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  • Telugu Comedy Horror Movies: Films That Will Both Scare and Make You Laugh!

    While most movies aim to impress, Telugu horror-comedy films stand out for their ability to both frighten and amuse audiences. They evoke laughter while also sending shivers down your spine. Certain Tollywood productions go above and beyond, intensifying the scare factor. These films entertain by seamlessly blending laughter with fear, captivating even those who typically avoid horror. Let’s explore some recent releases that masterfully merge horror and comedy.


    The recent Telugu horror-comedy “Baak” features Tamannaah, Raashii Khanna, Sundar C, Srinivasa Reddy, Kovai Sarala, and Vennela Kishore in key roles. The director blended horror elements with comedy, creating a narrative filled with supernatural occurrences and humorous characters. The plot revolves around Shiva Shankar (Sundar C), a lawyer, who finds himself haunted by a malevolent force known as “Baak.” This sinister presence begins to claim the lives of his friends and family. The central questions of the film are: Who is Baak? Why has it targeted Shiva’s family? How does Shiva manage to protect his loved ones as he undergoes a transformation of soul? And what role does Maya (Rashi Khanna) play in all this? That forms the crux of the story.

    OTT Platform: ZEE5

    Geethanjali Malli Vachindi

    Featuring Anjali, Srinivasa Reddy, Satyam Rajesh, Shakalaka Shankar, and Satya in lead roles, “Geethanjali Malli Vachindi” is the newest entry in the horror-comedy genre. Directed by Shiv Thurlapati, the film offers an engaging mix of horror and humor. It is currently available for streaming. The plot centers on Director Srinu (Srinivasa Reddy), who is in the midst of preparing for a new film. During this time, actors Satyam and Anjali are given opportunities to star in the movie. Complications arise when the producer demands that the film be shot at a notorious haunted palace. What is the history behind this eerie location? How does the film crew handle the supernatural challenges they face there? This forms the basis of the story.

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    Om Bheem Bush

    This film predominantly emphasizes comedy, integrating horror elements for a unique blend. Directed by Harsha Konuganti, it uses a humorous narrative set against a backdrop of supernatural events to evoke laughter. Sree Vishnu, Priyadarsi, and Rahul Ramakrishna take on the lead roles. The story unfolds with Krish, Vinay, and Madhav, who, through a series of antics, find themselves trapped in Bhairavapuram. As they navigate a slew of dramatic events, they encounter the mysteries of the village. What transpires there? What is the secret of Bhairavapuram? That is the core of the story.

    OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

    Ooru Peru Bhairavakona

    Under the direction of V. Anand, young actor Sundeep Kishan stars in this horror-comedy, with Vennela Kishore providing comedic relief. The plot centers on Basava (Sundeep Kishan), who robs banks to support his lover. In an attempt to evade the police, he and his gang flee to Bhairavakona, a place notorious for its perilous reputation—no one returns alive. What compelled Basava to risk his gang’s life by going to that village? What encounters await them there? That’s the essence of the story.

    OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

    DD Returns

    DD Returns,” now dubbed into Telugu, has become a sensation with its blend of horror and comedy. Comedian Saptagiri takes on the lead role in this film. Centered around a haunted house, this movie is perfect for those who enjoy both horror and humor. The storyline follows a group of friends who steal a bag of money, only to face numerous challenges when they attempt to return it. What difficulties do they encounter? That forms the crux of the story.

    OTT Platform: ZEE5

    Prema Katha Chitram

    This horror-comedy movie, directed by Maruthi and featuring Sudheer Babu in the lead, has been well-received for its blend of laughter and heart. The plot centers on a group of young people who make a pact to commit suicide together. They choose to stay in a guest house as part of their plan, but soon find themselves facing unforeseen events. What are these events? And what led them to make such a drastic decision? These questions are explored in the rest of the story.

    OTT Platform: Hotstar

    Raju Gari Gadhi

    Anchor Ohmkar made his directorial debut with the film “Raju Gari Gadhi,” casting his brother Ashwin in the lead role. The movie, featuring Dhanya Balakrishna, Saptagiri, Shakalaka Shankar, and Vidyullekha Raman, is rich in comic elements. The narrative centers on Ashwin’s character, who purchases a haunted guest house. The humor unfolds as they attempt to eliminate the ghost that haunts the premises. What transpires in that guest house? That forms the storyline.

    OTT Platform: Hotstar


    Raghava Lawrence made his directorial debut with the film ‘Ganga,’ in which he also stars. The movie achieved notable success upon its release. Lawrence infuses his comedic flair into the cinematography, making it a delightful watch. However, his character harbors a fear of ghosts. In the film, Raghava works as a cameraman for Green TV and falls in love with Nandini, a colleague at the same channel. Together with their crew, they devise a program about ghosts and visit a haunted house located on the beach. It is there that Nandini discovers a bangle buried in the sand. From that moment, terrifying incidents begin to plague Nandini’s life.

    OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

    Anando Brahma

    This horror-comedy, directed by Mahi V. Raghav stars Taapsee Pannu, Srinivasa Reddy, Shakalaka Shankar, Vennela Kishore, and Raghu in leading roles. The plot revolves around a character who discovers that a haunted house is connected to his family. However, due to the fear of ghosts, no one is willing to purchase it. He then devises a plan to deal with the situation. That is the central storyline of the film.

    OTT Platform: Zee5

    Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada

    Nikhil’s debut as a lead actor is in a film that blends horror with a heavy dose of comedy. Co-starring Vennela Kishore, Satya, and Harsha Chemudu, the movie injects additional humor into the plot. The story centers on the hero’s efforts to save his lover from a ghost that haunts her. But the intriguing question is, what is the connection between the hero and the ghost? That’s the crux of the story.

    Streaming Platform: YouTube


    The movie ‘Marakathamani,’ directed by Aadhi Pinisetty, emerged as a significant highlight in his career. It centers around the quest for a coveted gem named Marakathamani. In the story, the hero faces the grim necessity of sacrificing lives to acquire the stone. However, their efforts are thwarted by an accident that occurs during their attempt to secure the gem. Meanwhile, Twinkle Ramanathan is also in pursuit of the same gem. What unfolds next forms the narrative of the film.

    OTT Platform: Sun Next

    Chandramukhi 2

    The sequel to ‘Chandramukhi,’ originally starring Rajinikanth, now features Raghava Lawrence as the lead. Initially, Lawrence displays his comedic skills. The plot focuses on a large family grappling with various issues. The resolution to their problems appears to be tied to worship at a temple. Yet, complications arise due to a bungalow owned by Chandramukhi. The narrative explores how Lawrence, endowed with evil powers, addresses these challenges. That’s the essence of the story.

    OTT Platform: Netflix

    Katha Kanchiki Manam Intiki

    This comedy-horror film, directed by Chanakya Chinna, caters primarily to fans of comedy. It features Thrigun, Pujitha Ponnada, Aarje Hemant, Getup Srinu, and Ramesh in prominent roles. The story tracks a group of friends who find themselves in a bizarre predicament while heading to a bachelor party at a secluded villa. Upon arrival, they face unexpected situations stemming from child trafficking.

    OTT Platform: Amazon Prime

    Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu

    This film combines daring themes with horror elements, primarily targeting an adult audience. Directed by Santhosh P. Jayakumar, it features Adith Arun, Nikki Tamboli, Bhagyashree Mote, Satyam Rajesh, and Ramesh in key roles. The plot centers on a group of friends traveling to a villa for a bachelor party, where they encounter a daunting predicament caused by an unseen force that haunts them.

    OTT Platform: Aha

    Zombie Reddy

    Directed by Prasanth Varma, “Zombie Reddy” features Teja Sajja in the lead role and presents a novel approach for the audience. The sudden appearance of zombies creates suspense, while the film maintains a strong comedic element, with comedian Getup Srinu particularly standing out. Mario (Teja Sajja), a game designer, sees his friend Kalyan (Hemanth) travel to Rudravaram with his group for a wedding. Their visit triggers a series of unforeseen events, including Kiriti transforming into a zombie among friends. The questions arise: Why did this transformation happen? What caused the entire town to become zombies? How does the hero attempt to rescue them? This forms the crux of the story.

    OTT Platform: Aha


    Starring Tamil actor Karthi, “Kaashmora” introduces a unique concept. Karthi, portraying the character Kaashmora, frightens and deceives people. The film is sprinkled with comedy scenes that entertain the audience. Diving into the plot, Kaashmora (Karthi) is a petty thief who employs mystical powers to swindle money from others. He impersonates a prominent political leader to steal his money. Meanwhile, he finds himself haunted by spirits in an ancient mansion, a haunting that has persisted for seven generations.

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    Directed by Venkat Prabhu, “Rakshasudu” features Suriya as a hero with the unique ability to see spirits. He manipulates humans by exploiting their fears. The film captivates the audience with its thrilling sequences. The narrative follows a petty thief who unexpectedly gains the ability to perceive spirits. Motivated to help these spirits find peace and improve their lives, he embarks on a risky journey. Along the way, he meets the spirit of Shiva Kumar (Suriya). The questions then arise: Who is Shiva Kumar? What mysterious circumstances brought about his encounter with the spirits? That is the essence of the story.

    OTT Platform: Zee 5


    Muni,” directed by Raghava Lawrence, introduces the protagonist Cheekati, which means fear, a character who is frightened of everything and imagines ghosts by name. This horror-comedy delights the audience with its humorous scenes. In the film, Ganesh (played by Lawrence) becomes possessed by a spirit called Muni. Under its influence, he commits murders. The central questions of the plot are: Who is this spirit? What wrong was done to Muni? What actions does Ganesh take in the evening? That’s the crux of the story.

    OTT Platform: ETV Win

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