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2010 Roundup- Hits and Flops

2010 Roundup- Hits and Flops - Exclusive

on Dec 29, 2010

Way2Movies is back to present you the hits and misses of 2010, like done in 2009.

To start up, the Telugu Film Industry has almost witnessed 115 straight Telugu films (more than 150 including dubbed films) in 2010. However, it has hardly single digit hits, few average to above average films and many disasters. Most awaited films of the year sank at the Box-Office. The success percentage of films has dipped down drastically this year with a series of big flops and the reports says that Tollywood has approximately lost 200 Crores at the Box-Office. Here is our analysis, Take a look!

2010 Hit Flicks

To be frank, Tollywood has not had its range of hits this year. Bala Krishna’s Simha is the only straight noteworthy hit to be talked of. The Yuvaratna received the much needed hit at the right time in the form of ‘Simha’ after many long years. The fans were quite happy to see their star back in form and the film had good collections at Box-Office.

Jr.NTR too was flying high this year with two decent hits,Adhurs and Brindavanam. Prabhas and director Karunakaran came up with a typical youthful love story Darling that was liked by the audience. Director Rajamouli has earned yet another feather in his cap with Maryada Ramanna in 2010. Unlike his earlier films, Maryada Ramanna has no star heroes and not a mega budget too, but had a new plot and good screenplay.

Unfortunate Disasters:

The list of debacles, this year is too big. Industry had high expectations on these, but the biggies failed with these complete no-shows at the Box-Office. Nagarjuna starrer Kedi, Allu Arjun starrer Varudu, Dil Raju-Varun Sandesh starrer Maro Charitra, Siddharth starrer Bava, Mahesh starrer Khaleja, Ram Charan’s Orange failed badly and left tears for producers and distributors. Big names, high expectations, heavy budgets and much hype couldn’t save these films in making steady collections for the very first week too.

Low Budget Winners:

The big-budget failures have turned out as a blessing to medium budget and low budgets as the crowds showed their attention towards these films. Allari Naresh has created a niche for himself in the last couple of years. He is said to be one of the most bankable stars of all-time. His Betting Bangarraju, Katti Kanta Rao brought good profits at B-O. The Tamil remake, Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu turned out as unexpected success.

Critically-Acclaimed Films

Few films may not start up with great collections but they will indeed manage to gather much appreciation from the critics as well as the paying audience. Deva Katta- Sharwanand’s Prasthanam, Sharwanand starrer Andhari Bhandhuvaya, multi-starrer flick Vedam are such films. Sekhar kammula made a good attempt with Leader which showed the dark reality of modern day politics.

Prasthanam and Andhari Bhandhuvaya might have done well if the producers have concentrated on more publicity.

Prasthanam was a political backdrop film with the shades of human emotions. The lust and greed for power will lead a man to any extremity is the concept behind the film. Sai Kumar has put in riveting performance beside Sharwanad.

Chandra Siddharth of ‘Aa Naluguru’ fame came up with yet another inspiring and heart touching film Andhari Banduvayya. This strong script speaks about the human values and morals that reached to many hearts

These critically praised films had decent run at B-O.

2010 Lucky Actors/ Average Scorers:

Apart from other star heroes, Manchu Manoj is one of the luckiest actors of 2010 who came up with three films. He received success with Bindaas and Jhummandi Nadam and Vedam turned out above average. Naga Chaitanya scored his first hit with Gautham Menon’s romantic entertainer Ye Maya Chesave. Comedian turned hero, Sunil received a good success by proving his mettle with Maryada Ramanna. Kajal Agarwal bagged two hits into her account this year with Darling and Brindavanam

Clicked Debutants

Amidst of many debutant ladies and many top heroines, Samantha needs a special mention this year. The gorgeous lady has become an overnight star with her debut flick and turned as heartthrob to many youngsters. Promising debutants Rana Daggubati, Richa Gangopadhyay and Priya Anand (Telugu) gave notable performances in Sekhar Kammula’s political drama Leader. Deeksha Seth, the former Miss India finalist, managed well with her performance in Vedam.

Dubbed Hits:

Dubbed flicks occupied a special place in 2010. Infact, the Telugu Film Industry faced heavy competition with Tamil dubbed films. It has been raining hits from Kollywood this year with Rajini Kanth’s Robo, Kamal’s Manmadha Banam, Karthi’s Awara, Suriya’s Yamudu etc.  Rajini Kanth, Shankar’s Magnum opus, Robo occupied tollywood’s throne this year, by collecting 47 crores at B-O. Looks like few roles are made only for Rajini, he just created magic on-screen as Robo. Robo has set a new benchmark for the special effects on the Indian screens.  On the other hand, Rakta Charitra-1 (dubbed version from Hindi) impressed audience.

