15 Best Telugu Movies on Amazon Prime That Are Must-Watches

Telugu cinema is vast and cannot be contained on one streaming platform, obviously. However, Amazon Prime houses a chunk of incredible Telugu movies that are meant for varied consumers. Here we bring to you a list of 15 of the best Telugu movies on Amazon Prime which we think are exceptional and should be watched by everyone. All these movies are brilliant in their own right, and are equal parts intelligent and entertaining. Read on to find out about them.

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1. Pushpa: The Rise

One of the biggest Telugu blockbusters and definitely one of the best Telugu movies on Amazon Prime is Pushpa: The Rise — Part 01. Sukumar wrote and directed Pushpa: The Rise – Part 01, a 2021 Indian Telugu-language action drama film. It stars Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil (in his Telugu debut), and Rashmika Mandanna as the eponymous character, with Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari, Sunil, Rao Ramesh, Dhananjaya, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Ajay, and Ajay Ghosh in supporting parts. The first of two cinematic portions, the film chronicles the emergence of a coolie in the red sandalwood smuggling syndicate, a rare wood that grows exclusively in the Andhra Pradesh state’s Seshachalam Hills.

2. HIT: The First Case

HIT: The First Case is a Telugu-language action thriller directed by newcomer Sailesh Kolanu that will be released in India in 2020. Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma play key roles in the film. The picture was a financial success at the box office. The film is followed by HIT: The Second Case, which is a stand-alone sequel.

3. Evaru

Venkat Ramji’s Evaru is a Telugu-language crime thriller directed by him. Pearl V. Potluri, Param V. Potluri, and Kavin Anne produced the picture. Adivi Sesh, Regina Cassandra, Naveen Chandra, and Murali Sharma feature in the film. The film is a remake of Oriol Paulo’s Spanish film The Invisible Guest. The premise follows Vikram Vasudev, a dishonest cop, as he investigates an apparently simple case of a woman executing her rapist. Evaru is easily one of, if not the best Telugu movies on Amazon Prime.

4. Chitralahari

Kishore Tirumala’s Chitralahari is a 2019 Telugu comedy-drama film written and directed by him. Sai Tej, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and Nivetha Pethuraj star in the film, which also features Sunil, Vennela Kishore, Posani Krishna Murali, and Brahmaji in supporting parts.

5. Yatra

Yatra is a Telugu-language biographical film directed by Mammootty and starring Mammootty as Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. The film, directed by Mahi V Raghav, is based on Reddy’s padayatra as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from May 2004 to June 2009, when he represented the Indian National Congress. It is a frontrunner when it comes to naming the best Telugu movies on Amazon Prime.

6. Mahanati

Mahanati is a Telugu-language biographical drama film released in India in 2018. It is based on the life of actress Savitri. Nag Ashwin wrote and directed the film. Savitri is played by Keerthy Suresh, and Savitri’s spouse Gemini Ganesan is played by Dulquer Salmaan (in his Telugu debut). Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Deverakonda lead in the film, which also has Rajendra Prasad, Prakash Raj, and Bhanupriya in supporting parts. Guests include Naga Chaitanya and Mohan Babu, among others. The plot depicts Savitri’s rocky climb to notoriety, marriage to Ganesan, and subsequent fall from grace, as seen through the eyes of a journalist and a photographer, respectively, played by Akkineni and Deverakonda. Mahanati has been named as one of the best Telugu movies on Amazon Prime as well as the entirety of Telugu cinema in general by multiple critics.

7. Saaho

Sujeeth wrote and directed the 2019 Indian action thriller Saaho, which was produced by UV Creations. Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor appear in the film, which was shot simultaneously in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil and then dubbed into Malayalam. It marks the Hindi debut of the former and the Telugu and Tamil debuts of the latter. Jackie Shroff, Arun Vijay, and Neil Nitin Mukesh play important parts in the film. The film depicts an undercover agent and his colleague as they pursue a burglar who has stolen a total of 2,000 crores (US$260 million). They soon discover that the case is connected to the death of a criminal leader and the emergence of a gang war.

