Top 10 Telugu Movies of 2018 You Must See

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Telugu Movie Industry is growing bigger and bigger. While Technical Aspects of Baahubali has gained a huge craze for Tollywood but none of this year movies are ambitious in terms of visual effects but filmmakers are more interested in great storytelling. Here are Top 10 Telugu Movies of 2018 that are worth watching for a time. We listed movies in according to screenwriting, uniqueness and sure mass audience acceptance.

Telugu Movies of 2018

Top 10 Telugu Movies of 2018


Rangasthalam is the highest grossing Telugu movies of 2018, after a rough patch in the career of Ram Charan Rangasthalam turn out to be a complete surprise. Rangasthalam is directed by 1: Nenokkadine fame “Sukumar” is a periodic suspense drama set in 1980s era in a village name “Rangasthalam”. This movie is in the list of Indian selection of Academy Awards among 21 other movies. Assamese movie “Village Rockstars” took over along with other Telugu movie of 2018 “Mahanati”.

This film was highly appreciated for the performance of Ram Charan in the role of Chitti Babu alias Sound Engineer, who is deaf. Rangasthalam is ruled under President Gadu played by Jagapatti Babu and this got worst when Chitti Babu’s elder brother killed because he stands in an election against President Gadu. Till the climax, Rangasthalam will make you engage and spin you again and again like previous Sukumar movies. One of the good Sukumar art is giving good credit to women, Rangasthalam justifies same with Samantha Akkineni and Chitti’s mother Rohini.

Box Office Verdict: Blockbuster
Cast: Ram Charan, Jagapati Babu, Prakash Raj, and Samantha Akkineni
IMDB: 8.6/10


This year too many periodic movies and web series set on the 1970s – 1990s such as Sacred Games, Vada Chennai, Sanju, KGF etc. Mahanati is the most ambitious among all the movies in our list of Best Telugu Movies of 2018 as per the scale is big and the movie is based on one of the most respected actresses of Telugu movie Industry. Mahanati is also released in Tamil as “Nadigaiyar Thilagam”.

Mahanati was showcased in the Indian Panorama Mainstream section at the 49th International Film Festival of India and has also garnered the “Equality in Cinema Award” at the 2018 IFF of Melbourne. The movie goes back after in Bangalore, popular yesteryear actress Savitri is found unconscious by her son and hospitalized, spending a year in a coma. The incident receives heavy media attention, but Savitri’s initial life and whereabouts remain unknown to the public. Then the story told the whole struggle of actress Savitri and how she came in a relationship with Sivaji Ganeshan played by Dulquer Salman.

Box Office Verdict: Super Hit
Tamil Title: Nadigar Thillagam
Malayalam Title: Mahanati
Cast: Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salman, Samantha Akkineni
IMDB: 8.8/10


One year one of the most ambitious project Telugu cinema “Spyder” failed to impress between the mass audience. Spyder belongs to the genre of spy thriller as Goodachari as so but the result came as different. While after Spyder no one is expecting that a spy thriller would accept in Telugu market but Goodachari proved their content is worth enough. Yes, Goodachari intersects the parallel lines between an Intelligent Spy drama and mainstream Telugu cinema myths like family values.

In a promotional making video, Adivi told they are working on this project from many years but the first draft has some stupid elements and there are elements which are in the movie. Goodachari is about Gopi who is living a secret life as Akash because of his dead Ex-RAW agent with his uncle and he used to call him Dad. Things got different from his uncle planned for him, where Gopi as desperately to be an agent in IB or RAW. Goodachari live up to more than expected as the movie is made on a mid-budget still manage to have the best action sequences in the history of Indian cinema.

Box Office Verdict: Hit
Cast: Adivi Sesh, Jagapati Babu, Prakash Raj
IMDB: 7.9/10

#4.C/O Kancharapalem

Debutant writer-director Maha Venkatesh has done everything that every first-time director wouldn’t do in Telugu movies. This is an unconventional love story set in the town and including the people of Kancherapalem. C/o Kancharapalem love comes in all sizes, and ages. The best things about C/O Kancharapalem is that it’s a movie for the average Telugu cinephiles it does not look as so indie or arty as the poster said. But there are path breaks in terms of characterizations especially the director seems like he likes and respects towards the females.

Box Office Verdict: Above Average
Cast: Radha Bessy, Mohan Bhagath, Praveena Paruchuri
IMDB: 9.3/10

#5.Geetha Govindam

Geetha Govindam directed by Parasuram is not a perfect movie, despite its flaws Geetha Govindam is worth watching a movie. Till date, Geetha Govindam is the highest grossing Vijay Devarkonda movie, it was the first where Vijay reaches to Telugu family audiences and Geetha Govindam is also a big hit in Tamil Nadu and Overseas.

