Ghost Movies in Telugu: 10 Spine-Chilling Films to Watch

Telugu cinema is known for its variety of genres, from romance to comedy to action. But one genre that has a loyal fan base is horror. Horror movies in Telugu have a long history, dating back to the era of the 1950s. 

Horror is a very difficult part to display in cinema as it is involved with different styles, themes of horror, supernatural powers, human psychology, and even comedy. These things make it full of fear and sufficient to scare the audience even in the daylight.

10 Ghost Movies in Telugu

Here are 10 ghost movies in Telugu that you should watch if you are looking for some thrill and chill.

Anveshana (1985)

Directed by Vamsy, this movie is a suspense thriller with a touch of horror. The movie tells the story of a young man who goes to the forest to investigate a series of murders which are accused by a mysterious woman. The movie has a haunting background score by Ilaiyaraaja and some memorable songs like “Ekantha Vela” and “Eduta Neeve”. The movie also features Bhanupriya, Karthik, and Sarath Babu in pivotal roles.

Arundhati (2009) 

This movie is a blockbuster hit that established Anushka Shetty as the queen of horror. She plays the dual role of Arundhati, a brave princess who fights against an evil sorcerer, and Jejamma, her modern-day reincarnation who has to face the same enemy. The Arundhati movie was released in 2009 and it is full of stunning visuals, gripping narration, and spine-tingling scenes. Sonu Sood plays the menacing villain Pasupathi, while Sayaji Shinde and Manorama provide comic relief.

Avunu (2012)

The low-budget movie did significantly well at the box office and the movie was directed by Ravi Babu who also played a cameo in the movie. The movie tells the story of a newlywed couple who were haunted by the spirit of an unusual man who died in the apartment. The movie has a realistic and minimalist approach to horror, with no songs or unnecessary subplots. Harshvardhan Rane and Poorna play the lead roles and their presence in the movie makes it one of the best ghost movies in Telugu.

Bhagmati (2017)

This movie is another blockbuster hit starring Anushka Shetty in the lead role. She plays an IAS officer who is imprisoned in a haunted mansion as part of a political conspiracy. There she encounters the ghost of Bhagmati, a Muslim queen who was the wife of a Hindu king. The movie is a mix of horror, history, and mystery, with some twists and turns along the way. The movie also features Unni Mukundan, Jayaram, Asha Sarath, and Prabhas Sreenu in supporting roles.

Deyyam (1996)

Ram Gopal Varma-directed Deyyam was one of the best South ghost movies in Telugu. The movie tells the story of a family who shifted to a new house and they got scared by the ghost of a young girl who died in the house. The movie was crafted in a special way that gave audiences some chill and made them jump out of their seats. The climax of the movie received the most appreciation which reveals the true face of the ghost. The movie also features J.D. Chakravarthy, Maheswari, and Jayasudha in key roles.

Geethanjali (2014)

This movie is a horror comedy that is directed by Raj Kiran, who also made Anjali (2014), another successful horror comedy. The movie is about Geethanjali, a young woman who is possessed by the spirit of Srinivas, a man who loves her but dies in an accident. The movie has some hilarious scenes where Geethanjali behaves like Srinivas, much to the amusement of her family and friends. The movie also features Srinivasa Reddy, Harshvardhan Rane, and Brahmanandam in important roles.

Kanchana (2011)

This movie is the first installment of the popular Kanchana franchise and is directed by Raghava Lawrence, who also plays the lead role. The movie is about Raghava, a cowardly man who is afraid of ghosts, who gets possessed by the spirit of Kanchana, a transgender woman who was killed by some goons. The movie is a blend of horror, comedy, and social message, with some catchy songs and dance sequences. The movie also features Sarathkumar, Lakshmi Rai, and Kovai Sarala in prominent roles.

Mantra (2007)

This movie is a psychological horror thriller that is directed by Tulasi Ram, who also wrote the story and screenplay. The movie is about Mantra, a young woman who inherits a haunted house from her father, where she experiences some strange and scary events. The movie has a gripping plot that keeps you guessing till the end, with some shocking revelations and twists. The movie also features Sivaji, Kausha, and Anand in vital roles.

Prema Katha Chitram (2013) 

This movie is a horror comedy that is directed by J. Prabhakar Reddy, who also handled the cinematography of the movie. The Prema Katha Chitram is all about four youngsters who plan to commit suicide in a farmhouse, where they encounter the ghost of a woman who died there. The movie has some funny and scary moments, with some romantic and emotional touches in between as well. The movie also features Sudheer Babu, Nanditha Raj, Praveen, and Sapthagiri in significant roles that make it one of the best ghost movies in Telugu.

Shiva (2006) 

This movie is a remake of the Tamil movie Chandramukhi (2005), which itself is a remake of the Malayalam movie Manichitrathazhu (1993). The movie is directed by P. Vasu, who also helmed the original versions. The movie is about Shiva, a psychiatrist who tries to cure his friend’s wife, who is possessed by the spirit of a dancer named Nagavalli. This is one of the best ghost movies in Telugu as it has some spectacular scenes, especially the climax where Shiva confronts Nagavalli. The movie also features Nagarjuna, Anushka Shetty, Sonu Sood, and Prabhu in important roles.

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