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Tollywood Hits and Flops 2012

Tollywood Hits and Flops 2012 - Exclusive

on Dec 31, 2012

Way2movies exclusively brings you the Tollywood hits and flops of the year 2012. Tollywood has witnessed nearly a hundred direct releases this year and comparably to the last couple of years, Tollywood’s 2012 box office report card has good number of hits. The first half of 2012 has put up a big show with good number of hits while there is a decline in the graph in the latter half.

Here is our analysis of Tollywood Box-Office for the year 2012, Take a look folks!!!

2012 Telugu Hits

Mahesh Babu has started off the year with Businessman and being the immediate release after Dookudu, it earned superb openings for Pongal 2012. Siddharth’s debut production movie Love Failure made with a shoestring budget has brought him enough profits while he tasted a good success after a long time. On the other hand, Nithin who was undergoing rough phase of his career has got back his lost glory with romantic comedy Ishq while it’s the same case with Manchu Vishnu who earned success with Dhenikaina Ready. Actor Sunil scored a hit with comedy entertainer Poolarangadu in which he also flaunted six-pack abs that left many in a surprise.

The mega fans are quite happy this year with their stars scoring not less than hits at BO. While Ram Charan scored a commercial hit with Racha that garnered 45 crores plus collection figure, it’s Power Star Pawan Kalyan who took the Box-Office by storm with Gabbar Singh that has also made Harish Shankar a top-league director and the film ending up as second highest grosser of Telugu Cinema industry. Immediately after Gabbar Singh, Allu Arjun-Trivikram’s Julayi managed to entertain also getting into the list of one of the top grossers of 2012 as well as highest grosser in Allu Arjun career by making more than 42 Crores. Star director Rajamouli’s Eega lived up to the expectations and gave Telugu audiences a new experience also being Box-Office blockbuster at US box Office as well.

Low Budget winners

The year saw a bouquet of small-budget films that ended up as miraculous hits. The profits are huge for Maruthi directed Ee Rojullo and Bus Stop considering its low budget. Siddharth-Amala Paul Love Failure also falls under low budget genre. Yet another surprising hit of the year is Oka Romantic Crime Katha directed by Sunil Kumar Reddy. Ravi Babu’s directed Avunu horror thriller also made good sum, thanks to actress Poorna’s impressive acting skills.

Experiments & Critical-acclaims 2012

Star director Rajamouli’s graphical extravaganza Eega impressed tech-savvy. His big-budget experimentation was worth a watch for its brilliant execution and a great narration and audiences made it one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. It even turned a huge hit in Kollywood.  Nagarjuna has shed his stylish image and has chosen devotion flick Shiridi Sai directed by Raghavendra Rao that brought him good critical acclaims. Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum that carried powerful theme has attracted many for its meaningful dialogues. Balasubramanyam’s Midhunam earned good praises and the theaters were even being increased. Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu by Gautham Menon also got good acclaims from critics.

Highly expected yet Failed!!!

Ravi Teja had witnessed quite a number of disasters this year in the form of Nippu, Devudu Chesina Manushulu and the latest one Sarocharu. His Daruvu also failed at the Box-Office this year. Bala Krishna’s Adhinayakudu and Srimannarayana failed to set the cash registers ringing. Prabhas Rebel was one of the most expected films of the year and it garnered superb openings at the Box-Office but due to its whopping budget of over 40 Crores, the film had bite the dust and it has later landed in controversy as well with producers complaining on director Lawrence and the latter was asked to pay 2.5 crores. Manchu Manoj’s UKUP and Mr.Nookayya brought huge losses to producers. Ram-Karunakaran’s Endhukante Premanta shot in the beautiful lavish locales with a huge budget turned out to one of the disasters of the year. Nagarjuna’s Damarukam turned out to biggest grosser of his career but at the end the film failed due to its heavy budget.

Dubbed films- Not a good year

2012 witnessed nearly 100 dubbed films from Tamil, Hindi, Hollywood but neither of them managed to make their mark despite few Super Stars (Vijay, Ajith, Karthi, Suriya, Dhanush)  films hitting the screens. Vijay’s Snehithudu, Karthi’s Shakuni, Dhanush’s 3, Ajith’s David Billa, Jeeva starrer Mask, Brothers starring Suriya, Gajaraju, Nirantharam Nee Oohale were few of the Kollywood big-budget Tamil films dubbed in Telugu but  none of them turned out to be hits though Thuppakki and Brothers resulted as average grossers.

