Tollywood has seen some really good scripts and movies in 2019, which impressed the cinegoer not on their first day of release, but slowly, as the themes of these movies took time to register in the audiences’ minds.
We list the top 6 underrated movies here, which slowly picked up at the box office and became hits.
This Aswani Kumar directorial was noted for its psychological subject and its treatment. The concept of ghost hunters gained currency with the movie and actors like Abhinav Gomatam excelled in their roles. Released on March 15th, 2019, the movie had a slow start but later became a much loved movie.
- Evvarikee Cheppoddu
This love story dealt with a serious issue like the parents of a boy checking the caste of a prospective bride and the way the lovers deal with it. The way director Basava Shanker presented the subject was awesome. The movie was released on October 8th, 2019 and relatively unknown names like Rakesh Varre and Gargeyi Yellapragada became well known once the film picked up during the first week.
This inspiring story of master weaver Chintakindi Mallesham was easily the best biopic of 2019 in Tollywood. Raj Rachakonda made this movie with Priyadarshi, who was known for comedy in Telugu movies. The way Priyadarshi molded himself for this role was legendary and made the audience sit up and notice. Mallesham is now a classic and also an authentic biopic about a great person.
- Game Over
The year 2019 saw a great horror and suspense thriller, Game Over, with Taapsee Pannu giving her best performance in Tamil and Telugu. Game Over told the story of a video game developer who is subjected to sexual assault and has hallucinations about the incident. Ashwin Saravanan created a great impact with unpredictable twists and the movie became a sleeper hit.
- Kousalya Krishnamurthy
The movie was the first of its kind which showed the ascendency of a rural girl to a great woman cricket bowler. Aishwarya Rajesh starred in the same plot in Kanaa, the Tamil original. She again excelled in this remake with her terrific body language and acting skills. This Bheemaneni Srinivasa Rao film became an instant hit with the masses.
Amala Paul challenged herself and the stereotypes of a heroine by choosing a theme which no one dared to explore in Indian cinema. Director Ratna Kumar extracted one of the best performances from a mainstream actress. The film explored the theme of freedom and the extent to which it should be used by women. People loved this theme and gave the movie a big thumbs up.
So, which among these was your favourite movie?
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