Saturday, March 18th, 2023

Cinema has proven to be a highly dynamic platform for influencing people's perspectives on various topics, including child labor, caste discrimination, racism, women's empowerment, etc. Telugu cinema, sometimes called "Tollywood," is a subgenre of Indian cinema that focuses on creating films in the Telugu language. Telugu is mainly spoken in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It has always been acknowledged for generating enjoyable and profitable movies for the business. But in its time, Telugu cinema has also given us a lot of really great works that deal with important issues facing modern society. Many Telugu movies deliver powerful social messages to their audiences. Not only have these top 10 Telugu films been enjoyable, but they have also helped bring attention to critical societal issues. They have caused people to talk and argue about various social problems, which has helped society improve.

1. Tagore (2003)

Tagore is a film that combines action and drama, focusing on the problem of corruption in the educational system. The movie shows social activists' issues as they try to stop unethical behaviour in educational institutions like schools and colleges. This movie, which V.V. Vinayak directed, discussed the problem of corruption and the necessity for individuals to speak out against it. Famous actor Chiranjeevi played the lead role in the movie.

2. Shankar Dada MBBS (2004)

This movie, directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee, aimed to educate audiences about the significance of medical care and the responsibility of medical professionals to show compassion for their patients. It was successful in its mission. The film stars Chiranjeevi, Sonali Bendre, Srikanth, Girish Karnad, and Paresh Rawal. It is an adaptation of the movie Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., originally made in Hindi (2003).

3. Bommarillu (2006)

In his first movie, Bhaskar wrote and directed the romantic comedy Bommarillu, which Dil Raju produced. The movie is about the expectations and pressures that parents put on their children. This movie shows the challenges a young man faces when forced to live according to his father's expectations. In Tamil, it was recreated as Santosh Subramaniam (2008); in Bengali, it was remade as Bhalobasa Bhalobasa (2008); in Odia, it was adapted as Dream Girl (2009); and in Hindi, it was remade as It's My Life (2012).

4. Prasthanam (2010)

Prasthanam is an Indian Telugu-language political action-drama movie from 2010, written and directed by Deva Katta. It is a political thriller that focuses on the problem of corruption at all levels of government. When a politician picks his stepson as his successor, his biological son feels betrayed. The dishonest practices of a politician and the devastating impact that those dealings have on his family are brought to light in the movie. It was a futuristic political fiction about how a society functions around the reins of political power. It was a visionary political story.

5. Naa Bangaaru Talli (2013)

In the social drama Naa Bangaaru Talli, the problem of human trafficking is one of the things discussed. The movie shows the struggles of a young girl who is forced to become a prostitute and how her mother tries to save her from the life she has been forced to live. The movie Naa Bangaaru Talli looks at the effects of sex trafficking and shows how fragile trust can be in personal relationships.

6. Pellichoopulu (2016)

Pellichoopulu is a romantic comedy film about the importance of a career and ambition in a person's life. The film brilliantly depicts the challenges faced by a young man who aspires to be a chef. The film centers around a guy and a girl who meet during match-making, and how their aspirations bring them together comprises the remainder of the plot, which is based in part on a real-life occurrence at the "Spitfire B.B.Q." food truck.

7. Fidaa (2017)

Sekhar Kammula wrote and directed the Telugu-language romantic comedy film, which Dil Raju produced under the Sri Venkateswara Creations label. The romantic drama film Fidaa tackles the topic of navigating the challenges that come with dating someone from a different culture. The story of a Telugu lad who falls in love with a girl from another state and the difficulties he faces as a result is shown in this film.

8. Arjun Reddy (2017)

Arjun Reddy is a coming-of-age drama that deals with substance misuse and addiction. The film explores the consequences of drug and alcohol addiction on a person's life. Arjun Reddy Deshmukh (Devarakonda), a surgeon who drinks too much and has trouble controlling his anger, is at the story's center. "Kabir Singh" is the name of the Bollywood remake that Sandeep Reddy Vanga produced.

9.Mahanati (2018)

The film Mahanati is based on the life of the late great actress Savitri. In addition to showing how to keep your mind healthy, the movie shows how hard it is for women to work in the film industry. It also talks about important social issues, like how women are used in the movie business and how important family is. In the 66th annual National Film Awards, this movie took home three trophies: one for "Best Feature Film in Telugu," one for "Best Actress" for Keerthy, and one for "Best Costume Design."

10. Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019)

Swaroop R. S. J., who also co-wrote the movie with Naveen Polishetty, is the director of this 2019 Indian Telugu comedy thriller. It follows a detective from Nellore whose life is threatened as he begins investigating the case of a dead person discovered beside a railway track. This movie is a crime thriller about fake certificates and educational qualifications. It shows the consequences of lying about one's capabilities and the importance of honesty and integrity in professional life.