Telugu movies are films that are created in India. Telugu, also known as Tollywood, is almost like Bollywood, but they do have differences that separate the two. Telugu movies are mostly filmed in the southern parts of India. Actors and actresses typically speak Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam around in these movies, but it is mostly Telugu. Bollywood films, however, have stars who speak in Hindi or Bihari language. Bollywood also produces more films than Tollywood: they create about 1,200 movies while Tollywood makes 300. Want to explore more on Telugu movies? Check out this article for more about this Indian entertainment and find out about some of the new Telugu movies.
Popular Actors/Actresses In Tollywood:
Here is a list of some of the popular actors in the Tollywood entertainment business:
- Mahesh Babu: an actor, producer, and media personality who owns a production house.
- Allu Arjun: an actor who started his career when he was young.
- Pawan Kalyan: Other than being in movies, Pawan has also made music.
- Nani: He was an assistant director who then worked for the World Space Satellite as an RJ.
Now here are some of the popular actresses in Tollywood:
- Samantha Akkineni: One of the most popular who received multiple awards and is the leading actress in Tollywood.
- Kajal Aggarwal: Received awards from the Filmfare Awards and made her debut in the movie Kyun!
- Shriya Saran: An actress who not only starred in Tollywood films but has been in Bollywood movies.
- Laya: Besides being a star in films, her career also consist of being a Kuchipudi dancer
Popular Tollywood Crime Mystery Films:
Now that we have talked about the popular actors/actresses in Tollywood, we will be focusing on the crime/mystery movies of Tollywood that you should watch:
- Arjun Suravaram (released 2019, approx. 2h 29m): Based off of another film called Kanithan (a Tamil spoken movie), Arjun Survavaram is about an investigative journalist who was arrested for giving banks fake certificates. As the movie goes along, he discovers a deeper secret regarding what he was arrested for. The movie stars Nikhil Siddharth, Lavanya Tripathi, Vennela Kishore, Pragathi, among others. You can watch/buy this movie on Amazon or Aha.
- Killing Veerappan (released 2016, approx. 2h 31m): If you like an action/crime movie that is also a biography, Killing Veerappan is the perfect movie for you! The film follows a strategist who is part of Operation Cocoon, a network that has spies or informers working for them. The main character’s task is to hunt down Veerappan, a man who is known for crimes and murders. The movie stars Shivarajkumar, Sandeep Bharadwaj, Sadh Orhan, among others. You can watch this movie on Aha.
- Anukokunda Oka Roju (released 2005, approx. 2h. 25m): The last film on our list is Anukokunda Oka Roju. The film follows a young woman who has amnesia unravels what happened during a party. Along with her finding out what happened, a man is tracking her down and is trying to kill her. The film has Charmy Kaur, Jagapathi Babu, Shashank, among others.
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