1) Ave Kallu (1967)
Starring Superstar ‘
Krishna Ghattamaneni’ and ‘
Kanchana’, this movie is a gripping murder mystery where members of a family witness a series of murders. The film compels you to bite your nails as it progresses towards unveiling the culprit.
Kshana Kshanam (1991)
The second movie of Director ‘
Ram Gopal Varma’ stars
Daggubati Venkatesh and ‘
Sridevi’ in the lead roles and
Paresh Rawal as the antagonist. It revolves around a bank robbery and lot of police chasing. This thriller packed with action; has a good sense of humor.
This 1985 thriller can also be said to be a borderline horror story as it sends chills down your spine with unexplainable murders.
Bhanu Priya plays the role of an assistant writer to Mr. Rao (played by
Kaikala Satyanarayana) who aspires to publish a book on the sounds of birds as the origin of music. The film also has
Karthik Muthuraman and
Sarath Babu in lead roles.
4) 1: Nenokadine (2014)
This massive critical and commercial success starring none other than
Mahesh Babu is one of the best thriller movies out there in the Telugu Film Industry. Mahesh Babu plays the character of a Rock Star who believes that some men murdered his parents but fails to remember the rest of the events. The story forms as he searches for the perpetrators of the crime against his family.
5) 'Abhilaasha' (1983)
This movie is a court drama turned Thriller as a lawyer tries to plan a fake murder to reform the existing death penalty. But the story takes an ugly turn as the lawyer, played by ‘
Chiranjeevi’, realizes it not as easy as he thought to prove his innocence from this fake murder.
6) Anasuya (2007)
Ravi Babu and '
Abbas' in the lead roles. The movie entails about a grim murderer and his search for his one final victim. Bhumika Chawla enacts an enthusiastic TV journalist whose life becomes a roller-coaster ride after the adoption of a young girl. This movie became a blockbuster smash and later remade in Kannada as ‘
7) Anukokunda Oka Roju (2005)
The ever beautiful
Charmy Kaur plays the role of a budding singer and
Jagapati Babu as an ousted police officer. The girl's world turns upside down as she fails to remember one day in her life and fails to recognize people who claim to know her. This neo-noir became such a hit that Bollywood remade this movie titled 'Sunday' with
8) Aithe (2003)
'Aithe' was a critically acclaimed movie which tells the story of a don's idea to hijack a plane and his search to get four men with no criminal records to carry out the job for him. This film falls under the direction of
Chandra Sekhar Yeleti and introduces newcomers in the lead roles.
'Arundhati' is a Fantasy thriller which crosses it's path with Horror genre too. Anushka Shetty in the lead role plays young girl belonging to the fourth generation of the family of Raja of Gadwal who is prepping for her marriage. During her stay in her native, she gets to know the history of her family, which forms the basis of the film.
10) ‘Okkadunnadu’ (2007)
Another Chandra Sekhar Yeleti thriller, this film stars ‘
Gopichand’ as the lead. This movie talks about a gangster who is on the lookout for a heart donor for organ transplantation. This film drew positive reviews from the critics.