Telugu comfort watchlist
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We all have different comfort foods and movies that we keep going back to. So, if you find something from this list, wait no more to dig in.

Jathi Ratnalu (2021)

Director: Anudeep KV

Can three people play chess on a board that’s meant for two players? Can you get the heaven and hell out of a place? Can you think of an advocate who doesn’t know the IPC (Indian Penal Code) Sections? Jathi Ratnalu is a silly movie that asks you to be silly for a while. Nothing more, nothing less.

Available on Amazon Prime Video (With Subtitles)

Happy Days (2007)

Director: Sekhar Kammula

If you’re missing your college days, or hating the claustrophobic nature of online classes, walk into this room. Though it isn’t scientifically proven yet, watching Happy Days after a long day is said to have the power to lighten your worries. This strange concoction of friendship and romance will instantly remind you of the days you basked in the sun.

Available on Amazon Prime Video (With Subtitles)

 Manmadhudu (2002)   

Director: K. Vijaya Bhaskar

There are some films that refuse to grow old with time. They age like fine wine and keep adding bubbles of mirth on their own. Manmadhudu is one such film where the jokes land properly all the time. And the gorgeous music by Devi Sri Prasad is an album that you just can’t get enough of.

Available On Disney+ Hotstar (With Subtitles)

Pelli Choopulu (2016)

Director: Tharun Bhascker

If you have never been a part of the discussions around Pelli Choopulu, then you may not know how subtle and wonderful Vijay Deverakonda can be. With Vivek Sagar’s fun background score and Priyadarshi’s wisecracks, you’ll find out, just ten minutes into the film, that Pelli Choopulu is the perfect avakaya of the season

Available On SunNxt (With Subtitles) And MX Player

Ashta Chamma (2008)

Director: Mohana Krishna Indraganti

Even if a film starring Swathi Reddy is intolerable, you can still watch her on-screen. She brings so much energy into the roles she plays that you never feel the need to turn the TV off, or switch to another movie with the click of a button. But with Ashta Chamma you can just sit back and see how obsessed her character gets with the name Mahesh.

Available On YouTube

Nuvvu Naaku Nachav (2001)

Director: K. Vijaya Bhaskar

Did you ever want to become an IAS officer, or maybe an IPS officer? Oh, don’t sweat it, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav will show you how to do it. But in the process of becoming one, you might start looking at your own life and moral duties anew. There are a couple of places in this multi-tiered comedy drama that’ll make you question the world around you, albeit in a happy way.  

Available On Disney+ Hotstar (With Subtitles)

Oohalu Gusagusalaade (2014)

Director: Srinivas Avasarala

Oohalu Gusagusalaade is an easy-on-the-eyes movie that’ll give you more than a dozen reasons to fawn over Avasarala and Raashi Khanna. Even though the former doesn’t play the lead in this rom-com, he carries the film on his shoulders. He hits it out of the park each time he appears on the screen with his mellifluous comic timing.

Available On Disney+ Hotstar (With Subtitles)

Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi (2018)

Director: Tharun Bhascker

Half the meme templates that are floating around the Telugu web-world right now are from this particular boy-banter comedy. So much goes on in Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi that you’ll sometimes forget if you’re watching the same film. But it’s a compliment, nevertheless, since the movie’s main intention is to make you laugh for a day-and-a-half longer after you’ve witnessed the end credits zip by.

Available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video (With Subtitles)

Mathu Vadalara (2019)

Director: Ritesh Rana

If you think that the title hints at a thriller, then you are right. In this broadly funny movie, every dialogue feels like a punch line. It’s so meticulously constructed that you don’t get the urge to think if the characters are behaving sensibly. Vennela Kishore is absolutely fantastic as a drug addict and the quote on his T-shirt narrates a story that’s equally amusing.  

Available on Amazon Prime Video (With Subtitles)

Sammohanam (2018)

Director: Mohana Krishna Indraganti

There’s something about Sammohanam that makes it seem as though it’s a cup of vanilla ice cream. It never goes out of style. It is, perhaps, the conviviality with which the protagonists (portrayed by Sudheer Babu and Aditi Rao Hydari) get together. They don’t become friends at the drop of a hat. They take their own sweet time to build a relationship that stands on trust. And that’s lovely.

Download The Script Of Sammohanam

Available on ETV Win

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