OTT platforms are the future of viewing content, it seems like every other company is trying their hand at the online streaming industry, to become the next Netflix. Especially in India, with the Netflix subscription rate that is still too high for middle-class families to afford, several free and affordable OTT platforms have come into existence, to get a piece of the cake.
Zee5, a subsidiary of Zee Media Corporation Limited is one such new addition. Since its launch in 2018, the streaming platform is pushing hard for content in various languages, the platform has content in over 12 languages and a user base of 56 million monthly active users. In this article, we will be looking at the Best Telugu Movies that you can watch right now on ZEE5
Best Telugu Movies On Zee5
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava action drama film which stars N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles, as it tells the story of a young man who leaves the village after his father is killed in an attack conducted by the rival village. On his escape, he rediscovers himself and now must find a way to end the rivalry between the villages. Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, the film was released on 11th October 2018 to critical acclaim. What you get here is a masala action film with great acting and top-notch direction. The action sequences are a treat to the eye, and the background score is insanely satisfying.
The first-ever Telugu film to directly release on an OTT platform, Amrutha Ramam tells the story of two lovers Amrutha and Ram, and their journey in finding selfless love. What you get from Amrutharamam, is a tremendous and realistic love story, the lead actors do a fantastic job in bringing the characters to life, and you emotionally connect to characters. There is attention to detail in even the little things, and you can see the efforts of the director and cinematographer in every shot. If you are looking for a unique love story, that has great acting, tight screenplay, and a soothing soundtrack, Then you should definitely check out Amrutharamam.
Taxiwaala is a supernatural comedy thriller film written and directed by Rahul Sankrityan. The film stars Vijay Deverakonda, Priyanka Jawalkar and Malavika Nair in the lead roles, as it tells the story of a job monger, who ends up becoming a cab driver, he soon discovers spooky and supernatural events happening in the car. Taxiwaala is extremely entertaining, it has a little bit of everything for all sorts of audiences. There’s sci-fi elements, action, romance, and emotion. The background score is flawless and adds to the intensity of the film, Devarkonda delivers a strong performance, and the film is a nice change of face from hero centred action flicks that we are used to.
Jersey is a sports drama film written and directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri, it film stars Nani and Shraddha Srinath in the lead roles, as it tells the story of a failed cricketer, who decides to make a comeback in his late thirties to fulfil his son’s wish for a jersey as a gift. If you are someone who loves a good sports film, then you are going to enjoy Jersey. The film is extremely emotional and inspiring, the way the father-son relationship is shown is heart touching. Nani does a great job in bringing out the emotion in his portrayal, and the supporting cast delivers solid performances. The screenplay is tight, and the story is beautifully told by the director Gowtham Tinnanuri. Jersey takes you on a ride of emotions, one which you will come out feeling inspired and motived.
Hotel Mumbai is an Australian-American-Indian co-production, directed by Anthony Maras. The film features an ensemble cast of Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Jason Isaacs, Suhail Nayyar, Nagesh Bhosle and Natasha Liu Bordizzo. Based on the real-life attacks on Mumbai in 2008, the film tells the story of the Hotel staff, and how they risk their lives to keep everyone safe. The film manages to show the ugly truth of the Taj hotel attacks, brutally and realistically, though most of the story is fictional, the scenes are extremely raw and realistic. The story is gripping, and you’ll find yourself hooked from the start. The only nitpick is that it goes a little too far into fiction, and when you are portraying a real-life event that many are still sensitive about, it can upset a few people. The Telugu dubbed version of the film is a great watch, as it has some great voice acting and good performances.
Srimanthudu is an action drama film written and directed by Koratala Siva. The film stars Superstar Mahesh Babu, along with Shruti Haasan in the lead roles, as the film tells the Harsha, a multimillionaire, who visits a local village to improve the standard of living of the local people and the infrastructure of the village. The film features a strong story, and rich screenplay, the fight scenes are showcased brilliantly and are a joy to watch. Mahesh Babu is outstanding as usual and delivers a strong performance, Overall Srimanthudu is an entertaining watch, that is beautifully shot and has great action sequences.
Geetha Govindam is a romantic comedy film written and directed by Parasuram. The film stars Vijay Devarakonda and Rashmika Mandanna in lead roles, along with Subbaraju, Nithya Menon, Rahul Ramakrishna, and Nagendra Babu in supporting roles. The film tells the story of a young lecturer Vijay Govind, who wants to get married, he falls in love with Geetha and tries to impress her, but Geetha is hard to impress. Geetha Govindam is a light-hearted movie, that is refreshing to watch, though the story is routine, the chemistry between the lead actors works well, the film has great humour moments and runs at a good pace, Making Geetha Govindam a perfect family entertainer, that can be enjoyed by all ages.
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