The Telugu cinema industry is referred as Tollywood (sometimes Bengali film industry is also referred as Tollywood). The movie industry produces around 275 films per year on an average, making second most productive film industry in India. Tollywood refers to the film industries Andhra Pradesh. The Tollywood is credited with making the first talkie movies in the history of the country with the first being Bhakta Prahlada, in 1931. As usual, it incorporates musical and dance numbers in most of its films. Some of the top grossers include the highest grossing film in India, which is Baahubali 2: The conclusion, with total gross of Rs 1,416 crore (US $ 220 million). Some of the best award winning telugu movies include Swathi Muthyam (Directed by K Viswanath), Tenali Ramakrishna (Directed by B S Ranga), Sankarabharanam (Directed by K Viswanath).
Tollywood Upcoming Movies
Ravanasura (transl. Ravana demon) is an upcoming Indian Telugu language psychological action thriller film directed by Sudheer Varma from a story written by Srikanth Vissa. It has an ensemble cast featuring Ravi Teja, Sushanth, Jayaram, Murali Sharma, Anu Emmanuel, Megha Akash, Faria Abdullah, Daksha Nagarkar, and Pujita Ponnada.
Besides acting, Ravi Teja produced the film under RT Team Works along with Abhishek Nama's Abhishek Pictures.
Bhola Shankar is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language action masala film directed by Meher Ramesh.An official remake of the 2015 Tamil film Vedalam, it stars Chiranjeevi as the titular character with Tamannaah and Keerthy Suresh.Bhola Shankar is scheduled for a theatrical release in May 2023.
Shaakuntalam is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language historical drama film written and directed by Gunasekhar. It is produced by Neelima Guna under Gunaa Teamworks and distributed by Sri Venkateswara Creations. Based on a popular play Abhignyana Shakuntalam by Kalidasa, the film features Samantha in the titular role of Shakuntala and Dev Mohan as Dushyanta, the king of Puru dynasty along with Mohan Babu, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, Aditi Balan and Ananya Nagalla in supporting roles.The project was announced in October 2020 by Gunasekhar. The film's production began in February 2021 at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad and ended in August 2021. The film was shot extensively around Hyderabad, including Ramoji Film City, Ananthagiri Hills, and Gandipet Lake. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 14 April 2023.
Hanu Man (also marketed as HanuMan) is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language superhero film written and directed by Prasanth Varma.Produced by Primeshow Entertainment, the film features Teja Sajja, Amritha Aiyer, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Raj Deepak Shetty and Vinay Rai in main roles.The film is set in the fictional village Anjanadri. It will be the first film of the Prasanth Varma Cinematic Universe (PVCU) followed by Adhira.
Adipurush (transl. First man[a]) is an upcoming Indian mythological film based on the Sanskrit epic Ramayana.The film is written and directed by Om Raut and produced by T-Series and Retrophiles. Shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu languages, the film stars Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, and Saif Ali Khan in his Telugu debut, along with Sunny Singh and Vatsal Sheth in pivotal roles.Adipurush was announced in August 2020, through an official motion poster. Principal photography commenced in February 2021 and ended in November 2021 taking place primarily in Mumbai, followed by post-production works. The film's music is composed by Ajay–Atul. Adipurush is budgeted at over ₹550 crore (US$69 million), making it one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.
The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 16 June 2023.
Hari Hara Veera Mallu
Hari Hara Veera Mallu is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language period action adventure film written and directed by Krish Jagarlamudi. Depicting the life of legendary outlaw Veera Mallu, the film stars Pawan Kalyan in the titular role alongside Nidhhi Agerwal, Bobby Deol, Nargis Fakhri And Vikramjeet Virk. . The story is set in 17th century under the backdrop of Mughal Empire.