Highest Grossing Tollywood Films: The Telugu film industry, popularly called ‘TOLLYWOOD’ though is mainly limited to states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh where Telugu is famous, it has started making quite impressive earning from the past few years. Evolving and improving in all spheres like technicality, action, screenplay, storyline, and performance, Tollywood films now attract a good deal of audience to the big screen. With the trend of Telugu movies being dubbed in various languages including Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and at times Bengali as well, these movies have begun to build a good fanbase let alone in the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh but all throughout the country. This expansion of the audience has proved to be great in the interest of the business done by the movies and also in the interest of the audience.
Here is the list of the top 15 highest grossing Tollywood movies of all times along with their gross collection (All the figures are in Crores):
|1||Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion||2017||2100 Cr|
|2||Baahubali – The Beginning||2015||650 Cr|
|3||Bharat Ane Nenu||2018||225 Cr|
|4||Kaidi No. 150||2017||216 Cr|
|6||Attarentiki Daredi||2013||187 Cr|
|8||Gabbar Singh||2012||150 Cr|
|11||Jaratha Garage||2016||127 Cr|
|12||Jai Luva Kusa||2017||125 Cr|
|13||Geeta Govindam||2017||124 Cr|
|14||Duvvuda Jagannadham||2017||114 Cr|
1. Baahubali 2-The Conclusion
Baahubali 2 is the sequel of the blockbuster action film Bahubali. Bahubali 2 was one of the most awaited films in India and also became the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. The film was in continuation with the first part and also was the film to get the second-highest gross earning worldwide.
2. Baahubali-The Beginning
Starring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Tamannah in lead roles, Baahubali was an epic drama cum action film. The film was the most expensive film in India at its time of release and also became the highest-grossing Indian film and the highest-grossing south film ever. All the records set by this film was broken only by its sequel Baahubali 2- The Conclusion.
3. Bharat Ane Nenu
Starring Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani and Prakash Jha in the lead roles, Bharat Ane Nenu is a Telugu political drama. Bharat Ane Nenu tells the story of a curious, intelligent student Bharat who somehow becomes a leader of Andhra Pradesh. The movie is all about his struggles and challenges as a leader.
4. Khaidi No.150
The Telugu action film, Khaidi No.1 stars Chiranjeevi and Kajal Aggarwal in lead roles. The film is the remake of the Tamil hit Kaththi and is the third film in the Khaidi series. This film gave Chiranjeevi lots of appreciation and was an important point in his career.
Rangsthalam is a period action film by Tamil fil industry. The film is based on a fight against power in a village named Rangasthalam. The village was run by a wrong man who was challenged by two brothers of the village. The movie tells their struggle in fighting with someone at such a high position and also how important it is to raise voice against wrong.
6. Attrentiki Daredi
This Telugu film is a comedy-drama based on the story of a boy who leaves his business and works as a driver for her aunt with the hope that he will be able to put his aunt on good terms with his grandfather who had boycotted her years ago for marrying against his wills.
Magadheera is a Telugu action film starring Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal in lead roles. The film tells the story of a princess and her guard. The princess falls in love with the guard. They both die but are reborn after years and the story continued. This movie was dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali and it did great business in all the languages. It was the highest grossing Telugu film for about 5 years.
8. Gabbar Singh
Gabbar Singh is a Telugu action drama starring Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Hasan in lead roles. He film tells the story of a police cop who fights again a goon Siddhapa and in the course gets famous under the name ‘Gabbar Singh’. A sequel of the film under the name ‘Sardaar Gabbar Singh’ was also released in 2016.
Srimanhudu is again a Tamil action drama starring Harsha Vardhan and Shruti Hasan as the male and the female protagonist respectively. The story is about a rich boy who adopts a village and tries to help the people there. He gains praise from the people but is opposed by a good. The movie tells all about his efforts and struggles in working for the welfare of the village.
Sarainodu is a Telugu action film based on how the rich escape punishment for any wrong that they do and how law and the system bend on their money and power.
11. Janatha Garage
Janatha Garage is a Tamil action drama film starring Mohan Lal, Samantha, Nithya as important characters. The story revolves around a social activist and the owner of an automobile service centre named Janatha Garage.
12. Jai Luva Kusa
Yet again a Telugu action film, Jai Luva Kusa stars Jr. NTR as the male protagonist. The protagonist plays a triple role in the film while Rashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas play the female protagonists.
13. Geetha Govindam
Geetha Govindam is a romantic comedy film starring Vijay Devarakonda and Rashmika Mandanna. The two leads share a sweet love story that went through ups and downs and finally resulted in a happy ending.
14. Duvvuda Jagannadham
Duvvuda Jagannadham is an action-comedy starring Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde. The movie revolves around a cook who saves a girl at a crime scene and due to his impressive skills is given a job as an undercover agent. He happens to fall in love with the daughter of a corrupt businessman and somehow manages to fail him in his intentions.
Spyder is an action thriller movie starring Mahesh Babu, SJ Surya and Rahul Preet Singh in the lead roles. The story is of a secret office in the Intelligence Bureau who happens to get involved in the case of a killer who suffers from sadistic personality disorder due to which he loves to kill people and enjoys seeing their family grief.
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