Opinion: Underrated Telugu Movies from 2000 to 2021

List of Top Underrated Telugu Movies of All Time

1) Manoharam

Starring Jagapathi Babu, Laya, Prakash Raj among others in the key roles, January 2000 released Manoharam is one of the most underrated films in Tollywood. The film was directed by Gunasekhar and has its music composed by Mani Sharma.

2) Yuvakudu

Pawan Kalyan’s Tholi Prema directed A Karunakaran’s second project, Yuvakudu failed to create magic at the box office. Released on May 18, 2000, the film stars Sumanth, Bhumika, Jayasudha in crucial roles and is one of the most underrated movies in Telugu.

3) 9 Nelalu

Directed by Kranthi Kumar, 9 Nelalu is a concept-oriented drama that released on January 11, 2001. Starring Soundarya in the lead role, the film is the most underrated one.

4) Azad

Released on September 29, 2000, Nagarjuna’s Azad failed to create an impact at the box office. But content-wise, the film is one of the best patriotic dramas Telugu cinema has ever made.

5) Ammo! Okato Tareekhu

Directed EVV Satyanarayana’s Ammo! Okato Tareekhu was released on October 20, 2000. The film stars Srikanth, Raasi, LB Sriram in the key roles and is one of the most underrated movies in Tollywood

6) Chiru Navvuto

Released on November 10, 2000, Chiru Navvuto is one of the most underrated movies in Tollywood. The film stars Venu, Shaheen Khan, Prakash Raj in crucial roles and was directed by G Ram Prasad.

7) Family Circus

Directed by Teja, Family Circus has Jagapathi Babu, Roja, Rajendra Prasad among others in the key roles. The film was released on June 1, 2001, and is one of the most underrated films in Tollywood.

8) Run

Released on September 5, 2022, Run is a romantic action drama was directed by Linguswamy. This Tamil-Telugu bilingual is one of the most underrated movies. The film stars Madhavan, Meera Jasmine in the lead roles.

9) Nuvve Nuvve

Directed Trivikram’s directional debut, Nuvve Nuvve was released on October 10, 2002. Starring Tarun and Shriya Saran in the lead roles, the film is one of the underrated movies in Tollywood.

10) Brahmachari

Kamal Haasan and Simran starrer Brahmachari was released on January 15, 2002. Directed by TSBK Mohan, the film is one of the underrated films.

11) Vasu

Venkatesh and Bhumika starrer Vasu is one of the most underrated films in Telugu. Directed by A Karunakaran, the film was released on April 10, 2002.

12) Bobby

Starring Mahesh Babu and Arthi Agarwal in the lead roles, Bobby was released on October 31, 2002. Directed by Sobhan, the film is one of the underrated love cum action drama in Tollywood.

13) Sreeram

Directed by VN Aditya, Sreeram is one of the most underrated films in Tollywood. Starring Uday Kiran and Anita in the lead roles, the movie was released on June 21, 2002.

14) Ee Abbay Chaala Manchodu

Ravi Teja’s 2003 film, Ee Abbay Chaala Manchodu failed to sustain at the box office but is one of the most underrated movies in Telugu. Directed by Agathiyan, the was bankrolled by BVSN Prasad.

15) Johnny

Powerstar Pawan Kalyan’s Johnny was released on April 25, 2003. The film is one of the most underrated action films Tollywood has ever made.

16) Nijam

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s 2003 film, Nijam is one of the underrated films in Telugu. Directed by Teja, the film also has Gopichand and Raasi in the negative shaded roles.

17) Okariki Okaru

Cinematographer Rasool Ellore turned director with the 2003 film, Okariki Okaru. Starring Srikanth and Aarthi Chabria in the lead roles, the film is one of the underrated romantic dramas Telugu cinema has ever made.

18) Anji

Megastar Chiranjeevi’s 2004 film, Anji is one of the most underrated graphical films ever made in Tollywood. Directed by Kodi Ramakrishna, the film was produced by Shyam Prasad Reddy and has Namrata Shirodkar in the female lead role.

19) Athade Oka Sainyam

Released in 2004, Jagapathi Babu’s Athade Oka Sainyam is one of the most underrated movies in Telugu. Directed by SV Krishna Reddy, the film Prakash Raj in the key role.

