Let’s go Abroad

Many Telugu films have tried to be true to the culture and madness of Telugu nativity by showcasing the villages but they did try to mix it up with occasional stories where the filmmakers needed to shoot outside country maximum portions. The first film to do so is the film, Padamati Sandyaragam that released in 1987. Since then many have staged their love stories and even action films out India. Let’s find out such films in our Telugu Cinema that shot maximum portion outside India.

FidaaFidaaThe first example of the movie to be shot and most popular these days should be Fidaa. A 40 days of schedule has been planned and many number of scenes have been canned in U.S.A between the lead cast under Shekar Kammula’s direction. The movie is making lots of movie in US and India as well and Bhanumathi – Sai Pallavi has been the popular choice of everyone.

Ninnu KoriNinnu KoriNani and Nivetha Thomas movie, about unrequited love, Ninnu Kori is also shot for 40 days in U.S. The movie has been shot mostly in the picturesque locations of SantaMonica and San Francisco.

Nannaku PremathoNannaku PremathoJr. NTR and Sukumar’s emotional revenge saga has been shot extensively in U.K, London as the story happens in London. Still the story had enough for Telugu audience to lap it up.

NenokkadineNenokkadineMahesh Babu’s psychological action thriller with Sukumar has been extensively shot in London, Belfast and Bangkok. If you observe Mahesh Babu films do go to foreign for at least one schedule.

Ela CheppanuEla CheppanuDuring the days, when chocolate boy Tarun had continuous releases he did shoot one of his movies in Overseas. Ela Cheppanu, the movie has been shot in Germany and Hyderabad. In a low budget, the movie makers managed to showcase the beauty of Germany.

VennelaVennelaVennela the debut movie of director Deva Katta became sensation upon release. With not many recognisable actors the movie had been shot for more than 90% of it’s portions in Michigan, US. Kishore’s comedy timing became so popular that he became Vennela Kishore with the movie.

Evadi Gola VadidiYevadi Gola VadidhiEVV Satyanarayana, genius among the comedy directors decided to go away from his village based stories and made a sketch comedy with all the comedians and his first son, Rajesh as the lead. The movie is shot in Bangkok for most part of it.

DhadaDhadaAkkineni Naga Chaitanya after the two consecutive successes in Ye Maaya Chesave and 100% Love decided to do a complete action film and he did Dhada. The movie has been shot in many locations in Thailand and U.S. But the movie did not become a hit.

BillaBillaPrabhas’s action entertainer Billa is one movie that has been shot extensively outside the country. More than 80% of the story happens in Malaysia and the movie has been shot in many picturesque locations there.

OrangeOrangeThis movie has found a cult following after it had gone out of the theatres. Yes, it flopped but it is first movie to have been extensively shot in Australia from Telugu Cinema. Except for few portions in Mumbai the movie has been entirely shot in Australia.

Maro CharitraMaro CharithraMaro Charitra has been remade by Ravi Yadav with Varun Sandesh. The movie is shot in U.S but it dd not really live up to Kamal Haasan, Saitha and K. Balachander’s legendary film.

Heart AttackHeart AttackNithiin who tried his best to revive his career found luck with Ishq and then he continued to do many love stories. One of them is with Puri Jagannath. Heart Attack has been shot mostly in Spain and Romania along with Goa for climax.

IddarammayilathoIddarammailathoPuri Jagannath got really fascinated with NRI love stories with this movie. He shot this Allu Arjun’s revenge romance in Europe for most parts. The locations of Spain, Paris and New Zealand and Bangkok added to the film’s gritty yet romantic story!