Telugu Movies Based on History:
Our civilization is steeped in history, with rulers and the ruled speaking volumes about India and its rich culture. It is this history that has shaped our future. It is this history that has been the motivating factor behind our growth and development. So much so that our history is also about legends that have been depicted on the silver screen to bring them closer to the common masses. Cinema has played a crucial role in unfolding the pages of history for not only the Indian audiences but also the world over.
Here is a list of Telugu movies based on history:
1. Maya Bazaar (1957)
2. Lava Kusa (1963)
The movie is based on Uttara Kanda of the Ramayana and depicts the lives of Lava and Kusa, sons of Rama.
3. Narthanasala (1963)
The movie is based on Virata Parva of Mahabharatha and centers around the last year of the Pandavas exile.
4. Alluri Seetarama Raju (1974)
The movie is based on the life of Alluri Seetharama Raju or Rampa Rebellion against the British Raj. The movie portrays the life and conditions of erstwhile British Raj in Tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh.
5. Dana Veera Sura Karna (1977)
The movie is based on the mythological character Karna. The movie portrays an altered take on the events of Mahabharatha.
Based on the life of Rudramadevi, one of the most prominent rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty and probably one of the best known too.
7. Gautamiputra Satakarni(2017)
Based on the life and times of the prominent ruler.
The movie is based on the life and times of the sage Agathiyar, who wrote a book on Tamil grammar.
The movie is based on the lives of 4 of the 63 Nayammars or the Tamil shaivite saints.
10. Karaikal ammaiyar
The movie depicts the life of saint Karaikal ammaiyar, one of the sixty three Nayamars.
The movie chronicles the life of Sangam poet Avvaiyar.
12. Raja Raja Chozhan
The movie is based on the life and events of Raja Raja Chola 1.
14. Veerapandiya Kattabomman
The movie is based on the life of Veerapandiya Kattabomman, a chieftain who fought the British rule in 18th century.
15. Sivagangai Seemai
Another movie based on the lives of the Marudhu brothers who rebelled against the British in the 18th century.
16. Parthiban Kanavu
The movie is based on the novel Parthiban Kanavu written by Kalki Krishnamurthy and portrays the kingdom of the 7th century Cholas and Pallavas.
The movie is about one of The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature Silapadhigaaram.
The movie is based on the Telangana rebellion against the Nizam and the feudalistic setup.
There are numerous Telugu movies based on history that have topped the box office and set records including the Bahubali series and many others.