Horror comedy is one of the most explored genres in recent times in Tollywood. With Horror comedy, one can entertain the audience with comedy and at the same time can give the thrill of horror. Though horror-comedy has become a little predictable these days, there are some nice entertainers that come in the name of horror-comedy. Let us have a look at those.
Prema Katha Chitram
It is fitting that the list starts with this movie. Prema Katha Chitram is one of the most entertaining horror-comedies. Maruthi has done a fantastic job of entertaining the audiences with this movie. Mainly it is Sapthagiri who stole the show with his funny antics. It has become a career turning role for Saptagiri. After Prema Katha Chitram there has been flourish in this genre. It is Sudheer Babu’s first super hit. Prema Katha Chitram is a game-changer in many ways.
Raju Gari Gadi
Omkar who is known on a small screen as annayya has scored a major blockbuster with the movie Raju Gari Gadi. The story is simple and has mostly been used in many horror comedies. But the funny characters and the hilarious moments throughout the film have made Raju Gadi Gadi a winner at the box office. He has introduced his brother Ashwin as a hero with this movie too. Shakalaka Shankar and Saptagiri have done a fantastic job in this movie. Shakalaka Shankar bathroom scene will leave you in splits.
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavaada
Nikhil’s one of the major hits Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavaada too falls in this category. Director VI Anand has chosen a very complex story and narrated it in the most entertaining way. Vennela Kishore’s character is one of the major highlights in this movie. Nikhil too has excelled in his role. Satya has got good recognition in this movie. Nanditha Swetha as the possessed girl has done an outstanding job. Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavaada is a movie that can be enjoyed many times and still it gives the same feel.
Raghava Lawrence has restarted the genre horror-comedy in Tollywood again with the movie Muni. Lawrence played the role of Ganesh who is extremely feared by ghosts. What happens when he experiences some strange things that happen in his house is shown in a very hilarious way. The emotional angle in the movie too has been shown in a very convincing way.
Ammo Bomma is one of the first horror-comedies we experienced. Ganga Ram is one of the most feared toys among the children at that time. The combination scenes between Gangaram, the toy, and Rajendra Prasad are too hilarious. Rajendra Prasad’s antics in the movie were rib-tickling. Relangi Narasimha Rao has directed this movie. Ammo Bomma is a movie that has horror and comedy in the right elements. If you want to experience yesteryear taste of horror-comedy then Ammo Bomma can be your pick.
Geethanjali is one of the well-made horror-comedies in Tollywood. There are many comedians in the movie who has provided ample humor quotient. Srinivasa Reddy, Shakalaka Shankar, Satyam Rajesh, Madhu Nandan have tried their best to tickle the funny bones. Kona Venkat’s writing is an added advantage to the film. Anjali has carried this movie on her shoulders. Geethanjali has seen huge success in that year.
Generally, horror-comedies is a genre that top heroes never attempt. These are for small, medium budget heroes or for lady-oriented scripts. However, Suriya has tried his hand at this genre. Suriya’s Mass is a decent horror-comedy which didn’t get its due at the box office. Keep aside its box office result and watch the movie. You will surely enjoy it. Venkat Prabhu, the director known for his variety of treatment to subjects has directed this movie. Suriya in this movie has the special power to see the ghosts around him. He takes their help to bring down the baddies.
Abhinetri is another lady-oriented film of this genre. Tamannah has played the titular role. Prabhu Deva who gets married to Tamannah in the movie moves into a new house and there Tamannah behaves a bit odd. Though the storyline looks similar to the lot from this genre, Abhinetri is special in its own way. Dances from this movie are excellent, especially Tamannah.
More than horror-comedy, Taxiwala can be termed as a supernatural comedy. The chartbuster number Maate Vinaduga is from the same movie. Vijay Deverakonda has played the lead role in the movie which is directed by Rahul Sankitryan. Priyanka Jawalkar has played the heroine. When Vijay Deverakonda comes to the city in the hope to have a better future, he has no option but to become a cab driver for Ola. He buys a vintage car and then he experiences some supernatural things. What is the mystery behind the car forms the remaining part of the story. Malavika Nair’s episode is dealt with in a very interesting way.
Generally, it is humans who fear of ghosts. What if ghosts fear of humans? Well, this interesting storyline forms the base of Anando Brahma. Srinivasa Reddy, Shakalaka Shankar, Vennela Kishore has provided laughs throughout the movie. Taapsee as a ghost will make you emotional. Mahi V Raghav has directed the movie which has been a decent hit. It has been remade in other languages and has been a hit there too.
Lawrence has made a sequel to Muni with the movie Kanchana. His character remains the same and the entire setup has changed. Kanchana is one of the best horror comedies off late. Lawrence became the father of this genre with this movie and after this, he has made the third installment in Muni series with the movie Gang or Kanchana 2. Raghava Lawrence has excelled in his role as the most feared guy and what happens when he is possessed with ghost who has been killed by the villains. Kanchana can be termed as one of the biggest hits in this genre.
Horror-comedy has been over explored off late. There are many movies too which didn’t click well with the audiences and has now become outdated. Enjoy these horror comedies if you haven’t watched them yet.