2017 has been phenomenal for Telugu film industry. Not just in terms of box-office collections but also in terms of content. To start with, after a long time we witnessed clash of titans for Sankranthi festival. Mega Star Chiranjeevi made a comeback with Khaidi No. 150 and Nandamuri Balakrishna surprised with historic epic Gautamiputra Satakarni, both their milestone movies.
Baahubali 2 took nation by storm pipping all Bollywood records by grossing over 1700 crore. On the flipside, content backed films won over star studded movies. Biggies like DJ and Spyder trembled at box-office while small films like Arjun Reddy and Fidaa with no buzz surprised with staggering numbers. Arjun Reddy comes first in this list, the cult hit made it to 3rd position in IMDB list of Top Indian movies 2017.
Senior heroes like Rajasekhar and Venkatesh had to rely on content backed films like PSV Garuda Vega and Guru to attain success. We also have promising young talent flooding the industry. Sandeep Vanga, Sankalp Reddy of Ghazi fame, Vivek Athreya of Mental Madhilo, Siva Nirvana of Ninnu Kori and Gowtam Tinnanuri of Malli Raava are expected to make it big next.