India is home to several film industries apart from Bollywood, of which Tollywood has gained massive popularity. Phenomenal performances and intriguing scripts have led to widespread recognition, not just in the South, but all over India.
Here, we bring you the ultimate list of new Telugu movies that are a must-watch.
1. HIT: The First Case
This movie is a great investigative thriller that is sure to keep you at the edge of your seat throughout. The build-up of the suspense hooks the audience without revealing too much. In HIT, Vikram is a police officer suffering from PTSD due to a personal tragedy who works for the Homicide Intervention Team (HIT) in the Crime Investigation Department. He is tasked with a missing person case concerning a girl named Preethi. However, as the mystery continues to deepen, Vikram must put aside his emotions and use all his investigative skills to solve the mystery.
2. Disco Raja
One of the popular recent Telugu movies, Disco Raja is a science-fiction film directed by Vi Anand and starring Ravi Teja as the main lead. The film starts with a group of elite researchers discovering a body frozen in the mountains of Ladakh. The team tries to revive the man (Disco Raja) using superior technology who comes back to life. However, as his memories come back he realises that he was the victim of a merciless killing and escapes the confines of the lab to avenge his death.
3. Ala Vaikunthapurramloo
An absolute entertainer, Ala Vaikunthapurramloo, is one of the best new Telugu movies released. The plot starts with a young boy Bantu who is constantly scorned by his father. As the boy grows up, he realises that he is actually the son of a rich businessman but the man he calls father was responsible for hatching an evil plan that separated him from his birth family. What follows is a wonderful story wherein Bantu decides to protect his birth family and find his place among them. Actor Allu Arjun’s performance was highly praised as was the music and direction of the film.
4. Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya
Of all the latest Telugu movies, this film is a must-watch for all mystery and investigative enthusiasts. The movie centres on a detective agency in Nellore run by Agent Sai Srinivasa. However, work is often hard to come by leaving the detective with a lot of free time on his hands. One day he is asked to investigate an unidentified body found near the railway track. What follows is an entertaining and gripping tale full of mystery and suspense.
Another crackerjack thriller from Tollywood, this film begins with the arrest of a businessman’s wife for killing a high-ranking officer. On her arrest, she claims that the office in question raped her and she killed him in self-defence. An inspector is tasked with the investigation of the case which leads to several dark and surprising turns. One of the most intriguing new Telugu movies, watch this film for its spectacular performances and detailed storyline.
6. Sarileru Neekevvaru
A wonderful blend of humour and heroism, Sarileru Neekevvaru is one of the best new Telugu movies released. An honest army major, Ajay travels to Kurnool where her he finds himself amid a scam by a politician that is targeting his regiment’s officer’s family. What follows is fabulous entertainment, true to the style of Tollywood, and moments of bravery, heroism and also humour. Directed by Anil Ravipudi, this movie starring Mahesh Babu is sure to delight and entertain audiences.
A romantic-comedy film centred around the world of farming, Bheeshma is the light and enjoyable movie to chill with on a Sunday. One of the most enjoyable films, this light-hearted drama tops the list of latest Telugu movies to watch. A young employee and meme-creator (Bheeshma) fall in love with a girl (Chaitra) working in the same organisation. Suddenly, Bheeshma finds himself in the role of CEO of the company making him Chaitra’s boss.
A beautifully written biopic, Mallesham is the true story of Padma Shri award winner Chintakindi Mallesham. One of the popular recent Telugu movies, this film showcases the difficulties faced by villages earning through the weaving process. Women weavers would be left spent and exhausted working the tiresome process while the family would rack up massive debts to live their life. Mallesham then decides to solve the situation and lands up transforming the weaving industry.
A beautiful romantic-drama, this film takes the audience on a back and forth journey of the two protagonists. The two leads, Ram and Jaanu, meet after 15 years at their school reunion. The two soon establish a comfortable rapport and what follows is a mix of emotions that reveals both their journeys leading up to this point.
Sportspersons often have an unspoken age-limit with younger newcomers eager to take over the role. This film takes us through the personal journey of a 30-plus cricketer looking to get back in the Indian cricket team to fulfil his son’s dream.