Telugu movies 2019 started with disappointing big budget films. However, medium-budget films took over the industry with good collections. There is a positive buzz for the upcoming films and the audience are hopeful of a blockbuster summer as in 2018. Overall, 2019 had mixed results in the very beginning. Read complete article for the Telugu movies 2019: hits and flops.
Telugu movies 2019 Hits and Flops (Jan-Feb-Mar):
04 Jan: Ajay Pasayyadu – Disaster
Ajay Pasayyadu is a low budget film with mostly debut cast that end up as a disaster at box-office.
04 Jan: Natana – Utter Flop
Natana is a low budget film starring Bhanuchander in a lead role. The film had a fair share of popular character artists but it failed to get noticed.
09 Jan: NTR-Kathanayakudu – Disaster
NTR: Kathanayakudu is a biographical drama film starring Nandamuri Balakrishna and Vidhya Balan in lead roles. Several popular actors and technicians appeared in prominent roles. The film had a phenomenal pre-release business and positive reviews. However, the overly dramatized scenes, lack of character development, unresearched script and excessive propaganda spoiled the film. In spite of being a biopic, the film doesn’t showcase behind the scenes, internal conflicts or controversies in the life of NTR. Overall, the film ended up as a disaster.
10 Jan: Petta – Flop
Petta is an action film starring Rajinikanth, Simran and Trisha Krishnan in lead roles. The heavy competition and lack of sufficient theatres left a dent on the box-office performance of the film. Overall, Petta ended up as a flop.
11 Jan: Vinaya Vidheya Rama – Disaster
Vinaya Vidheya Rama is an action film starring Ram Charan and Kiara Advani in lead roles. Considering the record-breaking collections of Rangasthalam, the pre-release business of Vinaya Vidheya Rama set records. However, the film failed to reach the expectations. The formulaic script, excessive violence, illogical scenes and over the top budget ruined the film. Overall, the film ended up as a disaster.
12 Jan: F2-Fun and Frustration – Blockbuster
F2: Fun and Frustration is a comedy drama film starring Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah Bhatia and Mehreen Pirzada in lead roles. The wholesome entertainment pulled the crowds to theatres and the film became a blockbuster.
25 Jan: Kothaga Maa Prayanam – Flop
Kothaga Maa Prayanam is a romance film starring Priyanth and Yamini Bhaskar in lead roles. The film failed at box-office and became a flop.
25 Jan: Mr Majnu – Utter Flop
Mr Majnu is a romantic comedy film starring Akhil Akkineni and Nidhhi Agerwal in lead roles. The film impressed the audience with its entertainment but disappointed with an out of the mill script. It may end up as an average grosser at box-office.
25 Jan: Manikarnika – Flop
Manikarnika is a historical action drama film starring Kangana Ranaut in lead role.
1 Feb: Akkadokaduntadu – Flop
1 Feb: Bichagada Majaka – Utter Flop
Bichagada Majaka is a romance drama film featuring mostly debut actors. However, senior actors Suman and Babu Mohan appeared in prominent roles. Overall, the film remained as utter flop.
1 Feb: Sakala Kala Vallabhudu – Flop
1 Feb: Rahasyam – Utter Flop
8 Feb: Yatra – Above Average
Yatra is a biographical drama based on the events from life of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. The film features Mammootty in lead role.
8 Feb: M6 – Utter Flop
8 Feb: Amavasya – Disaster
Amavasya is a horror film starring Sachi Joshi and Nargis Fakhri in lead roles.
8 Feb: Seema Raja – Flop
Seema Raja is the dubbed Tamil film starring Sivakarthikeyan, Samantha and Keerthy Suresh in lead roles. Simran played a negative role in the film.
8 Feb: Vicharana – Flop
14 Feb: Dev – Flop
Dev is the dubbed Tamil romance film starring Karthi and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles. Rajath Ravishankar directed the film in his debut. Harris Jayaraj composed music for the film
14 Feb: Lovers Day – Flop
Lovers Day is the dubbed Malayalam romantic comedy film titled ‘Oru Adaar Love’. It features Roshan Mohammed and Priya Prakash Varrier in lead roles. Omar Lulu directed the film.
22 Feb: NTR Mahanayakudu – Disaster
NTR: Mahanayakudu is the second part of biographical drama film based on the life of N. T. Ramarao. The film features Nandamuri Balakrishna and Vidhya Balan in lead roles.
22 Feb: Mithai – Disaster
Mithai is a comedy film starring Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramakrishna in lead roles. Aditi Myakal, Swetha Varma and Bhushan Kalyan played important roles.
22 Feb: Anjali CBI – Above Average
Anjali CBI is the dubbed version of Tamil crime thriller titled ‘Imaikkaa Nodigal’. The film features Nayanthara, Atharvaa and Raashi Khanna in lead roles. Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap played the antagonist in the film.
22 Feb: 4 Letters – Flop
4 Letters is a romantic comedy film starring Eshwar, Tuya Chakraborthy and Anketa Maharana in lead roles.
22 Feb: Prementha Panichese Narayana – Flop
Prementha Panichese Narayana is a romantic comedy film starring Harikrishna Jonnalagadda and Akshita in lead roles.
1 Mar: 118 – Above Average
118 is an action thriller film starring Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Nivetha Thomas and Shalini Pandey in lead roles. Cinematographer K. V. Guhan made his directorial debut with the film.
1 Mar: Viswasam – Flop
Viswasam is a Tamil action drama film with same title featuring Ajith Kumar and Nayanthara in lead roles. Jagapathi Babu played the antagonist in the film.
8 Mar: Sarvam Thaala Mayam – Flop
Sarvam Thaala Mayam is a Tamil musical drama film with same title starring G. V. Prakash Kumar and Aparna Balamurali in lead roles.
8 Mar: Bottu – Flop
Bottu is the dubbed version of a Tamil horror comedy film titled ‘Pottu’. Bharath played lead role in the film with Iniya, Namitha and Srushti Dange in key roles.
8 Mar: Love Game – Flop
Love Game is a romance thriller film starring Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and Srushti Dange in lead roles. Adhiroopan directed the film.
15 Mar: Jessie – Flop
Jessie is a horror thriller film starring Pavani Gangireddy in lead role. Abhinav Gomatam, Atul Kulkarni and Kabir Duhan Singh played key roles. V Ashwani Kumar directed the film.
15 Mar: Where is The Venkatalakshmi – Flop
Where is The Venkatalakshmi is a horror comedy film starring Raai Laxmi, Madhunandan, Praveen, Ram Karthik and Pujita Ponnada in lead roles.
21 Mar: Puli Joodham – Flop
Puli Joodham is the dubbed Malayalam crime thriller film starring Mohanlal and Vishal in lead roles. Manju Warrier, Hansika, Raashi Khanna and Srikanth played key roles.
21 Mar: Cheekati Gadilo Chithakottudu – Average
Cheekati Gadilo Chithakottudu is an adult horror comedy film starring Adith Arun, Hemanth and Bhagyashree Mote in lead roles.
Checkout the hits and flops of 2018 Telugu movies here.