A coin has two sides is a known fact. Every industry in the world has good times and bad times. Telugu Film industry is not an exception. Of the 113 movies released till date only 4 to 5 movies managed to crossed 100 days mark and the remaining movies considered in flop-above average zone.
Let’s have a look at the top 10 Tollywood worst films of 2013
Jabardasth staring Siddarth and Samantha in the lead roles and Nithya Menen in a guest role directed by Ala Modalaindi fame Nandini Reddy was released with lot of expectations but was declared a flop. The movie’s plot was inspired from Bollywood blockbuster Band Baaja Baaraat. Performances from Siddarth and Samantha has not attracted the audience because of a very bad screenplay and repetitive music from S.S. Thaman.
9. Mr. Pellikoduku
Mr. Pellikoduku staring Sunil and Isha Chawla was official remake of Bollywood movie Tanu weds Manu directed by Devi Prasad. The movie though entertained audience to an extent through comedy scenes but due to bad direction failed to click at box office. Audience felt Sunil did not suit the character of an NRI and his hard work in dances went wasted due to bad music by S.A. Rajkumar. Isha Chawla’s performance was not up to the mark.
8. Ongole Githa
Ongole Githa starring Ram and Kriti Kharbanda, directed by Bommarilu fame Bhaskar failed at box office without a wink. The movie had lots of Tamil flavor so Telugu audience could not connect to the movie. The movie was given A certificate due to nude scenes of actor Prakash Raj so family audience was not interested to go watch it. Looks like bad luck of Ram is continuing this year too, and hopefully he comes back with some entertaining movies next year.
Gouravam staring debutante Allu Sirish, Yami Gautam and Prakash Raj, directed by Radha Mohan who directed good movies like Gaganam and Aakasamantha failed miserably at box office. The movie dealt with a serious problem in the society, pertaining to caste violence and honor killings. The movie was appreciated for its making. Performances from Prakash Raj, Brahmaji and Sravan were up to mark. Both Sirish and Yami’s performances could not live up to expectations. Telugu audience found it hard to digest and connect to the making of the movie which is the main reason for the flop.
6. Action 3D
Supposed to be a hilarious one, the film starring Allari Naresh, Shaam, Vaibhav, Raju Sundaram, Neelam Upadhyaya, Sneha Ullal, Kamna Jethmalani and Sheena Shahabadi directed and produced by Anil Sunkara was a very expensive movie in 3D with high technical standards. The movie was a remake of English movie Hangover. Inexperience of director Anil, putting an action title for a comedy movie, and lastly A certificate for the movie was the reason for families to avoid coming to theaters.
Thoofan starring Ram Charan, Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj and late Srihari, directed by Apoorva Lakhia was the biggest disaster in Charan’s career. The movie is a remake of old Hindi blockbuster Zanjeer starring Amitabh Bachchan in the seventies. There was not even one single interesting moment in the movie. Director failed to extract performances from the lead actors. Music was worst and audience left theaters in mid-way leading heavy losses to the producers.
The romantic entertainer starring Allu Arjun, Amala Paul and Catherine Tresa, directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by blockbuster producer Bandla Ganesh failed at box office hands down. Puri concentrated more on capturing Barcelona and the beauty of heroines in camera than on story, that was like an old wine in a new bottle. Allu Arjun though looked stylish and entertained with his dance moves in the movie failed due to weak script and loose screenplay and hence, could not impress audience. The only saving grace of the movie was Devi Sri Prasad’s music. T interval block remaining part of the movie was considered ultra boring.
3. Ramayya Vasthavayya
Ramayya Vasthavayya, starring NTR, Samantha and Shruti Hassan directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Dil Raju failed miserably to gain the audience attention. The movie being a mixture of all Telugu movies was not the product expected from sensible maker like Dil Raju. Director Harish Shankar who created magic with movies like Gabbar Singh and Mirapakay failed to come up with an entertaining script. Music by Thaman was an average and as usual repetitive. The only saving grace of the movie is NTR, he put 100% effort in his dances, performance and looks but Harish Shankar failed to support him with a good script.
Bhai starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Richa Gangopadhyay, directed by Veerabhadram Chowdary and produced by Nagarjuna himself was a big budget movie that failed to attract the audience. The movie was again inspired from all Telugu movies and the credit to the flop needs to be given totally to the director. Nagarjuna right throughout his career has given chance to new directors but some of them like Veerabhadram has taken him for granted and made movies like Bhai. Even music of Devi Sri Prasad was not up to the mark.
The film staring Victory Venkatesh, Srikanth and Tapsee directed by Meher Ramesh occupies the first position in the list. For any movie to be successful, story and screenplay plays an important role. But director Meher Ramesh forgot this rule and only concentrated on making producers spend money lavishly. 30 crore rupees were invested in the movie but it ended collecting only 11.15 crore incurring huge losses to the makers. Even the contribution of writers Gopi Mohan and Kona Venkat made the flow of movie boring and dragging. Actress Tapsee was used only for songs and skin show. Except the title song composed by Thaman remaining songs failed to attract the audience.