Amidst the Covid crisis, 2021 ended up on a good note for Telugu cinema. After the COVID first wave, we have seen a couple of noted films like Krack, RED, Master( Telugu dubbed version), Uppena, Jathi Ratnalu, Naandhi, Vakeel Saab doing well at the ticket windows. After the sudden spike in the Covid second wave cases, the theatres across twin Telugu states were shut down for almost four months and reopened in the last week of July and later we saw the back to back releases of many noted and small budget films. Especially, in the month of December, big-budget movies such as Akhanda, Pushpa and Shyam Singha Roy were released and did well at the box office. As the year is about to wrap up in a couple of days, we bring you the list of Best Upcoming Telugu Movies in 2022
List of Top Best Upcoming Telugu Movies in 2022
Pan-India stars Prabhas and Pooja Hegde’s romantic period love drama, Radhe Shyam is all set to hit the screens on January 14th. Directed by Radhakrishna Kumar, Radhe Shyam also stars Krishnamraaju, Bhagyashree, Sachin Khedekar, Murali Sharma among others in prominent roles.
Starring Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Ramya Krishnan and Krithi Shetty in the key roles, Bangarraju is a spin-off to the 2016 blockbuster, Soggade Chinni Nayana. As per the reports, the film is aiming for a release on January 15th but there is no official confirmation regarding the same. Kalyan Krishna who directed SCN is the director for Bangarraju also.
Megastar Chiranjeevi and director Koratala Siva’s highly-anticipated movie, Acharya is scheduled for a February 4th release. The film also has Ram Charan in a key role. Kajal Aggarwal and Pooja Hegde are the female leads opposite Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan respectively in the movie.
Starring Ravi Teja in the lead role, Khiladi has Dimple Hayathi and Meenakshi Chaudhary as the female leads. Being directed by Ramesh Varma, the film is slated to hit the screens on February 11th.
Actor Adivi Sesh’s pan-India project, Major is scheduled for a February 11th release. Said to be a biopic on the Indian Army Major Unnikrishnan, the film is being helmed by Sashi Kiran Tikka. The movie also stars Sobhita Dhulipala, Saiee Manjrekar, Prakash Raj, Revathi, Murali Sharma among others in key roles.
Starring Powerstar Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati in the lead roles, Bheemla Nayak was supposed to hit the screens during the Sankranthi season on January 12th but as the season has two pan-India projects like RRR and Radhe Shyam, the film’s release is pushed to February 25th. Being directed by Sagaar Chandra, star director Trivikram is providing dialogues and screenplay for the movie which is an official remake of Malayalam hit, Ayyappanum Koshiyum.
Directed by debutant Kiran Korrapati, Ghani starring Varun Tej in the lead role is scheduled for a March 18th release. Also starring Jagapath Babu, Upendra, Suniel Shetty, Naveen Chandra, Nadhiya, Saiee Manjrekar in the key roles, this boxing drama was supposed to hit the screens on December 3rd itself but is pushed further due to the release of big movies such as Akhanda.
Ramarao- On Duty
Being directed by a debutant named Sarath Mandava, Ramarao starring Ravi Teja in the lead role is scheduled for a March 25th release. The film has Divyansha Kaushik and Rajisha Vijayan as the female leads.
Sarkaru Vaari Paata
Being directed by Parasuram, Sarkaru Vaari Paata has Superstar Mahesh Babu and Keerthy Suresh as the lead pair. The movie which was initially scheduled for January 13th release has been postponed to April 1st.
KGF Chapter 2
Starring Yash in the lead role, KGF2 is the second installment of the 2018 blockbuster, KGF Chapter 1. Being directed by Prashant Neel, the film is scheduled for a pan-India release on April 14th.
Being directed by Anil Ravipudi, F3 stars Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah, Mehreen in the lead roles. The film is a sequel to the 2019 blockbuster, F2 and is scheduled for an April 29th release.
Hari Hara Veeramallu
Starring Powerstar Pawan Kalyan in the lead role, Hari Hara Veeramallu is being directed by Krish and bankrolled by AM Ratnam. The film is set in the Mughal era and is expected to hit the screens sometime in the second half of 2022.
Pan-India stars Prabhas’ Bollywood debut film, Adipurush is scheduled to hit the screens on August 11th in all South languages along with Hindi. Prabhas is playing the role of Lord Rama. Being directed by Om Raut, the movie has Kriti Sanon and Sunny Singh playing the roles of goddess Sita and Lakshman respectively. Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is playing the Lankesh role in the movie.
Starring Vijay Deverakonda in the lead role, Liger is a pan-India film and is being directed by Puri Jagannadh. The movie has Bollywood young beauty Ananya Panday as the female lead. World popular Boxer Mike Tyson is playing a key role in the movie. Charmee and Karan Johar are bankrolling the movie jointly.