Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Tamannah Bhatia is one of the most well-known actresses in the Telugu and Tamil industry. The following are a few of her well-received works to binge-watch.

1. Endukante Premanta

Oh, to be loved, but oh, to be treasured throughout ages. The same happens in Endukante Premanta, where two souls love across two eras. Endukante Premanta! This translates to Because it's love! It is a 2012 Indian Telugu-language fantasy romantic comedy film. It was written and directed by A. Karunakaran and produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore. It stars major film stars Ram and Tamannaah where both Ram and Tamannah play dual roles in the movie, with each of those pairs of parts set in 1980 and 2012, respectively. It features music by G. V. Prakash Kumar and dialogues by Kona Venkat. The film was released on 8 June 2012 in cinemas. The film showcases Tamannah’s acting talent as a romance heroine. This film's plot was inspired by the American film Just Like Heaven (2005). Endukante Premanta was simultaneously shot in Tamil, but the Tamil version was never released.

2. Aagadu

Aagadu, also known as Encounter Shankar, is an action movie starring Mahesh Babu and Tamannah Bhatia. The film revolves around Shankar (played by Mahesh Babu), who is an encounter specialist police officer. Shankar is assigned the task of stopping the illegal companies of Damodar, an influential crime boss whose dream project is to build a power plant. Using his wits, Shankar destroys all the businesses of Damodar, meanwhile falling in love with Saroja (played by Tamannah), a sweet shop owner. Aagadu was shot in and around Hyderabad. A few portions of the film were filmed in Mumbai, Gujarat, Bellary, and Kerala. Some song sequences were filmed in Ladakh, Switzerland, and Ooty, apart from Hyderabad and Bellary. Filled with action and romance, this movie is a perfect watch when bored.

3. Badrinath

Allu Arjun and Tamannah are a team made in heaven. Badrinath is the first film where the two have worked together. It is a 2011 Indian Telugu-language romantic action film directed by V. V. Vinayak, written by Chinni Krishna, and produced by Allu Aravind. It stars Allu Arjun in the main role along with Tamannaah, Prakash Raj and Kelly Dorji. The film revolves around Badri, a skilled warrior trained by a religious Guru and martial arts expert, Bheeshma Narayan. Badri tries to revive the faith of Alakananda (played by Tamannah), an atheist woman who has fallen for him. A story of forbidden romance and intense action. The film also co-stars famous actors like Ashwini Kalsekar, Rakesh Varre, Rao Ramesh, and Pragathi.

4. Abhinetri No. 1

Abhinetri is a horror film starring Tamannah. Here Tamannah shows off her excellent acting by playing contrasting characters. The story revolves around  Krishna, an executive working in Mumbai, and his ambition in life is to marry an ultra-modern girl. But he ends up marrying a village girl (Devi) due to unavoidable circumstances. He brings her to Mumbai, and out of embarrassment, he hides the news of his marriage and keeps his wife secretly in an apartment. After a few days, he starts noticing her behaving strangely and slowly realizes that she is possessed by a spirit whose ambition is to become an actress, and she starts using Devi's body to fulfill her desires. 

5. F2: Fun And Frustration

F2: Fun and Frustration is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language comedy-drama film. It is written and directed by Anil Ravipudi, produced by Dil Raju and Sirish–Laxman under Sri Venkateswara Creations. The film stars Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah, and Mehreen Pirzada. The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The plot follows Venky (played by Venkatesh) and Varun (played by Tej), who marry Harika (played by Tamannaah) and Honey (played by Pirzada), respectively. After their marriages, they try to control their dominating wives. Shot in beautiful places along Europe, the film is a complete package for binge-watching.

6. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

Action-filled historical drama film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is directed by Surrender Reddy. The story is set in the times before the independence of India. A chieftain, Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, revolts against the atrocities of the East India Company. He raids and defeats British Army camps and becomes a threat to colonial rule. In this movie, Tamannah plays the role of Lakshmi, a dancer who falls in love with Narasimha Reddy, who also reciprocates her feelings. Unlike the female leads in the historical movie, the character of Lakshmi is not meek and present only for aesthetic purposes; rather, Lakshmi is a strong woman who plays a significant part throughout the film. Tamannah also showed her dancing skills in this movie.

7. Paiyaa

A handsome guy, a beautiful girl, a gang of bad guys, and a chase to save lives. Paiyaa, directed by N. Lingusamy, an action-packed film which stars Tamannah and Karthi. Fleeing from a forced wedding Charulatha (played by Tamannah) meets Shiva (played by Karthi ), an unemployed man living in Bangalore. A series of events lead to them escaping to Mumbai together in a taxi, where the two get to know about each other and begin falling in love with each other. Paiyaa was released to positive reviews and was commercially successful. The Telugu dubbed version of the film is titled Awara and was released in Andhra Pradesh and received a positive response. The film was remade in Bengali in 2012 as Jaaneman, starring Soham Chakraborty and Koel Mallick, and in Kannada in 2014 as Ajith, with Chiranjeevi Sarja playing the male lead.

8. 100% Love

100% Love is an Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film. It is directed by Sukumar and produced by Bunny Vasu under the banner of Geetha Arts. The film features Naga Chaitanya and Tamannaah in the lead roles with music composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The story revolves around Balu(played by Naga Chaitanya) and Mahalakshmi(played by Tamannah), cousins who compete with each other for the first rank in university. But join hands against other competitors. 100% Love which was released in 2011, received a positive response from both critics and the audience. The film was a commercial success and became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of that year. The film was dubbed and released in Malayalam with the same title . It was remade in Bengali as Prem Ki Bujhini (2016) and in Tamil as 100% Kadhal (2019).

9. Seetimaarr

Seetimaarr is a 2021 Indian Telugu-language sports action film featuring Gopichand, Tamannah, Digangana Suryavanshi, and Bhumika Chawla. The film was written and directed by Sampath Nandi and produced by Srinivasaa Silver Screen. It features music by Mani Sharma and cinematography by Soundararajan. The film’s plot revolves around the coach of the Women Kabaddi team Karthik whose dream is to open a sports academy in his father's name. But woes befall him when he gets involved in the dirty businesses of Makhan Singh, an ex-Cl, and his human trafficker brother, Trilok Singh.

10. Racha

Racha is a 2012 Indian Telugu-language masala film directed by Sampath Nandi and co-written by the Paruchuri Brothers. Produced by R. B. Choudary in association with N. V. Prasad and Paras Jain under Mega Super Good Films, it features Ram Charan and Tamannaah in the lead roles, with Mukesh Rishi, Dev Gill, and Kota Srinivasa Rao. The film marks the Telugu debut of Ajmal Ameer and R. Parthiepan, who makes a cameo appearance.The film was edited by Gautham Raju; Sameer Reddy provided the cinematography; Mani Sharma composed the film's score and soundtrack. Principal photography was shot in various locations throughout Asia, mainly in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu of India, apart from Sri Lanka and Bangkok. It was also shot in the Anji County of China, making it the first Telugu film to do so. The film revolves around Raj(played by Ram Charan), a gambler who in extreme need of money, gets into a bet to make Chaitra (played by Tamannah), the daughter of a dreaded and influential businessman Bellary, fall in love with him, but the bet is not as simple as Raj thought it to be.