The Telugu film industry has given us many popular songs and movies, and when we get both together, it becomes a treat. Here are the top 10 Telugu movies known for their superhit songs:
1. Roja (1992)
"Roja" is a 1992 romance-thriller Drama directed by
. This film features Arwind Swamy and Madhu in the leading roles. "Roja" is a story of a young woman who makes all possible efforts to find her husband, who is kidnapped by militants during a secret mission. This movie marks the iconic debut of Rahman in Tamil cinema. Soundtracks from this movie became an instant hit and gained Rahman fame in Tamil Cinema. Tracks like "
Chinna Chinna Aasai
" and "Pudhu Vellai Mazhai" captivated the audience’s heart.
"Mouna Ragam" is a 1986 Romantic Drama starring Revathi and Mohan in lead roles. Directed by Mani Ratnam and composed by Ilaiyaraaja, "Mouna Ragam" is considered a masterpiece in Tamil cinema. The film is about Divya, a young woman consumed by grief of his ex-lover who tries to cope with life as she is forced by her father to marry Chandrakumar. The film's soul-stirring music and reminiscent lyrics struck a chord with the audience. Compositions like "Nilavae Vaa" and "Pani Vizhum Malar Vanam" beautifully present the emotions of love and longing while leaves an indelible impact on Tamil music.
"Alaipayuthey" is a Romantic Drama released in 2000. Directed by Mani Ratnam, this movie features R.Madhavan and Shalini in prominent roles. The film is about a couple who marries against their family’s wish and later realizes that their marriage is not like what they expected it to be. "Alaipayuthey" is known for its soul-stirring and loving music composed by A.R. Rahman. Love songs such as "Pachchai Nirame" and "Evano Oruvan" became love anthems and captivated listeners of all ages. Rahman's music, together with Vairamuthu's heartfelt warm lyrics, added to the film's popularity and created a musical experience that was loved by fans.
4. Kaadhalan (1994)
"Kaadhalan" is a 1994 romantic thriller. Directed by Shankar, this movie features
and Nagma in the lead roles. The movie revolves around the love affair of a young couple and the problems they faced. The film's soundtrack broke all records by introducing a new wave of music to Tamil cinema. Songs like "Mukkala Mukkabala" and "Urvasi Urvasi" topped the charts and proved that Rahman’s composition never fails to impress the audience. The unique blend of Indian folk and contemporary beats added to the popularity of the songs.
5. Thalapathi (1991)
"Thalapathi" is a 1991 action-crime drama starring Rajinikanth, Mammootty, and Shobana in prominent roles. Directed by Mani Ratnam and composed by Ilaiyaraaja, this movie revolves around the life and struggles of a poor boy named Surya who fights for the rights of the people experiecing poverty. "Thalapathi" is widely celebrated for its powerful and soulful music. Songs like "Chinna Thayaval" and "Kaattukuyilu" are iconic melodies that showcase Ilaiyaraaja's power of captivating emotions. The music effortlessly weaves into the story, adding depth and quality to the characters journeys. Compositions of "Thalapathi" are timeless classics that continue to connect with music lovers.
"Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa" is a 2010 Romantic drama starring Silambarasam TR and
in the lead roles. Directed by
and composed by A.R. Rahman, "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa" is an inter-religion love story, between Karthik and Jessie. Things change between the two as Karthik has to go to Goa for the shoot. A.R. Rahman’s music touched the audience’s with its beautiful melodies. The film is filled with soulful tracks that capture the essence of love and longing. "Hosanna" and "Mannipaaya" from "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa" became instant favorites and showcased Rahman's ability to raise deep emotions through his creations.
"Rhythm" is a 2000 romantic drama starring
and Meena. Directed by Vasanth and composed by A.R. Rahman, "Rhythm" is famous for its mesmerizing and memorable music. "Rhythm" revolves around"Kadhalenum Thervezhudhi" and "Nadiye Nadiye," impressed the audience with its uniqueness. Rahman's ability to blend traditional Indian melodies with contemporary arrangements shows up in songs of "Rhythm".
"Kannathil Muthamittal" is a 2002 drama starring R. Madhavan and P. S. Keerthana in the lead roles. Directed by Mani Ratnam, "Kannathil Muthamittal" is adapted from a short story "Amuthavum Avanum". Composed by A.R. Rahman, "Kannathil Muthamittal" is a touching film that features a captivating soundtrack. Songs like "
" and "Oru Deivam Thandha Poove," are emotionally compelling and perfectly capture the themes of love, loss, and longing in the film. Rahman's music adds depth to the narration, creating an unforgettable experience.
9. Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
"Vaaranam Aayiram" is a 2008 romantic drama starring Surya and
in the lead roles. Directed by Gautham Menon, this primarily revolves around the love life of the protagonist. But the subplot focuses on the father’s love life and Surya’s bond with his father. Composed by
, "Vaaranam Aayiram" is a coming-of-age movie that presents the audience with a range of songs. The soundtracks blend soulful melodies and foot-tapping music, showcasing Harris Jayaraj's versatility as a composer. Tracks like "Nenjukkul Peidhidum" and "Adiye Kolluthey" became instant favorites among the audiences.
10. Anandha Thandavam (2009)
"Anandha Thandavam" 2009 is a Tamil romantic drama starring Tammaannah Bhatia and
in the lead roles. Directed by A.R. Gandhi Krishna, this movie revolves around the love life of Raghupathi and the problems he faces in his relationship with Madhumati. "Anandha Thandavam" is known for its engaging music composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar. The film's soundtrack featured several melodic tracks that resonated with the audience. Songs like "Kummi Adi" and "Kadhal Yaanai" became popular for their catchy tunes and heartfelt lyrics. G.V. Prakash Kumar's compositions beautifully presented the film's narrative, adding to the emotional value of the story.
These top 10 Tamil movies are widely recognized for their superhit songs that became popular among the masses. The music composers and the filmmakers' visions combined to create an immersive musical experience, enhancing the overall appeal and success of these films.