TOP 10 TOLLYWOOD MOVIES FOR THE ANIMAL LOVERS
Tollywood has a long-standing history with animals on screen. Despite not being too popular, animal-centric movies have taken up significant space in the Indian film industry, appealing to the masses with a portrayal of unconditional love, loyalty, and cuteness on levels unrivaled. Here’s a list of the top 10 Tollywood movies for the animal lover.
1. Rajendrudu Gajendrudu (1993)- Elephant
Rajendrudu Gajendrudu is a 1993 comedy directed by S.V.Krishna Reddy and Written by Diwakar Babu. The movie revolves around an elephant named Gajendra and his adventures as two men named Rajendra and Gundu meet him. With an eye for injustice and evil guys, Gajendra is truly a wonder elephant.
2. Mrugaraju (2001)- Lion
This 2001 thriller has a man-eating lion at the heart of its story. Directed and written by Gunashekar, the movie tells the story of Raju, an ace hunter who is trusted with the task of hunting the lion. The movie captures the ferociousness of a lion and is a must-watch for animal enthusiasts.
3. Eega (2012) – Fly
Eega is a 2012 fantasy film from S. S. Rajamouli, starring Sudeep, Nani, and Samantha. This blockbuster movie narrates the story of Nani, who is murdered and gets reincarnated as a fly and carries out an elaborate revenge plan with the person he loved from his human life. The movie successfully portrayed a heartbroken, revenge-hungry fly so well that audiences all over India sincerely rooted for the fly’s success.
4. Adhugo (2018) – Pig
This 2018 movie follows the story of Bunty, a piglet, and its struggles to evade capture. The movie is directed, written, and produced by Ravi Babu. The movie is also India’s first film that features a protagonist live-action character that’s animated. Though the movie received poor reviews, it’s a must-watch for the cute piglet and its antics.
5. Arjun Reddy – Dog
This 2017 romantic blockbuster revolves around Arjun, and his struggles with anger management and his romantic life form the crux of the story. The movie is directed, written, and produced by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. In the movie, the titular character adopts the most adorable dog to help him live a better life.
6. Godavari – Dog
Godavari is a 2006 released romantic comedy movie. Directed and written by Sekhar Kammula, the movie revolves around Seetha and Ram, who are brought together on a cruise in the Godavari river. The movie features an adorable dog who gets on the ship after being bullied by other dogs and befriends a kid on the ship. The dog was voiced by the movie director Sekhar Kammula.
7. Winner – Horse
This 2017 film starring Sai Dharam Tej, Rakul Preet Singh, and Jagapati Babu, among others, tells the story of three generations of fathers and sons and their common bond over horse racing. The protagonist also pursues a career in professional jockeying. The movie is a must-watch for enjoyers of horse racing.
8. Devi – Snake
This 1999 fantasy movie starring Prema, Vanitha, Shiju, and Abu Salim, among others, revolves around Devi, who is a Nagini. The story, heavily featuring serpents, is directed by Kodi Ramakrishnan. The movie is perfect for all the people out there who are fascinated by snakes.
9. Sahasa Baludu Vichitra Kothi – Chimpanzee
Sahasa Baludu Vichitra Kothi is a 2002 released Telugu film. The movie revolves around a young boy and his new friend, a chimpanzee. Together, they embark on an adventure, leading to the arrest of smugglers. The movie stars Master Nag Anvesh in the role of the little boy.
10. Express Raja
Express Raja, released in 2016, is a rom-com starring Sharwanand and Surbhi. The movie is directed and written by Merlapaka Gandhi. The movie revolves around the hilarious love story of Raja and Amulya and how it unfolds over several events involving Amulya’s pet dog. The movie is a must-watch for all with pet dogs.