Tollywood Hits and Misses 2015

Tollywood has seen around 165 releases in 2015, and few high-budget movies lived up to expectations and took the box-office by storm while some other much-awaited movies
ended up as forgettable disasters. With small movies becoming money spinners for several producers, 2015 has been an experimental year for medium-budget producers earning surprising hits.

Here are the list of Tollywood Hits and Misses 2015

Baahubali – All Time Industry Hit

Rajamouli’s Baahubali is the first Telugu film to collect 100 crore share, becoming biggest hit in not Tollywood but in Indian cinema history. The epic period drama has done stunning business in all released versions Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam, and it has created records in overseas. Baahubali starred Prabhas, Rana, Anushka, Tamanna in lead roles and is produced by Arka Media.

Blockbusters & Hits


Yet another big-budget film lived up to the hype this year was Mahesh Babu’s Srimanthudu directed by Koratala Siva. With the right blend of commercial elements and underlying message, Srimanthudu has collected a whopping share of around Rs. 85 crore, and is just next to Baahubali in records. Shruti Haasan played the heroine in Mytri Movie Makers production film.

Bhale Bhale Magadivoi

Nani and Maruthi’s Bhale Bhale Magadivoi surprised everyone with his sensational million dollar collections in overseas. The romantic-comedy was liked by audiences for Nani’s entertaining performance, pleasant music and rich production values.


Kalyan Ram’s Pataas has become another biggest hit this year. Writer turned director Anil Ravipudi has made Pataas a right mix of commercial and mass entertainer. Pataas brought back the lost glory of Kalyan Ram, although his Sher resulted as flop later.

Raju Gaari Gadhi

Following the success path of Premakatha Chitram, Geethanjali, the low budget horror comedy Rajugari Gadhi has set the cash registers ringing at the ticket windows. The film struck right chords bringing smiles to the producers and distributors. The comedy elements and suspense factor turned major asset for Raju Gaari Gadhi.

Kumari 21F, Cinema Choopista Mama

2015 has been a good year for young hero Raj Tharun who scored back-to-back hits with Cinema Choopista Mama, and Kumari 21F. Both the films have done a good business and made Raj Tharun a bankable star in tinsel town.


Temper is one of the best commercial films released this year, and the film has made NTR back in game in Tollywood. With career best performance of NTR, and impressive writing by Puri Jagannadh, Temper has joined 40 crores club though it failed to enter 50 crore movie club.

Tollywood Disasters 2015

Take a look at the unexpected Tollywood top disaster films of 2015

Akhil: the power of Jua

Akhil was definitely one of the much awaited debuts of the season, and several Tollywood celebrities called the young lad as future star. The film was made on a grand scale, and it was promoted on a wider scale. However, it has ended up as the biggest disappointment of the year with the buyers losing more than sixty percent of their investment.


Ram’s Shivam introducing Srinivas Reddy, protégé of Sunder Reddy as director to Tollywood was released with huge expectations. The film was made with whopping budget and production values are on top notch. However, the content was not appealing enough to set the cash registers ringing. Despite DSP’s pleasing tunes and Ram’s good act, Shivam couldn’t be saved at BO bringing massive losses to producer Sravanthi Ravi Kishore.

Bruce Lee

With Ram Charan and the trio Sreenu Vaitla, Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan on board, Bruce Lee looked like sure shot winner, but the movie with its mixed talk failed to sustain at the box-office. Even Megastar Chiranjeevi’s cameo didn’t help out from making it a complete disaster. Bruce Lee was a major flop in overseas areas. Despite of collecting 40 plus crores Bruce Lee bought losses to distributors.

NBK Lion

Bala Krishna’s Lion which was released right after blockbuster Legend ended up as major dud at the box-office. Debutant director Satyadeva failed to make Lion a gripping film with illogical twists and turns. NBK Lion which was sold out for good prices managed to collect only 20 Crores at box-office.

Kick 2

Ravi Teja’s Kick was one of the biggest hits in his career, and when the sequel was announced the expectations were massive. Kalyan Ram produced the film with whopping amount, but the unexciting screenplay and lack of entertainment quotient bought Kick 2 bad talk and resulted disastrous.

Other major disasters of Tollywood 2015 include Kalyan Ram’s Sher, Gopichand’s Soukyam, Anushka’s Size Zero, Nikhil’s Sankarabharanam, Nithin’s Courier Boy Kalyan, Vishnu Manchu’s Dynamite, Sai Dharam Tej’s Rey etc.

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