Hyderabad: Telugu film industry has produced more than 50 movies in the first six months of 2013. Most of them are commercial entertainers belonging to genres like romance, action, comedy, fantasy, suspense and family drama. A few flicks like Baadshah, Naayak, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Mirchi have become Blockbusters and set several new records in India as well as overseas.
Interestingly, Tollywood has released some of very unusual films in this year. These films have very creative and rare subjects, which have been treats for Telugu audiences, who have always given thumbs up for masala movies. They have managed to impress audiences and critics. Some of them have become big hits at the Box Office, thereby re-writing the rules of the game.
There are a few such unusual Telugu movies in 2013. We bring you the pictures and details of top five out of them continue to seem them in the slideshow.
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
It's one of those rare big-budget multi-starrer films that didn't reek of commercialism, punch-dialogues or unwanted item numbers. It is a simply told story, set against the backdrop of a small town, and revolving around characters with differences. Backed by mellifluous tunes of Micky J. Meyer and Srikanth Addala's brilliant screenplay, this film was one of the best family dramas of recent times.
Case No 666/2013
Some panned it as a clean rip off of several English films in the found footage genre, but in reality, this film is a brave attempt that breaks the cliches of Telugu cinema. The entire film hovers constantly between two genres - horror and thriller, and therefore allows audiences to experience plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments. It might have been commercially successful, but by Telugu cinema standards, this is a breakthrough film.
Swamy Ra Ra
Another low-budget commercial hit that proved the power of content over cast and other factors. Swamy Ra Ra is a story about a stolen idol and a bunch of characters on the run for it. It works for three reasons - music, lead performances and its tongue-in-cheek-humour. Nikhil and Swati in their tailor-made roles shine like never before.
Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde
It might be just another love story, but what differentiates this movie from any other film in the same language, is its style of presentation. Nithiin and Nithya hit it off so well after the success of Ishq. A perfect blend of humour and romance makes this run-of-the-mill type of film, entertaining.
Prema Katha Chitram
It's has been a year of small-budget wonders and Prema Katha Chitram is definitely one among them. The reason you find it good is because the quality of other films have been so bad. One of the other reasons you find it interesting is its ability to weave multiple genres and give audience a first-of-its-kind experience. The natural performances of the lead cast make it an even more enjoyable film.