This is one of the good years Tollywood had in terms of the success ratethough few controversial issues set them back. The young actors and stars managed to bag huge openings with their craze that had helped the producers in the revenues and Tollywood is expected to reach new level in the coming years with big films, along with multistarrers to look forward in 2013.

Here is the list of the films released with good expectations in 2012…

S.NO

Movie

Cast

Release Month

Status

1 Businessman Mahesh Babu, Kajal

January

Super Hit
2 Bodyguard Venkatesh, Trisha

January

Above Average
3 Nandeeswarudu Tarakaratna, Sheena Shahabadi

January

Disaster
4 Dhoni Prakash Raj

February

Below Average
5 SMS Sudheer Babu, Regina

February

Average
6 Love Failure Siddharth, Amala Paul

February

Above Average
7 Nippu Ravi Teja, Deeksha Seth

February

Disaster
8 Poolarangadu Sunil, Isha Chawla

February

Hit
9 Ishq Nithin, Nithya Menon

February

Hit
10 Mr.Nookayya Manchu Manoj, Sana Khan, Kriti Kharbanda

March

Average
11 Nuvva Nena Allari Naresh, Sharwanand, Shriya Saran

March

Disaster
12 Naa Ishtam Rana Daggubati, Genelia

March

Disaster
13 Ee Rojullo Srinivas, Reshma

March

Super Hit
14 Lovely Aadi, Shanvi

March

Above Average
15 Rachcha Ram Charan, Tamannah

April

Super Hit
16 Neeku Naaku Prince, Nanditha

April

Disaster
17 Disco Nikhil, Pooja Bose

April

Disaster
18 Dammu Jr.NTR, Trisha, Karthika

April

Above Average
19 Gabbar Singh Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan

May

Super hit
20 Daruvu Ravi Teja, Tapsee

May

Below Average
21 Adhinayakudu Bala Krishna, Lakshmi Rai

June

Above Average
22 Endhukante Premanta Ram, Tamannah

June

Disaster
23 Oka Romantic Crime Katha Nandam, Sai Anil, Gayatri, Divya Swapna

June

Hit
24 Mem Vayasaku Vacham Tanish, Neethi Taylor

June

Average
25 All The Best Srikanth, JD Chakravarthy,

June

Disaster
26 Eega Nani, Samantha

July

Super hit
27 Tuneega Tuneega Sumantha Ashwin, Rhea Chakraborthy

July

Disaster
28 UKUP Manchu Manoj, Deeksha Seth

July

Below Average
29 Onamalu Rajendra Prasad, Kalyani

July

Average
30 Julayi Allu Arjun, Ileana

August

Super Hit
31 Andhala Rakshasi Lavanya Tripathi, Naveen, Chandra, Rahul

August

Below Average
32 Devudu Chesina Manushulu Ravi Teja, Ileana

August

Disaster
33 Sudigadu Allari Naresh, Monal Gajjar

August

Super Hit
34 Srimannarayana Bala Krishna, Parvati Melton, Isha Chawla

August

Below Average
35 Shiridi Sai Nagarjuna

September

Above Average
36 Life Is Beautiful Abhijeet, Sudhakar, Kaushik, Zara, Rashmi, Kavya, Shriya Saran, Anjala Zaveri, Amala Akkineni

September

Average
37 Vennela 1½ Chaitanya Krishna,Monal Gajjar

September

Disaster
38 Avunu Ravi Babu, Poorna

September

Hit
39 Rebel Prabhas, Tamannah

September

Average
40 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu Pawan Kalyan, Tamannah

October

Above Average
41 Dhenikaina Ready Vishnu Manchu, Hansika

October

Hit
42 Bus Stop Prince, Sri Divya

November

Hit
43 Dhamarukam Nagarjuna, Anushka

November

Average
44 Routine Love Story Sundeep Kishan, Regina

November

Above Average
45 Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Rana Daggubati, Nayanatara

November

Above Average
46 Devaraya Srikanth, Vidisha, Meenaxi Dixit

December

Below Average
47 Yeto Vellipoindi Manasu Nani, Samantha

December

Above Average
48 Yamaho Yama Sai Ram Shankar, Parvati Melton

December

Disaster
49 Sarocharu Ravi Teja, Kajal, Richa

December

Below Average
50 Midhunam SP Balasubrahmanyam, Lakshmi

December

Above Average

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