Top 15+ Must-Watch Telugu Movies in 2023

The Telugu film industry has an exciting slate of movies lined up for release in 2023. From eagerly awaited sequels to fresh storylines by acclaimed directors, Telugu cinema promises to deliver blockbusters galore this year. Here is a handpicked list of the top 20 highly anticipated Telugu movies releasing in 2023. for movie advice visit jiorockers. that cinema buffs just cannot afford to miss:

1. Adipurush

Prabhas stars as Lord Rama in this mythological drama directed by Om Raut. With a mammoth budget of ₹400 crores, this visually extravagant adaptation of Ramayana is one of the most eagerly awaited Pan-India releases of 2023.

2. Salaar

Prashanth Neel’s follow-up to KGF Chapter 2 stars Prabhas in an action-packed story of a mafia overlord. Co-starring Shruti Haasan, this high-octane entertainer promises adrenaline-pumping stunts and visual grandeur.

3. Spirit

This sports drama marks actor Balakrishna’s 107th film as well as director Gopichand Malineni’s hat-trick collaboration with the veteran star after blockbusters like Khaidi No. 150 and Ruler.

4. SSMB28

Mahesh Babu teams up with director Trivikram Srinivas for this project billed as an entertaining commercial potboiler. Pooja Hegde stars opposite Mahesh Babu.

5. Jana Gana Mana

Starring Ravi Teja in a cop avatar, this action thriller helmed by director Sashi Kiran Tikka is touted to be made on a massive scale with high-octane stunt sequences.

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6. RC16

Being billed as a globetrotting action adventure, this big-budget Ram Charan starrer directed by Shankar also stars Kiara Advani as the female lead.

7. Shaakuntalam

Based on Kalidasa’s acclaimed Sanskrit play, this visually stunning epic historical drama by Gunasekhar features Samantha in the titular role alongside Dev Mohan as Dushyanta.

8. Vijay Deverakonda-Ananya Panday untitled film

Marking Vijay Deverakonda’s Bollywood debut, this Puri Jagannadh directorial co-starring Ananya Panday is an action rom-com releasing in Hindi and Telugu.

9. NBK107

This Boyapati Srinu directorial brings back the successful combo of Balakrishna, director Boyapati Srinu and music director S. Thaman after hit films like Simha and Legend.

10. Dasara

Nani undergoes a rugged makeover for this gritty drama set in a village backdrop and helmed by debutant director Srikanth Odela. Keerthy Suresh plays the female lead.

11. Ranga Ranga Vaibhavanga

Vaishnav Tej, son of megastar Krishna, teams up with director Gireesaaya for this comedy drama produced by Sithara Entertainments. Ketika Sharma stars opposite Vaishnav Tej.

12. Swathi Kollemala

Rakul Preet Singh plays a small town girl who moves to the city to pursue her dreams in this coming-of-age drama helmed by debutant Senna Hegde. It marks Rakul Preet’s first female-centric film.

13. Telugu Indian 2

This action thriller starring Kamal Haasan is the sequel to the Tamil blockbuster Indian. Directed by S. Shankar, it will feature Kamal Haasan reprising his iconic vigilante role after over two decades.

14. #NC22

Nandamuri Balakrishna and director Anil Ravipudi collaborate for the first time in this mass action entertainer featuring Balakrishna in a dual role.

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15. SSMB29

Mahesh Babu’s next after SSMB28 will be with director Sandeep Reddy Vanga who delivered the blockbuster Hindi film Kabir Singh, which is slated for release in 2023 end or early 2024.

16. RC18

Post the Shankar directorial, Ram Charan is rumore to reunite with director Koratala Siva. This potential project may also feature Kiara Advani again opposite Ram Charan.

17. PSPK30

Pawan Kalyan’s next with director Krish Jagarlamudi also starring Jacqueline Fernandes is another biggie lined up for release in 2023. Touted to be a Pan-India film, it promises grandeur and style.

18. Varisu

The Tamil hit Varisu is being remade in Telugu with young actor Vijay Deverakonda playing the lead role of an ambitious youngster. Rashmika Mandanna plays the female lead.

19. JGM

Ravi Teja plays a cop in this action thriller directed by Narthan and produced by Dil Raju. This massy entertainer is slate for release in summer 2023.

20. Anand Deverakonda – Pushpaka Vimanam

After the success of Middle Class Melodies, Anand Deverakonda reunites with director Chandoo Mondeti for this comic caper co-starring Varsha Bollamma.

The amazing variety above – from mythology to comedy, action to romance – indicates that Tollywood will dish out films catering to all kinds of audiences in 2023. With A-list star power, accomplished directors and promising storylines, these titles are sure to dominate the box office this year.

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