Many elements are needed to make a great film, but visuals make a beautiful film. As a visual medium, cinema needs a cinematographer to show us his point of view from several views of the characters. Cinematography is the art of visuals. Be it perspectives, colors, or lights, it is how we show the story to the audience and take them into the world of cinema. The success of a movie belongs to the director of photography as much as it belongs to the director of the film. So today, we are here to appreciate the work of the cinematographers with the Top 10 Telugu movies with the best cinematography.
1. Baahubali: The Beginning
Bahubali is an excellent example of how cinematography can play a role in creating a cinematic masterpiece. The cinematography of Baahubali is one of the critical aspects of the movie. Senthil Kumar, a renowned cinematographer, has shot for both parts. The perfect blend of wide-angle and close-up shots helped convey the emotion of the emotions of the characters and take the audience to the world of 'Mahishmati.' The use of various camera angles and perspectives created a great visual appeal.
2. Baahubali: The Conclusion
Both parts of Baahubali are known for their beauty of cinematography. Using angles, perspectives, colors, and effects created these visual masterpieces. This movie is known for its lavish sets, massive battle scenes, and striking visuals. The battle scenes of the film, along with the interval scene, are mainly awe-inspiring. The shots from these scenes were taken from various angles creating a literal visual masterpiece.
Rangasthalam, released in 2018 with
as lead, is regarded as one of the best movies in cinematography. One of the very renowned cinematographers, Ratnavelu, shot this movie. The film has a rural village backdrop with a time in the 1980s. The cinematography is so precise that it features some stunning village countryside shots. Another important aspect is the use of color; the whole movie has a theme of earthy tones, creating a rustic feel.
Mahanati is a 2018 biopic movie by renowned actress "Savitri." The film's cinematography, by Dani Sanchez Lopez, was one of the outstanding aspects of the film. The use of wide-angle and close shots created a connection with the audience. The film used warm and vibrant colors to bring a retro feel.
Arjun Reddy is known as a path-breaking movie of Tollywood. This 2017 love story has excellent cinematography that helped in its success. Raju Thoota, the film's cinematographer, did a crucial job making this iconic movie. The most impressive aspect of the movie is the connection to the characters, which was made possible by the close-ups shot in the film. Another exciting factor is the use of natural light and shadows.
6. One - Nenokkadine
Another masterpiece from Ratnavelu, One-Nenokkadine, starring
, was released in 2014. The movie is known for its innovative storytelling and has some of the best shots. Slow motions, quick cuts, and handheld camera work created a unique experience for the audience. The film's color palette, dominated by dark and moody tones, made the movie's overall aesthetic.
Taking shots from a human perspective is excellent, but showing the view of a housefly is something outstanding. This 2014 masterpiece offers the masterwork of Senthil Kumar. It is the story of a man reincarnated as a housefly to seek revenge. The use of Slow motions and close-ups created this visual masterpiece. The movie's action scenes are the best part of this visual ride.
Kanche is a 2015 war drama directed by Krish Jagarlamudi, starring
in the lead role. The film tells the story of a lower-caste soldier who falls in love with an upper-caste girl during World War 2. The film's cinematography is a topic to discuss, with great use of angles and colors, which made the movie very realistic to the audience. They used different hues to create different moods and made this masterpiece.
Ghazi is a 2017 war film about the mysterious sinking of the Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi during the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971—the film's cinematographer R. Madh took us to an underwater experience. The film's color use of blue and green hues makes the audience feel submerged and creates the movie's depth.
Oopiri is a Telugu drama released in 2017 and directed by
. The movie's cinematography was awe-inspiring and shot by P.S. Vinod. The use of warm colors to create a fresh and optimistic vibe was awe-inspiring. The way he showed the mansions and a rural place, along with close-up shots, created the liveliness of the movie.