20) Nenu

Allari Naresh’s 2004 film, Nenu is the most underrated movie in Tollywood Directed by E Sathibabu, the film has Archana in the female lead role.

21) Koduku

Comedian MS Narayana turned director and directed a movie titled, Koduku and introduced his son Vikram as the hero. The film was released in 2004.

22) Sri Anjaneyam

Director Krishna Vamsi’s 2004 Sri Anjaneyam is one of the most underrated movies in Telugu. The film stars Nithiin, Arjun and Charmee in the key roles.

23) Naa Autograph

Ravi Teja’s 2004 film, Naa Autograph is one of the underrated movies. The film was directed by S Gopala Reddy and has Gopika and Bhumika in the key roles.

24) 143

Director Puri Jagannadh’s 2004 film, 143 has his younger brother Sairam Shankar in the lead role. The film is one of the most underrated movies ever made in Tollywood.

25) Dhana 51

Dhana 51 starring Sumanth and Saloni in the lead roles has released in 2005. The film was directed by Surya Kiran.

26) Chakram

Director Krishna Vamsi’s 2005 film, Chakram is one of the most underrated films in Telugu. The film stars Prabhas, Asin and Charmee in the lead roles.

26) Soggadu

Tharun and Arthi Agerwal’s 2005 film, Soggadu is one of the underrated films in Tollywood. The movie was directed by Ravi Babu.

27) Anukokunda Okaroju

Acclaimed director Chandrasekhar Yeleti’s 2005 film, Anukokunda Okaroju is one of the best thrillers in Tollywood. The film stars Charmee and Jagapathi Babu in the key roles.

28) Andhrudu

Gopichand starrer Andhrudu is one of the underrated films in Telugu. The film was released in the year 2005 and was directed by Paruchuri Murali.

29) Shock

Director Harish Shankar’s debut film, Shock which released in 2006 is one of the underrated movies in Tollywood. The film has Ravi Teja and Jyothika in the lead roles.

30) Oka V Chitram

Director Teja’s 2006 film, Oka V Chitram has Aadhi, Madhu Shalini and Poonam Kaur in the lead roles.

31) Maya Bazar

Director Indraganti Mohana Krishna’s 2006 film, Maya Bazar has Raja and Bhumika Chawla in the lead roles.

32) Hare Ram

Hero Nandamuri Kalyan Ram’s 2008 film, Hare Ram is one of the underrated movies in Telugu. The movie was directed by Swarna Subba Rao.

33) Nenu Meeku Telusa…?

Manchu Manoj’s 2008 film, Nenu Meeku Telusa is one of the underrated movies in Tollywood. The film was directed by Ajay Sastry.

34) Sontha Ooru

Acclaimed filmmaker Sunil Kumar Reddy’s 2009 film, Sontha Ooru has Raja and LB Sriram in the key roles.

35) Oy!

Siddharth and Shamili’s 2009 film, Oy! is one of the underrated movies in Telugu. The film was directed by Anand Ranga.

36) Arya 2

Director Sukumar and hero Allu Arjun’s 2009 film, Arya 2 is one of the most underrated movies. The film stars Kajal Agarwal and Navdeep in key roles.

37) Om Shanti

Director Prakash Dantuluri’s 2010 film, Om Shanti is one of the underrated movies. The film stars Navdeep, Nikhil, Kajal Agarwal and Bindu Madhavi in the lead roles.

38) Inkosaari

Raja, Manjari Phadnis, Richa Pallod’s 2013 film, Inkosaari is an underrated film. The film was directed by Suman Pathuri.

39) Prasthanam

Acclaimed director Deva Katta’s 2010 film, Prasthanam is the most underrated film in Tollywood. The film has Shrawanand, Sundeep Kishan and Sai Kumar in prominent roles.

40) Teen Maar

Pawan Kalyan’s 2011 film, Teen Maar is one of the most underrated movies in Tollywood. The film was directed by Jayanth C Paranjee and is a remake of the Hindi film, Love Aaj Kal.

41) Oosaravelli

NTR and director Surender Reddy’s 2011 film, Oosaravelli is one of the most underrated movies. The film has Tamannaah in the female lead role.

