Top 10 comedy movies in Telugu – by Nikhila
Aha Naa Pellanta (1987): Aha Naa Pellanta comes from the factory of Jandhyala. The comedy mark of Jandhyala can be seen in the action of each and every character of the movie. All these characters are put to
life by artists like Rajendra Prasad, Kota Sreenivasa Rao, Brahmanadam, Nutan Prasad, etc. It is the debutant movie for Tollywood comedy king, Brahmanandam. As a greedy miser Lakshimpathy, Kota Sreenivasa Rao has done his best to the character.
Chantabbai (1986): This is another comedy movie from Jandhyala showing Chirajeevi in a full time comedy version. All the main artists like Chiranjeevi, Sudhakar, Chandra Mohan, Suhasini, Sri Lakshmi etc. have put their talents to make the audience laugh. Chiranjeevi, plays the role of a private detective, Panduranga Rao, who is portrayed as an orphan but at the end comes to be known as the son of a industrialist, enacted by Jaggayya. Sri Laksmi‘s comedy also is an added asset to the movie.
April 1st Vidudala (1991): It has been directed by Vamsi, known for his unique style and versatility. Rajendra Prasad enacts the lead role, while Shobhana, Krishna Bhagawan, Mallikarjuna Rao, Jayalalita, Y.Vijaya and others. Portraying of each and every character has got their unique style penned by Vamsi. This is the story of a young man who banks on lies for his commercial success and smooth going of his business. Taking the challenge from the heroine he starts taking only truth which lands him into troubles. But he withstands all those difficulties and ends up happily.
Hello Brother (1994): This is the best example for a comedy movie starring double role characters. E.V.V.Satyanarayana is the captain (director) for this comedy entertainer. Nagarjuna played a dual role in this movie. Dialogues written by L.B.Sriram are special addition this movie. Ramya Krishna and Soundarya played lead roles to pair up with dual role Nagarjuna.
Ladies Tailor (1989): This is a Telugu comedy movie which stands out of the flock, because of the treatment given by self styled director Vamsi. Music scored by Ilayaraja have throbbed the hearts of Telugu music lovers. Rajendra Prasad, Subhalekha Sudhakar, Mallikarjuna Rao, and others form the cast of this movie. Rajendra Prasad plays the title role of a talented but lazy tailor believing not in hard work but in luck. At the end he realizes his mistakes.
Jambalakidi Pamba (1993): Jambalakidi Pamba might be the one and only movie of its kind on Indian screen. It was directed by E.V.V.Satyanarayana while lead roles are played by Naresh, Amani, Brahmanandam and almost all the comedy artists of Telugu film industry of that time. In this movie male dominated society turns into a female dominated society due to an act of a frustrated woman, role played by Amani. Hero rescues the society from the adverse consequences of such unwanted acts.
Appula Apparao (1991): One more comedy flick from the basket of E.V.V.Satyanarayana, this movie has Rajendra Prasad, Shobhana, and others among the casting. Brahmanandam and Iron Leg Sastri have created a humorous atmosphere for the audience. Hero, who makes borrowing a part of his life, falls in a situation to marry a girl. In order to escape from that and to reunite with his girlfriend, he agreed to get his sister- in-laws married to their lovers. Right from the frame 1 to the end every scene is a pack of laughter for audience.
Choopulu Kalasina Subhavela (1988): In the year 1988 another comedy flick oozed out from Jandhyala’s pen. It stars Naresh, Aswini, Mohan and Sudha in the main lead. The act of distributing laughter is shouldered by ace comedians like Kota, Veerabhadra Rao, Nutan Prasad, Brahmanandam, Sri Lakshmi etc. It is a normal love story between two pairs with comedy touch.
Aa Okkati Adakku (1993): Right from the selection of title itself director has shown his humor sense. E.V.V.Satyanarayana directed this film while comedy king Rajendra Prasad enacted the lead role. Brahmanandam, Rao Gopal Rao, and others did their best in blossoming the laughters all along the length of the movie. This is the story of a talented guy who always believes in luck and astrology. The way his father in law (played by Rao Gopal Rao) made him understand the value of hard work is impressive.
Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam (1991): Rajendra Prasad comes again with another comedy film. Relangi Narasimha Rao holds the position of director for this movie. Rajendra Prasad plays the lead role, who always is keen on money making. The small bets challenged by the hero in exchange for money or items, are the most attractive part of this movie. Divya Vani plays the female lead role. Other comedy roles are played by Y.Vijaya, Sutti Velu, Babu Mohan, Mallikarjuna Rao, Sri Lakshmi and others.
Special Mention: Shankar Dada MBBS starring Chiranjeevi is a new comedy classic.