Best Telugu Movies For Kids

best Telugu movies for kids

Telugu movies not only produce regular commercial movies but kids preferred too. These movies are a great way of feeding them with the best content. There are many good Telugu movies for children, and it can be hard to decide which ones to watch! We have brought you a list of Telugu movies that kids will really enjoy and learn some life lessons.

15 Best Telugu Movies For Kids

Here’s a list of the 15 best Telugu movies for kids, all of which are family-friendly and have important life lessons for kids, these are perfect choices.

1. Repati Pourulu

Duration2 hours 15 minutes
Directed byTottempudi Krishna
IMDb Rating7.7
Release Year1986
CastRajasekhar, Vijayashanti, Anuradha, Suthi Velu, Rallapalli, P. L. Narayana, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Narra Venkateswara Rao, Y. Vijaya 
AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Film 1987 – TeluguNandi Award for Best Supporting Actor 1986 – Telugu Nandi Award for Second Best Feature Film 1986 – Telugu
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Saraswati, a school teacher, is raped and her fiance, Ravi, is killed after the latter attempts to expose political corruption. Her students embark on a mission to bring the perpetrators to justice.

2. Devullu

Duration2 hours 29 minutes
Directed byKodi Ramakrishna
IMDb Rating6.9
Release Year2000
CastNitya Shetty(as baby Nitya), Prithvi Vazir(as Prithvi), Raasi, Allu Ramalingaiah, Radhabai, A.V.S. Subramanyam, Srikanth, Laya, Rajendra Prasad, S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Suman, Ramya Krishnan
AwardsNandi Award for Best Music Director 2003 · Telugu
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Two children whose parents are about to get divorced visit seven holy shrines at their grandmother’s behest who believes the gods are angry with her because she did not fulfill her promise.

3. Anjali

Duration2 hours 30 minutes  
Directed byMani Ratnam
IMDb Rating8.2
Release Year1990
CastShamili (as Anjali), Revathi, Raghuvaran, Tarun, Shruthi, Saranya Ponvannan, Prabhu, V.K. Ramasamy, Babu Antony, Anand, Arun, Richard Rishi, Aarthi, Janakraj
AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Female Debut 2008 – South
Vijay Award for Best Actress 2012, 2011 – Telugu
Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress 2008 – Telugu
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Anjali movie is about a small kid called Anjali, a married couple and their two children live together. The family soon decided to have another child. At birth, it appears the child suffers from a terminal disease. The ailment is brought to the attention of the husband at the local hospital, and together, the hospital authorities and the husband collude to keep the child’s disease a secret from the mother.

They let the family believe the child is dead. When the truth eventually transpires, the child is brought back to the household. Colony representatives collude to advocate the expulsion of the mentally-affected child from the neighborhood as it is affecting other children.

The film explores why the husband did what he did, how the family, including the two other children, and the entire neighborhood come to accept the child into their lives, how she is cared for, and whether they finally are ready to let her go.

4. Pasivadi Pranam

Duration2 hours 19 minutes
Directed byA. Kodandarami Reddy
IMDb Rating7.8
Release Year1987
CastChiranjeevi, Vijayshanti, Raghuvaran, Tiger Prabhakar, Sujitha, Babu, Kongara Jaggaiah, Giri Babu, Gummadi, Sumalatha, Rajyalakshmi, Prasad Babu, Brahmanandam
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A drunken man witnesses a couple’s murder and takes their child into his care. The killers are in pursuit of the man and the kid to get rid of them, during one of their attempts, the man realizes his responsibility towards the kid.

5. Memu

Duration2 hours 7 minutes
Directed byPandiraj
IMDb Rating7.2
Release Year2015
CastSuriya, Amala Paul, Ramdoss (Munishkanth), Karthik Kumar, Vidya Pradeep, Bindu Madhavi, Nishesh, Vaishnavi, Aarush, Tejaswini, Vinodhini Vaidyanathan
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Kavin and Naina are pushed out of several schools due to their hyperactive behaviour. Their frustrated parents accidentally meet Thamizh, a psychiatrist, who becomes a saviour for their children.

