Undoubtedly, Jandhyala is one of the great directors in the history of Telugu Cinema. As the director’s filmography is filled with a maximum number of comedy-coated movies, we bring you the list of the top 10 movies best movies of Jandhyala.
1) Aha Naa Pellanta
Krishnamurthy (Rajendra Prasad) is the only son of industrialist Satyanarayana (Nutan Prasad). He wants his son to get married to a girl whom he has chosen because of his bitter experience with love marriage. Before selecting the bride, Satyanaryana has a big list of conditions which need to be fulfilled before he finalizes the bride for his son. But Krishnamurthy falls in love with Padma (Rajini). After lot of tussle, both father & son enter into an understanding that if Krishnamurthy convinces Padma’s father Lakshmipathy (Kota Srinivas Rao) without using his father’s name by 31st December, than Satyanarayana will allow his to get married to Padma. Otherwise, he has to obey his father and marry the girl chosen by him. Aha Naa Pellanta was one of biggest hits in the director’s career.
2)Hai Hai Nayak
One of the all-time greatest movies penned from the legend Jandhyala. Jandhyala often tries to convey social messages to humanity through his movies and through this movie takes up the sensitive topic of upbringing children and importance of education in nurturing the childhood. Some part of the movie is also based on the unemployment which was prevalent in the 80’s in the country. The way these sensitive subjects were presented by Jandhyala along with The elements of humor, love and music rates this movie one of the best movies in the history of Telugu cinema.
It is a 1983 Telugu-language romance film, produced by Bhimavarapu Bhuchchi Reddy under the Jyothi Art Creations banner. The film stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jaya Pradha and music composed by Chakravarthy.
The film revolves around Dr. Murali (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) a well-renowned eye-specialist who shows hatred towards women as he is victimized by a girl Savitri (Sumalatha). At present, all of a sudden, a young lady Lalitha (Jaya Prada) enters in his life and he deeply falls for her. Thereafter, to his dismal Lalitha presents her wedding card saying that she going to marry a wise person Madhu (Sarath Babu) and affirms herself as the elder sister of Savitri who has made the play for deceiving her sister. At that point in time, Murali rescues his old classmate Shekar’s (Narasimha Raju) son from losing eyesight when he rues and reveals the truth. In fact, Murali & Savitri are sincere lovers, it begrudged Shekar as he aspires to possess her. So, he created a rift between them which led to Savitri’s death. Right now, Shekar proclaims his sin before Lalitha too when she decides to stop the marriage. But here the wheel of fortune makes Madhu as a close friend to Murali, so he convinces Lalitha and couples them. Soon after, Madhu spots the intimacy of Murali & Lalitha and suspects which leads to turmoil in their marital life. During the plight, frustrated Madhu loses his eyesight in an accident when Murali donates his eyes to being extant that aggravates Madhu’s suspicion and necks out Lalitha. Mentally disturbed Latitha reaches Murali when he pleads before Madhu but he is not ready to listen. After that, he learns the reality from Shekar, repents and immediately rushes. By the time, Murali consumes poison when Madhu requests a pardon from him and accepts Lalitha. Finally, the movie ends Murali breathes his last in the lap of Lalitha.
4) Ananda Bhairavi
It is a 1983 Indian bilingual dance film, simultaneously shot in Telugu and Kannada languages written, and directed by Jandhyala. It stars Girish Karnad, Kathak dancer Malavika Sarkar, Rajesh Kumar and “Natyacharya” Bhagavathula Venkata Rama Sarma as a male classical dancer in this film
It is a 1985 Indian Telugu-language comedy film written and directed by Jandhyala. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna and Anitha Reddy, with music composed by Chakravarthy. The film is inspired by the Telugu film Vaddante Dabbu (1954), which itself was based on the English novel Brewster’s Millions (1902) by George Barr McCutcheon.
It is a 1986 Indian Telugu-language comedy drama film written and directed by Jandhyala. It is based on the novel of same name by Malladi Venkata Krishna Murthy. Produced by Jyothi Art Pictures, the film stars Chiranjeevi and Suhasini while Jaggayya and Mucherla Aruna play supporting roles. The film has music composed by K. Chakravarthy. Released on 22 August 1986, the film received critical acclaim and was commercially successful and attained a Cult Classic Status among movie lovers. The film has acquired a cult status over the years.
7) Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela
It is a 1988 Telugu-language romantic comedy film directed by Jandhyala starring Naresh, Mohan, Ashwini and Gayatri. The music was composed by Rajan–Nagendra.
8) Jayammu Nischayammu Raa
It is 1989 Indian Telugu-language comedy film produced by G. V. H. Prasad under the Sudarshana Pictures banner, presented by Satyanarayana and Kota Srinivasa Rao and directed by Jandhyala.It stars Rajendra Prasad, Sumalatha and Chandra Mohan, with music composed by Raj–Koti.
9) Mudda Mandaram
It is a 1981 Telugu-language drama film, written and directed by Jandhyala. It is the debut film for both the leading actors Poornima, It also stars Pradeep Kondiparthi, and Suthi Velu.This movie is inspired from 1971 English movie ‘Friends’.
It is a 1982 Telugu-language romantic drama film directed by Jandhyala starring Naresh, Poornima, Pradeep Kondiparthi, and Tulasi. The music was composed by Rajan–Nagendra. V. B. Rajendra Prasad remade the film in Hindi as Bekaraar in 1983.