemployed youngster who pretends that he is a cook to get a job with a noted restaurant. Around the same time, a young girl named Moksha engages a magician in a war of wits. And then there is Shiva a watchman who plans to make a time machine and Meera a waitress at a restaurant who is addicted to drugs. All of them are apparently at the same restaurant. What and if all these people are connected and what happens to all of them form the rest of the story.
Awe received high critical acclaim and also turned out to be a commercial success. The innovative story, unpredictable screenplay, and top of the line performances by the ensemble cast are praised by the critics. Producer Nani was applauded for his guts to make such an unconventional film in Telugu.