Netflix is one of the biggest streaming giants of the world, if not the biggest. It has a sea of content from all over the world, in various languages, and comes up with more and more content every week, from everywhere. This naturally means that the OTT platform also has a good collection of Telugu content to stream. In this article, we shall look at the best Telugu films that Netflix has.
At the time of its release, no one knew anyone from the film, and all the filmmakers had to offer the audience was their script and performances. C/O Kancharapalem came as an outsider and indie film, but managed to make the biggest impact, making it one of the best films released in Telugu, ever. This is one film that you most certainly have to watch, in case you haven’t already.
When it’s a film directed by Trivikram Srinivas, featuring Allu Arjun in the lead role, the expectations on the film will naturally be high. While the expectations were high on the film and the music album of the film turned out to be a chartbuster, the movie managed to surpass all expectations and go on to become a roaring success. Trivikram and Bunny hit it out of the park with this film, which also served as a soft launching pad for Bunny’s pan-Indian stardom.
Director Tharun Bhascker made a huge impact in Tollywood with his very first film itself, Pelli Choopulu. Everyone wanted to see how the director would follow up his debutant success, and he more than delivered with Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi. He proved once again that he is the best when it comes to narrating close to life and relatable stories in the most entertaining and effective way possible.
Cinema Bandi is a Netflix original which was released during the Coronavirus lockdown time. The movie wasn’t highly promoted and didn’t even feature any notable faces. Despite that, it managed to gain a good word of mouth for its honest and raw storytelling, which made it a huge success.
The makers of Awe said that the film would surely surprise everyone, at the time of the film’s release. However, no one anticipated the way in which the film would surprise all. Director Prashanth Varma truly awed everyone with the film and its underlying theme, which deals with a very relatable issue. While the film was released quite some time ago, Awe continues to be one of the most unique films in Tollywood.
Almost everyone was skeptical about the fate of Oh! Baby, when the film was announced. The film is directed by Nandini Reddy and features Samantha in the lead role. Given that it’s a remake, no one thought that the film’s themes or the film itself would appeal to the audience. However, the film managed to surprise everyone and make them fall in love with it, and even managed to establish Samantha as a leading lady with a strong market for herself.
Adivi Sesh is one of those rare actors in Tollywood whose name itself is a brand. With the kind of movies that he’s been seen in so far, the audience have come to accept and directly believe that whatever film he features in, is going to be good. Apart from that, Major still managed to move the audience and make an impact, as it narrated the life story of a hero who sacrificed his life for his country.
Akhil Akkineni got a dream debut in Tollywood, and there were huge expectations on his debut film. However, the film turned out to be a huge disappointment. Since then, the actor had been trying to deliver a successful film, which wasn’t possible until last year, when Most Eligible Bachelor was released. The film became an instant hit, especially with the youth, as it tackled a very concurrent subject.
While the film may not have worked very well in the theatres, Natural Star Nani’s Ante Sundaraniki managed to find good support after it was released on Netflix. This is a feel good film that has an underlying message in it.
Another film of Natural Star Nani’s, Shyam Singha Roy had huge expectations on it ever since it was announced. The film showcased Nani in a new light, and managed to deliver massively with its second half, and has turned out to be one of the best films in Nani’s career so far.