The popularity of Telugu movies has been growing exponentially since 2017. One of the reasons behind the same is the unique set of storytelling devices that are used by the storytellers of Tollywood in order to make a compelling entertainer. However, some of the films see their makers push the boundaries of storytelling even further. Sometimes, the gamble made by the director and producers of such films has paid off, while sometimes these films have gone on to find a new life on video streaming platforms after an underwhelming theatrical run. This article will talk about 5 such unconventional movies that must be watched primarily for the kind of effort the people who have mounted it have put in. Read on to know more.
- Karthikeya 2 (2022)
Karthikeya 2 is a captivating supernatural thriller directed by Chandoo Mondeti and features Nikhil Siddharth and Anupama Parameswaran as the lead actors. It’s a follow-up to the 2014 hit “Karthikeya.” The film stands out with its impressive screenplay and the skillful use of special effects. Critics and viewers alike have praised the movie for its deep dive into various facets of Hindu mythology, and its strong focus on the significance of faith. Karthikeya 2 is a finely crafted thriller that promises to keep you thoroughly engrossed from start to finish.
- Eega (2012)
One of the earlier traces of the genius that is possessed by RRR director S.S Rajamouli can be found in this supernatural thriller from 2012. This film, which essentially has a CGI fly at the center of it, is a story about love, deception, and a reincarnated vengeful insect. This is one of Rajamouli’s many gambles that paid off at the box office, as the film went on to become a superhit. This film, which has a rating of 7.9/10 on IMDb, can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
- Aditya 369 (1991)
This 1991 feature presentation stars the legendary Nandramuni Balakrishna, Tarun Kumar, Mohini, the late and great Amrish Puri, and Hindi movie veteran, Tinu Anand. The story of the film, which revolves around an absent-minded professor who ends up inventing the time machine, explores themes such as greed, regret, and redemption. Additionally, the film in its entirety is an entertainer with several beats and flavors. The movie can be streamed on YouTube for a fee.
- Aithe (2003)
The fourth entry in the list of experimental Telugu movies is a tale of a gangster who hijacks a plane with the assistance of four men with clean criminal records as a part of his larger plan to spread terror across the world. This Chandra Sekhar Yeleti movie was considered path breaking for the time since it did not have tried and tested plot devices such as musical numbers, a love angle, or comedic relief. But, even after two decades since its release, it is considered to be one of the best experimental projects that have come out of Tollywood. The movie can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
- Broker (2010)
This R.P Patnaik-directed tale is a tale about greed, second chances, and the kind of challenges one must overcome in order to be at the top of their game. The leading star of this film is the director himself, who plays the part of a corrupt land broker known as Ganpathi, who uses his political connections to get his deals done. However, when Ganpathi crosses paths with an individual named Dharamteja, he gets inspired to change and mend his ways. The movie can be watched on Amazon Prime Video.