12 Telugu movies with army backdrop

The Indian army is one of the biggest standing armies in the world, which prides itself on the fact that it’s an institution in which its citizens enroll voluntarily and not by force, unlike many other countries. The reason for the happy, blissful lifestyle that the country’s residents enjoy, is the Indian army, which protects the people of its nation from harm from any intruders at all. The entertainment has tried several times to give a tribute, in the form of thanks, to the Indian army, and Telugu cinema has done so as well.

With Adivi Sesh’s Major having been released today, take a look at all the other army-based movies in Tollywood.

  • Vijayendra Varma

Released in 2004, Balakrishna is seen as an army officer in this movie, in which Sangeetha, Laya, and Ankitha were the leading ladies. Popular writer Vijayendra Prasad wrote the story of this film, which turned out to be a disaster upon release.

  • Stalin

While Stalin has become memorable for the philosophy of helping three people and asking them to help three others, it is not to be forgotten that Megastar Chiranjeevi plays a man who’s returned from the army, after taking a bullet to his heart. Through Chiranjeevi’s character Stalin, the audience gets to experience the spirit of an army officer.

  • Parama Veera Chakra

Balakrishna can once again be seen as an army officer in this film, which was released in 2011. Directed by Dasari Narayana Rao, the film had a lot of expectations on it but turned out to be a disaster upon release.

  • Thupaki


While not a straight Telugu film, Vijay can be seen as an army officer in this movie directed by AR Murugadoss, in which Kajal Aggarwal is the leading lady.

  • Kanche

02 Kanche

Kanche sees Varun Tej as army personnel fighting for the British during the second world war, in Germany, against the Nazi forces. While the film is a love story, it perfectly depicts the realities of Indian soldiers during the WWII

  • Mehabooba

Puri Jagannath’s son Akash Puri is seen as an army officer in this film directed by Puri himself. While there was a good buzz surrounding this film, it turned out to be disappointing upon release.

  • Na peru Surya na illu India

Allu Arjun was seen as an army officer in this film, which was the directorial debut of writer Vakkantham Vamsi. While Bunny was perfectly suited for the role, and despite a very good buzz, the film failed to impress the audience upon its release.

  • Venky Mama

While the army portion is very brief in the film, it is still gripping to watch. Venkatesh and Naga Chaitanya are a part of this army backdrop film.

  • Sarileru Neekevvaru

Superstar Mahesh Babu was seen as an army officer for the first time in his career in this film. Apart from that, the film also delivered a wonderful message about the army and their services to the people, toward the end of the film.

  • Major

Major focuses on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who sacrificed his life for the people of this country, during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, where he not only commanded troops but also personally saved a lot of lives.

  • Jana Gana Mana

This is Puri Jagannath’s dream project, and he has been intending to make it for several years now, with Mahesh in the lead role. However, this didn’t go as per plan, and now, Vijay Deverakonda will be seen in the lead role, and the shooting of the film has already begun. The release date of the film is yet to be announced.

  • Seeta Ramam

Directed by Hanu Raghavapudi, there is a lot of buzz around this film, in which Dulquer Salmaan will be seen as an army officer. While there’s a love story at the core of this film, it also seems to talk about the ground realities of being an army officer.