Sci-fi thriller as a genre has mostly proven to be a safe bet for filmmakers and has done well with the masses, be it Tollywood or any other language film industry.
Whether Allu Sirish
Okka Kshanammegastar Rajinikanth’s
or Vijay Devarakonda
these Telugu sci-fi movies not only scored brilliantly receiving rave reviews for stupendous performances and special effects but also considered as one of the most popular Telugu sci-fi movies of all time. Here is an overview:
Rajinikanth’s Robot (2010)
The film advances the man-machine war through interesting twists and creates a lively love triangle between scientist Rajnikanth, medical student Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and robot Rajnikanth.
is the perfect escape movie, giving us a high with its over-the-top, heady Indian flavor.
Okka Kshanam by Allu Sirish (2017)
A sci-fi thriller based on the concept of parallel life,
features the suave and extremely talented Allu Sirish and Surbhi. Screened in 4 different languages, the film went on to garner rave reviews from Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam audiences, a true pan-Indian film. The Telugu version was dubbed in Hindi as
and became a big hit on TV and YouTube. During the last lockdown, the movie was dubbed in Tamil as
Andha Oru Nimidam
and also repeated its success on OTT. Finally, it was dubbed into Malayalam for rehearsal and was well received by audiences and critics. The film was screened in 4 Indian languages and was successful in all of them. Truly a pan-Indian film.
Taxiwaala by Vijay Devarakonda (2018)
A carefree graduate moves to town in search of a job. When nothing seems to suit him, he decides to become a taxi driver to earn a living. Looking for a car, he comes across a vintage car. He gives it a makeover and the car spins around on its luck. However, his joy is short-lived as he soon discovers the car is possessed. The film works in several parts, thanks in large part to a wonderful performance by Vijay Deverakonda.
Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 (2018)
An ornithologist (Akshay Kumar) who commits suicide returns as the Fifth Force to seek revenge on humanity for harming birds with cell phone radiation. The only thing that stands in his way is
the improved version of Chitti, the robot (Rajinikanth).
24 of Suriya (2016)
Directed by Vikram Kumar, the film with a unique time machine story features superstar Suriya in triple roles with Samantha and Nithya Menen. Suriya himself produced the film under his personal 2D Entertainment banner. After showing his versatility with films such as
Ghajini, Brothers, 7th Senseetc., Suriya mesmerized the audience with her energetic performance in the film.
Article first published: Friday, March 25, 2022, 1:27 p.m. [IST]