Right from the early days of cinema, romance is an integral part of most of the Tollywood films. Love stories are always amazing after all the emotion is a feel good thing and this season of Valentine’s Day we all are in a excited mood to celebrate the magic of love with our beloved ones.
Here’s the list of 10 Romantic movies which you can watch for this Valentine’s Day with someone special to you:
1. Ye Maaya Chesaye
Director: Gautham Menon
Cast: Naga Chaitanya. Samantha Ruth.
This movie is unique in its way of defining romanticism. It may welcome one to the new age of love story. Gautham Menon’s fascinating concept of presenting a story that transcends the age factor has been highly appreciated. Naga Chaitanya is impressive, and he proved that there is more to him than what it seems. The plot revolves around the complicated love story of Telugu Hindi assistant director and Malayali Saint Thomas Christian girl. It is also remade in Bollywood with the title ‘Ek Deewana Tha’, starring Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson.
Director: S S Rajamouli
Cast: Kajal Aggarwal. Dev Gill. Ram Charan.
Being a blockbuster of its time, this film brought the director SS Rajamouli to limelight, who would then later go on to deliver films like Baahubali. The plot is based on reincarnation. The story revolving around four people — a gallant warrior, a princess in love with him, her cousin and the emperor — and how in the end love triumphs all evil.
Cast: Siddharth. Genelia D’souza.
A colourful love story, vivid but practical, ‘Bommarillu’s plot is something every couple can connect with. This rom-com expresses the bond between a father and son, where the father’s too much concern leads to bitterness in their relationship. The young man (Siddharth) realises that he has to push back against his dominating father if he wants to enjoy the life and find true happiness and love.
Director: Prabhu Deva
Cast: Trisha Krishnan. Siddharth. Prakash Raj.
This movie is the debut of Prabhu as a director. The story is basically a selfless love story, which is same as 1989’s ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ starring Salman Khan and Bhagyashree. Bollywood also adapted this famous plot in the remake titled ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’ starring Shruti Haasan and Girish Kumar.
Cast: Allu Arjun. Anuradha Mehta.
Directed by Sukumar, ‘Arya’ was a grand success of 2004. Allu Arjun who is melodramatically presented here catches the audience’s heart with ease and perfection. This is a love triangle where the protagonist (Arya) shows that love is all about sacrificing everything you have to fulfill every wish of your lover.
Director: Vijay K Bhaskar
Cast: Nagarjuna. Sonali Bendre.
This 2002 Telugu drama starring Nagarjuna is the fantastic adaption of the Hollywood flick ‘What Woman Want’. This movie is the milestone and established Nagarjuna as the ultimate king of romance. This heartwarming tale is about a misogynist who is being forced by circumstances to work with a woman and ends up falling in love with her.
7. Tholi Prema
Director: A. Karunakaran
Cast: Kirti Reddy. Vasuki. Pawan Kalyan.
Once another masterpiece of Telugu middle class love musings. An outstanding Pawan Kalyan with a grandiose exhibition of acting spoke showed his hidden potential. This is one of the most watched love stories in Telugu household till date. This was also remade in Bollywood under the title ‘Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai’. The plot is about a young boy who falls in love at first sight.
Director: Mani Ratnam
Cast: Nagarjuna. Girija Shettar.
Mani Ratnam, who is renowned for some epic deliverance of blockbusters like ‘Roja’ and ‘Bombay’, directed this cult film of unforgettable love story and immortal music. This project gave massive height to the newcomer Nagarjuna. Because of its unique appeal, it seems that it is still difficult to replicate the film even in current times. The plot is about a couple of people who fall in love having few days left in their life.
9. Prem Nagar
Director: K. S. Prakash Rao
Cast: Akkineni Rao. Vanisri.
Though the 70s films were all about addressing social issues, Prem Nagar was a fresh breath that turned out to be an evergreen classic. This project also established the sensational pair of that era Akkineni Rao and Vanisri.
Director: Vedantam Raghavaiah
Cast: Akkineni Rao. Savitri.
The timeless novel of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay was adapted for the first time in Telugu version in 1950s. This movie became a grand success by itself, featuring Akkineni and Savitri, two one the greatest screen legends of the era. This all-time classic depicts the heartbreak story of Devdas, and his devastating life story, where Akkineni set a trademark example of an exceptional stagecraft prowess.
And, off course you can add your favorite one to the list.