42) Solo

Nara Rohit’s movie Solo is one of the underrated movies. Directed by Parasuram, the film was released in 2011.

43) Ayyare

Young filmmaker Sagar Chandra’s 2013 film, Ayyare is the most underrated film in Tollywood. The film stars Sivaji and Rajendra Prasad in key roles.

44) Routine Love Story

Sandeep Kishan and Regina’s 2012 film, Routine Love Story is one of the most underrated movies. The film was directed by Praveen Sattaru.

45) Midhunam

SP Balasubrahmanyam and Lakshmi’s family drama, Midhunam is the most underrated movie. This 2012 film was directed by Tanikella Bharani.

46) Ongole Gittha

Ram and Kriti Kharbanda’s 2013 film, Ongole Gittha is one of the most underrated movies in Telugu. The film was directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar.

47) D/O Varma

Released in 2013, D/O Varma is the most underrated movie made in Telugu. The film was directed by Khaja and has Naveena Jackson in the prominent role.

48) Dalam

Director Jeevan’s 2013 released Telugu-Tamil bilingual, Dalam has Naveen Chandra, Piaa Bajpai among others in key roles.

49) Ulavacharu Biryani

Prakash Raj’s 2014 film, Ulavacharu Biryani is one of the underrated movies in Tollywood.

50) Anukshanam

Director Ram Gopal Varma’s 2014 film, Anukshanam is one of the underrated films. The film stars Manchu Vishnu in the lead role.

51) Yevade Subramanyam

Director Nag Ashwin’s debut film, Yevade Subramanyam is one of the underrated movies in Tollywood. The film stars Nani, Vijay Deverakonda and Malavika Nair in prominent roles.

52) Asura

Nara Rohit’s 2015 film, Asura is one of the underrated movies in Telugu. The film was directed by Krishna Vijay.

53) Terror

Srikanth starrer Terror is one of the underrated movies in Telugu. Satish Kasetty had directed this 2016 movie.

54) Ardhanaari

Ardhanaari is a 2016 film and is one of the underrated movies. The film was directed by Bhanushanker.

55) Manamantha

Director Chandrasekhar Yelet’s 2016 film, Manamantha is one of the underrated movies in Telugu. The film has Mohan Lal, Gautami, Viswant Duddumpudi in key roles.

56) Jyo Achyutananda

Nara Lokesh and Naga Shaurya’s 2016 film, Jyo Achyutananda was directed by Srinivas Avasarala. The film has Regina in the female lead role.

57) Lanka

2017 film, Lanka starring Raasi, Sai Ronak, Ena Saha in the lead roles was directed by Sri Muni.

58) Mental Madhilo

Sree Vishnu, Nivetha Pethuraj and Amrutha starrer Mental Madhilo is one of the underrated movies in Telugu. The film was directed by Vivek Athreya.

59) Needi Naadi Oke Katha

Sree Vishnu’s 2018 film, Needi Naadi Oke Katha is one of the underrated movies. The film was directed by Udugula Venu.

60) Mercury

Karthik Subbaraj’s 2018 film, Mercury is one of the most underrated movies in Tollywood. The film stars Prabhu Deva in a key role.

61) Jessie

2019 film, Jessie is one of the underrated movies. The film was directed by Aswani Kumar.

62) Game Over

Taapsee starrer Game Over is one of the underrated movies. The film was directed by Ashwin Saravanan.

63) Jodi

Aadi Saikumar and Shraddha Srinath’s Jodi was released in September 2019. The film was directed by Vishwanath Arigela.

64) Tholubommalata

Released in 2019, Tholubommalata has Rajendra Prasad, Viswanath, Harshitha in the key roles. The film was directed by Vishwanath Maganti.

65) Raja Vaaru Rani Gaaru

Director Ravi Kiran Kola’s film Raja Vaaru Rani Gaaru is one of the underrated movies. The film has Rahasya Gorak and Kiran Abbavaram in the lead roles.

66) Gatham

Direct Kiran Kondamadugula’s film, Gatham had a direct OTT release on Amazon Prime Video last year. The film has Bhargava Poludasu in the key role.

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