The film starts with Vijay  Govind(Vijay Deverakonda) meeting Nithya (Nithya Menen) in the middle of the road at night. Vijay Govind is a charming young 25-year-old college professor. One of his students has a huge crush on him. The album of Geetha Govindam is a big success all over the country where “Inkem Inkem” and “Yenti Yenti” was one of the best songs of the year.

Box Office Verdict: Super Hit
Cast: Vijay Devarkonda, Rashmika Mandanna
IMDB: 8.0/10

#6.Tholi Prema

Tholi Prema is remade within five months in Bengali starring Yash Dasgupta as “Fidaa” which is actually the title of Varun’s previous movie. Tholi Prema released on February 10 clashing with two other big Telugu movie Gayatri and Intelligent, due to receive good reviews from critics and audience Tholi Prema turn out to be best among all. Despite all of the positive things Tholi Prema is also has technical flaws in CGI effects and product placements like Coca-Cola.

Tholi Prema starts with Aditya Aditya Shekar (Varun Tej) searching in hurry for his love in London in -2 Degree Celcius. Then cuts to a flashback after the title shows and Aditya starts talking about how Adi succeed in his work but he is a love failure. The back story starts with Aditya giving an act of revenge to his college professor for his 2 years of a downhearted life in college. After that, he leaves the place and encounters Varsha in the train.

Box Office Verdict: Super Hit
Cast: Varun Tej
IMDB: 7.5/10

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#7.Bharat Ane Nenu

The film tells a story about Bharat Ram, an uncertain brilliant student who unexpectedly becomes the leader of undivided Andhra Pradesh and his attempts to reform politics. Bharat Ane Nenu touches subjects which didn’t touch by some other mass masala movie, years later Shankar made Oke Okkadu (Mudhalvan) which was bold masala movies of the time and later Leader starring Rana Daggubati.

Bharat Ane Nenu delivers some of the best work of Mahesh Babu and the direction of Koratala Siva. And third-time collaboration of DSP and Mahesh turn out to be a surprise package once again and hoping the same product from Maharshi. Kiara Advani has a very strong role but not as important as Shruthi Hasan in Srimanthudu.

Box Office Verdict: Blockbuster
Tamil Title: Bharat Ennum Naan
Malayalam Title: Bharat Ennum Njan
Cast: Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani
IMDB: 8.1/10


Awe is ahead of time, very polarised during its release but received acclaim for its unique concept. Awe is cannot be categorized in the genre, it starts with a story of two lesbians than it goes to fantasy. Awe! is produced by well known Telugu actor Nani taking a big risk while some of the subjects have never shown in Telugu movies nor mainstream neither independent filmmakers. Awe is the first of Telugu cinema to a told story about homosexuality and SRS (Sex Reassignment Surgery) and surprisingly passed with U/A with also scenes of consumption of drugs.

Box Office Verdict: Above Average
Cast: Kajal Agarwal, Nithya Menon
IMDB: 8.1/10

#9.Antariksham 9000 KMPH

Antariksham 9000 KMPH is the last big release of Telugu Movies of 2018, it stars Varun Tej and Aditi Rao. Antariksham might not deserve in this list of “Top 10 Telugu Movies of 2018” but Antarikhsam is the first science fiction space drama in Telugu cinema ever and it should appreciate for its main concept. In 2018 bot Kollywood and Tollywood got their first space movie, and both are a great contribution to Indian cinema.

Antariksham 9000 KMPH received mixed reviews from the critics for story praising the performances of the lead actors. The movie was directed by Sankalp Reddy who is known for his work in National Award winning movie “The Ghazi Attack” which was well received in all languages Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

Box Office Verdict: Average
Cast: Varun Tej, Aditi Rao Hyadri
IMDB: 7.7/10

Before getting into the last film of Telugu movies of 2018 let have special honorable mention work of this year.

  • U-Turn (Remake)
  • Padi Padi Leche Manasu
  • RX 100
  • Savyasachi
  • NOTA (Flop)


In this sci-fi horror adventure ride, Vijay Devarakonda (Shiva) goes to Hyderabad after his graduation and work as a cab driver. Shiva falls in love with his vintage car even knowing of the fact that the car is haunted. From the first frame, Taxiwala is staged as a thrilling ride featuring a man and his machine.

In the main premise, Taxiwala is a ghost story who is seeking revenge but the storytelling is too different. Taxiwala has a scientific backdrop which was strongly enhanced.

Box Office Verdict: Hit
Cast: Vijay Devarkonda, Ravi Varma, Priyanka Jalwankar
IMDB: 7.5/10

So, that is the list of “Top 10 Telugu Movies of 2018” hope this movie listed all the movies you liked. And please write to us which Telugu Movies of 2018 that you liked.

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