6. Little Soldiers

Duration1 hour 45 minutes
Directed byGangaraju Gunnam
IMDb Rating8
Release Year1996
CastKavya, Aditya Y.S., Sudhakar, Giri Babu, Rohini Hattangadi, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, Heera Rajgopal, Ramesh Arvind
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Child Artist 1997 – Telugu 
Nandi Award for Best Child Actor 1996 – Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Character Actor 1996 – Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Director 1996 – Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Child Actress 1996 – Telugu
Nandi Award for Second Best Feature Film 1996 – Telugu
Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer 1996 – Telugu
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Two ill-behaved children are orphaned after their parents die and are forced to live with their estranged grandfather. Their relationship proves to be difficult due to his strict disciplinarian ways, but it improves over time.

7. Sisindri

Duration2 hours 4 minutes
Directed bySiva Nageswara Rao
IMDb Rating6.8
Release Year1995
CastAkhil Akkineni, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Amani, Giri Babu, Sarath Babu, Subhalekha Sudhakar, Tabu, Sudhakar, Babu Mohan, Pooja Batra, Tanikella Bharani, Chalapathi Rao
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A rich industrialist finds that his cousin has misused his company funds and dismisses him. To settle scores, his cousin abducts his baby. But the kid turns out to be smarter than his abductors.

8. Sahasa Baludu Vichitra Kothi

Duration2 hours 24 minutes
Directed bySumanth
IMDb Rating5.9
Release Year2002
CastSharath Babu, Brahmanandam, Vijayshanti
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Sahasa Baludu Vichitra Kothi is about Vikas is a smart child who manages to get a smuggler arrested while gallivanting about in the lush jungle with his new chimpanzee friend.

9. Swayamkrushi

Duration2 hours 44 minutes
Directed byK Viswanath
IMDb Rating8.4
Release Year1987
CastChiranjeevi, Vijayshanti, Sumalatha, Feroz Khan((as Master Arjun), Sarvadaman Banerjee, J.V. Somayajulu, Brahmanandam
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An uneducated cobbler, Sambayya, raises his late sister’s son and harbours feelings for Sarada. Unable to marry Sarada, Sambayya settles down with Ganga, but another problem knocks at his door.

10. Ghatotkachudu

Duration2 hours 18 minutes
Directed byS. V. Krishna Reddy
IMDb Rating7.1
Release Year1995
CastKaikala Satyanarayana, Roja, Mohammad Ali, Nikitha, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Mallikharjunarao, Tanikella Bharani, A.V.S. Subramanyam, Rallapalli, Tinnu Anand, Sarath Babu
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Bizarre happenings abound in this film, which is truly deserving of some cult status. A girl (Likhita) is being chased by her uncle’s goons through the first half of the film and is almost murdered when suddenly a deity appears out of heaven (no less!) and saves her. 

Thereafter, the deity Ghatotkachudu (Satyanarayana Kaikala) becomes her best friend and reliable protector. Flummoxed but unfazed, the evil uncle gets a scientist to devise a Robocop-type machine to fight God, and the deity in turn gets his own “good” robocop.

Telugu Animated Movies for Kids

In the animated segment, some of the best Telugu movies for kids are

1. A Little Someone (Chotu)

Duration2 hours 18 minutes
Directed byRamya Ankilla
IMDb Rating9.6
Release Year2022
best Telugu movies for kids

Chotu is a kid with oversized shoes, carrying them around in the hope of growing into them someday.

2. Pururava

Duration1 hour 20 minutes
Directed byRajeswari Udayagiri
Release Year2021
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Sensational Writer, Gudipati Venkata Chalam’s Eternal Love Story of Emperor Pururava and Celestial Beauty Urvasi. Pururava was the son of Budha and Ila, A Chandravanshi King from Treta Yuga. This story is between Urvasi and Pururava. Through the voice of Urvasi, Writer establishes the deep meaning of true and unconditional love. The story ends tragically as King fails to pass the greatest test of love.

3. Dhira

Duration1 hour 57 minutes
Directed byArun Kumar Rapolu
IMDb Rating5.9
Release Year2020
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When South India was under foreign treachery in the 14th century, Vidhyaranya Swami along with his disciples Hari Hara and Bukka Raya saved the country. They established a new kingdom called Vijayanagara, hid the war loot in Kishkindha mountain, and protected it by dividing the secret in two. Swamy then extracts a vow from the forest tribe leader and Vijayanagara Minister to guard this secret.