8. Narappa

Srikanth Addala directed Narappa, a Telugu-language period action drama film released in 2021. It’s a remake of Vetrimaaran’s Tamil-language film Asuran (2019), which is based on Poomani’s novel Vekkai. Venkatesh, Priyamani, and Ammu Abhirami star in the film, which also features Nassar, Rao Ramesh, Rajeev Kanakala, Brahmaji, and Karthik Rathnam in supporting roles.

9. Jathi Ratnalu

Anudeep KV wrote and directed Jathi Ratnalu, a comedy-drama film released in Telugu in 2021. Naveen Polishetty, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna, and Faria Abdullah appear in the film, which also features Murali Sharma, Brahmanandam, and Naresh in supporting parts. The story revolves around three happy-go-lucky men who move to the city in search of a better life but end up in prison for a crime they didn’t commit.

10. U-Turn

Pawan Kumar wrote and directed the 2018 Indian mystery thriller U-Turn, which was produced by Srinivasa Chitturi and Rambabu Bandaru under the brands BR8 Creations, V. Y. Combines, and Srinivasa Silver Screen. The plot centres around the deaths of motorists who violate a traffic rule on a certain flyover and the subsequent arrest of the perpetrators by an intern journalist and a police inspector. It is a remake of the director’s own 2016 Kannada film of the same name, which was shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu.

11. Rangasthalam

Sukumar wrote and directed Rangasthalam, a Telugu-language period action drama film released in 2018. Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni lead in the film, which also has Aadhi Pinisetty, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj, Naresh, and Anasuya Bharadwaj in supporting roles. Rangasthalam is set in the 1980s in the imaginary village of the same name. Chittibabu (Charan) and Kumar Babu (Pinisetty) are two brothers who resist the village’s local government and the fraudulent cooperative society headed by its president Phanindra Bhupathi (Babu).

12. Brochevarevarura

Vivek Athreya wrote and directed Brochevarevarura, a 2019 Indian Telugu-language crime comedy film. Sree Vishnu, Nivetha Thomas, and Satyadev Kancharana star in the film, which also features Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramakrishna in supporting parts. Velle, starring Abhay Deol, his nephew Karan Deol, and Mouni Roy, was released in Hindi in 2021 as an official remake. The film was impactful enough to spark remakes, and is definitely one of the best Telugu movies on Amazon Prime.

13. Ala Modalaindi

B. V. Nandini Reddy wrote and directed Ala Modalaindi, a Telugu-language romantic comedy film released in 2011. Nani, Nithya Menen (in her Telugu debut), and Sneha Ullal are featured in the film, which has Kalyani Malik’s music. The film, which was released on January 21, 2011, received positive critical reviews and was a commercial success. On a budget of 4 crores, the film grossed 15 crores.

14. Goodachari

Sashi Kiran Tikka directed Goodachari, a 2018 Telugu-language action spy thriller film. Adivi Sesh, Sobhita Dhulipala, and Jagapathi Babu appear in the film, which also features Prakash Raj, Supriya Yarlagadda, Vennela Kishore, Anish Kuruvilla, Rakesh Varre, and Madhu Shalini. Goodachari is one of the best Telugu movies on Amazon Prime and has been named as one of the best Telugu movies of the decade by Film Companion and other critics.

15. Vakeel Saab

Venu Sriram wrote and directed Vakeel Saab, an Indian Telugu-language legal drama film released in 2021. Pawan Kalyan, Nivetha Thomas, Anjali, Ananya Nagalla, Prakash Raj, and Shruti Haasan feature in this adaptation of the 2016 Hindi film Pink. A huge commercial and critical success, Vakeel Saab is a confirmed mention in a list enumerating the best Telugu movies on Amazon Prime.

These are 15 of the best Telugu movies available on Amazon Prime, which houses some of the gems of Telugu cinema. This list comprises some of the favorites that we believe will impress you and cause you to pick up on them as they are incredible creations. We hope this gives you some direction in the pursuit of good Telugu movies to watch, or at the least, helps you find a good watch for the weekend.

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