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Alternative Telugu cinema

This year saw a spate of smaller films ruling the roost, while the bombastic mainstream ones fell by the wayside

If the alternative Telugu cinema ever had a fin de siecle, it has to be 2016. This year saw a spate of smaller films ruling the roost, while the bombastic mainstream ones fell by the wayside. Here are the movies that no one expected to do big: Nenu Sailaja, Bhale Manchi Roju, Express Raja, Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, Kshanam. And now the proverbial cherry on the topping is Tarun Bhascker's directorial debut Pellichoopulu. During the past few months, Telugu cinema has been exhaling some noxious gases in the form of movies with big actors that are absolute duds. At such a time, ...