Tollywood Top Producers

2023 is a mixed bag for the Telugu film industry. The success rate hovered around 10% this year. Irrespective of the hits and flops, certain production houses went on making films and kept the industry running. Irrespective of the fact they made money or lost, they fed 1000s of Cine workers.

Naveen- Ravi’s Mythri Movie Makers:

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Mythri Movie Makers had five releases this year. Veera Simha Reddy and Waltair Veerayya released in January this year are big hits. Amigos that released next disappointed while they had their maiden OTT release with Sathi Gani Rendu Ekaralu. They also had an average result with Kushi. They have Pushpa 2, Ustaad Bhagath Singh, and their maiden production ventures in Hindi and Malayalam under production.

Naga Vamsi’s Sithara:

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Young Producer Naga Vamsi continues to be among the most active producers this year as well. His maiden Tamil debut film, Vathi (Sir in Telugu) clicked very well here. He threw a big surprise with MAD which was one of the very few films that gave money to everyone involved in the trade. But he ended the year with a disappointment with Aadikeshava. Naga Vamsi has an immediate release for Sankranthi with Gunturkaaram. His other film, Gangs of Godavari also completed its production this year. A film with Balakrishna and another film, Gaanja Shankar with Sai Dharam Tej are also under production.

Dil Raju:

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Dil Raju had three releases – Varasudu, Balagam, and Shakuntalam this year. Varasudu is a satisfactory result BO-wise while Balagam was a surprise sleeper hit. Shakuntalam was in partnership with Gunasekhar and it ended up as a disaster. His maiden Pan-India film, Gamechanger is on floors but the film has been delayed for so long. His family entertainer film, Family Star was supposed to release for Sankranthi but got postponed to March due to the mad rush at the festive box office. Two more small films on Dil Raju’s other banner are also in production.

Geetha Compound:

Vinaro Bhagyamu Vishnu Katha and Kota Bommali P.S. were released this year. While VBVK was average, Kota Bommali failed. Geetha Arts is returning back to production with a big-budget film, Thandel. There is a film with Narne Nithin in production on the GA2 banner.

Vamsi – Pramod’s UV Creations:

They opened the year with a disappointment like Kalyanam Kamaneeyam and then scored a hit in September with Naveen Polishetty’s Miss Shetty Mister Polishetty. They also have an ambitious film of Megastar Chiranjeevi with Bimbisara director under production.

TG Vishwa Prasad’s People Media Factory:

People Media Factory slowed down a bit this year. Their Ramabanam backfired while their first big film, Bro with Pawan Kalyan also disappointed. They have Eagle with Ravi Teja releasing for Sankranthi and another film with Ravi Teja and Harish Shankar in production. They also have a film with Sharwanand under production and then, there is Adivi Sesh’s Goodachari 2. They are looking forward to their big film with Prabhas and Maruthi’s release later this year.

BVSN Prasad’s SVCC:

The Veteran Producer is one of the active producers who continuously makes films. He also had two releases in 2023. He bagged a big hit with Virupaksha and then, Varun Tej’s Gandeevadhari Arjuna which did not work at the box office. He also debuted into Tamil Cinema with Asvins this year. Their next film with Siddhu Jonnalagadda – Bommarillu Bhaskar also went on floors this year.

Sahu Garapati’s Shine Screens:

Sahu Garapati had Ugram this year that disappointed and Bhagavanth Kesari who worked at the box office.

Sudhakar Cherukuri’s SLV Cinemas:

Sudhakar Cherukuri had two releases this year – Dasara which went on to become the biggest hit in his career and Rangabali that disappointed.

Abhishek Nama:

Abhishek Nama‘s Abhishek Pictures had two releases this year – Ravanasura and Devil. Both of them are of different attempts and Devil being the Biggest Budget film in the Banner. He also had a film – Prema Vimanam that released on OTT. His sons made their debut as Child Artists in this film.

Abhishek Agarwal:

He had a big release with Tiger Nageswara Rao that disappointed this year. He is also a partner of Goodachari 2 and The India House with Nikhil is also announced. He is partnering with Ram Charan in this film.