5 Hard-Hitting telugu Movies That Will wake you up (Part 1)

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One of the best and boldest mainstream attempts in Tollywood recently is Sukumar's 'Rangastalam.' The film is jam-packed with an intriguing screenplay and brilliant performances from all the lead actors.

Rangastalam (2018) - Prime Video

The narrative addresses problems that still exist in our society today, such as honour killings, caste and class prejudice, power thirst, etc. After watching this movie, one will feel numb for a time as it provokes  a lot of thought.

A national prize has been given to "1940 Lo Oka Gramam'' for being the best Telugu feature film of 2010. The patriarchy is discussed in the movie. It deserves to be on our list because it

1940 Lo Oka Gramam (2010) - Youtube

portrays those horrifying times when caste divisions existed and the unfathomable condition of women who were denied even the most basic freedom to choose their partner.

This movie, which is told from the viewpoint of a woman, is definitely worth watching. It will undoubtedly move you to tears and make you consider how difficult life was for women in the 1940s.

c/o Kancharapalem is one of the films that carries immense subtext in every frame. Director Venkatesh Maha, who was inspired by numerous real-life experiences, carefully crafted the film. The plot travels along with the tale of a man named Raju, who’s unmarried even in his late 40s and still struggles to find love.

Kancharapalem (2018) - Prime Video

The director portrays each episode of Raju's life with different themes. Overall, the movie sheds light on themes like religious intolerance, emotional blackmail, depression, women's rights, and freedom. This film, as a whole, is a work of pure art that inspires and awakens. Don’t miss it.

One of the most daring attempts in Telugu film history is "Palasa 1978." The movie depicts the tale of a guy and his surroundings, people of a downtrodden caste who endure harsh discrimination at the hands of lardlords and other members of a higher caste.

Palasa 1978 (2020) - Prime Video

The movie reveals the political motivations behind dividing society and cruel and merciless treatment of the less fortunate. Karuna Kumar, the director, has sent a strong message against injustice, caste politics, inequality, and the value of education.

Throughout the entire movie, Karauna Kumar achieved excellence while capturing the feel of coastal Andhra in the 1970s. This movie will undoubtedly make you think twice about some of the notions you've been taught over the years and hit you hard.

Rajendra Prasad’s "Aa Naluguru" is an emotional rollercoaster  that captures the muddled feelings of a typical human being. Raghu Ramaiah, a small-town editor, is shown in the movie as someone who is certain that compassion and love should always come before money.

Aa Naluguru  (2004) - Youtube

He gives up half of his pay to help the needy and the impoverished, which enrages his wife and kids. Raghu Ramaiah is a staunch opponent of corruption; despite his best efforts, the corruption in his community eventually affects his family. After incurring significant debt and borrowing money from the bank, he commits suicide.

As a result, his family and the lenders get tense. Everyone will learn something from the entire incident that followed his death. One will grow immense empathy for the Ramaiah character thanks to director Chandra Siddhartha‘s brilliant writing. This film is a must watch Telugu film before we die.