5 Telugu Films Inspired By Real-Life Events You Didn't Know About

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Bedurulanka 2012

The story offers scope to explore many serious themes like faith (and its exploitation) and existential crisis. The film is far from perfect and its crass humour aims for low-hanging fruits but it's a film filled with great ideas.

Skylab (2021)

Skylab might be set in a fictional Telangana village named Bandalingampally, but it revolves around the failure of the US satellite Skylab and the fears around the globe concerning its debris hitting the earth.

Raktha Charitra (2010)

The film, set in the violent and turbulent Anantapur backdrop in the ‘90s, was highly controversial during its release for its depiction of Andra Pradesh’s political scene and violence. 

Naa Bangaru Thalli (2014)

Few films in recent times are as hard-hitting as Naa Bangaru Thalli. The film, directed by Rajesh Touchriver, is based on the life of a girl who was rescued by his wife and social activist Sunitha Krishnan from human trafficking. 

Mayuri (1984)

Mayuri, is based on the life of Sudha Chandran, who, at the age of 16, met with an accident that led to the amputation of her right leg. Sudha herself plays the titular character, documenting her tragedy, struggle, and eventual fight against the odds.