2018 was a great year for Telugu cinema. We’ve watched quite a few good movies this year. But there are also films which are actually good but because the scale and release of the film is smaller, not many people have watched these films. So here’s a list of underrated Telugu films you shouldn’t miss at any cost.
1. Chi La Sow
The female protagonist- Anjali, & her portrayal is by far one of the most progressive heroine roles this year. Kudos to Rahul Ravindran for writing such beautiful yet sensible female role.
2. Needhi Nadhi Oke Katha
Needhi Nadhi Oke Katha is also a special film because it is the first Telugu movie to adapt ‘Dogme-95’ film making technique. Also Sree Vishnu’s movies and roles have always been labelled ‘Underrated’, and this one is no different.
Not like completely underrated, but this film deserves more. For the performances, songs, and the way director tells us the story.
Yet another new talent, and a new story. Backed by a star hero, Awe is definitely a breath of fresh air to the people who want to watch different kind of cinema.
5. Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi
6. C/o Kancharapalem
The best Telugu film of the 2018. Starring almost 80 local villagers of Kancharapalem, that are non-actors. Who would’ve thought one such film would go film festivals worldwide.
Irrespective of the result, Manu deserves all the attention and love for it’s attempt to be one of the biggest ever crowd funded Telugu films. Directed and edited by internet sensation Phanindra Narisetti, Manu is a crazy, experimental, pure love story one shouldn’t miss.
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