From surprise hits to unpredictable failures, more than 200 Telugu films released in the year 2014 in Tollywood. Many big-ticket films fell flat and low-budget films became instant hits. Surprisingly, a lot of films came and left silently at the box office. But 2015 sounds more like a Perfect Filmy Year with movies from historic period dramas to star-clan debuts being on the cards to look forward in the coming twelve months. Here are some of the most awaited films of Tollywood in 2015 that you have been looking out for! Brace Yourselves. (The list does not follow any order of precedence)

1. Shankar’s I


Directed by Shankar, the film I – Manoharudu is reportedly made on a budget of Rs.180 crore. Set to release in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and in all major Indian languages, the film featuring Vikram and Amy Jackson is one of the most awaited movies of the year. It is interesting to see how Vikram has donned multiple looks in the film. With never-seen-before locations, Vikram’s multiple transformations and world class graphic elements, the expectations of the film have reached the sky making it the top most awaited film of 2015.


2. Gopala Gopala


Directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani, the movie Gopala Gopala is a remake of Bollywood movie “OMG – Oh My God”. This multi-starrer movie featuring Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh is another much-talked-about film in Tollywood. With not even a single release in 2014, the wait to watch Powerstar back on silver screen surely makes the film one of the most awaited ones of the year!


3. Baahubali 


No film has created as much buzz as SS Rajamouli’ upcoming period extravaganza, Baahubali has managed to. The film directed by Rajamouli is said to be the most expensive Tollywood film ever produced with over 100 crores budget. Loaded with VFX splendor, the film promises to be a visual extravaganza on an unprecedented scale. It’s a period drama that will transport the audience into a world of ancient forts, palaces, epic war sequences and the works. Baahubali became the most awaited movie right from the release of Prabhas’ birthday teaser that came up in 2013. The movie will be coming in two parts also stars Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Tamannah and others. This magnum opus of Rajamouli is surely set to become the Pride of Telugu Cinema.


4. Mahesh Babu – Koratala Shiva


With the respect graph hitting all-time high with Nenokkadine and all-time low with Aagadu, 2014 was quite an unusual year for Mahesh Babu with both the movies falling on the flop side. And now, Mahesh Babu is working with the Mirchi director Koratala Shiva for his next project. Shruthi Hassan will be playing the female lead and Devi Sri Prasad is composing the film’s music making it the most anticipated movie for his fans and movie buffs around. The film is said to be an action entertainer. Watch out Superstar fans!


5. Temper 


Jr.NTR’s upcoming flick Temper‘s first look has already kept the temper going full-on-high for all his fans everywhere. With NTR sporting shirt-less, the first look posters made his fans go gaga everywhere and has raised the expectations of everyone who are impressed with the new avatar of the actor. Both Puri Jagannadh and Jr.NTR who are in a desperate need of a hit , have joined hands for this prestigious project produced by Bandla Ganesh. Kajal Aggarwal , the female lead will be seen sharing the screen with the actor for the third time!


6. Rudhramadevi 


Anushka’s Rudhramadevi is India’s first Historical Stereoscopic 3D film directed by Gunashekhar which will recreate the life and times of the 13th century warrior queen, who ruled over the Kakatiya kingdom. The film also has some big names like Allu Arjun who is doing a pivotal role of Gona Ganna Reddy , Rana Daggubati as Chalukya Veerabhadra and also includes Nitya Menen, Catherine Tresa, Prakash Raj, Suman and Krishnam Raju who are a part of this periodic flick. Yes, a periodic flick and a much-awaited one!


7. Akhil Akkineni’s Debut 


We’ve seen a lot of debuts in the year 2014, but this debut from the Akkineni clan has surely become the most awaited one since the young heartthrob’s cameo appearance came up in Manam last year. Akhil Akkineni is all set for his big screen debut with director VV Vinayak’s next. Actress Amyra Dastur has been roped in opposite Akhil. If rumors are to be believed, the movie said to have Nagarjuna and Pawan Kalyan in guest roles which is a big turn on for this young lad’s debut making it the most anticipated movie. Finally, a worth-waiting debut!


9. Bunny – Trivikram Movie 


The hit combination of Julayi – Allu Arjun and Trivikram teamed up yet again for another untitled film. Both Trivikram and Bunny have delivered 75 cr and 60 cr films at the box-office with Attarintiki Daredi and Race Gurram respectively. This film has three heroines – Samantha, Adah Sharma and Nithya Menon raising the expectations of how Trivikram handles this multi-romantic-action entertainer. The film is expected to be released in the month of February 2015.


10. Naga Chaitanya – Sudheer Varma’s untitled project  


From the makers of Attarintiki Daredhi and from the technicians of Swamy Raa raa – this is how it goes in the trailer of Naga Chaitanya’s upcoming film that has already created a sense of excitement among the movie buffs in Tollywood. Naga Chaitanya known for his classic touch is teaming up with Sudheer Varma of Swamy Ra Ra for this sleek crime and romantic entertainer. Nenokkadine fame Kriti Sanon will pair up with Naga Chaitanya. Sunny M.R.’s music is surely going to be an additional plus for this film. The trailer is quite promising and films like these are exactly what we’ve been looking out for – A much needed break from the routine genre!


11. KICK -2 

KICK 2 movie launch Stills Allu Arjun JrNtr Raviteja KalyanRam (2)

One does not require any introduction about the Kick we’ve received from Raviteja and Surender Reddy in 2009. Now, this combination is pairing up in making a sequel for the same. This movie is being produced by Kalyan Ram on N.T.R. Arts banner. Considering the extraordinary response for ‘Kick’, there will be huge expectations for its sequel. Director Reddy had earlier stated that the sequel will have nothing to do with the original version, but will be more entertaining than the first part.


8. Chiranjeevi’s 150th movie


Well, this is not yet confirmed as of now, but it is still the most awaited movie since Chiranjeevi’s statement on his 150th movie came up somewhere in 2012. The whole Telugu Film Fraternity is waiting the boss’ return but unfortunately no story has been finalized yet. Last heard, Chiru has ‘come close’ to zeroing upon a script. If everything goes well, this year might be the year we’ve been waiting for. Not only being the most-awaited movie, but Megastar’s comeback to the silver screen after seven years is going to be the most awaited comeback of the year!



Well, there are many more exciting films that are going to be released this year. Gabbar Singh-2 , Jr.NTR-Sukumar’s project, Vamsi Paidipally’s Nagarjuna-Karthi multi-starrer and the list goes on. Movie buffs could not ask for a better year with periodic flicks, action entertainers, different conceptual films all lined up for 2015. Looking back at the experimental attempts in 2014, this year we might expect more out-of-the-box conceptual films making 2015 an ideal year for the Change in Tollywood. Watch out guys!