Many Telugu cinemas made with a low budget have collected huge money in the past and the trend is still continuing to date. Now, we bring you the list of the top 10 movies made with a low budget and generated good revenues at the box office.
Cinematographer Teja turned director with the 2000 released film, Chitram. Touted as a romantic comedy-drama, the film was made with a tight budget and went on to collect huge revenues at the box office. The film stars Uday Kiran and Reema Sen as the lead pair. Songs composed by RP Patnaik were well received by the youth audience.
Released in 2004, Anand, a romantic love drama was made with a minimum budget and collected good revenue at the ticket windows. Written and directed by Sekhar Kammula, the film has Raja and Kamalinee Mukherjee as the lead pair. KM Radha Krishnan’s music is a huge plus for the movie.
3. Happy Days
Director Sekhar Kammula’s 2007 film, Happy Days went on to become a massive hit at the box office. Made with a limited budget, the film stars Varun Sandesh, Tamannaah, Nikhil, Rahul Haridas, Sonia Deepti, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Gayatri Rao among others in the key roles. Set in a college backdrop, Mickey J Meyer’s music is a huge hit among the youth audience.
4. Ala Modalaindi
Starring Nani and Nithya Menen as the lead pair, Ala Modalaindi was directed by Nandini Reddy. Touted as a romantic comedy, the film was released in 2011 and went on to become a solid but at the box office. Made with a limited budget, the film’s music composed by Kalyani Malik is a good hit among the audience.
5. Ashta Chamma
Touted as a family cum comedy-drama, Ashta Chamma is the debut film for both Nani and Srinivas Avasarala. Released in 2008, the film ended up as a good hit at the box office. Written and directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti, the film’s music was composed by Kalyani Malik.
Versatile director Ravi Babu’s 2012 film, Avunu, a family thriller was well received by the audience. Made with a tight budget, the film collected good revenues at the box office. Starring Poorna and Harshavardhan Rane in the lead roles, Sekhar Chandra has provided an outstanding background score for the movie.
7. Uyyala Jampala
Starring Raj Tarun and Avika Gor in the lead roles, the film is a rural drama made with a limited budget. Directed by Virinchi Varma, the film’s music was scored by Sunny MR. Released in 2013, the film went on to become a huge hit at the box office.
8. Ee Rojullo
Touted as a youthful romantic drama, Ee Rojullo is director Maruthi’s directional debut film. Starring Sri, Reshma Rathore, Anandhi, Kumar Sai in the prominent roles, the film was released in 2011 and ended up as a youthful hit. The film was made with a very limited budget and JB has scored the film’s music.
9. Pelli Choopulu
Released in 2016 as a small film, Pelli Choopulu, a light-hearted drama ended up as a good hit at the box office. Starring Vijay Deverakonda, Ritu Varma, Priyadarshi among others in key roles, the film is Tharun Bhascker’s directional debut film. Music and songs scored by Vivek Sagar are a huge hit among the audience.
10. Raju Gari Gadhi
Television anchor turned director Ohmkar has directed Raju Gari Gadhi which was released in 2015. Made with a very limited budget, the film went on to become a good hit at the ticket windows. Starring Ashwin Babu, Dhanraj, Dhanya Balakrishna, Poorna, Chethan Cheenu in key roles, the film was a horror comedy-drama and has its music scored by Sai Karthik.