4. Mighty Raju

Duration1 hour 
Directed byRajiv Chilaka
IMDb Rating5.1
Release Year2014
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A four-year-old Raju, an intelligent young boy with a strong moral code receives superhuman strength. He gets this strength when his mother Sandhya accidentally consumes a compound created by his scientist father Swami when she was pregnant with Raju.

5. Swami Ayyappan

Duration1 hour 30 minutes
Directed byChetan Sharma and Mahesh Vettiyar
IMDb Rating8.3
Release Year2012
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Swami Ayyappan, who was known as Manikandan during his lifetime, is a mythological superhero. He is wise and well-versed in martial arts. He is soft and kind to the good and a nightmare to evil-doers. He had incarnated as the son of Lords Shiva and Vishnu to annihilate the demoness Mahishi and destroy evil.

Key Persons Involved in the Above Movies

Tottempudi Krishna:  Film Director | Screenwriter

T Krishna is known for directing revolutionary films, his notable works include Pratighatana, Repati Pourulu, and Neti Bharatham, which have won the Filmfare Best Films Telugu. He won four Nandi Awards and was the founder of Eetaram Films.

His last film Repati Pourulu was released in 1986, after his death.

Awards

Nandi Award

  • Best Documentary Film – Puttadi Bomma Poornamma (1981)
  • Best Screenplay Writer – Neti Bharatam (1983)
  • Best First Film of a Director – Neti Bharatam (1983)
  • Best Story Writer – Pratighatana (1986)

Kodi Ramakrishna: Film Director | Screenwriter | Actor

He is known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. One of the most prolific film directors in the Telugu film industry, Kodi Ramakrishna has directed over 100 feature films in a variety of genres. He is known as a celluloid visionary who introduced high-end visual effects to the South Indian film industry through his supernatural fantasy films.

Awards

  • In 2012, he received the state Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for his contribution to Telugu cinema.

Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam: Film Director | Screenwriter | Producer

Known professionally as Mani Ratnam, predominantly works in Tamil cinema and a few Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films. Ratnam has won six National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards, six Filmfare Awards South, and numerous awards at various film festivals across the world. In 2002, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, acknowledging his contributions to film.

Awards

  • Padma Shri 2002
  • Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil 2003, 1996, 1992, … · Kannathil Muthamittal, Bombay, Thalapathi, …
  • Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu 1990 · Geethanjali
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil 2003, 1991, 1987 · Kannathil Muthamittal, Anjali, Mouna Ragam
  • National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment 1990 · Geethanjali
  • Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay 2005, 2003 · Yuva, Saathiya
  • Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration 1996, 1993 · Bombay, Roja
  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film 2005, 1996 · Yuva, Bombay
  • Glory to the Filmmaker Award 2010
  • Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema 2008
  • Nandi Award for Best Story Writer 1989 · Geethanjali

Pandiraj: Film Director | Producer | Writer Pandiraj mostly works in Tamil cinema. He was commercially successful and won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Screenplay.

Awards

  • Anandha Vikatan Award for Best Director – Pasanga
  • International Children’s Film Festival Golden Elephant Award for Best Director – Pasanga
  • National Film Award for Best Screenplay (Dialogues) – Pasanga
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Dialogue Writer – Pasanga
  • Vijay Award for Best Find of the Year- Pasanga
  • Vijay Award for Best Crew – Pasanga
  • World Malayalee Council Award – Pasanga
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize – Marina
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Dialogue Writer – Marina
  • South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Director – Kadaikutty Singam

FAQs

Which is the best kids movie in Telugu?

There are some very good Telugu movies for kids. Some of these are Repati Pourulu, Anjali, Pasivadi Pranam, Memu, Little Soldiers, and Sisindri.

Is there any good animated Telugu movie for kids?

Some of the animated movies in Telugu that kids will love to watch are A Little Someone (Chotu), Pururava, Dhira, Mighty Raju, and Swami Ayyappan.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our article about the 15 best Telugu movies for kids! There are plenty of unique and fun movies for kids that will get you and your child excited for a fun family night. We hope this guide was able to help you narrow down your choices.

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