Many Telugu films were made in and around the rural areas of Telugu states. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have some of the most diverse and beautiful scenic locations. Still, more films are being filmed in these small towns than you think. Moreover, production costs in the villages are enticingly low. However, here are some of the best movies set in small towns.
A smart and beautifully executed revenge drama which would be remembered for generations. Ram Charan showed he was capable of portraying a villager who takes revenge for his elder brother’s death. When a human body is unearthed, people start asking questions that others don’t seem to want to answer, because of the village head played by Jagapathi Babu. He brutally kills people of the village who go against him. However, this pretty waterside town, set on Rajahmundry’s surrounding places, was one of the main filming locations for the Sukumar directorial.
‘Soggade Chinni Nayana’ is an exhilarating supernatural drama about Bangarraju, who is a soul out to find the secret of his murder, played by Akkineni Nagarjuna. The story is a simple tale of revenge but the performance is superb. Nagarjuna had essayed the dual role in the film. From his entry scene to the suburb rides, the premises of Rajahmundry comes off as nothing short of picturesque. This 2016 movie filmed in and around Rajahmundry is the story of Ram Mohan P and direction of Kalyan Krishna Kurasala.
Perhaps one of the most well-known films of the recent times, this romantic family entertainer has warmed the hearts of generations of families. Directed by Satish Vegesna, the film thrives on the innocence of its characters, and feelings of aging parents and settled children. The film could be looked at as a metaphor for the decay of a small town near Rajahmundry. ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ bagged the Nandi Award for Best Direction and Best Home Viewing Feature Film.
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’ is a complete family entertainer directed by Srikanth Addala and it predominantly focused on the concept of having a positive outlook on life. Released in 2013, the film was shot in coastal Andhra Pradesh, which is alluring with dramatic fields, winding country roads, rolling landscapes and serene gardens, thanks to cinematographer Sameer Reddy, who captures the beauty of the hamlet quite well.
Fidaa’ shot entirely on location in Banswada, Kamareddy, Telangana with a handheld camera and a shoestring budget, Banswada looked even more beautiful in Sekhar Kammula’s romantic entertainer whose filmmaking and storytelling method ushered in what is known as the blockbuster hit film genre in Telugu cinema. The beauty of Banswada and its stunning ageless locales bring out the romance of this story. The stark beautiful expanse of Banswada’s natural beauty has never been captured so beautifully on film, thanks to Vijay C Kumar who handled the camera for the film.