There are quite a few new Telugu movies and TV serials available to viewers in the UAE. We highlight the best ones to watch across cinemas and streaming platforms like Netflix, SonyLiv and Zee5.
Best new Telugu movies and serials to watch this week in the UAE
Writer Padmabhushan has Suhas and Tina Shilparaj in the lead roles, and is billed as a comedy drama. It had a decent run at the box office. The film also has Rohini and Ashish Vidhyarthi in key supporting roles. Directed by Shanmukha Prasanth, it is a story about a writer whose first work fails to create any buzz.
The Telugu film Writer Padmabhushan streams on Zee5.
This Telugu anthology film is helmed by Prabhala Tilak and revolves around the theme of anger and how it affects people’s lives. The film stars Venkatesh Maha, Bindu Madhavi, Madonna Sebastian, and Phani Acharya. The supporting cast includes Tharun Bhascker, Suhas, and Ravindra Vijay. The film is bankrolled by Sridhar Reddy and Suhas. The music is composed by Smaran Sai. It is cranked by four different cameramen — Amardeep, Venkat R Shakamuri, AJ Aaron, and Vinod K Bangari.
The Telugu film Anger Tales streams on Disney+
This is the official Telugu adaptation of the Malayalam thriller Kappela (2020). Directed by Shouree Chandrasekhar T Ramesh, the film marks Anikha Surendran’s debut film as a lead actor. The story is of a girl from a village who falls in love, over the phone, with an auto driver she has never met. Things take a turn for the worse when the young lovers decide to meet. They seem to be stalked relentlessly by a man. Who is he? And who is the villain here? The film also stars Arjun Das in his Telugu debut, along with Surya Vashistta and Navya Swamy.
Butta Bomma streams on Netflix
Veera Simha Reddy
A Balakrishna starrer mostly directs itself. You know the genre. In this film, he plays the titular Veera Simha Reddy, a larger-than-life figure in Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh). The film has plenty of action and dance sequences and a plethora of punch dialogues that his fans expect from him.
Shruti Haasan is the female lead and Kannada star Duniya Vijay is making his Tollywood debut with this movie. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Honey Rose, Lal, Chandrika Ravi, and P Ravi Shankar play pivotal parts in the film, that is directed by Gopichand Malineni and produced by Mythri Movie Makers.
Simha Reddy streams on Disney+
Vaathi, which is Sir in Telugu, marks the first real foray of Dhanush into the Telugu-speaking lands. With a director from Andhra, Venky Atluri, helming the venture, Dhanush seems ready to conquer newer territories.
The story itself is set in a village that lies on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra so that the mix can be organically explained. The trailer leaves no one in doubt about the story. It is about the commercialisation of school education and how a man, who is initially playful and fun-loving, takes on the vested interests. Samyuktha, Samuthrakani are also in the cast.
The Tamil / Telugu film Vaathi/Sir is a theatrical release
The film stars Nandamuri Kalyanram in three roles. He plays a software engineer and an entrepreneur. The details of the third character are kept under wraps. The film also stars Ashika Ranganath, Brahmaji and Sapthagiri, among others. The film is Produced by Y Ravi Shankar and Naveen Yerneni of Mythri Movie Makers. Amigos is written and directed by first-timer Rajendra Reddy. Ghibran has provided the music.
The Telugu film Amigos is a theatrical release
A cop loses his memory in an accident. Till then he was investigating his friend and another cop’s murder case. He now works on the case without revealing his memory loss to anyone in the department. The film’s premise is not entirely new. But it is nevertheless interesting. Hunt is the remake of 2013 Prithviraj-starrer Malayalam movie Mumbai Police. The film stars Sudheer Babu, Srikanth Meka, Bharath Niwas, and is directed by Mahesh Surapaneni.
The Telugu film Hunt streams on Amazon Prime Video
When a movie succeeds, the lead pair from it tends to be repeated in another film. So it is with the main leads of Karthikeya 2, which was a big hit. The pair of Nikhil Siddhartha and Anupama Parameswaran joined hands again for the romance drama 18 Pages. The story is about a young woman who keeps a journal as she suffers from short-term memory loss. She misplaces the diary, and a young man finds it during his travel. Intrigued by it, he sets out to find her. The film is written by popular director Sukumar and is directed by Palnati Surya Pratap. Sarayu, Ajay, Raj Tirandasu, Dinesh Tej and Ravi Varma are also in the cast.
The Telugu film 18 Pages streams on Netflix
Ravi Teja has enjoyed mixed fortunes in recent times. His previous releases Khiladi and Ramarao On Duty have had a chequered run at the box-office. Now, Dhamaka, directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina, too has had a patchy run at the theaters. Billed as an action comedy film, Dhamaka also stars Sree Leela and Jayaram in lead roles. The supporting cast includes Sachin Khedekar, Tanikella Bharani, Rao Ramesh and Chirag Jani, among others.
The Telugu film Dhamaka streams on Netflix from January 22
The story of this web series is about 4 young men from the slums of Hyderabad, who plan a robbery for a better future for themselves. But a hardened cop gets involved in the case. The four youths now look for survival and redemption. Can they get it?
The series is a thriller and is directed by Chandra Mohan. VJ Sunny and Divi Vadthya play the main leads in this series. This Dil Raju production is presented by Shirish and Harish Shankar and produced by Harshith Reddy and Hanshitha.
The Telugu web series ATM streams on Zee5 from January 20
Starring the megastar of Tollywood Chiranjeevi, Waltair is a typical Veerayya mass entertainer. There is also another star, Ravi Teja in the cast. Written and directed by Bobby Kolli, the film also stars Shruti Haasan, Prakash Raj, Bobby Simha and Catherine Tresa. It is produced by Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar and co-produced by G.K. Mohan, under the banner, Mythri Movie Makers. The Telugu original and the dubbed Hindi version is being released on the same day with the same title.
The Telugu film Walter Veerayya is a theatrical release
Veera Simha Reddy
A Balakrishna starrer mostly directs itself. You know the genre. In this film, he plays the titular Veera Simha Reddy, a larger-than-life figure in Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh). The film promises plenty of action and dance sequences, and a plethora of punch dialogues that his fans expect from him. Shruti Haasan is the female lead and Kannada star Duniya Vijay is making his Tollywood debut with this movie. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Honey Rose, Lal, Chandrika Ravi, and P Ravi Shankar play pivotal parts in the film that is directed by Gopichand Malineni and produced by Mythri Movie Makers.
The Telugu film Veera Simha Reddy is a theatrical release
HIT: The Second Case
Director Sailesh Kolanu is planning a ‘HIT universe’, if you will. His debut film as a writer and director, was the 2020 movie HIT: The First Case (2020). Now, HIT: The Second Case has arrived. HIT, for the uninitiated into this world, is the Homicide Investigation Team. The second edition of the franchise is set in Visakhapatnam and Adivi Sesh is the cop. In the first installment, it was Vishwak Sen. HIT: The Second Case follows the hardened cop Krishan Dev who is trying to unravel the mystery behind a gruesome murder. Meenakshi Chaudhary, Rao Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani., Posani Krishna Prasad are also part of the cast. The film is bankrolled by actor Nani’s production house.
The Telugu film HIT: The Second Case streams on Amazon Prime Video
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