Best of 2023: Top 10 Telugu Films
As we wrap up another cinematic chapter, Business of Tollywood is thrilled to present a straightforward look at the most impactful movies that shaped Telugu cinema in 2023. From compelling narratives to unforgettable storytelling, we’re highlighting the ten films that left an indelible mark on audiences. Join us in a countdown from the 10th to the number one position, as we honor the best of the best. Whether it’s a blockbuster hit or an indie gem, we’re keeping it real and celebrating the diverse stories that graced the Telugu big screen. Stay tuned from December 21st to December 30th as we unveil the top 10 movies that made 2023 a memorable year for Telugu cinema.
10. Keeda Cola
“Keedaa Cola,” directed by Tharun Bhascker, is a 2023 Telugu crime-comedy that brings a fresh and quirky vibe to the world of cinema. The story follows Vaasthu, a young man facing the challenges of Tourette Syndrome. To make ends meet, Vaasthu becomes a medical representative, but things take an unexpected turn when a consumer case arises due to a damaged patient simulator. The plot thickens as Vaasthu and his friend Lancham decide to sue the cola company after finding a cockroach in their drink, while Jeevan and Naidu plan a revenge mission fueled by political ambitions.
Tharun Bhascker, known for his comedic prowess, successfully infuses humor into the criminal activities of the characters, creating a world filled with eccentricity and laughter. The film’s strength lies in the witty one-liners, the captivating background score by Vivek Sagar, and the impressive cinematography by AJ Aaraon.
While the movie has its merits, some aspects received mixed reviews. The first half is criticized for its slow pace and prolonged character introductions, leaving audiences waiting for more excitement. Additionally, the underutilization of the legendary Brahmanandam may disappoint fans who expected more of his signature comedic presence.
Despite these critiques, “Keedaa Cola” earns a spot on the 2023 Best Movies list for its unique blend of crime and comedy. The film offers a lighthearted escape into a world where characters with disabilities navigate through humorous situations. Tharun Bhascker’s ability to balance engaging moments and a crazy finale makes the movie a good choice for a casual weekend watch with friends. In the end, “Keedaa Cola” stands out for its entertaining narrative, memorable characters, and its contribution to the evolving landscape of Telugu cinema.
To watch the movie – Keeda Cola (Aha Video)