Tollywood Rewind: 10 best theatrical releases in Telugu in 2021

The year has come to end and it is time to rewind and take a look at some of the best Telugu films of the year that released in theatres.

By Bhavana Sharma  Published on  25 Dec 2021 11:10 AM GMT
Tollywood Rewind: 10 best theatrical releases in Telugu in 2021

Hyderabad: The year has come to end and it is time to rewind and take a look at some of the best Telugu films of the year that released in theatres.

1. Krack

Starring Ravi Teja, 'Krack' released during Sankranti 2021. It has a good plot that will keep your entertained. Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja lived up to the title given to him by his audiences. A good cast, thrilling twists and high octane action sequences make this film a pakka commercial entertainer. Performances by the star cast will make it worth your time. 'Krack' is the official Telugu remake of the Tamil film 'Sethupathi' starring Vijay Sethupathi. It is now streaming on Aha.

2. Uppena

This film is a new age, breezy love story and the fresh faces of Panja Vaishnav Tej and Kriti Shetty makes it more interesting. Vijay Sethupathi plays the antagonist in the film. While there cannot be a love story without complications, this love story has a complication that no one can guess. What happens after that is what makes 'Uppena' a pure love story. Director Buchhi Babu Sana tells us that caste, creed, financial status, and religion do not matter to two people who love each other. Music is the soul of the film and the visuals are amazing. 'Uppena' is streaming on Netflix and you won't regret watching it.

3. Sreekaram

This one is all about organic and community farming. It's about a software employee who quits his job to save his parents and the villagers from debts. He teaches them new methods of farming and ways to make profits out of it. The film is inspired by people who choose agriculture and farming instead of working at a corporate firm. It will definitely inspire you and teach you some facts about farming that many wouldn't know. Sharwanand and Priyanka Mohan are the lead actors. The film is streaming on Sun Nxt.

4. Jathirathnalu

This one a laugh riot and doesn't need any introduction. Naveen Polishetty, Rahul Ramakrishna, Priyadarshi and Faria Abdullah have done an extraordinary job. Directed by debutant Anudeep you will not be bored for a second. The film released in March and people laughed happily in the theatres after all the sadness that COVID-19 had brought into their lives. This film is always worth watching again and again. It is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

5. Vakeel Saab

Pawan Kalyan was back after a gap of three years and expectations were immense. 'Vakeel Saab' was the official Telugu remake of the Hindi film 'Pink'. Besides Pawan Kalyan, the film stars Anjali, Nivetha Thomas and Ananya Nagalla. Initially, the film drew huge flak as the makers were promoting only Pawan Kalyan and not the actresses though the film is about women. But when the film was released, it received a lot of praise because of the courtroom drama. It is an undeniable fact that Pawan Kalyan was great as Vakeel Saab. It is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

6. Naandhi

Starring Allari Naresh and Varalakshmi Sarathkumar in the lead roles, this flick is a crime thriller. It is about how cops book an innocent man for a crime he hasn't committed and make him suffer in jail. Then comes a lawyer to rescue him. Why does she do that and is the accused really innocent or is there some hidden agenda behind it is what makes the film interesting. It is streaming on Aha.

7. Thimmarusu

Satyadev, Chaitanya Rao, and Priyanka Jawalkar play the lead roles in this Telugu remake of the Kannada film 'Birbal Trilogy: Finding Vajramuni'. Satyadev plays a lawyer who can go to any extent to find justice for his client. It is an emotional drama that has some twists and turns in the end. Worth watching again if you like thrillers and some good performances. It is streaming on Netflix.

8. Narappa

Venkatesh Daggubati and Priyamani's Narappa received as much praise as the original film 'Asuran'. Venkatesh's performance is top-notch. Directed by Srikanth Addala, the film is raw, rustic, and real. Made against the backdrop of Rayalaseema, 'Narappa' is all about revenge due to cast and creed differences between communities in a village and how Narappa, who loses his elder son, takes revenge against the rivals. The dialect, costumes, and locations make this film a special one. Give it a try. Watch it on Amazon Prime Video.

9. Sri Devi Soda Center

Directed by Karuna Kumar, 'Sri Devi Soda Center' is also a village drama that will entertain you with every scene. It talks about the differences created between people of a village because of their caste and their status. But this one is a love story between two people from different castes and how society can influence them to take decisions that land them in trouble. Sudheer Babu plays the lead role. The beautiful boat riding competitions in the Godavari district and the picturesque locations make this film special. This film is streaming on Zee5.

10. Pushpa

The film drew flak for the romance between the lead couple. However, those scenes were deleted. The performances by Allu Arjun, Suneil, Fahadh Fasil, and Ajay Ghosh are worth mentioning. Thanks to Sukumar, this film brought the Chittoor dialect and the red sandalwood smuggling into the light. Story-wise, there is nothing great but the filmmaking and the efforts put in by the art department to bring the story alive make it worth a watch.

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