Best Telugu Action Movies: Tollywood or Telugu Cinema is known for larger-than-life characters and action films based on such characters. People of Andhra and Telangana love action cinema that’s why the Telugu Industry produces so many action films.

Bollywood Remaking Telugu action films these days, you have seen Wanted, Jai Ho, Tevar, and many other Bollywood films that were remakes of Telugu Movies.

Filmy Keeday brings the Best Telugu Action Movies for you.

Best Telugu Action Movies of All Time

1. Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1 (2021)

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Allu Arjun was already famous in Hindi audience, but Pushpa is the first Hindi-dubbed Allu Arjun film released in Cinema Hall and it was an instant hit in the north also, Pushpa was the biggest blockbuster of that year even during the pandemic people were watching the film.

Usually, Hindi dubbed dialogues never get hit, but Allu Arjun’s Pushpa Dialogues in Hindi was a big hit, and still people use them in their daily conversation.

2. RRR (2022)

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RRR is directed by S.S Rajamouli starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan in the lead roles, it is set in British Era and the film is all about friendship, the struggle for independence, and a lot of dance and action sequences.

Oscar winner for Natu Natu song film is one of the best Telugu action films of all Time, its larger-than-life than life action scenes awestruck many foreign viewers and they loved the film.

3. Baahubali (2015)

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Bahubali is another epic directed by S.S. Rajamouli, it stars Prabhas as the lead cast, and it has multiple other cast like Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Nasser, Tammanah Bhatia, etc.

Bahubali is one of the biggest-grosser films in the Telugu Industry and It broke all the box office records of Hindi cinema as well, It became the top-earning Hindi film of that time.

4. Temper (2015)

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Temper starring Jr NTR in the lead roles was directed by Puri Jagannadh, It is the story of a corrupt cop, who can do anything to earn money, but he is ruthless when he fights, and things suddenly change when he has to choose between right and wrong.

It is available in Hindi dubbed on YouTube, and it’s remake Simba starring Ranveer Singh was already a Blockbuster.

5. one Nenokkadine (2014)

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1: Nenokkadine is a psychological thriller directed by Sukumar, starring Mahesh Babu and Kriti Senon.

The story of the film is based on a rock star who tolerates delusions that are attached to the killing of his parents and the discovery of an extraordinary variety of rice.

6. Dookudu (2011)

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Dookudu is an action comedy directed by Srinu Vaitla. The film stars, Mahesh Babu and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. The story of the film is about a law-enforcement officer who seeks a criminal world kingpin.

7. Panjaa (2011)

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Panjaa is a musical action film directed by Vishnuvardhan. The film features Pawan Kalyan in the lead role coupled with Sarah-Jane Dias, Anjali Lavania, Jackie Shroff, and Sesh Adivi. The movie showcases the inner mayhem of a trustworthy fellow when his master pursues an erroneous deed.

8. Indra (2002)

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Indra is a Telugu action film directed by B. Gopal, starring Chiranjeevi, Sonali Bendre, and Arti Agarwal. The story of the film features two families; Indrasen’s and Reddy’s, where a dire man tries to disrupt the good man, and the good man responds with his kindness.

9. Stalin (2006)

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Stalin is a Tollywood film directed by A. R. Murugadoss, featuring Chiranjeevi in the lead role, coupled with Prakash Raj, Sharada Urvashi, and Khushboo. The story film revolves around Stalin, an Ex-army officer, whose only dream is to aid others and make the planet a better place to live. later it was remade in Hindi as Jai Ho starring Salman Khan but the Hindi version was a flop.

10. Okkadu (2003)

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Okkadu is a Telugu film directed by Gunasekhar. The star cast of the film includes Mahesh Babu, Bhumika Chawla, and Prakash Raj. The story of the film showcases how a guy acts as a guard to a lady and rescues her from insecurity. Arjun Kapoor’s Tevar was the remake of Okkadu.

11. Athidhi (2007)

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Athidhi is an action film directed by Surender Reddy, starring Mahesh Babu, and Amrita Rao. The story of the film revolves around a homeless kid, adopted by a couple. The story faces turmoil when the murderer of the couple is the one whom they gave shelter.

12. Shiva (1989)

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Shiva is an action film directed by debutant Ram Gopal Varma. The film showcases the student politics in a criminal backdrop. The film stars, Akkineni Nagarjuna, and Amala Akkineni. The story of the film revolves around Shiva, a fresh academy student.

He finds out that there is aggression within the college by people who are not even students so he decides to stand up for his college. The Hindi Version of Shiva was released in 1990 with the same cast.

13. Jalsa (2008)

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Jalsa is a Telugu film directed by Trivikram Srinivas, starring Pawan Kalyan, Ileana D’Cruz, and Parvati Melton. The story of the film features a moneyed man who tries to become close to his alienated daughter. The film depicts a love story of a transformed Naxalite who is forced to deal with a baddie.

14. Vikramarkudu (2006)

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Vikramarkudu is an action thriller directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film stars Ravi Teja in a double role, coupled with Anushka Shetty. This paisa Vasool flick is the combination of two deadly action films; Amitabh Bachchan’s Don, and Tamil film Vijaykanth. The Hindi Remake of Vikramarkudu is Rowdy Rathore.

15. Gabbar Singh (2012)

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Gabbar Singh is a Telugu Action Comedy film directed by Harish Shankar, featuring Pawan Kalyan, and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles. Gabbar Singh is the remake of Salman Khan’s Superhit film Dabangg. The story of the film revolves around a kid who leaves his home. The same kid is now a police inspector combating a tarnished mafia.

16. Chhatrapathi (2005)

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Chhatrapathi is an action film directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film stars, Prabhas, coupled with Shriya Saran, Bhanupriya, and Pradeep Rawat. The story of the film features Chhatrapathi who beats the tyranny of a local rowdy and comes together with his long-gone mother and brother.

17. Businessman (2012)

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Businessman is a crime action drama directed by Puri Jagannadh, starring Mahesh Babu and Kajal Agarwal. The story of the film revolves around an exceptionally dazzling and determined youngster who lands in Mumbai to turn out to be a mafia don.

It is also available in Hindi Dubbed version.

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18. Desamuduru (2007)

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Best Telugu Action Movies

Desamuduru is a Telugu film directed by Puri Jagannadh. The star cast of the film includes Allu Arjun and Hansika Motwani. The story of the film develops a love story between a crime reporter, Bala Govind, and a lovely sannyasin, Vaishali.

19. Pokiri (2006)

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Pokiri is an action thriller film directed by Puri Jagannadh. The film stars Mahesh Babu, and Ileana D’Cruz, coupled with Prakash Raj, Sayaji Shinde, and Ashish Vidyarthi. The story revolves around the life of Pandu, a killer for hire and who works for money. Salman Khan did the remake of Pokiri(wanted) and it was a big hit.

Your Turn!

This list is created by Filmy Keeday Team, you may have a different list of Best Telugu Action Movies. You can share your favorite Telugu movies of all Time in the comment section.

All these Telugu action films are available in Hindi Dubbed version. if you don’t understand the Telugu language then you can watch them in Hindi.