Here is the list of the films released with high expectations in 2010

S.NO Movie Cast Released        Month Status
1 Adhurs Jr.NTR, Sheela, Nayantara January Hit
2 Om Shanti Kajal Agarwal, Navdeep, Nikhil, Bindu Madhavi, Aditi Sharma January Disaster
3 Namo Venkatesa Venkatesh, Trisha January Average
4 Shambo Shiva Shambo Ravi Teja, Siva Balaji, Allari Naresh, Priyamani January Below Average
5 Seetha Ramula Kalyanam Nitin, Hansika January Below Average
6 Bindaas Manchu Manoj, Sheena Shahabadi February Above Average
7 Kedi Nagarjuna, Mamta Mohandas February Disaster
8 Leader Daggubati Rana, Richa Gangopadhyay, Priya Anand February Above average
9 Kalavar King Nikhil, Swetha Basu Prasad February Below Average
10 Ye Maya Chesave Naga Chaitanya, Samantha February Above Average
11 Sadhyam Jagapathi Babu, Priyamani, Keerti Chawla March Below Average
12 Taj Mahal Sivaji, Shruti March Disaster
13 Yagam Navdeep, Bhumika Chawla March Disaster
14 Maro Charitra Varun Sandesh, Anitha March Disaster
15 Varudu Allu Arjun, Bhanu Sree Mehra March Disaster
16 Betting Bangarraju Allari Naresh, Nidhi April Above Average
17 Prasthanam Sharwanad, Sai Kumar, Ruby Parihar April Average
18 Darling Prabhas, Kajal Agarwal April Hit
19 Buridi Aryan Rajesh, Aishwarya April Below Average
20 Simha Bala Krishna, Nayantara, Sneha Ullal, Namitha April Super Hit
21 Andari Bhanduvayya Sharwanand, Padma Priya May Average
22 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Ram, Priya Anand, Bindu Madhavi May Average
23 Young India Dasari Narayan Rao, ` May Disaster
24 Golimaar Gopichand, Priyamani May Average
25 Vedam Allu Arjun, Manchu Manoj, Deeksha Seth,Anushka June Above Average
26 Panchakshari Anushka, Vijay Samrat June Below Average
27 Jhummandi Nadam Manchu Manoj, Tapsee July Above Average
28 Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu Nani, Saranya Mohan July Average
29 Snehagheetam Sandeep Kishan,Venky,Chaitanya,Suhani, July Average
30 Subhapradam Allari Naresh, Manjari July Below Average
31 Maryada Ramanna Sunil, Saloni July Hit
32 Brahmalokam to Yamalokam Via Bhulokam Rajendra Prasad, Sivaji, Kalyani July Below Average
33 Don Seenu Ravi Teja, Shriya Saran, Anjana Sukhani August Average
34 Sye Aata Charmi, Ajay August Disaster
35 Chapter6 Kalyani, Bala, Sonia Suri August Disaster
36 Happy Happyga Varun Sandesh, Saranya Mohan, Vega August Below Average
37 Gaayam 2 Jagapathi Babu, Vimala Raman September Below Average
38 Takita Takita Harsh Vardhan Rane, Haripriya, Vijay Samrat September Below Average
39 Komaram Puli Pawan Kalyan, Nikeesh Patel September Disaster
40 Saradaga Kasepu Allari Naresh, Madhurima, Srinivas Avasarala September Below Average
41 Khaleja Mahesh Babu, Anushka October Below Average
42 Brindavanam Jr.NTR, Kajal Agarwal, Samantha October Hit
43 Bava Siddharth, Rajendra Prasad, Pranitha October Disaster
44 Kalyanram Katti Kalyan Ram, Saranya Mohan, Sana Khan November Below Average
45 Yemaindi Ee Vela Varun Sandesh, Nisha Agarwal November Average
46 Karma Shesh Adavi, Jade Tailor November Below Average
47 Orange Ram Charan Tej, Genelia, Shazahn Padamsee November Below Average
48 Alasyam Amrutham Nikhil, Madalasa Sharma December Below Average
49 Katti Kanta Rao Allari Naresh, Kamna Jethmalani December Above Average
50 Nagavalli Venkatesh, Richa, Shraddha Das, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Anushka December Average
51 Ragada Nagarjuna, Priyamani, Anushka December Above Average

2010 remained as a worst year that Tollywood has ever faced. The industry failed to set the cash registers ringing despite huge budget outings and top star casts. 2010 gave a harsh lesson to Tollywood film-makers that a film becomes success only if it has a strong content irrespective of the budget they pump in.

Well, let’s hope the industry analyses on what went wrong and bounces back with hits in 2011.

User Comments


Mar 07, 2014 at 7:46 pm



Aug 18, 2011 at 00:02 am

adhurs is a average film . its nt a hit film


Mar 27, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Prasthanam is wonderful movie,its super hit


Feb 18, 2011 at 11:51 pm

bheemili........heart touching story..............

Dilip orissa

Jan 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

2010 waist film orange and puli..

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