In 2022, the Telugu film industry had
a successful year. Hits by Nagarjuna Bangarraju, DJ Tillu, and RRR helped enhance box office collections.
Rajamouli's magnum work RRR, which depicted Ram and Bheem, grossed more than 1000 crores.
Prashant Neel's KGF-2 and Lokesh Kanagaraj's Vikram, both dubbed Telugu films, were well received by the Telugu public. With the theme of travel back in time both Bimbisara and 'Oke Oka Jeevitham,' did a good job at the box office.
'Sitharamam,' a cult great love story, has won a lot of money and accolades. Nikhil stunned Bollywood with Karthikeya 2. The thrillers Adavi Sesh Major and Hit 2 also captivated the audience.
The Telugu industry's success began with Sankranti. Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya co-starred with Bangarraju and had a hit. The low-budget picture grossed roughly 60 crores.
Siddu Jonnala Gadda's DJ Tillu debuted with little expectations and quickly became a hit. DJ Tillu earned more than Rs. 20 crores despite working on a shoestring budget.
DJ Tillu Fever
Rajamouli's RRR film, based on the characters of Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju, was a big success. Made with a budget of 550 Crores, It generated a tsunami of Rs.1111.7 crores in collections.
Prashant Neel, who captivated audiences with KGF, scored an industry hit with KGF 2. With a budget of 100 crores, it grossed 1207 crores because of his direction and Yash's acting.
Prashanth Neel’s Blockbuster
Adivi Sesh, known for experimenting with different stories, created a film based on Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's life story. It earned 58 crores against heavy competition from Vikram.
Sesh has also had another hit with the thriller 'Hit 2' in the 'Hit Movie universe. It was made with a budget of 10 crores and has so far garnered 50 crores.
Kamal Haasan, who has been yearning for a huge hit for many years, partnered with Lokesh Kanagaraj for Vikram in Lokesh's cinematic world. The film was
a worldwide success, grossing
over 500 crores.
Kamal Hassan is back with Vengeance.
Sitaramam, a love story with a war setting, was a decent hit for director Hanu Raghavapudi. The film, which had a budget of 30 crores, grossed Rs. 91.4 crores and starred Mrunal Thakur and Dulquer Salmaan.
A love story with a war backdrop
Kalyan Ram made history with the first installment of the Bimbisara franchise. With a budget of Rs. 40 crores, this film grossed Rs. 64.57 crores at the box office.
Sharwanand came with the sentiment of Mother, 'oke oka Jeevitham.' The story of journeying back in time kept the audience interested. It grossed 12 crores on a tiny expenditure of 6 crores.
The film Kartikeya 2 set records not just in Telugu but also in Bollywood. The Hindi version, starring Nikhil, was released in 53 theatres and quickly expanded to 1500 locations due to public demand. It was produced on a budget of Rs. 15 crores and grossed Rs. 120 crores.
Nikhil scored a hit.
Kantara, starring Rishabh Shetty and directed by himself, was a smash hit everywhere it was released. It made more than 400 crores on a shoestring budget of Rs. 16 crores.
Chiranjeevi wowed audiences with Godfather, a remake of Lucifer. The film was a moderate success.
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Samanta's 'Yashoda' became a hit while she was battling Myositis. Galodu, starring Sudheer, caused quite a stir at the box office. Masooda and Love Today were also noteworthy films